Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the toss against Mumbai Indians (MI) and opted to bowl first. Rohit Sharma (12) and Quinton de Kock (33) got MI off to a flying start before it was new recruit Piyush Chawla who got the first wicket in the 5th over. Sam Curran struck soon after to give CSK two quick wickets. Suryakumar Yadav (17) and Saurabh Tiwary (42) then built a steadying partnership, before the former holed out in the deep off Deepak Chahar.
Faf du Plessis took two back-to-back boundary catches to see the ends of Tiwary and Hardik Pandya (14). CSK pulled things back after the quick wickets to end the MI innings at 162/9 in 20 overs. In the chase, CSK lost both their openers in the first two overs. Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu then built a big partnership. On the course of the partnership Rayudu notched up the first fifty of the season off 33 balls.