NEW DELHI: The swashbuckling Ambati Rayudu blazed away to a 27-ball 72 as Chennai Tremendous Kings amassed 82 runs within the final 5 overs to publish an imposing 218 for 4 towards Mumbai Indians of their IPL match on Saturday.
Moeen Ali (58) and Faf du Plessis (5), too, struck blistering half-centuries after being requested to bat first.

CSK misplaced opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (4) early however South African du Plessis and England’s Moeen plundered runs at will throughout their 108-run second-wicket partnership.

Rayudu, who notched up his fifty in simply 20 balls, went hammer and tongs with seven sixes and 4 fours throughout his keep within the center.

To begin with, du Plessis smashed Dhawal Kulkarni for a 4 and most, as CSK grabbed 11 runs within the second over.
Moeen additionally opened up his arms within the third over, hammering Trent Boult (1/42) for a most over backward square-leg and a boundary, as Chennai fetched 12 runs off it.

Moeen was the extra aggressive of the 2 as CSK cantered to 49/1 after powerplay.
The southpaw saved taking part in his photographs at will. Moeen, who used the pull shot to perfection and du Plessis, had been brutal on leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (0/32), placing a six every within the ninth over, as CSK amassed 16 runs and raced to 77/1.

There was no stopping Moeen, who then smashed a six and two boundaries off James Neesham (0/26) within the tenth over, whereas Du Plessis hit two successive sixes and a boundary off Jasprit Bumrah (1/56) within the subsequent. This was Bumrah’s most costly spell within the IPL.

However Mumbai pegged again CSK by taking three fast wickets — first Bumrah dismissed Moeen within the eleventh over after which Kieron Pollard eliminated du Plessis and Suresh Raina (2) in successive balls within the twelfth over, as CSK slipped to 116/4.
Then the present belonged to Rayudu, who, together with Ravindra Jadeja (22 not out), added 102 runs for an unbroken fifth wicket in little or no time. CSK scored 92 runs within the final six overs as all of the Mumbai Indians bowlers skilled an off day within the discipline.


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