Chennai Super Kings (CSK) kick-started their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign with a dramatic victory over arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on Saturday (September 19). With this win, CSK also ended their run of losses against the Mumbai side from last season.
Earlier in the day, CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians went on to post a respectable total of 162 runs with the loss of 9 wickets. Saurabh Tiwary was Mumbai’s standout batsman in their lineup as he played a progressive 42-run knock on the day.
On the chase, CSK lost their opener, Shane Watson, in the first over as Tent Boult struck for MI. Right after, James Pattinson sent Vijay back to the dressing via LWB with excellent delivery.
However, Ambati Rayudu (71) and Faf du Plessis then took the charge and formed a formidable partnership between them.