END OF OVER:
12 | 11 Runs | RPS: 78/1 | RR: 6.50

  • Ajinkya Rahane34 (34b)
  • Steven Smith15 (18b)
  • Glenn Maxwell2-0-15-0
  • Rahul Tewatia3-0-14-0

6.30pm We have our four qualifiers. Mumbai will face Pune in Mumbai. Sunrisers will face KKR in the eliminator in Bengaluru. Stokes, however, will leave the IPL tonight. How will Pune cope without him?

This match was all but decided in the first half itself after Kings XI were dismissed for 73 - their lowest total in the IPL. Rahane and Smith then made sure of things in the chase.

Since the playoffs format started Teams that have finished 2nd in the league stage have won the IPL from 2011 to 2015. Sunrisers are the only team to win not finishing 2nd. They were 3rd.

Kushagra: "2nd from bottom in the last season to 2nd from top this season, well done RPS. Now they have their favourite opponents MI(3 victories 1 loss) to take down. All looks good apart from Stokes leaving for England."

"The toss had something to do with it," Maxwell says.The wicket was damp after a few days of rain. It was just about assessing the conditions. Everything went against us and we could not recover. We have lost our last five tosses. Unfortunately in the IPL, a lot can be decided by the toss. We did not finish last, which was great (Positives from the season?). The way we played our last four of five games was great. Axar was outstanding with bat, ball, and [in] the field. We will reflect on the positives in the change room. Thanks to the fans for the support.

"It was a nice day, wasn't it. The bowlers did a terrific job," Smith says. "Was fortunate to win the toss, the ball was stopping. It was an easy decision today, the wicket was sticky. Shardul was outstanding, Unadkat again was outstanding. We were searching a bit in the first few games. We had new players coming in, we have a good balance now. Really good to finish second and have bites at the cherry. Yeah, we have a couple of options for Stokes. He has been magnificent and will be a big boss. Hopefully, the other guys will stand up for us."

"Well, it has been brilliant," Unadkat, Man of the Match, says. We have done all that we have planned in the team meeting. The execution has been brilliant. It has been helping me personally as well. To simply things is what I have done. It was a team effort. Ben, Dan, everyone chipped in. Ben was an integral part of the team. Having said that, we have won a game without him.

11.6
6
Maxwell to Rahane, SIX runs, Rahane finishes it with a six! Rising Pune finish second. Tossed-up offbreak on middle, uses his feet and lofts it in the air to the left of midwicket, who had been whisked in. It's all over for Kings XI Punjab
11.5
0
Maxwell to Rahane, no run, Rahane feigns to move outside leg, this is fired on middle and leg, defended
11.4
1
Maxwell to Smith, 1 run, slider on off, Smith eases a single down to long-on
11.3
1
Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, short and outside off, swatted on the back foot to long-on
11.2
2
Maxwell to Rahane, 2 runs, Rahane backs away outside leg, Maxwell chases him, Rahane gets it through backward point
11.1
1
Maxwell to Smith, 1 run, short on off, calmly punched down to long-on

END OF OVER:
11 | 5 Runs | RPS: 67/1 (7 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.09, RRR: 0.77)

  • Ajinkya Rahane25 (30b)
  • Steven Smith13 (16b)
  • Rahul Tewatia3-0-14-0
  • Glenn Maxwell1-0-4-0
10.6
0
Tewatia to Rahane, no run, googly? Drifts in, inside-edged onto the pad
10.5
1
Tewatia to Smith, 1 run, full outside off, pushed to point
10.4
1
Tewatia to Rahane, 1 run, short and skids on outside off, back-foot force to long-on
10.3
1
Tewatia to Smith, 1 run, back of a length on off, punched down to long-on
10.2
0
Tewatia to Smith, no run, flicked from off stump to midwicket
10.1
2
Tewatia to Smith, 2 runs, slider on middle and leg, glanced away fine of long leg

END OF OVER:
10 | 4 Runs | RPS: 62/1 (12 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.20, RRR: 1.20)

  • Steven Smith9 (12b)
  • Ajinkya Rahane24 (28b)
  • Glenn Maxwell1-0-4-0
  • Rahul Tewatia2-0-9-0
9.6
1
Maxwell to Smith, 1 run, short and outside off again, shovel-pulled away to wide long-on
9.5
1
Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, fractionally short and outside off, Rahane picks the length up early, stepping back and pulling to long-on
9.4
0
Maxwell to Rahane, no run, opens the face and guides it to point
9.3
1
Maxwell to Smith, 1 run, fired outside off, whipped in the direction of deep midwicket
9.2
0
Maxwell to Smith, no run, full and outside off, bunted to the right of Maxi
9.1
1
Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, pushed to long-on

Javed: "Such an anti climax this match turned out to be, courtesy Punjab batters." --- Maxwell to roll his arm over

END OF OVER:
9 | 3 Runs | RPS: 58/1 (16 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 1.45)

  • Steven Smith7 (9b)
  • Ajinkya Rahane22 (25b)
  • Rahul Tewatia2-0-9-0
  • Axar Patel2-0-13-1
8.6
0
Tewatia to Smith, no run, opens the face and punches it crisply through point
8.5
1
Tewatia to Rahane, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cut away with the turn to the left of sweeper
8.4
0
Tewatia to Rahane, no run, short and outside off, turns away, punched to cover
8.3
1
Tewatia to Smith, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven to long-on
8.2
1
Tewatia to Rahane, 1 run, Dropped by Guptill at deep midwicket. He was on the move while attempting the catch. Floated up outside off, Rahane slog-sweeps it in the air, against the turn, and across the line, and gets away