In the first match of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians (CSK beat Mumbai). Chennai Super Kings won by five wickets. Ambati Rayudu and Faf Du Plessis were the heroes of Chennai’s victory, who played brilliant half-century innings. Rayudu scored 71 runs in 48 balls. At the same time, Du Plessis scored an unbeaten 58 runs. There was a century partnership between Ambati Rayudu and Du Plessis. Both added 115 runs for the third wicket to determine Mumbai’s defeat.
Batting First, Mumbai had scored 162 runs in 20 overs by losing 9 wickets. Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians after five consecutive defeats. At the same time, the Mumbai Indians team lost the first match of IPL for the 8th consecutive time.
Chennai’s Best Bowling Attack
Chennai bowlers also played an important role in the team’s victory. Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets for 32 runs in 4 overs. Sam Curran took 1 wicket for 28 runs. Lungi Ngidi proved expensive but took 3 wickets. Piyush Chawla took 1 wicket for just 21 runs in 4 overs. Jadeja took 2 wickets for 42 runs in 4 overs.
Mumbai Indians Disappointing Batting
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and invited Mumbai Indians to bat first. Mumbai opener Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock made a tremendous start. Both shared a 46-run partnership for the first wicket. But after that, the Chennai Super Kings bowlers retaliated. Piyush Chawla defeated Rohit Sharma in his first over for 12 runs. After two balls, Sam Curran also hunted De Kock on a personal score of 33 runs.
Saurabh Tiwari’s Best Inning
After losing two quick wickets, Saurabh Tiwary and Suryakumar Yadav took the innings and both added 44 runs for the third wicket. But then Suryakumar gave a wicket to Deepak Chahar in a big shot. Ravindra Jadeja’s over in the 15th over, Mumbai Indians get two tough shocks. The batsmen, who were set at the crease, were caught by Du Plessis after playing brilliant innings of 42 runs. In the same over, Hardik Pandya also lost his wicket for 14 runs to hit an aerial shot. In the last 6 overs, the team of Mumbai Indians could add only 41 runs and lost 6 wickets. As a result, the team could only score 162 runs.
Chennai Started Off Poorly
Chennai started badly and lost the wickets of both openers Shane Watson (four) and Murali Vijay (one) in the first two overs. This was the time when Mumbai had not made the bowling debut with Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah came for the sixth over and Rayudu welcomed him with two fours and a six to bring the score to 37 for two in the powerplay. He also skillfully performed the innings with Du Plessis and meanwhile demonstrated his art of long shots. Both the Mumbai spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya did not have one in front of them.
Faf Du Plessis And Ambati Rayudu Sensible Partnership
Rayudu also made his first half-century in this IPL, which is his 26th half-century in T20. He also got his life on a personal score of 69 but in the same over, he played a shot waving in the air and got caught. Chennai then needed 42 runs off 24 balls. Ravindra Jadeja (10) also could not do anything special but Curran (18 off six balls) made Chennai’s work easy by hitting sixes on Krunal and Bumrah’s over. Du Plessis completed his 13th half-century in the IPL and then hit a winning four.