Shane Watson was the first man dismissed © IANS
Shane Watson was the first man dismissed © IANS

Sreenath Aravind took the wicket of Shane Watson, while Harshal Patel removed No. 3 Sanju Samson in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 Eliminator between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Pune on Wednesday. RR were in trouble at 56 for three in the ninth over, with Steven Smith out for 12 off 13. Live Scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR), IPL 2015 Eliminator

Earlier, AB de Villiers and Mandeep Singh led a terrific resurgence after Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli put on 41 for the opening wicket. The duo led RCB’s fightback with a 113-run stand for the third wicket. The duo added 113 runs in very quick time before de Villiers was run out for 66 off 38 with four fours and as many sixes. Mandeep did not allow the dismissal to deter him, hitting a four and six in the same over to bring up his half-century. Dinesh Karthik got off the mark with a six first ball, but was out soon thereafter as RCB ended on a commanding total of 180 for four. Live Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR), IPL 2015 Eliminator