Hello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 24 between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MCA stadium in Pune. (Scorecard | Points Table)Just as we said earlier, its just the start! #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi pic.twitter.com/9n8XpC6Nof- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 2017PUNE INNINGS:MS Dhoni: It was a difficult one but it was important that, since we had strikers towards the end, that we take Rashid out of the game. That was his last over. It’s not a pretty big ground, and there was a pretty strong breeze. That was the plan. It was slightly above average, the run rate. You can’t always pull it off. Manoj’s contribution was very important. In modern day cricket, there’s no run rate that’s high. It boils down to how the opposition bowlers execute. Overall I feel that last four overs you can get 60 runs provided the opposition plays badly and you play well.Steve Smith: Got pretty close towards the end there. MS did what he’s done for such a long period of time. Probably thought it was a 160-165 wicket. We probably didn’t execute our plans right. Tripathi was very good at the top there. These are big five games for us. If we can keep playing like that, and climb up the ladder it will be nice.19.32 IST: What a thriller we have just witnessed! MS Dhoni repeats his old heroics to finish a match that was not in his their hands at one moment of the match. He came in the middle after Pune lost their captain Steven Smith and with his team needing 90 off 55 balls. He was a bit tentative in the start of the innings but was always positive. Wickets kept tumbling at the other end but he kept his calm and stitched a 58-run stand with Manoj Tiwary to the hosts home. A last ball four really was the icing on the cake for this champion player who was facing a lot of criticism lately.advertisement19.31 IST: FOUR! Dhoni finishes it off in style! Phew what a match! Dhoni the finisher has returned and in what manner! Kaul bowls a full ball, outside off, Dhoni calmly drives it through covers for a boundary. The Pune dugout is ecstatic and why not these last over wins lift the team altogether. PUNE WIN BY SIX WICKETS.19.31 IST: 2 needed off 1! MS Dhoni on strike. Plenty of talks going on. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is having a chat with the bowler. Can we have a Super Over?Match 24. 19.1: S Kaul to M Tiwary, 4 runs, 170/4 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Dhoni leads from the front. Great way to bring up his 50.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 2017Back to back boundaries from #MSDhoni #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 2017Final 12 balls, 30 runs required. Nail biting finish this at the MCA Stadium! #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 2017Match 24. 17.5: M Siraj to MS Dhoni, 4 runs, 146/4 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201719.14 IST: SIX! Smashed! Back of a length delivery, outside off, Dhoni stands tall and slap-pulls it over long on for a maximum.19.13 IST: DROPPED! Siraj bowls a full toss, outside off, Dhoni tries to drive it past covers. But he doesn’t time it well, Bhuvneshwar Kumar runs ahead from that position gets his fingertips to the ball but fails to hold onto it. Siraj appreciates the effort from his senior bowler. One run taken.Match 24. 16.6: B Kumar to M Tiwary, 4 runs, 130/4 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017.@tiwarymanoj walks out into the middle. 55 off 22 balls. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201719.04 IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar strikes straightaway. Serves a fuller delivery around leg, Stokes tries to go over mid-wicket with a flick. But he doesn’t quite connect it well. The ball goes straight to the substitute fielder Shankar who runs ahead and takes a well-judged catch. Another failure for Stokes with the bat. A timely strike for Hyderabad. Pune need 56 off 23 balls. Rising Pune Supergiant 121/4 (16.1 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (176/3)Match 24. 14.6: S Kaul to B Stokes, 4 runs, 115/3 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Almost a helicopter! FLAT SIX that! What power #MSDhoni #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 2017#RPS 101-3 after 14 overs. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201718.49 IST: WICKET! Rashid Khan is not only amazing with his googlies and leg breaks but also his fielding. Tossed up delivery around middle and leg, Dhoni uses his feet and clips it towards mid-wicket and starts running. Rashid runs to his right, collects the ball and fires a throw to score a direct hit at the striker’s end. It seemed out instantly but the umpires go upstairs. Replays show he is well outside the crease and is out, but Rahul doesn’t feel the need for the big screen to say that as he was already in the dugout by the time it the red signal was on the screen. A disappointing end to an amazing innings. Rising Pune Supergiant 98/3 (13.1 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (176/3)advertisement13 overs have been bowled #RPS 98-2, need another 79 runs off 42 deliveries. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201718.42 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot! Room on offer and punished! Good length delivery, outside off, Dhoni cuts it hard through point for a boundary. The third man fielder had no chance.Superstar @Mozzie21 is into the attack! Time to show it with the ball now Mozzie.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201718.35 IST: WICKET! Rashid Khan has dismissed yet another big fish! The leggie bowls the wrong ‘un and Smith plays a wrong shot. He makes room and looks to guide it down but instead he chops on and the ball crashes onto the stumps. He is livid with himself and almost bangs his willow on the ground. Rashid starts celebrating and Naman Ojha joins him. But I don’t think the crowd mind the wicket because the chants of DHONI, DHONI have begun. Rising Pune Supergiant 87/2 (10.5 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (176/3)Match 24. 9.5: B Sharma to S Smith, 6 runs, 82/1 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Match 24. 9.4: B Sharma to S Smith, 6 runs, 76/1 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201718.29 IST: FOUR! Short and outside off, Tripathi goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor end to the over!18.27 IST: FIFTY! Rahul Tripathi slams maiden fifty in IPL. Shortish and outside off, Tripathi punches it through covers for a run. A fine innings from the youngster but he has to carry on.18.23 IST: Time Out has been taken. Rahul Tripathi is one short of a well deserved century. He has looked in ominous start and it is vital for Hyderabad to get rid of him as soon as possible. Let’s see what strategy they chalk out for the youngster.Match 24. 5.6: S Kaul to R Tripathi, 6 runs, 55/1 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Match 24. 5.4: S Kaul to R Tripathi, 4 runs, 49/1 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201718.12 IST: SIX! That came of the middle of the willow. Good length delivery, in the line of the stumps, Rahul Tripathi comes down the ground and lofts the white object over mid on for a maximum. Pune have scored 45 runs so far, out of those Rahul has scored 37.#RPS 37-1. Tripathi in full flow. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201718.07 IST: FOUR! This young boy is enjoying his time at the centre, isn’t he? Length ball, outside off, Tripathi slashes it through point for a boundary.18.06 IST: SIX! He’s timed that extremely well. Short again, on the sticks, Tripathi stays in his crease and pulls it over square leg for half a dozen.advertisement18.05 IST: DROPPED! Tripathi gets a reprieve! Siraj bowls a shortish delivery around off, Tripathi tries to pull it but only manages a top edge. The ball lobs high up in the air and goes behind. Bipul Sharma runs behind from short fine leg, gets under the ball but fluffs it. An easy catch put down! They run a brace in that time.18.02 IST: WICKET! A false dismissal, really! Rahane’s poor run in the tournament continues. Bipul Sharma flights it around leg, Rahane uses his feet and tries to go over mid on. But he mistimes the ball and goes towards Kaul at mid on who goes to his right and reverse cups it. Bipul celebrates the wicket like Afridi! Rahane walks back sadly. Rising Pune Supergiant 15/1 (3.1 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (176/3)17.58 IST: FOUR! Serves a length ball, outside off, Tripathi tries to run it down to third man but edges it a lot finer and past keeper for a boundary.Down the track and slapped! Absolute arrogance in the stroke from Tripathi! FOUR! #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201717.49 IST: The visitors are on the field and are discussing their strategy. Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi have arrived at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the proceedings for Hyderabad.HYDERABAD INNINGS:17.33 IST: HYDERABAD END ON 176/3! Moises Henriques and Deepak Hooda clubbed ensured that Hyderabad post a competitive total on board. The visitors scored 63 runs in the last five overs and Pune’s death bowling once again harmed them. In hindsight, David Warner’s wicket was a boon for his side as he failed to get going and once he fell Hooda played a handy cameo. Shikhar Dhawan too batted at a poor strike rate of 103.44 in his innings of 30. Kane Williamson was looking good but was undone by a slower ball of Daniel Christian.17.32 IST: FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Henriques opens the face of the bat and slices it between backward point and short third man for a boundary.17.30 IST: FIFTY! Fantastic knock! Thakur follows the batsman down the leg side with a fuller length ball, Henriques still manages to make room and drives it crisply through covers for a boundary. Henriques slams his fifth fifty.17.29 IST: FOUR! Superbly played! Shardul hurls in a slower short ball around off, Hooda picks it in a trice, waits for it on the back foot and at the last moment lifts it over the keeper for a boundary.Last 6 balls, SRH 161-3. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 2017He waited to perfection and BAM! @Mozzie21 strikes that for a clean SIX!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 2017MASSIVE! @imDeepakHooda smokes that off the bat for a SIX out of the park.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201717.23 IST: FOUR! Henriques is loving playing square of the wicket. Shardul Thakur bowls short and outside off, 119 kph, the Aussie rocks back and steers it behind point for a boundary.Match 24. 17.3: S Thakur to D Hooda, 4 runs, 140/3 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017After 17 overs we’re at 134/3. @Mozzie21 ends it with a superb stroke to the fence for a FOUR!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201717.16 IST: WICKET! Bowled ’em! Unadkat returns to over the wicket for the southpaw and angles in a slower delivery, on back of a length around middle, following the batsman, Warner tries playing the reverse batted shot, or maybe a switch hit, but fails to connect. It goes on to hit the stumps and it ends Warner’s rather unusual stay at the crease. Failed to get going in spite of spending so much time in the middle. Sunrisers Hyderabad 129/3 (16.3 overs) vs Rising Pune Supergiant17.15 IST: SIX! Out of here! Unadkat runs in from around the wicket and angles in a full ball around off, Henriques attacks it with all his might and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie..@danchristian54 finishes his spell. 4-0-20-1. Pure class. SRH 122-6 after 16. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201717.11 IST: Time for the Time Out. Pune have so far controlled the match but now a crucial phase of the match is coming. They need to bowl well to ensure that Hyderabad stay below 150 runs.With 5 overs to go, #DavidWarner is up to the task. Strikes it for a FOUR!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201717.05 IST: SIX! Tahir loses his control over the ball, lets out a high full toss around off, Warner turns inside the crease with the switch hit and sends it rocketing over point for a biggie. It’s called a no ball for a waist high full toss.17.02 IST: FOUR! Henriques has decided to attack. An off pace delivery, a touch short and in the line of the stumps, Moises makes room, shimmies down the track and forces it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.17.01 IST: FOUR! Nicely done! Back of a length delivery on off, Henriques shifts his weight on the back foot and powers his pull shot over mid-wicket for a boundary.Just 2 runs & wicket. Well bowled Mate! @danchristian54 SRH 85-2 after 13 #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201716.56 IST: WICKET! Plumb in front! That’s a massive breakthrough for Pune. Clever change in pace by Christian has deceived the Kiwi. Sunrisers Hyderabad 84/2 (12.3 overs) vs Rising Pune SupergiantMatch 24. 11.6: B Stokes to K Williamson, 4 runs, 83/1 https://t.co/v8gWTphfG4 #RPSvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017First maximum of the innings brought to you by Kane. It’s a start. ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201716.50 IST: SMITH DROPS A SITTER! A slower full ball outside off, angling in, Warner sticks back and hammers it straight to mid off. It’s uppish, travelling and Smith drops a dolly. You don’t often see this player dropping catches. Knowing him, he will be kicking himself for missing out. Warner can punish them for this!At the half way stage we’re at 65/1. Slow start, but remember, we have some classy men out in the middle.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201716.38 IST: WICKET! Wicket first ball for Imran Tahir and he is up and running in celebration. What an impact bowler he is! A bit on the shorter side around middle, Dhawan goes back to pull but gets a big top edge. The ball balloons in the air and Tripathi in the deep mid-wicket region judges the skier perfectly. Shikhar falls after providing a start. Sunrisers Hyderabad 55/1 (8.1 overs) vs Rising Pune Supergiant16.31 IST: Time Out has been taken. The going has been decent from the visiting team. They haven’t gone hammer and tongs but have done well to score at a decent rate and more importantly all their wickets are in tact.SRH 53-0 after 7 overs. 8 off that over. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 2017Excellent use of the feet by #Shikhar straight to the boundary line for a FOUR!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 201716.27 IST: FOUR! Slower delivery by Thakur, Warner picks it early, goes on the back foot and punishes the shorter ball through backward point for a boundary. 11 from the over, a good Powerplay for Hyderabad.#DavidWarner whacks that straight down the ground, he picked up the length with ease and got that racing for a FOUR!#OrangeArmy #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 2017SRH 34-0 after 5 overs. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201716.22 IST: NOT OUT! The umpires have gone up for a run out against Shikhar Dhawan. The Pune players are confident. Is Dhawan in danger? No, he isn’t! Stokes angles in a length ball from around off, Dhawan works it towards mid-wicket and looks to steal a single. Unadkat manning that region attacks the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker’s end. They appeal, it’s referred upstairs but the replays show that Dhawan was safely in.16.18 IST: FOUR! Poor delivery by Ben, he bowls it short and wide outside off, Dhawan uses his lovely hands to whack it through backward point for a boundary.#Shikhar cuts that through off #Stokes for a FOUR!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RPSvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 April 2017After 3 overs SRH 2-0, 8 coming off that over. #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) 22 April 201716.09 IST: Dhoni has a word with the bowler Washington Sundar and suggests him some field changes. He asked him to take square leg back and seeing that Steven Smith makes the change.16.03 IST: FOUR! Dhawan is off the mark with a boundary! Unadkat angles in a length ball, around middle and off, Dhawan charges down the track and forces it past mid on for a boundary.15.58 IST: It’s time to play the game. Out come David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting for the visiting team. Pune are beginning with the pace of Jaydev Unadkat.#IPL Match 24: Here are the Playing XIs for #RPS & #SRH pic.twitter.com/QRKtW899hd- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201715.42 IST: For Pune – Sundar Washington replaces Rahul Chahar15.36 IST: Big Blow for Hyderabad! Yuvraj Singh is unwell and will miss this match. Bipul Sharma has been drafted into the playing XI as a replacement.15.32 IST: TOSS! Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith opts to bowl against David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad.15.28 IST: We are just moments away from the toss now. Australia captain Steve Smith and his deput David Warner will be going against each other today. I guess that’s the beauty of the IPLWelcome @SunRisers to our fortress,playing you guys here for the 1st time. Lets give our fans a cracker of a game #RPSvSRH #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 22, 201715.18 IST: Sunrisers players have fun off the field with the ‘Never Have I Ever’ challengeWatch our boys give it a go at the Never Have I Ever Challenge.Bored Games – Episode 1#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange pic.twitter.com/jRWZEIALH6- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 21, 201715.10 IST: Great initiative taken by the Pune franchise for today’s match which promises to be a thriller.25 differently abled soldiers will watch us play at the MCA Stadium, proud & privileged. #SupergiantsForSoldier #RPSvSRH @ketto pic.twitter.com/79ZYiIqnCo- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 22, 2017Brief Preview:A confident Sunrisers Hyderabad, on a two-match winning run, will face a rejuvenated Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.WATCH: Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey dominate frenetic week 3 of IPL 2017Earlier this week, Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at home and now they play their third away match. They had lost their earlier two away matches.And come Saturday, they will be keen to win the Pune clash so that they can take the confidence to their coming away games at Bengaluru and Mohali.Australian Steven Smith-led Pune, who defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match to end a three-match losing streak on Sunday, will be fresh and raring to go after a five-day break. Pune team, which has won two matches from five games, must have utilised the five-day break as a period to recharge their batteries and retrospect themselves with the middle campaign of the IPL about to reach.To overcome a strong team like Hyderabad, Pune will have to put up a strong show with both the bat and the ball. Pune will be expecting Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary and Ben Stokes to fire in order to post a good total.Pune’s bowling, always the weak link, must be confident after restricting a powerful RCB batting line-up to 134/9 in pursuit of 162. A lot will depend on how veteran South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir performs.Medium pacers Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Stokes and Daniel Christian will again need to raise the bar as they will be up against the likes of a top-heavy Hyderabad batting line-up, which features David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson. Australian left-handed opener Warner has been leading the way for them, having notched 239 run in six innings so far.