Indian Premier League, 33rd match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Centurion, May 7, 2009
Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
7 May 2009 (20-over match)

Singh to Kallis, no run, Amit pitches short of a length outside off stump and gets a bit of movement away from the right-hander, the batsman shoulders arms


Singh to Kallis, 1 run, this one is straighter and the length is a bit short, Kallis moves back into his crease and plays the ball gently wide of midwicket


Singh to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller length angling into off stump, Jaffer leans forward and defends on the off side, he looks up and Kallis who responds and they steal the quick single


Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves across his stumps to work a ball from outside off towards the leg side, he wasn't able to connect firmly with the flick though


Singh to Kallis, 1 wide, that's short and wide, so wide that Kallis can't reach it, he tried to smash that through point, Amit will have to re-bowl that one


Singh to Kallis, no run, the ball rears up from a good length, catching Kallis by surprise, he defends on the off side


Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis charges to try and whack the ball over cover but gets beaten by the extra bounce once again, tidy start from Amit

Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/0   A Singh 1-0-3-0

Singh to Jaffer, no run, good length outside off, Jaffer watchfully lets it go through to the wicketkeeper


Singh to Jaffer, OUT, caught! Amit's made up for that dropped catch, he bowled a good length ball on off stump, Jaffer tried to drive off the front foot but totally mis-timed it, he ended up spooning an easy catch to Lee Carseldine at short cover, soft dismissal that

W Jaffer c Carseldine b Singh 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88


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


Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis tries to muscle a short of a length delivery through cover point but can't pierce the in-field


Singh to Kallis, (no ball) 1 run, dropped again but it doesn't matter because it's a no-ball, Amit oversteps while bowling a short ball, Kallis charges and pulls, he gets a top edge towards wide mid-on, Munaf back-pedals and makes a hash of a straight-forward chance, free hit coming up ...


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


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   A Singh 2-0-6-1

Singh to du Preez, 1 run, full ball on off stump, du Preez drives through cover for one


Singh to van der Merwe, 1 run, Roelof wanted to smash it but was done in by the slower one, he managed to get it away behind square on the leg side


Singh to du Preez, 1 run, Amit bowls one in the blockhole, forcing du Preez to chop it out towards point, it was slower as well, just the single


Singh to van der Merwe, OUT, that's an outstanding change of pace! 102 kmh! Roelof was swinging across the line even before the ball pitched, he missed and the ball uprooted leg stump

RE van der Merwe b Singh 15 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.75


Singh to Kumar, SIX, oh my! Praveen gets a short ball first up and pulls it over the midwicket boundary, it's been a while since we had one of those sixes, only the second of the innings


Singh to Kumar, 1 run, Amit was looking for the yorker but bowled a full toss, played on the leg side

Royal Challengers Bangalore 92/7   A Singh 3-0-16-2

Singh to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, Vinay Kumar tries to move outside off and chip the ball over short fine leg, he realises he can't do it and plays the ball awkwardly towards short third man


Singh to du Preez, OUT, caught in the deep! Amit bowled another slower ball outside off, du Preez waited for it before lofting down the ground, he may have spotted the slower one but he still didn't time it well, Niraj took an easy catch and didn't fumble it this time

D du Preez c NK Patel b Singh 10 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.92


Singh to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, the batsman slogs across the line and gets two runs towards deep midwicket


Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, full and wide ball outside off stump, the batsman tries to reverse sweep and is no where close to making contact


Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, and yet another slower ball, Amit's used them well today, Vinay tries to blast it through the off side but misses


Singh to Vinay Kumar, OUT, Amit's bowled him with another slower one, that's his fourth wicket. It was full and straight, Vinay swung across the line and missed, all six balls in the last over were slower ones

R Vinay Kumar b Singh 12 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.30

Royal Challengers Bangalore 105/10   A Singh 4-0-19-4





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