265dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Classy Kallis keeps Bangalore alive

Royal Challengers Bangalore boosted their chances of winning a place in the semi-finals, winning a crucial game against Delhi Daredevils fairly comfortably at the Wanderers

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
58(56) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 1 2 7 19 3 4 21
R Dravid
38(34) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 3 1 13 7 2 10

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O4
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Y Nagar
O2
M0
R20
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Delhi Daredevils , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.30 start, First Session 16.30-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.10, Second Session 18.10-19.30

Match days

19 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | RCB: 135/3 | RR: 7.10

  • Jacques Kallis58 (56b)
  • Mark Boucher10 (9b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-21-1
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-32-0

Delhi are through so they won't be too disappointed. But this is massive for Bangalore. A win set up in the field when they kept Delhi to 134. Kallis starred then and now he's stayed unbeaten during the chase with an excellent innings. Surely he's Man of the Match. A comfortable win for Bangalore, one that suddenly puts pressure on Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, on 14, 14 and 13 points respectively. Now Bangalore's last match against Deccan turns into a knock-out affair. Amazing turnaround.

Kallis is indeed the Man of the Match. Thats it from us tonight but do come back and see us tomorrow. Two matches, remember - Kolkata v Rajasthan and Chennai v Punjab. All very crucial matches as the league round comes to an end. Until then, be well. Buhbye!

18.6
1
Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, and thats the end of that! Kallis waits on the back foot and gently dabs the shorter ball to backward point and jogs through to seal victory with an over in hand

Scores are tied ...

18.5
1
Nehra to Boucher, 1 run, pitches short of a length outside leg stump, Boucher eases it off the back foot to midwicket and harries off, Sehwag eyes up the stumps and releases but misses
18.4
0
Nehra to Boucher, no run, short ball angles across, Boucher swivels on the pull, ball brushes his shoulder en route to Karthik, Nehra shouts out an appeal but Ian Howell says sorry mate
18.3
1lb
Nehra to Kallis, 1 leg bye, slower ball, short outside leg stump, goes for a pull but cannot get bat on ball, it clips his pads and they steal a leg bye
18.3
2nb
Nehra to Boucher, (no ball) 1 run, yorker just outside off stump, squeezed away for one square one the off side, Nehra has overstepped so we have a free hit coming up
18.2
4
Nehra to Boucher, FOUR runs, no need to run for those, full on the stumps and he gives himself some room and clips that over midwicket for four, all the fielder has to do it retrieve the ball

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2JH KallisRV Uthappa
2nd70JH KallisR Dravid
3rd29JH KallisLRPL Taylor
4th34JH KallisMV Boucher

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789