Champions League Twenty20 - 11th match, Group B

Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia

South Australia won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

10.6

Bailey to du Preez, no run, tossed up on off, de Preez reaches out and defends grimly

Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/5   D du Preez 0* (1b)

11.3

O'Brien to du Preez, 1 run, whoa, tosses it up on off, draws the batsman out and he looks to work it against the spin to the leg side, gets a leading edge which bobbles menacingly close to extra cover

11.5

O'Brien to du Preez, no run, extra bounce, caught du Preez by surprise as he reached out to defend. Takes his top hand off like he suddenly realised the rope in his hand was a snake.

11.6

O'Brien to du Preez, 1 run, drifts on to middle and leg, du Preez drives down to long on for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 80/5   D du Preez 2* (4b)

12.1

Bailey to du Preez, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, works it against the spin to midwicket. Single

12.3

Bailey to du Preez, SIX, smashed to smithereens! Tossed up on off stump and du Preez has had enough sighters. Goes down on a knee and slog sweeps it, but not very high. Ferguson at deep midwicket, for some reason, was not on the fence. He was atleast 7-8 feet in and leapt up to try and haul it in, No luck, just clears the fence.

12.4

Bailey to du Preez, 1 run, over-compensates and pushes this outside off, du Preez cuts away for a single

12.6

Bailey to du Preez, 1 run, over-pitched on middle and leg - he has been all over the place, this over - and driven to long on for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 93/5   D du Preez 11* (8b 1x6)

13.1

O'Brien to du Preez, no run, beauty from O'Brien! That drew the batsman out and spun away just enough to take the outside edge.. only that du Preez was playing well inside the line and escaped

13.2

O'Brien to du Preez, 2 runs, good one again, has du Preez in trouble with a full pitched ball and the sweep gets an under edge that goes agonisingly close to the stumps

13.3

O'Brien to du Preez, FOUR, You will not see a better piece of fielding on the ropes.. Ever! This is what happened - du Preez went for the slog sweep again, latched on to it well, but it went high rather than far. Harris is the man at widish long on, he runs back, dives away and is fully horizontal when he collects the ball mid-air. The momentum takes him sliding towards the ropes and he lets the ball go. The fielder tagging him fired it back to the bowler's end where there was a run-out.. If only the ball was live.. Unfortunately, he has touched the ropes, has Harris, before letting go of the ball! Called a four, but hang on, should it not be a six? Harsha Bhogle makes a valid point on air.

13.4

O'Brien to du Preez, 1 run, sanity prevails, something we see more often on a cricket ground. Taps it down to long on for a single

13.6

O'Brien to du Preez, 2 runs, du Preez picks a couple to covers to end the over

Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/5   D du Preez 20* (13b 1x4 1x6)

14.2

Bailey to du Preez, SIX, that's a smart thing to do. du Preez knows that there is menace lurking near the ropes, so connects well enough with the mow over long on and sends it a good 10 metres back.

14.3

Bailey to du Preez, no run, short and wide, slapped back really hard at the bowler, who can't hold on! Dropped!

14.4

Bailey to du Preez, 2 runs, another cut that takes the top edge and flies in the air, but this one lands behind the off side cordon.

14.5

Bailey to du Preez, SIX, Smashed! du Preez is connecting with them now, not very smart bowling this - feeding him with another over-pitched offering on the pads. He winds up and uncorks another fierce blast over long on

14.6

Bailey to du Preez, no run, defended towards the leg side to end the over

Royal Challengers Bangalore 118/5   D du Preez 34* (18b 1x4 3x6)

15.2

Harris to du Preez, 2 runs, another shocking full toss sliding down the leg, and du Preez guides it along straight to short fine-leg where Tait messes up

15.3

Harris to du Preez, SIX, du Preez has a knack for hitting boundaries that are on the thin red line (literally) that separates six from four. Another full toss on leg, he cashes in with the golf swing, which lands on the long on ropes. Called six on consultation with the 3rd umpire

15.4

Harris to du Preez, 1 run, picks a single down the ground to turn the strike over

15.6

Harris to du Preez, 1 run, lands a yorker well outside off, it is dragged off the back foot to wide mid on for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 130/5   D du Preez 44* (22b 1x4 4x6)

16.1

Christian to du Preez, 1 run, fullish on off stump and it is blaster back at fearsome pace at the bowler. He did not catch it, but I am more surprised that he is not injured

16.4

Christian to du Preez, 1 run, short, just outside off stump, carved off the backfoot in the air into the off side. Over the covers

16.6

Christian to du Preez, OUT, du Preez's frenetic innings has come to a characteristic end here. Not a great ball, very short and wide outside off, he queerly decided to pull instead of go through the off side. Hits low on the bat and gets the top edge, it goes straight up and settles in the grasp of the fielder at long on

D du Preez c Harris b Christian 46 (22m 25b 1x4 4x6) SR: 184.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/6   D du Preez 46 (25b 1x4 4x6)
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Photos

Sep 17, 2010

Rahul Dravid walks back after his dismissal, Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 17, 2010

Rahul Dravid walks back after his dismissal

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Sep 17, 2010

Dale Steyn lets one rip as Michael Klinger ducks, Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 17, 2010

Dale Steyn lets one rip as Michael Klinger ducks

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