Top 10 CSK vs MI Encounters

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Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the two most successful franchises in the Indian Premier League. Both teams share the record of having five IPL titles. Due to their immense success, their rivalry is also known as IPL Clasico. It is often considered the greatest rivalry in the history of IPL.

The article delves into the top 10 CSK vs MI Encounters. So, without further due, let’s get started.

1. CSK vs MI, Hyderabad, 2019

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The final of IPL 2019 between CSK and MI has got the top position. The game is easily among the top 10 matches in the history of IPL. Batting first, Mumbai Indians scored 149 runs with the loss of 7 wickets. The wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton De Kock accelerated the innings during the powerplay.

He scored 29 runs off 17 balls. No other batsman in the top and the middle order could create an impact. However, the power hitter Kieron Pollard played a great knock of 41 runs off 25 balls. Deepak Chahar had the best bowling figures for Mumbai Indians. He took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 6.50.

As compared to MI, CSK had a better start to their batting innings. Faf du Plessis made a quick 26 runs off 13 balls but was caught behind Krunal Pandya’s ball. Shane Watson played a crucial knock as an opener. He scored 80 runs from 59 balls.

However, the middle order was not impressive. CSK needed just 4 runs to win from the last two balls with 4 wickets to spare. On the last ball, they had to take a single to tie the match and two runs to win the game.

Lasith Malinga who did not have a good day with the ball had to bowl the last ball. The CSK crowd went into complete silence as Lasith Malinga took the wicket of Shardul Thakur. MI won this memorable match by 1 run and became the IPL champions for the fourth time.

2. CSK vs MI, Delhi, 2021

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The league match between the two teams was played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali formed a formidable partnership and scored 100 runs together. Du Plessis scored a half-century off 28 balls. Moeen Ali made 58 runs off 36 balls.

After the duo left, Ambati Rayudu took charge with his incredible innings. He scored 72 runs off 27 balls with the help of 7 sixes and 4 boundaries. Kieron Pollard was the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians. He claimed two wickets in his 2 overs.

Mumbai Indians had a good start to their batting with both of the openers, Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma scoring good runs. De Kock made 38 runs off 28 balls. Rohit Sharma scored 35 runs off 24 balls. However, it was the sensational innings of Kieron Pollard in the middle overs that took the game away from CSK bowlers.

Pollard scored 87 runs off 34 balls with the help of 8 mighty sixes and 6 boundaries. Sam Curran was the highest wicket-taker for CSK with 3 wickets. Mumbai Indians needed 15 runs to win from the last two overs with 4 wickets left.

In the last over, Pollard’s magical innings let Mumbai Indians achieve this target on the last ball of the match. It was an exciting end to an amazing game with Kieron Pollard getting the much-deserved Player of the Match Award.

3. CSK vs MI, Kolkata, 2013

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Another match on the list is the CSK vs MI final played at Kolkata in the IPL 2013 season. Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first. Chennai bowlers were effective with the new ball and the top order of MI barely had a chance to play them. After the failure of top-order batsmen to score, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard added stability to the innings.

Rayudu anchored the innings with his 37 runs from 36 balls. Pollard, from the other end, took the task of hitting the ball out of the park to keep the scoreboard moving. He made 60 runs from 32 balls. Albie Morkel was the most economical bowler for MI with his two wickets and an economy rate of 4.00.

The batting of CSK could not deliver on the important day. The skipper, MS Dhoni was the lone warrior who stood till the end. He made 63 runs off 45 balls. However, there was no support from the other end.

It was a collective effort from the bowlers of Mumbai Indians bowlers. Every bowler got a wicket, Mitchell Johnson and Harbhajan Singh got two wickets in their overs. MI won the match by 23 runs and lifted the IPL trophy once again.

4. CSK vs MI, Chennai, 2008

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It was a high-scoring match between the two teams in which CSK batted first and scored 208 runs. Mathew Hayden who was the opening batsman for CSK, played an outstanding knock of 81 runs off 48 balls. It included 2 sixes and 12 boundaries. Suresh Raina made a half-century from 37 balls.

The skipper, MS Dhoni came up with another spectacular batting performance, making 30 runs off 16 balls. Musavir Khote was the only bowler from MI to take 2 wickets. Ashish Nehra and Dhawal Kulkarni took a wicket each. Mumbai Indians began their innings with a positive approach.

Robin Uthappa scored 43 runs off 36 balls. In the middle order, Abhishek Nayar made 45 runs off 20 balls. Moreover, Harbhajan Singh accelerated the innings in the end, by scoring 28 runs off 14 balls.

However, MI could not reach the target and lost the match by 6 runs. Joginder Sharma had the best bowling performance among all the CSK bowlers, taking 2 wickets. At the time when Singh looked set, Muthiah Muralidaran got him out to win the game for CSK.

5. CSK vs MI, Cape Town, 2009

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It was the first match that was played in IPL 2009. Mumbai Indians scored 165 runs while batting first. Sachin Tendulkar anchored the innings by making 59 runs off 49 balls. Abhishek Nayar was another prominent batsman with an innings of 35 runs from 14 balls. CSK bowlers had a good outing overall.

Manpreet Gory claimed 2 wickets at an economy rate of 8.00. From Chennai Super Kings, Mathew Hayden made 44 runs off 35 balls. Andrew Flintoff had a contribution of 24 runs. MS. Dhoni made 36 runs with the help of 2 sixes and a boundary.

Although CSK came close to chasing the target, the brilliant bowling spell by Lasith Malinga made sure that they did not win the game. Malinga claimed 3 wickets at an economy rate of 3.75.

6. CSK vs MI, Mumbai, 2011

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It was a league match played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Coming to bat first, Mumbai Indians scored 164 for the loss of 4 wickets. It was Rohit Sharma’s day with the bat as he scored 87 runs off 48 balls under pressure.

He was joined by Andrew Symonds who added 31 runs off 26 balls. Doug Bollinger got two batsmen out and Albie Morkel claimed a wicket with the best economy rate among all bowlers, 4.50.

Contrary to the batting display by MI, the Chennai Super Kings had a better start. Michael Hussey scored 41 runs off 33 balls. In the middle order, S. Badrinath hit 71 runs from 48 balls at a strike rate of 147.91. CSK needed 14 runs to win from the last 7 balls. However, they just fell short by 8 runs.

It was a day to remember for Harbhajan Singh who claimed a five-wicket haul, conceding just 18 runs in his 4 overs.

7. CSK vs MI, Chennai, 2013

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The next CSK vs MI match on the list is the league match played in Chennai. Mumbai Indians came to bat first and scored a total of 148 for the loss of 6 wickets. The wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik scored 37 off 25 balls.

In the lower middle order, Kieron Pollard made 57 runs off 38 balls. Dwayne Bravo was the only bowler from CSK who took 2 wickets.

CSK had a terrible start to their innings, losing 6 wickets for 97 runs. However, MS. Dhoni stood tall against the MI bowlers and tried his best to take the game to the last over. CSK were in the game till the end but the lack of support from other batsmen forced them to be on the losing side.

Pragyan Ojha was the highest wicket-taker for MI along with Harbhajan Singh. Both of them claimed two wickets. Mumbai Indians successfully defended this target and won the match by 9 runs.

8. CSK vs MI, Bengaluru, 2012

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An elimination final was played between CSK and MI at Bengaluru in 2012. Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to bowl first. Chennai Super Kings had a decent day with the batting through the joint effort made by the top and the middle order. CSK scored 187 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

Michael Hussey batted at #3 and made 49 runs off 39 balls. He was followed by S. Badrinath who made 47 runs off 39 balls. An MS Dhoni’s knock was inevitable, as the skipper came and hit 51 runs off 20 balls. Dhoni’s incredible innings included 2 sixes and 5 boundaries.

From the other end, Dhoni was joined by Dwayne Bravo who scored a quick 33 runs off 14 balls. Dhawal Kulkarni was the highest wicket-taker, taking 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians.

MI had a decent performance in the powerplay. However, once the wickets started falling, no batsman could play an impactful innings. Dwayne Smith was the highest scorer of the match with 38 runs from 22 balls.

The bowling was a collaborative effort by the CSK bowlers, Dwayne Bravo was the highlight of the show as he claimed 2 wickets at an economy rate of 3.00. CSK won the eliminator by the margin of 38 runs and MS Dhoni got the Player of the Match Award.

9. CSK vs MI, Navi Mumbai, 2010

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The final match of IPL 2010 was played between CSK and MI in Navi Mumbai. Batting first, CSK posted the target of 169 runs. Although no batsman could make a half-century except Suresh Raina, there was some contribution from the top and middle order. Murali Vijay scored quick runs in the power play by hitting 26 off 19 balls.

Suresh Raina’s innings was special as he made 57 runs off 35 balls. The pace bowler, Dilhara Fernando had the best bowling figures for MI. He took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 5.00.

Mumbai Indians lost a wicket on 1 run. However, Sachin Tendulkar and Abhishek Nayar formed a solid partnership. Tendulkar scored 48 runs off 45 balls and Nayar added 26 runs. In the lower middle-order, Kieron Pollard scored 27 runs off just 10 balls.

Despite a good effort made by Kieron Pollard in the death overs, CSK bowlers were great with the ball. Muthiah Muralidaran just conceded 17 runs in his 4 overs and picked up a wicket. CSK won this match by 22 runs, winning the IPL trophy all over again.

10. CSK vs MI, Cape Town, 2021

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Playing at Dubai International Stadium, it was another exciting CSK vs MI encounter. CSK batted for twenty overs and made 156 runs. It was a good total considering the fact their batting lineup fumbled at the start. Three of the top batsmen, Faf du Plessis. Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu, all went back to the pavilion with a duck.

However, the opener Ruturaj Gaikwad formed a solid partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. Although Jadeja could only add 26 runs, Gaikwad scored 88 runs off 58 balls. During the final overs, Dwayne Bravo hit 23 runs off 8 balls, giving CSK a decent target to defend. Adam Milne had the best bowling performance from MI, taking 2 wickets at an economy rate of 5.25.

For Mumbai Indians, Saurabh Tiwary made a half-century. Other than him, no other batsman made an impact. MI could win the match if Saurabh had the chance to form a solid partnership. However, the middle order’s failure led to the defeat of Mumbai Indians by 20 runs. Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets for his side at an economy rate of 4.50.


The CSK vs MI encounters have always been a great source of entertainment and excitement. The two teams are the most successful franchises in the history of IPL. Both CSK and MI have faced each other multiple times in the league as well as knockout matches. CSK and MI have played against each other in the final of IPL on multiple occasions.

There are matches from the IPL 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, and 2021. The final between CSK and MI is placed on the top position.

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