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Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Rajasthan Royals

Match info: Indian Premier League at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

Date: 11th May 2014 Umpires: S Ravi and R J Tucker

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Bangalore Royal Challengers

190/5 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Rajasthan Royals

191/5 (18.5 Overs)

Rajasthan Royals win by 5 wickets

  • Last Updated: May 11 2014, 20:39 BST

Steve Smith and James Faulkner powered Rajasthan Royals to a five-wicket win against Bangalore Royal Challengers with a stand of 85 off 32 balls.

James Faulkner: late heroics with the bat for Rajasthan Royals
James Faulkner: late heroics with the bat for Rajasthan Royals

The Australians came together in the 14th over with Rajasthan on 106-5 chasing a target of 191 and finished the game with seven deliveries to spare amid a flurry of big shots.

Smith hit 48 not out off 21 balls, including four fours and four sixes, while Faulkner dispatched three fours and three sixes in his 41 not out from 17 deliveries.

Yuvraj Singh ended up on the losing side at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium despite hitting seven sixes in his 83 off 38 balls to lead Bangalore to a total of 190-5 and then claiming 4-35 with his left-arm spin.

The Royals move up to third in the IPL table with their sixth win in nine games, while Bangalore are in sixth place in the eight-team league after suffering a third defeat in a row.

Gautam Gambhir's third straight half-century led Kolkata Knight Riders to a nine-wicket victory over IPL leaders Kings XI Punjab.

Gambhir, who managed one run in his first four innings of this year's tournament before rediscovering his touch, finished 63 not out from 45 balls as the Knight Riders chased down a target of 150 with two overs to spare.

The Knight Riders skipper put on 68 in seven overs with opening partner Robin Uthappa (46) and an unbroken 72 alongside Manish Pandey (36no) for the second wicket.

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (3-19) and seamer Morne Morkel (2-20) had earlier impressed as the Kings XI were limited to 149-8 after being sent in to bat in Cuttack.

Opener Virender Sehwag hit a 50-ball 72 but received little support from his team-mates, Wriddhiman Saha's 15 the next highest score.

The Kings XI remain top of the IPL table, above Chennai Super Kings only on net run-rate, after their second defeat in nine matches this season, while the Knight Riders move up to fourth.