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.
Delhi Capitals: 213/6 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 78 not out, Colin Ingram 47, Shikhar Dhawan 43)
Mumbai Indians: 176 all out in 19.2 overs (Yuvraj Singh 53).
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets to make a winning start to their IPL campaign at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Comeback-man David Warner struck 85 off 53 balls and shared a 118-run stand for the first wicket with wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (39).
Vijay Shankar contributed unbeaten 40 in Sunrisers’ total. Andre Russell played a whirlwind unbeaten knock of 49-runs to script his side’s dramatic win after Nitish Rana scored 68 at top of the batting order.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 181 for 3 in 20 overs. (D Warner 85, V Shankar 40 not out, J Bairstow 39; A Russell 2/32, P Chawla 1/23). Kolkata Knight Riders: 183 for 4 in 19.4 overs. (N Rana 68, A Russell 49 not out; Rashid Khan 1/26).