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)
Indian Premier League, 2018Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20 July 2018
Mumbai Indians 165/4 (20.0)
Chennai Super Kings 169/9 (19.5)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 1 ) Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 1 wicket
IPL 2018 MI vs CSK Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings As It Happened
- 23:49 (IST)
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)
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)
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)
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
- 22:50 (IST)
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
- 22:40 (IST)
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
- 22:25 (IST)
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
- 21:44 (IST)
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
- 21:16 (IST)
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
- 21:01 (IST)
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
- 20:33 (IST)
Mumbai Indians 39/2 after 6 overs
Suryakumar Yadav goes big and finishes the powerplay with a big six over midwicket! Mumbai Indians are 39 for 2 after six overs! Strategic timeout available for Chennai Super Kings but they won't take it for now. Harbhajan Singh into the attack
- 19:32 (IST)
Toss: CSK opt to bowl
MS Dhoni is back as CSK captain! He wins the toss and Chennai Super Kings will be bowling first. Dhoni says there will be a bit of movement. Rohit Sharma says it is a challenge to play against CSK but adapting to the situation is key
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.