MI vs CSK: Who won the IPL 2018 opening match and why

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Chennai Super Kings cricketer Dwayne Bravo celebrates after winning the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on April 7, 2018.

Bravo, Dwayne: Entering at 5-75 after the loss of the unsafe Ravindra Jadeja and an injury to Kedar Jadhav that forced him from the field momentarily, there was a mountain of work left for Dwayne Bravo to do as the Super Kings required 83 runs from the final 48 balls.

Bravo hammered six sixes and three boundaries before holing out to Rohit Sharma on the last ball of the penultimate over.

Mustafiz got Ravindra Jadeja, caught by Suryakumar Yadav, by a whippy cutter in his last ball of the second over when scoreboard showing 75/5 in 12 overs for Chennai Super Kings. The live streaming of MI vs CSK will be broadcast on Star Sports channel. MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to field first. Bravo himself rated his performance as his "best-ever" with the bat and stated that Wankhede is special for him. After Hardik Pandya, it was debutant Mayank Markande who had CSK in all sorts of trouble.

The big-hitting West Indian hit three fours and seven sixes after coming in to bat in the 13th over of the innings with his side struggling at 75/5. Bravo hit 17 runs in the 18 th over bowled by McClenaghan and tore apart Jaspreet Bumrah, one of the best "death-over" bowlers in cricket, by hitting 20 runs in the 19 th over before he got out.

The most-impressive spell though has to be that of Mayank Markande, who finished with figures of 4-0-23-3. Hardik Pandya was introduced in the fourth of the innings and he did the trick by getting rid of Watson for 16 to break the opening partnership.

Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan stabilised the innings with 43 and 40 runs each. CSK play well as a team, we have got four bowlers, two genuine all-rounders in the Pandya brothers.

"Not feeling good at the moment". Meanwhile, after presenting the trophy in front of the audience Rohit Sharma said, "We've won all the three titles for this wonderful crowd here". We tried to get the yorker, but we couldn't get it. The series will showcase "never-before-seen" aspects of the three-time champions. "I take each game step by step and I'm happy if we win the game, which is most important", he added. "It's been a team dominated by batting and pushing us forward in the tournament but I think this time around we can bank on both sides equally which I think is a very good place to be in". With the dew coming it, it was hard for the bowlers. It feels nice to be back in yellow, but we can't be emotional.