IPL Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)

Updated: 16 April 2017 23:58 IST

IPL highlights and ball-by-ball commentary from the 17th T20 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday.

IPL Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)
IPL Highlights: Virat Kohli failed to get his team across the line despite a good start. © BCCI

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.

IPL: RCB vs RPS

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Finally, Pune end their losing streak by defending the lowest total any visiting team has defended here. They would look to turn things around from this point onwards. Bangalore are currently at the bottom of the table and they will look to change their fortunes before it's too late. Tomorrow, we have another double header lined up for you all. First, Delhi will host the in-form Kolkata side at 1600 local time (1030 GMT) and then the defending champions, Hyderabad will be taking on the men from Punjab in Hyderabad at 2000 local time (1430 GMT). Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this match. Till then, take care! Cheers!

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Man of the Match, Ben Stokes says that they executed their plans really well and went into the second innings with an understanding of what they wanted to do. Mentions that they tried not to bowl too full. Thinks that they were struggling a bit with the bat. Says that the first four games didn't go according to their plan and hopes that this is the starting point for them to get a winning streak going. Ends by saying wherever they go it feels like a home game because of Dhoni.

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Steven Smith says that they were in a really good position at one time but then they lost their way. Opines that Manoj Tiwary played brilliantly at the end. Mentions that it's good when things work because sometimes they don't. Feels that they had a lot of good energy and presence of mind which they missed in the last match. Conveys that they have got some good characters and really good players in the team.

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Virat Kohli says that it is vital to find the winning formula. Opines that if they continue playing like this they don't deserve to win. Conveys that they fought hard in the last game but let this match slip right in front of their eyes. Feels that they have a few things to work on and they cannot think that they can beat sides easily at home. Admits that the catch of Rahul Tripathi was one of his best catches. Says that Milne bowled really well and assessed the conditions brilliantly. Informs that players have to pull up their socks. Mentions the year 2016, where they had to win four out of four matches to qualify. Says that it cannot happen every year. Ends by saying that they hope to turn things around and wants his players to take responsibility.

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Shardul Thakur made early inroads and ended up with career-best figures of 3/35. He was the only one who was a touch expensive. Apart from him all the other bowlers kept it tight and never let the opposition get the better of them. Ben Stokes was the pick of the bowlers, his figures read 4-0-18-3! This would boost his confidence a lot and his team will hope he continues this from hereon. Manoj Tiwary's late surge at the death in the first innings proved to be very valuable.

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What a match! People say T20 is a game of batsmen, but this game proved it wrong. It were the bowlers who were on top today. After the first innings, the odds were favouring the hosts. But, the visitors had other things on their minds. Their bowlers came out with a clear intent and bowled disciplined lines and lengths and it reaped them rewards. Virat Kohli was dropped twice in the second over and it looked as if he will make the most of it. However, the Pune bowlers didn't lose their hopes and saw his back soon. The middle order struggled throughout the innings as half of their batsmen scored at less than a run a ball.

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Ben Stokes to Yuzvendra Chahal

That's it. PUNE HAVE WON BY 27 RUNS! Ben Stokes bowls a length ball on the sticks and Chahal blocks it. What a fantastic bowling effort this has been from the visitors.

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Ben Stokes to Sreenath Aravind

The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. They pick up a single.

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Ben Stokes to Yuzvendra Chahal

Full outside off, Chahal drives this through covers for a single.

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Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man in.

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