Indian Premier League, 43rd match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Bengaluru, May 19, 2008
Delhi Daredevils won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
19 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Toss: Sehwag won and chose to field. Dravid talks about the opportunity to "spoil someone's party". He also hints at moving up the order.

Team news: Four changes for Bangalore. Dale Steyn is back. He replaces Abdur Razzaq, the left-arm spinner. Sreevats Goswami, India's U-19 keeper, makes his IPL debut, B Akhil replaces J Arunkumar and Bharat Chipli plays ahead of Virat Kohli. Four changes. There should be a giant revolving door outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium to reflect these mass changes.

Delhi have brought in AB de Villiers for Shoaib Malik and Yomahesh for Amit Mishra. Delhi need to win this and their decision to field first shows the faith they have in their bowling.

Zaheer Khan, who is playing today, has been honoured for being one of Wisden's cricketers of the year in 2007.

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The covers are off. That was the name of Rajan Bala's book on Indian captains (some wonderful anecdotes in there from a veteran journalist) but that's not what I'm referring to. The chances of a start on time have improved and the players are out in the middle doing some stretches. It's fitting that Bangalore are stretching. It's high time.

I hear the groundstaff are rolling the pitch. It's been a bowler-friendly surface in Bangalore so far so it will be interesting to see what is dished out here. By the way, I'm Siddhartha Vaidyanathan and will take you through this one along with Raju, the scorer. Bangalore have not only got the Washington Redskins to cheer for them but there's also the exotically named Lekha Washington on television.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the 43rd game of the IPL. First for the good news - it has rained in Bangalore and the covers are on at the Chinnaswamy. OK, bad news you say. Either way, it's stopped raining at the moment and we could get a start on time. It's an important game for Delhi - who are battling for a spot in the semi-finals. Bangalore are all but out of the tournament (unless you are clinging onto straws like statistical chance) but they would want to avoid the wooden spoon. Of course, there's also the Bangalorean pride to play for (if such a thing exists).


McGrath to Kallis, no run, starts with one slightly wide, Kallis is the latest in the line of openers for Banglalore. They seem to have changed their combination every game.


McGrath to Kallis, no run, outside off again, left alone, Bharat Chipli is Kallis' opening partner


McGrath to Kallis, no run, he reaches out for this one, plays and misses, moves away from the bat in the last moment, bit of seam movement here


McGrath to Kallis, 1 run, walks down the track and pushes back to the bolwer, McGrath lets out a reverse flick that hits the stumps and deflects for an overthrow, they get a run.

By the way Kallis is the eighth opener that Bangalore have used in this tournament.


McGrath to Chipli, no run, driven fluently away from the body but AB de Villiers is prowling in the covers and pulls off a super save, he's one of the best around


McGrath to Chipli, no run, short and outside off, he weaves out of the way of that one, that could have easily been a maiden if not for Pigeon's overthrow

End of over 1 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • B Chipli 0 (2b)
    • JH Kallis 1 (4b)
    • GD McGrath 1-0-1-0

Sangwan to Kallis, 1 wide, too wide outside off, starting wide and moving away, Kallis throws his bat but can't reach it, wide called and rightly so


Sangwan to Kallis, no run, short of a length, tapped off the back foot towards cover


Sangwan to Kallis, 5 wides, too wide again, he's sprayed that, too far for the wicketkeeper as well, all the way for four, this is erratic from Sangwan


Sangwan to Kallis, FOUR, driven on the up off the back foot, rocks back and finds the gap on the off side, races away for four, this is turning out to be a good over for Bangalore


Sangwan to Kallis, 1 run, pushed straight down the ground for a quick single


Sangwan to Chipli, 1 wide, he's lost his bearings here, too wide again, the line is all wrong


Sangwan to Chipli, 1 run, short that time and that's skied high to the on side, short of a length and top-edge soars over the in-field


Sangwan to Kallis, SIX, short one again, this is too easy for Kallis, stands tall and spanks that way over square leg for a big six


Sangwan to Kallis, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone, this was an expensive over - 19 off it

End of over 2 (19 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 20/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • JH Kallis 12 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • B Chipli 1 (3b)
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-19-0
    • GD McGrath 1-0-1-0

McGrath to Chipli, 1 run, down the leg side and angled towards fine leg


McGrath to Kallis, no run, short of a length, that's the master's length, no room to play with there, pushed back to the bowler

Harsha has an observation: "As a DC area resident I can vouch that Wash. Redskins. cheerleaders jinx the team they root for. Mallya should have looked into the records of Redskins before inviting their cheerleaders over to Bangalore."


McGrath to Kallis, no run, worked away to point that time, straight to the bowler


McGrath to Kallis, 1 run, flicked away to the on side, line slightly wrong that time


McGrath to Chipli, no run, pushed back on the back foot, can't beat the field


McGrath to Chipli, no run, that appeared like a huge edge but umpire Steve Davis doesn't give it, pitched short of a length, moved away, Chipli flashes and that appeared to have taken the outside edge, but the umpire stands firm. McGrath and the rest can't believe it.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 22/0 (RR: 7.33)

    • B Chipli 2 (6b)
    • JH Kallis 13 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • GD McGrath 2-0-3-0
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-19-0

Yomahesh replaces Sangwan


Mahesh to Kallis, 2 runs, on the pads again, this seems to be a trend for the day, pushed firmly in the midwicket gap for a couple


Mahesh to Kallis, no run, good-length ball, driven firmly to the covers


Mahesh to Kallis, FOUR, driven crisply, full and on middle stump and he's rattled that past the bowler for four, text-book perfect that


Mahesh to Kallis, no run, walks across his stumps and tries to flick it away but that raps him on the pads, huge appeal for lbw but the umpire isn't interested, he was down the track and maybe that tilted the balance


Mahesh to Kallis, no run, more swing, pitched on a good length and moving away, Kallis tries to drive on one knee but misses that one, there's a bit of nip in the air for sure


Mahesh to Kallis, 1 run, punched off the back foot to third man, they think of two but the fielder is quick, some damage control by Yomahesh after Sangwan's expensive over

End of over 4 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/0 (RR: 7.25)

    • JH Kallis 20 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • B Chipli 2 (6b)
    • VY Mahesh 1-0-7-0
    • GD McGrath 2-0-3-0

McGrath to Kallis, 1 wide, that's harsh from the umpire, it was not too wide outside off but it's called a wide, Kallis let it go and McGrath can't believe it, he wasn't given a caught-behind in the last ball of the previous over and now this. Surely no love lost between the Aussies.


McGrath to Kallis, 1 run, walks down the ground, pushes to mid-on, direct hit from Rajat Bhatia but Kallis is home


McGrath to Chipli, no run, short of a length and that is a typical McGrath length, moves away from Chipli and he gives him a bit of lip, knows he got an edge in the previous over


McGrath to Chipli, no run, bouncer this time, he's pretty annoyed now, accurate one and Chipli can't pull it quick enough, that's the bouncer for the over


McGrath to Chipli, no run, that's spanked hard to point and some sensational fielding by Dilshan, diving stop after throwing himself to the right, McGrath gives the batsman more lip, he is furious now


McGrath to Chipli, OUT, got 'em, he's got his man now, short one again and Chipli can't hold back from the pull, the top edge flies high and Rajat Bhatia nearly makes a meal of the skier running back towards midwicket, he slips before taking the catch but holds on despite the tumble. McGrath isn't celebrating - he tells Chipli to stay on and gestures, 'Not out, not out'. He was really peeved with that edge not being given as out.

B Chipli c Bhatia b McGrath 2 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00


McGrath to Kallis, FOUR, on middle and Kallis moves across to turn it away crisply off his hips, all the way behind square for four, McGrath is furious - this time with himself

Jay hits back: "Harsha can say anything he wants about the B'lore Challenders the worst IPL team by far, but he needs to get his facts right before making a comment on the Washington Redskins. Redskins have a great legacy and 3 Superbowl Championships and their cheer leaders are regarded as the "First Ladies of Football".Also, the Redskins have made the playoffs twice in the last 3 years."

End of over 5 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 35/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • JH Kallis 25 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • SP Goswami 0 (0b)
    • GD McGrath 3-0-9-1
    • VY Mahesh 1-0-7-0

Sreevats Goswami is in


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, outside off this time and lets it go, two good dot balls from Yomahesh


Mahesh to Goswami, 2 runs, angled to third man, seems to be racing away for four but Sangwan throws himself to his right and pulls off a fine save, keeps them down to two

Sanjay: "I agree 100 percent with Harsha's comment. Mallya should have hired the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders."


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, punched off the back foot, straight to covers


Mahesh to Goswami, FOUR, now that's a sweet shot, laced through the covers for a fine four, everything right about it, balance, timing and head position


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, short of a length and tapped towards short third man

End of over 6 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/1 (RR: 6.83)

    • SP Goswami 6 (6b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 25 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • VY Mahesh 2-0-13-0
    • GD McGrath 3-0-9-1

Ferveez Maharoof into the attack now


Maharoof to Kallis, OUT, strikes straight away, full and wide, big outside edge as Kallis tries to drive hard and that's a sharp diving catch by Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps, latches onto and important catch and Steve Davis raises his finder this time

JH Kallis c †Karthik b Maharoof 25 (21b 3x4 1x6) SR: 119.04

Rahul Dravid is in. Greeted with cheers as he walks in.


Maharoof to Dravid, 1 run, on middle stump, Dravid moves across and works it away to fine leg for a single


Maharoof to Goswami, no run, short of a length, nearly reaching Goswami's throat that, he's on his toes and punching towards point

Dhinesh gets to the heart of the matter: "Redskins Cheerleaders or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders don't matter, Mallaya should have hired(or bought) some good players who play Twenty20 Cricket ..." I couldn't have agreed more but they may still win this one ... so let's wait and see


Maharoof to Goswami, no run, lashes outside off but that's a good length again, misses that and it flies quick to the keeper


Maharoof to Goswami, no run, that's straighter, cramps him for room and he can't get the backfoot drive away, fine start by Mahafoor


Maharoof to Goswami, 1 run, down the track and spanked away over infield for a single, Maharoof rounds off a fine over

End of over 7 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 43/2 (RR: 6.14)

    • SP Goswami 7 (10b 1x4)
    • R Dravid 1 (1b)
    • MF Maharoof 1-0-2-1
    • VY Mahesh 2-0-13-0

Sangwan returns


Sangwan to Goswami, no run, full and outside off, driven straight to cover, Goswami struggling a bit, he's played a few good shots but missing more than striking


Sangwan to Goswami, SIX, smash hit, short and Goswami is ready with the pull, on his back foot (though he's out of the crease) and pulls ferociously over midwicket for six, that's a super hit


Sangwan to Goswami, no run, better line this time, slightly fuller length too, batsman tries to cut but can't find enough room, misses that one


Sangwan to Goswami, FOUR, on the pads and tucked away neatly past the keeper for four, Sangwan not getting this right and his Under-19 team-mate Goswami is making the most of it


Sangwan to Goswami, FOUR, this is getting worse, short and down leg again, Goswami is ready with the pull and lashes that hard to fine leg, that's too easy for the batsman


Sangwan to Goswami, FOUR, that's cute, the boy in him comes out, short of a length and outside off, he waits for it till the last moment and angles his bat neatly, past the keeper to third man this time, that was done with the tenderness of a kiss, Goswami on a roll now

End of over 8 (18 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/2 (RR: 7.62)

    • SP Goswami 25 (16b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 1 (1b)
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-37-0
    • MF Maharoof 1-0-2-1

Maharoof to Dravid, 1 run, pushed to mid-on and takes off, sensible decision to give Goswami the strike, he's the man in form


Maharoof to Goswami, 1 run, driven powerfully to mid-off, the fielder is back on the boundary and they pick off the single


Maharoof to Dravid, 1 run, tip and run again, jabbed to the covers and takes off


Maharoof to Goswami, no run, slower one this time, slightly short too, Goswami tries to angle it past the first slip (that's just come in for this over) but can't get the timing right


Maharoof to Goswami, no run, Dilshan on the prowl again, Goswami charges forward and pushes to point but the fielder is diving around as if this is a gymnastic ring, can't get it past him


Maharoof to Goswami, no run, short but it's not too wide, cut straight to Dilshan again

End of over 9 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/2 (RR: 7.11)

    • SP Goswami 26 (20b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 3 (3b)
    • MF Maharoof 2-0-5-1
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-37-0

Rajat Bhatia comes into the attack


Bhatia to Dravid, no run, slower one outside off, swinging away, Dravid tries to cut off the front foot but is beaten


Bhatia to Dravid, no run, beaten again, outside off and moving away again, tries to cut again but misses again


Bhatia to Dravid, no run, slower this time, 101kph, slightly shorter and wide too, Dravid's bat comes down too quick, that was close to a wide but not called, three dots in a row


Bhatia to Dravid, FOUR, finally he's got it, pushed off the front foot and gets it past point all the way for four, that's well timed and he's broken the shackles

Radhika has a hilarious comment: "Given a chance Dravid would have selected the Famous-Ex-Cheerleaders like Madonna, Meryl Streep, Paula Bbdul, Steve Martin, George W bush, Sandra Bullock and Cameron Diaz"


Bhatia to Dravid, 1 run, third man in place now, cut away past point again but McGrath keeps them down to just one


Bhatia to Goswami, 1 run, full and on off, Goswami is waiting to get some elevation but pushes to mid-off for a single

End of over 10 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 70/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • SP Goswami 27 (21b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 8 (8b 1x4)
    • R Bhatia 1-0-6-0
    • MF Maharoof 2-0-5-1

Dilshan is on for his offbreaks. I don't think he has had a bowl in the tournament before.


Dilshan to Goswami, 1 run, tapped away to short third man for a quick one


Dilshan to Dravid, no run, looks to back away and cut but that bounces a bit more to beat him, jumps on the keeper


Dilshan to Dravid, 1 run, down the track and turned away past midwicket for a single, a typical Dravid shot


Dilshan to Goswami, no run, tries to punch to mid-on but can't get the timing right


Dilshan to Goswami, 1 run, quicker one, he makes room and cracks it hard past extra cover, there's a fielder back there, though


Dilshan to Dravid, OUT, he's got 'em, that was a quicker one and there wasn't much spin there, Dravid tries to heave it over midwicket but that's through the gate and rattles the stump, the Dilshan plan has worked

R Dravid b Dilshan 9 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

End of over 11 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 73/3 (RR: 6.63)

    • SP Goswami 29 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-3-1
    • R Bhatia 1-0-6-0

Bhatia to Goswami, no run, jags back into him, beaten that time


Bhatia to Goswami, 1 run, pitched on middle and leg, flicked to square leg

Misbah is the new man in


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, patted to cover for a quick single

It's began to rain now. Steady drizzle here


Bhatia to Goswami, 1 run, tucked away towards square leg, they think of a couple but that's good fielding


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, outside off and not much movement, steered to third man for a single, Misbah getting into his groove there


Bhatia to Goswami, 2 runs, short one, pulled away crisply but there's a fielder who comes around quickly, they're kept down to two

End of over 12 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/3 (RR: 6.58)

    • SP Goswami 33 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (2b)
    • R Bhatia 2-0-12-0
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-3-1

Yomahesh is back. The rain is a bit worrying, though. The umpires chatted but decided to play on. Some wind around so it could blow past. This Bangalore weather is too fickle. What say, Radhika?


Mahesh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, stands back and patted away to the off side


Mahesh to Goswami, 1 wide, gives himself a lot of room and that's called a wide, harsh one that, it wouldn't have been a wide if he was standing in his normal position


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, backs off again and tries to judder it past cover but misses again, this is getting frustrating for Goswami


Mahesh to Goswami, 1 run, yorker gone wrong this time, full toss outside off, driven hard to deep point for a single


Mahesh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another tip and run to the off side, Misbah's plan seems clear, get into the groove and smash later


Mahesh to Goswami, 2 runs, backs away again and brings out the delicate steer to third man, cutely done, but good diving stop on the boundary line


Mahesh to Goswami, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps this time, trying to beat short fine leg, but that's a slower one that he needs to wait for, can't get the placement right, straight to the fielder at short fine

End of over 13 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/3 (RR: 6.61)

    • SP Goswami 37 (32b 4x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 4 (4b)
    • VY Mahesh 3-0-20-0
    • R Bhatia 2-0-12-0

Bhatia to Goswami, FOUR, slightly short and he's latched on, quick movement back and the pull shot is ripped hard, speeds to the square fence for four


Bhatia to Goswami, 1 run, walks across and works it away to fine leg for a single, mature knock from Sreevats so far


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, moves back and across, thinks of the hoick over midwicket but it's too full and outside off, angled towards third man


Bhatia to Goswami, FOUR, slow bouncer but Sreevats is in the zone now, backs away and is ready with the pull, over midwicket for four, that's a cracking shot


Bhatia to Goswami, 1 run, punched to mid-off, quick single but he doesn't pick it up cleanly


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slow and outside off, tries to cut but is too quick on it, misses

End of over 14 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 97/3 (RR: 6.92)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (6b)
    • SP Goswami 47 (36b 6x4 1x6)
    • R Bhatia 3-0-23-0
    • VY Mahesh 3-0-20-0

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, good length ball, thumped to cover but can't get the run


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, driven hard to point, Dilshan isn't letting anything go by, two vital dots for Yomahesh


Mahesh to Goswami, FOUR, top edge flies away past Karthik, he's tried to lash it past cover but can only get an edge, that would have been a sensational catch but it races past Karthik for four, Goswami brings up a fifty in his IPL debut, take a bow little man, they'll be cheering in Lilua (his hometown in Bengal) for sure


Mahesh to Goswami, no run, tries to nudge to the off side, moves away from the seam and is beaten


Mahesh to Goswami, 1 run, short this time, on his toes and glides it to third man


Mahesh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, tapped back to the bowler, Misbah needs to get a move on here

End of over 15 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 102/3 (RR: 6.80)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (7b)
    • SP Goswami 52 (41b 7x4 1x6)
    • VY Mahesh 4-0-25-0
    • R Bhatia 3-0-23-0

Maharoof to Goswami, OUT, down the track and tries to clear the midwicket region, bit of extra bounce for Maharoof and the leading edge pops high in the air for Dilshan, at point, to take a comfortable catch. End of a fine innings

SP Goswami c Dilshan b Maharoof 52 (42b 7x4 1x6) SR: 123.80

Cameron White is the new man in. Maharoof runs in but Misbah is distracted in the last moment.


Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, super ball, short of a length and Misbah tries to angle it to third man, that drizzle seems to have spiced the pitch up, huge appeal from Karthik behind the stumps but it's not given, the bowler didn't go up straight away


Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, yorker this time, dug out to mid-off, Maharoof tries to stop it but can't get there


Maharoof to White, no run, short one again, this pitch has got fizzy, on his toes and pushing back down the ground, this is a good length from Maharoof


Maharoof to White, 1 run, similar ball, cramps him for room and they need to make do with a tip to the on side and a run


Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, OUT, disaster this time, fine fielding from Shoaib Malik at long-on and there's a reckless run-out for White, Misbah cracks it to long-off and Malik needed to decide whether to go for the catch or simply stop it, he decided to go for the safer option, picked up and threw it in fast, White wanted the second but Misbah hesitated, the ball went to Maharoof and he threw it to the keeper to take the bails off, White was too far down by then. This is a big wicket, he can really biff it towards the end

CL White run out 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 16 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 105/5 (RR: 6.56)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 7 (10b)
    • MF Maharoof 3-0-8-2
    • VY Mahesh 4-0-25-0

Sangwan back


Sangwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower one to start with, Misbah too early on it


Sangwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, backs away and lashes it to extra cover for a couple


Sangwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, good yorker this time, quicker and Misbah can't do much with that

Akhil is the new man in


Sangwan to Akhil, 1 run, yorker again, tries to work it away but only manages an inside edge onto his pads, quick single


Sangwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, and he's teed off, that was too short and he's waiting for the pull on the back foot, blitzed away high over square leg for six, that was too easy


Sangwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, that's typical Misbah, stands tall and spanks a full one straight down the ground for four, that was juddered superbly, Sangwan's three overs cost 51 runs, a night to forget

End of over 17 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 119/5 (RR: 7.00)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 20 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • B Akhil 1 (1b)
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-51-0
    • MF Maharoof 3-0-8-2

Maharoof to Akhil, 1 run, quickfire pull from Akhil but Dhawan has pulled off a fantastic save in the midwicket boundary, that was on its way for four but he's dived full length to save three runs


Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and outside off, on his toes and angling to third man


Maharoof to Akhil, 1 run, makes room and hammers down to long-off


Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, another run-out, this is just not what you want at the slog, short one that Misbah can't get away, top edge trickles to extra cover, and Misbah doesn't want a run, Akhil is too far down and Maharoof completes a simple run-out

B Akhil run out 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, spanked to deep point and they pick up a single, on his knees that time, Misbah

Praveen Kumar is in


Maharoof to Kumar, 1 run, swinging full toss, attempted yorker but he can't get it right, pushed to long-off, fine spell from Maharoof, 2 for 13 from 4 overs.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/6 (RR: 6.88)

    • P Kumar 1 (1b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 22 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • MF Maharoof 4-0-13-2
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-51-0

McGrath to Kumar, no run, what a corker, this was a ball that would have been good for a Test match, short of a length, directed at his throat, Kumar on his front foot but the ball was going towards the jaws there, pops up close to the batsman


McGrath to Kumar, 1 run, full this time, dug out towards long-on for a single, Misbah needs to do the big striking now


McGrath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shuffling across, standing ready to swivel it square but that's full and outside off, tonked hard to long-off but only a single


McGrath to Kumar, no run, yorker length again, Kumar can't get that out, back to the bowler, that's how you want to keep them in the end


McGrath to Kumar, OUT, sensational bowling this, as lovely a set-up as it gets, short one followed by yorkers, Kumar was softened up early and had no answer to this one - full and swinging into him, he's rooted to the crease and sees the base of off stump being rattled. That's why he's the master.

P Kumar b McGrath 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00


McGrath to Khan, FOUR, another yorker-length ball but Zaheer is upto it, moves across, takes it on the full and tucks it past short fine leg for a four, that was sensible

End of over 19 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 130/7 (RR: 6.84)

    • Z Khan 4 (1b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 23 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • GD McGrath 4-0-15-2
    • MF Maharoof 4-0-13-2

Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, that's gone way into the midwicket stand, low full toss from Bhatia and Misbah is waiting there, juicy full-toss that's crashed hard into the crowds at midwicket


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, that's gold-dust at this point, a dot ball, Misbah lets it go thinking it's a wide but not called, Zaheer Khan is halfway down the crease and needs to hurry back


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, another biggie, waits back, knows that the yorker will be tried and blisters that over cover for six, he's a king at this format and it's finally showing


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, slower but but Misbah knows that, stand and deliver that, waits for it and swings it hard over midwicket for a six, he knew exactly what was coming


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, low full toss again and Misbah can't time that, lofted to long-on where AB de Villiers drops a tough chance, it was dipping on him and he makes a hash of it, things not going well here


Bhatia to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, stands and whacks again, straight down to long-on this time, the fielder can't get to it and that's 24 off the over, fine flourish to end it all from Misbah

A splendid 25-ball 47 from Misbah that's set up a fighting total for Bangalore. The pitch is helping the seamers and it could be a defendable score. Delhi's batsmen, though, may have other ideas. Delhi will be thankful for the spells from Maharoof and McGrath but Sangwan and Bhatia turned out to be too expensive. Misbah finally came into his own and Bangalore have done well. Join us in a bit for the chase.

End of over 20 (24 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 154/7

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 47 (25b 2x4 4x6)
    • Z Khan 4 (1b 1x4)
    • R Bhatia 4-0-47-0
    • GD McGrath 4-0-15-2





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