CSK vs MI playoff live streaming: IPL 2012 scorecard & highlights
The second playoff match of the Indian Premier League 2012 will be played between the third and fourth teams in the points table. The Mumbai Indians (MI) will play the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on May 23, 2012.
This is going to be the eliminator; the team that loses will be eliminated from the tournament. The winners will have to play the second qualifier against the losers of qualifier number one, the Delhi Daredevils. The winner of this match will then play the final against KKR.
The game will start at 8:00 p.m. India time, 14:30 GMT.
The Super Kings have a history of making a strong comeback after mediocre performances in the league matches. They are going according to the script so far by losing seven and winning eight during the league. Now it is to be seen if they can continue to perform in crunch games like this one.
The Mumbai Indians have also been unable to play to their potential. Although they have comfortably qualified for the playoffs, they were never able to dominate in a way they should have.
Suresh Raina is the highest IPL scorer. However, he has just managed to score 341 runs this season at a strike rate of 126 which is much lower than his T20 career strike rate of 140. Suresh Raina has always played a crucial part in CSK's IPL campaigns since five years. This can be his stage to impress again.
In the bowling department, it has to be Ben Hilfenhaus, who dismissed both Sehwag and Warner in an over in the CSK vs DD game. Mr. Cricket, Mike Hussey, has opined that new ball is going to be crucial in this match. In that case, Hilfenhaus will have an increased responsibility.
For the Mumbai Indians, strong batting lineup including Tendulkar, Sharma, Smith, Rayudu and Pollard among others, the Bangalore pitch will have much to offer. It has been the most scoring venue of the tournament. If the pitch continues to play that way, the Mumbai Indians will have an advantage.
The highlights videos can be watched here after the match is over.