Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings live IPL match from Abu Dhabi. MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the opening game of IPL 2020 in UAE. After openers departure, Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis shared a 115-run stand for the third wicket to lay the foundation of the 163-run chase in the opening match of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians. Earlier, clinical bowling from CSK bowlers in death overs restrict Mumbai to 162/9 in Abu Dhabi. After a brisk start in the opener, Chawla and Curran made inroads. Saurabh Tiwary and Suryakumar Yadav looked to stabilise the innings but two back-to-back catches by Faf du Plessis helped Chennai bounce back again. Ngidi then picked three wickets in his last two overs despite going for 29. (Match Scorecard)
CSK beat MI by 5 wickets
23.22 IST: Boult to Faf, FOUR! And Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets.
23.19 IST: Boult to Faf, FOUR! Poor delivery from the Kiwi as Faf gets enough space to free his arms and he slashes it for a boundary.
23.17 IST: Bumrah to Dhoni, REVIEW! Umpire has given him out and Dhoni straight away takes the DRS and third umpire's verdict is not out.
23.15 IST: Bumrah to FAF, FIFTY! Excellent knock from the Proteas a crucial one regarding the situation.
*The moment which everyone is waiting for MS DHONI comes out to bat
23.13 IST: Bumrah to Curran, OUT! Bumrah finally gets his first wicket, but is it too late. CSK need 10 runs off 10 deliveries
23.11 IST: Bumrah to Curran, SIX! Another one from Curran, this time he launches over long on for a six
* CSK need 16 off last two overs
23.07 IST: Krunal to Curran, SIX! WHAT A SHOT! Curran gets under it and launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
23.04 IST: Krunal to Jadeja, OUT! A quicker delivery and Jadeja wasn't able to read it and gets plumbed in front of wicket as Mumbai get a crucial wicket.
*CSK need 29 runs off 18 balls.
23.01 IST: Pattinson to Jadeja, FOUR! Too loose from the bowler as Jadeja grabs it from both hands to send it for a boundary.
22.58 IST: Pattinson to Jadeja, FOUR! On the pads and the southpaw glances it fine for a boundary to get off to the mark.
* Ravindra Jadeja comes to bat
22.55 IST: Chahar to Rayudu, OUT! In the air and this time the bowler decided to grab it himself and took a running catch to end a terrific knock.
22.52 IST: Chahar to Rayudu, DROPPED! The required run-rate panic starts in CSK camp as Rayudu tries the reverse sweep and Krunal drops a difficult one.
22.48 IST: Bumrah to FAF, FOUR! TERRIFIC! Du Plessis shuffles a bit and slams the loose deliver for a boundary. Bumrah is not having a good day and Mumbai desperately needs his magic back.
* CSK need 58 off 36 balls
22:36 IST: Rahul to Rayudu, SIX! Shimmies down the track and hits it with the turn down the track for a maximum. STUNNER!
22:33 IST: Bumrah to Rayudu, FOUR! WOAAAH! Another length ball around middle this time and Rayudu steps out to smash the ball past the bowler to bring up his 19th half-century in IPL with a boundary.
22:31 IST: Rohit brings back Bumrah into the attack with the job to break this crucial stand. CSK still need over 9 runs per over to break the duck against MI.
22:28 IST: Krunal to Faf, FOUR! Slowish ball and Faf takes his time to step out and dispatch the ball over the long-on fence. STUNNER.
22:25 IST: Rahul to Rayudu, FOUR! Down leg side and he drifts it down past to the fine leg fence. And then again! This time it was down off side and he chips it to deep cover. Some sloppy fielding and Mumbai concede another boundary.
22.22 IST: Krunal to Faf, SINGLE! Tight over from Krunal as he gives only 7-run from it. The required run rate -9.55 pressure is now mounting on CSK.
22.16 IST: Chahar to Faf, FOUR! Clinical from the Proteas, it was in his range and Faf lodges it into the gap for a boundary.
22.10 IST: Bumrah to Rayudu, FREE HIT! SIX! The batsman makes full use of it and hammered it over wide long-on for a maximum.
22.08 IST: Bumrah to Rayudu, FOUR! NO BALL! Slashed away for a boundary, excellent shot from Rayudu.
22.00 IST: Boult to Rayudu, FOUR! Excellent shot from the batsman as he just pushes it ample force to sends it into the gap for a boundary.
21.56 IST: Pattinson to Rayudu, FOUR! Poor delivery and Rayudu grabs the opportunity to free his arm to collect a much-needed boundary.
21.54 IST: Boult to Faf, FOUR! Little bit of room and Faf guides the ball into the gap through covers for a boundary.
21.49 IST: Pattinson to Vijay, OUT! The batsman misery ends as Murali Vijay looked very uncomfortable against swing bowling and Pattinson gets him in front of the wicket.
21.44 IST: Boult to Watson, OUT! Trademark Trent Boult dismissal, it was pitched in the middle of the wicket and swung back in to hit Watson's pads.
21.42 IST: Boult to Watson, FOUR! Up and over for a boundary, it was in Watson's radar and he slammed it over covers to get off to a mark.
* Trent Boult to start the proceedings with the ball for MI
21.24 IST: Chahar to Bumrah, DOUBLE! Jasprit slogs the slower one and runs quick double. Mumbai Indians 162/9 in 20 overs
21.21 IST: Chahar to Boult, OUT! Another wicket as Boult tries to slog the ball and Chahar destroys the stumps. Mumbai nine down
21.18 IST: Ngidi to Pattinson, OUT! In the air and Faf takes his third catch of the match as Pattinson departs.
21.14 IST: Ngidi to Pollard, OUT! BIG WICKET! Pollard tries to swings it through mid-wicket but gets an inside edge and Dhoni takes an easy catch.
21.11 IST: Curran to Pollard, FOUR! On the pads as Curran misses the yorker and Pollards guides it fine for a crucial boundary.
21.10 IST: Curran to Pattinson, FOUR! Overpitched delivery and the Aussie slams it over bowler's head for a boundary.
21.02 IST: Ngidi to Krunal, OUT! Edged and taken by MS Dhoni behind the stumps. The southpaw tried to glance the ball but gets a thick inside edge.
20.58 IST: Chawla to Pollard, SIX! Right in the slot and Pollard middles it excellently to send it over the line for a maximum.
20.52 IST: Jadeja to Hardik, OUT! In the slot and Hardik slams it straight and Faf takes another stunning catch as Mumbai on backfoot.
20.49 IST: Jadeja to Saurabh, OUT! In the air and a stunning catch from Faf du Plessis at the boundary line as Saurabh departs for 42.
20.40 IST: Ngidi to Tiwary, FOUR! Hammered through mid-wicket, Excellent shot from Saurabh as it was a short ball and he finds the gap and hit it for a boundary.
20.37 IST: Jadeja to Hardik, SIX! Same Shot, Same Result but this time even bigger as Hardik Pandya displays his intentions straight away.
20.36 IST: Jadeja to Hardik, SIX! The flamboyant batsman doesn't take much time to prove his authority as he slammed a maximum over mid-wicket to get off to the mark on his third delivery.
* Hardik Pandya is the new man in
20.32 IST: Chahar to Suryakumar, OUT! In the air and Curran takes an easy catch as Suryakumar depart for 17
20.19 IST: Jadeja to Tiwary, FOUR! This time through backward point for a boundary as Saurabh gets enough room to cut it.
20.18 IST: Jadeja to Tiwary, SIX! The southpaw gets just enough on it and launches it for a 78 meter six, FIRST of the season.
20.16 IST: Curran to Suryakumar, FOUR! Little bit of room and Surya cuts it beautifully into the gap for a boundary. Good effort from Piyush Chawla on the boundary rope but fails to stop the ball.
20.10 IST: Jadeja to Suryakumar, FOUR! It was full and Surya just guides it over deep extra cover for a boundary to release some pressure off his shoulders.
20.04 IST: Curran to De Kock, OUT! Quick wickets for CSK as this time De Kock didn't pick the slower one as his countrymen Lungi Ngidi takes an easy catch. De Kock departs for 33.
20.00 IST: Chawla to Rohit, OUT! Piyush gets his first wicket in Yellow jersey and it's the big man Rohit
* Piyush Chawla comes into the attack, first time in CSK's jersey.
19.55 IST: Ngidi to De Kock, FOUR! Quinnie is in mood as he slams it over long-on for another boundary. It seems he missed playing cricket a lot.
19.53 IST: Ngidi to De Kock, FOUR! Stand and Deliver! Beautiful shot from De Kock as it was ready for the full-length delivery and slams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
*Lungi Ngidi comes into attack
19.49 IST: Chahar to De Kock, FOUR! The Proteas puts the ball into the gap and it races away for a boundary.
19.44 IST: Curran to Rohit, FOUR! A loose delivery and Rohit gets enough room to spread his arms and send the ball for a boundary.
* Sam Curran to start from the other end
* Excellent first over for Mumbai Indians as they managed to get 12 from it.
19.39 IST: Chahar to De Kock, FOUR! Poor bowling from Chahar as this time the Proteas pushes the bowl through mid-wicket for the second boundary of the over.
19.34 IST: Chahar to Rohit, FOUR! Mumbai Indians kick starts the IPL with a terrific shot through covers for a boundary.
19.33 IST: Deepak Chahar to bowl the first ball of IPL 2020, two slips in place.
19.18 IST: Mumbai Indians make an interesting choice by picking Saurabh Tiwary over Ishan Kishan in the middle order.
19.12 IST: Playing XI of both teams are out:
19.05 IST: No Dwayne Bravo for CSK, as the four overseas players for them are Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran and Lungi Ngidi.
19.00 IST: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni wins the toss and opts to bowl against Mumbai Indians
18.50 IST: Pitch Report from Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen
"Even covering of grass. Have played on two types of wickets here in Abu Dhabi - one like this, and one without any grass. Expect it to be a high scoring game today. Start of the tournament, you want to start well. Par score has been 167."
18.45 IST: The epic battle between Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni is on
18.40 IST: The stage is all set for the Dream 11 IPL 2020
18.16 IST: Pragyan Ojha is excited for the live-action of Indian Premier League and wishes luck to his former team Mumbai Indians.
18.08 IST: In numbers | How Mumbai Indians tamed Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019 (READ HERE)
17.57 IST: Mumbai Indians are off to the stadium as players looked all charged up for the opening game.
17.50 IST: The Yellow Army is all set for the epic clash against defending champions.
17.46 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan sends wishes to Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni for the opening match of IPL 2020.
All the best to @ChennaiIPL & @mipaltan for today’s match. Wishing all the players to be healthy and have a good game. Do well @ImRo45 & @msdhoni Can’t wait to watch you boys! Big hug from 6 feet away.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 19, 2020
17.40 IST: Suresh Raina wishes luck to Chennai Super Kings ahead of the clash against Mumbai Indians.
Wishing you all the success boys @ChennaiIPL. Unimaginable for me that I’m not there today, but all my wishes are with you. Sending you all the good vibes! Go get it! 💪 #WhistlePodu https://t.co/G48ybhcbYR— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 19, 2020
17.38 IST: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2020 opening match from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.