The Rising Pune Supergiant won their first match of the Indian Premier League due to a fabulous knock by their captain Steven Smith. And once, Mayank Agarwal departed early against Kings XI Punjab at Indore, the Pune fans were looking for an encore from the Rahane -Smith duo.
Rahane rode his luck initially, while Smith got into the act with two back to back boundaries of Punjab's wicket taker Sandeep Sharma in the fifth over.
But a rising delivery from countryman Marcus Stoinis led to Smith's dismissal. The delivery was bowled into Smith's rib cage and the Pune captain tried to flick it over the backward square leg fence to get a six.
Pune revived their fortunes to reach 163 but that was always going to be a below par total on the wicket. Smith's dismissal thus became the turning point of the match.