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RPS beat RCB by 61 runs, Kohli's heroic 55 fails

RPS beat RCB by 61 runs, Kohli's heroic 55 fails

India Blooms News Service | | 29 Apr 2017, 07:49 pm
Pune, Apr 29 (IBNS): Virat Kohli's heroic could not produce miracle for Royal Challengers Bangalore as Rising Pune Supergiant defeated the visitors by 61 runs in a crucial IPL match here on Saturday.

After RCB restricted Pune at 157 for three, it was expected that the visitors will give some tough time to hosts.

However, Pune bowlers bowled brilliantly and used the conditions perfectly to restrict the visitors at 96 runs for the loss of nine wickets.

Pune kept losing wickets at regular intervals with  only skipper Kohli making some contributions with the willow.

He added 55 runs off 48  balls to give some hopes to the fans.

Kohli smashed four boundaries and a six in his knock.

The remaining batting collapsed badly.

For Pune, South African spinner Imran Tahir picked up three wickets by giving away 18 runs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier restricted Rising Pune Supergiant to 157 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs in an IPL match here on Saturday.

Manoj Tiwary (44*) and Steven Smith  (45) contributed with their bats.

It was later former Indian skipper MS Dhoni who smashed 17-ball 21 runs, hitting one boundary and six, to move the score pass 150-run mark.

RCB bowlers bowled economically to prevent Pune batsmen from setting the tone of their innings to higher note.