Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
83(38) 7x4 - 7x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 1 0 5 12 7 6 0
KK Nair
56(39) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 1 10 1 5 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Yuvraj Singh
O4.0
M0
R35
W4
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KW Richardson
O4.0
M0
R43
W2
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Stranger things have happened in cricket, but this match has to be right up.Govind sums it up here: "The Royals are becoming a specialist team in doing heists! They've won 3 games this year they had no business winning." Yuvraj Singh did all he could, but the RCB bowlers melted down worse than the RR ones did on this small and quick outfield in the face of heavy bats and fearless innovative batsmen. RR are now clear of that cluster in the middle of the table. The poignant memory of the match will be Yuvraj Singh walking back dejected. It is a cruel sport, is cricket. This is Sidharth Monga signing off. Good luck and good night

"I don't know about bowling, the last two time I have played here I have been smacked all over the place," says James Faulkner, the Man of the Match. "In all seriousness, I thought AB was going to hit me for six sixes. It was very tough. We needed a fair few runs. I thought Steven batted really well in the 18th over to give us a lot of momentum, and the rest is history."

"We have always got belief, especially with batting we have got," says Shane Watson. "We always knew we were ahead of RCB's run rate at every stage, and we knew we would have to pull something like their last five overs. And Steve and James were incredible in the end. Big win, especially where we were positioned in the game after the way they batted."

chibi: "Royals showed that team work with 3-4 performers wins games than one person from RCB performing for the team every match !! "

Siddhesh: "Yuvi still deserves the MOM. Its not his fault that his team had bowlers playing for Rajasthan. He did all he could and more."

"Just not able to hit the yorkers in the end," says Virat Kolhi. "Sixty-four in four overs, you don't get nine times out of 10. Brilliant batting from them, but we should hit our yorkers. I told the guys, be on the button, this is a fast scoring ground, and the game is far from over when you think it is over."

"Went to have a shower, came back, RR have won! What on earth happened in 15 mins???" Amila, 65 runs scored off the last 17 legal balls. That is what happened. Yuvraj scored 83 off 38, took four wickets, and still ended up on the losing side. That is what happened. Between them, Faulkner and Smith scored 89 off 38. That is what happened. Crazy crazy game

18.5
6
Aaron to Faulkner, SIX runs, they kept the last over for Starc, but he won't even get it now. High full toss on the pads, and he has flicked it over square leg for six. Kohli is gutted. Spare a thought for Yuvraj too. But it is the team with more Bangaloreans in it that has beaten the team that represents Bangalore
18.4
4
Aaron to Faulkner, FOUR runs, and then he delivers a wide full toss. This game is gone. Again missing the yorker by inches, and he has crashed this past point for four

It is now taking an age to get this fourth ball bowled

18.3
2
Aaron to Faulkner, 2 runs, slightly short of a length, hit wide of long-on, they come back for two
18.2
6
Aaron to Faulkner, SIX runs, length ball, that's the worst he can do here. This has been smashed clear over wide long-on. Twenty20 making mockery of early finishes
18.2
2w
Aaron to Smith, 2 wide, two runs without a ball bowled. He has moved across, Aaron wants to go around him but bowl a full toss outside leg. They take the bye too as Patel dives and fields
18.1
1
Aaron to Faulkner, 1 run, full and wide, driven to deep cover, gets just the single

Twenty-one runs required off two overs. How this game has turned. Still tight. Two dot balls could put immense pressure on RR. Aaron to bowl. Have left the last over for Starc

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
83(38) 7x4 - 7x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 1 0 5 12 7 6 0
KK Nair
56(39) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 1 10 1 5 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Yuvraj Singh
O4.0
M0
R35
W4
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KW Richardson
O4.0
M0
R43
W2
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

All-round stars

4

No. of times a player has scored 50+ and taken 4+ wickets in an IPL match - Yuvraj has done it twice

Can Royals do it?

55

Most runs the Royals have scored in the last 5 overs while chasing in the IPL - they need 65 today

Batting stats

2

Number of fifties Karun Nair has scored in the IPL - he has 3 fifties in 22 T20 games

Top of the charts

1

Number of spinners with an economy rate of less than 6 in this IPL – YS Chahal

A good start

2

Number of times Royals have not lost a wicket in the Powerplay this IPL (in 9 matches)

Dinda v Royals

6.63

Ashok Dinda's economy rate against the Royals - his best against any IPL team

Albie v Royals

14

Wickets Albie Morkel has taken against Royals - he has only taken more against his current team, RCB

Well done, Yuvi!

83

Yuvraj Singh's score today - his highest in all T20 cricket

Can Royals do it?

11

Number of times a 190+ total has been chased down in the IPL (in 53 attempts)

Fantastic finish

84

Number of runs scored in the last 5 overs of RCB's innings - the IPL record is 87

Season best for RCB

168

That was RCB's previous best total this season. They beat it by 22 runs

A new record

132

The partnership between Yuvraj and de Villiers for the 4th wicket – the best ever for RCB

RCB on fire

8

Number of consecutive overs in which RCB have scored 10+ runs an over (13th to 20th over)

Indian Premier League

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