When every hope of Chennai Super Kings died, Dwayne Bravo and Kedar Jadhav rose to the occasion and gave the franchise a nerve-wrecking win in the season opener against Mumbai Indians. Bravo scored an insane 68 off 30 balls and Jadhav sealed the game with a six and four in the last over.
Brief Scores : Mumbai Indians 165/4 (Suryakumar Yadav 43, Krunal Pandya 41*; Shane Watson 2/29, Deepak Chahar 1/14) lost to Chennai Super Kings 169/9 (Dwayne Bravo 68, Kedar Jadhav 24*; Mayank Markande 3/23, Hardik Pandya 3/24) by 1 wicket.
On a track which had
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The amount of grass on the surface kept MS Dhoni interested as he employed his two pacers - Deepak Chahar and Shane Watson - to start off the proceedings and the duo stood tall to the faith by bowling economical overs. Evin Lewis particularly struggled to counter Chahar and was caught plumb in the third over to make way for young Ishan Kishan. Although Kishan tried to open his arms from the very beginning, he struggled against some terrific CSK bowling as the hosts were restricted to 43/2 after Rohit was dismissed by Watson. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Kishan made sure that there was
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166 was certainly