CSK vs MI: Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have locked horns in an intense battle in the opening IPL 2020 match.
Mumbai Indians (MI) will bat first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 opener against Chennai Super Kings at the Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the throw and chose for field first.
The thirteenth version of the IPL was moved out of India because of the rising Covid cases in the nation. Dhoni, who reported his retirement from global cricket in August, will be back in real life after a hole of more than 13 months. The two groups lost central members in front of the competition.
Safeguarding Champions Mumbai will start their title guard without the administrations of Sri Lanka quick bowler Lasith Malinga while CSK will take the field without Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh in the current year’s IPL.
CSK beat MI by 5 wickets, Rayudu, Du Plessis star with the fifties.
Boult sends a shorter delivery and its slow. Du Plessis pulls it firmly off the front foot for the win. CSK win by five wickets.
Slow ball by Boult. Faf du Plessis slashes it over point for four runs. CSK need one run in five balls.
It was a length ball wide outside off by Boult. De Plessis sends it to the left of mid-off for a four. After three overs, Chennai Super Kings are 12/2 and need 151 runs in 17.0 overs.
Pattinson sent a full length delivery. Vijay missed it after attempting a flick. Faf du Plessis asked him to opt for review after the umpire adjudged it as lbw, but he decided to walk back.
In comes, Ambati Rayudu.
It was a full and swinging delivery by Boult, which came in sharply from off stump. Watson tried to drive it, but his front leg was there on the leg side and it goes into the back portion. The umpire adjudges it as lbw. In comes, Faf du Plessis.
Two runs! Mumbai Indians set a 163-run target for Chennai Super Kings!!
Chahar overpitches the last ball at middle stump. Bumrah hits it towards the right of long-on, and also comes back for a second. Mumbai Indians finisht at 162/9.