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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Highlights: Bowlers take RPS to 27-run win

Rising Pune Supergiant produced a superb bowling effort to out-class Royal Challengers Bangalore by 27 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. RPS, batting first, notched 161/8 and then restricted RCB to 134/9. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant here

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 17, 2017 00:20 IST
Abhishek Paul
Rising Pune Supergiant outclassed Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant match here.
Rising Pune Supergiant outclassed Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant match here.(BCCI)

Rising Pune Supergiants got the better of Royal Challengers Bangalore despite putting up a rather low score of 161/8 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday. RCB could manage only 134/9 as Ben Stokes and Shardul Thakur took three wickets each. Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant were restricted to 161/8 despite starting well. From 127/2 to 130/7, the Steve Smith-led RPS saw a massive collapse. Adam Milne and Sreenath Aravind took two wickets each. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant. (SCORECARD | IPL 2017 Full coverage)

23:58 hrs IST: Ben Stokes is the Man of the Match for picking three wickets.

23:39 hrs IST:RPS won by 27 runs and RCB can manage only 134/9

23:37 hrs IST: Milne is bowled by Stokes as RCB are nine down

23:33 hrs IST: RCB 131/8 in 19 overs. They need 31 off the last over

23:30 hrs IST: Badree is bowled by Unadkat, RCB 126/8. They still need 36 off 10 balls.

23:28 hrs IST: Binny (18) out! RCB 125/7

He is bowled by Thakur

23:27 hrs IST: A great effort from Ben Stokes saves a sure-shot boundary.

23:25 hrs IST: Negi (10) out

He is caught at deep mid-wicket by Tripathi off Thakur

23:24 hrs IST: SIX! Pawan Negi joins the party with a maximum at long-off against Thakur

23:21 hrs IST: He edges to Christian but the ball flies to boundary. RCB need 47 off 18 balls

23:20 hrs IST: SIX! Binny goes after Christian with a huge one over long leg.

23:17 hrs IST: RCB 102/5 in 16 overs and need 56 off 24 balls. They are under huge pressure.

23:16 hrs IST: Shane Watson (14) out! RCB 101/5

A big blow for RCB! The big Australian is bowled by Stokes, who delivery dips a bit

23:14 hrs IST: FOURS! Stuart Binny doesn’t take much time to settle in as he goes after Ben Stokes.

23:10 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav (18) gone!

He goes for a wild slog and is bowled by Unadkat.

23:08 hrs IST: Jaydev Unadkat is back into the attack in the 15th over.

23:05 hrs IST: RCB 87/3 in 14 overs, need 75 more.

23:03 hrs IST: Shane Watson and Kedar Jadhav have been in the middle for quite sometime now. They need to fire. This is a crucial a partnership for RCB

23:00 hrs IST: Strategic time-out! RCB need 79 off 42 balls

22:58 hrs IST: No boundary has been hit since de Villiers’ departure. That is more than two overs. The asking rate for RCB is increasing. 83/3 in 13 overs

22:56 hrs IST: Another tidy over for RPS as Christian gives away just six runs. RCB 78/3 in 12 overs, 83 more needed

22:54 hrs IST: RCB 72/3 in 11 overs, Shane Waton has come in to bat.

22:46 hrs IST: de Villiers (29) out. RCB 70/3, need 90 runs to win

Dhoni stumps de Villiers. The South African tries to flick Tahir but misses the line of the ball and is sent back to the pavilion.

22:44 hrs IST: Just four overs coming off the 10th over, bowled by Dan Christian. RCB 67/2 in 10 overs

22:41 hrs IST: RCB are 63/2 in nine overs

22:40 hrs IST: SIX! de Villiers batters Imran Tahir over long-off. He has reached 27 in 24 balls.

22:36 hrs IST: AB de Villiers has been joined by Kedar Jadhav in the middle. Both batsmen have the ability to finish the match alone.

22:35 hrs IST: RCB reach 50/2 in 7.4 overs

22:30 hrs IST: Imran Tahir comes into attack. He has so far taken seven wickets so far in the tournament.

22:26 hrs IST: Time for strategic time-out! RCB 42/2 in six overs

22:23 hrs IST: Kohli (28) out! RCB 41/2

He tries to flat-bat a Ben Stokes bouncer but is caught by Rahane

22:17 hrs IST: KOHLI ON FIRE! First he edges off Thakur but the ball misses Stokes and races to backward point boundary, then he flicks another delivery to mid-wicket boundary. RCB 35/1 in 4 overs

22:13 hrs IST: SIX! AB de Villiers is relentless . The South Africa great hits Unadkat for the maximum with a straight shot. He is dangerous. RCB 25/1 in 3 overs

22:09 hrs IST: FOUR! AB de Villiers begins with a four. RCB 18/1 in two overs

22:07 hrs IST: Mandeep Singh (0) out! RCB 14/1

Mandeep has a go at Shardul Thakur’s short ball and is caught by Dhoni.

22:04 hrs IST: DROPPED! Virat Kohli is let off by Manoj Tiwary off Shardul Thakur!

22:01 hrs IST: SIX! Kohli starts with a bang off Unadkat. The RCB captain times it brilliantly against the fast bower to hit the maximum over square leg. RCB 7/0 in 1 over

22:00 hrs IST: Jaydev Unadkat will bowl the first over. Virat Kohli and Mandeep Singh are at the crease.

21:59 hrs IST: The second innings is about to begin!

21:46 hrs IST: That’s it! Manoj Tiwary departs in the last over as Rising Pune Supergiant score 161/8

21:42 hrs IST: The final over is being bowled by Adam Milne. He gets hit for a six by Manoj Tiwary. The Bengal lad has played a crucial knock at the end as RPS reach 160-run mark.

21:39 hrs IST: Some redemption! 4,4,6 by Manoj Tiwary off Shane Watson. RPS 151/7 in 19 overs

21:37 hrs IST: RPS are 132/7 in 18 overs

21:36 hrs IST: This is a massive collapse. RPS have lost five wickets, while scoring just three runs!

21:30 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur (0) out. 130/7 in 17.2 overs

Another wicket! Milne gets another with a slower one. Thakur is caught by de Villiers at cover.

21:29 hrs IST: Ben Stokes (2) out. RPS 130/6 in 17.1 overs

The Englishman goes for a slog and is bowled by Milne.

21:25 hrs IST: Dan Christian out. RPS 129/5 in 16.1 overs

He is caught by Mandeep off Aravind

21:21 hrs IST: Smith (27) out. RPS 127/4 in 16.1 overs

Another strike! The RPS captain is bowled by an off-cutter from Sreenath Aravind

21:19 hrs IST: Dhoni (28) out! RPS 127/3 in 16 overs

Dhoni goes for a helicopter shot against Watson and takes an inside edge to get bowled

21:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Smith takes full advantage of a poor delivery and clubs Shane Watson to a boundary.

21:12 hrs IST: RPS are 117/2 in 15 overs. They can very well target 175-plus target from here on.

21:09 hrs IST: Dhoni reaches 24000 career runs. A new milestone for the India captain!

21:05 hrs IST: SIX! A maximum from Dhoni. The former India captain hits Chahal out of the park as he comes down the track to hit the spinner. RPS 109/2 in 14 overs

21:00 hrs IST: Chahal has been introduced for RCB. He has been a wicket-taking bowler for RCB. Dhoni and Smith’s stand has crossed 30 in no time.

20:59 hrs IST: Dhoni and Smith have taken RPS to 98/2 in 13 overs

20: 55 hrs IST: The name of the ground is, however, M Chinnaswamy Stadium where many 200-run targets have been chased.

20:54 hrs IST: Smith and Dhoni have taken no time to revive the pace of t he innings. RPS race to 92/2 in 12 overs.

20:52 hrs IST: The vintage Dhoni is here! He hits two fours off Badree as the ball races through point on both occasions . RPS 79/2 in 10 overs.

20:48 hrs IST: Dhoni has been promoted to the No. 4 slot after a long time. He will be expected to make an impact as RPS are in a trisky situation despite a great start.

20:45 hrs IST: Dhoni and Smith are at the crease. RPS 69/2 in 9 overs

20:41 hrs IST: Tripathi (31) out!

Virat Kohli takes a stunning catch to send the youngster is back to the pavilion off Pawan Negi.

20:39 hrs IST: Rahane (30) out!

Badree who took a hat-trick in the last match floats the ball as Rahane get forward for a drive. He misses the line and gets bowled.

20:32 hrs IST: Pawan Negi has been introduced in the attack. He gives away just six. RPS seemed to have slowed down after the initial hurry. RPS 61/0

20:28 hrs IST: The first over without boundary in this clash and yet Pune eke out five off it. RPS 55/0 in six overs

20:23 hrs IST:Pune are on 50 off five overs. This is one of the fastest starts in this edition of the IPL.

20:21 hrs IST: The boundaries are raining here. Rahane brings up the half-century stand with Tripathi with the help of two fours against Watson. He cheekily places it between slip and wicketkeeper for the first four and then hits one at point.

20:17 hrs IST: Tripathi is on fire. A four and a six off Sreenath Aravind. The young RPS batsman first hits the pacr for the maximum over mid-on and then goes for a boundary over point. RPS 41/0 in 4 overs

20:15 hrs IST:RPS fans must be very happy. 17 runs coming of Milne’s over, RPS 28/0

20:15 hrs IST: MORE FOURS! Now Rahane punishes Milne. He supremely times and loft a drive over Milne’s head. He follows it up with a cut for another boundary.

20:13 hrs IST: FOURS! Tripathis has started freeing his arm. He first hits Milne through the covers and then down the leg.

20:10 hrs IST: The RPS openers have been sensible so far. After the boundary they rely on singles to take of Badree’s over. RPS 11/0 in 2 overs

20:06 hrs IST: FOUR! First of the match as Rahane hits one at mid-on off Samuel Badree’s full toss.

20:04 hrs IST: Rahane and Tripathi give RPS a sedate start. RPS 3/0 in 1 over

20:00 hrs IST: And the action starts! Adam Milne to bowl the first over.

19:45 hrs IST: Now, let’s have a look at the players who will be taking the field for RCB - Kohli, Mandeep, AB de Villiers, Jadhav, Watson, Binny, Negi, Milne, Aravind, Chahal, Badree.

19:44 hrs IST: A look at the Rising Pune Supergiant XI - Smith, Rahane, Tripathi, Stokes, Tiwary, Dhoni, Chhristian, Chahar, Tahir, Thakur, Unadkat.

19:42 hrs IST: For Rising Pune Supergiant, Dan Christian has replaced Lockie Ferguson while fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has taken over from left-arm spinner Ankit Sharma

19:40 hrs IST: Two changes for RCB - Shane Watson replaces Chris Gayle and Adam Milne comes in for Tymal Mills.

19:36 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have decided to field first.

19:34 hrs IST: Welcome to the Indian Premier League encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant.

In the last encounter between Kohli and Smith, the India-Australia Bangalore Test witnessed plenty of friction over the controversial use of the DRS by Smith. Kohli, at that time, had stopped short of calling Smith a ‘cheat’. With the wounds still fresh, both men are set to square off but this time as captains of two very inconsistent teams.

Rising Pune Supergiant’s confidence has taken a hammering after their loss to Delhi Dardedevils and Gujarat Lions. On the other hand, RCB will be gutted with their loss to Mumbai Indians after they reduced them to 7/4.

RCB won both their encounters against RPS last year and this will give them plenty of confidence for this match. Chris Gayle needs just three runs to reach 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket while Kohli looked good on return. For RPS, it will be interesting to see whether MS Dhoni, who has been under pressure with the bat, contributes.