Suryakumar performed a cracker of an innings, smoking six sixes and 11 fours throughout his 49-ball unbeaten 103 knock.
Aside from Suryakumar, skipper Rohit Sharma (29), Ishan Kishan (31) and Vishnu Vinod (30) performed their elements with the bat for the hosts after they have been despatched in to bat first by GT captain Hardik Pandya.
The fast-fire knocks negated the injury attributable to GT spinner Rashid Khan (4/30).
India and MI skipper Rohit couldn’t convert his begin however gave the impression to be getting again to his normal self on the crease, hitting a number of beautiful pictures in his 61-run opening stand within the powerplay with Ishan Kishan (31) to put the platform for an enormous whole.
Rohit received off to a speedy begin with two fours, however the spotlight was a six over backward sq. leg, gathering 14 off Mohit Sharma’s (1/43) first over.
Rashid, who took his general wickets tally to 23 to prime the bowling chart, jolted MI proper after the powerplay to have Rohit caught within the first slip for an 18-ball 29, which included three fours and a few sixes.
The second breakthrough got here 4 balls later, with the Afghan leg-spinner trapping Kishan LBW.
Rashid continued to make inroads as he had Nehal Wadhera (15) chop one onto his wickets, however MI’s acceleration was sufficient to take them to 96 for 3 at midway mark.
Suryakumar and Vinod then took the assault to Mohammed Shami (0/53), hitting him for 15 runs within the thirteenth over, earlier than the 2 batters smacked Alzarri Joseph for a six every within the twelfth.
Vinod perished within the sixteenth over as he hit a full toss off Mohit to be dismissed for a advantageous 30 off 20 balls (2x4s, 2x6s), having placed on a 42-ball 65 for the fourth wicket with Suryakumar.
Rashid, nonetheless, saved chipping away as he snapped the important thing wicket of Tim David (5) within the seventeenth over, taking a simple return catch for his fourth wicket within the recreation.
However Suryakumar continued along with his barrage of pictures from the opposite finish, hitting Mohit for 20 runs within the 18th over with three fours and a six and introduced up his first century of IPL profession with a six off the final ball of the innings.
Within the course of, Suryakumar additionally placed on one other 54 runs for the sixth wicket with Cameron Inexperienced (3 not out), which got here off solely 18 balls.
(With inputs from PTI)