Pune, April 7: Rising Pune Supergiant on Thursday defeated Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a match played at Pune last night. Notably, Pune Supergiant’s skipper Steve Smith who played a beautiful knock of 84 runs and remained unbeaten set the path of victory. His innings included seven boundaries and three sixes.
Earlier, put into bat, Mumbai scored 184 for 8 on the back of Hardik Pandya's late heroics. Hardik Pandya (35 off 15 balls) stunned the home crowd as he scored four sixes and a boundary to take 30 runs from the final over bowled by Ashok Dinda.
South African Tahir (3/28), who was unsold in the IPL auction and drafted in the Pune team as a late replacement, triggered a top-order collapse after Mumbai's rollicking start after they were put into bat. But Pandya's late flourish negated Tahir's fine effort as Mumbai rattled up 64 runs in the last five overs.
Set to score 185 for a win, the Pune team overhauled the target by making 187 for 3 in 19.5 overs. Earlier, sent in to bat, Mumbai Indians made 184 for 8 in their twenty overs. Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 84 and Ajinkya Rahane made 60 runs hitting six boundaries and three sixes.
In IPL cricket, Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a match played at Pune last night. The captain of the Pune team, Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 84. His innings included seven boundaries and three sixes. Ajinkya Rahane made 60 runs hitting six boundaries and three sixes.
In today's match, Gujarat Lions will play Kolkata Knight Riders in Rajkot. The game will be played at 8 PM.
Mumbai Indians: PA Patel b Imran Tahir 19, JC Buttler lbw b Imran Tahir 38, RG Sharma b Imran Tahir 3, N Rana c Bhatia b Zampa 34, AT Rayudu c & b Bhatia 10, KH Pandya c Dhoni b Bhatia 3, KA Pollard c Agarwal b Stokes 27, HH Pandya (not out) 35, TG Southee (run out) 7, MJ McClenaghan (not out) 0. Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 6) 8. Total: (for 8 wkts, in 20 overs) 184.
FoW: 1-45, 2-61, 3-62, 4-92, 5-107, 6-125, 7-146, 8-183.
Bowling: Dinda 4-0-57-0 (3w), Chahar 2-0-21-0, Stokes 4-0-36-1 (2w), Imran Tahir 4-0-28-3, Zampa (1w) 3-0-26-1, Bhatia 3-0-14-2.
Pune Supergiant: A. Rahane c Nitish Rana b Southee 60, M. Agarwal c Rohit b McClenaghan 6, S. Smith not out 84, B. Stokes c Southee b Hardik Pandya 21, M.S. Dhoni not out 12
Extras (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0, p 0) 4. Total: (for 3 wkts, 19.5 overs) 187
FoW: 1-35, 2-93, 3-143
Bowling: Southee 4-0-34-1, Pandya 4-0-36-1, McClenaghan 4-0-36-1, Bumrah 4-0-29-0, Pandya 2-0-21-0, Pollard 1.5-0-30-0