Steven Smith continued his rich vein of form as Rising Pune Supergiant chased down 185 in the penultimate delivery to seal a seven wicket win against Mumbai Indians in the second game of the Indian Premier League at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Yuvraj Singh scored a blistering 62 to help Sunrisers Hyderabad post 207 in their innings following which their bowlers dismissed Royal Challengers Bangalore for 172 runs in the chase to win the first game of the Indian Premier League 2017 tournament at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium by 35 runs.
Head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore Daniel Vettori has confirmed that South African skipper AB de Villiers will lead the team in the initial games of the upcoming Indian Premier League on the possible circumstance of Virat Kohli failing to recover from injury.
Captained by Suresh Raina, Gujarat Lions was one of the replacement team for the two-year suspended Chennai Super and Rajasthan Royals and they will be hoping to sign off from the Indian Premier League tournament on a high.
Being one of the temporary replacement for the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants had a horrendous previous Indian Premier League (IPL) season despite having a lot of big names in their ranks.
Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad kick-off their Indian Premier League (IPL) title defence in the tournament opener when they lock horns with last year finalist Royal Challengers Bangalore on 5th April.