IPL 5: Game 18: Bangalore Vs Rajasthan Highlights

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Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 21:50 [IST]
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IPL 5: Game 18: RCB Vs RR Highlights

Bangalore, Apr 15: What an innings it was from Ajinkya Rahane. The Rajasthan Royals opener's 60-ball 103 not out powered his team to a comfortable 59-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday night in Game 18. Rahane became the first batsman in IPL 5 to score a hundred.

[Scorecard: RCB Vs RR]

IPL 5: Results, Points Table

Rajasthan are on top of the table now with six points. Here are the highlights of this match.

# Ajinkya Rahane hit the first century of IPL 5

# Overall, this was the 19th ton in IPL history

# This was the third hundred at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

# The previous two tons were from Brendom McCullum (158 not out for KKR Vs RCB, 2008, IPL 1 opener) and Chris Gayle (107, RCB Vs KXIP, 2011)

# Rajasthan posted 195/2 in 20 overs and bowled Royal Challengers Bangalore out for 136 in 19.5 overs

# Rahane completed his ton in 58 balls

# He carried his bat to remain unbeaten on a 60-ball 103

# Rahane won the Man-of-the-match award. This was his second such award this season

# Rahane hit 5 sixes and 12 boundaries

# Rahane scored six fours in six balls in one Aravind over, the 14th of the innings

# Rahane is the first batsman in IPL history to score six 4s in an over

# Rajasthan scored seven boundaries in seven balls as Owais Shah hit Daniel Vettori for a four in the first ball of the 15th over

# In all, Rajasthan smashed 10 sixes and 19 fours

# Rahane got the Orange Cap as he is now the leading scorer

# Rahane has now accumulated 260 runs in five games

# Rahane's tally of 260 runs have been scored off 177 balls with a strike rate of 146.89

# Owais Shah clobbered a 26-ball 60 with 5 fours and 5 sixes

# Shah has 204 runs so far in 5 games

# The Orange Cap was with Faf du Plessis of Chennai Super Kings

# Rajasthan scored 103 in the last 7 overs of their innings

# Rajasthan Royals Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat

# Rahane and Dravid put on 62 runs for the first wicket in 10.2 overs

# Zaheer Khan bowled a maiden over, only the fifth in IPL 5 so far

# Rajasthan opted to play paceman Pankaj Singh in place of left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan

# RCB made two changes, bringing in Sreenath Aravind and Mohammad Kaif for Cheteshwar Pujara and Raju Bhatkal

# “This is an away home match for me," Dravid, the Bangalore batsman said at the toss

# This was the first match for Dravid at his home ground, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, since announcing his retirement from international cricket

# Chris Gayle disappointed with the bat, scoring only 8 runs

# Mayank Agarwal was the top scorer for RCB with 34

# RCB scored only 5 sixes

# RCB"s innings had 10 boundaries

# For Rajasthan, Siddarth Trivedi was the most successful bowler with 4/25 in four overs

# This was Trivedi"s best IPL figures

# Amit Singh and Pankaj Singh took two wickets apiece

# There were six bowled dismissals of RCB batsmen


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