Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates report for the 29th match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, between the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and Mumbai Indians (MI). The game will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground in Pune, and it will be a home game for the troubled Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), who have already lost three of their preferred overseas players. After Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis, the RPS suffered a massive jolt hours before this game when their all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of IPL 9 as well due to an injury. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2016 Match 29

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 161/2 | Overs 18.3:  Bhatia to bowl the penultimate over. Single off the first ball to Rohit, a single to Buttler on the second ball on the leg side. SIX! Game over! Rohit hits over deep midwicket and seals a massive win for his side.. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 85 (61), Jos Buttler 27 (17)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 153/2| Overs 18:  Ashok Dinda to bowl the third last over. He puts on pads, Rohit gets a single to deep fine leg. Rohit Sharma hits two boundaries on the trot, takes Mumbai closer and brings up his 6,000 runs in T20 cricket. FOUR to end the over from Buttler on deep cover. Mumbai need 7 to win. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 78 (58), Jos Buttler 26 (16)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 138/2| Overs 17:  Boland comes on after the second break. It is looking like an 8-wicket win for Mumbai Indians. Boland strays down the leg, a wide. Buttler walks across wickets to hit over fine leg, but gets an edge that goes on the left of the wicketkeeper to the boundary. Two more runs for Buttler behind the wickets. Mumbai Indians sauntering towards a huge win. They need 22 off the last 3 overs.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 68 (54), Jos Buttler 22 (14)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 127/2| Overs 16: Murugan Ashwin starts off with a single to Rohit, followed by a couple off Buttler towards mid-wicket. The third ball is another single, followed another off Rohit towards long on. The fifth delivery is dispatched straight down the ground by Buttler for SIX, as the over ends for a single towards long on. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 63 (50), Jos Buttler 19 (12)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 115/2| Overs 15: Five runs coming off the 14th over, as Perera starts the 15th over with a single to Rohit towards mid-wicket, followed by a SIX by Buttler off a scoop over the keeper and fine leg. The third ball results in a single towards long off, followed by a FOUR by Rohit towards point. The fifth ball results in a dot, as the over ends with a single towards backward point. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 61 (48), Jos Buttler 9 (3)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 98/2| Overs 13: Murugan Ashwin comes in. Dhoni is planning to hit the Mumbai batsmen with some good spin bowling. Rohit cuts to beat the man at point, takes 2 to raise his half-century. Two more runs to the Mumbai captain on deep cover.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 52 (41), Jos Buttler 2 (3)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 93/2| Overs 12: Ashwin comes on, and he has provided a breakthrough in his third over. Rahane takes a good catch at long on near the ropes. Jos Buttler is the new batsman in for Mumbai Indians. He gets off the mark with a gentle single on the leg side.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 48 (37), Jos Buttler 1 (1)

OUT! Ambati Rayudu c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 22(19)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 86/1 | Overs 11: Boland comes on for his second over. Rayudu hits in the air, the ball drops near fielder at deep midwicket. FOUR! The fourth ball is cut really hard over point, Rayudu gets a boundary. The next ball is dabbed to third man, which brings up the 50-run stand for these two.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 42 (33), Ambati Rayudu 22(18)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 76/1 | Overs 10: Ravi Ashwin to bowl. Two runs to Rohit on the leg side on the second ball. Rohit is beaten on the third ball outside off. He then goes on backfoot to work it on the leg side for a single. A dot to Rayudu. A single to deep midwicket, Rayudu wanted two but Rohit declined. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 40 (31), Ambati Rayudu 14(14)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 72/1 | Overs 9: Two runs to Rohit on deep fine leg off Bhatia’s first ball. The next ball is played back to the bowler. Now Rohit opens up, rams a straight ball over deep midwicket for a SIX! Mumbai need 88 more off 66 to win. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 37 (27), Ambati Rayudu 13(12)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 61/1 | Overs 8: Ravichandran Ashwin comes on. Single to Rayudu on the first ball, and to Rohit on the second, both being hit to long on. The third ball is a dot. Fourth is hit straight, a misfield by Ashwin gives them a single. SIX! Rayudu comes down, picks one outside off to hit over midwicket for a maximum. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 27 (22), Ambati Rayudu 12(11)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 51/1 | Overs 7: Rajat Bhatia comes on. Two runs off the first two balls. Third ball is a dot. A slower ball, Rohit hits to long on for a single. Almost an edge — Rayudu plays one very close to his body, beaten outside off. A single to end the over.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 25 (20), Ambati Rayudu 4(7)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 47/1 | Overs 6: Rayudu gets an edge, it drops short of third man off Perera, he is off the mark with a single. Rohit takes a single on the leg side, off the second ball in the over. Rayudu dabs the fourth ball to third man for another single. Another single to Rohit to end the over.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 23 (19), Ambati Rayudu 2(4)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 43/1 | Overs 5: Scott Boland comes on for his first over in the IPL. He bowls two balls to Rohit on the pads, no runs. The third ball is played straight to point. Big appeal for leg before, Rohit is rapped on the pads on a ball that came in. Maybe missing the leg stump. Fifth ball dot to Rohit, who plays it straight to extra cover. FOUR! Rohit ends the over with a boundary to deep midwicket. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 21 (15), Ambati Rayudu 0(0)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 39/1 | Overs 4: A misfield by Tiwary gives 2 runs to Parthiv on the first ball off Dinda, on deep square leg. An excellent in-swinging yorker, and Parthiv just about manages to fend it with the bottom of his bat. Wide. FOUR! Parthiv gets another in-swinging yorker, he plays in on the backfoot standing inside the crease, right past the bowler. FOUR! Width, and Parthiv slams it through cover. Mumbai are turning up the heat on RPS. FOUR again, past the man at point. AND GONE! Parthiv caught behind on the final ball that was fuller and the batsman got an edge! BATTING: Rohit Sharma 17 (9),

OUT! Parthiv Patel c MS Dhoni b Ashok Dinda 21 (15)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 24/0 | Overs 3: Rohit blocks the first ball from Perera. The next ball is slightly short, and Rohit hits over deep midwicket for a SIX, making it look so effortless. FOUR! Rohit swings, gets a top edge flying over the slip for his first boundary. The next ball is on the pads, Rohit plays to short midwicket. An edge again, this time the third man was up and Rohit keeps getting runs for his side. Rohit takes two, hits to leg side to make it a very productive over for his side. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 17 (9), Parthiv Patel 7 (9)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 8/0 | Overs 2: FOUR! Parthiv gets one on the pads by Dinda, and despite a leg gully in place, he finds the gap to get the first boundary. Parthiv goes for a risky single, might have been in trouble had the fielder made the direct hit. Four runs off the over. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 1 (3), Parthiv Patel 7 (9)

Live cricket score and updates, Mumbai Indians 4/0 | Overs 1: Rohit blocks the first ball from Perera on the front foot, and the second is given the same treatment. A single on the third ball brings Parthiv on strike. Rahane at point makes a dive to his left to save a certain boundary, Parthiv had hit that very well. Two runs to the left-hander on the next, he punches on the backfoot past extra cover. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 1 (3), Parthiv Patel 3 (3)

We are back for Mumbai’s chase. Thisara Perera will bowl…

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 159/4 | Overs 20 | Thisara Perera 12 (9), Rajat Bhatia 3 (2):  Bumrah starts off the final over with a single to Perera towards long on, followed by the WICKET of Dhoni, as he is caught by Rayudu at deep mid-wicket. Rajat Bhatia is the new man in, as the third ball results in a single, followed by another single. The fifth ball is a single again off Bhatia towards long off, as the over ends with a SIX off Perera, as he hits it with one hand over deep mid-wicket.

OUT! MS Dhoni c Ambati Rayudu b Jasprit Bumrah 24 (24)

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 148/4 | Overs 19 | MS Dhoni 24 (23), Thisara Perera 5 (6):  After 2 dots. McClenaghan bowls a wide. It is followed by a couple to Perera, followed by a single, as the fifth ball is another single, while the over ends with a single as well.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 142/4 | Overs 18 | MS Dhoni 23(22), Thisara Perera 1 (1): Bumrah comes on. Single to Dhoni on the first. Tiwary mistimes one, the ball lands exactly inside the ring on the leg side with no fielder getting around it. WICKET! Tiwary caught at deep fine leg. Dhoni nudges the next on the leg side, takes 2. Single to end the over.

OUT! Saurabh Tiwary c Hardik Pandya b Jasprit Bumrah 57 (45)

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 135/3 | Overs 17 |Saurabh Tiwary 55 (43), MS Dhoni 19(19): FOUR! Southee bowls a short ball on the leg, Dhoni gets a top edge flying over the short fine leg and the ‘keeper. Dhoni nudges to leg side, calls for quick 2 but slips while he was completing the first. Dhoni recovered, saw there was time, and makes it to the other end comfortably. The fielder is deep at fine leg now, and Dhoni can only get 2 hitting it well. A short ball, and Dhoni takes a single hitting to deep fine leg. A full toss, and Tiwary ends the over with 2 runs.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 124/3 | Overs 16 |Saurabh Tiwary 53 (41), MS Dhoni 10(15): Hardik comes on. Two dots to Dhoni with Parthiv taking a splendid one-handed diving grab an appealing for caught behind with Dhoni missing to connect on a pull. Third dot on the trot, Dhoni beaten outside off. Dhoni finally gets off the strike, a single to deep midwicket. Pandya bowls a wide, following which Tiwary takes a single to deep midwicket. Single to end the over.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 120/3 | Overs 15 |Saurabh Tiwary 52 (40), MS Dhoni 8(10): Singles to Tiwary and Dhoni on the first and third balls of the over from Harbhajan. There was a wide in between. The fourth is a dot to Tiwary, who plays one very wide on the off stump for a single to raise his half-century. Dhoni takes a single to long off on the penultimate ball. Tiwary takes 2 on the final ball, hits well on a full toss down the ground.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 113/3 | Overs 14 |Saurabh Tiwary 48 (36), MS Dhoni 6(8): McClenaghan to bowl after the second strategic break. BANG! Dhoni hits the first ball straight down the ground for a FOUR! Dhoni plays a dot. A sharp single on the third ball gets Tiwary on strike. A dot followed by a single, and then Dhoni takes a single again on the last ball.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 107/3 | Overs 13 |Saurabh Tiwary 47 (34), MS Dhoni 1(4): WICKET! Harbhajan Singh has Peter Handscomb caught at deep fine leg! MS Dhoni comes in, he has good chance to bat long and make runs. Dhoni begins with a few dot balls. He is off the strike with a single on the final ball. 2 runs and a wicket.

OUT! Peter Handscomb c Jos Buttler b Harbhajan Singh 6(12)

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 105/2 | Overs 12 |Saurabh Tiwary 46 (33), Peter Handscomb 6(11): Tim Southee has been recalled, seeing that the wickets are not coming in for Mumbai Indians. Southee fires an excellent yorker, and Tiwary does well to defend it. A few singles in between. Handscomb struggling to maintain the tempo, Southee is bowling an excellent over here. Three runs off it.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 102/2 | Overs 11 |Saurabh Tiwary 45 (31), Peter Handscomb 4(7): Handscomb takes a single to long off on the first ball from Harbhajan. Single to Tiwary on the second, hit firmly to deep cover. Single on the third ball, to long off. FOUR! Tiwary cracks one hard to leg side, and Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu are seen using expletives against each other!? Yes they are! This is what happened: Tiwary hit a short ball between long on and deep midwicket, Rayudu came running and dived to save the ball. The ball bounced after hitting his hand, and went past the man coming in from long on, to reach the ropes. Harbhajan abused looking at that effort, and having recovered from the dive, Rayudu had few words to say as well. Harbhajan went running to talk to Rayudu, who shrugged off his senior mate!

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 93/2 | Overs 10 |Saurabh Tiwary 39 (28), Peter Handscomb 1(4): BIG WICKET! Bumrah has struck a massive blow to Pune, having Steven Smith caught behind! Not a great ball, Smith tried to nudge it to third man but got an edge. Peter Handscomb begins with two dots, the second was hit fiercely to point. Fourth ball is again hit to the same fielder. Handscomb is finally off the mark on the last ball.

OUT! Steven Smith c Parthiv Patel b Jasprit Bumrah 45(23)

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 91/1  | Overs 9 | Steven Smith 45(22), Saurabh Tiwary 37 (26): Harbhajan into the attack. Three runs off the first three balls to RPS in singles, following which the bowlers bowls a wide. Another single on the fourth ball to Tiwary, and Smith hits the next to long on for one more run. This is turning out to be a very good over. Single to end it.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 84/1  | Overs 8 | Steven Smith 42(19), Saurabh Tiwary 35 (23): Smith, YOU BEAUTY! After Hardik bowls a wide, Smith lifts the second ball over deep midwicket for a beautiful SIX! Smith makes room but hits to deep cover only for a single. Pandya gives width to Tiwary, who hits to deep cover on the fourth ball of the over. A brilliant effort at backward point by Krunal probably saves another boundary; Smith had hit it very well. 10 more runs to RPS in that over.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 74/1  | Overs 7 | Steven Smith 34(15), Saurabh Tiwary 34 (22): SIX! Tiwary is making most of the opportunity here, he slams one over deep midwicket off Krunal for a massive hit. This was after the bowler had bowled a wide. SIX again! A full toss on the pads is struck over deep midwicket. FOUR to end the over, Tiwary beats the fielder at deep square leg. 20 runs off the over¬!

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 54/1  | Overs 6 | Steven Smith 33(14), Saurabh Tiwary 16 (17): BANG! Four, straight down the ground by Tiwary on the first ball by Bumrah. Tiwary hits the third ball in the air, wide of mid on. The fielder cannot take the tough chance as he tried reaching out with one hand. FOUR! A low full toss on the pads and Tiwary rams it down the ground again! This is an onslaught Mumbai Indians would not have thought about.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 44/1  | Overs 5 | Steven Smith 33(14), Saurabh Tiwary 6 (11): Mumbai have summoned Krunal Pandya to control the scoring here. But Smith is in some mood tonight. He lifts an ordinary ball outside off to flick it over deep square leg for a six. RPS add 8 from the over.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 36/1  | Overs 4 | Steven Smith 26(9), Saurabh Tiwary 5 (10): McClenaghan into his second over. DOT to start off. DROPPED! Saurabh Tiwary lucky to be out there as Bumrah drops a regulation. FOUR Steven Smith picks up his fourth boundary,walks and slaps the ball past mid wicket.DOT. SIX Smith upper cuts McClenaghan for massive SIX! MISFILED and Smith picks up three runs. Good over for RPS  14 runs from it.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 22/1  | Overs 3 | Steven Smith 13(5), Saurabh Tiwary 4 (8): Tim Southee comes into bowl his second over. SINGLE as Steven Smith gets off the mark. Hits the ball towards point region. SINGLE as Tiwary opens the face and guides the ball at point. FOUR! Unlucky as Steven Smith gets a bottom egde boundary past the keeper. FOUR! This time Smith french cut the ball past the boundary line. FOUR! Smith cashes on a wider ball towards the point region.Massive over 14 runs from it

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 8/1  | Overs 2 | Steven Smith 0(0), Saurabh Tiwary 3 (6): Mitchell McClenaghan comes to bowl the second over.DOT to start, hits the ball just-back of length. Another DOT ball, this time slower one does the trick. SINGLE as Tiwary guides the ball towards third man. DOT again as Rahane block the ball. OUT! Rahane departs for 4 as Krunal Pandya comes running in from the third man region. Steven Smith comes into bat at No.3. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update, Rising Pune Supergiants 7/0  | Over 1 | Ajinkya Rahane 4 (3), Saurabh Tiwary 2 (3): Tim Southee to bowl the first over, SINGLE of the first ball as Rahane gets off the mark. DOT. Saurabh Tiwary punches the ball towards the cover .  SINGLE. Tiwary gets off the mark this time on the on side. WIDE. Southee drifts on the leg side. THREE runs,Rahane flicks the ball towards the square leg. SINGLE Tiwary gets a run on the cover region .DOT to finish the over.

TOSS: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and they will be fielding first against Rising Pune Supergiants!

The first match of the day is not over yet, and we have no news on the teams yet for the Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians… 

Now we have it. Having lost as many as 3 overseas cricketers, Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) have been forced to include Scott Boland in their playing XI for tonight:

Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Tiwary, Steven Smith, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Thisara Perera, Peter Handscomb, Rajat Bhatia, Scott Boland, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Krunal Pandya, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan

The teams have started gunning for the top four slots who will head into the business end of the tournament, as most of them are reaching the half-way stage of IPL 9. With only 2 wins and 5 defeats in 7 games, the MS Dhoni-led RPS is struggling at the sixth spot in the IPL 2016 points table.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians (MI) are yet to find their mojo. It has been a mixed campaign for them so far in IPL 2016. Mumbai have played most games so far (8), and have lost half of them. Mumbai Indians (MI) are one position up in the IPL Points Table than the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), and it will be a no-brainer to say that with six games left for them in the league round, they need to keep winning.

Squads:

Rising Pune Supergiants: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Marsh, Ashwin Murugan, Ishant Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Adam Zampa, Ishwar Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel (wk), R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Akshay Wakhare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Marchant de Lange, Lasith Malinga, Jos Buttler, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, Kishore Pramod Kamath, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2016 Match 29

MI 91/2 in Overs 11.4 | Live Cricket Score Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2016, Match 29 at Pune: MI need 160