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Tambe, Richardson help Rajasthan Royals bundle out Royal Challengers Bangalore for 70

Rajasthan celebrate the fall of a wicket © IANS (file photo)
Rajasthan celebrate the fall of a wicket © IANS (file photo)

By R Vishal

Apr 26, 2014

Rajasthan Royals (RR) ran through the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 14th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, to bowl them out for a meager 70 in 15 overs thanks to some clinical bowling and first rate fielding.Pravin Tambe was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for 20 runs and Kane Richarson claimed two wickets for 18 as Rajasthan produced an emphatic display with the ball in the 14th match of IPL 7 at Abu Dhabi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, after being asked to bat first made a disastrous start as they slipped to 5/4 after 2.2 overs — a position from which they could never recover despite brief fightbacks from captain Virat Kohli (21) and Mitchell Starc (18).

In what was a surprise move, Shane Watson decided to open the bowling with Stuart Binny and he opened the innings with a wide down the leg side. Yogesh Takawale’s heroics from the last game didn’t last as he nicked the ball to wicketkeeper Sanju Samson for a duck and Watson’s moves with the toss and the ball were immediately rewarded.

There was further drama of the next ball as Kohli nudged the ball to the covers to run a quick single but Parthiv was slow and casual with his running and ended up being well short of the crease, especially with the ball being covered by a fielder as brilliant as Ajinkya Rahane.

Bangalore had got off to the worst possible start. Tim Southee started the second over and Kohli hit the ball down the ground for a single and Yuvraj Singh’s tentative stay at the crease continued with a nervous prod, which took an inside edge of the toe end of his bat and the batsmen crossed over for a single. The signs were not looking good for Yuvraj as there was question marks over his form in after consuming 34 deliveries for 31 in yet another laboured stay at the crease that might have cost Bangalore the match against Kolkata.

The third over started with Richardson steaming in Watson and attacking with two slips and Yuvraj edged it to Steven Smith at second Smith and there was further damage as the prolific Ab de villiers crashed the ball on to the stumps off an inside edge and it was four wickets down in the hut for five runs. Sachin Rana though negated Kane Richardson’s hat-trick ball by running the ball down to third man. Kohli, unperturbed drove Richardson for a four. Shane Watson dismissed Sachin Rana in what was an identical dismissal to de Villiers’s wicket as he chopped the ball on to the stumps in. Tambe was asked to bowl the ninth over of the match and the impatient Morkel decided to hit against the spin and only found the safe hands of Steven Smith at mid-off.

With all the recognised batsmen back in the pavilion, Kohli was running out of partners at the other end. Mitchell Starc came in and played a couple of fine shots but in what could have been the final straw in the Bangalore innings, Kohli mistimed a pull shot straight to Tim Southee at short mid-off and the score was 47 for seven. With Ravi Rampaul at the other end, Starc showing more application and fight than his team’s top order batsmen. The last two wickets fell rather cheaply and Rasjathan have put themselves in the drivers seat to win this encounter.

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore 70  in  15 overs ( Virat Kohli 21, Mitchell Starc 18; Pravin Tambe 4 for 20, Kane Richardson 2 for 18) vs Rajasthan Royals.

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