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IPL 2017 Highlights, RPS vs RCB in Pune, cricket score and updates: Pune hammer Bangalore by 61 runs

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IPL 2017 Highlights, RPS vs RCB in Pune, cricket score and updates: Pune hammer Bangalore by 61 runs
  • 19:51 (IST)

    That's from us. It was a great win for Rising Pune Supergiant who go from strength to strength in this year's IPL. For RCB it was indeed a very disappointing performance and one that all but ends their chances of qualifying for the play-offs. Follow Firstpost for all the Live scores and updates of the Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians match here - 

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Lockie Ferguson is awarded the Man of the Match

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Steve Smith: Tonight it was a complete performance. Lockie Ferguson bowled beautifully today, he hasn't had many chances but today he bowled splendidly. 

  • For the second time in the season, RPS have won two from two against the same team. They won both their games against Mumbai Indians, and now have won both their games against RCB, both strong teams. Gives an idea of how RPS are now challenging for a spot in the playoffs, holding fourth place on the table. 

  • Rising Pune Supergiant while defending a total:

    IPL-2016:  Matches - 7, Lost - 7

    IPL-2017: Matches - 6, Won - 3. Lost - 3

    Fewest runs conceded in a 4-over spell in IPL:

    6 - Fidel Edwards v KKR, Cape Town, 2009

    6 - Ashish Nehra v KXIP, Bloemfontein, 2009

    7 - Rahul Sharma v MI, Mumbai (DYP), 2011

    7 - LOCKIE FERGUSON v RCB, Gahunje, 2017

  • RCB needed to win five in a row to keep themselves in playoff contention, but RPS are loading their coffin with rocks and are lowering it into the sea. A win here, without Ben Stokes, will give RPS a lot of confidence (and might also make them wonder why they spent so much on him). 

  • 19:22 (IST)

    After 20 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 96/9 ( Sreenath Aravind 8 , Yuzvendra Chahal 4)

    Christian to bowl the final over. Chahal times his cut in the third delivery towards sweeper cover quite well, though Rahane does a fine job to push the ball back into the playing area. Eight off the final over, with Aravind lofting the ball towards the deep extra-cover boundary as RCB bat their 20 overs out, though they fail to breach the 100-mark. 

    Rising Pune Supergiant win by 61 runs! 

  • 19:19 (IST)

    After 19 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 88/9 ( Sreenath Aravind 3 , Yuzvendra Chahal 1)

    Ferguson bowls the penultimate over of the RCB innings, and the only positive that the visitors can draw from their position right now is to bat their quota of 20 overs out. Just two singles off this over, though the batsmen at the crease are trying to get a big hit or two, and not connecting at all. Ferguson finishes with figures of 4-1-7-2.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 70 to win from 6 balls

  • 19:16 (IST)

    After 18 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/9 ( Sreenath Aravind 2 , Yuzvendra Chahal 0)

    DROPPED! Kohli tries going big towards the leg side, but he gets dropped by Tiwary near the boundary. RCB's hopes eventually come to an end as he slices a slower ball from Christian towards the deep extra cover boundary, and ends up getting caught by substitute fielder Agarwal! Chahal is the last man out for Bangalore. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 72 to win from 12 balls

  • 19:13 (IST)

    OUT! And that virtually is the end of the RCB innings, with Kohli miscuing a full delivery outside off that he tried to loft over extra-cover. Substitute fielder Agarwal takes the catch near the boundary, and RCB lose their ninth wicket with 84 on board.

    Kohli c Agarwal (sub) b Christian  55(48)

  • 19:12 (IST)

    After 17 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/8 ( Virat Kohli (C) 53 , Sreenath Aravind 0)

    Tahir bowls his final over, and signs out by grabbing his third wicket, all of which have come off googlies. Kohli ends the boundary drought by smacking the third ball of the over towards the midwicket boundary, bringing up the first boundary in 11 overs. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 76 to win from 18 balls

  • 19:10 (IST)

    BOWLED EM! That's the third wicket for Tahir with the googly, and Badree had no clue of this one, playing against the spin down the wrong line! RCB 82/8

    Badree b Tahir 2(7)

  • 19:09 (IST)

    FIFTY for Virat Kohli! His third of the ongoing tournament! Has been a lone fighting innings from the RCB captain so far, with the team in bad shape right now in their chase of the 158-run target. Gets to the milestone with a six towards midwicket, which is the first boundary in 11 overs! 

  • 19:07 (IST)

    After 16 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/7 ( Virat Kohli (C) 46 , Samuel Badree 1)

    Unadkat into the attack for his final over, with Badree walking out to bat now. Change of bat for Kohli in this over, though we're not quite sure if that's going to help the team's cause right now, though he certainly could get a big hit or two. Meanwhile, the skipper is on the verge of his second fifty of the tournament. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 84 to win from 24 balls

  • 19:03 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 71/7 ( Virat Kohli (C) 45 , )

    Tahir into his third over. Milne tries going for a paddle-sweep towards fine-leg, though the fielder running towards the ball succeeds in stopping the boundary with a dive. Tahir ends the over by foxing Milne with a googly, which the latter pats straight to Smith at short midwicket.  

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 87 to win from 30 balls

  • 19:00 (IST)

    OUT! Tahir strikes again with the googly, with Milne not quicking picking it and playing it straight to the hands of Smith at short midwicket. RCB 71/7

    Milne c Smith b Milne 5(8)

  • 18:58 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 66/6 ( Virat Kohli (C) 43 , Adam Milne 2)

    Unadkat back into the attack, with RPS breathing down on RCB's neck now. Kohli tries to play like he's got nothing to lose, and tries going for a couple of big hits towards the leg side, although both batsmen have to settle for the singles in this over. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 92 to win from 36 balls

  • RPS seem to be bracing for the inevitable Kohli explosion, and picking off his partners from the other end. Like we saw when Tiwary and Dhoni were batting, it is not so easy to bat on this wicket, so even chasemaster Kohli may struggle here. And the more partners he loses, earlier he must launch, and the longer he must sustain it. Tall ask. 

  • Wheels have fallen off RCB's challenge this year. Kohli, world's best finisher is still there. But rest have buckled under pressure. Forget century or 50 they don't know where next 10 runs will come from.

  • Virat Kohli becomes the third player after Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa to score 2000-plus runs while chasing in IPL. 

  • 18:51 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/6 ( Virat Kohli (C) 40 , Adam Milne 0)

    Another superb over for RPS, with just a single being conceded by Tahir while he gets rid of the potentially dangerous Negi with the wrong 'un that he slog down the ground, straight to Christian at long-off. Kohli looks glum at the non-striker's end, with the team facing a certain defeat unless Kohli stirs up some magic at the moment. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 97 from 42.

  • 18:49 (IST)

    OUT! Negi looks to slog down the ground towards long-off, but doesn't quite connect to the wrong 'un from Tahir, and ends up holing out to Christian near the boundary rope. RCB 61/6

    Negi c Christian b Tahir 3(7)

  • 18:48 (IST)

    After 12 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 60/5 ( Virat Kohli (C) 39 , Pawan Negi 3)

    Christian returns to the attack, having bowled just one over in the day so far. Just seven off the over, with the two batsmen at the centre still not finding the boundaries at the moment, which has not been scored in the last 39 balls at the time of the conclusion of the over. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 98 from 48.

  • 18:45 (IST)

    After 11 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/5 ( Virat Kohli (C) 33 , Pawan Negi 2)

    Sundar to Kohli in the 11th over of the innings, and gives away just four singles off the over. The chase is starting to turn into a mission impossible for the Royal Challengers right now, though Kohli's presence at the crease is still a source of inspiration for the RCB dugout right now. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 105 from 54.

  • 18:39 (IST)

    After 10 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/5 ( Virat Kohli (C) 31 , Pawan Negi 0)

    Binny is the new batsman at the crease, with Ferguson bowling his third over at the moment. And it only gets worse when Binny top-edges a short ball from the New Zealand pacer towards Sundar stationed at long-leg. A leg-bye off the last ball of the over, with RCB's current run-rate being less than five per over. Superb bowling by the Pune attack so far. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 109 from 60.

  • 18:37 (IST)

    OUT! Collapse on for Bangalore, as Binny holes out a short ball to Sundar positioned at long-leg! Second wicket for Fergie! RCB 48/5

    Binny c Sundar b Ferguson 1(7)

  • Another essential to defend a moderate total is great fielding, and we have just seen two pieces of fielding that have put RPS very much in the game. RCB have made a habit out of these collapses;

    RPS have never won in Pune defending a total. Right now, only the determination and skill of Virat Kohli seems to stand in the way of that happening. 

  • 18:35 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 31 , Stuart Binny 1)

    Washington Sundar introduced into the attack in the ninth over, with Bangalore under serious pressure to get some quick runs on the board at this stage, judging by the drying up of boundaries for the visitors. Things get worse for Bangalore, with Baby holing out to Smith at midwicket for 2. Just three runs gathered in the remainder of the over. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 110 from 66.

  • 18:31 (IST)

    OUT! And now it is Baby who makes the slow walk back to the dug-out. Holes out to Smith at cover off Sundar, with the RPS captain not being too sure about the catch. Umpire Erasmus goes upstairs with 'Out' being the soft signal, and the TV umpire is happy with Smith's catch. RCB reeling at 47/4

    Baby c Smith b Sundar 2(4)

  • 18:28 (IST)

    After 8 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 45/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 30 , Sachin Baby 1)

    Ferguson into his second over of the innings, and gives away just two singles, with Jadhav throwing his wicket away with thanks to a lack of communication between him and skipper Kohli. Sachin Baby walks out to bat now, and gets off the mark in the last ball of the over. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 113 from 72.

  • 18:23 (IST)

    OUT! That was a hara-kiri by Jadhav and he has snapped RCB's momentum even further! Is run-out for 7! Misfield by Ferguson at the non-striker's end, and Jadhav sees that as an opportunity to go off for a quick single. The two batsmen are stranded at the non-striker's end, as Dhoni flicks the bails off on the other side. RCB 44/3

    Jadhav run-out 7(12)

  • 18:21 (IST)

    After 7 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 43/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 29 , Kedar Jadhav (W) 7)

    Tahir is introduced into the attack in the first over after powerplay. With just four runs being scored in this over, all of them coming off singles, the pressure keeps increasing on Bangalore, with their run-rate barely above the six-per-over mark right now. 

    Royal Challengers Bangalore need 115 from 78.

  • In a moderate chase, it is essential to not allow the opponents to run away with a big score in the power play. RPS have done that, and pouched two overseas batters as well. Besides a few loose balls from Deepak Chahar ot Kohli, they have kept a lid on things, and set this game up well. 

  • AB de Villiers' scores in his last three IPL innings - 8, 5, 3. This is the first time AB de Villiers has got out for single-digit scores in three consecutive innings in IPL.

  • 18:15 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 27 , Kedar Jadhav (W) 5)

    Daniel Christian is introduced into the attack in the final over of powerplay. Jadhav gets the confidence for a pull that carries over the mid-on player to give the new batsman at the crease his first boundary of the innings. Six off the over. Not the best of starts for Bangalore, especially with the loss of two wickets. Umpire signals for the timeout at the end of the over. 

  • 18:12 (IST)

    After 5 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 33/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 26 , Kedar Jadhav (W) 0)

    Ferguson introduced into the attack in the fifth over of the innings. Gets ABD to drive a half-volley straight to Tiwary stationed at short extra-cover. Was timed well, though he did not quite get the elevation necessary. Jadhav walks out to bat, with RCB getting off to a shaky start. 

  • Unbelievable tentative push by ABD to be caught at short cover. An In form ABD would have deposited that in the stands. Soft dismissal again. Rcb now dependant on Kohli, Jadhav

  • Kedar Jadhav’s strike rate of 160.94 in this IPL is the second highest among all the batsman who have scored atleast 200 runs in this IPL before today. Kedar Jadhav has hit 20 fours and nine sixes in this IPL so far. 

  • 18:07 (IST)

    OUT! Soft dismissal for Ferguson in his first over, with ABD driving straight to Tiwary at short extra-cover! RCB 32/2

    De Villiers c Tiwary b Ferguson 3(8)

  • 18:04 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 30/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 25 , AB de Villiers 2)

    Another good over by Unadkat, preventing two world class batsmen in Kohli and AB de Villiers from smacking the ball around towards the boundary. The two batsmen though, exhibit the superb running between the wickets that they're universally known for. Five off the over. 

  • 18:03 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 22 , AB de Villiers 1)

    Kohli plunders runs from the other end, unfazed by the early dismissal. Smashes the first ball towards sweeper cover, where Tahir fails to stop the ball. Gets a leading edge next ball that beats short third man, before flicking the fourth ball of the over towards the square-leg boundary. AB de Villiers, the new batsman at the crease, gets off the mark in the first ball of the over. 

  • 18:02 (IST)

    After 2 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 9 , )

    Kohli brings up the first boundary of the innings, smacking the ball towards the point boundary. Unadkat, who is bowling from the other end, draws first blood for the home team as he cramps Head for room with a back-of-length delivery that the latter gets an inside-edge to, with the ball clipping the bail between middle and leg stump. 

  • Travis Head has been disappointing for RCB. He has scored centuries in Big Bash and ODIs. But not in luck in IPL. Ball nicked bail today. Very unlucky. Just like he was hospitalized after being knocked down by a speeding car in a parking lot. Lost time in cricket. Story of RCB batsmen thus far.

  • 17:54 (IST)

    OUT! Unadkat draws first blood, and just about manages to clip the top of Head's leg stump! RCB 11/1

    Head b Unadkat 2(5)

  • 17:50 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0 ( Travis Head 2 , Virat Kohli (C) 2)

    Kohli and Head start the RCB innings off with singles, four of which are collected in the first over of the innings, bowled by Deepak Chahar. Dhoni, meanwhile, brings himself close to the stumps in the very first over. 

  • 17:46 (IST)

    Virat Kohli and Travis Head are out to open the innings for RCB

  • Virat Kohli has scored most runs against Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL. He has amassed 216 runs from three innings at an average of 108.00 with two fifty-plus scores till day. 

  • It's tough to get a reading of how good a score this is. There is clearly some grip in the surface, not unlike the pitch when RPS visited the Chinnaswamy. That time, the RPS bowlers defended 160 odd  by bowling a lot of slower balls into the pitch. That will be the order of the day this evening as well. Get set for some revolutions. 

  • RCB bowlers have done very well overall. They were expensive no doubt in the second 10 overs. But they'll take the final total of 157. Now RCB batsmen must deliver. Kohli, ABD, Head, Jadhav, Sachin baby and Binny have task cut out.  RCB body language in field was very good. Best this season. Can they pull it off.

  • Rising Pune Supergiant have won only two matches while batting first in IPL out of 12 matches. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have not won a match in this IPL while chasing. 
    Total defended by Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL:
    161 v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Bangalore, 2017
    160 v Mumbai Indians, Wankhede, 2017 

Preview: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will aim to shed off their inconsistent run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on Saturday, when they take on a depleted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are almost out of the race to the play-offs.

After back to back wins against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, the Pune side went down to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their previous outing, to be at the fourth spot in the standings.

On the other hand, last year's runners-up RCB have found the going tough this season, managing to win only two of their nine matches to be languishing at the penultimate spot in the eight-team table.

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Sportzpics

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Sportzpics

Going into Saturday's first double-header at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here, Pune will bank on their in-form opening duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi to give the team a great start.

The middle order comprising the likes of captain Steve Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary has the experience to take the opposition bowlers to the cleaners at ease. With all-rounders Daniel Christian and Rajat Bhatia the lower order batting can come in handy if needed.

In the bowling department, the young Indian pace duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur have impressed both in the opening and death overs while leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Christian and rookie tweaker Washington Sundar can provide the breakthroughs as well as stop the flow of runs in the middle overs.

Meanwhile, the Virat Kohli-led RCB have their task cut out if they are to stand any chance of making it to the play-offs.

The flop show in all the departments against Gujarat Lions at home on Thursday will only haunt them more when they take the field here.

RCB's fortunes depend on their captain and his opening partner Chris Gayle's domination at the top along with South African AB de Villiers, who also failed to fire against the Lions.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kedar Jadhav was the lone bright spot along with all-rounder Pawan Negi but that was not enough for them to get over the line.

RCB's bowling too looked toothless with the likes of Sreenath Aravind, Travis Head, Aniket Choudhary failing to impress. Samuel Badree and Negi managed to be amongst the wickets.


Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Ashoke Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Sreenath Aravind, Avesh Khan, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, AB de Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Singh, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Tymal Mills, Adam Milne, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Sachin Baby, Tabraiz Shamsi, Billy Stanlake, Vishnu Vinod, Shane Watson.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Apr 29, 2017 19:51 PM

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