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11 June 2017 15:15 (IST)

39th Match, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 01 May 2017

RPS vs GL

Pune 2nd Inn:167/5 (19.5)

Daniel Christian* 17 (8);Ben Stokes 103 (63);
James Faulkner* 2.5-0-30-0; Basil Thampi 4-0-35-2;

Last bat: MS Dhoni

Result: Pune won by 5 wkts.

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Pune Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Ajinkya Rahane lbw Sangwan 4 4 1 0 100
Rahul Tripathi runout (Finch) 6 7 1 0 85.71
Steven Smith(c) c Ankit Soni & b Sangwan 4 2 1 0 200
Manoj Tiwary lbw Basil Thampi 0 2 0 0 0
Ben Stokes not out 103 63 7 6 163.49
MS Dhoni(wk) c Brendon McCullum & b Basil Thampi 26 33 1 1 78.79
Daniel Christian not out 17 8 1 1 212.5
Washington Sundar dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jaydev Unadkat dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shardul Thakur dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 3, w - 4, nb - 0)7
Total(167 for 5 in 19.5 overs)167 (8.42 runs per over)
   

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.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Pradeep Sangwan 4 0 38 2 9.5 (1w)
Basil Thampi 4 0 35 2 8.75 (1w)
James Faulkner 2.5 0 30 0 10.6  
Ankit Soni 4 0 16 0 4 (1w)
Ravindra Jadeja 2 0 19 0 9.5  
Dwayne Smith 3 0 26 0 8.67 (1w)
               

Gujarat Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Ishan Kishan c Washington Sundar & b Tahir 31 24 3 2 129.17
Brendon McCullum c A Rahane & b SN Thakur 45 27 5 2 166.67
Suresh Raina(c) runout (Dhoni) 8 8 0 0 100
Aaron Finch c & b Tahir 13 6 1 1 216.67
Dwayne Smith b Tahir 0 1 0 0 0
Dinesh Karthik(wk) runout (Dhoni) 29 26 3 0 111.54
Ravindra Jadeja c Unadkat & b Christian 19 12 3 0 158.33
James Faulkner c Manoj Tiwary & b Unadkat 6 7 0 0 85.71
Pradeep Sangwan c R Tripathi & b Unadkat 1 2 0 0 50
Basil Thampi not out 2 5 0 0 40
Ankit Soni b Unadkat 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 2, nb - 0)7
Total(161 all out in 19.5 overs)161 (8.12 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/55 (Ishan Kishan, 5.6 ov.) 2/71 (Suresh Raina, 8 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 (Basil Thampi, 19.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Jaydev Unadkat 3.5 0 29 3 7.57  
Washington Sundar 2 0 12 0 6  
Ben Stokes 4 0 36 0 9  
Imran Tahir 4 0 27 3 6.75  
Shardul Thakur 3 0 25 1 8.33 (1w)
Daniel Christian 3 0 27 1 9 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Rahane, FOUR, drifts on the pads of Rahane, who does not have to do much. Gets on his toes and tickles it into the fine leg fence to get things going

W

to Rahane, out Lbw!! Appeal and umpire Marais Erasmus raises his finger. Oh, the replays suggest it pitched marginally outside leg. But too tough to spot that in real time. Rahane was on the back foot to keep that out. The ball came in off the deck. has that extra pace and which is why he was able to evade the bat of Rahane. Was hit around the knee-roll and Gujarat have got the start they wanted. Rahane lbw b 4(4) [4s-1]

4

to Smith, FOUR, the bait that Smith throws to the bowler - shuffles across to this inswinging ball and flicks through mid-wicket to get off the mark with a boundary

W

to Smith, out Caught by Ankit Soni!! 's pace has devoured another one. Good pacy bumper that kept climbing on to Smith, who wanted to hook this one. Was hit on the splice and hence no power behind the shot. The man at short fine leg has to move a few yards to his right to make things a little tricky for Pune. Smith c Ankit Soni b 4(2) [4s-1]

W

Thampi to Manoj Tiwary, out Lbw!! What is happening there. Manoj Tiwary is gone. Stephen Fleming in the dug-out has a sorry look on his face. Manoj Tiwary goes on the back foot to play a full ball. It is a reminiscence of what happened in Australia close to a decade ago. Thampi is not as quick as Brett Lee but has enough venom to catch him in front. The ball would have crashed on to the leg-stump. Manoj Tiwary lbw b Thampi 0(2)

4

to Stokes, FOUR, keeping things simple and straight is Stokes there. There was a hint of movement on this full ball. Stokes did well to not try something fancy, presented the full blade and bisected the gap between the bowler and mid-on

4

Thampi to Stokes, FOUR, Stokes was on the charge for a moment but saw the length early. It was a bit shortish outside off and Stokes fetched the pull from there, hit it all along the ground to the deep mid-wicket fence

6

to Stokes, SIX, short ball and Stokes seems to have got his eye in. Goes back in no time and times the pull well over the deep backward square leg fence. Goes deep into the stands

4

to Tripathi, FOUR, wow shot from Tripathi. Pure timing from Tripathi. Stands tall to this short ball and cuts past the man at backward point

4

to Stokes, FOUR, slower ball that is too wide, makes things easy for Stokes. He stays back in the crease and thumps past the man at cover. Once he has got that out of the ring, it is always racing away

W

to Stokes, out Tripathi Run Out!! 1 run completed. That is farcical from Tripathi. What was he thinking? Called for the second run and then stops mid-way to spoil things for himself because Stokes had committed for the run. Stokes thuds this on-drive down the ground towards long-on. Finch has some distance to cover and Tripathi senses the second run. Withdraws late and digs his grave as Finch hits the target at the bowler's end. Stokes looked angry there. No fault of his though. Tripathi run out (Finch) 6(7) [4s-1]

4

to Dhoni, FOUR, those trunk-like forearms take over. tosses outside off and Dhoni drives with the turn. Places it wide of sweeper whose dive makes contact with the ball but fails to keep that in. First boundary for Dhoni

4

to Dhoni, FOUR, those trunk-like forearms take over. tosses outside off and Dhoni drives with the turn. Places it wide of sweeper whose dive makes contact with the ball but fails to keep that in. First boundary for Dhoni

6

to Stokes, SIX, when 11 deliveries have been dot out of 12, you do such things. Like going across the line and sending it well over cow corner for a maxium

6

to Stokes, SIX, and when the bowler dares to flight, you - on the back of confidence - try it again. This time, Stokes clubs it well over the long-on fence. Too big a hit

OT

Smith to Stokes, 1 run, 50 for Stokes. Second one in the T20 League. Pune need him tonight. Pulls a short ball to deep mid-wicket to get to the milestone

4

Smith to Stokes, FOUR, Stokes leaves his crease too early. Smith sees that and throws it pretty wide but that does not help him get away. Stokes manages to put some bat and squeezes it to the deep backward point fence

6

to Dhoni, SIX, this shot is all about the sound it made. Goes back and across to this short ball and hammers the pull over the deep mid-wicket fence

6

Smith to Stokes, SIX, that could have taken a couple of them down in the crowd. Stokes swings. Why not. Length ball, sits up there and Stokes just swings across. "The big Ben," the screen displays

4

Smith to Stokes, FOUR, now makes room to a ball that was always going to be fuller, and slaps it through covers. Top shot as a follow up to that brute of a ball

W

Thampi to Dhoni, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! From the lanes of Kerala to outwitting Dhoni on the grandest of stages. A slower ball, and the funny bit is that Dhoni did read it. Was wide outside off, so waited before letting out a forehanded slap. Dhoni waits, and then some, and hits but couldn't impart the power that he should have. Straight to McCullum at long-off. Pune might be done here.. but hey, Stokes here. Dhoni c Brendon McCullum b Thampi 26(33) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Thampi to Stokes, FOUR, that's a I-don't-want-you-to-be-a-bowler hit. Takes his front leg out of the way and flat-bats Thampi over his head. Disparaging hit. Utterly disdainful

4

to Christian, FOUR, past Faulkner at backward point. Dives sideways with outstretched right hand but can't stop this brutal cut from Christian. Saw the width and just laid into it

6

Thampi to Stokes, SIX, oh dear, that simplifies things. A 79-meter six. 19 needed off 11 now. A full toss and that has been bruted over long-on. A full-blooded bat swat and boom, it's outta here

6

Thampi to Stokes, SIX, for a moment, I thought it's headed to long-off. But Finch was there, and the ball would have cleared Finch on Finch's shoulders there. Long, big hit. Made room, as he's been doing, and clouts it over the fielder. Way over him, as I have made amply clear

4

to Stokes, FOUR, no more an T20 League virgin. Pune goes loud and berserk as Stokes hits a century here. His first in the Indian T20 League. His first ever in Twenty20s. Backs away and slaps a drive through extra cover. What a gorgeous shot. Raises his bat after a fist-pump and screeches, in cramps and joy, err.. He's almost taken Pune home here

6

to Christian, SIX, Dhoni and Smith half-hug in the dug out, Pune's crowd cheers its lungs out. Supergiant beat Gujarat for the first time ever in T20 League. Christian gets a ball sitting up and scythes the ball over square leg. Way over it. With that, it's goodbye BLR from T20 League 2017

4

to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, gee, this man. It's not short, it's just wide. And seams in a touch to cut the room, but the hands that McCullum has. Cuts it up and over covers. No feet, all hands

4

to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, there wasn't any room there, not much pace either - some 124 odd kays - but the trick was in playing late. McCullum does that. Plays close to his body, opens the bat face and steers a boundary behind the dive of short third

6

to Ishan Kishan, SIX, now he's cleared long leg here. Never looked like clearing it, trust me, but this guy packs a punch. Nicely inclined himself outside the line, with no feet, opening the area on the leg-side. Hoicked it up and over, and cleared the man in the deep, who was right at the boundary

4

Sundar to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, completely duped. Totally. Kishan was looking to shimmy out but slipped, and to make things worse, Sundar drops it slightly wider. Kishan has to reach out and trims an inside edge past the leg-stump. Four. All that and four

6

Sundar to Ishan Kishan, SIX, that's a tripe length. Short and Kishan has pulled him over deep mid-wicket. No fuss. Looked a six the moment he hit it, unlike that hoick over long leg last over

4

to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, that's a shot that will shove you into a crisis. An outside edge or a glide? Yes, McCullum made room there but to drive, through covers. May have opened the bat face but that was an edge that beat short third, and raced away

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, now smacks the bejeezus out of this. Gets his front leg out and hacks this ball over mid-wicket. All the way. Need drones to catch it

4

to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, the partnership between Ishan Kishan and Brendon McCullum is now 50+. A low, flat dipping full toss on middle and leg, and Ishan has hurried himself into a sweep round the corner

4

to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, smacks a wide full ball, flat-batted, wide of Smith's one-handed leap at mid-off. Good aggressive shot that

W

to Ishan Kishan, out Caught by Washington Sundar!! Bowls a googly last ball, messes up a young head and gets him with a wide one. Age matters. Kishan sees the width and throws his hands at it, only to slash it straight to Washington Sundar at short third man. Straight to him. He was looking good but had to reach out here, meaning he failed to keep the ball down. He's out but manages to impress in his little stint again, doesn't he? Ishan Kishan c Washington Sundar b 31(24) [4s-3 6s-2]

4

Thakur to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, that has McCullum's swagger stamped all over it. Look at him making room, whilst stepping down the track, and smaking it flat-batted wide of Steven Smith at mid-off. Does put in a dive but that was motoring away. Not a chance, even with a dive

W

to Raina, out Raina Run Out!! 1 run completed. Oh Dhoni, thou friggin' beauty. That was at best a mortal throw from the deep mid-wicket fielder and Dhoni has transfigured it into a wicket-taking one. You have to see it to believe it. Turned towards deep square leg by Raina, Rahane sprinted across and let out a flat throw to his credit, severely threatening the second run there. And then Dhoni takes over. Waited behind the stumps, keeping his hands near the bails and just dislodges them off, like he hates them. Like he loves the red light. Raina is gone. Never take a second with Dhoni behind the wicket. Never. "Dhoni, Dhoni"chants at the stadium. Raina run out (Rahane/Dhoni) 8(8)

4

to Finch, FOUR, now he's managed to get under a very full ball. The trick was in not reaching out for the ball. Stayed put, lifted the ball and got it over wide mid-on. Good shot

OT

to Finch, 1 run, Stokes misses a direct hit here. Certain run out opportunity. Firstly, Finch is duped by a slower ball. Pops it up towards short point, where Stokes comes sprinting in and attacks the ball. Picks the right end too, with Finch having given up, but misses

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, and look at how McCullum celebrates Stokes no-bullseye last ball. Gets the right length to smack his bat right across to, and does so effectively. Hedgehopped over deep mid-wicket

6

to Finch, SIX, what can a bowler do. Bowl, they say. Perfectly good ball from here. Wrong 'un on off stump but Finch has his front leg out, smacking it over deep mid-wicket with the turn. What have you got, ?

W

to Finch, out Caught&Bowled!! Two overs, two wickets. is the late-bloomer we all want to be. He was driven on the up last ball, so drags the length back this time. Just a bit. Finch was looking to nudge a single to mid-wicket at best, but is early into the shot. Perhaps the ball held up and the leading edge was devoured by . And the celebrations followed. Finch c and b 13(6) [4s-1 6s-1]

W

to Dwayne Smith, out Bowled!! "I have missed my morning jog today" kinda sprint from Imran . Now this is a wicket handed to him, and he's on a hat-trick here. Smith is making a comeback into the side, but decides to slog across a wrong 'un which he hadn't picked by a mile. Biding time is so old-fashioned.. The ball sneaks through the bat-pad gap and bowls him. Shambolic shot, to say the least. Dwayne Smith b 0(1)

4

to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, edged and four! Pacy length ball wide of off, McCullum looks to drive with hard hands and gets a fat outside edge. Runs well past the keeper's reach and races away into the third man fence. Tahir puts a desperate dive, but can't stop it

4

Thakur to Karthik, FOUR, shot! Right off the middle of the bat. Thakur offers with outside off and Karthik smacks the drive through extra cover. Reached the fence like a bullet

W

Thakur to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Rahane!! Big wicket for PUNE. Baz was looking dangerous. He tried to go over covers by backing away. It was on the stumps and all McCullum could do was slice it to Rahane at deep backward point. Brendon McCullum c Rahane b Thakur 45(27) [4s-5 6s-2]

4

to Jadeja, FOUR, wow! A brave shot from Jaddu. Waltzes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and thumps it down the ground. With mid-on inside the circle, that's a safe shot. Gets it well wide of him and the ball has enough legs to go past the boundary rope

4

to Jadeja, FOUR, boundary to end the over. It didn't come off the middle of the bat, but Jadeja won't mind. It was a short ball from . Jadeja is slightly late on his pull and gets it off the top part of the bat. Finds the gap in the deep mid-wicket area

4

Thakur to Jadeja, FOUR, that's a gift and Jadeja won't miss out. Short of a good length delivery drifting down leg, Jadeja tickles it fine. Runs away into the fine leg fence

W

to Jadeja, out Caught by Unadkat!! The short ball does the trick. , at 131kph, darts a bumper on leg. The ball gets big on Jadeja, who is late on his pull. The ball balloons off bat and glove to settles into the hands of Unadkat at short fine leg. Jadeja c Unadkat b 19(12) [4s-3]

W

to Faulkner, out Caught by Manoj Tiwary!! He dropped twice in the previous game, did Manoj Tiwary, but not today. Faulkner couldn't have hit it straighter to the fielder. He went deep in his crease and backed away to manufacture room. Slaps (middles) this short of length delivery straight to Tiwary at short cover. Faulkner c Manoj Tiwary b 6(7)

W

to Sangwan, out Caught by Tripathi!! Another one bites the dust. Sangwan was completely undone by the lack of pace. bowled it around 117kph on a short of a good length. Sangwan is early into his stroke - to drive down the ground - and ends up chipping it high in the air off the outside part of the bat. Tripathi at mid-wicket settles under it and takes it with ease. Sangwan c Tripathi b 1(2)

4

to Karthik, FOUR, much needed boundary. Another slower delivery, Karthik dances down and heaves it away into the deep square leg fence

4

to Karthik, FOUR, improvisation at its best. Reverses his stance even before the ball is delivered and brooms it away between short third man and backward point

W

to Basil Thampi, out Karthik Run Out!! This time MS doesn't miss and his opposite number is well short. Thampi looks to heave this length ball through mid-wicket and misses. MS, who had his right glove taken off, collects it and finds the target direct. OUT by a long way. Karthik run out (Dhoni) 29(26) [4s-3]

W

to Ankit Soni, out Bowled!! GUJ are bowled out with a ball to spare. The slower ball is too good for Soni. He gives a mighty swing and connects thin air. The ball cannons onto the stumps and the Lions finish on 161. Ankit Soni b 0(1)

Pune

 Ajinkya Rahane  Rahul Tripathi  Steven Smith (c)
 Manoj Tiwary  MS Dhoni (wk) Ben Stokes
 Daniel Christian  Washington Sundar  Jaydev Unadkat
 Shardul Thakur  Imran Tahir  Milind Tandon
 Saurabh Kumar  Rahul Chahar  Mayank Agarwal
 Usman Khawaja  Baba Aparajith  Jaskaran Singh
 Adam Zampa  Ishwar Pandey  Ankit Sharma
 Rajat Bhatia  Ankush Bains  Ashok Dinda
 Faf du Plessis  Lockie Ferguson  Deepak Chahar
      
           

Gujarat

 Ishan Kishan  Brendon McCullum  Suresh Raina (c)
 Aaron Finch  Dwayne Smith  Dinesh Karthik (wk)
 Ravindra Jadeja  James Faulkner  Ankit Soni
 Pradeep Sangwan  Basil Thampi  Dhawal Kulkarni
 Praveen Kumar  Shadab Bashir Jakati  Jaydev Shah
 Manpreet Gony  Nathu Singh  Jason Roy
 Munaf Patel  Chirag Suri  Akshdeep Nath
 Shubham Agarwal  Tejas Baroka  Pratham Singh
 Shelley Shaurya  Irfan Pathan   
           
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