Champions League Twenty20 - 5th match, Group B

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Guyana

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

Back. Just enough time to watch the last over between England and Pakistan, with six required. Bresnan produced an educated edge to finish it off. That Bulletin will be here. Kallis and Dravid to open. Test No. 3s. Who woulda thunk it? Cush, a spinner, to open

0.1

Cush to Kallis, no run, short, fast, around off, defended

0.2

Cush to Kallis, no run, fired into the pads, misses out

0.3

Cush to Kallis, no run, hit uppishly towards cover

0.4

Cush to Kallis, FOUR, short and wide, and Kallis gets away with a four. More a punch that cut

0.5

Cush to Kallis, FOUR, fired into the pads, and wristed away past short fine. Easy does it

0.6

Cush to Kallis, 1 run, full, around middle and leg, and pushed to long-on for one

End of over 1 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 9/0 (95 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 5.00)
JH Kallis    9* (6b 2x4)      LJ Cush    1-0-9-0
R Dravid    0* (0b)     

Derek: "103? Ross Taylor can get it all in 10 overs if his partner plays dumb and not score any runs. (a la Brendon McCullum with bubbles in his gloves.)" Can Kallis do that, though? Crandon to bowl now. Medium-pacer

1.1

EA Crandon to Kallis, no run, wide outside off, left alone

1.2

EA Crandon to Kallis, SIX, right up Kallis's street, overpitched on the legs, and he has flicked it for six over midwicket. This is going to be some net run-rate gain for Bangalore

1.3

EA Crandon to Kallis, 1 run, full, on the pads, flicked along to ground, to deep square leg

1.4

EA Crandon to Dravid, 1 wide, short and wide, way wide, Rahul goes for the cut but misses

Alter. G: "In the name of journalistic responsibility, please refrain from the use of phrases like "woulda thunk it"! There are tons of bad grammar sites to inculcate bad habits in today's young readers already!" Wonder if we can tell something similar to the batsmen who only slog nowadays

1.4

EA Crandon to Dravid, 2 runs, punched away wide of third man for two

1.5

EA Crandon to Dravid, 1 run, full, driven wide of mid-off this time, gets an easy single

1.6

EA Crandon to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off this time

End of over 2 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 20/0 (84 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 4.66)
JH Kallis    16* (10b 2x4 1x6)      EA Crandon    1-0-11-0
R Dravid    3* (2b)      LJ Cush    1-0-9-0

2.1

Cush to Dravid, 1 run, turning into the pads, helped away for an easy single

2.2

Cush to Kallis, no run, played with the turn again, but finds midwicket

2.3

Cush to Kallis, 1 run, pushes this between mid-off and extra cover

2.4

Cush to Dravid, no run, short, but not short enough to cut, hit down to mid-off

2.5

Cush to Dravid, no run, punched away, on the bounce to extra cover

2.6

Cush to Dravid, 1 run, straight ball, but on the pads, flicked away for one

End of over 3 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/0 (81 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 7.66, RRR: 4.76)
R Dravid    5* (6b)      LJ Cush    2-0-12-0
JH Kallis    17* (12b 2x4 1x6)      EA Crandon    1-0-11-0

3.1

EA Crandon to Dravid, no run, back of a length, around off, goes back into the crease to push this back to the bowler

3.2

EA Crandon to Dravid, no run, short and wide, goes for the cut, but there is some extra bounce to beat him

3.3

EA Crandon to Dravid, no run, length ball, middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

3.4

EA Crandon to Dravid, FOUR, this one is dealt with properly. It is short, gives him width, and in no time it hits the square boundary

3.5

EA Crandon to Dravid, FOUR, beautiful! back-foot drive. Punch-drive, really. Leaning back to give him room, and then placing it between mid-off and extra cover

3.6

EA Crandon to Dravid, 1 run, bouncer at 127ks, and duly, crunchily, pulled away along the ground to deep square

End of over 4 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 32/0 (72 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 4.50)
R Dravid    14* (12b 2x4)      EA Crandon    2-0-20-0
JH Kallis    17* (12b 2x4 1x6)      LJ Cush    2-0-12-0

4.1

Cush to Dravid, 1 run, full and straight, pushed to long-on for one

4.2

Cush to Kallis, 1 run, pushed to deep midwicket for a single

4.3

Cush to Dravid, 1 run, another single to long-on

4.4

Cush to Kallis, 1 wide, fired down the leg side

4.4

Cush to Kallis, 1 run, turned around the corner for a single to short fine

Phil is following F1 too. He says, "After the disappointment at Monza, Mr Mallya will have something to smile about here."

4.5

Cush to Dravid, 1 run, short and flat, pushed to long-on

4.6

Cush to Kallis, 1 run, full, driven to long-on for a single

End of over 5 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/0 (65 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 4.33)
JH Kallis    20* (15b 2x4 1x6)      LJ Cush    3-0-19-0
R Dravid    17* (15b 2x4)      EA Crandon    2-0-20-0

In unrelated news, today is World Oral Health Day. Whatever that is supposed to mean. Barnwell to bowl now

5.1

Barnwell to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

5.2

Barnwell to Kallis, 2 runs, full on the pads, flicked away to deep midwicket for two

5.3

Barnwell to Kallis, 2 runs, walks down the wicket and clips a length ball to wide of deep square for two

5.4

Barnwell to Kallis, 1 run, walks down the pitch again, Barnwell bowls a slower one, and he drops and runs. Dravid finds the bowler in the way, unintended of course, but the keeper misses the stumps as Dravid is struggling to make it

5.5

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, another slower delivery outside off, Dravid shapes up to cut but sees the slower one bounce at him, and pulls out

5.6

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, regulation bouncer now, beats him on the pull

End of over 6 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 44/0 (60 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 4.28)
R Dravid    17* (17b 2x4)      CD Barnwell    1-0-5-0
JH Kallis    25* (19b 2x4 1x6)      LJ Cush    3-0-19-0

Arun has more on today. he writes, "another unrelated news. It is also Grandparents day today" Devendra Bishoo to bowl legspin now

6.1

Bishoo to Kallis, 1 run, short and wide, cut away in front of square

Joe nudges Alter. G. he says, "Guyana appears to be desperate. This is not super-over to start with a spin bowler. I apologise for not using Queen's English."

6.2

Bishoo to Dravid, 1 run, no turn, sliding down the leg side, helped away for one

6.3

Bishoo to Kallis, no run, short, extra bounce, gets big on Kallis, who manages to keep it down

6.4

Bishoo to Kallis, FOUR, beautiful shot, back-foot punch, past extra cover

6.5

Bishoo to Kallis, 1 run, too short, pushed down to long-off for one

6.6

Bishoo to Dravid, 1 run, short and wide again, but there is cover for the square cut

End of over 7 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 52/0 (52 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.42, RRR: 4.00)
R Dravid    19* (19b 2x4)      D Bishoo    1-0-8-0
JH Kallis    31* (23b 3x4 1x6)      CD Barnwell    1-0-5-0

Prabhu has put two and two together. He writes in, "It's a good day to brush your grandparents' teeth." Too bad I have no grandparents left

7.1

Barnwell to Dravid, 2 runs, short, not quite coming on, the pull goes down the ground, wide enough of long-on for them to come back for two

7.2

Barnwell to Dravid, 1 run, full outside off, pushed wide of point for one

7.3

Barnwell to Kallis, 1 run, slower legcutter, bounces at him, but Kallis's hands are soft, the bottom hand is off, and coolly he takes a single

7.4

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, short, cramping him up, pushed to midwicket

7.5

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, length ball, pretty straight, no room, hit back to the bowler

7.6

Barnwell to Dravid, 1 run, slower ball, ends up dragging this towards long-on for one

End of over 8 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/0 (47 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.12, RRR: 3.91)
R Dravid    23* (24b 2x4)      CD Barnwell    2-0-10-0
JH Kallis    32* (24b 3x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    1-0-8-0

8.1

Bishoo to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide again, Bishoo wants an early end to the night. Dravid obliges, cutting this in front of the deep man on the off side

8.2

Bishoo to Dravid, 1 run, worked away for a single wide of cover

8.3

Bishoo to Kallis, 1 run, pushed to sweeper-cover for one

8.4

Bishoo to Dravid, 1 run, slightly ungainly, looking to drag this into the on side, gets a single off the inside edge

8.5

Bishoo to Kallis, FOUR, poor bowling, too short, too wide, and Kallis obliges him with four more

Deepak and Avni, unlike me, have grandparents left but they have no teeth left. Add Elaborator to that list

8.6

Bishoo to Kallis, no run, pushed to cover, a rare dot ball

End of over 9 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 68/0 (36 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 3.27)
JH Kallis    37* (27b 4x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    2-0-19-0
R Dravid    29* (27b 3x4)      CD Barnwell    2-0-10-0

9.1

Barnwell to Dravid, 1 wide, tries the slower bouncer, but slides it down the leg side

9.1

Barnwell to Dravid, 2 runs, short and wide, goes off the toe end, but into the gap

9.2

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, full on the pads, finds midwicket, though

9.3

Barnwell to Dravid, 1 run, mis-times the drive, but gets a single to long-on

9.4

Barnwell to Kallis, 1 run, crunchy drive, high elbow, on the bounce to extra cover. Sarwan misfields to allow him a single

9.5

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, another slower ball, defended back to the bowler

Alfred: "Why are we talking about grandparents? They should clean/wash their dentures themselves. I commend grandfatherly cricketeers like Tendulkar and Vettori."

9.6

Barnwell to Dravid, no run, short and wide, cut away, can't beat point

End of over 10 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 73/0 (31 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.30, RRR: 3.10)
R Dravid    32* (32b 3x4)      CD Barnwell    3-0-15-0
JH Kallis    38* (28b 4x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    2-0-19-0

Rick gets all emotional: "not a big ask to do on grandparents day, remove their dentures and brush them"

10.1

RT Crandon to Kallis, 1 run, short again, pulled away for one

10.2

RT Crandon to Dravid, 1 run, short again, pulled to long-on for one

Harris: "Any mention of grandfatherly cricketers should include M. Yousuf :)"

10.3

RT Crandon to Kallis, 2 runs, spinning into the pads, helped away for one

10.4

RT Crandon to Kallis, 1 run, stays a touch low, taps it towards short third for a single

10.5

RT Crandon to Dravid, OUT, bowled him! sharp and quick offbreak, beats Dravid who is making room. Keeps low too. The stumps are a mess here

R Dravid b RT Crandon 33 (37m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 97.05

Abhishek Shukla: "not sure about Grandparents day, as i never met my Grandparents. BTW, One of the great legends of country music, Johnny Cash, died after a short illness on this day in 2003." Okay I will listen to I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire today. Uthappa is the new batsman, by the way

10.6

RT Crandon to Uthappa, 1 run, and he gets off the mark with a gentle single past midwicket

End of over 11 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/1 (25 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.18, RRR: 2.77)
RV Uthappa    1* (1b)      RT Crandon    1-0-6-1
JH Kallis    42* (31b 4x4 1x6)      CD Barnwell    3-0-15-0

Jatin: "i think oldest grandfather in cricketers should b none other than sanath jayasuriya." And KM: "what about Matthew Hyden? He could give non-grandfatherly people dentures.."

11.1

Barnwell to Uthappa, 1 wide, slower legcutter, way wide of off stump

Kevin O'Connor has mistaken us for somebody esle, "You guys are mad but very entertaining. What time is visiting hours."

11.1

Barnwell to Uthappa, 1 wide, another wide, this time for height

11.1

Barnwell to Uthappa, 1 run, into the pads, helped away for one

11.2

Barnwell to Kallis, 1 run, slower ball again, defended towards midwicket

11.3

Barnwell to Uthappa, FOUR, and Uthappa gets into his stride, nice drive between the bowler and mid-off

11.4

Barnwell to Uthappa, SIX, stunning! slower ball first of all, mis-timed second of all, but this keeps sailing and sailing. And sailing. Over long-on. His bat is huge. It doesn't have a leading edge. It has a leading face

11.5

Barnwell to Uthappa, SIX, another stunner, a flick, nonchalant, innocent little flick, and it has cleared long leg

11.6

Barnwell to Uthappa, 1 run, slogs this time, looking to finish the game off, gets an underside edge for one

End of over 12 (21 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 100/1 (4 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 0.50)
RV Uthappa    19* (6b 1x4 2x6)      CD Barnwell    4-0-36-0
JH Kallis    43* (32b 4x4 1x6)      RT Crandon    1-0-6-1

12.1

RT Crandon to Uthappa, 2 runs, short, pulled wide of long-on for two

KM: "I remember Hyden was volunteering to secure Ishant Sharma's dental future in 2008 (radio show?)" Elephant's memory there

12.2

RT Crandon to Uthappa, FOUR, that will do for RCB, short again, and Uthappa pulls this for four to cow corner

Guyana's misery has been by chronicled by Siddarth Ravindran here. I now have two hours to go before the US Open final. Hopefully it will be tighter than this match. Just so that Alter. G can read and gnash his teeth, I'm outta here

Anil Kumble: "Perfect game. The first couple of overs were critical.Once Sarwan was out cheaply, the pressure was on them. The thought was always there [to boost the net run-rate], but you needed solid platform too. Rahul and Kallis did just that, for Robin to be able to tee off."

Ramnaresh Sarwan: "Majority of them have bever played in these conditions, and it is a learning experience. But we really need to learn fast. We need to."

Jacques Kallis is MoM. He says: "Coming back from a back injury, so couldn't put too much work in the lead-up. But we have got fantastic preparation. Credit should go to Ray. We got good nets, good net bowlers."

Ram is getting cheeky. He writes, "Sorry West Indies. Congratulations East Indies." And KM is worrying about those who love the English language. "OMG, poor Alter G. would be crying while reading the last paragraph.." Time for the presentation

Patrick writes in with a stunning bit of information. "Do you know the word "grandfathered" is a verb, which means - To exempt (one involved in an activity or business) from new regulations!" Seriously, I felt grandfathered would be similar as, well, err, fathered. Anyway let me use another irregular verb and say that Bangalore have bossed Guyana here. Bangalore were ruthless with the ball, efficient with the bat, and have a solid net-run-rate boost. Guyana looked out of their depth. The only positive being Barnwell's bowling. He has some promise, bowls nice slower legcutters. Bravo-like almost

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Sep 12, 2010

Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa walk of after completing the win, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Guyana, Champions League Twenty20, Centurion, September 12, 2010

Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa walk of after completing the win

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Sep 12, 2010

Jacques Kallis goes on the offensive, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Guyana, Champions League Twenty20, Centurion, September 12, 2010

Jacques Kallis goes on the offensive

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