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    As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs RCB, IPL7, Match 14

    Photo credit: BCCI.

    Photo credit: BCCI.

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    Pre-match: Rajasthan started the season with a hard-fought win against Sunrisers Hyderabad but then suffered two consecutive defeats against the high-flying Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.

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    Meanwhie, RCB's two-match winning streak was ended by Kolkata Knight Riders in another nail-biting encounter, which KKR won by 2 runs.

    Rajasthan, who have packed their eleven with multi-utility players, will have to lift themselves in both batting and bowling department to beat a start-studded line-up.

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    Commentary (Rajasthan Royals 1st Innings)

    Pravin Tambe is named the Man of the Match for his wonderful bowling display. That's it from this game. The Mohali-Kolkata game is up next so do join us for that.

    The chase was a rather timid one and they ended up chasing it in 13 overs. Bangalore would want to put this match behind them and probably expect the injured Chris Gayle to bail them out in the upcoming fixtures.

    Some drubbing this has been handed over to Bangalore by Jaipur. Jaipur triggered a massive Bangalore collapse by having two wickets in the first over itself and the damage process was continued by Pravin Tambe, who ended up taking four wickets.

    12.6 Y Chahal to A Nayar, That should be it. JAIPUR WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Ends one more one-sided affair in this tournament. A flat ball outside off, Nayar aims to punch and gets an outside edge past first slip for the three runs. 71/4

    Stuart Binny walks in.

    12.5 Y Chahal to S Watson, OUT! Chahal takes a wicket. A lovely leggie outside off and Watson again tries to slog it over mid-wicket, only a top edge this time and AB de Villiers with the simplest of takes at mid off. 68/4

    12.4 Y Chahal to S Watson, SIX! Great shot from the giant again. Takes a step down and across and reaches out to muscle it massively over mid-wicket. 68/3

    12.3 Y Chahal to S Watson, Watson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 62/3

    12.2 Y Chahal to A Nayar, Full and wide outside off, Nayar picks out a sweep through square leg for a single. 62/3

    12.1 Y Chahal to A Nayar, Flighted up outside off, Nayar walks across and blocks it. 61/3

    11.6 A Dinda to A Nayar, Full length on middle, worked away through square leg for one. 61/3

    11.5 A Dinda to A Nayar, Short of a length delivery, Nayar stays put and blocks it. 60/3

    11.4 A Dinda to S Watson, Not out! Full and wide outside off, Watson lofts it high over covers. There is a bit of hesitation for the third run and eventually, Watson wants Nayar to take it. The throw comes in to Parthiv from Chahal in the deep and whips the bails off. Well, it's quite a close one but Nayar seems to have made it with a dive. The third umpire takes a long time to call it and eventually, gives it in the favour of the batting side. 60/3

    Appeal for a run-out against Nayar here. Looks pretty close...

    11.3 A Dinda to S Watson, Very full just around off, driven straight to mid off. 57/3

    11.2 A Dinda to S Watson, Pitched up delivery on the pads, Watson flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 57/3

    11.1 A Dinda to S Watson, Short of a length and wide, Watson punches it away to cover. 55/3

    10.6 Y Chahal to A Nayar, Flighted up outside off, Nayar gets on the front foot and blocks it. 55/3

    10.5 Y Chahal to S Watson, Short and wide, Watson goes back and punches it away through covers for one. 55/3

    10.4 Y Chahal to S Watson, A short ball, Watson drags it straight to mid on. 54/3

    10.3 Y Chahal to S Watson, Tossed up delivery on off, Watson gets on the front foot and defends it. 54/3

    10.2 Y Chahal to S Watson, SIX! That's a great shot! Uses his feet down the track and lofts it straight over the umpire's head in tremendous fashion. 54/3

    10.1 Y Chahal to S Watson, Flighted up outside off, Watson defends it. 48/3

    9.6 A Dinda to A Nayar, Pitched up delivery, Nayar comes on the front foot to defend. 48/3

    9.5 A Dinda to A Nayar, Back of a length and wide, Nayar looks to push but misses. 48/3

    9.4 A Dinda to A Nayar, Short of a length and wide, Nayar looks to pull but misses. 48/3

    9.3 A Dinda to S Watson, Good length outside off, Watson aims to push but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket. There's a shy at the striker's end and they take the overthrow. 48/3

    9.2 A Dinda to A Nayar, Short of a length and wide, Nayar cuts it hard towards point where Kohli makes half a stop and gives away just one. 47/3

    9.1 A Dinda to A Nayar, Good length delivery around off, defended right back. 46/3

    Ashok Dinda now into the attack.

    Time out...

    8.6 Y Chahal to S Watson, Tossed up and wide outside off, Watson allows it through for a MAIDEN OVER. 46/3

    8.5 Y Chahal to S Watson, A quick short ball, slides in and Watson mistimes his punch right back. 46/3

    8.4 Y Chahal to S Watson, A short ball on middle, worked away straight to mid-wicket. 46/3

    8.3 Y Chahal to S Watson, Flighted up and spins away wide outside off, Watson allows it through. 46/3

    8.2 Y Chahal to S Watson, Flighted up on off, Watson gets on the front foot and pushes it to mid on. 46/3

    8.1 Y Chahal to S Watson, Tossed up delivery on the pads, solidly defended. 46/3

    Yuzvendra Chahal now into the attack.

    7.6 R Rampaul to S Watson, Pitched up on the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 46/3

    7.5 R Rampaul to S Watson, Full length, Watson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 45/3

    7.4 R Rampaul to A Nayar, Good length delivery outside off, Nayar taps it away past point for one. 45/3

    7.3 R Rampaul to A Nayar, FOUR Solid punch! Short of a length, Nayar remains back and punches it right through mid off. 44/3

    7.2 R Rampaul to A Nayar, Full length and just wide, Nayar leaves it alone. 40/3

    7.1 R Rampaul to A Nayar, Good length and wide, Nayar pushes and misses. 40/3

    6.6 M Starc to S Watson, FOUR! Great shot! Full length delivery just around off, Watson gets on the front foot and drives it just past mid off. 40/3

    6.5 M Starc to S Watson, Now then, was there a nick? Everyone in Bangalore thought apart from Starc. Short of a length and wide, slanting away and Watson pushes and misses. Very huge appeal from the others but Starc remains unmoved. Replays show nothing. 36/3

    6.4 M Starc to S Watson, Full length delivery on the pads, worked away towards mid-wicket. 36/3

    Shane Watson is finally in....

    6.3 M Starc to K Nair, OUT! He slashes at a wide delivery outside off but has found only an outside edge straight inside the gloves of the keeper. 36/3

    6.2 M Starc to K Nair, Short of a length delivery on off, Karun sits tight and blocks it. 36/2

    6.1 M Starc to K Nair, Full and wide, Karun goes after it but misses. 36/2

    5.6 R Rampaul to A Nayar, Good length delivery, pushed to point to end the over. 36/2

    5.5 R Rampaul to A Nayar, Short of a length, Nayar stays put and blocks it. 36/2

    5.5 R Rampaul to A Nayar, WIDE! Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone. Wide signalled by the umpire. 36/2

    No Watson, Abhishek Nayar walks in.

    5.4 R Rampaul to S Samson, OUT! That's a run out! Short of a length, worked away through square leg and Samson risks to come back for the second. He didn't see a rocket throw coming in from Takawale and he's caught short of the crease from a direct hit. Replays show he was quite short. 35/2

    Appeal for run-out against Samson!

    5.3 R Rampaul to K Nair, A slow back of a length delivery, tucked away through square leg for a single. 34/1

    5.2 R Rampaul to S Samson, Short of a length, Samson remains back and taps it to third man for one. 33/1

    5.1 R Rampaul to S Samson, Full length delivery, on off, pushed right back. 32/1

    4.6 M Starc to S Samson, Short of a length, Samson aims to flick but it's brushed his pads and gone for a leg bye. 32/1

    4.5 M Starc to S Samson, Full length and swinging down the leg side, Samson aims to flick it but it seems to have brushed the pads. 31/1

    4.4 M Starc to S Samson, Full length and just swinging in, Samson blocks it down. 31/1

    Sanju Samson walks in next.

    4.3 M Starc to A Rahane, OUT! Edged and gone! A good length delivery angling away from off, Rahane pushes inside the line and gets an outside edge to the keeper. They check upstairs for the front foot no-ball but Starc was fine there. 31/1

    4.2 M Starc to A Rahane, Good length delivery, pushed towards cover. 31/0

    4.1 M Starc to K Nair, That's a fine shot. Full length delivery, Nair chips it in the air through mid-wicket for three runs. 31/0

    3.6 R Rampaul to A Rahane, Short of a length, Rahane picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 28/0

    3.5 R Rampaul to K Nair, Pitched up delivery on off, Nair drives it through mid on and takes one. 28/0

    3.4 R Rampaul to A Rahane, Length on the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 27/0

    3.3 R Rampaul to A Rahane, Full length delivery on off, Rahane aims to flick but gets a leading edge just over point for a couple of runs. 26/0

    3.2 R Rampaul to A Rahane, Full length just around off, Rahane gets forward and blocks it. 24/0

    3.1 R Rampaul to A Rahane, Good length and wide, Rahane leaves it alone. 24/0

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