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Match Summary: RCB vs KXIP

RCB's playoffs chances hang by the thread after Gilchrist inspired Punjab win by 7 wickets

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore went ‘Green’ with their jersey today!

RCB TEAM NEWS: Zaheer Khan, KL Rahul, Arun Karthick and Muttiah Muralitharan were included in the playing eleven.

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl first.

RCB Innings

Chris Gayle and Cheteshwar Pujara opened the batting for RCB.

WICKET! Pujara was caught by Miller at Point off Awana for 19.

RCB were 22/1 after 4.1 overs.

31 runs and 1 wicket were taken in the first Power play.

Gayle retained the Orange Cap.

Strategic Time Out was taken by RCB in the 9th over.

Gayle hit Gony for 3 consecutive sixes in the 14th over!

Strategic Time Out was taken by RCB in the 16th over.

RCB were 126/1.

LIFELINE! Virat Kohli was caught off a ‘No ball’ by Azhar Mahmood in the 16th over!

RCB were 131/1 after 17 overs.

Kohli reached his 50 off 39 balls in the 17th over!

RCB were 150/1 after 18 overs.

WICKET! Gayle’s superb innings came to an end as he was bowled by Awana’s yorker!

Gayle scored 4 fours and 6 sixes in a blistering knock of 77!

RCB were 159/2 after 18.3 overs.

WICKET! AB de Villiers failed to connect a paddle shot off Awana and lost his stumps!

De Villiers departed for 6.

RCB were 165/3 after 18.5 overs.

WICKET! Kohli was caught leg before by Mahmood after attempting an atrocious switch hit.

Kohli was out for 58 off 43 balls and hit 6 fours and two sixes.

RCB were 167/4 after 19.2 overs.

WICKET! Lokesh Rahul tried to hook Mahmood over square leg off the last ball of the innings and was caught by Mandeep Singh.

RCB finished their innings at 175/5 after 20 overs.


KXIP Innings

Kings XI Punjab Innings

Shaun Marsh and Adam Gilchrist opened the batting for Punjab.

WICKET! Zaheer Khan bowled a beauty to dismantle Shaun Marshs’ off stump!

Marsh was dismissed for 8.

Punjab were 24/1 after 2.3 overs.

The First PowerPlay saw 46 runs and 1 wicket.

Punjab took the Strategic Time Out in the 7th over.

Punjab were 51/1 after 7 overs.

Mahmood and Adam Gilchrist reached their 50 partnership in the 8.5th over.

Punjab were 76/1 after 9 overs.

CLOSE CHANCE! Kohli made a commendable dive attempting to catch Gilchrist at 41 but the ball slipped off his fingertips!

Punjab were 99/1 after 12 overs.

Gilchrist reached his fifty in the 13th over.

Gilchrist reached his 50 in 41 balls which included 7 fours and 1 six.

Punjab were 123/1 after 14 overs.

Mahmood completed his 50 in the 14th over!

Mahmood reached his 50 off 36 balls and also brought up the 100 run partnership.

Punjab were 140/1 after 15 overs.

WICKET! Mahmood tried to hit Unadkat over Long off and was caught by de Villiers for 61!

Punjab were 142/2 after 15.2 overs.

Punjab took the Strategic Time Out in the 16th over.

Punjab were 148/2 after 16 overs.

WICKET! Muralitharan bowled David Miller through the gate in the 16.5th over!

Miller was out for 2.

Punjab were 162/3 after 17 overs.

Punjab finished at 176/3 after 18.1 overs and won the game by 7 wickets.

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disappointing performance by rcb
Ferdelance on 15 May 2013, 06:21 AM
disappointing performance by rcb
Ferdelance on 15 May 2013, 06:20 AM
oneil-dsouza on 14 May 2013, 09:53 PM
After Using PUJARA.. We are Loosing Guys.. First 6 Overs NO SCORE... PUJARA Will take 3 Overs to get Set. Till then we are middle of the Innings.. Where there is time for other batsmens.
oneil-dsouza on 14 May 2013, 09:52 PM
oneil-dsouza on 14 May 2013, 09:47 PM
yeah pujara not gud to be opener...
farhanah on 14 May 2013, 09:45 PM
RCB please check C - PUJARA is a Slow Starter. He Thinks its a TEST MATCH. Pls Use a Good Opener like M AGARWAL... Rest team is fine..
oneil-dsouza on 14 May 2013, 09:40 PM
plz guys don blame on kohli.... the other player also should be responsible... plz
farhanah on 14 May 2013, 09:04 PM
Nice try by RCB but, I think that Kohli need some time to become a good captain.
rishi-kesh on 14 May 2013, 08:43 PM
KOHLI has to learn a lot on field placing, may be he is not seeing the videos, post match??? WAKE UP BOSS!!!!!!!!
ramesh1 on 14 May 2013, 08:36 PM
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