IPL 2022: Match 59, CSK vs MI – Full List of Award Winners, Player of the Match, Who Said What

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The Mumbai Indians got the better of arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in Match 59 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 12. While CSK did try their level best to compete in this low-scoring thriller, it was not to be as the five-time winners held their nerves to come out victorious. The loss has ended Chennai’s title defence and knocked them out of the competition.

Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. Opener Devon Conway was dismissed for a golden duck after he was adjudged lbw and had no choice but to walk back after a power failure at the venue deprived him of taking a review. That itself was the turning point as CSK were reduced to 39/6 soon.

Captain MS Dhoni then single-handedly took charge even as he ran out of partners at the other end. He remained unbeaten on a 33-ball 36 but a hasty moment resulted in Mukesh Choudhary’s run out as CSK were all out for 97 with four overs left. While Daniel Sams finished with figures of 3/16, Riley Meredith and Kumar Kartikeya picked up two scalps each.

MI hold their nerves after a top-order collapse

In reply, Mumbai lost opener Ishan Kishan in the very first over before Rohit Sharma tried to complete the formalities with some good hits. He was eventually dismissed for a 14-ball 18 and while Mumbai did lose two more wickets soon after, Tilak Varma (34*) stood firm from one end and he got some much-needed support from Hrithik Shokeen (18) and Tim David (16*) as the former champions got past the finish line with more than five overs to spare. Mukesh Choudhary was the pick of the bowlers for CSK with 3/23 while Simarjeet Singh and Moeen Ali took a wicket apiece.

Losing skipper, MS Dhoni said:

“Irrespective of how the wicket is, anything below 130 is difficult to defend, but what I asked the bowlers was to show a lot of character and forget about the result. Both the young fast bowlers bowled really well and I feel a game like this really helps them in believing in themselves that irrespective of the conditions, whenever we start we need to have the same kind of attitude and that’s what is needed in the shortest format. We have gone through periods where we never really had that extraordinary bench of fast bowlers. Also fast bowlers they take their time to mature, if you are lucky you get somebody who can feature in all formats in six months time and that is what IPL is doing and it is an opportunity for a lot of them. They bowl a bit courageous now which is very important in a format like this. And some players take their time before executing their plans better. The fast bowlers to have both of them really well is a big positive, and also we will have two more fast bowlers coming in to the next season, also we have few more up the sleeves, just want to give ample time for them to prepare. It’s the first few deliveries which is important when you are batting in that kind of pressure, so it was a chance of survival. Once they are past those first few deliveries, they can be themselves. It didn’t pay off today but I think they bowled really well. A bit of application was needed from our side, and a few of the batters got out on good deliveries, hopefully they are learning with each and every game.”

Winning skipper, Rohit Sharma said:

“Looking at how the pitch was playing and to lose wickets upfront, there were tense moments in the middle. It was just about keeping calm and getting the job done. We were a little calm and got the job done in the end. We have played a lot of cricket here. We’ve had pitches like this. It’s nice to get bowlers into the game as well at times. It’s been batting-friendly all over, it was good to see bounce and swing from both sides which was good to watch. We are keeping one eye (on the future), we want to win games and at the same time we try out certain players. There are options that we still want to try. He (Tilak) has been brilliant, playing for the first year, having such a calm head is never easy. I feel he’s going to be an all-format player for India pretty soon. He’s got the technique and temperament. And there’s hunger as well. (On Bumrah) He knows what he needs to do and what the team expects him to do. He understands, magnificent spell upfront. (On Pollard) He’s been a stalwart, he came out and said that he’s okay with that.”

Player of the Match, Daniel Sams said:

“The first few games didn’t go to plan. Had a little bit of time to reflect on those performances. I just figured out that I was focusing on the batter too much and not on my strengths. That was something to work on at training. We have different plans for different batters. We spoke about a lot – using the bouncer to all batters. (Batting at No. 3) I was really excited to get the opportunity, that’s something MJ (Mahela Jayawardene) spoke about to me today. Any opportunity with the bat, I am more than happy. The whole IPL, beautiful wickets to bowl on. It’s been enjoyable, today’s pitch was bowling-friendly. Good to see a T20 game where the bowlers dominate.”

Full list of award winners from CSK vs MI match:

Super Striker of the match – Rohit Sharma

Game Changer of the match – Mukesh Choudhary

Most Sixes – Tim David

Power Player of the match – Mukesh Choudhary

Most Valuable asset of the match – Daniel Sams

Fastest Delivery of the match – Riley Meredith

Most Fours – MS Dhoni

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