Leading from the front, skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a match-winningunbeaten 85 off just 60 balls to guide defending champions MumbaiIndians to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Rising PuneSupergiants in the Maharashtra derby of the Indian Premier League on Sunday. (Scorecard)Highlights:Rohit Sharma is adjudged Man of the Match. “I think it was a great effort from the bowlers. One department where we didn’t do well was our fielding. Dropping catches is not a good sign. Restricting them to 160 was a great effort, considering the way they started. Coming back, and tightening up was important, and the spinners and the fast bowlers did a brilliant job. I’ve not had a great time batting first, but when I’m chasing, obviously, the score is in front of you, I plan my innings really well. The win is important for us, last three games have been superb, but there is room for improvement in our fielding.”MS Dhoni: “We didn’t bat well after the 10th over. That includes me also, on this kind of wicket, 23 off 24 doesn’t really help the team. At times we were thinking too much about what happens if we lose a few wickets. What we need to do is go out there, express ourselves. The bowling has shown improvement, but it doesn’t really count if you’re not winning games. We will change a few theories and try a few more things, and hopefully it will come off.” Mumbai Indians:23.20 IST: Rohit Sharma carries his bat and remains unbeaten on 85 from 60 balls with 8 boundaries and 3 sixes. Jos Buttler finishes 27 not out. advertisement23.16 IST: Rohit finishes it off in style!! The captain hits a massive six to seal an 8-wicket victory for Mumbai Indians. 23.14 IST: Three Fours in that over! Dinda concedes 14 runs off the 18th over as MI inch closer to victory. Now need 7 from 12 balls23.09 IST: Mumbai Indians score 11 runs off the 17th over to reach 138/2, needing just 22 more runs from 18 balls. 22.57 IST: Rohit and Buttler are hunting down this total without taking any risks. They are keeping up with the asking rate by playing conventional shots. Mumbai 115/2 in 15 overs, need 45 runs from 30 balls. 22.51 IST: Rohit Sharma completes 6000 runs in T20 cricket. Mumbai 104/2 after 14 overs, need 56 runs to win from 36 balls. 22.46 IST: Fifty up for Rohit!! Sharma notches up his fifth fifty this season in just 39 deliveries. 22.40 IST: WICKET!! Ravichandran Ashwin breaks the 50-run partnership for the second wicket by getting Rayudu’s wicket. Mumbai 91/2, need 69 runs from 50 balls. 22.35 IST: At the half-way stage Mumbai Indians are 76/1 and need another 84 runsto win from 60 balls against Rising Pune Supergiants. Rohit and Rayuduare leading Mumbai’s charge at the moment.22.32 IST: Strategic Time-out!! Mumbai Indians are 72/1 after 9 overs, need another 88 runs to win from 66 balls. 22.29 IST: Monster Hit from Ro-Hit! The ball flew a 104 meters 22.26 IST: Rayudu hits a massive SIX to end the first over from R Ashwin. Mumbai 61/1 after 8 overs, need 99 runs from 72 balls. 22.20 IST: Powerplay Completed! Mumbai Indians 47/1 after 6 overs. Rohit Sharma 23* (17 balls), Ambati Rayudu 2* (4 balls). Required rate: 8.07. 22.15 IST: Rohit Sharma’s average while chasing this season is a staggering 139.50. MI seem to be in good hands! Score 43/1 after 5 overs. 22.10 IST: WICKET!! Ashok Dinda gets his revenge after being hit for a hat-trick of boundaries. Parthiv Patel edges a full delivery to a diving MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Mumbai 39/1 after 4 overs.22.06 IST: Good over for MI! Two boundaries and a six came off Rohit Sharma’s bat in that 16-run over from Thisara Perera. Mumbai 24/0 after 3 overs. 22.03 IST: SIX!! Rohit Sharma hits Thisara Perera for a 79-metre six over deep mid-wicket. 22.01 IST: Another four-run over this time from Ashok Dinda. Mumbai 8/0 after 2 overs. 21.58 IST: Perera bowls a brilliant first over. Mumbai 4/0 after 1 over. 21.54 IST: Rohit Sharma will take strike for the first ball. Thisara Perera has the new ball in hand. 21.40 IST: SIX to finish it off! Thisara Perera gets the maximum result of the last ball from Jasprit Bumrah. Pune Supergiants reach 159/5 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians. 21.36 IST: Awesome tactics from MI! Skipper Dhoni falls prey to some good bowling from Bumrah. Pune lose their fifth at the wrong time. 21.33 IST: Brilliant over from Mitch McClenaghan! Keeps it to just 6 runs off the 19th over. Pune 148/4 with 6 more balls to go. 21.26 IST: OUT!! Saurabh Tiwary holes out at deep mid-wicket, Thisara Perera joins Dhoni at the crease. Pune lose their fourth wicket 21.13 IST: Saurabh Tiwary has reached his fifty! A well-deserved one for the Jharkhand batsman. He will now have to take the lead for Pune as he has been out there for quite a long time now. Pune 124/3 in 16 overs advertisement21.01 IST; Strategic Time-out!! Jharkhand boys Saurabh Tiwary and MS Dhoni now have the responsibility of getting Pune to a challenging total. RPS 107/3 after 13 overs. 20.58 IST: CAUGHT! Peter Handscomb fails to get going and holes out at backward square leg. Harbhajan gets his first wicket. MS Dhoni joins Tiwary at the crease. Pune 105/3 after 12.1 overs. 20.51 IST: Tempers Rising!! Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu have a go at each other after the latter conceded a boundary even after a putting in a dive. Pune 102/2 after 11 overs. 20.44 IST: WICKET!! Steve Smith edges a delivery from Jasprit Bumrah to the keeper. Pune 92/2 after 9.2 overs. 20.42 IST: Tiwary and Smith have put the hosts on track for a big total. Current partnership: 83 runs off 43 balls. Pune 91/1 after 9 overs.20.33 IST: SIX! Saurabh Tiwary smashes 20 runs off Krunal Pandya’s first over. Fifty-run partnership between Steve Smith and Tiwary also comes up. Pune 74/1 after 7 overs. 20.27 IST: Powerplay Completed! Steve Smith and Saurabh Tiwary have batted superbly after Rahane’s early loss. Pune 54/1 after 6 overs. 20.18 IST: SIX! Steve Smith hits the first six of the match, he upper-cuts a wide delivery from McClenaghan over the third man fielder. Pune 36/1 after 4 overs. 20.17 IST: DROPPED!Jasprit Bumrah drops Saurabh Tiwary’s catch at mid-on. Mitch McClenaghan is the unlucky bowler20.15 IST: FOUR! Steve Smith smacks two back-to-back boundaries off Tim Southee. Pune 22/1 after 3 overs. 20.09 IST: WICKET!! Ajinkya Rahane goes for the big shot but only manages to get a top-edge to Krunal Pandya at third man. Mitch McClenaghan strikes for MI. Steve Smith is the new man in. Pune 8.1 in 1.5 overs. 20.05 IST: Decent start for both sides as Southee completes the first over. Pune 7/0 after 1 over. 20.00 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Saurabh Tiwary take guard for the Supergiants. Tim Southee will open the bowling for Mumbai. Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Tiwary, Steven Smith, MS Dhoni, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Peter Handscomb, Ravichandran Ashwin, Scott Boland, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok DindaMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah 19.47 IST: Pune have brought in Scott Boland for Albie Morkel 19.43 IST: No changes in Mumbai’s playing XI for this match. 19.39 IST: TOSS!! Rohit Sharma wins the toss, Mumbai Indians will bowl first against Pune Supergiants. Preview:Rising Pune Supergiants will look to get their campaign back on track as they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Maharashtra derby of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.Pune have lost five of their seven games so far and are presently sixth in the eight team tournament with just four points. Their Sunday’s opponents, captained by Rohit Sharma, are third on the points table with four wins from eight matches — more importantly two in the last two.For Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Pune, time is running out. They have to turn things around in the next few matches to be in contention for the top four.advertisementWhat would boost the confidence of Pune is the fact that they came out on top the last time these two sides had met. Mumbai had lost the game by nine wickets in the season opener but they are a different side now who are firing on all cylinders. And that is precisely why it would not be a cakewalk for the hosts.Pune were dented a few days back as Faf du Plessis and Kevin Pietersen were ruled out of the IPL due to injuries but Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith and Dhoni have done well.They will also be boosted by the fact that in-form Australian top-order batsman Usman Khwaja has come in as du Plesis’ replacement.But Pune’s main worry has been their bowling. Despite putting up a massive 195 on the scoreboard against Gujarat Lions on Friday the bowlers failed to defend it and lost the game by three wickets.The likes of Albie Morkel, Ashok Dinda, Thissara Perera, and Ravichandran Ashwin all were clobbered to the ropes while only Rajat Bhatia and young spinner Murugan Ashwin were able to pull things back a little. But what is hurting them the most is the lack of a wicket-taking bowler.Mumbai on the other hand are brimming with confidence after two consecutive wins. The batting has been well led by captain Rohit Sharma and the finishing touches have been provided by Kieron Pollard.The only thing that could be a bit of a worry would be the inconsistency of Jos Buttler in the middle overs.The bowling unit has been spearheaded by the New Zealand fast bowling duo of Tim Southee and Mitchell McClanaghan who have been doing a great job, ably supported by youngster Jasprit Bumrah.SquadsRising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Jaskaran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Thisara Perera, Saurabh Tiwary, RP Singh, Rajat Bhatia, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.