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)

The umpires are strolling out, followed by the Bangalore team. Kumble will be interesting to watch. Smith and Asnodkar make their way in, both made quite an impression last season. Asnodkar is half Smith's size. Smith will face Praveen.

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0.1

Kumar to Smith, no run, slightly short on leg stump, kept a little low, got his bat down in time to defend it back to the bowler

0.2

Kumar to Smith, no run, short of a good length on the off, dropped dead on the pitch off the back foot

Two slips in place

0.3

Kumar to Smith, 1 run, bowled on a length outside off, Smith moves across to defend, gets a thick inside edge to fine leg as the ball darts back in a little

Uthappa is keeping

0.4

Kumar to Asnodkar, no run, good bounce, landed short outside off, went for the cut straightaway but it bounced more than he expected, missed

0.5

Kumar to Asnodkar, 1 wide, Uthappa keeps well diving to his right, though he has two slips to cover for him, a bit of a waste really, too wide outside off, and went further with the swing

0.5

Kumar to Asnodkar, OUT, terrible shot, he's just facing his third ball, good length on middle and off and has a waft at it, looking to heave it over midwicket, mistimed it and it lobbed up towards Kohli at point where he took a dolly

SA Asnodkar c Kohli b Kumar 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Kumar to Smith, no run, good, probing line outside off, Smith restrains himself, letting it go

End of over 1 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 2/1 (132 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 6.94)

    • GC Smith 1 (4b)
    • NK Patel 0 (0b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-2-1

Good start by Bangalore here, pressure on Rajasthan right away. Steyn charges in.

1.1

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, short of a length outside off, cutting length but left alone by Niraj Patel, the new man in

1.2

Steyn to NK Patel, 1 run, skidded into the left hander after landing on a good length on the off stump, struck him on the thighs as he tried to drop it down on the leg side

1.3

Steyn to Smith, 1 run, back of a length on the off, dropped down short of cover for a single, South African to South African, and there's a sudden buzz in the crowd

1.4

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle, Smith ducks under it well

1.5

Steyn to NK Patel, 1 wide, short and wide, slashes at it unconvincingly, given a wide though the bowler had the batsman thinking there

1.5

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, much fuller, driving length and Patel chases it from the crease, the ball moves away to beat the outside edge

1.6

Steyn to NK Patel, 1 wide, wide again, short of a length but angles it further away from the batsman, the umpire stretches his arms again

1.6

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, teasing him outside off, looks to drive it but was into the shot a little too early, goes through to the keeper

End of over 2 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 6/1 (128 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 7.11)

    • NK Patel 1 (5b)
    • GC Smith 2 (5b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-4-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-2-1
2.1

Kumar to Smith, no run, beauty, shaped it away fro Smith, pitched on the off and swung away just as Smith tried to defend that off the back foot, played inside the line and was beaten

2.2

Kumar to Smith, no run, short of a length on the off, dabbed into the leg side

2.3

Kumar to Smith, no run, testing line on the off and taking it away from the left hander, defended watchfully into the off side

2.4

Kumar to Smith, no run, similar but a little wider, Smith lets it go this time, it's far enough

2.5

Kumar to Smith, 1 wide, misdirected this time, short of a length outside leg stump and held its line, the umpire initially thought it may have clipped the batsman's pads, but decided to call it in the end

2.5

Kumar to Smith, no run, good length on middle, in Smith's zone, just pushes it firmly to midwicket, no flourish there, he's being cautious

2.6

Kumar to Smith, OUT, Bangalore are on top, pitched it short outside off and Smith was tempted into going for the cut, he slashed at it and edged it straight to Dravid waiting at a widish first slip

GC Smith c Dravid b Kumar 2 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Two down, that target of 134 looks some distance away now

End of over 3 (1 run) Rajasthan Royals 7/2 (127 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 7.47)

    • NK Patel 1 (5b)
    • P Kumar 2-0-3-2
    • DW Steyn 1-0-4-0
3.1

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, good length outside off and moving away, left alone

3.2

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, short of a length, tries to chop it wide of point, gets some good bounce there to beat the outside edge

3.3

Steyn to NK Patel, 1 wide, Steyn has struggled with his direction here, pushes it way wide of the batsman outside off

3.3

Steyn to NK Patel, no run, back of a length on the off and came back in a touch, defended solidly in the direction of cover

3.4

Steyn to NK Patel, 1 run, ooh, almost, short of a good length on middle, chips it just between midwicket and long-on, gets a single

Henderson on strike now

3.5

Steyn to Henderson, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle, ducks under it well

3.6

Steyn to Henderson, no run, full on middle and leg, hit through the line to mid-on, struck firmly but straight to the fielder

End of over 4 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 9/2 (125 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 2.25, RRR: 7.81)

    • T Henderson 0 (2b)
    • NK Patel 2 (9b)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-6-0
    • P Kumar 2-0-3-2

Dheeraj: "It is so refreshing to finally see good competition between bat and ball in T20 as opposed to mindless lusty hitting."

4.1

Kumar to NK Patel, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushed through the midwicket region for a single

4.2

Kumar to Henderson, no run, bouncer on middle, too high, he didn't really have to duck much, another dot ball

4.3

Kumar to Henderson, 1 no ball, short again and he goes after it this time, trying to hook it in the direction of fine leg, but it's called a no-ball for height

4.3

Kumar to Henderson, 2 runs, short of a length on the off, drags it over midwicket for a couple, a mistimed pull that but effective

4.4

Kumar to Henderson, no run, swung hard at it once again, on middle, short, the pull was on but he missed it to be struck on the thigh

4.5

Kumar to Henderson, no run, good length on the off stump, struck down the ground to mid-off, he's been kept quiet so far

4.6

Kumar to Henderson, no run, held it back a touch, landed just a fraction short outside off, stood tall and stroked it firmly to mid-off, no run again and Praveen's completed another excellent over

End of over 5 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 13/2 (121 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 2.60, RRR: 8.06)

    • T Henderson 2 (8b)
    • NK Patel 3 (10b)
    • P Kumar 3-0-7-2
    • DW Steyn 2-0-6-0

Vinay Kumar into the attack amid silence around the ground. That gives us an indication of who the crowd is backing.

5.1

Vinay Kumar to NK Patel, no run, good length on the off, crunched off the front foot straight to cover

5.2

Vinay Kumar to NK Patel, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to heave it across the line, misses

5.3

Vinay Kumar to NK Patel, no run, Patel struggling here, teasing line outside off and the batsman is sucked into it, stays rooted to the crease and swings, predictably misses

The pressure's building now

5.4

Vinay Kumar to NK Patel, 1 run, dropped, though it wouldn't be fair to call that, just a fraction short outside off, bludgeoned over point, Kohli leaps but it's struck extremely hard, he miraculously gets a hand to it and palms it off to third man

5.5

Vinay Kumar to Henderson, no run, landed on a good length on middle and moved away to beat the outside edge as he tried to play that off the back foot

5.6

Vinay Kumar to Henderson, no run, short of a length on middle, swatted to midwicket, dot ball again

Excellent stuff from Bangalore, Vinay Kumar has bowled a superb over

End of over 6 (1 run) Rajasthan Royals 14/2 (120 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 8.57)

    • T Henderson 2 (10b)
    • NK Patel 4 (14b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-1-0
    • P Kumar 3-0-7-2

Jesse Ryder into the attack, Bangalore are juggling their bowlers too

6.1

Ryder to NK Patel, no run, good length on the off stump, pushed into the off side towards cover

6.2

Ryder to NK Patel, OUT, trouble for Rajasthan, length ball on the off and Patel, in an act of desperation really, tries to clear mid-on but is unable to do so as there's a tall Anil Kumble guarding that area, takes it on the second attempt

NK Patel c Kumble b Ryder 4 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of a laborious effort from Patel, facing 16 balls for his 4

The hard-hitting Yusuf Pathan walks in

6.3

Ryder to Pathan, 1 wide, bouncer down leg stump, given a wide

6.3

Ryder to Pathan, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended to cover on the front foot

We're into the seventh over and Rajasthan haven't managed a boundary

6.4

Ryder to Pathan, no run, short outside off, goes for the cut, good bounce for the bowler takes it just past the outside edge

6.5

Ryder to Pathan, no run, came back in this time, landed a touch fuller outside off and struck him just outside the line as he tried to play forward

6.6

Ryder to Pathan, 2 runs, chopped wide of point for a couple wide of deep cover

End of over 7 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 17/3 (117 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 2.42, RRR: 9.00)

    • YK Pathan 2 (4b)
    • T Henderson 2 (10b)
    • JD Ryder 1-0-3-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-1-0
7.1

Vinay Kumar to Henderson, SIX, the first boundary of the innings, and it's a six that's caught by deep midwicket, slightly short on middle, pulls it away powerfully but Akhil in the deep is over the ropes as he pouches it, it cleared the ropes quite easily

7.2

Vinay Kumar to Henderson, 1 run, short of a length outside off, punched wide of point for a single

7.3

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, no run, on middle and off, shuffles a touch to defend it solidly back to the bowler

7.4

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, no run, Vinay screams as he thinks Yusuf has played on, but he hasn't, drew him forward and got it nip back in to kiss the inside edge, it struck him on his pads and dropped just wide of leg stump

7.5

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, driven crisply down the ground towards Pietersen at mid-off and they steal a quick single

7.6

Vinay Kumar to Henderson, 1 run, on middle and off, swings hard, lofts it wide of long-on for a single, not hit well enough but they're trying to get a move-on now, about time

End of over 8 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 26/3 (108 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 9.00)

    • T Henderson 10 (13b 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 3 (7b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-10-0
    • JD Ryder 1-0-3-1
8.1

Ryder to Henderson, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven down to long-on

8.2

Ryder to Pathan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, chopped down to deep cover

8.3

Ryder to Henderson, OUT, the slower one does the trick, bowled at 104.8 kmph, landed on a length on middle and Henderson swung across the line, didn't pick the change in pace, missed it as he was a little early into the shot and the ball crashed into middle

T Henderson b Ryder 11 (15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 73.33

Ruder failed with the bat, but he's done wonders with his medium pace here. Rajasthan are staring down the barrel here

Mascarenhas comes in

8.4

Ryder to Mascarenhas, OUT, run out, Rajasthan in tatters now, utter confusion out in the middle, played to point off the back foot and Dimitri sets off for a single but there's absolutely no response from the non-striker, he's more than halfway down the pitch and an accurate throw to the keeper from Kohli seals his fate

AD Mascarenhas run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ravindra Jadeja, the new batsman

8.5

Ryder to Jadeja, no run, on and outside off, Jadeja pushes it to cover

8.6

Ryder to Jadeja, no run, probing him outside off, gets forward and defends it to point

End of over 9 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 28/5 (106 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 9.63)

    • RA Jadeja 0 (2b)
    • YK Pathan 4 (8b)
    • JD Ryder 2-0-5-2
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-10-0

Kumble into the attack now, but the damage it seems, has already been done

9.1

Kumble to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, swept down to fine leg

9.2

Kumble to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, pushed between point and cover for a single

9.3

Kumble to Pathan, 1 run, short and quick on middle, mistimes a pull short of deep midwicket

9.4

Kumble to Jadeja, no run, gave it some air to bring him forward, landed outside off and spun in but struck him just outside the line as he tried to turn it wide of midwicket

9.5

Kumble to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

9.6

Kumble to Pathan, no run, the googly there but Yusuf spotted it, on and outside off and he presented the full face to play it back to Kumble

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So we head into a break with the champions having a mountain to climb in the next ten overs. Yusuf is their only hope.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 32/5 (102 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.20, RRR: 10.20)

    • YK Pathan 6 (11b)
    • RA Jadeja 2 (5b)
    • A Kumble 1-0-4-0
    • JD Ryder 2-0-5-2

Vinay Kumar to continue

10.1

Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, 1 wide, bouncer banged in short outside off, it's too high and is given a wide

10.1

Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, SIX, that's disappeared, just slightly outside off, he plants his foot forward and has a mighty swing at it, pays off as he clears long-on by a mile, they needed that badly

10.2

Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length outside off, slashed away to third man

10.3

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, FOUR, four for Yusuf now, on middle and he wafts it behind square, beats short fine to the boundary

10.4

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, short on the off, dabbed short of cover for a quick single

10.5

Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, no run, short and wide, kept a little low as he tried to cut that past point, also had to reach for it, missed

10.6

Vinay Kumar to Jadeja, 2 runs, just a fraction short on the off stump, cuts it over point wide of third man for a couple, the best over of the innings, though they'll need few more of these

End of over 11 (15 runs) Rajasthan Royals 47/5 (87 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.27, RRR: 9.66)

    • RA Jadeja 11 (9b 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 11 (13b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-25-0
    • A Kumble 1-0-4-0
11.1

Kumble to Pathan, OUT, is that the end now? Kumble pulled it short outside off and Yusuf attempted to swat it back over the bowlers head, hit the toe-end of the bat, skied it towards long-off where Ryder took a good catch running forward

YK Pathan c Ryder b Kumble 11 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

11.2

Kumble to Jadeja, OUT, That should seal it for Bangalore, gave it air this time unlike the previous one where he bowled it flat and short, Jadeja got down on one knee and tried to slog-sweep it over deep midwicket, got a lot of elevation and though it was struck well, didn't get the distance he desired, Kohli ran well to his right to take a neat catch well inside the ropes

RA Jadeja c Kohli b Kumble 11 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

Kumble on a hat-trick

11.3

Kumble to Warne, no run, quicker one on the off, handled well by Warne, defended back to the bowler

11.4

Kumble to Warne, no run, flighted on the off, struck back to Kumble again

11.5

Kumble to Warne, no run, three in a row, tossed up and lands full on middle, driven firmly but back to the bowler

11.6

Kumble to Warne, no run, bowled it short outside off this time, tried to chop it wide of point, missed

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Rajasthan Royals 47/7 (87 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.91, RRR: 10.87)

    • SK Warne 0 (4b)
    • M Rawat 0 (0b)
    • A Kumble 2-1-4-2
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-25-0
12.1

Ryder to Rawat, 1 run, short of a length on the off and moved back in, dropped into the leg side for a single

12.2

Ryder to Warne, 2 runs, short outside off, cut away wide of third man behind point for a couple

12.3

Ryder to Warne, no run, on middle and leg and going down, tried to turn it into the leg side, was hit on the pads

12.4

Ryder to Warne, 1 run, slower one bowled full on middle, driven down the ground to long-on

12.5

Ryder to Rawat, 1 run, length ball on middle, pushed firmly to long-on again

12.6

Ryder to Warne, no run, on the off stump, steered to point off the front foot

End of over 13 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 52/7 (82 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.00, RRR: 11.71)

    • SK Warne 3 (8b)
    • M Rawat 2 (2b)
    • JD Ryder 3-0-10-2
    • A Kumble 2-1-4-2
13.1

Kumble to Rawat, no run, on the off stump, slightly short, played back to the bowler

13.2

Kumble to Rawat, 1 run, short of a length on the off, punched through the covers for a single

13.3

Kumble to Warne, OUT, googly, deceives Warne in the flight, he charges forward to swipe it over midwicket, misses, Uthappa takes it cleanly and clips the bails to take Bangalore to the brink here

SK Warne st †Uthappa b Kumble 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

13.4

Kumble to MM Patel, no run, pushed through quick on middle, defended into the off side

13.5

Kumble to MM Patel, OUT, Kumble takes his fourth, tossed up and Munaf's eyes lit up immediately, landed on a length on middle and he had a massive swing at it, mistimed it and Steyn ran well in from long-on to cup that

MM Patel c Steyn b Kumble 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.6

Kumble to Rawat, 1 leg bye, flighted outside leg stump, tickled wide of short fine

End of over 14 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 54/9 (80 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.85, RRR: 13.33)

    • M Rawat 3 (5b)
    • Kamran Khan 0 (0b)
    • A Kumble 3-1-5-4
    • JD Ryder 3-0-10-2
14.1

Ryder to Rawat, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed to point

14.2

Ryder to Rawat, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, driven firmly back to the bowler who palms it wide of mid-off to allow them sneak a single

14.3

Ryder to Kamran Khan, no run, full on the off, pushed back to Ryder

14.4

Ryder to Kamran Khan, no run, slower ball bowled on a good length on the off, drives it through the line back to the bowler

14.5

Ryder to Kamran Khan, 2 runs, full and wide, sliced away wide of point, deep point gives chase and cuts it off, but they've taken two

14.6

Ryder to Kamran Khan, 1 run, Kamran turns it away wide of short fine for a couple more, full on middle and leg

End of over 15 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 58/9 (76 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.86, RRR: 15.20)

    • Kamran Khan 3 (4b)
    • M Rawat 4 (7b)
    • JD Ryder 4-0-14-2
    • A Kumble 3-1-5-4
15.1

Kumble to Kamran Khan, OUT, five-for for Kumble, tossed it up outside off, Rawat tried to swing it over midwicket, got a thin edge that was snapped up easily by Uthappa

Kamran Khan c †Uthappa b Kumble 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

This is a mauling. 134 was supposed to be competitive, but it proved way more than adequate in this case as Rajasthan surrendered meekly. Kumble was the star, but the damage had been done much earlier with Praveen Kumar providing the early breakthroughs, and Ryder chipping in with a couple. Both the finalists from last year have been beaten today, and the change in conditions has set up a slightly different IPL this time around, with the contest between bat and ball being much more closely fought than it was in it's last edition.

This is now the second-lowest score in Twenty20 cricket, and the lowest in the IPL. The score, at the moment, is yet to be updated on the page, but you'll get a list of some of the other abject batting performances. Anil Kumble joins a fairly long list of bowlers who've taken five-fors in Twenty20 cricket.

There's still time left for the presentation, but wouldn't Rahul Dravid be a fair pick for Man of the Match? Kumble did take five wickets, but Bangalore well in front by the time he came on.

Presentation time. Ravi Shastri, as often during the IPL, is a little louder than he normally is.

Shane Warne: "It was pretty disappointing. As champions, we wanted to impose ourselves but Bangalore bowled very well. It was pretty embarassing for us really. We should still have won despite the conditions, batting under lights. We need to have a serious look at the top three or four and some shot selection. We'll work on it and I promise we'll come back better."

Kevin Pietersen: "The boys played fantastic cricket. Rahul was outstanding and Ryder was fantastic. We just wanted to hit it hard, take wickets and see where we would end up. Praveen's a fantastic bowler, very clever. You can't buy Kumble's experience, he's a legend. We'll try to do as best as we can, but there are some areas we can improve in, especially in the batting department."

Dravid is the Man of the Match.

Dravid: "I'm happy with the way I'm hitting it and it was good to get the team out of the hole. This was always going to be a good score in the conditions, you've got to play proper cricket, as it's not going to be easy hitting every ball. It all worked out well, and it was a good start to the tournament. The bowlers responded well and it was just brilliant."

That's all from us folks. It's been an interesting day, and the tournament, on first glance, appears to have been very well received with a capacity crowd at Newlands. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage, and we thank you for sending us all your feedback. Delhi Daredevils take on Kings XI Punjab tomorrow, and the Deccan Chargers face off against Kolkata Knight Riders. Join us then. Until tomorrow, it's Siddhartha Talya signing off from the commentary, and Raghav from the scoring desk. See ya!

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