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IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiants by 8 wickets

Updated: 01 May 2016 23:31 IST - Published: 01 May 2016 15:57 IST
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Oof! Done with one hectic weekend of IPL cricket. Be back tomorrow with coverage of the IPL game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders. Good night.
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Rohit said, "It was a great effort from bowlers although we didn't start too well, our fielding was disappointing. Restricting them to 160 was very creditable. The spinners and the fast bowlers in the middle did a great job. I've not had a great time batting first, but when I'm chasing, I get to plan my innings. The last 3 games we have played have been superb, we have a good week off to think about how to come back as a fresh unit. Bhajji and Rayadu, I'm sure are celebrating together off the field now and these things happen".
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Dhoni said, "I don't think we batted well after the 10th over, including me. At times we kept thinking about what will happen if we lose wickets, which cost us. From now on, we should stop thinking so much and start expressing yourself. The bowling has shown improvement, there were quite a few good shots played. Given the number of games we have lost, we don't have too much to lose and should just enjoy the rest of the tournament".
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Comprehensive win for the Mumbai Indians. Chasing 160, it was always going to be comfortable with their batting line up. They just needed one of the batsmen in the top order to fire and Rohit Sharma was that man tonight. Another special performance by Rohit as he lifts Mumbai to the 5th win in 9 games, making it 9 in a row. With this win, Mumbai Indians are now 2nd in the table. For Pune, it was very disappointing again as they should have posted a way bigger total given the start they had.
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18.3 M Ashwin to Rohit Sharma, SIX! MUMBAI WIN by 8 wickets! Fullish ball, outside off, Rohit sits down on one knee and slog sweeps the ball over deep midwicket for a maximum to take Mumbai home!
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18.2 M Ashwin to Jos Buttler, 1 run, walks down the track and flicks towards midwicket.
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18.1 M Ashwin to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards long on for a single.
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M Ashwin.
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7 required from 2 overs at 3.5 runs an over.
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17.6 Dinda to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Low full toss on off stump, Buttler clears his front leg and smashes the ball through the covers for the third boundary of the over. Brilliant batting by the Mumbai duo!
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17.5 Dinda to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven towards long on for a single.
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17.4 Dinda to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Full ball again, pacy this time, Rohit slams it over midwicket for another boundary. Waits for it, stays in the crease and plays it between the two fielders stationed there.
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17.3 Dinda to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Slower ball, full length, Rohit waited for it and smashed it straight back past the bowler for a boundary. Attempted to deceive Rohit with the slower ball, but only made it easier for him.
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17.2 Dinda to Jos Buttler, 1 run, leg bye, short ball, hits Buttler on the helmet.
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17.1 Dinda to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, full and on the pads outside leg, flicked towards deep square leg for a single.
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Ashoke Dinda.
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11 runs taken off the 18th over with Pune needing a mini miracle to stay in this game.
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16.6 Boland to Jos Buttler, 2 runs, full toss again, hit in the air towards deep cover for a couple.
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16.5 Boland to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
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16.4 Boland to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs, down the leg side, on the ads, flicked off them towards deep square leg.
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16.3 Boland to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! He walks across his stumps to play the ramp shot, but eventually gets the inside edge that goes between the keeper and short third man for four.
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16.2 Boland to Rohit Sharma, no run, short slower ball, Rohit tries the upper cut, but misses.
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16.2 Boland to Rohit Sharma, WIDE! Down the leg side!
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16.1 Boland to Jos Buttler, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, pushed towards covers for a single.