END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | RCB: 135/3 | RR: 7.10

  • JH Kallis58 (56b)
  • MV Boucher10 (9b)
  • A Nehra4-0-21-1
  • DL Vettori4-0-32-0

Delhi are through so they won't be too disappointed. But this is massive for Bangalore. A win set up in the field when they kept Delhi to 134. Kallis starred then and now he's stayed unbeaten during the chase with an excellent innings. Surely he's Man of the Match. A comfortable win for Bangalore, one that suddenly puts pressure on Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, on 14, 14 and 13 points respectively. Now Bangalore's last match against Deccan turns into a knock-out affair. Amazing turnaround.

Kallis is indeed the Man of the Match. Thats it from us tonight but do come back and see us tomorrow. Two matches, remember - Kolkata v Rajasthan and Chennai v Punjab. All very crucial matches as the league round comes to an end. Until then, be well. Buhbye!

18.6
1
Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, and thats the end of that! Kallis waits on the back foot and gently dabs the shorter ball to backward point and jogs through to seal victory with an over in hand

Scores are tied ...

18.5
1
Nehra to Boucher, 1 run, pitches short of a length outside leg stump, Boucher eases it off the back foot to midwicket and harries off, Sehwag eyes up the stumps and releases but misses
18.4
0
Nehra to Boucher, no run, short ball angles across, Boucher swivels on the pull, ball brushes his shoulder en route to Karthik, Nehra shouts out an appeal but Ian Howell says sorry mate
18.3
1lb
Nehra to Kallis, 1 leg bye, slower ball, short outside leg stump, goes for a pull but cannot get bat on ball, it clips his pads and they steal a leg bye
18.3
2nb
Nehra to Boucher, (no ball) 1 run, yorker just outside off stump, squeezed away for one square one the off side, Nehra has overstepped so we have a free hit coming up
18.2
4
Nehra to Boucher, FOUR runs, no need to run for those, full on the stumps and he gives himself some room and clips that over midwicket for four, all the fielder has to do it retrieve the ball
18.1
0
Nehra to Boucher, no run, slower ball on a length, Boucher pushes it straight to point

So easy for Bangalore when Kallis puts his mind to things. The dug out is all smiles.

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | RCB: 126/3 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 4.50)

  • JH Kallis57 (54b)
  • MV Boucher4 (4b)
  • DL Vettori4-0-32-0
  • A Nehra3-0-13-1
17.6
4
Vettori to Kallis, FOUR runs, spanked! Vettori offers room, Kallis gives himself more room and drives that fiercely past a diving cover and bisects two men in the deep
17.5
2
Vettori to Kallis, 2 runs, flat down leg stump, easy pickings and he flicks wide of midwicket, Boucher hustles for the second and is aided by a poor return from the deep
17.4
0
Vettori to Kallis, no run, sees another short one and goes for the cut but cannot connect
17.3
6
Vettori to Kallis, SIX runs, uff what a shot! Kallis makes room and slices the ball hard and flat over extra cover and raises whats been an excellent half-century, well played Kallis
17.2
1
Vettori to Boucher, 1 run, flatter arm ball, pitches middle and leg, makes room and pushes it
17.1
1
Vettori to Kallis, 1 run, too short and thats hammered off the back foot past point for one

Now its 23 from 18 balls. Easy.

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | RCB: 112/3 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 7.66)

  • MV Boucher3 (3b)
  • JH Kallis44 (49b)
  • A Nehra3-0-13-1
  • DL Vettori3-0-18-0
16.6
2
Nehra to Boucher, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and off, Boucher shuffles around and gets over the ball, placing it wide of point and cover, runs very hard to put pressure on Kallis and gets two
16.5
1
Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, full on middle and leg, Kallis drives inside-out to mid-off for one

Really classy innings from Kallis. What a player.

16.4
2
Nehra to Kallis, 2 runs, fuller, starts on leg and slants in, punched wide of mid-on for a couple

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2JH KallisRV Uthappa
2nd70JH KallisR Dravid
3rd29JH KallisLRPL Taylor
4th34JH KallisMV Boucher