IPL 2017 RCB vs RPS: Royal Challengers Bangalore suffer third defeat in a row

RCB fail to chase down 162 in Bangalore after Pune pacers' misery performance; Ben Stokes takes 3 for 18.

By: Express Web Desk | Bangalore | Updated: April 17, 2017 2:38 pm
RPS beat RCB by 27 runs. (Source: BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore could not chase down 162-run target against Rising Pune Supergiant at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. It was the record lowest total defend by a visiting team in Bangalore. Batting first, Pune lost five wickets for three runs to be 130/7 before Manoj Tiwary made 11-ball 27 to push them to 161/8. Bangalore never got going and lost regular wickets as Pune pacers managed to dry up the runs. The pressure mounted on Bangalore and they lost batsmen trying to hit some big shot. Stokes took three wickets for 18 runs in his four overs.

IPL 2017 RCB vs RPS: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant

“We did not deserve to win if we play like that” – Virat Kohli

All over! Pune defend record lowest total in Bangalore by a visiting team to beat Bangalore by 27 runs. It looked very easy for Bangalore at one stage but Pune bowlers dried up the runs. Stokes has three wickets for 18 runs from his four overs. Unadkat has two while Thakur has three as well.

2333 hrs IST: WICKET! Ben Stokes has another wicket. Milne loses his off stump looking for a big heave. Nine down

2331 hrs IST: Stokes to bowl the final over. Bangalore need 31 off the six balls. First ball is dot ball to Aravind.

2328 hrs IST: WICKET! Another middle stump down. Unadkat bowls Badree. RCB are 8 down and it is more-or-less over for them

2326 hrs IST: WICKET! Thakur with a dead straight ball and Binny is bowled. Way across the stumps and that was a poor shot

2324 hrs IST: Ben Stokes flicks one back after catching it at the boundary. Could not balance himself. Saves five runs for his team

2322 hrs IST: WICKET! Negi is caught in the deep after he hit a six. RCB still need 39 off 15. Milne the new man in

2315 hrs IST: 16 overs gone and Bangalore are 102 for the loss of five wickets. They need 60 runs off the final 24 balls. Pawan Negi and Stuart Binny at the crease

2314 hrs IST: WICKET! Stokes is delighted to castle Shane Watson. Is that all over for RCB? They are five down for 101

2312 hrs IST: Two boundaries for RCB in that over from Stokes. After the fourth over, this is the first boundary. Only a six at 8.4 overs

2308 hrs IST: WICKET! Unadkat with a slower one which is not read by Jadhav. He has been bowled. The pressure was telling as he came down the pitch to hit it big. Missed it completely and lost his leg stump. RCB 4 down

2303 hrs IST: Shane Watson under tremendous pressure. He is 7 off 12. No boundaries. His frustration is visible on his face. Top stuff from Thakur

2300 hrs IST: Thakur to bowl after the timeout! So it looks like Stokes and Unadkat will be bowling at the death. This is getting exciting!

2257 hrs IST: Nothing given away by Tahir. He finishes his overs with figures: 4-0-27-1. Bangalore are 83 for the loss of three wickets. They need 79 more off 42 balls

2250 hrs IST: Bangalore need 90 runs off 54 balls. That is 10 runs per over from here with seven wickets in hand. Jadhav and Watson in the middle

2245 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket for Pune as Tahir has AB stumps. MS Dhoni, as usual, with a super-quick stumping

2242 hrs IST: 10 overs bowled in the Pune innings and at the halfway mark, Bangalore are 67 for the loss of two wickets. They need 95 off 60 balls now

2237 hrs IST: SIX! Width on offer and AB sends it over long-off fence. Close to a wide on the off side and AB goes on one knee and connects it very well

2236 hrs IST: Only 11 runs off the two overs for Bangalore. The runs have dried down. Tahir to continue after the Stokes over

2228 hrs IST: After the timeout, it will be spin into the attack and Smith calls upon Imran Tahir. AB de Villiers on strike for Bangalore

2225 hrs IST: Time for the strategic timeout! Bangalore are 42 for the loss of two wickets in after the powerplay. AB and Jadhav at the crease

2222 hrs IST: WICKET! Kohli gets a short ball which he slaps to Rahane at sweeper cover. Stokes gets the wicket. He was down the pitch but could not control the height of the ball. No position to play the shot

2219 hrs IST: Ben Stokes will bowl the final over of the powerplay! Bangalore are 39 for the loss of one wicket after 5 overs

2215 hrs IST: Another top over for RCB. They take 10 runs off the fourth over. They move on to 35 for the loss of one wicket. AB and Kohli in the middle

2211 hrs IST: Kohli takes a single off the first ball but Unadkat then bowls 4 dot balls to AB. Just when it looked like a good over, he is hit for a six off the final ball. RCB 25/1

2206 hrs IST: Two overs gone and RCB are 18 for the loss of two wickets. AB is the new man in and he starts with a four! Unadkat to continue for Pune

2205 hrs IST: WICKET! Thakur gets a wicket but it is not Kohli! Mandeep Singh gets an outside edge and is caught by Dhoni.

2203 hrs IST: Dropped! Tiwary drops Kohli off Shardul Thakur! Kohli goes after a ball away from the body which flies straight to first slip. Tiwary has his fingers pointed upwards. Slips out of his hand

2159 hrs IST: Kohli begins the RCB chase with a six over square leg. A cross batted slap which is timed perfectly. Over the fence for six

2158 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and Mandeep Singh walk out to the middle for RCB’s chase. Pune will start with Jaydev Unadkat

Pune will be disappointed with the total especially after being 127 for the loss of two wicket and Dhoni and Smith at the crease

2142 hrs IST: 10 runs off the final over as Tiwary hits another six! But he is run out off the final ball.  RPS add 34 runs losing 5 wickets to post 161/8 against RCB

2136 hrs IST: Manoj Tiwary takes Pune past 150. Three fours and a six off the Watson over. Pune are 151 for the loss of seven wickets after 19 overs

2132 hrs IST: Two runs off the Milne over! 18 overs bowled and Pune are 132 for the loss of seven wickets. Shane Watson the bowler now

2130 hrs IST: Pune were 127 for the loss of two wickets and then for three runs they have lost five wickets and are now 130 for 7

2128 hrs IST: WICKET! Milne has two in two! He is on a hat-trick. Thakur drives it on the up and AB takes the catch at covers

2126 hrs IST: WICKET! Milne gets his first wicket. Ben Stokes plays on. Not that short for Stokes to pull and he gets a bottom edge.

2123 hrs IST: WICKET! Christian flicks it straight to deep square. Pune lose 5th wicket. Aravind has two in the over and Pune have lost five wickets

2119 hrs IST: WICKET! Pune lose two in two. Now Aravind bowls Steve Smith. Slower one from Aravind and Smith has completely missed the cross-batted shot

2116 hrs IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni tries to hit one big but Watson has bowled a good line and length. Inside edge and it has gone back to crash into the stumps

2112 hrs IST: After the timeout, it will be Shane Watson who will be bowling the 16th over. MS Dhoni is on strike for Pune

2108 hrs IST: Eight runs off the 15th over and Pune have reached 117 for the loss of two wickets. Time for the second strategic timeout.

2104 hrs IST: SIX! MS Dhoni goes big and it is out of the stadium. What a shot from MS. Comes down the pitch to Chahal and uses all his power to hit it over long on

2101 hrs IST: 100 up for Pune in the 14th over after Smith hits one in the air but is safe. RCB looking for wickets but Pune strong

2058 hrs IST: That is top over from Watson. Only six runs off it. A bowling change again. Chahal will bowl the 14th over now

2053 hrs IST: Watson is brought back into the attack. Pune are 92 for the loss of two wickets. 13th over of the Pune innings to begin

2045 hrs IST: 10 overs bowled in the Pune innings and they are 79 for the loss of two wickets. Dhoni and Smith are the two batsmen in the middle for them

MS Dhoni has been promoted. He comes in at number four to join captain Steve Smith in the middle

2039 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli pulls off a decent catch at covers to dismiss Tripathi! That was hit hard by Tripathi but Kohli was ready for it. Catches it and throws the ball in the air. Chinnaswamy erupts!

2035 hrs IST: WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane gone. Badree has the wicket for Bangalore as he castles Rahane. It dipped on him and that was pure deception from Badree

2032 hrs IST: Six runs from Negi’s first over. Decent over but Bangalore need wickets here. Badree to bowl the new over!

2029 hrs IST: Pawan Negi has the ball in hand and he will bowl the seventh over of the Pune innings. Still no wickets for RCB

2027 hrs IST: End of the powerplay in Bangalore. This is a nice start by RPS as they have reached 55 for no loss after 6 overs. Strategic timeout called!

2023 hrs IST: 50 up for Pune in the sixth over. They have taken 27 balls to reach there. Nice start!

2015 hrs IST: Top start from Pune! Both openers looking positive and attacking the bowlers. Shane Watson is the new bowler for RCB

2008 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Pune to start the third over. Good start to the third over. And good end too, consecutive boundaries

2003 hrs IST: A decent first over from Milne. Three runs off it. No room for big shots for Pune openers. Samuel Badree will bowl the second over

1959 hrs IST: Pune openers Ajinkya Rahane, who is playing his 100th IPL match, and Rahul Tripathi are out in the middle. Milne to bowl for Bangalore

1955 hrs IST: Playing XI for Bangalore

Virat Kohli, Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, S Aravind, Yuzvender Chahal, Samuel Badree

1950 hrs IST: Playing XI for Pune

Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni, Dan Christian, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat

1944 hrs IST: Pune have also made two changes to their side. Lockie Ferguson is dropped for Dan Christian and spinner Ankit Sharma makes way for left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat

1940 hrs IST: Massive news from Bangalore. RCB have dropped Chris Gayle and brought in Shane Watson. Adam Milne is also in for Tymal Mills

1930 hrs IST: Toss – Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and elected to bowl against Rising Pune Supergiant. Virat Kohli and team will chase

1926 hrs IST: This match will also see a face-off between Kohli and Smith. All remember their face off during the India-Australia Test series

1922 hrs IST: In the bowling department, RCB were excellent in the last game due to Badree’s hat-trick but could not bowl out Mumbai. Also, they had little to defend.

1910 hrs IST: Pune have a big issue to sort as their batsmen haven’t really delivered. RCB have done well in the initial stages but the middle and lower order have failed completely

1900 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the coverage of Match 16 of the Indian Premier League season 10. Royal Challengers Bangalore face off against Rising Pune Supergiant at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

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