3.2 and that's the end of Warner! Again short of a length, and Warner cleares his front foot and looks to go over the off side boundary, does not time it very well and it skies to long off, where Vinay does well running to his left, taking it a couple of feet in front of the ropes 44/1
    5.1 and he strikes first ball!!! Vinay's golden arm works yet again, length ball outside off, Sehwag goes for the almighty carve over cover, but it goes high rather that far. Kohli runs behind, makes a lot of room and very nearly collides with Morgan who was converging, but Kohli completes the catch in the end. Not much calling there for sure, but Aal izz well for Bangalore. Big wicket! 58/2
    16.1 Pandemonium! Nice yorker from Praveen, he digs it out behind square on the offside and runs for a tight single. Morgan fires a superb throw, that possibly caught the batsman short, RCB's fielders surely thought so and were celebrating. The ball ricocheted, and was going for runs, Kumble was furious that his side was celebrating without tidying up, before Kohli said he thought it was out. And he was right, the third umpire thought so too. AB's gone! 134/4
    11.4 no escape this time! Poor Karthik got no chance to capitalise on that reprieve, AB essays the most straight straight-drive you'll ever see and it was too straight for Karthik's good. Steyn got a finger on that on his follow through and it crashed on to the non-striker's end stumps. DK was well out and kept going. 101/3
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 1, w 7)
    183/4 (20 Overs, RR: 9.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (DA Warner, 3.2 ov), 2-58 (V Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 3-101 (KD Karthik, 11.4 ov), 4-134 (AB de Villiers, 16.1 ov)
    P Kumar4045011.2583230
    DW Steyn4042110.5085120
    JH Kallis403609.0053110
    R Vinay Kumar402917.2582110
    A Kumble403007.5032000
    10.3 and Pandey's gone this time! His shot-selection was a little awry at times today and did him here. Straight length ball, he stayed back instead of getting forward and tried to swipe across the line. He missed, and stumps were in disarray behind him. 85/2
    9.1 and he does him in with the classical wrong 'un! Shades of Mushy in Mishy's bowling! Drew Kallis forward with an inviting pitched-up ball, but the bait was set. It was pulled back ever so slightly, Kallis did not get to the pitch and it turned in to crash on to the stumps. 71/1
    11.6 that's one reverse-sweep too many, and uncalled for! Uthappa tries to work it down from outside off towards third man, gets some glove and it bobbles up, and Dinesh Karthik was already celebrating, took a moment off to complete the catch, and resumed his celebrations. 90/4
    10.4 and Dravid walks back to the hutch! Short of a length outside off, Dravid worked it away very fine, and returned for a difficult second run, he was caught miles short. Bangalore are wobbling! 86/3
    14.5 Quick Gun Morgan is gone! Slower ball on leg stump, Morgan works it down to midwicket and runs hard for the second, the throw from AB de Villiers was inch-perfect, Karthik collected it and in his glee uprooted all three stumps. Bangalore are going down! 120/5
    not out
    15.4 another short ball, and Boucher has pulled it straight down Sehwag's throat at midwicket! Sangwan's struck another big blow and there will be no Boucher heroics today. 123/6
    16.5 it's that kind of day for Bangalore here! Kohli hit that one straight to midwicket, where Mishra mis-fielded. Bangalore decided to run the second one, Mishra recouped and threw straight to Nannes who removed the bails. Out by miles 135/7
    17.2 AB de Villiers has taken the catch of the tournament! Short of a length, Praveen played the pull, and very nearly got it over AB at long off who was a few metres in, but he was running back, leapt up in the air and plucked it out of thin air with his right hand, landing a foot inside the ropes! 137/8
    19.5 McDonald's done in Steyn with a nice straight yorker! Steyn goes for an almighty heave over the leg side, but cannot make contact and the stumps are shattered 165/9
    not out
    16 (lb 11, nb 1, w 4)
    166/9 (20 Overs, RR: 8.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (JH Kallis, 9.1 ov), 2-85 (MK Pandey, 10.3 ov), 3-86 (R Dravid, 10.4 ov), 4-90 (RV Uthappa, 11.6 ov), 5-120 (EJG Morgan, 14.5 ov), 6-123 (MV Boucher, 15.4 ov), 7-135 (R Vinay Kumar, 16.5 ov), 8-137 (P Kumar, 17.2 ov), 9-165 (DW Steyn, 19.5 ov)
    DP Nannes403107.7573000
    UT Yadav402716.75114001
    PJ Sangwan403218.0053040
    A Mishra402325.7572000
    AB McDonald4042210.5063300

Match Details


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

25 March 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Delhi Daredevils 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

1st71JH KallisMK Pandey
2nd14RV UthappaMK Pandey
3rd1R DravidRV Uthappa
4th4RV UthappaEJG Morgan
5th30EJG MorganV Kohli
6th3MV BoucherV Kohli
7th12R Vinay KumarV Kohli
8th2P KumarV Kohli
9th28DW SteynV Kohli
10th1A KumbleV Kohli