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)

Mascarenhas to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! Straying on the pads, moves across and flicks it disdainfully over midwicket to get his team off the mark

Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/2   KP Pietersen 4* (2b 1x4)   AD Mascarenhas 0.5-0-4-2

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/3   KP Pietersen 19* (18b 2x4)   Kamran Khan 1.2-0-10-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/3   R Dravid 4* (2b 1x4)   Kamran Khan 1.4-0-15-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 33/3   R Dravid 9* (4b 2x4)   AD Mascarenhas 3.1-0-14-3

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/3   R Dravid 14* (7b 3x4)   AD Mascarenhas 4-0-20-3

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 45/3   KP Pietersen 26* (25b 3x4)   MM Patel 1.4-0-8-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 50/3   KP Pietersen 31* (27b 4x4)   T Henderson 0.1-0-4-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/5   R Dravid 31* (26b 4x4)   SK Warne 1.2-0-7-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 81/5   R Dravid 36* (31b 5x4)   YK Pathan 1.2-0-11-0

Pathan to Akhil, FOUR, delicately done, short outside off and holding its line, didn't spin but he waited for it and dabbed it past the keeper and short fine, used the pace to perfection to find the boundary

Royal Challengers Bangalore 87/5   B Akhil 9* (7b 1x4)   YK Pathan 2-0-17-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 92/6   R Dravid 42* (36b 6x4)   T Henderson 2.2-0-13-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 110/6   R Dravid 52* (42b 7x4)   T Henderson 3.2-0-23-1

Henderson to Dravid, FOUR, crucial runs these, short and wide, cuts it away wide of a diving point to four more

Royal Challengers Bangalore 116/6   R Dravid 58* (44b 8x4)   T Henderson 3.4-0-29-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 129/8   R Vinay Kumar 4* (1b 1x4)   MM Patel 2.5-0-21-2

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 133/8   R Vinay Kumar 8* (2b 2x4)   MM Patel 3-0-25-2





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