IPL 2017 Match Center
Final : RPS vs MI Post Match Report
KH Pandya MI

VIVO IPL 2017 season 10 Final encounter between Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Opting to bat first, Mumbai most batsmen failed to bat well and managed to put small total of 129 runs in 20 overs in grand finale match. Pune in reply managed to score 128 runs in 20 over and last balls finished match ended in favor of Mumbai and won by just 1 runs and grab IPL title 3rd time in history of IPL. KH Pandya declared man of the match for his 47 runs.

Earlier, Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first in very important match of VIVO IPL 2017. Opting to bat first, Mumbai could not made batter start and lost both opening batsmen PA Patel (4) and LMP Simmons (3) early in 3rd over of JD Unadkat when team score was just 8 runs. AT Rayudu also got runs out scoring 12 runs and Mumbai were in deep trouble to put big total in final match. Skipper RG Sharma and KH Pandya came in middle and took the charge in hand for Mumbai. Both played sensible cricket initially and put Mumbai on 50 runs score in 10.1 over but RG Sharma got out scoring 24 runs with excellent catch taken in deep by SN Thakur of A Zampa's bowling and MI were 4/56 in 10.1 overs. KA Pollard came in middle with agrassive mood and smashed six of very 1st ball he face but give away his wicket in hurry scoring just 7 runs in 3 balls and Mumbai were 65/5 in 11 overs. HH Pandya also find diffuculties to stood in middle and got out scoring 10 runs. KV Sharma also went run out for 1 run and Mumbai were 79/7 in 14.1 overs. KH Pandya in later overs played some good shots and contributed well 47 runs for Mumbai and helps to put some respectable total of 129 runs in 20 overs.

Following small target of 130 runs, Pune lost RA Tripathi early of just 3 runs. Skipper SPD Smith joined with AM Rahane and played slow but sensible cricket initially. Rahane played well and made 44 runs before got out. SPD Smith played superb inning of 51 runs but got out on critical conditions when Pune needs 7 runs to win in 3 balls. Match turned into exciting position and Pune needed 4 runs to win on last ball of the match. DT Christian were on strike and he managed to score 2 runs on last ball and lost the match and IPL title by just 1 runs.

Player of the match - KH Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

Series : Mumbai Indians won the 2017 Indian Premier League

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