After 59 matches, we have the two finalists, the sides from Maharashtra — Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) — tussling for the trophy © BCCI
After 59 matches, we have the two finalists, the sides from Maharashtra — Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) — tussling for the trophy © BCCI

Having come down to the business end of the tournament, it’s time for one final action this season, as Steven Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) go head to head with former champions Mumbai Indians (MI), in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar. Also, the live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD, along with Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu commentary on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, while SET MAX will telecast exclusively in Hindi. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2017, Final at Hyderabad

The state of Maharashtra has a special place in Indian cricket. The state boasts of three domestic cricket sides — Mumbai, Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Last year, a majority of the home matches for Mumbai and Pune had to be shifted because of drought. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017: After 59 matches, we have the two finalists, the sides from Maharashtra — Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) — tussling for the trophy. In a way, it is only fair that two of the best sides in the tournament are clashing for the final. Mumbai finished on top and Pune at the second spot. RPS vs MI, IPL 2017 Final, preview and likely XIs: Hyderabad gears up for the Maratha war

For some inexplicable reasons, Mumbai have failed to crack the Pune code. Or it may be the case that Pune had reserved their best against their neighbours. RPS have won four out of the five games against MI thus far. RPS finished seventh in the last edition thanks to MS Dhoni-six off the last ball, which prevented them the last spot. Having won one out of their first four matches this season, they bagged nine wins from their next 11 encounters.