IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Twitter goes mental seeing MS Dhoni's blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians

Manoj Tiwary stitched a 73-run fourth wicket stand with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40 off 26) to take the side to a healthy total of 162.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: May 16, 2017, 23:08 PM IST
IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Twitter goes mental seeing MS Dhoni's blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians
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New Delhi: After MS Dhoni rocked Wankhede stadium with his brilliant 26 ball 40 to lead Rising Pune Supergiant to a healthy total of 162/4 after 20 overs. Twitterati, including Irfan Pathan and Michael Clarke hailed the former India captain for his exquisite blitzkrieg. (IPL 2017 - Full Coverage)

RPS rode on fine half-centuries from Manoj Tiwary and Ajinkya Rahane, followed by Mahi's stroke-filled knock in the first qualifier, but it was the man from Jharkhand who stole the show.

Tiwary showed his class when the situation demanded, smashing a 48-ball 58, but more importantly putting on two important half-century stands to help the visitors recover from a precarious 9/2 after the second over.

The Bengal right-hander first added 80 runs for the third wicket with Rahane, who scored a 43-ball 56 before stitching a 73-run fourth wicket stand with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40 off 26) to take the side to a healthy total.