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Records galore! RC in play-offs

Records galore! RC in play-offs

Seven wins on the trot, a record in IPL's four year history.

Chris Gayle slams another cameo to claim his Orange Cap playing just 7 games with a whopping 200 plus strike rate. May be another record!

Team Royal reaches the semi-finals / play offs for the third year in a row. Another record?

Seven wins on the trot, a record in IPL's four year history.

Chris Gayle slams another cameo to claim his Orange Cap playing just 7 games with a whopping 200 plus strike rate. May be another record!

Team Royal reaches the semi-finals / play offs for the third year in a row. Another record?

Well, for starters, let the statistics take care of the records. As for Royal Challengers, the team is just happy and bubbly to play "rainbow" cricket and whoosh and swoosh other teams in the fray. Like they did to Kolkata Knight Riders this evening. A combination of rain, Duckworth Lewis and some high powered bowling by RC restricted KKR to 89 in 13 overs. The arithmetic of D/L determined RC's challenger to 102 in 13 overs. But Gayle, perhaps, thought he had to finish the game in 6.

Third over into the chase, Gayle already went berserk to have taken RC to 44 before a mistimed cutter off Brett Lee went up to kiss the sky before landing on Jacques Kallis' hands. It was a Calypso way of saying good bye to the visiting team. Surely, RC lost their way and some wickets a bit in the end part of the chase and though it went to the last over, but never during the course of the chase was any doubt which team was sailing the mid sea and which was about to anchor.

More than the batting, the match was won in the first six overs of KKR's batting. Zaheer Khan and Charles Langeveldt broke through the defences of the top three Knightriders to shatter them a 33/3. Kinghtriders skipper Gautam Gambhir couldn't believe his stars as AB de Villiers dived with sticky palms to force his early return. By the 11th over, when the sky came down, KKR was 69/3. As the rain stopped and the game resumed, the revised overs were estimated at 13. The 2 more overs accommodated only 20 runs and D/L method added 13 more to sum up the challenge for RC at 102.

The win took RC to the top of the table of the IPL with a guaranteed pass to the semi-finals with a Net Run Rate of +0.849. Awesome, isnt it!

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krishnasa1 on 24 Aug 2011, 08:17 AM
I think CSK came to Bangalore only to whistle for RCB ........... WHISTLE PODU !!!!!!!!!!!! :)
RCBANGBANGBANG on 23 May 2011, 04:06 PM
We have not only qualified but we are on TOP !!!!!!!!! First time in 4 years.............
RCBANGBANGBANG on 23 May 2011, 04:05 PM
BANGALORE GROUND WILL be taken over by a gayle storm today.......
satishkumble on 23 May 2011, 01:01 AM
today its sure that gayle's match....
RakeshRCB on 22 May 2011, 11:47 PM
Gayle has to get back his orange cap that's what I'm waiting so eagerly
krishnasa1 on 21 May 2011, 10:45 PM
all the best guys for 2morow's match RCB and virat rocks
priyavk on 21 May 2011, 08:24 PM
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!!!!!!!!!!! ROYAL CHALLENGE BANGALORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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suramya-rajendren on 21 May 2011, 07:27 AM
All the best to RCB for the playoffs :)
sharmila-khandare on 21 May 2011, 04:09 AM
go RCB wohhoo!!!! luv u guys!!! u rock~!~!!!!! :D :)
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