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IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant dominate Mumbai Indians to reach first ever Final

Rising Pune Supergiant rode on fine half-centuries from Manoj Tiwary and Ajinkya Rahane and impressive off-spin bowling from teenager Washington Sundar (3/16) to defeat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the first qualifier and enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.

Tiwary (58), Rahane (56) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40 not out off 26) helped Pune post 162/4 in 20 overs. Sundar, 17, then ran through the Mumbai top-order as the hosts could only score 142/9 at the Wankhede Stadium. Medium pacer Shardul Thakur (3/37) created problems for Mumbai at the death overs.

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Ashish Nehra ruled out of remainder of IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad veteran quick Ashish Nehra was ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, head coach Tom Moody said here on Tuesday.

"Ashish Nehra won't be fit for the remainder of the tournament," he told media in an interaction on the eve of the IPL eliminator clash between Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

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IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant

After losing to Rising Pune Supergiant in both their home and away encounters during the league stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL), table-toppers Mumbai Indians will need to pull up their socks when they take on Steve Smith's side in the first qualifier at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.

There is a lot at stake as the winning team goes straight into the final to be played in Hyderabad on May 21, while the losing side gets another chance in the second qualifier, to be played on May 19 in Bengaluru.

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IPL 2017: RCB end season with a win over Delhi Daredevils

Basement dwellers Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ended their disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a 10-run win over sixth-placed Delhi Daredevils in an inconsequential contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday night.

Captain Virat Kohli (58; 45b; 3x4, 3x6) shared a 66-run second-wicket stand with West Indian Chris Gayle (48; 38b; 3x3, 3x6) as Bangalore reached 161/6 in 20 overs. Delhi were bowled out for 151 in 19.5 overs, losing by 10 runs to finish sixth.

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Steve Smith: "Shardul was outstanding, Unadkat again was outstanding"

Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith praised his bowlers who did a fantastic job in restricting Kings XI Punjab to a meagre 73 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday.

The Pune victory came off a superb performance by their bowlers which was later complemented by their top-rung batsmen to overhaul the meagre 74-run target set by a hapless Punjab.

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IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant crush Kings XI Punjab to finish 2nd

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) on Sunday cemented their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs thrashing Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday.

The Pune victory came on the back of a superb performance by their bowlers which was later complemented by their top-rung batsmen to overhaul the meagre 74-run target set by a hapless Punjab.

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Rohit Sharma: "We were sticking to our plans, we didn't panic"

Expressing happiness after humbling the formidable Kolkata Knight Riders with their second stringers to finish as table toppers, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday said his boys stuck to their plans and did not panic in trying circumstances.

"We spoke of finishing on a high. We wanted to play the brand of cricket we spoke about. Very happy," Sharma said after the nine run win over the KKR at the Eden Gardens.

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Gautama Gambhir: "Got to bat better"

Crestfallen after a nine-run loss to Mumbai Indians in their IPL game, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautama Gambhir on Saturday took his batsmen to task for making a mess of a "chaseable" target.

Replying to Mumbai Indians' 173/5, KKR ended at 164/8, to miss out on the second spot in the table.

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IPL 2017: Mumbai continue to dominate Kolkata to claim top spot

Mumbai Indians underlined their title credentials with a convincing nine-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in both sides' final Indian Premier League (IPL) engagement at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.

Having already qualified for the playoffs, the table toppers ringed in as many as six changes to their starting XI. Krunal Pandya, R Vinay Kumar, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Johnson, Tim Southee, and Saurabh Tiwary were all slotted in with Jasprit, Harbhajan Singh, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Lasith Malinga being rested.

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