Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in the first match of IPL 2020, 5 reasons for Mumbai’s defeat. IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians battered by Dhoni’s unabashed, here are 5 major reasons for the defeat
CSK beat Mumbai by 5 wickets
Mumbai Indians lose 5 reasons
Mumbai’s next match to be played on September 23
Chennai Super Kings have dusted off the Mumbai Indians team by 5 wickets in the opening match of the 13th season of IPL (IPL 2020). In this match, Mumbai set a target of 163 runs in 20 overs against CSK. In reply, Chennai Super Kings were 166 for the loss of 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. What is the reason why the current champions Mumbai lost the match? 5 big reasons to look at.
Mumbai Indians falter after a good start
Mumbai Indians lost the toss after which he started off brilliantly batting first. Skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Quinton de Kock brought the team to an excellent start. Both of them added 4.4 overs 46 runs for the first wicket. But after Rohit and Dekock were bowled out, wickets kept falling at regular intervals of the Mumbai team, with the Mumbai (MI) team scoring 162 for 9 in 20 overs. Sourav Tiwary scored 42 runs for Mumbai.
Middle order by Dubai Lutia
A major reason for Mumbai Indians’ defeat in the inaugural IPL 2020 match against CSK is the failure of the middle-order. In fact, the team’s openers gave a good start, but later the middle order batsmen failed to capitalise on it.
Not gone Pandya and Pollard’s bat
Mumbai Indians’ finisher batsman and allrounder Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard were not able to show anything special in this match. Although Hardik did not take 2 consecutive sixes but he could not take the innings long with 14 runs. While Pollard (Kieron Pollard) also could not score more than 18 runs.
Mumbai Indians could not take advantage of bowlers’ good start
To save 162 runs, Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult and James Pantison gave Chennai Super Kings two early blows. Csk’s score was 6-2. But after that, none of the team bowlers were able to make much impact in the match.