In head-to-head meetings between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai lead 8-6 in 14 matches contested between the two sides. Chennai have played four IPL finals. Following were the results: On June 1, 2008 in Mumbai (DY Patil), CSK lost to Rajasthan Royals by three wickets; on April 25, 2010 in Mumbai (DY Patil), Chennai beat Mumbai Indians by 22 runs; on May 28, 2011, Chennai beat RCB by 58 runs at home and on May 27, 2012 at Chepauk, CSK lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets.
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has captured 20 wickets in an Indian Premier League season for the first time - 22 at an average of 20.09 in 18 matches. Harbhajan is the second Mumbai bowler after Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson (22 at an average of 20.00 in 16 matches) to claim 22 wickets in the present IPL competition. Harbhajan (3/23) produced his best bowling performance against Rajasthan Royals on Friday.
Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga's economy rate of 7.27 is his worst in an IPL season (18 wickets at 24.77 in 16 matches), surpassing the 7.02 in 2010. The Sri Lankans' bowling average of 24.77 is the worst by a Mumbai bowler in an IPL competition (minimum 16 wickets).