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5 unbelievable chokes in the history of IPL

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3. Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians (2017)

This game is one of the classic examples of thrilling low score games. MI won the toss and chose to bat. Having lost the openers within three overs, the team seemed like they were failing. But, Rohit Sharma and Amabti Rayudu were set on a correct track until Rayudu got out in the 8th over. Following that was a series of collapses which led the team to a position of 79/7 after 14.1 overs. MI’s final hope was Krunal Pandya who carried the team at least to a total of 129 at the end of 20 overs.

This being a low total, RPS was expected to win effortlessly. Rahul Tripathi got out early and Ajinkya Rahane was performing fairly well given their required strike rate. After Rahane got dismissed, RPS were at 71/2 in 11.5 overs. Pune just needed 59 runs and the game was very much favourable to them then. However, lack of intent slowly showed up and at one stage Pune needed 47 runs in 5 overs. In the final over, RPS needed 11 runs to win, but unfortunately they lost by 1 run.

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