Riding on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s late blitz and a splendid show from bowlers, led by Washington Sundar, Rising Pune Supergiant defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to become the first finalist in IPL 2017. MI will now head to Bengaluru to face the winner of KKR vs SRH in Qualifier 2. Get full cricket score of Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant here. (SCORES | STREAMING INFO)
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Washington Sundar (Man of the Match): “I think it’s very heartening for me to do well against a big team on a good stage, in front of a packed crowd. Owe this to my mom and dad. I think keeping things simple makes me do things like this. Dhoni has been supportive. Right now, I am not looking to be experimental.”
Steve Smith: “It’s been good this year, three times we’ve beaten them now. It was a big game. We had to be a little convservative today and we timed it well to get 160. We got the momentum we needed. You really need to peak at the right time in tournaments like this. We executed our plans really well.”
Rohit Sharma: “I think 160 was below par to be honest, having seen the scores chased here. Probably the worst batting performance of this season for us. We didn’t have enough partnerships, it’s crucial to get small partnerships in. They bowled well to restrict us and to take wickets in the middle overs. It’s not the end of the world, we still have one more shot in Bangalore.”
23:40 hrs IST: And that’s it. Rising Pune Supergiant defeat Mumbai Indians to enter the IPL 2017 final. Brilliant performance from Steve Smith and Co! Totally deserved it.
23:35 hrs IST: Thakur to bowl the final six balls.
23:34 hrs IST: MI need 30 off 6
23:30 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Christian and Bumrah launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum. MI need 39 off 12.
23:27 hrs IST: Christian to bowl his final over.
23:25 hrs IST: OUT! Eighth wicket falls. Karn c Dhoni b Unadkat 4(7). MI need 52 off 18.
23:21 hrs IST: Just four runs off Christian’s third. MI need 56 off 24.
23:17 hrs IST: OUT! And it’s all but over for MI. Parthiv falls for 52(40). Second wicket of the over for Thakur. MI need 60 off 30.
23:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Krunal c Christian b Thakur 15(11).
23:12 hrs IST: Double and that’s fifty for Parthiv. His 10th in IPL. Well-matured innings from the southpaw.
23:10 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Krunal. Needs to hang in till the end. MI need 65 off 36.
23:07 hrs IST: Sundar is the youngest player to take a three-for in the IPL.
23:04 hrs IST: Washington Sundar finishes with magnificent figures of 3/16. MI need 78 off 42. Time-out.
22:59 hrs IST: MI need 82 off 48 balls. Parthiv 46*, Krunal 2*
22:54 hrs IST: OUT! Big blow for MI. Hardik Pandya goes for 14(10). Ferguson’s first scalp of the night. RPS on top.
22:53 hrs IST: Good over from Christian. Only four runs off it. MI are 75/4 after 11 overs.
22:50 hrs IST: Daniel Christian comes in for his first over.
22:48 hrs IST: Nine runs off Zampa’s first over. MI are 71/4 after 10 overs. Parthiv 44*, Hardik 12*
22:46 hrs IST: SIX! Tossed up from Zampa, Hardik leans forward and hits it over long-off for a maximum.
22:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Straying down leg and Hardik just helps it to fine-leg boundary. MI are 62/4 after 9 overs.
22:42 hrs IST FOUR! Length delivery from Thakur, outside off, Parthiv lifts it over point. Moves into 40s. The southpaw holds the key here.
22:39 hrs IST: Thakur again, from around the wicket.
22:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Sundar gets his third. Pollard departs for 7(10). MI are 51/4 after 8 overs. Strategic time-out.
22:32 hrs IST: FOUR! Low full-toss from Ferguson and Pollard drives it past the fielder at mid-off for his first boundary. MI are 48/3 after 7 overs.
22:28 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Sundar. Two wickets and just a run off it. MI are 42/3 after 6 overs.
22:26 hrs IST: DOUBLE-STRIKE! What an over this has been from Washington Sundar. Removes Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu cheaply. MI in all sorts of trouble now.
22:23 hrs IST: Two boundaries in the over. MI must continue at this pace. They are 41/1 after 5 overs.
22:21 hrs IST: WICKET! Simmons run out (Thakur) 5(13).
22:18 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur comes in for his first over.
22:17 hrs IST: Expensive start from Ferugson. 10 runs off it. MI are 29/0 after 4 overs.
22:15 hrs IST: SIX! Back of a length delivery from Ferguson, Parthiv gets into position and pulls it hard over deep square leg.
22:13 hrs IST: Lockie Ferguson now
22:12 hrs IST: Another good over for Rohit Sharma’s team. Nine runs off it. MI are 19/0 after 3 overs.
22:08 hrs IST: Unadkat to continue.
22:07 hrs IST: SIX! Pitched up from Sundar and Parthiv flicks it over deep square leg boundary for a maximum. MI are 9/0 after 2 overs.
22:04 hrs IST: Offie Washington Sundar comes into the attack.
22:03 hrs IST: Great start from Unadkat. MI are 1/0 after first over.
22:01 hrs IST: Simmons and Parthiv to open. Unadkat to bowl the first over.
22:00 hrs IST: Welcome back!
21:49 hrs IST: Manoj Tiwary - “The pitch is more than slow. It was gripping as well. If our bowlers can change up, it will be a difficult chase unless dew comes into play.”
21:45 hrs IST: Brilliant from Bumrah. Consecutive dot deliveries. Tiwary run-out on the last ball for 58. RPS finish on 162/4. 41 runs in the last two overs. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
21:43 hrs IST: SIX! Dhoni at his very best. Length ball from Bumrah and he smashes it straight down the ground.
21:42 hrs IST: Nine runs off the first three balls.
21:40 hrs IST: Bumrah to bowl the final over.
21:38 hrs IST: SIX! Just the kind of over RPS wanted. 26 runs off it. Another length delivery from McClenaghan, Dhoni comes forward and smacks it over long-off. RPS are 147/3 after 19 overs.
21:35 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from McClenaghan and Dhoni hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
21:33 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s also a NO-BALL. Fifty for Tiwary. His 7th in IPL.
21:29 hrs IST: Just 17 runs scored off the last three overs. MI’s bowling has been spot on. RPS are 121/3 after 18 overs. Tiwary 46*, Dhoni 14*
21:27 hrs IST: Dhoni struggling to find his timing.
21:24 hrs IST: Brilliant over from McClenaghan. Runs have been hard to come by. RPS are 114/3 after 17 overs.
21:20 hrs IST: McClenaghan comes back, from around the wicket.
21:18 hrs IST: Magnificent from Krunal. Finishes with 4-0-22-0. RPS are 109/3 after 16 overs. Can they get past 160?
21:16 hrs IST: Krunal comes in for his last over.
21:15 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhoni. Karn Sharma ends with figures of 1/30. RPS are 104/3 after 15 overs. Tiwary 36*, Dhoni 9*
21:12 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Karn, Dhoni steps out and launches it over deep mid-wicket boundary.
21:10 hrs IST: Another good over for MI. Just seven runs off Bumrah’s second. RPS are 96/3 after 14 overs.
21:07 hrs IST: Bumrah again.
21:04 hrs IST: Good over from Karn. Six runs and a wicket. RPS are 89/3 after 13 overs. Second strategic time-out.
21:03 hrs IST: MS Dhoni now.
21:01 hrs IST: WICKET! The 89-run partnership comes to an end. Karn gets rid of Rahane for 56(43). RPS are 89/3 after 12 .4 overs.
20:58 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Rahane (off 39 balls). His 25th in IPL. RPS are 83/2 after 12 overs.
Second 50 for Rahane this season. First was also against MI, in RPS' first game of this edition. #MIvRPS— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 16, 2017
20:56 hrs IST: FOUR! Pitched up from Krunal and Tiwary slogs it over wide long-on region.
20:55 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. RPS are 72/2 after 11 overs. Rahane 44*, Tiwary 25*
20:53 hrs IST: Single and Rahane becomes the 11th batsman to complete 3000 runs in IPL.
20:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Malinga, Rahane gets into position and hits it well past the fielder at backward point. He’s scored just one fifty this season.
20:48 hrs IST: Five singles off Krunal’s second over. Fifty-run partnership between Rahane-Tiwary. RPS are 63/2 after 10 overs.
20:45 hrs IST: Double off the last ball for Tiwary. He also gets into 20s. Costly over from Hardik. 15 runs off it. RPS are 58/2 after 9 overs.
20:42 hrs IST: SIX! Shortish length from Hardik Pandya, Rahanes comes down the track and smacks it over long-off for a maximum.
20:41 hrs IST: Excellent start from Krunal. Giving no room to both Rahane and Tiwary to free their arms. RPS are 43/2 after 8 overs.
20:39 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya comes into the attack.
20:36 hrs IST: Just two runs off the next four balls. RPS are 42/2 after 7 overs. It’s time-out.
20:34 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Karn, Tiwary dances down the track and creams it over long-on boundary.
20:32 hrs IST: Tidy over from Malinga. Just two runs off it. RPS are 33/2 after 6 overs.
20:29 hrs IST: Malinga to complete the Powerplay
20:28 hrs IST: Single off the last delivery for Tiwary. RPS are 31/2 after 5 overs. Rahane 23*, Tiwary 5*
20:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Karn, Rahane makes room and drives it past the fielder at cover. Good risky shot! Moves into 20s.
20:24 hrs IST: Karn Sharma now
20:23 hrs IST: Five singles in the over. RPS need to deal more in boundaries. They are 24/2 after 4 overs.
20:20 hrs IST: Bumrah comes in as the first change. He has 15 wickets in 14 games so far.
20:19 hrs IST: Ten runs off McClenghan’s second. RPS are 19/2 after 3 overs.
20:18 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Rahane. Has looked to attack from the word go. RPS need anything around 210 here.
20:15 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Malinga. RPS are 9/2 after 2 overs.
20:14 hrs IST: Manoj Tiwary is in at No. 4
20:12 hrs IST: OUT! And the captain’s gone. Brilliant start for MI. Malinga strikes this time.
20:09 hrs IST: Malinga comes into the attack.
20:07 hrs IST: WICKET! What a delivery from McClenaghan. Sharp inswinger and Tripathi has no answer to it. He goes for a duck. RPS are 6/1 after first over.
20:05 hrs IST: McClenaghan is the highest wicket-taker for MI in IPL 2017 - with 18 wickets in 14 games.
20:03 hrs IST: First runs of the night for Rahane. Looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge past the fielder at square leg for a double.
20:01 hrs IST: Good length delivery to start off from McClenaghan. No run. The New Zealander been excellent this season.
20:00 hrs IST: And we’re underway. Rahane to take strike. McClenaghan to start the proceedings for MI.
19:50 hrs IST: “I love batting in Mumbai. I knew at the start I wouldn’t be starting so it was just a matter of being fit. I knew the day would come when I’d have to play in the playoffs,” says MI’s Lendl Simmons who has two fifties in five IPL 2017 games.
19:44 hrs IST: Big call from Rohit Sharma to keep Harbhajan out. Rayudu keep his place. Have to say Nitish Rana is unlucky to miss out.
19:40 hrs IST: Here are the final XI of both teams:
MI: Parthiv Patel(wk), Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma(c), Ambati Rayudu, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(wk), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa
19:34 hrs IST: One forced change for RPS. Lockie Ferguson, the New Zealand seamer, replaces Ben Stokes. As for MI, they’ve made four changes to the side that played against KKR. Playing XI of both sides in a few minutes.
19:31 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
19:28 hrs IST: Eight different MI players have registered 50+ scores this season, the most by any team.
19:26 hrs IST: The all-important toss in a short while.
STAT ATTACK - Rohit Sharma needs 14 runs to become the first Mumbai Indians batsman to cross the 3000-run mark in IPL.
19:14 hrs IST: This is the 7th time Mumbai Indians have reached the last four in IPL. Rohit Sharma’s men have won the trophy twice - in 2013 and 2015.
19:08 hrs IST: Another belter of a track is expected at Wankhede. Team batting second will hold the advantage because of dew.
STAT ATTACK - Ajinkya Rahane, RPS opener, needs 43 runs to become the 11th batsman to complete 3000 runs in IPL.
19:02 hrs IST: MI are yet to defeat RPS this season. Among the current IPL teams, Rising Pune Supergiant are the only one to have a flawless record against them at the Wankhede Stadium.
19:00 hrs IST: Good evening and welcome to HT’s live coverage of IPL 2017 Qualifier between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant.
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