Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants 1st Match at Mumbai, 09 Apr, 2016

Toss: Mumbai Indians, who chose to bat first
Rising Pune Supergiants won by 9 wickets
6
Mumbai Indians, who chose to bat first
Rising Pune Supergiants 126/1 in 14.4 Overs
Current Run rate: 8.59

Mumbai Indians 121/8 (20)

Player of the Match: Ajinkya Rahane
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
66
42
7
3
157.14
18
364
61
21.41
21
14
0
2
150
37
1176
79
37.93
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
0.4
0
12
0
18
16
15
3/8
24.00
3
0
24
1
8
28
25
4/12
25.32
Recent Overs:
2
1
2
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.
6
4
.
1
2
1lb
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6
1
.
1
1
1
.
6
.
6
Current Partnership: 48 runs, 5 overs, RR: 9.6 (AM Rahane, KP Pietersen )
Last Wicket: Faf du Plessis 34(33)

Over 15.0  

Ajinkya Rahane is Man of the Match

Dhoni (RPS): I don't think we could have had a better start. Credit to the bowlers. Yes the pitch had a bit in it for the fast bowlers but they stuck to their lines. Once they were a few wickets down, they had to change their tactics which played to our advantage. The start was important. I've always felt that Rahane is brilliant when the ball comes on. He's someone who plays traditional shots. Good to see him finish it off. We have not spent a lot of time together [as a team], this gives an opportunity to take some time off and interact with each other. It's a bunch of fun loving guys which makes my job easy. Support staff have put in a lot of effort.
Rohit Sharrma (MI): Pitch looked okay. We didn't bat well to be honest. 121 is never going to be enough against a batting lineup like Pune. Lot to learn from this game. Hopefully we'll go back and come with a positive frame of mind. Never thought the ball would do that much having played a lot of cricket here. They swung it a lot and our shot selection wasn't great. We go to Kolkata from here where we have good memories - we have won 2 titles there. It's just the start of the tournament, no need to panic.
Rising Pune Supergiants won by 9 wickets
14.4
6
Over 14.4 Hardik Pandya bowls a back of length delivery to AM Rahane, Six!! Backs away in the crease and smashes it over the third man fence. What a short to win the match.
14.3
0
Over 14.3 Hardik Pandya bowls a back of length delivery to AM Rahane, no runs, backs away in the crease and tries to guides it away down to third-man but misses.
14.2
6
Over 14.2 Hardik Pandya bowls a good length delivery to AM Rahane, Six!! Comes down the track and smokes it over long-on. Small man, fierce stroke.
14.1
0
Over 14.1 Hardik Pandya bowls a good length delivery to AM Rahane, no runs, goes on to the back foot and flicks it staight to the man at mid-wicket.
End of Over 14 (10 runs)   Rising Pune Supergiants 114/1

AM Rahane 54/38 Harbhajan Singh 3-0-24-1
KP Pietersen 21/14

13.6
1
Over 13.6 Harbhajan Singh bowls a tossed up delivery to AM Rahane, 1 run, leans forward and nudges it down to long-on for one.
13.5
1
Over 13.5 Harbhajan Singh bowls a quicker arm ball to KP Pietersen, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and tucks it behind square on the on-side.
13.4
1
Over 13.4 Harbhajan Singh bowls a tossed up delivery to AM Rahane, 1 run, goes down on his knee and sweeps it down to deep square-leg.
13.3
0
Over 13.3 Harbhajan Singh bowls it flat in the air to AM Rahane, no runs, stays on the front foot and punches it straight to cover.
13.2
1
Over 13.2 Harbhajan Singh bowls a tossed up delivery to KP Pietersen, 1 run, gets forward and works it to backward square-leg.
13.1
6
Over 13.1 Harbhajan Singh bowls a tossed up delivery to KP Pietersen, Six!! Rocks back in the crease and heaves it over deep mid-wicket and ball went over the ropes for Six.
End of Over 13 (7 runs)   Rising Pune Supergiants 104/1

AM Rahane 52/35 Shreyas Gopal 3-0-18-0
KP Pietersen 13/11

12.6
0
Over 12.6 Shreyas Gopal bowls a tossed up delivery to AM Rahane, no runs, gets forward and smashes it straight back to the bowler.
12.5
1+lb
Over 12.5 Shreyas Gopal bowls it flat in the air to KP Pietersen, 1 leg bye, gets forward and works it of the pads on the on-side and picks up a leg bye.
12.4
2
Over 12.4 Shreyas Gopal bowls a tossed up delivery to KP Pietersen, 2 runs, goes deep in the crease and punches it hard through cover and picks up couple of runs.
12.3
1
Over 12.3 Shreyas Gopal bowls a tossed up delivery to AM Rahane, 1 run, gets back in the crease and cuts it away through cover and picks up an easy single.
12.2
0
Over 12.2 Shreyas Gopal bowls a tossed up delivery to AM Rahane, no runs, stays on the back foot and nudged in front of short mid-wicket.