- Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav help CSK to clinch a thriller
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings April 07 -2018 Cricket Highlights
Chennai Super Kings VS Mumbai Indian Match Highlights of April 07-2018. CSK won the match by 1 wicket and 1 ball remaining. This is the 1st T20 of IPL 2018 Played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, April 07 -2018, Cricket Highlights.
Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav help CSK to clinch a thriller
After Dwayne Bravo turned the match in CSK’s favour by scoring a 30-ball 68, injured Kedar Jadhav smashed a six and a four to secure a thrilling win
The first match of IPL 2018 went all the way down to the wire as Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians in a last-over thriller by one wicket. Chasing 166 for victory, the MS Dhoni-led side were down and out at one point, having lost 6 wickets for just 84 runs on the board. But after that, it was the scintillating knock from Dwayne Bravo – who scored 68 off mere 30 balls – that turned the match on its heads. The West Indian all-rounder singlehandedly snatched the match out of MI’s hands and brought CSK close to the doorsteps of victory. He got out when CSK needed 7 to win off the last over. Easy enough, but the problem was that they were left with only one wicket and an injured Kedar Jadhav.
Chennai Super Kings 169 for 9 (Bravo 68, Jadhav 24*, Markande 3-23, Hardik 3-24) beat Mumbai Indians 165 for 4 (Suryakumar 43, Krunal 41*, Watson 2-29) by one wicket. Mumbai Indians didn’t account for the possibility that Chennai Super Kings, who were coming back from a two-year ban, could also come back from the dead. After managing to overcome a poor start with the bat, putting up an above-par score, throwing their superstar at Super Kings’ top order and unleashing a starlet to dismantle the middle order, Mumbai should have won this. Having then had Super Kings needing 48 off 21 balls with one wicket remaining, they should have won big. With Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan and Mustafizur Rahman all available to bowl during that period, they’d have had to try hard not to.
But they didn’t account for the might of Dwayne Bravo who, after conceding only 11 off his last three overs, returned to blitz seven sixes in a 30-ball 68 that put Super Kings within seven runs of a victory that Kedar Jadhav sealed on one leg. Every captain who won the toss in a night match at the Wankhede had elected to bowl last year, and MS Dhoni said he didn’t see a reason why Super Kings shouldn’t do the same on a grassy pitch. Only two of those captains had ended up on the winning side in six games.
arlier in the evening, Super Kings’ bowlers provided their team with a terrific start by getting rid of both the dangerous openers, Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma, inside the first four overs. Mumbai Indians, at this stage, were struggling at 22 for 2. Their innings was then rebuilt by Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, who added 78 runs for the third wicket.
Both the youngsters batted with superb intent and took on the best of the CSK bowlers – Tahir and Bravo – in their first overs. While Tahir was smashed for a couple of boundaries and a six by Kishan, Suryakumar hammered Bravo for three consecutive fours in the very next over.
The partnership was taking the match away from CSK and in order to break it, Dhoni brought Watson back into the attack. The move worked as Watto was able to get rid of Suryakumar (43). A couple of overs later, Tahir also got his revenge and picked up the wicket of Kishan (40). With both the set batsmen back in the pavilion, the onus was on the Pandya brothers to make the most of the last five overs and take their team to a competitive total.
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