It was the thrilling opening game in IPL 2018 which was between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium where CSK snatched a stunning victory.
CSK decided to field first after winning the toss. MI managed to put 165/4 on the board at the end of 20 overs. In reply, CSK was at one stage 119/8 in 17 overs. Dwayne Bravo’s power hitting and Kedar Jadhav’s brilliant finishing skill provided a stunning victory for CSK as they successfully chased the target in 19.5 overs after losing 9 wickets.
CSK won the opening game of IPL 2018 by 1 wicket with the only ball to spare.
Brief Scores: MI – 165/4 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 43, Hardik Pandya 41*, Shane Watson 2/29)
CSK – 169/9 in 19.5 overs (Dwayne Bravo 68, Kedar Yadav 24*, Mayank Markande 3/23)
Result – CSK won by 1 wicket
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- MI scored 165/4 in 20 overs after batted first.
i) In the IPL history, it was the third highest first innings total for MI against CSK at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The top two in this list are 187/6 (May 19, 2015) and 183/7 (April 17, 2015).
- CSK pacer Mark Wood had the bowling figure of 4-0-49-0.
i) Joint third most expensive bowling figure by any CSK bowler against MI in IPL history.
Most expensive IPL bowling figures by CSK bowler against MI
|Player||Bowling figure||Economy rate||Venue||Date|
|Palani Amarnath||4-0-57-1||14.25||Chennai||April 23, 2008|
|Jacob Over||4-0-53-0||13.25||Chennai||April 23, 2008|
|Ravindra Jadeja||4-0-49-0||12.25||Mumbai||April 17, 2015|
|Mark Wood||4-0-49-0||12.25||Mumbai||April 7, 2018|
- CSK batsman Dwayne Bravo completed his half-century in just 25 balls.
i) Second fastest IPL half-century by any Caribbean batsman against MI. The record holder is Dwayne Smith (CSK) who had completed half-century in just 22 balls against MI at Mumbai on April 17, 2015.
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- CSK batsman Dwayne Bravo scored 68 runs.
i) Second highest IPL knock by any CSK batsman against MI at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The record holder is Subramaniam Badrinath with 71* on April 22, 2011.
- Debutant MI leg-spinner Mayank Markande had the bowling figure of 4-0-23-3.
i) Second best debutant bowling figure by any MI bowler. The record holder is Lasith Malinga with the bowling figure of 4-0-15-3.
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- MI pacer Hardik Pandya had the bowling figure of 4-0-24-3.
i) Second best IPL bowling figure by any MI pacer against CSK at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The best is Lasith Malinga with the bowling figure of 4-0-23-3 on May 19, 2015.
- CSK chased down the target of 166 runs (169/9 in 19.5 overs).
i) Third highest successful IPL chase for CSK against MI.
Top successful IPL chases for CSK against MI
|184||189/4||Mumbai||April 17, 2015|
|174||176/3||Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium)||May 28, 2014|
|166||169/9||Mumbai||April 7, 2018|