Quinton de Kock scored an unbeaten 46 as the Mumbai Indians comfortably beat the Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets in Sharjah.
It’s been a memorable IPL for the Proteas superstar, who has averaged over 45 and scored runs at will for the high-flying Mumbai Indians.
Friday’s victory had been set up after Trent Boult produced a bowling masterclass. Having won the toss and elected to bowl first, Mumbai immediately made inroads with the ball as Boult and opening partner Jasprit Bumrah caused havoc to the CSK top order.
MS Dhoni’s men found themselves in heaps of trouble at 3-4 inside the first three overs of the innings with Boult getting rid of Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis, who departed for only one.
Sam Curran managed to contribute a very valuable half-century towards the latter stages of his team’s innings but it was only enough to see CSK get to 114-9 in their 2o overs with Boult finishing with fantastic figures of 4-18 in his spell, the best of this year’s IPL.
The run chase was fairly straight-forward one for Mumbai as De Kock and opening partner Ishan Kishan comfortably went about their business.
Proteas spinner Imran Tahir, however, got his first run in the CSK team but couldn’t deliver his magic with Mumbai getting over the line with seven overs remaining.
De Kock finished the innings on 46 with Kishan on 68.