MS Dhoni proved he is still a man for the big occasion and Washington Sundar also sparkled as Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to reach the Indian Premier League final. He struggled at the start but quickly turned the things around in Pune's favour as he played an important knock 40 not-out off just 26 balls starting his rampage in the 19th over to help RPS post a fighting total of 162 runs on the board.
Mumbai have lost both games to their games to Pune this season so it may be at the back of their mind. Chennai Super Kings were the other side to inflict three defeats on Mumbai Indians in one season (2014). The kind of consistency he showed, none of the other players could do that.
When the two teams square off on Sunday, the equation is pretty simple for Glenn Maxwell's team.
RPS are through to the playoffs and have claimed the second spot in the points table.
The chase was a mere formality with Tripathi blasting the three Sharmas - Mohit, Ishant and Sandeep - for four boundaries before hitting a six over deep mid-wicket off Rahul Tewatia.
Ajinkya Rahane and captain Steve Smith mopped up the remaining runs to lead their side to victory with eight overs to spare. Rahane finished the match with a six off Maxwell. The wicket wasn't that bad that we skittled to just 73 runs.
A major reason for worry for the Mumbai Indians has been their bowling. Kings XI innings wrapped up in 15.5 overs.
All-rounder Axar Patel (22), Opener Saha (13), Shaun Marsh (10) and Swapnil Singh (10) scored double figures. Once again Steven Smith completed a superb take at short mid-wicket to reduce Mumbai to 51/4.
In the absence of Jos Buttler, Lendl Simmons is giving good performance and the team is having some key players including Rohit Sharma, Pollard and Pandya brothers and something huge being we can expect from them. Dhoni and Manoj did well.
A couple of boundaries off McClenaghan got him going, the second being a delightful cover drive.
In the next over, the fielder Unadkat came to the party with a direct hit, running in from mid-on, to see the back of Eoin Morgan, who replaced Matt Henry in the team.
Unadkat took wickets of Guptill for (0) and Swapnil (10).
Jasprit Bumrah: The young medium-pacer has come to terms with his skill and has been very effective indeed, especially towards the end of the innings.