IPL 2018 MI vs CSK: Talk about comebacks and Chennai Super Kings would give you a perfect script. Playing the IPL after a gap of two seasons, Chennai made a winning returning to the league, beating the defending champions Mumbai Indians by one wicket in the Indian Premier League opener. Chasing a total of 166, Chennai were in trouble with 7 down in the 15th over but then Dwayne Bravo scored a fifty and brought them back. They needed 27 off two overs when Bravo, single-handedly made it 7 needed off 7 balls. He was dismissed at this moment. Kedar Jadhav, injured due to a hamstring, came in to bat and hit a six off the fourth ball of the final over and then a four to seal the game. Mayank Markande had derailed CSK with a stunning spell of spin bowling. Mumbai Indians posted 165 for 4 after CSK had won the toss and elected to bowl (IPL 2018 MI vs CSK SCORECARD FULL)
IPL 2018 MI vs CSK Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings As It Happened
That is all from our side. A brilliant match to begin this season of Indian Prmeier League. Join us tomorrow for two games. Kings XI Punjab take on Delhi Daredevils in Mohali at 4 pm IST and then Kolkata Knight Riders take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens at 8 pm IST. In case you missed the today's match, here is the full MI vs CSK report.
Dwayne Bravo is the man-of-the-match
"It was a great tean effort and I dedicate this victory to CSK fans. They have waited for long. This is the best T20 game for me. I wanted to give myself the best opportunity to start the tournament and was focused on batting." - Dwayne Bravo
MS Dhoni after the win
"It is because of the competition. CSK vs MI and also for RCB and MI. We are coming back and they are eager to see the yellow jersey. When I was in the dressing room, I was thinking the quantum of losing should not big. If there is a chance to win, win. But if you lose, the margin should not be big. Good to see Bravo take the responsibilty. I don't think we batted well as a team.
"The kind of player we have, they are more like horses for courses. We have to keep an eye on players who are injury prone and going into the playoffs we need to keep an eye. If we qualify for playoffs, it will be here and there contribution from players."
Rohit Sharma after the match
"Not feeling well at the moment, but you gotta give credit to Bravo. We failed to get the yorkers right. The last 3 overs didn't go our way. We were 10-15 runs short. Bravo bowled well towards the end. It was just his day today" - Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians captain
Bravo, Jadhav heroes for CSK
Kedar Jadhav, injured due to an hamstring, comes out to bat in the final over and them plays three dot deliveries. He then gets on one leg and hits that six and the final four. Bravo set it up for CSK with that fifty. Scenes in the CSK dressing room. What a game to begin the season!
CSK WIN BY 1 WICKET!
What a game! Kedar Jadhav has done it for CSK. They win by one wicket. Jadhav hits one through covers and for four. They win with one ball to spare. On their return to the IPL, CSK do a CSK thing.
KEDAR JADHAV HITS A SIX!
EXTRAORDINARY FROM KEDAR JADHAV! WHAT A STRIKE OVER FINE-LEG! He shuffles across and then scoops it for six. Chennai Super Kings need 1 run off 2 balls. This is crazy stuff! Wankhede chanting CSK, CSK!
WICKET! Dwayne Bravo out
Dwayne Bravo is caught at covers! CSK are 9 down and need 7 runs off six balls. Bravo hit a six off the 5th ball to bring the target down to 7 off 7 balls but then is caught. Jadhav comes out to bat. He is injured but this target is achievable. Mustafizur Rahman is the bowler for Mumbai
SIX and SIX!
BRAVO HAS TWO SIXES FROM TWO BALLS! What hitting from Bravo. He sends one over extra-cover and then a full-toss over deep mid-wicket. 15 needed off 10 balls. What a turnaround. My goodness
Bravo beauty! 27 need off 12
Dwayne Bravo keeps CSK in the game! 20 runs off the 18th over. Bravo with a two sixes and a four. CSK need 27 from 12 balls. Jasprit Bumrah is the bowler for Mumbai. Bravo is on strike for Chennai
SIX, SIX - Bravo goes big
Dwayne Bravo goes six and six! The first one is straight back over the bowler's head. Just clears the fence. The second one is over mid-wicket. That was high but still travels the distance. Brilliant hitting. He is keeping CSK in the game
WICKET! Mark Wood c Mustafizur Rahman b Hardik Pandya 1
Hardik Pandya returns into the attack and gets a wicket! Mark Wood is his latest victim. A short ball pulled by Wood straight to deep fine-leg. Mustafizur makes no mistake
Chennai Super Kings 115/7 after 16 overs
Strategic timeout! Chennai Super Kings have their task cut out here. They are 115 for 7 and need 51 runs from 24 balls. Dwayne Bravo and Mark Wood are the two batsmen out in the middle. It's not impossible but will be difficult. A thrilling finish on the line here
WICKET! Harbhajan Singh c Jasprit Bumrah b Mitchell McClenaghan
Harbhajan Singh is the latest batsman out for Chennai Super Kings. He is caught at third-man off McClenaghan. CSK in deep trouble here. That was a slower one from McClenaghan and Harbhajan could only manage to send it to third man.
Chennai Super Kings 97/6 after 14 overs
Chennai Super Kings are 97 for the loss of six wickets after 14 overs. Kedar Jadhav is retired hurt. They need 69 more runs from 36 balls. This will take a lot to win from here. Mitchell McClenaghan is back to bowl a new over.
WICKET! Deepak Chahar st Ishan Kishan b Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande gets another! Deepak Chahar goes for the big shot and comes down the pitch. It's a googly and Chahar has missed it completely. Ishan Kishan is quick to remove the bails. Mumbai tighting the grip on this match
Dwayne Bravo launched Mayank Markande for a straight six and soon Kedar Jadhav pulled his hamstring and the physio is out on the field. He looks in real trouble. There is a delay in the play. Now, Jadhav is walking off the field and Deepak Chahar is coming out to bat
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja c Suryakumar Yadav b Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman strikes now! Ravindra Jadeja skies one in the air. It is a slower delivery and he gets no distancec on it. Suryakumar Yadav is a good fielder and makes no mistake in taking that catch. Number five down for CSK
CSK 56/4 after 10 overs
At the halfway mark in their chase, Chennai Super Kings are 56 for 4. They need 110 more runs from 60 balls at 11 runs per over. A big ask but CSK do have some big hitter down the other. They need a good partnership for now. Mayank Markande into the attack again
CSK 51/4 after 9 overs
Mayank Markande has put Mumbai Indians right on top in this game. Chennai are 51 for the loss of four wickets after 9 overs. They need 115 more runs from 66 balls. Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav are the two batsmen at the crease for CSK now
WICKET! MS Dhoni LBW b Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande has dismissed MS Dhoni LBW! A big, big wicket for the youngster. Mumbai Indians are taking control of this game and through the young spinner. Dream debut for him. It is a wrongún and Dhoni fails to read it. He is plumb. But umpire says not out. Mumbai review. 3 reds. Strategic timeout with CSK 51/4
CSK 49/3 after 8 overs
Chennai Super Kings have been pushed back after those three quick wickets. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav the two batsmen out there for them and Chennai would like them to continue for a long period. The target is 166 runs
WICKET! Ambati Rayudu LBW b Mayank Markande
Another wicket for Mumbai and a dream IPL debut for Mayank Markande! It's a googly first up to Ambati Rayudu and though he read it, he missed it completely. Plumb in front. Chennai are three down now. MS Dhoni walks out to bat at number five
WICKET! Suresh Raina c Krunal Pandya b Hardik Pandya 4
Big, big wicket for Mumbai! Suresh Raina is walking back to the hut, caught Krunal b Hardik. The ball hit Raina high on the bat and there was no control over the shot. Goes straight to Krunal at mid-on. That is the end of Raina and after powerplay, CSK are 42/2
Chennai Super Kings 39/1 after 5 overs
Mumbai Indians keeping a tight line to Chennai batsmen. Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu are out in the middle and Chennai are 39 for the loss of one wicket after five overs. They need 127 more runs from 90 balls
WICKET! Shane Watson c Evin Lewis b Hardik Pandya 16
First wicket for Mumbai Indians! Hardik bowled one wide and Watson sent it for six. So this time he bowls it slower and wicket-to-wicket. Watson falls for it as it looks a half-volley. The slower delivery has done the trick. He is early into the shot and it goes high up in the air to deep square-leg where Watson is caught.
Mumbai need wickets
Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu can take the game away from Mumbai Indians if they do not break this stand early. Some bowling line Dwayne Bravo could help
Chennai Super Kings 16/0 after 2 overs
Ambati Rayudu gets two fours in the second over. Mustafizur erring his line and gets punished. Chennai are 16 for no loss after two ovets. Jasprit Bumrah replaces Mitchell McClenaghan in the attack and will bowl the third over
Chennai Super Kings chase 166
Chennai Super Kings openers Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson are out in the middle for the chase of 166-run target. Mitchell McClenaghan will open the bowling for Mumbai Indians. This is going to be a thrilling contest
Mumbai Indians post 165/4
Dwayne Bravo, wow! He gives only five runs off the final over and Mumbai Indians finish with 165/4. Krunal Pandya and Hardik tried the big shots but could not get that. Hardik was injured after the final run. He is in pain and is carried off the field with two players. Mumbai Indians will hope he is alright as they need him to bowl. Chennai Super Kings need 166 from 20 overs
Final over: Mumbai Indians 160/4
Mark Wood gives 17 runs in the penultimate over! Good over for Mumbai Indians with one more to go. Dwayne Bravo will bowl the final over. How many runs can Mumbai score from that. Here is the final over of the innings
Mumbai Indians 143/4 after 18
What an over from Dwayne Bravo. He mixed up his deliveries nicely and went for only three runs in the 18th over! This is what Chennai needed here. Brilliant stuff from Bravo. Mumbai Indians are 143 for the loss of four wickets after 18 overs
Mumbai Indians 140/4 after 17 overs
Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya have done brilliantly well for Mumbai Indians to get them to a score of 140 for 4 after 17 overs. They have not felt the pressure and played their natural games. Both are scoring at a strike rate of over 150
SIX! Krunal Pandya clears the boundary
Krunal Pandya with a big shot to begin the 17th over! Short of a length delivery from Wood which is easily picked by Krunal. He pulls it with power and it clears the square-leg fence. Brilliant hit that. Mumbai Indians need more of that in these final overs
Mumbai Indians 117/4 after 15 overs
The two quick wickets from Chennai Super Kings have slowed down Mumbai Indians. 15 overs bowled and strategic timeout from Mumbai Indians, who are 117 for the loss of four wickets. The Pandya brothers -- Krunal and Hardik -- are out in the middle
WICKET! Ishan Kishan c Mark Wood b Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir is off for a run! Ishan Kishan took runs off him but Tahir has the last laugh after getting his wicket. Top edge which goes to short third man and Kishan is out. A wicket at the wrong time for Mumbai. Chennai will love this
WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav c Harbhajan Singh b Shane Watson 43
Shane Watson returns to break the stand! Suryakumar holes out in the deep and Harbhajan Singh takes a good catch. A slower bouncer from Watson and Surya was in no position to play it. Goes to fine-leg where Harbhajan Singh takes a good catch
Mumbai Indians 91/2
Just like Tahir, Dwayne Bravo goes for runs in his opening over. Suryakumar Yadav goes 4 4 4 off the first three deliveries. Brilliant comeback from Mumbai Indians. After 10 overs they were 66/2. They have taken 30 runs off the nine balls since then
Ishan Kishan attacks Imran Tahir
4 6 4 - 14 runs off the first three ball of the Imran Tahir over. Some stunning shots from Ishan Kishan. He took the attack to the leg spinner. Brilliant start to the over and pressure is back on Chennai. 11th over going on
Zaheer, talks like a bowler
Deepak Chahar and Shane Watson got some early swing off the pitch which troubled Rohit Sharma in the opening over. Zaheer Khan, the former India bowler, is happy that there was some help for the bowlers
Good to see some swing at the start of #ipl2018 wickets in hand going to be key for Mumbai Indians to put up a good score— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) April 7, 2018