Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai, IPL 7 Eliminator: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

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Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai, IPL 7 Eliminator: Highlights, Scorecard, Report
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Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets on Wednesday, to set up a showdown with Kings XI Punjab on Friday and stand one win away from the 2014 Indian Premier League final.

The winner of that game will face Kolkata Knight Riders in Sunday's final, who earned their spot earlier on Wednesday with a victory against Kings XI.

The Super Kings and Indians faced off in an eliminator at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, with both sides knowing defeat would end their interest in this season's tournament.

Chennai won the toss and elected to field, only to watch Mumbai openers Lendl Simmons and Michael Hussey put on 76 for the first wicket.

Australian Hussey fell to Ravindra Jadeja in the 10th over to break their partnership, but Simmons stayed put until the 17th to score 67 from 44 balls—including five fours and four sixes.

No other Mumbai batsman could truly get going, however. Mohit Sharma took 3-42 for the Super Kings and Jadeja 2-31, as they picked up wickets in the middle order and kept things reasonably tight.

Mumbai Indians, 173-8 (20 overs)
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
Lendl Simmons c Suresh Raina b Ravindra Jadeja 67 44 152.27 5 4
Michael Hussey b Ravindra Jadeja 39 33 118.18 4 1
Corey Anderson c Ishwar Pandey b Ravichandran Ashwin 20 10 200.00 1 2
Rohit Sharma c Brendon McCullum b Mohit Sharma 20 16 125.00 3 0
Kieron Pollard c Mohit Sharma b Ashish Nehra 14 8 175.00 1 1
Ambati Rayudu c David Hussey b Mohit Sharma 2 3 66.66 0 0
Aditya Tare c Francois du Plessis b Ashish Nehra 0 1 0.00 0 0
Harbhajan Singh NOT OUT 7 2 350.00 0 1
Praveen Kumar b Mohit Sharma 1 2 50.00 0 0
Pragyan Ojha NOT OUT 1 1 100.00 0 0
EXTRAS (lb 2) 2 (lb 2)
BOWLER O R W ECON DOTS
Ashish Nehra 4 34 2 8.50 9
Ishwar Pandey 3 25 0 8.33 6
Mohit Sharma 4 42 3 10.50 7
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 26 1 6.50 12
Ravindra Jadeja 4 31 2 7.75 6
Suresh Raina 1 13 0 13.00 1

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The Super Kings' reply began with a strong stand between Dwayne Smith and Francois du Plessis, before both openers were dismissed by Harbhajan Singh. 

That brought to the crease Suresh Raina, who would score an unbeaten 54 from 32 balls and lead the Super Kings' charge to victory.

An unbeaten 40 from David Hussey provided further momentum, as the Super Kings reached their target with eight balls to spare.

Chennai Super Kings, 176-3 (18.4 overs)
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
Dwayne Smith c Kieron Pollard b Harbhajan Singh 24 20 120.00 4 0
Francois du Plessis c sub (Ben Dunk) b Harbhajan Singh 35 20 175.00 5 1
Suresh Raina NOT OUT 54 32 168.75 4 2
Brendon McCullum st Aditya Tare b Pragyan Ojha 14 11 127.27 0 2
David Hussey NOT OUT 40 29 137.93 2 3
EXTRAS (w 6, lb 3) 9 9
BOWLER O R W ECON DOTS
Praveen Kumar 4 27 0 6.75 6
Corey Anderson 3 35 0 11.66 4
Jasprit Bumrah 3.4 40 0 10.90 8
Harbhajan Singh 4 27 2 6.75 10
Pragyan Ojha 3 34 1 11.33 6
Kieron Pollard 1 10 0 10.00 1

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All thoughts now turn to Friday's clash with Kings XI Punjab, as a place in Sunday's showpiece final awaits the winner.

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