IPL 2013: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab - As it happened...

IPL 2013: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab - As it happened...

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KXIP Over: 18.1 II Score: 176/3

And it's over! Satish hits a boundary off Henriques to seal an emphatic win for Kings XI Punjab who have defeated RCB at home by seven wickets. Brilliant stuff from KXIP this. GIlly has led from the front ending unbeaten on 85* (54b, 4X10, 6X3).
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KXIP Over: 18 II Score: 172/3

Vinay Kumar is back. Gilly is on strike. He picks up a single. Off the fourth delivery, Sathish hits him over square leg boundary for a maximum. This is becoming all too easy for Punjab now. 10 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 17 II Score: 162/3

Murali returns for his final over. A single to start with. Gilchrist is on strike now. And back-to-back sixes for the Australian who is in superb touch today. The first one over extra cover while the next one was hit over square leg fence. A single off the next brings Miller on strike. OUT! And David Miller has been cleaned up by Murali. He scored 2 (4b). In walks Rajagopal Sathish. 14 runs and a wicket in the over.
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KXIP Over: 16 II Score: 148/2

Unadkat is back. A couple to start with. And OUT! Unadkat gets RCB the breakthrough in Azhar Mahmood who has been caught by de Villiers at long off. He scored 61 (41b, 4X8, 6X1). That was a brilliant innings from the allrounder. Time for a strategic break.

And we're back. David Miller is the new man in the middle. Gilchrist ends the over with a boundary. That came off an edge. Eight runs from the over

Punjab need 27 runs off 24 deliveries to win this match.
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KXIP Over: 15 II Score: 140/1

Murali returns as the match increasingly looks slipping out of his team's hand. Just like his skipper, Mahmood reaches his fifty with a maximum hit over long on boundary. In fact, this is his maiden IPL half-century. Gilly charges forward and lofts the third delivery over Murali's head for a boundary. Azhar collects another boundary hitting the fifth delivery straight down the ground. 17 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 14 II Score: 123/1

Zaheer returns. RCB need a wicket here. And Gilly reaches his fifty with a maximum hit straight over the bowler's head. A skipper's knock indeed! The next is a full toss and Gilly collects a single. The third is again a full toss and the result is the same. The fifth is a brilliant yorker from Zaheer. Gilly has the last laugh as he ends Zaheer's spell with a boundary through covers. 12 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 13 II Score: 111/1

Vinay is back for his third over. Mahmood takes a single off the first. The second is short and Gilly pulls it to deep midwicket region for another a boundary. He follows that with a single. Vinay drops another short delivery and Mahmood hits it over cover for a boundary, Poor stuff from Vinay. A quick single to Gilly as the over comes to an end. 12 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 12 II Score: 99/1

Unadkat is back. The first is short and Mahmood pulls it to backward square leg region for a four. He thens lofts the next over extra cover for a couple. Kohli made a valiant effort at cover as he dived full length to take the catch as Gilly mistimed a stroke. That would have been a brilliant catch had it be taken. Nine runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 11 II Score: 90/1

Murali is back. Gilchrist sweeps the third delivery to square leg for a boundary. Mahmood hits the fifth delivery over midwicket region for another boundary. He is cramping. 11 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 10 II Score: 79/1

Vinay Kumar continues. A tight over from him. Just three from it.
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KXIP Over: 9 II Score: 76/1

Unadkat is back. A thick edge off the second delivery gets Gilly another boundary. That one flew over the keeper. He follows that up with a convincing stroke that ends up beyond the deep midwicket fence. The fifth delivery is a slower one and Mahmood lofts that over extra cover for another four. 15 runs from it.
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KXIP Over: 8 II Score: 61/1

Vinay Kumar introduced into the attack. Gilchrist collects his third boundary swinging thew fifth delivery over midwicket region. He adds another couple to his total off the next. 10 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 7 II Score: 51/1

Muttiah Muralitharan into the attack now. Two singles off his first two. Off the fifth, Gilly is struck square in front of the wickets. Murali appeals and umpire turns it down. Five runs from the over. Time for a strategic break.
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KXIP Over: 6 II Score: 46/1

Henriques is back. After negotiating the first two deliveries safely, he pulls the third delivery to midwicket boundary. Henroques' next is even shorter and higher. The result is the same as Mahmood pulls it for another boundary. Henriques under some pressure now. A fuller delivery on the off and Mahmood launches it over long off for yet another boundary. A single to end the over. An expensive over from Moises. 13 runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 5 II Score: 33/1

Zaheer continues. First delivery defended back. Off the next, Gilly takes a single. A full toss and Mahmood drives it back. Gilly cannot get out of the line in time and saves that from reaching the boundary. A short delivery and Gilly has pulled it, though he has mistimed it. The ball is just over Murali at midwicket. Six runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 4 II Score: 27/1

Jaidev Unadkat replaces Henriques. Starts well as Gilly defends the first one safely back to him. Off a short, wide bouncer, Gilly adds two more to his total. Three runs from the over.
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KXIP Over: 3 II Score: 24/1

Zaheer continues. Gilly looks to hit this over square leg region but misses it, gets hit on the thigh and still collects a run for the team. On strike is Marsh. Marsh collects another boundary to deep midwicket region. OUT! And Zaheer has struck! He has cleaned up Marsh who looking to drive the third one from Zaheer but the ball went through his defenses to uproot his off stump. He scored 8 (4b, 4X2). In walks Azhar Mahmood. Five runs and a wicket in the over.
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KXIP Over: 2 II Score: 19/0

Moises Henriques to share the new ball with Zaheer. Facing him is Gilly. A couple off his first. His second is a wide down the leg and Arun Karitk did well to collect that. The third delivery is short and wide. Gilly cuts it hard and the ball flies over Gayle at first slip to boundary. He takes a single off the next. Marsh on strike for the first time. He opens his account with a boundary straight down the ground past the bowler. 12 runs from it.
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KXIP Over: 1 II Score: 7/0

We're back fellas for the second half of the match. For RCB, Zaheer Khan will be bowling for the first time in the current season of IPL. He has the new ball. Facing him Adam Gilchrist. He is joined by Shaun Marsh. Hint of movement for Zaheer as Gilchrist goes for a drive off the first delivery. The second delivery is played to cover region but is well fielded by de Villiers. Marsh was already halfway down the crease as de Villiers sent the ball back to Zaheer. Marsh was back just in time even as Khan failed to collect the ball cleanly. The fourth delivery is full and Gilly drives is past extra cover region for his first boundary. Seven runs from the over including an extra from wide.
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RCB Over: 20 II Score: 174/5

Mahmood to bowl the final over of the RCB innings. Facing him is Kohli. A couple to start with. And OUT! Kohli has been adjudged lbw as he was attempting to reverse sweep the second delivery of the over. He scored 58 (43b, 4X6, 6X2). In walks Lokesh Rahul. He opens his account with a boundary. An inside out shot over extra cover gets him his second boundary off the next. Off the final delivery, Rahul ends up being caught by Mandeep Singh in the deep. He scored 8 (4b, 4X2). RCB have posted 174/5 after being asked to bat first by KXIP.

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RCB Over: 19 II Score: 165/3

Awana to bowl his last and RCB innings' penultimate over. Just a single off the first brings Gayle on strike. And Gayle is down! A brilliant yorker from Awana and Gayle slips. Both the bowler and batsman smile. And Gayle responds with another maximum! A high full toss that is promptly called a no-ball is dispatched into the stands over backward point.OUT! And Gayle off stump is uprooted as he is clean bowled by Awana. That stump ended up in half! He scored 77 (53b, 4X4, 6X6). In walks AB de Villiers. And he starts with a maximum over long on boundary! OUT! And Wana gets his second wicket in the over as he shatters the stumps again! de Villiers was looking to play this over fine leg but missed it as the middle & leg stump were uprooted. In walks Moises Henriques. What an eventful over has this been. 14 runs and two wickets in the over.
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RCB Over: 18 II Score: 151/1

Sharma to have a final go. Kohli is on strike. He takes a single and it's another no-ball. A free-hit to RCB. Gayle takes a couple off it. He follows that with a boundary over extra cover. That bounced just inside the boundary. He hits the third delivery straight over Sharma's head for a maximum! A single off the next brings Kohli on the strike. Kohli flicks a low full toss from Sharma to reach a well constructed fifty. 20 runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 17 II Score: 131/1

4,3,2,1 and we're back. Final four overs of the RCB innings. How far will they go? Azhar Mahmood is back. His fourth delivery is a full toss. Kohli ends up playing it to deep midwicket where Sandeep Sharma takes the catch. The umpires go upstairs for a no-ball check. And guess what? It's is a no-ball for overstepping. So Kohli is safe. And it'll be a free-hit. On strike is Gayle. Another full toss and Gayle fails to score off it. Just five runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 16 II Score: 126/1

Awana returns. Gayle picks up a single off the first. Kohli flicks the second delivery over deep midwicket boundary for a maximum. He follows that with a powerful stroke straight past the bowler that gives him his fifth boundary. Awana's sixth delivery is a full toss but Gayle cannot capitalise on that. Has to be satisfied with just a single. 15 off the over. Time for another strategic break.
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RCB Over: 15 II Score: 111/1

Gony into his final over. A couple off his first delivery to Gayle. And off the second Gayle pulls him for a maximum over long on boundary. He follows that up with another biggie over midwicket region. And a hat-trick of sixes as the fourth delivery of the over has landed among the crowd beyond long off boundary. The onslaught has begun ladies and gentlemen! Gilchrist runs to his bowler to have a word. And Gony bowls a wide outside off. With that third six, Gayle brought up his fifty. A single off the fifth delivery. Gony ends his spell with a dot ball. 22 runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 14 II Score: 89/1

Chawla to bowl his final over. Kohli scores a boundary off his first. That was a short one and Kohli waited for it before guiding it past the keeper. Gayle launches him over long on and the ball ends up beating the fielder to the rope. 10 runs fro the over.
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RCB Over: 13 II Score: 79/1

It's a rare sight seeing Gayle in the middle for so long and his score still reading 22 off 30 deliveries. Meanwhile, Gony continues. And Gayle launches him over long on boundary for his first maximum of the innings. Gony follows that with a sharp bouncer. Hos fourth is a wide. 10 off the over.
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RCB Over: 12 II Score: 69/1

RCB are scoring at the rate of 5.27 rpo. They have been stifled by the Punjab bowlers. And Kohli hits the first maximum of the match, charging forward and playing the second delivery from Chawla over long off boundary that lands among the crowd. Beautifully done. A single off the next brings Gayle on strike who collects three runs off the next three.
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RCB Over: 11 II Score: 58/1

Gony continues. Facing him is Kohli. Good delivery from the pacer. Induces an edge but it runs past the keeper for a four. Two drives off the next two delivery end up in nothing. He takes a single off the next. Boundaries aren't coming easy for RCB today. KXIP are surely bowling with a plan. Just six runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 10 II Score: 52/1

And we're back. Chawla continues. Another brilliant over from Chawla who hasn't given any room to Gayle to play strokes. Just three runs from his second over. He is bowling fast and straight.
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RCB Over: 9 II Score: 49/1

Manpreet Gony introduced into the attack. Facing him is Kohli. A single off his first delivery to start with. Off the fourth delivery, bowled on his legs, Gayle just guides it to fine leg for his second boundary. Nine runs from the over. Time for a strategic break.
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RCB Over: 8 II Score: 40/1

Spin in Piyush Chawla introduced. Kohli takes a single off his second delivery. Chawla beats Gayle off his successive deliveries. A single to end the over. Three runs from it.
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RCB Over: 7 II Score: 37/1

Awana continues. And the first delivery hits him on the pad. Awana appeals and this looks extremely close. Umpire turns it down. Gayle swings his arms off the next, misses that as well. The burly Jamaican takes a single off the third. He takes a single off the next. Gayle is back on strike. And Gayle breaks the deadlock with a powerful cut through point for his first boundary of the innings. Awana finishes it well with a full length delivery driven back by Gayle. Six runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 6 II Score: 31/1

Sharma into his third over. Gayle is yet to score his first boundary. Sharma is mixing it well to keep him quiet. He gave Sharma the charge off the second delivery but missed it as it stayed low. He finally got to the other end with a single off the penultimate delivery. Kohli uses his wrist superbly to send the final delivery of the over from Sharma for a boundary to through midwicket. Five runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 5 II Score: 26/1

Parvinder Awana replaces Mahmood. And he strikes first ball! Pujara has been caught by David Miller at backward point. He was looking to cut this but Miller put an end to his stay with a sharp low catch. He scored 19 (20b, 4X3). In walks RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli gets off the mark with a boundary through covers. Just a boundary from the over and a wicket.
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RCB Over: 4 II Score: 22/0

Sharma continues. And Pujara employs the flick again, earning him his third boundary. Gayle is still to open up. Still dealing in singles. Seven runs from the over.
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RCB Over: 3 II Score: 15/0

Azhar continues. On strike is Pujara. Three singles from it.
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RCB Over: 2 II Score: 12/0

Sandeep Sharma will share the new ball with Mahmood. Pujara flicks the first delivery for his second boundary. Swing for Sharma and Pujara did well to counter that scoring the boundary through midwicket region. Just five runs from it.
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RCB Over: 1 II Score: 7/0

Azhar Mahmood has the new ball. Facing him is Cheteshwar Pujara. On the other side is Chris Gayle. Today the M Chinnaswamy stadium is bathed in a sea of green. And Pujara scores the first boundary of the innings cutting the second delivery, dropped short, past point region. Off the next, he sets off for a quick single. Had Piyush Chawla hit the wickets, Gayle would have been a goner. Seven runs from the first over for Bangalore.
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TOSS: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

A question mark hanging over their play-off chances, Royal Challengers Bangalore return to the comfort of home as they clash with Kings XI Punjab in a crucial IPL match on Tuesday.

Four defeats in their last six matches have landed them in a situation where they must win their penultimate contest, otherwise not only they will have to win their last match but also pray that results of some other matches go their way.

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Teams:

KXIP: Mandeep Singh, Adam Gilchrist(w/c), Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Azhar Mahmood, Rajagopal Sathish, Piyush Chawla, Manpreet Gony, Parvinder Awana, Sandeep Sharma

RCB: Chris Gayle, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moises Henriques, Arun Karthik(w), Lokesh Rahul, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jaidev Unadkat

First Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 14:54

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kannan - perunad
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amit agarwal - ramgarh
today win by punjab
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chenai will win the cup and todays match
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Sixierka khel hai. IPL
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i love miller iam gilli
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nice playing r c b best the luck
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BEST THE LUCK. to. R C
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BEST THE LUCK. TO ALL. R C. . GUD LUCK. WIN THIS MATCH.
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