Mumbai Indians chase down 113 with 19 balls to spare as they beat Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets.
Mumbai Indians innings
17th over: Mumbai win by eight wickets with 19 balls to go. The defending champions have been felled in the first match of IPL season five. Both batsmen respond to the prayers. First James Franklin hits Bollinger for a four and then Ambati Rayudi plays it over the slips for a six. What shot. Great finish. CSK's 112 was never going to challenge Mumbai's top-class batting line-up. However, it has to be said that the start to the new season hasn't been up to the expectations on account of a low-scoring match. Nevertheless, a competitive affair it has been. Richard Levi has been chosen as Man-of-the-Match for his 35-ball 50. His fireworks made the chase much easier for the visitors, one has to admit.
16th over: Mumbai 104 for 2. A sleepy feeling has taken over the stadium. Guys, do something. Hit a few boundaries and finish it off.
15th over: Mumbai 100 for 2. It has become a boring affair in the last five overs or so because of Mumbai's defensive approach but they can't be blamed for this. Every team wants a winning start. They don't want to take any risk. Fair enough.
14th over: Mumbai 96 for 2. Four runs from the Albie Morkel over. Another 17 they need for win. It's safe to say that it's now all over bar the shouting. The visitors sure can't lose from here.
13th over: Mumbai 92 for 2. A quiet over for the visitors. Amabati Rayudu and James Franklin are not taking any chances. Not a bad strategy at all since they are so close to the target. Just 21 runs away from victory.
12th over: Mumbai 87 for 2 Albie Morkel is back on and does a great job but that doesn't help his team's cause. Mumbai need just 26 runs to win. From here, it's their match to lose.
11th over: Mumbai 84 for 2. Spinner Shadab Jakati is brought on to bowl but fails to impress as eight runs come off the over.
10th over: Mumbai 76 for 2. CSK have pulled back a bit in the last two overs. Sachin Tendulkar (16) leaves the field retired-hurt on account of a finger injury. Ambati Rayudu is next in. One interesting fact. Mumbai were 75 for thee at this stage.
9th over: Mumbai 72 for 2. Rohit Sharma out for a duck. The Bollinger ball bounces a little more than expected and the batsman edges it to the wicketkeeper. Good comeback by the hosts. But more wickets are needed if they want to make a match of it.
Rohit Sharma c †Dhoni b Bollinger 0 (3)
8th over: Mumbai 69 for 1. Levi out. Finds Bollinger at long-on off the bowling of Dwayne Bravo. But he has done his job. 50 off 35 balls is profound. Remember, it was his debut match.
Levi c Bollinger b Bravo 50 (35)
7th over: Mumbai 61 for 0. Now Levi is unleashing his fury on Ravichandran Ashwin. Another six over mid-wicket, off the fourth ball. A wicket is the need of the hour for the hosts.
6th over: Mumbai 53 for 4. Richard Levi is on fire. Ravindra Jadeja is at the receiving end. First ball goes for a four, the second goes for a six over mid-wicket - slog sweep used to good effect. The last ball again fetches a boundary for the South African. 16 runs from the over. CSK bowling looks all over the place right now.
5th over: Mumbai 37 for 0. Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a tidy over. Just two runs from the over.
4th over: Mumbai 34 for 0. Two fours come from the Bollinger over. Levi is doing a great job of the visitors.
3rd over: Mumbai 23 for 0.
Vintage Tendulkar. The second ball from Albie Morkel races to boundary, through the covers. The odd ball is kicking up, encouraging signs for the bowler. But hang on, Tendulkar hits a huge six. The ball is full and he smashes it over covers for the maximum. Not good signs for CSK.
2nd over: Mumbai 11 for 0. Australian Doug Bollinger concedes a four off the first ball. Levi hits it past point. Another four for the South African, pulls the fourth ball with tremendous power. Dwayne Bravo dives in vain. The next delivery has been called a wide. A single and no-run complete the over.
1st over: Mumbai 1 for 0. South African Albie Morkel opens the bowling for CSK. Richard Levi, the fastest ton-maker in T20 internationals, is out there with the great Sachin Tendulkar. He opens his and Mumbai's account off the fifth ball.
Chennai 112 all out in 19.5 overs
A superb bowling show by Mumbai to bundle out the reigning champions to a paltry total. If we leave alone the knock of Raina, the Chennai batsmen failed to get going and they were pegged back with regular wickets.
19.5 L Malinga to D Bollinger, OUT! Back of a length delivery around off, Bollinger hops back to whack it over point but fails to get the elevation. A straightforward catch to Rohit Sharma at point and he makes no mistake. Chennai all out for 112! 112/10
19.4 L Malinga to S Jakati, Squeezes out a yorker to the on side and steals a single. 112/9
19.3 L Malinga to S Jakati, Another full delivery bowled outside leg, Jakati backed away to swing his blade across the line but missed. The keeper behind the wickets is standing on the verge of in circle and returns it back to the bowler immediately. Now, Simon Taufel has a chat with Karthik regarding his position behind the wickets. 111/9
19.2 L Malinga to D Bollinger, A lethal yorker fired in the blockhole, Bollinger dug it out and it came off the inside edge. They crossed for one. 111/9
19.1 L Malinga to S Jakati, Fuller delivery on off, Jakati opens the face late and guides it to third man for a single. 110/9
19th over: Chennai 109 for 9
18.6 H Singh to S Jakati, 1 run. 109/9
18.5 H Singh to D Bollinger, Bowls it close to the yorker length, Bollinger tries to heave it across the line but gets an inside edge to short fine leg. They cross for a brisk single as Tendulkar fires in a throw at the bowler's end. 108/9
18.4 H Singh to S Jakati, Fuller delivery on middle, forced past the bowler for a single down the ground. 107/9
18.3 H Singh to D Bollinger, Another quick delivery on off, skidding on with the angle, Bollinger tries to force it through the line but gets an inside edge to fine leg. One run added to the total. 106/9
18.2 H Singh to D Bollinger, Slider on off, Bollinger goes back and cuts it straight to point. 105/9
18.1 H Singh to S Jakati, Presses forward and lifts it over mid on for one. 105/9
18th over: Chennai 104 for 9
17.6 L Malinga to R Jadeja, OUT b Lasith Malinga. Chennai have lost their ninth wicket. 104/9
17.5 L Malinga to S Jakati, Once again squeezes out a yorker length delivery and finds the gap through point. A single. 104/8
17.4 L Malinga to S Jakati, A fantastic yorker in the blockhole at 139.9 kph, Jakati digs it out somehow. 103/8
17.3 L Malinga to S Jakati, On middle, helped straight to mid-wicket. 103/8
17.2 L Malinga to S Jakati, Outside off, Jakati pokes at it and misses. 103/8
Shadab Jakati is the new batsman.
17.1 L Malinga to R Ashwin, OUT! Malinga bowls a slowish fuller delivery on middle, Ashwin flicks it off his pads to square leg and attempts for the second run. Harbhajan quickly rushes to the ball and returns a good throw to the keeper, who removes the bails in a flash. Ashwin has no chance of making it to the other end and Chennai have lost another wicket via a run out. 103/8
17th over: Chennai 102 for 7
16.6 K Pollard to R Ashwin, Short delivery outside off, this time Ashwin makes contact to send it to sweeper cover. A single. 102/7
16.5 K Pollard to R Ashwin, Attempts to cut it through point but once again fails to get bat on ball. 101/7
16.4 K Pollard to R Ashwin, Length delivery in the channel outside off, at 118.4 kph, Ashwin flashes his blade through the line and misses. 101/7
16.3 K Pollard to R Jadeja, Presses forward and drives a full delivery through the line to long off. 101/7
16.2 K Pollard to R Ashwin, Fuller delivery on the pads, ticked behind square leg for one. 100/7
Ravichandran Ashwin comes out to the middle.
16.1 K Pollard to S Badrinath, OUT! Pollard strikes again and is all pumped up. A fullish length delivery on off, Badrinath tried to whip it across the line but failed to keep it down. It was uppish and Harbhajan pouched it with ease at mid-wicket. Chennai have lost their seventh wicket. 99/7
16th over: Chennai 99 for 6
15.6 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Works a length delivery off his pads and crosses for a run. 99/6
15.5 P Ojha to R Jadeja, Leans across and clips it off his pads to short fine leg for a single. 98/6
15.4 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Goes back and and punches it in front of point for one. 97/6
15.3 P Ojha to R Jadeja, Finds the gap on the leg side and gets off the mark with a single. 96/6
15.2 P Ojha to R Jadeja, Fuller length delivery on middle, Jadeja defends it off his pads to mid-wicket. 95/6
Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman out to the middle.
15.1 P Ojha to S Badrinath, OUT! Another run out! Flatter delivery on middle, Badrinath goes back and pushes it in front of point. They attempt for a single and there is a run out appeal against Dhoni. Third umpire is referred and the replays show that the Chennai skipper is well short of his crease. Abu Nechim was superb with his throw and the wicketkeeper removed the bails in a jiffy. Chennai 6 down for 95! 95/6
15th over: Chennai 95 for 5
14.6 K Pollard to S Badrinath, 1 run. 95/5
14.5 K Pollard to MS Dhoni, A low full toss outside off, MSD walks forward a bit and turns it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 94/5
14.4 K Pollard to S Badrinath, Tucks it off his pads to the on side and rotates the strike. 93/5
14.4 K Pollard to S Badrinath, Wide! A tennis ball bounce! The bowler hurls in a short delivery and it goes well above the batsman's head. Karthik does well to leap and stop it from racing away. 92/5
14.3 K Pollard to S Badrinath, Too full in length on off, Badrinath presses forward and defends it to covers. 91/5
14.2 K Pollard to MS Dhoni, Room offered outside off, Dhoni cracks it behind cover-point for a single. 91/5
14.1 K Pollard to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Dhoni punches it off his back foot but finds the short cover fielder. 90/5
14th over: Chennai 90 for 5
13.6 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Quicker one on off, Badrinath brings his bat and pad together for defense. A tidy over, just four off it! 90/5
13.5 P Ojha to MS Dhoni, Stretches well forward and guides it in the gap at covers. They pinch a single. 90/5
13.4 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Fuller in length outside off, eased to long off. 89/5
13.3 P Ojha to MS Dhoni, The bowler pulls his length back a bit and MSD gets back inside the crease to bunt it to mid on. A single. 88/5
13.2 P Ojha to MS Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on off, Dhoni got forward and pushed it to covers. 87/5
13.1 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Loopy delivery outside off, Badrinath nudges it to point for one. 87/5
13th over: Chennai 86 for 5
12.6 K Pollard to S Badrinath, 1 run. 86/5
12.5 K Pollard to S Badrinath, No run. 85/5
MS Dhoni strides out to the middle with Chennai in a spot of bother after three quick wickets.
12.4 K Pollard to A Morkel, OUT! Another one disappears in the deep. Pollard hurls in a short delivery on middle and off, Morkel attempts to ease it across the line but gets a top edge. It flies in the air, kisses the night sky and then falls safely into the hands of Ojha at deep mid-wicket. 85/5
12.3 K Pollard to A Morkel, Good length delivery on middle and off, Morkel pushes it off his back foot to point. Looks for a single but is sent back by his partner. 85/4
12.2 K Pollard to S Badrinath, Outside off, Badri runs it down to third man for one. 85/4
12.1 K Pollard to S Badrinath, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Badrinath pushes it to mid off. No run. 84/4
12th over: Chennai 84 for 4
11.6 P Ojha to S Badrinath, 1 run. 84/4
11.5 P Ojha to A Morkel, On the pads, the batsman uses his wrists to flick it through square leg for a single. 83/4
11.4 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Gets on the front foot and forces it through covers for one. 82/4
11.3 P Ojha to A Morkel, Down the leg side, Morkel misses out on the flick shot but it hits his pads and rolls in the gap at square leg. They steal a leg bye. 81/4
Subramaniam Badrinath is the new batsman.
11.2 P Ojha to D Bravo, OUT! Holes out in the deep. Ojha serves a fuller length delivery on middle and Bravo tries to launch it into the long on stands. He fails to get enough power behind the shot and Pollard in the deep moves swiftly to his right to collect the catch. Two quick wickets for Mumbai and they have come back strongly. 80/4
11.1 P Ojha to D Bravo, Slow loopy delivery spinning away from the batsman, Bravo tries to play the late cut but is late in his attempt. 80/3
11th over: Chennai 80 for 3
10.6 K Pollard to D Bravo, Length delivery cutting back into the batsman, Bravo closes the face of the bat and helps it to mid-wicket for a run. 80/3
10.5 K Pollard to A Morkel, Gets forward and forces it to long off for one. 79/3
10.4 K Pollard to A Morkel, Short of a length delivery on middle and off, at 124.0 kph, Morkel attempts to hook it but misses. 78/3
10.3 K Pollard to D Bravo, A slow off-cutter on off, Bravo pats it in front of point and scampers for a quick single. Rohit misses the shy at the striker's end and it hits Morkel on the thigh. He is in a bit of pain! 78/3
10.2 K Pollard to A Morkel, Opens up a bit and cracks it to mid off for a quick single. 77/3
10.2 K Pollard to A Morkel, Wide! Length delivery down the leg side, at 121.2 kph, Morkel fails to flick it off his pads. 76/3
10.1 K Pollard to A Morkel, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 75/3
10th over: Chennai 75 for 3
9.6 P Ojha to D Bravo, No run. 75/3
Subramaniam Badrinath arrives at the crease.
9.5 P Ojha to S Raina, OUT! The big fish departs and Ojha is ecstatic. A loopy delivery outside off, Raina dances down the track for an inside out shot over covers but miscues it. It flies in the air and Malinga judges the catch nicely near the ropes at sweeper cover. Chennai have lost their third wicket. 75/3
9.4 Ojha to Bravo, Plays it late and cuts it in front of short third man for one. 75/2
9.3 Ojha to Bravo, FOUR! Well played. A fuller length delivery on off, Bravo opens up a bit and strokes it elegantly behind point for a boundary. 74/2
9.2 Ojha to Dwayne Bravo, Swings his blade across the line but it comes off the inside edge and goes straight to mid-wicket. 70/2
9.1 Ojha to Raina, Starts with a quicker delivery on leg, Raina sweeps it away in front of square leg for one. 70/2
9th over: Chennai 69 for 2
8.6 H Singh to S Raina, Flicks it off his pads to the on side and keeps the strike. 69/2
8.5 H Singh to S Raina, FOUR! Boom! A quicker delivery speared into the batsman, Raina swung his blade across the line and dismissed it to the cow corner boundary. 68/2
8.4 H Singh to D Bravo, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 64/2
8.3 H Singh to D Bravo, Gets on the front foot and drives it straight to covers. 63/2
8.2 H Singh to S Raina, Helps it to mid-wicket and crosses for a single. 63/2
8.1 H Singh to S Raina, Quicker delivery skidding down the leg side, Raina failed to flick it and was hit on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW was turned down. 62/2
8th over: Chennai 62 for 2
7.6 J Franklin to D Bravo, FOUR! Excellent! Width offered outside off, Bravo climbs onto that one and bullets it over covers for a boundary. 62/2
7.5 J Franklin to D Bravo, FOUR! Lots of Caribbean flavour in that shot. Franklin bowls it on a fuller length around off at 117.6 kph and Bravo muscles it straight down the ground for a powerful boundary. 58/2
7.4 J Franklin to S Raina, Fuller length delivery outside off, Raina lofts it over covers for a single. It goes on a bounce to Ojha in the deep. 54/2
7.3 J Franklin to S Raina, FOUR! Superb shot. Raina fetches a length delivery from outside off and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Very well played! 53/2
7.2 J Franklin to D Bravo, Walks forward and flicks it behind square leg for a single. 49/2
7.1 J Franklin to D Bravo, Angles across a fuller length delivery, Bravo pushes it off his back foot but finds the short cover fielder. 48/2
7th over: Chennai 48 for 2
6.6 H Singh to D Bravo, Tucks a full delivery off his pads to deep mid-wicket and jogs for a single. 48/2
6.5 H Singh to S Raina, Once again sliding down the leg side, Raina helps it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 47/2
6.5 H Singh to S Raina, Wide! Another quicker delivery at 92.0 kph fired down the leg side. 46/2
6.4 H Singh to D Bravo, Driven towards the mid off region. One run added to the total. 45/2
6.3 H Singh to D Bravo, A doosra around off, skidding on with the angle, Bravo pushes inside the line and is beaten. It missed the off stump by a whisker. 44/2
Harsha Bhogle tweets, "Interesting pitch today. Lots of grass but ball not flying. Might be a decoy."
6.2 H Singh to D Bravo, Flighted delivery on middle, Bravo defended it back to the bowler. 44/2
6.1 H Singh to S Raina, A touch short in length outside off, Raina goes deep inside the crease and guides it through cover-point for one. 44/2
6.1 H Singh to S Raina, Wide! Flatter and quicker but down the leg side. Nicely kept by Karthik. 43/2
6th over: Chennai 42 for 2
5.6 J Franklin to D Bravo, Four Leg byes! Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Bravo fails to flick it and it brushes his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. 42/2
Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman.
5.5 J Franklin to M Vijay, OUT! Change of pace does the trick. Franklin serves a full delivery on middle at 117.2 kph, Vijay fails to pick it and is early with his flick shot. He ends up spooning a straightforward catch to Harbhajan at mid-wicket. 38/2
5.4 J Franklin to S Raina, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 38/1
5.3 J Franklin to M Vijay, Short delivery on middle and leg line, at 121.0 kph, Vijay goes back to make some room and taps it in front of point. They cross for a brisk run. 37/1
5.2 J Franklin to S Raina, Too full in length on off, at 115.4 kph, Raina leans across and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one. 36/1
5.1 J Franklin to M Vijay, Starts the spell with a short delivery, Vijay stands his ground and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 35/1
5th over: Chennai 34 for 1
4.6 H Singh to S Raina, No run. 34/1
4.5 H Singh to M Vijay, 1 run. 34/1
4.4 H Singh to S Raina, Defends it with soft hands and pinches a single. 33/1
4.3 H Singh to S Raina, Quicker delivery on middle, Raina hits it uppishly to the on side and it drops just in front of the mid on fielder and sneaks through him. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 32/1
4.2 H Singh to M Vijay, Slider going on with the angle from round the wicket, Vijay tries to work it across the line but gets an outside edge. It rolls in front of short third man and they cross. 30/1
4.1 H Singh to S Raina, Fuller delivery on off, driven through mid off for a single. 29/1
4th over: Chennai 28 for 1
3.6 Abu Nechim to Vijay, FOUR. 28/1
3.5 Abu Nechim to Vijay, Good delivery. A slightly shorter one at 136.5 kph, Vijay attempts to play the horizontal bat shot but misses. 24/1
3.4 Abu Nechim to S Raina, Hops back a bit to the leg side and eases it to third man for one. 24/1
3.3 Abu Nechim to Raina, SIX! First biggie of the tournament and it is a handsome one too. A fuller length delivery on off, at 138.3 kph, Raina gets underneath the delivery and powers it over long off. 23/1
3.2 Abu Nechim to Raina, Short on middle, at 142.9 kph, pulled behind mid-wicket for a couple. 17/1
3.1 Abu Nechim to Raina, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina attempts to heave it across the line but misses. 15/1
3rd over: Chennai 15 for 1
2.6 Malinga to S Raina, 1 run. 15/1
2.6 Malinga to S Raina, Wide. 14/1
2.5 Malinga to Vijay, Fullish delivery on off, at 144.0 kph, driven wide of mid off for a run. 13/1
2.4 Malinga to Vijay, Vijay is struggling to find gaps. Gets a length delivery on off and he nudges it to covers. 12/1
2.3 Malinga to Vijay, clever change in pace on that occasion, dished out a full delivery at 124.9 kph, Vijay picked it late and only managed to defend it to the off side. 12/1
2.2 Malinga to Vijay, Fraction short in length around off, at 142.3 kph, Vijay pushes it with an angled bat and helps it straight to Pollard at point. 12/1
2.1 Malinga to S Raina, Fuller length delivery outside off, Raina pushes it with excellent timing and finds the gap through covers. Three runs added to the total. 12/1
2nd over: Chennai 9 for 1
1.6 Abu Nechim to Raina, offers width outside off, Raina strokes it behind point for one. Malinga puts in a valiant dive in the deep to save a certain boundary. 9/1
1.5 Abu Nechim to Vijay, Gets off the mark finally. Just a touch short in length outside off, Vijay glances it to mid-wicker for a single. 8/1
1.4 Abu Nechim to Vijay, Pressure building on Vijay! Good length delivery outside off, Vijay plays it straight to point. 7/1
1.3 Abu Nechim to Vijay, Again too full in length on middle, Vijay hits it down the ground but finds mid on. 7/1
1.2 Abu Nechim to M Vijay, Fuller length delivery outside off, driven straight to the cover fielder. Vijay still to get off the mark. 7/1
1.2 Abu Nechim to Vijay, Wide! Length delivery sliding down the leg side. 7/1
1.1 Abu Nechim to Raina, A touch short in length outside off, Raina attempts to cut it but gets a bottom edge towards third man. A single. 6/1
1st over: Chennai Super Kings 5 for 1
0.6 Malinga to Raina, 1 run. 5/1
0.5 Malinga to Raina, Oohhhh... a Malinga yorker at 144.5 kph to greet the batsman. Raina falls across to the off side and somehow digs it out to the leg side. 4/1
Suresh Raina walks out to the middle.
0.4 Malinga to Vijay, OUT! Run out! Good length delivery on off, Vijay taps it with soft hands to covers and calls his partner through for a quick single. Faf responds and sprints to the other end and in the meanwhile, Rayudu charges to the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. Third umpire is called and the replays show that du Plessis is well short of his crease. 4/1
0.3 Malinga to Vijay, Length delivery on off, at 143.6 kph, Vijay pushes it softly to point. Pollard is manning that region and there is no chance of a run there. 4/0
0.2 Malinga to du Plessis, Fuller length delivery on middle, Faf clips it off his pads and finds the gap through mid-wicket. They take three runs. 4/0
0.1 Malinga to du Plessis, Back of a length delivery around off, du Plessis gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler. 1/0
0.1 Malinga to du Plessis, Wide! Poor start, a full delivery wide down the leg side. The batsman fails to get any bat behind it. 1/0
7.30 p.m.: Welcome to the IPL 5 opener between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Harbhajan Singh to captain Mumbai after Sachin Tendulkar stepped down from the role a couple of days ago. CSK's Ravindra Jadeja is upbeat, says the team is looking to start on a winning note.
Mumbai have won the toss, will bowl first. We will have the teams for you soon. South African Richard Levi gets a game for Mumbai. Remember, he has hit the fastest ton in T20 internationals.
Chennai: Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, R Ashwin, Sadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger
Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar, Richard Levi, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Kieron Pollard, James Franklin, Harbhajan Singh (capt), Lasith Malinga, Abu Nechim, Pragyan Ojha