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IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant's 78 helps Delhi beat Mumbai by 37 runs

Rishabh Pant Photograph:( IANS )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 25, 2019, 12.03 AM (IST)

Rishabh Pant's blazing half-century guided Delhi to a 37-run win over Mumbai in their Indian Premier League opener here Sunday.

Sent into bat, Delhi were helped by Colin Ingram's 32-ball 47 and Shikhar Dhawan's 43 at the Wankhede Stadium, before Pant smashed the Mumbai bowlers for seven sixes and as many fours to power them to 213 for six.

In reply, MI were stopped at 176 in 19.2 overs as an injured Jasprit Bumrah failed to turn up with the bat. Veteran Yuvraj Singh top-scored for the hosts with 53 off 35 balls.

Brief scores:

Delhi: 213/6 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 78 not out, Colin Ingram 47, Shikhar Dhawan 43)

Mumbai: 176 all out in 19.2 overs (Yuvraj Singh 53).