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RESULT
58th match (D/N), Bengaluru, May 14, 2011, Indian Premier League
(13/13 ov) 89/4
(12.3/13 ov, T:102) 105/6

RCB won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining) (D/L method)

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Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders 89/4(13 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 105/6(12.3 overs)

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Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.

Sherul: "The number of wickets that fell in that chase shows how much RCB rely on Gayle and Dilshan. Seems worrying for them if Gayle doesn't perform now that Dilshan is gone as well."

This is the longest winning streak in the IPL, seven matches and Bangalore go top of the table, and in to the play offs, first team to do so

12.3
4
Balaji to de Villiers, FOUR runs

finally, the game is over, AB latches on to a full ball and clatters it through the gap between extra cover and mid off

12.2
W
Balaji to Tiwary, OUT

oh gosh, another wicket, Tiwary pushes away towards covers and tries to get to the other end, sees the ball overtake him and crash in to the stumps, nothing he could do about it

Saurabh Tiwary run out (Gambhir) 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20
12.1
Balaji to Tiwary, no run

slants this one wide outside the off stump, gets away with it

12.1
2w
Balaji to de Villiers, 2 wide

Balaji helps bangalore with a high full toss outside leg stump, boucher somehow manages to parry it away with the dive

end of over 123 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 99/5CRR: 8.25 RRR: 3.00
Saurabh Tiwary1 (3)
AB de Villiers9 (12)
Iqbal Abdulla 3-0-18-1
Jaydev Unadkat 2-0-30-1
11.6
Abdulla to Tiwary, no run

Tiwary looks to finish it with the slap through covers, backs outside leg and tries to crunch it, but straight to cover

11.5
1
Abdulla to de Villiers, 1 run

flicked away off the pads backward of square leg

11.4
1
Abdulla to Tiwary, 1 run

Tiwary is having a tough time, punches wide of point, and struggles across for the single, hobbles, runs a bit, then again hobbles, then stretches in as the throw comes in

11.3
Abdulla to Tiwary, no run

tossed up, Tiwary refuses to go for the big one, playing it off the back foot on the leg side

11.2
1
Abdulla to de Villiers, 1 run

pushed away off the front foot to sweeper cover, and Tiwary hobbles across for the single

Virat comes on as a runner for Tiwary, he has a side strain apparently, but is sent back as he is refused permission. He was carrying the injury before the game started it seems.

11.1
W
Abdulla to Arun, OUT

that's it, is it, no it is not, he goes down on the knee looking to end the game with the big slog sweep over deep midwicket, did not hit it well enough to beat the fielder there, straight to him, the fireworks have been set off, they had decided it was going to go for six, now what after the match ends?

Arun Karthik c Unadkat b Iqbal Abdulla 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

balaji: "I think RCB should rest Gayle for the next match, their middle order needs some time in the middle else it might come a cropper in the business end of the tournament!"

end of over 117 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 96/4CRR: 8.72 RRR: 3.00
AB de Villiers7 (10)
Arun Karthik1 (1)
Jaydev Unadkat 2-0-30-1
Lakshmipathy Balaji 0.5-0-4-0
10.6
Unadkat to de Villiers, no run

launches in to the pull off a back of a length ball, goes on the bounce to Morgan at midwicket

10.5
1
Unadkat to Arun, 1 run

gets forward to one going across with the angle and pushes it past extra cover

10.4
W
Unadkat to Kaif, OUT

now he connects with the pull, right off the middle of the bat, hits it so well that deep midwicket does not have to move at all as it comes to him at a nice height

Mohammad Kaif c Bhatia b Unadkat 15 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 115.38
10.3
2
Unadkat to Kaif, 2 runs

does not get hold of this one, but manages to get the pull past midwicket

10.2
4
Unadkat to Kaif, FOUR runs

that'll do, short delivery, gentle stuff and he rocks back to pull to the midwicket boundary

10.1
Unadkat to Kaif, no run

slanted on a length across the batsman, pushed away off the front foot

The RCB dugout gestures furiously that it was only a five-ball over, It's too late now

end of over 104 runs
RCB: 89/3CRR: 8.90 RRR: 4.33
AB de Villiers7 (9)
Mohammad Kaif9 (9)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 0.5-0-4-0
Iqbal Abdulla 2-0-15-0
9.5
Balaji to de Villiers, no run

133 kph yorker from Bala from wide of the crease, AB digs it away to mid off

9.4
Balaji to de Villiers, no run

very low full toss, reaches out and drives it straight to extra cover without any power

9.3
1
Balaji to Kaif, 1 run

flicked away off the pads to deep square leg

9.3
1w
Balaji to Kaif, 1 wide

goes for the bouncer and it is called a wide, high and down leg

Best performances - batters
CH Gayle
CH Gayle RCB
38 runs (12)
6 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
2 fours1 six
41000010014
YK Pathan
YK Pathan KKR
36 runs (24)
2 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
14 runs
0 four2 sixes
005410323
Best performances - bowlers
CK Langeveldt
CK Langeveldt RCB
O
3
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
3.33
JH Kallis
JH Kallis KKR
O
3
M
0
R
16
W
2
ECO
5.33
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
Series
Season2011
Player Of The Match
RCB
Chris Gayle
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days14 May 2011 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Zimbabwe
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
India
Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
India
Nandan
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
RCB Innings
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
RCB1494190.326
CSK1495180.443
MI1495180.040
KKR1486160.433
KXIP147714-0.051
RR146713-0.691
DC1468120.222
Kochi146812-0.214
PWI14499-0.134
DC14499-0.448