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KP is the MOM He says: "Today was a good night, the bowlers set the tone. Very important game, one of those quarter-finals situation. It was important for us to set the tone in the first six, I think we misses a trick there in the last game. I like No. 3 in this format of the game. I just told him [Kohli] that he didn't finish the game!" Good to know they, at least KP, are laughing it off. Nice note to end it on. Good night and good luck

Anil Kumble "It's really nice to win this game. Must-win game, we wanted to get the run-rate up, that's why a few hiccups. For someone like Pankaj to sit out 12 games, and then to come back so well, is a huge thing. We were looking to restrict them to 150, but we bowled even better."

Shane Warne "All credit to Bangalore the way they bowled. The start really cost us. 20 runs short. It was a pretty good pitch still, but there was some good bowling around. Our side has come back well from a poor start. We are still in, but we need miracles. But we have enjoyed the way we have comes back, they way we have behaved as a team."

KP and Kohli shake hands in the dugout. KP has an arm around Kohli's neck now as they walk towards the rest of the team. It takes some time, but Kohli looks up and finally smiles. Bangalore complete a near-perfect win. With 4.2 overs to go, that will boos their net run-rate too. They are second, and at +0.467, ahead of other teams in terms of net run-rate. And my apologies. It was Dravid and Kumble who were having a chat with KP in the dugout, and not Warne and Kumble.

And Larry Brown writes in, "Sacrificing is not beside the point. Kohli let his team down because KP was on fire and they are losing run rate. KP's reaction was bad but Kohli is the one who has put himself before the team." I tend to agree, looking back, both men at fault here. Here's hoping they have sorted it out, and that the slowing down in the end doesn't come back to haunt Bangalore.

Once again Rajasthan batting came short when Watson and Yusuf struggled. Steyn once again was too good with his pace. And KP, before that run-out, ensured there were no hiccups in the chase. Hang on for the presentation

15.4
6
Trivedi to Taylor, SIX runs, all over! a nice pick-up shot to a back-of-a-length delivery over midwicket
15.3
0
Trivedi to Taylor, no run, short ball, wide outside off, just inside the wide line, just within acceptable height limit
15.2
1
Trivedi to Dravid, 1 run, back of a length, tips and runs
15.1
1
Trivedi to Taylor, 1 run, pulled, bottom edge for one

END OF OVER:
15 | 1 Run | RCB: 124/5 (7 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.26, RRR: 1.40)

  • Rahul Dravid4 (3b)
  • Ross Taylor3 (8b)
  • Shane Warne4-0-28-1
  • Siddharth Trivedi3-0-24-2
14.6
0
Warne to Dravid, no run, he has ripped the stumps at the non-strikers end out of their groove. Hit very powerfully back. Four runs saved
14.5
1
Warne to Taylor, 1 run, slog-swept to deep square leg
14.4
0
Warne to Taylor, no run, quicker one on the pads, defended
14.3
0
Warne to Taylor, no run, short ball, it's a shooter, bounces twice before reaching the keeper who is standing up
14.2
0
Warne to Taylor, no run, another flighted delivery, Taylor defends
14.1
0
Warne to Taylor, no run, presses forward and defends

END OF OVER:
14 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 123/5 (8 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 1.33)

  • Rahul Dravid4 (2b)
  • Ross Taylor2 (3b)
  • Siddharth Trivedi3-0-24-2
  • Shane Warne3-0-27-1
13.6
4
Trivedi to Dravid, FOUR runs, slower ball, short and wide, cut in front of point, four runs
13.5
0
Trivedi to Dravid, no run, short and wide, beaten on the cut

Mazhar: "Do you think Kohli should have sacrificed his wicket?? Under what circumstances do one is expected to sacrifice his wicket? Would love to hear some opinions on that.." Well, sacrificing or not is beside the point actually. The game had been won, and KP gave Kohli a nasty one, with cameras watching. And it wasn't the best of calls from KP either

13.4
W
Trivedi to Kohli, OUT, short ball, pulls, and fins short midwicket. Drags it from wide outside off. Safe catch by Watson

V Kohli c Watson b Trivedi 14 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

13.3
0
Trivedi to Kohli, no run, slower ball, hit to mid-on

Dravid and Kumble having a chat with KP. It was really unnecessary to create a scene in public view

13.2
2
Trivedi to Kohli, 2 runs, back of a length, punched away
13.1
1
Trivedi to Taylor, 1 run, gets an inside edge as he looks to play it to cover

Trivedi comes back

END OF OVER:
13 | 2 Runs | RCB: 116/4 (15 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.92, RRR: 2.14)

  • Ross Taylor1 (2b)
  • Virat Kohli12 (10b)
  • Shane Warne3-0-27-1
  • Kamran Khan3-0-30-1
12.6
1
Warne to Taylor, 1 run, high full toss, punched through the covers for one
12.5
0
Warne to Taylor, no run, comes forward to defend a full delivery

"One wicket Warney," says Ojha

12.4
1
Warne to Kohli, 1 run, cut away for one

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6JH KallisMK Pandey
2nd36KP PietersenMK Pandey
3rd60KP PietersenRV Uthappa
4th11KP PietersenV Kohli
5th6LRPL TaylorV Kohli
6th13R DravidLRPL Taylor