0.1 and he strikes first ball! Perfect start for Rising Pune. Possibly an offcutter outside off, Guptill throws his hands at the ball. He flat-bats it in the air, and Tiwary leaps and takes it over his head at short cover. Good catch 0/1
    9.2 Dhoni dives to his right, and takes it now! These cross seamers are working for Rising Pune on this track. Full and outside off, Saha pushes away from the body and nicks it behind. Dhoni and Christian clean up the mess themselves 51/6
    3.3 Marsh dares to hit on the up and holes out to Smith running to his left from mid-off. Good length cross-seamer, just outside off, this is not the kind of pitch to be hitting on the up. Marsh drives uppishly and perishes 19/2
    4.3 Unadkat swoops down on the ball at mid-on, and splatters the stumps at the non-striker's end. Excellent throw, catches Morgan short! Very full and angled in on leg stump, Morgan pushes it in front of mid-on and sets off to pinch a quick single. Unadkat intervenes, dives forward, collects and throws the stumps down. Bam. He does not bang his head against the turf for a change 24/3
    5.2 It's that man: Unadkat, again! He dives full-length to his left from short fine leg and takes it with both hands. Tewatia's promition has backfired. Another cross-seamer. Another one that bounces on leg stump. Cramps the batsman for room who attempts to flick but instead lobs a catch to Unadkat at 45 31/4
    5.5 Kings XI five down inside the first six overs! Leg-stump half-volley, Maxwell flicks it stylishly, but does not bother to keep it down. He times it and watches the ball drop into the hands of Rahane at deep square leg. That is the definition of a dolly catch 32/5
    11.3 Nicked behind. Dhoni doesn't need to dive this time. Good length and angling away wide outside off from over the wicket. Axar follows the ball, as does Dhoni behind the stumps, completing an easy waist-high grab. Christian and Dhoni make amends again 62/7
    13.4 Christian and Dhoni at it again. Christian at slip can't close his hands around this nick. It was flying towards his head. Dhoni grabs it on the rebound. Kings XI eight down. Short and angling away wide outside off, Swapnil throws his hands at the ball and bottom-edges it behind 69/8
    15.5 Christian grabs it at long-off, Kings XI fall to 73 all out. Looped up on off stump, Mohit comes down the track for a loft. He gets more height as opposed to distance, and finds the man in the deep 73/10
    15.1 Smith runs in from cover and snaffles it. This was the legbreak, turning away outside off. Ishant looks to slog at it against the turn, across the line. He only manages to toe-end it in the air. It balloons into the hands of the Pune captain 71/9
    not out
    3 (w 3)
    73 all out (15.5 Overs, RR: 4.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Martin Guptill, 0.1 ov), 2-19 (Shaun Marsh, 3.3 ov), 3-24 (Eoin Morgan, 4.3 ov), 4-31 (Rahul Tewatia, 5.2 ov), 5-32 (Glenn Maxwell, 5.5 ov), 6-51 (Wriddhiman Saha, 9.2 ov), 7-62 (Axar Patel, 11.3 ov), 8-69 (Swapnil Singh, 13.4 ov), 9-71 (Ishant Sharma, 15.1 ov), 10-73 (Mohit Sharma, 15.5 ov)
    JD Unadkat311224.00141100
    SN Thakur401934.75163020
    BA Stokes301003.33121010
    A Zampa3.502225.7380100
    DT Christian201025.0040000

Match Details


Rising Pune Supergiant , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

14 May 2017 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Rising Pune Supergiant 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Match Notes