IPL 2017: RPS thrash RCB by 61 runs despite Virat Kohli fifty

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Rising Pune Supergiant thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 61 runs as Virat Kohli’s team slipped further in their quest to get to the play-offs. (AFP)

Rising Pune Supergiant thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 61 runs as Virat Kohli’s team slipped further in their quest to get to the play-offs. (AFP)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bowl vs Rising Pune Sueprgiant in a must-win encounter (BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bowl vs Rising Pune Sueprgiant in a must-win encounter (BCCI)

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Samuel Badree removed Ajinkya Rahane cheaply as RPS got off to a bad start (BCCI)

Samuel Badree removed Ajinkya Rahane cheaply as RPS got off to a bad start (BCCI)

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Rahul Tripathi struck some lusty blows and looked good to convert his start. (BCCI)

Rahul Tripathi struck some lusty blows and looked good to convert his start. (BCCI)

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Rahul Tripathi was snapped up by Pawan Negi for 37 as RPS stuttered. (BCCI)

Rahul Tripathi was snapped up by Pawan Negi for 37 as RPS stuttered. (BCCI)

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Steve Smith shared a fifty-run partnership with Manoj Tiwary to revive RPS. (BCCI)

Steve Smith shared a fifty-run partnership with Manoj Tiwary to revive RPS. (BCCI)

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Following Smith’s dismissal, MS Dhoni struck an unbeaten 21 off 17 balls while Manoj Tiwary chipped in with 44* as RPS finished on 157/3. (BCCI)

Following Smith’s dismissal, MS Dhoni struck an unbeaten 21 off 17 balls while Manoj Tiwary chipped in with 44* as RPS finished on 157/3. (BCCI)

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Chasing 158, Virat Kohli got off to a confident start. (BCCI)

Chasing 158, Virat Kohli got off to a confident start. (BCCI)

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Jaydev Unadkat got the wicket of Travis Head for 2. (BCCI)

Jaydev Unadkat got the wicket of Travis Head for 2. (BCCI)

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RPS struck at regular intervals as Royal Challengers Bangalore faltered in their chase. (BCCI)

RPS struck at regular intervals as Royal Challengers Bangalore faltered in their chase. (BCCI)

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With wickets falling at regular intervals, Kohli struggled for timing. (BCCI)

With wickets falling at regular intervals, Kohli struggled for timing. (BCCI)

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Lockie Ferguson picked up 2/7 to restrict RCB’s scoring. (BCCI)

Lockie Ferguson picked up 2/7 to restrict RCB’s scoring. (BCCI)

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Virat Kohli was waging a lone battle but it proved to be too much. (AFP)

Virat Kohli was waging a lone battle but it proved to be too much. (AFP)

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Imran Tahir picked up 3/18 as RCB lost their way. (BCCI)

Imran Tahir picked up 3/18 as RCB lost their way. (BCCI)

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RPS thrashed RCB by 61 runs, with Ferguson winning the Man of the Match. (BCCI)

RPS thrashed RCB by 61 runs, with Ferguson winning the Man of the Match. (BCCI)

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With this win, RPS remain in fourth spot in the IPL standings while for RCB, their chances of qualifying for the play-offs have dimmed. (BCCI)

With this win, RPS remain in fourth spot in the IPL standings while for RCB, their chances of qualifying for the play-offs have dimmed. (BCCI)

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