new Delhi: In the opening match of the 13th season of IPL 2020, the team of Chennai Super Kings has beaten the team of Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets. In this match, the Mumbai team set a target of 163 runs in 20 overs in front of CSK. In response to this, Chennai Super Kings won the match by scoring 166 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. What is the reason that the defending champions Mumbai lost this match. Let’s look at 5 big reasons.
Mumbai Indians falter after good start
Mumbai Indians lost the toss after which he made a brilliant debut batting first. Captain Rohit Sharma and opener Quinton de Kock gave the team a good start. Both added a quick 4.4 over 46 runs for the first wicket. But after the dismissal of Rohit and DeCock, the wickets of Mumbai team kept falling at regular intervals, due to which the Mumbai (MI) team could manage 162 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Saurab Tiwary (42 runs) scored for Mumbai.
Middle order plunged
A major reason for the defeat of Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2020 against CSK is the middle-order failure. Actually the team’s openers gave a good start but later the middle order batsmen failed to capitalize on it well.
Pandya and Pollard’s bat did not work
Mumbai Indians finishers batsman and all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard could not show anything special in this match. Although Hardik must hit two consecutive sixes as soon as he came, but he could not take the innings longer than 14 runs. At the same time, Kieron Pollard could not score more than 18 runs.
Mumbai Indians could not take advantage of a good start for bowlers
To save 162 runs, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Trent Boult and James Pantison gave Chennai Super Kings two early blows. Because of which CSK score was 6-2. But after this, no bowler of the team was able to make much impact in the match.
Bad fielding garbled Mi’s fleet
In the inaugural match of the IPL, both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians saw poor fielding. But the Mumbai team lost the most chances. The team gave life to CSK Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis. Because of which Mumbai Indians were divided.