It was the game every fan was waiting for as Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings took on each other. Mumbai had lost their first game of the season, while MS Dhoni and his side had one loss and one win. Last year both the teams with a combined 9 title wins had a season to forget. Chennai had finished 9th in the table with 8 points, while Mumbai had finished at the bottom of the table with 4 wins in the season.
The story as it happened –
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first, to make use of the dew that was expected to play a role. Chennai had Ben Stokes out along with Moeen Ali with Ajinkya Rahane coming in along with Dwaine Pretorious and Sisanda Magala making his debut. Mumbai had Jofra Archer out as Tristan Stubbs replaced him in the XI.
Jadeja’s sharp reflexes saves Chris Gaffney –
Mumbai’s costliest player this season Cameron Green did not have the greatest of starts to the IPL. All the eyes were on the youngster as he took to the field at Wankhede. With the score reading 73/3, Jadeja saw Green load up to go for a big shot.
The shot was hit straight back to the bowler who took a brilliant catch. The beauty of the catch was had Jadeja not intervened it would have hit the umpire. Chris Gaffney was on the ground as Jadeja shot him a look as Mumbai lost one more wicket.
Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan blaze to a quick start –
After a dismal show with the bat in their first game, Mumbai openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan seemed up for the challenge. The captain led the start with his aggressive outlook. The pair added 38 in 4 overs with Rohit Sharma scoring 21.
Chennai bowlers dent Mumbai batters –Rohit Sharma was bowled by Tushar Deshpande as the Mumbai captain was beaten for pace. After adding 26 for the 2nd wicket with Green, Ishan Kishan perished for 32 when he went for a big shot. Surya Kumar Yadav was out for 1 as his bad form continued while Arshad Khan was out for 2 to leave Mumbai reeling at 76/5.