Dwayne Bravo blazes Chennai to victory in IPL opener


The Chennai Super Kings shortly referred as CSK are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). the home matches of Chennai Super Kings will be played at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings competed against each other in the final match of IPL 2015.

West Indies worldwide Bravo hit a stunning 68 from just 30 balls to bring the Super Kings back into contention and then, after their star man had gone, Kedar Jadhav was able to get Chennai over the line from the penultimate delivery.

It had all seemed very different when Mumbai put together a good total, riding on good scores by Ishan Kishan (40 off 29), Suryakumar Yadav (43 off 29) and Krunal Pandya (41 not out off 22).

When CSK was reeling at 119/8 after 17 overs, there seemed no chance of a comeback, but Bravo (68 off 30; three fours and seven sixes) stepped up and wreaked havoc.

CSK beat MI by a wicket, with a ball to spare, but the rubber will also be remembered for three characters - Mayank Markande, Dwayne Bravo and Kedar Jadhav.

In OVERS 16.3 Third wicket for Hardik Pandya, Mark Wood gone for 1 here CSK 118/8.

The Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first on a grassy Wankhede Stadium pitch. The man of the match was non-other than Bravo. The left-hander is the highest run-getter in T20 cricket among Indian batsmen, and has timed his return to form perfectly; after a lean run in first-class cricket, Raina began hitting the ball well in the domestic T20 competition and has since returned to the Indian T20 side too.

First, he scalped risky looking Rayudu for 22 and then in his very next over he picked up CSK skipper MS Dhoni. Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu, who happened to be the players of Mumbai's team for previous season, has been included in Chennai's team for this season of IPL.

Bravo first took the attack to McClenaghan and slammed two sixes and one boundary in the 18th over of the innings.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma said: "Not feeling good at the momen". CSK's Imran Tahir and Shane Watson broke the partnership but then stepped in the Pandya brothers. However, Jadhav hit a six and four on the 4th and 5th ball to ensure the win.

Mumbai Indians have been perennial poor starters; they have now lost their last five season opening fixtures.

Mumbai Indians were struggling at 20 for 2 after openers Evin Lewis (0) and skipper Rohit Sharma (15) were dismissed cheaply on a track that assisted seamers.