Saturday, April 18, 2009

2nd IPL Match - Bangalore Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals

This was a match between the team that won and came 7th. Rajasthan were the clear favourites going into this match and were very confident and they had every reason to be: they have a very good team, so good that they were champions last year. I personally wanted Bangalore to win because it has Dravid in it and he is my favourite player. Bangalore won the toss and decided to bat.

Rajasthan got a brilliant start by taking 2 wickets in the first over. But Bangalore managed to recover, thanks to Dravid's 66, to 133/8. Quite a competitive score.

Bangalore got an equally good start taking 2 wickets in the first 3 overs. Thanks to some excellent bowling from Kumble, who took the best figures in T20 - 5 for 5, Rajasthan only got to 58 and were all out.

So another surprise - Bangalore win by 75 runs. Dravid got the man of the match award.

Table as it stands:

Team Match Won Lost NR Pts RR Run For Run Against
Bangalore Royal Challengers 1 1 0 0 2 +3.750 133/20.0 58/20.0
Mumbai Indians 1 1 0 0 2 +0.950 165/20.0 146/20.0
Chennai Super Kings 1 0 1 0 0 -0.950 146/20.0 165/20.0
Rajasthan Royals 1 0 1 0 0 -3.750 58/20.0 133/20.0

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