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Rajasthan beat Bangalore by 19 runs in 'Battle Royale'

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Sanju Samson's breathtaking strokeplay formed the cornerstone of Royals' 19-run win over in a high-scoring encounter here today.

Riding on Samson's 45-ball-92, Royals posted a competitive 217 for 4 on a batting belter and then managed to restrict the home team to 198 for 6, earning their second victory in three games.

RCB, on the otherhand, slumped to their second defeat in three games despite (57 off 30 balls)'s first half-century of this edition.

It was 'local boy ' who removed a rampaging Kohli in the 11th over to turn the match decisively in his team's favour. Kohli's pull shot was taken at deep mid-wicket by Darcy Short, who timed his jump to perfection.

Leg-spinner Gopal, who plays for Karnataka, then silenced his 'home crowd' knocking out AB de Villiers, whose poorly executed pull-shot was snapped by Jaydev Unadkat at deep square leg.

(35 off 19 balls) and Mandeep Singh (47 no off 25 balls) added 66 runs for the fifth wicket but they were left with an uphill task as the asking rate kept on mounting.

Put into bat, sent the bowlers on a leatherhunt hitting as many as 10 sixes and two fours.

The scored his half-century off 34 balls, showing one and all why he is so highly rated by India A

In Jos Buttler (21 off 14), found an able partner as they put on 73 runs in just 37 balls.

Umesh Yadav after his 'man of the match' effort against KXIP was completely off colour going for 59 runs in 4 wicketless overs. The last three overs yielded 60 runs for the Royals.

first got 16 runs off Kulwant Khejroliya, who bowled the 18th over and then hammered Woakes for 17 off the penultimate over by smashing a six and two consecutive fours.

He saved his best for the last plundering Umesh for 27 runs that hit three sixes and a boundary. Only Yuzvendra Chahal had respectable figures of 2 for 22 in 4 overs.

Earlier, began their innings with a flurry of boundaries hit by (36 off 20 balls).

He then clobbered 14 runs of off-spinner by hitting a boundary and a six. In next over, he belted two more boundaries of Yadav, taking the score to 33 for no loss.

Woakes however had the last laugh by getting Rahane, whose miscued hit landed straight into the hands of Yadav after he had struck six boundaries and a six.

Soon top-edged which landed safe into the hands of wicketkeeper after he had made 11 runs of 17 balls with one boundary, leaving the score at 53 for two in 6.5 overs.

and put on 49 runs partnership for fourth wicket in 33 balls, before the England batsman was out scoring 27 off 21 balls with two boundaries and a six.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 20:15 IST
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