Abu Dhabi: The first match was played by the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. After winning the toss in the match, Chennai has decided to bowl first. Batting first, Mumbai Indians have given the Chennai Super Kings a target of 163 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Chennai Super Kings have beaten MI by 5 wickets in the first match of IPL 2020 on the basis of excellent half-century innings of Ambati Rayudu 71 (48) and Faf du Plessis’s unbeaten 58 (44).
With this, the team of CSK started the tournament with a win. Earlier, Sourav Tiwari played the highest innings of 42 runs for MI. On the other hand, Lungi Nigdi took 3 wickets from CSK. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar also took 2-2 wickets. At the same time, all the bowlers took one wicket for Mumbai.
Faf du Plessis leads CSK to victory
Faf du Plessis remained unbeaten till the end, scoring a brilliant innings of 58 runs in 44 balls to give CSK the victory. During this, he completed the 13th half-century of his IPL career.
CSK’s fifth wicket fell as Sam Karan. In such a situation, after 14 months, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come to the ground.
Jadeja became victim of Krunal Pandya
CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed leg-before by Mumbai Indians bowler Krunal Pandya.
Rayudu scored 71 runs.
The Chennai team has suffered a third setback. Ambati Rayudu, the set batsman, has been dismissed for 71 runs off the ball of Rahul Chahar for a long shot.
100 runs partnership between du Plessis and Rayudu
In front of Mumbai, CSK batsmen Ambati Rayudu and du Plessis have completed a 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Both have woven this excellent partnership in 76 balls in difficult times.
Rayudu fulfills Fifty
Ambati Rayudu, the dashing batsman of Chennai Super Kings, has completed 20 FIFTY of her IPL career.
CSK completes 50 runs
After a poor start, the innings of Chennai Super Kings has recovered. Rayudu and du Plessis together put the team’s score to 78-2 in 10.3 overs.
CSK scored 37-2 in Powerplay
Powerplay proved to be very bad for CSK’s team. The team played slow in the first 6 overs and scored 37 runs at the loss of 2 wickets.
Both CSK openers out
Chennai Superkings has had a poor start. Both the team’s openers Watson and Murali Vijay have gone out and walked towards the pavilion.
Bolt dismissed Watson
Chasing a target of 163 runs, CSK has a poor start and team opener Shane Watson has been out for 4 runs. Watson was dismissed by Trent Boult.
163 target in front of CSK
CSK 163 runs have been targeted by Mumbai Indians. Earlier, Mumbai team scored 162-9 in 20 overs in their first innings.
Pollard out by scoring 18 runs.
In the death over, Mumbai Indians have suffered a major setback. Explosive batsman Kieron Pollard was the pavilion by Chennai fast bowler Nigdi for 18 runs.
Faf du Plessis took two amazing catches
The fifth wicket of Mumbai Indians team has fallen as Hardik Pandya. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Hardik Pandya and Tiwari in his over. Fife du Plessis made two amazing catches to Tiwari for 42 runs and Pandya for 14 runs.
Hardik Pandya showed his attitude as soon as he came
After the dismissal of Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya made his intentions clear by hitting 2 consecutive sixes in the over of Ravindra Jadeja.
Suryakumar Yadav out
Mumbai Indians have suffered a third setback as Suryakumar Yadav. Yadav was caught by CSK Deepak Chahar in the hands of Sam Karan. Yadav scored 17 runs.
Mumbai Indians got off to a good start in the Pavare play
Of course Mumbai Indians have dropped 2 wickets. But the team of Mumbai Indians showed a wonderful game in the power play, batting 51 runs in 6 overs.
Become a victim of decock
After a good start, the team of Mumbai Indians has faltered. After captain Rohit Sharma, Quinton Dickock has also become a victim of CSK’s Sam Karan by scoring 33 runs.
Rohit Sharma out
Mumbai Indians have got their first setback. Rohit Sharma is out after scoring 12 runs. Piyush Chawla of CSK sent Rohit to the pavilion. Mumbai score 48-1 in 5 overs.
Good start of mumbai
Mumbai Indians have had a good start against CSK in the first match of IPL 13. The pair of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have scored 27-0 in 3 overs.
Playing XI of both teams:
Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kirron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah.
Chennai: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Samyul Karran, lungi cash