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IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians eye record third title against RPS

ANI  |  Hyderabad [India] 

Indians will aim to clinch a third Indian League (IPL) title when they take on Rising Supergiants in the final at the International Stadium in on Sunday.

Indians booked their place in the summit showdown after defeating Knight Riders by six wickets in Qualifier 2 in on Friday to reach the final.

Pune, on the other hand, made it to the final after registering a 20-run victory over Indians in the Qualifier 1 at the Stadium on Tuesday.

The Steve Smith-led side, who have notched up a hat-trick of wins against Indians in the ongoing tenth edition of the tournament, will head into the match eyeing a maiden title and full of confidence against Rohit Sharma's side.

However, Indians are considered favourites, having entered the final for the fourth time and are aiming to become the first team to win the title three times.

Although both the teams have a well-balanced squad at the moment, the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes and spinner Imran Tahir could hurt Super giants.

Meanwhile, will look to restrict Pune's strong batting order with their pace attack featuring Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.

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