Indian Premier League - 33rd match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals

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

12.26 pm: Moments away from the start. Bajwah has written in pointing out the large number of South Africans in this game. He (or she) is right for there are six - Smith, Morkel, Kallis, Boucher, van der Merwe and du Preez.

Kallis and Jaffer are Bangalore's openers. Amit Singh has the new ball on a new pitch. He's bowling from over the wicket. We've had an astonishing number of first-ballers this tournament. Will there be another one today? One slip and a man at short cover point.

Toss, 12.00 pm: Shane Warne and Anil Kumble are in the middle for the toss. It's a lovely day, super sunny. Kumble flips, Warne calls heads and a heads it is. Rajasthan will bowl first. Warne says Morne, who's the local lad, thinks it will do a bit early on so that played a part in his decision to send Bangalore in.

Kumble said he would have bowled as well. Bangalore are fielding the same XI which beat Mumbai Indians with startling ease. Still no Dale Steyn, but Dillon du Preez had a fantastic debut - two wickets in his first over - so he's someone to watch out for.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Jacques Kallis, 2 Wasim Jaffer, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Rahul Dravid, 5 Virat Kohli, 6 Mark Boucher (wk), 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Dillon du Preez, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 Anil Kumble (capt), 11 R Vinay Kumar.

Will give you the Rajasthan team as soon as I have it ... Both teams are level on four wins each from eight games, though Rajasthan are ahead by a point thanks to a washout against Mumbai.

Here's the Rajasthan XI. Morne Morkel gets his first game of the tournament, replacing Shane Harwood. That selection could have been because of the hard pitch and Morne's knowledge of the local conditions. Munaf Patel's back as well, for Siddharth Trivedi.

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Naman Ojha (wk), 3 Lee Carseldine, 4 Abhishek Raut, 5 Ravindra Jadeja, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Niraj Patel, 8 Shane Warne (capt), 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Munaf Patel, 11 Amit Singh.

11.45 am: There was some rain last evening in Centurion apparently but today is bright and clear. The toss is about 15 minutes away. Rajasthan and Bangalore will be playing on a brand new pitch at Supersport Park. The surface is very hard and the team winning the toss might want to bowl. Warne's team has chased and won two games as well. I wonder if they'll consider paying Morne Morkel on this surface. Bangalore might be tempted to play Dale Steyn, if he's fit.

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11.40 am: Hello, welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the double-header at Supersport Park in Centurion. The first match is between two resurgent teams - Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore - who've won three out of their last four matches. Check out the preview for more on the contest. I'm George Binoy and I'll be your commentator for this game. And the next one.

These teams played each other on the first day of the tournament. Remember Rajasthan getting dismissed for 58? Anil Kumble taking 5 for 5? It seems so long ago.

0.1

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

0.2

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

0.3

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

0.4

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

0.5

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

0.5

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

0.6

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

End of over 1 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
JH Kallis    1* (5b)      A Singh    1-0-3-0
W Jaffer    1* (1b)     

Warne's not using Yusuf with the brand new ball. Morne Morkel runs in from over the wicket to bowl his first ball of the IPL.

1.1

Morkel to Jaffer, no run, on a good length on off and middle stump, defended from the crease towards the bowler

1.2

Morkel to Jaffer, 2 runs, short of a length angling into the hips, Jaffer tucks it off his pads behind square for one

1.3

Morkel to Jaffer, no run, 137 km on a good length around off stump, Kallis can't do much with that but defend on the off side

1.4

Morkel to Jaffer, FOUR, dropped!, that's poor judgment from Amit on the fine-leg boundary, Jaffer flicked the half-volley on the pads in the air towards fine leg, Amit ran in two far and then had to jump as the ball sailed over his head, it pitched once before going over the boundary

1.5

Morkel to Jaffer, no run, pushed towards the leg side on the back foot

1.6

Morkel to Jaffer, 1 run, Morkel jags the ball back into Jaffer's body, he fends it off towards the leg side and sets off for a run

End of over 2 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
W Jaffer    8* (7b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-7-0
JH Kallis    1* (5b)      A Singh    1-0-3-0

2.1

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

2.2

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

Uthappa's the new batsman, he played a sublime innings against Mumbai.

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

2.4

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

2.5

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 ...

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)

End of over 3 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 13/1 (RR: 4.33)
RV Uthappa    1* (3b)      A Singh    2-0-6-1
JH Kallis    2* (7b)      M Morkel    1-0-7-0

3.1

Morkel to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis gets cramped for room as he plays the ball towards third man, Morne's troubling the batsman with bounce

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

3.3

Morkel to Kallis, no run, Kallis has hammered that! He smashes it off the front foot towards cover but Raut didn't let it get past him

3.4

Morkel to Kallis, 1 run, defended on the back foot on the leg side, Uthappa runs through for the single

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

End of over 4 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1 (RR: 4.00)
RV Uthappa    2* (6b)      M Morkel    2-0-10-0
JH Kallis    4* (10b)      A Singh    2-0-6-1

Munaf replaces Amit, bowling from over the wicket.

4.1

MM Patel to Kallis, SIX, he feeds Kallis on his pads and gets dispatched over the square leg boundary with the sweetest of flicks, superb timing, that's the first six of the match

4.2

MM Patel to Kallis, no run, massive appeal for a caught behind, there were two noises, Kallis tried to cut the ball but there was no room whatsoever, the ball brushed the top of the pad, good decision from umpire Hariharan

4.3

MM Patel to Kallis, no run, Kallis charges and drives the ball hard towards mid-off, he's going after Munaf

4.4

MM Patel to Kallis, OUT, that's gone miles in the air and it's been caught on the second attempt! Kallis tried to pull the ball but was a touch early on the shot, the top edge swirled high in the air towards deep backward square leg, Niraj Patel went for the catch and fumbled it at first attempt, he managed to recover in time and grabbed it ten inches from the ground

JH Kallis c NK Patel b MM Patel 10 (14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

4.5

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

He's facing his first ball since returning to the squad.

4.6

MM Patel to Dravid, no run, good length on off stump, Dravid gets behind the line and defends on the off side

End of over 5 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/2 (RR: 4.60)
R Dravid    0* (1b)      MM Patel    1-0-7-1
RV Uthappa    3* (7b)      M Morkel    2-0-10-0

Carseldine gets a bowl, not too sure what he does. Left-arm medium, I've been told.

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

5.5

Carseldine to Dravid, OUT, caught down the leg side! Carseldine pitched the ball outside leg once again and moved the ball towards the batsman, Dravid tried to play the leg glance but the ball thudded into his glove and went towards the wicketkeeper, Naman Ojha dived to his left to take a sharp catch

R Dravid c †Ojha b Carseldine 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.6

Carseldine to Kohli, no run, Virat Kohli gets a bouncer first up and lets it go through to Ojha

End of over 6 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/3 (RR: 4.83)
V Kohli    0* (1b)      LA Carseldine    1-0-6-1
RV Uthappa    8* (11b 1x4)      MM Patel    1-0-7-1

Bangalore are suffering from Powerplay trouble once again, they're 29 for 3 and the fielding restrictions are now over. Warne still has five in the circle though, including a slip.

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

End of over 7 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/3 (RR: 5.42)
RV Uthappa    16* (17b 3x4)      MM Patel    2-0-16-1
V Kohli    0* (1b)      LA Carseldine    1-0-6-1

Warne's brought himself into the attack, bowling from over the wicket. He bamboozled Virat in their first encounter. Smith's at slip.

7.1

Warne to Kohli, no run, he gets the ball to turn quite a bit and Virat lets it go outside off

7.2

Warne to Kohli, no run, slow through the air, and straighter, Virat defends on the front foot

7.3

Warne to Kohli, no run, Warne gives the ball air and drifts it into middle stump, Virat defends watchfully

7.4

Warne to Kohli, 1 run, this time Virat manages to drive the flighted delivery from middle and of towards long-off

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

End of over 8 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/3 (RR: 5.00)
RV Uthappa    17* (19b 3x4)      SK Warne    1-0-2-0
V Kohli    1* (5b)      MM Patel    2-0-16-1

Ravindra 'Rockstar' Jadeja has been given the ball.

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

8.2

Jadeja to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher's the new batsman and he's off the mark by moving back and working the ball towards square leg

Someone tell Warne it's a Twenty20, he's at silly point!

8.3

Jadeja to Kohli, 1 run, pushed on the off side off the front foot

8.4

Jadeja to Boucher, 1 run, played with an open face behind point for a single

8.5

Jadeja to Kohli, 1 run, Virat flicks a full ball off his toes through square leg

8.6

Jadeja to Boucher, no run, defended on the front foot, Jadeja ends a successful first over

End of over 9 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 44/4 (RR: 4.88)
MV Boucher    2* (3b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-1
V Kohli    3* (7b)      SK Warne    1-0-2-0

9.1

Warne to Kohli, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards short fine leg, there's no single there but it's Munaf doing the fielding and the batsmen take advantage

9.2

Warne to Boucher, 2 runs, Boucher waits for the flighted delivery and works it into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on

9.3

Warne to Boucher, no run, Boucher tries to sweep but misses this time

9.4

Warne to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Boucher nudges towards midwicket

9.5

Warne to Kohli, no run, Ojha's dropped the bottom edge! Virat tried to pull the ball as it turned across him but got a thick bottom edge, tough one and Ojha couldn't take it

9.6

Warne to Kohli, 1 run, played on the leg side for a single

The players are taking their seven-and-a-half minute tactical time-out. Rajasthan have done brilliantly so far, though the pitch hasn't been the easiest to bat on. There's a fair bit of bounce for the bowlers.

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End of over 10 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/4 (RR: 4.90)
V Kohli    5* (10b)      SK Warne    2-0-7-0
MV Boucher    5* (6b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-1

Bangalore are 49 for 4, they'll need the last ten overs to be dramatically different to set a challenging total. Warne hasn't used Yusuf Pathan yet. Here's Jadeja.

10.1

Jadeja to Kohli, no run, pushed off the back foot towards the off side, Jadeja's pushing them through flat and quick

10.2

Jadeja to Kohli, 1 run, Virat plays the ball towards point for a single this time, these two were team-mates at the U-19 World Cup

10.3

Jadeja to Boucher, 1 run, pushed off the pads for one on the leg side

10.4

Jadeja to Kohli, 1 run, slower from Jadeja and wider outside off stump, Boucher reaches out for it and drives through cover, Smith's in the deep

10.5

Jadeja to Boucher, OUT, bowled him! Jadeja bowls a fuller, straighter and faster ball, it's too close to cut and Boucher gets a bottom edge on to the stumps, that's a huge loss for Bangalore, their tail is a wicket away

MV Boucher b Jadeja 6 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Roelof van der Merwe is the new batsman.

10.6

Jadeja to van der Merwe, 1 run, Roelof gets off the mark first ball by tapping a full toss towards long-on, he likes to smash it but will he temper his approach today?

End of over 11 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/5 (RR: 4.81)
RE van der Merwe    1* (1b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-8-2
V Kohli    7* (13b)      SK Warne    2-0-7-0

11.1

Warne to van der Merwe, 1 run, Roelof waits for the ball from Warne to spin across him before cutting to deep point

11.2

Warne to Kohli, no run, Warne slips in the slider, Virat was playing for turn and got beaten

11.3

Warne to Kohli, FOUR, Virat gives Warne the charge, it was a slower ball and he got under it before lofting cleanly to the straight boundary

11.4

Warne to Kohli, no run, Virat drives hard towards cover but the shot is stopped by Jadeja

11.5

Warne to Kohli, 1 run, played off the back foot through the leg side

11.6

Warne to van der Merwe, 1 run, that was the faster straighter delivery, Roelof drives from the crease through the off side

End of over 12 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 60/5 (RR: 5.00)
RE van der Merwe    3* (3b)      SK Warne    3-0-14-0
V Kohli    12* (17b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-8-2

12.1

Jadeja to van der Merwe, no run, Jadeja angles the ball into Roelof, not giving him room, he plays the ball towards point

12.2

Jadeja to van der Merwe, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler, Jadeja's bowling wicket to wicket

12.3

Jadeja to van der Merwe, no run, Roelof tries to hammer the ball on the leg side but was early on the shot, he hits it with the toe of the bat towards the bowler

12.4

Jadeja to van der Merwe, 1 run, nudged towards square leg for a single

12.5

Jadeja to Kohli, 1 run, Virat plays the ball off his pads for one more

12.6

Jadeja to van der Merwe, 1 run, just the single to end the over, Roelof works another flat and quick delivery towards square leg

End of over 13 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 63/5 (RR: 4.84)
RE van der Merwe    5* (8b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-11-2
V Kohli    13* (18b 1x4)      SK Warne    3-0-14-0

Morne's back into the attack ...

13.1

Morkel to van der Merwe, FOUR, Roelof stands in his crease and cuts a short and wide ball over point for four, Bangalore desperately need momentum

13.2

Morkel to van der Merwe, 1 wide, that's short and very wide, Roelof can't reach it, Harper says that's wide

13.2

Morkel to van der Merwe, 1 run, good length this time on off stump, Roelof stays in his crease and hits the ball to mid-on

13.3

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, Virat plays the short of a length ball behind point to give the strike back to Roelof

13.4

Morkel to van der Merwe, 1 run, Roelof waits on the back foot and glances the ball towards third man

13.5

Morkel to Kohli, no run, super ball, Morkel finds the length that makes Virat unsure of whether to play on the front or back foot, he fends and gets beaten outside off

13.6

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, fuller and straighter, Virat nudges towards midwicket

End of over 14 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 72/5 (RR: 5.14)
V Kohli    15* (21b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-19-0
RE van der Merwe    11* (11b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-11-2

14.1

Jadeja to Kohli, OUT, that's a super catch! Virat cuts from outside off stump and the ball goes in the air towards short third man, it's a flat chance and Morkel bends down low to take a sharp catch, he's really tall and did well to take that just before it hit the ground

V Kohli c Morkel b Jadeja 15 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

14.2

Jadeja to du Preez, 1 run, pushed towards deep point for a single

14.3

Jadeja to van der Merwe, 1 run, Roelof drives firmly through cover off the front foot

14.4

Jadeja to du Preez, no run, Jadeja angles the ball into off stump, du Preez defends on the front foot

14.5

Jadeja to du Preez, 2 runs, du Preez pushes towards Morkel at short third man and Roelof calls him through for a single, Morkel throws towards the bowler's end and concedes an over throw

14.6

Jadeja to du Preez, no run, du Preez buts but this time Morkel dives to his left at short third man and makes the save

End of over 15 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/6 (RR: 5.06)
D du Preez    3* (4b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-15-3
RE van der Merwe    12* (12b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-19-0

Warne's not given Yusuf an over yet, here's Abhishek Raut.

15.1

Raut to van der Merwe, 1 run, Roelof pushes off the front foot towards cover and sets off for one

15.2

Raut to du Preez, no run, du Preez opens the face and plays the ball to short third man

15.3

Raut to du Preez, 1 run, driven firmly off the front foot towards long off for one

15.4

Raut to van der Merwe, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Roelof nudges towards point and gets another single

15.5

Raut to du Preez, 2 runs, du Preez gets on to the front foot and drives towards long off once again

15.6

Raut to du Preez, 1 run, a fraction short this time, du Preez goes back in his crease and drives towards long on, Bangalore need to do something about their run-rate, it's still below six

End of over 16 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/6 (RR: 5.12)
D du Preez    7* (8b)      AS Raut    1-0-6-0
RE van der Merwe    14* (14b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-15-3

Still no Yusuf, Amit's back for another over of medium-pace.

16.1

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

Will Roelof go after Amit?

16.2

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

16.3

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

16.4

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

Will Bangalore even get 120? Praveen Kumar is the new batsman.

16.5

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

16.6

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

End of over 17 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 92/7 (RR: 5.41)
P Kumar    7* (2b 1x6)      A Singh    3-0-16-2
D du Preez    9* (10b)      AS Raut    1-0-6-0

17.1

Morkel to Kumar, no run, Praveen backs away to make room (or maybe he was getting out of the line of the ball!) and slashes, he gets beaten by the pace and bounce

17.2

Morkel to Kumar, OUT, he's run him out! Morkel bowled a full and straight delivery, Praveen hit it straight back to the bowler and incredibly set off for the run, what was he thinking, Morkel took a moment, perhaps in disbelief, and then threw down the stumps at the striker's end, Praveen actually didn't know where the ball had gone after the yorker hit him on the boot

P Kumar run out 7 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 175.00

That bizarre dismissal has brought Vinay Kumar to the crease.

17.3

Morkel to Vinay Kumar, no run, defended on the back foot

17.4

Morkel to Vinay Kumar, no run, Vinay Kumar fends and gets beaten outside off stump

17.5

Morkel to Vinay Kumar, no run, defended on the front foot

Right, Warne was caught on camera taking a sip (of beer maybe?) on the boundary line. Amazing!

17.6

Morkel to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, played towards point on the back foot, Morne's bowled a maiden over

End of over 18 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 93/8 (RR: 5.16)
R Vinay Kumar    1* (4b)      M Morkel    4-0-20-0
D du Preez    9* (10b)      A Singh    3-0-16-2

A refreshed Warne is bowling his last over.

18.1

Warne to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, played off the front foot behind point

18.2

Warne to du Preez, 1 run, a flighted delivery on leg stump, the batsman plays it behind square leg

18.3

Warne to Vinay Kumar, SIX, Vinay Kumar steps out of his crease and swings through the line, he makes good contact and sends the ball over the long-on boundary

18.4

Warne to Vinay Kumar, no run, now he tries to sweep and doesn't make good contact

18.5

Warne to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square

18.6

Warne to du Preez, no run, Warne ends the over with a slider and nearly beats du Preez

End of over 19 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 102/8 (RR: 5.36)
D du Preez    10* (12b)      SK Warne    4-0-23-0
R Vinay Kumar    9* (8b 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-20-0

Final over coming up ...

19.1

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

19.2

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

19.3

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

19.4

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

19.5

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

19.6

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

It's been a limp performance from Bangalore, all out for 105. The pitch has done a bit but the bowlers will have to produce something incredible to defend this. I'll be back shortly for the Rajasthan chase.

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End of over 20 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 105/10
     A Singh    4-0-19-4
A Kumble    0* (0b)      SK Warne    4-0-23-0
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