Indian Premier League, 27th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore, Apr 20, 2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
20 April 2013 - night match (20-over match)
2.3

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, length delivery on middle and leg line, the batsman comes forward and defends to the leg side

2.4

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, keeps it in the channel outside off with a length delivery, the batsman lets it go through

2.5

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, back of length delivery just outside off, Dravid stays in the crease and tries to punch it through cover, but the ball hits the inside half of the bat and heads back to the bowler

2.6

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, slightly short in length, Dravid plays a pull shot straight to midwicket. He didn't get much timing on that as the ball came slightly slow off the deck

Rajasthan Royals 10/1   R Dravid 0* (4b)
4.1

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, length delivery on off stump, Dravid stays in the crease and punches it forcefully to the fielder at mid-off

4.2

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Dravid makes room to hit it through off, but it bounces a touch extra and goes past the outside edge

4.3

Rampaul to Dravid, no run, back of length delivery and Dravid stands tall to play a back foot punch through off, but he is not able to beat the fielder at cover

4.4

Rampaul to Dravid, FOUR, he gets a length delivery outside off which he tries to smash back down the ground, but the bat face closes and the ball just eludes a diving mid-on, goes past his left to the boundary

4.5

Rampaul to Dravid, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, Dravid is struggling with his timing here and he pushes it towards the off side

Rajasthan Royals 19/1   R Dravid 5* (9b 1x4)
5.1

Unadkat to Dravid, 1 run, length delivery outside off which Dravid wrists towards square leg for a single

Rajasthan Royals 26/1   R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4)
6.2

Vinay Kumar to Dravid, no run, bowls a short delivery that comes a bit slow off the surface, it messes up with Dravid's attempted pull and he ends up dragging it to short fine

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Dravid, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, he stays on the crease and punches it down to long on

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Dravid, no run, back of length delivery on off, Dravid opens his stance to push it towards mid-off, but is slightly early in his shot. He pushes it back to the bowler

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Dravid, no run, short of length delivery outside off, he goes for a pull and doesn't get any timing again, straight to Kohli at midwicket

Rajasthan Royals 34/2   R Dravid 7* (14b 1x4)
7.4

Unadkat to Dravid, FOUR, finally Dravid gets hit timing right! It was slightly short of length on the off and middle stump and the batsman was quick to rock back and pull it past midwicket

7.5

Unadkat to Dravid, 1 run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman stays in the crease and nudges it towards the right of midwicket for a single

Rajasthan Royals 46/2   R Dravid 12* (16b 2x4)
9.3

Vinay Kumar to Dravid, 1 run, bowls a full delivery on off stump which the batsman drives to deep cover with ease

9.6

Vinay Kumar to Dravid, no run, stays on the back foot and punches the back of length delivery to cover

Rajasthan Royals 66/3   R Dravid 13* (18b 2x4)
10.3

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, pushed through on the pads, Dravid flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

10.6

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, makes room by moving outside leg and mows this flat delivery to deep midwicket without any timing, settles for a single

Rajasthan Royals 70/3   R Dravid 15* (20b 2x4)
11.1

Unadkat to Dravid, 1 run, goes on the back foot and tries to chip it in the air towards wide long-on, but ends up playing it down the ground without much timing. It goes to the long-on fielder on the bounce

11.4

Unadkat to Dravid, 1 run, he moves outside leg stump and crunches the length delivery to deep cover, just a single though

Rajasthan Royals 73/3   R Dravid 17* (22b 2x4)
12.2

Kartik to Dravid, FOUR, pushes it through on the middle and leg line, but Dravid is very quick to rock back and find enough power in his punch to beat the wide long-on easily

12.3

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, now he comes forward and drives it down to long-on for a single

Rajasthan Royals 80/3   R Dravid 22* (24b 3x4)
13.2

Unadkat to Dravid, 1 run, he makes room to this length ball and drives it on the up to wide long-off

13.4

Unadkat to Dravid, no run, that is an ugly attempt to pull by Dravid, but it was a slower delivery and he is beaten all ends up

13.5

Unadkat to Dravid, FOUR, gets a fuller delivery and he drives it powerfully down the ground, not much timing, but a lot of power in that. It splits the too fielders in the deep

13.6

Unadkat to Dravid, 2 runs, tries to slog a length delivery to the leg side, but again, doesn't get any timing. It trickles towards midwicket but as the fielders are deep, they come back for a couple

Rajasthan Royals 90/3   R Dravid 29* (28b 4x4)
14.2

Kartik to Dravid, 2 runs, comes down the pitch to hit is over long-off, but it goes diametrically opposite to it off a thick inside edge

14.3

Kartik to Dravid, FOUR, it's short of length on the middle stump and although Dravid doesn't get much timing with his pull, he hits it in the gap at deep midwicket

14.4

Kartik to Dravid, OUT, Dravid's scratchy stay in the middle comes to an end as he chips this full delivery straight down to long-on. He scored 35, but was struggling to get his timing going all through the innings. An important innings nonetheless

R Dravid c Rampaul b Kartik 35 (52m 31b 5x4 0x6) SR: 112.90

Rajasthan Royals 97/4   R Dravid 35 (31b 5x4)
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