IPL 2017, Qualifier 1: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – As it happened...
MI vs RPS: It remains to be seen whether Rising Pune Supergiant can register their third consecutive win against Mumbai Indians to advance into their maiden IPL final.
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CATCH OF THE MATCH- Steve Smith
MAXIMUM SIXES- MS Dhoni
STYLISH PLAYER- Manoj Tiwary
MAN OF THE MATCH- Washington Sundar
RPS win by 20 runs to step into their maiden final
MUMBAI INDIANS; Target 163
Over 20 | Score 142/9 | Malinga 7 (2) ; Bumrah 16 (11)
Last over and 30 needed off it. Third ball, well off, slow off cutter, outside edge and Unadkat takes it at short third man. McClenaghan departs.
MJ McClenaghan c Unadkat b Thakur 12 (11b)
Malinga is the new batsman in and is welcomes with his medicine – yorker, direct in the block-hole. Single off it. Malinga finishes off with a six. But that makes no difference as RPS race into their maiden final. RPS, second team to defeat Mumbai thrice in the same season. The other team was Chennai Super Kings. Well, both teams featured MS Dhoni.
Over 19 | Score 133/8 | McClenaghan 12 (9) ; Bumrah 14 (9)
Unadkat back into the attack with his smart slower deliveries. Two singles off the first two deliveries and then two dot balls to follow. Last ball, slower and shorter as Mitch pulls it hard over midwicket. Rahane holds it in the deep, leans over the ropes and quickly whilst in air chuckles it over to Smith. OUT is it? No! Rahane's leg was touching the rope, Thus six.
Over 18 | Score 124/8 | McClenaghan 5 (7) ; Bumrah 12 (5)
Christian back in for his last over now. Three fumbles with the catch in the deep and finally comes a six. Fifth ball, slow and short as Bumrah pulls it powerfully over midwicket to just topple over th deep midwicket boundary for a maximum.
Over 17 | Score 111/8 | McClenaghan 3 (6) ; 0 (0)
And here is Jaydev Unadkat back into the attack. 56 runs needed off 24 deliveries with asking rate over 14 now. Four anxious singles off the five deliveries bowled. Last ball, classic slow cutter well to the off side and Karn tosses it straight up shortly in front of point as Dhoni sprints in to take it. Eight down goes Mumbai and RPS is blazing its way to the final.
KV Sharma c Dhoni b Unadkat 4 (7b)
Over 16 | Score 107/7 | McClenaghan 2 (3) ; Karn 2 (4)
Christian back in for his third over. Just three singles off the five deliveries off the over as the equation stands at 57 runs from 25 deliveries. Single off the last ball.
Over 15 | Score 103/7 | McClenaghan 1 (1) ; 0 (0)
Shardul Thakur into his third over now. First ball, length, slower outside off as Parthiv arcs it over the bowler, just in front of long-on fielder and he gets a two. Fifty up for Parthiv and 100 up for Mumbai too. Third ball, knuckle ball, outside off as Krunal slices it to Christian at long-on.
KH Pandya c Christian b Thakur 15 (11b)
Mitchell McClenaghan is the new batsman in. Last ball, slow cutter down off side as Parthiv sends it high and once again it is Christian at long-off to take it.
PA Patel c Christian b Thakur 52 (40b)
Over 14 | Score 98/5 | Krunal 15 (10) ; Parthiv 49 (35)
Dan Christian back in for his second over. Bowls two off-spinners, takes the pace off the ball and two singles off it. Asking rate has crwaled over 11 now. Fifth delivery, slow cutter angling in, down off side as Krunal with a tender touch past short third man for a boundary. Last ball, shorter, off side as Krunal pulls it over midwicket, Shardul with an effort in the deep to catch it, but mistimes the jump and the ball goes for a boundary.
Over 13 | Score 85/5 | Krunal 4 (6) ; Parthiv 48 (32)
And Washington Sundar is back into the attack. 3/12 off the first three overs as he steps in for his final over. Three singles off the four deliveries bowled. Excellent bowling from the 17-year-old. Single off the last ball as Sundar finishes off with his best figure in T20 cricket – 3/16. Second time-out.
Over 12 | Score 81/5 | Krunal 2 (3) ; Parthiv 46 (31)
Lockie Ferguson back into the attack now. First ball, length, angling in, Hardik looking for a lofted straight up shot gets caught at long-on as the ball skids off the bat and flies to Dan Christian.
HH Pandya c Christian b Ferguson 14 (10b)
Krunal Pandya is the new man in. And a slip comes in place. Six off the over.
Over 11 | Score 75/4 | Hardik 14 (9) ; Parthiv 46 (29)
Dan Christian into the attack now for his first over. Two singles off the first half off the over as the pair of left and right-hand batsmen have already scored 22 runs off 15 deliveries. Just four off the over.
Over 10 | Score 71/4 | Hardik 12 (6) ; Parthiv 44 (26)
Smith is looking for Sundar once again, but Dhoni comes up to advice him to introduce Zampa. And Zampa it is. Second ball, well outside off and Hardik slices it up over long-off boundary for a six. Nine off the over.
Over 9 | Score 62/4 | Hardik 5 (2) ; Parthiv 42 (24)
Hardik Pandya makes his way to the pitch after that short time-out. And it is Shardul Thakur back into the attack now. Fourth ball, length, well outside off as Parthiv slices it over backward point for a boundary. Parthiv has been the aggressor tonight. Last ball, boundary by Hardik to end the over. 11 off the over.
Over 8 | Score 51/4 | 0 (0) ; Parthiv 36 (20)
And it is Sundar back into the attack now for his third over. Two singles off the first half of the over and 50 up for Mumbai Indians. Last ball, fuller this time, straight and Pollard flicks it straight to skipper Smith and that's three now for the 17-year-old.
KA Pollard c Smith b Washington Sundar 7 (10b)
This collaboration between Smith and Sundar is indeed paying off, that got two wickets now.
Over 7 | Score 48/3 | Pollard 6 (7) ; Parthiv 34 (17)
Lockie Ferguson into the attack now for his second over. Just two singles off the four deliveries bowled. Mumbai is facing the pressure now. Last ball, low full toss down off side as Pollard punches it down cover for a boundary.
Over 6 | Score 42/3 | Pollard 1 (2) ; Parthiv 33 (16)
Washington Sundar into the attack now. First delivery, strikes down skipper Rohit Sharma. Length, just outside off and the ball spins in strikes the pad in line with off stump. Sudden silence at Wankhede now.
RG Sharma lbw b Washington Sundar 1 (2b)
Ambati Rayudu is the new man in. Fourth ball, similar delivery, Raudu rocks back to smack it down midwicket, in the air and Smith dives to take it. Rayudu flies back on a duck.
AT Rayudu c Smith b Washington Sundar 0 (3b)
Kieron Pollard here now. What an over! One runs and two wickets.
Over 5 | Score 37/1 | Parthiv 29, Sharma 1
Shardul Thakur gets Lend Simmons run out at non-striker's end after Parthiv attempted a straight drive but the bowler directed it onto the stumps to send the West Indian packing. First success for Pune. Parthiv, however, continues to deal in boundaries.
LMP Simmons run out 5 (13b)
Over 4 | Score 29/0 | Simmons 5, Parthiv 22
Third six for Parthiv! Lockie Ferguson the one being smashed on the leg side boundary. Simmons, on the contrary, is struggling a bit to score runs off his bat, just 5 off 12 for him.
Over 3 | Score 19/0 | Simmons 4, Parthiv 15
Parthiv Patel in no mood to sit quiet. Another six for the left-hander and Unadkat is the recipient this time. Four singles com from the over after the first ball went for a maximum. 10 runs from it.
Over 2 | Score 9/0 | Simmons 2, Parthiv 7
Washington Sundar partners Unadkat to open bowling from the other end. Parthiv, meanwhile, smashes the youngster for a flick six to open Mumbai's boundaries account. 8 runs from the over.
Over 1 | Score 1/0 | Simmons 1, Parthiv 0
Jaydev Unadkat begins Pune's attack with the ball, eyeing quick success against the Mumbai duo of Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel. A single of the 4th delivery of the over got Simmons and indeed MI off the mark. 1 run off the over.
MI need 163 runs off 120 deliveries to qualify for the season finale
RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT
Over 20 | Score 162/3 | (0) ; Dhoni 40 (26)
Bumrah now in for the last over. Second delivery, short, off and Dhoni bullets it over cover for a six. For the first time Dhoni has ever hit a six to Bumrah. Quick two off the next delivery. Fourth delivery, length, angling in as Dhoni off his right-foot ramps it downtown for a six again. He is on fire. 15 off the over already and Bumrah with a bit of concern now.
So the bowler moves to his stock delivery, yorker and two dot balls and a wicket from it.
MK Tiwary run out 58 (48b)
Over 19 | Score 147/3 | Tiwary 57 (47) ; Dhoni 26 (21)
McClenaghan once again paces in to add to the concern of Pune's below par run rate. First ball, high full toss, angling in as Tiwary drifts it down fine leg for a boundary. That's a NO BALL too. Fifty up for Tiwary. FREE HIT, Tiwary at strike, length, outside off as Tiwary sends it sailing downtown, inches over Kieron Pollard in the deep for a six. Fourth ball, length, angling in as Dhoni chuckles it into the crowd for a six. "Dhoni, Dhoni," goes the spectators. Pressure on Mitch now. 18 off the over already. And then follows two wide balls. Last ball, length, paced up, angling in, mistimed shot from Dhoni, leading edge and it shoots high into the air,.Who will take it?....Six it is. 26 off the over.
Over 18 | Score 121/3 | Tiwary 46 (44) ; Dhoni 14 (17)
Last 18 deliveries to go and Dhoni is at pitch, Tiwary looks well settled, when will they fire? Just one boundary has been scored in the last five over.
Bumrah in for his third over now. First ball, length, paced up, angling in as Tiwary slogs it down square-leg, Simmons dives to save, but legs were touching the rope whilst fielding and boundary it is. Seven off the over.
Over 17 | Score 114/3 | Tiwary 41 (41) ; Dhoni 13 (14)
And back to pace attack as Mitchell McClenaghan paces up for his third over now. Around the wicket. Looking to jam in the ball to the batsmen. Just five runs conceded. Excellent over by the Kiwi international.
Over 16 | Score 109/3 | Tiwary 39 (38) ; Dhoni 11 (11)
Spin attack continues with Krunal now for his final over. Just five runs off the over. Another tidy over from the left-arm spinner.
Over 15 | Score 104/3 | Tiwary 36 (35) ; Dhoni 9 (8)
Karn Sharma back into the attack for his fourth and final over. Single off the first two deliveries and Dhoni is put to strike. Third delivery, tossed, down leg side as Dhoni charges out to send a huge six into the crowd at long-on boundary. 100 up for RPS. Eight off the over.
Over 14 | Score 96/3 | Tiwary 35 (33) ; Dhoni 2 (4)
And it is Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack. It seems Rohit Sharma wants Dhoni off the pitch as quickly as possible. Last time it was him who got Dhoni's wicket there at Wankhede. Three singles off the first half of the over. Seven runs off the over.
Over 13 | Score 89/3 | Tiwary 30 (29) ; Dhoni 0 (2)
12 overs up, Rahane has a fifty and so its time that the duo fire up now. They have Dhoni and Christian in the reserve, so they probably have to take that risk. Not much deliveries left.
Karn returns for his third over. Six runs picked up between the wickets off the first half of the over. Fourth delivery, pitching off stump, up the length and turns in as Rahane looking to defend it fails to strike and ball spins to hit the pad . LBW and umpire raises his fingers.
AM Rahane lbw b KV Sharma 56 (43b)
And MS Dhoni is the new man in. Lot of responsibility on his shoulders in the absence of Ben Stokes.
Over 12 | Score 83/2 | Tiwary 30 (29) ; Rahane 50 (39)
Krunal back in for his third over. Second length, fuller, straight as Tiwary smashes it over midwicket for a boundary. Fifth delivery, length ans Rahane sweeps it down square-leg, fumble in the deep by Mitch as four it is. Single off the last ball and Rahane notches up a much needed fifty, off 39 deliveries.
Over 11 | Score 72/2 | Tiwary 25 (26) ; Rahane 44 (36)
And it is Malinga back into the attack now for his third over. Second delivery, length, outside off as Rahane cut it through point for a boundary. Seven runs scored so far off the five deliveries bowled. Nine off the over.
Over 10 | Score 63/2 | Tiwary 22 (24) ; Rahane 38 (32)
Krunal Pandya back into the attack for his second over. Another tidy over form the spinner. Just five singles off it.
Over 9 | Score 58/2 | Tiwary 20 (21) ; Rahane 35 (29)
And it is younger of the Pandya brother into the attack now. Good-bye shot from Rahane. Fist ball, length, well outside off as Rahane steps out to send it sailing downtown for a six. A single tapped down to the leg side and 50 up for struggling RPS. Fifth ball, length, seams in, Tiwary looking for a push down cover gets inside edge and off it goes past the keeper for a boundary. 15 off the over.
Over 8 | Score 43/2 | Tiwary 13 (18) ; Rahane 27 (26)
Having rested in the game against KKR owing to shoulder injury, Krunal Pandya is back. And now into the attack for his first over. Just a singles off the five deliveries bowled. And that's that. Well bowled by Krunal. Rahane needs to fire up. Have had enough settling time.
Over 7 | Score 42/2 | Tiwary 13 (15) ; Rahane 26 (23)
And it is spin action once again as Karn Sharma returns fir his second over. Second delivery, medium flight, off, length as Manoj Tiwary shimmies down to ramp it over long-on boundary for a six. Just nine off the over. First time-out.
Over 6 | Score 33/2 | Tiwary 6 (11) ; Rahane 24 (21)
Last over of power-play as Rohit Sharma brings back slinger Malinga. Just a single off the first four deliveries as Mumbai seem to have tightened Pune from all corners. Fileding has been spot-on too. Just two runs off the over.
Over 5 | Score 31/2 | Tiwary 5 (9) ; Rahane 23 (17)
And Mumbai Indians start off with some early wrist-spin action as Karn Sharma steps up into the attack. Fourth ball, fuller, spinning leg side as Rahane makes room to cream it down extra cover for a boundary. Just seven off the over.
Over 4 | Score 24/2 | Tiwary 3 (5) ; Rahane 18 (15)
Change in attack as another pacer steps in. It is Jasprit Bumrah in for his first over. Just four singles picked up by the duo between the wickets off the five dive deliveries faced. Single off the last ball. Pune surely need to bounce back, if they want to continue on the race.
Over 3 | Score 19/2 | Tiwary 0 (2) ; Rahane 16 (12)
And left-arm action continues with McClenaghan. Third ball, length, seams across, bit of straight as Rahane dispatches it high over mid-wicket, one bounce and over the boundary for a four. Fourth ball, length again, similary to the off as Rahane drives it down cover for another boundary. "Stroke of Genius," shoes the giant screen. 10 off the over
Over 2 | Score 9/2 | Tiwary 0 (1) ; Rahane 6 (7)
Steve Smith makes his way to the pitch as Lasith Malinga is up to share the new ball. Three singles off the four deliveries bowled. Fifth ball, short and flat, seams in, but Smith plays his shot a bit too early, leading edge and Hardik Pandya takes it at short third man. Skipper departs! Both fast bowlers have struck in their first over and two important men down.
SPD Smith c HH Pandya b Malinga 1 (2b)
Over 1 | Score 6/1 | 0 (0) ; Rahane 4 (4)
Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane are out at the pitch, while Mumbai Indians start off with left-arm pace action. Mitchell McClenaghan warms up with the new ball. And Qualifier 1 is underway.
Just three runs picked up between the wickets by Rahane off the first three deliveries faced. A single and a leg-bye off the the next two. Last delivery, fuller, seeps through bat and toe and topples down the middle stump. Rahul Tripathi depart early.
RA Tripathi b McClenaghan 0 (2b)
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TEAM CHANGES: Lockie Ferguson comes in for Ben Stokes; Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Parthiv Patel are all back to the MI squad and probably Amabati Rayudu has been picked over Nitish Rana
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TOSS TIME: MI win toss, elect to bowl first
Rohit Sharma and his men might have finished at the top in the points table in league stage, but they have an uphill task ahead of them after being defeated twice by Pune in tenth edition.
Pune, who put a great show to bounce back in the second half of the tournament, will be without the services of Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir - two overseas players who have been largely responsible for taking them to the play-offs. Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to click as a unit to put some big runs on board in case Pune bat first.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will be the clear favourites in today's match despite having lost two matches to Pune in the tournament previously. Jos Buttler is the only player who is missing from the squad but considering Lendl Simmons has filled in his shoes comfortably, Mumbai do not have much to ponder over.
Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Night Riders in their last league match to secure the top spot.
The side will be particularly satisfied that their bench strength clicked against KKR, providing them more options to choose from for the key clash.
There is a lot at stake as the winning team goes straight into the final to be played in Hyderabad on May 21, while the loser gets another chance in the Qualifier 2, to be played on May 19 in Bengaluru.
Here is all you need to know about today's match:
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: May 16 (Tuesday) at 20:00 IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar