By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Sunday, April 11, 2010

BANGALORE, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- All the Royal Challengers Bangalore fans gathered at the Chinnaswamy Stadium could not have asked for anything more on Saturday night when the home favorites defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders convincingly with seven wickets. The win registered by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the KKR Vs. RCB match enabled the Vijay Mallya owned team to keep its hopes alive to grab a slot in the semifinals in the third season of IPL.

The KKR Vs. RCB match that was held last night was immensely crucial for both the teams as they were sharing the same points and desperately needed a victory in order to stay in the race to win IPL 3. However, it was Royal Challengers Bangalore which managed to emerge victorious in the game and in the process strengthened its chances of making it to the Final Four. Lady luck was surely smiling at Anil Kumble’s team, as the Royal Challengers Bangalore showcased control over the game in the spectrum of bowling as well as batting which ensured their victory. Rahul Dravid’s 52 runs out of 33 balls combined with Robin Uthappa’s 52 runs of 22 balls was what sealed the victory for the Bangalore based team in the KKR Vs. RCB match.

Owing to the impressive performance displayed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the visiting team was limited to a modest total of 160 in the KKR Vs. RCB match. The score achieved by the Kolkata Knight Riders was chased down by home team owing to the striking feat showcased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore players. The crushing defeat suffered by the Kolkata Knight Riders left all its fans highly disappointed.

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