Faf Du Plessis of Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl first in their season opener in front of home crowd at M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru.
360 degree duo: RCB great Ab De Villers and Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians spend quality time before the start of the game.
Tribute to a legend: Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers, along with match officials, stand for a minute’s silence in respect of former Indian cricket player Salim Durani, who passed away earlier in the morning aged 88.
Captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan opened for Mumbai Indians.
Akash Deep, who was the highest wicket-taker among pacers in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy 2022-23, sends Rohit Sharma back after he struggled to get going, scoring 1 off 10 balls.
Mumbai Indians got off to a horrendous start as its most expensive buy in the auction, Cameron Green, failed to make a mark on his IPL debut.
Reece Topley of Royal Challengers Bangalore injured his shoulder while fielding.
Tilak Varma played the knock of his life to steer Mumbai to a resectable total of 171 with a 46-ball 84 that contained nine boundaries and four maximums.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis came out to open for RCB in the 172-run chase.
Virat Kohli looked in sublime touch as he hammered the Mumbai bowlers all around the ground.
Faf du Plessis led from the front as his 73 off just 43 guided Bangalore towards victory.
That kind of day: Jofra Archer’s expressions in the middle sum up the day Mumbai had on the field.
Glenn Maxwell’s three-ball 12 ensured Mumbai Indians had no escape route.
Virat Kohli remained not out and finished things off in style with a maximum to secure the victory as Bangalore got off to a winning start in its IPL 2023 campaign.
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