Indian Premier League, 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Match 1

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 19 September 2020

Chennai Super Kings 166/5

RR: 8.58 | Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets

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Now then! We waited for it and we've got underway! A fine game of cricket! Now, we move to match no. 2 of the Indian T20 League. It will be KL Rahul-led Punjab who will take on Delhi, led by Shreyas Iyer. That game promises to be an exciting contest as well. The action will begin on Sunday at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We will love your company for that game too. Until then, goodbye and take care!

Right! Chennai finally go past the challenge of Mumbai after 5 failed attempts in a row! The monkey is off their back and they will be really happy with the result. Mumbai, on the other hand, have always been called as the late starter but one would assume they would want to forget this game and do better in their second game.

Ambati Rayudu is named the Player of the Match for his fine batting performance! Rayudu starts by telling that he trained hard in the lockdown. Mentions they practiced in Chennai before coming here and that helped them as well. Feels the surface was really good. However, adds that it was doing a bit at the start but dew came and it got settled.

MS Dhoni, Chennai's skipper, cracks a joke - saying that it does not look like a post-match presentation, with the distancing and all! Says that his bowlers took a bit of time to settle as the Mumbai batsmen were stroking well. Adds that if one does not lose wickets till the Powerplay, the dew sets in and it works to the batters' advantage. Jokingly says that he is happy that his players haven't faced any injuries as he says all are old and almost of a retired age. Dhoni believes that it is important for youngsters to be guided by the seniors in the Indian T20 League and the good presence of the latter in the League helps the same to be achieved. States that at some point, people like Jadeja need to be promoted up the order to give them a chance and also to intimidate the opposition bowlers. He says that it is more of a tactical move. Dhoni further goes on to say that it has been an amazing job by the organizers to make such a large tournament to start off even amidst such times. He says that all the practice facilities have been exceptional, even though the franchises have been charged for the same.

Sam Curran has been caught for a quick chat. He starts by saying that it is very different here but adds he has been in the bio-bubble for a while so he knows how it feels. Tells that he met a few of the teammates on the team bus only as he landed just two days ago and hardly got time to think much. On him coming ahead of Dhoni, Curran says that he didn't expect that but feels Dhoni is a genius and he surely had some thought behind the decision.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai's skipper, says that none of their batsmen carried on from the starts that they got, highlighting the way du Plessis and Rayudu played. Credits the Chennai bowlers for bowling well and keeping the Mumbai batsmen guessing all the while. Admits that these are early days but once again credits Chennai for bowling well. Says that it is important to start in a tournament well but adds again that there are a lot of learning from this game. On the fans, Sharma knew that nobody would be in the stadiums and that the organizers did well to create other special effects for a near-resemblance. Believes that this is the new normal and that everyone needs to adapt to the same. Rohit says that his players needed to adapt to situations at play which they could not.

Earlier in the game, after winning the toss, Chennai asked Mumbai to bat first. Mumbai had a decent start but Chennai bowlers made a fine comeback to force Mumbai on the back foot towards the end with wickets at regular intervals. Apart from Saurabh Tiwary and Quinton de Kock, none of the batters for Mumbai got going and they eventually were stopped to a low total on this wicket. All the Chennai bowlers who bowled got at least a wicket to their name. A couple of them were taken for a few but they made a fine comeback. Ngidi ended with a 3-fer and he was well supported by Chahar and Curran. The spinners did their bit as well, even though Jadeja went for plenty and credit for his two wickets is due to du Plessis, for taking two blinders at long on.

When your main weapon gets smashed for runs, it's always difficult for the team to defend. Exactly what happened in this game. Yes, Jasprit Bumrah looked really rusty and wasn't nailing his yorkers. He gave away 43 in his 4 overs. The start though for Mumbai was superb, with the two new recruits, Boult and Pattinson doing really well in the first 5 overs. However, once Rayudu and du Plessis got themselves in, the bowlers found it tough to break the stand. The fielding from Mumbai wasn't the best either and that surely didn't help their cause.

Chennai lost their openers in the first two openers but Rayudu along with Faf du Plessis added 115 for the third wicket with Rayudu taking the charge of scoring the runs quickly and Faf calmly played the second fiddle. When Rayudu fell, one would've thought for some tricky situation but Dhoni promoted Sam Curran ahead of himself and Jadhav and it turned out a masterstroke as he slammed 18 off just 6 balls to take them closer. Eventually, Faf stayed till the end, completing his half ton and taking the team home.

What a professional run chase from Chennai! They have broken the jinks against Mumbai. After making a fine comeback with the ball towards the end, they went to the break with momentum. They were thumped early on but the experienced duo of Rayudu and du Plessis combined to take the team home! A brilliant start of the tournament for the yellow brigade.

19.2
4
T Boult to du Plessis, FOUR! Fitting that du Plessis finishes things in style! Dhoni though is as calm as ever, at the other end. Short delivery, Faf swipes it to the deep mid-wicket boundary. CHENNAI WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
19.1
4
T Boult to du Plessis, FOUR! This should do for Chennai. Poor ball from Boult and he knows it straightaway. Full and wide outside off, Faf slices it over point and gets a boundary. Just 1 away from the victory.

Trent Boult to bowl the final over. Chennai need 5 to win the game. They are just a hit away. Do we have any twist in this game?

18.6
0
J Bumrah to MS Dhoni, Full on middle, MS works it to short mid-wicket for a dot.
18.5
0
J Bumrah to MS Dhoni, NOT OUT! Dhoni got a review wrong earlier, when Chennai were fielding, but this time, he gets the DRS call right! Dhoni Review System it is! Short length ball down the leg side, Mahi looked to work that down towards fine leg. He swings at it and it goes to Quinton, who takes it. He and Bumrah appeal for the catch and the umpire concurs. Dhoni checks with du Plessis to see if there is a review, he then takes it. Gets it reversed successfully! Can he now finish it off in his side's advantage?

Dhoni takes the review! It is to review an on-field decision against him as he was declared out caught! And he gets it reversed in his favour! There is no edge there, as confirmed by Ultra Edge!

18.4
1
J Bumrah to du Plessis, A single and that brings up a fine half-century from du Plessis. Shortish and around off, Faf looks to punch but doesn't time it well. The ball rolls towards the off side and they take the quick run. 13th half ton in the Indian T20 League for Faf du Plessis.
18.3
4
J Bumrah to du Plessis, FOUR! Poor bowling from Bumrah! Short and wide outside off, asking to be smashed. Du Plessis accepts the request and slams it over cover and into the fence.

Will MS walk out, finally? Yes, he has walked out to the crease now! Can he finish it off in style, as he has done innumerable times in the past?

18.2
0
J Bumrah to Sam Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! The cameo is over but he has taken his side very close to the victory. Pattinson takes a fine catch to send him packing. A slower fuller ball around off and middle, Curran shuffles across the off side and looks to scoop it over short fine leg.
18.1
6
J Bumrah to Sam Curran, SIX! This should seal the deal more or less! 18 from 5 for Curran. He has been promoted to finish things off and he is doing it in style! Good length ball on middle, Curran gets under the ball and powers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack. Can he do something special to swing the game back into his side's favour?

17.6
1
K Pandya to Sam Curran, Fuller and on middle, slogged for a run to deep mid-wicket by Curran. A wicket in the over for Mumbai but they have given 13 runs as well. 16 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
4
K Pandya to Sam Curran, FOUR! This is poor bowling and the run chase gets easier for Chennai. Pandya bowls it short and wide outside off, Curran whacks it over the cover region and gets another boundary.
17.4
6
K Pandya to Sam Curran, SIX! That is a body blow! Pandya tries to bowl another one in the blockhole but misses it and ends up bowling a low full toss around off, Curran slams it over deep mid-wicket and gets a biggie.
17.3
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Fires a fuller one on the pads, Faf does well to flick it to deep square leg for a run.
17.2
1
K Pandya to Sam Curran, Full and just outside off, Curran looks to drive but the ball hits the toe end and goes towards point. A single taken.

Will we see MS Dhoni now? No, he will keep us all guessing. It is Sam Curran who has walked out to bat.

17.1
0
K Pandya to R Jadeja, OUT! LBW! Jadeja does not opt for the review, decides to walk back instead! This is excellent captaincy from Rohit Sharma, to bring back Krunal into the attack! Krunal loops this on middle and leg, Jaddu looked to work that on the leg side. He though misses and gets hit on the pads. Krunal appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Jadeja thinks a little but starts walking back.

Krunal Pandya is back on. 3-0-24-0 from him so far.

16.6
1
J Pattinson to R Jadeja, On the pads, Jadeja flicks this on the leg side for one. 13 runs for Chennai in that over.
16.5
4
J Pattinson to R Jadeja, FOUR! And Jadeja gets a boundary! Full and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja scythes this behind point and bags a boundary.
16.4
1
J Pattinson to du Plessis, Tough chance, but you have to try to take them! Especially, at this stage. Slower ball around off, du Plessis moved to the leg side and looked to go over extra cover. He though only gets the height and not the distance. The skipper, Rohit Sharma, lunges forward at extra cover to try to grab at that but misses to hold on. Du Plessis survives!
16.3
2
J Pattinson to du Plessis, Excellent running! Smart batting too. Pattinson bowls a slower bouncer. It looked like Faf will be through his shot by the time ball reaches him but he does well to pull it towards deep square leg. A couple of quick runs taken.
16.2
1
J Pattinson to R Jadeja, Shortish and on the pads, Jadeja tucks it towards fine leg for an easy run.
16.1
4
J Pattinson to R Jadeja, FOUR! Poor ball and it got the treatment it deserved. Not the kind of start of the over Mumbai needed. Full and on the pads, Jadeja just gets a tickle towards the leg side. It goes fine and races to the fence at fine leg.

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in. He gets a promotion in the batting order. James Pattinson is back on as well. He will bowl out here.

15.6
0
R Chahar to A Rayudu, OUT! CAUGHT! Rahul has had enough of his mates, calls for the catch, runs in and takes it himself! Can Mumbai bring a twist in the tale, by building on this? Tosses this around the off pole, Ambati puts the dancing shoes on. Skips down and looks to launch it over mid-wicket for six. Does not connect it well, ends up getting a top edge towards mid off. Rahul Chahar calls and gets there and takes the catch. Brilliant knock from Rayudu comes to an end. A big breakthrough and we are not done yet folks!
15.5
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, Suryakumar, what were you doing there? You were supposed to go after that one! Tossed up around off, du Plessis hits that in the air towards long on. Suryakumar does not go for the catch, prefers to collect the ball after it has come down. The batters sneak in a single meanwhile. He was not proactive there, Suryakumar Yadav!
15.4
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Rahul loops this around off, Ambati looked to work that on the off side but gets an inside edge. It goes to fine leg for a single.
15.3
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, On middle, du Plessis works this to deep square leg uppishly but on the bounce. One run taken.
15.2
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, DROPPED! How costly will that be? It was of the dangerous Rayudu! Rahul floats this on the stumps, Ambati goes for the reverse sweep. He hits it uppishly towards Krunal at point who puts it down. A single taken.
15.1
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, Flatter ball outside off, cut away on the off side for a single.
14.6
2
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Two to end the over! Another good one for Chennai. Full ball down the leg side. Rayudu glances it towards fine leg. Pattinson there runs to his right and makes a diving stop. Saves two for his side.
14.6
0
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, WIDE! Bumrah now bangs one short but this one is down the leg side. Wided.

8 runs off the over so far! Can Chennai squeeze in another boundary?

14.5
2
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Rayudu is safe. Full ball on middle, Rayudu flicks it towards deep mid-wicket. Hardik fumbles there and Rayudu sees the opportunity for the second. The throw comes to his end. De Kock gets to the ball and takes the bails off. The third umpire has been called for. Replays roll in and show that Rayudu is well in.
14.4
1
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Goes full, Faf looks to flick but gets an inside edge on the pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and they taken a run.
14.3
4
J Bumrah to du Plessis, FOUR! Whacked! What a shot! Short and little wide outside off, Faf du Plessis moves inside and slams it through the cover region. Rohit there dives but is of no use as the goes past him and into the fence.
14.2
1
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Another excellent ball from Bumrah. Yorker on off and middle, Ambati digs it out towards mid on. One run.
14.1
0
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Excellent response from Bumrah! Rayudu advances down the pitch and looked to heave on the leg side. Bumrah follows him with a short length ball, Rayudu looked to pull but misses completely. Ends up getting hit on his body.

Strategic break! Chennai are running away with the game at the moment with Rayudu is full swing. He has an able partner in Faf du Plessis who is rotating the strike superbly. Mumbai needs a couple of wickets quickly if they are to put some pressure on Chennai. The Mumbai bowlers right now look clueless against the duo. Rohit has turned to Bumrah for the wicket. He hasn't looked at his best so far. Let's see if he can deliver for his skipper.

13.6
1
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, Single to end the over! Full and on middle and leg. Rayudu flicks it towards deep square leg. It is uppish but goes to the fielder on the bounce. A run taken. 58 needed in last 6 overs.
13.5
1
J Pattinson to du Plessis, Slower bouncer on middle and leg, du Plessis reads it well and pulls it to fine leg for a run.
13.4
1
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, Good length and on middle, Rayudu pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
2
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, A couple now! Superb from Ambati. Moves towards the off side a touch and drills this fuller ball towards deep cover. Two taken.
13.2
0
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, Swing and a miss! Short and on middle, Rayudu looks to pull but misses.
13.1
1
J Pattinson to du Plessis, Short and on middle to begin the second spell, du Plessis pulls it wide of the long on fielder. Pandya there does well to stop the ball.

James Pattinson got a wicket in his first over earlier. Can he break this partnership?

12.6
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, On the shorter side on the stumps, du Plessis works this on the leg side and takes one.
12.5
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Short ball on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
12.4
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, On middle, du Plessis works this to square leg. A single.
12.3
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Follows the maximum with a single by working this flatter delivery to deep square leg off his back foot for one.
12.2
6
R Chahar to A Rayudu, SIX! Great use of the feet and great connection, from Rayudu! Looped up on the stumps, Ambati chips down and powers this over the deep cover boundary for a biggie.
12.1
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, On middle, du Plessis clips it on the on side for a single.
11.6
0
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Dot to end the over! Full and just outside off, Rayudu finds Pollard ad extra cover. 7 from the over.
11.5
4
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, FOUR! DRIILED! 50 for Rayudu! Bumrah bowls a fuller one around off, Rayudu gives a charge and slams it through mid off to reach to the milestone. First half-century of the tournament, his 19th overall. Brilliant from him so far but the job is not done as yet. He will now look to take his side home.
11.4
0
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Ripper! Good comeback from Bumrah. He hits the deck hard and bowls it just outside off, Rayudu looks to force it with hard hands towards the off side but misses.
11.3
1
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Another easy single! Short and around off, Faf forces it towards wide long off for a run.
11.2
1
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, Shortish and around off, Rayudu waits for it and then runs it down to third man for a single.
11.1
1
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Full and outside off, du Plessis drives it through cover-point and gets a run.

Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack. Went for 14 in the first over.

10.6
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Krunal floats this outside off, du Plessis works this to long off and takes a single. He will keep strike in the next over.
10.5
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, Shorter ball outside off, Ambati cuts towards deep point for a single.
10.4
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Flatter delivery on middle and leg, du Plessis goes back and pushes it towards deep square leg. Just the single.
10.3
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, On middle, Ambati tucks this to short fine leg and gets to the other end.
10.2
6
K Pandya to A Rayudu, SIX! Top shot! Flatter ball around off, Ambati dances down and lofts this over the wide long on boundary for a maximum.
10.1
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Faf advances but Krunal adjusts well, seeing him come down. Bowls a full one on off, Faf works it uppishly on the bounce to long off for one.
9.6
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, Tossed up and on middle, swept to deep square leg for a run by Faf. 93 more needed in final 10.
9.5
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Flatter and around off, now Rayudu calmly plays it towards long on and takes a single.
9.4
4
R Chahar to A Rayudu, FOUR! Another misfield. This will annoy Rohit Sharma. Full and tossed up outside off, Rayudu lifts it inside out over extra cover. Boult from deep cover runs to his right. The ball bounces in front of him and spins to beat him. Pollard from long off tries to get around but the ball touches the fence.
9.3
4
R Chahar to A Rayudu, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Not a great effort from Bumrah! Poor ball down the leg side. Rayudu gets down and pulls it towards short fine leg. Bumrah runs to his right and tumbles but fails to stop the ball. It races away to the fence.
9.2
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, Flatter and on middle, du Plessis stays back and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
9.1
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Full and on middle, Rayudu nudges a single to deep mid-wicket.
8.6
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, Quicker one and on middle, flicked to deep square leg for a run.
8.5
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Short again, Faf goes for the pull this time. Doesn't get all of it and it goes straight to long on. A run taken.
8.4
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, Flatter and around off, Rayudu skips down and pushes it to long off for a run.
8.3
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Short and wide, punched through point for a single.
8.3
0
K Pandya to du Plessis, WIDE! Fires it down the leg side. Faf looks to flick but misses.
8.2
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, In the air but away from the fielder. Tossed up and on middle, Rayudu flicks it uppishly towards mid-wicket. Rahul there dives to his right and tries to take the catch but the ball sneaks through and goes towards deep mid-wicket. A single taken.
8.1
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Shortish and around off, forced through the off side for a run.

Strategic Time-Out! Terrific start this from Mumbai, they have put Chennai on the back foot. 2 quick wickets earlier and also a plug on the scoring rate and Chennai are finding the going difficult. However, du Plessis and Rayudu seem well settled now and will look to up the ante. Mumbai meanwhile will look to cash in on that to snare further wickets. Will they have it their way post the break or will Chennai start making a serious move now? We'll find out shortly...

7.6
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, Tossed up and around off, du Plessis again skips down the track and drives it to long off for a single.
7.5
4
R Chahar to du Plessis, FOUR! Lofted nicely! The boundary brings 50 for Chennai. Floated around off, de Plessis comes down the track and chips it over extra cover. He doesn't middle it but does really well to lift it wide of the man at long off. Krunal there tries to cut it off but he fails to do so.
7.4
0
R Chahar to du Plessis, Shortish again, pushed towards the cover fielder for nothing.
7.3
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Shortish and around off, Rayudu turns it towards mid-wicket and crosses for a single.
7.2
1
R Chahar to du Plessis, Flat and on middle, Faf pushes it towards mid on and goes for a single.
7.1
1
R Chahar to A Rayudu, Flatter and on middle, Rayudu flicks it towards long on for a run.

Rahul Chahar to bowl now. He had a terrific last season for Mumbai. He will look to repeat the same once again.

6.6
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, On the shorter side on middle and leg, Ambati clips this towards long on and crosses over for a single. Just the 6 off KP's first over.
6.5
2
K Pandya to A Rayudu, Floats this outside off, Rayudu leans in and pushes that to deep extra cover for two runs.
6.4
0
K Pandya to A Rayudu, Shorter ball on middle, Rayudu pushes it back to Krunal.
6.3
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Flatter ball down the leg side, Faf rocks back and tucks this behind square on the leg side and gets to the other end.
6.2
1
K Pandya to A Rayudu, On middle, Rayudu works this towards mid-wicket for one.
6.1
1
K Pandya to du Plessis, Floated outside off, eased past covers for a single.
5.6
6
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, SIX! SLAMMED AWAY! Raudu connects the pull and makes Bumrah pay on this extra ball. Banged short and on middle, Rayudu rocks back and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 14 from the over. 37/2 at the end of the Powerplay. 126 more needed in 84 balls.
5.6
4
J Bumrah to A Rayudu, FOUR! Boundary to end the Powerplay. Wide outside off and a bit short in length, Rayudu throws his bat at it and manages to slash it over Pollard at point. The ball then races away to the fence. And guess what, to add to the misery, Bumrah has overstepped. Free Hit coming up.

Krunal Pandya is into the attack.

5.5
3
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Excellent running! Shortish and around off, Faf this time punches it well and finds the gap as well. The ball goes through cover-point. It doesn't have legs to reach to the fence but it goes far enough for the batters to take three.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Play and a miss! Good length ball just outside off, keeps low and comes back in to beat the inside edge of the bat once again. Impressive from Bumrah so far.
5.3
0
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Third dot in a row! After bowling a couple of balls outside off, Bumrah brings this one back in to the right-hander. Faf looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads. He thinks for an extra but Rayudu says no.
5.2
0
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Short and just outside off again, Faf finds the point fielder.
5.1
0
J Bumrah to du Plessis, Bumrah starts with a shortish ball just around off, du Plessis pushes it towards cover-point.

Jasprit Bumrah is introduced into the attack. Can he nail another wicket for Mumbai?

4.6
0
T Boult to A Rayudu, Excellent ball to end the over! Another one that leaves the batsman just a touch away after pitching. This is just behind good length and around off, Rayudu looks to force it on the off side but misses. Boundary on the first ball and then 5 dots. Superb from Boult once again.
4.5
0
T Boult to A Rayudu, Good length ball just outside off, Rayudu lets it go to the keeper.
4.4
0
T Boult to A Rayudu, Short and outside off, Ambati cuts but finds the point fielder.
4.3
0
T Boult to A Rayudu, Beaten! Changes the pace and bowls this just outside off, Rayudu comes on the front foot and looks to defend but gets beaten.
4.2
0
T Boult to A Rayudu, Around off on a good length, blocked towards point.
4.1
4
T Boult to A Rayudu, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Rayudu finding the middle of the bat. Overpitched and outside off too, Rayudu meets it with extended arms and drills it through the covers.
3.6
2
J Pattinson to du Plessis, A couple as Faf flicks this half volley towards deep mid-wicket for two. 7 runs off Pattinson's second.
3.5
0
J Pattinson to du Plessis, Fullish length ball on off, nips back in a little. Faf looked to work it on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
3.4
1
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, Rayudu shuffles a little to his right and works this full length ball towards third man for a single.
3.3
0
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, Rayudu covers his stumps and blocks this full length delivery to the point region.
3.2
0
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, Angled into middle, Rayudu tucks this to square leg. A dot.
3.1
4
J Pattinson to A Rayudu, FOUR! Rayudu gets his first boundary! Short and wide outside off, deserved to be put away. Rayudu does just that, cuts it past point and gets a boundary.
2.6
4
T Boult to du Plessis, FOUR! BANG! First boundary for Faf du Plessis. This should help Chennai calm the nerves a bit. Boult goes full again but offers room outside off, du Plessis slams it through the cover region and the ball races away to the fence. A good over until the last ball.
2.5
0
T Boult to du Plessis, Nicely bowled! Boult getting some inward movement. It comes back in nicely as Faf tries to push it on the off side but misses to get hit high on the pads.
2.4
1
T Boult to A Rayudu, Forces this good length ball just around off through short third man for a single.
2.3
0
T Boult to A Rayudu, Angled into the pads of Rayudu, he looks to work it on the leg side but misses.
2.2
1
T Boult to du Plessis, EDGY! Good length ball just outside off, du Plessis looks to drive on the up but the ball takes a thick outside edge and goes to third man for a run.
2.1
0
T Boult to du Plessis, Good length ball outside off, du Plessis lets it be.

Ambati Rayudu walks out to bat now for Chennai.

1.6
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, OUT! LBW! The finger goes up this time. Two wickets in two overs for Mumbai. Pattinson with a wicket now and Chennai have a horrid start. Pattinson bowls this length ball around off and makes it to come back in. Vijay tries to work it on the leg side off his front foot but he misses to get hit on the pads. Pattinson roars again, the finger goes up this time. Vijay starts walking back, Faf du Plessis calls and asks if he is interested in taking it upstairs but no says Vijay and keeps walking.
1.5
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, Shortish and around middle, Vijay pushes it towards mid on.
1.4
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, Huge appeal for LBW but it is turned down! No review from Mumbai. That looked really close. Fuller and on the pads, Vijay looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. They all go up in appeal but the appeal is turned down.
1.3
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, Another dot! Shortish length and around off and middle, Vijay plays it towards mid on.
1.2
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, Short and wide outside off, Vijay looks to force it on the off side but the ball takes the inner half and goes towards mid-wicket. Du Plessis thinks for the single but is sent back.
1.2
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side. Vijay looks to work it on the leg side but misses.
1.1
0
J Pattinson to M Vijay, Play and a miss! Shortish ball just outside off, Vijay looks to punch off his back foot but the ball comes back in and beats the inside edge.

Who will walk out to bat at No.3 for Chennai? Faf du Plessis it is. James Pattinson to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
T Boult to S Watson, OUT! LBW! Boult strikes in the first over and it is a perfect start for Mumbai. After bowling a fuller one outside off, he aims the stumps and bowls it straight. Watson looks to flick but is late in getting his bat down. He is hit flush on the pad. Boult and Mumbai players go up in appeal. The umpire takes his time before raising his finger. Watson knows that he didn't get any bat on the ball and hence he doesn't take the DRS. Excellent start for Mumbai.
0.5
4
T Boult to S Watson, FOUR! Watson is up and running as well now. He does that in style! Full and wide outside off, Watson slams it over covers and gets a boundary.
0.4
0
T Boult to S Watson, Another dot! Shortish and just outside off, Watson guides it straight to the man at short third man.
0.3
0
T Boult to S Watson, Shortish ball around off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
0.2
0
T Boult to S Watson, Full and outside off, Watson looks to drive but the ball takes the inner half and goes back to the bowler.
0.1
1
T Boult to M Vijay, The run chase is underway! Fuller ball around middle, Vijay pushes it towards mid on and calls for a quick run. Watson hesitated a bit but eventually took off and completed the run.

We are ready for the run chase! Mumbai players are in a huddle as the Chennai openers get ready to stride out. The players now are off to take their positions in the field. Shane Watson strides out to the middle to open the innings along with Murali Vijay. Trent Boult, the new addition to Mumbai, will start with the ball. And the umpire says play and we are off...