The weekend starts with the special innings of MS Dhoni where RPS came back in action with a victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Spectacular innings of MSD 61* & Rahul Tripathi maiden T20 fifty help RPS to seal the win in the last over and turned it out as the perfect thriller.
MSD after many painful struggles finishes it off in style and nothing to prove, he’s the best finisher always. SRH started well with David Warner (43 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (30 runs) and Kane Williamson, who powered SRH to victory in their previous game, once again looked promising, but could not repeat the feat despite a brisk start to his innings.
Moises Henriques quick 50 helps SRH to complete their innings with the good target of 177. Following the chase, Rahanae failed to start but Tripathi (59 runs) and Steven Smith (27 runs) balance the team in the middle and the finisher MS Dhoni took the innings away from SRH with the excellent half century. Manoj Tiwary quick support also helps RPS to seal their second in a row.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar spell was really remarkable but can’t able to stop the finisher MSD and he had no answer. Great game and a fantastic start to the weekend in IPL 2017. Let’s see some important highlights of the match.
- Moises Henriques excellent knock of 55 runs of 28 balls (2 sixes, 6 boundaries) helped SRH to complete the innings with the good total of 176/3.
- Rahul Tripathi (RPS) finest knock of 59 runs of 41 balls (3 sixes, 6 boundaries) laid a platform for the victory.
- MS Dhoni remarkable innings of 61 runs from just 34 balls (3 sixes, 5 boundaries) and Manoj Tiwary knock of 17 runs from just 8 balls clinch a last ball thriller win over SRH.
- MS Dhoni was awarded the man of the match for his classical innings.
Watch out the highlights of the fantastic thriller here – https://goo.gl/oTKJB1
Courtesy – Iplt20.com