Mumbai, April 7: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo starred with the bat as Chennai defeated the defending champions Mumbai by 1 wicket in the inaugural Indian T20 League at the Wankhede Stadium here on Stadium. Asked to bat, Hardik Pandya (22 not out) and Krunal Pandya (41 not out) batted brilliantly to help Mumbai reach the total of 165/4.
Later, middle-order batsman Dwayne Bravo played a blistering 68 run knock off 30 balls to help Chennai get close to the victory, before he was dismissed by Bumrah. However, Kedar Jadhav (24 not out) took charge of the proceedings and helped the visitors clinch victory with one ball to spare.
For Mumbai, Hardik Pandya and Mayank Markande picked up three wicket each but failed to help their side, clinch victory.
In the chase, Chennai started on a disappointing note as they kept losing wicket at regular interval of time. In the top order Ambati Rayudu (22) got amongst the runs but failed to convert it into a big total.
Thanks to a cautious knock from Jadhav, who hitted one boundary and two sixes in his 22 balls innings to help his side clinch the victory. Meanwhile, Bravo, the star of the match smashed seven sixes and three boundaries in his 30 ball knock.
Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Mumbai Indian off to a poor star as Deepak Chahar removed Even Lewis for not, within the first two overs.
In no time, skipper Rohit Sharma (15) who looked to be the aggressor was sent back to the dug out by Shane Watson. He hit one boundary and identical number of six in his 18 balls innings.
However, incoming batsmen Ishan Kishan (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (43) forged a crucial 78-run third-wicket stand to take Mumbai to ease the initial pressure on the home side up to a certain level, up til the latter was dismissed through a brilliant bouncer from the experienced Shane Watson.
Later, Krunal Pandya (41 not) played a blistering 22-balls innings laced with five boundaries and two hits over the fence along with Hardik Pandya who stayed unbeaten at 22 to help Mumbai reach a decent 165/4 at the end of 20 overs.
For Chennai, Shane Watson was the most successful bowler scalping 2 for 29.