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Both Dinda and Nehra started off very well and caused a few problems for both aggressive openers who tried to give a pounding up front. Warriors were clearly with plan against Gayle to bump him a few. Dilshan cracked under pressure of not getting boundaries and tried his fancy ‘dil’ scope but got held out at first slip position by keeper Uthappa. Not surprisingly with Donald in the team change room both bowlers bowled with lively pace. Meanwhile young Agarwal creamed one straight down the ground for a huge six to amazement of many with quality strokes. Gayle broke the shackles by upper cut after all it was old story of Gayle getting into the act. Nehra's figures spoiled in place of mere three balls. Gayle's launch prompted a change of tactics on the part of Ganguly. Samuels' introduction brought immediate results in the form Agarwal's wicket. With Kohli joining Gayle, the faith of RCB depended upon their big three. Both men tried to set up the game the game for big finish at the end, to win the game as they milked Samuels and Kumar in gaps without any fuss. After the time out, both Gayle and Kohli tried to cut lose but quality bowling of Mathews and Sharma halted their flight of run rate. Squeeze of Warriors destroyed the momentum of run-chase but with Gayle and Kohli in the middle, it was like bare sword hanging over Warriors that could do the damage any time. Kohli looked really out of sorts struggling to time the ball which he often does brilliantly. Kohli's misery ended desperately with a swing across the line and ended up skying one in the air. With run rate rocketing sky high, Gayle exploded against Rahul Sharma. Gayle hit five straight sixes off Sharma and set the chase back alive. In space of three minutes, Gayle had undone all the good work of Warriors' attack. After on-slaughter, Gayle went again into the slumber mode, milking the bowling into the gaps. After the Gayle's mega over, Ganguly turned to his impressive pacers. Gayle was in no mood to pardon any one, smacking Nehra over long off though got his revenge on very next ball by cleaning up Gayle with perfect swinging in yorker which brought the game right back in Warriors' favor. Now it specially required de Villiers to pull off a win for RCB. De Villiers set about the business without wasting any time cracking one through cover between the legs of Ganguly. De Villiers pulled his famous reverse sweep and launched Mathews for a six. Tiwary joined the six party by hitting over mid wicket fence. In last two overs, RCB required 28 any body's game at that point. Impressive Dinda bowled a perfect over giving away only 7. He tried to hit the yorker length with quite a nippy pace. It all came to the last over of Nehra off which RCB required 21. Nehra got the first ball all right but against de Villiers he lacked answers as Chinnaswamy set alive. De Villiers smoked two back to back sixes but still required four off two. Penultimate delivery resulted only in a single. Tiwary deposited the last ball out of park to erupt wild celebrations of RCB. For 19 overs RCB lagged behind in the chase but in the last over it was de Villiers who stole the game from the Warriors. Nehra bowled superbly in his first 3 overs but in last over, he fell apart. This win has brought back RCB back in the race.

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