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RESULT
1st Match, Group C (N), Bengaluru, October 08, 2009, Champions League Twenty20
(19.4/20 ov, T:181) 184/5

Cape Cobras won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
99* (52)
jean-paul-duminy
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore 180/4(20 overs)
Cape Cobras 184/5(19.4 overs)

The crowd applauds, the fireworks begin. What a chase! Duminy's the man of the hour. The Cobras were not a well-known outfit to most local fans here, and they've been treated to a thrilling opener. Bangalore would have fancied defending 180, but in the wake of Duminy's onslaught, there was little they could do except keep it tight at the other end. The others rallied around him, Ontong added 41 with him and Canning 61 in very quick time. Two early breakthroughs, including that of the dangerous Gibbs, had made it seem that this game was only heading one way but Duminy's changed all that with his hurricane knock. Stay put, we'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

A sea of people making their way out of the ground. Some have stayed back for the post-match formalities. We start now. Bishop's the host.

Duminy, of course, is the Man of the Match. Huge applause from the crowd, and he walks up with his pads still on!

Duminy: "By far the best I've played in this format. It just worked out in the end for us. It's a different team with a different management, it went well. The wicket was a little spungy, took some time to settle in and played their spinners well."

Kumble: "We missed a few chances in the field that cost us the game. Duminy, though, batted brilliantly. Some players are probably not used to the lights and the ball came on a little quicker. The ball came on to the bat and I thought 180 was sufficient. There was the option of bowling Kallis in the last over, but I thought the slower ball would prove more effective. Unfortunately, Vinay [who has a good slower ball] tried a different delivery. It's a great start to the tournament, unfortunately we ended on the losing side."

Puttick: "We were confident we could chase any score, but it was a little more than we expected. We were a little shaky playing in this tournament. But JP played superbly. We knew if we got one batsman to bat through the innings and build partnerships, keep their calm, we could chase this down. We didn't catch very well but it's down more to nerves. This win should calm us down. We are a laid-back bunch of guys, and I suppose it's up to me as captain to calm them down. We're just going to enjoy the experience and do our best."

That's all from us, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. A fitting start to the tournament, and may it continue this way. Join us for the double-header tomorrow. Until then, on behalf of Jamie Alter, who's had a busy day doing the commentary for the first innings and has just finished stamping out the bulletin, this is Sid Talya signing off. See you guys later. Adios, Be well!

19.4
4
Vinay to Kleinveldt, FOUR runs

all over! Full outside off, drilled wide of mid-off for a boundary to seal victory

He has a word with his partner

19.3
1
Vinay to Duminy, 1 run

full on the pads, clipped down to deep square leg for a single, he's left on 99!

Just two away from victory, and a richly deserved century

19.2
6
Vinay to Duminy, SIX runs

that's the decisive blow! Full outside off, moves across and slams it into the stands over wide long-on

Cobras have Duminy back on strike. A deep square leg and a long-on

19.1
1
Vinay to Kleinveldt, 1 run

missed run-out, full, mistimes a drive to midwicket, runs through for the single, easy return to the bowler who fails to collect! He would have been short by miles, what a mess

Kleinveldt on strike for the last over. 9 off 6 needed. Cobras would rather have had Duminy facing. Vinay Kumar has been given the ball. Kallis isn't bowling. Kumble takes his time to set the field. What a start to the tournament opener! Here we go. A short fine in place

end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
COBRA: 172/5CRR: 9.05 RRR: 9.00
Jean-Paul Duminy92 (50)
Rory Kleinveldt0 (0)
Praveen Kumar 4-0-32-3
Anil Kumble 4-0-35-0
18.6
Praveen to Duminy, no run

deceived by the slower one, came down the track to pull it through midwicket, it cut away to beat the swing of the bat

9 off 7 needed

18.5
4
Praveen to Duminy, FOUR runs

four more, short on the off and he's positioned himself for the pull in quick time, ramming it wide of long-on through midwicket for another boundary, all power in that shot

18.4
4
Praveen to Duminy, FOUR runs

poor ball, full toss and Duminy cashes in, creaming it just wide of deep cover to the ropes, struck extremely hard

18.3
Praveen to Duminy, no run

big swing, full outside off and 114 kmph, tries to hoick it over midwicket, doesn;t connect, the crowd roars

17 needed off 10.

Canning's done his job, though. Supported Duminy superbly in that 61-run stand, off just six overs. They've crossed, and Duminy's the man on strike. Kleiveldt is the new man in.

18.2
W
Praveen to Canning, OUT

slower one bowled short, has a big swing, the slow pace does him in, too early into the shot, gets a top edge and Kumble takes a dolly at midwicket

Ryan Canning c Kumble b Kumar 20 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11
18.1
1
Praveen to Duminy, 1 run

slower one from round the wicket, dragged down to deep square leg for a single

18 off 12 with six wickets in hand in Twenty20 cricket is on most occasions, a formality. Praveen Kumar's been brought back. Takes his time to set the field. All done.

end of over 1811 runs
COBRA: 163/4CRR: 9.05 RRR: 9.00
Ryan Canning20 (17)
Jean-Paul Duminy83 (45)
Anil Kumble 4-0-35-0
Roelof van der Merwe 4-0-34-1

Cobras are on track to snatch this one. Another big over.

17.6
Kumble to Canning, no run

short on the off stump, bounced more, lucky for the batsman as he went for the cut and missed, whizzed over the off stump

17.5
1
Kumble to Duminy, 1 run

short, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

17.4
6
Kumble to Duminy, SIX runs

big one! Full outside off and Duminy executes the slog-sweep perfectly, a lot of elevation on it but also plenty of power, cleared deep midwicket by a fair distance, the crowd is stunned

17.3
2
Kumble to Duminy, 2 runs

dropped, hard chance, came down the track, took it on the half-volley and smacked it hard wide of Kumble who dived to his left but couldn't hold on, two more

17.2
1
Kumble to Canning, 1 run

quick single, pushed it uppishly in front of short cover for one more

17.1
1
Kumble to Duminy, 1 run

short on the off, slapped hard to deep cover, a slight fumble but there's no second, 50-stand up

end of over 1712 runs
COBRA: 152/4CRR: 8.94 RRR: 9.66
Ryan Canning19 (15)
Jean-Paul Duminy73 (41)
Roelof van der Merwe 4-0-34-1
Virat Kohli 2-0-23-0

They're getting a minimum of a boundary an over. They've paced this chase perfectly. Cobras are the favourites to win it from here

16.6
2
van der Merwe to Canning, 2 runs

tries to heave it hard over midwicket, mistimes it to deep square leg but there's plenty of time for them to run back for the second

16.5
1
van der Merwe to Duminy, 1 run

comes down the track and pushes it down to long-on for a single

16.4
6
van der Merwe to Duminy, SIX runs

in the slot for Duminy, length ball on middle and he was prepared for that one, took his right foot out of the way and dismissed it miles into the stands over long-on

16.3
1
van der Merwe to Canning, 1 run

the reverse-paddle, takes it from leg stump, just one run for all that effort

Best performances - batters
JP Duminy
JP Duminy COBRA
99 runs (52)
8 fours5 sixes
Control
75%
Productive shot
sweep
23 runs
2 fours2 sixes
86813322417
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor RCB
53 runs (24)
4 fours4 sixes
Control
69%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
17 runs
1 four2 sixes
0461710916
Best performances - bowlers
P Kumar
P Kumar RCB
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
CK Langeveldt
CK Langeveldt COBRA
O
3
M
0
R
12
W
1
ECO
4
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Cape Cobras
Jean-Paul Duminy
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 days8 October 2009 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Brian Jerling
Zimbabwe
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
India
Shavir Tarapore
Reserve Umpire
India
Shashank Ranade
Match Referee
India
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
PointsCape Cobras 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
Cape Cobras Innings
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