Mumbai: Failing to in-cash a good start given by openers Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) posted a moderate total of 160/6 against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Indian Premier League season 10 (IPL 10) match at Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
Rahane (38 off 32, 5 fours, 1 six) and Tripathi (45 off 31, 3 fours, 2 sixes) added 76 runs for the first wicket in 9.3 overs, while skipper Steve Smith (17 off 12, 2 fours) could not do much and got played on to Harbhajan Singh.
MS Dhoni, who played a tremendous match-winning knock in the previous match, failed to make it large this time. He got out after scoring 7 runs off 11 balls. Ben Stokes once again failed to prove his worth as he could only add 17 runs off 12 balls, with 2 boundaries.
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Manoj Tiwary played a fine inning of 22 runs off 13 balls with the help of 4 fours to accelerate the scoring rate. Daniel Christian scored 8 runs off 7 balls and remained unbeaten.
Jasprit Bumrah and Karn Sharma were the pick of the bowlers as they bagged two wickets each for 29 and 39 runs, respectively. Mitchell Johnson and harbhajan Singh also managed one scalp each.
Mumbai Indians will soon come back on the ground to chase down the average target of 161 runs.
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