IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 19:10

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Royal Challengers Innings

Over 18.5 || Score 191/5

21 runs needed off 12 balls. Off the second ball, Faulkner smacked a six over cow corner. Double came from the next. What a turn around. Off the fourth came another boundary from Faulkner's bat. Six off the next. And with that RR beat RCB by five wickets with seven balls to spare. Smith and Faulkner's whirlwind knocks gave RR an emphatic win.

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Over 18 || Score 170/5

44 runs needed off 18 balls. Off the first ball Smith collected a six, followed by two boundaries. Then came two singles off the next two balls. Off the last came another six from Smith'a bat. 23 runs came from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 147/5

65 runs needed off 24 balls. Starc is back. Three runs came from the first two balls. Next ball was a wide. Off the third ball, Faulkner sliced the bowler for a boundary towards point region. In the next ball came another boundary, this time of thick edge. Fourth ball, a wide. Off the fifth came another six. Big over for RR as 21 runs came from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 126/5

Chahal to bowl his last over. Four runs came from the over, all came in singles. Another impressive performance by the young leg spinner with the figures of 4-0-24-1.

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Over 15 || Score 122/5

Aaron is back to bowl his second over. Smith first collected a boundary and then launched the bowler for a six. Then off the last ball he collected another boundary to get 14 runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 108/5

Yuvi to continue. Nair Out! Nair came down the ground to hit the bowler out of the park but missed the line completely and it crashed into his stumps. Nine runs came from the over. Meanwhile, RR crossed the mark of hundred runs.

KK Nair b Yuvraj Singh 56 (39b)

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Over 13 || Score 99/4

Mithchell Starc has been brought back into the attack. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 91/4

Chahal to continue. Off the fourth ball, Nair came down the track to smash the bowler straight down the ground for a boundary. Ten runs came from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 82/4

Yuvraj Singh to bowl his third over. Sanju Samson and Nair are in the middle. Samson launched a six off the first ball and then followed it with a boundary. Samson Out! He gave a simple catch back to Yuvi. 14 runs came from the over.

SV Samson c & b Yuvraj Singh 13 (8b)

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Over 10 || Score 68/3

Chahal to continue. The leg spinner bowled another good over as he conceded mere five runs in it.

SR Watson b Yuvraj Singh 1 (5b)

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Over 9 || Score 63/3

Yuvraj to continue. Yuvi gives the breakthrough. The arm ball did the trick as Watson couldn't manage to read the ball and it crashed into his stumps. Stuart Binny is the new man in. Double Blow for RR! Binny stepped out to launch Yuvi for a maximum but found a fielder at deep cover. Three runs from the over.

STR Binny c sub (RR Rossouw) b Yuvraj Singh 1 (2b)

SR Watson b Yuvraj Singh 1 (5b)

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Over 8 || Score 60/1

Exciting spinner or one can say the find of the tournament, Yuzvendra Chahal has been given the ball. Rahane Out! The spinner was right on the money. In his first ball, Rahane went to cut the spinner towards point region but got the edge and wicket-keeper took a good catch. Shane Watson is the new man in. Off the fourth ball, Nair collected a boundary. Six runs and a wicket came from the over.

AM Rahane c Patel b Chahal 24 (22b  )

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Over 7 || Score 54/0

Yuvraj Singh is to bowl his first over. Three singles came from the first three balls. Off the next, Nair swept the bowl for a four towards mid-wicket. In the fifth came a single. Rahane took another single in the last ball. Nine runs came from the over. Meanwhile, RR crossed the mark of fifty runs.

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Over 6 || Score 45/0

Dinda to continue. Off the second ball, Nair slapped the bowler for a boundary towards cover region. Two singles came from the next two balls. Last two balls were dot. The medium pacer conceded seven runs in the over.

Over 5 || Score 38/0

Varun Aaron is ready to bowl his first over. Two runs came from the first three balls. Off the fourth, Rahane punched the bowler over point fielder for a boundary. Then came a single off the next. Last ball, dot ball. Seven runs came from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 31/0

Ashok Dinda has been introduced into the attack as the first change bowler. Two runs came from the first four balls. Gayle got injured while fielding at point and walked out of the ground. Single came off the fifth ball. Last ball, and Nair got a thick inside edge which went past the wicket-keeper for four. Seven runs came from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 24/0

Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair are opening the innings for RR. In the first three overs they have collected four boundaries to give their team a decent start.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings

Over 20 || Score 190/5

Faulkner to bowl the last over of the innings. Off the second and third balls came two sixes from AB's bat. And with that AB completed his fifty in style. Fourth ball, AB OUT! AB's whirlwind knock came to end as he gave a simple catch to deep cover fielder. Single came from the next. Last ball, a wide. Off the next came a double. 18 runs conceded in the over. Finally, riding on the outstanding knocks by Yuvi and AB, RCB managed to put up a huge total of 190 runs in front of RR.

AB de Villiers c Rahane b Faulkner 58 (32b)

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Over 19 || Score 172/4

Richardson to bowl his final over. Off the first ball AB smashed the bowler for a boundary. Off the third came a huge six from Yuvi's bat. Off the fourth ball came a boundary. In the next ball, Yuvi again launched the bowler for a maximum. Yuvi Out! Off the last ball Yuvi got trapped in front of the wicket. 21 runs came from the over.

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Richardson 83 (38b)

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Over 18 || Score 151/ 3

Faulkner to bowler the over. Off the first two balls came two huge sixes from the bat of AB. Then came juts a single from the over. 13 came runs from the over. Meanwhile, RCB crossed the mark of 150 runs.

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Over 17 || Score 138/3

One can expect some big shots in the death overs as AB and Yuvi are in the middle. Shane Watson to bowl the over. First two ball were wide – Watson feeling the pressure. Off the next two balls came two single. Third ball, again a wide. Next two balls were dot. Off the fifth Yuvraj smacked the bowler over long off for a six. In the next came a boundary. 15 runs came from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 123/3

Kane is back. First ball and Yuvi smacked him for a six over cow corner. And with that hit, Yuvi completed his fifty in style. Off the third ball, AB smashed the bowler over mid-wicket for another six. Seventeen runs came from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 106/3

Tambe to bowl his last over. First ball, Yuvi came down the track and launched the bowler straight over his head for a maximum. Two singles from the next three balls. Next was wide. Then came three more runs from the over. Meanwhile, RCB crossed the mark of hundred runs. 12 came from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 94/3

Shane Watson is back to bowl his third over. Off the third ball, Yuvi punched the bowler straight towards long on for a boundary. Two singles came from the next two balls. Off the last Yuvi got another single. Ten runs came from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 84/3

Rajat Bhatia has been given the ball to bowl his first over. Yuvi welcomed him with a six over cow corner. Six was followed by a boundary towards square leg. In the next two balls came two singles. 14 runs came from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 70/3

Faulkner has been reintroduced into the attack. Four runs came from the first four balls. Last two balls were dot by the medium pacer.

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Over 11 || Score 66/3

Tewatia to continue. Three runs came from the first five balls. Off the last Yuvraj launched the bowler for a maximum over mid wicket. Nine came from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 57/3

Tambe to bowl his third over. For a change Yuvraj Singh is not at all looking rusty in the beginning of his innings. He collected two boundaries from the over. Good sign for RCB. Meanwhile, RCB crossed the mark of fifty runs.

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Over 9 || Score 46/3

AB de Villiers is the new man in. Tewatia to continue. Zol Out! The leg spinner bowled a wrong'ún, Zol didn't pick it and got the outside edge and Watson at first slip took a good catch. Two wickets in quick succession for RR. Yuvraj Singh joined AB in the middle. Off the fourth ball Yuvi collected his first boundary towards square leg region. Six runs came from the over.

VH Zol c Watson b Tewatia 16 (14b)

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Over 8 || Score 40/2

Tambe to continue. First ball and Zol swept it for a four towards mid-wicket. Single came off the next. Gayle Out! Tambe bowled a wrong'un and Gayle chased the wide ball only to edge it and wicket-keeper took a sharp catch. Seven runs came from the over.

CH Gayle c Samson b Tambe 19 (25b)

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Over 7 || Score 33/1

Tewatia is bowling his first over. Two singles came from the first five balls. Last ball was a dot. So a good over first up by the leggie.

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Over 6 || Score 31/1

Pravin Tambe has been introduced into the attack. Gayle smashed the leggie for two boundaries -- first over square leg and then towards long on. Gayle is looking good in the middle. Meanwhile, nine runs came from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 22/1

James Faulkner has been introduced into the attack as the first change. Zol collected his second boundary of the match towards mid-off. Seven runs came from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 15/1

Watson to continue. First Gayle collected a boundary off the third ball and then Vijay Zol smashed his first boundary off the last ball. Nine runs came from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 6/1

Kane to continue. Kohli Out! Kohli chased a wide delivery, got a thick edge and third man took a simple catch in the end. Kohli's poor run continues. Vijay Zol is the new man in for RCB.

V Kohli c Bhatia b Richardson 4 (9b)

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Over 2 || Score 5/0

Skipper Shane Watson is sharing the new ball with Kane. A tight over first up by Watson as he conceded mere a single in it.

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Over 1 || Score 4/0

Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle have come to open the innings for RCB, whereas, Kane Richardson is starting the bowling proceedings for RR. Off the fourth ball Kohli collected a boundary towards square leg. That's the only scoring shot from the over.

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Toss: RCB have won the toss and elected to bat first. Two changes in RCB as Vijay Zol and Ashok Dinda are playing in today's game, whereas, Rajat Bhatia has replaced Dhawal Kulkarni in RR.

Hammered in their previous match, the struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore will face another tough battle when they take on the resolute Rajasthan Royals in an IPL game.

Bangalore were crushed by Kings XI Punjab on Friday and it will take some effort to recover from the thrashing handed out by David Miller.

Rajasthan, on the other hand, were overwhelmed by Sunrisers Hyderabad on the back of an inspiring bowling performance in their last match.



First Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 00:05

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