Nerveless Dhoni pulls off last-ball victory

The finisher is not finished yet. MS Dhoni struck a 34-ball 61 to help clean up some of the mess he himself created as Rising Pune Supergiant chased down 177 with a last-ball boundary. Dhoni’s slow start of 26 off 23 balls had converted an equation of 90 off 55 into 47 required off the last three, but Dhoni took out the best bowler of the tournament, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in an almighty assault of 35 runs in 11 balls to seal the win.

Rising Pune Supergiant Innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Runs
Total (20.0 overs) 179for4wickets
Rahane c Kaul b Sharma 2
Tripathi run out (Khan) 59
Smith b Khan 27
Dhoni not out 61
Stokes c b Kumar 10
Tiwary not out 17
Extras 0nb 1w 0b 2lb 3
Bowler Overs Runs Wickets Econ
Kumar 4.0 39 1 9.75
Sharma 4.0 30 1 7.50
Siraj 4.0 42 0 10.50
Kaul 3.0 45 0 15.00
Khan 4.0 17 1 4.25
Henriques 1.0 4 0 4.00
Fall of Wicket Batsman
15-1 (3.1 ovs) Rahane
87-2 (10.5 ovs) Smith
98-3 (13.1 ovs) Tripathi
121-4 (16.1 ovs) Stokes

Rising Pune Supergiant

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Steven Smith(c)
  • MS Dhoni(wk)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Daniel Christian
  • Manoj Tiwary
  • Washington Sundar
  • Imran Tahir
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Jaydev Unadkat

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • David Warner(c)
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Kane Williamson
  • Moises Henriques
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Bipul Sharma
  • Naman Ojha(wk)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Siddarth Kaul
  • Rashid Khan
Start Time:11:30
Toss:Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and decided to field
Venue:Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Officials:Anil Dandekar, Abhijit Deshmukh, Nigel Llong, Nitin Pandit, Manu Nayyar

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