The likes of S Thakur (3/35), I Tahir (1/27), B Stokes (3/18) and J Unadkat (2/25) kept the pressure on for the entire duration of the bowling. In total, they bowled 49 dot balls between them which is equivalent to 8.1 overs. Talk about being miserly!
The first 10 overs produced 66 runs for RCB with 95 required off the last 10 overs.
But just like Pune's middle-order collapse, RCB's batsmen also found that the ball wasn't coming onto the bat as they had expected.
Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant suffered a shocking middle-order collapse before Tiwary's cameo rescued them, taking their total to a respectable 161 for 8.
RPS were cruising along at 127 runs with 2 down, courtesy a 58-run partnership between Dhoni (28) and skipper Steve Smith (27) before wickets fell in a quick succession. Adding only three runs to the board, Pune lost 5 wickets in a space of nine balls with most of the batsmen falling prey to the slowish nature of the track. Smith and Dhoni were bowled out in successive deliveries while Ben Stokes was also cleaned up.
Had it not been for Tiwary, Pune would have landed woefully short of the what they finally achieved.
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