Ajinkya Rahane, RPS, SRH, RCB, IPL 2017
Ajinkya Rahane is a key batsman at the top of the order for RPSIANS

The Rising Pune Supergiant will look to end Sunrisers Hyderabad's two-game winning streak when these two sides meet at the MCA Stadium on Saturday.

RPS are bottom of the IPL 2017 points table at the moment, so a win at home is absolutely necessary.

But then, they will be up against an SRH team desperate for their first away win of IPL 2017.

Here is a look at how the IPL 2017 Match 24 could go.

If RPS bat first:

Rahul Tripathi is the man that gives RPS a fast start, even after Ajinkya Rahane is dismissed by his India teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Tripathi takes on the much-vaunted SRH bowling attack and it comes off, with Steve Smith, at the other end, more than happy to give his partner the strike as he bides his time.

Once Tripathi falls in the first over after Powerplay – a Powerplay which yields 57 runs – Smith takes over, with Manoj Tiwary, who is sent in at No.4, doing really well.

The two put on a half-century partnership, which sets the platform for Ben Stokes and MS Dhoni to go slam-bang. Both these RPs players do just that, Dhoni, in particular, impressing by tonking three sixes in one over, to silence his growing number of critics.

A total of 186 isn't easy, but it is definitely gettable. David Warner is the one to play the big role in the chase, as Shikhar Dhawan falls early to Jaydev Unadkat.

After a decent partnership between Warner and Williamson, Imran Tahir causes a few worries to the SRH team by taking the wicket of the New Zealander, who holes out in the deep, while going for a slog-sweep, after correctly picking the googly.

Moises Henriques, though, comes in, settles in nicely and the two Australians get to work, with Warner the aggressor in the partnership.

The left-hander makes sure he stays in the middle till the end to take SRH home.

David Warner, SRH, IPL 2017, RPS, half-century
David Warner will want to raise his bat in acknowledgement of another half-century when SRH play RPS in IPL 2017IANS

If Sunrisers Hyderabad bat first:

Warner and Dhawan get off to a fast start, making 34 runs in the first three overs. Dhawan is then picked up by Shardul Thakur, but there is no stopping Warner, who adds 62 runs with Williamson.

Warner, however, is then dismissed by Tahir, with Williamson and Yuvraj Singh, sent in at No.4, putting on another half-century partnership. Henriques comes in and finishes the innings off nicely with Yuvraj to take SRH to 182.

This is just about a par score, so RPS should fancy chasing it down. However, disaster strikes early as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in his second over, takes the wickets of Tripathi and RPS captain Smith.

Rahane and Dhoni, in at 4, are asked to put in a big partnership and they do just that, adding 78 runs together in 9.5 overs. When Rahane falls, the RPS required rate is nearly 12, and that puts a lot of pressure on Dhoni, who shows his calmness in such situations. Dhoni and Stokes put on a brilliant partnership, which leaves RPS needing 24 runs in the final two overs.

This is where Bhuvneshwar's brilliant death bowling skills come to use. The fast bowler dismisses Dhoni and then Manoj Tiwary, with Stokes left with too much to do in the final over.

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