Match 1: MI VS CSK
The IPL is here, both the teams were ready for once more rivalry between them. The Chennai must have thought that they have to take revenge as what had done in IPL 2019. Both the teams had done a lot of practice as they were in the ground after a long time. The playing 11 of both teams were:
Rohit Sharma (c)
Quinton De Kock (wk)
Chennai Super Kings:-
Faf Du Plessis
MS Dhoni (c) (wk)
The match was played on Sheikh Zayed stadium, Abu Dhabi. The CSK had won the toss and elected to bowl first. The MI was seemed very powerful at the beginning as they were 52 for 1 in the powerplay. The Rohit got out on 12 by Piyush Chawla. After Quinton De Kock got out on 33 the wickets kept falling for MI. They had Saurabh Tiwary for their highest scorer of 42. This led the team to a fighting total of 163 for 9. The top bowler for CSK was Lungi Ngidi for taking 3 wickets giving 38 runs.
The Chennai Super Kings needed 163 of 20 overs. The openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay came over the crease. But Shane watson got out on the very first over. Murali Vijay was also got out on the second over. The team needs a partnership to win the match. Ambati Rayudu and Faf had a partnership of 115 runs led the team to victory. The top bowler for MI was James Pattinson for taking 1 wicket and 27 runs.
The player of the match was Ambati Rayudu for a wonderful inniges of 71 runs of just 48 balls including 6 fours and 3 sixes led the team to the victory!!!