Indian Premier League, 56th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Centurion, May 21, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
21 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Singh to Pandey, 1 run, throws it up, a little bit of swing, and defended outside off


Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, back of a length, angled across, and punched away backward of square for two


Singh to Kallis, no run, swing again, length ball, shaping in from around off stump, and played down to mid-off


Singh to Kallis, no run, this one doesn't swing, pitches a bit outside leg, and goes straight, Kallis misses out as he goes for the big leg-side hit


Singh to Kallis, no run, good-looking shot, hits a length ball straight down the ground, but can't beat mid-off


Singh to Kallis, OUT, soft dismissal, Kallis will say; we had a fielder there, Deccan will say. a leg-stump half-volley, swinging in, Kallis flicks it, thinks it's four, and then he sees T Suman at short square leg take an easy catch. No. 20 for RP

JH Kallis c Suman b Singh 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Royal Challengers Bangalore 7/1   RP Singh 1-0-3-1

Singh to van der Merwe, no run, over-pitched, driven straight down to mid-off


Singh to van der Merwe, no run, short and angling across van der Merwe, he edges it, the bottom edge, so it bounces in front of Gilchrist


Singh to van der Merwe, no run, on target, pitches middle, shapes in a touch, defended back to the bowler


Singh to van der Merwe, 2 runs, that's a van der Merwe special, a pitched-up delivery, VDM's head looks leg side, the shot goes off side, over extra, for two


Singh to van der Merwe, FOUR, this time he steps down, and the head and the ball go same direction, clearing mid-on easily, good shot


Singh to van der Merwe, FOUR, this is the best shot of the lot, a leg-sdie half-volley, swinging in late, he gets the bat down in time, flicking it into the gap between mid-on and midwicket. It actually was the similar delivery to the one that got Kallis, but VDM got it along the ground and through the gap

Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/1   RP Singh 2-0-13-1

Singh to Pandey, FOUR, shot, RP digs it in short, Pandey clears his front leg, and finds the gap between mid-on and midwicket. Flat-batted that was


Singh to Pandey, 1 run, makes room, RP bowls a slow offcutter, wide of off stump, and Pandey still throws his bat at it, and gets a single at sweeper-cover


Singh to Dravid, 1 run, short, angling across, doesn't come on fast enough, so the cut shot goes a bit awry, but he gets one to cover


Singh to Pandey, FOUR, Pandey clears his front leg again, and throws his bat again, and gets a thick outside edge for four, moves into seventies


Singh to Pandey, no run, length ball, on the leg stump, and slogs again, but finds midwicket


Singh to Pandey, 1 run, fulltoss, dragged from outside off, to long-on for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/2   RP Singh 3-0-24-1

Singh to Pandey, 2 runs, shot, this is absolutely smoked down the ground, length ball, and hit powerfully, but Gibbs is too good at long-on, dives and saves four


Singh to Pandey, SIX, oh boss, even Gibbs can't do anything about it, this is another length ball, and he has smoked it down the ground, over Gibbs


Singh to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, makes room, and slashes it through the covers, will be only one


Singh to Kohli, SIX, Kohli joins the party, this is short, because he is not reputed to play the bouncer well, but he rocks back and pulls it sweetly over midwicket


Singh to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball, Kohli goes leg side, gets a leading edge, but no one wants to catch the skier at cover, neither Ojha from mid-off nor Harris from sweeper-cover


Singh to Kohli, SIX, and what a way to finish, another length ball, and flicked over midwicket, not much back lift, no follow through, sweet timing, RP has been dismantled in this over

Royal Challengers Bangalore 170/4   RP Singh 4-0-47-1





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