IPL 2018 Update: Mumbai Off to a Flier after Delhi’s Gambhir Opts to Bowl First

Latest updates as Delhi Daredevils take on the Mumbai Indians in the day's first match.

Mumbai off to a flier

Suryakumar Yadav justified his promotion as opener with some elegant stroke play as Mumbai Indians raced to their fastest 50 in IPL in the fourth over.

While Yadav hit six fours and a six for his 41 off 19 balls his partner at the other end, left-hander Evin Lewis, was also going strong on 19 off 10 balls having smashed two sixes.

Delhi, who were guilty of a few misfields, were staring at a big total with Mumbai having sped to 66 in the first five overs.

Delhi opt to chase after winning toss

The coin spun in favour of Gautam Gambhir at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday afternoon and he preferred to bowl first. With seven of the eight games in IPL11 being won by teams that batted second, Mumbai Indians have to really come out all guns blazing and outbat Delhi if they are to buck the trend.

The changes

Delhi Daredevils: Jason Roy to replace Colin Munro at the top of the order and all rounder Dan Christian comes in place of Chris Morris.

Mumbai Indians: Mystery pinner Akila Dananjaya makes his IPL debut replacing all-rounder Ben Cutting while the charismatic Hardik Pandya returns to the eleven after missing out on the away game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He replaces Pradip Sangwan.

Captains’ view

Gautam Gambhir, DD: The wicket is not going to change much. We haven’t spoken too much about the last game. The result did not go in our favour, so we don’t want to discuss and complicate things.

Rohit Sharma, MI: We have to bat well and post a challenging total. We have to seize the key moments.

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