RESULT
51st match (D/N), Hyderabad (Deccan), May 25, 2008, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

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end of over 1921 runs
RCB: 171/5CRR: 9.00 
Balachandra Akhil27 (7)
Cameron White31 (23)
Chamara Silva 1-0-21-0
Chaminda Vaas 4-0-36-1

Kallis, Misbah, Dravid, White and Akhil contributed their might towards the chase and in the end it all boiled down to the absence of fifth bowler in the Chargers line up.

This result ensures that Chargers will finish at the bottom of the table and walk away being the wooden spoon of the tournament

Gilchrist bluntly says they (the team) dont have the skills and would need to develop the requisite skills

Dravid feels that Royal Challengers did well in the final overs and praises Vinay Kumar and Akhil for rising to the occasion

Vinay Kumar is the Man of the match

Join us back for the second match of the day in Kolkata.

18.6
6
Silva to Akhil, SIX runs

that finishes it off as Akhil lofts a long hop on the leg stump over square leg for a huge six

18.5
1
Silva to White, 1 run

on the leg stump, White turns it to square leg for a single

18.4
1
Silva to Akhil, 1 run

on the leg stump, Akhil flicks it to square leg for a single

18.3
6
Silva to Akhil, SIX runs

fuller on the off stump, this time Akhil lofts it over long off for a huge six

18.2
6
Silva to Akhil, SIX runs

fuller on the off stump, Akhil lofts it away to long for a huge six

18.1
1
Silva to White, 1 run

on the middle stump, White swings and gets an inside edge to square leg for a single

44 runs of the last three overs and it will be Chamara Silva to bowl

end of over 1813 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 150/5CRR: 8.33 RRR: 8.00
Balachandra Akhil8 (3)
Cameron White29 (21)
Chaminda Vaas 4-0-36-1
Paidikalva Vijaykumar 4-0-29-0
17.6
Vaas to Akhil, no run

fuller on the middle stump, Akhil drives it back to the bowler

17.5
4
Vaas to Akhil, FOUR runs

Akhil picks it up from off stump as he chips it over short fine leg for another boundary

17.4
4
Vaas to Akhil, FOUR runs

fuller on the middle stump, Akhil paddles it round the corner for a boundary

17.3
1
Vaas to White, 1 run

short outside the off stump, White guides it to point for a single

17.2
W
Vaas to Kohli, OUT

Virat Kohli throws it away as he moves back and looks to go inside out but gets a top edge to extra cover where Ravi Teja takes the catch

Virat Kohli c Ravi Teja b Vaas 9 (5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 180
17.1
4
Vaas to Kohli, FOUR runs

good length ball on the middle stump, Kohli slogs it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

Vaas into the attack now

end of over 1714 runs
RCB: 137/4CRR: 8.05 RRR: 9.66
Virat Kohli5 (3)
Cameron White28 (20)
Paidikalva Vijaykumar 4-0-29-0
Sanjay Bangar 4-0-30-1
16.6
1lb
Vijaykumar to Kohli, 1 leg bye

full toss on the leg stump, Kohli fails to capitalise as he pushes it to square leg for a single

16.5
1
Vijaykumar to White, 1 run

fuller on the leg stump, White pushes it to long on for a single

16.4
1
Vijaykumar to Kohli, 1 run

on the leg stump, Kohli flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

16.3
1
Vijaykumar to White, 1 run

on the leg stump, White looks to drive it and gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single

16.2
6
Vijaykumar to White, SIX runs

fuller on the leg stump, White lofts it over long on for a huge six

16.1
4
Vijaykumar to White, FOUR runs

full toss on the leg stump and a free offering for White as he dispatches it to midwicket for a boundary

Vijaykumar into the attack now

end of over 1617 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 123/4CRR: 7.68 RRR: 10.75
Virat Kohli4 (1)
Cameron White16 (16)
Sanjay Bangar 4-0-30-1
RP Singh 3-0-15-0
15.6
4
Bangar to Kohli, FOUR runs

good length outside the off stump, Kohli slices it over covers for a boundary

15.5
W
Bangar to Dravid, OUT

outside the off stump and moving away a touch as Dravid pokes at it and gets a thin edge back to the keeper and Koertzen is pretty slow in raising the dreaded finger

Rahul Dravid c †Gilchrist b Bangar 31 (21b 3x4 1x6) SR: 147.61
 
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