23:41 IST Mi win by 20 runs, Pune through to the final!

23:40 IST Malinga on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Bumrah takes a single as well. Malinga will face the last ball of the inning. SIX! Malinga finishes the match with a six. MI 142/9. 

23:38 IST WICKET! McClenaghan c Unadkat b Shardul Thakur 12(11)

23:38 IST Shardul Thakur comes to bowl the last ball. A single taken on the first ball of the over by Bumrah. McClenaghan on strike, he swings and misses, a dot ball. It’s all over for MI in this game. Edged and taken. McClenaghan has to go back. WICKET! MI 134/9. 

23:35 IST Unadkat continues, Bumrah takes a single off the first ball trying to hit the ball towards long on. McClenaghan takes a single as well. Unadkat comes round the wicket to Bumrah, a dot ball as he misses the slower ball. Another dot ball from Unadkat as he bowled a slower ball. Bumrah takes a single towards the short third man. SIX! McCleanghan hits a biggie, whoa, Rahane took the catch and throws the ball back at Smith. But Rahane is not sure about that. Is that out? No. That’s a maximum. MI 127/8. 

23:30 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bat, he takes a single off the first ball. McClenaghan hits the ball in the air but dropped! Tripathi drops the catch, a single taken. Bumrah chips the ball towards square leg, takes a single. A short bal from Christian, drops just short of the fielder running in from point, a couple of runs taken. SIX! I could not believe my eyes, that is probably the first time he has hit a six in IPL. A single to end the over, MI 124/8. 

23:26 IST WICKET! Karn Sharma c Dhoni b Unadkat 4(7)

23:26 IST Jaydev Unadkat comes to bowl, Karn takes a single off the first ball. McClenaghan on strike, he has the ability to hit big sixes. Swing and a miss, slower one from Unadkat, a dot ball. McClenaghan takes a single off the next ball. Still no boundaries from the over, Karn takes a single towards long on.McClenaghan pulls the next ball, manages to take a single. In the air and Dhoni takes the catch, WICKET! MI 111/8. 

23:21 IST Christian continues, Karn Sharma, the new batsman on strike, WIDE! that did not look like a wide to me, Dhoni is not happy with this. Karn takes a single and gets off the mark. McClenaghan on strike, he tries the reverse sweep but fails, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball. Two dot balls to follow, Karn is finding it hard to hit the ball. Another dot to end the over, wait! Overthrow, a single taken off the last ball. MI 107/7. 

23:16 IST WICKET! Parthiv Patel c Christian b Shardul Thakur 52(40)

23:16 IST Thakur continues, Mitchell McClenaghan comes to bat, WIDE! The ball goes down the legside, he tried to bowl the slower one. A single off the next ball, McClenaghan gets off the mark. Swing and a miss, Parthiv aiming for the big shot but could not get it on the bat. Parthiv hits the ball in the air, gone! WICKET! MI 103/7. 

23:13 IST WICKET! Krunal Pandya c Christian b Shardul Thakur 15(11)

23:13 IST Patel takes a single off the next ball. Next ball, Krunal hits the ball in the air, taken in the deep. WICKET! MI 101/6. 

23:11 IST Parthiv Patel reaches 50!

23:10 IST Daniel Christian back into the attack, Parthiv on strike, he hits the slower ball firmly, gets just a single. Krunal plays a similar shot but straight to the covers fielder, gets just a single. Parthiv comes down the track, the ball hits his pads, a single taken, leg byes signaled by the Umpire, he is still batting on  49. Parthiv pulls the slower ball, takes a couple of runs towards deep midwicket. FOUR! Krunal guides the ball past the short third man fielder, gets a boundary. Next ball, in the air, Shardul jumps in the air, misses it, FOUR! These are valuable runs for MI. MI 98/5. 

23:03 IST Sundar comes back into the attack, round the wicket to Krunal, hits his pads, a single taken off the first ball. Parthiv on strike, he tries to go inside out, takes a single towards deep cover. A dot ball to follow, Krunal was aiming for a big shot but could not hit it the way he wanted to. Krunal comes down the track, hits the ball towards long off, just short of the fielder, a single taken. A dot ball to follow, Parthiv could not read the line of the ball. A single taken on the last ball, end of Sundar’s spell, 4 for 16. MI 84/5. 

22:59 IST One Pandya goes another comes in, Krunal Pandya takes strike, WIDE! Ferguson bowls that one down the leg stump. Whoa! beats the bat by a whisker, fine bowling from Lockie. Krunal takes a single off the next ball towards deep midwicket. Parthiv on strike, Lockie comes round the wicket to him, WIDE! that went along with the angle down the legside. Parthiv works the next ball towards square leg, takes a single. Krunal takes a quick single towards mid on. Last ball of the over, Parthiv on strike. WIDE! This is the third one from the over, Lockie is stopping the boundaries but giving away few extras. A dot ball to end the over, MI 82/5. 

22:53 IST WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Daniel Christian b Lockie Ferguson 14(10)

22:52 IST Daniel Christian comes to bowl, Parthiv takes a single off the first ball, he has dropped the anchor now. Hardik on strike, he pushes the ball towards mid-off, a dot ball. Hardik shuffles across, takes a single towards square leg. Two more singles to follow, no boundary off the over yet. Another dot ball to end the over. MI 75/4. 

22:47 IST Adam Zampa comes to bowl, Parthiv takes a single off the first ball, gets Hardik on strike. SIX! Hardik strikes that one into the fence, that will release some pressure off Parthiv. Hardik takes a single after a dot ball, doing the right thing, getting off the strike. Just a single more of the over. MI 71/4. 

22:43 IST Shardul Thakur comes back into the attack, Hardik Pandya comes to bat but he is off strike, Parthiv takes a single off the first ball. Hardik gets off the mark of the first ball. A dot ball to follow to Parthiv, FOUR! Parthiv gets a boundary, welcome boundary for MI. He takes a single off the next ball, FOUR! Hardik gets the ball fine, just helps it on his way, good over for MI, 11 runs from it. MI 62/4. 

22:36 IST WICKET! Pollard c Smith b Washington Sundar 7(10)

22:36 IST Washington Sundar continues, Parthiv takes a single off the second ball. Just singles from this over, Pollard-Parthiv are trying to do what Tiwary and Rahane did. That’s a blinder taken by Smith. WICKET! MI 51/4. 

22:33 IST Lockie Ferguson comes to bowl, Pollard defends the first ball. Pollard takes a single off the first ball. Parthiv rotates the strike, he is trying to play the role of an anchor again. Pollard could not get the next two balls beyond the 30-yard circle. FOUR! He finally beats the fielder on the mid off, gets his first boundary. MI 48/3. 

22:28 IST Kieron Pollard comes to bat, he takes a single off the last ball of the over. MI 42/3. 

22:26 IST WICKET!  Rayudu c Smith b Washington Sundar 0(3)

22:24 IST WICKET! Rohit Sharma lbw b Washington Sundar 1(2)

22:22 IST Parthiv takes a single off the first ball. Rohit on strike, he takes a single off the first ball, gets off the mark straight away. FOUR! MI 41/1. 

22:19 IST WICKET! Lendl Simmons run out (Shardul Thakur) 5(13)

22:19 IST Shardul Thakur continues, Patel on strike, FOUR! He hits the ball over covers, he is not backing down from attacking the bowlers in powerplays. Parthiv hits the next one down the ground, Unadkat puts in a dive running backwards but could not catch it, a couple of runs off that ball. RUNOUT! MI 35/1. 

22:17 IST Lockie Ferguson comes to bowl, he starts off with a wide. A good ball to follow, Simmons was beaten by the pace. He takes a single off the next ball. SIX! Parthiv pulls the ball over square leg, He is still carrying on with his counter attack. Parthiv takes a single towards backward point, good fielding inside the circle by Rahane. Simmons could not get bat on it, beaten again, a dot ball. WIDE! That was just outside the line. A dot ball to end the over, MI 29/0. 

22:12 IST Unadkat continues, Parthiv on strike, SIX! He starts the over with a maximum, the ball hung in the air but Parthiv struck that one over square leg for a maximum, second one for him. He takes a single off the next ball. Parthiv flicks again, Unadkat gets lucky, a dot ball. A single taken off the last ball as he mistimed that shot. Simmons is not trying to hit the ball for boundaries, takes a single and retains strike. MI 19/0. 

22:07 IST Washington Sundar comes to bowl, he starts off with two dot balls to Simmons. He takes a single off the next ball. Patel tries to pull the ball but could not get it past the square leg fielder, a dot ball. SIX! Patel flicks that one for a maximum, that was pure work of wrists, first maximum of the innings. A single to end the over, MI 8/0. 

22:03 IST Unadakt is creating problems for Simmons, just beating the offside edge of the bat, good start for RPS. Simmons takes a quick single towards point, he is not trying to hit the big shots from the start. Parthiv on strike, he defends the first ball, good over from Unadkat so far. Another dot ball to end the over, RPS off to a good start. MI 1/0. 

21:58 IST Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel come to bat, Jaydev Unadkat to bowl the first over.

21:45 IST Mumbai Indians need 163 to reach the final of IPL 2017.

21:44 IST Bumrah to bowl the last over, Tiwary on strike, he chips the ball in the iar, a single taken off the first ball, gets Dhoni on strike. The crowd is getting behind him will he hit Bumrah for a six? Yes he does, SIX! Dhoni hits Bumrah for a maximum over covers, hits Bumrah for a six fro the first ime. Dhoni mistimes the pull shot, takes a couple of runs, good running between the wickets. SIX! That’s a mighty hit from Dhoni, hits the sight screen. Wankhede crowd is not supporting their home team but Dhoni. A dot ball to follow, Bumrah bowls a toe crushing yorker. A dot ball to follow, Tiwary tries to still a single but gets run out. RPS 162/3. 

21:37 IST Tiwary on strike, McClenaghan to bowl the 19th over. FOUR! That was a beamer for McClenaghan, Tiwary puts it away for a boundary. NO BALL, FREE HIT, SIX! Tiwary goes down the ground, hits the ball over straight on for a maximum, that shot had power written over it. A single off the next delivery towards long on. Dhoni on strike, swing and a miss, could not put that away. SIX! He finally gets timber on it, what a shot, from the middle of the bat, this is turning out to be just the over RPS needed. WIDE! That was too much down the offside. WIDE! Here’s another wide, it seems like McClenaghan is afraid of Dhoni. Swing and a miss, Dhoni misses that, Smith was disappointed on that one in the dugout. Last ball of the over, SIX! That went up in the air and landed just in front of the side screen, 26 runs from the over. RPS 147/3. 

21:29 IST Bumrah to bowl the 18th over, Tiwary pulls the ball, mistimes again, Simmons puts in a dive but touches the rope, FOUR! good start of the over. A single off the next ball through leg byes. Swing and a miss, Dhoni could not get bat on that, he is struggling to get a boundary. Another swing and a miss! Dhoni is not happy with himself for not able to hit the big shot. He takes a single off the next ball, RPS need to get past 150. Tiwary goes for the scoop shot, gone wrong, a single to end the over. RPS 121/3. 

21:24 IST McClenaghan comes back into the attack, round the wicket to Dhoni. An appeal for caught behind from him and Patel, but the Umpire signals WIDE! An angled in delivery, takes an inside edge of the bat, a dot ball. Dhoni miscues the next one, gets just a single towards long on. Tiwary on strike, he takes a single towards deep midwicket. Dhoni comes down the track, will get just a single as he could not time that one either. WIDE! That was way down the leg side. Tiwary pulls the next ball, takes a single as square leg fielder could not get to it. RPS 114/3. 

21:17 IST Krunal to bowl, Dhoni on strike, he takes a quick single. A dot ball to follow, Tiwary is struggling to find the gap. He takes a single off the next ball. Dhoni knocks the ball towards mid on, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball, just 3 runs from 5 balls. Last ball of the over, Tiwary on strike, he tries to slog sweep, did not time it but gets a couple of runs. RPS 109/3. 

21:14 IST Karn Sharma comes back to bowl, Tiwary plays a dot ball. He takes a single off the next, RPS in desperate need of boundaries. SIX! Dhoni sends the ball into the second tier, that was a gigantic shot from the master himself. The Wankhede crowd is chanting Dhoni-Dhoni. Two dot balls to follow, good comeback from Karn Sharma. A single off the last ball of the over, RPS 104/3. 

21:10 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bowl, Tiwary takes a single off the first ball. Dhoni takes another single off the next ball. Tiwary comes down the track and takes a single, RPS need boundaries now. Dhoni plays the next one in his own unorthodox manner, takes a single towards deep mid on. Slower ball from Bumrah, inside edge off Tiwary’s bat, a couple of runs taken. A single more to end the over. RPS 96/3. 

21:03 IST MS Dhoni comes to bat, he faces a dot ball from Karn. Another dot ball to end the over, RPS 89/3. 

21:01 IST WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Karn Sharma 56(43)

21:01 IST Karn Sharma comes back into the attack, Rahane goes on the back foot and pulls the ball towards midwicket, takes a couple of runs. Rahane works the next one towards long on, picks up another couple of runs, good running between the wickets. He works the next one towards square leg, over throw from MI fielder, a couple of runs taken. Huge lbw appeal, given, Rahane departs. RPS 89/3. 

20:57 IST Krunal continues, Rahane on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. FOUR! Tiwary slogs the ball towards deep midwicket for a boundary. A dot ball to follow. Tiwary flicks the ball in the air, takes a single towards square leg. FOUR! Rahane sweeps the ball hard, misfield on the boundary, this is turning out to be a good over for MI. Rahane nudges the ball, takes a single off the last ball. FITY FOR RAHANE! RPS 83/2. 

20:53 IST Malinga back into the attack, a dot ball to Rahane. FOUR! Rahane pierces the off side field, gets a boundary. He takes a single off the next ball. Tiwary comes down the wicket, hits the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a couple of runs. Tiwary comes down the track and hits the ball towards long off, takes a single. Rahane takes a single off the last ball, retains strike. RPS 72/2. 

20:38 IST Krunal continues, Rahane uses the reverse sweep, gets just a single on that occasion. Tiwary takes a single on the third ball towards long on. Rahane takes a single off the next ball. Meanwhile, the crowd is chanting Sachin-Sachin. Two more singles from the over, RPS 63/2. 

20:45 IST Hardik Pandya has been introduced into the attack, Rahane charges down the wicket, SIX! hits that one down the ground for a maximum, first one for him tonight. Rahane takes a single off the next ball, gets Tiwary on strike. He pulls the short ball for a single towards fine leg. An inside edge off the bat on the next ball, Rahane takes a quick single. FOUR! The ball takes the inside edge off the bat, Tiwary gets a lucky boundary. Tiwary chips the ball over covers, takes a couple of runs, 15 runs from the over. RPS 58/2. 

20:41 IST Krunal Pandya comes into the attack, he bowls two dot deliveries to Rahane, a single taken off the third ball, Tiwary on strike. Mild mix-up between Tiwary-Rahane but safe in the end, a dot ball. Reverse sweep from Tiwary, another dot ball. A dot ball to end the over, just 1 run from it. RPS 43/2. 

20:35 IST Karn Sharma continues, Rahane takes a single off the first ball. SIX! Tiwary goes big, hits that one into the stands, good use of the feet as he danced down the wicket. He defends the next ball on the front foot, a dot ball. A single off the next delivery. Rahane on strike, he takes a single towards long on. Last ball of the over, a dot ball to end the over, RPS 42/2. 

20:22 IST Malinga comes back into the attack, Tiwary on strike, the ball held on to the surface and takes a leading edge, a dot ball. Tiwary takes a quick single off the next ball, a direct hit from Pandya, third Umpire will have a look at it. Is he out? No, the TV replay shows he is well in. A dot ball to follow as Rahane could not get the ball past midwicket. Once again, a dot ball, almost an action replay to the previous one. Whoa! good fielding in the point position from Simmons, that was a superb shot from Rahane but Simmons stopped the boundary. A single off the last ball, just 2 runs from the over, Rahane retains strike. RPS 33/2. 

20:27 IST Karn Sharma comes to bowl, starts off with a dot ball to Tiwary, could not get it past the offside field. A slip fielder in place for him, Tiwary works the ball towards onside, a dot ball. Tiwary dances down the wicket and takes a single towards midwicket. FOUR! Rahane goes inside out, finds the boundary, he is due for a big innings, this might be it. He takes a single towards midwicket. Last ball of the over, Tiwary on strike, he comes down the track, just a single off the last ball. RPS 31/2. 

20:22 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bowl, he bowls the first one on the leg stump, Tiwary manages to get bat on that, takes a single. Bumrah once again hits the pads, Rahane takes a single towards on side. Bumrah is yet to find the perfect length. This time he hits the good length nipping back in, Tiwary defends on the back foot, a dot ball from Bumrah. A similar delivery, Tiwary takes a quick single, just pushing the ball on the offside. Next one hits Rahane’s pads, a quick single taken. Last ball of the over, edged but safe, a single off the last ball. RPS 24/2. 

20:19 IST McClenaghan continues, bowls a short delivery to Rahane, defended on the back foot, a dot ball. McClenaghan hits the good length this time, Rahane defends again, another dot ball. FOUR! Rahane pulls on the front foot, hits it towards deep midwicket for a boundary, first one of the innings. FOUR! Here’s another one, this one was a classical drive piercing the offside field. McClenaghan comes round the wicket, Rahane flicks the ball towards square leg, picks up a couple of runs. A dot ball to end the over, RPS 19/2. 

20:14 IST Manoj Tiwary comes to bat, he guides the ball towards short third man, a dot ball. RPS 9/2. 

20:12 IST WICKET!  Smith c Hardik Pandya b Malinga 1(2)

20:12 IST Lasith Malinga comes to bowl, Rahane on strike, he defends the first ball, taking his time in the big game. On non-striker end, Steven Smith has come to bat. Rahane gets on top of the ball, takes a single towards midwicket, Smith on strike now. Smith gets off the mark straightaway, takes a single towards covers. Rahane glances the back of the length delivery towards square leg, takes a single. In the air and gone, Hardik takes a simple catch as Smith departs after a foolish shot. WICKET! RPS 9/2. 

20:06 IST WICKET! Tripathi b McClenaghan 0(2)

20:06 IST McClenaghan starts, Rahane on strike, starts off with a good length ball. Rahane pushes the ball on the onside. takes a couple of runs, first runs of the innings. He takes a single off the next ball, Tripathi on strike. Tripathi faces a slower ball, tries to dab it down the square leg, takes a quick single but the Umpire signals leg byes. Rahane on strike, that was down the leg side, still trying to get his length right, McClenaghan. Rahane drives the next ball towards mid off, Rohit puts in a dive and saves the boundary, a single taken. Bowled, straight through the gate, McClenaghan gets first breakthrough. RPS 6/1.

20:00 IST Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane come to bat, Mitchell McClenaghan to open the bowling.

19:55 IST Surprisingly, Rohit Sharma has made four changes in the squad replacing four players who played in their last league game. Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu scored half-centuries in the previous game but still were left out from the squad.

MI XI: Parthiv Patel(wk), Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma(c), Ambati Rayudu, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

RPS XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(wk), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa

19:32 IST Lockie Ferguson replaces Ben Stokes in RPS side! inUth’s prediction was spot on.

19:30 IST MI win toss, elect to field first!

19:29 IST TOSS TIME! 

19:13 IST Will Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu get another chance in the side after their commendable performance in the previous game? Stay tuned to find out.

19:08 IST According to facebook pool RPS are clear favourites to win the first qualifier against MI and pave their way to the final at Hyderabad.

Welcome to inUth’s digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017’s Qualifier 1 between the table toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The league games have ended and now it’s time for the finals in IPL 2017. MI have dominated almost all the teams through the tournament but RPS. They have lost both the games played against RPS who have made their way from the seventh spot to the second spot in the IPL standings.

Head-to-head

MI will have the support of their home crowd against RPS who won their first league game at Wankhede. As far as head-to-head of both teams are concerned, MI have been able to win just one game out of four against RPS.

Pitch Report

Wankhede’s pitch is a batting paradise, expect a run fest in the first qualifier similar to the game against Kings XI Punjab where the total score of the teams was over 450. On the other hand, expect fast bowlers to get some lateral movement. All will depend on the opening bowlers to provide breakthroughs in the powerplay overs.

Who will replace Ben Stokes?

The question of the hour is which overseas player will replace the star all-rounder Stokes as he has already left for national duty. Lockie Ferguson is most likely to replace him if he passes the fitness test. On the other hand, Usman Khwaja might get to play his first game in the season as Ajinkya Rahane has not been able to score up the order and compliment in-form domestic sensation, Rahul Tripathi.

Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(wk), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khawaja, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Chahar, Lockie Ferguson, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon

Mumbai Indians: Saurabh Tiwary, Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma(c), Ambati Rayudu(wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Karn Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Tim Southee, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jos Buttler, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Nicholas Pooran, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya