RPS-vs-RCB-Live-Blog

Hello, a very warm welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and live cricket updates’ post for the 16th match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, between the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). This is Devarchit Varma, and I will be bringing you the live cricket blog and its updates of this IPL 9 game. This will be a home game for the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), who will be taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday night. This game will be extremely crucial for both the teams, who have made a poor start to their IPL 9 campaign. In the IPL 2016 points table, while the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) are at the sixth spot, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are at the seventh. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 16 at Pune

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 172/8 in Overs 20: Bhatia takes two off the first ball, hits well to deep cover. Two more to Bhatia, ABD at long off makes a dive to save a boundary. A short, slow ball and Bhatia is caught at square leg. A fine catch by ABD at long on to get rid of Ashwin Murugan. Ankit Sharma connects one, but ABD the superman makes a sprint to save a boundary! And there it is! RCB win by 13 runs… BATTING: Ankit Sharma 3 (3), Ishant Sharma 0 (0)

OUT! Rajat Bhatia c Shane Watson b Kane Richardson 21 (11)

OUT! Murugan Ashwin c AB de Villiers b Kane Richardson 0 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 165/6 in Overs 19: Bhatia mistimes one, KL Rahul goes on chasing it, off Watson. He overshoots the spot where the ball was coming down, and it pops out of his hands. Good effort though. There was Sarfaraz coming in as well! WICKET! Watson has Perera caught at extra cover, another twist in the game! A good shot, but only for a single to long off by Bhatia. Ashwin connects, but is caught at deep midwicket! Ankit Sharma is the new batsman. A dot to end the over. RPS need 21 off the last 6 to win. BATTING: Rajat Bhatia 17 (8), Ankit Sharma 0 (1)

OUT! Thisara Perera c Mandeep Singh b Shane Watson 34 (13)

OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin c Harshal Patel b Shane Watson 0 (1)

THIS GAME HAS COME ALIVE!!!

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 161/4 in Overs 18: Bhatia hits a SIX over Kohli at long on, and then takes a single. It was actually well fielded, else Bhatia was getting a boundary past point on the second ball. FOUR! A thick outside edge, RPS continue to fight. But for how long?FOUR again! Mandeep Singh at deep midwicket decides to take the catch, drops it, and the ball rolls on to the ropes underneath him! Another FOUR! Perera beats deep cover, Patel clueless, what to bowl here? He’s been putting all full tosses to Perera! And a SIX! Over long on! RPS have ROARED back into the game! BATTING: Thisara Perera 34 (12), Rajat Bhatia 13 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 136/4 in Overs 17: Bhatia hits a four off Watson but the battle looks as good as lost here. SIX! Perera is there, he hits well towards leg side for another maximum off his bat. Perera then hits a low full toss outside off for two sharp runs. A wide outside off by Watto. And another wide. Perera does well to let them go. Watson feels the umpire was being harsh there, but he was too close to the line there. A dot to end the over. RPS need 50 off the last 18 balls. BATTING: Thisara Perera 16 (8), Rajat Bhatia 6 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 121/4 in Overs 16: A misfield at mid off gives a run to Dhoni, off Patel. A short ball to Perera, he and Dhoni take a sharp single. A direct hit would have ended Perera’s stay. Another short ball, Dhoni takes a single to point. RPS still not getting those boundaries and sixes on a regular basis, can’t leave it for late as well! And a WICKET! Dhoni goes for a big one, and AB de Villiers plucks it out of thin air to put RCB in complete command! BATTING: Thisara Perera 8 (4), Rajat Bhatia 1 (1)

OUT! MS Dhoni c AB de Villiers b Harshal Patel 41 (38)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 115/3 in Overs 15:  Shamsi is hit for a FOUR by Dhoni, and we can assume this is the start of the attack. Another short ball, Dhoni completes the second after hitting it to deep cover. WICKET! First in the IPL for Shamsi, who reaps the benefit of RPS being in pressure! Rahane dances down, misses to connect as he swings. KL Rahul does the rest! Thisara Perera survives a dangerous appeal for leg-before! He was on the backfoot as the ball rammed into his pads in the line of the stumps. Perera then shrugs off the pressure, begins with a HUGE SIX over deep midwicket! BATTING: MS Dhoni 39 (35), Thisara Perera 6 (2)

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane st KL Rahul b Tabraiz Shamsi 60 (45)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 102/2 in Overs 14: Abdulla continues. Dhoni and Rahane dealing in singles, the asking rate has zoomed past 13 an over right now. Too slow, RPS need to hit out NOW. Dhoni plays a fine stroke to long off, only for a single. Finally!  RPS spare one that is a WIDE outside off. Another single to long on. RPS need 84 off 6 overs.  BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 60 (45), MS Dhoni 32 (32)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 94/2 in Overs 13: Watson is back into the attack. Rahane takes two to third man off the first ball. On the next, he makes room to hit but gets an inside edge. Another sharp single to Dhoni, no big hits coming up. The asking rate is close to 13 an over. Rahane misses on an upper cut, and then on a cut shot. Watson spoils the good work with a full toss on pads, and Rahane hits a FOUR! BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 58 (43), MS Dhoni 27 (28)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 86/2 in Overs 12: Dhoni again chases one outside off, which would have been a wide, to take a single off Abdulla. Rahane works the second on leg side for a single. Another single to Dhoni, towards long off. Rahane too chases a wide, brings up his second half-century of IPL 9! Six runs off the over. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 50 (38), MS Dhoni 26 (27)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 80/2 in Overs 11: Shamsi comes on for his third over. Two singles off the first two balls, RPS need big hits here on, but they are dealing in singles and those chancy boundaries. FOUR! Rahane brings out the paddle sweep, and beats the short fine leg! Shamsi ends the over with two dots. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 47 (35), MS Dhoni 23 (24)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 73/2 in Overs 10: Iqbal Abdulla is hit for 2 runs off the first ball, in the gap between long on and deep midwicket by Rahane. Another short ball, but only a single to long on this time, Rahane and Dhoni bring up 50-run stand. A single to Dhoni at long off. A single to Rahane towards deep cover, on the fourth ball. Dhoni chases one way outside off, it was a wide, but manages to complete a run. Two more runs on the final ball despite Kohli placing himself at long on to not allow those. RPS need 113 off 60 balls. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 43 (31), MS Dhoni 21 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 65/2 in Overs 9: Shamsi comes back into the attack. Dhoni takes two off the first ball which is a full toss. A single on the second to long off. BEATEN! Rahane is beaten outside off on a googly, good ball. But then, Rahane slams one at deep square leg for another FOUR! A single on the next ball, thanks to a misfield by extra cover. FOUR again! Dhoni gets a deliberate thick outside edge that beats short fine leg.  BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 37 (27), MS Dhoni 19 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 53/2 in Overs 8: Binny comes back into the attack. Rahane gets an edge off the bottom of the bat and takes a lucky FOUR. RPS must look to score a boundary per over at least, the asking rate is now close to 12 an over. Dhoni in no hurry, he is looking to play a long innings tonight. FOUR! Rahane plays very late, with soft hands and brings up the team’s fifty!  BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 32 (24), MS Dhoni 12 (17)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 41/2 in Overs 7: Tabraiz Shamsi is into the attack, the first ball is short and Rahane hits to deep midwicket for a single. No turn for him, Dhoni dabs the second on leg side for a single. Rahane hits the third ball on the leg side, for a single. A short ball, Dhoni plays with soft hands. No run. Dhoni then takes a single on the leg side on the fifth ball.  Rahane beaten on the final ball, byes. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 22 (20), MS Dhoni 10 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 36/2 in Overs 6: Shane Watson comes on, raps Dhoni on pads on the first ball and gets an inside edge off the RPS captain’s bat on the second. Another single to Rahane on the third man. Watson bowls one wide, Dhoni chases it, but hits straight to the fielder. Another slow ball, Dhoni hit on the thigh pad and Rahane was quick to take a single. Another dab to third man for a single.  BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 20 (17), MS Dhoni 8 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 32/2 in Overs 5: Rahane dabs Patel’s first ball towards third man for a single. RPS must look for boundaries early on in the power play, and Dhoni finally gets one. He is off the mark with a straight drive for a FOUR! Patel misses line. a WIDE down the leg. Dhoni and Rahane deal in singles on the third and the fourth deliveries of the over. Nine runs off the over. RPS need 154 to win from 90 balls. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 18 (15), MS Dhoni 6 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 23/2 in Overs 4: FOUR! A slow, short, wide ball is punched through cover for a boundary by Rahane off Richardson. RPS have a massive challenge in their hands. The asking rate is now close to 10 an over. Dhoni has played three dots so far without a run. Make it five on the trot. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 16 (12), MS Dhoni 0 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 18/2 in Overs 3: Harshal Patel comes on. A misfield at point gives a single to Rahane on the first ball. FOUR! And Smith is away with a gift on the pads, who flicks it comfortably on the leg side. Again the wrong line, down the leg side, a WIDE. RUN OUT? Steven Smith is hit on the pads, he sets off for a run but realises it’s Virat Kohli who has charged towards the ball. Smith makes a dive to return, he slips as well, but he is short of the crease. Massive blow! MS Dhoni is in at No. 4, and he gets a leading edge first ball which goes towards mid off.  BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 11 (8), MS Dhoni 0 (2)

OUT! Steven Smith run out (Virat Kohli) 4 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 12/1 in Overs 2: Kane Richardson into the attack, and start s off with a dot to Rahane, followed by a single off an inside edge towards deep square leg, while the third ball results in a dot. The fourth ball is a wicket as Faf du Plessis hands a simple catch to Harshal Patel at mid off. Oh dear! Trouble galore for RPS! Kevin Pietersen jumps in the air to defend a bouncer, but starts limpiing the moment he starts running! He is down on the ground, not good at all for the Supergiants! And he has retired hurt! KP is hobbling off the field!  Steven Smith is the new batsman, he defends the first ball on backfoot. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 10 (7), Steven Smith 0 (1)

Kevin Pietersen not out (retired hurt) 0 (1)

OUT! Faf du Plessis c  Harshal Patel b Kane Richardson 2 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rising Pune Supergiants 11/0 in Overs 1: Stuart Binny starts proceedings with a dot to Ajinkya Rahane, followed by a boundary through the covers, while the third ball results in another dot. The fourth ball is played straight, as it beats mid-off and goes for a FOUR, followed by a single, as the over ends with a couple towards sweeper cover off Faf du Plessis. BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 9 (5), Faf du Plessis 2 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 185/3 in Overs 20:  FOUR! Kohli beats man at point to get a boundary, following which Thisara bowls a wide outside off. FOUR! It was way outside off, but Kohli had moved across enough to guide it past short fine leg on a low full toss! GONE! Kohli falls, finds Ajinkya Rahane at deep midwicket! And another wicket! ABD  mistimes, and Ankit Sharma does a neat job to take the catch! A single to Watson on the second last ball, and Sarfaraz does well to return for the second run on the final ball! BATTING: Shane Watson 1 (1), Sarfaraz Khan 2 (1)

OUT! Virat Kohli c Ajinkya Rahane b Thisara Perera 80 (63)

OUT! AB de Villiers c Ankit Sharma b Thisara Perera 83 (46)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 173/1 in Overs 19:  Ishant comes on, and no surprises here as he starts with a wide outside off. After a dot, Kohli moves across the wickets and hits over short fine leg on a low full toss to get a FOUR! Another FOUR! A full toss on off stump, and the superman Smith cannot pull it back. Oh dear! Ishant has actually beaten ABD here on a low full toss outside off. But then, it is the MONSTER ABD! A flick keeps traveling on the leg side. MASSIVE SIX!  BATTING: Virat Kohli 72 (60), AB de Villiers 83 (45)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 157/1 in Overs 18: Perera begins with a brilliant yorker on the leg stump to ABD, but Kohli gets hold of the second and sends it over deep midwicket for a SIX! Another good shot by Kohli, but only for a single to deep cover. A reverse sweep attempted by ABD, but he finds the backward point in position. Perera bowls a wide, way outside off. Kohli hits in the air again, but deep cover gets in position to save the boundary at least, if not take the catch.  BATTING: Virat Kohli 63 (56), AB de Villiers 77 (43)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 144/1 in Overs 17: FOUR? ABD hits over the bowler, dead straight. Smith puts in another dive, and saves it! Yes, he has saved few crucial runs for his side! Oh dear! Bhatia was hit on his jaw when the ball bounced off the bails with the throw coming in! He is fine, will complete the over.  A single to Kohli on the third ball. ABD hits straight again, but du Plessis is fast enough. Kohli hits in the air, looking for a boundary but there is deep midwicket in place. A single to end the over.  BATTING: Virat Kohli 53 (52), AB de Villiers 75 (41)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 137/1 in Overs 16: Ravi Ashwin is back. A single on the second ball to ABD. 5 runs! Poor ball as Ashwin fires a fast full toss on the leg side, and Dhoni was beaten too! Another wide! This time on the off side. ALMOST! Kohli brings out the reverse sweep, but finds the fielder. A big shout for leg-before on the carrom-ball, but the umpire was not interested! It pitched outside leg. DROPPED! A mishit by Kohli, it went a long way up, and despite having enough time, Ankit Sharma spilled it. A single to end the over. BATTING: Virat Kohli 51 (50), AB de Villiers 70 (37)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 128/1 in Overs 15: Ankit Sharma begins his final over with a dot, and Kohli then takes a single on the second ball to move to 49. ABD comes down the wicket, but can only get a single. Fifty for Kohli, with a single on the leg side. ABD and Kohli bring up their 100-run stand, off only 69 deliveries. A full toss outside off, ABD hits to deep cover for a single.  BATTING: Virat Kohli 50 (47), AB de Villiers 67 (33)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/1 in Overs 14: Murugan is back, Kohli hits to deep cover for a single. FOUR! A reverse sweep by ABD and he executes it so well! A rare dot to ABD on the next ball. FOUR again! ABD moves across, and sweeps to get the second boundary of the over. Kohli takes a single to end the over. BATTING: Virat Kohli 48 (44), AB de Villiers 64 (31)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 111/1 in Overs 13: Ankit Sharma is in for his third over. Two singles off the first two balls. Kohli flicks well on the leg, but can get only one run. Another single to ABD. Kohli plays the next to extra cover for no run. A single to end the over. BATTING: Virat Kohli 46 (42), AB de Villiers 55 (27)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/1 in Overs 12: Ravichandran Ashwin is in for his second over. Two singles off the first two balls. And another single on the third. A low full toss, ABD challenges Smith at long on and the Aussie captain keeps it only for a single.  FOUR! Fifty for ABD with a boundary over cover! BATTING: Virat Kohli 43 (38), AB de Villiers 53 (25)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 97/1 in Overs 11: SIX! ABD does not connect well, but it still sails over deep fine leg, off Murugan Ashwin. Width on the off side, ABD hits well in the gap and Kohli calls for 2 and make it possible. Excellent stuff by Smith! Kohli slaps it past extra cover, and Smith makes a one-handed stop inches inside the boundary. 2 runs. A single to Kohli on the second last ball. SIX! It was short, and ABD puts in enough power to make it sail over long on. BATTING: Virat Kohli 40 (35), AB de Villiers 47 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/1 in Overs 10: A single to Kohli on the first ball by Bhatia. FOUR! Faf du Plessis puts in a big dive at deep cover to stop this stroke from ABD, but the ball races to the boundary ropes after propelling from his hand. An aerial stroke to long off, but only for a single. Kohli cuts the fourth all well to take another single. Another single, which brings up 50-run stand for Kohli and ABD. BATTING: Virat Kohli 37 (33), AB de Villiers 32 (18)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 69/1 in Overs 9: Ankit Sharma starts off with a wide down the leg, and ABD then takes a single on the first legit ball of the over. A stroke in the air over the in-field, one bounce to deep cover by Kohli for a single. ABD strikes well, but only for a single to long off. A SIX! Over deep fine leg by ABD, time for the break! BATTING: Virat Kohli 35 (31), AB de Villiers 24 (14)

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LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/1 in Overs 8: Ravichandran Ashwin is introduced now. A single to ABD on the first ball, and a single to Kohli on the second. ABD takes single off the third ball, striking well to long on. Kohli plays the next straight to extra cover. AND there is MS Dhoni special! Kohli plays a late cut, and MS stops it once again by stretching out his foot!   BATTING: Virat Kohli 31 (27), AB de Villiers 17 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/1 in Overs 7:  Rajat Bhatia comes on. Single to ABD towards long off, and Kohli blocks the second. The RCB captain takes a single on the third with a cut shot. ABD beaten on the fourth ball, an inside edge rammed into his pads as he looked for a big strike. A single towards deep midwicket to Kohli on the second last ball, and single to end the over as well. Fifty up for RCB!  BATTING: Virat Kohli 29 (23), AB de Villiers 15 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/1 in Overs 6:  Ishant comes on for his third over, first ball is outside off and Kohli is declined a sharp single. And then, a NO-BALL! Ishant has overstepped! FREE HIT time and Ishant does well to bowl a yorker on the off stump, off which Kohli can get only a single. FOUR! A short, slowish ball is slapped hard on backfoot by ABD for a boundary at deep midwicket. A dot on the fourth, a single to ABD on leg side on the fifth. FOUR! Width on the off side, and Kohli has his third boundary of  the game despite Perera putting in a dive! BATTING: Virat Kohli 27 (20), AB de Villiers 12 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 37/1 in Overs 5:  Spin has been brought in and it is Ankit Sharma. ABD takes a single on the first ball, and Kohli does the same on the second. FOUR! ABD is away with a cracking drive on the off side! Another single to ABD on long off, and Kohli ends the over with a single too. BATTING: Virat Kohli 22 (16), AB de Villiers 7 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/1 in Overs 4: Kohli punches one past point and gets a FOUR on the first ball off Perera. A sharp single on the second ball towards mid on. And a WICKET! Rahul mistimes, and is caught at third man by Ishant Sharma! AB de Villiers is the new man in, and he is away with a single to third man. BATTING: Virat Kohli 20 (13), AB de Villiers 1 (1)

OUT! KL Rahul c Ishant Sharma b Ishant Sharma 7 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 22/0 in Overs 3: Ishant starts off by getting hit for a SIX over deep fine leg by Kohli, who finds gap between mid on and short midwicket for his first FOUR. A single on the third ball, with Kohli and Rahul sneaking one after the fielder broke the stumps while trying to run Kohli out. ALMOST a wicket! A slow bouncer, and Rahul hit it in the air towards mid on. The ball dropped right in front of KP! The fifth ball is a dot, and so is the final one. BATTING: Virat Kohli 14 (10), KL Rahul 7 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0 in Overs 2: Thisara Perera comes on for the second over. Rahul takes a single on the first ball, after which Kohli is pinned on the strike for the next four balls. The final ball gets a single to the RCB captain towards mid on. BATTING: Virat Kohli 3 (7), KL Rahul 7 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 9/0 in Overs 1: Ishant Sharma starts the proceedings for tonight. The first ball to Virat Kohli is down the leg, a WIDE. Lucky! Kohli flicks one on the pads in the air, and the ball drops just short of the deep fine leg. Again on the pads, and KL Rahul flicks it well to get the first FOUR! Poor bowling this by Ishant. An excellent drive with Ishant improving the line, but Steven Smith is quick to save another boundary. A short ball outside off, and Rahul gently guides it to third man for a single. A sharp single on the fifth ball, and a poor effort by Ashwin at the first slip has probably given a lifeline to Rahul. BATTING: Virat Kohli 2 (2), KL Rahul 6 (4)

TOSS: Rising Pune Supergiants win the toss, elect to field against the Royal Challengers Bangalore! Virat Kohli is tad disappointed, he says he will have to send someone else for the toss now that he has lost 4 in a row! RPS have brought in Rajat Bhatia for Irfan Pathan; Royal Challengers Bangalore (RPS) have brought in Mandeep Singh and Tabreiz Shamsi! They have replaced Varun Aaron and Travis Head.

TEAMS:

Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Murugan Ashwin

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul (wk), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Iqbal Abdulla, Tabreiz Shamsi, Harshal Patel

Both Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have won 1 game each and have lost 2 so far in the IPL 2016. It is their Net Run Rate (NRR) that separates the two teams, with Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) having the NRR of +0.33 and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) having the NRR of +0.26.

Chris Gayle will not be available for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who have made an ordinary start to the tournament despite having enough firepower in their ranks. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are struggling with their bowling department, having already lost Mitchell Starc and spinner Samuel Badree to injuries.

On the other hand, MS Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) have lost two games on the trot after making a winning start to the tournament. The Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) will hope to get their act together, before things turn complex for them.

Squads:

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS): MS Dhoni (c & wk), Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Marsh, Ashwin Murugan, Ishant Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ashoke Dinda, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Adam Zampa, Ishwar Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadav (wk), Mitchell Starc, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Praveen Dubey, Vikramjeet Malik, Akshay Karnewar, Iqbal Abdullah, Sachin Baby, Vikas Tokas.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 16 at Pune