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The kids leaving the stadium are still upset about the wide call in the last over. Their father Calms them down saying 'Beta ho gaya, jaane do."
Ben Stokes is adjudged the Man of the Match
To beat the most balanced team in the competition, RPS had to find the right combination, That was provided by the inclusion of Washington Sundar, who could has bowled in the power plays, allowing Smith flexibility in the death overs. Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Stokes bowled critical last overs, to help RPS get over the line.
Rohit Sharma: We are disappointed to lose the match, but we have been playing some good cricket, so I don't want to be too critical about the performance. Our bowlers did a good job to restrict RPS to a score of 160. We leave the game here and we have to move on
Drama in the last over as Rohit Sharma skies one off Unadkat and the bowler somehow held on. But in the end the chase proved to be too much for Mumbai. Pune have now got the better of MI twice when the other teams have found it hard against Rohit's team. A big feat that.
Harbhajan kicks the dust after hitting a six off a final ball. Another thriller at the Wankhede. RPS held their nerve. It was tough out there on a slowish wicket. Rohit tried his best with a fifty but MI kept losing wickets at regular intervals. with 24 needed Off 12, Stokes bowled a brilliant penultimate over giving away just 7 and that was the turning point of the game. MI's winning streak ends.
THAT'S IT! All over! Rising Puner Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 3 runs
What a last over from Jaydev Unadkat who took two big wickets in the final over. But the real hero was Ben Stokes who conceded just 19 runs off his four overs and took two wickets. RPS notch up their third win on the spin, while Mumbai Indians' six-game winning run comes to an end. Steve Smith and co do the double over MI and spoil Sachin Tendulkar's birthday bash. It was not the biggest score to defend but RPS did a great job in the end
The crowd can't believe it when the replay of wide is shown on the big screen. It was way outside the wise guideline. The drama takes another step as Rohit is caught and bowled the next ball. 11 needed Off 2. Harbhajan on strike.
OUT! Mitchell McClenaghan is run out! MI need 10 runs off 1 ball
OUT! Rohit Sharma c&b Jaydev Unadkat. MI need 11 runs off 2 balls
DOT BALL! MI need 11 runs off 3 balls
Boooos ring around as the umpire doesn't signal a wide. An agitated Rohit is having a long conversation with the umpire.
SIX! Rohit Sharma heaves it over mid-wicket for big six. MI need 11 runs off 4 balls
OUT! Hardik Pandya 13 (11) b Unadkat c Stokes MI need 17 runs off 5 balls
Hardik hits it hard but straight to Stokes who takes a good catch
This is Pune's match to lose now. A fine half century by Rohit Sharma had taken MI within touching distance. Pune one felt got much less than they would have wanted but fought back well. Would MI finally lose at Wankhede?
"Superb over" shouts a fan as Stokes concedes just 7 runs off the penultimate over. This could be the most crucial moment in the game. He might have won it for RPS in that over. He gets a rousing reception at the deep extra cover fence
After 19 overs,Mumbai Indians 144/5 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 52 , Hardik Pandya 13) MI need 17 runs off 6 balls
Ben Stokes comes in to bowl the penultimate over. The first one is a slower one which goes for a single. The Englishman then bowls a wide under pressure. Pandya then picks up a single off the third delivery before Sharma’s drilled cover drive only manages to find the cover fielder. MI struggle to put the RPS bowler away thanks to his variations and accurate Yorkers. Just seven runs come off it
Most 50-plus scores while chasing in IPL:
19 - David Warner
18 - Gautam Gambhir
12 - Ajinkya Rahane, ROHIT SHARMA*
11 - Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle
After 18 overs,Mumbai Indians 137/5 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 50 , Hardik Pandya 10) MI need 24 runs off 12 balls
Jaydev Unadkat into the attack. Hardik gives the strike to Rohit off the very first ball. The Mi skipper cuts but it goes straight to the fielder for a dot ball. Unadkat who seemed under pressure bowls a wide trying to find the wide worker. Sharma completes his fifty with a single before Hardik Pandya eases some pressure with a cracking shot for a boundary on the off side. Pandya follows it up another boundary on the leg side after he picks up the slower one early. Unadkat ends with a dot but it’s a good over for MI
FIFTY! Rohit Sharma 50* (33)
Tahir gets a huge wicket. Pollard walks back. Insecurity has started creeping inside the stands. The fans have gone a bit quiet.
After 17 overs,Mumbai Indians 126/5 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 49 , Hardik Pandya 2) MI need 35 runs off 18 balls
Imran Tahir into his last over and he strikes on the first ball. Pollard runs out of patience as skies the ball. Steve Smith takes a good catch. Rohit Sharma doesn’t try to take many risks and is happy to rotate the strike. Brilliant over for RPS and at a very good time as well. Just four off it
OUT! Kieron Pollard 9 (9) b Imran Tahir c Steve Smith
Pollard skies a Tahir deliver. Steve Smith has to runs quite a distance from long off to take the catch
The match is tantalisingly poised, the tension is palpable inside the stadium. Rohit has upped the ante now and looking ominous with two sixes and a four. But there is huge expectation from Pollard here in the stands.
After 16 overs,Mumbai Indians 122/4 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 47 , Kieron Pollard 9) MI need 39 runs off 24 balls
Shardul Thakur into the attack and a shorter delivery is put away into the crowd by Rohit Sharma. MI have paced this chase brilliantly so far and have punished every bad ball. They have ensured they keep rotating the strike when the good balls came in. 9 runs come off the Thakur over
After 15 overs,Mumbai Indians 113/4 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 40 , Kieron Pollard 7) MI need 48 off 30 balls
Ben Stokes into his third over. Starts off with a loosener but Rohit Sharma fails to find the gap. The skipper then hands the strike to Pollard who returns the favour. Rohit Sharma then picks up the slower one from Stokes to drill it to the cover boundary. MI get the one boundary they need every over and stay on track. MI need 48 off 30 balls
A steady start, but with the team batting second traditional having an advantage, RPS will need more than steady. There is a school of thought that argues that slow and steady starters are actually detrimental to the nature of T20 cricket, although I think pacing an innings does have it's place yet.
Lots of batting to come. How much time will they get?
After 14 overs,Mumbai Indians 105/4 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 34 , Kieron Pollard 6) MI need 56 from 36 balls
Imran Tahir bowls a vicious leg spinning delivery to start with that just beats Rohit Sharma’s outside edge. Rohit Sharma then goes for a big shot on the leg side and finds Rahane who drops the MI captain, allowing the ball to go for a boundary. Sharma makes Rahane regret by smashing Tahir for a big six on the next ball. Eleven runs off the over for MI
Karn Sharma drags one back to his stumps. Ben Stokes proving his worth with the ball. Pune have their neighbours in some amount of trouble. Pollard comes out at the fall of that wicket to a rousing reception from the Wankhede crowd.
Finally some action in a cluster. Rohit scoops for four, Karn gets dropped, then hits a six but then walks back to the hut. Pollard gets a rousing reception and amidst defeaning Chants of Pollard...Pollard he thumps one over mid wicket for four to open his boundary account. He then survives a run out chance as the fielder misses a direct hit. There is went support for RPS in the stands.
After 13 overs,Mumbai Indians 94/4 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 23 , Kieron Pollard 6) MI need 67 runs off 42 balls
Ben Stokes whose first over was a wicket maiden comes back and strikes straight away. Karn Sharma inside-edges one onto his stumps. Kieron Pollard comes to the middle and punishes a short delivery from Stokes. He puts it away to the mid-wicket boundary. That’s followed by some misunderstanding between Pollard and Sharma ho eventually decide to go for a risky run. RPS fail to hit the stumps and Sharma survives.
OUT! Karn Sharma 11 (10) v Ben Stokes
Karn Sharma drags onto his stumps trying to pull a Stokes delivery
Remember how Imran Tahir removed Rohit Sharma in the 1st game these two teams played this year? That's probably why he has been held back, and immediately getting some big turn.
Till then, 17 year old Washington Sundar held the fort well, picking up Parthiv Patel with the last ball of his spell. That's twice now that he has bowled some quiet overs in the first half of the innings. Gives Smith more options at the back end.
After 12 overs,Mumbai Indians 86/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 21 , Karn Sharma 11) MI need 75 runs off 58 deliveries
Imran Tahir continues and should have got a wicket when Karn Sharma hit it straight Manoj Tiwary who put it down. On the next ball, Karn Sharma adds salt to the wounds by smashing Tahir over ling on for a six. MI batsmen rotate strike to keep required run rate in check
DROPPED! Manoj Tiwary drops Karn Sharma at cover.
After 11 overs,Mumbai Indians 77/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 19 , Karn Sharma 4) MI need 94 runs off 54 balls
Jaydev Unadkat into the attack as Smith shuffles his bowlers. Karn Sharma the new man in picks up a couple off the first ball before the two batsmen exchange strike with singles. Rohit Sharma feels the need for runs and executes the Dil Scoop to perfection, to make it 8 runs off that over
After 10 overs,Mumbai Indians 68/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 14 , Karn Sharma 0)
Imran Tahir is into the attack. His first delivery turns quite a bit but Rohit Sharma plays it late and pushes it to the third man boundary. He then flicks it n the air on the on side and finds the gap between mid-wicket and long on. Eight runs off that Tahir over
Parthiv had slowed down a bit and the pressure got to him. Interesting that Karn Sharma has been promoted. Given that Tahir is bowling it could be a good move. Rohit has provided some momentum with a couple of couple of fours and then boos ring around as Tahir's vociferous LBW appeal is turned down by the umpire.
Rohit Sharma against leg-spinners in this IPL:
Runs - 4
Balls - 11
Average - 1.00
Dismissals - 4
SR - 36.36
After 9 overs,Mumbai Indians 60/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 6 , )
Washington Sundar continues. MI milk him for singles in the opening deliveries, but Parthiv Patel perishes trying to cut him. The delivery is in line and quick and Parthiv misses. Good spell from Washington
Preview: On a roll after a six-game winning streak, high-flying Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on a resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), their only conquerors in the 10th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), in a potentially high-voltage clash in Mumbai on Monday.
Pune's last-ball, six-wicket victory Saturday at home against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad was followed just over a 100km away at the Wankhede Stadium here by Mumbai's stout defence of a small total on a bouncy pitch against the misfiring Delhi Daredevils.
Table toppers Mumbai, thus, are in a perfect state of mind to seek revenge for their first leg loss to their Maharashtra rivals in their opening game in Pune, their only defeat in this season so far.
That the Pune victory over Hyderabad was piloted by none other than the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who smashed an unbeaten 61 not out in 34 balls to steer the side home in the last ball, will not be lost on the Mumbai think-tank.
The timely return to form by the talismanic former Indian captain, along with Pune captain Steve Smith's strong show so far in the tournament, makes this duo formidable rivals for the Mumbai bowlers who showed great skills in defending a small total of 142 against Delhi.
It was a rare, forgettable outing with the bat for Mumbai against Delhi and they must pull up their socks to confront the threat posed by the Pune bowling attack tomorrow.
Particularly interesting will be the battle between Pune's South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma who once again fell to a wrist spinner yesterday against Delhi, playing across.
Tahir had his number in the first leg clash in Pune and will be confident of causing the Mumbai captain's downfall on a track that offered excellent bounce and turn yesterday.
Mumbai's major plus has been the depth in their batting and variety in bowling, as not many other teams are blessed with such a combination in the league.
Against Delhi, Mumbai batting failed to click although some batsmen like Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya got encouraging starts but could not convert them to big scores.
Although unlikely, Mumbai have the option of bringing back one of their consistent batsmen over the years -- Ambati Rayudu -- who has started training with the team after recovering from his early-season injury.
In bowling, Lasith Malinga has leaked runs in the previous two games, conceding over 50 each, and expectedly made way to former Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson who bowled reasonably well and is expected to be retained against Pune tomorrow.
The pick of the Mumbai bowlers were New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan who broke the back of the Delhi batting and reduced them to 24 for 6 and then their death-bowling specialist Jasprit Bumrah who came up with his trademark yorkers and dipping full tosses and applied the brakes on Delhi when they sighted an improbable victory.
Pune's bowling attack appears thinner as compared to that of the overall excellence, covering all bases, of their trans-Sahyadri rivals.
For Pune, in batting, the struggling Ajinkya Rahane needs to sort out his opening blues and come up with a top-class innings at his traditional home ground for the show-stealers like captain Smith and Dhoni to play with abandon.
The toss will be important at this venue with the dew factor coming into play in the latter half of the game, although the amount of dewfall last night was not as high as was in the previous games.
A victory for Mumbai would push them one step closer to the threshold of play-offs while a win for Pune will keep them firmly in the hunt to make the grade.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, Vinay Kumar.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur.
With inputs from PTI