14th match, Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League

Royals won by 6 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore  (20 ovs maximum)
run out (Rahane/†Samson)11400100.00
c †Samson b Binny033000.00
c Southee b Tambe2125513084.00
c Smith b Richardson3770042.85
b Richardson011000.00
b Watson38140037.50
c Smith b Tambe713141053.84
c Binny b Bhatia18162720112.50
c Southee b Tambe13131901100.00
lbw b Tambe034000.00
not out 00100-
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 1)4
TOTAL15 Ov (RR: 4.66)70
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Yogesh Takawale, 0.4 ov), 2-1 (Parthiv Patel, 0.5 ov), 3-5 (Yuvraj Singh, 2.1 ov), 4-5 (AB de Villiers, 2.2 ov), 5-17 (Sachin Rana, 5.2 ov), 6-28 (Albie Morkel, 8.4 ov), 7-46 (Virat Kohli, 10.3 ov), 8-62 (Mitchell Starc, 13.6 ov), 9-70 (Ravi Rampaul, 14.3 ov), 10-70 (Ashok Dinda, 14.6 ov)
0.4 to YV Takawale, early strike for Binny! Takawale didn't look in any hurry till the last ball, but he decides to show some aggression against the gentle medium pace. He clears his front leg and attempts to launch this over mid-on, but that nice shape on the ball means it kisses the outside edge and ends up with the keeper. 1/1
2.1 to Yuvraj Singh, he strikes first ball! Yuvraj's year of misery's only bowled at 130 kph and just short of length outside off.. Yuvraj just hangs his bat at that one and sends the outside edge straight to the second slip fielder. That was a really poor attempt and the ball was not even that fast as he made it look. 5/3
2.2 to AB de Villiers, now AB! What's happening! You don't expect such loose shots from AB. Another tame delivery just outside off and AB has a lazy waft at that one, ends up chopping it on to his stumps. 5/4
5.2 to S Rana, now Watson strikes! This is not too different from how AB got out.. He tries to punch this short of length delivery through cover, there is no room, and he ends up chopping this on to the stumps... 17/5
8.4 to JA Morkel, this is falling apart.. still only 28 on the board! Albie was so patient till now, but it runs out as he tries to launch this slow flighted delivery out of the ground, only manages the toe of the bat and it lobs gently for Steven Smith at mid-off. 28/6
10.3 to V Kohli, this is the end! Now Kohli hits it straight to midwicket. Short and on any other day, this would have disappeared out of the ground, but Kohli seems to have been infected by the same bug that his hit the rest of his mates..Gets hit high on the pad and lobs it straight to the fielder, who takes an easy catch. Da. 46/7
14.3 to R Rampaul, fun and games over now, Rampaul looks to smash it over the infield, but only manages a toe-end.. This lobs for the cover fielder. 70/9
14.6 to AB Dinda, this is over! The batsman had no clue about this googly.. He played back to it and was hit right in front.. 70/10
13.6 to MA Starc, Binny catches this one on the second attempt! He bowls this one wide outside off, gives the batsman invitation to go for cut, which he does. But he hits it straight to Binny at point.. it pops out of his hand in the first instance, but as he falls, he manages to hold on to it. 62/8
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 71 runs from 20 ovs)
c †Patel b Starc23191940121.05
c †Patel b Starc812320066.66
run out (Takawale/†Patel)2660033.33
not out 1117361064.70
c de Villiers b Chahal24242912100.00
not out 00100-
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL13 Ov (RR: 5.46)71/4
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Ajinkya Rahane, 4.3 ov), 2-35 (Sanju Samson, 5.4 ov), 3-36 (Karun Nair, 6.3 ov), 4-68 (Shane Watson, 12.5 ov)
4.3 to AM Rahane, super delivery! This one is angled across the batsman and deviates just enough to catch the outside edge. Rahane has to go, but he has already done more than 40% of the job. 31/1
6.3 to KK Nair, what's happening here! Nair slashes at this short and wide one and gets a thick outside edge to the keeper. Easy catch for Parthiv.. Kohli is pumped. Strange sort of period this... 36/3
12.5 to SR Watson, oh no! Watson tries to repeat the shot but is nowhere near the pitch of the delivery, only manages a big top edge to AB at cover. Chahal continues to impress - he slowed this one down intentionally. 68/4
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  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 22 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 70/10 in 15.0 overs (YS Chahal 0)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 3
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
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Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.55, Interval 15.55-16.15, Second Session 16.15-17.40
Match days26 April 2014 - day (20-over match)
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PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
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RR 100%
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Over 13 • RR 71/4

Shane Watson c de Villiers b Chahal 24 (24b 1x4 2x6 29m) SR: 100
Royals won by 6 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
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