IPL 2016: MI set Rising Pune Supergiants a victory target of 122
Mumbai: Indian Premier League kicked off today with the inaugural clash between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and debutants Rising Pune Supergiants here at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In the opening match of the IPL 2016, Mumbai Indians have managed to set a victory target of 122 against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Mumbai Indians were at one time struggling at 30/4 with captain Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Hardik Pandya and Jos Buttler back in the pavilion.
No batsman, other than Ambati Rayudu (22 from 27 balls) and Harbhajan Singh (45 runs from 30 balls) could stand against Pune Supergiants’ strict bowling attack.
Harbhajan Singh with his fiery 45-run inning that included seven fours and a six helped Mumbai Indians reach a respectable total of 121. He struck 25 runs from the last eight balls of the inning.
Rising Pune Supergiants, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, showcased an exquisite bowling performance. Ishant Sharma and Mitchell Marsh bagged two wickets each, giving away 36 and 21 runs respectively in their 4-over slot.
RP Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rajat Bhatia shared one wicket each.