Mumbai Indians Make An Unimpressive Batting Performance Against Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings kick-started the IPL amid a coronavirus scare. Even though it was not the same feeling, people are glad that something positive is finally happening in cricket. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are like the Real Madrid and Barcelona of IPL. So it was apt to start the tournament with them. Mumbai Indians batted first but could not put up an exciting show as they finished their 20 overs of batting with 162 runs losing nine wickets. Saurabh Tiwary, who scored 42, was the top scorer for his team.
Rayudu Takes Chennai Super Kings Past Mumbai Indians In IPL 2020 Opener
Ambati Rayudu, who is a former Mumbai Indians player, impressed everyone with his batting. He scored 72 runs getting ample support from Faf du Plessis on the other end who scored 58 runs. Chennai never looked in trouble throughout the game and won the game by five wickets with four balls to spare. There was nothing nail-biting in the match, but the start of IPL means a future full of a thrilling contest. A score of 162 in T20 is not very impressive, and Chennai never tried to speed up their chase. The entire pursuit of CSK was very calculated.
Who Impressed For Chennai Super Kings In The Bowling Sector
Chennai has wonderfully started IPL 2020 and will look to continue in the same form. While the batsmen did a good job, the bowlers were the ones who took the game away from Mumbai Indians. Deepak Chahar, who was impressive last year with the ball has picked up from where he left as he took two wickets conceding just 37 runs. However, the star performer in the bowling unit was Lungi Ngidi who took three wickets while giving away 38 runs.
Mumbai Indians Start IPL 2020 In The Usual Way
Ever since 2013, Mumbai Indians have always lost their opening match of the IPL. However, the first loss has somehow acted as a catalyst. They have made it to the playoffs more often than not. Even they would be confused if they should be happy or sad as even after losing the first match, they are the most successful team in the IPL.