Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
65(35) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
1 5 4 11 0 3 7 10
JH Kallis
24(19) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 4 4 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O4.0
M1
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O4.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

KP: "We didn't turn up, did we? May as well have stayed back in Cape Town, and given them two points." Good to see he can laugh about it.

Murali gets Man-of-the-Match award, and Sivamani, the drummer, who has somehow made his way to presentation area, plays a metal drum roll, as Murali approaches. "Haydos deserves the Man-of-the-Match award," Murali says. "If the pitches turn like this, I will enjoy the tournament." Last words should belong to him, thanks for logging in.

**

So the orange cap stays where it was at the break - Hayden's head. Hayden took it from Dravid via an authoritative 65. Although Bangalore came back from Hayden's blasting knock, enough damage was done by then, especially given the way Flintoff and Murali bowled. Chennai, finalists from last season, are on the board, and Bangalore have had two batting failures in a row. But with Bangalore being denied a two-out-of-two record, it spells a more even table.

15.2
W
Balaji to Dravid, OUT, it's all over tonight for Bangalore. It was another leg-side half-volley, Dravid looks for a six over square leg, but picks Flintoff perfectly
15.1
2
Balaji to Dravid, 2 runs, slower ball, down the leg, and Dravid misses out again, trying to hit too hard, the fine leg is up, but can't get the placement right

END OF OVER:
15 | 7 Runs | RCB: 85/9

  • R Dravid18 (16b)
  • A Kumble1 (5b)
  • A Flintoff3-0-11-1
  • M Muralitharan4-1-11-3
14.6
1
Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, slower ball, Dravid waits fpor it, and cuts it straight to Badri at point, but runs a run anyway. Had Badri hit direct, Dravid was a goner by a long way
14.5
1
Flintoff to Kumble, 1 run, full, just outside off, and Kumble opens the face for a single
14.4
0
Flintoff to Kumble, no run, short, in Kumble's face, who drops his wrists, and the ball at his feet, and wants to get off strike, but Freddie is too alert
14.3
1
Flintoff to Dravid, 1 run, full, just short of a yorker, and blasted away towards mid-on, where a misfield from Joginder results in a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
65(35) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
1 5 4 11 0 3 7 10
JH Kallis
24(19) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 4 4 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O4.0
M1
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O4.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301