Kedar Jadhav* 24(22); | Imran Tahir 2(22);
Mustafizur Rahman* 3.5-0-39-1; | Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-37-1
Rishabh Pant* 0(0); | Gautam Gambhir 45(0);
Mohit Sharma* 1.1-0-4-1; | Marcus Stoinis 1-0-7-0
00:15 Local Time, 18:45 GMT, 00:15 IST: Yeah, safe to say CHN were missed. An insane finish to an insane game of cricket, which weirdly enough was everything that the T20 League is about. And haven't we been desperately waiting for it to get underway. It's well past midnight, so let's just take that Dwayne Bravo knock with us back home, fresh in our minds - especially that stunning six over extra cover. He was good. Boy he was good. I've been Sagar Chawla, and on behalf of Raju Peethala, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Abhinand Raghavendran, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Siva, it's goodbye and good night!
This is CHN's first one wicket win in T20 League. Previous fewest was by three wickets vs BLR in Ranchi in 2015
Bravo, MoM: It was a great team effort. Want to dedicate this win to CHN fans. They waited so long for this moment. I'm happy to contribute with a match-winning performance. CHN have shown lot of faith in me. Wanted to give myself the best opportunity to start well. Have been working a lot on my batting. Here at Wankhede, once you bat deep, chances are you could win the game. It's a small outfield, ball comes onto the bat. They bowled in my areas. Just happy with the win tonight.
Dhoni, CHN captain: I think they missed the competition (on Wankhede fans cheering CHN). CHN-MUM is one game that people wait to watch. Support has always been there wherever we've played. We're coming back after two years, that's also the reason that people are eager to watch us in action. Overall the spectators have been very good. I'm a practical person, so I was hoping in the dressing room that the quantum of defeat shouldn't be too big. The idea was - if there's a chance to win, go for it, but also try to get closer to the target. The way Bravo batted, it was really good to see him take the responsibility. Don't think we batted well as a team. But it's the first game, so we'll take the positives out of it. Those will be more important for us in the coming games. The kind of players we have got, our selection will be based on horses for courses where we'll see the wicket and then decide. We'll also keep an eye for players who are injury prone. We'll have to keep an eye on lot of things. We have quite a few who can bat and bowl.
Kedar Jadhav: I am happy psychologically, but physically I am hurt. I don't know how long I will be out, maybe two weeks, three weeks or even a month. Fingers crossed, but I would like to appreciate Bravo's knock. Credit goes to him, he brought us back into the game. I knew I couldn't run and I needed to get the runs. I told him (Tahir) that I will try and make the runs myself, play all the six balls and try and stay still. But after three balls, I felt he (Tahir) was feeling itchy. I knew that the bowler would come under pressure, I was waiting for my chance, knew that the bad ball would come, wanted to see how my body was reacting. The deeper I took the game, he (the bowler) comes under more pressure.
Rohit Sharma: Feeling low at the moment, credit to Bravo, he played well, hit the right pockets, there was some dew and that didn't help us, but they played well. We need to improve our death bowling, we were in the game till the 17th over, the last three overs didn't go our way, dew isn't an excuse. We knew with 165 on the board, we needed to bowl very well, but I think we were 10-15 runs short. Bravo bowled very well in the end, we have got a great bunch of guys, we need to look into the positives and learn from it. Just the first game, it isn't the end of the world, we will need to learn from this.
Spare a thought for 20-year old leg-spinner Mayank Markande, who had an exceptional debut, completely deceiving some old-timers like Dhoni and Rayudu. He put Mumbai in a position where it would've been very hard to lose. What did he know what was to follow. One of the very best at the death, Jasprit Bumrah was treated like a rag-doll by Bravo as he carted 20 runs off the penultimate over to set the cat among the pigeons. With 7 needed from the final one, Jadhav almost sealed it with a six over fine leg and then drilled the next ball through the covers to complete the heist. Time for the presentations..
23:48 Local Time, 18:18 GMT, 23:48 IST: Good lord, take your time to catch your breath. That was something else. T20 League XI could not have asked for a better game to kick it off. Look at MS Dhoni though, calmly walking down the stairs even as his teammates are going mad in celebration. This was a chase which even he wouldn't have thought his team would pull off, once they slipped to 84/6. But CHN have announced their T20 League return in style with a stunning come-from-behind win. Kedar Jadhav was the hero in the end, sure, but a lot of credit has to go to Dwayne Bravo who made a sensational 68 off just 30 balls to turn the game around out of nowhere. Wow, what a game.
Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack
Jadhav comes back to bat, of course he does.
Bumrah to Dwayne Bravo, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Am I hearing chants of "Bravo, Bravo". Get your act together Wankhede
Mitchell McClenaghan [3.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack
Imran Tahir, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hardik Pandya to Mark Wood, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hardik Pandya [3.0-0-20-2] is back into the attack
Time-out! As long as Bravo is there, this game is still on. It will be difficult, with the required rate almost touching 13, but Mumbai will be on their toes.
Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
Mark Wood, right handed bat, comes to the crease
McClenaghan to Harbhajan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
Best figures on debut bowling innings for MUM:3/15 L Malinga v CHN, Cape Town, 20093/23 M MARKANDE *3/32 J Bumrah v BLR, Bengaluru, 2013
Harbhajan Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Chahar, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Kedar Jadhav has retired hurt by the way. Things disintegrating for Chennai.
There's some concern around Jadhav's hamstring here. The subs have run out with a quick drink too. After a delay of around 3-4 minutes, we are back on
Dwayne Bravo, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mustafizur to Jadeja, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mustafizur Rahman [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Hardik Pandya [2.0-0-15-2] is back into the attack
Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Time-out! CHN are now in a spot of bother. The required rate is 10 and Kedar Jadhav has to bat with the all-rounders. 115 needed off 69 balls.
Markande to Dhoni, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Well, the lbw appeal appeal against Jadhav in the previous over. HawkEye shows three reds. Had MUM reviewed, Jadhav would have been back in the hut
Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack
Rayudu's wicket - HawkEye showed it to be clipping top of middle and leg
MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Rayudu, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Mayank Markande, comes into the attack
Kedar Jadhav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
A slip in place
Hardik Pandya to Raina, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mitchell McClenaghan [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack
Mitch is back! Can we expect some short stuff against Raina?
Suresh Raina, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Hardik Pandya to Watson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Ah, what do you know. Here's Hardik. Good thing that the injury wasn't very serious
Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
A bowling change! A slip in place for Watto.
Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Watson and Rayudu are at the crease. Watson is on strike. McClenaghan will open the attack