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    As it happened: Bangalore vs Kolkata, IPL 7

    KKR will look to leave their last match

    KKR will look to leave their last match's disappointment behind and rejuvenate their campaign with a win. (BCCI)

    The Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are unbeaten in their IPL 7 campaign so far, would be eyeing a hat-trick of wins when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

    With another win, the RCB will go to the top of the IPL points table, level with Kings XI Punjab.

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    On the other hand, the Gautam Gambhir-led KKR unit will look to leave their last match's disappointment behind and rejuvenate their campaign with a win.

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    Kolkata: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav

    Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (capt), Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Yogesh Takawale, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Muttiah Muralitharan

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    Commentary (Royal Challengers Bangalore 1st Innings)

    Chris Lynn is named the Man of the Match. That's all we have from this game. Join us tomorrow for all the action as there will be a double header coming up. Until next time then, farewell!

    His dismissal though, brought on a sudden drop in the run-rate and Yuvraj Singh batted out a bit before losing his wicket in the crucial stage. The turning point of the match was undoubtedly the sensational catch taken by Chris Lynn at the fence to dismiss the ever-so-dangerous AB de Villiers in the last over. Vinay Kumar did remarkably well to defend 9 runs and got his team over, just over the line.

    That ends a rather spectacular match in the end. At one stage, Bangalore were cruising through to victory at one stage after Virat Kohli once again kept hold of the run-rate and did the required job.

    19.6 V Kumar to A Morkel, KOLKATA WIN BY 2 RUNS! This is a stunning, stunning victory. Not the best ball though, a high full toss, Morkel slices it over mid off and has to be settled for just a victory. Gambhir can't control his emotions. 148/5

    19.5 V Kumar to A Morkel, A very full ball just around off, dug away through mid on and they come back for the second. Some turn-around this, just 4 required off 1 ball! 147/5

    Mitchell Starc walks in now.

    19.4 V Kumar to de Villiers, OUT! Outstanding catch in the deep. Boy, that is some catch, truly unbelievable! If ever there had to be the best pressure catch, this ranks right on top. de Villiers sits down and sends this up miles over mid-wicket. Lynn at the fence, initially slips and falls. Then readjusts himself and did remarkably well to keep his body ahead and not touch the ropes. 145/5

    19.3 V Kumar to A Morkel, A very high full toss outside off, Morkel slices it over covers and settles for a single. 6 required off 3 balls now... 145/4

    19.2 V Kumar to de Villiers, A short of a length delivery outside off, AB gets outside the line and only manages to sweep it to deep mid-wicket. Just one. 7 required off 4 balls now... 144/4

    19.1 V Kumar to A Morkel, A yorker wide outside off, dug away through mid on for one. de Villiers on strike now. This will be the make-it-or-break-it moment for both the sides. 143/4

    A little interesting here as 9 runs are required off 6 balls! Vinay Kumar to bowl the final over.

    18.6 U Yadav to de Villiers, A low full toss outside off, de Villiers opts the reverse paddle but misses out. 142/4

    18.5 U Yadav to A Morkel, That could have been interesting! Full and wide, Morkel dabs it towards point. There's a quick shy at the striker's end but my word! AB de Villiers has dived in like a diver and made his ground pretty early. 142/4

    Albie Morkel walks in.

    18.4 U Yadav to Y Singh, OUT! Taken in the deep by Yusuf! Yuvraj departs after a rather struggling innings. Full and wide outside off, Yuvraj slashes hard and flat over point but finds Yusuf at the fence. 141/4

    18.4 U Yadav to Y Singh, No-ball for height! A high full toss on off, Yuvraj tries to slash hard but gets it high up over mid on for a couple. 141/3

    18.3 U Yadav to Y Singh, Hurls in a very full and wide delivery, Yuvraj fails to dig it away. 138/3

    18.2 U Yadav to de Villiers, A yorker on middle, de Villiers digs it through mid on and settles for one. 138/3

    18.1 U Yadav to de Villiers, FOUR! Up and over! Umesh bowls it full and wide outside off, de Villiers remains back and thrashes it over mid off. 137/3

    17.6 V Kumar to de Villiers, A short of a length, de Villiers pulls it away through square leg for one to end the over. 133/3

    17.5 V Kumar to Y Singh, A full delivery, driven through mid on for one. 132/3

    17.4 V Kumar to Y Singh, FOUR! Poor, poor delivery. Full and well wide delivery, Yuvraj lofts it away over covers and finds the much-needed boundary for him. 131/3

    17.3 V Kumar to Y Singh, A short of a length delivery, Yuvraj tries to pull it across the line but misses. 127/3

    17.2 V Kumar to Y Singh, Short of a length and wide, Yuvraj lets it go. 127/3

    17.1 V Kumar to de Villiers, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 127/3

    Vinay Kumar to bowl now.

    16.6 J Kallis to de Villiers, Full length and wide, driven through covers for a single. 126/3

    16.5 J Kallis to de Villiers, Good length on middle, de Villiers works it away to mid-wicket. 125/3

    16.4 J Kallis to Y Singh, Good length delivery and wide, Yuvraj taps it away past point for one. 125/3

    16.3 J Kallis to Y Singh, Short of a length delivery, Yuvraj punches it back and Kallis leaps to his left and dives to stop it. 124/3

    16.2 J Kallis to de Villiers, A short ball outside off, punched away to cove where there's a misfield and allows a single. 124/3

    16.1 J Kallis to de Villiers, A full length ball outside off, driven to mid off. 123/3

    15.6 S Narine to de Villiers, A short ball outside off, worked away to the leg side for one. 123/3

    Time out!

    15.5 S Narine to V Kohli, OUT! Got 'em! Narine strikes but it's a little too late for Kolkata. A flat, quicker delivery, Kohli comes on the front foot to defend but the ball spins in to take the top of off. Narine hadn't realized and went up appealing for LBW before realising that he's already got his man. 122/3

    15.4 S Narine to V Kohli, FOUR! A loose full toss, Kohli merely helps it away over mid on and finds the fence. 122/2

    15.3 S Narine to V Kohli, A quick delivery, on off, defended back. 118/2

    15.2 S Narine to V Kohli, A quick short ball on off, Kohli rocks back and punches it away through covers for a couple of runs. 118/2

    15.1 S Narine to V Kohli, A short slowed up delivery, Kohli remains put and blocks it. 116/2

    14.6 J Kallis to V Kohli, Full length delivery, Kohli works it away through mid-wicket for one. 116/2

    14.5 J Kallis to Y Singh, Short of a length outside off, Yuvraj punches it away over point for one. 115/2

    14.4 J Kallis to Y Singh, FOUR! Flicked away easily! Full length into the pads, Yuvraj easily flicks it away over square leg. 114/2

    14.3 J Kallis to Y Singh, A slow off-cutter outside off, Yuvraj tries to cut but misses. 110/2

    14.2 J Kallis to Y Singh, A very full length delivery just around off, Yuvraj tries to flick it across the line but gets a leading edge towards point. 110/2

    14.1 J Kallis to V Kohli, A very full ball outside off, drilled through covers for one. 110/2

    13.6 S Narine to Y Singh, Quick carrom ball outside off, Yuvraj aims to cut but misses. 109/2

    13.5 S Narine to Y Singh, A flat short ball outside off, cut away straight to point. 109/2

    13.4 S Narine to Y Singh, Flighted up on off, pushed off the front foot to cover. Direct hit attempt at the non-striker's end but he misses and there's an overthrow. 109/2

    13.3 S Narine to Y Singh, Quick carrom ball on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 107/2

    13.2 S Narine to V Kohli, A quick carrom ball outside off, tapped away past point for a calm single. 105/2

    13.1 S Narine to Y Singh, A short ball, tucked away past square leg for a single. 104/2

    12.6 J Kallis to V Kohli, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The fielder goes for a direct hit but misses the stumps. 103/2

    12.5 J Kallis to Y Singh, Good length into the pads, Yuvraj flicks it away past square leg for a single. 103/2

    12.4 J Kallis to Y Singh, Comes from around the wicket and bowls length, Yuvraj taps it away to point. 102/2

    12.3 J Kallis to V Kohli, A good length delivery on middle, Kohli works it away past square leg for one. 102/2

    12.2 J Kallis to V Kohli, FOUR! Oh yet another, glorious, glorious shot! A pitched up delivery outside off, Kohli gets on the front foot and yet again places the drive sweetly through covers. 101/2

    12.1 J Kallis to V Kohli, FOUR! A cracking shot this. Plants his front foot to the line and drives it sweetly through covers. 97/2

    11.6 S Narine to Y Singh, Tossed up full ball on off, Yuvraj gets forward and blocks it to end the over. 93/2

    11.5 S Narine to Y Singh, That's a good shot! Another flat quicker delivery, Yuvraj remains back and cuts it fine to the off side for a couple. 93/2

    11.4 S Narine to Y Singh, A flat, quicker delivery on off, Yuvi pushes it to cover now. That's the third dot on the trot. 91/2

    11.3 S Narine to Y Singh, A quick short off-spinner on middle, Yuvi works it straight to mid-wicket. 91/2

    11.2 S Narine to Y Singh, A short quick ball, Yuvraj punches it to mid on. 91/2

    11.1 S Narine to V Kohli, Short of a length, worked away through square leg for a single now. 91/2

    Sunil Narine is now back into the attack.

    10.6 U Yadav to V Kohli, Good length and wide, Kohli taps it away past cover and settles for one. 90/2

    10.5 U Yadav to V Kohli, FOUR! That is your Kohli special, excellent shot! Umesh keeps it short, Kohli uses his bottom hand to maximum use and merely whips it effortlessly over mid-wicket. That was a shot of the highest order. 89/2

    10.4 U Yadav to Y Singh, On a good length outside off, Yuvi taps it away past point and settles for one. 85/2

    10.3 U Yadav to Y Singh, SIX! Finally he connects over the ropes! Short of a length on middle, Yuvraj gets right back and middles his pull well over the mid-wicket fence. 84/2

    10.2 U Yadav to V Kohli, Kohli flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 78/2

    10.1 U Yadav to V Kohli, Full and well wide outside off, driven on the up but straight to cover. 77/2

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