12th match (N), Bengaluru, April 26, 2008, Indian Premier League
(17.1/20 ov, T:136) 138/3

Royals won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Royal Challengers Bangalore INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul c Jadeja b Watson29-0022.22
Rahul Dravid (c)c Jadeja b Watson01-000.00
Ross Taylor c Smith b Patel4420-63220.00
Jacques Kallis c Patel b Trivedi1110-20110.00
Virat Kohli c †Rawat b Patel1314-0192.85
Mark Boucher c †Rawat b Warne410-0040.00
Praveen Kumar run out (†Rawat/Watson)3430-23113.33
Sunil Joshi run out (Sohail Tanvir/†Rawat)38-0037.50
Zaheer Khan not out 1718-2094.44
Vinay Kumar not out 11-00100.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 3)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.75)135/8
Did not bat: Anil Kumble 
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Rahul Dravid, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 2.2 ov), 3-59 (Jacques Kallis, 6.3 ov), 4-65 (Ross Taylor, 7.2 ov), 5-77 (Virat Kohli, 9.4 ov), 6-78 (Mark Boucher, 11.4 ov), 7-90 (Sunil Joshi, 13.6 ov), 8-131 (Praveen Kumar, 19.2 ov)
Shane Watson402025.00153001
0.2 to R Dravid, caught! Dravid falls first ball! Watson bangs it in short, it didn't rise much and Dravid went for the pull, he didn't control it well and hit it high in the air towards long leg, Jadeja was position on the boundary line and took a well judged catch. 1/1
2.2 to S Chanderpaul, caught! This time Chanders tries to pull the ball against the angle across him, it was a trifle short and this time the top edge flies high and straight to Jadeja once again at third man, he tales another well-judged catch. 16/2
Sohail Tanvir403107.75143210
Munaf Patel302026.6692100
7.2 to LRPL Taylor, caught on the pull! Taylor moves towards the off side and tries to pull a short ball, he's hit it firmly but again there's no elevation and Smith takes a flat catch on the deep square leg boundary, Rajasthan are right back in this. 65/4
9.4 to V Kohli, caught! Virat backs away to a good length ball over off and middle stump and tries to cut through the off side, rather a rash shot that, he gets beaten by the extra bounce and feathers a nick through to Rawat. 77/5
Siddharth Trivedi402917.25123120
6.3 to JH Kallis, caught! The length wasn't short enough to play a pull but Kallis managed to make good contact, however he didn't get any elevation and placed it straight down Munaf's throat at long leg, that was a flat catch and it was well taken, Rajasthan have made a vital breakthrough. 59/3
Shane Warne412315.75151200
11.4 to MV Boucher, caught! Warne bowls the googly and Boucher tries to drive it through the off side, he gets beaten by the turn into him and gets a thick inside edge that hits Rawat on the pads and lobs up on the leg side, Rawat is alert to the situation and scampers across to catch the rebound. 78/6
Yusuf Pathan1010010.0010100
Rajasthan Royals INNINGS (Target: 136 runs from 20 overs)
Graeme Smith c Kumble b Joshi4942-80116.66
Mahesh Rawat c †Boucher b Kumar02-000.00
Yusuf Pathan c †Boucher b Khan2112-50175.00
Shane Watson not out 6141-82148.78
Mohammad Kaif not out 46-1066.66
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL17.1 Ov (RR: 8.03)138/3
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mahesh Rawat, 0.4 ov), 2-26 (Yusuf Pathan, 3.2 ov), 3-130 (Graeme Smith, 15.6 ov)
Praveen Kumar3042114.0058100
0.4 to M Rawat, caught! Rawat charged down the track and tried to swing Praveen over the leg side, the ball was on a good length and moved away from the right-hander, the ball grazed the outside edge and went through to Boucher who took an easy catch, Praveen is thrilled and pumped up!. 1/1
Zaheer Khan402416.00155000
3.2 to YK Pathan, that's gone high in the air and Boucher takes an excellent catch! Zaheer banged it in short, Yusuf lined up to play the pull, he tried to hit it from outside off and got a top edge that flew miles in the air towards a very fine fine leg region, Boucher ran after it and settled perfectly under a swirling catch. 26/2
Vinay Kumar201507.5042010
Anil Kumble402205.50102010
Jacques Kallis10707.0021000
Sunil Joshi3.102718.5294100
15.6 to GC Smith, Smith falls one short of his fifty, he came down the track and chipped Joshi straight to Kumble at long-on, he didn't try to hit it with power and got his placement wrong, he was looking to hit it wider of long on I think. 130/3
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M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
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 days26 April 2008 - night (20-over match)
South Africa
Ian Howell
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
GA Pratapkumar
Reserve Umpire
Shavir Tarapore
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 2
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 135/8 in 20.0 overs (Z Khan 17, R Vinay Kumar 1)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (41 balls), Extras 2
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (GC Smith 31, SR Watson 19, Ex 3)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 3
  • SR Watson: 50 off 34 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 73 balls (GC Smith 40, SR Watson 57, Ex 3)