Starc is the Man of the Match
Kohli: We wanted that sort of a performance. This might be a momentum change for us. It was a timely win for us. I had to and told the guys to visualise who you are playing against. The boys responded beautifully. We know we are a team that can play like that, it was the difference today. The intensity was top notch and one that any captain can be proud of. I didn't want to let things go like they were, but it's all about believing that you can go out there and win. Definitely we are the ones that are batting mainly for RCB. ABD has to come in at No.3, he is the best batsman in the world and was a pleasure batting with him today.
Watson: We had a really good crack out there (talking about the bowling). We were short on runs. Bangalore were superb today. They outplayed us in all departments. Virat (Kohli) and ABD then finished the game off. 160-170 was a minimum on this wicket. There is no excuse to losing a game. As long as we learn from it and perform better in the next game. We just need to turn this momentum around. We should make sure we get more things right next game
RCB won by 9 wickets.
Over 16.1 Deepak Hooda slips in a full toss to AB de Villiers, Boundary! Gets forward and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket fence for winning runs.
End of Over 16 (5 runs) Bangalore XI 129/1
V Kohli 61/47 DS Kulkarni 4-0-25-0
AB de Villiers 43/32
Over 15.6 DS Kulkarni bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to AB de Villiers, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and digs it out to long-on.
Over 15.5 DS Kulkarni bowls a good length delivery to AB de Villiers, no runs, gets forward and mistimes the drive back to the bowler.
Over 15.4 DS Kulkarni bowls a pitched up delivery to V Kohli, 1 run, gets reaches out and drives square of the wicket, for a single.
Over 15.3 DS Kulkarni bowls a good length delivery to V Kohli, 2 runs, gets forward and pulls it in front of square for a couple.
Over 15.2 DS Kulkarni bowls a good length delivery to AB de Villiers, no runs, shuffles across and knocks it to long-on.
Over 15.1 DS Kulkarni bowls it short of length to V Kohli, 1 run, moves across and hammers the pull straight to deep square leg.
End of Over 15 (10 runs) Bangalore XI 124/1
V Kohli 58/43 Pravin Tambe 4-0-36-0
AB de Villiers 41/30
Over 14.6 Pravin Tambe bowls a quicker arm ball to V Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and goes hard on the drive, the inside edge rolls to the on-side and the batsmen pick a quick single.
Over 14.5 Pravin Tambe bowls a quicker arm ball to V Kohli, no runs, stays in the crease and punches it to mid-wicket.
Over 14.4 Pravin Tambe bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to sweeper-cover.
Over 14.3 Pravin Tambe bowls a tossed up delivery to V Kohli, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket.
Over 14.2 Pravin Tambe bowls a tossed up delivery to V Kohli, Boundary! Gets down the wicket, gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it sailing into the crowd at long-on.
Over 14.1 Pravin Tambe bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and drives it straight down the ground.
End of Over 14 (16 runs) Bangalore XI 114/1
AB de Villiers 39/28 SR Watson 3-0-23-1
V Kohli 50/39
Over 13.6SR Watson to AB de VilliersSingle ...
Over 13.5SR Watson to AB de VilliersBoundary! ...
Over 13.4SR Watson to AB de VilliersTwo runs ...