Watch: Ambati Rayudu breaks the refrigerator glass in the Mumbai Indians dugout with a cracking six off Bumrah bowling
The El-Clasico of IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians faced off each other in the 27th match of the league. Till now, it has been the best show for the fans after witnessing a close encounter on Saturday.
Coming to the game, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first. Trent Boult removed Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over after conceding a boundary from him.
Then Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali played brilliantly in both powerplay and middle overs and added 108 runs for the first wicket partnership. Mumbai Indians' leading bowler Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Moeen Ali with the numbers of 58.
After that, Rohit Sharma handed the ball to Kieron Pollard and removed the well-set Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina followed in the same over.
The Andhra Pradesh batsman, Ambati Rayudu didn't let the momentum get down from the hands and started to go on against the opposition bowlers. Moreover, Rayudu scored 72 off just 27 balls including 4 boundaries and 7 sixes to his name.
During the 17th over of the game bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, Rayudu took off the ball to the Mumbai Indians dugout which broke the glass of the refrigerator.
Watch the video here:
See the reaction of the fans:
That’s some incredible hitting, Rayudu 👏— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 2021
It's OK bro shit happens that's life pic.twitter.com/SwZHJ5kQ9b— F U R K Y (@thisisfurky) May 1, 2021
It's not easy to face Bumrah and Boult to hit like that...Undoubtedly a class player but selectors made a huge mistake. #ambatirayudu— Jacinth Bobby (@BobbyJacinth) May 1, 2021
The full story of the game:
In the end, Chennai Super Kings posted a mammoth total of 221 runs on the board. Chasing the target, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock opened for Mumbai Indians and gave the expected start to their innings.
Both the batsmen used the powerplay overs and scored 58 runs off it. Once again Ms Dhoni used his tactics by bringing Shardul Thakur into the attack.
His plan paid off as the right-arm quick sent the opposition skipper back to the dressing room with the numbers of 35. Soon, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali removed the left-hander and Suryakumar Yadav in the back to backovers.
But, the situation gone worse for the Yellow army when the West Indies power hitter came to the crease. He started right from Jadeja's over and smashed three sixes off it.
The flamboyant all-rounder took away the game from CSK's hand won it single-handedly for his team. He was named as the Man of the Match for his blistering knock off 87 from just 34 deliveries which includes 6 boundaries and 8 sixes to his account.