The match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant is underway. Mumbai Indians were the first up to bat and ended on 129 for 8. Rising Pune Supergiant is fast approaching the Mumbai Indians total. The match is taking place in the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.
There is no question that Rising Pune Supergiant entered the final of the 10th VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 with confidence. After having achieved three wins against their opponents, the Mumbai Indians, during this year’s IPL, the team expects to have yet another victory.
At this time, Rising Pune Supergiant has 100 for 3 and are currently in their 17th out of 20 overs. It certainly looks likely that Rising Pune Supergiant will win the 10th VIVO Indian Premier League. Having noted that, there are no guarantees until the final run has taken place.
There have been some surprises in the batting for Rising Pune Supergiant. MS Dhoni only made 10 runs before he was dismissed. Dhoni was caught behind when Rising Pune Supergiant was at 98 for 3. Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane have kept the batting rate steady for the team.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first. The team’s total of 129 for 8 is the lowest number of runs by a team batting first in an IPL final. With the low total, Rising Pune Supergiant appear even more confident of a win. The team does, however, know that they still have to go through the paces and get the runs needed to win.
Last year Pune ended in the seventh position out of eight teams in the Indian Premier League. This year, the team has steadily risen to second place with just two points below the Points Table winners.
The excitement mounts as the final is minutes away from a result.