Middle-order freeze keeps Pune to 161

Some late strikes give Pune a total that doesn't look poor. But given Chinnaswamy's history and the firepower that RCB boasts of, it is still way below the poverty line. AB on air reckoned he was preparing to chase down 200. Looks certain when the two 50+ stands were spanking it to all parts of the ground. Even more so when Dhoni smoked one to land on the roof. Just for the time-out to turn things around. 9 balls, 3 runs, 5 wickets that followed it crashed all hopes. And most of them to the change-ups in pace. Smith and Dhoni seemed to have done their hard work with a 58-run stand. Taking 46 balls for the same. But ultimately fell just when it mattered. Bangalore wouldn't complain though. One of the seemingly easier chases in a bit. Or could it be a history defying defence..

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