IPL 9, Match 35: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants - As it happened...

Riding on Virat Kohli's unbeaten century RCB managed to chase down a big total. 

IPL 9, Match 35: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants - As it happened...

Virat Kohli' supreme form continued in the IPL as he slammed his 2nd century of the season to take his team home with the help of an unbeaten 108-run knock. In the post match presentation Man of the Match Virat Kohli said  - I was pretty determined tonight, last time in Hyderabad we had to chase down 192 and we were pumped up. Today I was motivated to go that extra mile and we needed to win six out of seven to qualify. I'm just happy we could pull that one off.     

Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings

Over 19.3 || Score 195/3 (Kohli 108, Travis 6)

Dinda to bowl the over. Single off the first ball from Travis' willow. 2nd ball, Kohli took a double to level the score. 3rd ball, Kohli finished off in style as hit the bowler for a boundary. And with that RCB beat RPS by seven wickets, with three balls to spare.    

Over 19 || Score 188/3 (Kohli 102, Travis 5)

RP Singh to bowl the penultimate over of the match. First ball, a waist height no ball, a single also came in it. Free Hit! Kohli on strike, double came off it. 2nd ball, came a single. From the next two balls came a single. Fifth ball, Kohli smacked it towards mid-wicket for a maximum. Last ball, yet another hit for a six. And with that Kohli completed his 2nd hundred of the season. RCB need 4 from 6 balls.       

Over 18 || Score 170/3 (Kohli 87, Travis 3)

Brave move by Dhoni as he called back Zampa to bowl the crucial over. Kohli sent the bowler to the cleaners off the first two balls. Boundary came off the 4th ball, again from Kohli's willow. 18 from the over. RCB need 22 from 12 balls.     

Over 17 || Score 152/3 (Kohli 70, Travis 2)

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack for the first time, that too to bowl the 17th over. Kohli, who is playing  captains knock tonight hit a boundary off the 4th ball towards cover region. That was the only big shot in the over. RCB need 40 from 18 balls.    

Over 16 || Score 145/3 (Kohli 64, Travis 1)

RP Singh back into the attack. Watson out, trapped in front of the wicket. Is there a twist in the tail? Australian international Travis Head has joined Kohli. Super over. RCB need 47 from 24 balls.   

SR Watson lbw b Singh 36 (13b)

Over 15 || Score 142/2 (Kohli 62, Watson 36)

Kohli started the over with a boundary. Watson is dealing in boundaries and sixes at the moment. This time he hit Bhatia for two consecutive sixes. Another big over for the batting side. 19 came from the over. RCB need 50 from 30 balls. 

Over 14 || Score 123/2 (Kohli 56, Watson 23)

Perara was hit for five boundaries in the over. All from Watson's willow. What an over it was for RCB as 20 runs came off it. RCB need 69 from 36 balls.  

Over 13 || Score 103/2 (Kohli 56, Watson 3)

Shane Watson, who bowled well in the match has come to the middle, with the willow in hand. Tight over by the Rajat Bhatia as he gave mere six runs. RCB crossed the 100-run mark. 

Over 12 || Score 97/2 (Kohli 54)

Zampa on song! The Aussie sent Rahul and AB de Villiers back to the pavilion in a single over to get his team back on track. He has certainly changed the dynamics of the game.    

AB de Villiers c Perera b Zampa 1 (3b)

KL Rahul c Bailey b Zampa 38 (35b)

Over 11 || Score 94/0 (Rahul 38, Kohli 52)

Rajat Bhatia set to bowl his 2nd over. Kohli is on song. He hit the bowler for two consecutive boundaries off 2nd and 3rd ball. He then ran a double to complete his fifty. His sixth fifty off the season. He used mere 31 balls to reach the mark, with the help of four boundaries and three sixes.    

Over 10 || Score 80/0 (Rahul 36, Kohli 41)

Perera back to bowl his 2nd over. First ball, sent over deep mid-wicket for a six by Rahul. Effortless shot. Another expensive over by the RPS bowler, 11 runs came off it. RCB need 111 more runs in 60 balls to seal the game and they have all ten wickets in hand.    

Over 9 || Score 70/0 (Rahul 27, Kohli 39)

Kohli hit the 24-year-old, Zampa, for two boundaries as visitors are still looking for their first breakthrough. The leggie leaked 11 in the over.  

Over 8 || Score 59/0 (Rahul 26, Kohli 30)

Rajat Bhatia to bowl his maiden over. Fifth ball was a slower one, Kohli read it well and sent it straight over bowlers head for a six. Nine came from the over.  

Over 7 || Score 50/0 (Rahul 25, Kohli 23)

Australian leggie, Adam Zampa, who is playing in his maiden IPL match, is into the attack. Tight over first up by the the young spinner as he conceded four runs. RCB touched the 50-run mark as well.  

Over 6 || Score 46/0 (Rahul 23, Kohli 21)

Thisara Perera into the attack for the first time. Kohli sent the bowler to the cleaners off 2nd ball as nine came from the over.  

Over 5 || Score 38/0 (Rahul 23, Kohli 13)

Dinda to continue. Another fine over for the batting team as they collected 12 from it. Risk free and sensible cricket by the RCB openers. 

Over 4 || Score 25/0 (Rahul 11, Kohli 12)

Rahul and Kohli broke the shackled in the 4th over bowled by RP Singh as they hit the bowler for a six each to get 15 from it.    

Over 2 || Score 7/0 (Rahul 2, Kohli 2)

RP Singh and Ashok Dinda have started the bowling proceedings for the visitors. Cautious start by RCB as they scored seven in the first two overs. 

Rising Pune Supergiants Innings

Over 20 || Score 191/6 (R Ashwin 10, Bhatia 9) 

Jordan to bowl the last over of the innings. Ashwin hit the first ball for a six over deep mid-wicket. But the bowler made an excellent comeback as he conceded mere three runs in the next three deliveries. Fifth ball was smacked for another six, this time by Bhatia. Single off the last. Visitors collected 16 runs in the over as RPS put up a mammoth total of 191 on board.  

Over 19 || Score 175/6 (Ashwin 2, Bhatia 2) 

Shane Watson to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Set batsman Rahane was bowled by the Australian off his first ball. Rajat Bhatia and George Bailey are the two new batsmen in the middle. Excellent over by the seasoned bowler as he got another wicket in the form of Bailey off the fifth ball. Mere four runs came from it.  

GJ Bailey c Rahul b Watson 0 (2b)

​AM Rahane b Watson 74 (48b)

Over 18 || Score 171/4 (Rahane 74) 

Chris Jordan's first ball was hit for a six by Rahane over long off. The England pacer made an excellent comeback as he not just gave mere three runs in the next five balls but also picked up the crucial wicket of Perera. 

Over 17 || Score 162/3 (Rahane 67; Perera 12) 

Chahal to bowl his last over. 2nd ball was hit for a boundary by Rahane towards extra covers. Can Perera play a quick fire cameo? Last two balls were hit for a boundary and a six by the Sri Lankan.  

Over 16 || Score 146/3 (Rahane 62; Perera 1) 

Shane Watson has bowled well thus far in the match and is back into the attack. Third ball was pulled for a six by Dhoni over square leg boundary. Dhoni Out! Bowler has the last laugh as he sent Dhoni back in the hut off the next ball. Thisara Perera is the new man in. 

MS Dhoni c Parvez Rasool b Watson 9 (8b)

Over 15 || Score 138/2 (Rahane 61; Dhoni 3) 

Chahal to bowl. Tiwary Out! Burly southpaws blistering knock came to an end as he got stumped off the 2nd ball. Skipper MS Dhoni has walked into the middle.     

SS Tiwary st Rahul b Chahal 52 (39b)

Over 14 || Score 130/1 (Rahane 59; Tiwary 52) 

Chris Jordan back to bowl his 2nd over. Rahane and Tiwary have forged 100-run partnership for the 2nd wicket in the over. Nine runs came from the over. 

Over 13 || Score 121/1 (Rahane 53; Tiwary 50) 

Varun Aaron to bowl. Rahane pulled the 2nd ball towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Visitors are heading towards a big total as they have two set batsmen in the middle. Tiwary took a risky single off the 4th ball to complete his 2nd fifty of the season. Off the next ball, Rahane hit yet another boundary to reach his 50-run mark. 

Over 12 || Score 110/1 (Rahane 43; Tiwary 49) 

Parvez Rasool, who proved expensive in his first two overs has come back to bowl his next over. Last two balls were hit straight down the ground by Tiwary for two boundaries.13 came from the over.  

Over 11 || Score 97/1 (Rahane 41; Tiwary 38) 

Binny back into the attack. Rahane is once gain playing a crucial knock for his team. 4th ball was a juicy full-toss by the seamer, Tiwary smacked it towards covers for a boundary. Eight runs came in the over. 

Over 10 || Score 89/1 (Rahane 39; Tiwary 32) 

Watson with his 2nd over. Decent over by the Australian as he gave mere seven runs in it. Still RPS are in a good position after ten overs to put up a challenging total in front of the home team as they have nine wickets in hand.    

Over 9 || Score 82/1 (Rahane 35; Tiwary 31) 

Chahal conceded eight runs in the over as Rahne, Tiwary added 50-run stand for the 2nd wicket. RCB have nothing but poor fielding to blame. 

Over 8 || Score 75/1 (Rahane 34; Tiwary 25) 

Varun Aaron to continue. Sloppy fielding by RCB again. It seems that they don't want to go for the catches. Eight from the over.   

Over 7 || Score 67/1 (Rahane 27; Tiwary 24) 

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack. Tiwary is looking unstoppable as he hit yet another boundary off the last ball towards deep mid-wicket to reach to 24 off 18 balls.   

Over 6 || Score 60/1 (Rahane 24; Tiwary 20) 

Tiwary is dealing in boundaries at the moment. Tiwary Dropped twice! Sloppy fielding by the hosts. Fifth ball was hit for a six by Rahane over third man. 12 runs came from the over. 

Over 5 || Score 48/1 (Rahane 17; Tiwary 15) 

Parvez Rasool with his 2d over. Tiwary and Rahane hit the offie for a boundary each as they amassed 11 in the over.  

Over 4 || Score 37/1 (Rahane 12; Tiwary 9) 

Shane Watson with his first over. Tiwary hit his 2nd boundary in the over towards fine leg. Decent over first up by the Australian, six from it.  

Over 3 || Score 31/1 (Rahane 11; Tiwary 4) 

Poor running between the wickets and visitors lost opener Khawaja. Saurabh Tiwary is the new man to the crease. Tiwary opened his account with the help of a boundary. Nine from the over, along with a wicket.   

UT Khawaja run out 16 (6b)

Over 2 || Score 22/0 (Rahane 6; Khawaja 16) 

Offie Parvez Rasool to bowl. Khawaja is dealing in boundaries and sixes at the moment. The southpaw hit the bowler for a six and a boundary to collect 13 from the over.  

Over 1 || Score 9/0 (Rahane 5; Khawaja 4)

Stuart Binny set to open the bowling proceedings for the home team - RCB. Expensive over first up by the seamer as he leaked nine runs in it. Rahane and Khawaja both hit a boundary each.  

Australian leggie Adam Zampa is all set to play his maiden IPL match.

Virat Kohli has won the Toss and decided to bowl first. 

Welcome to our live updates of the Indian Premier League's 35th match, which is being played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiants at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. 

RCB with perhaps the most intimidating batting line-ups has had to taste defeat because of a pedestrian bowling attack that has failed to defend 180 plus scores in most of the matches.

For Dhoni and his men, they will like to think that the win against Daredevils will boost their morale after four defeats at their home ground in Pune.

Spate of injuries leading to return of Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh has hampered Dhoni's plans but he will get some relief with the joining of Usman Khawaja, who made 30 in his IPL debut. Khawaja and former Australian captain George Bailey can add the filip that the Sanjeev Goenka-owned team desperately needs.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechi, S Arvind, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzuvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese, Chris Jordan and Tabraiz Shamsi

Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ravichandran Ashwin, George Bailey, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Scott Boland, Deepak Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Peter Handscombe, usman Khawaja, Albie Morkel, Ishwar Pandey, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Zampa.

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