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IPL PHOTOS: Chennai win by four wickets to end Mumbai's home run

Last updated on: May 11, 2014 10:27 IST

IPL PHOTOS: Chennai win by four wickets, end Mumbai's winning home run

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half-century from Dwayne Smith, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late assault, helped Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai by four wickets in the Indian Premier League match in Mumbai, on Saturday.

After being put in to bat, Mumbai posted 157 for six in their 20 overs, Ambati Rayudu hitting 59 from 43 balls.

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Chasing a not-too-big target, Smith hit 57 and Dhoni blasted 22 from 12 balls to take Chennai to victory with three balls to spare and end Mumbai's run of 10 successive victories at home.

The last time Mumbai Indians lost an IPL game at the Wankhede Stadium was in 2012.

Mumbai lost an early wicket when opener CM Gautam was caught at square leg off leg-spinner Samuel Badree for nine, in the third over of the innings.

Lendl Simmons rallied Mumbai with a brisk 38 from as many balls, putting on 61 runs for the second wicket with Ambati Rayudu.

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Image: Chennai Super Kings players celebrates after the wicket of CM Gautam
Photographs: BCCI

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Rayudu's half-century lifts Mumbai Indians

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Ambati Rayudu provided the lone bright spark in an otherwise disappointing batting effort by Mumbai Indians.

He stroked 59 from 43 balls, hitting two fours and four sixes, before he was caught at deep mid-wicket off Mohit Sharma.

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Image: Ambati Rayudu
Photographs: BCCI

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Ashwin shines with the ball

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Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets in his fourth and final over to check Mumbai's charge at the death.

Rohit Sharma was brilliantly caught by Suresh Raina, running around at deep mid-wicket, for 19, before Kieron Pollard was caught by the same fielder for a first-ball duck.

Ashwin finished with three for 30 as Mumbai Indians were restricted to 157 for six in their 20 overs.

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Image: Ravichandran Ashwin (right) celebrates the wicket of Kieron Pollard with his team mates
Photographs: BCCI

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Praveen Kumar strikes early

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Praveen Kumar, playing his first match for Mumbai Indians after being called in as a replacement for the injured Zaheer Khan, made the first breakthrough for the hosts, claiming the wicket of Brendon McCullum.

The Chennai opener was unlucky to be given out leg before wicket for 13 to a delivery which looked to be sliding down the leg side.

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Image: Praveen Kumar (left) and Rohit Sharma celebrate the wicket of Brendon McCullum.
Photographs: BCCI

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Smith's fifty lifts Chennai

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Former Mumbai player Dwayne Smith continued his good run in IPL 7 with yet another half-century.

The right-hander hit 57 from 51 balls, with the help of five fours and three sixes, to help Chennai motor along at a good rate in the middle overs.

He added 63 runs for the third wicket with Faf du Plessis, who scored 31 from 24 balls.

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Image: Dwayne Smith
Photographs: BCCI

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Dhoni carries Chennai to victory

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Lasith Malinga made things interesting in the end, as he took the wickets of Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja in successive overs.

Chennai needed 11 runs from the final over for victory and captain Dhoni steered them home, hitting Pollard for a six and boundary as the visitors won by four wickets, with three balls to spare.


Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni removes the stump after hitting the winning runs for Chennai.
Photographs: BCCI

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