Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) demolished Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets to finish second in the standings and enter the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs in Pune on Sunday. In the second match of the day, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finally managed a victory, signing off the season with a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi. (ALL THE RESULTS)
In the first game -- a must-win for both teams to qualify for the playoffs -- Kings XI Punjab were bundled out for 73 in 15.5 overs.Rising Pune Supergiant finished off the game in 12 overs when they reached 78-1 as Ajinkya Rahana (34 not out) smashed a six off captain Glenn Maxwell’s off-spin. RPS has joined toppers Mumbai Indians (MI), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the play-offs. (IPL 2017 NEWS | SCHEDULE)
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