Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl at the Holkar stadium in Indore. There was already a change at the top from Kings XI Punjab, Shaun Marsh walked out with Hashim Amla. There was also surprise from the other camp, as Hardik Pandya got the new ball. Shaun Marsh seemed in good touch from the outset and Hashim Amla was complementing him really well. In 3 overs, they were 26 for no loss. 147 is the average score in this ground batting first. The first wicket fell in the form of Shaun Marsh, who departed for 26 off 21 balls. After that Wriddhiman Saha got a promotion, as he walked out at 3.
The two Hashim Amla and Saha started off cautiously, but once set they looked to up the ante. But that is just when Saha got bowled by Krunal Pandya for 15 off 11 balls. That brought Glenn Maxwell to join Hashim Amla and that is exactly when the run rate spiked. Amla reached 50 of 34 balls. Maxwell then set Holkar stadium on fire, he took a liking for McClenaghan, getting 28 runs of one of his overs. That Maxi innings rubbed off on Hashim Amla as he too started striking the ball. Maxwell soon departed for 40 off 18 balls.
Maxi’s departure brought Marcus Stoinis, he did not last long as he was dismissed trying to hit the ball out of the park for 1. That did not deter Hashim Amla, he kept ticking away at the runs. McClenaghan was expensive, but he picked 2 wickets. Amla got to his hundred in the last over, 199 is the target. He remained 104 not out.