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IPL 2020, MI vs CSK Cricket Match at Abu Dhabi Highlights: As it Happened

IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings latest update and live scores: CSK WIN: And two fours on the trot by Boult gives CSK their first win of the season. Du Plessis remains unbeaten on 58. In the end a comfortable win for the men in Yellow.

Mumbai vs Chennai (T20)


MI vs CSK Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 1 T20, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 19 September, 2020



(20.0) RR 8.10

Mumbai Rohit Sharma (C)
Chennai beat Mumbai by 5 wickets
Chennai MS Dhoni (C) (W)



(19.2) RR 8.59


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23:36 (IST)

Sam Curran: I have been used to the bubble with the England team. But you are used to seeing big crowds in IPL, so it was different. I haven't met a lot of the guys, came in a day before and was straight on the bus today. That was a good thing. I was very surprised that I went in. He (Dhoni) is a genius and thought something (about sending me before himself). We targeted that over (18th) and sometimes it comes off and sometimes it doesn't.

23:32 (IST)

After a disappointing loss, Rohit said, "None of our batsmen carried on for us, like du Plessis and Rayudu did for CSK. I think we were 85 in the first 10 overs. Credit to the CSK bowlers, they bowled well at the end to pull back things. Something for us to learn. Still early days. We all want to start really well, it's crucial in this tournament where momentum is important. Few things for us to learn from this game, we did make few mistakes. Hopefully we'll rectify those and come out smarter in the next game. We are used to cheering people for us, and we knew this. This is new normal, but I hope for a while and things will get better soon. We need to adapt to the pitches, it got better with the dew coming. You need to hit the gaps and focus on that part of the game. The opposition can tie you down, it's all about understanding what we need to do."

23:30 (IST)

And it was Rayudu who changed the game today

23:22 (IST)

CSK WIN: And two fours on the trot by Boult gives CSK their first win of the season. Du Plessis remains unbeaten on 58. In the end a comfortable win for the men in Yellow. 

23:21 (IST)

What's happening here. Dhoni, it seems has gotten out caught behing on the first ball. Bumrah drops the ball short, and Dhoni swings and misses. But replays show that he is not out. CSK just need five to win. It's 162/5. 

23:13 (IST)

OUT: Curran smashes Bumrah for a six on the very first ball of the 19th over. And the very next ball he tries to scoop the ball over fine leg, but is caught brilliantly by Pattinson. It is getting tight. The score moves to 153/5.

23:10 (IST)

SIX: Another twist here. Sam Curran has changed the game here in two balls as he smashes a six and a four. That brings the target under 20. CSK are 147/4 after 18 overs. 

23:06 (IST)

OUT: And suddenly Mumbai have another wicket. This time it's Krunal. The bowler bowls a straight ball and Jadeja is trapped in front of the stumps. Is there a twist in the tale here. It's 134/4. 

22:57 (IST)

OUT: Rayudu goes for a reverse sweep and Krunal misses the catch by a whisker. Mumbai needed that badly. Rahul has been unlucky today. Chennai are now heading towards a win, an easy one. But finally he has one. Rayudu goes for a shot and Chahar runs backwards to take the catch. The batsman goes for 21, CSK are 121/3. 

22:50 (IST)

Bumrah starts after the time out and du Plessis creams him through the covers for a four. This is excellent batting by him. Now the chase is getting easier for them with each passing ball. It's 113/2. 

22:42 (IST)

Pattinson comes back into the attack now. Faf has played it smart here and given the strike to Rayudu, who has been doing bulk of the scoring. This is CSK's game to lose now. They have batted their way back into the match. It's 105/2 after 14 overs. 

22:35 (IST)

50: Bumrah comes back into the attack now. MI desperate for a wicket here. Rayudu is playing a gem of an innings here. He dances down the track and hits Bumrah for a four over his head. That's his 19th fifty in the IPL. CSK move to 88/2 in 12 overs. 

22:27 (IST)

FOUR: Two misfields in two balls here. Rayudu gets two lucky boundaries here. First it was Bumrah, and then Boult. They have cost their team eight runs. This could just be the turning point in the match. It turns out to be a good over for CSK as they move to 70/2 in 10 overs. 

22:24 (IST)

50 PARTNERSHIP: And a little milestone for batsmen in the middle. Rayudu and Faf have battled well. They have now taken the score to 58/2 in 9 overs, They wouldn't want to lose a wicket here. 

22:18 (IST)

50 for CSK: And after eight overs, CSK have managed to bring up their fifty. The key for them has been Rayudu and du Plessis partnership. Still there is a long way to go. It's 51/2. 

22:15 (IST)

The run rate is going up slowly. CSK need this partnership to flourish. It looks like it is not an easy wicket to bat on at the start of the innings. So after 7 overs, CSK are 44/2.

22:14 (IST)


22:09 (IST)

FOUR: Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack now in the sixth over. And he is cranking up good speeds. He is getting the ball move back in nicely and Faf doesn't seem to be reading it very well. Rayudu ends the over with a slice over point. It's 30/2 after six overs. And it is a no ball. Rayudu smashes the fee hit for a six. Now the score is 37/2.

22:04 (IST)

FOUR: Rayudu has looked very positive ever since he has come on to the crease. And he cover driver Boult on the first ball of the fresh over. This partnership has been going well for them. End of the over and CSK are 23/2 after 5 overs.

22:00 (IST)

FOUR: And this time Rayudu starts Pattinson's over with a four. Short and wide, and the batsman pounces on it. That is the thing with CSK, they don't let the opposition take total control of the proceedings. CSK move to 19/2 after 4 overs. 

IPL 2020, MI vs CSK Cricket Match at Abu Dhabi Highlights: As it Happened

IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings latest update and live scores:CSK WIN: And two fours on the trot by Boult gives CSK their first win of the season. Du Plessis remains unbeaten on 58. In the end a comfortable win for the men in Yellow.

Preview: MI vs CSK, IPL 2020 Match 1 Preview: The two most decorated teams in the history of the tournament, finalists of the 2019 IPL, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will do battle once again in the much awaited opening game of IPL 2020 which will be played behind closed doors. The opening match of will be played in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.

CSK suffered two major setbacks as Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh opted out citing personal reasons. How MS Dhoni fills in the big boots of the two senior pros will be one of the things every one will have their eyes on.

However, who replaces Raina will be known only when matches begin. With Ruturaj Gaikwad also being ruled out of the campaign opener, Kedhar Jadhav may be asked to bat at No. 3. CSK have the option of opening with Faf du Plessis and Watson. But juggling the foreign players and including then in the XI is also something the team management will have to look at. A maximum of four foreigners can be part of a playing XI, and Watson and Dwayne Bravo could be among the automatic starters.

In the bowling department, either Lungi Ngidi or Josh Hazlewood could make the cut. CSK is expected to rely on South African Imran Tahir while Mitchell Santner of New Zealand so far spin is concerned.

Harbhajan and Ravindra Jadeja could have formed a lethal spin attack. However, with Harbhajan missing, Tahir's experience will become priceless. In such a situation, du Plessis could to miss the tournament opener, as the South African could find a berth in the XI if Dhoni opts to go with leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

The middle-order batting will once again rely on Bravo and the skipper Dhoni himself as both of them are capable of rotating the strike, accelerating the run-rate, and even changing the outcome of the game.

In the pace department, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar will lead the charge. If the situation demands, Chahar can be handy with the bat. It will be seen on the match day how the Chennai team management utilises Ngidi and Hazlewood.

On the other hand, three-time champions Mumbai Indians have strengthened their batting after signing swashbuckling Aussie batter Chris Lynn. Mumbai could pose a major threat to their opponents as Rohit has confirmed that he would open the innings with Quinton de Kock. The duo had accumulated a massive 565 runs from 15 games together last year. While Rohit gathered 405, the South African stumper amassed a massive 529 runs and if the duo repeat the show, the Chennai bowlers would experience a tough time in their campaign opener.

The other opening options, possibly in an emergency, are former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu. In the middle-order, Mumbai enjoys many options with the likes of experienced Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal. Sherfane Rutherford and Saurabh Tiwary are the other options for Mumbai.

Looking at the pitches in the UAE and their expected behavior, low and slow that will help spinners more, CSK hold an edge over Mumbai as they have Bravo in their ranks, who has the ability to utilise such conditions while Watson's experience could also come handy. Also, with Jadeja, Santner, and Piyush in their side, Chennai have more spin options than their opponents.

Overall, the two sides have met 30 times in the history of the IPL, with Mumbai winning 18 matches and CSK the rest.


MI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Aditya Tare, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson

CSK: MS Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Narayan Jagadeesan (wicket-keeper), KM Asif , Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir , Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore

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