He does not get the timing he wants and the ball goes towards deep mid-wicket. Shorter in length, Rahane gets on top of it and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. He takes a simple catch and Rana has to walk back after a decent knock. MI120/5 (15 overs) 21.07: Tahir screaming his lungs out, not given. 21.05 IST: Pollard out in the middle, MI: 111/5 (14 overs)21.02 IST: Out!! Short delivery around off, Rahane stays in his crease and goes for a pull. Bhatia does not need to move an inch as the ball comes straight to him. 21.09 IST: Pollard and Rana have just five overs left.Earlier in the match, Mumbai posted a good enough total of 184 on the board thanks to the heroics of Hardik Pandya. He has hit that too hard and the ball hits the timber at the non-striker's end. 12 needed from 5 balls.23.33 IST: Big call this for Rohit Sharma! Lands it in line of the stumps, Buttler looks to work it through the on side but misses. MI 61/2 (6.3 overs)20.27 IST: At the end of powerplay Mumbai Indians are 60/120.25 IST: Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler look to build another partnership MI: 49/1 Last time Rohit batted at MCA, he scored 85. The ball goes onto hit the timber and Tahir takes off. Dhoni replies "Tell him he is still my first Test wicket." 20.06 IST: Spin now. Little bit more grass and I'm hoping this is a good T20 wicket. They have got Mitchell Mcclenaghan in their side for today's game.19.30 IST: TOSS! 19.27 IST: Toss coming up your way in a few minutes. 19.24 IST: Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma's form at the top will be important, while Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler's big hits, and veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh's guile would decide how the team would fare tomorrow.

Ajinkya Rahane started the things off in blazing fashion and always kept the required run in check with his sensational 60 in 34 balls. Good length delivery angling into the body, Dhoni pulls it hard through the backward square leg region for a boundary.23.27 IST: FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Smith pulls it hard through the mid-wicket region for a boundary to keep the required rate intact. This is his first game in the IPL as a non-captain. Length delivery in the line of the stumps, Stokes smacks it wide of the long on fielder for a boundary.23.05 IST: Steve Smith brings up his fifty off 37 balls. Gets rapped on the pads and the ball goes towards the fielder at short fine leg.

(SCORECARD)Smith came in at number 3 and kept dominating throughout with Stokes on the other end. 4 runs needed in 2 balls.23.36 IST: Length ball outside off, Dhoni mistimes his heave through mid-wicket for another single. Pune need him to fire here along with Smith23.13 IST: OUT! Fuller in length outside off, Stokes looks to go over mid-wicket but does not get the timing right. A leg bye is taken.20.46 IST: Rajat Bhatia replaces Ben Stokes, Mumbai Indians 79/3 (9.5 overs)20. Lands it around off, Rana picks the length early and swings it high and handsome over mid-wicket for a biggie. 20.39 IST: Nitin Rana and Ambati Rayudu are in the middle of a rebuilding job.

Smith takes a lap of honour of the stadium on a golf cart.18.42 IST: Next up on the list is Bollywood playback singer Shalmali Kholgade with her popular tracks like "Lat lag gayi" and "Balam pichkari".

18.40 IST: The show starts with a special dance performance representing the Maratha culture. 18.38 IST: Continuing with the new trend of having separate opening ceremonies for each of the eight home games, a colourful ceremony gets underway at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium.18.38 IST: RPS made a big change in their team before the season when they replaced MS Dhoni as captain of the franchise.

Full outside off, Rahane stands his crease and lofts it up and over extra cover for a boundary. That did not quite come off the middle of the bat. IST: RPS 8/0 after one over, need another 177 runs to win. The ball flies wide of Jos Buttler who dives to his left from second slip. At one stage it looked like Mumbai may not cross 160 but boy, they have not just crossed it but notched up 184 on board thanks to a belligerent 35 in 14 balls for Hardik Pandya.

He was asking for regular slip when Agarwal had edged one behind the wicket. IST: FOUR! Full outside off, Rahane gets it past the cover-point fielder for a boundary. Length ball outside off, Agarwal looks to dab it through third man but gets an outside edge. 46 IST: Rising Pune Supergiant will be looking at Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, MS Dhoni and Ben Stokes to chase down this total 21.43 IST: What a finish for Mumbai Indians!19.05 IST: Riteish Deshmukh's scintillating dace act brings an end to the colourful and vibrant opening ceremony. It is Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, who wastes no time to set the stage on fire.18.56 IST: Rohit, who is making his comeback after a long injury layoff, would definitely not want to get injured by any means.18.55 IST: Next is Rohit Sharma's turn to make a grand entry.Rana who dropped the former on 36 would be kicking himself because that changed the tide completely for the visitors. 10 runs needed in 3 balls.23.35 IST: Fuller outside off, Smit gets across and heaves it through backward square leg for a single. He ends up hitting it straight into the hands of Southee at wide long on. 42 IST: Strategic time-out, Mumbai Indians:76/3 (9 overs) 20.41 IST: SIX!! MI: 67/3 (8.1 overs) 20.36 IST: Ben Stokes back for more.20.33 IST: WICKET! The wily South African leg-spinner has snared the dangerous Buttler for 38. 19.35 IST: Take a look at the home team warming up before the derby.To make things worse, Dhoni was also dropped in the second last over of the match by Southee but that did not cost them much. Full outside off, Smith picks the slower one and smacks it high and handsome over long on for a maximum. 11 runs needed from 4 balls.23.34 IST: Length ball outside off, Dhoni smacks it down the wicket. Rohit Sharma has handed the ball to Kieron Pollard. MI 62/3 (6.5 overs) Tahir takes three and Buttler has to depart! Huge blow for Mumbai as Rohit falls to Tahir for 3. Lands it too full around leg, Patel looks to sweep again but fails to connect. MI:23/0 20.10IST: Kevin Pietersen asks Manoj Tiwari to tell Dhoni, he is better golfer than him. We like chasing and there will be a bit of dew later on. 19.35 IST: Mumbai Indians will go with six batsmen, one all-rounder and four bowlers.However, he is visibly irritated by the sparks of firework which hit him a few times.