Captain Smith’s prime run with the bat continues again in India as he led RSP for a mammoth 7 wickets thrilling victory over the Mumbai Indians on the 2nd match of the 10th edition of IPL. and this bought some sparks for the PUNE fans.
Captain Steven Smith finished off the match with a mighty SIXES and the match was went down the wire for a first cliff hanger of the season. he Smashed 84 runs of 54 balls and remained till the end to taste the victory.
On the other side Mumbai Indians were posted a good total with the bat by the contributions of Joss Buttler in the top order, the young lad Nitish Rana studied the innings and its Hardik Pandya who guided to MI’ghty total of 184 with scoring 28 runs in the final over of the innings.
The main attraction in the bowling of RPS is the unsold player in the auction Imran Tahir who held back scoring rate of #MI by taking Joss Buttler and captain Rohith Sharma in just three balls. but the brilliant last over from Hardik Pandya has sailed the score of #MI over to a 180+ in their quota of 20 overs.
RSP’s chasing hasn’t started well as they lost the early wicket of Agarwal, but the stand in Indian TEST Skipper Ajinkya Rahane has nailed the opposition with his sensible and aggressive innings and captain Steven Smith continued to score well and run between the wickets with MSDhoni has reduced the chasing pressure on his head. Though the match went on to the last over where RSP need 13 of last six balls but they scored only three runs of the first three balls and they need 10 runs of last three deliveries and its captain Steven Smith on strike and he never waited till the last ball as he managed to clear the fence in the next deliveries by hitting TWO consecutive sixes and sealed the match and registered the first WIN for his side 🙂
This innings sets up the heat in the 10th edition of the IPL, So i’m waiting some more Cliff hangers will going to entertain the World cricket fans in the coming SAGA of Entertainment. 🙂
And not to forget the banter between Kevin Peterson and MS Dhoni and here you can have the conversation 😛
KP to Manoj Tiwary: Tell MS that I am better golfer than Dhoni..
Dhoni: You are still my first Test wicket. 😀 😀