Mumbai’s easy 8-wkt win over Chennai
Mumbai Indians recoded an easy eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings with 19 balls remaining in the opening Twenty20 match of the 12th Indian Premier League here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk on Wednesday.
Chasing an easy target of 113 runs, Mumbai completed the victory losing only two wickets in 16.5 overs.
Opener Richard Levi hit 50 from 35 balls with three sixes and six fours as his partner star Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar retired hurt after hitting 16 with a six and a four.
However, James Franklin (25) and Ambati Rayudu (18) cruised their team to victory.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians bowled out Chennai Super Kings for 112 in 19.5 overs after captain Harbhajan Singh winning the toss put them into bat.
Suraish Raina top scored with 36 as only three other batsmen could get into double figures.
Geo Super showed the opening match of the tournament live from Chennai.