IPL 2015 RR v RCB Highlights: Kohli, De Villiers Help Bangalore Thrash Rajasthan by 9 Wickets

Updated: 24 April 2015 23:13 IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets in the Indian Premier League. Catch all the highlights.

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat toppers Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match. Catch all the highlights here (Scorecard | Fixtures | Stats) (All Times IST):

23:07 It's all over. Kohli and De Villiers have finished it in grand style. Bangalore win by 9 wickets.

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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers celebrate their victory over Rajasthan.

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22:52 Kohli reaches his fifty and Bangalore inch closer to victory. Bangalore 107/1 in 13.3 overs, Target: 131.

22:42 Runs coming very easily for Bangalore as Rajasthan desperately searching for a wicket. Bangalore 88/1 in 11 overs, Target: 131.

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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers take a single vs Rajasthan.

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22:32 De Villiers and Kohli steady the ship for Bangalore. Bangalore 76/1 in 9 overs, Target: 131.

22:22 A good start for Bangalore in the powerplay overs. Bangalore 49/1 in 6 overs, Target: 131.

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AB de Villiers in action vs Rajasthan Royals in Ahemdabad.

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22:14 WICKET! Watson removes Gayle who was looking dangerous. Bangalore 36/1 in 4.3 overs, Target: 131.

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Chris Gayle walks back after being dismissed vs Rajasthan.

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22:07 Gayle takes a huge toll of Morris with 2 fours and a six in the over. Bangalore 28/0 in 3 overs, Target: 131.

21:58 A good first over from Chris Morris. Bangalore 4/0 in 1 over, Target: 131.

21:41 So Rajasthan finish with 130/9. The average first innings score at this ground is 166.

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Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket vs Rajasthan.

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21:37 WICKET! Kulkarni is yorked by Starc. Rajasthan 127/9 in 19.1 overs.

21:35 WICKET! Faulkner is brilliantly caught by Karthik behind the wicket. Rajasthan 126/8 in 18.5 overs.

21:29 WICKET! Binny departs as he goes for a big hit. Rajasthan 121/7 in 17.5 overs.

21:25 WICKET! Smith falls trying to force the pace. Rajasthan 119/6 in 17.1 overs.

21:22 Smith and Binny beginning to forge a partnership and as Rajasthan target a big finish. Rajasthan 119/5 in 17 overs.

21:13 Rajasthan have to go big in the last five overs to post a challenging total. Rajasthan 100/5 in 15 overs.

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Steven Smith in action vs Bangalore.

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21:03 WICKET! Samson tries to sweep Chahal but only succeeds in rearranging the furniture behind. Rajasthan 89/5 in 12.4 overs.

20:58 WICKET! Hooda's stumps are shattered by Abdulla. Bangalore in total control. Rajasthan 84/4 in 11.2 overs.

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Kohli and Chahal celebrate vs Rajasthan.

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20:51 WICKET! Nair is short of his ground as Kohli hits the stumps. Rajasthan 72/3 in 9.5 overs.

20:48 Chahal has injured his finger trying to take a catch so Kohli fills in the complete the over. Rajasthan 69/2 in 9.1 overs.

20:44 Bangalore managing to pull things back. Smith now needs to get a move on. Rajasthan 68/2 in 9 overs.

20:28 WICKET! Watson tries to hit Chahal out of the ground but only finds Starc near the fence. Rajasthan 46/2 in 5.4 overs.

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Bangalore celebrate the wicket of Rahane.

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20:24 WICKET! Rahane goes, Harshal traps him leg before and Bangalore have a much-needed breakthrough. Rajasthan 36/1 in 5 overs

20:15 Watson plundering 8 runs off Starc's 2nd over to give Rajasthan control. Rajasthan 17/0 in 3 overs.

20:07 Starc's first over comes to an end. One boundary coming in that over. Rajasthan 8/0 in 1 over.

20:00 The players take the field. Mitchell Starc steams in for the first ball to Ajinkya Rahane. An appeal for leg before but no reaction from the umpire.

19:55 Kohli is confident of the boys stepping up while Watson says he expects a better performance tonight.

19:44 Here are the playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson (c), Steven Smith, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Suart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, D Wiese, Harshal Patel, Mitchell Starc, Iqbal Abdulla, YS Chahal

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Watson and Kohli shake hands at the toss ahead of their IPL match.

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19:35 Virat Kohli wins the toss and puts Rajasthan into bat. The good news for Bangalore is that Chris Gayle is back.

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Kohli will look to lead RCB by example.

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Royals Overwhelming Favourites

With five wins from six matches, Rajasthan are sitting pretty at the top with 10 points. The team's only loss came against Kings XI Punjab in which they were beaten in a Super Over. Bangalore, in contrast, are lying at the bottom with three losses from four matches, their only win being against defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their tournament-opener. (Read More)

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Suresh Raina raced away to a 32 ball 62.

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Bangalore's Previous Match: Chennai Crush Kohli's Men

Veteran Ashish Nehra dished out a brilliant spell of pace bowling after Suresh Raina's batting heroics as Chennai Super Kings recorded a comfortable 27-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Read More)

Rajasthan's Previous Match: Punjab Claim Win in Thrilling Super Over

In one of the most pulsating 'Super Over' contests, a first in this edition of Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab edged out Rajasthan Royals to hand them their first defeat after five straight wins. (Read More)

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Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson got off to a cracking start

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'Love Building Partnerships With Watson'

Rajasthan Royals' batsman Ajinkya Rahane has heaped praise on opening partner Shane Watson, saying they complement each other and enjoy each other's batting. They put on stands of 144 and 95 against Chennai and Punjab respectively. (Read More)

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Chris Gayle was dropped for the first time in a home game.

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Bangalore Fans Shocked at Gayle Being Dropped

Hundreds of die-hard fans of Chris Gayle, the dashing opener of host team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), were shocked to learn that their hero would not play against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday night in the IPL-8 tie at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Bangalore lost the game by 27 runs after being set 182 to win. (Read More)

While Rajasthan are clearly the better team on paper, one cannot count out Bangalore. With both sides boasting a long list of of match-winners - expect a mouth-watering clash in Ahmedabad.

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