Bangalore, Apr 20: Royal Challengers Bangalore extended their winning streak to five at home in IPL 2013 when they eased to a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday night.
It was a disappointing batting display by Rajasthan as they were bowled out under 20 overs for just 117. R Vinay Kumar and R P Singh were the bowling stars for RCB with three wickets apiece. Chris Gayle anchored the chase with an unbeaten 49 as RCB won in 17.5 overs.
Here are the highlights of the match.
# This was fifth straight win at home for RCB this season of IPL
# With 10 points, RCB are moved to the top of the table. They have lost two
# For RR it was second defeat in six matches. They are in fourth with 8 points
# Chris Gayle played a quiet innings and hit only one six, the winning hit when the scores were level. His 49 not out came in 44 balls with four fours and a six
# R Vinay Kumar got back the Purple Cap as he has 12 wickets now. He took 3/18 in four today
# RP Singh took 3/13 in four overs
# Ravi Rampaul had a wicket-maiden over where he dismissed Shane Watson. The West Indian paceman took two wickets for 19 in 3.4 overs
# For RR, Watson bowled for the first time in IPL this season and finished with 2/11 in 2 overs
# Shaun Tait was expensive with 0/30 in three overs
# RCB scored 48/0 in six overs. However, the scoring slowed down with the exit of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers
# Saurabh Tiwary, who played his first game, remained unbeaten on 25 off 29 with 2 fours and 1 six
# Kohli made just 1 while De Villiers scored 7
# RCB took 37 balls for 50 and 92 deliveries for 100
# For RR, Rahul Dravid was the topscorer with 35
# RR hit 14 fours and 2 sixes
# RCB scored 12 fours and 2 sixes