Abu Dhabi: Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guideline Chennai Tremendous Kings to a comprehensive 5-wicket gain over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL right here on Saturday.
Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blistering innings, whilst Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped residence with four balls to spare.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted a tough 162 for nine just after Chennai Tremendous Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl.
The emphasize of Mumbai’s innings was Saurabh Tiwary’s 42 off 31 balls and Quinton de Kock’s 20-ball 33 at the prime.
For CSK, Lungi Ngidi (3/38) was the most prosperous bowler when Ravindra Jadeja (2/42) and Deepak Chahar (2/32) captured two wickets apiece and Sam Curran (1/28) and Piyush Chawla (4/21) picked a person each individual.
Mumbai Indians: 162 for 9 in 20 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 42 Lungi Ngidi 3/38, Ravindra Jadeja 2/42).
Chennai Super Kings: 166 in 19.2 overs (Ambati Rayudu 71 Faf du Plessis 58 Trent Boult 1/23). PTI ATK ATK
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