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Kings XI vs Supergiant, 55th match at Pune, May 14 2017, Indian Premier League

RESULT
55th match (D/N), Pune, May 14, 2017, Indian Premier League

Supergiant won by 9 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
2/12
jaydev-unadkat
Cricinfo's MVP
77.17 ptsImpact List
shardul-thakur
Match centre 
Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab 73/10(15.5 overs)
Rising Pune Supergiant 78/1(12 overs)
1/13 (2)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RPS77.17--03/194.4377.17
RPS39.21--02/122.2439.21
PBKS35.8422(20)27.7530.451/130.65.39
RPS25.8228(20)28.125.82--0
RPS25.4334(34)3425.43--0
end of over 1211 runs
RPS: 78/1CRR: 6.50 
Ajinkya Rahane34 (34b 1x4 1x6)
Steven Smith15 (18b)
Glenn Maxwell 2-0-15-0
Rahul Tewatia 3-0-14-0

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
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 115 runs
RPS: 67/1CRR: 6.09 RRR: 0.77
Ajinkya Rahane25 (30b 1x4)
Steven Smith13 (16b)
Rahul Tewatia 3-0-14-0
Glenn Maxwell 1-0-4-0
10.6
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
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 104 runs
RPS: 62/1CRR: 6.20 RRR: 1.20
Steven Smith9 (12b)
Ajinkya Rahane24 (28b 1x4)
Glenn Maxwell 1-0-4-0
Rahul Tewatia 2-0-9-0
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
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
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 93 runs
RPS: 58/1CRR: 6.44 RRR: 1.45
Steven Smith7 (9b)
Ajinkya Rahane22 (25b 1x4)
Rahul Tewatia 2-0-9-0
Axar Patel 2-0-13-1
8.6
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

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
AM Rahane
34 runs (34)
1 four1 six
Productive shot
on drive
10 runs
0 four1 six
Control
85%
RA Tripathi
28 runs (20)
4 fours1 six
Productive shot
slog shot
6 runs
0 four1 six
Control
86%
Best performances - bowlers
SN Thakur
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
JD Unadkat
O
3
M
1
R
12
W
2
ECO
4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossRising Pune Supergiant, elected to field first
Series
Season2017
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 days14 May 2017 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRising Pune Supergiant 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
Win Probability
RPS 100%
KXIPRPS
100%50%100%KXIP InningsRPS Innings

Over 12 • RPS 78/1

Supergiant won by 9 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MI14104200.784
RPS1495180.176
SRH1485170.599
KKR1486160.641
KXIP147714-0.009
DC146812-0.512
GL144108-0.412
RCB143107-1.299