IPL 2020, Match 1: Rayudu, Curran inspire CSK to five-wicket win over MI

Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the opening game of the season.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: September 20, 2020 8:10 IST ]
  • CSK ended a five-match losing steak against MI as they defeated the side in the opening game of IPL 2020.
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    CSK ended a five-match losing steak against MI as they defeated the side in the opening game of IPL 2020.

  • Piyush Chawla took the first wicket of IPL 2020 as he dismissed Rohit Sharma on 12.
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    Piyush Chawla took the first wicket of IPL 2020 as he dismissed Rohit Sharma on 12.

  • Saurabh Tiwary was a surprise pick for MI and he didn't disappoint with the bat, as he scored 42 off 31 deliveries.
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    Saurabh Tiwary was a surprise pick for MI and he didn't disappoint with the bat, as he scored 42 off 31 deliveries.

  • Ravindra Jadeja brought CSK back in the game with two wickets in an over, removing Tiwary and Hardik Pandya (14).
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    Ravindra Jadeja brought CSK back in the game with two wickets in an over, removing Tiwary and Hardik Pandya (14).

  • After MI ended on 162/9, they made a strong start as Trent Boult dismissed Shane Watson on 4, while Murali Vijay was out on 1.
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    After MI ended on 162/9, they made a strong start as Trent Boult dismissed Shane Watson on 4, while Murali Vijay was out on 1.

  • However, Ambati Rayudu shined for the CSK side as he forged a 115-run partnership with Faf du Plessis, scoring 71 off 48 balls.
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    However, Ambati Rayudu shined for the CSK side as he forged a 115-run partnership with Faf du Plessis, scoring 71 off 48 balls.

  • Sam Curran was surprisingly sent at number six ahead of MS Dhoni and the moved paid as he scored 18 off 6 balls, steering CSK to victory.
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    Sam Curran was surprisingly sent at number six ahead of MS Dhoni and the moved paid as he scored 18 off 6 balls, steering CSK to victory.

  • Faf du Plessis hit the winning runs and also completed his half-century, staying unbeaten on 58 off 44 balls.
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    Faf du Plessis hit the winning runs and also completed his half-century, staying unbeaten on 58 off 44 balls.

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