The most awaited IPL has begun in Abu Dhabi. Yesterday the first match played between MI and CSK. It was played at empty Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Mumbai Indians scored 169/9 in the first inning. However, CSK gave them a tough competition. They chased down the target in last over. CSK beats MI by 5 wickets with 4 balls to spare in the opening match. This is the 13th IPL which has started on Saturday. Raydu blasted six fours and three sixes in the innings. However, at the beginning of the match Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss. He chose to bowl. Although the game was played to keep social distancing in mind. In the end, the players did not even shake hands.
There was no audience in the stadium. The match was telecasted on a various sports channels. However, the game was very interesting till the end. Thus the CSK chased the target and won the match. After 437 days fans saw Dhoni playing in the field. This is all because of the coronavirus pandemic that match has shifted to UAE.
CSK and MI , Highlights
Rohit Sharma scored 12 and Quinton de Koch 33. Though Piyush Chawla got the first wicket in the 5th over. Ambati Raydu smashed a 48 ball 71. Raydu blasted six fours and three sixes. Whereas Fad du Plessis scored 58 off 44 balls. However, Saurabh Tiwary scores 42 of 31 balls. Lungi Nigidi had 3/38. This is the reason he was the most successful bowler during the match. While Ravindra Jadeja b2/42. Also, Deepak Chahar captured two wickets on 32. Sam Curran 1/28 and Piyush Chawla 4/21.
CSK Ambani Rayudu won the Man of the Match title. He won this for his batting masterclass. Through this match, Dhoni completed his 100th IPL catch in the season. He is one of the coolest captains on the field. The new recruits of CSK played a major role. They are Piyush Chawla and Sam Curran played instrumental roles. They kept things alright for the team. However, Rohit Sharma is one of the successful captains of MI. He has an amazing record of winning as a leader. Although Jasprit Bumrah looked very rusty. He is a Trump card for the team. Though it was an amazing and interesting match. The fans of CSK were very happy yesterday.