Match Day

794dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Pune quicks defend 161 against RCB

Rising Pune Supergiant's middle order froze on sluggish Chinnaswamy track, losing five wickets for three runs, but their bowlers bailed them out of trouble in emphatic fashion

794dShashank Kishore in Bengaluru

Was just trying to read Watson's mind - Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary, who struck a crucial 27 to lift Rising Pune Supergiant in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, said he had carefully watched Shane Watson's bowling and figured out his plan of attack

794dShashank Kishore in Bengaluru

Overseas selections hamper RCB balance

Daniel Vettori admitted that Royal Challengers Bangalore were still struggling to find balance, particularly when it came to the selection of overseas players in the XI

Preview

795dThe Preview by Sreshth Shah

Another Kohli-Smith face-off

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant, who have lost three out of four matches each, will face each other in Bengaluru on Sunday

A new low

161

RPS' score to win this match. this is now the lowest total defended by a visting side at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Below par

165

The lowest total successfully defended by a team against RCB in Bangalore. RPS have only 161 to play with

Dhoni's struggles

87

MS Dhoni's strike rate this IPL, the worst among batsmen who have faced a minimum of 70 balls

Think big

>200

Not counting the last match, it's 5-5 for teams batting first at Chinnaswamy in last 10 IPL matches. Scores of under 200 have all been chased down, over 200 defended

Head-to-head

2-0

RCB beat RPS in both the matches between these two teams. Kohli scored a hundred in their last meeting