IPL 2017 Match 17 Result : Rising Pune Supergiant won by 27 runs

Shardul Thakur and Ben Stokes transformed Rising Pune Supergiant’s weakest link by claiming three wickets each to hand Royal Challengers Bangalore a 27-run defeat in their IPL clash on Sunday.

In a match billed as a clash of captains — Virat Kohli versus Steven Smith —- the Australian emerged victorious after the mighty batting line-up of the home team caved in meekly to silence a packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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Ben Stokes’ three-wicket haul guided Rising Pune Supergiant to a 27-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a 2017 Indian Premier League clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. (BCCI )

RCB bowlers seemed to have done their job after Virat Kohli elected to field first on winning the toss as Rising Pune Supergiant slid to 130 for 7 in 17.2 overs, but Manoj Tiwary took charge and hammered 27 off 11 balls to take his team to a challenging total.

RPS finished on 161 for eight before restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/9.

Although the odds were still against them, all-rounder Ben Stokes, Thakur and left-arm paceman Jaydev Unadkat shared eight wickets to upstage RCB.

Stokes had Kohli caught by Ajinkya Rahane in the deep for a 19-ball 28 after Thakur, the Mumbai paceman, had got rid of the other opener, Mandeep Singh, for a duck.

Bangalore were down to 70/3 after leg spinner Imran Tahir had AB de Villiers, also well-set on 29, stumped by MS Dhoni before the Rising Pune Supergiant bowlers chipped away at the middle-order.

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IPL 2017, Match 17 Preview : Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants

Royal Challengers Bangalore look to regain momentum against Rising Pune Supergiant at home

The second match of the double header on a super Sunday is between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant. Both the teams are looking to gain their momentum back in the competition. With just one win in their last four games, RCB are placed third from the bottom in the points table while Pune are sitting at the bottom. Though, this is a home game for RCB but still they need to work upon some areas to get positive results. The home advantage didn’t help them in their last outing against Mumbai Indians even after getting a perfect start while defending.

RCB VS RPS Match 17 IPL 2017

 

What’s in the kitty

Virat Kohli is back and he is back with a bang. Smashing a flamboyant half century in his first match of the IPL 10, Kohli announced his comeback and he would be looking to keep this form going. Other than him is Samuel Badree whose hattrick in the previous game gave RCB franchise a perfect start while defending.

Rising Pune Supergiant on the other side are looking for a match which can release pressure from themselves. MS Dhoni’s bat hasn’t produced the kind of scoring he is capable of till now and the pressure will be on him to perform. The track at M Chinnaswamy Stadium may help him to get back into the scheme of  things.

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IPL 2017, Match 12 Result : Mumbai Indians win by 4 wickets against RCB

Kieron Pollard waged a different war altogether when Mumbai Indians routed Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.
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While the visitors’ victory itself wasn’t a straightforward one, considering RCB’s Samuel Badree claimed a hat-trick to leave them reeling at 33 for five, Pollard’s rescue act was a personal one, ostensibly against player-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.

Pollard, back to his comfortable No 6 position, did whatever Manjrekar said he does. A week ago, Manjrekar, responding to a fellow commentator’s question, called Pollard a “six-seven-overs-left-in-the-innings batsman” who doesn’t have the “versality to pick singles if the boundaries are not coming”. The comment obviously irked Pollard, who said words from Manjrekar are just “verbal diarrhoea”.

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IPL 2017, Match 12 RCB vs MI, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians on April 14

Virat Kohli will return as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) host Mumbai Indians in an IPL 2017 match tomorrow (April 13) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Bengaluru, April 13: India captain Virat Kohli will return to bolster Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) campaign when they take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 201.
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Virat Kohli gets his right shoulder bandaged as he gets ready to train at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday (April 12)

Kohli had to undergo rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder while fielding during the 3rd Test against Australia in Ranchi and he has been missing in action ever since.
However, the Delhi batsman has been declared fit today (April 13) by BCCI Medical Team and will look to boost the confidence of RCB, who lost two out of the three matches that they have played so far in his absence.

Kohli, who had dropped hints of making a return after posting a video on his Instagram account of his gym session on April 11, did some fielding drills during the team’s net session, yesterday (April 12).
Last year, Kohli had scored a staggering 973 runs in 16 matches with four centuries to guide RCB to the finals against Sunrisers Hyderabad and he would look to improve Bangalore’s current sixth place standing on the points table. In Kohli’s absence, AB de Villiers made his presence felt as he smashed his way to an unbeaten 89 off just 46 balls to help RCB post a respectable 148-4 on his comeback match after recovering from an injury.

IPL 2017, Match 7 Result : Amla shines as KXIP beat RCB by 8 wickets

Hashim Amla upstaged South African compatriot AB de Villiers in a Twenty20 clash for a change as Kings XI Punjab handed last year’s runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore their second defeat in the Indian Premier League on Monday.

AB de Villiers, playing his first match after missing the first two games due to back trouble, smashed an unbeaten 46-ball 89, the second highest knock of this edition, to guide RCB to a modest 148 for four.

 

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Hashim Amla (Photo Credit : BCCI)

However, Kings XI opener Amla played a steady hand to perfection, scoring an unbeaten 58 off 38 deliveries to take last year’s last-placed team to 150 for two, completing the eight-wicket win in 14.3 overs.

Second straight win

Amla’s heroics handed Kings XI Punjab their second win on the trot. Skipper Glenn Maxwell maintained his fiery form, scoring 43 not out off 22 balls, including four sixes and three fours.

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