IPL 10 MI vs RPS: Rahane, Tiwary, Dhoni fire brings Pune to 162/4
Mumbai: With the help of fine half-centuries by Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) managed to post a decent total of 162/4 against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) at Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
Despite losing opening partner Rahul Tripathi (0 off 2) in the very first over, Rahane went on to score 56 runs off 43 balls hitting 5 fours and a six, while Manoj Tiwary added 58 runs off 48 balls, with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes. He got run out in the final over of the inning.
MS Dhoni turned on his rampage mode in the final over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah to fetch 15 runs of it. He remained unbeaten at 40 runs off only 26 deliveries. He laced his inning with mind-blowing 5 sixes. Skipper Steven Smith failed this time getting out at the individual score of 1 run off 2 deliveries.
Mitchell McClenaghan was extremely expensive in his four-overs conceding 46 runs for the wicket of Rahul Tripathi. Lasith Malinga, however, was exceptionally good in his three overs as he went for only 4 runs for the wicket of Smith.
Karn Sharma was also impressive as he bagged the wicket of set Ajinkya Rahane and conceded 30 runs off his four overs. Krunal Pandya, though, did not bag any wickets but was very economical giving away 22 runs in four overs. Jasprit Bumrah was hit for 33 runs in four overs. He ran out Tiwary on the final delivery of the inning as MS Dhoni hit a yorker straight into his hands.
Hardik Pandya bowled just one over today and conceded 15 runs of it. Mumbai Indians will soon come back on the ground to chase down a handsome target of 163 runs.