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Highlights IPL 2017 RCB vs RPS in Bengaluru, cricket scores and results: RPS pull off 27-run win

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Highlights IPL 2017 RCB vs RPS in Bengaluru, cricket scores and results: RPS pull off 27-run win

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Apr 17, 2017 - 00:25 (IST)

That's it from us on our coverage of the second of the Sunday double-header! Thank you all so much for joining in. Do tune in tomorrow for another double-header — Delhi Daredevils hosting Kolkata Knight Riders at the Kotla, with Sunrisers Hydebad taking on Kings XI Punjab in the second game, 

On behalf of my team, I, Amit Banerjee, bid you good night for now! 

Apr 17, 2017 - 00:02 (IST)

Most bowled dismissals in an IPL match:

9 RCB v KXIP,Bangalore,2015
9 RCB v KXIP,Bangalore,2017
8 RCB v DD,Bangalore,2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:53 (IST)

Ben Stokes is the Man of the Match for his performance with the ball (4-0-18-3).

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:44 (IST)
AB de Viliiers on the mike said that 200 is what he expected on this wicket. Eventually, it seems the players and pundits alike had mis read the pitch.  High number of batters bowled shows how difficult it was to time the slower balls.  160 finally proved enough, and RPS keep themselves alive in the tournament.

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:44 (IST)

RCB have traditionally been slow starters. But this losing trend at home has been awful. The option to use slow pitch has backfired and the team is struggling to chase even small targets. RPS' 162 was gettable. But RPS bowled to a plan and kept scoring rate in check. 27 run win in a low scoring match is huge. RCB need to relook strategy and playing eleven. They now need to win 6 of remaining 9 matches to qualify. 

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:44 (IST)
161 runs defended by RPS today is the lowest total defended by any team against RCB at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The previous lowest was 165 by KKR in 2012
 
This is the first match RPS have won in IPL while batting first. Before this match, they lost nine matches while batting first.
 
Lowest totals defended v RCB at Bangalore in IPL:
 
161 by RPS in 2017
165 by KKR  in 2012
178 by CSK in 2008

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:42 (IST)

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:41 (IST)

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:41 (IST)

Apr 16, 2017 - 23:38 (IST)

After 20 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/9 ( Sreenath Aravind 6 , Yuzvendra Chahal 1)

Stokes bowls the last over of the RCB innings. Aravind fails to connect in the first two balls while looking to go for the big shots, getting a bye in the second ball. Milne loses his off-stump in the third ball, which brings Chahal to the crease, and gets off the mark with a single in the first ball that he faces. Just a single for Aravind in the fifth ball, with Chahal meekly defending in the last ball. Stokes finishes with figures of 3/18 from four overs. 


Rising Pune Supergiant defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 27 runs! It also happens to be the lowest total ever defended at the M Chinnaswamy by a visiting team! 

Preview: The last time Virat Kohli and Steve Smith clashed with each other was the recently-concluded India-Australia Test series, and now both will be aiming to stem the rot when Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie here on Sunday.

Both the franchises have lost three out of their four games and would be eager to plug the holes as momentum can quickly shift in a high-paced T20 cricket tournament like the IPL.

Despite Kohli's return from injury with a stylish half century and a hat-trick from leg-spinner Samuel Badree, RCB went down to Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring affair on Friday while Pune were simply outplayed by Gujarat Lions on the same day.

Highlights IPL 2017 RCB vs RPS in Bengaluru cricket scores and results RPS pull off 27run win

Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, the two captains. Sportzpics

Kohli's 62 off 47 balls is also an indicator of the bigger and better things that can be expected from the India captain.

The 28-year-old had also stitched together the highest opening stand of 63 runs with out-of-touch Chris Gayle (22), followed by a 47-run stand with AB de Villiers (19), who also came in after recovering from an injury.

The hosts may however, rethink on their strategy of playing Gayle, who was seen struggling during his 27-ball knock and may go in with Shane Watson, who can also be handy with his medium pace.

The middle order comprising Kedar Jadhav, Madeep Singh and Pawan Negi can also be expected to step on the gas in the slog overs, specially against a weaker bowling line-up like Pune.

In the bowling department, Badree will be keen to replicate his superb show along side fellow leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and pace duo of Tymal Mills and Sreenath Aravind.

On the other hand, Pune will be expecting former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to get his vintage touch back, specially after getting out with another single digit score on Friday.

If Pune are to win the contest, the top order -- Ajinkya Rahane, Smith, Rahul Tripathi and million dollar boy Ben Stokes -- will need to shoulder the responsibility of getting the side a good total.

While Rahane failed in the previous match, Smith and Rahul looked good during their 64-run second wicket stand before the team fell apart against Gujarat Lions' pacer Andrew Tye's magical spell of 5/17, including a hat-trick in the final over.

Pune's fate also lies on South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who was clobbered all around the park by the Gujarat duo of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith.

Before Friday's match, Tahir successfully delivered whenever the ball was thrown to him by Smith. Veteran all-rounder Rajat Bhatia with his cutters, can return a handful on Sunday, considering the slowish nature of the wicket here.

With IANS inputs.

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