Dwayne Bravo scored 68 and picked two wickets for Chennai © AFP
Dwayne Bravo scored 68 for Chennai © AFP

Dwayne Bravo single-handedly took Chennai to victory against Mumbai in Match 1 of the Indian T20 League 2018. His late blitz against Rohit Sharma-led side, saw Chennai win the tie by 1 run. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his 30-ball 68, and economical spell. Speaking in the award ceremony, Bravo said: “ It was a great team effort. Want to dedicate this win to CSK fans. They waited so long for this moment. I’m happy to contribute with a match-winning performance.”

Speaking about his own batting, Bravo said: “Wanted to give myself the best opportunity to start well. Have been working a lot on my batting. Here at Wankhede, once you bat deep, chances are you could win the game. It’s a small outfield, ball comes onto the bat. They bowled in my areas. Just happy with the win tonight.”

For Chennai apart from Bravo, Kedar Jadhav scored 24, while Ambati Rayudu scored 22 runs. It was Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav contributed with the bat, that helped Mumbai reach 165 for 4.