Deccan speedster Dale Steyn struck with the very first ball to give Chargers a perfect start.
Electing to field, Harbhajan Singh (2-13) lead a discipline Mumbai attack to bundle out Deccan for meagre 100 runs.
Lasith Malinga (4-16) was the wrecker-in-chief as Mumbai dominated the match from start to end. Deccan failed to bat out their allotted 20 overs as they were bowled out in 18.4 overs.
Munaf Patel dismissed Ashish Reddy (10) to further dent Daccan run charge as Chargers lost seven wickets for 82 in 15.2 overs.
James Franklin struck twice in the 13th over to dismiss Bharat Chipli (1) and Dan Christian (5). Franklin’s exploits put Mumbai in total control of the match as Deccan lost six wickets for 66 in 13 overs.
Skipper Harbhajan Singh removed resilient Shikhar Dhawan (29) in the twelfth over to increase the Chargers’ misery. Dhawan hit three boundaries in his patient 32-ball knock.
After a decent start, Deccan lost three wickets in quick succession to hand over the initiatives to the hosts Mumbai.
Lasith Malinga dismisses Cameron White for first ball duck in the ninth over to reduce Deccan to 44/3 in 8.1 overs.
Harbhajan got rid of Ishank Jaggi (2) in the eighth over to dent the Deccan innings.
Deccan managed only 38/1 in their first six powerplay overs and completed fifty runs in 9.3 overs after losing three wickets.
Pacer RP Singh gave Mumbai their first breakthrough when he dismissed Parthiv Patel (19) in the sixth over to break the 37-run opening stand for Chargers between Patel and Shikhar Dhawan.
Patel hit a six and a four in his 18 balls innings.
Earlier, Mumbai skipper Harbhajan won the toss and decided to field against Deccan in the 40th match of the tournament.
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara has been left out from the playing XI and Cameron White is leading the Deccan side for the match. “Sangakkara and Lehmann thought the XI they selected today was the best XI,” said stand-in captain White.
Mumbai brought back Richard Levi and Munaf Patel for the game.
Chargers have made several changes in the squad, their four overseas players for the match are White, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy and Daniel Christian.
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