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IPL 2020: WITH AMBATI RAYUDU AND DU PLESSIS’ STORMY INNINGS, CSK DEFEAT MI BY 5 WICKETS

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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who was the runner-up last year in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 13th season in UAE, defeated the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets in the opening match of Dream 11 IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians gave the target of 163 runs to the Chennai Super Kings, which was easily overcome by CSK with the brilliant batting of Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis. Ambati Rayudu scored a tremendous 71 runs off 48 balls by giving 6 fours and 3 sixes. At the same time, Faf du Plessis played sensibly and scored an unbeaten 58 runs from 44 balls. CSK had a poor start and on 6 runs both their opening batsmen Murali Vijay and Shane Watson returned to the pavilion. After this, Rayudu and duPlessis took over the CSK innings and played a key role in the victory. 

Earlier, CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first. MI came out to bat for a total of 162 runs in the stipulated 20 overs at the loss of 9 wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 12 runs. His wicket taken by Piyush Chawla. Quinton de Kock returned to the pavilion 33 off 20 balls. Suryakumar Yadav scored 17 runs. Saurav Tiwari scored the highest 42 runs for Mumbai Indians. He was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja. Hardik Pandya scored 14 and Krunal Pandya scored 3 runs. Pollard also could not score more runs and returned to the pavilion after scoring 18 runs from 14 balls. James Pattinson pitched 11 runs. Lungi Nagidi took the maximum 3 wickets from CSK. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja takes two wickets. Sam Curran and PiyushChawla got one wicket each. At the same time, Deepak Chahar took two wickets. Piyush Chawla conceded just 21 runs in 4 overs.

Rohit missed out on making these records, butDhoni made
Rohit Sharma if had hit six sixes in this match, he would have become the fourth batsman to hit 200 sixes in IPL. Right now Rohit has 194 sixes in his name. Rohit Sharma has scored 717 runs in 28 matches against CSK. If Rohit scored 43 runs in the first match of IPL 2020, he would have become the highest run-scorer against Chennai. Currently, Virat Kohli tops the list with 747 runs. At the same time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captained 161 matches for Chennai, in which the team has won 100 matches. In this way, after winning the match against Mumbai on Saturday, Dhoni has set a record of 100 wins as the captain of CSK. No captain in the IPL has done this feat yet.

Mayank Jain

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