IPL 2017, MI vs RPS
Openers Ajinkya Rahane & Rahul Tripathi got a very good start for RPS; both built a partnership of 76 runs for the first wicket.
Ajinkya Rahane scored 38 Runs off 32 balls; (5x4s, 1×6) and then he was caught & bowled by Karn Sharma at 38 runs. Rahul Tripathi continued his form in this season, Rahul went ahead and scored 45 runs off 31 balls (3x4s, 2×6) and became a scalp of Karan Sharma.
Dhoni Clean bowled by Bumrah
Soon after openers got out Dhoni went out cheaply for 7 runs off 11 balls. It was Bumrah who bowled out MS Dhoni as he inside edges the pull. Meanwhile, Captain Steven Smith started things well by scoring 17 runs off 12 balls; (2x4s).
Harbhajan Singh took his 200th wicket by bowling top spin to Steven smith, smith misses and bowled by Singh. Harbhajan Singh took 200 wickets in his 225 matches in cricket’s shortest format. Harbhajan equals the record of Ravichandran Ashwin, who too has 200 wickets to his name in 195 T20 matches.
However at the end after smith dismissal, Manoj Tiwary & Ben strokes scored important runs for Pune at the end and helped Pune to reach the total of 160. Manoj Tiwary scored 22 runs off 13 balls; (4x4s) & Ben stokes 17 runs off 12 balls; (2x4s) both got out Johnson & Bumrah.
Mumbai started things well by scoring at good rate Parthiv Patel has pulled three consecutive boundaries of Washington Sundar’s over. Butler too going well and scored 17 runs off balls.
Jos Butler picked by his own countryman by Ben stokes
Jos Butler picked by his countryman Ben stokes for 17 runs and sundar bowled Parthiv at the score of 33 runs off 27 balls;( 4x4s).
Skipper Rohit Sharma took the charge
One end wickets were falling another end skipper Rohit Sharma played Captains knock playing a crucial knock when team needed Sharma went to score 58 runs off 39 balls; (6x4s, 3×6)
17 Runs required off 6 balls
First ball of last over Unadkat to Pandya, OUT, now Mumbai required 17 runs off 5 balls. The second ball to Sharma, six, Third ball dot & Rohit out for the fourth ball, fifth ball Run out MJ McClenaghan run out & final delivery Mumbai required 9 runs off 1 ball. Unadkat to Harbhajan Singh, SIX
|24th April 2017||8 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Mumbai|
Monday 24th April, All set to see one more interesting battle between two teams at Wankhede Stadium at local time 8:00 Pm.
Mumbai Indians already top the point’s tables with 6 wins out of 7 matches.
While Rising Super Giants just started the winning streak in the last match. Good news for RPH team is that Dhoni is back into form. Last match Matching winning innings of Dhoni is definitely a threat to MI bowlers. As he is known for his hard-hitting skills. Other Side RPH opener Tripathi who is batting well is impressed many cricket fans of RPH. Even though Rahane failed another end partner is good.
Captain Steves smith is in a great form in this season. While the bowling side is strong with bowlers like Imran Tahir, Unadkat & Daniel Christian.
Confident Home Side Mumbai
Home team MI is confident of the match as the team is great form by claiming the number one position in the points table. Pollard, Nitesh Rana & Pandya brothers are already impressed us with their performances. While the openers look confident Jos butler & Patel.Only concern is that Skipper Rohit Sharma form, let see whether Rohit Sharma will deliver a good performance in today’s match.
The bowling attack of Mumbai is much balanced while compared with Pune with bowlers like McClenaghan & Jasmith Bumra the Yorker specialist with some fine all rounder’s like Rana & pollard who can bowl too with the experienced player like Harbhajan Singh in the spin attack.
Overall Mumbai looks a better side than Pune but in the last match, RPH team got it core players Dhoni back to form. Definitely, it is going to be a close encounter between two teams. It is all about T20 cricket unpredictable till the end.