Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) handed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) an embarassing defeat 27-run defeat to clinch only their second win of IPL 2017. In reply to Pune's 161/8, Bangalore could only muster 134 for nine in 20 overs. Brilliant and discplined bowling from Pune did not allow the RCB batsmen to free their arms and kept them on a tight leash. After Mandeep Singh departed for a duck in the first over, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers took the centre stage to get their team across the line. However, Kohli and De Villiers could only make 28 and 29 respectively before being sent back. Apart from these two no other batsman could cross the 20-run mark. For Pune Supergiant, Ben Stokes and Shardul Thakur shined with the ball.
Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi started off the innings with some powerful hitting but Pune could not keep up with the fast run rate. After removing Rahane and Tripathi in quick succession, Steve Smith and Mahendra Singh Dhoni built a 50-run partnership, but as soon as Dhoni and Steve started firing, RCB yet again chipped in with quick wickets. The Pune lower order batsmen failed to perform again and left the team hanging with a low total. Courtesy of Manoj Tiwary's last over hitting, Pune managed to put up a respectable total on board. (SCORECARD)
When and Where to Watch Live: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)
(RCB) Vs (RPS) is scheduled for an 8pm IST start. Live Streaming and TV information for the match can be found below.
India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max (Hindi), Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
International: Live Streaming: Cricketgateway.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.