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Highlights: IPL 7 Match 35: RR Vs RCB in Bangalore

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Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 16:07 [IST]
 
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Bangalore, May 12: The good news is, Yuvraj Singh has returned to form. But the bad news is, Royal Challengers Bangalore still lost to Rajasthan Royals despite the left-hander's brilliance. Steve Smith and James Faulkner snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Scorecard; Over-wise score; Photos

All seemed over for RR when they required 65 runs off 24 balls. But Smith and Faulkner's big hits stunned RCB and their home fans at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday night (May 11) in a mammoth run-chase of 191. Their assault took RR home with 7 balls to spare from a hopeless situation!

Highlights: IPL 7 Match 35: RR Vs RCB

Smith and Faulkner's unbroken partnership of 85 in 5.2 overs for the sixth wicket handed RCB their sixth loss in nine games.

Here are the highlights of the game

# RR scored 65 in last 17 balls of the match to win by five wickets

# Faulkner finished the game with a four and six off Varun Aaron in the 19th over

# This was RR's 6th win in 9 matches. They are in third position. RCB are at 7th with 6 points

# Fours - RCB: 15; RR: 19

# Sixes - RCB: 12; RR: 8

# Top scorers - RCB: Yuvraj Singh 83 (38 balls, 7x4, 7x6); RR: Karun Nair 56 (39 balls, 8x4)

# Highest wickets - RR: Kane Richardson 2/43 in 4 overs; RCB: Yuvraj 4/35 in 4

# Powerplay scores (1-6): RCB: 31/1; RR: 45/0

# RCB scored 84 runs in final 5 overs

# Right from the start, RR were ahead of RCB in run rate

# Best partnership of the match - Yuvraj-AB de Villiers 132 runs in 10.5 overs for 4th wicket

# RR were 106/5 in 13.3 overs but did not lose any more wickets till the end

# Faulkner was 41 not out off 17 with 3 fours and 3 sixes

# Smith was unbeaten on 48 off 21 (4x4, 4x6)

# RCB's Ashok Dinda went for 37 in 3 overs without a wicket

# Aaron too was very expensive with 0/41 in 2.5 overs

ThatsCricket

Story first published:  Monday, May 12, 2014, 0:23 [IST]
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