Indian Premier League, 55th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians at Bengaluru, May 28, 2008
Mumbai Indians won by 9 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
28 May 2008 - day/night match (20-over match)

Fernando to Boucher, OUT, caught by the local boy! Boucher tries to pull Fernando, the length is short but the ball stops on Boucher who plays the shot too early and mis-hits it high in the air to Uthappa who holds a simple catch between midwicket and mid-on

MV Boucher c Uthappa b Fernando 18 (15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 35/1   SP Goswami 17* (18b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 0.3-0-1-1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, caught! Misbah's failed on his birthday! Fernando pitches the ball short of a length and seams it away from the right-hander, Misbah stays on the back foot and pokes feebly at the ball, he gets an outside edge that goes to first slip where Tendulkar takes a comfortable catch at stomach height

Misbah-ul-Haq c Tendulkar b Fernando 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/2   SP Goswami 18* (20b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 1-0-2-2

Fernando to Goswami, OUT, Fernando picks up his third! Goswami tries to loft a good length delivery down the ground, he gets the direction right but not the distance, the ball goes in the air between mid-on and mid-off, Uthappa goes for the catch from mid-off and so does Nehra from mid-on, there's a collision between the two but Nehra gets to the ball before Uthappa and holds the catch, well taken

SP Goswami c Nehra b Fernando 20 (24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/3   R Dravid 1* (3b)   CRD Fernando 1.1-0-2-3

Smith to White, OUT, caught! It's that man Fernando again! White tries to loft a length ball over deep midwicket, he doesn't get under it and therefore can't get the necessary elevation to clear the boundary, he hits it in the air to deep midwicket where Fernando runs in and holds a low catch, White had played three dot balls and the pressure told on him

CL White c Fernando b Smith 26 (20b 3x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/4   R Dravid 8* (11b)   DR Smith 1.4-0-11-1

Nehra to Kohli, OUT, he's gone first ball! Nehra delivers an outstanding ball, he pitches it short of a length and gets it to rise sharply into Kohli who tries to run the ball down to third man, the ball gets far too big on him and he is cramped for room as well, Takawale takes the edge comfortably

V Kohli c †Takawale b Nehra 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/5   R Dravid 10* (14b)   A Nehra 2.2-0-15-1

Smith to Dravid, OUT, bowled him! Smith pitches on a good length on off stump and angles it into middle, Dravid stays in his crease, makes room, and tries to steer the ball from his stumps to third man, he misses completely and Smith hits

R Dravid b Smith 11 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/6   B Akhil 5* (3b 1x4)   DR Smith 2.1-0-12-2

Smith to Akhil, OUT, Smith's got another one! He pitches the ball around off stump and slants it into the right-hander, Akhil moves across his stump, gets down on one knee and tries to play a cheeky sweep, he misses and gets hit in front of middle, that's plumb and AV Jayaprakash raises the finger in a flash

B Akhil lbw b Smith 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 83/7   P Kumar 1* (2b)   DR Smith 2.4-0-13-3

Fernando to Vinay Kumar, OUT, he's caught this time! Vinay tries to clear long-on once again but this time he didn't get under the ball, he hits it straight to Uthappa at long on

R Vinay Kumar c Uthappa b Fernando 23 (17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 135.29

Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/8   P Kumar 8* (10b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 3.5-0-18-4

Fernando to Kumar, OUT, Praveen's run out! He backs away and tries to hit a short of a length ball down the ground, he misses and then sets off for the bye a bit too late, Takawale lobs the ball to Fernando who gets back to his stumps calmly and breaks the stumps with Praveen well short

P Kumar run out 8 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/9   A Kumble 0* (0b)   CRD Fernando 4-0-18-4





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Hours of play (local time) 16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

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