The winner of the clash meets Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 © IANS
The winner of the clash meets Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 © IANS

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(Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2015 Eliminator at Pune. Catch live cricket scores and updates here)

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 109/10 | Over 19

Batsmen: Ankit Sharma 7(5),

OUT! Dhawal Kulkarni 3(9)

Chahal continues. They get a single first up. Kulkarni smashes one over mid-wicket but de Villiers dives well in the deep and stops it. And Kulkarni is gone as he is bowled. RCB have won by 71 runs and have made it through to the qualifier 2, where they will play Chennai Super Kings.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 105/9 | Over 18

Batsmen: Ankit Sharma 5(3), Dhawal Kulkarni 1(5)

Starc is in and Kulkarni keeps playing it out for a few deliveries. He gets off the mark with a single through cover.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 103/9 | Over 17

Batsmen: Ankit Sharma 5(2), Dhawal Kulkarni 0(0)

OUT! Deepak Hooda 10(14)

Hooda is gone! He pulls one to square-leg. RCB are going to a memorable win. Sharma hits one through cover and Starc misfields. That is a four.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 95/8 | Over 16

Batsmen: Deepak Hooda 8(10),

OUT! Chris Morris 0(2)

Starc is in to bowl. Hooda plays it over cover and gets a couple. Hooda then hits down the ground for a single. Morris tries to charge but misses.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 92/7 | Over 15

Batsmen: Deepak Hooda 5(6), Chris Morris 0(1)

OUT! James Faulkner 4(4), Stuart Binny 0(1)

Aravind is into the attack and is second ball is hi by Faulkner over square-leg for a four. He gets off the mark with that! Oh wait has he gone! It was a low full-toss and Faulkner hits it on his foot and it lobs to Aravind, who starts celebrating. The umpire goes upstairs and yes he has to go. That should be the final nail in RR’s coffin. Binny is the new bowler and it hits his pads, he runs but is sent back. The throw comes in and Dinesh Karthik takes the bailsoff.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 87/5 | Over 14

Batsmen: Deepak Hooda 5(6)

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane 42(39)

Chahal is back and Rahane gets a single off the second ball. Hooda then knocks one around for a single. The pressure is building on RR. Rahane is getting the singles and twos but that is not enough with the rate mounting. Rahane is gone now! He tries to sweep across the line and is caught by de Villiers in the deep.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 83/4 | Over 13

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 39(34), Deepak Hooda 4(5)

OUT! Karun Nair 12(13)

Nair is gone. Harshal is the bowler. He gets an edge which is taken by Karthik. Deepak Hooda is in. He chips one over mid-on and gets a couple. Kohli ran across from mid-off and stopped it inside with the dive coming in play. Hooda tries to pull the next and misses. Harshal then bowls one that almost castles Hooda. They get two to end the over.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 79/3 | Over 12

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 39(34), Karun Nair 12(12)

Rahane edges one past Karthik and that has gone for a four! It was a chance but very sharp. They ended with a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 71/3 | Over 11

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 32(31), Karun Nair 11(9)

Aravind is back. Rahane plays out a dot. He follows that up with another dot. Araving follows that up with another dot as it is short. A single is possible off the fourth ball. Off the last ball, they get a couple. De Villiers stops well on the boundary.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 68/3 | Over 10

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 31(27), Karun Nair 9(7)

Yuzvendra Chahal is back. He concedes a single first ball. The batsmen continue to knock it around for singles. Nair then hits it very fine through third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 61/3 | Over 9

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 29(25), Karun Nair 4(3)

OUT! Steven Smith 12(13)

Steve Smith is gone! He has played it high in the air and is caught by de Villiers in the deep. Karun Nair is the new man. David Wiese gets the big wicket. Karun Nair pulls one to mid-wicket for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 55/2 | Over 8

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 28(23), Steven Smith 12(12)

Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack. He starts with a couple of dots from Steven Smith. He then gets a single. Rahane then gets a single. Smith follows it up with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 50/2 | Over 7

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 27(22), Steven Smith 8(7)

David Wiese is into the attack. Rahane tries to pull one across the line and gets a couple. he had to sprint for the second and makes it even as the throw is perfect. The batsmen continue to knock it around to take a few quick runs. Rahane edges one past the wicketkeeper and it is a four.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 40/2 | Over 6

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 19(18), Steven Smith 6(5)

Starc is into the attack again and Smith gets a single to begin with. Later in the over, Rahane inside-edges one to fine-leg for a single. Smith then lofts one over cover and that is a four. What a good shot!

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 34/2 | Over 5

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 18(16), Steven Smith 1(1)

OUT! Sanju Samson 5(8)

Rahane gets a single off the second ball of the over. Samson then cuts for a single to third-man. Rahane gets a single then. And Samson is gone! He edges one to the wicketkeeper. It was a short ball and he tried to move away, but his bat was up as he tried to fend it.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 30/1 | Over 4

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 16(14), Sanju Samson 4(5)

Aravind is into the attack. Rahane chips one to mid-off for a single. Sanju then works it fine for another. Rahane then pulls one over mid-wicket and that has gone for a four. He follows that up with a single. Samson then plays one through mid-wicket and gets a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 21/1 | Over 3

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 10(11), Sanju Samson 1(2)

Harshal Patel is into the attack. Rahane misses the first ball outside the off stump and then takes a single. Sanju Samson is in. He plays the second ball through the leg-side for a single. Rahane then plays one through square-leg and gets four. Very well timed by him.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 14/1 | Over 2

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 4(7),

OUT! Shane Watson 10(5)

Sreenath Aravind is into the attack. Rahane plays out a dot ball. Rahane misses the next ball then. He gets a single off the third ball. Watson then smashes it over the off-side for a single. The man is in the deep. Rahane plays through mid-off for a single. Watson is gone! He tries to cut one but gets a thin edge. There was a loud appeal from behind the stumps. Watson has to walk back.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 11/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 2(3), Shane Watson 9(3)

Ajinkya Rahane faces Mitchell Starc and he gets a single first ball of a delivery that rises. Watson then smashes it through extra-cover and that is a four. Watson then flicks one past square-leg and gets a four. Watson then gets a single through third-man.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 180/4 | Overs 20

Batsmen: Mandeep Singh 54(35), Sarfaraz Khan 1(1)

OUT! Dinesh Karthik 8(3)

Dinesh Karthik faces his first ball and Morris has bowled a full toss. Karthik has flicked it over square-leg for a six to open his account. He then hits the next ball through mid-wicket and gets a couple for that. Karthik is gone as he tries to pull across the line and has holed out to long-off. Mandeep then gets a single. Sarfaraz is in. He hits it down the ground for a single. Mandeep then is hit on the helmet and it lobs in the air. Morris holds it as the batsmen run through for a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 169/3 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Mandeep Singh 53(32), Dinesh Karthik 0(0)

OUT! AB de Villiers 66(38)

Faulkner is back and Mandeep gets a single off the first ball. De Villiers follows it up with a couple down the ground. They then get a single. Mandeep hits it down the ground and they try to go for the second and de Villiers is gone! Mandeep then slogs one over mid-wicket and that has gone for a six. Well hit by him! He was down on one knee as he finished the stroke. And he gets his fifty by guiding one fine through third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 154/2 | Overs 18

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 63(36), Mandeep Singh 41(28)

Morris is back. He bowls a dot upfront. Mandeep then plays to fine-leg and rushes back for a couple. He had put the dive in and he is in. He follows that up with a single. De Villiers then gets it in the air off the top-edge and that is a six. That is his fifty. The two batsmen have also added 100 runs together. De Villiers then carts one into the stands. It has sailed over mid-wicket. The over ends with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 137/2 | Overs 17

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 49(33), Mandeep Singh 38(25)

Watson is back and de Villiers smacks one through cover and it is a four. De Villiers then edges one over the wicketkeeper and that has gone for a four. De Villiers then edges one over point and gets a couple for that.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/2 | Overs 16

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 38(28), Mandeep Singh 37(24)

Faulkner is back and de Villiers gets a couple by playing it through mid-wicket for a couple. Mandeep then goes over cover and gets a four. That was very well played by Mandeep. He then carts one over short third-man and gets four for that.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 113/2 | Overs 15

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 35(26), Mandeep Singh 29(20)

Ankit Sharma is back. De Villiers smashes one over mid-wicket for a six. He then knocks it down for a single. De Villiers then smacks one over mid-wicket again and that has gone for a six. De Villiers then carts one over cover and that has gone for a four. He ends the over with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 94/2 | Overs 14

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 17(21), Mandeep Singh 28(19)

Watson is back and Mandeep plays out a dot ball. Mandeep has driven the next ball to mid-off and they get a single. De Villiers then gets a leg-bye. Mandeep then follows it up with a single. De Villiers is trying to smash around, but is missing his mark.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 88/2 | Overs 13

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 16(18), Mandeep Singh 26(16)

Ankit is there. Mandeep has swept it past the short fine-leg and that is a four. Well played! How crucial is this from Mandeep! Off the last ball, de Villiers smashes it back, where Ankit stops it very well.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/2 | Overs 12

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 14(13), Mandeep Singh 21(14)

James Faulkner now. FOUR! Mandeep cuts the ball over point. ONE! Mandeep sensibly takes a single. ONE! Ab runs it down to third man. ONE! Mandeep rotating the strike well. ONE! AB plays it to deep mid wicket. ONE! Mandeep smashes it over mid wicket.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 70/2 | Overs 11

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 13(12), Mandeep Singh 12(10)

Shane Watson now. After a couple of twos off the first two deliveries, AB cleverly guides the ball to the third man fence for a boundary. He the sensibly plays it down the ground for a single. Mandeep returns the strike back to AB as he guides the ball down to third man. DOT to finish. 10 off that over.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 60/2 | Overs 10

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 4(7), Mandeep Singh 11(7)

Kulkarni is back. He is in the middle of a good spell! De Villiers gets a single by playing it through the leg-side. Mandeep makes room and smashes it to mid-off. He gets a quick single. De Villiers then works it to third-man for a single. Mandeep pulled one through mid-wicket for a four. He then smashes the last ball for a six over long-off. That ha spoilt his figures.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 47/2 | Overs 9

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 2(5), Mandeep Singh 0(5)

Stuart Binny is the new bowler. De Villiers tries to cut but has played to the wicketkeeper on the bounce. De Villiers then plays one to the deep for a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 46/2 | Overs 8

Batsmen: AB de Villiers 1(1), Mandeep Singh 0(3)

OUT! Virat Kohli 12(18)

Kohli is gone! He tries to play one from outside off-stump through the leg-side but offers a simple return catch. Mandeep Singh is the new man!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 44/1 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 10(15), AB de Villiers 1(1)

Ankit Sharma is in to bowl after the timeout. Kohli plays a couple of dots. AB de Villiers is the new man. He chases the third ball, which is a bit wide, but has hit it to the fielder. No run there. He finally gets a single off the fourth ball by playing it to mid-wicket. De Villiers gets a single through cover to get off the mark. Kohli charges, but Ankit bowls it wide. He stretches to play it and gets a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/1 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 8(10)

OUT! Chris Gayle 27(26)

Kulkarni is back. Gayle tries to hit one down the ground but it goes on he bounce to the long-on. In this over, Kohli plays a few deliveries before working it for a single. Gayle is gone as he charges and is bowled! Big wicket!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/0 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 26(24), Virat Kohli 6(6)

Morris is back! Gayle smacks one over mid-wicket and that has gone for a four. Morris then bowls a wide. He then bowls it on the pads. Gayle is in trouble playing it and has hit it between his pads for a four. The fine-leg was in the ring. Gayle tries to shape up for a big one again, but misses

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/0 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 18(19), Virat Kohli 5(5)

Watson is back. The first beats Kohli outside the off-stump. He then takes a single off the next ball. Gayle also plays out a dot and then takes a single. Kohli then cuts to third-man for a single. Watsonthen bowls a wide.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/0 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 17(16), Virat Kohli 3(2)

Dhawal Kulkarni is into the attac and Gayle chips it on the rise and smashes it over mid-on for a four. Kulkarni comes back with with a few good deliveries. One climbs and goes past the bat. Gayle then backs away and smashes it for a six over long-on. Gayle tries to pull the last one too, but it climbs over Samson and has gone for four byes.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 10/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 7(10), Virat Kohli 3(2)

Faulkner is into the attack. The second ball is edged through third-man for a single. Kohli gets a single off the first ball he faces. And Gayle is almost run-out! He plays one to fine-leg and surprisingly goes for the second, but Kohli is unmoved. Gayle runs back and Samson misses the stumps. Kohli then punches through cover and gets a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 5(6), Virat Kohli 0(0)

So, we are ready for the game. Chris Morris to bowl to Chris Gayle and he plays it well to mid-wicket but it is stopped. He then smashes the next ball past mid-off and it is a four. Well hit by Gayle! Gayle tries to smash one down the ground again but has hit the wicket at the non-striker’s end. Gayle retains strike with a single.

Here are the teams for the day:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, S Aravind.

Rajasthan Royals:  Steven Smith (c), Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Ankit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Toss: RCB have won the toss and elected to bat first. Put the runs on the board, they feel. S Aravind replaces Ashok Dinda and Ankit Sharma has replaced Brainder Sran.


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the Eliminator match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday. This is Nishad Pai Vaidya, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over live cricket scores and updates of the match.

The Eliminator clash will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground in Pune, and the winner will go on to take the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in the second Qualifier of the tournament. Mumbai Indians (MI) have already qualified for the final, after defeating CSK by 25 runs in the first quarter-final. PREVIEW: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2015 Eliminator

In the IPL 2015 Points Table, RCB and RR occupied the third and the fourth spots respectively. Both the teams won seven matches each and lost five. In the league round,  while the first match was won by RCB, the second one was washed out. INTERVIEW — Steve Smith: I don’t really like to listen to too many people on my batting

Talking about the current form, both the teams have enough firepower in their ranks to go all the way. Rajasthan bounced back after a couple of disappointing outings to slam Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and enter the IPL 2015 Playoff, while RCB were merciless in some of their last matches in the first round.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Manvinder Bisla, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan, Iqbal Abdulla, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Subramaniam Badrinath, Sean Abbott, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Darren Sammy, Vijay Zol, Jalaj Saxena, David Wiese, Sandeep Warrier, Nic Maddinson, Sreenath Aravind, Shishir Bhavane, Ashok Dinda, Abu Nechim Ahmed.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson (c), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Chris Morris, Juan Theron, Brainder Sran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pradeep Sahu.

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