Indian Premier League, 18th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore, Apr 15, 2012
Rajasthan Royals won by 59 runs
15 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)
1.1

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, wide outside off, Rahane smears it through the gap between backward point and point, top shot!

1.2

Aravind to Rahane, no run, width offered and angling away, watches it carefully and lets it go to the keeper

1.3

Aravind to Rahane, no run, slightly short outside off, bouncing off the seam, Rahane chops it onto the pitch for no run

1.4

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, leaning over the ball, Rahane pierces the gap between backward point and square cover, superb placement

1.5

Aravind to Rahane, 1 run, width offered, slices it to the left of Kohli at point who dives and saves 3 runs for his team

Rajasthan Royals 11/0   AM Rahane 9* (5b 2x4)
2.1

Khan to Rahane, no run, good length from Zaheer, Rahane bends and dabs it to the off side for no run

2.2

Khan to Rahane, no run, outside off, Rahane looks to cut it past point but the ball falls just short of Kohli at point

2.3

Khan to Rahane, no run, good length again, Rahane defends it solidly on to the off side

2.4

Khan to Rahane, no run, Rahane bunts it to Kohli at point and takes off but gets back to the crease on time

2.5

Khan to Rahane, no run, short of a length, looks to heave over midwicket but misses it and the keeper collects it cleanly

2.6

Khan to Rahane, no run, back of a length, Rahane comes a bit forward and turns it to short midwicket, that was a maiden from Zaheer!

Rajasthan Royals 11/0   AM Rahane 9* (11b 2x4)
3.4

Aravind to Rahane, SIX, that has been savagely dealt with, gives the charge and carts it high over long-on for a six, into the crowd this time

3.5

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, off the back foot, this time he smacks it high over mid wicket for a one bounce boundary, not timed well but will still get a four

3.6

Aravind to Rahane, no run, good length, gets forward and defends it to cover for no run

Rajasthan Royals 26/0   AM Rahane 19* (14b 3x4 1x6)
4.5

Khan to Rahane, SIX, short of a length, Rahane gives the charge and takes the top edge and the ball goes sailing over the deep square leg boundary

4.6

Khan to Rahane, 1 run, outside off, bunts it to the off side and the batsmen scurry for a single

Rajasthan Royals 34/0   AM Rahane 26* (16b 3x4 2x6)
5.1

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, on the full, on the toes, turned away to backward square leg for an easy single

5.4

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, pitched outside off, Rahane watches it cautiously and guides it to third man for a run

5.6

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, width offered, Rahane stays in the crease and runs it to third man for an easy single

Rajasthan Royals 43/0   AM Rahane 29* (19b 3x4 2x6)
6.1

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, on good length, turns it away with soft hands to short midwicket for a run

6.4

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, pushed through the air, turned away to midwicket for an easy single

Rajasthan Royals 46/0   AM Rahane 31* (21b 3x4 2x6)
7.4

Muralitharan to Rahane, 1 run, tossed up, turned away to backward square leg for a single

7.6

Muralitharan to Rahane, no run, spinning away, watches it carefully and dabs it to wide of Gayle at slip

Rajasthan Royals 52/0   AM Rahane 32* (23b 3x4 2x6)
8.3

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, quicker one, slashes it but doesnt get past Gayle at backward point

8.5

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, quicker one on to the pads, Rahane punches it to long-on for a single

Rajasthan Royals 56/0   AM Rahane 34* (25b 3x4 2x6)
9.2

Muralitharan to Rahane, no run, quicker one, Rahane chops it back to the bowler

9.3

Muralitharan to Rahane, 1 run, tossed up, punches down to wide of long-off

9.5

Muralitharan to Rahane, no run, Rahane plays it to point off his backfoot

9.6

Muralitharan to Rahane, 1 run, tossed up, Rahane punches it down the ground to long-on for an easy single

Rajasthan Royals 61/0   AM Rahane 36* (29b 3x4 2x6)
10.1

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, full outside off, bends and slaps it to sweeper cover for just a single

10.4

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, quicker one, turned away to long-on for an easy run

10.6

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, flighted delivery, Rahane runs it down the ground to long-on for an easy single

Rajasthan Royals 66/1   AM Rahane 39* (32b 3x4 2x6)
11.1

Muralitharan to Rahane, SIX, Rahane does it again! skips down the track and clobbers it well over long-on for a massive six

11.2

Muralitharan to Rahane, no run, quicker one, pushes it back to the bowler

11.3

Muralitharan to Rahane, 1 run, outside off, turned away to short midwicket for a single

11.5

Muralitharan to Rahane, no run, quicker one, stays in the crease and nudges it to the right of Murali

11.6

Muralitharan to Rahane, 1 run, pushed through again, Rahane watches it as it spins into him and works it away to fine leg for an easy run

Rajasthan Royals 75/1   AM Rahane 47* (37b 3x4 3x6)
12.1

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, no run, pitches on good length straight away, Rahane defends it back to the bowler

12.2

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, no run, slightly short, Rahane uses his feet as he skips down the track and tries to slap it over covers but misses completely

12.3

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, outside off, Rahane waits and uses the pace of the ball as he runs it to third man for a single

Rajasthan Royals 76/1   AM Rahane 48* (40b 3x4 3x6)
13.1

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, Rahane shows the full face of the bat and slaps it past the bowler for a four, brilliant timing!

13.2

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, 2 in 2, exact replica of the previous shot but slightly straighter this time, punches it past the bowler

13.3

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, short, Rahane bends and scoops it high over behind the keeper and gets a boundary for that, top shot!

13.4

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, slower ball, Rahane pulls it over midwicket and off it goes racing away to the boundary off one bounce, 4 in 4!

13.5

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, full toss, Rahane makes that 5 fours on the trot, cover drives it elegantly

13.6

Aravind to Rahane, FOUR, 6 fours off that over, this time he waits till the ball gets to him and guides it to the third man boundary, what an over that turned out to be!

Rajasthan Royals 106/1   AM Rahane 72* (46b 9x4 3x6)
14.4

Vettori to Rahane, no run, yorker on the middle, Rahane makes room and tries to punch it through cover but misses

14.5

Vettori to Rahane, 1 run, on the money again, Rahane takes it on the full and whips it to deep midwicket

Rajasthan Royals 112/1   AM Rahane 73* (48b 9x4 3x6)
15.3

Gayle to Rahane, 1 run, takes it on the full and hoicks it to deep midwicket for a single

Rajasthan Royals 121/1   AM Rahane 74* (49b 9x4 3x6)
16.1

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, SIX, slower one outside off, Rahane picks the length quickly and mauls it over midwicket for a mammoth one, 15 rows back into the crowd, Rahane is in the mood here!

16.2

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, slower one, yorker length, Rahane squeezes it to point and go through for an easy single

Rajasthan Royals 141/1   AM Rahane 81* (51b 9x4 4x6)
17.3

Muralitharan to Rahane, SIX, Rahane walks down the track and plays an inside out shot over wide of long-off, flat bats it

17.4

Muralitharan to Rahane, FOUR, tossed up, Rahane picks it and hammers it over the bowler's head for another boundary, he's smoking it here!

17.5

Muralitharan to Rahane, 1 run, quicker one, stays back and drives to cover for a run

Rajasthan Royals 174/1   AM Rahane 92* (54b 10x4 5x6)
18.5

Khan to Rahane, 1 run, slow and outside off, leans into it and pushes it cover for a single

Rajasthan Royals 184/2   AM Rahane 93* (55b 10x4 5x6)
19.1

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, comes down the track and smashes the slower one past the bowler for a four, Rahane is on 97 now

19.2

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, no run, slower one and quite slow i should say, Rahane waits and waits as he looks to nudge it but misses

19.3

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, thats the first ton of IPL 2012! comes charging down and slaps a short delivery over to long-on, Kohli overruns and misses the catch, the balls runs into the boundary picking up puff of dust with it

19.4

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, yorker, Rahane digs it out to cover for a single

19.6

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, pitched outside off, Rahane comes forward and punches it over the bowler to long-off and the batsman go through for a single

Rajasthan Royals 195/2   AM Rahane 103* (60b 12x4 5x6)
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