IPL 2016, RPS vs MI as it happened: Rohit half-century powers Mumbai Indians to eight-wicket win

IPL 2016, RPS vs MI as it happened: Rohit half-century powers Mumbai Indians to eight-wicket win
  • 23:21 (IST)

    Dhoni says batsmen need to go out there and express themselves. "There is improvement in bowling but need to make it count with wins"

  • 23:17 (IST)

    it's a comprehensive win by Mumbai Indians, their 3rd on the trot. Sharma hits a six, a massive slog sweep over square leg, to finish things up Mumbai Indians win by 8-wickets, RPS slump to 6th defeat in 8 games. Oh dear.

  • 23:15 (IST)

    After 18 overs,Mumbai 153/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 78 , Jos Buttler 26)

    A bouncer hits Buttler's helmet, goes straight to Boland at point, Dinda appeals for catch, Umpire knows the difference between the sound of bat and a helmet. Sharma then assumes strike and picks the slower one from Dinda, waits for it and hammers it down the ground for four. Excellent shot. Just the next ball he flicks to mid-wicket for another boundary. How many of those in the IPL now? Buttler then returns to exact revenge for the rattling bouncer, hammers a slow length ball to mid-wicket for four. 15 runs off it. The game is over. 7 needed from 12.

  • 23:09 (IST)

    After 17 overs,Mumbai 138/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 68 , Jos Buttler 22)

    Rohit Sharma tries a scoop shot, but he chose the wrong ball for it. Still he got something on the ball and it raced away to the third man fence. He gets a smile and an approval from Jos Buttler, the prince of scoops. 11 runs from the over. Dhoni looks angry, frustrated, like he's almost given up. Never really seen him like this. 22 runs needed from 18 balls.

  • 23:01 (IST)

    After 16 overs,Mumbai 127/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 63 , Jos Buttler 19)

    Buttler dances down the track to M Ashwin and hits down the ground for maximum. Six runs. Dhoni looks livid, he's not used to losing this much. And RPS, unless they get a couple quick wickets here, are heading for another loss in the ongoing IPL. Just 33 more needed off 24 balls, with Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler at the crease.

  • 22:57 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Mumbai 115/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 61 , Jos Buttler 9)

    Buttler absolutely loves that shot, he shifts across his stumps and scoops Perera over short-fine leg. Then Rohit gets into hitting mode. He reaches out to afull and wide ball and sends it behind point for four. 11 runs off the over. 45 runs needed off 30 balls.

  • 22:49 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Mumbai 98/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 52 , Jos Buttler 2)

    FIFTY! Rohit Sharma continues his excellent form and reaches his half-century off 38 balls, four fours and a couple of sixes. Another good innings from him. MI need 62 more off 42 balls.

  • 22:44 (IST)

    The other Ashwin introduced into the attack

  • 22:44 (IST)

    After 12 overs,Mumbai 93/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 48 , Jos Buttler 1)

    OUT! Rayadu dismissed on 22, not every mid-wicket hoick works, this one didn't. Rayadu went for the quintessential T20 mid-wicket slog, didn't get enough abt on it and found Rahane near the rope. Ashwin gets the wicket. Rohit Sharma isn't pleased. Jos Buttler the new man in,

  • 22:31 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Mumbai 72/1 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 37 , Ambati Rayudu 13)

    MASSIVE! Rohit Sharma has hit that to the moon. 104 metres. This time he judges well and picks out Bhatia. Enormous bat speed generated and the ball is hit through and through, whacked to mid-wicket fence for six. 11 runs off the over. MI has already reached 72/1. 88 more runs needed from 11 overs, not a big ask in T20.

  • 22:28 (IST)

    After 8 overs,Mumbai 61/1 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 27 , Ambati Rayudu 12)

    The IPL hasn't exactly been kind to Ashwin till now. And just when he though he'd bowled in a good over, just 4 singles from 5 balls, Rayadu stepped out and hit with the spin, the ball flew over deep mid-wicket for a massive six.

  • 22:24 (IST)

    Spin introduced into the attack. Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to bowl. 

  • 22:24 (IST)

    After 7 overs,Mumbai 51/1 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 25 , Ambati Rayudu 4)

    Excellent over from Bhatia. He mostly kept it straight and slow, mixing it with a few quick ones in the middle. MI batsman were having a tough time picking up the slower one, just the 4 runs from the over. 

  • 22:20 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Mumbai 47/1 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 23 , Ambati Rayudu 2)

    Just the 8 runs in the last 2 overs. A bit of a slow-down after Patel's dismissal. Rajat Bhatia introduced in the attack now.

  • 22:13 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Mumbai 39/1 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 17 , )

    OUT! Parthiv Patel departs on 21 after hitting 3 good boundaries. Dinda redeems his over. Patel went to drive a fuller delivery by Dinda, gets an edge and Dhoni collects easily.

    Good cricket all around. Dinda bowls a good yorker to Patel, who shifts slightly and knocks it straight, pushing it down the ground for four. The next ball, Dinda looses his line and goes wide, Parthiv lashes out at it. He pounces on it with both hands and the ball flies like a bullet through covers. Dinda goes wide again and gets the same punishment. But then he redeems it with the wicket of Patel

  • 22:06 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Mumbai 24/0 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 17 , Parthiv Patel (W) 7)

    Rohit picked up Perera's length ball. The MI captain pulled it on the rise and the ball sailed away for six over at mid-wicket for six. Sharma gets lucky just the next ball to get another four, he wings to send the ball down the same direction but gets a thick outside edge, the ball flies over Third Man for four. He then gets lucky again in the same manner, tries to hammer a length ball on rise through the covers, but gets another thick outside edge and the ball again flies to third man fence for four. 16 runs of the over. 

  • 22:02 (IST)

    After 2 overs,Mumbai 8/0 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 1 , Parthiv Patel (W) 7)

    First ball up, Dinda doesn't get the line right, He drifts down leg, Parthiv Patel flicks it easily off his pads. The ball goes away for four at fine-leg. But then Dinda recovers well and bowls 5 dot balls. Just the 4 runs from the over. 

  • 21:59 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Mumbai 4/0 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 1 , Parthiv Patel (W) 3)

    A cautious start from MI. 

  • 21:55 (IST)

    Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel open for Mumbai Indiams. Thisara Perera will bowl the first over. 

  • 21:38 (IST)

    After 20 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 159/5 ( Thisara Perera 12 , Rajat Bhatia 3)

    Final over to be bowled by Bumrah. Perera sends the ball down the ground for a single. OUT! Dhoni pulls the 2nd ball towards midwicket, but ends up serving Rayudu a catch to depart for a run-a-ball innings of 24. RPS lose their fifth wicket with 149 on board. Dhoni was getting cramped, and was looking to free his arms. Failed to get enough power in the shot though. Perera gets a leg bye in the third ball after getting walloped on the belly. Two runs scored by Bhatia in the fourth after sending the ball down the ground. SIX! Perera finally gets the big hit in the very last ball of the innings, sending the ball over midwicket as Pune finish on 159/5 after 20 overs!

  • 21:35 (IST)

    After 19 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 148/4 ( MS Dhoni (C) (W) 24 , Thisara Perera 5)

    Last 12 balls of the Pune innings, and Perera is on strike for the first ball. McClenagan bowls from around the wicket, and fires a wide yorker, anticipating the scoop that Perera was attempting off the first ball. Superb over by McClenaghan, who mixes his length cleverly to prevent the hard-hitting batsmen in Dhoni and Perera from smashing all over the ground. 

  • 21:29 (IST)

    After 18 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 142/4 ( MS Dhoni (C) (W) 23 , Thisara Perera 1)

    FOUR! Short and wide from Southee, and Dhoni, swings his bat around to send it towards fine-leg, just wide of the fielder inside the circle. Dhoni goes for a similar shot a couple of deliveries later, but this time Bumrah saves a couple of runs courtesy some brilliant fielding. Tiwary perishes for 57 while looking to accelerate the scoring rate in the 18th over, getting caught by Hardik near deep midwicket off Bumrah's bowling. RPS lose their fourth wicket with 138 on board, and Dhoni needs to start accelerating with Perera right now. 

  • 21:26 (IST)

    OUT! Back of length delivery from Bumrah, and Tiwary doesnt get the middle of his bat while attempting a slog over midwicket! Gets caught by Hardik near deep midwicket to depart for 57 off 45 balls, as Pune lose their fourth wicket with 138 on board. 

  • 21:18 (IST)

    After 16 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 124/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 53 , MS Dhoni (C) (W) 10)

    FOUR! Dhoni gets his first boundary of the innings by hammering the full, wide delivery from McClenaghan over the latter's head! Two more singles come off the over. Tiwary brings up hsi half-century in the following over in 39 deliveries, having smashed four 4s and two 6s so far in the innings. Pune reach 124/3 with four overs left in their innings. Can Tiwary and Dhoni power their side to a score past 170 this point onwards?

  • 21:16 (IST)

    The argument that broke out between Harbhajan and Rayudu earlier in the innings. 

  • 21:12 (IST)

    Fifty for Saurabh Tiwary in the 15th over! Quality knock from the batsman who had been promoted to the slot of the opener alongside Rahane in the previous game. Reaches the milestone in 39 deliveries, and has hit four 4s and two 6s so far in the innings so far, and will look to form a big stand with fellow Ranchiite MS Dhoni. 

  • 21:07 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 107/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 47 , MS Dhoni (C) (W) 1)

    Smith's departure brings Peter Handscomb to the centre, who will face his first-ever delivery in IPL. The 11th over witnesses things getting heated between in the Mumbai camp, with Bhajji venting his frustration out on Rayudu after the latter fails to prevent a boundary near long-on despite a dive. The veteran off-spinner however, handles the situation well, and walks up to Rayudu near midwicket to comfort the bowler, who is still appears furious. The over turns out to be a good one for Pune, with nine coming off it. Handscomb's innings comes to an end at the start of the following over, getting caught by Buttler near backward square-leg while going for the slog sweep! Meanwhile, skipper MS Dhoni walks out to bat alongside Tiwary. One Ranchi boy walks out to bat alongside another. 

  • 21:02 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 107/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 47 , MS Dhoni (C) (W) 1)

    Smith's departure brings Peter Handscomb to the centre, who will face his first-ever delivery in IPL. The 11th over witnesses things getting heated between in the Mumbai camp, with Bhajji venting his frustration out on Rayudu after the latter fails to prevent a boundary near long-on despite a dive. The veteran off-spinner however, handles the situation well, and walks up to Rayudu near midwicket to comfort the bowler, who is still appears furious. The over turns out to be a good one for Pune, with nine coming off it. Handscomb's innings comes to an end at the start of the following over, getting caught by Buttler near backward square-leg while going for the slog sweep! Meanwhile, skipper MS Dhoni walks out to bat alongside Tiwary. One Ranchi boy walks out to bat alongside another. 

  • 21:00 (IST)

    OUT! Harbhajan gets the breakthrough, and Handscomb departs for just six in his first-ever IPL innings, getting caught by Buttler's safe hands near deep backward square-leg! RPS lose their third wicket with 105 on board at the start of the 13th over. 

  • 20:46 (IST)

    OUT! Bumrah gets the much-needed breakthrough for Mumbai! Cramps Smith for room with a short delivery that angles into the batsman, and Smith edges it to wicketkeeper Patel to depart five runs short of what would have been a well-deserved half-century. Bumrah breaks the destructive 84-run stand, and the smiles are back in the Mumbai camps after a long time! 

  • 20:44 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 91/1 ( Saurabh Tiwary 38 , Steven Smith 45)

    SIX! Pitched wide outside off, into the arc for Tiwary, who slogs it over midwicket to get his first six of the day! Six, six and a four for Tiwary off Pandya — all in the leg side — with 20 runs coming off it! Huge over for Pune, as Smith and Tiwary have put Pune in the driver's seat at the moment! Pandya starts off with a wide in the following over, before getting hammered by Smith over midwicket! Bhajji is introduced into the attack in the ninth over! Meanwhile, Pune are cruising at the moment, racing away to 91/1 at the end of 9 overs. 

  • 20:29 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 54/1 ( Saurabh Tiwary 16 , Steven Smith 33)

    Dropped! Tiwary mishits an attempted pull towards mid-on, where Bumrah leaps to collect the catch, but fails to hold on after a brief fumble. Four, followed by a six, with the latter being a classing uppercut towards third man off a bouncer. Misfield by Bumrah — once again at mid-on — gives Smith an extra couple of runs. Krunal Pandya is introduced into the attack in the fifth over, and he is hammered over deep square-leg by Smith in the fifth ball. The Australian batting prodigy moves to 33 with the hit. Bumrah introduced in the final over of the powerplay, and gets hammered down the ground for a straight boundary by Tiwary. Meanwhile, Pune have recovered well after the early strike, racing to 54/1 at the end of the powerplay. 

  • 20:15 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 22/1 ( Saurabh Tiwary 4 , Steven Smith 13)

    Rahane and Saurabh open the innings for Pune at the start of the Maharashtra derby, and the noise at the MCA Stadium in Pune is reaching unprecedented levels right now. Mumbai have opted for an unchanged side, and the familiar pair of Southee and McClenaghan will open the bowling for Mumbai. Seven runs off the first over of the day, including  a wide. OUT! McClenaghan strikes in the second over the innings, with the in-form Rahane miscuing the ball towards Krunal Pandya at third man to depart for four of five balls. RPS lose their first wicket with eight on board. Southee goes for an expensive one in the next over however, conceding three boundaries off the last three balls.

  • 20:10 (IST)

    OUT! McClenaghan gets the early strike for Mumbai, and he gets the prized wicket of Ajinkya Rahane, sending him back for just four off five balls. Rahane attempts to slog over midwicket, but gets an outside edge off the bottom of the bat instead, as the ball flies high over to third man, where Krunal Pandya holds on to the catch! RPS lose their first wicket with eight on board! 

  • 19:59 (IST)

    RPS XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Peter Handscomb, Steve Smith, Saurabh Tiwary, MS Dhoni, Thisara Perera, Scott Boland, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda.

    MI XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel(wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan.

  • 19:43 (IST)

    Mumbai Indians win the toss, and elect to field first. 

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Squads:

    Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Jaskaran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Thisara Perera, Saurabh Tiwary, RP Singh, Rajat Bhatia, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa.

    Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.

  • 19:30 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the 29th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) between Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Sunday. The last match of the game is taking place on Maharashtra Day, and will witness the Pune-Mumbai derby! 

PREVIEW: Rising Pune Supergiants will look to get their campaign back on track as they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Maharashtra derby of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.

Pune have lost five of their seven games so far and are presently sixth in the eight team tournament with just four points. Their Sunday's opponents, captained by Rohit Sharma, are third on the points table with four wins from eight matches -- more importantly two in the last two.

MS Dhoni (left) and Rohit Sharma, captain of RPS and MI respectively. Sportzpics/IPL

MS Dhoni (left) and Rohit Sharma, captain of RPS and MI respectively. Sportzpics/IPL

For Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Pune, time is running out. They have to turn things around in the next few matches to be in contention for the top four.

What would boost the confidence of Pune is the fact that they came out on top the last time these two sides had met. Mumbai had lost the game by nine wickets in the season opener but they are a different side now who are firing on all cylinders. And that is precisely why it would not be a cakewalk for the hosts.

Pune were dented a few days back as Faf du Plessis and Kevin Pietersen were ruled out of the IPL due to injuries but Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith and Dhoni have done well.

They will also be boosted by the fact that in-form Australian top-order batsman Usman Khwaja has come in as du Plesis’ replacement.

But Pune’s main worry has been their bowling. Despite putting up a massive 195 on the scoreboard against Gujarat Lions on Friday the bowlers failed to defend it and lost the game by three wickets.

The likes of Albie Morkel, Ashok Dinda, Thissara Perera, and Ravichandran Ashwin all were clobbered to the ropes while only Rajat Bhatia and young spinner Murugan Ashwin were able to pull things back a little. But what is hurting them the most is the lack of a wicket-taking bowler.

Mumbai on the other hand are brimming with confidence after two consecutive wins. The batting has been well led by captain Rohit Sharma and the finishing touches have been provided by Kieron Pollard.

The only thing that could be a bit of a worry would be the inconsistency of Jos Buttler in the middle overs.

The bowling unit has been spearheaded by the New Zealand fast bowling duo of Tim Southee and Mitchell McClanaghan who have been doing a great job, ably supported by youngster Jasprit Bumrah.

Squads:

Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Jaskaran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Thisara Perera, Saurabh Tiwary, RP Singh, Rajat Bhatia, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.


Published Date: May 01, 2016 11:16 pm | Updated Date: May 01, 2016 11:22 pm


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