Dwayne Bravo struck a quickfire 68 off 30 balls as Chennai Tremendous Kings registered an exhilarating one-wicket win towards Mumbai Indians within the 2018 IPL opener.
Bravo hammered six sixes and three boundaries earlier than holing out to Rohit Sharma on the final ball of the penultimate over. Chasing 166 to win, CSK had a shaky begin shedding half its aspect for lower than 100 on the board. Mayank Markande and Hardik Pandya claimed three wickets every to go away CSK reeling at 118 for eight earlier than Bravo introduced CSK nearer to victory with a blistering cameo.
Kedar Jadhav dealt a deadly blow to Mumbai’s hopes with a six and a boundary off consecutive deliveries within the final over.
Earlier, opting to discipline first, CSK lowered the host to 2 for 20 with Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma departing in fast succession; Deepak Chahar and Shane Watson accounting for the duo respectively.
Nonetheless, Ishan Kishan (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (43) thwarted Chennai’s surge earlier than a late flourish from Krunal Pandya, who remained unbeaten on 41 off 22 balls, lifted MI to a aggressive 165 for 4.