IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant Beat Mumbai Indians

Rising Pune Supergiant reached final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the first time. They were seventh among eight teams last year. RPS reached maiden IPL final defeating Mumbai Indians by 20 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, yesterday.

MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 40 (26 balls, 5 sixes) & dominated the 73-run partnership with Manoj Tiwary. Lasith Malinga, and the two spinners – Krunal Pandya & Karn Sharma, were MI’s best bowlers; the Sri Lankan quick finished with figures of 1-14 from his three overs, while the two spinners returned combined figures of 8-0-52-1. 

Washington Sundar, 17-year-old offspinner of RPS paved the road for victory (4-0-16-3) by limiting the hosts to 142 for nine. "What an unbelievable performance by a young seventeen year old on the big stage” Steve Smith praised the young offspinner. 

Mumbai Indians lost all three matches against Rising Pune Supergiant. This was only the second time that they lost three games to the same opponent in the same season. Chennai Super Kings were the other side to inflict three defeats on Mumbai Indians in one season (2014). 

Rising Pune Supergiant had beaten Mumbai Indians twice in the IPL-10 league stage.

Brief Scores

Rising Pune Supergiant: 162-4 (Manoj Tiwary 58, Ajinkya Rahane 56, MS Dhoni 40*) beat Mumbai Indians: 142-9 (Parthiv Patel 52, Washington Sundar 3-16, Shardul Thakur 3-37) by 20 runs.

Man of the Match: Washington Sundar

 

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