RESULT
Eliminator (N), Pune, May 20, 2015, Pepsi Indian Premier League

RCB won by 71 runs

RCB Innings
Royals Innings
Match Details
Royal Challengers Bangalore  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Gayle  b Kulkarni27262841103.84
Virat Kohli (c)c & b Kulkarni1218350066.66
AB de Villiers run out (Binny/Faulkner)66385944173.68
Mandeep Singh not out 54345672158.82
Dinesh Karthik c Rahane b Morris83601266.66
Sarfaraz Khan not out 11200100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, w 5)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.00)180/4
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Chris Gayle, 5.6 ov), 2-46 (Virat Kohli, 7.3 ov), 3-159 (AB de Villiers, 18.4 ov), 4-177 (Dinesh Karthik, 19.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Morris4042110.50103310
19.3 to KD Karthik, holes out to long-off. Back of a length and outside off, skewed to Rahane for a simple catch. The bottom hand came off the bat, foiling DK's timing. 177/4
James Faulkner4042010.5055100
Dhawal Kulkarni402827.00132200
5.6 to CH Gayle, Kulkarni rattles the top of middle. Gayle races down the track and hunts for a big swipe. Dhawal marginally shortens his length. Gayle misses, Dhawal hits and exults. End of Gayle. End of Powerplay.. 41/1
7.3 to V Kohli, Two big wickets in four balls for Dhawal on day he was picked for Bangladesh tour. Kohli's attempted encore fails! This was on a length and just outside off, Kohli aims to turn it to midwicket, closes his bat face and chips it back to the bowler. Dhawal moves to his left and snaffles it. 46/2
Shane Watson403208.0083040
Ankit Sharma302809.3362200
Stuart Binny10101.0050000
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 181 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ajinkya Rahane c de Villiers b Chahal42397040107.69
Shane Watson c †Karthik b Aravind105820200.00
Sanju Samson c †Karthik b Patel58130062.50
Steven Smith (c)c de Villiers b Wiese1213161092.30
Karun Nair c †Karthik b Patel1213182092.30
Deepak Hooda c Starc b Wiese1114270078.57
James Faulkner c & b Aravind44510100.00
Stuart Binny run out (Chahal/†Karthik)011000.00
Chris Morris c Chahal b Starc035000.00
Ankit Sharma not out 751210140.00
Dhawal Kulkarni  b Chahal3990033.33
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL19 Ov (RR: 5.73)109
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Shane Watson, 1.6 ov), 2-33 (Sanju Samson, 4.5 ov), 3-55 (Steven Smith, 8.1 ov), 4-79 (Karun Nair, 12.1 ov), 5-87 (Ajinkya Rahane, 13.6 ov), 6-92 (James Faulkner, 14.4 ov), 7-92 (Stuart Binny, 14.5 ov), 8-95 (Chris Morris, 15.6 ov), 9-99 (Deepak Hooda, 16.5 ov), 10-109 (Dhawal Kulkarni, 18.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc402215.50133010
15.6 to CH Morris, Morris bags a duck, picks out Chahal at mid-off. Full and on middle, Morris backs away and slices it straight down the throat of Chahal. 95/8
Sreenath Aravind402025.00132010
1.6 to SR Watson, Watson has nicked off! DK and Gayle go up straightaway.. The forefinger goes up slowly. This was on a good length and angling away outside off, Watson chases it and can only edge it to the keeper, who moves to his right and snaps it up. Kohli is pumped, super-pumped... 14/1
14.4 to JP Faulkner, Aravind claims a catch, appeals. He is celebrating.. They go to the TV umpire. Legal ball. This was a low full toss, dips in on off. Faulkner shuffles across, aims to slog, gets an inside edge onto the front boot and lobs it back to Aravind. Smart return catch after stretching to his left. RR slide to 92 for 6. 92/6
Harshal Patel301525.0081000
4.5 to SV Samson, Harshal Patel strikes! The short ball works. This was banged in and climbs alarmingly on the stumps, Samson perhaps was caught in two minds whether to play at it or sway his upper body out of the way. He can't get out of the tangle and ends up faint-edging it to DK. 33/2
12.1 to KK Nair, caught behind! Simple catch for DK. On a length and zipping through outside off with some extra pace. Karun perhaps looked for the cut with his feet paralysed to the crease, only feeds an outside edge to the keeper, who throws the ball up in the air and celebrates. 79/4
David Wiese403228.0084010
8.1 to SPD Smith, AB takes it at sweeper cover! Smith has to depart. Pitched up, outside off and cuts away, Smith nips down the track, but does not connect well with the lofted strike. Slices it into the hands of AB for a dolly. He reverse-cups his hands around it. 55/3
16.5 to DJ Hooda, another nail rammed in the RR coffin. Wiese bangs it short and outside off, Hooda is in no position to pull, mis-times it, hit high on the bat for a simple catch at deep square leg. 99/9
Yuzvendra Chahal402025.0091000
13.6 to AM Rahane, Rahane gone now, he perishes to scoreboard pressure. RR continue to fade away. Flat around off, Rahane sinks to one knee, goes for a slog sweep and top-edges it to AB at deep midwicket. 87/5
18.6 to DS Kulkarni, bowled'im. RCB advance to Qualifier 2. They set up CSK Ranchi date for a place in the final. Chahal slips in the googly, Kulkarni fails to pick it after making room, he drives and doesn't connect. Chahal hits middle and off.. 109/10
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MATCH DETAILS
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
RCB
AB de Villiers
Series resultRoyal Challengers Bangalore advanced
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20
Match days20 May 2015 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Anil Chaudhary
India
Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
India
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
MATCH NOTES
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 6
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 10
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (AB de Villiers 22, Mandeep Singh 28, Ex 4)
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 34 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 61 balls (AB de Villiers 54, Mandeep Singh 41, Ex 5)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 11
  • Mandeep Singh: 50 off 32 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 180/4 in 20.0 overs (Mandeep Singh 54, SN Khan 1)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 0
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 2
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