IPL: Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore Prevail Over MS Dhoni's Rising Pune Supergiants
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated S Dhoni's Rising Pune Supergiants by 13 runs in Indian Premier League on Friday.
Rising Pune Supergiants captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won toss and sent Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat. (All images from BCCI)
AB de Villiers top-scored for RCB with a 46-ball 83.
Virat Kohli hit a 63-ball 80, which included two sixes and seven fours.
Kohli and de Villiers were involved in a 155-run stand.
RPS' Thisara Perera returned with figures 3/34
Kane Richardson gave RPS and early jolt as he dismissed opener Faf du Plessis (2).
RPS' Kevin Pietersen had to be carried off the field as he suffered an injury.
Ajinkya Rahane was RPS's top-scorer with a 46-ball 60.
RPS captain MS Dhoni scored a 38-ball 41
Thisara Perera scored a quick-fire 13-ball 34 for RPS at the end.
However, Virat Kohli's RCB held nerves and won the match by 13 runs