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How MS Dhoni became Mumbai Indians' nemesis in IPL. Parthiv Patel explains

Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants Playing XI & Team News How MS Dhoni became Mumbai Indians' nemesis in IPL. Parthiv Patel explains
Rita Gibson | 19 May, 2017, 19:37

Tiwary and Dhoni scored at 9.95 runs in the 7.2 overs that they batted together.

The other option would be to play a batsman in Usman Khawaja, but that would be fraught with risk, since the Australian hasn't played a single game in IPL 2017, and experienced or not, bringing someone in from the cold like that could really backfire, particularly in the Wankhede cauldron. While scoring 26 off the last nine balls he faced, Dhoni gave an impression of seamlessly assuming Stokes's role in the batting line-up. Tiwary, who stayed with the former Indian captain to the end chipped in with a important 58 of 48 balls.

In-form opener Rohit Trapahthi (0) and Smith (1) fell cheaply as Pune slumped to 2-9 after two overs against the side that finished top of the qualifying table. 26 runs came of the over, including a no-ball, two wides and three sixes. They were seventh among eight teams a year ago.

Pune stumbled at the start losing two wickets in the first two overs.

Interestingly, the Steve Smith-led side are the only team that has beaten Mumbai Indians both times in this IPL edition and among the current sides, are the only one to have an undefeated record against Mumbai, that too in their den. Seeing the last few games of Rising Supergiants Pune, it has won five out of their last six matches.

Steven Smith pulled off a stunning catch at short mid-wicket to send back Rayudu.

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The second place finish has ensured that they can get two attempts to reach the final, a breathing space the team will relish in the changed scenario.

One thing to watch out for Mumbai will be the pitch.

This time is will be hard to repeat the same against Mumbai as 2 of the key player in the Pune squad will be missing as Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir have flown back home.

The Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) has become the first team reach to the final of IPL 2017 as they defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 20 runs in a thrilling encounter of IPL 2017 first Semifinal.

In the bowling department, Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and New Zealand's Mitchell McClenghan are likely to share the new ball before the death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah comes in along with Hardik. With Ambati Rayudu coming in and hitting a sparkling half-century, it would make sense to stick with the more experienced batsman, especially in such a big game.

It's the best time for Pune's foreign buys Lockie Ferguson and Daniel Christian to up the ante as the team tries to find an able replacement of the magical Ben Stokes.

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