Rising Pune Supergiants brought their IPL campaign back on track

RPS won the match vs SRH
Ashok Dinda (RPS) celebrates after getting a wicket - Pic Credit: BCCI
This article is written by Shubham Choudhary. He is an ardent Cricket lover and writes about Cricket as well as politics. Follow him on Twitter @tweet4mShubham.

Sunrisers Hyderabad who were on a winning streak for last 3 matches got unlucky against the Rising Pune Supergiants. Earlier Dhoni won the toss and selected to bowl first. SRH who were playing on their home ground, practised for two hours in the heat wave. But the almighty has planned something different for them. After the toss the game was stopped due to rain and began at 21.00 (IST) without the loss of overs.

I had a conversation with a pune fan before the match began and he said, "Team was not playing as A Team" and as a new franchise Dhoni need some time to figure it out. But yeah today it was a team effort. Dhoni replaced Ishant by Ashok Dinda and he dismissed Warner early and gave the Supergiants much needed wicket. Warner was leading from the front for the Sunrisers and Dinda by dismissing him and Aditya Tare hurt them where it hurts more.

In the meanwhile Marsh dismissed Morgan and As the match proceed Dhoni gave the bowl in the hands of his most trusted player R Ashwin and he justified his captain by sending Deepak Hooda to the pavilion on his first delivery. It was much needed wicket for ASH as coach Stephen Fleming termed his performance against KKR as disappointing. The Supergiants took the game in their grasp after Marsh dismissed Henriques and the score board was 8.1 over - 32/5. Oh God.!!..could they have a better start than this?

Sunrisers struggled continuously to make runs and Dhawan seems to be their only ray of hope. He along with N Ojha put up a much needed partnership of 45 runs in 51 deliveries till the latter falling to Dinda,who took his 3rd wicket in the match. Dinda was delighted and does his famous fist pump and yeah why not after all the night belongs to him. Those who questioned his selection in the playing XI are in a silent mode now. Are you listening trollers?

There were some firing shots from Bhuvi in the end which took the scoreboard to a respectful score of 118/8 after 20 over. But this was not a score which we expected from a team having such big name.

For RPS I would like to say that they have just got their right bowling combination Dinda-Marsh. Haven't they? They should consider the duo for the remaining matches.

Runs never seem too far for the Supergiants they were all over the hosts today. For a team like RPS headed by Captain Cool is not being to use in the bottom half of the table. This win will help them improve their Net Run Rate. Earlier Dhoni said that they need to win this match to gain momentum and his boys have fulfilled his wishes.

If we look at RPS, they have won 2 matches out of 6. There are still 8 more matches to be played and if they will show the same consistency and team work they will definitely be in the semis.

Can we say that the spirit of Superkings have been installed in Supergiants.?
Rising Pune Supergiants brought their IPL campaign back on track Rising Pune Supergiants brought their IPL campaign back on track Reviewed by Anonymous on April 27, 2016 Rating: 5

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