Rising Pune Supergiant beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 27 runs in an Indian Premier League encounter tonight.

Batting first, Rising Pune Supergiants scored a respectable 161 for 8 despite a middle-order collapse. In reply, RCB were restricted to 134 for 9.

Virat Kohli returned from injury but that wasn't enough for RCB. BCCI

 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28) and Steve Smith (27) added 59 runs for the third wicket after a 63-run opening stand between Rahul Tripathi (31) and Ajinkya Rahane (30).

A lot of credit 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.

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