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WATCH: When MS Dhoni slammed Axar Patel for consecutive sixes off last two balls in RPS vs KXIP clash this day last year in IPL

WATCH: When MS Dhoni slammed Axar Patel for consecutive sixes off last two balls in RPS vs KXIP clash this day last year in IPL

Chasing 173, Pune never looked in contention, but Dhoni played the lone ranger with an unbeaten 32-ball 64 to secure an improbable win for the league debutants.

IPL 2017: Yuvraj Singh posts special message for Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta after team's nine-wicket loss to Rising Pune Supergiant

IPL 2017: Yuvraj Singh posts special message for Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta after team's nine-wicket loss to Rising Pune Supergiant

In a do-or-die match, Kings XI Punjab let their fans down after suffering a humiliating nine-wicket loss against Rising Pune Supergiant in Match 55 of Indian Premier League. After beating Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab need to beat Pune to qualify for play-offs but failed to do so.

IPL 2017: Angry Virender Sehwag blames skipper Glenn Maxwell for KXIP's humiliating defeat to RPS

IPL 2017: Angry Virender Sehwag blames skipper Glenn Maxwell for KXIP's humiliating defeat to RPS

Sehwag was also livid that most of the overseas players' performances.

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant will miss Ben Stokes in play-offs, admits skipper Steve Smith

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant will miss Ben Stokes in play-offs, admits skipper Steve Smith

Stokes, the costliest player of IPL who will leave for national duty after today's match, scored 316 runs from 12 games with 103 not out being his highest. With the ball the English all-rounder picked up 12 wickets from as many games.

WATCH: How MS Dhoni perfected the art of wicket-keeping with brilliant glove-work in must win IPL match

WATCH: How MS Dhoni perfected the art of wicket-keeping with brilliant glove-work in must win IPL match

As seen in the video, a jubilant Dhoni celebrated the wicket like it's his first dismissal.

WATCH: Birth of a showman! Jaydev Unadkat steals the thunder with a complete performance in Pune

WATCH: Birth of a showman! Jaydev Unadkat steals the thunder with a complete performance in Pune

Unadkat also produced a brilliant bowling spell with figures of 3-1-12-2. And he deservedly won the Man of the Match award.

WATCH: Ajinkya Rahane does a MS Dhoni, finishes RPS vs KXIP match with a six

WATCH: Ajinkya Rahane does a MS Dhoni, finishes RPS vs KXIP match with a six

With Kings XI Punjab making only 73 runs, there was a distinct possibility that the chase would be completed by Rising Pune Supergiant top-order, thus denying fans a MS Dhoni show in their crucial IPL match on Sunday.

IPL 2017, Match 55: Rising Pune Supergiant finish second after humiliating Kings XI Punjab in do-or-die match

IPL 2017, Match 55: Rising Pune Supergiant finish second after humiliating Kings XI Punjab in do-or-die match

It was complete domination by the home team, which first skittled out Kings XI Punjab for a paltry 73 and then knocked off the runs in only 12 overs to finish second in the eight- team table with 18 points.

IPL 2017, RPS vs KXIP: In hunt for playoffs, Kings XI Punjab face Rising Pune Supergiant in 'do-or-die' clash

IPL 2017, RPS vs KXIP: In hunt for playoffs, Kings XI Punjab face Rising Pune Supergiant in 'do-or-die' clash

The final weekend of the league stage couldn't have been more enticing with only Mumbai Indians assured of a play-off berth with 18 points.

WATCH: Mohit Sharma conjures up magical last over to stun Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians

WATCH: Mohit Sharma conjures up magical last over to stun Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians

Well, it looked like a score 230 was not enough against the firepower of Mumbai Indians. But a dream last over from Mohit Sharma changed the course of the match, giving Kings XI Punjab all two points from their must-win IPL game at Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.

IPL 2017: KXIP coach Virender Sehwag tells players to stand against corruption and fixing

IPL 2017: KXIP coach Virender Sehwag tells players to stand against corruption and fixing

The arrested suspects have revealed the name of two Gujarat Lions players who reportedly were prepared to do as asked.

WATCH: Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag cannot stop laughing after Ishant Sharma's stumbling act in MI vs KXIP match

WATCH: Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag cannot stop laughing after Ishant Sharma's stumbling act in MI vs KXIP match

The match was full of entertainment, as the crowd got to witness over 450 runs being scored and boundaries raining all across the stadium.

IPL 2017, MI vs KXIP: When the going gets tough, Glenn Maxwell-led Kings XI Punjab get going

IPL 2017, MI vs KXIP: When the going gets tough, Glenn Maxwell-led Kings XI Punjab get going

Had Punjab lost to Mumbai last night, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) would have automatically qualified for the play-offs.

Loss against Kings XI Punjab shows that Mumbai Indians players are also human: Kieron Pollard

Loss against Kings XI Punjab shows that Mumbai Indians players are also human: Kieron Pollard

Pollard said he did not feel much pressure as he was out in the middle and trying to concentrate on the job in hand.

KXIP to opt for nothing to lose attitude in must win game against RPS: Wriddhiman Saha

KXIP to opt for nothing to lose attitude in must win game against RPS: Wriddhiman Saha

Saha stuck an unbeaten 93 in 55 balls to help his team post a mammoth 230 for 3. In reply, Mumbai were restricted to 223/6. Now they need to defeat the Rising Pune Supergiant in their last game.

WATCH: MI batsman Kieron Pollard deliberately plays culprit to retain strike by running one run short against KXIP

WATCH: MI batsman Kieron Pollard deliberately plays culprit to retain strike by running one run short against KXIP

Pollard, returning for the second run, didn't reach the crease and the umpire called one short.

IPL 2017, Match 51: Kings XI Punjab keep play-offs hope alive with thrilling win over Mumbai Indians

IPL 2017, Match 51: Kings XI Punjab keep play-offs hope alive with thrilling win over Mumbai Indians

Put into bat, Kings XI Punjab piled up a mammoth 230 for 3 in 20 overs riding on Wriddhiman Saha's belliegerent unbeaten 93 off 55 balls.

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.

IPL 2017, Match 51: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Match 51: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Players to watch out for!

Adding on to their concern, Mumbai snatched a stunning eight-wicket victory, comfortably easing past Punjab's 198, when the two last faced each other in Indore.

IPL 2017, MI vs KXIP: Why Gautam Gambhir, Steve Smith and David Warner will closely follow today's match at Wankhede

IPL 2017, MI vs KXIP: Why Gautam Gambhir, Steve Smith and David Warner will closely follow today's match at Wankhede

Up against Mumbai Indians, KXIP can take some confidence from the fact that they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions in their previous two matches.



Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians

May 21  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run

TBC Vs TBC

May 19  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets with 33 balls remaining

IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets