However, Tiwary and Dhoni turned the tables by hammering 41 runs in the last two overs.
Washington Sundar has done a commendable job for Rising Pune Supergiant whenever he has been asked to bowl in the Powerplay overs in this season's Indian Premier League [IPL].
The crowd left their seats each time a six reached them, they waved the Mumbai flag even to cheer for Dhoni's sixes.
Discussing the plans for celebrations with Thakur following the victory, Unadkat mentioned "I have no plans, but the way Mahi (MS Dhoni) smashed them for those 26 runs in that (19th) over, I think that's how everyone is going to smash out there in the party".
Parthiv, who did not feature in MI's last league game against Kolkata Knight Riders as MI made six changes to their playing XI, also played down the suggestions that chopping and changing affected the team against RPS.
It was MS Dhoni who played a key role in Rising Pune Supergiant innings against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the Qualifier-1 of IPL 2017. "Bumrah in the past has been successful against Dhoni". While Tiwary received some width, Dhoni had some length balls coming his way and he dispatched three of those over the fence in the last two overs. Be it by bowling yorkers or that slower ball that nobody seems to be able to pick, Bumrah has bene outstanding in IPL 2017, picking up 15 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of 7.66.
Harsh Goenka was all praise for Dhoni, expressing his happiness on Twitter with the following caption: "Explosive batting by Dhoni, deceitful bowling by Sundar and great captaincy by Smith takes #RPS to the #IPL finals".
Here's when Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary anchored RPS' innings as they added 80 runs for the third wicket. We felt that the wicket was pretty dry and it was holding for the spinners and pacers as well.
RPS batsman Manoj Tiwary who played the role of the anchor-man effectively in the match and scored 58 off 44 balls was out in the middle when Dhoni unleashed his shots.
"Hopefully I will be able to do the same thing in Hyderabad and help the team lift the trophy", he said.