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IPL updates: Pune shock Mumbai Indians by 3 runs

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April 24, 2017


23:38  Pune shock Mumbai Indians by 3 runs:  

Mumbai 157-8 (20 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

A good performance with the ball by Pune's bowlers as they defend a total of 160 on a good batting wicket.

Stokes bowled a good spell of two for 21 in four overs, while Unadkat picked up a couple of wickets in the final over.

Rohit stroked a quickfire 58 from 39 balls but none of the other batsmen carried on despite getting off to starts.

Interestingly, Pune are the only team to beat Mumbai this season and they have done it twice in IPL 10.
23:37  Pune shock Mumbai Indians by 3 runs:  

Mumbai 157-8 (20 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Unadkat to bowl the final over. Pandya carves the first ball over the off-side but Stokes does well to dive forward and take a low running in from sweeper cover.

Pandy walks back for 13 with Mumbai's task getting more difficult with 17 needed from five deliveries for victory.

Unadkat bowls a length delivery which Rohit clubs over long-on for a six to bring it down to 11 needed from four balls.

Rohit walks across a long way as Unadkat attempts a slower ball and bowls it wide but the umpire is unmoved. A disappointed Rohit walks all the way to the umpire and has a big chat as to why the wide was not called.

Rohit looks to swing the next ball but only manages to miscue it on the leg side with Unadkat himself taking the high catch and in the process sustains an injury to the back of his injury while completing the catch.

Rohit walks back after a fine innings of 58 from 39 balls, to leave Mumbai to get 11 from two balls for victory.

Harbhajan Singh drives the first ball through the covers as they look to steal a second but non-striker Mitchell McClenaghan is run out.

Harbhajan heaves the last ball for a six but Pune win by three runs.
23:26  Mumbai need 17 from last over for victory:  

Mumbai 144-5 (19 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Stokes to bowl the 19th over. Rohit gets a leg bye from the first ball before Stokes bowls a wide and Pandya picks one on the leg side.

Rohit plays a nice drive through the covers as Tiwary does well to keep it down to one.

Pandya has a big swing but is foxed by the slower ball as he gets one and Rohit does well to keep out a yorker and picks one.

Just seven runs from Stokes's final over, who finishes with two for 21 in his four overs.

That leaves Mumbai to get 17 runs from the final over for victory.
23:20  Mumbai need 24 from 2 overs for victory:  

Mumbai 137-5 (18 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Unadkat to bowl the 18th over. Rohit picks a single off the third ball to bring up his fifty from 33 balls.

Pandya crashes the next delivery over the covers for a four. Unadkat attempts the short but his slow pace means Pandya has enough time to pull it through midwicket for another four.

He has another big swing off the next delivery but only gets an inside edge.

Mumbai are 137 for five in 18 overs with 24 needed from two overs for victory.
23:15  Tahir scalps Pollard, Mumbai 5 down:  

Mumbai 126-5 (17 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Rohit getting a boundary every over. This time he pulls Shardul over square leg for a six to get nine runs from the 16th over.

With 39 needed from four overs for victory, Pune bring back Tahir. The leg-spinner strikes with the key wicket of Pollard, who is brilliantly caught by Smith, running to his left at long-off.

Pollard walks back for nine as Mumbai are reduced to 122 for five, in the 17th over.

Tahir gets good turn as Pandya is beaten and Dhoni pulls off a quick stumping but the batsman is safe.

The equation gets a bit tough for Mumbai with 35 needed from three overs for victory.
23:11  Tahir scalps Pollard, Mumbai 5 down:  

Mumbai 122-5 (16.1 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Rohit getting a boundary every over. This time he pulls Shardul over square leg for a six to get nine runs from the 16th over.

With 39 needed from four overs for victory, Pune bring back Tahir. The leg-spinner strikes with the key wicket of Pollard, who is brilliantly caught by Smith, running to his left at long-off.

Pollard walks back for nine as Mumbai are reduced to 122 for five, in the 17th over.
23:04  

Mumbai 113-4 (15 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Tahir beats Rohit with one that turns away, going past the edge of the bat. The Mumbai captain then pulls the next ball over midwicket for a four before he sweeps the next ball over midwicket for a huge six to take Mumbai past the 100-run mark, in the 14th over.

Rohit getting the boundaries as he drives Stokes through the covers for a four to take Mumbai to 113 for four in 15 overs.

They need another 48 runs from five overs for victory.
22:53  Stokes strikes again, Mumbai 4 down:  

Mumbai 94-4 (13 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir comes into the attack, to bowl the 10th over.

Interestingly, Mumbai have promoted Karn Sharma to No. 5 ahead of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya.

Rohit steers the first ball from Tahir past the slip fielder for a four and then two balls later hit it over midwicket for another boundary.

Tahir has a huge appeal for LBW turned down with Rohit struck just outside the line of off-stump. That was very close!

Mumbai are 68 for three in 10 overs, with 93 needed from 60 balls for victory.

With the asking rate going up steeply in the last few overs, Rohit takes a risk as he paddles Unadkat fine on the leg side for a four.

In the next over, Karn gets a lifeline as Tiwary puts down a simple catch at covers off Tahir. Tiwary is rated highly as a fielder and that drop would surely hit especially after watching Karn loft the next ball for a six over long-on.

Stokes comes back and immediately strikes with the wicket of Karn for 11. The left-hander goes for another big hit but only manages an inside edge which goes back on to his stumps.

Stokes has taken two wickets in the space of seven deliveries without conceding a run to reduce Mumbai to 86 for four, in the 13th over.

Kieron Pollard pulls a short ball from Stokes over midwicket for a four. He attempts a quick single off the next ball and nearly runs out Rohit, who gets away as Unadkat misses the direct hit from midwicket.
22:36  Parthiv falls for 33, Mumbai 3 down:  

Mumbai 60-3 (9 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Pune are firmly back in the contest as Sundar strikes in his final over with the wicket of Parthiv. The left-hander, who made 33 from 27 balls, goes back to play the cut shot but misses the straight delivery and is bowled.

Mumbai in a slight spot of bother as they are reduced to 60 for three in nine overs.

Sundar finishes with good figures of one for 26 in four overs.
22:33  Rana fails with the bat, Mumbai lose 2nd wicket:  

Mumbai 56-2 (8 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Thakur comes back as Patel turns the first ball on the leg side for a couple before he glances the next fine on the leg side for a four.

Off-spinner Sundar also is brought back as Stokes is taken off despite bowling a wicket maiden. The youngster bowls a tight over, giving away just six runs in his third over.

Dan Christian also starts off with a wicket in his first over. Rana top edges the pull shot but only manages to hole out to Unadkat at long-on to be dismissed for three.

Rohit gets off the mark with a boundary as he lofts the last ball of the over from Christian over mid-on.
22:29  Buttler out for 17, Mumbai lose 1st wicket:  

Mumbai 35-1 (5 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Ben Stokes comes into the attack and immediately makes the breakthrough with the wicket of Buttler. The Mumbai opener, who made 17 from 13 balls, hits the second ball of the over straight into the hands of the fielder at long-on.

Stokes nearly gets another wicket as Nitish Rana gets an edge but it falls short of Tiwary at first slip.

A superb start with the ball by Stokes as he begins with a wicket maiden to reduce Mumbai to 35 for one in five overs.
22:11  Mumbai Indians off to a good start after Pune post 160:  

Mumbai 35-0 (4 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Off-spinner Washington Sundar opens the bowling for Pune. Parthiv Patel gets off the mark with a single before Jos Butler also takes one followed by another single as just three runs come from the first over.

Pacer Shardul Thakur from the other end. Just a single from the first three balls before Buttler slashes a wide delivery through point for a four and then glances the next ball fine for another boundary.

Patel goes after the young Sundar in his next over, hitting him for three boundaries with Mumbai looking to take the initiative early on.

Left-pacer Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. Two singles before Buttler gets the third wide of thirdman for a four followed by a single off the last ball as Pune races to 35 for no loss in four overs.
22:11  Mumbai Indians off to a good start after Pune post 160:  

Mumbai 35-0 (4 ovs) vs Pune 160-6 | Scorecard

Off-spinner Washington Sundar opens the bowling for Pune. Parthiv Patel gets off the mark with a single before Jos Butler also takes one followed by another single as just three runs come from the first over.

Pacer Shardul Thakur from the other end. Just a single from the first three balls before Buttler slashes a wide delivery through point for a four and then glances the next ball fine for another boundary.

Patel goes after the young Sundar in his next over, hitting him for three boundaries with Mumbai looking to take the initiative early on.

Left-pacer Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. Two singles before Buttler gets the third wide of thirdman for a four followed by a single off the last ball as Pune races to 35 for no loss in four overs.
21:42  Mumbai Indians restrict Pune to 160:  

Pune 160-6 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Christian plays a nice cover drive off McClenaghan for a four to bring up the 150 for Pune, in the penultimate over.

Tiwary proving his worth with the bat yet again. He pulls a short ball from Bumrah over midwicket for a four and then lofts a full delivery in the same region for another boundary.

Bumrah comes back well with a wide yorker before he traps Tiwary leg before wicket with a full delivery. Tiwary, who made 22 from 13 balls, looks to hit it across the line on the leg side but misses and is given out leg before wicket. Infact, the ball might have slipped down the leg side.

The young Washington Sundar chips Bumrah over midwicket for two runs to get off the mark before he looks to paddle the last ball fine but misses.

It has been a good comeback by the Mumbai bowlers to limit Pune to 160 for six in their 20 overs.

Pune looked good for a total around the 180-run mark after a good start from their openers, who put on 76 runs for the first wicket.

Rahane hit a fluent 38 from 32 balls, while Tripathi stroked 45 from 31 balls but their dismissals saw Pune struggle to get going in the middle overs.

Smith, Dhoni and Stokes all perished cheaply before Tiwary hit a quickfire 22 from 13 balls to take Pune past the 150-run mark.

Harbhajan bowled Smith for 17 to complete his 200 wickets in the IPL, while Karn Sharma and Bumrah picked up two wickets each.
21:30  Dhoni falls cheaply, Pune in trouble:  

Pune 142-5 (18 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Pune suffer another huge blow as Dhoni also perishes cheaply. He looks to pull Bumrah but only manages to drag it back on to his stumps to be bowled for seven.

Dan Christian gets off the mark with two runs on the leg side and he picks another couple off the last ball of the over.

Pune have struggled to get going in the last few overs, to reach 142 for five in 18 overs.
21:25  Stokes bowled for 17, Pune 4 down:  

Pune 137-4 (17 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

McClengahan comes back. A single from the first ball to Dhoni before Stokes plays three dot balls in a row. He looks to release the pressure as he walks across his stumps and looks to flick it square but gets a thick inside edge which goes fine on the leg side for a four.

Johnson cripples Pune with the key wicket of Stokes, who is bowled 17. The left-hander looks to it a full delivery over the leg side but plays all over and ends up missing it completely.

The in-form Manoj Tiwary gets off the mark with a lofted drive through the covers which falls just short of Hardik Pandya at mid-off who does well to dive forward and attempt the low catch but fails to stop it. The next ball is short and Tiwary pulls it square for another boundary to make a smashing start to his innings. He steers the fifth ball of the over wide of thirdman for two runs and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

21:11  

Pune 120-3 (15 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Johnson comes back as Dhoni is happy to bide his time and stabilise the innings after a few quick wickets.

He turns Johnson off his hips on the leg side before Ben Stokes glances a full delivery fine on the leg side for a four to get off the mark from the first ball he faces.

Bumrah comes back as Dhoni takes a single before Stokes drives it straight down the ground for two runs to long-on. He turns the next ball on the leg side for another couple before he looks for a big shot over the off-side but gets a thick edge for another two runs followed by two singles.

Pune are on course for a total around the 175-run mark as they reach 120 for three in 15 overs.
21:06  Harbhajan dismisses Smith, Pune 3 down:  

Pune 104-3 (13 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Harbhajan makes up for the dropped catch of Smith in the previous as he dismisses him in the very next over.

The Pune captain looks to pull a short ball but misses and is bowled for 17.

A good spell from Harbhajan as he finishes with good figures of one for 20 in four overs. The veteran off-spinner also completes the landmark of 200 wickets in the IPL.
20:56  Karn strikes again, Tripathi dismissed for 45:  

Pune 100-2 (12 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Harbhajan has continued his consistent form with the ball as he gives away just four singles in the 11th over, for total figures of 16 runs from three overs.

Meanwhile, Karn strikes again in his next over. Tripathi comes down and attempts the inside out lofted shot but fails to get enough distance and is caught in the deep after a handy innings of 45 from 31 balls.

And not surprising the Mumbai crowd start chanting 'Dhoni, Dhoni' at the fall of that wicket as they give the Pune batsman a huge cheer as he makes his way out to the middle.

Karn is unlucky not to get another wicket as Steve Smith (8) is dropped by Harbhajan at fine leg as he plays the uppish sweep shot. He immediately smashes the next delivery through midwicket for a four and keeps strike with one from the last ball to take Pune to 100 for two in 12 overs.
20:46  Rahane falls for 28, Pune lose 1st wicket:  

Pune 84-1 (10 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack. Tripathi plays the late cut off the second ball, fine on the off-side for three runs to bring up Pune's 50, in the seventh over. Rahane sweeps the fourth ball fine on the leg side as the fielder square at fine leg does well to run to his right and keep it down to a couple with a diving stop just inside the ropes. Tripathi gives Harbhajan the charge but gets the leading edge for a single to the thirdman and the off-spinner is not happy that the youngster gave him the charge.

McClenaghan comes back for his second spell and suffers at the hand of Tripathi, who hits him for consecutive boundaries through the off-side.

Rahane despatches the fifth ball through midwicket for his third four as McClenaghan goes for 14 runs in his second over with Pune's openers continuing to build their stand.

Harbhajan comes up with a tight second over, conceding just five singles.

Karn makes the first breakthrough with the wicket of Rahane, who is beaten by which looks to have bounced a bit more as he slices it on the off-side to be caught in the covers. Rahane played a good knock of 38 from 32 balls, putting on 76 runs for the opening wicket with Tripathi.

The leg-spinner nearly gets another wicket as Tripathi sweeps him uppishly which just about goes over Nitish Rana at deep square leg for a six.
20:27  Rahane, Tripathi give Pune a good start vs Mumbai:  

Pune 48-0 (6 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Mumbai introduce spin early as leggie Karn Sharma comes into the attack to bowl the fourth over in his first match for the hosts. He is the 90th player to represent Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Tripathi drives Karn through the covers off his first two deliveries for a couple of runs off successive deliveries before he takes one and Rahane keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack, replacing Johnson. Rahane continues his good start as he plays another cracking drive through the covers for a four before he is beaten off the next.

Tripathi chips down the track to Karn and lofts him over mid-on for a six before he takes a single to the covers. Rahane flicks a slightly short delivery through midwicket for another four to take Pune to 48 for no loss in six overs. It has been a good start by the visitors especially Rahane, who has stroked his way to 26 from 21 balls, while Tripathi has made 20 from 15 balls.

20:15  Pune off to a good start after Mumbai elect to bowl:  

Pune 25-0 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson to open the bowling for Mumbai. Ajinkya Rahane defends the first ball on the leg side for a single to get off the mark. Tripathi defends the third ball to thirdman for one before Rahane looks to pull but is beaten. Johnson bowls a wide delivery as he tempts Rahane to chase it, who is beaten again, before he slashes another wide delivery over the covers for a flat six.

Left-arm seamers from both ends as Mitchell McClenaghan comes in from the other end. Tripathi wastes no time to get going as he comes down the track to the third ball and hammers a short ball over point for a four before he takes a quick single with Rahane just about managing to beat the direct hit from Pollard.

Rahane drives the last ball of the over straight down the ground for another four.

Rahane looking in some touch at the moment at his home ground -- the Wankhede stadium. Johnson, from round the wicket, overpitches as Rahane plays the straight drive to perfection past mid-off for his second four as he races to 16 from nine balls with Pune reaching 25 for no loss in three overs.
19:35  Mumbai win toss, elect to bowl vs Pune:   Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bowl against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya has been ruled out with injury as leg-spinner Karn Sharma replaces him, to make his debut for his new franchise Mumbai Indians.

Meanwhile, Rising Pune Supergiant are unchanged.
19:29  High-flying Mumbai take on Pune:  Welcome to the coverage of the 28th match of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant in Mumbai on Monday.

On a roll after a six-game winning streak, high-flying Mumbai Indians will take on a resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant, their only conquerors in this year's IPL.

Pune's last-ball, six-wicket victory on Saturday at home against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad was followed just over a 100km away at the Wankhede Stadium by Mumbai's stout defence of a small total on a bouncy pitch against the misfiring Delhi Daredevils.

Table toppers Mumbai, thus, are in a perfect state of mind to seek revenge for their first leg loss to their Maharashtra rivals in their opening game in Pune, their only defeat in this season so far.

That the Pune victory over Hyderabad was piloted by none other than the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who smashed an unbeaten 61 not out in 34 balls to steer the side home in the last ball, will not be lost on the Mumbai think-tank.

The timely return to form by the talismanic former Indian captain, along with Pune captain Steve Smith's strong show so far in the tournament, makes this duo formidable rivals for the Mumbai bowlers who showed great skills in defending a small total of 142 against Delhi.

It was a rare, forgettable outing with the bat for Mumbai against Delhi and they must pull up their socks to confront the threat posed by the Pune bowling attack on Monday.

Particularly interesting will be the battle between Pune's South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma who once again fell to a wrist spinner against Delhi, playing across.

Tahir had his number in the first leg clash in Pune and will be confident of causing the Mumbai captain's downfall on a track that offered excellent bounce and turn on Saturday.

Mumbai's major plus has been the depth in their batting and variety in bowling, as not many other teams are blessed with such a combination in the league.