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Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Cape Town Live

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Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Cape Town Live. Coming up very soon the next event of the ipl2009 is going to be played with full swing. I will try to cover the game as much as possible; others are welcome to contribute.

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  1. Guest896
    Here we go let the games begin
    End of over 1 (4 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 4/2

    KP Pietersen    4* (3b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-4-2
    RV Uthappa    0* (0b)     
    What a start to this game. A highly eventful first over, and the reigning champions have their noses ahead immediately
    0.6 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed towards cover from the crease
    0.5 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! Straying on the pads, moves across and flicks it disdainfully over midwicket to get his team off the mark
    0.4 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, he survives, shaping it away from the right hander this time, landed on a length outside off and moved away, left alone
    Pietersen comes in facing a crisis of sorts here. Dimitri is on a hat-trick
    0.3 Mascarenhas to Taylor, OUT, Dimitri you beauty!! Timber! Landed on a good length on the off stump and moved back in, Taylor walked across to clip it fine, missed it completely and leg stump went for a walk. He's on a hat-trick now
    LRPL Taylor b Mascarenhas 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    Ross Taylor comes in amid some early pressure on Bangalore. Two slips in place
    0.2 Mascarenhas to Ryder, OUT, gone! Early damage for Bangalore, pitched on a teasing length outside off and darted back in to kiss the inside edge as Ryder came forward to push at it, and Rawat made no mistake behind the stumps
    JD Ryder c wicketkeeperRawat b Mascarenhas 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    0.1 Mascarenhas to Ryder, no run, landed on a good length outside off and left Ryder after pitching, left alone
    Ready for the start: Ryder and Uthappa will open, and Mascarenhas will start proceedings for Rajasthan

  2. Guest443
    End of over 3 (3 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 12/2

    KP Pietersen    9* (10b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-7-2
    RV Uthappa    2* (5b)      Kamran Khan    1-0-4-0
    2.6 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, good length on the off stump, defended watchfully towards cover, excellent over
    2.5 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, much fuller on the off stump, tries to force it through the leg side, mistimes it to midwicket
    2.4 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, kept a little low, bowled from close to the stumps and lands it on the off, moves in a touch but KP handles it well, defending it back to the bowler
    2.3 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, gets it outside off this time, pushed off the front foot to cover
    2.2 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 2 runs, wristily flicks it fine, took it from middle, it was angling into him and dispatched it with a whip wide of fine leg
    Rawat is standing up now
    2.1 Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, shuffles to the off and tickles it short of midwicket for a quick single, bowled full on the pads
  3. Guest3129
    End of over 2 (5 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 9/2 kamran khan gets a chance and not bad going for only 5 runs.

    KP Pietersen    7* (5b 1x4)      Kamran Khan    1-0-4-0
    RV Uthappa    1* (4b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-4-2
    1.6 Kamran Khan to Pietersen, 2 runs, pitched it up this time, on middle and leg, turned away wide of midwicket for a couple, decent first over by Kamran
    1.5 Kamran Khan to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, pushed firmly in the direction of a deepish mid-off for a single
    1.4 Kamran Khan to Uthappa, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle, at 134.3 kmph, ducks under it well
    1.3 Kamran Khan to Pietersen, 1 run, back of a length on the off, punched into the off side wide of mid-off for a single
    1.2 Kamran Khan to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, much fuller on leg stump, tries to whip it away, gets struck on the pads but he steals a leg bye
    1.1 Kamran Khan to Uthappa, no run, gets it right, short of a length on middle and leg, works up a good pace upfront, 130.2 kmph, a bit of a slinger this guy, gets the batsman on the ribs as he tries to work it away
    Kamran Khan gets ready. He's been lauded quite a bit by his captain. He's nervous, clearly, as he slips while trying to deliver
  4. Guest7224
    End of over 5 (3 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 17/3

    R Dravid    0* (1b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-10-3
    KP Pietersen    13* (16b 1x4)      MM Patel    1-0-2-0
    4.6 Mascarenhas to Dravid, no run, length ball on the off stump, blocked solidly back to the bowler
    Dravid, last year's captain, comes in
    Bangalore in trouble now, two of their four new recruits are gone
    4.5 Mascarenhas to Uthappa, OUT, Uthappa throws it away, length ball on the off and his eyes lit up, tried to waft that across the line over midwicket, got the top edge and Rawat didn't have to move much to snap that
    RV Uthappa c wicketkeeperRawat b Mascarenhas 3 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00
    4.4 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed from the crease towards mid-on for a single
    4.3 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, almost plays on, angling into the right hander, he hasn't got any room whatsoever, jags back in after landing on middle and off, tries to cart that over mid-on, gets an inside edge onto his pads
    4.2 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler on the front foot
    4.1 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 2 runs, plays the paddle scoop, fullish on middle, shuffles, bends and plays it away wide of fine leg
  5. Guest6029
    End of over 6 (12 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 29/3

    KP Pietersen    20* (20b 2x4)      Kamran Khan    2-0-16-0
    R Dravid    5* (3b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-10-3
    5.6 Kamran Khan to Pietersen, no run, full and wide, chases it, goes for a blazing drive that ends up being totally the opposite, rolls down to cover, totally mistimed
    5.5 Kamran Khan to Dravid, 1 run, banged in short on middle, dropped down into the off side with soft hands for a quick single
    5.4 Kamran Khan to Dravid, FOUR, straying on the pads to Dravid and pays the price, clips it away fine, fine leg's not as fine as he usually is, gets a boundary
    5.3 Kamran Khan to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller outside off, crunched through the off side wide of mid-off for a single, good sound of bat hitting ball, but wasn't hit as well
    5.2 Kamran Khan to Pietersen, FOUR, mistimes a pull, the shot was on, banged in short on middle and Pietersen went after it, though he didn't hit it as well, he still found the gap to beat fine leg and square leg
    5.1 Kamran Khan to Pietersen, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, nurdles it behind square for a couple
    Shuffling their bowlers around here, Kamran's back
  6. Guest5251
    End of over 8 (7 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 46/3

    R Dravid    15* (9b 3x4)      MM Patel    2-0-9-0
    KP Pietersen    27* (26b 3x4)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-20-3
    7.6 MM Patel to Dravid, no run, Munaf lets out a deceptive grunt as he delivers, it's a slower ball outside off, a legcutter that Dravid tries to run down to third man, but misses
    7.5 MM Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, good length on the off stump, takes a couple of steps forward and pushes it past Munaf for a single to long-off
    7.4 MM Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched on middle and he's cashed in on the length, drills it fiercely down the ground past the bowler for a boundary
    7.3 MM Patel to Pietersen, no run, good length outside off and swinging away, KP chases and looks to bludgeon it through the covers, fails to reach it, a wide not given
    These two shepherding a recovery now
    7.2 MM Patel to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, dabbed down to third man for a single
    7.1 MM Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, superb shot but just for a run, full on the off stump, plays a sublime off drive but straight towards long-off
    Munaf back in to bowl
  7. Guest8972
    End of over 7 (10 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 39/3

    R Dravid    14* (7b 3x4)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-20-3
    KP Pietersen    21* (22b 2x4)      Kamran Khan    2-0-16-0
    6.6 Mascarenhas to Dravid, FOUR, classy, that's his trademark shot, length ball on middle, he bends forward, closes the face and drives it delectably between midwicket and mid-on
    6.5 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed off the back foot wide of cover for a single
    6.4 Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, banged in short on middle, Pietersen had shaped himself up for a pull but realised that it had bounced much more than he expected, ducked at the last moment
    6.3 Mascarenhas to Dravid, 1 run, gets forward and bunts it between point and cover for a single
    6.2 Mascarenhas to Dravid, no run, good length on the off, defended cautiously off the front foot
    6.1 Mascarenhas to Dravid, FOUR, the outfield is quick, full on the off stump, tries to drive it much straighter but the bat turns in his hand, ends up opening the face and playing it wide of mid-off, though it didn't go where he wanted to, there was enough pace on the ball to take it to the ropes
  8. Guest2669
    End of over 9 (6 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 52/4

    V Kohli    0* (1b)      T Henderson    1-0-6-1
    R Dravid    16* (10b 3x4)      MM Patel    2-0-9-0
    Henderson gets his first IPL wicket. Pietersen was looking threatening and just when it seemed he had triggered a revival, Rajasthan struck
    8.6 Henderson to Kohli, no run, cut back in sharply from outside off, defended it onto the pitch a little awkwardly in the end
    Virat Kohli comes in
    8.5 Henderson to Pietersen, OUT, massive blow! Short of a length on middle, goes for the pull, replays show that was he was perhaps into the shot a little too early, mistimed it towards midwicket where Niraj Patel dived forward to pouch a good catch inches from the ground
    KP Pietersen c NK Patel b Henderson 32 (30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 106.66
    8.4 Henderson to Pietersen, no run, fielded superbly by Warne at cover, driven straight towards him, but with some force, and he sticks his right hand out to save a couple of runs
    8.3 Henderson to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, nudged down to third man for a single
    8.2 Henderson to Pietersen, 1 run, eased through the off side into the covers for a single
    8.1 Henderson to Pietersen, FOUR, and gets smashed, overpitched outside off and Pietersen drives it with utter contempt through the extra-cover region
    The $650,000 worth Tyron Henderson comes on
  9. Guest1316
    End of over 10 (5 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 57/4

    V Kohli    2* (4b)      Kamran Khan    3-0-21-0
    R Dravid    19* (13b 3x4)      T Henderson    1-0-6-1
    And it's now time for the 'time out', so that gives us a bit of a break.

    9.6 Kamran Khan to Kohli, no run, good stuff, followed that up with one banged in short outside off, Kohli backed away from it
    9.5 Kamran Khan to Dravid, 1 run, fired it in full again, an attempted yorker outside off, bowled at 140.3 kmph, setting pretty high speed standards for Indian bowlers here, dug out towards third man
    9.4 Kamran Khan to Kohli, 1 run, short of a good length on leg stump, turned away wide of square leg, there's a fumble but the fielder recovers well to prevent the second
    9.3 Kamran Khan to Dravid, 1 run, fires in a yorker at 140.7 kmph, shrieks as he bowls indicating the effort, Dravid has no trouble flicking it to fine leg
    9.2 Kamran Khan to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length on leg and angling it into the right hander, dropped into the off side for a single
    9.1 Kamran Khan to Dravid, 1 run, good length on the off stump, eased through to deep cover off the back foot
    Kamran's back, back again
  10. Guest1422
    End of over 11 (3 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 60/4

    R Dravid    21* (18b 3x4)      T Henderson    2-0-9-1
    V Kohli    3* (5b)      Kamran Khan    3-0-21-0
    10.6 Henderson to Dravid, 1 run, gets wide of the crease and fires it in full on middle, turns it to midwicket
    10.5 Henderson to Kohli, 1 run, third man into the act again, bowled on a good length outside off, run down
    10.4 Henderson to Dravid, 1 run, banged in short outside off, got on to top of it nicely to play it down to third man
    10.3 Henderson to Dravid, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler
    10.2 Henderson to Dravid, no run, again, identical result to an identical ball, tries to dab it down to third man but is a little late on the shot
    10.1 Henderson to Dravid, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, Dravid tries to chop that down to third man, misses
    Right, so Henderson's back
  11. Guest3886
    End of over 12 (3 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 63/5

    B Akhil    0* (1b)      SK Warne    1-0-3-1
    R Dravid    24* (20b 3x4)      T Henderson    2-0-9-1
    11.6 Warne to Akhil, no run, ooh, almost, flighted outside off, gets forward with a lunge but the ball spins away sharply
    B Akhil,, the new man in
    11.5 Warne to Kohli, OUT, bowled 'im, tossed up on leg stump, inducing Kohli to step out of the crease, he tries to work it away into the leg side, misses, the ball spins back in to peg back middle
    V Kohli b Warne 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50
    11.4 Warne to Kohli, no run, much fuller and on the leg stump, gets back and punches it back to the bowler
    11.3 Warne to Kohli, no run, short on the off and spinning away from the right hander, slapped down to cover
    11.2 Warne to Dravid, 1 run, short and wide again, makes room and punches it to deep cover
    11.1 Warne to Dravid, 2 runs, drags it short and spins away, bunts it down to deep cover
    Shane Warne comes in
  12. Guest3583
    End of over 13 (7 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 70/5

    B Akhil    4* (3b)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0
    R Dravid    27* (24b 3x4)      SK Warne    1-0-3-1
    12.6 Pathan to Akhil, 2 runs, flat, quick and fullish on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg
    12.5 Pathan to Akhil, 2 runs, fired in full outside off, makes room and slices it between long-off and deep cover for a couple
    12.4 Pathan to Dravid, 1 run, fired in quick on middle and leg, whipped away to deep square leg
    12.3 Pathan to Dravid, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, rocks back and chops it down behind point for a couple
    12.2 Pathan to Dravid, no run, played off the back foot towards short third
    12.1 Pathan to Dravid, no run, bowled flat on middle and off, defended back to the bowler
    Yusuf Pathan to bowl now
  13. Guest133
    End of over 14 (7 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 77/5

    R Dravid    32* (29b 4x4)      SK Warne    2-0-9-1
    B Akhil    5* (4b)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0
    13.6 Warne to Dravid, 1 run, gets front and across and works it wristily wide of midwicket for a single
    13.5 Warne to Dravid, no run, short of a good length outside off, gets back and chops it down to cover
    13.4 Warne to Akhil, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, ticked short of short fine, Dravid calls well to complete the single and take strike
    13.3 Warne to Dravid, 1 leg bye, bowled a touch quicker outside leg, tries to turn it fine, is hit on the pad but they sneak a leg bye
    13.2 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, shot! Flighted, lands full on middle, gets down on one knee and sweeps it away fiercely to beat the gap between deep square leg and deep midwicket
    13.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, held it back a little, dropped it short outside off, chopped towards point
  14. Guest5306
    End of over 15 (10 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 87/5

    B Akhil    9* (7b 1x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-17-0
    R Dravid    37* (32b 5x4)      SK Warne    2-0-9-1
    14.6 Pathan to Akhil, FOUR
    14.5 Pathan to Akhil, no run, spun back in sharply, tried to whip it wide of square leg, was struck high on the pads
    14.4 Pathan to Akhil, no run, gets back and dabs it down to point
    14.3 Pathan to Dravid, 1 run, flicked away towards deep midwicket off the front foot
    14.3 Pathan to Dravid, 1 wide, fires it in wide down the leg side, it's called
    14.2 Pathan to Dravid, FOUR, cheeky, fraction full outside off, reaches forward and paddles it really fine to beat the short-fine fielder to the boundary
    14.1 Pathan to Dravid, no run, slightly short on middle, punched firmly but straight to midwicket
  15. Guest4772
    End of over 17 (10 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 98/6

    R Dravid    47* (39b 6x4)      T Henderson    3-0-19-1
    P Kumar    1* (3b)      SK Warne    3-0-10-2
    16.6 Henderson to Dravid, 2 runs, aiming for the yorker there, but strays in line a little, pushes it on leg stump, Dravid tickles it wide of a squarish fine leg for a couple
    16.5 Henderson to Dravid, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, driven stylishly between deep midwicket and deep square leg for a couple, his shoe comes off as he tries to run back for the second, it's all worth it
    16.4 Henderson to Kumar, 1 run, back of a length on middle, played down wide of midwicket for a single
    16.3 Henderson to Dravid, 1 run, short outside off, run down to third man
    16.2 Henderson to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched this time, on a driving length and Dravid obliges, creaming it through the covers to get a much-needed boundary
    16.1 Henderson to Dravid, no run, full on the off stump, dabbed back onto the pitch
  16. Guest4603
    End of over 16 (1 run) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 88/6

    P Kumar    0* (2b)      SK Warne    3-0-10-2
    R Dravid    38* (34b 5x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-17-0
    15.6 Warne to Kumar, no run, almost threw it away, had a blind swing at it but the spin took it away from him, the bowler has a nice chuckle while Dravid will have asked Praveen to keep himself under control
    15.5 Warne to Kumar, no run, dropped off the front foot into the leg side
    Praveen Kumar comes in
    15.4 Warne to Akhil, OUT, genius! Got him with the flighted one, thrown up on the leg stump sucking him out of the crease, he tried to drive it through the leg side, missed, and the ball spun back in to hit middle and off
    B Akhil b Warne 9 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
    15.3 Warne to Akhil, no run, close shout for lbw, short outside off, a googly that spun back in sharply, went for the cut, was quick through the air, was rapped on the pads but was struck just outside the line
    15.2 Warne to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length on middle, pulled away to deep midwicket
    15.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, superbly done, tossed up on the off stump, drew him forward, he tried to defend but the ball spun away at the last moment to beat the outside edge
  17. Guest6332
    End of over 17 (10 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 98/6

    R Dravid    47* (39b 6x4)      T Henderson    3-0-19-1
    P Kumar    1* (3b)      SK Warne    3-0-10-2
    16.6 Henderson to Dravid, 2 runs, aiming for the yorker there, but strays in line a little, pushes it on leg stump, Dravid tickles it wide of a squarish fine leg for a couple
    16.5 Henderson to Dravid, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, driven stylishly between deep midwicket and deep square leg for a couple, his shoe comes off as he tries to run back for the second, it's all worth it
    16.4 Henderson to Kumar, 1 run, back of a length on middle, played down wide of midwicket for a single
    16.3 Henderson to Dravid, 1 run, short outside off, run down to third man
    16.2 Henderson to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched this time, on a driving length and Dravid obliges, creaming it through the covers to get a much-needed boundary
    16.1 Henderson to Dravid, no run, full on the off stump, dabbed back onto the pitch
  18. Guest6379
    End of over 18 (8 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 106/6

    R Dravid    48* (40b 6x4)      SK Warne    4-0-18-2
    P Kumar    8* (8b 1x6)      T Henderson    3-0-19-1
    17.6 Warne to Dravid, 1 run, chopped down wide of cover for a single, Warne ends an enthralling spell
    17.5 Warne to Kumar, 1 run, short of a length on middle, slaps it over the non-striker to long-on
    17.4 Warne to Kumar, SIX, connects well this time, it's flighted and full on middle, gets under it and smashes it back over the bowler's head for the first six of the innings
    17.3 Warne to Kumar, no run, slightly short on the off, kept a little low, punched to cover
    17.2 Warne to Kumar, no run, on middle and off, pushed into the off side
    17.1 Warne to Kumar, no run, swings and misses, Praveen and Dravid are two opposites, flighted on middle and he tries to dismiss that into the stands but the ball zips away to beat him
  19. Guest1370
    End of over 18 (8 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 106/6

    R Dravid    48* (40b 6x4)      SK Warne    4-0-18-2
    P Kumar    8* (8b 1x6)      T Henderson    3-0-19-1
    17.6 Warne to Dravid, 1 run, chopped down wide of cover for a single, Warne ends an enthralling spell
    17.5 Warne to Kumar, 1 run, short of a length on middle, slaps it over the non-striker to long-on
    17.4 Warne to Kumar, SIX, connects well this time, it's flighted and full on middle, gets under it and smashes it back over the bowler's head for the first six of the innings
    17.3 Warne to Kumar, no run, slightly short on the off, kept a little low, punched to cover
    17.2 Warne to Kumar, no run, on middle and off, pushed into the off side
    17.1 Warne to Kumar, no run, swings and misses, Praveen and Dravid are two opposites, flighted on middle and he tries to dismiss that into the stands but the ball zips away to beat him
  20. Guest8643
    End of over 19 (11 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 117/6

    P Kumar    8* (9b 1x6)      T Henderson    4-0-30-1
    R Dravid    59* (45b 8x4)      SK Warne    4-0-18-2
    18.6 Henderson to Kumar, no run, yorker outside off, just outside off, Praveen fails to get his bat down in time
    18.5 Henderson to Dravid, 1 run, on middle and leg, a touch fuller, worked away towards square
    18.4 Henderson to Dravid, FOUR, crucial runs these, short and wide, cuts it away wide of a diving point to four more
    18.3 Henderson to Dravid, 2 runs, fullish on middle and leg, driven down the ground wide of long-on for a couple more
    18.2 Henderson to Dravid, FOUR, gets to his fifty but playing that inside-out over the covers to beat the gap between deep cover and deep point, well done, he's held one end together here
    18.1 Henderson to Dravid, no run, stump-to-stump from the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 cricket, low full toss on middle, played back to the bowler
  21. Guest9147
    End of over 20 (16 runs) - Bangalore Royal Challengers 133/8. last over made it exciting; wickets, fours and a six and a superb catch by the old man warne. Not a big total i guess this match is going to the Rajasthan Royals. Bangalore contineus their poor run from the last season of ipl and KP Pietersen 1.6 million man did not make much of a difference.

    R Vinay Kumar    8* (2b 2x4)      MM Patel    3-0-25-2
    DW Steyn    0* (0b)      T Henderson    4-0-30-1
    19.6 MM Patel to Vinay Kumar, FOUR, slower ball bowled full outside off, makes room and slices it over point, some atrocious fielding by the deep-point fielder there who palms it to the ropes sliding to his left
    19.5 MM Patel to Vinay Kumar, FOUR, shot! Bowled full on middle, he's already walked across, scoops it well over short fine for a boundary
    Vinay Kumar, the new man in
    19.4 MM Patel to Dravid, OUT, excellent catch, slower ball bowled short outside off, Dravid made room and struck it well, slapping it past extra cover, but Warne's right at the edge of the circle and stretches and dives to his left to pluck that superbly
    R Dravid c Warne b MM Patel 66 (48b 8x4 1x6) SR: 137.50
    19.3 MM Patel to Dravid, SIX, massive hit! Length ball on middle, right in the slot for Dravid, makes way and swings it over the deep-midwicket boundary, went about 10-12 rows into the stands
    19.2 MM Patel to Kumar, OUT, the change of pace does the trick, slower ball bowled full on a length on middle and off, Praveen, predictably, tries to smash that out of Cape Town but didn't pick it well, ended up lofting it really high and Munaf had to take a few steps to his left to take a well-judged catch, took a while to come down
    P Kumar c & b MM Patel 8 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 80.00
    19.1 MM Patel to Dravid, 1 run, full on middle, drilled down the ground to long-on for a single
    19.1 MM Patel to Dravid, 1 wide, short outside off, and it's way too wide, a run gifted
    Last over coming up. Munaf to bowl it
  22. Guest2608
    The umpires are strolling out, followed by the Bangalore team. Kumble will be interesting to watch. Smith and Asnodkar make their way in, both made quite an impression last season. Asnodkar is half Smith's size. Smith will face Praveen. Rajasthan Royals batting starts End of over
    1 (2 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 2/1 (132 runs required)

    NK Patel    0* (1b)      P Kumar    1-0-2-1
    GC Smith    1* (3b)     
    0.6 Kumar to NK Patel, no run, good, probing line outside off, Smith restrains himself, letting it go
    0.5 Kumar to Asnodkar, OUT, terrible shot, he's just facing his third ball, good length on middle and off and has a waft at it, looking to heave it over midwicket, mistimed it and it lobbed up towards Kohli at point where he took a dolly
    SA Asnodkar c Kohli b Kumar 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    0.5 Kumar to Asnodkar, 1 wide, Uthappa keeps well diving to his right, though he has two slips to cover for him, a bit of a waste really, too wide outside off, and went further with the swing
    0.4 Kumar to Asnodkar, no run, good bounce, landed short outside off, went for the cut straightaway but it bounced more than he expected, missed
    Uthappa is keeping
    0.3 Kumar to Smith, 1 run, bowled on a length outside off, Smith moves across to defend, gets a thick inside edge to fine leg as the ball darts back in a little
    Two slips in place
    0.2 Kumar to Smith, no run, short of a good length on the off, dropped dead on the pitch off the back foot
    0.1 Kumar to Smith, no run, slightly short on leg stump, kept a little low, got his bat down in time to defend it back to the bowler
  23. Guest8822
    End of over 2 (4 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 6/1 (128 runs required)

    NK Patel    1* (5b)      DW Steyn    1-0-4-0
    GC Smith    2* (5b)      P Kumar    1-0-2-1
    1.6 Steyn to NK Patel, no run, teasing him outside off, looks to drive it but was into the shot a little too early, goes through to the keeper
    1.6 Steyn to NK Patel, 1 wide, wide again, short of a length but angles it further away from the batsman, the umpire stretches his arms again
    1.5 Steyn to NK Patel, no run, much fuller, driving length and Patel chases it from the crease, the ball moves away to beat the outside edge
    1.5 Steyn to NK Patel, 1 wide, short and wide, slashes at it unconvincingly, given a wide though the bowler had the batsman thinking there
    1.4 Steyn to NK Patel, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle, Smith ducks under it well
    1.3 Steyn to Smith, 1 run, back of a length on the off, dropped down short of cover for a single, South African to South African, and there's a sudden buzz in the crowd
    1.2 Steyn to NK Patel, 1 run, skidded into the left hander after landing on a good length on the off stump, struck him on the thighs as he tried to drop it down on the leg side
    1.1 Steyn to NK Patel, no run, short of a length outside off, cutting length but left alone by Niraj Patel, the new man in
    Good start by Bangalore here, pressure on Rajasthan right away. Steyn charges in.
  24. Guest4149
    End of over 3 (1 run) - Rajasthan Royals 7/2 (127 runs required)

         P Kumar    2-0-3-2
    NK Patel    1* (5b)      DW Steyn    1-0-4-0
    Two down, that target of 134 looks some distance away now
    2.6 Kumar to Smith, OUT, Bangalore are on top, pitched it short outside off and Smith was tempted into going for the cut, he slashed at it and edged it straight to Dravid waiting at a widish first slip
    GC Smith c Dravid b Kumar 2 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18
    2.5 Kumar to Smith, no run, good length on middle, in Smith's zone, just pushes it firmly to midwicket, no flourish there, he's being cautious
    2.5 Kumar to Smith, 1 wide, misdirected this time, short of a length outside leg stump and held its line, the umpire initially thought it may have clipped the batsman's pads, but decided to call it in the end
    2.4 Kumar to Smith, no run, similar but a little wider, Smith lets it go this time, it's far enough
    2.3 Kumar to Smith, no run, testing line on the off and taking it away from the left hander, defended watchfully into the off side
    2.2 Kumar to Smith, no run, short of a length on the off, dabbed into the leg side
    2.1 Kumar to Smith, no run, beauty, shaped it away fro Smith, pitched on the off and swung away just as Smith tried to defend that off the back foot, played inside the line and was beaten
  25. Guest8514
    End of over 7 (3 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 17/3 (117 runs required) this is getting boring.

    YK Pathan    2* (4b)      JD Ryder    1-0-3-1
    T Henderson    2* (10b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-1-0
    6.6 Ryder to Pathan, 2 runs, chopped wide of point for a couple wide of deep cover
    6.5 Ryder to Pathan, no run, came back in this time, landed a touch fuller outside off and struck him just outside the line as he tried to play forward
    6.4 Ryder to Pathan, no run, short outside off, goes for the cut, good bounce for the bowler takes it just past the outside edge
    We're into the seventh over and Rajasthan haven't managed a boundary
    6.3 Ryder to Pathan, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended to cover on the front foot
    6.3 Ryder to Pathan, 1 wide, bouncer down leg stump, given a wide
    The hard-hitting Yusuf Pathan walks in
    End of a laborious effort from Patel, facing 16 balls for his 4
    6.2 Ryder to NK Patel, OUT, trouble for Rajasthan, length ball on the off and Patel, in an act of desperation really, tries to clear mid-on but is unable to do so as there's a tall Anil Kumble guarding that area, takes it on the second attempt
    NK Patel c Kumble b Ryder 4 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
  26. Guest9030
    End of over 9 (2 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 28/5 (106 runs required)

    RA Jadeja    0* (2b)      JD Ryder    2-0-5-2
    YK Pathan    4* (8b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-10-0
    8.6 Ryder to Jadeja, no run, probing him outside off, gets forward and defends it to point
    8.5 Ryder to Jadeja, no run, on and outside off, Jadeja pushes it to cover
    Ravindra Jadeja, the new batsman
    8.4 Ryder to Mascarenhas, OUT, run out, Rajasthan in tatters now, utter confusion out in the middle, played to point off the back foot and Dimitri sets off for a single but there's absolutely no response from the non-striker, he's more than halfway down the pitch and an accurate throw to the keeper from Kohli seals his fate
    AD Mascarenhas run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    Mascarenhas comes in
    Ruder failed with the bat, but he's done wonders with his medium pace here. Rajasthan are staring down the barrel here
    8.3 Ryder to Henderson, OUT, the slower one does the trick, bowled at 104.8 kmph, landed on a length on middle and Henderson swung across the line, didn't pick the change in pace, missed it as he was a little early into the shot and the ball crashed into middle
    T Henderson b Ryder 11 (15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 73.33
    8.2 Ryder to Pathan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, chopped down to deep cover
    8.1 Ryder to Henderson, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven down to long-on
  27. Guest9588
    End of over 10 (4 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 32/5 (102 runs required)

    YK Pathan    6* (11b)      A Kumble    1-0-4-0
    RA Jadeja    2* (5b)      JD Ryder    2-0-5-2
    So we head into a break with the champions having a mountain to climb in the next ten overs. Yusuf is their only hope.
    9.6 Kumble to Pathan, no run, the googly there but Yusuf spotted it, on and outside off and he presented the full face to play it back to Kumble
    9.5 Kumble to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, pushed wide of midwicket for a single
    9.4 Kumble to Jadeja, no run, gave it some air to bring him forward, landed outside off and spun in but struck him just outside the line as he tried to turn it wide of midwicket
    9.3 Kumble to Pathan, 1 run, short and quick on middle, mistimes a pull short of deep midwicket
    9.2 Kumble to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, pushed between point and cover for a single
    9.1 Kumble to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, swept down to fine leg
    Kumble into the attack now, but the damage it seems, has already been done
  28. Guest2664
    End of over 11 (15 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 47/5 (87 runs required)

    RA Jadeja    11* (9b 1x6)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-25-0
    YK Pathan    11* (13b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-0-4-0
    10.6 Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, 2 runs, just a fraction short on the off stump, cuts it over point wide of third man for a couple, the best over of the innings, though they'll need few more of these
    10.5 Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, no run, short and wide, kept a little low as he tried to cut that past point, also had to reach for it, missed
    10.4 Vinay Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, short on the off, dabbed short of cover for a quick single
    10.3 Vinay Kumar to Pathan, FOUR, four for Yusuf now, on middle and he wafts it behind square, beats short fine to the boundary
    10.2 Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length outside off, slashed away to third man
    10.1 Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, SIX, that's disappeared, just slightly outside off, he plants his foot forward and has a mighty swing at it, pays off as he clears long-on by a mile, they needed that badly
    10.1 Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, 1 wide, bouncer banged in short outside off, it's too high and is given a wide
    Vinay Kumar to continue
  29. Guest3909
    End of over 12 (wicket maiden) - Rajasthan Royals 47/7 (87 runs required)

    SK Warne    0* (4b)      A Kumble    2-1-4-2
    M Rawat    0* (0b)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-25-0
    11.6 Kumble to Warne, no run, bowled it short outside off this time, tried to chop it wide of point, missed
    11.5 Kumble to Warne, no run, three in a row, tossed up and lands full on middle, driven firmly but back to the bowler
    11.4 Kumble to Warne, no run, flighted on the off, struck back to Kumble again
    11.3 Kumble to Warne, no run, quicker one on the off, handled well by Warne, defended back to the bowler
    Kumble on a hat-trick
    11.2 Kumble to Jadeja, OUT, That should seal it for Bangalore, gave it air this time unlike the previous one where he bowled it flat and short, Jadeja got down on one knee and tried to slog-sweep it over deep midwicket, got a lot of elevation and though it was struck well, didn't get the distance he desired, Kohli ran well to his right to take a neat catch well inside the ropes
    RA Jadeja c Kohli b Kumble 11 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 110.00
    11.1 Kumble to Pathan, OUT, is that the end now? Kumble pulled it short outside off and Yusuf attempted to swat it back over the bowlers head, hit the toe-end of the bat, skied it towards long-off where Ryder took a good catch running forward
    YK Pathan c Ryder b Kumble 11 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.57
  30. Guest106
    End of over 15 (4 runs) - Rajasthan Royals 58/9 (76 runs required)

    Kamran Khan    3* (4b)      JD Ryder    4-0-14-2
    M Rawat    4* (7b)      A Kumble    3-1-5-4
    14.6 Ryder to Kamran Khan, 1 run, Kamran turns it away wide of short fine for a couple more, full on middle and leg
    14.5 Ryder to Kamran Khan, 2 runs, full and wide, sliced away wide of point, deep point gives chase and cuts it off, but they've taken two
    14.4 Ryder to Kamran Khan, no run, slower ball bowled on a good length on the off, drives it through the line back to the bowler
    14.3 Ryder to Kamran Khan, no run, full on the off, pushed back to Ryder
    14.2 Ryder to Rawat, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, driven firmly back to the bowler who palms it wide of mid-off to allow them sneak a single
    14.1 Ryder to Rawat, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed to point
  31. Guest5837
    This is a mauling. 134 was supposed to be competitive, but it proved way more than adequate in this case as Rajasthan surrendered meekly. Kumble was the star, but the damage had been done much earlier with Praveen Kumar providing the early breakthroughs, and Ryder chipping in with a couple. Both the finalists from last year have been beaten today, and the change in conditions has set up a slightly different IPL this time around, with the contest between bat and ball being much more closely fought than it was in it's last edition.

    This is now the second-lowest score in Twenty20 cricket, and the lowest in the IPL. The score, at the moment, is yet to be updated on the page, but you'll get a list of some of the other abject batting performances. Anil Kumble joins a fairly long list of bowlers who've taken five-fors in Twenty20 cricket.

    There's still time left for the presentation, but wouldn't Rahul Dravid be a fair pick for Man of the Match? Kumble did take five wickets, but Bangalore well in front by the time he came on.

    Presentation time. Ravi Shastri, as often during the IPL, is a little louder than he normally is.

    Shane Warne: "It was pretty disappointing. As champions, we wanted to impose ourselves but Bangalore bowled very well. It was pretty embarassing for us really. We should still have won despite the conditions, batting under lights. We need to have a serious look at the top three or four and some shot selection. We'll work on it and I promise we'll come back better."

    Kevin Pietersen: "The boys played fantastic cricket. Rahul was outstanding and Ryder was fantastic. We just wanted to hit it hard, take wickets and see where we would end up. Praveen's a fantastic bowler, very clever. You can't buy Kumble's experience, he's a legend. We'll try to do as best as we can, but there are some areas we can improve in, especially in the batting department."

    Dravid is the Man of the Match.

    Dravid: "I'm happy with the way I'm hitting it and it was good to get the team out of the hole. This was always going to be a good score in the conditions, you've got to play proper cricket, as it's not going to be easy hitting every ball. It all worked out well, and it was a good start to the tournament. The bowlers responded well and it was just brilliant."

    That's all from us folks. It's been an interesting day, and the tournament, on first glance, appears to have been very well received with a capacity crowd at Newlands. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage, and we thank you for sending us all your feedback. Delhi Daredevils take on Kings XI Punjab tomorrow, and the Deccan Chargers face off against Kolkata Knight Riders. Join us then. Until tomorrow, it's Siddhartha Talya signing off from the commentary, and Raghav from the scoring desk. See ya!
    15.1 Kumble to Kamran Khan, OUT, five-for for Kumble, tossed it up outside off, Rawat tried to swing it over midwicket, got a thin edge that was snapped up easily by Uthappa
    Kamran Khan c wicketkeeperUthappa b Kumble 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00
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