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Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets

Rajasthan vs Bangalore

IPL: Rajasthan Royals win high-scoring affair against Bangalore Royal Challengers

Shane Watson: Rajasthan Royals all-rounder took three wickets and scored 41

Vinay Kumar (right): hit 22 not out off six balls for RCB

Rajasthan Royals overhauled a target of 172 for a four-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur.

Sanju Samson (63), Shane Watson (41) and Brad Hodge (32) were the main contributors as the Royals got home with one ball to spare.

The Royal Challengers had earlier posted a total of 171-6 after being invited to bat at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Chris Gayle set the tone with a 16-ball 34 and there were solid knocks further down the order from AB de Villiers (21), Moises Henriques (22) and Vinay Kumar, whose 22 not out came off six balls, three of which went for six.

Australian all-rounder Watson was the Royals' most successful bowler with 3-22.

The result moves the Royals level on 12 points with the Royal Challengers, two points behind IPL leaders Chennai Super Kings.

Match Details

29th Apr 2013
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
M Erasmus and K Srinath

rajasthan BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Dravid b Henriques 22
Rahane c Singh b R Rampaul 2
S.V. Samson c Kartik b R Rampaul 63
Watson c de Villiers b Singh 41
B.J. Hodge b V.R Kumar 32
Binny not out 6
Shah run out 1
Faulkner not out 1
Extras 2w, 3lb 5
Total 19.5 Overs 173 - 6
Full Batting Card

bangalore BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
R Rampaul 4 1 28 2
Singh 4 0 35 1
V.R Kumar 3.5 0 39 1
Henriques 2 0 6 1
Kartik 3 0 32 0
Unadkat 3 0 30 0
Full Bowling Card