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IPL 2016: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 82 runs (DLS Method)

Updated: 19 May 2016 02:07 IST - Published: 18 May 2016 14:45 IST
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So, that rounds off a Virat Kohli day here at Bengaluru. RCB, though still need to win their last game to have a shot at the playoffs, which is against the Delhi Daredevils. As for the IPL, we have another important game coming your way as the Gujarat Lions take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Green Park, Kanpur. We hope to have your company for that game as well. Till then, it's Kislaya Srivastava and Aadya Sharma signing off.
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Kohli: "To be honest, I thought to myself I cant get a 100 in 15 overs. I was not looking at the scoreboard because I was hitting the ball well. We have stayed in the process of doing what the team requires. Gayle was in his zone again and everything's coming together. The situation is working for us. My main aim is to get runs for the team, when you get in the zone you feel like you can hit the ball anywhere on the ground. I filled the gap between the thumb and hand tightly. I was doubtful for the first ten balls, and the pain then went away. I have 21 hours to relax off the field, so I give 120% for the three hours that we play. We just go over there and try to get two points. From the situation we have, we have to be in the mindset and go for the fourth win in four games. The energy is great and the whole squad should be applauded. There is no reason we can't repeat this performance."
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Kohli is just 135 runs away from breaching the 1000-run mark in the IPL this season. On 865, he would back himself to get that in the next game itself, given the form he is currently in.
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VIRAT KOHLI has been adjudged as the MAN OF THE MATCH!
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Vijay: "We were outplayed. I thought around 180 was chase-able but RCB were great. The two(Kohli and De Villiers) are batting at their best and we were not good enough. I told my bowlers to bowl to our strengths. We have to finish on a high, and play are best cricket."
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Well, it was RCB all the way tonight as they keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the playoffs. Kohli has inspired his side to victory, and it wouldn't be surprising if hen guides his team to another victory on May 29th at the same venue. RCB have galloped to the 2nd spot in then points table with this win, as they have 14 points, but have a better run rate than the Knight Riders, the Mumbai Indians and the Gujarat Lions, who also have 14 points.
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The game has ended officially as the players are shaking hands. RCB WIN by 82 runs via the DLS method, as KXIP were 82 runs behind the par total after 14 overs. The remaining solitary over was just a formality, and better sense prevailed in the end.
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92 runs needed off the last over, as rain has played spoilsport once again.
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13.6 Gayle to Sandeep, 1 run, slow and flighted, pushed to midwicket.
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13.5 Gayle to Cariappa, 1 run, flighted on off, chipped to long on.
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13.4 Gayle to Sandeep, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg
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13.3 Gayle to Cariappa, 1 run, full outside off, hit hard to long off.
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13.2 Gayle to Cariappa, SIX! Cariappa is hitting some on his own here. Even the sixes have become monotonous here. There have been so many tonight. The crowd has no interest left whotsoever in these hits.
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13.1 Gayle to Sandeep, 1 run, yorker, pushed to midwicket.
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Gayle to continue.
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12.6 Sachin Baby to Sandeep, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut to point.
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12.5 Sachin Baby to Cariappa, 1 run, short, hit back past the bowler to long on.
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12.4 Sachin Baby to Cariappa, 1 run, short outside off, hit to deep cover.
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12.3 Sachin Baby to Sandeep, 1 run, driven to deep cover
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12.2 Sachin Baby to Mohit, OUT! Short and outside off, he pushes it to Watson at short cover and sets off for a suicidal run. The throw is returned in a jiffy.
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12.1 Sachin Baby to Mohit, no run, short and wide, pushed to short cover
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Sachin Baby to bowl.
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Gayle gets through the over before we could blink an eye. Timeout has been taken, as it should be after such a whirlwind over.