Worcestershire Rapids 2023 Vitality Blast signing Mitchell Santner produced another significant contribution for Chennai Super Kings in their seven-wicket win over home side Mumbai Indians in their latest Indian Premier League fixture.
The left-arm spinner picked up two important middle-order wickets and finished with figures of 4-0-28-2 as Mumbai were restricted to 157-8 after being put into bat.
It followed on from his tight spell of 1-21 in four overs during the high-scoring win over Lucknow Super Giants when 422 runs were scored.
Santner bowled the fifth over and then came back to strike in successive overs – the eighth and tenth – to help reduce Mumbai to 76-5.
The New Zealand star had Suryakumar Yadav (1) caught down the legside off the glove on review after he had initially been given not out.
Santner then came around the wicket and trapped Arshad Khan lbw for two
The 31-year-old, who will be back at New Road for a third spell, returned for the 15th over in which he only conceded four runs.
Ajinkya Rahane’s 61 from just 27 balls ensured the Super Kings reached their target with 11 balls to spare.