70th match (N), Bengaluru, May 18 2013, Indian Premier League
(8/8 ov, target 107)82/6
RCB won by 24 runs
player of the match
Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore
end of over 814 runs • 2 wickets
CSK: 82/6CRR: 10.25 
S Badrinath0 (0)
Zaheer Khan2-0-17-4
Ravi Rampaul2-0-20-1

That's all we have for tonight. Bye

Quotes from presentation

"It was tough target," says MS Dhoni. "Their bowlers bowled really well after Virat and Gayle gave them a lot of runs to defend. Good sporting wicket. You have to at your best in the playoffs. We want to win the first game. Our middle order has got a decent run, our bowlers have had decent outing. No reason we can't do well."

"As I said in the beginning, just pleased to go and get a game" says Virat Kohli, who is also the Man of the Match. "This puts serious pressure on Sunrisers. Obviously the crowd enjoyed it too. Thanks for your support. We told ourselves, aim for 80 and we will get 20 more. Chris and I gave us four-five balls each before hitting. The way Zak bowled it is great to have him back. I'll personally call Gautam tomorrow morning and ask him to go out and win the game for us."

RCB go on a lap of honour to thanks the Chinnaswamy crowd

RCB stay alive. It's down to Sunrisers now, who play KKR tomorrow. It's open to debate if T20 is cricket, but this certainly wasn't (don't me go deeper into it). However, the constraints for both teams were similar, so well done RCB

Khan to Jadeja, OUT

four wickets for Zaheer. Pulled back hard at Zaheer who catches and sends the ball into the night sky

Ravindra Jadeja c & b Khan 7 (11m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175
Khan to Jadeja, FOUR runs

chipped over mid-off for four

Khan to Dhoni, OUT

bouncer, top-edged to deep square leg. This is the sixth time Dhoni has been dismissed by Zaheer in IPL

MS Dhoni c Unadkat b Khan 24 (22m 10b 2x4 2x6) SR: 240
Khan to Dhoni, no run

length ball, angling in, beats Dhoni's flick

Round the wicket

Khan to Dhoni, SIX runs

flicked for six. Low full toss again. Sent way over midwicket

Khan to Dhoni, FOUR runs

low full toss, goes off the inside half of the bat past short fine leg

RCB have won this game. Formalities remain.

end of over 712 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 68/4CRR: 9.71 • RRR: 40.00 • Need 40 runs from 6b
MS Dhoni14 (6)
Ravindra Jadeja3 (2)
Ravi Rampaul2-0-20-1
RP Singh1-0-19-0
Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run

low full toss, nearly a yorker. Dhoni gets just the single

Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 wide

wide down the leg side

Nisha: "with so much talk about gambhir and kohli. i wud like to say that gambhir is neither a kid nor a narrow minded man. he'll play to fullest for the win."

Rampaul to Dhoni, SIX runs

he has pulled this out of the stadium. New balls please. He has picked the length early, and sent it sailing. A purely academic hit

Rampaul to Jadeja, 1 run

short of a length, defended wide of him for one

Nisha: "with so much talk about gambhir and kohli. i wud like to say that gambhir is neither a kid nor a narrow minded man. he'll play to fullest for the win."

Rampaul to Jadeja, 2 runs

slower bouncer, Jadeja upper-cuts it, gets a couple to deep point

Jadeja to face now

Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run

backs away, Ramps follows him, Dhoni pulls, gets a single to fine leg

Rakesh: "Good. RP Singh has saved 17 runs. I was expecting 36 from his over."

Rampaul to Vijay, OUT

Rampaul strikes first ball. heavy ball, Vijay is looking to work it to leg, gets a leading edge that Gayle takes at short third man

Murali Vijay c Gayle b Rampaul 32 (32m 19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 168.42

Kalyan: "stanyzone: you mean to say Gambhir smiled the first time this IPL"

Rampaul comes back. Even if they hit six sixes in an over, I'll back the bowling side in the last