RPS 157/3 (20.0 Ovs), RCB 96/9 (20.0 Ovs), Rising Pune Supergiant won by 61 runs
RCB crumbles to yet another heavy defeat despite Virat Kohli heroics
Rising Pune Supergiant completed a brilliant comeback, to defend a low-ish total against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium, in Pune, on Saturday.
RPS got off to a decent start, with their skipper Steve Smith leading the way, scoring 45 from 32 balls.
Manoj Tiwary carried forward the RPS innings, scoring an unbeaten 44, to guide his side to 157 for 3 at the end of 20 overs.
The total itself did not look too big, as RCB skipper Virat Kohli came out all guns blazing. However, cricket is not a one-man sport, and Kohli soon found himself running out of partners at the other end.
Kohli, who scored 55 from 48 balls, was the highest scorer for RCB; their second highest scorer was Kedar Jadhav (7).
Lockie Ferguson produced a brilliant performance with the ball, picking up two wickets for just seven runs from his quota of four overs; his performance earned him the Man of the Match award.
Imran Tahir also did well to pick up three wickets in the end, ending with figures of 3-18 from his quota of four overs.