Mumbai Indians because there are more international stars in their side, but I mainly went to the ground hoping for a high-scoring but close game.
The Mumbai Indians' low total. Buffalo Park is a small ground so 200 was on batting first.
Lasith "Slinger" Malinga vs. David Warner. A contest that failed to take off. The Daredevils were chasing a low score, so Warner just knocked the ball around as opposed to his normal cavalier approach to opening bowlers. I was also keen to see Malinga's death bowling but the game was virtually over by the time he returned towards the end.
Apart from myself there were no real celebrities!
4, 6, 4, 0,4, 1 - AB de Villiers slaughtering of Sachin Tendulkar's over. The spin bowling of Harbhajan Singh and JP Duminy seemed to get the Mumbai Indians back in the game so Tendulkar thought he would give it a bash and was duly caned for four boundaries through cow corner.
The Mumbai Indians' cheerleaders were so good they were dishing out autographs to young fans!
The ground was about three-fourths full - a disappointment, but the chilly weather definitely played a part.
AB de Villiers was the star South African, following his great fielding performance with 50 not out.
Local South African pop group Jamali performed. The Mexican wave (or should that be Indian wave?) bombed out. But the highlight, apart from AB's innings, was the fireworks display after the game.
A big anti-climax considering the excitement in the town in the days leading up to the game but it could have been worse I suppose. Anyone watch the 2007 World Cup final?
6 due to the low scores, but still better than the normal games held at the stadium. The IPL is a lesson for Cricket South Africa: put some effort in to the games and the crowds will come. Fireworks, decent cheerleaders, pop groups, decent sound systems, all go a long towards making the crowd feel they are getting total entertainment and helps when the cricket is a letdown.