Dhoni (RPS): I don't think we could have had a better start. Credit to the bowlers. Yes the pitch had a bit in it for the fast bowlers but they stuck to their lines. Once they were a few wickets down, they had to change their tactics which played to our advantage. The start was important. I've always felt that Rahane is brilliant when the ball comes on. He's someone who plays traditional shots. Good to see him finish it off. We have not spent a lot of time together [as a team], this gives an opportunity to take some time off and interact with each other. It's a bunch of fun loving guys which makes my job easy. Support staff have put in a lot of effort.
Rohit Sharrma (MI): Pitch looked okay. We didn't bat well to be honest. 121 is never going to be enough against a batting lineup like Pune. Lot to learn from this game. Hopefully we'll go back and come with a positive frame of mind. Never thought the ball would do that much having played a lot of cricket here. They swung it a lot and our shot selection wasn't great. We go to Kolkata from here where we have good memories - we have won 2 titles there. It's just the start of the tournament, no need to panic.
Rising Pune Supergiants won by 9 wickets
Over 14.4 Hardik Pandya bowls a back of length delivery to AM Rahane, Six!! Backs away in the crease and smashes it over the third man fence. What a short to win the match.
Over 14.3 Hardik Pandya bowls a back of length delivery to AM Rahane, no runs, backs away in the crease and tries to guides it away down to third-man but misses.
Over 14.2 Hardik Pandyabowls a good length deliveryto AM Rahane, Six!! Comes down the track and smokes it over long-on. Small man, fierce stroke.
Over 14.1 Hardik Pandyabowls a good length deliveryto AM Rahane, no runs, goes on to the back foot and flicks it staight to the man at mid-wicket.
End of Over 14 (10 runs) Rising Pune Supergiants 114/1
AM Rahane 54/38 Harbhajan Singh 3-0-24-1 KP Pietersen 21/14