Match 49 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Scorecard
Match: 49th T20, IPL3
Venue: Sawai Maan Singh Stadium Jaipur
Date: April 14, 2010
Toss: Rajasthan Royals elected to .
Result: Royal Challengers won by 5 wickets.
Today in the 49th match of DLF IPL, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat first. Rajasthan Royals needed to win today to keep semi’s hope alive but they could not get the desired start as they lost M Lumb when the team score was just 16. After that wickets started to fell one after the other and Rajasthan Royals were in deep trouble. A Jhunjhunwala and Watson took the home side to 50 runs in 10th over and soon they both were out adding to the woes. Yusuf Pathan also got out for just 11 and RR were struggling at 72/6 in 13.1 overs and it looked they would have a tough time to reach 100. But a brilliant seventh wicket partnership betweem Abhishek Raut (32 not out) and Adam Voges (28 not out) of 58 runs helped Rajasthan Royals to score a total of 130/6 in 20 overs.
Chasing a small target of 131 to win and make semi final path extremely difficult for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost Jacques Kallis for a duck and it looked Rajasthan would not let them win easily. But K Pieterson was in a total different mood. Right from the first ball, he looked in awesome touch as he hammered the bowling attack of Rajasthan Royals and scored 62 runs off just 29 balls. He along with Uthapa took the team past 100 run mark in the 10.2over. They were in total control of the game but suddenly Rajasthan Royals got 3 quick wickets. But by that time, Bangalore was inches away from a win and finally in the 16th over they scored 132/5 and thus won the match by 5 wickets.
* Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 9.2 overs, Extras 3
* Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 16.2 overs , Extras 8
* Innings Break: Rajasthan Royals – 130/6 in 20.0 overs
* Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 5.3 over, Extras 0
* KP Pietersen: 50 off 24 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
* Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 10.2 overs, Extras 1