Magnificent death bowling saw Mumbai Indians snatch an incredible one-run victory from the jaws of defeat against Rising Pune Supergiant in a thrilling grand finale of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Sunday.
RPS, who dominated the final from the first ball, botched up towards the end in the low-scoring match.
Skipper Steve Smith was the team’s highest-scorer with 51 runs to his name. 51 off 50 deliveries. A strike rate of 102 that certainly hurt the team’s chances. Specially considering Smith batted in the Powerplay as well.
After Pune’s loss, some die-hard RPS and Mahendra Singh Dhoni fans took to Twitter to troll Harsh Goenka – brother of RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka.
Earlier, during a match between Mumbai and Pune, Harsh passed discourteous remarks against Dhoni and had said that captain Steve Smith had overshadowed him by his performance.