Mumbai Indians moved to the top of the table by registering a 5-wicket win over the Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Delhi Capitals lost young Prithvi Shaw early, as he offered a simple catch to Krunal Pandya off Trent Boult in the very first over.
Ajinkya Rahane who came in place of the injured Rishabh Pant in the XI, looked fluent in his short stay, before he was trapped leg before wicket by Krunal Pandya.
The pair of Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan steadied the ship with an 85 run stand for the third wicket, before the former fell which trying to up the scoring rate for a valuable 42.
Marcus Stoinis was run out in the 17th over, leaving Dhawan and Alex Carey to do a bulk of the scoring in the end overs. The left-handed batsmen after scoring couple of crisp boundaries in the end remained unbeaten on 69, as Delhi Capitals ended up with a competitive total of 162/4 from 20 overs.
Chasing 163, MI lost skipper Rohit Sharma cheaply for 5. Quinton de Kock along with Suryakumar Yadav added 46 runs for the second wicket, before veteran Ravi Ashwin dismissed De Kock for a fluent 53.
Suryakumar brought up his half-century off just 32 balls with a flick over fine leg, but the stylish right-hander was caught by Shreyas Iyer off Kagiso Rabada.
Hardik Pandya’s stay at the crease lasted a mere two deliveries as he fell for a duck, giving DC a glimmer of hope of pulling of an unlikely victory.
The pace pace duo of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada bowled some tight overs and took the game into the last over.
With 7 requiring off 6 balls, Marcus Stoinis was given the final over and Krunal scored a boundary towards to square leg to bring the equation in their favour, as Mumbai Indians reached the target of 164, with two balls to spare.
Quinton De Kock was declared the Man of the Match.