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13th Match, League B (N), Bengaluru, Oct 15 2009, Champions League Twenty20
(15.5/20 ov, target 128)133/3
Victoria won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/21
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• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

McDonald stars in thumping Victorian win

Victoria's medium-pacers, particularly Andrew McDonald, set up their comprehensive victory after Royal Challengers Bangalore had threatened to continue the trend of high scores at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

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Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore127/6(20 overs)
Victoria133/3(15.5 overs)

Breaking news: Trescothick has returned home from India following a recurrence of a stress-related condition. Somerset are due to play Eagles tomorrow in Hyderabad. We'll have more on that story on the site ...

Victoria's victory today has given them an outstanding chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. Bangalore's campaign has been hit badly, not only do they not have any points, their net run-rate would have also taken a hammering.

Andrew McDonald is the Man of the Match for his spell off 4 for 21 that pulled back Bangalore's fast start. Victoria are now sitting pretty with four points, Bangalore have none. Thanks for all the emails today, hope you've had fun. Cheers.

15.5
6
Kumble to Hussey, SIX runs

another six! Hussey carts Kumble over deep midwicket to set off fireworks at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, that's hit with extreme power once again, Victoria have won by seven wickets and 25 balls to spare ...

Victoria need one to win, they have 26 balls to go!

15.4
6
Kumble to Hussey, SIX runs

Kumble drags the ball short, Hussey waits and hammers the pull over the midwicket boundary, just one needed now

15.3
Kumble to Hussey, no run

this time he doesn't make proper contact

15.2
6
Kumble to Hussey, SIX runs

that's a colossal hit! Hussey makes room for a full ball, winds up, and unleashes a monstrous bat swing, the ball soars over the bowler's head and clears the boundary by a long way

15.1
1
Kumble to White, 1 run

forced off the back foot through cover for a single

If Victoria finish this in the next two overs it will do wonders for their net run rate.

end of over 155 runs
VIC: 114/3CRR: 7.60 RRR: 2.80
Cameron White5 (6)
David Hussey13 (11)
Roelof van der Merwe 3-0-20-1
Dale Steyn 4-0-33-1
14.6
1
van der Merwe to White, 1 run

van der Merwe angles into the pads, White nudges towards midwicket

14.5
1
van der Merwe to Hussey, 1 run

Hussey makes room and cuts behind point

14.4
1
van der Merwe to White, 1 run

White leans forward and chips the ball through midwicket, another single

14.3
1
van der Merwe to Hussey, 1 run

Hussey makes room and pushes the ball on the off side

14.2
van der Merwe to Hussey, no run

defended back to the bowler

14.1
1
van der Merwe to White, 1 run

White sweeps and hits the ball behind square for one

end of over 146 runs
VIC: 109/3CRR: 7.78 RRR: 3.16
David Hussey11 (8)
Cameron White2 (3)
Dale Steyn 4-0-33-1
Roelof van der Merwe 2-0-15-1
13.6
Steyn to Hussey, no run

Hussey clears his leg and swings wildly at a length delivery, this time he misses

13.5
4
Steyn to Hussey, FOUR runs

shot! Hussey moves towards the leg side to make room and cuts a short of a length ball from his stumps past point for four, he hit that hard

13.4
1
Steyn to White, 1 run

Steyn angles towards leg side, played behind square by White

Kohli's standing at a backward short leg, wearing a helmet.

13.3
Steyn to White, no run

short of a length on middle stump, White defends towards the bowler

13.2
1
Steyn to Hussey, 1 run

full and straight, nudged towards mid-on for a single

13.1
Steyn to Hussey, no run

defended off the back foot towards cover

"What is going on!? RCB have given away 21 extras already - that's a sixth of what they are defending!! And Steyn is the biggest culprit it seems. If they're going to bowl such rubbish, might as well save our millions and get my grandma to chuck some pies instead."Somewhere, Abhishek Saxena is angry.

end of over 138 runs • 1 wicket
VIC: 103/3CRR: 7.92 RRR: 3.57
David Hussey6 (4)
Cameron White1 (1)
Roelof van der Merwe 2-0-15-1
Dale Steyn 3-0-27-1
12.6
1
van der Merwe to Hussey, 1 run

Hussey moves forward and plays to midwicket

12.5
4
van der Merwe to Hussey, FOUR runs

short ball down the leg side, Hussey had plenty of time to wait and pull it to the long-leg boudnary

12.4
1
van der Merwe to White, 1 run

nudged on the leg side for a very risky single, Boucher's throw is poor

Captain Cameron is the new batsman ... surely Victoria can't muck it up from here?

Best performances - batters
Manish Pandey portrait
MK Pandey RCB
39 runs (28)
7 fours
0 six
Control64%
Productive shot
leg glance
13 runs
3 fours
0 six
514714710
Rahul Dravid portrait
R Dravid RCB
33 runs (35)
3 fours
1 six
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
2 fours
1 six
42617823
Best performances - bowlers
Andrew McDonald
AB McDonald VIC
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
4
ECO
5.25
Clint McKay player pic
CJ McKay VIC
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald
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 days15 October 2009 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Brian Jerling
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Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
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Russell Tiffin
Reserve Umpire
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Shashank Ranade
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsVictoria 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0