Result
29th match (N), Pune, May 1 2016, Indian Premier League
159/5
(18.3/20 ov, target 160)
161/2
Mum Indians won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
1y
• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Bowlers, Rohit fire Mumbai Indians to fifth win

Mumbai Indians brought the curtains down on Maharashtra Day with an eight-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants at the MCA Stadium

Match centre 
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Rising Pune Supergiants159/5(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians161/2(18.3 overs)

11.30pm And that is that. Mumbai move up to second, but they've played nine games while Delhi at No. 3 have only played six. It's that time of the IPL when teams move up and down the table like they're playing snakes and ladders, but there's a clear whiff of momentum about Mumbai at this moment. Rising Pune Supergiants, on the other hand, need to find some form, and find it soon. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the rest of the tournament, and the rest of the cricket that we will keep bringing you all year round, year after year, until the sun swallows our planet, or even beyond, if we manage by then to transplant this wonderful sport to another part of the universe. Until next time, good night!

Rohit Sharma is the man of the match. "I think it was a great effort from the bowlers. One department where we didn't do well was our fielding. Dropping catches is not a good sign. Restricting them to 160 was a great effort, considering the way they started. Coming back, and tightening up was important, and the spinners and the fast bowlers did a brilliant job. I've not had a great time batting first, but when I'm chasing, obviously, the score is in front of you, I plan my innings really well. But again, it's a challenge, batting first or chasing, toss is not in your hands. The win is important for us, last three games have been superb, but there is room for improvement in our fielding. [Harbhajan and Rayudu] are both aggressive on the field, they like to give it all on the field, they are good mates, these things happen. They are mature, they are professional cricketers, and going into the next game onwards we will try and keep everything in mind."

Pradeep: "MSD has spoken exactly what went wrong today and what goes wrong most times when his team loses. The fear of losing wkts holding him back rather than back himself to bat aggressively has only lost games albeit with decent scorelines like today. He doesn't make a good punter."

Davinder: "All results of this weekend are reverse of the first match of the each team against same opponents in IPL 2016."

Chinudavinci: "It bamboozles me to see that top two teams on the table have negative NRR! "

MS Dhoni: "We didn't bat well after the 10th over. That includes me also, on this kind of wicket, 23 off 24 doesn't really help the team. At times we were thinking too much about what happens if we lose a few wickets. What we need to do is go out there, express ourselves. The bowling has shown improvement, but it doesn't really count if you're not winning games. We will change a few theories and try a few more things, and hopefully it will come off."

11.15pm Rohit paced his innings perfectly, and as long as he was around, 160 was never going to test Mumbai. He had enough support from the other end too - a few aggressive shots from Parthiv early on, and then Rayudu did his bit, and Buttler, as he so often does, played a quiet and unobtrusive innings while scooting along at a 150-plus strike rate. I suppose the match was decided when Pune only made 159 - Mumbai exposed their batting limitations quite clinically after Steven Smith's dismissal. Supergiants need Khawaja soon, and also need to figure out their other two replacements quickly.

18.3
6
M Ashwin to Sharma, SIX runs
a bit of flight outside off and Rohit gets down low and slog-sweeps it high over the leg side to seal Mumbai's third straight win
18.2
1
M Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run
down the track and Ashwin bowls a quickish one, straighter and shorter than Buttler would like, and he clips quietly through midwicket
18.1
1
M Ashwin to Sharma, 1 run
shortish on middle and off, pulled down the ground to long-on
end of over 1815 runs
MI: 153/2CRR: 8.5 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Jos Buttler26 (16)
Rohit Sharma78 (58)
Ashok Dinda3-0-33-1
Scott Boland3-0-23-0
17.6
4
Dinda to Buttler, FOUR runs
low full-toss outside off, not too wide outside off, but it's enough room for Buttler to play a flat-bat drive, all wrists, and beat long-off easily to his left
17.5
1
Dinda to Sharma, 1 run
slower length ball on middle and leg, clipped to deep midwicket
17.4
4
Dinda to Sharma, FOUR runs
full on the legs, and Rohit flicks it over midwicket and easily finds the boundary to the right of long-on
17.3
4
Dinda to Sharma, FOUR runs
bam! That was full on middle and leg, and he came forward, planting his front foot next to the line of the ball to enable a smooth, straight batswing and hit it back over the bowler's head
17.2
1lb
Dinda to Buttler, 1 leg bye
what did that hit? Bouncer angling into the batsman, and he misses the hook and it pings off the top of his helmet to backward point. Dinda thought it came off the bat and was surprised to see Boland throw the ball towards the stumps at the bowler's end after catching the ball
17.1
1
Dinda to Sharma, 1 run
full on the legs, clipped to deep square leg

Dinda.

end of over 1711 runs
MI: 138/2CRR: 8.11 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 from 18b
Jos Buttler22 (14)
Rohit Sharma68 (54)
Scott Boland3-0-23-0
Murugan Ashwin2-0-17-0
16.6
2
Boland to Buttler, 2 runs
full outside off, doesn't middle this hit over the covers and the ball lands and comes to a stop to the right of sweeper cover
16.5
1
Boland to Sharma, 1 run
low full-toss outside off, flat-batted to long-off
16.4
2lb
Boland to Sharma, 2 leg byes
slower ball, shortish, looks for the pull and it rolls off his thigh into the backward square leg region
16.3
4
Boland to Sharma, FOUR runs
sees Rohit walking across his stumps to target the fine leg region and fires in a yorker at his feet. He looks for the scoop, ends up edging it between his legs and finding the third man boundary
16.2
Boland to Sharma, no run
slower bouncer outside off, Rohit can't connect with the attempted ramp over short third man
16.2
1w
Boland to Sharma, 1 wide
short slower ball angling down leg. Rohit can't connect with the pull. Both bowler and keeper believe it clipped Rohit's glove before bouncing through to Dhoni

Malli: "This IPL belongs to captains who are openers..!! Warner, Kohli, Gauti and Rohit..!! Rohit has scored 4 fifties in chases this year..!"

16.1
1
Boland to Buttler, 1 run
back of a length on off stump, makes a bit of room and pushes into the cover point region

Mumbai need 33 from 24 balls. Boland to bowl his third over.

end of over 1612 runs
MI: 127/2CRR: 7.93 • RRR: 8.25 • Need 33 from 24b
Jos Buttler19 (12)
Rohit Sharma63 (50)
Murugan Ashwin2-0-17-0
Thisara Perera4-0-35-0
15.6
1
M Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run
length ball on middle and leg, whipped to long-on
15.5
6
M Ashwin to Buttler, SIX runs
down the track, and what wonderful hands Buttler has. There was a fraction of a second of stillness between his final stride and the moment his bat came swinging throigh the line, getting under the ball and lifting it effortlessly over the long-on boundary
Best performances - batsmen
RG Sharma
85 runs (60)
8 fours
3 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
13266751135
SS Tiwary
57 runs (45)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
1114231755
Best performances - bowlers
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
R Ashwin
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
1
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossMumbai Indians , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2016
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Season2016
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days01 May 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Anil Dandekar
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Navdeep Singh
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Rising Pune Supergiants 0