WATCH: Rohit Sharma lands in RPS dug out as MS Dhoni hits Mitchell McClenaghan for a towering six
Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 43) and Manoj Tiwary (58 off 48) revived Pune's innings following a bad start before Dhoni finished the innings on a high note, hammering 40 off 26 balls including five sixes.
New Delhi: Mumbai Indians bowlers had put up a decent effort to provide minimum runs to Rising Pune Supergiant batsmen until M S Dhoni hit a barrage of sixes to push his side to 162 for four in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League 2017 encounter.
Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 43) and Manoj Tiwary (58 off 48) revived Pune's innings following a bad start before Dhoni finished the innings on a high note, hammering 40 off 26 balls including five sixes. (MI vs RPS - As it happened | Full Coverage)
Mitchell McClenaghan, who provided Mumbai early breakthrough by removing Rahul Tripathi in the very first over was very economical until he faced Dhoni in the 19th over of the match.
The former India captain smashed the New Zealand speedster to a high six which landed in the RPS dug out. MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who was fielding at the long off boundary tried to follow the ball's trajectory hoping to catch it but found himself sitting alongside Pune players.
Here's the video of the incident:-
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Dhoni walked in to join Tiwary and did not take long to hit his first six, depositing a half-volley off Karn Sharma over deep midwicket.
Mumbai leaked 41 runs in the last two overs bowled by Mitchel McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah, who went for 26 and 15 respectively.
(With PTI inputs)