Rising Pune Supergiants produced a brilliant bowling performance as Mumbai Indians reach 121 for the loss of 8 wickets at the end of their innings in the IPL 2016 opener on Saturday.
Over 19: 14 runs and a wicket off the over. MI 104/8
Over 18: 10 runs off the over. MI 90/7
Over 17: 5 runs off the over. MI 80/7
Over 16: 7 runs and a wicket off the R Ashwin over. MI 75/7
15.1 R Ashwin to Rayudu, OUT
Fourth Pune bowler to get a first-baller! And this is a rank one. Pitches it short, setting up the batsman for a pull shot. Rayudu gets into position, but he inside edges it. Faf take a good, low catch and has a very amused smile on his face
Over 15: Another 3 runs off the over. MI 68/6
Over 14: 3 runs off the over. MI 65/6
Over 13: 5 runs off the over. MI 62/6
Over 12: 6 runs off the over. MI 57/6
Over 11: 3 runs and a wicket off the over. MI 51/6
10.6 M Ashwin to Gopal, OUT
Ashwin was brought in at relatively pressure-less circumstances. Took a little while to get his length - flighted delivery on off - Rayudu strides down the track and simply chips it to long-off. Two runs off 16 balls. What an awful innings.
Over 10: 1 run off the over. MI 48/5
Over 9: 7 runs off the over. MI 47/5
Over 8: A wicket maiden for Rajat Bhatia . MI 40/5
7.1 Bhatia to Pollard, OUT
Third Pune bowler to get a first-ball wicket! Pollard is again caught on the back foot, and tries to adjust with his hands with a seam-up delivery darts back in at the right-hander. Struck in front of leg, struck low enough and sent off by umpire Dharmasena. They check the no-ball, it’s fine. Mumbai sinking rapidly
Over 7: 3 runs off the over. MI 40/4
Over 6: 7 runs off the over. MI 37/4
Over 5: 1 run and two wickets off the over. MI 30/4
4.6 Marsh to Buttler, OUT
Duck on IPL debut! This is an absolute ripper from Marsh! Seemed to be following a straight line for the longest time - which is why Buttler wanted to flick it away - but then the outswing starts. Kisses the edge and settles in R Ashwin’s hands at first slip. Good low catch too.
4.1 Marsh to Pandya, OUT
That’s the second Pune bowler to strike first ball. Pandya went into the pull shot a touch too early - it’s a slower ball from Marsh, takes the top edge and flies up into the night sky. MS calls for it, gets under it and takes it without any fuss
Over 4: 9 runs and a wicket off the over. MI 29/2
3.5 Sharma to Simmons, OUT
Ishant is pumped up! He’s shattered Simmons’ stumps with a peach of an inswinger. Bowled it full and on off stump, the batsman lazily attempts to flick it through leg. The resulting bat and pad gap is more than enough for the ball to surge through.
Over 3: 8 runs off the over. MI 20/1
Over 2: 4 runs and a wicket off the over. MI 12/1
1.1 Ishant Sharma to Rohit Sharma, OUT
Ishant strikes first ball! It’s a good length ball that Rohit plays around, struck low enough on the pads, but he wasn’t entirely happy with the decision.
Over 1: 8 runs off the over. MI 8/0
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on newcomers Rising Pune Supergiants in the opening game of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
Mumbai Indians XI: Simmons, Rohit (c), Buttler, Pollard, Rayudu, Bumrah, Gopal, Pandya, McClenaghan, Vinay Kumar, Harbhajan.
Pune Supergiants XI: F du Plessis, A Rahane, K Pietersen, MS Dhoni, S Smith, R Bhatia, M Marsh, R Ashwin, I Sharma, M Ashwin, RP Singh.