CSK win by five wickets! That's it! Chennai Super Kings win this IPL 2020 opening encounter. Faf du Plessis hits the winning runs for CSK. He stays unbeaten on 58 off 44 balls. CSK open their account on the IPL 2020 points table.
OUT! Is there some drama left? Sam Curran departs after playing a cameo. He has brought CSK clsoe to victory with his blinder of innings. Sam Curran c Pattinson b Bumrah 18(6)
OUT! Krunal Pandya strikes for Mumbai Indians. Is the little too late or MI can still make a comeback in this contest? Pandya traps Ravindra Jadeja in front of the wickets. R Jadeja lbw b Krunal Pandya 10(5)
Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in and not MS Dhoni! Meanwhile, Jadeja is off the mark quickly and has picked two boundaries. Chennai Super Kings need 29 more runs to win from 18 balls.
OUT! Rahul Chahar strikes for Chennai Super Kings. Finally a breakthrough for Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu's fine knock comes to an end. He skies one high in the air and the bowler settles underneath it to complete the catch. A Rayudu c and b Rahul Chahar 71(48)
Down to last five overs now. The partnership has already crossed the hundred-run mark. Mumbai Indians need quick wickets here to pull things back in their favour. Meanwhile, CSK 47 runs away from victory.
Chennai Super Kings need 58 more runs to win from 36 balls. Meanwhile, the partnership between Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu is nearing the hundred-run mark.
That's fifty up for Ambati Rayudu. He brings it up with a fabulous short off Jasprit Bumrah. Rayudu is making sure that CSK march ahead with wickets in hand. The required run-rate continues to be over nine runs per over.
Halfway through and Chennai Super Kings need 93 more runs to win from 60 balls. The partnership between Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu is now worth 64. Mumbai Indians desperately need a wicket here.
Rahul Chahar into the attack now. Rohit Sharma is now shuffling his bowlers. Important for Mumbai Indians that they pick a wicket here and put the brakes on scoring again. Eight runs from Rahul's first over.
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Fittingly, the new season begins with last year’s finalists squaring off against each other. It was a humdinger when Mumbai and Chennai faced-off in the IPL 2019 final. Rohit Sharma-led side added fourth title to their cabinet after a last-ball thriller. The Mumbai Indians squad will now be looking to clinch their fifth title. However, they have never defend the title and have won it in alternate seasons. MI vs CSK, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have never failed to make it to the second stage or playoffs. With three titles, Super Kings is right behind Mumbai Indian when it comes to IPL title wins. Both Mumbai and Chennai boast of some quality cricketers. The match in Abu Dhabi is expected to go down the wire with both these champions sides not willing to give an inch.