448dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dominant Bangalore crush Rajasthan

A superlative bowling performance by Royal Challengers Bangalore, including a hat-trick by Praveen Kumar, decimated Rajasthan Royals for a paltry 92 and set up a huge win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
44(34) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
8 6 2 5 2 5 4 12
MK Pandey
42(30) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 3 4 8 9 14

Best performances - Bowlers

A Kumble
O3.5
M0
R9
W3
Eco2.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

18 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

This is just the third ten-wicket victory in the IPL's history. And the second biggest victory in terms of balls to spare at the end. That pretty much sums it up. Only one team turned up today, and the new-look Rajasthan side was unable to reverse their fortunes. More crucially, two of their overseas replacements - Damien Martyn and Michael Lumb - looked in all kinds of trouble against the inspired home-team. Steyn, Vinay Kumar, Kallis and Praveen bowled to a plan, keeping it short of a length almost right through the innings. Yusuf Pathan and co. had no answers, and eventually fell as the pressure to score mounted. Bangalore had absolutely no trouble in chasing down the target of 93. Kallis was solid, Pandey was aggressive, and the only worry for Bangalore will be the fact that Morgan, Dravid and Boucher haven't had any significant time in the centre. Game, set and match to Bangalore.

That's it then. On behalf of Venkat Raghav and the rest of the team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off for today. Cheers!

10.4
1
Narwal to Kallis, 1 run, well, that's that then. Pandey will go home unsated, as Kallis works it down to fine leg for the match-winning single.
10.4
1w
Narwal to Kallis, 1 wide, Pandey will be going mad at the non-striker's end, as Narwal seems intent on denying him a chance to finish it off with a boundary. Another wide down leg.
10.3
0
Narwal to Kallis, no run, on offstump this time and Kallis looks to work it away to the legside, but does not succeed.
10.3
1w
Narwal to Kallis, 1 wide, slow, short and wide down the legside. Kallis looks to swat it, as he would deal with one of those moths in Ahmedabad, but can't connect.
10.2
0
Narwal to Kallis, no run, strange stuff. Kallis walks down again, and then looks to pull the short ball, does not connect and ends up on his knees.
10.1
0
Narwal to Kallis, no run, moves towards the offside and looks to whip it towards midwicket but can't make connection.

Some solace then for Rajasthan, they've stretched it past 10 overs.