In the 28th match of ongoing Indian Premier League 2017 tournament, Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede stadium on 24th April. Led by Steven Smith, RPS won the game by 3 runs. Mumbai Indians has suffered no loss with the defeat in this game. With the victory in this match, rank of team Rising Pune Supergiants has improved in IPL 2017 points table.
After winning the toss, Mumbai Indians opted to bowl first. Decision taken by Rohit Sharma seemed quite wrong in initial ten overs of RPS’s batting inning as the opener batsman of RPS team kicked off their inning with a huge partnership of 76 runs. Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi hit big shots and maintained the run rate of overall score throughout the first ten overs. Rahane scored 38 runs in 32 balls while Tripathi made 45 runs in 31 balls.
After these two opener batsmen lost their wicket in tenth and 12th over, Steven Smith and Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn’t make a great contribution to hike the total score of team. Smith scored 17 runs in 12 balls and Dhoni made 7 runs in 11 balls. After the dismissal of Smith and Dhoni, next batsmen Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwari scored 17 runs and 22 runs, respectively. The team lost its six wickets in 20 overs and set up an average target of 160 runs for the rival team.
While chasing the target of 161 runs, Mumbai Indians commenced its batting inning with a good start. Opener batsman Parthiv Patel scored 37 runs in 27 balls and Jos Buttler, Parthiv’s partner at the other end of strike, scored 17 runs in 13 balls. After they lost their wickets in early stage of the inning, Nitish Rana came to bat next. Rana failed to perform well in this game and scored only 3 runs. After the dismissal of Rana, MI’s skipper Rohit Sharma arrived on the ground and played a massive inning of 58 runs in 39 balls.
Rohit hit 6 fours and 3 sixes while scoring those runs. After the wickets of Sharma and Patel, Karn Sharma and Kieron Pollard came to bat next. They too didn’t succeed in settling down on the crease. Pollard scored 9 runs in 9 balls while Karn scored 11 runs in 10 balls. After Pollard and Karn lost their wickets, Hardik Pandya and Harbhajan Singh scored 13 runs and 7 runs, respectively. The team could score only 157 runs in 20 overs and lost eight wickets while chasing the total score. Thus, RPS won the match by runs.