• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    not out
    100
    88
    63
    11
    1
    158.73
    1.4 safe as houses! They say Jaddu is a fielder first, bowler next, batsman if necessary and this is why! Settled under a skier and looked at ease every second of the way. Credit to the bowler too, after being hit for a boundary by Watson first ball, he bowls the offcutter outside off. Watson thinks it's a simple, straight forward length ball and goes boom. But the straight drive skews off the outside edge. Jaddu ran in from cover point, got under the swirling ball and them moved his hands to his right to make sure they were right under the ball. 8/1
    7.4 he's picked out short cover! That's a huge wicket and this sell-out crowd knows it. At 38 C, most of them would have come to watch AB bat with Kohli. Except AB has chipped a good length ball to the Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina. Batsman made room to just gently hit it over the off-side infield. Failed. 59/2
    not out
    51
    57
    35
    4
    3
    145.71
    Extras
    3 (b 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    180/2 (20 Overs, RR: 9.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (SR Watson, 1.4 ov), 2-59 (AB de Villiers, 7.4 ov), 2-180 (AB de Villiers, 7.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar302809.3365000
    DS Kulkarni403919.7563200
    PV Tambe302418.0043000
    SB Jakati302809.3322100
    RA Jadeja301705.6651000
    DJ Bravo4043010.7554120
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    5.2 poof, and he's gone! That was a cross-seamer, gaining a lot more bounce after presumably pitching on the seam. Smith was going for that pick-up shot again, perhaps only wanting a single. Didn't want it to carry all the way to long-on, but it's AB down there so he runs up quicker to takes any opportunity that comes his way 47/1
    8.2 that should cheer the RCB captain up. Was it the chinaman's googly? Yes it was. And McCullum hadn't picked it. He was closing the face of the bat, and the leading edge pops up so Shamsi can complete the catch himself. And then celebrates it with a jig. Dee Jay's got some competition here, fellows. 87/2
    15.4 too high, not long enough. RCB will be thrilled! Raina walks off, looking at the bottom of his bat, because that's where he made contact. Yuzi does well to drift this ball outside off and ruin the batsman's balance. Raina was reaching, and he didn't pull out of the loft. Mistimed shot lands safely in long-off's hands 140/3
    not out
    50
    62
    39
    3
    0
    128.20
    19.2 sensational catch from Rahul! Low to his left. Jaddu was simply trying to run the back of a length ball to third man, but the keeper saw him shaping for the shot, kept low and moved nicely towards the ball to take it one-handed 178/4
    not out
    4
    1
    1
    1
    0
    400.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 3, nb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    182/4 (19.3 Overs, RR: 9.33)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (DR Smith, 5.2 ov), 2-87 (BB McCullum, 8.2 ov), 3-140 (SK Raina, 15.4 ov), 4-178 (RA Jadeja, 19.2 ov), 4-182 (RA Jadeja, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    YS Chahal403318.2561111
    KW Richardson4053113.2564320
    Iqbal Abdulla4041010.2554110
    SR Watson3.303118.8564011
    T Shamsi402115.25112000

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

24 April 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Gujarat Lions 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

The chasing advantage

5

Number of consecutive T20 games that have been won by the chasing team in Rajkot. Eleven of the last 14 have been won chasing

A fifty at last

16

Innings since Karthik last scored a half-century in the IPL. In these 16 innings he scored 219 runs at 14.60

Expensive Richardson

25

Runs conceded by Richardson in the 6th over, the third highest in an over in this IPL. The highest is 28, by Bhuvneshwar Kumar v RCB

A Powerplay high

72

Gujarat Lions' score at six overs, the highest Powerplay score in this IPL. The previous best was 65

RCB's run-fest

4

Century stands for RCB in IPL 2016. All other teams put together have three century partnerships in this tournament

Kohli's golden year

110.22

Kohli's T20 average in 2016 - he has 992 runs in 17 inngs, with 11 fifty-plus scores

Rahul's IPL best

46

KL Rahul's previous highest, in 20 IPL innings. This is his 4th 50-plus score in 35 T20 innings, with a highest of 62

RCB's best pair

66.53

Average stand between Kohli and de Villiers in IPL since the start of 2014; they have 4 century stands in 17 partnerships

Top opener

45.10

Virat Kohli's average as opener in the IPL. Among 24 openers with 750+ runs as opener, only Simmons and Gayle have higher average

RCB's sub-par record

6-9

RCB's record in the last two years when batting first. They have done better when chasing, winning 9 and losing 8