result
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
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Over to Sunrisers after RCB win

It was worth the wait for the thousands who braved the rain at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, as Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their playoff hopes alive by batting Chennai Super Kings out of the game, reduced to eight overs-a-side

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore106/2(8 overs)
Chennai Super Kings82/6(8 overs)
Murali Vijay32 (19)
MS Dhoni24 (10)
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

7.6
W
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
7.5
4
Khan to Jadeja, FOUR runs

chipped over mid-off for four

7.4
W
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
7.3
Khan to Dhoni, no run

length ball, angling in, beats Dhoni's flick

Round the wicket

7.2
6
Khan to Dhoni, SIX runs

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

7.1
4
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 from 6b
MS Dhoni14 (6)
Ravindra Jadeja3 (2)
Ravi Rampaul2-0-20-1
RP Singh1-0-19-0
6.6
1
Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run

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

6.6
1w
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."

6.5
6
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

6.4
1
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."

6.3
2
Rampaul to Jadeja, 2 runs

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

Jadeja to face now

6.2
1
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."

6.1
W
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

end of over 619 runs
CSK: 56/3CRR: 9.33 • RRR: 26.00 • Need 52 from 12b
MS Dhoni6 (3)
Murali Vijay32 (18)
RP Singh1-0-19-0
Jaydev Unadkat2-0-16-0
5.6
4
Singh to Dhoni, FOUR runs

short, leg-side, pulled away over square leg. Nineteen off the over. Still not enough. This total is now RP-proof

5.5
1
Singh to Vijay, 1 run

another slog, another mis-hit. He has inside-edged it into the box. he is down for the count

5.4
6
Singh to Vijay, SIX runs

that's not Dhoni. That's Vijay. He has just played it like Dhoni. Half-volley on off, he goes back on the back foot, and launches it over long-on

5.3
1
Singh to Dhoni, 1 run

short of a length, punched down to long-off for one

stanyzone: "I can see a smile on Gambhir's face... a wicked one"

5.2
1
Singh to Vijay, 1 run

short, into the body, misses out as he hit this straight to long leg

5.1
6
Singh to Vijay, SIX runs

short, into the body, effortlessly pull-flicked over deep midwicket for a six. Not a big hit, but big enough to clear the rope

RP to bowl now. CSK's last hope?

end of over 58 runs
CSK: 37/3CRR: 7.40 • RRR: 23.67 • Need 71 from 18b
Murali Vijay18 (14)
MS Dhoni1 (1)
Jaydev Unadkat2-0-16-0
Vinay Kumar1-0-10-1
4.6
1
Unadkat to Vijay, 1 run

backs away to slog this shortish ball to deep midwicket

Best performances - batsmen
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
56 runs (29)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
3 fours
1 six
5010618188
Murali Vijay portrait
M Vijay
32 runs (19)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
14 runs
1 four
1 six
0012020810
Best performances - bowlers
Zaheer Khan player pic
Z Khan
O
2
M
0
R
17
W
4
ECO
8.5
Ravi Rampaul
R Rampaul
O
2
M
0
R
20
W
1
ECO
10
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
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 days18 May 2013 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Subrat Das
Reserve Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Chennai Super Kings 0