Rising Pune Supergiants' made a grand entry into the IPL🏆 as they demolished👊 Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets. Pune were all over Mumbai, right from the start😯. Ishant Sharma struck with his very first ball☝ to remove Rohit Sharma and the dangerous Lendl Simmons. The pitch at Wankhede, uncharacteristically, had some pace and seam😱 which was harnessed beautifully by Ishant, RP Singh and Mitchell Marsh👌. Marsh got rid of Pandya and Buttler before Rajat Bhatia trapped Kieron Pollard in front. Even Pune's mystery spinner Murugan Ashwin got into the act👏 by dismissing Shreyas Gopal. Only a bit of defiance👍 from Ambati Rayudu (22) and late hitting💥 from Harbhajan Singh (45) helped the defending champions post 121/8.
Mumbai's only chance of making a contest of the game was if Pune lost early wickets😳. But Rahane(66) and du Plessis(34) ensured there were no such twists in the tale with a 78 run opening stand. unsurprisingly, Pune cantered to victory✌ with 32 balls to spare as Pietersen also got a hit out.
⭐MoM: Ajinkya Rahane