Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Super Giants
IPL Season 9 kick started pretty well with a new look Team Pune and the new comer Gujarat Lions. In the season opener, The local hero and Hit Man Rohit Sharma lead Mumbai Indians faced the Rising Pune Super Giants lead by MS Dhoni. After winning the toss, Rohit Sharma elected to bat first.
In a decision that seemed a complete blunder, the Mumbai Indians kept losing wickets at regular Intervals. Harbhajan Singh’s cameo took them past 120 and they eventually ended up at 121 in their 20. From Pune’s part, the not so famous bowlers made sure that they do their basics right. Apart from RP Singh, everyone bowled a miserly line and picked crucial wickets. RP Singh and Ishant Sharma shared the new ball followed by Mitchell Marsh and Rajat Bhatia. The Ashwin pair, R Ashwin and M Ashwin picked wicket apiece in the spin department. Pune fielded 4 foreign players in Steve Smith, Faf du Plesis, Mitchell Marsh and Kevin Pietersen. While Mumbai Indians went in with Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McLenaghan and Jos Butler.
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