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Rishabh Pant onslaught thumps Mumbai Indians
IPL 2019

Rishabh Pant onslaught thumps Mumbai Indians

The rebranded Delhi Capitals stormed to a 37-run victory over Mumbai Indians to open their account at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

The star of the day was Rishabh Pant, who smashed an unbeaten 78 off just 27 balls to power Delhi to 213 for six. The 21-year-old's blistering knock included seven sixes and fours each as Delhi smacked 99 runs in the last six overs.

After being asked to bat first, Delhi lost young Prithvi Shaw early, caught behind off Mitchell McClenaghan for seven. Skipper Shreyas Iyer (16) was the next to follow when he was caught by Kieron Pollard on extra cover off McClenaghan, leaving Delhi at 29-2.

But Shikhar Dhawan (43) and Colin Ingram (47) added 83 runs for the third-wicket partnership to anchor Delhi's innings. From there-on, it was all Pant show.

McClenaghan finished with the figures of three for 40.

In reply, Mumbai lost skipper Rohit Sharma (14), Quinton de Kock (27) and Suryakumar Yadav (2) inside the powerplay, denting the home side early on.

Yuvraj Singh (53) added two important partnership with Kieron Pollard (21) and Krunal Pandya (32) to keep Mumbai afloat but once Krunal departed in the 15th over, the task became further steep with Mumbai needing 80 runs in the last five overs. There were a few more hits from Yuvraj Singh, but the home side was bundled out for 176. Jasprit Bumrah did not come out to bat due to a shoulder injury.