IPL 7: Mumbai Indians Face Chennai Super Kings in Crucial Encounter

Mumbai Indians came back to win two matches at their home ground in Wankhede after losing five straight games in the United Arab Emirates leg of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. They play arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings on Saturday in a must-win game.

updated: May 09, 2014 12:26 IST
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Mumbai: Their Indian Premier League campaign back on track after tasting five successive losses in the United Arab Emirates, defending champions Mumbai Indians will now face two-time title winners Chennai Super Kings in a potentially explosive no-holds-barred contest at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.

The two arch-rivals are poised to go toe-to-toe in front of a packed crowd in the night game that is more crucial for the hosts and Champions League holders than their southern rivals who are sitting pretty at no. 2 on the points table with six wins from eight games. Mumbai's comprehensive back-to-back victories over table toppers Kings XI Punjab on May 3, followed by another well-merited one against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 6 in their well-fortified home venue has brought them right back into the race for the four play-off berths. (Read: Mumbai Indians show why Wankhede is their fortress)

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