Fans react as CSK lose five wickets in the powerplay against MI in IPL 2022

Chennai Super Kings were reduced to 5/3 and lost five wickets inside the powerplay against Mumbai Indians on Thursday night at the Wankhede stadium.
Chennai Super Kings were reduced to 32/5 by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022 fixture at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

What was expected to be a boring game between the two teams at the bottom of the points table - incidentally also the most successful teams in the history of the league - quickly turned interesting as CSK were reduced to 32/5 inside the powerplay overs by Mumbai Indians. With a powercut in the stadium, CSK struggled to 5/3 inside the first two overs with two contentious LBW decisions going against them. 

The early blows paved way to a full-blown collapse as CSK struggled to 32/5 inside the first six overs. Incidentally, this was the third successive season in which CSK had lost five wickets to MI inside the powerplay overs. 

In 2020 and 2021, CSK were 24/5 and 24/4 (effectively five wickets down with Ambati Rayudu retired hurt) against Mumbai Indians in one of the two fixtures. 

CSK and MI had horrible seasons with both teams struggling to notch up wins and staying in the bottom two of the points table right from the start of the season.

Fans reacted wildly to CSK's horrible collapse at the top that saw the game turn into a no-contest ever so quickly.