The Delhi Daredevils, registered their first win of the 2013 IPL season as they decimated a Mumbai Indians side that slipped to 3-3 for the season. Batting first, Mumbai posted a very competitive 161-4 from their 20 overs on the back of outstanding half centuries from Rohit Sharma (73 from 43 balls) and Sachin Tendulkar (54 from 47 balls). However, Delhi with a changed opening combination of Virender Sehwag (95* from 57 balls) and Mahela Jaywardene (59 from 43 balls) made mincemeat of the target, cruising to a win with 3 full overs to spare.
Ricky Ponting won the toss and made the easy decision to bat first on a Kotla track that was bound to get slower and lower as the game progressed. Both teams made three changes to their sides with Mumbai bringing in Dwayne Smith, Munaf Patel and Jasprit Bumrah with Mitchell Johnson, Pragyan Ojha and Rishi Dhawan the men to make way. Delhi meanwhile finally gave a game to the South African tweaker Roelof van der Merwe with the injured Jeevan Mendis sitting out, while Andre Russell replaced Morne Morkel. Venugopal Rao also returned from injury to take the place of the struggling for runs Manpreet Juneja.