Indian Premier League - 33rd match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)

2.3

Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, he's off the mark right away, flicking a ball from middle and leg on the leg side

2.5

Singh to Uthappa, no run, Uthappa walks down the pitch to the free-hit, trying to do a Hayden and smash it over midwicket, Amit beats him with pace and bounce, Bangalore waste a free hit

2.6

Singh to Uthappa, no run, defended on the off side off the front foot, Uthappa always plays off the front foot (nearly always)

Royal Challengers Bangalore 13/1   RV Uthappa 1* (3b)

3.2

Morkel to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a length angling into the batsman, Uthappa stays in his crease and defends towards point, Jadeja fields and unleashes a throw at the bowler's end, he scores a direct hit but concedes an overthrow off the rebound, that was quite needless

3.5

Morkel to Uthappa, no run, Morkel bangs it in short at Uthappa who gets into a weird position to play the ball, he begins to push at it from his crease before pulling the bat out of the way

3.6

Morkel to Uthappa, no run, another short ball outside off stump, Uthappa tries to cut but gets beaten by the bounce

Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1   RV Uthappa 2* (6b)

4.5

MM Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, played on the leg side for a single to give Dravid strike

Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/2   RV Uthappa 3* (7b)

5.1

Carseldine to Uthappa, no run, full ball on middle and leg, nearly a yorker, dug out by the batsman

5.2

Carseldine to Uthappa, no run, good length from Carseldine, defended back towards the bowler

5.3

Carseldine to Uthappa, FOUR, that's too full and Uthappa has room to free his arms, he whacks the ball in the air and dead straight, he'll get four for that

5.4

Carseldine to Uthappa, 1 wide, Carseldine pitches outside leg stump and seams the ball towards the batsman, it's still down leg though and that's a wide

5.4

Carseldine to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa moves back and opens the face to steer the ball towards third man

Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/2   RV Uthappa 8* (11b 1x4)

6.1

MM Patel to Uthappa, no run, Munaf bowls a short of a length delivery which beats Uthappa for bounce as the batsman tries to cut

6.2

MM Patel to Uthappa, no run, short of a length and straight, Uthappa tries to work the ball off the back foot on the leg side but doesn't make proper contact

6.3

MM Patel to Uthappa, no run, he tries to do it again but misses and gets hit on the thigh

6.4

MM Patel to Uthappa, no run, fuller and wider outside off stump, Uthappa chases it and tries to cut but misses

6.5

MM Patel to Uthappa, 1 wide, Munaf bowls a bouncer, is it a touch too high? It is a little down leg side? It's high and that's a wide, Munaf's not happy but that was very high

6.5

MM Patel to Uthappa, FOUR, Uthappa stands his ground and swats a length delivery past the bowler, he hasn't timed it well but the outfield is so fast that mid-on and mid-off have no chance

6.6

MM Patel to Uthappa, FOUR, midwicket has no chance this time and boy did he time that! Uthappa latches on to a short ball and pulls it hard along the ground for four, two in a row now

Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/3   RV Uthappa 16* (17b 3x4)

7.5

Warne to Uthappa, no run, Warne's yelled one of his trademark appeals, Uthappa tried to cut but got hit on the pad before the ball went on to the bat, luckily for him the impact was just outside off

7.6

Warne to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa tries to slog sweep this time, he makes contact but loses balance as he completes the shot, that didn't look comfortable

Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/3   RV Uthappa 17* (19b 3x4)

8.1

Jadeja to Uthappa, OUT, and he's trapped Uthappa plumb in front with his first ball! Uthappa tried to close the face and play the straighter one on the leg side, he missed and got hit in front of middle, the umpire's finger was up in a flash

RV Uthappa lbw b Jadeja 17 (20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/4   RV Uthappa 17 (20b 3x4)
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May 7, 2009

Amit Singh high-fives Graeme Smith after getting rid of Wasim Jaffer, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, 33rd match, Centurion, May 7, 2009

Amit Singh high-fives Graeme Smith after getting rid of Wasim Jaffer

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May 7, 2009

Robin Uthappa at full stretch, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, 33rd match, Centurion, May 7, 2009

Robin Uthappa at full stretch

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