Openers Surya Kumar Yadav (38) and Evin Lewis (60) were striking well as the team was going at about 8 runs per over after the first 10 overs.
It has been a dramatic turnaround for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians after a string a losses early in the tournament. Suryakumar Yadav, who is in excellent form and he has given a good start to Mumbai.
The result at the Wankhede Stadium was decisive since the victor not only bagged two valuable points, but also derail the loser's challenge for the race to the knockouts.
If Yadav, Rohit, Lewis, Ishan and J P Duminy go all guns blazing it would be hard to stop them. However, Hardik Pandya helped the hosts to a competitive total with a late charge, scoring 36 runs off 21 balls before holing out to Stokes in the penultimate ball of the innings.
After flying starts, Mumbai often lose their way in the middle and their batters will have to make amends on this aspect if they want to have a shot at a play-offs berth.
MI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary. In bowling, leg-spinner Mayank Markande's form is necessary to stop Jos Buttler and Company to curb it is essential. "I want to do well for MI first and then I will see how it goes", the all-rounder noted.
The record breaker: Englishman Jos Buttler has been the signing of the tournament, shifting from Mumbai to Rajasthan in the off-season and flourishing at the top of the Royals order. Second-placed Chennai Super Kings are second with 14 points from 11 games, while Kings XI Punjab are third with 12 points from 10 games.
But skipper Ajinkya Rahane will expect his team to get their act together and aim for consistency as several must-win games have been lined up for them. They have won three matches one after the other to keep their hopes for the title alive. However, Mumbai Indian have a sight edge on paper. Others like Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny and Rahul Tripathi need to chip in.
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