Bangalore beat Pune by six wickets

AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary didn’t let Chris Gayle’s outstanding contribution go in vain as they displayed a fantastic show in the final over to help Royal Challenger Bangalore beat Pune Warriors by six wickets.

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Published: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 8:09 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 1:45 PM

Needing 21 off the last over, Tiwary took a single on the first delivery of Ashish Nehra to give strike to de Villiers. The South African then smashed the second ball for a boundary and the followed it by two consecutive sixes to make things easier for Bangalore.

With four required of last two balls, Villiers took a single off the fifth ball to bring Tiwary back on strike. The southpaw didn’t let pressure mount on him and sailed the final delivery into the crowd over the rope to finish the game for Bangalore on style.

Earlier, Gayle demolished Pune attack with his sizzling show that gave Bangalore some hope after early wickets. He smashed five sixes in an over from Rahul Sharma just after reaching his half-ton.

Gayle scored 48-ball-81, studded with eight sixes and four boundaries, before falling to Nehra. Gayle’s half-ton came soon after Angelo Mathews scalped Virat Kohli. Kohli was the third batsman to fall after a gritty stand for the third wicket between him and Gayle.

Marlon Samuels dismissed Mayank Agarwal (9) to give Bangalore second blow at the score of 42 in six overs. Ashok Dinda gave Pune first breakthrough by scalping Tilakaratne Dilshan (4) after Pune Warriors scored a massive 182/6 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

Dilshan was caught behind stumps while trying to flick Dinda on leg side. Local boy Robin Uthappa’s belligerent knock of 69 along with useful contributions from Jesse Ryder and Marlon Samuels helped Pune Warriors India set a challenging 183 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Pune openers Jesse Ryders and Robin Uthappa got off to a cracking start adding 63 runs for the first wicket in only seven overs. The Royals introduced offie Tillekratne Dilshan in the second over where he was hammered for 13 runs.

Scoreboard

Pune Warriors

RV Uthappa c Patel b Vettori 69

JD Ryder c Agarwal b Patel 34

SC Ganguly c Agarwal b V Kumar 6

MN Samuels run out (de Villiers) 34

SPD Smith run out (Vinay Kumar) 16

AD Mathews c Kohli b Vinay Kumar 10

M Manhas not out 6

B Kumar not out 0

Extras (b1, lb3, w3) 7

Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 182

Did not bat: R Sharma, AB Dinda, A Nehra

Fall of wickets: 1-63, 2-108, 3-117, 4-164, 5-166, 6-178

Bowling: Z Khan 4-0-34-0; TM Dilshan 2-0-24-0; R Vinay Kumar 4-0-34-2; HV Patel 4-0-29-1; DL Vettori 4-0-34-1; KP Appanna 2-0-23-0

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore

TM Dilshan c Uthappa b Dinda 4

CH Gayle b Nehra 81

MA Agarwal c Manhas b Samuels 9

V Kohli c Sharma b Mathews 16

SS Tiwary not out 36

AB de Villiers not out 33

Extras (b1, lb1, w3, nb2) 7

Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 186

Did not bat: DL Vettori, R Vinay Kumar, Z Khan, HV Patel, KP Appanna

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-42, 3-72, 4-127

Bowling: AB Dinda 4-0-28-1; A Nehra 4-0-54-1; B Kumar 4-0-27-0; MN Samuels 2-0-5-1; AD Mathews 4-0-35-1; R Sharma 2-0-35-0

POINTS TABLE

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Pts Net RR

Rajasthan Royals 6 4 2 0 8 0.646

Delhi Daredevils 4 3 1 0 6 1.099

Pune Warriors 5 3 2 0 6 0.342

Mumbai Indians 5 3 2 0 6 -0.088

Kolkata Knight Riders 5 2 3 0 4 0.217

Chennai Super Kings 5 2 3 0 4 -0.108

Kings XI Punjab 4 2 2 0 4 -0.417

Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 2 3 0 4 -0.8

Deccan Chargers 3 0 3 0 0 -1.366



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