• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    14.1 and it works! van der Werwe tosses it up, Jayasuriya swings it with little footwork and is well held by Vinay Kumar running in and sliding forward from deep midwicket 83/4
    3.3 edged and taken! This is a start du Preez will remember forever! Just pitches it up fuller outside off stump, sucking Tendulkar into a loose drive away from the body and the thick outside edge is well pouched by Dravid at slip, moving to his right to make his presence felt on return 21/1
    3.4 two in two, hello Dillon du Preez! He must think this IPL stuff is child's play, just pitching another ball up outside off stump and looking on as Rahane drives and gets an edge to Uthappa at first slip, its easily held and Bangalore are simply cock-a-hoop out in the middle 21/2
    5.2 a third for du Preez! What scenes in Johannesburg! This one isn't a good ball at all, short and going away but Duminy needlessly swings across and plays a terrible pull shot, getting a nick through to a gleeful Boucher 23/3
    not out
    50
    40
    1
    2
    125.00
    not out
    29
    20
    4
    0
    145.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    149/4 (20 Overs, RR: 7.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (SR Tendulkar, 3.3 ov), 2-21 (AM Rahane, 3.4 ov), 3-23 (JP Duminy, 5.2 ov), 4-83 (ST Jayasuriya, 14.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar311505.00102000
    JH Kallis402305.75112010
    D du Preez413238.00123101
    R Vinay Kumar403208.0074000
    A Kumble201809.0032000
    RE van der Merwe302719.0060200

Match Notes

  • Kallis steps in the right direction

    For a while tonight it looked as if Bangalore Royal Challengers were going to live down to the tag which last year turned into an albatross: that of the Test team trying to play Twenty20

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    After a thoroughly dominant performance against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore are jostling for a share of the top spot

  • Kallis steps in the right direction

    For a while tonight it looked as if Bangalore Royal Challengers were going to live down to the tag which last year turned into an albatross: that of the Test team trying to play Twenty20