Opting to bowl, Eoin Morgan‘s astute captaincy was on full show as he used his assets to perfection to choke MI within the center-overs after Suryakumar Yadav threatened to grab management along with his 36-ball 56.
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The World Cup-winning England skipper used Pat Cummins cleverly within the center-overs as the Aussie returned with 2/24, however the masterstroke was definitely holding Russell for the fag finish as MI misplaced final seven wickets for 37 runs.
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Russell was introduced in solely after Cummins completed his spell within the sixteenth over as the Jamaican used the platform to perfection by dismissing Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar within the ultimate 4 balls en path to his milestone.
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But it was Shakib-Al-Hasan who deserves equal credit score for stopping the run-move as the Bangladesh left-arm spinner dismissed Suryakumar within the eleventh over and altered the complexion of the innings.
Suryakumar was within the midst of a belter of an innings, smashing two sixes and 7 fours to raise them from a sluggish begin as MI seemed in stability with 81/1 at halfway stage.
He was on a roll towards Prasidh Krishna, creaming the seamer for a six and adopted it up for successive boundaries.
Suryakumar then launched into Pat Cummins for a 99-metre most that landed on the Chepauk roof to cruise to a 33-ball fifty, his twelfth in IPL.
Before he may make it huge, he holed out a skier to Shubman Gill at lengthy-on.
And off the subsequent ball, Cummins laid an ideal entice for Ishan Kishan with a bouncer which the diminutive left-hander pulled straight to sq. leg fielder.
As Prasidh leaked runs, the spin duo of Varun and Shakib managed to maintain the duo of Rohit and Hardik quiet within the center overs as they scored solely 33 runs from 10-15 overs.
Looking for breakthrough, Morgan as soon as once more introduced in his tempo spearhead Cummins who lived as much as his expectation cleansing up Rohit with an off cutter, and within the subsequent over Prasidh dismissed Hardik to interrupt MI’s spine.