The campaign started with losing the most successful batsman Suresh Raina from the tournament and then one of the finest bowlers in IPL Harbhajan Singh. He took his time once again and got to 9 off 14, but from there on he timed his acceleration to perfection.
De Kock struck three sixes and found the rope four times before Ravichandran Ashwin sent him on his way, Prithvi Shaw taking the catch at deep square leg to leave the Indians 77-2 at the halfway mark. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav were the stars for Mumbai Indians as they both scored 53 runs each to help MI chase down the 163-run target.
The pitches are getting slower and batsmen are finding it hard to score.
Rishabh Pant likely to play next match against MI:Rishabh Pant. Indians are coming off a dominating win over Rajasthan Royals as well.
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Possible factors for this include India's relatively young population, immunity thanks to other diseases - and under-reporting. Andhra Pradesh , Tamil Nadu , Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have the most active cases after Maharashtra .
The IPL 2020 match between SRH vs CSK will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The first boundary he hit, a six off Khaleel Ahmed, came off the 17th delivery he faced. Rahul notched 45 off 28 balls, while Ryan Parag scored 42 not out off 26 balls. They've been searching for answers in the middle order - chopping and changing personnel and shuffling the batting - and Parag taking responsibility will offer a great degree of balance to the side. "Hope he comes back strongly after this break".
"It was a team game played by the individuals, you play your role, you play your part or sometimes you do something extraordinary, and this is the whole crux of this team".
Commenting on the demands of playing back-to-back matches, Dahiya said, "I guess there's no doubt about back-to-back matches proving to be challenging".
It's still an uphill battle for the Royals.
Taking that equation into account, Super Kings now need six wins from their remaining seven matches. A lot will be expected of Carey in that middle order.
"If we could have squeezed in two more wickets after the powerplay we would have been on top".