A heroic effort from Kedar Jadhav at the end helped Chennai Super Kings edged past three-time champions Mumbai Indians by one wicket in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
CSK has now narrowed their head-to-head record against MI to 11-12 with a stunning win over their arch-rivals on Saturday. Chasing 166, the visitors scampered home with a ball to spare and had Dwayne Bravo to thank for playing an IPL classic, when all hope looked lost.
Bravo scored 68 from 30 deliveries and was dismissed with seven runs to get off the final over. Kedar Jadhav, who had retired hurt with a hamstring injury, hobbled back in to face Mustafizur Rahman. After playing three dots, he walked across and paddled a six over fine leg before crunching a four past covers to finish off one of the most incredible season openers.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni’s reaction to Kedar Jadhav’s hit is worth watching.
Here’s the video:
— CricBoll (@mycricboll) April 8, 2018