CSK vs MI: Who will win today's IPL 2018 game?


Table leaders Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on bottom placed Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 27 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.

Stadium Pitch Report: In the last game at this venue a good batting wicket was on offer as CSK went on to post a total of 204.

Put in to bat, Chennai started the proceedings on a shaky note, losing opener Shane Watson (12) in the fifth over with the scorecard reading 26 runs.

Billings joined Raina for the final flourish but he also couldn't score big and was dismissed for 3.

- Rohit Sharma needs three more sixes to become the first Asian player and seventh overall to hit 300 sixes in 20-over cricket. Rayadu tries to slog sweep the ball off Krunal Pandya's bowling. only to find Cutting at deep mid-wicket.

Ben Cutting was next introduced into the attack and Rayudu smacked him over long-on, while Raina punched him across extra cover to accumulate 14 runs and complete their 50-run partnership. Otherwise, things will be get hard for them. Mumbai Indians on the other hand have a very contrasting journey.

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Rohit Sharma: We are going to field first. He would he hoping to turn the tables and get some runs under his belt. The only positive for Mumbai has been the fact that they have been in the contest for every single game except their last one.

Raina's knock came off 35 balls and included two sixes and six boundaries. Suresh Raina too, has had a decent season, with plenty of starts not being converted into a big score, more contribution from Raina will make CSK a healthier batting unit.

For Mumbai, to survive in the tournament, this is a must-win encounter. Kohli will need to study his tactics after his batsmen delivered - South Africans Quinton De Kock (53) and AB de Villiers (68) plundered 103 for the second wicket in under nine overs - but his bowlers failed. While Mumbai have managed only one win in their six matches, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led outfit has won five of their six games. While Dhoni is leading CSK from the front, the pivotal man for Mumbai is Rohit Sharma and he has fired just once in six innings.

Hero of CSK's last match, skipper Dhoni then joined Raina in the middle as CSK crossed the 100-mark in the 13th over bowled by Bumrah, who gave just one run.

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

Chennai Super Kings are now sitting at top of the table with 10 points form the six games winning 5 and losing.