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IPL 2016 Match 1: Rising Pune Supergiants post comfortable win versus Mumbai Indians


Rising Pune Supergiants

MS Dhoni led, new franchise team, Rising Pume Supergiants posted a comfortable win versus the 2015 champions Mumbai Indians in the first match of the 2016 season.

Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians team won the toss and selected to bat, but could barely manage 121 runs, with Harbhajan Singh topping with an individual score of 45 runs from just 30 balls.

Ambati Raydu with a score of 22 was the next best scorer.

The Pune Supergiants chased the score with 5.2 overs to spare. Opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane top scored with 66 not out off just 42 deliveries.

Ishant Sharma and Mitchell Marsh were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets apiece, while Rajat Bhatia bowled a tight spell giving away only ten runs, while bagging a wicket.

The IPL season 9, which started today, saw the first match been played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.