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  • 11:47 PM IST

    THATS IT! Kedar Jadhav crosses the finishing line for Chennai. He scored 10 runs in the last over, needing 7 to win. Credit goes to Dwayne Bravo, he single-handedly took the match away from Mumbai’s grasp. This has been a superb opening match for Indian T20 league.

  • 11:42 PM IST

    OUT! Bravo is out. He falls for a blistering 68 run. Kedar Jadhav will come to bat, he will face Mustafizur Rahman.

  • 11:37 PM IST

    FIFTY! Dwayne Bravo reaches his fifty with a massive six. Bravo is making his bat talk. Bravo’s hitting sees Chennai need just 13 runs off 10 balls.

  • 11:30 PM IST

    OUT! Hardik Pandya gets his third wicket. Mark Wood falls for 1. Mumbai one wicket away from win. Remember Kedar Jadhav is retired hurt. Chennai still need 47 off 18.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    OUT! Another one bites the dust. Harbhajan Singh goes for the glory shot and hands to wicket to Mitchell McClenaghan. He made 8 off 5. Dwayne Bravo is still in the middle for Chennai.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Chennai are in a spot of bother. Kedar Jadhav has left the field, a hamstring injury may be? Mayank Markande finishes his spell with 3 for 23 to his name. Harbhajan Singh and Dwayne Bravo are out in the middle for Chennai.

  • 11:04 PM IST

    Kedar Jadhav is walking off the field. Chennai’s woes goes from bad to worst.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    OUT! Ravindra Jadeja’s stay in the middle has ended. Mustafizur Rahman gets his first wicket for Mumbai. Jadeja tried to loft one over the off side, but handed a catch at mid off to Suryakumar Yadav. Chennai are in trouble now. Dwayne Bravo is the new man.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Chennai now rely on Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja to get them near Mumbai’s target. Mustafizur Rahman has been called into the attack. He needs to find newer ways to get rid of the batsmen. To much reliance on the cutter-ball? This pitch is a death-bed for bowlers,nothing for them

  • 10:43 PM IST
  • 10:41 PM IST

    OUT! Mayank Markande has rocked Chennai’s middle order. MS Dhoni is hit on the back foot, he falls for 5. Markande has bamboozled everyone with his spin bowling. DRS showed three reds in favour of the Mumbai, and Dhoni will have to leave the field to a huge roar at Wankhede.

  • 10:29 PM IST

    OUT! Ambati Rayudu goes for 22. Mayank Markande gets his first Indian T20 League wicket. Rayudu did not pick the young leg-spinner and is trapped in front. To new men in the middle for Chennai, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    OUT! Second success for Hardik Pandya. Suresh Raina falls for 4. He was looking to hook the ball, but managed to lob it to Krunal Pandya at mid on . Chennai are in a bit of trouble here. This Powerplay belonged to Mumbai.

  • 10:13 PM IST

    OUT! Shane Watson departs after hitting a six. Hardik Pandya’s change of pace deceives Watson into playing a rash shot. Watson scored 16 off 14. This is also Evin Lewis first IPL catch.

  • 10:10 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Hardik Pandya is into the attack. He is still seen struggling a bit. So far Mumbai has seen four different bowlers in the attack. Rayudu and Watson are playing quite sensibly, no rash shorts.

  • 9:58 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson are out in the middle for Chennai. Mitchell McClenaghan will open the bowling for Mumbai. Hardik Pandya’s participation in the match seems unlikely. Rayudu will be familiar to Wankhede given he has played for Mumbai since the past many years.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Krunal Pandya has taken the attack to Chennai. His knock has enabled Mumbai cross the 150-run mark. Prior to Pandya’s innings it was Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, who scored maximum runs for Mumbai. They added 87 runs together. Krunal’s has mostly scored on the back foot. Chennai need 166 to win

  • 9:24 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Pandya brothers are making sure that Mumbai do not end up getting a below par score. Mark Wood needs to be more on target than just bowl short. This is first Indian T20 League match. Krunal Pandya showing Hardik how it is done.

  • 9:12 PM IST

    OUT! Just what Chennai needed. Ishan Kishan departs for 40. Kishan plays a sweep shot against a googly and hands Mark Wood a catch at third man. Krunal Pandya is out in the middle to partner his brother Hardik Pandya.

  • 9:01 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: OUT! Suryakumar Yadav’s innings comes to an end. He was looking to take away the match from Chennai’s grasp. Watson gets his second, Yadav tried to pull over fine leg but handed Harbhajan Singh a simple catch. Hardik Pandya is in the middle.

  • 8:51 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: Ishan Kishan has tore into Imran Tahir. He has slammed him for a four, six and another four in his first over. Kishan has in an instant got past Suryakumar Yadav’s score. Tahir went for 18 in his first over.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: This has been a good start for Chennai. They have picked two wickets and leaked very few runs. Suryakumar Yadav has to play the sheet anchor role for Mumbai. Harbhajan Singh is called into the attack by MS Dhoni. Ishan Kishan needs to play the role of the aggressor.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: OUT! Rohit Sharma falls for 15. He was looking to smack Shane Watson out of the park, but only managed to find the fielder at backward point. Former Mumbai player Ambati Rayudu makes not mistake. Suryakumar Yadav is out in the middle with Ishan Kishan.

  • 8:13 PM IST

    OUT! DRS does not go in favour of Evin Lewis. This was also the first time DRS was used in Indian T20 League. Deepak Chahar gets his first wicket for Chennai. Lewis goes for a duck.

  • 8:09 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: This has been a steady start for Chennai. Hardly anything on offer for the Mumbai batsmen. Shane Watson will use all his experience against Rohit and Lewis. It is important that Rohit gets going, so far he has looked tentative.

  • 8:02 PM IST

    fact Evin Lewis is the 500th IPL player.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Mumbai vs Chennai, Updates: The Chennai players are out in a hurdle. Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis will open the batting for Mumbai. Harbhajan Singh is seen talking to Dhoni. Deepak Chahar will open the bowling for Chennai. He played for Pune side last year.

  • 7:56 PM IST

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  • 7:43 PM IST

    Chennai (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Mark Wood

MS Dhoni (L) and Rohit Sharma will lead Chennai and Mumbai respectively © BCCI
MS Dhoni (L) and Rohit Sharma will lead Chennai and Mumbai respectively © BCCI

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Indian T20 League 2018. Match 1 of the tournament sees defending (and three-time) champions Mumbai take on two-time champions Chennai at Wankhede Stadium. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace. Mumbai and Chennai are the two most successful franchises in the tournament. Mumbai have won the title thrice, all three under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. MS Dhoni’s Chennai have won the title twice and finished in the top four every season they have played in, which included six finals. However, there will be some rustiness as they are returning to the competition after two-year ban but they will not carry the scars into the proceedings.

Though Mumbai have retained their core, they have let go of many players and it will be a new look side in blue and gold at Wankhede today. Mustafizur Rahman is expected to debut for the side and Evin Lewis, too, is set for his debut in the tournament. Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is set to take Harbhajan Singh’s place in the Mumbai XI. Harbhajan, after donning the Blues for 10 years, will be leading the spin attack of the Yellow Brigade in the opposition. Mumbai’s local lad, Shardul Thakur, too, will turn up in yellow at his home ground. Head-to-head, Mumbai enjoy a 13-11 lead over their arch-rivals.


Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Mitchell McClenaghan, JP Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh MD Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan

Chennai: MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif KM, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi