IPL 2015 RR v RCB Highlights: Kohli, De Villiers Help Bangalore Thrash Rajasthan by 9 Wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets in the Indian Premier League. Catch all the highlights.
23:07 It's all over. Kohli and De Villiers have finished it in grand style. Bangalore win by 9 wickets.
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.
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.
22:14 WICKET! Watson removes Gayle who was looking dangerous. Bangalore 36/1 in 4.3 overs, Target: 131.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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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