MI vs CSK Highlights
Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL here on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blitering innings, while Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped home with four balls to spare. Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 162 for nine after Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl. The highlight of Mumbai’s innings was Saurabh Tiwary’s 42 off 31 balls and Quinton de Kock’s 20-ball 33 at the top. For CSK, Lungi Ngidi (3/38) was the most successful bowler while Ravindra Jadeja (2/42) and Deepak Chahar (2/32) captured two wickets apiece and Sam Curran (1/28) and Piyush Chawla (4/21) picked one each.
19.2 overs: FOUR! FOUR! And there it is. Faf du Plessis takes CSK home with a couple of boundaries. He remains unbeaten on 58 as CSK win the tournament opener by 5 wickets in Abu Dhabi.
End of 19th over: So, 5 needed off the last over as CSK collect 11 runs from Jasprit Bumrah’s penultimate over. Faf du Plessis also got to his fifty in the last over. Faf and MS Dhoni should definitely take CSK across the line from here. CSK 158/5
18.2 overs: OUT! A terrific catch from James Pattinson ends Sam Curran’s 6-ball 18 cameo. Jasprit Bumrah gets his first wicket of the match. MS Dhoni arrives at the crease with CSK needing another 10 runs from 10 balls.
17.5 overs: SIX! FOUR! Sam Curran is taking the game away from MI. He has scored 11 runs just 3 balls. A six and a four off Krunal Pandya and CSK are now inching closer to win. CSK 146/4
17.1 overs: OUT! Krunal Pandya fires one in straight and Ravindra Jadeja fails to read it completely. He is trapped in front and umpire raised his finger straightaway. No review taken as Jadeja walks back for 10. MI have pulling things back a bit with 2 quick wickets. Another surprise batting order change from CSK as Sam Curran arrives at the middle ahead of Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni. CSK 134/4
End of 17th over: A terrific over for Chennai Super Kings as Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis collect 13 runs from it. CSK now need another 29 runs in 18 balls. CSK 134/3
15.6 overs: OUT! A terrific catch from Rahul Chahar off his own bowling ends Ambati Rayudu’s stay at the crease. Rayudu, once again goes for the big hit but mistimes. Chahar runs back and takes a good neat catch. Rayudu walks back after scoring a scintillating 71. Ravindra Jadeja has been promoted up the order as he comes in ahead of Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni.
15.2 overs: Dropped! Big miss from Krunal Pandya at point. Ambati Rayudu goes for the big reverse sweep. Tries to go over the in-field but fails to time the ball. A diving Krunal goes for the catch but fails to hold on. That shoul dhave been taken. Rayudu gets a lucky reperive.
14.3 overs: FOUR! Faf du Plessis now looking in complete control. He is brilliantly using the crease against MI bowlers. On this occasion, he gives himself room against Jasprit Bumrah and hits the ball through extra-cover region to collect four runs. CSK 110/2
End of 13th over: Another good over for CSK as Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis collect 11 runs from it, including a six. Rahul Chahar has been pretty expensive. Has conceded 31 runs in his 3 overs so far. CSK 99/2
50 for Ambati Rayudu!
Slams Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery straight down the ground for a boundary and gets to his 19th fifty in the IPL. Rayudu is now looking very dangerous. Gets there in just 33 balls. Rayudu leading this run chase from the front. First 50 of IPL 2020. CSK 88/2
10.2 overs: SIX! A mammoth strike from Ambati Rayudu, this time off Krunal Pandya. Dances down the track and smacks him over the deep fence. Rayudu looking pretty solid at the moment against spinners. CSK 77/2
9.2 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Indiscipline from Mumbai Indians fielders costs them back-to-back boundaries. First it was Jasprit Bumrah at short fine leg then Trent Boult, in the deep fails to stop the ball before the boundary line. Rahul Chahar and skipper Rohit will not be happy with that. They are letting Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis settle in.
End of 8th over: After a terrific inside-out shot, Faf du Plessis finishes Rahul Chahar’s over with a comfortable single. Rahul gives away 8 runs in his first over. CSK also crossed the 50-run mark in that over. CSK 51/2
End of 7th over: Seven runs from Krunal Pandya’s first over. Skipper Rohit Sharma now mixing his bowling attack as he brings Rahul Chahar into the attack, replacing Jasprit Bumrah. CSK 43/2
End of 6th over: FOUR! SIX! Amabti Rayudu has taken apart Jasprit Bumrah on the last two balls of his first over. Collects four off the last ball which turned out to be a no ball. Then smacks him out of the park on the free hit. 14 runs from Bumrah’s first over. Powerplay also comes to an end with that mosntrous strike. CSK 37/2
End of 5th over: A tight over from Trent Boult comes to an end. Just four runs from it. And we have the first bowling change from skipper Rohit Sharma as he brings Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. CSK 23/2
3.1 overs: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for CSK. Faf du Plessis collects the first one off the last ball of Trent Boult’s over. Ambati Rayudu welcomes James Pattinson with a first-ball boundary at the other end. CSK 16/2
1.6 overs: OUT! James Pattinson strikes from the other end. Traps Murali Vijay right in front. That was the second time he hit Vijay on the pads and this time the umpire rules in his favour. Chennai in a bit of trouble right at the start of the run chase. They have now lost both their openers in the first 2 overs. Vijay falls for 1. CSK 6/2
0.5 overs: OUT! What a come back from Trent Boult. After getting hit for a boundary, rprevious ball, Boulyt gets to nip one back in and hits the inner pad of Shane Watson. Umpire rules him out straightaway. Boult strikes in his first over. Watson departs for 4. CSK 5/1
Murali Vijay and Shane Watson are out in the middle to start the CSK run-chase. Vijay to face the first ball. Trent Boult to start the proceedings for Mumbai Indians. A wide slip in place for him. Here we go!
MI innings- Chennai Super Kings’ pacer did a fantastic job in the death overs as they restricted Mumbai Indians to 162/9 in the lung opener in Abu Dhabi. Put into bat after losing the toss, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got off to a brisk start, adding 46 for the first wicket. But then both the openers departed in quick succession, giving Chennai a window of opportunity. Suryakumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwary then steadied the MI ship with a 44-run partnership but then Deepak Chahar, in his comeback over broke the dangerous-looking partnership. Tiwary and Hardik Pandya then took on the CSK bowlers and accelerated for MI but three wickets in quick succession dented their charge for a big total. In-form Kieron Pollard too failed to fire as CSK pulled back superbly after it looked as if MI were all set for a 200-plus score. For CSK, Lungi Nigidi was the show stopper as he took three wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar ended up with two wickets each. Piyush Chawla and Sam Curran also got a wicket apiece.
Mumbai Indians 162/9
Saurabh Tiwary 42
Quinton de Kock 33
Lungi Ngidi 3/38
Deepak Chahar 2/32
End of 20th over: Six runs and a wicket from Deepak Chahar’s last over of the innings. CSK have done brilliantly her , restricting MI to 162/9 after 20 overs.
19.1 overs: OUT! First-ball duck for Trent Boult as Deepak Chahar knocks him over. Mumbai Indians lose another one. They are now nine down. MI 156/9
18.4 overs: OUT! What a comeback from Lungi Ngidi. Third wicket for him and second of the over. James Pattinson tries to slog one out of the park but mistimes. Faf du Plessis completes a simple catch at long-on. Mumbai Indians innings falling like a pack of cards her ein Abu Dhabi. MI 156/8
18.1 overs: OUT! And this time its Kieron Pollard. Tries to hit Lungi Ngidi across the line but edges the ball straight to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Mumbai Indians losing the plot here in the death overs. Pollard walks back after scoring 18 runs. MI are now 7 down.
150 up for Mumbai Indians
Low full toss from Sam Curran on the pads and Kieron Pollard wasted no time on that one. Flicks it away towards the fine-leg region for a boundary as 150 comes up for Mumbai Indians in 17.4 overs.
17.2 overs: FOUR! James Pattinson goes down town. Half-volley from Sam Curran and Pattinson throws his bat at it. The ball goes straight down the ground and reached the fence on a couple of bounces. MI 149/6
16.1 overs: OUT! And straightaway after the strategic timeout, Lundgi Ngidi strikes for Chennai. Poor shot selection from Krunal Pandya and he gloves the ball straight to MS Dhoni down the leg side. Dhoni completes a sharp catch, diving low towards his right. Krunal falls for 3 as Mumbai now are in a bit of trouble. MI 136/6
14.5 overs: OUT! Another stunner from Faf du Plessis at the boundary line. Almost a repeat of the first catch but this time he takes down dangerous Hardik Pandya. Brilliant stuff from Faf as he catches the ball mid-air, running in towards the sight screen. Mumbai Indians lose two wickets in the same over. Hardik falls for 14. MI 124/5
14.1 overs: OUT! A terrific catch from Faf du Plessis at the boundary line. Saurabh tries to go for the big hit against Ravindra Jadeja but fails to time the ball properly. Faf at long-on catches the ball but then throws it back into field of play after not being ablr to balance himself at the fence. Completes the catch on the second attempt. Tiwary walks back after a well-made 42. MI 121/4
13.4 overs: Piyush Chawla hits the pad of sweeping Saurabh Tiwary and the CSK camp have taken the review. Replay and ball tracking confirm the on-field decision of not out. The googly from Chawla was missing the off stump by a margin. Saurabh survives. MI 120/3
12.4 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Saurabh Tiwary looking in great touch. Collects two back-to-back fours off Lungi Ngidi. He has now moved to 37 off just 25 balls. Both Saurabh and Hardik now looking to accelerate. MI 115/3
11.6 overs: SIX! SIX! Hardik Pandya stamps his authority straightaway with two back-to-back gigantic sixes. He has taken apart Ravindra Jadeja as 100 comes up for Mumbai Indians. Hardik in carnage mode straightaway. MI 105/3
10.6 overs: OUT! Deepak Chahar gets rid of Suryakumar Yadav on the final ball of his comeback over. Suryakumar tries to clear the fence but fails to connect the ball properly. Sam Curran completes a comfortable catch at long-on. Suryakumar departs for 17 as Hardik Pandya walks out to the middle. MI 92/3
End of 10th over: We are halfway through and Mumbai Indians have 86 on the board for the loss of Rohit Sharma (12) and Quinton de Kock (33). Suryakumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwary looking disciplined at the moment. They have added 38 off 29 balls. CSK will be happy with the way they have recovered after a poor start.
8.2 overs: SIX! First of the match and the tournament. Saurabh Tiwary reaches out and slams Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery over the long-on fence. 78-metre strike and the ball comfortably goes over the fielder at the fence. MI 75/2
7.5 overs: FOUR! Excellent strike from Suryakumar. Cuts Sam Curran’s delivery through point region and Piyush Chawla at third man is notable to stop the ball. MI 67/2
End of 6th over: Powerplay done and Chennai Super Kings have brought things under control now. Two wickets in two overs and MI now have two new batsmen at the crease. Suryakumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwary now have to rebuild for Mumbai from scratch. MI 50/2
5.1 overs: OUT! Now Sam Curran strikes from the other end. Quinton de Kock goes for the pull but mistimes the slower ball from Curran. Shane Watson at short mid-wicket completes a simple catch. De Kock walks back after scoring 33. MI 48/2
4.4 overs: OUT! Piyush Chawla strikes in his first over. Loose shot from Rohit Sharma as he chips the ball straight to Sam Curran and mid off. Rohit falls for 12 as CSK get the much needed breakthrough. Suryakumar Yadav comes in at No.3 for Mumbai Indians. MI 46/1
End of 4th over: Lungi Ngidi concedes 3 boundaries in his first over. Both Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock are on fire. 7 fours so far in the innings from both and that has forced MS Dhoni to bring in his spinner. Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. MI 45/0
3.2 overs: FOUR! Quinton de Kock now goes after his fellow countryman Lundi Ngidi. Hits him straight down the ground over the in-field to collect four runs. Both Rohit and De Kock making the most of the restrictions. MI 32/0
2.5 overs: FOUR! Taking advantage of the fielding restrictions. No deep square-leg and Quinton de Kock makes room for himself, smacks it in the vacant region to collect his second boundary. Chahar has not been good so far. MI 26/0
1.4 overs: FOUR! Wide outside off from Sam Curran and Rohit hits it past the point fielder and the ball once again races to the fence. This outfield looks pretty quick. Rohit looking in sublime touch at the moment. MI 17/0
End of 1st over: 12 runs from Deepak Chahar’s first over including a couple of boundaries. Sam Curran to share the new ball with Deepak from the other end. MI 12/0
0.4 overs: FOUR! Quinton de Kock joins the party as well. On the pads this time from Deepak Chahar and De Kock comfortably pushes it through the mid-wicket region to collect his first boundary. MI 9/0
0.1 overs: FOUR! Boundary first ball. And what a cracking start from Rohit Sharma. Half volley outside off from Deepak Chahar and Rohit hits it through covers to start the tournament with a boundary. The ball races to the fence. First slip is immediately removed by MS Dhoni. MI 4/0
A slight delay because of some problem with the sight screen but Rohit Sharma and CSK are now all set for the first ball. PLAY called by the umpire.
Deepak Chahar will open the proceedings for Chennai and is on his mark. Rohit Sharma to face the first ball of the tournament. Two slips in place for Deepak. Here we go!
MI vs CSK head to head in IPL
- MI won 17
- CSK won 11
CSK players led by MS Dhoni are out in the middle along with the match officials. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are also making their way out to the centre. We are just moments away from the start.
Playing XI for both teams
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Captains at the toss
Rohit Sharma: Would’ve bowled first as well, gets better under lights. Have been here few weeks, so understand conditions better. Before coming here, we had a camp in Mumbai. Also had quality practice out here in Abu Dhabi. Key here will be to understand conditions. Pitches for the practice matches will be similar to what we’ll get here. Ready to go. Way we’ve been playing cricket for the last couple of years has been good. All in all we’ve had good preparation. Now all about execution. Four overseas – Quinton, Pollard, Pattinson, Boult. NCN still not quite match fit with some niggles. Good opportunity for Pattinson who’s been bowling well for Australia.
MS Dhoni: Wanted to know if we can have a slip (in line with social distancing). Will bowl first. Late evening you get dew. Also to keep wicket in good condition they water it, so it tends to be tacky at the start. Have the liberty during lockdown to spend time on yourself to keep fit. Have to applaud every member of the squad. First six days in quarantine is very difficult. Felt each individual used that time well and nobody was disappointed or frustrated. The practice facilities were very good. After the first 14 days it was nice to get out. Being a gentleman’s game you don’t think about revenge (against MI). You think about the mistakes you made. Four overseas – Watto, Faf, Sam and Lungi.
TOSS NEWS: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins toss, opts to bowl against Mumbai Indians in season opener.
Fact- The last time IPL was partially held in UAE back in 2014, KKR emerged as the eventual champions.
CSK, on the other hand have had a rollercoaster of a ride even before the start of the tournament with COVID cases in their camp and veterans Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh pulling out. Skipper MS Dhoni, with a depleted side will have a mountain to climb if he has to take his team into the playoffs from here.
Comparing the two teams, Mumbai Indians seem to have the balance slightly tilted more to their favour with Rohit, Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal — the indomitable Kieron Pollard and the ‘King of Death’ bowling Jasprit Bumrah giving it a menacing look.
This evening, Rohit Sharma’s defending champions Mumbai Indians will be locking horns with Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in what is likely to be a fittingly exciting opening showdown
After close to three weeks of practice in the bio-secure bubble and the Australia and England players recently joining in from the United Kingdom, all the 8 franchises now look prepared and rearing to go for the 53-day tournament that will have a total of 60 matches.
With the world, including India, still finding it difficult to cope up with Covid-19 challenges, the 13th edition of the tournament comes as a sigh of relief for the cricket frenzy nation and with a promise of being a happy distraction.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.