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RESULT
30th match (N), Jaipur, April 23, 2012, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 46 runs

Match centre 
Scores: S Balasubramanian
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Comms: Siddhartha Talya
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore 189/3(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals 143/7(20 overs)
KP Appanna4/19 (4)
Harshal Patel2/32 (4)
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 143/7CRR: 7.15 
Stuart Binny20 (18)
Harshal Patel 4-0-32-2
Zaheer Khan 4-0-30-1

The game was taken away from Rajasthan by that Dilshan-de Villiers stand. It was the latter who turned it around, and once Dravid fell in the chase - the required-rate had already crept up to dangerous proportions by the time he got out - the match was all but sealed. A good comeback by Bangalore, they were beaten by Rajasthan in their previous encounter. Appanna did a very good job. This win will help Bangalore move up a couple of places on the table, and it spices things up even more. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit. George Binoy is updating the report of this match.

Dravid: "The last five overs made the difference. Dilshan and AB played really well in that period. The death bowling has been an area of concern. I've been hitting some good shots but its important to get the right result as well. Appanna bowled well, he had the backing of a lot of runs behind him. He spun the ball, it's good for his confidence."

Vettori: "The way Zak, Vinay and Harshal Patel bowled was a confidence booster for the side. Pretty much every team still has a chance, so we need to keep winning."

AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match: "I had a good game, I enjoyed my batting. I'd like to hand over this award to the man who took four wickets, KP Appanna. I haven't done this before. It's a team game."

Appanna: "On this track, getting to 190 was a great effort, and I got some turn from the track."

Nice gesture from AB there, though it was his performance that set up Bangalore. They've won easily here. Thanks for tuning in. Do join us tomorrow for the double-header. See you then.

19.6
W
Harshal to Hogg, OUT

the match ends with a wicket, makes room and drives that straight to extra cover, Bangalore have won easily

Brad Hogg c Vinay Kumar b Patel 13 (14m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 118.18
19.5
2
Harshal to Hogg, 2 runs

bowled that full outside off, squeezed that through point into the deep for a couple

19.4
Harshal to Hogg, no run

slower one again, gets an under-edge as he tries to clear the infield on the off side

19.3
1
Harshal to Binny, 1 run

slower one bowled short outside off, drags that through square leg for a single

19.2
1
Harshal to Hogg, 1 run

full toss outside off, makes room and plays that down to third man for a single

19.1
4
Harshal to Hogg, FOUR runs

slower one bowled short outside off, makes room and launches that over extra cover

Harshal Patel to finish off

end of over 195 runs
RR: 135/6CRR: 7.10 RRR: 55.00
Brad Hogg6 (6)
Stuart Binny19 (17)
Zaheer Khan 4-0-30-1
Vinay Kumar 4-0-37-0
18.6
1
Khan to Hogg, 1 run

slower one bowled short outside off, runs that down to third man for one more

18.5
1
Khan to Binny, 1 run

aiming for the yorker, drives that down to long-off for a single

18.4
1
Khan to Hogg, 1 run

full outside off, makes room and drops it in front of point for a single

18.3
1
Khan to Binny, 1 run

rose up from short of a good length, chipped in front of extra cover for a single

18.2
Khan to Binny, no run

slower one and he didn't pick that, went after it a touch too early, missed

18.1
1
Khan to Hogg, 1 run

makes room and Zaheer chases him, dragged through square leg for a single

end of over 189 runs
RR: 130/6CRR: 7.22 RRR: 30.00
Brad Hogg3 (3)
Stuart Binny17 (14)
Vinay Kumar 4-0-37-0
Zaheer Khan 3-0-25-1
17.6
1
Vinay to Hogg, 1 run

shortish outside off, cracked towards mid-off, just the single

17.5
1
Vinay to Binny, 1 run

short ball on the off, cut down towards point off the back foot, steals a quick single

17.4
4
Vinay to Binny, FOUR runs

mid-off is up and Binny hammers that short ball past the bowler and mid-off for a boundary

17.3
1
Vinay to Hogg, 1 run

slower one bowled short, drags it wide of midwicket for a single

17.2
1
Vinay to Binny, 1 run

dropped that short outside off, run down to third man for a single

17.1
1
Vinay to Hogg, 1 run

appeal for run-out, shortish outside off, goes for the cut, gets an inside edge just wide of the stumps, de Villiers runs forward , collects and under-arms a throw onto the stumps at the striker's end, the bat is just in, a fraction in, when the bails are dislodged, he's just made it. Though the ball made contact with the stumps when the batsman was still short, it popped up when he was just in. The third umpire is taking his time, and gives the benefit of the doubt to the batsman

Vinay to bowl

end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 121/6CRR: 7.11 RRR: 23.00
Stuart Binny11 (11)
Brad Hogg0 (0)
Zaheer Khan 3-0-25-1
Daniel Vettori 4-0-20-0
16.6
2
Khan to Binny, 2 runs

slower one outside off, opens the face at the last moment and picks up a couple wide of third man

Hogg walks in

16.5
W
Khan to Cooper, OUT

lots of elevation but hardly any distance, had no option, tried to loft that over mid-off but ended up skying it and gifting Vettori a comfortable catch, Zaheer was happy to see him go, didn't like being struck for those boundaries

Kevon Cooper c Vettori b Khan 8 (7m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Best performances - batters
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan RCB
76 runs (58)
10 fours1 six
Control
72%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
22 runs
5 fours0 six
15161566522
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers RCB
59 runs (23)
3 fours5 sixes
Control
88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
1 four1 six
4011086723
Best performances - bowlers
KP Appanna
KP Appanna RCB
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
4
ECO
4.75
HV Patel
HV Patel RCB
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
8
Match details
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Series
Season2012
Player Of The Match
RCB
AB de Villiers
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05
Match days23 April 2012 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
India
Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
India
Subrat Das
Reserve Umpire
India
Piyush Khakhar
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
Royals Innings
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DC16115220.617
KKR16105210.561
MI1610620-0.100
CSK1687170.100
RCB168717-0.022
KXIP168816-0.216
RR1679140.201
DC164119-0.509
PWI164128-0.551