Dhoni stars in Chennai Super Kings win over Royal Challengers

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Keep a ball in the first match of the tournament between the two teams defeated a wicket so far in the minds of all players of Mumbai, Mumbai Indians would be best to take revenge from Chennai stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association. Just not good enough on the day, 72/4 and giving away runs like that for just one wicket is criminal.

Earlier Put into bat, Rayudu gave a flying start to Chennai after opening his innings with a six off McClenaghan in the third ball.

Billings joined Raina for the final flourish but he also couldn't score big and was dismissed for 3. He played some outstanding shots, registering eight sixes and two fours in a masterful display of clean-hitting. So Hardik Pandya was given the ball in the Powerplay, despite an economy rate of 10.4 at this stage of an innings in the IPL. In the last game as well it was MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu who ensured CSK conquer Bangalore.

"We haven't had the ideal start but one positive thing is that we have got eight games to go, we can still turn things around".

Tournament: Going into their seventh match, both teams find themselves in the exact opposite situations.

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His knock of 79 from 37 balls led Chennai to a total of 182/3 and they were able to hold on for a four-run win. CSK, which has featured in six of the eight IPL finals, is now at the top of the table with five wins from six games. MI have not lost matches which they were supposed to lose but have somehow found out peculiar ways to lose the game from a very demanding position. Defending champions, Mumbai Indians, will be looking to up their campaign. While Mumbai Indians have managed only one win in their six matches, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led outfit has won five of its six games. Mumbai has failed to perform as a unit in terms of bowling. Batting first, MI scored 165/4 in the 20 overs.

Chennai skipper MS Dhoni (70 runs of 34 balls) however was on hand to see his side over the line as they won by five wickets with two balls to spare.

McClenaghan once again jolted the hosts by packing Dwayne Bravo for a duck.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians, who have got off to a bad start to IPL 2018, will be facing Chennai Super Kings in a rematch of the first game of the competition in the return fixture. Raina then smashed Bumrah over deep midwicket to take CSK across the 150-mark. Eventually, Raina ended the innings with a six off the last ball.

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