Champions League Twenty20, 18th Match, Group B: Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Johannesburg, Sep 21, 2010
Champions League Twenty20 - 18th match, Group B
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
21 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

18.00 'Wave the Flag' blares around the ground, Praveen Kumar has the ball, Vandiar facing.

17.55 The two teams walk out. We've just had a high-scoring match between Guyana and South Australia. Will RCB v Lions also be batsmen dominated?

Tushar: "The key to todays match, is RCB's middle order coming good, if they come good, RCB have a good chance.." Ross Taylor and Cameron White haven't pulled their weight so far, RCB will hope today is the day they do.

17.45 Must-win game this for both sides. The team that wins will join South Australia in the semis from this group. This is what teams need to do to make it to the last four. Meanwhile, South Australia have completed their fourth win in four games, while Guyana finished with their fourth consecutive defeat. Sid Ravindran's bulletin for that game is here.

Toss: Lions win and elect to bat. Petersen: "It is a must win, a knock out game and we hope to out some runs on the board. The boys are confident, and it is lovely to play in Wanderers." Two changes for Lions. In: Cliff Deacon and Neil McKenzie. Out: Craig Alexander and Jean Symes

Kumble: "We are happy chasing. It is a must-win game, hopefully the boys are up for it. Kallis is out, so Pandey and Dillon come in."

17.30 Toss coming up any moment now, but the big pre-match news is that Jacques Kallis is out of the tournament. That's a big blow for Bangalore - remember Kallis missed the game against South Australia, and it meant Bangalore had to completely rework their combination, since Kallis is worth a batsman and a bowler. Pandey and du Preez played in that game, and may be in the frame to play again today.

17.20 Hello and welcome to Lions v Bangalore, a crucial encounter which will have major bearing on the semi-final line-up. It is a virtual quarter-final, and the toss is coming up in a moment.


Kumar to Vandiar, no run, moves away a touch after pitching outside off, left alone by Vandiar


Kumar to Vandiar, 3 runs, not very short, Vandiar goes for the pull, not very well timed, takes the ball towards deep square leg, Dillon du Preez has to dive and stop that at the rope

One wide slip in place


Kumar to Petersen, no run, a bit of width offered, Petersen carves that towards point, but can't beat the fielder there


Kumar to Petersen, no run, this one is a lot closer to offstump, Petersen wanted to punch that off the back foot towards extra cover, takes an inside edge towards square leg


Kumar to Petersen, FOUR, Thank you very much says Petersen, an overpitched ball on the pads, flicked away easily for four to square leg


Kumar to Petersen, no run, short of length on middle and off, Petersen comes down the track and pushes the ball back past the bowler, not too well timed, he was cramped for room there

Btw, this is Siddarth Ravindran bring you the comms for the first part of this match

End of over 1 (7 runs) Lions 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • AN Petersen 4 (4b 1x4)
    • JD Vandiar 3 (2b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-7-0

Vinay Kumar to share the new ball, Steyn will have to wait


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, no run, he also starts with a length ball outside off, Vandiar is happy to leave that one alone


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, 2 runs, tucked towards fine leg by Vandiar, quite square of Steyn there, batsmen scamper back for the second, Steyn fires back an accurate throw but the batsmen are safe


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, no run, on offstump, back of a length, dabbed towards point this time, no run results


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, no run, much shorter this time, angling across the batsman, Vandiar goes for a powerful pull, looks ugly as he fresh-airs it


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, no run, short of length, nice and tight around offstump, defended towards backward point


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, 1 run, guides the last ball of the over behind backward point for a single to retain the strike, good start for Vinay

End of over 2 (3 runs) Lions 10/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • JD Vandiar 6 (8b)
    • AN Petersen 4 (4b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-3-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-7-0

Kumar to Vandiar, FOUR, length ball on the pads, fine leg was in the circle, Vandiar knew that, he glances that fine of the fielder, wristy stroke from middle and off


Kumar to Vandiar, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, Vandiar goes for the pull, gets a bit of a bottom edge towards midwicket


Kumar to Petersen, SIX, Six! Alviro Petersen hammers that over long-on, it was short of length and just outside off, Petersen planted his front foot forward and swung that powerfully


Kumar to Petersen, FOUR, this is pretty poor bowling from Praveen, on middle and leg with fine leg in the ring, tucked off his pads after shuffling across and easily beats the fielder to pickup four more


Kumar to Petersen, no run, this one was slanting down leg again, Petersen wanted to work that behind square leg but he doesn't connect and is struck on the pads


Kumar to Petersen, 1 run, lovely stroke for only a single, a crisp drive standing tall, Cameron White dives to his left at cover to cut that one off

End of over 3 (16 runs) Lions 26/0 (RR: 8.66)

    • AN Petersen 15 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • JD Vandiar 11 (10b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 2-0-23-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-3-0

Vinay Kumar to Petersen, 3 runs, short ball, Petersen goes for the pull, gets a top edge and would have had his heart in his mouth seeing that sail towards short fine, clears the man, Praveen Kumar has to chase after it, he nearly collides with Manish Pandey who was running across from deep square leg, between them they manage to field the ball


Vinay Kumar to Vandiar, OUT, Vinay gets the breakthrough! not a particularly great ball, and not a particularly great shot either, shortish and well outside off, Vandiar brings out the pull, only manages to edge it to the keeper

JD Vandiar c †Uthappa b Vinay Kumar 11 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Cameron is the new batsman, one wide slip in place


Vinay Kumar to Cameron, OUT, two in two for Vinay! that was a great delivery, Cameron has to trudge back after a short of length ball shapes away after pitching around offstump, that's Vinay's stock delivery, Cameron had no answer to it, just hangs his bat at it, outside edge and Uthappa collects gleefully

R Cameron c †Uthappa b Vinay Kumar 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, no run, length ball heading for off, defended towards the off side, no hat-trick for Vinay

Two slips in place


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, 2 runs, he gets off the mark by getting on the back foot and punching the ball past extra cover for a couple


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, short of length ball on offstump, nudged towards midwicket

End of over 4 (6 runs) Lions 32/2 (RR: 8.00)

    • VB van Jaarsveld 3 (3b)
    • AN Petersen 18 (9b 2x4 1x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-9-2
    • P Kumar 2-0-23-0

Praveen to continue


Kumar to van Jaarsveld, no run, a bit of width outside off, chopped towards point


Kumar to van Jaarsveld, no run, on middle and off this time, pushed off the back foot towards mid-off


Kumar to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, strays onto the pads, played gently towards mid-on, enough time to get a single


Kumar to Petersen, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, Petersen tries to tip it past the keeper but doesn't connect


Kumar to Petersen, 1 run, shortish ball on legstump, Petersen clubs that towards deep square leg, if he had got that a few yards in either direction it was a boundary, instead he gets only a single


Kumar to van Jaarsveld, FOUR, Wow! shot of the day, a slower ball from Praveen, van Jaarsveld spots it early and caresses it down the ground, no chance for mid-off, supreme timing there


Kumar to van Jaarsveld, FOUR, Praveen finishes the over with a gift on the legstump, van Jaarsveld clips it behind square to get his second successive boundary

End of over 5 (11 runs) Lions 43/2 (RR: 8.60)

    • VB van Jaarsveld 12 (8b 2x4)
    • AN Petersen 19 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 3-0-34-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-9-2

Vinay Kumar to Petersen, SIX, short ball, at Vinay's pace that is not very threatening, sits up for Petersen, who pulls it over the square leg boundary for six


Vinay Kumar to Petersen, 1 run, on the pads this time, worked away towards midwicket for a single that brings up the half-century


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, no run, slightly wide of offstump, punched off the backfoot towards extra cover, too firmly to have time for a single


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, SIX, another six, this was not as short as the one which was dismissed by Petersen earlier in the over, still van Jaarsveld has enough time to rock back and heave it over wide long-on

Round the wicket


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, no run, length ball heading for off, pushed towards cover by van Jaarsveld


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, 1 wide, too wide outside off, van Jaarsveld tries to reach that one but he can't get to it


Vinay Kumar to van Jaarsveld, no run, similar to 5.5, van Jaarsveld again eases it towards cover but can't beat the fielder

End of over 6 (14 runs) Lions 57/2 (RR: 9.50)

    • VB van Jaarsveld 18 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 26 (12b 2x4 2x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-23-2
    • P Kumar 3-0-34-0

Anil Kumble into the attack. The expensive Praveen won't bowl out rightaway


Kumble to Petersen, 2 runs, a touch short and just outside off, times it nicely towards long-off


Kumble to Petersen, 1 run, googly, pitching just outside off and turning in, Petersen shuffles across and tucks the ball wide of midwicket

Slip in place for van Jaarsveld


Kumble to van Jaarsveld, no run, slower delivery this, bit of flight, turns a touch away from the left-hander who stays rooted to the crease and swipes at it, he misses


Kumble to van Jaarsveld, no run, and again, well outside off, van Jaarsveld doesn't connect


Kumble to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, on the pads this time, tucked towards midwicket for a single


Kumble to Petersen, 1 run, shortish ball turning a bit away from Petersen, who plays it against the spin towards mid-on

End of over 7 (5 runs) Lions 62/2 (RR: 8.85)

    • AN Petersen 30 (15b 2x4 2x6)
    • VB van Jaarsveld 19 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Kumble 1-0-5-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-23-2

Steyn charges in


Steyn to Petersen, FOUR, he's welcomed by a swing off the pads by Petersen, who skips away from the stumps a touch and clips that on off the pads over deep square leg


Steyn to Petersen, 1 run, short ball just outside off, Petersen stands tall and chops it towards deep point


Steyn to van Jaarsveld, FOUR, van Jaarsveld gets a boundary off a flat-batted swipe at it, he mistimes the stroke but there's still enough pace on the ball to beat the bowler and mid-on and mid-off


Steyn to van Jaarsveld, no run, 142.9 kmh, this one just goes over the top of offstump, van Jaarsveld was looking to pull that one but it was too quick for him


Steyn to van Jaarsveld, 1 wide, Steyn glares at van Jaarsveld after banging in a quick bouncer which sails way over the batsman's head


Steyn to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, OUT, van Jaarsveld's gone after some confusion in the calling, he pushed the length ball towards mid-off and sets off for a run, it was wide enough to get the batsmen thinking of a second, van Jaarsveld goes for it, Petersen sends him back, van Jaarsveld slips as tries to get back, du Preez fires in the throw, a pumped-up Steyn whips off the bails and celebrates, Virat Kohli needlessly gives the batsman a send-off

VB van Jaarsveld run out 24 (20m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 133.33


Steyn to Petersen, 1 run

End of over 8 (12 runs) Lions 74/3 (RR: 9.25)

    • AN Petersen 36 (18b 3x4 2x6)
    • ND McKenzie 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-12-0
    • A Kumble 1-0-5-0

McKenzie's the new man


Kumble to Petersen, 1 run, another topspinner, Petersen gets a single to off


Kumble to McKenzie, no run, inside-edged onto the pads


Kumble to McKenzie, no run, big appeal for lbw, McKenzie goes for the paddle-sweep, he misses and that looked close, umpire doesn't think so though


Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run


Kumble to Petersen, 1 run, punched towards short cover for a single


Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on for a single to end the over

End of over 9 (4 runs) Lions 78/3 (RR: 8.66)

    • ND McKenzie 2 (4b)
    • AN Petersen 38 (20b 3x4 2x6)
    • A Kumble 2-0-9-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-12-0

Steyn to McKenzie, no run, short of length and outside off, McKenzie tries to swing that towards midwicket but doesn't connect


Steyn to McKenzie, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, McKenzie stays on the backfoot and guides the ball to short third man, 'Wait,' he calls but then he sees the misfield there and takes the run


Steyn to Petersen, no run, much slower delivery from Steyn, 115kmh, almost gets a leading edge as Petersen looks to turn it to leg side


Steyn to Petersen, 2 runs, short ball outside off, Petersen is quickly into position for the pull, can't time it too well but the ball races away towards deep midwicket


Steyn to Petersen, 1 run, slower ball again, length and heading for middle and off, Petersen gets forwards and taps that towards long-on


Steyn to McKenzie, 1 run, length ball on the pads to end the over, whipped away towards square leg by McKenzie

Over to Nitin Sundar for the rest of the innings

End of over 10 (5 runs) Lions 83/3 (RR: 8.30)

    • ND McKenzie 4 (7b)
    • AN Petersen 41 (23b 3x4 2x6)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-17-0
    • A Kumble 2-0-9-0

Thanks Sid R. Petersen on fire here! Anirud sent this comment sometime back. "Jonathan Vandiars name suggests that he too might be of Indian (tamil) origin !" Think he got confused with the Tamil word Sandiar. du Preez comes on


du Preez to McKenzie, no run, on the pads to begin with, worked to wide mid on


du Preez to McKenzie, no run, full on off stump, McKenzie moves to off stump and flicks it square


du Preez to McKenzie, FOUR, flashed hard! That was well outside off, McKenzie threw his bat at it and got a thick outside edge, well away from Uthappa, who for some weird reason is wearing the helmet while keeping for a seamer.


du Preez to McKenzie, FOUR, no luck involved in that one! Moves the front foot across and lofts him easily over wide long on. One bounce, two, four.


du Preez to McKenzie, 1 run, dealing with du Preez as if he were a spinner, nurdles him across from outside off to the right of mid on for one


du Preez to Petersen, 1 run, Petersen takes a single to retain strike

End of over 11 (10 runs) Lions 93/3 (RR: 8.45)

    • AN Petersen 42 (24b 3x4 2x6)
    • ND McKenzie 13 (12b 2x4)
    • D du Preez 1-0-10-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-17-0

Kohli comes on. Interesting move. He bowls dibbly hobbly Chris Harrisesque stuff


Kohli to Petersen, no run, starts with one testing the umpire's arms for a wide call, but the umpire resists. Well outside off.


Kohli to Petersen, 1 run, straighter and worked to mid off for one


Kohli to McKenzie, no run, whoa, what happened there? McKenzie tries to run it from outside off to third man, but makes no contact. Very close to the edge.


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, McKenzie stamps around the crease, going to the leg side and comes back to knock a ball on his pads to midwicket for one


Kohli to Petersen, 1 run, full and wide outside off, petersen connects well with the square drive but there is cover


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, short and just outside off, he waits for it and dabs it to short third man for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Lions 97/3 (RR: 8.08)

    • ND McKenzie 15 (15b 2x4)
    • AN Petersen 44 (27b 3x4 2x6)
    • V Kohli 1-0-4-0
    • D du Preez 1-0-10-0

Ankur is confused. "Wow !! was juz reading a comment abt ferguson in the last match, how somebody predicted it to be his day and it turned out to be so... I felt d same abr peterson, so he is my trrrrrump player !!! go robbie !!!!!!" Robbie? If Alviro is his trump, why is he cheering for Robin Petersen? Or is he cheering for Robbie Uthappa? I am confused now. Kumble comes on.


Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, on a length outside off and driven out to the covers


Kumble to Petersen, 1 run, drops it short outside off, Petersen pulls him all the way across to deep midwicket for one


Kumble to McKenzie, no run, cheeky, mckenzie looks for the reverse sweep and executes perfectly, but straight to backward point. If he were playing a normal leggie, he would have been going with the spin, but this is Kumble.. not much spin to work with.


Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, dabs this one off the face to short third man., Wild throw back to the keeper concedes a needless overthrow


Kumble to Petersen, OUT, Well, I guess the overthrow was not needless after all, Kumble has sent Petersen back with that skidder of his that bolts up from a length! Petersen goes down on a knee for a pull, but the ball is long gone before he swings. Stumps asplay.

AN Petersen b Kumble 45 (55m 29b 3x4 2x6) SR: 155.17


Kumble to de Bruyn, no run, slower through the air, looped up menacingly on middle and leg with a hint of drift. Played away cautiously to the leg side

End of over 13 (3 runs) Lions 100/4 (RR: 7.69)

    • Z de Bruyn 0 (1b)
    • ND McKenzie 17 (18b 2x4)
    • A Kumble 3-0-12-1
    • V Kohli 1-0-4-0

Satish Clarifies: 'Vandiaar is a clan name in South Tamilnadu.." Kohli contines.


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 wide, this one is very wide outside off and called.


Kohli to McKenzie, FOUR, all class from McKenzie! Length offering outside off, he does that half forward movement of his and slaps it through the covers for four


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, waits in the crease and runs him behind square for a single.

de Bruyn to face Kohli.


Kohli to de Bruyn, 1 run, a bit of turn, comes in with the angle and straightens outside off, de Bruyn plays it to short third man for one


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, drifts on to McKenzie's pads and he works it away to midwicket


Kohli to de Bruyn, 1 run, over-pitched outside off and driven along the carpet to long off


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, some angle Kohli is generating, from wide of the crease, and his arm is coming down from over his left shoulder. Lands on leg and straightens, worked easily to midwicket for one more

End of over 14 (10 runs) Lions 110/4 (RR: 7.85)

    • ND McKenzie 24 (22b 3x4)
    • Z de Bruyn 2 (3b)
    • V Kohli 2-0-14-0
    • A Kumble 3-0-12-1

Kumble's last over coming up.


Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, straight and quickish from Kumble, punched down to long off


Kumble to de Bruyn, no run, more loop outside off, de Bruyn drives it out to cover


Kumble to de Bruyn, no run, googly, comes in after landing, de Bruyn gets an inside edge out to midwicket


Kumble to de Bruyn, no run, the leggie this time, de Bruyn is picking nothing and plays it down back to Kumble

Kumble's towel falls off as he runs in and de Bruyn stops him.


Kumble to de Bruyn, no run, full on middle and off, driven straight to cover.

The choke is on.


Kumble to de Bruyn, no run, hurries him back with another skidder, de Bruyn keeps it out. No intention to score, they were seeing off Kumble's menace.

4-0-13-1. Whadaplaya!

End of over 15 (1 run) Lions 111/4 (RR: 7.40)

    • Z de Bruyn 2 (8b)
    • ND McKenzie 25 (23b 3x4)
    • A Kumble 4-0-13-1
    • V Kohli 2-0-14-0

Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, length on off stump from Kohli, worked off the face to the off side for one


Kohli to de Bruyn, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven out without timing to wide mid off


Kohli to McKenzie, FOUR, smartly done by McKenzie! Using Kohli's angle, he plonks his foot across and laps him around the corner for four. Short fine leg had no chance


Kohli to McKenzie, 1 run, drives this full delivery out to long off for a single


Kohli to de Bruyn, 1 run, no timing for de Bruyn, another big flay that makes poor contact for a single to cover


Kohli to McKenzie, 2 runs, Haha! McKenzie is the strict teacher and the ball is the errant student. It lands on leg stump and bounces, McKenzie is across on off stump, with his cane aloft. And when it sits up he smacks it on the head and sends it down to fine leg. Corporal punishment.

End of over 16 (10 runs) Lions 121/4 (RR: 7.56)

    • ND McKenzie 33 (27b 4x4)
    • Z de Bruyn 4 (10b)
    • V Kohli 3-0-24-0
    • A Kumble 4-0-13-1

Steyn comes on.


Steyn to de Bruyn, 1 leg bye, fullish outside off, de Bruyn walks across and tries to work him to the leg side. Rapped on the pads, huge appeal, but he was outside the line. Leg bye taken.


Steyn to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie looks for the short-arm pull across the line, but Steyn is too fast and goes right through him


Steyn to McKenzie, 1 run, slower ball, 118 kph, McKenzie picks it late and adjusts but can only pick a single as he taps it to midwicket


Steyn to de Bruyn, 1 run, Praveen puts him down! de Bruyn backs away and looks to go straight over mid off. Steyn kept it full and straight, de Bruyn could not get under it and Praveen running across from mid off dived to his right and got two hands to it. Out she went.


Steyn to McKenzie, 1 leg bye, McKenzie backs away, Steyn follows him and all that ensues is a leg bye


Steyn to de Bruyn, 1 run, Whoa, what a yorker! de Bruyn will feel rather special for having managed to get bat on it. It was homing in on leg stump, he squeezed it out off the inside edge to short fine leg for one

End of over 17 (5 runs) Lions 126/4 (RR: 7.41)

    • Z de Bruyn 6 (13b)
    • ND McKenzie 34 (30b 4x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-20-0
    • V Kohli 3-0-24-0

du preez to bowl.


du Preez to de Bruyn, 1 run, Pandey! Runs in from deep square leg and tumbles forward. He catches it, but it slips out, then it sticks in between a couple of fingers, and it is not clear as he lands if it was a clean catch or not. Third umpire says not out and fair call too. Smart slower ball that, induced the mishit


du Preez to McKenzie, 1 run, Praveen fields well this time, McKenzie comes across and looks to paddle round the corner, Praveen and short fine leg has to out in the dive to stop it.


du Preez to de Bruyn, OUT, third good piece of fielding in three balls, this time it is Kohli, and de Bruyn is gone! He had to make something happen here, backed away to leg stump, du Preez gave him no room and he ended up spoining it straight up. Kohli ar long on took the swirler

Z de Bruyn c Kohli b du Preez 7 (19m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

Harsha Bhogle on Twitter: "i cannot believe that umpires refer catches that can never be judged to the third umpire but cannot refer high full pitched balls"


du Preez to McKenzie, 1 run, back of a length outside off and driven into the covers for one


du Preez to Frylinck, no run, length ball outside off, big swing and big miss by Frylinck


du Preez to Frylinck, FOUR, that's as deft as they come! Length ball, it was headed to crash into the top of off. Frylinck stayed back in the crease, waited till the last moment and snapped his wrists to send it scurrying between backward point and short third man for four

End of over 18 (7 runs) Lions 133/5 (RR: 7.38)

    • R Frylinck 4 (2b 1x4)
    • ND McKenzie 36 (32b 4x4)
    • D du Preez 2-0-17-1
    • DW Steyn 3-0-20-0

Steyn to McKenzie, 1 run, another monster yorker from Steyn, McKenzie comes down in a hurry and guides it square for a single


Steyn to Frylinck, 1 run, slow yorker this time, 101 kph, Kumble bowls faster than that! Well outside off, and the batsman squeezes it out square for one


Steyn to McKenzie, 1 run, full and fast at 141 kph, McKenzie played it to the leg side, or so he thought. In reality he had no idea where it went - which was nowhere. They take a single


Steyn to Frylinck, 3 runs, And again, another yorker just outside off, and it is jammed out towards third man. The fielder runs across and dives to save the boundary.


Steyn to McKenzie, 1 run, OUT, McKenzie is run out, another slower ball from Steyn, Mckenzie can't get the timing into his drive to wide long on. He makes a late decision to go for the second, Kohli sends in a rather accurate throw to the striker's end. Uthappa comes forward, takes it and breaks the stumps with mcKenzie diving in.

ND McKenzie run out 39 (44m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 111.42


Steyn to Tsolekile, FOUR, Slam! Tsolekile gets a marginally off length ball, gets behind it and smokes an off drive to the right of mid off and all the way

End of over 19 (11 runs) Lions 144/6 (RR: 7.57)

    • TL Tsolekile 4 (1b 1x4)
    • R Frylinck 8 (4b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-31-0
    • D du Preez 2-0-17-1

Last over coming up. du Preez to bowl.


du Preez to Frylinck, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, he manages to squeeze it out to widish long off


du Preez to Tsolekile, 1 run, yorker on middle, Tsolekile backs away and runs him off the face behind square for a single to the off side


du Preez to Frylinck, SIX, Wallop! Frylinck is well-built alright! Half volley on middle, he was back in the crease and without any momentum going forward, still managed to loft it clean and over long off. into the crowd.


du Preez to Frylinck, no run, more like it from du preez. Gets the yorker in the right spot, on leg stump. Not much to be done


du Preez to Frylinck, SIX, back to bad habits, and Frylinck latches onto another one! This was sliding leg side, Frylinck stayed nside the line and hoicked it over deep square leg for six more. Late momentum!


du Preez to Frylinck, 1 run, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde stuff this from du Preez, gets in a yorker to finish off. Frylinck manages to muscle it out to long off, and Tsolekile thinks of stealing a second, but he's dropped his bat and they settle for one

Lions were set for 180 the way Petersen was going, but Kumble changed that with a top quality spell in the middle overs. Lions looked set for 140-145, before Frylinck whacked a few to take them up to 159. Bangalore need 160 to qualify for the semis and Sid Ravindran will bring you the first half of the chase. Meanwhile Sid Monga's updated bulletin will be here in a moment.

End of over 20 (15 runs) Lions 159/6

    • R Frylinck 22 (9b 1x4 2x6)
    • TL Tsolekile 5 (2b 1x4)
    • D du Preez 3-0-32-1
    • DW Steyn 4-0-31-0





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