Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorApril 25, 2014

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum holds the trophy as his teammates celebrate after their series' victory over India during the fifth one day International cricket match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT
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Mumbai's disastrous start to the Indian Premier League season continued as they lost their third game in a row.

The defending champions were beaten by the Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The Indians, who chose to bat, could only make 141-7 in their 20 overs and that target was reached with six balls to spare.

Having reached just 31-2 at the end of the powerplay, Mumbai were boosted by an 84-run partnership for the third wicket between hard-hitters Corey Anderson and Rohit Sharma.

However, New Zealander Anderson was run out for 39 in the 16th over and skipper Sharma followed two overs later, having made 50 from 41 balls.

Seamer Mohit Sharma then picked up three wickets in the penultimate over as Mumbai just made it past seven runs per over.

Mumbai Indians: 141-7 (20 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Michael Husseyb Ben Hilfenhaus1714.2800
Aditya Tarec Suresh Raina b Mohit Sharma2319121.0540
Corey Andersonrun out (Ravichandran Ashwin)3931125.8031
Rohit Sharmac Dwayne Smith b Ben Hilfenhaus5041121.9532
Kieron Pollardb Mohit Sharma1211109.0910
Ambati Rayuduc Suresh Raina b Mohit Sharma1250.0000
CM GautamNOT OUT74175.0010
Harbhajan Singhc Brendon McCullum b Mohit Sharma020.0000
Zaheer KhanNOT OUT73233.3301
EXTRAS (b 1)1
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Ishwar Pandey402105.2512
Ben Hilfenhaus403929.754
Ravichandran Ashwin402005.009
Mohit Sharma401443.5014
Suresh Raina3032010.663
Ravindra Jadeja1014014.000
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Chennai made a confident reply with Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum putting on 51 for the opening wicket in the powerplay.

West Indian Smith blasted four sixes before departing for 29, and although Suresh Raina went cheaply in the next over, McCullum kicked on after fails in his previous two innings.

The Kiwi opener made an unbeaten 71 from 53 balls, hitting the winning runs off compatriot Anderson. 

Chennai Super Kings: 142-3 (19 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Dwayne Smithc Corey Anderson b Pragyan Ojha2922131.8104
Brendon McCullumNOT OUT7153133.9682
Suresh Rainast CM Gautam b Harbhajan Singh1425.0000
Francois du Plessisst CM Gautam b Harbhajan Singh202580.0000
MS DhoniNOT OUT1411127.2711
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 2, lb 4)7
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Pragyan Ojha412516.2514
Zaheer Khan403107.759
Lasith Malinga402205.5011
Corey Anderson2023011.502
Harbhajan Singh402726.7510
Kieron Pollard1010010.000
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Chennai move level on points with Kings XI Punjab at the top of the table after their third victory.