IPL 2020 Match 1, MI vs CSK highlights: Chennai beats Mumbai by 5 wickets

CSK players react after the wicket of Mumbai Indians player Quinton de Kock during the first cricket match of IPL 2020, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo: PTI

Half-centuries from Ambati Rayudu (71) and Faf du Plessis (58 not out), coupled with a blistering six-ball cameo from Sam Curran (18), helped last year's runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by five wickets in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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This is the first time CSK have beaten the MI after five matches in the IPL.

After limiting MI to 162/9 earlier in the evening, the CSK got off to a shaky start to their chase. Openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay were dismissed in the first two overs and the CSK found themselves 6/2 at the start of the third. However, the next wicket came only 14 overs later and during this time, du Plessis and Rayudu put up 115 for the third wicket to practically take the game away from MI.

Rayudu took the attack to the opposition, smashing six fours and three sixes in a 48-ball knock. He was also helped by MI not able to hold on to their catches, surviving a close call in the ninth over when he was on 27 and then later off the second ball of the 16th over bowled by Rahul Chahar. He eventually fell off the last ball of the over, with Chahar taking an impressive catch sprinting backwards off his own bowling.

However, Sam Curran then launched a six-ball blinder to close any chance that MI may have visualised of winning the match. du Plessis ended the match with consecutive fours off the first two balls of the 20th and last over.

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IPl 2020, Match 1: MI vs CSK 2020 highlights

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Playing 11 of both the teams: 

CSK playing 11: 
 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

MI playing 11: 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

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MI vs CSK rivalry in UAE: IPL had last been played outside of India in 2014 due to the national elections that year. A few matches of the tournament had at the time been played in the UAE. In the MI vs CSK match that was played in the UAE at Dubai International stadium, Mumbai had batted first and put 141-7 on the board. Chennai (142-3) had chased the target with seven wickets to spare.


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Over 19.2

du Plessis hits towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR and wins the match for CSK

Over 19.1

Boult bowls the last over.

Faf du Plessis hits over backward point for FOUR. Score is tied

Over 19, MI vs CSK live score: 158-5; Curran departs

Over Summary: 6 W 4 1 0 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 158-5 ; MS Dhoni (0), Faf du Plessis (50)

Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A slow bumper and Dhoni goes for pull shot, misses, follows by loud appeal, Umpire raises the finger. Dhoni takes reviews, there was no contact. 
 
Ball 4: A single for du Plessis and completes his FIFTY.
 
Ball 3: A slow bumper and du Plessis hits over extra cover for FOUR.

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Curran moves towards off side and tries to hit over short fine leg, gets a leading edge and Pattinson completes the catch. Sam Curran c Pattinson b Bumrah 18(6) [4s-1 6s-2]
 
Ball 1: Bumrah bowls a slow delivery and Curran whacks towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.

 

Over 18, MI vs CSK live score: 147-4; Jadeja departs but Curran hits a six and four

Over Summary: W 1 1 6 4 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 147-4 ; Sam Curran (12), Faf du Plessis (45)

Krunal Pandya [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Curran
 
Ball 5: Sam Curran hits towards extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Sam Curran smashes SIX towards cow corner.
 
Ball 3: A single for du Plessis
 
Ball 2: Sam Curran, left handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Krunal scalps Jadeja. Jadeja lbw b Krunal Pandya 10(5) [4s-2]

Over 17, MI vs CSK live score: 134-3

Over Summary: 4 1 2 1 4 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 134-3 ; Ravindra jadeja (10), Faf du Plessis (44)

James Pattinson [3.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Jadeja collects a single
 
Ball 5: jadeja hits FOUR
 
Ball 4: A single for du Plessis
 
Ball 3: du Plessis collects a couple of runs
 
Ball 2: A single for jadeja
 
Ball 1: jadeja hits towards square leg for FOUR.

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 

Over 16, MI vs CSK live score: 121-2; Rahul Chahar breaks 115-run stand

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 W ; Chennai Super Kings: 121-3 ; Ambati Rayudu (71), Faf du Plessis (41)

Rahul Chahar [3.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu tries to go for a biggie and gets beaten on flight, gets a leading edge and Chahar completes the catch, GONE. Rayudu c and b Rahul Chahar 71(48) [4s-6 6s-3]
 
Ball 5: du Plessis goes for a slog sweep, gets a top edge and ball falls in a no man land, a single taken.
 
Ball 4: A single for Rayudu.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis sweeps towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu plays a reverse sweeps and Krunal makes a superb effort at backward point to complete catch but fails to do so, a single taken.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis collects a single.

Over 15, MI vs CSK live score: 116-2

Over Summary: 0 1 4 1 2 Wd 2 ; Chennai Super Kings: 116-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (69), Faf du Plessis (38)

Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu squeezes the yorker on leg stump towards fine leg for a couple of runs as Pattinson makes an excellent effort at boundary line. 

Ball 6: A bumper, called wide
 
Ball 5: Rayudu flicks towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs
 
Ball 4: A yorker for Bumrah and du Plessis squeezes it for a single.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis smashes FOUR towards cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu collects a single
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 14, MI vs CSK live score: 105-2; CSK needs 58 runs in 36 balls

Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 105-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (64), Faf du Plessis (33)

James Pattinson [2.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Rayudu
 
Ball 5: A single for du Plessis.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu hits through mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Rayudu throws kitchen sink at full delivery, picks a couple of runs towards deep extra cover.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu comes down the wicket and tries to use long handle, misses.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis hits uppishly towards long-on for a single.

Over 13, MI vs CSK live score: 99-2; CSK needs 64 runs in 42 balls

Over Summary: 1 6 1 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 99-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (60), Faf du Plessis (31)

Rahul Chahar [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis hits down the ground for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 4: du Plessis works towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 3: Rayudu picks a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu comes down the wicket and hits inside out shot for SIX towards deep extra cover boundary
 
Ball 1: du Plessis presents full face of the bat and picks a single down the ground.

Over 12, MI vs CSK live score: 88-2; Rayudu hits fifty

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 4 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 88-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (52), Faf du Plessis (28)

Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu knocks towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Rayudu comes down the wicket and hits straight down the ground for FOUR
 
Ball 4: Bumrah beats Rayudu with a jaffa outside off.
 
Ball 3: du Plessis drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis pushes towards sweeper cover for a single.

Over 11, MI vs CSK live score: 81-2

Over Summary: 1 6 1 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 81-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (47), Faf du Plessis (26)

Krunal Pandya continues...

Ball 6: du plessis punches down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 5: Rayudu collects a single towards point.
 
Ball 4: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Rayudu clips towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu comes down the wicket and smashes towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis hits down the ground for a single.

Over 10, MI vs CSK live score: 70-2

Over Summary: 1 1 4 4 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 70-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (39), Faf du Plessis (23)

Rahul Chahar continues...

Ball 6: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Rayudu collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu chips over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Rayudu glances through short fine leg for FOUR, a lazy effort from Bumrah.
 
Ball 2: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu flicks uppishly towards deep square leg for a single.

Over 9, MI vs CSK live score: 58-2

Over Summary: 1 1 Wd 1 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 58-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (29), Faf du Plessis (21)

Krunal continues...

Ball 6: A single for Rayudu
 
Ball 5: du Plessis picks a single.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu pushes towards long-off for a single.

Ball 3: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: Rayudu hits towards mid-wicket and Rahul drops a tough chance, a single taken.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis knocks through extra cover for a single.

Over 8, MI vs CSK live score: 51-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 4 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 51-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (26), Faf du Plessis (18)

Rahul Chahar, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis comes down the wicket and hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis comes down the wicket and plays insideout towards wide of long-off fielder for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rayudu flicks towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 2: du Plessis taps towards mid-on region fpr a single.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu works towards mid-wicket for a single.

Over 7, MI vs CSK live score: 43-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 2 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 43-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (24), Faf du Plessis (12)

Krunal Pandya, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rayudu collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 5: Rayudu collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: du Plessis gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single
 
Ball 2: Rayudu nudges towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: du Plessis hits on backfoot towards sweeper cover for a sing;e.

Over 6, MI vs CSK live score: 37-2; Bumarh leaks 14 runs

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 3 N4 6 ; Chennai Super Kings: 37-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (20), Faf du Plessis (10)

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: FREE HIT, A bumper from Bumrah and Rayudu smashes a flat batted SIX towards deep mid-wicket. 

Ball 6: Rayudu slices a wide delivery outside off for FOUR, NO BALL CALLED.
 
Ball 5: du Plessis goes on backfoot and punches towards cover-point region for three runs.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 5, MI vs CSK live score: 23-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 23-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (10), Faf du Plessis (7)

Boult continues...

Ball 6: Boult beats Rayuduoutside off. 
 
Ball 5: Rayudu leaves going across delivery to keeper.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu taps towards cover-point for no run.
 
Ball 3: Boult beats Rayudu outside off.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu nudges towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: An angling across delivery, and Rayudu slices it towards deep point for FOUR.

Over 4, MI vs CSK live score: 19-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 1 0 2 ; Chennai Super Kings: 19-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (6), Faf du Plessis (7)

Pattinson continues...

Ball 6: A full delivery on the pads and du Plessis flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: An inswinger, Faf du Plessis tries to play on off side, gets hit on the pads for no run.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A short and wide delivery, Rayudu whacks through cover-point region for FOUR.

Over 3, MI vs CSK live score: 12-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 4 ; Chennai Super Kings: 12-2 ; Ambati Rayudu (1), Faf du Plessis (5)

Boult continues....

Ball 6: du Plessis drives between mid-off and extra cover for FOUR
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rayudu guides towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: du Plessis slices towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
Ambati Rayudu, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 2, MI vs CSK live score: 6-2; Pattinson traps Vijay in front of wicket

Over Summary: 0 Wd 0 0 0 0 W ; Chennai Super Kings: 6-2 ; Murali Vijay (1), Faf du Plessis (0)

James pattinson, right arm fast comes, into the attack

Ball 6: Pattinson traps Vijay in front of wicket. Vijay lbw b Pattinson 1(7)
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT

Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: DOT

Faf du Plessis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 1, MI vs CSK live score: 5-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 4 W ; Chennai Super Kings: 5-1 ; Murali Vijay (1), Shane Watson (4)

Vijay and Watson are at the crease. Vijay is on strike. Boult will open the attack

Ball 6: Boult traps Watson in front of wicket. Watson lbw b Boult 4(5) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: Watson thows kitchen sink at it and hits over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1:  Vijay collects a single.

Over 20, MI vs CSK live score: 162-9

Over Summary: W 1 0 1 2 2 ; Mumbai Indians: 162-9 ; Rahul Chahar (2), Jasprit Bumrah (5)

Deepak Chahar [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Bumarh hits towards wide of long-off for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Bumrah goes for a wild slog, gets a top edge ball falls at no man land near extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Another slow bumper and Rahul pulls towards deep square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: A slow bumper, Rahul Chahar misses it.
 
Ball 2: Jasprit Bumrah, right handed bat, comes to the crease and he flicks the hat-trick ball towards backward square leg for a single
 
Ball 1: Boult goes for wild slog, misses, and Chahar hits the top of leg stump. GONE, Boult b Chahar 0(1)

Over 19, MI vs CSK live score: 156-8

Over Summary: W 1 4 0 W 0 ; Mumbai Indians: 156-8 ; Rahul Chahar (1), Trent Boult (0)

Ngidi continues...

Ball 6: Rahul Chahar blocks the yorker. 

Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: Pattinson goes for a biggie, manages only a top edge, Faf takes yet another catch at long-off region. Pattinson c du Plessis b Ngidi 11(8) [4s-2]
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Pattinson slogs towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR, thanks to a miss field from Deepak Chahar.
 
Ball 2: Rahul Chahar, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: A short of length delivery and Pollard tries to play an cross batted shot, but manages only an edge to keeper, GONE. Pollard c Dhoni b Ngidi 18(14) [4s-1 6s-1]

Over 18, MI vs CSK live score: 151-6

Over Summary: 1 4 1 4 0 L1 ; Mumbai Indians: 151-6 ; James Pattinson (7), Kieron Pollard (18)

Sam Curran [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Pollard moves across the stump and gets an inside edge onto pads for a single.
 
Ball 5: Pollard hits back to bowler, no run.
 
Ball 4: Ball on the pads, Pollard glances through short mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Pattinson hits towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Pattinson smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Pollard flicks towards mid-wicket for a single.

Over 17, MI vs CSK live score: 140-6

Over Summary: W 1 1 1 1 0 ; Mumbai Indians: 140-6 ; James Pattinson (2), Kieron Pollard (13)

Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Pollard.
 
Ball 4: Pattinson pulls towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Pollard nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: James Pattinson, left handed bat, comes to the crease and steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Ball on the pads, Krunal tries to glance towards fine leg but manages only an edge, Dhoni takes a well diving catch. GONE, Krunal Pandya c Dhoni b Ngidi 3(3)

Over 16, MI vs CSK live score: 136-5

Over Summary: 0 6 1 1 0 2 ; Mumbai Indians: 136-5 ; Krunal Pandya (3), Kieron Pollard (11)

Chawla continues...

Ball 6: Pollard cuts behind point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Krunal taps towards point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Pollard collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Pollard smashes SIX straight down the ground.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 15, MI vs CSK live score: 126-5; Faf takes stunners to remove Hardik, Saurabh

Over Summary: W 1 1 1 W 2 ; Mumbai Indians: 126-5 ; Krunal Pandya (2), Kieron Pollard (2)

Ravindra Jadeja [3.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Hardik smashes straight down the ground and Faf again takes a STUNNER at long-off.  Hardik Pandya c du Plessis b Jadeja 14(10) [6s-2]
 
Ball 4: Pollard turns towards square leg fpr a single.
 
Ball 3: Hardik collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease and an inside edge towards leg side for a single.
 
Ball 1: Suarabh Tiwary goes for a big shit towards long-on, Faf du plessis takes a STUNNER. Saurabh Tiwary c du Plessis b Jadeja 42(31) [4s-3 6s-1]

Over 14, MI vs CSK live score: 121-3

Over Summary: 1 1 2 0 1 0 ; Mumbai Indians: 121-3 ; Saurabh Tiwary (42), Hardik Pandya (13)

Piyush Chawla [2.0-0-6-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hardik hits back to bowler. 
 
Ball 5: Saurabh slices towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Saurabh tries to play a sweep shot again, misses, follows by a loud appeal, umpire remains unmoved. Dhoni takes REVIEW. It was missing off stump. 
 
Ball 3: Saurabh sweeps towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: A flighted delivery outside off, Hardik tries to hit over extra, gets an inside edge to mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: A full delivery and Saurabh squeezes down the ground for a single.

Over 13, MI vs CSK live score: 116-3

Over Summary: 0 2 4 4 1 0 ; Mumbai Indians: 116-3 ; Saurabh Tiwary (38), Hardik Pandya (12)

Lungi Ngidi [1.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hardik taps towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery and Saurabh hits towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: A full delivery and Saurabh comes down the wickets and smashes through mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: A length delivery on off stump and Saurabh wallopes towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Saurabh chips over extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Saurabh hits towards mid-off for no run.

Over 12, MI vs CSK live score: 105-3; Hardik smashes two sixes

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 6 6 ; Mumbai Indians: 105-3 ; Saurabh Tiwary (27), Hardik Pandya (12)

Ravindra Jadeja [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A short delivery and Hardik smashes towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 5:Hardik whips towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Saurabh collects a single.

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 11, MI vs CSK live score: 92-2; Chahar scalps Suryakumar

Over Summary: 1 0 1 2 1 Wd W ; Mumbai Indians: 92-3 ; Saurabh Tiwary (26), Suryakumar Yadav (17)

Deepak Chahar [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A length delivery and Suryakumar hits straight down the ground but fails to clear the boundary, holed up to Curran at long-on. Suryakumar Yadav c Sam Curran b Chahar 17(16) [4s-2]

Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Saurabh pulls without any timing towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: A flat batted shot from Saurabh straight down the ground for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: An off-cutter and Suryakumar has no idea, gets an inside edge onto pads, A single taken.
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar pushed towards mid-off for no runs.
 
Ball 1: Saurabh drives towards long-off for a single.

Over 10, MI vs CSK live score: 86-2

Over Summary: Wd 0 1 0 0 1 0 ; Mumbai Indians: 86-2 ; Saurabh Tiwary (22), Suryakumar Yadav (16)

Piyush Chawla [1.0-0-3-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar chips just over extra cover for a single.

Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE

Over 9, MI vs CSK live score: 83-2

Over Summary: 1 6 2 4 1 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 83-2 ; Saurabh Tiwary (15), Suryakumar Yadav (21) 

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: Suryakumar collects a single
 
Ball 5: A single for Saurabh
 
Ball 4: Saurabh smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 3: A couple of runs for Saurabh Tiwary.
 
Ball 2: Saurabh Tiwary lofts over long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Suryakumar pushes towards long-off for a single.

Over 8, MI vs CSK live score: 68-2

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 4 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 68-2 ; Saurabh Tiwary (8), Suryakumar Yadav (13) 

Sam Curran continues...

Ball 6: A single for Suryakumar
 
Ball 5: Suryakumar smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: A single for Saurabh
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar slices towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Saurabh pushes towards cover for a single.

Over 7, MI vs CSK live score: 60-2

Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 1 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 60-2 ; Saurabh Tiwary (6), Suryakumar Yadav (7) 

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Saurabh.
 
Ball 5: A single for Suryakumar Yadav.
 
Ball 4: Saurabh dabs towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Suryakumar collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar drives uppishly over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Saurabh drives towards long-off for a single.

Over 6, MI vs CSK live score: 51-2; Curran scalps de Kock

Over Summary: W 0 2 0 1 0  ; Mumbai Indians: 51-2 ; Saurabh Tiwary (3), Suryakumar Yadav (1) 

Sam Curran [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Saurabh nudges towards point for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Saurabh clips towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Saurabh Tiwary, left handed batsman, comes to the crease and defends with full face of the bat.
 
Ball 1: de Kock tries to whack towards mid-wicket, hits straight to short mid-wicket. de Kock c Watson b Sam Curran 33(20) [4s-5]

Over 5, MI vs CSK live score: 48-1; Chawla scalps Rohit

Over Summary: 0 1 0 W 1 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 48-1 ; Quinton de Kock (33), Suryakumar Yadav (1) 

Piyush Chawla, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: de Kock taps towards cow corner for a single.
 
Ball 5: Suryakumar Yadav, right-handed batsman, comes at the crease and pushes wide of extra cover for a single
 
Ball 4: Rohit Sharma tries to hit over mid-off, but holed up to Sam Curran at mid-off. Chawla provides the much needed wicket for CSK. Rohit c Sam Curran b Chawla 12(10) [4s-2]
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: de Kock drives towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 1: de Kock tries to reverse sweep, fails to put bat on ball.

Over 4, MI vs CSK live score: 45-0; Ngidi leaks 18 runs

Over Summary: 1 4 2 Wd 4 Wd 4 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 45-0 ; Quinton de Kock (31), Rohit Sharma (12) 

Lungi Ngidi, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: de Kock collects a single towards deep backward point.
 
Ball 5: de Kock moves towards off side and paddles towards deep fine leg for FOUR.

Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: de Kock wallopes over mid-on for FOUR.

Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: de Kock cuts towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: de Kock smashes over mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 1:  Rohit flicks towards wide of fine leg for an easy single.

Over 3, MI vs CSK live score: 27-0

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 4 2  ; Mumbai Indians: 27-0 ; Quinton de Kock (16), Rohit Sharma (11) 

Deepak Chahar continues...

Ball 6: de Kock smashes towards mid-off and a miss-field from Curran allows de Kock a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: de Kock slogs towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Rohit drives towards a tad wide of mid-off for a quick single.
 
Ball 3: Rohit flicks towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 2: Rohit pushes towards mid-on as he present full face of the bat.
 
Ball 1: de Kock chops towards off side for a single.

Over 2, MI vs CSK live score: 19-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 4 1 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 19-0 ; Quinton de Kock (9), Rohit Sharma (10) 

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: de Kock collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Rohit punches towards extra cover and miss field gifts the batsman a single.
 
Ball 4: A wide delivery and Rohit slices through right of backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: de Kock cuts towards deep backward point for a single.
 
Ball 2: de Kock tries to smash towards mid-off, fails to get desired tining, DOT.
 
Ball 1: Ball on the pads, de kock fails to put bat on ball.

Over 1, MI vs CSK live score: 12-0

Over Summary: 4 1 2 4 0 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 12-0 ; Quinton de Kock (7), Rohit Sharma (5) 
 
Rohit and de Kock are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Chahar opens the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for de Kock,
 
Ball 5: de Kock cuts towards backward point for no runs.
 
Ball 4: de Kock flicks through short mid-wicket for FOUR
 
Ball 3: de Kock drives towards mid-on for a couple of runs thanks to miss-field from Murali Vijay at mid-on.
 
Ball 2: Rohit works towards a tad wide of mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Chahar starts with a loosener outside off and Rohit drives through cover for FOUR.

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CSK playing 11

Chennai Super Kings playing 11: 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.

MI playing 11

MI playing 11: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

MI playing 11 updates

Four overseas players for MI: Quinton, Pollard, Pattinson, Boult. 

WATCH MI vs CSK toss

CSK playing 11 updates

Super Kings has selected Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Billings and Shane Watson as overseas player

MI vs CSK match prediction

In the IPL 2020 opener, Mumbai Indians will start as favourites as it has a very well balanced side. The only thing that may come hindrance for its win will be the spin bowling department, which lacks variations. However as pitch report says there is grass on the wicket and may remain true throughout the game. 
MS Dhoni. Photo: PTI

PITCH REPORT

There is grass on the pitch and it seems the wicket may remain true. The par score at the Abu Dhabi wicket is 167 and it can be passed today, reckons Kevin Pieterson and Michael Slater.

Rohit, de Kock to open for Mumbai, says Jayawardene

Captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will be opening the batting for Mumbai Indians despite the franchise recruiting explosive Australian opener Chris Lynn for this season, coach Mahela Jayawardene said on Thursday. Rohit and De Kock made a formidable opening pair last season as MI won its fourth title.
 
"Having options is always great, Lynn is a great addition to the squad. But the combination of Rohit and Quinton has been phenomenal, they compliment each other very well," said Jayawardene in a virtual press conference.
 

MI vs CSK head to head stats:

Total matches: 28
MI won: 17
CSK won: 11

Head to head Mumbai Indians has an advantage as it won 17 out of 28 matches.

IPL 2019 final. Photo: PTI

MI vs CSK playing 11 prediction

MI tentative playing 11: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/ Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile/ Mitchell McLenaghan/ Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah

CSK tentative playing 11: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur/ R Sai Kishore. 

Match officials in IPL 2020

The 12 Indian umpires are: Anil Chaudhary, C. Shamshuddin, Virender Sharma, K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon, S. Ravi, Vineet Kulkarni, Yashwant Barde, Ulhas Gandhe, Anil Dandekar, K Srinivasan, and Pashchim Pathak.

CSK team news

Chennai Super Kings has been one of the most consistent teams since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. The team has been IPL champion thrice and made it to the final a total of eight times under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
 
In IPL 2020, too, much of the focus would be on skipper Dhoni, especially after he announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020. He would be making a return to the cricket field after a hiatus of more than a year, with his last appearance being during the 2019 World Cup in England. His fans would be eager to see him smash sixes, especially using the "helicopter" shot.
Photo: PTI

Mumbai Indians team news

The defending champions Mumbai Indians would begin their campaign in search of fifth IPL title under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, who won trophies in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
 
Can MI win their fifth trophy in the UAE? Well, on paper, Rohit Sharma’s side are favourites. Last year, Mumbai clinched its fourth IPL title with a thrilling one-run win over the CSK.
Photo: PTI

IPL 2020 prediction: Champions Mumbai Indians is bookies top favourite

Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians are the favourite of bookies and are currently priced at Rs 4.90, followed by Hyderabad SunRisers at Rs 5.60, according to bookies based in and around the city.
 
The IPL is set to begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). And the Gurugram police have given necessary directions to its Intelligence Wing, crime branch units, and the station house officers (SHOs) of the district to keep an eye on syndicates who run illicit betting rackets and start gathering information about such offenders.
 
On the other hand, bookies have clearly started 'work' away from the prying eyes of the police. Looking at the Mumbai Indians' past performance, they have picked Rohit Sharma's team as their top favourite.
 
"The Mumbai Indians are currently priced at Rs 4.90 in the IPL. They are followed by SunRisers Hyderabad at Rs 5.60, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Rs 5, Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 6.20, Delhi Capitals at Rs 6.40, Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 7.80, Kings XI Punjab at Rs 9.50, and Rajasthan Royals at Rs 10," said a bookie. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
IPL 2020. Photo credit: @IPL

Brett Lee feels CSK has variety in spin department

Former Australian speedster Brett Lee has tipped three-time champions Chennai Super Kings to win IPL 2020, saying the variety in their spin department gives them an advantage in the UAE conditions.
 
"CSK is up there. I have picked them to win and I think CSK have a good chance because of their spin attack," Lee said.
 
"With Santner, Jadeja needs to step up and be the no.1 spinner and CSK has got great variety and none of the spinners are same, so CSK is at an advantage for the conditions in the UAE as the tournament progresses." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Chennai Super Kings. Photo: PTI

MI to groom more finishers to reduce Hardik's workload: Jayawardene

Monitoring comeback man Hardik Pandya's workload is paramount for Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene as he intends to groom a "few more finishers" for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League, starting on Saturday.
 
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on last year's runners-up Chennai Super Kings in the opening encounter on Saturday, which will be Hardik's first game in a year having undergone back surgery for stress fracture last year.
 
"Hardik is coming back from an injury. So we will have to be mindful of that but he is looking very good in the nets. Both the players (Pandya brothers) have been fantastic for MI over the last three or four years. It brings a lot of energy to the group," Jayawardene said during MI's virtual media conference on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians' Hardik Pandya File Photo: PTI

Mumbai Indians full squad

Here is the full the squad of Mumbai Indians:

Player Team Retained/bought/traded Price (Rs cr)
Aditya Tare MI Retained 0.20
Anmolpreet Singh MI Retained 0.80
Anukul Roy MI Retained 0.20
Chris Lynn MI Bought 2.00
Dhawal Kulkarni MI Traded in 0.75
Digvijay Deshmukh (uncapped) MI Bought 0.20
Hardik Pandya MI Retained 11.00
Ishan Kishan MI Retained 6.20
Jasprit Bumrah MI Retained 7.00
Jayant Yadav MI Retained 0.50
Kieron Pollard MI Retained 5.40
Krunal Pandya MI Retained 8.80
James Pattinson MI Replaced Malinga 1.00
Mitchell McClenaghan MI Retained 1.00
Mohsin Khan (uncapped) MI Bought 0.20
Nathan Coulter-Nile MI Bought 8.00
Prince Balwant Rai Singh (uncapped) MI Bought 0.20
Quinton de Kock MI Retained 2.80
Rahul Chahar MI Retained 1.90
Rohit Sharma MI Retained 15.00
Saurabh Tiwary MI Bought 0.50
Sherfane Rutherford MI Traded in 2.00
Suryakumar Yadav MI Retained 3.20
Trent Boult MI Traded in 3.20

Here's what Rohit Sharma said ahead of IPL 2020

On the eve of the match, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma termed the MI vs CSK match as just an another game. Sharing his thoughts on ElClasico of the IPL, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that he enjoys playing against the Chennai-based side and will approach the game as any other fixture.
 
"Playing against CSK is always fun, we enjoy that battle. But when we play the game it is just another opposition for us and that is how we want to move forward," Rohit said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their official Twitter account. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
File photo of Rohit Sharma

MI vs CSK preview

The IPL 2020 will kick start with the marquee clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. It is going to be the battle between MI's batting firepower and Chennai's spin bowlers. Despite the high-octane clash featuring the two top teams that have a huge fan following, this match as well as the others will be played in empty stadiums due to Covid-19 pandemic. Both the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai side and Rohit Sharma captained Mumbai Indian are surely going to miss the crowd support this time around. 

CSK recently suffered two major jolts as Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh opted out of the tournament citing personal reasons. It will be interesting to see how a charismatic leader like Dhoni, known for calmly handling all types of tense situations, overcomes their absence. READ MORE


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