Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in the opening match of the 13th season of IPL. After winning toss, Mumbai scored 162 runs in 20 overs losing 9 wickets in the match played in Abu Dhabi. In response, CSK scored 166 runs losing 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. Chennai defeated defending champion Mumbai for the second time in the opening match of the IPL.
IPL: Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis shared 115-run partnership:
CSK, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, came off to chase a 163-run target and had a very poor start. The team had lost two wickets in the first 2 overs. After this, Ambati Rayudu (71) and Faf du Plessis (58) played brilliantly and shared a 115-run partnership for the third wicket. CSK topped the tally with this win securing 2 points. Mumbai Indians’ Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar took 1-1 wickets.
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians scored 162 runs :
Batting first, Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, had scored 162 runs after losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Saurabh Tiwari scored the highest 42, Quinton de Kock 33, Kieron Pollard 18 and Surya kumar Yadav scored 17 runs. At the same time, Lungi Ngidi took 3 wickets for CSK. He dismissed James Pattinson (11), Kieron Pollard (18) and Krunal Pandya (3).
Faf du Plessis took superb catches at the boundary:
At the same time, CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar took 2-2 wickets. Jadeja dismissed Saurabh Tiwari (42) and then Hardik Pandya (17). Faf du Plessis took superb catches at the boundary of both players. At the same time, Deepak sent Suryakumar Yadav (17) and Trent Boult (0) to the pavilion.