Mumbai: The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beats Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in the curtain-raiser of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
After being put into bat, by Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mumbai’s big-hitters and the title-holders were restricted to 162/9 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 163, the former champions were off to a disastrous start as they lost the wickets of openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay to find themselves in a spot of bother at 6/2 in the first two overs.
Ambati Rayudu (71 off 48 balls) blazed his way and Faf du Plessis (58 not out off 44 balls) more than made up for Suresh Raina’s absence at No. 3, helping CSK chase down a tricky 163-run target in 19.2 overs and with five wickets in hand.
Ambati Rayudu was adjudged the Man of the Match for his magnificent knock of 71 off 48 deliveries.