RPS registered their second win of the season yesterday against RCB at the Chinnaswamy stadium yesterday. Rising Pune Supergiant were asked to bat first after the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli won the toss.
RPS managed to score 161 runs in the twenty overs courtesy of contributions from skipper Steve Smith and MS Dhoni and also a late important blitz from Manoj Tiwary. It didn’t look enough runs on the board considering the match was being played at Chinnaswamy.
In the end, it proved to be enough runs for RCB. After Mandeep Singh departed early, skipper Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers tried to build a partnership, but, skipper Kohli couldn’t last long. AB De Villiers stood at the other end for some time before he was brilliantly outdone by Imran Tahir delivery and sheer brilliance of MS Dhoni. After that RCB didn’t look like they were in the game. In the end, RCB fell short of 28 runs.
Let’s look at statistics after the game ended.
1- This is the first total they defended in 2017 so far.
3- Last 3 of 4 matches have been won by the first batting team.
5- This is the fifth lowest total defended in IPL 2017.
8- In 8 matches played by any Pune-based IPL team, first time they managed to beat RCB.
1- First 50 runs partnership RPS registered in their last 10 matches.
8- AB De Villiers becomes the 8th leading run scorer in the history of IPL.
1- Lowest ever total defended by a visiting team at the Chinnaswamy.
9- This is jointly most numbers of bowler’s registered in a match in IPL.
1- First instance in the history of RPS they’ve knocked 9 wickets of the opponents.
10- First-time RPS have managed to defend a total in their history in 10 attempts.
100- !00th IPL match for Ajinkya Rahane.
112- 112 is the only second lowest runs registered in the middle overs (7th-15th) at the Chinnaswamy in IPL.
24000- MSD registered 24000 career runs in this match.