• BATSMEN
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    2.6 Bangalore are on top, pitched it short outside off and Smith was tempted into going for the cut, he slashed at it and edged it straight to Dravid waiting at a widish first slip 7/2
    0.5 terrible shot, he's just facing his third ball, good length on middle and off and has a waft at it, looking to heave it over midwicket, mistimed it and it lobbed up towards Kohli at point where he took a dolly 2/1
    6.2 trouble for Rajasthan, length ball on the off and Patel, in an act of desperation really, tries to clear mid-on but is unable to do so as there's a tall Anil Kumble guarding that area, takes it on the second attempt 14/3
    8.3 the slower one does the trick, bowled at 104.8 kmph, landed on a length on middle and Henderson swung across the line, didn't pick the change in pace, missed it as he was a little early into the shot and the ball crashed into middle 28/4
    11.1 is that the end now? Kumble pulled it short outside off and Yusuf attempted to swat it back over the bowlers head, hit the toe-end of the bat, skied it towards long-off where Ryder took a good catch running forward 47/6
    8.4 run out, Rajasthan in tatters now, utter confusion out in the middle, played to point off the back foot and Dimitri sets off for a single but there's absolutely no response from the non-striker, he's more than halfway down the pitch and an accurate throw to the keeper from Kohli seals his fate 28/5
    11.2 That should seal it for Bangalore, gave it air this time unlike the previous one where he bowled it flat and short, Jadeja got down on one knee and tried to slog-sweep it over deep midwicket, got a lot of elevation and though it was struck well, didn't get the distance he desired, Kohli ran well to his right to take a neat catch well inside the ropes 47/7
    13.3 googly, deceives Warne in the flight, he charges forward to swipe it over midwicket, misses, Uthappa takes it cleanly and clips the bails to take Bangalore to the brink here 53/8
    not out
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    57.14
    13.5 Kumble takes his fourth, tossed up and Munaf's eyes lit up immediately, landed on a length on middle and he had a massive swing at it, mistimed it and Steyn ran well in from long-on to cup that 53/9
    15.1 five-for for Kumble, tossed it up outside off, Rawat tried to swing it over midwicket, got a thin edge that was snapped up easily by Uthappa 58/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 1, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    58 all out (15.1 Overs, RR: 3.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (SA Asnodkar, 0.5 ov), 2-7 (GC Smith, 2.6 ov), 3-14 (NK Patel, 6.2 ov), 4-28 (T Henderson, 8.3 ov), 5-28 (AD Mascarenhas, 8.4 ov), 6-47 (YK Pathan, 11.1 ov), 7-47 (RA Jadeja, 11.2 ov), 8-53 (SK Warne, 13.3 ov), 9-53 (MM Patel, 13.5 ov), 10-58 (Kamran Khan, 15.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar3.00722.33150021
    DW Steyn2.00603.0090030
    R Vinay Kumar3.002508.3381210
    JD Ryder4.001423.50140010
    A Kumble3.11551.57140000

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Player of the match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

17.10 start, First Session 17.10-18.45, Interval 18.45-19.00, Second Session 19.00-20.25

Match days

18 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

Match Notes