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    19.3 no control over that pull, it was the slower one, the bat face turned in his hand as he made contact, the man at deep midwicket didn't have to move an inch. Kohli slaps the bat on his thigh pad as he walks off. He's far from happy with the shot, by the looks of it 182/2
    3.4 third time lucky for the Supergiants. Rahul plays an ugly hoick. It was a full ball, which he tried to loft over mid-on, but the bat and feet were in no position as the ball flies off a thick outside edge to Ishant, who didn't have to move an inch at third man 27/1
    19.4 slower leg-cutter outside off, ABD looked to go over long-on, gets a top edge to a nervous Ankit Sharma, who just about managed to get his hands around that one. He was off balance when the ball lodged in his hands. 182/3
    not out
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    1
    3
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    100.00
    not out
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    1
    1
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    0
    200.00
    Extras
    12 (nb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    185/3 (20 Overs, RR: 9.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (KL Rahul, 3.4 ov), 2-182 (V Kohli, 19.3 ov), 3-182 (AB de Villiers, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    I Sharma4047011.7586221
    NLTC Perera403438.5083120
    Ankit Sharma403107.7541110
    R Bhatia302207.3311000
    R Ashwin302207.3351020
    M Ashwin2029014.5012200
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    14.4 there's the wicket. Beautifully done. This one was a slider that went past Rahane's wild swing, didn't get to the pitch of the ball and Rahul whipped the balls off in a jiffy. Shamsi leaps high and punches the air in delight. Not a bad first wicket to have in the IPL, is it? RCB call the celebration the 'Busdriver dance'. Wonder what that is all about 109/3
    1.4 there's the early wicket for RCB, and Kohli is pumped. Not quite there for Faf to hit through the line, he stepped out to go over mid-off, but the ball got big on him and Patel took an easy catch. 12/1
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    2.3 it's all happening here. Smith is foxed by the slower one and was hit on the pad, the vociferous appeal seemed to have distracted him as he took a few paces outside the crease. Virat Kohli coming in front point saw that, picked up the deflection and hit the stumps direct at the striker's end. Smith, turned late and slipped which cost him a split-second, and was a couple of inches short of the crease when the bails were dislodged 18/2
    15.5 touch-and-go stuff by AB de Villiers, but that's a sensational catch at long-off. This was floated full outside off, Dhoni drilled it, the ball flew off the bat, but it didn't matter because de Villiers was lurking around there. The advertising triangle behind him was no more than a couple of centimetres away. De Villiers was hardly bothered by that though, in complete control right throughout. 120/4
    18.3 the Thisara party is over, Watson has delivered under pressure. Fires it full and wide outside off, he got it low on the bat and it lobbed straight to Mandeep at cover. Watson lets out a roar, and that's understandable. It got a little too close for comfort, but what a knock! 164/5
    19.3 the slower bouncer has done the trick. Bhatia fetched the pull from outside off, didn't connect well as the ball didn't arrive, too early into the stroke as it lobbed to Watson at square leg. Plucky knock but had a little too much to do in the end 169/7
    18.5 intention was right, but the execution came a cropper. Ashwin lined himself for the slog, Watson helped him by bowling short of length on off, he went through with the stroke, got it off the middle. The only issue was it was right down Harshal Patel's throat at deep midwicket 165/6
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    19.4 how easy has AB de Villiers made that look? Ashwin slapped that over the infield, ABD was back-pedalling from mid-off, realised he was going nowhere, so he twirled and twisted around to set himself up and then leaped to catch the ball with his palms facing skywards. Both feet were off the ground when he took the catch. Stunning 169/8
    not out
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    Extras
    7 (b 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    172/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (F du Plessis, 1.4 ov), 1-12* (KP Pietersen, retired not out ), 2-18 (SPD Smith, 2.3 ov), 3-109 (AM Rahane, 14.4 ov), 4-120 (MS Dhoni, 15.5 ov), 5-164 (NLTC Perera, 18.3 ov), 6-165 (R Ashwin, 18.5 ov), 7-169 (R Bhatia, 19.3 ov), 8-169 (M Ashwin, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    STR Binny2023011.5024000
    KW Richardson301334.33111000
    HV Patel4046111.5065230
    SR Watson403127.7592120
    T Shamsi403619.0074100
    Iqbal Abdulla302207.3300010

Match Details

Toss

Rising Pune Supergiants , elected to field first

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

22 April 2016 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Rising Pune Supergiants 0

Match Notes

IPL News

RCB buck the trend

2

Number of matches won by teams batting first out of 16 matches in this IPL. Both of them have been won by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Tabraiz's 2015-16

57

First-class wickets taken by Tabraiz Shamsi in 2015-16 in South Africa - the second highest by any bowler in the season.

Maximum utilization

28

Dots in Royal Challengers' inns - the 3rd least in an inns of 20 overs in the IPL. Super Kings had faced just 25 dots against Mumbai Indians in 2013 - the least.

what a pair!

3

No. of 150-plus stands between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. No other pair has more than two such stands in all T20s.

Yet another 50 stand

11

Fifty-plus stands between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Only Kohli-Gayle (15) and Hussey-Vijay (13) have more such stands.

Kohli v Ashwin

115

Runs Virat Kohli had scored off 83 balls off R Ashwin in the IPL before this match. He is the only batsman to have scored 100-plus runs off a bowler without getting dismissed.

Imporant toss?

14

Number of games out of 15 won by teams chasing in this IPL. Only team that won batting first are Royal Challengers who have been asked to bat first in this match.