Steve Smith side Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 61 runs in the 34th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Pune. Disciplined home side bowling tightened the noose around the Bangalore batsmen and didn't let them score runs freely. Regular wickets for RPS and poor batting display, yet again, from the Virat Kohli side saw them lose two important points.
With this defeat RCB are virtually out of the tournament. Imran Tahir, Lockie Ferguson and Dan Christian along with other bowlers, shared the spoils of the match. For the visitors, Virat Kohli scored the highest (55) and for Pune, leg-spinner Tahir finished for 3 for 18 from his four overs. After this victory, Pune stay at the fourth position with 10 points on the table.