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IPL 2017: RCB vs RPS - Turning Point - Virat Kohli Dismissal

Cricketnext Staff |April 17, 2017, 12:43 AM IST
IPL 2017: RCB vs RPS - Turning Point - Virat Kohli Dismissal

After the early dismissal of Mandeep Singh, skipper Virat Kohli was going great guns at the Chinnaswamy Stadium against Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday. But after his untimely dismissal, RCB lost its way and lost the match by 27 runs against RPS.

Kohli hit a six on the third ball of Shardul Thakur to start off his innings and the hit a four off the first ball of the next over to make his intentions clear in the chase.

The RCB skipper was given a second chance in the match as well after Monoj Tiwary grassed an easy catch while fielding at first slip. It seemed that Virat will make RPS pay for their blunder after the 28-year-old hit two boundaries in Shardul's second over.

RCB were going along nicely at this point with two of their most explosive batsmen — Kohli and Ab De Villiers — taking the charge to Pune.

However, Stokes got the better of Kohli in his first over of the day itself and he was dismissed for 28 of 19 balls. Stokes bowled a brilliant bouncer to Kohli, which he tried to flat-bat down on the ground, but the ball took a top edge and was easily caught by Ajinjya Rahane few meters inside the boundary rope.

Kohli's dismissal had a telling effect on the match as the floodgates opened from their and RCB once again ended the match by being on the losing side.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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