5.6 Tahir provides Pune with the breakthrough and sets off towards the other side of the experessway. Catch him if you can. He gives it some air and pushes it pretty wide outside off. Kishan slashes and sends an outside edge straight to Sundar at short third man. Dolly catch 55/1
    11.5 Baz makes room by jumping outside leg. This is full on the stumps. He aims to hit it down the ground or over cover, but ends up toe-ending a catch to Rahane at deep point 109/5
    7.6 full on off from around the wicket, 'keeper, keeper' is the cry. Dhoni collects the throw, breaks the stumps, and the TV umpire is called in. Raina is caught short as the MCA Stadium breaks into chats of 'Dhoni! Dhoni! Dhoni! Raina sat back and worked in in the gap between square-ish long leg and deep midwicket. Raina goes for a double. Rahane throws it to Dhoni, flat and adjcaent to the stumps. Dhoni quickly swipes the bails off 71/2
    9.5 Chipped back to the bowler. This the regulation legbreak. Pitches around leg stump and breaks away a touch. A drop in pace from Tahir. Finch eyes up the leg side and plays early. He attempts a flick and watches the leading edge loop into the hands of Tahir 94/3
    9.6 Tahir unleashes the googly and storms through the sweep of Smith. The pace is quicker, the trajectory is much flatter, Smith attempts to sweep it. He can't, Tahir leaves the stumps spread-eagled, and charges towards the third man boundary 94/4
    19.4 another slower ball outside off, Thampi has a big swish at it... and misses. Now he has to go for the bye to get Karthik back on strike. Dhoni, having taken his right glove off, nails the stumps with an over-arm throw to catch Karthik short 161/9
    14.6 Top edged into the hands of short fine leg. Banged in short on off from around the wicket. Jadeja is tucked up for room. He looks to hook and watches the top edge balloon to Unadkat 135/6
    17.2 straight to Tiwary at short cover. Unadkat gives his fielder the thumbs-up. Back of a length and angling away outside off, Faulkner, having backed away outside off, creates additional room, and slaps it straight to Tiwary 146/7
    17.5 Lions are in danger of being bowled out. Change-up. Front of the hand cutter, Sangwan has no clue about this. He drives early and skews it high. The ball drops into the hands of Tripathi running in from long-on 148/8
    not out
    19.5 and Gujarat Lions have been bowled out with one ball to go in their innings. Another slower ball. Back of a length. Soni aims to slug it over midwicket. He is already through with the shot. Unadkat hits middle and finishes off Lions 161/10
    7 (lb 5, w 2)
    161 all out (19.5 Overs, RR: 8.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Ishan Kishan, 5.6 ov), 2-71 (Suresh Raina, 7.6 ov), 3-94 (Aaron Finch, 9.5 ov), 4-94 (Dwayne Smith, 9.6 ov), 5-109 (Brendon McCullum, 11.5 ov), 6-135 (Ravindra Jadeja, 14.6 ov), 7-146 (James Faulkner, 17.2 ov), 8-148 (Pradeep Sangwan, 17.5 ov), 9-161 (Dinesh Karthik, 19.4 ov), 10-161 (Ankit Soni, 19.5 ov)
    JD Unadkat3.502937.56103100
    Washington Sundar201206.0081100
    BA Stokes403609.00105100
    Imran Tahir402736.7592100
    SN Thakur302518.3353010
    DT Christian302719.0031110
    0.4 an appeal for leg-before. Umpire Erasmus raises his finger. Did it pitch in line? Replays confirm it pitched just outside leg. Very full and skids into Rahane, who sits back, plays across the line, and misses. Rahane has to exit. Movement in the air for Sangwan too 4/1
    5.3 Horrible mix-up. Stokes and Tripathi are nearly at the striker's end. Stokes uses his feet, yorks himself, and ends up digging the ball down towards long-on. Stokes takes off for the second. Tripathi took off as well, but stopped near the middle of the pitch. Stokes is annoyed. Finch swoops on the ball and nails the stumps at the non-striker's end with a rocket throw 42/4
    0.6 Sangwan follows the full ball with a lifter. Smith has been bounced out. This is a quick short ball rising towards throat. Smith is hustled for pace. He only manages a top edge, which is snaffled by short fine leg. Pune two down after one over. Happy return for Sangwan 8/2
    1.3 Tiwary has been given out lbw for a two-ball duck. This is very full, starts just outside off and swings back into Tiwary. He plays back and is rapped on the front pad. The tracker returns three reds. This was crashing into leg stump 10/3
    not out
    16.1 Thampi has Dhoni holing out to long-off. Slower ball, from the back of the hand. Pushed full and very wide outside off. Fuller than Dhoni would have liked. He picked the change-up, but flat-batted it to McCullum at long-off 118/5
    not out
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    167/5 (19.5 Overs, RR: 8.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Ajinkya Rahane, 0.4 ov), 2-8 (Steven Smith, 0.6 ov), 3-10 (Manoj Tiwary, 1.3 ov), 4-42 (Rahul Tripathi, 5.3 ov), 5-118 (MS Dhoni, 16.1 ov)
    PJ Sangwan403829.50105110
    Basil Thampi403528.7572210
    JP Faulkner2.5030010.5842200
    Ankit Soni401604.00130010
    RA Jadeja201909.5071200
    DR Smith302608.6652110

Match Details


Rising Pune Supergiant , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


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 days

01 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Rising Pune Supergiant 2, Gujarat Lions 0

Match Notes

Supergiant 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4AM RahaneRA Tripathi
2nd4SPD SmithRA Tripathi
3rd2MK TiwaryRA Tripathi
4th32BA StokesRA Tripathi
5th76MS DhoniBA Stokes
6th49DT ChristianBA Stokes