Ruturaj Gaikwad and Dwayne Bravo added fast runs in the direction of the backend of CSK innings.© BCCI/IPL
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs within the first match of the UAE leg of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai on Sunday. Dwayne Bravo was the star with the ball for CSK, ending with figures of three for 25 from his quota of 4 overs. Saurabh Tiwary stored Mumbai within the hunt with an unbeaten half-century however he ran out of companions because the five-time IPL champions finally fell 20 runs wanting the goal.
Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored an impressive half-century (88 not out) to assist CSK recuperate from a batting collapse that noticed them reeling at 24 for 4.
Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali scored a duck whereas Suresh Raina departed after scoring a streaky boundary.
Ambati Rayudu was retired harm after copping a blow on his elbow off a rising Adam Milne bouncer.
MS Dhoni too could not keep on the crease for too lengthy as he fell for 3 after dealing with 5 deliveries.
While wickets have been tumbling at one finish, Gaikwad stored the scoreboard shifting.
Ravindra Jadeja performed a vital knock of 26 and added 81 runs with Gaikwad for the fifth wicket.
A late cameo from Dwayne Bravo noticed CSK submit a complete of 156/6.
In the chase, Mumbai Indians received off to a flying begin however Deepak Chahar quickly eliminated Quinton de Kock and Anmolpreet Singh in fast succession to push the defending champions on the backfoot.
Kieron Pollard, Mumbai’s stand-in captain, tried to take the assault to CSK bowlers however Josh Hazlewood despatched him again for 15.
Bravo then picked up two wickets within the last over to take CSK to the highest of the desk.
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