Finally, the moment has arrived for which Indian fans are waiting for a long time. The Dream 11 IPL 2020 is started yesterday. It brings joy to the faces of cricket fans around India and across the world. Indian fans did not see their favorite cricket start in action for six months. The other most important thing that every Indian and Chennai Super Kings fans are waiting for is to see their captain cool Thala MS Dhoni after a gap of 437 days. Yes, The last time he played competitive cricket is that much longer. So last night brings happiness to the faces of Indian fans across the world.
Mumbai Indian takes a flying start
The match starts at 7.30 pm IST(Indian Standard Time). The CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and choose to bowl first as he mentioned there might be dew in the latter half of the innings. For Mumbai Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock kick-start the innings. Rohit hits a splendid cover drive four on the very first ball to Deepak Chahar. De Kock went off to a flying start as the opening stand put 46 runs in 4.4 overs. Rohit Sharma departs at 12(10) to leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. In the very next over De Kock give wicket to Sam Curran in his first ball of the over after scoring a beautiful 33 from 20 balls.
CSK bowlers fight back
Saurabh Tiwary and Surya Kumar Yadav build the innings after two quick wickets. But Yadav departs soon at 17(16). Hardik Pandya who comes to bat at no.5 takes just 3 balls to hit 2 back to back sixes to Jadeja. Tiwary also playing brilliantly. They were at 121-3 after 14 overs. In the 15th over both of them dismissed to Jadeja while Faf taking two stunner catches at the boundary . Pollard, Krunal Pandya did not perform that much. CSK made a great comeback as Mumbai at one stage seems to go above 180 plus runs at last they restrict to 162/9 in 20 overs.
A tricky start for CSK and a great start from Mumbai bowlers
The chase of 163 target becomes tricky when both opening bowlers of Mumbai Indians take back to back wickets in 2 overs. Trent Boult and James Pattinson bowl brilliantly in the powerplay. They have scored only 37 runs at the lost 2 wickets in the powerplay. After an early setback given by the Mumbai Indians, CSK experienced duo Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis takes charges in the absence of Suresh Raina. Especially Rayudu playing superbly from the two’s. He hits four and a six on a free hit of Jasprit Bumrah bowling. Once he set he plays some beautiful shots in cover against leg spinner Rahul Chahar.
The Master class of Rayudu & CSK win by 5 wickets
After a brilliant partnership of 115 runs Ambati Rayudu departs to Rahul Chahar where he takes a stunning running back catch. But that’s too late Rayudu already made enough damage. He scored match-winning 71 runs from 48 balls in the pressure situation and takes the team to the winning position. In the end, Sam Curran plays and nice cameo of 18 from 6 balls and take the game completely away from Mumbai Indians. While Faf du Plessis does the rest of the thing with its calm innings of 58 from 44 balls and secures the win by 5 wickets. This is CSK’s first win in six matches after the one-wicket win in the opening game of IPL 2018 against Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu has been awarded man of the match for his match-winning knock of 71 runs from 48 balls with 6 fours and 3 beautiful sixes.
MS Dhoni surprised everyone
Ms dhoni came to bat at no. 7 after Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran which surprised everyone including its fans and commentators. The only reason see behind this was the left and right-hand combination. The plans also work from them as both Jadeja and Curran played their parts nicely in the chase of 163.
Ms dhoni given caught behind on the first ball by the umpire. But here comes the dhoni review system he reviewed it and DRS clearly showed it does not touch dhoni gloves at all. Again dhoni review system proves right at this time.
Today 20th September 2020 Kings eleven Punjab will face Delhi capitals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the second match of the Dream 11 IPL 2020. The time schedule for this match is 7.30 PM IST(Indian Standard Time).