Champions League Twenty20 - 11th match, Group B

Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia

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

Cain writes in from Australia: "Best of luck to Cal Ferguson, hoping to see him in the Australian test middle order very soon!:)" Well, let's watch Bangalore first.

5.28pm Right, the players are making their way out now for the Spirit of Cricket thing, as they stand in a line and shake hands with their opponents as they walk past them. Kallis' loss is quite a big blow, and it shows as they've been forced to make some changes. Bangalore will also miss him with the ball - he rattled Guyana with three wickets in their opening game. Dravid and Pandey are out in the middle. We're set for the start. Shaun Tait will kick things off.

5.15pm We have our man Sriram Veera covering this competition and he sends us this diary about what Kevin Pietersen, born in Pietermaritzburg but playing for England, means to South Africa.

5.00pm Time for the toss. There's Klinger out there, with fifties in successive games this tournament. Kumble calls, he's won the toss and decided to bat. Kallis is out of the game due to a sore back. Dillon du Preez comes in. Manish Pandey has been drafted in and he'll most likely open. Vinay Kumar is back as well, replacing B Akhil. Left-arm spinner Nayan Doshi also misses out. South Australia have stuck to the same team.

Alter G: "I love how we have come to 'suffixize' words unnecessarily. Slow becomes slowish or slowness, but surely 'slowishness' is one suffix too many? I'm referring to the adjective used for the Kingsmead track in the preview to today's game!" KM, are you around?

4.50pm local time Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 11th match of the Champions League, one that is a big draw in this Group. South Australia take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in a windy Durban. If they win, South Australia seal a place in the semis. I'm Sid Talya and I'll be splitting the commentary responsibilities with Nitin Sundar. The experts figure there'll be some movement early on, the slightly overcast conditions playing their role. Still ten minutes left for the toss, so you can glance over the preview in the meantime.

0.1

Tait to Pandey, no run, short on middle, some good bounce, Pandey rocks back and knocks it down towards square leg

Two slips in place

0.2

Tait to Pandey, 1 leg bye, effort ball again, short on middle and leg, fends it down into the leg side for a quick single, came off the thigh

0.3

Tait to Dravid, 1 run, almost identical delivery, nips back in a hint and catches Dravid on the thigh, another single

0.4

Tait to Pandey, no run, a bit of swing there, just a hint, lands on a good length on middle, pushes it towards mid-on

0.5

Tait to Pandey, FOUR, full on middle, Pandey drives at it through the line and connects well, beautifully timed and it beats mid-on to the ropes

0.6

Tait to Pandey, OUT, hurries it outside off, too quick for Pandey who is late to latch onto it, tries to drag it over midwicket, gets the top edge, excellent judgement from the slip fielder, Harris it was, who ran back immediately after the ball made impact with the bat, kept his eyes on it throughout and clasped it comfortably with a third man running in towards him

MK Pandey c Harris b Tait 4 (3m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Robin Uthappa's the new man

End of over 1 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/1 (RR: 6.00)
     SW Tait    1-0-5-1
R Dravid    1* (1b)     

Putland charges in

1.1

Putland to Uthappa, 1 wide, just a fraction outside leg stump, Uthappa walks well across to clip it fine, misses, given a wide

1.1

Putland to Uthappa, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover

1.2

Putland to Uthappa, OUT, one of their musclemen is back in the hut, superb catching from South Australia so far, short of a length outside off and Uthappa chased it, cracked it fairly well, sweet sound of bat hitting ball but it was uppish and Callum Ferguson made no mistake at cover point diving to his left

RV Uthappa c Ferguson b Putland 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ross Taylor walks in

1.3

Putland to Taylor, 2 runs, short of a good length on the off, punched between mid-off and extra cover for a couple of runs, nicely timed

1.4

Putland to Taylor, FOUR, full outside off and Taylor doesn't waste the chance, leans forward and crashes it into the ground and over cover point for a boundary

1.5

Putland to Taylor, FOUR, pitched up and punished again, gets forward and caresses that between mid-off and extra cover, a bit of flourish there as well, superb start

1.6

Putland to Taylor, 1 run, ooh, nipped back in and he was saved by the inside edge, landed on a good length on the off and jagged in, played it on his pads and sneaked a single

End of over 2 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 18/2 (RR: 9.00)
LRPL Taylor    11* (4b 2x4)      GD Putland    1-0-12-1
R Dravid    1* (1b)      SW Tait    1-0-5-1

Alter G, you there? KM's back: "Dear Alter G, why don't you write a book? "Evils of the modern society" or "How to use Queens English for Dummies".. I wouldn't mind picking up a copy. "

2.1

Tait to Taylor, no run, short and Taylor is tempted into chasing it, slashes hard but can't connect

2.2

Tait to Taylor, no run, full outside off and, goes for the drive but mistimes it towards point

2.3

Tait to Taylor, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns the face and works it towards fine leg for a single

2.4

Tait to Dravid, no run, bangs it short outside off, flies through to the wicketkeeper as Dravid lets it go

2.5

Tait to Dravid, no run, full toss, was aiming for the yorker, Dravid, though, was not quick enough to react, tried to flick it through midwicket, got an inside edge onto the pads

2.6

Tait to Dravid, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and plays it down towards extra cover

End of over 3 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 19/2 (RR: 6.33)
R Dravid    1* (4b)      SW Tait    2-0-6-1
LRPL Taylor    12* (7b 2x4)      GD Putland    1-0-12-1

Aaron O'Brien to bowl his left-arm spinners

3.1

O'Brien to Taylor, no run, on middle and leg, worked to square leg

3.2

O'Brien to Taylor, FOUR, short outside leg stump, shuffles just a hint and swings it behind square leg for a one bounce four

3.3

O'Brien to Taylor, no run, turns the face to that fuller ball and works it to midwicket

3.4

O'Brien to Taylor, 1 run, pushed off the front foot down the ground to long-on for a single

3.5

O'Brien to Dravid, 1 run

3.6

O'Brien to Taylor, 1 wide, ooh, given a wide but that wasn't far from leg stump, pushed it quick and Taylor, trying to whip it past square leg, could not get his bat to it

3.6

O'Brien to Taylor, 1 wide, and again, quick outside leg stump, tries to work it fine this time, same result

3.6

O'Brien to Taylor, FOUR, short of a length outside off, turns away just a hint and Taylor chops it down past point, it's a quick outfield, four more

End of over 4 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 31/2 (RR: 7.75)
LRPL Taylor    21* (12b 4x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-12-0
R Dravid    2* (5b)      SW Tait    2-0-6-1

A widish slip in place

4.1

Putland to Dravid, no run, full outside off, Dravid plays at it cautiously, pushing it towards extra cover

4.2

Putland to Dravid, 1 wide, shortish, just down the leg side and moves down a touch further, Manou takes it in front of his face as Dravid misses out on an attempted work fine, a wide

4.2

Putland to Dravid, no run, draws him forward this time with a length delivery, plays it back to the bowler, holds its line

4.3

Putland to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, played down towards fine leg with a closed face for a single

4.4

Putland to Taylor, SIX, A slower ball gone bad, it slipped out of his had and turned out to be a full toss, a very tempting one at that and Taylor obliged, sending it over the square-leg boundary

4.5

Putland to Taylor, no run, lands on the off and stays there, Taylor gets forward and defends him towards cover

4.6

Putland to Taylor, FOUR, hurls it wide, not too much and it's on a length and not quite there for the square cut but Taylor's in a confident mood, moves back and slashes that through point for a boundary

End of over 5 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 43/2 (RR: 8.60)
LRPL Taylor    31* (15b 5x4 1x6)      GD Putland    2-0-24-1
R Dravid    3* (8b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-12-0

Taylor unperturbed by the loss of two early wickets, he's evening things out here. Dan Christian into the attack now

5.1

Christian to Dravid, 1 run, on a good length on middle, gives Taylor the strike with a single past midwicket

5.2

Christian to Taylor, no run, didn't pick the slower one, closed the face too early, it landed on middle and leg and he was aiming at square leg, got a leading edge but was fortunate it fell well in front of the bowler

5.3

Christian to Taylor, 1 wide, misdirected this time, slow and full but down the leg side

5.3

Christian to Taylor, no run, on target this time, full on middle, defends it with a full face back to the bowler

5.4

Christian to Taylor, no run, another one down the leg side, plenty of them tonight, bowled from wide of the crease but this time it brushes his pads

5.5

Christian to Taylor, FOUR, well struck and he had picked out his gap, lands on a length, gets forward and executes a perfect cover drive, there is a fielder in the deep, a deep cover, but he has no chance

5.6

Christian to Taylor, FOUR, and again, full, in the slot for Taylor and he plays a similar shot, strikes it much harder this time and gets the desired result

End of over 6 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/2 (RR: 8.83)
LRPL Taylor    39* (20b 7x4 1x6)      DT Christian    1-0-10-0
R Dravid    4* (9b)      GD Putland    2-0-24-1

6.1

O'Brien to Dravid, no run

6.2

O'Brien to Dravid, OUT, Dravid hasn't really had much strike this innings, O'Brien held this back just a hint, slightly short on middle and leg and Dravid tried to paddle it fine, missed it, it lobbed off something and Manou took it comfortably, we need to see if he gloved that, the umpire certainly thought so, replays show it caught him high on the pad and then ricocheted off his arm to the keeper

R Dravid c †Manou b O'Brien 4 (29m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

White walks in

6.3

O'Brien to White, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, pushes it on the off side

6.4

O'Brien to White, no run

6.5

O'Brien to White, 1 run, paddle again, but he plays it well, single behind square

6.6

O'Brien to Taylor, 1 run, shortish outside off, dabbed into the off side wide of cover for a single

End of over 7 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/3 (RR: 7.85)
LRPL Taylor    40* (21b 7x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    2-0-14-1
CL White    1* (3b)      DT Christian    1-0-10-0

7.1

Christian to Taylor, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single

7.2

Christian to White, 1 run, short on the off, rocks back and drops it in front of midwicket for a single

7.3

Christian to Taylor, FOUR, straying on the pads and Taylor has no trouble sending it to the boundary, fine leg is up and he just clips it past him for an easy four

7.4

Christian to Taylor, no run, slowish, on a good length just outside off, taps it towards point

7.5

Christian to Taylor, no run, fuller, bowled at 129 kmph outside off, square drives it towards point, can't pierce the field

7.6

Christian to Taylor, 1 run, slower one bowled on a length on the off, pushes it down towards long-on for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 62/3 (RR: 7.75)
LRPL Taylor    46* (26b 8x4 1x6)      DT Christian    2-0-17-0
CL White    2* (4b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-14-1

Bhaskar: "KM and Ater G.: Slowish means slightly slow and is perfectly valid. Both slow and slowish are adjectives. Slowness (the character of being slow) is a noun. In cricketing terminology, the noun slowishness would men the character of being slightly slow. It may not be in a dictionary, but this cricket fan understood the meaning and could distinguish it from slowness."

Tait is back

8.1

Tait to Taylor, 5 wides, effort delivery, was aiming for the bouncer but it missed everything, was down the leg side and Taylor didn't even duck, too high for Manou and it races to the fine-leg boundary

8.1

Tait to Taylor, 1 leg bye, bowls it on a good length on leg stump, a touch too quick for Taylor who tries to dab it into the leg side, clips the pads

8.2

Tait to White, no run, full on the off from wide of the crease, defended with utmost respect from Cameron White

8.3

Tait to White, 1 run, short of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it wide of midwicket for a single

8.4

Tait to Taylor, OUT, the bowling change works, Taylor's in the mood to score runs, went after a delivery that wasn't too wide for the cut, nor too short, got a thick edge straight to Manou who took it with ease, South Australia have struck back to upset the counterattack, perhaps a touch too quick for Taylor there

LRPL Taylor c †Manou b Tait 46 (33m 28b 8x4 1x6) SR: 164.28

8.5

Tait to Kohli, 1 wide, down the leg side, tries to glance it fine, called a wide

8.5

Tait to Kohli, no run, jumped off the pitch, short outside off and Kohli gets out of the way

There is a widish slip in place

8.6

Tait to Kohli, 1 run, bowls on a good length outside off, pushes it wide of mid-off for a single

End of over 9 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 71/4 (RR: 7.88)
V Kohli    1* (2b)      SW Tait    3-0-14-2
CL White    3* (6b)      DT Christian    2-0-17-0

Putland returns

9.1

Putland to Kohli, no run, full, aiming for the yorker, just outside off and Kohli digs it out back to the bowler

9.2

Putland to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed through the line to long-off for a single

9.3

Putland to White, 1 run, firmly struck, short of a good length, moves back and punches it to deep cover for a single

9.4

Putland to Kohli, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, drives it sweetly to long-off

9.5

Putland to White, 1 run, similar delivery, pushes it wide of long-off, thinks of a second but it's not there

9.6

Putland to Kohli, no run, short on the off, dabs it in front of point, thinks of a single but it's not there, good tight stuff, Nitin Sundar will take you through to the end of the innings

End of over 10 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 75/4 (RR: 7.50)
V Kohli    3* (6b)      GD Putland    3-0-28-1
CL White    5* (8b)      SW Tait    3-0-14-2

Thanks Sid Talya. Bangalore wobbling here. Dravid's slowishness did not help them eh. Cullen Bailey comes on.

10.1

Bailey to White, no run, tossed up on off and turning away, defended down the track

10.2

Bailey to White, no run, whoa, really short and very wide, White stretches well outside off and tries a tennis shot. Hits the far end of the racquet's frame

10.3

Bailey to White, no run, good one, regulation leggie on the nagging length outside off, beating the outside edge

10.4

Bailey to White, 1 run, goes for a paddle sweep and picks a single

10.5

Bailey to Kohli, OUT, Kohli has succumbed to the bounce! The bowling changes are working here for Klinger. That was short of a length outside off and turning away, Kohli's intention to cut was right, but the ball got big on him and took the top edge, ballooning up to the fielder at short third man

V Kohli c Tait b Bailey 3 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Slip in, Dillon du Preez to face. Bangalore in tatters.

10.6

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

End of over 11 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/5 (RR: 6.90)
D du Preez    0* (1b)      CB Bailey    1-0-1-1
CL White    6* (12b)      GD Putland    3-0-28-1

O'Brien comes on.

11.1

O'Brien to White, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, turning away and worked to the leg side

11.2

O'Brien to White, 1 run, short and wide this time, turns away and it is cut. Not fully capitalised on, that gift of a delivery

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

11.4

O'Brien to White, 1 run, White is more at ease, stays in the crease and works it down the ground for one

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

End of over 12 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 80/5 (RR: 6.66)
D du Preez    2* (4b)      AW O'Brien    3-0-18-1
CL White    8* (15b)      CB Bailey    1-0-1-1

12.1

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

12.2

Bailey to White, 1 run, on a length outside off, tip and run towards point. Played very softly and they took off quickly. Neat.

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

12.5

Bailey to White, 3 runs, over-compensates even more - he is still thinking of that slog-sweep - drops it really short and wide outside off, White gets a thickish outside edge with the cut, that runs down to third man

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

End of over 13 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 93/5 (RR: 7.15)
D du Preez    11* (8b 1x6)      CB Bailey    2-0-14-1
CL White    12* (17b)      AW O'Brien    3-0-18-1

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

13.5

O'Brien to White, 1 run

13.6

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

End of over 14 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/5 (RR: 7.35)
D du Preez    20* (13b 1x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    4-0-28-1
CL White    13* (18b)      CB Bailey    2-0-14-1

14.1

Bailey to White, 1 run, worked with the spin towards cover for a single

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

End of over 15 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 118/5 (RR: 7.86)
D du Preez    34* (18b 1x4 3x6)      CB Bailey    3-0-29-1
CL White    14* (19b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-28-1

Harris comes on. Good move to bring seam on - du Preez is skinning the spinners.

15.1

Harris to White, 1 run, waist-high full toss on leg stump, catches White by surprise and he dinks it to midwicket for one

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

15.5

Harris to White, 1 run, full toss, played down to deep midwicket for a single

Interesting field placement here - there is a wide slip and a widish gully as well.

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

End of over 16 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 130/5 (RR: 8.12)
D du Preez    44* (22b 1x4 4x6)      DJ Harris    1-0-12-0
CL White    16* (21b)      CB Bailey    3-0-29-1

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

16.2

Christian to White, no run, length ball on off, works it off the front foot into the covers

16.3

Christian to White, 1 run, slides down the leg, worked off the back foot for a single behind square leg

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

16.5

Christian to White, 1 run, darts in from outside off and White eases it off the pads for one

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

End of over 17 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/6 (RR: 7.88)
     DT Christian    3-0-21-1
CL White    18* (24b)      DJ Harris    1-0-12-0

Putland comes on. Praveen, who opens for UP at times, is the new man in.

17.1

Putland to Kumar, no run, slower ball, off cutter turning away from Praveen who was befuddled completely as it went through to the keeper

17.2

Putland to Kumar, SIX, No befuddlement this time! Stayed in the crease to try and convert an attempted yorker into a half volley. It landed on a length and he whiplashed it in Dhoniesque fashion down the ground. High and over the ropes.

17.3

Putland to Kumar, OUT, and gone this time! Putland holds the length back, Praveen looks to drive without moving forward or getting to the pitch, and chops the attempted cover drive into the stumps

P Kumar b Putland 6 (2m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

Vinay Kumar comes out.

17.4

Putland to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, full outside off, he plays the cover drive on the move and gets a single

17.5

Putland to White, 1 run, smart, White is backing away and Putland lands it wide outside off, too far away for White to make much out of it. He digs a single into the covers

17.6

Putland to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, full length, on Vinay's middle and leg, he works it without much timing off the legs to wide long on

End of over 18 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 143/7 (RR: 7.94)
R Vinay Kumar    2* (2b)      GD Putland    4-0-37-2
CL White    19* (25b)      DT Christian    3-0-21-1

Tait comes on.

18.1

Tait to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, what an effort! Back of a length outside off and Vinay backs off to try and loft it over the off side. He doesn't time it too well, spoons it in the air, seemingly just over mid off's head. But the fielder running back and diving away nearly pulled it off!

18.2

Tait to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, full but wide outside off and Vinay gets a single down to deep point. Right, Tait to White.

18.3

Tait to White, FOUR, What. A. Shot. Tries the yorker, misses the mark by a few inches. White is waiting. Stays in the crease, backs away a foot and drills it in the air, straight over Tait's head.

18.4

Tait to White, 1 run, errs on the full side this time, full toss on off stump and White gets it away between point and cover for one

18.5

Tait to Vinay Kumar, no run, a thunderbolt from the Tait book of gravity-defying bouncers. Vinay misses it by a mile as it bounces, takes off and soars well over his head.

18.6

Tait to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, Vinay backs away this time, it is not a bouncer, but is short. He connects with a fore hand crosscourt, but not much timing, down to long on.

End of over 19 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 152/7 (RR: 8.00)
R Vinay Kumar    6* (6b)      SW Tait    4-0-23-2
CL White    24* (27b 1x4)      GD Putland    4-0-37-2

Alter G is still on the slowishness thing. "May I offer sluggishness as a perfectly acceptable synonym instead of the 'non-Word of the Day' - slowishness?"

19.1

Christian to Vinay Kumar, OUT, Vinay's gone! Looks to make contact with the almighty heave over midwicket. He is looking towards fine leg when he makes contact, so can't really blame him for not timing it well enough, or placing it. Straight into deep square leg's lap when it lands. Borgas juggled but held.

R Vinay Kumar c Borgas b Christian 6 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

19.2

Christian to White, 1 run, White this time, more in control than Vinay was, but can't connect well enough with the swing to deep midwicket. On the bounce to the fielder patrolling the fence

19.3

Christian to Steyn, OUT, Steyn's stumps are straightened! Backs away, looking to scythe Christian through the covers, but he misses and off stump is on a roll!

DW Steyn b Christian 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kumble in at No. 11. The man has a Test ton at the Oval.

19.4

Christian to Kumble, 1 run, full on off stump, Kumble manages to drive it out to cover and get off the mark

19.5

Christian to White, OUT, White's up and down innings has ended in characteristic fashion. He has played a lot of shots, some of them have looked really good, but the timing has not always been so. Stays back in the crease again, converts the full ball into driving length and packs a punch with the lofted drive over mid off. But not timed well enough to clear long off. Simple catch. Bangalore all out for 154. Game on.

CL White c Putland b Christian 25 (56m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.20

Right, what we have here is a scorecard No. 42 from the book of bizarre scorecards. Violent 46s from Taylor and du Preez. Sluggish 25 from White. And everyone else was out for single figures. As Harsha observes on air, the Indian players have done absolutely nothing. The result is 154, and Daniel Christian becomes the highest wicket-taker in the tourney with his 4. Sid Talya will bring you the first ten overs of what promises to be an interesting chase.

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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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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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