IPL 2018, Match 1, MI vs CSK – Mumbai Indians’ Player Rating
The comeback team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) banked on Dwayne Bravo’s blistering knock to beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by one wicket.
Put into bat first; MI scored 165 runs in their quota of 20 overs. CSK reduced Mumbai to 20 for two within the first four overs at one stage.
Since then, Surya Kumar Yadav (43) paired with Ishan Kishan (40) to revive the Mumbai innings. The left-right combination pair scored some brilliant shots, as Mumbai inched closer to the 100-run mark.
Meanwhile, it was some late blow from Krunal Pandya (41*), as they posted 165 runs on the board.
However, in return, it was a collapse of CSK middle-order that put Mumbai ahead in the game. Debutant Mayank Markande had an outstanding stint with the ball, as he returned with three for 23 well supported Hardik Pandya (3 for 24).
But the surprise was packed for the late overs, as Dwayne Bravo struck some massive sixes to take Chennai closer to the target. The Windies all-rounder played a magical hand of 68 runs off just 30 balls but fail in the penultimate over.
The injured Kedar Jadhav ( 24*) then came back to struck a six and four in the fourth and fifth ball of the last over to win the match for CSK.
Here is the player rating of Mumbai Indians:
Evin Lewis: (1/10)
The opening batsman from Windies had a poor start to this edition of IPL. Levis failed to open his account, as Deepak Chahar removed him. He will look forget this start and come back strong in the next game.
Rohit Sharma (c): (4.5/10)
The skipper of the Mumbai side failed to get going, as he didn’t find his timing right. Although he did strike a beautiful six but struggled to manoeuvre the field.
However, he will be eager to come back stronger in the next game and lead his team from the front.
Ishan Kishan (wk): (8/10)
The young wicket-keeper batsman looked in splendid touch, as he gave Imran Tahir a good hit. His 40 off 29 deliveries kept Mumbai going despite losing two quick wickets.
Suryakumar Yadav: (8/10)
The right-handed Surya Kumar Yadav had a great start in his home pitch. He played some glorious shots during his stay in the middle. His knock of 43 runs in 29 deliveries helped Mumbai get off to a good start.
Hardik Pandya: (9/10)
India’s premier all-rounder lived up to his expectation with both bat and ball. He played a responsible knock of 22 runs of 20 balls, as MI lost few wickets quickly. He then returned to take three crucial wickets to halt CSK’s brilliant start.
Krunal Pandya: (8/10)
Krunal played a blistering knock, as he helped his side go past 150 runs mark. The southpaw hammered the ball violently, as the bowlers went in search of the leather.
He remained unbeaten on 41 runs from just 22 deliveries including five fours and two sixes.
Kieron Pollard: (0/10)
The big all-rounder from Windies had no part to play in this match. He didn’t get the opportunity to bat or ball in Mumbai’s first game.
Mitchell McClenaghan: (3/10)
The giant left-arm pacer New Zealand went for plenty as he was taken to all parts of the ground. CSK batsmen took 44 runs from his quota of four overs.
Mustafizur Rahman: (4.5/10)
Mustafizur Rahman failed to contain seven runs in the last over, as CSK went over the ropes. He returned with one for 39 in 3.5 overs. He will be keen to bring his A game in the next fixture.
Jasprit Bumrah: (5/10)
Bumrah had a brilliant first three overs but was taken for 20 runs in the penultimate over by Bravo.
He missed his length by a whisker, as Bravo took him for three sixes. However, he will look to come strong in the next game.
Mayank Markande: (8.5/10)
The debutant leg-break spinner had a dream debut in the IPL. There was a lot of speculations over his talent, but he paid back to the trust shown by the MI team management.
He returned with three for 23 in his four overs which included key wickets of MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayadu.
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