Devon Conway could not use a review after he was informed that the DRS facility was not available due to a powercut at the Wankhede Stadium. After being put to bat first, the Chennai Super Kings lost three quick wickets and were reduced to 5/3 in two overs.
Had there been a DRS call available, the technology to support it, Conway would have batted for longer. Bowling the first over, pacer Daniel Sams got the ball to shape in to beat the Kiwi’s flick. The on-field umpire raised his finger. Devon Conway wanted to go to the third umpire but could not.
CSK were 1/1.
On the fourth ball of the over, Moeen Ali mis-timed a pull short to hand Hrithik Shokeen an easy catch at short mid-wicket.
Jasprit Bumrah was brought into the attack in the second over. The MI pacer, on the fourth delivery, trapped Robin Uthappa for an LBW. The CSK batter had a word with the umpire, but DRS was not available.
The powercut was resolved immediately after Uthappa’s dismissal.
Announcing his decision to bowl first, Rohit Sharma, at the toss, said that the Mumbai Indians want to try new and younger players. Tristan Stubb came into the side for Kieron Pollard and Hrithik Shokeen for M Ashwin.
“We will field first. It’s the nature of the ground, and what suits our team. Nothing has worked for us this season. Keeping an eye on the future, Pollard is out and Stubbs is in. Shokeen comes in for Ashwin. He (Pollard) was the one who came up to us and he was ready for it. We want to try out a few players, got to see what they have to offer. Looks a good track, hope it plays well throughout the 40 overs. It’s brilliant to play against Chennai, it’s always like that. We need to try and win the game,” Rohit Sharma said at the toss.
“It has worked for us, batting first. We are playing with the same team. Someone like a Jaddu, he is one of those who helps us try out different combinations. It’s tough to replace him, don’t think anyone can field better, no replacement in that aspect. When a lot of is at stake, you need to do the homework and focus on the process, irrespective of the opposition,” MS Dhoni said.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith