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WATCH: Steve Smith's UNTHINKABLE switch-hit SIX leaves MS Dhoni spellbound in IPL final

WATCH: Steve Smith's UNTHINKABLE switch-hit SIX leaves MS Dhoni spellbound in IPL final

But Pune lost the match, despite a valiant 51 off 50 from Smith, by one run in the last-ball thriller.

WATCH: Jaydev Unadkat 'SUPER OVER' rocks Mumbai Indians in IPL final

WATCH: Jaydev Unadkat 'SUPER OVER' rocks Mumbai Indians in IPL final

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Pune in the title clash.

WATCH: Imperious Jasprit Bumrah DESTROYS Gautam Gambhir's KKR with magical spell in IPL Qualifier 2

WATCH: Imperious Jasprit Bumrah DESTROYS Gautam Gambhir's KKR with magical spell in IPL Qualifier 2

But what stood out was his bowling figures, 3-1-7-3, with 14 off those 18 deliveries returning as dot balls.

WATCH: Huge Nathan Coulter-Nile SIX stuns Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani in IPL Qualifier 2

WATCH: Huge Nathan Coulter-Nile SIX stuns Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani in IPL Qualifier 2

On the sidelines, a visibly stunned Ambani was left gasping, hands in her mouth.

WATCH: Huge drama in Kanpur after David Warner opts not to walk, feat. guilty as charged umpire Anil Chaudhary

WATCH: Huge drama in Kanpur after David Warner opts not to walk, feat. guilty as charged umpire Anil Chaudhary

As it turned out, Warner remained not out on 69 off 52 balls to help the visitors to a thumping eight-wicket win. The win ensured that the defending champions are through to the play-offs.

WATCH: Record-equaling Ishan Kishan reaches 50 with one-handed six, stuns SRH captain David Warner

WATCH: Record-equaling Ishan Kishan reaches 50 with one-handed six, stuns SRH captain David Warner

Kishan, 18, was the top scorer of the innings with 61 from 40 balls, which included five fours and four sixes.

WATCH: Million dollar arm! Sanju Samson pays the price for taking on dead-eye accurate Ben Stokes

WATCH: Million dollar arm! Sanju Samson pays the price for taking on dead-eye accurate Ben Stokes

Stokes was bought for a whopping Rs 14.5 crores, making him the most expensive overseas player ever in IPL.

WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah goes ballistic after dismissing dangerous Glenn Maxwell in Mumbai

WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah goes ballistic after dismissing dangerous Glenn Maxwell in Mumbai

Maxwell scored 47 runs off 21 balls, with the help of two fours and five sixes. And the wicket may well prove the difference between the two sides today.

WATCH: Lightning strikes twice in Kanpur! Ravindra Jadeja showcases highest class of fielding against Delhi Daredevils

WATCH: Lightning strikes twice in Kanpur! Ravindra Jadeja showcases highest class of fielding against Delhi Daredevils

His efforts reminded the class of Jonty Rhodes​, but the Indian all-rounder was sure setting new fielding standards.

WATCH: Jaydev Unadkat reveals 12-year-old's hand in his IPL hat-trick feat

WATCH: Jaydev Unadkat reveals 12-year-old's hand in his IPL hat-trick feat

The Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who became the third bowler to take a hat-trick in the 2017 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), revealed the secret behind his magical spell.

WATCH: Preity Zinta's priceless reaction after Chris Lynn's dismissal during KXIP vs KKR match in IPL 10

WATCH: Preity Zinta's priceless reaction after Chris Lynn's dismissal during KXIP vs KKR match in IPL 10

As Chris Lynn walked back to the pavilion after a brilliant throw from Akshar Patel, cameras captured KXIP's co-owner actress Preity Zinta shaking a leg after the dismissal.

WATCH: Yusuf Pathan gets lucky; angry Virat Kohli charges towards umpire in never-before-seen avatar

WATCH: Yusuf Pathan gets lucky; angry Virat Kohli charges towards umpire in never-before-seen avatar

Towards the end of the match, an umpire goof-up denied a genuine wicket, which drove Kohli mad. What followed was a sight, Kohli's fans would have never seen before.

WATCH: A class apart! Hashim Amla toys with clueless Basil Thampi in IPL match

WATCH: A class apart! Hashim Amla toys with clueless Basil Thampi in IPL match

His 60-ball knock was replete of classic shots and impoverished strokes.

WATCH: KKR's Sunil Narine destroys  Virat Kohli's RCB, hits joint-fastest half-century in IPL history

WATCH: KKR's Sunil Narine destroys Virat Kohli's RCB, hits joint-fastest half-century in IPL history

Earlier in the match, he took two wickets, and was deservedly awarded the Man of the Match award.

WATCH: Relieved Piyush Chawla's strange celebration after yet another Virat Kohli flop show

WATCH: Relieved Piyush Chawla's strange celebration after yet another Virat Kohli flop show

Coming into bat after the fall of opener Chris Gayle, the skipper looked awfully out of sorts during his nine-ball stay in the centre. He even failed to capitalise on the life given by Piyush Chawla, who dropped a catch at mid-off.

WATCH: IPL's WAG moment! Mrs. Dhawan on her feet as husband Shikhar hits Jaydev Unadkat for six

WATCH: IPL's WAG moment! Mrs. Dhawan on her feet as husband Shikhar hits Jaydev Unadkat for six

They married in 2012, and gave birth to a boy in early-2014. It's believed that Ayesha was introduced to the Indian opener by Harbhajan Singh.

WATCH: All hail Jaydev Unadkat! 5-star Pune bowler prick a hole in Hyderabad with hat-trick

WATCH: All hail Jaydev Unadkat! 5-star Pune bowler prick a hole in Hyderabad with hat-trick

After taking the wickets of Yuvraj Singh and Naman Ojha in the 18th over, Unadkat conjured up a 0,W (Bipul Sharma),W (Rashid Khan),W (Bhuvneshwar Kumar),0,0 to set up the win.

WATCH: Mercurial MS Dhoni treats packed Hyderabad crowd to special show; punishes  Bhuvneshwar Kumar with massive sixes

WATCH: Mercurial MS Dhoni treats packed Hyderabad crowd to special show; punishes Bhuvneshwar Kumar with massive sixes

Mercurial Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday once again showed his hitting prowess by punishing the season's leading wicket-taker Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Sunrisers Hyderabad-Rising Pune Supergiant match of the Indian Premier League 2017.

WATCH: Sandeep Sharma shocks RCB; removes Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in one dream spell — DON'T MISS

WATCH: Sandeep Sharma shocks RCB; removes Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in one dream spell — DON'T MISS

The 23-year-old thus became the first player in the IPL history to take the wickets of the trio in a single match.

WATCH: Axar Patel steals the thunder in Bengaluru with blinding knock; punishes Shane Watson with sixes

WATCH: Axar Patel steals the thunder in Bengaluru with blinding knock; punishes Shane Watson with sixes

He went onto score an unbeaten 38 off 17 balls, laced with three fours and couple of towering sixes.