Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have played 12 matches against each other in in the IPL and each have won six games.
James Faulkner was the Man-of-the-Match
Rajasthan Royals win by five wickets. It was a sensational win for the Royals, who were staring at defeat, chasing 191. An amazing 85-run partnership between Steve Smith and James Faulkner off 5.2 overs turned the tables as the Royals had an unbelievable win.
RCB have decided to bat against RR in Bangalore.
These are the playing XIs:
RCB: CH Gayle, PA Patel (WK), V Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers,
Yuvraj Singh, VH Zol, JA Morkel, MA Starc, VR Aaron, YS Chahal, AB
RR: AM Rahane, KK Nair, SV Samson (WK), SR Watson (Captain), STR
Binny, SPD Smith, R Bhatia, JP Faulkner, KW Richardson, PV Tambe, R
In complete chaos, the Australian duo scored the last 65 runs in just 17 balls to not only secure the win with seven balls to spare but also steal the thunder from Yuvraj Singh, who had roared back to form with a strokeful; 83 and followed it up with four wickets.
It all started in the 17th over as Faulkner scored two fours and a six off the fellow Australian Mitchel Starc. Smith began the next over, bowled by Ashoke Dinda, with a six and two shots to the fence.
With this win, Rajasthan is in the top-four although they remained in third position with 10 points. RCB are still at sixth place with six points.
Bangalore owes big time to Yuvraj and AB de Villiers (58) as they shared an amazing 132 run stand, which powered RCB to 190 for five after selecting to bat.
Yuvraj, who was out on 47 by Sanju Samson, and de Villiers put up a brave fight as RCB scored 84 runs in the last five overs to snatch the momentum from their rival team, who were playing well till 12 overs.
AB De Villiers, who is the most consistent batsman of RCB, continued with his splendid form in T20, punished the bowlers with five sixes and a four.
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