Hosts Mumbai Indians crushed Delhi Daredevils by a comprehensive margin of 32 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Asked to bat first after losing the toss, the hosts got a fabulous start from Aiden Blizzard who made 37 from 23 balls. The innings was later carried forward by AT Rayudu who scored a lovely 59 from 39 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes and Rohit Sharma who got 49 from 32 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Daredevils in the run chase slipped out of the contest very early at 7 for 4 in the 3rd over. They could only drag the match after that getting bowled out for 146 in 19.5 overs. James Hopes gave the Daredevils some respect in the defeat with his 55 from 44 balls. Four of the Mumbai Indians bowlers took a couple of wickets each to help their side to the 32-run win. AT Rayudu got the Man of the Match for his sparkling knock.
- BV Swagath