Gujarat Titans defeat Lucknow Super Giant by 5 wickets to commence the journey with a winning style.
Trailing 159 for the victory, Rahul Tewatia (40*) and Abhinav Manohar (15*) remained calm in the difficult situation and took Gujarat past the finish line with two balls to remain.
Before, pacer Dushmantha Chameera sent off Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar early in the powerplay to leave Gujarat Titans struggling at 44 for 2 following first six overs at the Wankhede Stadium.
Captain Hardik Pandya partnered with Matthew Wade after his team lost 2 early wickets in the trail. Hardik and Wade summed a 50 partnership but went off in quick succession.
For LSG, Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni were a saviour to add a 50-run stand. The pair sailed Lucknow Super Giants from a safe situation as Lucknow reached 158 for six in 20 overs.
Shami (3/25) yielded one of the most magnificent spells in the IPL prior Hooda and Badoni revived the Lucknow innings.