• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    27
    28
    26
    4
    1
    103.84
    5.6 Kulkarni rattles the top of middle. Gayle races down the track and hunts for a big swipe. Dhawal marginally shortens his length. Gayle misses, Dhawal hits and exults. End of Gayle. End of Powerplay. 41/1
    7.3 Two big wickets in four balls for Dhawal on day he was picked for Bangladesh tour. Kohli's attempted encore fails! This was on a length and just outside off, Kohli aims to turn it to midwicket, closes his bat face and chips it back to the bowler. Dhawal moves to his left and snaffles it 46/2
    18.4 very full on middle, not quite a yorker, drilled down to long-on. Stuart Binny swoops down on the ball and lets rip a flat throw to Faulkner. The pair hare across for the second. AB dives but is caught short, Faulkner takes it on the half-volley and whipped the bails off. AB knew he was out, he started walking as soon as the stumps were disturbed. The batsmen cross over 159/3
    not out
    54
    56
    34
    7
    2
    158.82
    19.3 holes out to long-off. Back of a length and outside off, skewed to Rahane for a simple catch. The bottom hand came off the bat, foiling DK's timing 177/4
    not out
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    180/4 (20 Overs, RR: 9.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (CH Gayle, 5.6 ov), 2-46 (V Kohli, 7.3 ov), 3-159 (AB de Villiers, 18.4 ov), 4-177 (KD Karthik, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CH Morris4042110.50103310
    JP Faulkner4042010.5055100
    DS Kulkarni402827.00132200
    SR Watson403208.0083040
    Ankit Sharma302809.3362200
    STR Binny10101.0050000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    13.6 Rahane gone now, he perishes to scoreboard pressure. RR continue to fade away. Flat around off, Rahane sinks to one knee, goes for a slog sweep and top-edges it to AB at deep midwicket 87/5
    1.6 Watson has nicked off! DK and Gayle go up straightaway.. The forefinger goes up slowly. This was on a good length and angling away outside off, Watson chases it and can only edge it to the keeper, who moves to his right and snaps it up. Kohli is pumped, super-pumped.. 14/1
    4.5 Harshal Patel strikes! The short ball works. This was banged in and climbs alarmingly on the stumps, Samson perhaps was caught in two minds whether to play at it or sway his upper body out of the way. He can't get out of the tangle and ends up faint-edging it to DK 33/2
    8.1 AB takes it at sweeper cover! Smith has to depart. Pitched up, outside off and cuts away, Smith nips down the track, but does not connect well with the lofted strike. Slices it into the hands of AB for a dolly. He reverse-cups his hands around it 55/3
    12.1 caught behind! Simple catch for DK. On a length and zipping through outside off with some extra pace. Karun perhaps looked for the cut with his feet paralysed to the crease, only feeds an outside edge to the keeper, who throws the ball up in the air and celebrates 79/4
    16.5 another nail rammed in the RR coffin. Wiese bangs it short and outside off, Hooda is in no position to pull, mis-times it, hit high on the bat for a simple catch at deep square leg 99/9
    14.4 Aravind claims a catch, appeals. He is celebrating.. They go to the TV umpire. Legal ball. This was a low full toss, dips in on off. Faulkner shuffles across, aims to slog, gets an inside edge onto the front boot and lobs it back to Aravind. Smart return catch after stretching to his left. RR slide to 92 for 6 92/6
    14.5 Binny gone for a golden duck. This was on a back of a length, he skips out and misses the flick, the ball dribbles towards backward point. Binny rushes off in pursuit of a quick single. But is sent back. Its all too late and he is caught short. Good work from Chahal 92/7
    15.6 Morris bags a duck, picks out Chahal at mid-off. Full and on middle, Morris backs away and slices it straight down the throat of Chahal 95/8
    not out
    7
    12
    5
    1
    0
    140.00
    18.6 bowled'im. RCB advance to Qualifier 2. They set up CSK Ranchi date for a place in the final. Chahal slips in the googly, Kulkarni fails to pick it after making room, he drives and doesn't connect. Chahal hits middle and off. 109/10
    Extras
    3 (w 3)
    TOTAL
    109 all out (19 Overs, RR: 5.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (SR Watson, 1.6 ov), 2-33 (SV Samson, 4.5 ov), 3-55 (SPD Smith, 8.1 ov), 4-79 (KK Nair, 12.1 ov), 5-87 (AM Rahane, 13.6 ov), 6-92 (JP Faulkner, 14.4 ov), 7-92 (STR Binny, 14.5 ov), 8-95 (CH Morris, 15.6 ov), 9-99 (DJ Hooda, 16.5 ov), 10-109 (DS Kulkarni, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc402215.50133010
    S Aravind402025.00132010
    HV Patel301525.0081000
    D Wiese403228.0084010
    YS Chahal402025.0091000

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Series result

Royal Challengers Bangalore advanced

Player of the match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

20 May 2015 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 'De Villiers has helped my batting' - Mandeep

    RCB batsman Mandeep Singh credited his improved performance in recent matches to AB de Villiers' help with technical aspects of batting

  • Gayle's gamble and Dhawal's double

    Plays of the day from the IPL Eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Pune

  • De Villiers, Mandeep fifties crush Royals

    Royal Challengers Bangalore set up a clash with Chennai Super Kings for a place in the final as they sent Rajasthan Royals out of the tournament with a commanding performance

  • Royals get Mandeep-sixed in Pune

    Royal Challengers Bangalore had two of their three big guns out cheaply but Mandeep Singh took charge of the innings to set up AB de Villiers late surge, part of five key moments from Wednesday's IPL Eliminator in Pune

No return on investment

11.3

Dinesh Karthik's average this IPL - the lowest for any top-order batsman (Nos. 1 to 7) in any IPL season (min. 10 inns)

A two-man club

2

Number of batsmen who have scored 500+ runs in this IPL - David Warner and AB de Villiers

A ton of sixes

5

Number of foreign batsmen who have hit 100+ sixes in the IPL - AB de Villiers is the fifth

An unwanted low

60

Runs scored by RCB in the first 10 overs, their joint-lowest this season

Even-Stevens

7-7

Head-to-head between Rajasthan and Bangalore in the IPL. Bangalore have lost 3 of the last 4 games

Awesome Twosome

2314

Partnership runs between Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, the most by any pair in T20 history