result
1st match (N), Chennai, Apr 4 2012, Indian Premier League
(16.5/20 ov, target 113)115/2
Mum Indians won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
player of the match
Richard Levi
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Ojha, Levi seal easy win for Mumbai

Mumbai Indians' new signings, Pragyan Ojha and Richard Levi, made immediate impact to set up an easy win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the season opener

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings112/10(19.5 overs)
Mumbai Indians115/2(16.5 overs)

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Tepid start to the IPL then, CSK batted poorly and then Levi took away whatever little chance they had with a fifty on his IPL debut

Levi is the Man of the Match. Levi: "It came on nicely on to the bat. One or two bounced a lot. It was unbelievable [opening with Sachin]. He was very easy to talk to."

Harbhajan: "It was a good toss to win, the wicket is unpredictable, Levi played a terrific innings. It's a very important thing in this format [fielding]. If Dhoni would have stayed, another 30-40 runs would have been difficult on this wicket.

Dhoni: "Not a typical Chennai wicket. Quite happy with the bowling, but as usual, another rusty start to the tournament. Maybe 140-145 would not have been difficult. Levi batted well though."

James Franklin says the wicket was a bit two-paced but adds that he is sure CSK will get that sorted out

16.5
6
Bollinger to Rayudu, SIX runs

Rayudu ends it with a six over the third man boundary, leans back and opens the face to guide it superbly over the rope, it wasn't far from the fielder there, but too quick for him

16.4
1
Bollinger to Franklin, 1 run

chopped away to sweeper cover

16.3
Bollinger to Franklin, no run

played out to midwicket from the crease

16.2
4
Bollinger to Franklin, FOUR runs

MI finally get a move-on after the time-out, Franklin lofts a pitched up ball over midwicket

16.1
Bollinger to Franklin, no run

pushed off the front foot to mid on, non-striker had set off but got back

end of over 164 runs
MI: 104/2CRR: 6.50 RRR: 2.25 • Need 9 from 24b
James Franklin20 (26)
Ambati Rayudu12 (17)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-14-1
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-20-0
15.6
1
Bravo to Franklin, 1 run

chops it down to sweeper cover

15.6
1w
Bravo to Franklin, 1 wide

carries straightish down leg

15.5
Bravo to Franklin, no run

beaten as he tries to run an angled ball to third man

15.4
1
Bravo to Rayudu, 1 run

slaps a wide ball away to sweeper cover

15.3
Bravo to Rayudu, no run

defended towards cover off the front foot

15.2
1
Bravo to Franklin, 1 run

pulls swiftly down to fine leg on the bounce

15.1
Bravo to Franklin, no run

short ball takes off, Franklin allows it to go past him after initially looking to play it

end of over 154 runs
MI: 100/2CRR: 6.66 RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 from 30b
James Franklin18 (22)
Ambati Rayudu11 (15)
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-20-0
Albie Morkel4-0-20-0
14.6
1
Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run

drives it down to long off

14.5
1
Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run

pulled away to deep midwicket

14.4
1
Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run

worked to deep square leg

14.3
Ashwin to Franklin, no run

drives to extra cover

14.2
Ashwin to Franklin, no run

blocks one bowled in fullish on middle and leg

14.1
1
Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run

guided from the crease to sweeper cover

end of over 144 runs
MI: 96/2CRR: 6.85 RRR: 2.83 • Need 17 from 36b
Ambati Rayudu9 (13)
James Franklin16 (18)
Albie Morkel4-0-20-0
Ravichandran Ashwin3-0-16-0
13.6
1
Morkel to Rayudu, 1 run

full delivery flicked through square leg

13.5
Morkel to Rayudu, no run

bounce outside off, Rayudu looks to cut and is beaten

Best performances - batters
Richard Levi
RE Levi
50 runs (35)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
sweep
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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SK Raina
36 runs (26)
2 fours
1 six
Control62%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
12 runs
0 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
3.75
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SL Malinga
O
3.5
M
0
R
16
W
2
ECO
4.17
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Richard Levi
Richard Levi
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05
Match days4 April 2012 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Johan Cloete
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Chennai Super Kings 0