IPL 2020: Match 1, MI vs CSK – Dhoni's milestone win and dismissals, MI's losing streaks and more stats

IPL 2020: Match 1, MI vs CSK – Dhoni’s milestone win and dismissals, MI’s losing streaks and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from the Chennai’s first win against Mumbai in two years.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings made a winning start to the 2020 IPL with a clinical 5-wicket victory over the defending champions Mumbai Indians. After losing the toss, the MI openers gave their team a quick-fire start before the Super Kings began to pick wickets at regular intervals. Only 41 runs came in the last six overs as the Mumbai franchise were restricted to 162/9. Their overseas pacers gave a perfect start but an aggressive fifty from Ambati Rayudu (71 off 48) put CSK on top. Three wickets in space of 15 balls gave a slight chance for MI to bounce back but an unbeaten 55 by Faf du Plessis took CSK over the winning line.

Here are all the statistical highlights from the Chennai’s first win against Mumbai in two years:

MI’s losing streaks continue:

8 – Mumbai Indians lost their first match of an IPL season for the 8th edition in succession. The last instance of them winning their first match of an IPL season was back in 2012 when they faced CSK in the tournament opener.

6 – Mumbai Indians have lost all the six matches they played in the United Arab Emirates. MI lost all their five matches hosted by the UAE during the 2014 season.

MS Dhoni @ 100:

100 – The 5-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians is now the 100th win in the IPL as captain of Chennai Super Kings for MS Dhoni. He is now the first captain to win as many as 100 IPL matches as captain of a franchise.

5 – Chennai Super Kings ended their 5-match losing streak in the IPL against the Mumbai Indians. Their last win against MI came during the 2018 IPL season opener.

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Milestones behind stumps for Dhoni:

100 – MS Dhoni completed 100 catches in the Indian Premier League with the two catches he claimed on Saturday. Dhoni has taken 96 catches as wicketkeeper and four as a fielder in the league. He is now the 3rd player after Dinesh Karthik (109) and Suresh Raina (102) to claim 100 catches in the IPL.

250 – The two catches in the first game did help Dhoni to become the first wicket-keeper in the history of T20 cricket to affect 100 dismissals. Dhoni has taken 167 catches and completed 83 stumpings behind the stumps thus far.

CSK finally dismisses Pollard:

89 – Kieron Pollard’s dismissal in this match was his first against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL since the start of 2018 season. Across four innings during this period, Pollard scored 89 runs off 58 with help of six sixes and six fours.

Rohit starts with a boundary:

1Rohit Sharma became the first player to smash a boundary on the first ball of an IPL season. He struck Deepak Chahar’s first ball off the first over for a boundary. Interestingly, Chahar bowled the first ball of the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons as well.

A first in IPL:

1 – The match between MI and CSK became the first in the IPL where only five bowlers were used by both teams and all of them picking up at least one wicket (Matches that went into 40th over). Trent Boult bowled 3.2 overs while all the other nine bowlers in the game completed their quota of four overs.