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Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 40th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Rajasthan won by 4 wkts | Rajasthan Royals Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score, 40th Match

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Samson: 'First of all, I would like to thank my family, the team and my captain. I knew I would be sent up and I wanted to play my shots in the first 6 overs. It was a good pitch to bat on and I am happy with the way it went about.'
Sanju Samson is the MoM
Dravid: 'It was a really good performance, we were a bit on the backfoot after Chris got going. We pulled things back in nicely, Faulkner could not get his line right in the last over. Sanju played really well, I thought we were always in front of the game. We now go to Kolkata, it is always difficult to play them at the Eden Gardens.'
Kohli: 'Another loss, unfortunately. I thought we played well, fell 10-15 runs short, needed someone to bat out the innings. I thought I got out at the wrong time. Our bowling was a bit poor, we bowled too short and gave away crucial boundaries. Our bowlers got a bit excited seeing the conditions and made the same mistakes that we did against Mumbai. We have not been really beaten until the last two matches, but we can't give it as an excuse. Will look to do better in the next match.'
This is Bangalore's fourth loss on the road, they fought hard but end up being second best once again. Vinay bowled a superb last over, but he had very little to defend. Samson was a revelation, the 18 year old batsman took the attack to the bowler's with a fiesty display. Watson and Hodge made sure that his efforts did not go in waste. Rajasthan now go to 12 points while Bangalore stay on 12. Worryingly for the visitors, there are some cracks that are beginning to show.
End of over 20, runs (1 W W1 1 4 4 )
JAI: 173/6
Stuart Binny - 6(3) This over: 9 runs
James Faulkner - 1(1) This over: 2 runs
Vinay Kumar
(3.5 - 0 - 39 - 1)
19.5 Vinay Kumar to Stuart Binny 4
FOUR, Rajasthan win! Huge celebrations in the Rajasthan camp, this was a length ball by Vinay Kumar, Binny clubs it wide of Henriques at deep mid-wicket, he charges across, puts in a big dive but can't stop the ball
19.4 Vinay Kumar to James Faulkner 1
1 run, full and on the pads, Faulkner clips it to square leg for a single
James Faulkner, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.3 Vinay Kumar to Owais Shah W
out Owais Shah Run Out!! 1 run completed. Bangalore are hanging in there. By just a thread. This was another slower ball from Vinay, Shah pushes it in front of long on, calls for the second run. Kohli attacks the ball and fires in a superb throw at the striker's end where de Villiers breaks the stumps with Owais Shah well short. Owais Shah run out (Virat Kohli/de Villiers) 1(1)
Owais Shah, right handed bat, comes to the crease
The 3rd umpire has been called for, Shah is the man . He is OUT
19.2 Vinay Kumar to Brad Hodge W
out Bowled!! The slower ball from Vinay has done the trick! This was a cleverly disguised slower ball, Hodge went for the big heave over mid-wicket, misses it and hears the clatter of the stumps. Rajasthan need 5 runs from 4 balls. Hodge b Vinay Kumar 32(18) [4s-1 6s-2]
5 wickets down for JAI. Out batsman is Brad Hodge
19.1 Vinay Kumar to Stuart Binny 1
1 run, full and on the stumps, Binny whips it to long on for a single
Vinay Kumar [3.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Match details

Toss : Rajasthan won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Krishnaraj Srinath (India)

TV umpire : Vineet Kulkarni (India)

Match referee : Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Teams

Rajasthan Royals : Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid(c), Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Owais Shah, Sanju Samson(wk), James Faulkner, Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth, Siddharth Trivedi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Abhinav Mukund, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(wk), Moises Henriques, Saurabh Tiwary, Ravi Rampaul, Vinay Kumar, Murali Kartik, RP Singh, Jaidev Unadkat.

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