Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

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Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Highlights, Scorecard, Report
Mahesh Kumar A

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.

RCB Scorecard
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
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
BOWLER O R W ECON DOTS
Stuart Binny 1 1 1 1.00 5
Tim Southee 3 16 0 5.33 9
Kane Richardson 4 18 2 4.50 11
Shane Watson 2 5 1 2.50 9
Pravin Tambe 4 20 4 5.00 14
Rajat Bhatia 1 7 1 7.00 2

IPL Official

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.

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
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
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
BOWLER O R W ECON DOTS
Mitchell Starc 4 29 2 7.25 14
Ravi Rampaul 4 16 0 4.00 13
Yuzvendra Chahal 3 17 1 5.66 13
Ashok Dinda 2 8 0 4.00 7

IPL Official

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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