Ashok Dinda is the Man of the Match
Dhoni: It's important to win games. We had only won one out of the first five. You cannot be in the middle of the chart to qualify for the semis. There are quite a few teams on 4 or 6 points and we are within reach. Apart from the first toss, I have won them all. We never thought about the rain as a factor; the reason we bowled first is because the wicket stays godd. When you are chasing, you don't worry about the rain much. Length from the bowlers were good and Ashwin bowls the way he wants to bowl. When there are a few wickets in the fist few wickets, the spinners don't feel the pressure. The batsmen and the fast bowler did well. I don't mind playing for 10 years but another 5 years would be good.
David Warner: Couple of half-trackers went to hand, a strangle down leg but they bowled well. We have to keep batting like we were doing when we were chasing. Boys tried hard. We lost wickets trying to get the momentum early on. Looking forward to the two home games. Yuvraj is close (to selection) and let's see what the selectors say. Really appreciate the fans and their support.
Rising Pune Supergiants won by 7 wickets
The captains shake hands and Rising Pune Supergiants win the game
00:03 Local Time, 18:33 GMT: The drizzle looks mellowed down in the backdrop of that big floodlight.
Play stopped due to rain.Rising Pune Supergiantsare ahead on DLS by 34 runs
Over 10.6 Ashish Nehra bowls it short of length to MS Dhoni, out Caught by Tare!! Dhoni tries to play the upper cut but he not enogh power to beat the fielder,Tare pouched this flinging to his left at backward point
Over 10.5 Ashish Nehra bowls a good length delivery to SPD Smith, 1 run, gets his bat high and back foot punches this to cover.
Over 10.4 Ashish Nehra bowls a pitched up delivery to SPD Smith, Boundary!Gets forward and went for a drive away from the body, an inside edge onto the stumps that rolled through fine leg
Over 10.3 Ashish Nehra bowls it short of length to SPD Smith, no runs, goes on to the back foot and cuts it straight to the man at point.
Over 10.2 Ashish Nehra bowls it short of length to SPD Smith, no runs, goes on to the back foot and defends it to the on-side.
Over 10.1 Ashish Nehra bowls a pitched up delivery to SPD Smith, no runs, gets forward and clips it straight to mid-wicket.
Over 10.1 Ashish Nehra bowls it down the legside to SPD Smith, Wide, gets forward and leaves it down the leg-side.
End of Over 10 (8 runs) Rising Pune Supergiants 88/2
SPD Smith 41/31 MC Henriques 2-0-16-1
MS Dhoni 5/3
Over 9.6 MC Henriques bowls a pitched up delivery to SPD Smith, 1 run, gets forward and works it away on the on-side and picks up one more.
Over 9.5 MC Henriques bowls a pitched up delivery to SPD Smith, 2 runs, gets forward and clips it of the pads through mid-wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 9.4 MC Henriques bowls a good length delivery to MS Dhoni, 1 run, gets reaches out for it and flashes it down to third-man.
Over 9.3 MC Henriques bowls a pitched up delivery to MS Dhoni, no runs, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.