5.1 and he strikes immediately! Tight and short of a length on offstump and Ojha is desperate to break free. Goes for that carve over covers again, hits high on the bat, and loops to Robin Uthappa at cover for a simple catch 27/1
    6.2 he's a goner! Kumble does Lumb in with a beauty. Slow looped googly, around 86 kph, Lumb is drawn out and left stranded by the flight and turn away from him. Boucher does the rest. The openers are gone. 31/2
    16.2 and that's the end of that. Praveen comes back with an inch-perfect yorker that made up for lack of pace, with accuracy. Marto misses, Praveen hits, see you later. 85/5
    7.5 he has his man this time! Kallis has his karma! Cuts in from a length outside off, creeps in off the inside edge, through the gap between bat and pad, and disturbs the stumps. Kallis is pleased, Kumble is pumped, Rajasthan are in trouble! 38/3
    14.1 he's a goner! Bangalore can't catch Yusuf, but can run him out! Tip and run towards cover by Martyn, Virat Kohli swoops in and throws down the stumps in one silken smooth action. Third umpire called into action, but Yusuf knew he was caught short. Well done Kohli! 75/4
    16.4 three in three for Praveen!!! First hat-trick of IPL 2010! Straight and as fast as Praveen can be, and it is good enough for Dogra. Middle stump is out of the ground and Praveen roars! Rajasthan going down in a hurry here. 85/7
    16.3 another bouncer, another wicket! Dug in by Praveen, Narwal was in no position, but went through with the pull. Manish pandey ran in a long way from fine leg, and juggled a couple of times before holding on. 85/6
    19.1 Hohoho, Jumbo wins the battle of the great leggies! Defeats Warne's attempted pull with a straight fast ball and disturbs timber. 91/8
    19.4 gotcha! Kumble deceives Morne all ends up, the spin eludes the outside edge and Morne's backfoot goes very slightly outside his crease. Boucher is waiting behind and whips off the bails. 92/9
    19.5 and another run-out puts Rajasthan out of their misery. Full looping ball on legstump, played away by Munaf straight to short fine, where Dravid picks and fires in a good throw. Enough time for Boucher to collect and whip the bails. Enough certainty for umpire Harper to give it out without asking for camera assistance. 92/10
    not out
    7 (lb 2, nb 1, w 4)
    92 all out (19.5 Overs, RR: 4.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Naman Ojha, 5.1 ov), 2-31 (Michael Lumb, 6.2 ov), 3-38 (Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, 7.5 ov), 4-75 (Yusuf Pathan, 14.1 ov), 5-85 (Damien Martyn, 16.2 ov), 6-85 (Sumit Narwal, 16.3 ov), 7-85 (Paras Dogra, 16.4 ov), 8-91 (Shane Warne, 19.1 ov), 9-92 (Morne Morkel, 19.4 ov), 10-92 (Munaf Patel, 19.5 ov)
    P Kumar401834.50152020
    DW Steyn401804.50151010
    R Vinay Kumar402506.25131200
    JH Kallis402025.0091011
    A Kumble3.50932.34140000

Match Details


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

18 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

Match Notes

Indian Premier League