IPL 2018, MI Vs DD: 3 Masterstrokes from the game
It was a match between the two big cities, as Mumbai Indians were hosting the men from the capital in the scorching heat at the Wankhede stadium.
Both the teams were winless in their two matches played so far and looked to open their account in the points tally with a win in Mumbai.
Gautam Gambhir won the toss and asked Rohit Sharma and co to put some runs on the board.
The decision to bowl first didn't pay off as Mumbai openers smashed their way to record highest powerplay score in this year's IPL.
After some decent bowling in the middle overs from the Delhi bowlers, they managed to restrict the home team to a changeable 194.
Chasing a mammoth 195, Delhi were off to a flier even after a rusty looking Gambhir was dismissed.
After the skipper's dismissal, Rishabh Pant came in to blaze everything out of the ground. Even despite some quick wickets from Krunal Pandya, Jason Roy and Shreyas Iyer ensured that their side secured the first victory of the tournament to open their account on the points table.
Let's take a look at some of the masterstrokes from the game:
#1 Promotion for Suryakumar Yadav
A change was expected at the top of the order given Sharma didn't have a great outing with the bat in the previous few games.
In order to open, MI asked the in-form batsman Suryakumar Yadav to express himself at the top knowing the fact that he has never opened in his entire career.
Yadav, much to everyone's expectations, came to all guns blazing from the word go.
He, along with Evin Lewis, hammered the bowlers all around the park to make the highest powerplay score in this edition of the league.
The move had its worth as Yadav smashed a 29-ball fifty to set the dice rolling for his team. It was too late before Yadav was dismissed by Tewatia, who brought Delhi back into the game for a score of 53 to send him back to the pavilion.