IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - As it happened...

IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - As it happened...

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IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - As it happened... ================================================================================
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Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 19.5 II Score: 173/6

Vinay Kumar to bowl the last over. Binny gets a single to long on off the first ball. Slower one this time and Hodge plays all over it as the ball crashes on to the stumps. Owais Shah is the new man in the middle. He hits the ball to long on and tries to come back for the second run but Kohli throws the ball to the striker's end and Shah is run out by miles. Birthday boy, James Faulkner is the new man and he takes a single off the fourth ball. Stuart Binny smashes the fifth ball for a boundary past deep mid wicket.

Owais Shah run out (Virat Kohli/de Villiers) 1(1)

Hodge b Vinay Kumar 32(18)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 19 II Score: 166/4

RP Singh to bowl the 19th over. Hodge gets a single off the first ball. Watson gets two runs to long on. Watson hits this one high in the air and the catch is taken by de Villiers behind the wicket. Stuart Binny is the new man. Hodge smashes this one straight and takes two runs. Gets a single off the next ball. Binny gets a single off the last ball. Rajasthan need 6 runs in 6 balls.

Shane Watson c de Villiers b RP Singh 41(31)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 18 II Score: 159/3

Hodge smashes the first ball from Rampaul straight over the bowler for a six. He misses with an attempted cut shot. Another straight hit from Hodge that goes for a six. This one is hit to long on for a single. Watson this time gets it over point for three runs. Hodge hits the last ball hard for a single to mid wicket. Rajasthan need 13 runs in 12 balls.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 17 II Score: 142/3

Vinay Kumar into his third over as Watson gets a single off the first ball. Hodge drives this one past cover and Kohli puts in a brilliant diving effort to restrict the batsmen to two runs. Hodge nudges the next one to deep mid wicket for a single. Full toss this time and Watson smashes it over deep mid wicket boundary for a ssix. He flicks this one to long on for a single. Hodge digs out a yorker for a single. Rajasthan need 30 runs in 18 balls.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 16 II Score: 130/3

Unadkat continues as Watson and Hodge nudge him around for singles off the first four deliveries. The fifth ball is short and Hodge pulls it for a boundary towards deep mid wicket. He guides the next one to third man for two runs.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 15 II Score: 120/3

Watson flicks the first ball to fine leg for a single. Slower one this time from Rampaul and Samson hits it high in the air and is taken easily taken by Kartik at point. End of a very good innings from Samson. Brad Hodge is the new man as Watson gets a leg bye off the next one. Hodge guides this one to third man for a single. Watson digs out a yorker for a single. Hodge gets a single off the last ball.

Samson c Kartik b Rampaul 63(41)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 14 II Score: 115/2

Unadkat is back into the attack as Samson hits the first ball back to the bowler, no run taken. Samson steps out this time and hits it inside out over long off for a boundary. This one is pushed to long off for a single. Watson guides this one to third man for a single. Samson scoops it past the keeper for another boundary. Short this time and Samson pulls it to mid on, no run taken.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 13 II Score: 105/2

Samson smashes a full toss past the cover fielder for a boundary. He gets to his fifty with that shot.. No run off the next ball that is played to cover. Beaten outside off stump this time. Gets a single to long off this time. Watson beaten outside off stump this time. This one is wide outside off stump, Watson plays but misses. This one is hit straight down the ground for a boundary.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 12 II Score: 95/2

Kartik continues as Watson hits the first one to long on for a single. Samson gets an inside for a single to short fie leg. Watson smashes this one towards deep mid wicket for two runs. A single this time to long on. Samson gets another single to long on. Watson hits this one hard and p[ast the long on fielder for a boundary.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 11 II Score: 85/2

RP Singh is back into the attack and he beats Watson with one outside off stump. He guides the next one to third man for a single. Samson gets another single to long off this time. This one was wide and Watson hit it in the air but wide off the man at third man for a single. Another single to Samson towards cover. Watson drives the last ball to long off for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 10 II Score: 80/2

Kartik continues as Watson gets a single off the first ball. Samson gets a single to deep mid wicket. Full toss this time and Watson hits it in the air but the ball falls short of the man at long on, batsmen take a single. Samson gets a couple of runs towards the leg side. He pulls the next one to deep mid wicket for a single. Watson pushes this one off the backfoot for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 9 II Score: 73/2

Unadkat comes into the attack and Samson guides it to third man for three runs. This one was short and Watson pulls it hard for a boundary to deep mid wicket. He cuts the next one for a single. Samson plays the next one back to the bowler. Samson defends the next one to point, no run again. He cuts it in the air and the ball falls just short of deep square, batsmen take two runs.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 8 II Score: 63/2

Murali Kartik comes into the attack and Samson hits it inside out over long off for a six. Another similar shot for another six. Gets a single off the next ball. Watson gets a single to deep mid wicket. Samson plays this one the leg side for a single. This one kept low and that was really close to the stumps.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 7 II Score: 48/2

Henriques back into the attack as Dravid gets a leg bye off the first ball. Dravid cuts and the man at third man mis fields as the batsmen take two runs. Dravid steps out and defends to the bowler, no run taken. This was was slower and shorter and Dravid misses with a pull and the ball crashes on to the stumps. Shane Watson is the new man in the middle. He defends the first one to cover, no run taken. No run off the last ball as well.

Dravid b Henriques 22(17)
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RAJASTHAN Over: 6 II Score: 45/1

Vinay Kumar continues as Samson hits the first one to cover, no run taken. Samson smashes the next one over the bowler's head for a boundary. Another drive above the cover fielder for four runs. This time he finds the fielder at mid wicket, no run taken. He gets an inside edge this and he gets a single for it. Dravid defends the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 5 II Score: 36/1

Henriques into the attack as Samson tries to heave the first ball over mid wicket but fails to make contact. He drives this one in the air to third man for a single. Dravid flicks the next one to the man at short fine leg, no run taken. Samson gets a leading edge on this one to the off side, no run taken. Thisone is wide down the leg side. Samson gets an edge again and Gayle drops another catch at slip, batsmen take a single. No run off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 4 II Score: 32/1

Vinay Kumar to bowl the next over. Samson flicks this one in the air but past the fielder for a boundary. Another short one and Samson pulls it for another boundary. This one is defended but the ball rolls on just over the stumps. Another short one and another pull which takes the inside edge and the ball goes to the wicketkeeper on the bounce. Next one is defended to cover, no run taken. Samson forces one past mid on for three runs.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 3 II Score: 21/1

Rampaul continues as Rahane defends the first one back to the bowler. Rahane cuts this time but can't find the gap, no run taken. Next one is defended back to the bowler. This time Rahane plays it to point, no run again. Short this time and Rahane pulls it in the air and the man at third man takes an easy catch. Sanju Samson is the new man. Wicket maiden to Rampaul.

Rahane c RP Singh b Rampaul 2(7)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 2 II Score: 21/0

RP Singh to bowl the second over. Rahane gets a leading edge on the first one and the ball goes to third man, batsmen take a single. Dravid pulls a short one to deep square leg for a boundary. Another short one and Dravid pulls again but this time only for a single. Rahane works this one off his pads for another single. Another short one and Dravid cuts it hard for another boundary. This time he flicks it off his pads for two runs.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 1 II Score: 8/0

Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid are in the middle for Rajasthan Royals. Ravi Rampaul to bowl the first over. Dravid gets an edge on the first ball but Kohli at second slip grasses it. This one is wider and Dravid slashes at it and the ball runs away for a boundary. Dravid pushes the next one to point, no run taken. He misses with a cut this time. He pushes the next one to cover, no run taken. He cuts the next one to square boundary for a boundary.

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RCB Over: 20 II Score: 171/6

Vinay Kumar is the new man. He guides this one wide off third man for two runs. Vinay Kumar gets an inside edge this time and the ball is brilliantly stopped by Chandila running in from fine leg, batsmen take two runs. Vinay Kumar hits this one straight down the ground for a six. This time Vinay Kumar hits it for another six. Last ball is hit between mid wicket and long on for another six.

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RCB Over: 19 II Score: 149/6

Shane Watson to bowl the 19th over and Henriques is run out off the first ball. Rampaul is the new man and he pulls it to mid on for a single. Tiwary drives to the off side for a single. Rampaul gets two runs off the next ball. Misses with a big heave this time. This time Rampaul hits it high in the air and the wicketkeeper takes a simple catch.

Rampaul c Samson b Shane Watson 3(4)

Henriques run out (Faulkner/Samson) 22(19)

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RCB Over: 18 II Score: 144/4

Faulkner comes back into the attack and Tiwary guides the first ball to third man for two runs. Wide ball this time. Tiwary gets a single off a slower one this time. Henriques smashes this one and long off runs across to restrict the batsmen to two runs. He hits this one hard but the man at cover put in a good effort, a single taken. Tiwary tried to hammer this one but was betan by the slower delivery. Misses again with an attempted big hit.

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RCB Over: 17 II Score: 137/4

Saurabh Tiwary is the new batsman and he gets off the mark with a single towards point. Short this time from Sreesanth and Henriques cuts it hard and finds the gap for a boundary. Full toss this time and he smashes it to cover, no run, umpire calls it a no ball, so a free hit to follow. Slower ball and Henriques gets only a single to mid on. Tiwary gets a couple of runs off the next ball. Short and Tiwary pulled it hard but the man at deep backward square leg put in a brilliant effort to stop the ball from going to the boundary, batsmen get a single. Henriques smashes a slower one for a boundary on the off side.

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RCB Over: 16 II Score: 123/4

Shane Watson comes into the attack and Henriques smashes it over the bowler for a six. Slower one this time and Henriques gets a leg bye towards the off side. Kohli defends the next ball to point. Follows it up with a yorker, no run again. Virat Kohli pulls a short one straight to the man at deep mid wicket who takes an easy catch. No run off the last ball.

Kohli c Faulkner b Watson 32 (35b)

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RCB Over: 15 II Score: 116/3

Sreesanth starts the over with a beautiful delivery outside off stump. Slower one this time and Kohli smashes it mid on but the man there puts in a good effort to restrict the batsmen to a single. Henriques works this one towards the leg side for two runs. Beats Henriques outside off stump again. This time he picks a quick single. Dot ball to end the over.

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RCB Over: 14 II Score: 112/3

Trivedi is back into the attack and he starts with a short one that Kohli smashes to deep mid wicket for a boundary. Slower one this time and Kohli works it on the leg side for a single. Henriques gets some pad on the next one and gets a leg bye. This one is on the pads and Kohli works it wide of short fine leg for a boundary. Short one again and Kohli pulls to deep mid wicket for two runs. Single to end the over.

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RCB Over: 13 II Score: 99/3

Sreesanth comes back into the attack and AB hits a full one straight to the man at sweeper cover who takes a simple catch to get rid of the dangerous AB de Villiers. Moises Henriques comes to the wicket. He plays the first one back to the bowler, no run taken. He defends the next ball to mid on, no run again. Another dot ball. This time he gives Sreesanth the charge but misses the ball, no run again. Beats him outside off stump to end a wicket maiden.

de Villiers c Faulkner b Sreesanth 21(13)

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RCB Over: 12 II Score: 99/2

Stuart Binny into the attack. Kohli plays the first one to point, no run taken. Kohli plays the second ball past the bowler for a single. AB hits this one in the air but Sreesanth misjudges the ball and the ball goes for a boundary. Kohli gets two runs to third man to end the over.

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RCB Over: 11 II Score: 91/2

Chandila into his last over. Starts with a short one that AB pulls just over the infield for two runs. Another pull short and this time he finds the gap and the ball goes for a boundary. This time he flicks it on the leg side for a single. Kohli steps out this time and smashes it over the bowler for another boundary. Ge dabs the next one to the leg side for a single. Dull toss this time and AB reverse paddle sweeps it for a boundary.
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RCB Over: 10 II Score: 75/2

Trivedi continues as de Villiers gets a single off the first ball. Kohli gets a leg bye off the second ball. AB pushes this one in the air towards long on for a single. Kohli flicks the next one to mid on, no run taken. Another leg bye for Kohli. AB gets a single to end the over.

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RCB Over: 9 II Score: 70/2

Ab de Villiers is the new man in the middle. Chandila continues as Kohli can't find the gap with the first two balls. This time he gets a single to long on. de Villiers reverse flicks the last ball for another single. Boundaries are not coming for RCB. Four runs off the over.

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RCB Over: 8 II Score: 66/2

Siddharth Trivedi comes into the attack as Kohli gets it past point for two runs. Kohli flicks this one to long on for a single. Mukund pushes this one to long off for another single. Kohli works this one from his pads to square leg for a single. No boundary scored after Gayle's dismissal. Mukund chips to mid wicket, no run taken. This time Mukund gets an inside edge and the ball crashes on to his stumps.

Mukund b Trivedi 19(21)

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RCB Over: 7 II Score: 61/1

Chandila comes back into the attack. Mukund dabs the first ball from his pads to fine leg for a single. Kohli defends the second ball. This time he gets a single to cover. Mukund works it to the leg side for two runs. He pushes this one to mid wicket for a single this time. This one is short and Kohli pulls but Sreesanth gets a hand to it and the batsmen get a single.

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RCB Over: 6 II Score: 55/1

Watson continues as Kohli defends the first ball to cover. Kohli takes a single off the second ball towards mid wicket. Mukund gets a quick single to mid off, an over throw gets him another run. This one is short and Mukund pulls it softly to deep mid wicket for a single. Kohli this time flicks the ball from his pads to deep mid wicket for a single. Mukund this time gets a single to mid on.

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RCB Over: 5 II Score: 49/1

Virat Kohli is the new man in the middle. Faulkner back into the attack as Mukund drives to mid off and takes a quick single. Kohli was looking to shoulder arms to the next one but the ball hit his elbow and went to the off side, no run taken. This one is coming in slightly and the ball traps Kohli on the pads, big appeal but the umpire says not out. He gets a single to deep square leg this time. This one is wide down the leg side. No run off the last ball.

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RCB Over: 4 II Score: 44/1

Shane Watson into the attack now and Mukund drives it past cover for a boundary. Single attempted off the next ball, but Gayle sends him back. Short and on the body this time and Mukund misses a pull, huge appeal follows but the umpire says not out. Mukund gets a single to third man. Gayle drives this one to point, no run taken. This one is outside off stump and Gayle a thick edge to the keeper.

Gayle c Samson b Shane Watson 34(16)

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RCB Over: 3 II Score: 39/0

Sreesanth comes into the attack. Gayle defends the first ball back to the bowler. Gayle gets hold of the next one and hits it past the bowler for a boundary. The next one is smashed hard into the ground and the ball finds the gap between mid off and mi on and goes for a boundary. This one is full and straight and Gayle plays it to mid on, no run taken. This one is slower and on the pads and Gayle flicks it for a single. That was a no ball so a free hit coming up. Mukund hits it to mid of for a single. Short this time and Gayle pulls it for a six.

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RCB Over: 2 II Score: 22/0

James Faulkner will share the new ball with Chandila. He is the birthday boy. His third delivery is pitched short and Gayle pulls it awya for his third boundary. He follows that with a triple. Nine runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 1 II Score: 13/0

Abhinav Mukund and Chris Gayle will open the innings for Bangalore. On strike is Mukund who is making his debut. Ajit Chandila has the new ball. And Mukund has opened his account with a single. Gayle gets off the mark with a thick edge that runs way through point for a boundary. He follows that with an effortless stroke that runs past the non-strikers' end for another four. And off the final delivery, Gayle sweeps and slips but still manages a boundary!
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TOSS: Rajasthan have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

High on confidence after their emphatic win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals would be eyeing revenge when they host Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match on Monday.

Rajasthan are presently lying third in the standings with 10 points from eight games, whereas, RCB are at the top with 12 points from nine matches.

But it is the Jaipur outfit which will be brimming with confidence ahead of Monday’s encounter, especially after crushing the Sunrisers by eight wickets on Saturday.

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The Teams (from):

Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Dishant Yagnik, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, Kevon Cooper, Fidel Edwards, James Faulkner, Shreevats Goswami, Samuel Badree, Harmeet Singh, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Vikramjeet Malik, Kumar Boresa, Ashok Menaria, Kusal Perera, Sachin Baby, Sanju Samson, Owais Shah, Rahul Shukla, Amit Singh, Pravin Tambe.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), A B De Villiers, Abhimanyu Mithun, Abhinav Mukund, Andrew McDonald, Arun Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Christopher Barnwell, Daniel Christian, Daniel Vettori, Harshal Patel, Jaidev Unadkat, K P Appanna, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Murali Kartik, Muttiah Muralitharan, Pankaj Singh, Prasanth Parameswaran, R Vinay Kumar, Ravi Rampaul, Rudra Pratap Singh, S Aravind, Sandeep Warrier, Saurabh Tiwary, Sheldon Jackson, Sunny Sohal, Syed Mohammad, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Vijay Zol, Zaheer Khan.

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