Rajasthan Royals stunned the Royal Challengers Bangalore to beat them by six wickets, having skittled them out for just 70 in 15 overs in Abu Dhabi.
Bangalore's much-vaunted batting line-up fell to 5-4 and never had any hope of recovering to a meaningful total.
In response, Rajasthan also wobbled in conditions that offered a little bit of assistance, but they had enough to get over the line with six wickets and 42 balls to spare.
The result leaves both sides with two wins and two defeats in the Indian Premier League so far this year.
|Parthiv Patel||run out (Ajinkya Rahane)||1||1||100.00||0||0|
|Yogesh Takawale||c Sanju Samson b Stuart Binny||0||3||0.00||0||0|
|Virat Kohli||c Tim Southee b Pravin Tambe||21||25||84.00||3||0|
|Yuvraj Singh||c Steve Smith b Kane Richardson||3||7||42.85||0||0|
|AB de Villiers||b Kane Richardson||0||1||0.00||0||0|
|Sachin Rana||b Shane Watson||3||8||37.50||0||0|
|Albie Morkel||c Steve Smith b Pravin Tambe||7||13||53.84||1||0|
|Mitchell Starc||c Stuart Binny b Rajat Bhatia||18||16||112.50||2||0|
|Ravi Rampaul||c Tim Southee b Pravin Tambe||13||13||100.00||0||1|
|Ashok Dinda||lbw Pravin Tambe||0||3||0.00||0||0|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||NOT OUT||0||0||0.00||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(w 1, b 1, lb 2)||4|
|TOTAL||(All out; 15 overs)||70||TOTAL|
Bangalore may take some time to recover, however, from what threatened to be the lowest score in IPL history.
They avoided that mark—58—but not by much.
Lowest totals by teams in the IPLs: 58 by Rajhastan Royals in 2009 67 by Kolkatta Knight Riders in 2008 70 by RC Bangalore today #IPL— Mazher Arshad (@cricket_U) April 26, 2014
Stuart Binny started the rot by removing Yogesh Takawale with the fourth ball of the innings, then Parthiv Patel contrived to run himself out the very next delivery.
Two overs later, Kane Richardson took over, drawing an edge from Yuvraj Singh, then forcing AB de Villiers to chop on to his own stumps for a first-ball duck.
All that remained of the top order was Virat Kohli, but he laboured under the growing pressure. Sachin Rana and Albie Morkel exited with single-figure scores before Kohli's painstaking 21 was ended by a sloppy shot against Pravin Tambe.
Tambe fnished with four wickets as the tail tried and failed to prop the total up towards something defendable.
|Rajasthan Royals Scorecard|
|Ajinkya Rahane||c Parthiv Patel b Mitchell Starc||23||19||121.05||4||0|
|Karun Nair||c Parthiv Patel b Mitchell Starc||8||12||66.66||0||0|
|Sanju Samson||run out (Yogesh Takawale)||2||6||33.33||0||0|
|Abhishek Nayar||NOT OUT||11||17||64.70||1||0|
|Shane Watson||c AB de Villiers b Yuzvendra Chahal||24||24||100.00||1||2|
|Stuart Binny||NOT OUT||0||0||0.00||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(w 2, lb 1)||3|
|TOTAL||(4 wickets; 13 overs)||71|
In response, Ajinkya Rahane played sensibly as part of an opening partnership that put on 31 runs.
But his dismissal for 23 sparked a mini-collapse that would have set hearts racing in the Royals' dugout.
Karun Nair and Sanju Samson also quickly departed, leaving Shane Watson and Abhishek Nayar.
They had time, they were patient. And once Watson had mastered the conditions, he took the Royals to the brink of victory with a six.
He tried to repeat the feat to take his side over the line and holed out, but with three more runs for victory, his team-mates did the rest.
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