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IPL 2012 – RCB vs PWI: Royal Challengers Bangalore Thrash Pune Warriors India By 35 Runs

By on May 12, 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore 173 for 3 (Gayle 57, Dilshan 53) beat Pune Warriors India 138 for 9 (Vinay 3-32, Zaheer 2-21, Murali 2-16) by 35 runs…

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a easy win over Pune Warriors India and crawled up to 3rd position in the points table. Earlier Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan partnership lead the RCB score shoot-up to 173, and during PWI innings bowlers showed good performance. Both of them helped RCB to have an easy win of 35runs.

Pune Warriors India was unsuccessful in chasing down the target score of 174. They lost the first two wickets of Mishra and Pandey in the first over itself. After them, soon in the 4th over, they even lost the wicket of Micheal Clarke. Then, Robin Uthappa and Anustup Majumdar had a 50runs partnership. But, even this partnership couldn’t hold long.

After losing the wicket of Uthappa, PWI lost next 5 wickets within no time. It was only the skipper Steven Smith who made a double digit score. The RCB bowlers showed good performance. All the bowlers took wickets. Of them Vinay Kumar took 3 wickets for 32 runs, Zaheer Khan took 2 wickets for 21 runs, and Muralitharan took 2 wickets for 16 runs.

Earlier, during the Royal Challengers Bangalore innings, the openers Chris Gayle, and Dilshan had a very good partnership of 80 runs. At a individual score of 57runs in 31 balls with 3 boundaries, and 6 wonderful sixes, Gayle was caught in Mathews bowling.

After losing the wicket of Gayle, skipper Virat Kohli was also out soon. After him, Dilshan made a 43 runs partnership with Saurabh Tiwary. Dilshan was not out after making 53 runs in 44 balls, with 6 boundaries and a six. Saurabh Tiwary made 36 runs of 30 balls, and AB de Villiers made 9 of 4balls and took the score to 173 in 20 overs.

Squads:

Pune Warriors India: Steven Smith, Alfonso Thomas, Angelo Mathews, Anustup Majumdar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Manish Pandey, Michael Clarke, Mohnish Mishra, Rahul Sharma, Robin Uthappa.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Harshal Patel, KP Appanna, Mayank Agarwal, Muttiah Muralitharan, R Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Zaheer Khan.

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