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Vinay Kumar’s last-over surge propels Bangalore to 171/6

Vinay Kumar's last-over surge propels Bangalore to 171/6

James Faulkner (above) conceded 22 runs in the final over to R Vinay Kumar © IANS

By Prakash Govindasreenivasan

Jaipur: Apr 29, 2013

A disciplined performance from the Rajasthan Royals on the field by Rahul Dravid & Co. was ruined towards the fag end of the innings as Vinay Kumar slammed three sixes off the birthday boy, James Faulkner to take the Royal Challengers Bangalore to 171 for six.
 
Chris Gayle had a new opening partner in Abhinav Mukund today who did well to rotate strike at every possible opportunity to give Gayle enough time to get his eye in and begin his carnage. They added 44 runs for the first wicket, of which just eight runs came off Mukund’s bat.

Gayle was just getting warmed up when Dravid threw the ball to Shane Watson in the fourth over. The move worked wonders as Watson sent the big West Indian back in his very first over. Gayle, who hit six boundaries and one six in his knock of 34 from 16 balls, tried to cut a short delivery and a thick outside edge landed in the hands of wicketkeeper Sanju Samson.

Mukund fell four overs later after an unimpressive innings of 19 from 21 deliveries. Skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villers joined forces to rebuild the Bangalore innings. They added 33 runs for the third wicket before de Villiers was sent back to the hut after he hit the ball straight down Faulkner’s throat at deep point, giving Sreesanth a much-needed wicket.

The Rajasthan side showed great sense of discipline to keep the run flow under control. Kohli had Portuguese-born Moises Henriques for company for the next 22 deliveries where the duo added 24 runs before Kohli threw his wicket away in the 16th over with the score at 123 for four.

Faulkner had a busy day on the field and was involved in running Henriques out to leave the Bangalore side 144 for five at the start of the 19th over. Watson’s magnificant spell came to an end with the wicket of Ravi Rampaul. He finished with figures of three for 22.

Vinay Kumar came on and slammed 22 runs in the last over to take the Royal Challengers Bangalore to 171 for six.
 

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore 171 for 6 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 34, Virat Kohli 32; Shane Watson 3 for 22) vs Rajasthan Royals
 
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