Only Chennai Super Kings had broken the tradition by opting to bat first in 2011.
Ever since the cricket extravaganza began in 2008, all the captains except for CSK’s MS Dhoni have elected to field after winning the toss. In 2011, after batting first CSK had won the match against KKR.
Yesterday’s match witnessed a first ball dismissal when Delhi’s Unmukt Chand was castled by Brett Lee. This is only the second time when a wicket has fallen on the first ball in an opening game.