With out inspirational captain M.S. Dhoni and key all rounder Ravindra Jadeja lacking thru sickness, the Tremendous Kings had been by no means within the chase for Mumbai’s 155-4.
Giant-hitting Australian Shane Watson was once out making an attempt a half-volley simply 5 balls into the innings and Chennai crashed to 109 all out giving their foes a 46-run win.
It was once Chennai’s first defeat at their Chepauk stadium since Would possibly 2015 when Mumbai additionally got here out on best.
Victory would have made the three-time champions the primary aspect to qualify for the playoffs however Mumbai held up that price.
Sharma hit 67 off 48 balls to anchor his aspect’s innings, whilst veteran Sri Lanka bowler Lasith Malinga took 4-37 off not up to 4 overs.
Spinner Krunal Pandya additionally bowled brilliantly for his two wickets for seven runs off 3 overs.
“We needed to scrap for each and every run and each and every wicket, you’ll’t ask for a lot more,” mentioned Sharma after the sport.
Sharma mentioned Dhoni’s sickness were a “large spice up” for his aspect.
“His presence does so much for his or her staff. While you do not need Dhoni when they are chasing the ranking, then it turns into tough for them.”
Mumbai, after a deficient begin to the season, at the moment are 2nd within the desk and prefer Chennai want only one win from 3 video games to ebook a spot within the playoffs.