Rising Pune Supergiant were back in the top four of the points table after a thrilling six-wicket win over defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. MS Dhoni led the chase with an unbeaten 61 and made sure they win their third match this season. Hyderabad managed to post 176/5 in their 20 overs but failed to defend the 177-run target. (Results | Fixtures | Points Table)
IPL 2017 RPS vs SRH: As it happened
1929 hrs IST: Dhoni has done it! Creamed it through off side for four! Pune win by six wickets. That is a big win for Pune. They are back in the top four of the points table
1927 hrs IST: Dhoni takes a couple off the fifth ball. Pune need 2 off the final delivery
1925 hrs IST: Pune need 5 runs off 3 balls. Tiwary on strike. Three fielders inside the ring on off side. Tiwary takes a single off the fourth ball
1923 hrs IST: Dropped! Rashid Khan has dropped Tiwary off the first ball off the final over. That will be very costly. Rashid was off balance but should have taken this
1921 hrs IST: This has gone down to the wire. Pune need 11 runs off the final over. Tiwary will be on strike and it will be Kaul to bowl
1919 hrs IST: SIX! MS Dhoni with a powerful straight six over long-on! FIFTY for MS Dhoni! What an innings from the former captain
1917 hrs IST: Four and four! Dhoni with consecutive hits on either side off the wicket. Bhuvi under pressure as Dhoni is taking it away from SRH
1915 hrs IST: Pune need 30 off 12 balls. Bhuvneshwar to bowl to Dhoni. This will be tough for Bhuvi as Dhoni is looking good
1913 hrs IST: SIX! Slower one from Siraj and Dhoni connects. All the way for six. Then another short ball outside off and Dhoni plays it over point for four! 31 needed off 13 balls
1911 hrs IST: Tiwary flicks the second ball and it falls just short of the boundary. Four runs. Single off the third ball. 42 needed off 16 with Dhoni on strike
1908 hrs IST: A boundary off the final ball of Bhuvneshwar’s over and Tiwary has brought the equation down to 47 needed of 18 balls.
1906 hrs IST: A big confusion over a boundary. Hooda slides after stopping the ball but looks like the back foot is touching the ropes. Or may be not? Very close. Just centimetres away. It is just 2 runs
1902 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar does it again! Stokes caught in the deep. RPS still need 56 off 23. On the pads of Stokes who flicked it but timed it well as it travelled to deep square leg
1900 hrs IST: Top over from Siraj! Just the six runs and Pune need 56 off 24 balls. They still have Dhoni and Stokes at the crease. Can they do it?
1855 hrs IST: Pune need 62 off 30 balls. Dhoni and Stokes in the middle. They are slowly getting into their own. Pune will like them to hang in there
1853 hrs IST: Top shot from MS Dhoni! That is just power. Doesn’t get the elevation but it is like a bullet shot. Flat. And all the way
This should be fun if Dhoni and Stokes can strike from either end…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 22 April 2017
1850 hrs IST: Pune have Ben Stokes and MS Dhoni out in the middle. They need 76 off 36 balls to win this match. Kaul to bowl
1847 hrs IST: WICKET! Rashid Khan with a direct hit to end Rahul Tripathi’s innings. Stunning throw. Will this turn out to be the turning point in this match?
1844 hrs IST: Timeout! 13 overs bowled in the Pune innings and they are 93 for the loss of two wickets. they need 79 off the final seven overs!
1840 hrs IST: A boundary off Dhoni’s bat and the Pune crowd just loves it. Brilliant cut shot with power. Pune need them
1832 hrs IST: WICKET! Steve Smith fails to read a googly from Rashid and is bowled. He is livid with himself. He got an inside edge, onto his pads and then on the stumps
1829 hrs IST: Halfway mark reached in the Pune chase and they are 83 for the loss of one wicket. They need 94 more runs off 60 balls
1824 hrs IST: FIFTY! Tripathi with his maiden IPL half-century! Brilliant innings from the youngster to set up this chase!
1820 hrs IST: Top over from Bipul Sharma. He gives only three runs of the eighth over and Pune are 61 for the loss of one wicket. Smith and Tripathi at the crease
1813 hrs IST: Wow! A mistimed one handed loft over covers from Tripathi and it has sailed over the fence. Six more. He has moved on to 47* off just 26 balls
1810 hrs IST: Rahul Tripathi is sparring no one! A six and a four and he moves on to 41 off 24 balls. Brilliant hitting from the young man
1805 hrs IST: Insult to injury this! After the drop catch, Tripathi pulls Siraj for six and then a cut for four!
1804 hrs IST: Dropped! Bipul Sharma fails to balance himself and then hang on to a skier. Rahul Tripathi survives. Should have been taken. Siraj could have had a wicket off his first ball
1759 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket for Hyderabad as Bipul Sharma deceives Rahane who hits it to mid on. Caught. Brilliant bowling
1758 hrs IST: 10 runs off the third over and Pune get a move on. They are 15 for no loss after three overs. Need 162 more runs
1750 hrs IST: What a start from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! Just a single in that first over and Pune are one for no loss in the chase
1745 hrs IST: The Pune openers, Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi, are out in the middle to get the chase underway. Bhuvneshwar has the ball in hand
1730 hrs IST: A brilliant delivery to finish the innings. Only a single run off the final ball for Henriques. Hyderabad will take this total. They finish with 176 for the loss of three wickets
1727 hrs IST: FIFTY! Henriques gets a 26-ball half-century. What an innings it has been from the Australian. He has helped his team score some quick runs
1725 hrs IST: Two massive sixes for Hyderabad in that over. Hooda first and then Henriques. Hyderabad are 161 for the loss of three wickets with 6 balls remaining
Get the feeling that @davidwarner31 must be carrying an injury. Caught him grimacing a couple of times, batted very unusually….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 22 April 2017
1721 hrs IST: 12 runs off the 18th over and Hyderabad 146 for the loss of three wickets. Last 12 balls will be very crucial for Hyderabad as they need some quick runs
1714 hrs IST: WICKET! End of Warner’s struggle. He is bowled by Unadkat. Trying to play a switch-hit he has left his stumps wide open. Slower one from Unadkat.
1712 hrs IST: SIX! Brilliant start to the over for Hyderabad as Henriques smashes it over square for a big six. Unadkat under pressure now
1710 hrs IST: Timeout! Hyderabad are 122 for 2. Four overs remaining. How many can they score to post a competitive total on this pitch?
1707 hrs IST: Warner looking to shift gears now. Some quick runs for him and Hyderabad. Christian trying that wide yorker but a leading edge off Warner’s bat and it sails over third man for four
1705 hrs IST: A big over for Hyderabad as 16 runs come off it. Hyderabad are 113 for the loss of two wickets. Five overs remaining in this innings
1703 hrs IST: SIX! Switch-hit from Warner has sailed for six. That was above waist high delivery from Tahir. No-ball called. But that is not costly as free-hit costs only one run
1700 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Henriques in that over and a total of 11 runs off the 14th over. Hyderabad are 97 for the loss of two wickets
1651 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket for Pune as Williamson is adjudged leg-before. Dan Christian has his first wicket. Slower one from Christian and Williamson fails to pick it up. Looks like going down the leg side but he has to go
1647 hrs IST: Williamson pulls and it sails over fine leg for a six. The top edge has just flown off the bat. A sudden change in the scoring rate for Hyderabad
1646 hrs IST: Dropped! Warner slaps one straight to midoff but Steve Smith has put it down. That was straight to Smith
1642 hrs IST: Halfway mark in the Hyderabad innings and they have only managed 65 runs for the loss of a wicket. Pune will be pleased with their effort
Unusually sedate from #Sunrisers on what promises to be a good track. Something we are missing?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 22 April 2017
1639 hrs IST: Williamson, who is playing his second match this season, will look to continue from where he left against Delhi. He scored a half-century in his first game
1635 hrs IST: WICKET! Imran Tahir gets a wicket first ball. Dhawan’s top edge is caught in deep. With the spin but against the wind and that keeps Dhawan’s shot from going over the boundary
1628 hrs IST: Time out called in Pune. Hyderabad are 53 for no loss after seven overs. Dhawan and Warner have given a steady start to their team not a fast one
1624 hrs IST: End of powerplay. Hyderabad are 45 for no loss after 6 overs. They would have liked some more runs but Pune bowlers have not allowed too many boundaries
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) 22 April 2017
1620 hrs IST: Another bowling change from Pune. Shardul Thakur to bowl the final over of powerplay. Hyderabad are 34 for no loss after five overs
1614 hrs IST: Dhawan ends the fourth over with a boundary through mid-wicket. But still a top over from Sundar. Pune need wickets
1611 hrs IST: Three overs bowled in the Hyderabad innings and they are 20 for no loss. Washington Sundar will continue for Pune
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 22 April 2017
1606 hrs IST: Slow start this by Hyderabad. Both openers are being watchful at the star. Dealing in singles and no boundaries
1602 hrs IST: Seven runs off the first over for Hyderabad. Washington Sundar has the bowl in hand. This is his first T20 match
1545 hrs IST: Playing XI for Rising Pune Supergiant
Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat
1540 hrs IST: Playing XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Mosis Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Bipul Sharma, Naman Ojha, Bbhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan
1535 hrs IST: Big change for Hyderabad as they drop Yuvraj Singh and bring in Bipul Sharma. For Pune, Washington Sundar gets a game in place of Deepak Chahar
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017
1530 hrs IST: Rising Pune Supergiant have won the toss and elected to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune.
1500 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of Indian Premier League match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad from Pune.