Chasing 130 to win their maiden IPL title, the Rising Pune Supergiants were cruising at one stage as Ajinkya Rahane (44 of 38) and captain Steve Smith (51 off 50) stitched a … These two shots gave his innings the much needed impetus, and with the captain Smith at the other end, the platform was set for Pune to accrue maximum mileage in the final five overs. Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) have caused Mumbai Indians (MI) a lot of grief in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. (Source: IPL/BCCI) Let’s get the basic numbers out of the way first as we take a look at the two captains who will lead their side on to the field of play at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Sunday. Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma with the IPL trophy. But Manoj Tiwary attempted the glory shot and picked out long-on, and when Steve Smith picked out the lone man patrolling the cover boundary next ball, the pressure had shifted back. Sadly, however, the highly anticipated duel between Dhoni and Narine would last just four deliveries. Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steven Smith has sent out a heartfelt message to fans on social media ahead of the blockbuster finale of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday. "We have not had great history against Pune. Ben Stokes also played under Steve Smith in the IPL 2017 when the Australian captained the Rising Pune Supergiant. Unadkat’s Opening Spell. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, IPL 2017 Final: Steve Smith's exciting Indian summer ends with a heartbreak, Smith scored 472 runs from 15 matches in this season, Smith hit 499 runs in the four-match Test series against India, He took Pune to the final of the IPL 2017 but lost by 1 run as MI lifted the trophy for the third time. That's probably the reasons we lost the game," Sharma said. Rising Pune power through to IPL final. The New South Wales batsman not only had the backing of the owners, who took a brave call ahead of the tournament but also the players, who only had good words to say about their captain. IPL 2017 Final: How Rohit Sharma And Mitchell Johnson Planned Steve Smith's Dismissal Rohit Sharma revealed the strategy he plotted with Mitchell Johnson to stop the RPS skipper Steve Smith. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. In reply, despite two good knocks from Ajinkya Rahane (38-ball 44) and skipper Steve Smith (50-ball 51), RPS fell short by 1 run. On a personal note as well, Smith had a decent tournament. Mumbai Indians are aiming to win IPL for third time, Pune have beaten Mumbai thrice this season, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics. "Obviously, we can take a little bit of confidence from that. Smith, who was appointed Pune captain, in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, did a fantastic job for the franchise. IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. Smith then came into the IPL facing a tough challenge ahead of him. Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians - IPL 2017 MI players celebrate their IPL 2017 triumph. 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Chasing a paltry total of 130, Mumbai applied the breaks on RPS after Ajinkya Rahane and Smith struck a fifty run partnership but failed to take them to the target as Mumbai won by 1 run. The team lost the final to Mumbai Indians by 1 run, which was the team's last game in the IPL. The RPS coach ahead of IPL 2017 final against Mumbai Indians believes that it is time to sit back and enjoy the summit clash - IPL Final 2017: MS Dhoni and Steve Smith … 2. Steve Smith-led Pune have defeated Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians thrice in IPL 2017. They've played each other thrice and every time Pune's been victorious, including the last meeting in the first Qualifier. It's just that we were not good on those days. There were numerous controversies and bad blood among the media but he led the side with finesse and made life difficult for India. And it was skipper Rohit Sharma's elegancy that overshadowed their efforts. IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians wanted Steven Smith to "hit into the wind" in thrilling final over Mumbai Indians had plotted Steven Smith's dismissal to perfection as Mitchell Johnson ran in to bowl the final over the IPL 2017 final vs Rising Pune Supergiant. IPL 2017: Steven Smith Sends Out Heartfelt Message Ahead of Final. A patient knock of 85 runs by Rohit and MI successfully chased down the total to win by 8 wickets. Indian Premier League 2017. IPL 2017 final: Steven Smith was ‘unlucky’, says Ricky Ponting Despite the defeat, Ponting considers Smith to be unlucky for his dismissal in the ultimate over, which changed the course of … Rohit Sharma assured fans they would put their best foot forward in the final. They have been playing some really good cricket throughout the tournament. IPL Team Preview: Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals Would Like to Click Collectively ... who holds the experience of playing the IPL final in 2017 with the … He tried valiantly but his 51 was not enough to secure victory for RPS, who played their final IPL and won hearts across the nation. As the tournament progressed, he worked well with Dhoni -- forming an integral partnership with him, that made Pune's fortunes and turned them into a confident team. The 2017 Indian Premier League Final was a day/night Twenty20 cricket match between the Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiant, on 21 May 2017, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.It was held to determine the winner of the 2017 season of the Indian Premier League, an annual Twenty20 tournament in India. They reversed the jinx against Pune Supergiant, having lost three games to them this season. The match witnessed a last-ball finish as with 4 needed to win off the last ball, Dan Christian managed just 2 runs. They needed 23 runs from the final two overs of the run-chase, which came down to 7 from 5 balls. If all those things have been looked after, results will take care of itself. Mumbai Indians win their third IPL title by one run. ( IPL 2017 Final – RPS vs MI: Live Blog | ... Saurabh Tiwary scored 57 and Steve Smith notched up 45 as Pune registred a total of 159. Transfer in: Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Steve Smith. "Tomorrow, we got to make sure that we better and we play good cricket and focus on what we need to do as a team. Mumbai Indians won by 1 run against Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, winning their third title making them the first team to achieve the milestone. After a modest season in 2016, RPS came back stronger with a change in leadership, booking a date in the final with a third win of the season against MI in the first qualifier. However, despite the admirable record, Smith played down past results. Two of Pune’s most impressive bowlers were handed the ball to start the … The 2017 season started on 5 April 2017 and finished on 21 May 2017, with Hyderabad hosting the opening match and the final. IPL 2017: Steve Smith Rushes to MS Dhoni For Advice Before Tense Final Over vs MI 2017 is the first IPL season that MS Dhoni finds himself not leading a … It was one of the eight teams which were competing in the 2017 Indian Premier League. He had to handle some big names in Dhoni, Stokes, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis and he managed to do a fabulous job. RPS will believe they let the trophy slip from their clutches. You need to concentrate on the process rather than thinking too far ahead," he added. So, obviously the IPL-10 final has generated a lot of interest in the head-to-head record as Pune take on the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai side in Hyderabad on Sunday. The 27-year-old started the summer on a high, hitting 499 in four matches at 71.28 with three hundreds. 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