Mumbai Indians completed a remarkable comeback to thrash Chennai Super Kings by 60 runs in Match 49 of IPL6 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
Mumbai who are locked in a mid-table tussle to qualify for the play-offs surged to third from fifth after their extraordinary triumph.
Chasing a relatively small target of 140, Chennai crashed to their lowest IPL total of 79 in 15.2 overs.
Only three Chennai batsmen managed to enter double figures as Mumbai won with nearly four overs to spare.
JOhnson caused the early damage taking three wickets in the third over to finish with three for 27.
Ojha struck crucial blows including Hussey and Dhoni to claim three for 11.
Malinga mopped up the tail picking up two for six.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians opting to bat first recovered after a slow start to make 139-5.
They were down for the count at 82-5 after 15 overs with Jadeja having taken three for 29.
Smith (22), Tendulkar (15) and Karthik (23) never really got going.
Their innings flourished in the final overs thanks to an entertaining 57-run stand in just 29 balls between skipper Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan for the unbroken sixth wicket.
Rohit made a gritty unbeten 39 off 30 balls with three boundaries and a six.
Harbhajan blasted two sixes and two boundaries in his 11-ball 25.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS INNINGS
Jadeja is the last man out trying to hit Ojha out of the ground but only holing out to Rayudu to be all out for 79 in 15.2 overs.
R Jadeja c Rayudu b Ojha 20 (16b 2x4 0x6)
Malinga fails to dislodge Laughlin. CSK 78-9 in 15 overs.
Pollard fails to latch onto a chance in the boundary from Jadeja off Johnson who returns to finish the innings but goes for 20. CSK 75-9 in 14 overs.
Chennai overhauled the lowest IPL total of 58 made by Rajasthan Royals against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009.
Jadeja edges Johnson over the keeper's head for a boundary.
Chennai are nine down as Suyal holds a skier from Sharma. CSK 54-9.
M Sharma c Suyal b Malinga 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Mumbai strike again as Malinga bowls Morris knocking back his off stump. CSK 54-8.
C Morris b Malinga 1 (4b 0x4 0x6)
Mumbai are closing in on a remarkable victory as Ojha scalps Dhoni who fails to clear Pollard at the long-off fence. CSK 52-7.
MS Dhoni c Pollard b Ojha 10 (12b 1x4 0x6)
Jadeja escapes being run out in the 11th over.
Dhoni lashes a boundary off Ojha but Chennai have a mountain to club reeling at 48-6 at the halfway stage.
Ojha takes a wicket with his first ball as Hussey sweeps straiht to Smith at midwicket. CSK 40-6 in 9 overs.
M Hussey c Smith b Ojha 22 (26b 1x4 1x6)
Harbhajan bowls another tight over conceding just four runs as Chennai now need 100 off 66 balls. CSK 40-5 in 9 overs.
Malinga gives away just two runs in his first over. CSK 36-5 in 8 overs.
Malinga into the attack in the eighth over.
Harbhajan completes an excellent over conceding just two runs.
Chennai are reeling at 34-5 as Harbhajan bowls Ashwin. CSK 34-5.
R Ashwin b Harbhajan Singh 2 (8b 0x4 0x6)
Harbhajan concedes just three runs in his first over as Mumbai tighten the screws. CSK 21-4 in 5 overs.
Suyal takes his first as Bravo hits straight to Rayudu at extra cover after slamming a couple of boundaries. CSK 18-4 in 4 overs.
Johnson has taken three wickets in a sensational second over as Badrinath is stunned after being adjudged leg before. CSK 9-3.
S Badrinath lbw b Johnson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Badrinath denies Johnson a hat-trick.
Pollard returns after treatment for an injury to take a sensational catch to dismiss Raina for a first-ball duck. CSK 9-2.
SK Raina c Pollard b Johnson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
Johnson strikes the first blow as Vijay is bowled off a huge inside edge. CSK 9-1.
M Vijay b Johnson 2 (4b 0x4 0x6)
Suyal bowls a good first over conceding just three runs. CSK 9-0 in 2 overs.
Pollard has dropped Hussey thrice of Johnson in an eventful first over. CSK 6-0 in 1 over.
The first was flying over his head but the next two were regulation chances.
MUMBAI INDIANS INNINGS
Laughlin goes for 19 in the last over with Rohit hitting a boundary while Harbhajan smashed a six and a boundary to lift Mumbai to 139-5 in 20 overs.
Rohit edges Bravo for a boundary while Raina fails to hang on to tough chance at point. MI 120-5 in 19 overs.
Laughlin goes for 12 in the 18th as Rohit and Harbhajan smash a boundary apiece. MI 112-5 in 18 overs.
Rohit blasts Laughlin over midwicket for a six to bring up the Mumbai 100 in 17.2 overs.
Rohit hits his first boundary smashing Bravo over extra cover. MI 99-5 in 17 overs.
Harbhajan has hit the first he faced from Ashwin for a six over long-on. MI 90-5 in 16 overs.
Ashwin strikes as Rayudu misses the line completely attempting to pull the ball. MI 82-5.
A Rayudu b Ashwin 10 (11b 1x4 0x6)
Ashwin gives away just three runs in his first over as Chennai keep it tight. MI 78-4 in 14 overs.
Laughlin hits his first boundary with an uppercut off Rayudu over the keeper which nearly goes for a six. MI 75-4 in 13 overs.
Jadeja has finished with superb figures of 4-0-29-3.
Karthik blasts three consecutive boundaries including a six off Jadeja but got carried away holing out to Raina. MI 66-4.
D Karthik c Raina b Jadeja 23 (23b 2x4 1x6)
Laughlin bowls a good first over making his first appearance this season. MI 52-3 in 11 overs.
Chennai are on top at the halfway stage of the Mumbai innings having picked up three wickets. MI 47-3 in 10 overs.
Pollard does not last long falling in the first ball after the strategic break holing out to Raina off Jadeja. MI 45-3.
K Pollard c Raina b Jadeja 1 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Morris bowls a tight over conceding just two runs. MI 45-2 in 9 overs.
Bravo misses a return catch off Pollard in the last ball of the over. MI 43-2 in 8 overs.
Chennai strike against Bravo takes a skier from Smith off his own bowling. MI 42-2.
D Smith c and b Bravo 22 (24b 2x4 1x6)
Mumbai have lost their first wicket as Jadeja traps Tendulkar leg before. MI 40-1.
S Tendulkar lbw b Jadeja 15 (18b 1x4 1x6)
Mumbai have struggled in the Powerplay overs reaching 32 for no loss.
Tendulkar has hit the first six of the match with an amazing paddle sweep to the fine leg fence.
Tendulkar gets his first boundary lofting Sharma over his head with a textbook shot.
Smith hits his second boundary flicking Morris to midwicket. MI 21-0 in 5 overs.
Smith hits the first boundary of the match blasting Sharma over his head. MI 15-0 in 4 overs.
Chennai open bowling with left arm spinner Jadeja as Tendulkar takes strike.
Mumbai have won the toss and opted to bat first against Chennai.
Chennai have made one change with left-arm seamer Pawan Suval comes in for Dhawal Kulkarni.
MI: D Smith, S Tendulkar, D Karthik, RG Sharma, K Pollard, A Rayudu, H Singh, M Johnson, L Malinga, P Ojha, P Suyal
CSK: M Hussey, M Vijay, S Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, C Morris, R Ashwin, B Laughlin, M Sharma
A place in the top four will be at stake for Mumbai Indians who take on table topper Chennai Super Kings in Match 49 of IPL6 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the early game on Sunday.
CSK have already sealed their berth in the IPL 2013 play-offs.
MI are placed fifth in the standings having won six of their ten matches this season.
They are locked in a mid-table race with several other teams.
CSK are on a roll having equalled the IPL record for the most consecutive wins having won their last seven matches.
They will be looking for revenge having lost a low-scoring match against MI by nine runs earlier this season.