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After winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals (RR) elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli and Dilshan opened the batting for Royal Challengers, where Virat Kohli after scoring 16 got caught in deep mid wicket, but Dilshan got 76 off just 58 balls and stayed till the end of the innings. At one time, The Royal Challengers were in deep trouble after losing Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal after adding 4 and 15 runs on board. When Gayle got out, the score on board was just 67/3 in 12 over. Later it was Tillakaratne Dilshan and AB De Villiers partnership that added 122 runs in just 50 balls and took the total to a big one for RCB as they set a target of 190 runs. AB De Villiers played his Vil-Scoop shots leaving Rajasthan Royals in trouble. After Dilshan laid the batting platform till the end, AB on other hand flourished his magic yet again and kept hitting boundaries after boundaries and ended up making second fastest half century in IPL scoring a firing 59 runs in just 23 balls with 5 huge sixers and 3 fours.
The Rajasthan Royals began their chase with almost 10 runs per over. Rahul Dravid played his part well, but on the other end, he saw his partners wicket falling one after the other. After a steady opening stand, as very soon it became 91-4 when Dravid got out. There was not much hopes left for Rajasthan Royals as the young K P Appanna got the four batsman one after the other, ending with figures of 4-19. It was good to see a young bowler rising as a hero for RCB. The fielding of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was of high standard as the bowlers did an excellent job. Rajasthan Royals ended up scoring 143 runs in 20 overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 46 runs in the end.
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