Dwayne Bravo’s brilliance leaves Hardik Pandya frustrated, bangs his hand on the table

West Indies start allrounder Dwyane Bravo's superb outing in the match helped CSK win the opener at the Wankhede.

Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings
Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: IANS)

The IPL campaign for the reigning champions Mumbai Indians didn’t start well as they were beaten by the Chennai Superkings who marked their return to the IPL after facing the 2-year suspension. West Indies start allrounder Dwyane Bravo’s superb outing in the match helped CSK win the opener at the Wankhede.

Earlier after winning the toss, marking his return as skipper MS Dhoni after winning the toss opted to field first. 25-year-old Deepak Chahar didn’t disappoint his skipper when he pinned down the opener Evin Lewis and Shane Watson removed skipper Rohit Sharma very early in the innings.


Young Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan combined for a superb partnership for the Mumbai Indians. Then another splendid partnership between Pandya brothers helped Mumbai post a total of 165 runs in their 20 overs.

Mumbai looked good at the start but Hardik Pandya’s twin strike dented the run chase for the visitors. Mayank Markande, the 20-year-old spinner stunned one and all with his superb performance as he removed Ambati Rayudu and skipper MS Dhoni in quick succession.

Bravo’s bravado leaves Pandya frustrated

CSK was staring at the defeat after quick wickets but Bravo had other plans for the night. They needed 47 runs in 3 overs with Bravo on 29 off 19 deliveries. The 18th over of the innings saw Bravo smash 2 sixes off Kiwi bowler Mitchell McClenaghan. But it was the penultimate over from Bumrah where Bravo snatched the game from the jaws of defeat. He smashed the first ball of the 19th over for a six.

Sitting in the dugout after a superb 4-over spell Hardik Pandya looked frustrated as he was seen banging his hand on the table in front of him. However, the bad was still to come for the home side as Bravo continued his assault and hit the fast-bowler for a couple of more sixes. Bumrah did manage to get rid of Bravo but not before the West Indian smashed him for 20 runs in the over. Kedar Jadhav then smashed a six and four to seal the game for the Chennai side.

Here’s the video where Pandya is showing his anger: