VIVO IPL 2018 has begun with a thriller and the cricket season has begun! Their veteran bowling attack did come under pressure from the Mumbai Indian batsmen, who were looking to exploit the lack of pace of the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson. Kishan and Suryakumar put on 78-run stand to take Mumbai’s score closer to the 100-run mark. While chasing the huge target, Chennai’s team lost the early wickets in initial overs of the second inning.
The Pandya brothers then took centrestage and the duo started to hit the CSK bowlers at will. Krunal was the most destructive of the duo as he finished the innings with 41 off just 22 deliveries.
Bravo’s brutal hitting got CSK to the point of needing 13 from nine balls. It was massive wicket for Mumbai Indians, Mayank Markande removes the danger man Ambati Rayudu for 22 runs, left CSK are in deep trouble. But Dwayne Bravo entered the scene and the game changed completely. Home team captain Rohit Sharma was beaten neck and crop off the first ball. However, he fell on the last ball of the 19th. But Jadhav returned to bat heroically despite being injured and smashed a ramp over fine leg fielder’s head for a six to seal the fate of the game. CSK also has the best squad to win the title this year. This is the kind of comeback they will cherish for a long time. I’m happy to contribute with a match-winning performance.
“Bravo gave us the opportunity for us to give a shot at it”, he said. While a lot will be expected from newcomer Evin Lewis, captain Rohit Sharma still forms the core of MI’s batting line-up.
When the Trinidadian came out to bat before the jam-packed crowd in Mumbai, his team was already in a perilous position, at 75-5 after 12 overs.
When the MI new ball bowlers failed to make an impression on the CSK openers, Pandya made a decision to take things in his own hands. Just happy with the win tonight. Quite a few fans of CSK, one of the most-followed franchises in the eight-team league, expressed disappointment at their team’s approach while some even poked fun at them.
Along with this, Rajasthan Royals will also be coming back. Anyway, good learning for all of us. But the presence of stars has not just been limited to team ownership.
MS Dhoni’s official CSK anthem was launched yesterday’s and the fans took to Twitter to share their excitement. The first game of the tournament, getting everyone together was a challenge but now we’ve had time together and we have to go out there and execute.
We have already completed 10 years of the premier league.