GUWAHATI: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the first game of the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
CSK set up the target of 157 runs in front of MI after their young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad added 88 runs to his name in the first innings where all other batters failed to display their games.
In reply, Kieron Pollard-led Mumbai Indians got a decent start as CSK pacers dominated the game.
Saurabh Tiwary was the highest scorer from MI with his fifty runs as no other batsman has managed to score more than 20 runs in a 157-run chase for Mumbai. Dwayne Bravo (3/25) was the leading wicket-taker for Chennai Super Kings followed by Deepak Chahar (2/19).
With this win, MS Dhoni-led side have topped the points table with 12 points in eight matches. While defending champions MI still sits at the fourth spot with eight points.