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IPL 2016: Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 85 powers MI to eight-wicket win over RPS

Rohit Sharma fires unbeaten 85 as Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiants by eight wickets in Pune.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 22, 2016 5:30:31 pm
Rohit Sharma led from the front with an unbeaten 85. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Mumbai Indians, after losing four, have registered their third win on the trot when they beat Rising Pune Supergiants by eight wickets in the IPL 2016 contest in Pune. Rohit Sharma led from the front with an unbeaten 85 after bowlers did a fine job in keeping Pune to 159.

As it happened

2310 hrs IST: Rohit finishes the chase with a maximum. Mumbai Indians seal a comfortable eight-wicket win

2305 hrs IST: RoHITS Dinda for consecutive boundaries. Takes MI close to another win

2258 hrs IST: Equation for Mumbai – they need just 33 runs from the last four overs

2250 hrs IST: Rohit and Buttler take Mumbai close in the chase. Both aren’t doing anything silly in the middle. Keeping the required run-rate under check too

2242 hrs IST: Not enough runs in the kitty, only way Pune can win this one is with wickets. They need at least a couple of them, in quick succession, to trigger panic in the MI dressing room

2240 hrs IST: FIFTY for Rohit Sharma, his fifth of the season. Leading from the front in the 160-run chase

2235 hrs IST: WICKET! R Ashwin strikes, scalps Ambati Rayudu

2224 hrs IST: SIX! Length-ball from Bhatia and Rohit gets good hold of that one. 104m that hit. Mumbai cruising in the chase

2223 hrs IST: SIX! Rayudu takes on Ashwin and hits it way back into the stands. Big hit, the right-hander made good connection there

2221 hrs IST: R Ashwin into the attack. His four overs would be crucial here. Dhoni needs wickets to make a contest out of this modest defence

2219 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Mumbai in the seventh. Bhatia keeps it tight in his first. Mumbai 51/1 after seven

2217 hrs IST: That’s the end of the powerplay. Mumbai Indians 47/1. Rayudu and Rohit in the middle

2215 hrs IST: Mumbai have lost the early wicket but Parthiv got them off to the kind of start they would have wanted in the modest chase

2206 hrs IST: WICKET! Parthiv hits Dinda for three boundaries on the trot but the seamer has the last laugh as the left-hander is out caught behind. MI 39/1

2205 hrs IST: Both Parthiv and Rohit are fluent in the middle. The pair has got Mumbai off to a brisk start in the 160-run chase

2202 hrs IST: And, another one races off Rohit’s edge. Good over this for Mumbai


2201 hrs IST: Goes big again and gets a thick edge with flies over the slips for a boundary

2200 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit picks one with the angle and hits it all the way for a maximum

2152 hrs IST: Dinda introduced from the other end. Perera went for just four in his first

2150 hrs IST: Mumbai openers Rohit and Parthiv out in the middle for the 160-run chase; Perera with the new ball for Pune

2135 hrs IST: Pune lose way after fluent start, post 159/5 against Mumbai (Tiwary 57, Smith 45; Bumrah 3/29)

2134 hrs IST: Bumrah, with 43 scalps, is the leading wicket-taker in T20s around the world this year

2132 hrs IST: WICKET! Dhoni pulls, and pulls the Bumrah delivery straight to Rayudu in the deep

2130 hrs IST: McClenaghan bowls a top 19th over, concedes just six to end with figures of 1/27

2125 hrs IST: Mumbai have done a fine job with the ball in the middle overs. RPS were cruising at one stage of the game. Top stuff

2122 hrs IST: WICKET! Tiwary hits the Bumrah delivery straight o Pandya in the deep. Out for 57. RPS 138/4

2120 hrs IST: We are into the last three overs now. RPS 135/3. Certainly need a move on

2115 hrs IST: Misdirected short delivery from Southee and Dhoni makes most of it, pulls it fine for a boundary

2112 hrs IST: Pandya bowls a right 16th over under pressure. Just three singles and one extra from that one. Pune 124/3 after 16

2107 hrs IST: FIVE to play, Pune are 120/3. Dhoni and Tiwary are the two men out in the middle for the hosts

2100 hrs IST: FIFTY for Saurabh Tiwary, off only 39 balls. His first of the season

2053 hrs IST: WICKET! Handscomb sweeps the Harbhajan delivery straight to Buttler in the deep. RPS 105/3

2050 hrs IST: It has all gone quiet from Pune’s end now. Smith wicket has affected the flow of runs in the middle

2047 hrs IST: Rayudu misfield results in four, Bhajji shows anger, Rayudu hits back. Tempers rise in Pune

2043 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, Pune are 93/2. Tiwary and Handscomb the two men out in the middle for hosts

2041 hrs IST: Handscomb is the new man in for the Rising Pune Supergiants

2040 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes gold as Smith is out caught-behind for a 23-ball 45. RPS 92/2

2036 hrs IST: The experienced Harbhajan Singh into the attack now. Important he delivers the good today, has been indifferent in the IPL so far

2034 hrs IST: Pune are on the offensive. Both Smith and Tiwary dealing in boundaries as the hosts race to 84 in just eight overs

2030 hrs IST: Tiwary and Smith bail Pune out of trouble, and have set a fluent platform for the batsmen to follow

2026 hrs IST: The aggressive Tiwary hits K Pandya for twenty in an over. Certainly liked the angle coming into him there

2022 hrs IST: Tiwary pummels one down the ground, and that’s FIFTY for Pune in the sixth over of the innings

2021 hrs IST: Tiwary living dangerously today. Takes on Bumrah, miscues and it’s just out of the fielder’s reach

2020 hrs IST: SIX! Smith takes on K Pandya and hits him all the way for another maximum

2018 hrs IST: Early change! Krunal Pandya introduced in the powerplay overs

2016 hrs IST: Did we say boundary? Smith upper-cuts for a maximum. Top connection there

2015 hrs IST: Smith, meanwhile, continues to do what he does best – hit boundaries. Races to 17 off 6

2013 hrs IST: DROPPED! Bumrah with an effort but fails to collect it on the rebound. Tiwary survives

2011 hrs IST: Southee offers width, and Smith makes most of that. He’s in too good touch to miss out on such deliveries

2010 hrs IST: Pressure again on Smith, centurion from the last game, to bail Pune out of trouble. Important Tiwary attacks and doesn’t let the pressure come on in-form Smith

2006 hrs IST: WICKET! McClenaghan, the leading wicket-taker this season, draws first blood as Rahane miscues the big shot to Krunal Pandya who takes a neat catch at third-man

2005 hrs IST: Pune don’t exactly enjoy a good run at home – have lost all their games so far

2004 hrs IST: Tiwary’s promotion, again, is an interesting choice. He struggled in the last game. Remains to be seen how he fares today

2003 hrs IST: Seven coming from the Southee over. McClenaghan introduced from the other end

2000 hrs IST: Pune openers Rahane and Tiwary are out in the middle; Southee with the new ball for Mumbai

1940 hrs IST: The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two XIs

RPS XI: A Rahane, S Tiwary, S Smith, MS Dhoni, T Perera, P Handscomb, R Bhatia, S Boland, R Ashwin, M Ashwin, A Dinda

MI XI: RG Sharma, P Patel, A Rayudu, K Pandya, J Buttler, K Pollard, H Pandya, H Singh, J Bumrah, T Southee, M McClenaghan

1930 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and elect to field against Pune in IPL 2016’s Maha Derby

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