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2017 IPL Season 10 Qualifier 1 Mumbai Indians(MI) Vs Rising Pune Supergiants(RPS) @ Mumbai Tuesday May 16,2017

Table-toppers Mumbai Indians will be itching to avenge their double defeat against Rising Pune Supergiant in the league stage when the two teams face-off in Qualifier 1 of the IPL season 10 in Mubai on Tuesday May 16,2017

RPS  is the only team to have defeated Mumbai Indians twice in the league stage, both home and away and this fact would be playing on the minds of Mumbai players

There is a lot at stake as the winning team goes straight into the final to be played in Hyderabad on May 21, while the loser gets another chance in the Qualifier 2, to be played on May 19 in Bengaluru.

Road To The Qualifier 1 

2017 IPL Season 10 Points Table


Mumbai Indians(MI)

  1. lost to RPS by 7 Wickets
  2. beat KKR by 4 Wickets
  3. beat SRH by 4 Wickets
  4. beat RCB by 4 Wickets
  5. beat GL by 6 Wickets
  6. MI beat KXIP by 8 Wickets 
  7. beat DD by 14 Runs
  8. lost to RPS by 03 Runs
  9. beat GL in the Super-Over
  10. beat RCB by 5 Wickets
  11. beat DD by 146 Runs
  12. lost to SRH by 7 Wickets
  13. lost to KXIP by 07 Runs
  14. beat KKR by 09 Runs
Rising Pune Supergiants(RPS)
  1. beat MI by 7 Wickets
  2.  lost to Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets, 
  3. lost to Daredevils by 97 runs, 
  4. lost to Kings XI by 6 wickets
  5. beat RCB by 27 Runs
  6. beat SRH by 6 Wickets
  7. beat MI by 03 Runs
  8. lost to KKR by 7 Wickets
  9. beat RCB by 61 Runs
  10. beat GL by 5 Wickets
  11. beat KKR by 4 Wickets
  12. beat SRH by 12 Runs
  13. lost to DD by 07 Runs
  14. beat KXIP by 9 Wickets

MS Dhoni Does It Again in Style as RPS Beat MI to Enter Final

M S  Dhoni finishes off in style seemed to be reverberating at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday as he hit four sixes in the last two overs of the Rising Pune Supergiant innings to help his team post a challenging 162 on a slow turner. In the end, it turned out to be more than enough for Pune to qualify for the final as Mumbai Indians could manage only 142/9 and lost by 20 runs.
Going into the 19th over, Pune’s score read 121/3 with Manoj Tiwary and M S Dhoni at the crease.
 The two had been struggling as the Mumbai spinners had kept it tight. 
But Manoj Tiwary was the first one to break the shackles as he hit Mitchell McClenaghan for a four and a six.
 After that, M S  Dhoni took over and hit the pacer for two sixes as Pune collected 26 runs from the 19th over.
In the 20th over, Tiwary decided to take a single and watch the show as Dhoni first went over covers off Jasprit Bumrah and then went for a double off a mistimed ball. The next one was headed straight over the sightscreen as Dhoni cleared his left leg and went up and over. Even though Tiwary was run out of the last ball, the damage had been done as Pune picked 15 from the last over
RPS made 41 runs in the last two overs against Mumbai Indians and M S Dhoni's contribution was 26, with four sixes

M S  looked a bit rusty in the beginning with just 14 runs from 18 balls, he smashed Mitchell McClenaghan and Bumrah for two maximums each to score 40 not-out off 26 balls, that helped RPS set 163-run target for MI.

MS Dhoni's Hit Sends Rohit Sharma Tumbling Into RPS Dug-Out

MS Dhoni's Biggest Critic Harsh Goenka Turns Fan, Appreciates His Knock Vs MI

"Explosive batting by Dhoni, deceitful bowling by Sundar and great captaincy by Smith takes #RPS to the #IPL finals," Goenka wrote on Twitter.

Explosive batting by Dhoni, deceitful bowling by Sundar and great captaincy by Smith takes  to the  finals.

This was in sharp contrast to what Harsh Goenka had to say about Dhoni earlier, when he had some rather uncharitable stuff to shell out about the star cricketer, which led to former also being trolled massively.
He had tweeted during the early days of the IPL, applauding RPS' new captain Steve Smith, who had replaced Dhoni, calling the Australian the 'king of the jungle' after his fine innings in the team's first win over MI.

Goenka had faced severe criticism on social media following his tweet.
harsh goenka tweet
harsh goenka tweet 1

The risk that Dhoni takes in taking it till d end &exploding in d last few balls&consistently succeeding in this model is incredible

He is not as consistently brilliant as he used to be but Dhoni keeps reminding us that the brilliance is still very much intact.👏👏👏

Chasing 163 for a win was never going to be easy for Mumbai on a turner, but Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons looked to take the attack to the Pune bowlers with the ball hard and new. Parthiv was especially severe as he pulled and drove with elan. But luck ran out for the Mumbai opening combination as a straight drive off Parthiv’s bat flicked Shardul Thakur’s finger and hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Simmons (5) was short of the crease.
With Mumbai’s score reading 35/1, skipper Rohit Sharma joined Parthiv. But his stay was short-lived as Washington Sundar trapped him plumb in front for 1. Replays did show that there could have been an inside-edge, but the umpire had thought otherwise.

Washington Sundar wasn’t done as he sent back last-game hero Ambati Rayudu for a duck two balls later. And when Sundar sent back for Kieron Pollard for 7 in the next over, the writing was pretty much on the wall for Mumbai. The home team’s score read 51/4 after 8 overs, needing another 112 runs from 12 overs at 9.33 runs per over.
Hardik Pandya (14) too flattered to deceive as he hit a beautiful shot straight to Dan Christian at long-on off Lockie Ferguson’s bowling. Parthiv though kept mixing caution with aggression as he hit a few boundaries and also kept rotating the strike to bring up another fifty in Krunal Pandya’s company.
Krunal did play a few cheeky shots, but his stay was ended in the 15th over when Shardul Thakur used the off-cutter to fox him. Krunal (15) hit the bowler straight back to Christian at the long-off boundary. Shardul wasn’t done yet as he sent back Parthiv (52) in the same over, caught by Christian again, running in from long-off.
Parthiv’s dismissal was the final nail in the coffin for Mumbai and after that it was just a matter of completing formalities. In the end, Mumbai fell short by 20 runs.
RPS scored 162/4 in 20 Overs
Rahul Tripathi                         00(2 Balls)
Steve Smith                           01(2 Balls)
Ajinkya Rahane                     56(43 Balls 4x5 and 6x1)
Manoj Tiwary                         58(48 Balls 4x4 and 6x2) - Run-Out
M S Dhoni                              40*(26 Balls 6x5)
Wicket Takers(MI)
Lasith Malinga                        1/14(3)
Karn Sharma                          1/30(4)
Mitchell McClenghan               1/46(4)
MI scored 142/9 in 20 Overs
Parthiv Patel                         52(40 Balls 4x3 and 6x3)
Hardik Pandya                      14(10 Balls 4x1 and 6x1)
Krunal Pandya                      15(11 Balls 4x2)
Jasprit Bumrah                      16*(11 Balls 6x1)
Wicket Takers(RPS)
Washington Sundar              3/16(4)
Shardul Thakur                     3/37(4)
Lockie Ferguson                    1/21(3)
Jaydev Unadkat                      1/24(4)
Match Result - RPS won by 20 Runs
MOM - Washington Sundar(RPS) for his 3/16(4)

RPS Captain Steven Smith Hails MS Dhoni 

Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steven Smith hailed MS Dhoni after the former captain struck an unbelievable innings to guide Pune into their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) final on Tuesday.
Dhoni's innings was crucial as it was his 26-ball 40 which made the difference in the end as Mumbai fell short by 20 runs. Skipper Smith was left in the awe of Dhoni's blitzkrieg and the Aussie lauded MSD's heroics in the final overs of the match.

"It was a big day and big players stepped up. I thought MS was magnificent at the end with Manoj Tiwary. Rahane batted beautifully at the start to give us a chance to have a launch pad at the end," said Smith during the post-match presentation.

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