New Delhi: Rising Pune Supergiant brought end to their losing streak by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 27 runs in an Indian Premier League encounter on Sunday.
Batting first, the Supergiant scored a respectable 161 for 8 despite a middle-order collapse. In reply, RCB were restricted to 134 for 9. (SRH vs KXIP - Live Blog)
Crowd got to see a glimpse of vintage Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as the former India captain scored 28, while skipper Steve Smith's 27 added 59 runs for the third wicket after a 63-run opening stand between Rahul Tripathi (31) and Ajinkya Rahane (30). (IPL 10 - Points Table | Full Coverage)
Post victory, a video of MS Dhoni celebrating victory with teammates surfaced on Instagram.
In the video, the former Indian capatin said that “Abey Khaana, bohot achcha cake hai! Ek adha lo aur ek face pey lagalo”
A lot of credit of the victory should go to Manoj Tiwary for his 11- ball-27 that went a long way for Pune to reach 161 for 8 after being reduced to 130 for 7 at one stage.
Pune now have four points from five games while RCB remained on two points after their fourth defeat in five games.
The Supergiant next face defending champions Sunrisers on Satuday, April 22.
(With PTI inputs)