Suryakumar Yadav scored a sparkling half century as Mumbai Indians registered their first win by defeating the Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
After being asked to bat first by MI skipper, Devdutt Padikkal started solidly by hitting three successive boundaries off Daniel Sams.
However the left hander did not last long as he sliced at a Hrithik Shokeen delivery to Kieron Pollard at long off for 15.
Sanju Samson (16) looked good for a brief while, before he ended up upper cutting to deep point off debutant Kumar Kartikeya.
Daryl Mitchell struggled to get going and fell for 20 ball-17, top edging an off cutter off Sams to Rohit at extra cover.
Buttler provided some momentum for RR by clobbering Shokeen for 4 consecutive sixes in the 16th over.
However the young spinner struck in the final delivery by dismissing the dangerous Buttler, caught at long off for a 52 ball-67.
In the end Ravichandran Ashwin provided the late flourish by smashing a breezy 21 off 9 balls to take the Royals to a competitive score of 158/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
For Mumbai, Hrithik Shokeen and Riley Meredith claimed 2 wickets each.
In reply, MI lost both openers inside the powerplay with the score on 41. Suryakumar Yadav along with Tilak Verma featured in a 81 run stand for the the third wicket before Yuzvendra Chahal broke the stand by dismissing the former, caught at long off by Riyan Parag for a fine 51. His knock came off 39 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Verma fell in the next over, leaving MI in a spot of bother a 122/4. Kieron Pollard along with Tim David added 33 runs for the fifth wicket.
With four needed off the last over, Kieron Pollard (10) pulled the first ball from Kuldeep Sen to Mitchell at deep fine leg.
However Daniel Sams came in and smashed the first ball for a maximum to take Mumbai to their maiden win.