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IPL 2018, MI vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 1 wicket, as it happened

IPL 2018 opening match saw Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by one wicket in a thrilling contest in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: April 8, 2018 2:23:29 am
ipl live mi vs csk IPL 2018 MI vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians in opener. (PTI Photo)

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)

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IPL 2018 MI vs CSK Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings As It Happened

00:50 (IST)08 Apr 2018

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.

00:06 (IST)08 Apr 2018
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

00:04 (IST)08 Apr 2018
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."

23:54 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:53 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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!

23:49 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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.

23:46 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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!

23:42 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:39 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:37 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:34 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:31 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:24 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:17 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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.

23:14 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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.

23:09 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

23:06 (IST)07 Apr 2018
CSK 84/5

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

23:00 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

22:50 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

22:47 (IST)07 Apr 2018
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

ipl 2018 live mi vs csk

IPL 2018 begins with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. These two are the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai have won the IPL title for a record three times. They will be looking to defend their title with their first match at home ground at Wankhede Stadium. Chennai Super Kings have won the title two times. They were banned for two seasons in after the 2015 edition of IPL and are now back for the new season. MS Dhoni is back at the helm for them and he will to work his magic and lead the team to yet another title. So this is a clash between two very strong teams and both look to begin on a winning note. Wankhede Stadium is ready for the first match and so is every cricket fan around the world for the biggest T20 League in the world.

 

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