Indian Premier League, 30th match: Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Jaipur, Apr 23, 2012
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 46 runs
23 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Virat Kohli and Tillakaratne Dilshan will open for Bangalore. Not Chris Gayle. Interesting move. Chandila will open the bowling, with his offspinners.

Toss: Rajasthan have won the toss and decided to bowl. Pankaj Singh returns, Ajit Chandila has been picked. Dilshan is back for Bangalore, so is left-arm spinner KP Appanna. we'll get you the updated squads in a bit. Bangalore have left out Andrew Macdonald and Arun Karthik; Rajasthan have kept out Amit Singh and Ashok Menaria.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the 30th match of this IPL, between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur. We're still a few minutes away from the toss, so do read the preview in the meantime.

0.1

Chandila to Kohli, no run, a high-arm action, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to the bowler

0.2

Chandila to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and across and chips that wide of midwicket

0.3

Chandila to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on the off, really slow through the air, gets forward and drives it back to the bowler

0.4

Chandila to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and punches that through midwicket for a single

0.5

Chandila to Kohli, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, drives it straight down to deep midwicket for a couple of runs as the man in the deep runs across and cuts it off

0.6

Chandila to Kohli, 1 run, slightly short, gets back and punches it down the ground for a single to long-on

End of over 1 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • V Kohli 4 (4b)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (2b)
    • A Chandila 1-0-5-0

Pankaj runs in from the other end, has a wide slip

1.1

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, no run, that one nipped away and kept a little low, got to the keeper on the second bounce, Kohli played that slightly away from his body and he missed

1.2

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, FOUR, horrible fielding in the deep, nerves for Chandila, short of a good length outside off, it's punched through point into the deep, Chandila runs across from third man and just misfields it, trying to pick it with one hand, rolls over for four

Pankaj has a smile on his face

1.3

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, no run, gets on the back foot and knocks that into the off side

1.4

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, no run, on a good length and it's nipped away, Kohli is drawn into a shot off the front foot, misses as it moves away, beaten in fact

1.5

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, FOUR, nicely struck, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and just punches it over the in-field, over extra cover, for a boundary

1.6

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, 2 runs, angling in towards middle, drops that wide of midwicket, big yawning gap there and Kohli calls for the second, and gets it

End of over 2 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 15/0 (RR: 7.50)

    • V Kohli 14 (10b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (2b)
    • Pankaj Singh 1-0-10-0
    • A Chandila 1-0-5-0
2.1

Chandila to Dilshan, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it to extra cover, a single's not on offer there

2.2

Chandila to Dilshan, FOUR, tossed up and Dilshan senses a chance, dances down the track and launches that over mid-on for a comfortable boundary

2.3

Chandila to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it through midwicket for a single

2.4

Chandila to Kohli, 1 run, ooh, that appeared to stop on him just a bit, Kohli was committed to the punch, ended up just chipping it over the bowler's head for a single, landed safely

2.5

Chandila to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it through midwicket for a single

2.6

Chandila to Kohli, 1 run, another single conceded, tossed up and it's driven straight to Cooper at mid-off, he fumbles and concedes a single

The fielding's been off the mark, and we're only three overs into this match. Tall man, Chandila, a slow approach to the crease as he delivers

End of over 3 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/0 (RR: 7.66)

    • V Kohli 16 (12b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 7 (6b 1x4)
    • A Chandila 2-0-13-0
    • Pankaj Singh 1-0-10-0
3.1

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, no run, gets that one to nip away, Kohli charges out of the track and tries to crack that over extra cover, misses

3.2

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, no run, on a good length outside off, reaches forward and pushes it to extra cover

3.3

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes that to cover

Aditya: "The strategy behind Gayle not opening- You don't need fielding restrictions for Gayle to clear the fence, so it makes no difference if he comes in after the first 6 overs."

3.4

Pankaj Singh to Kohli, OUT, hasn't middled that, Kohli has holed out, lands on a good length, he dances down the track and lofts that high, was aiming to clear the extra cover boundary but ended up offering a catch to Hodge at deep cover, Hodge judged it well, in fact he ran across from deep point

V Kohli c Hodge b Pankaj Singh 16 (14m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

3.5

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish outside off, cracked off the back foot towards deep point for a single

Agarwal to face, still no Gayle

3.6

Pankaj Singh to Agarwal, 1 run, short and wide, had to reach for that one, cut down through the in-field for a single into the deep

End of over 4 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/1 (RR: 6.25)

    • MA Agarwal 1 (1b)
    • TM Dilshan 8 (7b 1x4)
    • Pankaj Singh 2-0-12-1
    • A Chandila 2-0-13-0

Cooper runs in

4.1

Cooper to Agarwal, no run, short of a good length outside off, that shoots away to beat the outside edge, the keeper fumbles as well

4.2

Cooper to Agarwal, no run, hitting a short of a good length again, gets on the back foot and knocks it down solidly towards cover

4.3

Cooper to Agarwal, 1 leg bye, nice footwork from Cooper, dropped it down into the leg side, Cooper and Dilshan are involved in a race as Bangalore attempt a single, Cooper kicks the ball onto the stumps but Dilshan has made it well in time

4.4

Cooper to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, angling on the pads, tries to flick it square but is struck on the pads, they take another leg-bye

Gayle is not to be seen in the dug-out. Saurabh Tiwary, AB de Villiers and Daniel Vettori are all padded up

4.5

Cooper to Agarwal, no run, back of a length outside off, nips away, fishes for that one and he misses

4.6

Cooper to Agarwal, no run, dropped, Stuart Binny has split it, continuing the poor performance in the field, barring that catch by Hodge, pushed it full this time and he just drove loosely at that one, scooping it towards Binny at extra cover but he just couldn't hold on to a straightforward chance

End of over 5 (2 runs, maiden) Royal Challengers Bangalore 27/1 (RR: 5.40)

    • MA Agarwal 1 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 8 (8b 1x4)
    • KK Cooper 1-1-0-0
    • Pankaj Singh 2-0-12-1
5.1

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide, gets a thick edge down to third man as he tries to cut

5.2

Pankaj Singh to Agarwal, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it past midwicket for a single

Has a slip

5.3

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, on target on middle, Dilshan pats it back down the pitch, the bowling's been good so far, they've given little away

5.4

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, opens up, held it back did Pankaj, short outside off and that was dragged through midwicket for a welcome four

5.5

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, would have gone down the leg side, Pankaj appeals, shuffled slightly to whip it over square leg but it would have gone down and struck him high as well

5.6

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, thrashed, another short ball and Bangalore have regained some ground, pulled away hard through square leg for a boundary this time

End of over 6 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 37/1 (RR: 6.16)

    • TM Dilshan 17 (13b 3x4)
    • MA Agarwal 2 (7b)
    • Pankaj Singh 3-0-22-1
    • KK Cooper 1-1-0-0

Where is Gayle? We'll update you as soon as we get to know something. Meanwhile Siddharth Trivedi runs in

6.1

Trivedi to Agarwal, 1 run, opens the face does Agarwal, running that one down to third man

6.2

Trivedi to Dilshan, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back and guides that straight towards gully

6.3

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish on middle, turned away through square leg, Dilshan wants the second but it's not there to take

6.4

Trivedi to Agarwal, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends that to extra cover

6.5

Trivedi to Agarwal, 1 run, whips that one through midwicket for one more

Kishan: "Based on the law of averages, Gayle would have failed today batting in the same position. But based on his recent form, he is supposed to score well. So stastically he has a high probablity of making a high score in any position other than opening the innings."

6.6

Trivedi to Dilshan, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, that's been chopped straight to point

End of over 7 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/1 (RR: 5.71)

    • TM Dilshan 18 (16b 3x4)
    • MA Agarwal 4 (10b)
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-3-0
    • Pankaj Singh 3-0-22-1

Pankaj to finish his spell here

7.1

Pankaj Singh to Agarwal, FOUR, nicely struck, short and Agarwal stands tall to dispatch that over mid-off for a boundary

7.2

Pankaj Singh to Agarwal, FOUR, lucky but he'll take it, banged in short and he went for the pull, caught the glove and it went over the keeper for four more, was a good, quick bouncer

7.3

Pankaj Singh to Agarwal, 1 run, bowled that short outside off, chopped through point for a single

Gayle vomitted before the start of the game and is being examined by the doctor. He's unwell.

7.4

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, shot off the pitch, sharp short ball and quick as well and Dilshan withdrew at just the right time, just went past the gloves

7.5

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, moves away, short of a good length, tried to cut that away from his body, was beaten by the movement

7.6

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, short outside off, guided that one down to third man for a single

Pankaj finishes off, a decent spell. Conceded a couple of boundaries that the batsmen were lucky to get

End of over 8 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 50/1 (RR: 6.25)

    • TM Dilshan 19 (19b 3x4)
    • MA Agarwal 13 (13b 2x4)
    • Pankaj Singh 4-0-32-1
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-3-0
8.1

Trivedi to Dilshan, 2 runs, waits for that to come on and guides that behind point and in front of third man for a well-run couple

8.2

Trivedi to Dilshan, no run, sees him coming down the track, holds that one back, Dilshan tries to chop that one, misses

8.3

Trivedi to Dilshan, FOUR, the ramp shot pays off, it's got him out once this IPL but this one worked, angled in and he had made up his mind, scooped it over short fine

8.4

Trivedi to Dilshan, no run, tries to repeat that shot, was the slower one on the pads, tried to scoop it again, ended up playing it wide of the keeper and he did well, diving to his left, to stop it

8.5

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, was totally surprised by that slower one, cut back in and the extent of movement was what had him in a bit of trouble, caught him on the thigh

8.6

Trivedi to Agarwal, no run, short of a good length outside off, defended off the back foot into the off side

Time for a time out, Rajasthan have done well thus far and the absence of Gayle, uptil now, is something they wouldn't mind

End of over 9 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/1 (RR: 6.33)

    • MA Agarwal 13 (14b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 25 (24b 4x4)
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-9-0
    • Pankaj Singh 4-0-32-1

Brad Hogg comes on

9.1

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 run, starts with a short one on the leg side, pulled towards deep backward square leg for a single

9.2

Hogg to Agarwal, 2 runs, short on the off this time, pulled wide of long-on, flatly, for a couple of runs, Cooper runs to his right and keeps them to a couple

9.3

Hogg to Agarwal, no run, almost in the blockhole, bowled full and he dug it out into the leg side

9.4

Hogg to Agarwal, OUT, sweeps that high and holes out, Hodge takes that one well at deep square leg, second catch of the day, went at that hard, tried the slog-sweep, got the top edge against the wrong'un

MA Agarwal c Hodge b Hogg 15 (30m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Gayle has walked in. Feeling better now

9.5

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 run, played away into the deep on the off side for a single

9.6

Hogg to Gayle, 1 run, full toss and that's been timed well, drives that straight towards long-off for a single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 62/2 (RR: 6.20)

    • CH Gayle 1 (1b)
    • TM Dilshan 27 (26b 4x4)
    • GB Hogg 1-0-5-1
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-9-0

Chandila is back. He was meant to bowl to Chris Gayle at the start but Gayle's illness put those plans to rest. Well, he's got a chance now

10.1

Chandila to Gayle, no run, gets forward and defends that one back to the bowler

10.2

Chandila to Gayle, no run, round the wicket, gets a stride out and pushes that one down the pitch

10.3

Chandila to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drills that one down the ground to long-on for a single

10.4

Chandila to Dilshan, 1 run, short on the off, gets on the back foot and pulls it through square leg for a single

10.5

Chandila to Gayle, no run, beaten, sharp turn for Chandila away from Gayle, short of a good length and it spun away to beat the edge

10.6

Chandila to Gayle, no run, nicely done again, short outside off and he moves back to drop it towards point as it turns away

End of over 11 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/2 (RR: 5.81)

    • CH Gayle 2 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 28 (27b 4x4)
    • A Chandila 3-0-15-0
    • GB Hogg 1-0-5-1
11.1

Hogg to Dilshan, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler

11.2

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 run, the googly, comes down the track to that shortish delivery, it turns away from him, played through cover for a single

A slip in place

11.3

Hogg to Gayle, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, chipped uppishly just wide of a diving extra cover for a couple of runs

11.4

Hogg to Gayle, OUT, Hogg traps him in front, quicker through the air and bowled flat, and what's more it was the wrong'un, Gayle didn't spot it, got on the back foot to turn it square, misses and was struck on the pads in line with leg stump

CH Gayle lbw b Hogg 4 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

That looked adjacent, umpire Rauf had no doubt. Gayle has to go, Hogg has picked up two and Rajasthan have their noses ahead. No Gayle fireworks in Jaipur

Another in-form batsman, de Villiers comes in

11.5

Hogg to de Villiers, 3 runs, the ground-fielding has been horrible, Cooper again, runs in from long-on and misfields, they sneak a single and then two more as Cooper over-runs the ball

11.6

Hogg to Dilshan, 5 wides, wide down the leg side, spins down the leg side and beats the keeper as well, five runs given away

11.6

Hogg to Dilshan, no run, beaten by the googly, tossed it up this time and Dilshan tried to open the face as it turned away, missed

End of over 12 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 75/3 (RR: 6.25)

    • TM Dilshan 29 (30b 4x4)
    • AB de Villiers 3 (1b)
    • GB Hogg 2-0-16-2
    • A Chandila 3-0-15-0
12.1

Chandila to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and turns that towards midwicket for a single

12.2

Chandila to Dilshan, 1 run, walked across to that one and turns that behind square for a single

12.3

Chandila to de Villiers, no run, comes down the track as he held that back, tidy spell so far this, was dropped into the leg side

12.4

Chandila to de Villiers, SIX, finally, doles out a long hop and de Villiers steps back to deposit it over deep midwicket, pulled away for the first six of the innings, in the 13th over

12.5

Chandila to de Villiers, SIX, and another one, wasn't quite to the pitch but was committed to the shot and connected it well, charged down the track, took it from outside off and swung it over deep midwicket

12.6

Chandila to de Villiers, no run, treated that gently, full toss on middle, paddled that to short fine, not above the waist according to the umpire

He's bowled out, should get another go in the games to come

End of over 13 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/3 (RR: 6.84)

    • AB de Villiers 16 (6b 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 30 (31b 4x4)
    • A Chandila 4-0-29-0
    • GB Hogg 2-0-16-2
13.1

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, turned in and struck him on the back pad as he tried to play it into the off side, would have probably gone down leg

13.2

Hogg to de Villiers, 3 runs, played towards point, that was a reverse-sweep, Pankaj mis-fielded it there, straightforward but he made a mess, then had to give chase but had conceded three

13.3

Hogg to Dilshan, no run, the googly, short of a good length outside off, moved away to cut, it turned the other way and he missed

13.4

Hogg to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on the off, drives it wide of Hogg, dives to his right to save the single

13.5

Hogg to Dilshan, FOUR, found the gap, superbly placed, short on middle and he had eyed his spot, pulled it between deep square leg and deep backward square leg

13.6

Hogg to Dilshan, 2 runs, pushed it full on middle and leg, drives it through midwicket, AB's quick and he completes the second comfortably

End of over 14 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 99/3 (RR: 7.07)

    • TM Dilshan 36 (36b 5x4)
    • AB de Villiers 19 (7b 2x6)
    • GB Hogg 3-0-25-2
    • A Chandila 4-0-29-0

Cooper runs in

14.1

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, low full toss on middle, drives it straight down the ground to long-on for a single

14.2

Cooper to Dilshan, no run, was the slower one bowled full outside off, tried to heave that one over midwicket, missed

14.3

Cooper to Dilshan, 1 run, run-out chance, short of a good length, chopped it just wide of the stumps and AB called for the single, had the keeper picked up cleanly and flipped it onto the stumps, it would have been a close call

14.4

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, chops that one into the off side, an easy single taken

14.5

Cooper to Dilshan, 1 run, fires that one in the blockhole on middle, Cooper appeals for lbw, the umpire reckoned he hit it but the replay didn't seem to suggest that, was struck in line as he tried to dig that out

14.6

Cooper to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers cashes in on some width, makes room and launches that over extra cover for a welcome four

End of over 15 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 107/3 (RR: 7.13)

    • AB de Villiers 25 (10b 1x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 38 (39b 5x4)
    • KK Cooper 2-1-8-0
    • GB Hogg 3-0-25-2

Trivedi back into the attack

Daniel: "AB & Dilshan batting together, the two ultimate all rounders!! they can bat in any position,bowl, keep wickets and awesome fielders". AB doesn't bowl, but yes, a multi-purpose player, which is what I guess your point was

15.1

Trivedi to Dilshan, SIX, Caught! By one of the players in the RCB dug-out, landed on a length and that was smacked over the bowler's head, and over long-off

15.2

Trivedi to Dilshan, FOUR, gift ball, full toss on middle and that's been dragged over square leg for a boundary, Bangalore are pushing on

15.3

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, cracked towards deep cover

15.4

Trivedi to de Villiers, 3 runs, slower one bowled short outside off, punched over extra cover, three more as Owais Shah at long-off has to move to his left and cut that off

15.5

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 run, chopped that slower one towards Cooper at point, quick single taken and it brings up Dilshan's half-century, a steady innings

15.6

Trivedi to de Villiers, no run, nicely bowled, a touch quicker and it nips away to beat the outside edge as AB gets forward

End of over 16 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/3 (RR: 7.62)

    • AB de Villiers 28 (12b 1x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 50 (43b 6x4 1x6)
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-24-0
    • KK Cooper 2-1-8-0

Jordan: " do like Kevon Cooper but he's got to start putting more effort in when fielding, he is jogging after balls and letting other ones go to deep fielders when he could have got there himself and saved the team runs, poor form from the youngster which could be costly."

16.1

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 run, low full toss, swept down towards deep backward square leg for a single

16.2

Hogg to de Villiers, 1 run, pitched up on the off, chipped through extra cover into the deep for a single

16.3

Hogg to Dilshan, (no ball) FOUR, slipped out of his hand, ends up being an above-the-waist no-ball that's smacked by Dilshan over short fine for a boundary

16.3

Hogg to Dilshan, FOUR, short outside off, four more, moves away and cuts that delicately through point for another boundary, Rajasthan have conceded far too may in the last few overs

16.4

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 run, the googly bowled short outside off, cut straight to point but a single's taken

16.5

Hogg to de Villiers, 1 run, reverse-sweeps that one straight to short fine, another single

16.6

Hogg to Dilshan, 1 run, pitched up outside off and it's been slog-swept straight to deep midwicket, just the single

End of over 17 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 136/3 (RR: 8.00)

    • TM Dilshan 61 (48b 8x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 30 (14b 1x4 2x6)
    • GB Hogg 4-0-39-2
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-24-0

Sreedhar: "AB, Dilshan both are similar kind of players, 100 T20s 2200+ Runs 1 Century 120+ strike rate."

17.1

Cooper to Dilshan, 1 wide, short ball bowled slow outside off, Dilshan has to reach out for it as he tried to cut, missed, called a wide

17.1

Cooper to Dilshan, 1 run, bowls htat full on middle, drives it towards long-on for a single

17.2

Cooper to de Villiers, SIX, thrashed, flat six over long-off, pitched up outside off, a length ball and it's been smashed

17.3

Cooper to de Villiers, FOUR, AB's looking dangerous, he is in some form, aiming for a yorker there but turns out to be a low full toss, reverse-paddled between point and short third man

17.4

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one bowled short, whacked towards deep cover for a single

17.5

Cooper to Dilshan, no run, swings hard at that one, slower one and he tried to drag that over square leg, missed

17.6

Cooper to Dilshan, 4 leg byes, more runs, poor ball, a full toss on the pads, Dilshan doesn't get a whole lot of bat on it but just about enough to earn four past short fine leg..in fact, it was leg-byes, clipped the pads

AB's entry to the crease has completely changed the tempo of this innings. Rajasthan were ahead when he came in, it's been a turnaround since then. This stand is worth 86 in 38 balls, and there's two more overs left

End of over 18 (17 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 153/3 (RR: 8.50)

    • TM Dilshan 62 (51b 8x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 41 (17b 2x4 3x6)
    • KK Cooper 3-1-21-0
    • GB Hogg 4-0-39-2
18.1

Trivedi to de Villiers, (no ball) 1 run, called a no-ball but it might be a questionable call, AB came down the track to that one, was above the waist at the point of contact but he had charged out of the crease, pulled to square leg

18.1

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, tried to scoop that full toss over short fine, got an inside edge onto the pads, just the single

18.2

Trivedi to de Villiers, 1 run, another full toss, on the pads this time and it was a hit-me ball that AB rues not punishing, played away straight to short fine, just the single

18.3

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 run, slower one bowled short, pulled towards deep square leg on the bounce for a single

18.4

Trivedi to de Villiers, SIX, powerfully struck, was the slower one, he picked it, was short, he picked the length early, he moved away a hint and bludgeoned it over long-on

18.5

Trivedi to de Villiers, FOUR, half-century for AB, another one this IPL, got there in fortunate fashion, moved well across to scoop it over short fine, got a thick outside edge and it went past third man instead

18.6

Trivedi to de Villiers, SIX, AB is unstoppable, slower one dragged short and he sends that miles into the stands behind deep midwicket, this stand is worth 107 in under nine overs

End of over 19 (21 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 174/3 (RR: 9.15)

    • AB de Villiers 59 (22b 3x4 5x6)
    • TM Dilshan 63 (53b 8x4 1x6)
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-44-0
    • KK Cooper 3-1-21-0

Trivedi took four wickets in his previous game against Bangalore, look at his figures now

19.1

Cooper to Dilshan, 2 runs, launched over extra cover, AB calls for the second and makes it to the non-striker's end in time

19.2

Cooper to Dilshan, 2 runs, two more, Dilshan runs to the danger end this time and makes it, through square leg for a couple of runs

19.3

Cooper to Dilshan, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, creamed but straight to deep cover for a single

19.4

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 wide, a slower one bowled short but too high is what the umpires think it is,went over his head, called a wide

19.4

Cooper to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, another slower one and he swung hard at that one, was too early into the shot, was hit on the shoulder, a single in the end

19.5

Cooper to Dilshan, FOUR, full toss and that's been helped on its way past the short fine leg fielder, poor ball under the circumstances

19.6

Cooper to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan finishes the innings on a high, slower ball bowled short and that's been slashed through point for four more

It's been one-way traffic ever since de Villiers came to the crease and it also prompted Dilshan to step up. An unbeaten stand of 122 off just 50 balls has set up Bangalore here. This is an imposing score and the fact that Bangalore have come back from behind to get to this situation is something that will be playing on the Royals' minds. This is still chaseable, but it's a tough ask. Join us in a bit for the hosts' response.

End of over 20 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 189/3

    • TM Dilshan 76 (58b 10x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 59 (23b 3x4 5x6)
    • KK Cooper 4-1-35-0
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-44-0
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