Monday, 12 May 2014 - 7:57
Rajasthan Royals beats RCB, by 5 wickets, while Gautam Gambhir guided Kolkata Knight Riders to 9 -Wicket Win Over Kings XI Punjab.
In an incredible power-hitting show, Steven Smith and James Faulkner rattled up a match-winning 85-run stand from nowhere as Rajasthan Royals pulled off a stunning 5-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chasing a daunting 191 to win, Rajasthan were staring down the barrel after losing 5 wickets for 106 runs in the 14th over but Smith 48 off 21, and Faulkner 41 off 17, combined well to find boundary after boundary.
In complete mayhem, the Australian duo scored the last 65 runs off just 17 balls to secure the win with seven balls to spare.
Meanwhile, Skipper Gautam Gambhir again led by example with a match-winning half-century as Kolkata Knight Riders remained in contention for play-off berth with a comprehensive 9-wicket win over table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the IPL encounter yesterday.
Chasing a modest target of 150, Gambhir anchored the chase to perfection with a well-crafted unbeaten 65 after Robin Uthappa provided the momentum with a 28-ball-46. Such was their domination that the match ended with two overs to spare.