Mumbai Indians vs Chennai super Kings 1st IPL match Scorecard

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Defending Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and two-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will kickstart the eleventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 7 at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. While the Chennai Super Kings went for experience over youth with the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and Harbhajan Singh in their armoury, the Mumbai Indians brought in a plethora of youngsters in Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Mustafizur Rahman and Rahul Chahar.

Chennai Super Kings comeback in the Indian Premier League after the two-year suspension was nothing less than a fairytale. While CSK bowlers including Chahar, Watson and Tahir have done a good job, it's time for the Pandya brothers to score as many runs as they can in the last four overs to put up a strong total for MI, four runs off the over.

After a glitzy opening ceremony in the Bollywood capital, it was Bravo who set the stage on fire with his 30-ball blitz that allowed the Super Kings to chase down 166 with a ball to spare.

While Dwayne Bravo was at the crease, the batsmen at the other end scored 12 off 12 balls, while he made 68 off 30 balls. The former India U-19 skipper went run-a-ball till the 10th over - 19 off 19 - but switched gears and snatched 18 runs off Imran Tahir's first over. It was massive wicket for Mumbai Indians, Mayank Markande removes the danger man Ambati Rayudu for 22 runs, left CSK are in deep trouble.

OVERS 17.3: SIXES! Dwayne Bravo smacked Mitchell McClenaghan for back-to-back sixes.

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Needing seven runs in three balls, Jadhav (24 not out) who got retired hurt, scooped a six over short fine leg and then slammed a boundary at covers off Mustafizur Rahman to clinch a thriller for his team. His cameo helped Mumbai post 165/4 on the board.

Winning the toss, CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni put MI to bat first. Hardik Pandya got the Paltans off to a flyer with the wickets of Shane Watson and Suresh Raina in the powerplay.

From thereon, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav steered the innings with a crucial 79-run partnership to the pressure back on MS Dhoni's side. It will be interesting to see how the two most promising teams of IPL recreate the old magic and cause big-scale damage with the ball and bat to keep the opposition on a tight leash and win the first game of IPL 2018.

OVER 1: Good start by pacer Deepak Chahar.

The likes of Elvin Lewis and Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddesh Lad add more firepower to the batting order. Soon after Rohit Sharma followed him back to the pavilion as he top edged one on Shane Watson bowling. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu had opened the innings for Chennai Super Kings.

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