Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI):
Chennai Super kings won the first match of IPL 2021 after break against Mumbai Indians to go on top of points table.
CSK defeats MI by 20 runs.
MI lost the plot after Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya were removed in short succession, leaving them at 94/6. Deepak Chahar got Quinton de Kock out LBW for 17 to give CSK their first breakthrough, and he followed it up with the clean bowling of Anmolpreet Singh. Shardul Thakur then struck in his first over, dismissing Suryakumar Yadav for a huge score. CSK reached 156/6 after Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed his sixth IPL fifty and concluded on 88 off 58 balls. Two wickets each for Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Adam Milne. Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja scored 81 runs until Bumrah broke the partnership with Jadeja’s wicket.MI struck early, with Boult removing Faf du Plessis for a duck in the opening over of the innings. Then, in the following two overs, Milne and Boult removed Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina to reduce CSK to 7/3. Milne took MS Dhoni’s wicket in the Powerplay, bringing the score to 24/4. After being struck in the elbow, Ambati Rayudu had to retire.
Ruturaj Gaikwad wins the Man of the Match award for his brilliant knock of 88* off 58 deliveries 👏👏
Scorecard of Mumbai Indians