Indian Premier League, 2nd match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Cape Town, Apr 18, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 75 runs
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
18 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
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

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

0.6

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed towards cover from the crease

Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/2   KP Pietersen 4* (3b 1x4)
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

1.6

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 9/2   KP Pietersen 7* (5b 1x4)
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

2.3

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, gets it outside off this time, pushed off the front foot to cover

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

2.5

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, much fuller on the off stump, tries to force it through the leg side, mistimes it to midwicket

2.6

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, no run, good length on the off stump, defended watchfully towards cover, excellent over

Royal Challengers Bangalore 12/2   KP Pietersen 9* (10b 1x4)
3.5

MM Patel to Pietersen, no run, full on middle and off, aiming for a yorker there, played back to the bowler

3.6

MM Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball bowled on a good length outside off, dabbed towards cover for a quick single, Munaf starts well too

Royal Challengers Bangalore 14/2   KP Pietersen 10* (12b 1x4)
4.1

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 2 runs, plays the paddle scoop, fullish on middle, shuffles, bends and plays it away wide of fine leg

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

4.3

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

4.4

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed from the crease towards mid-on for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/2   KP Pietersen 13* (16b 1x4)
5.1

Kamran Khan to Pietersen, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, nurdles it behind square for a couple

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

5.3

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

5.6

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/3   KP Pietersen 20* (20b 2x4)
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

6.5

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed off the back foot wide of cover for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 35/3   KP Pietersen 21* (22b 2x4)
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

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

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

7.5

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 46/3   KP Pietersen 27* (26b 3x4)
8.1

Henderson to Pietersen, FOUR, and gets smashed, overpitched outside off and Pietersen drives it with utter contempt through the extra-cover region

8.2

Henderson to Pietersen, 1 run, eased through the off side into the covers for a single

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

8.5

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 52/4   KP Pietersen 32 (30b 4x4)
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