Cenuturion: An awesome bowling display by Amit Singh (4/15) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/15) restricted Bangalore Royal Challengers to 105 in their twenty overs at Centurion on Thursday.
Put into bat first, Bangalore Royal challengers were off to a terrible start as they lost Jaffer in the third over for eight runs.. Kallis was next to go (10) caught by Niraj Patel at backward square leg. Dravid was the next to go without even tickling the score.
Wickets kept coming regularly and Bangalore never really looked like teeing off. None of the batsmen looked dangerous and there were no partnerships at all. Eventually, they ended with the lowest score in a completed innings in IPL 2009. None of the Bangalore batsman could even score 20 runs in the innings.
The major contributors in the Bangalore innings were Robin Uthappa (17), Virat Kohli (15) and Roelof van der Merwe (15)
At the end of ten overs Bangalore challengers were struggling for 49/4.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: W Jaffer, JH Kallis, RV Uthappa, RS Dravid, V Kohli, MV Boucher (w), RE van der Merwe, D du Preez, P Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, A Kumble (c)
Rajasthan Royals: GC Smith, NV Ojha (w), LA Carseldine, RA Jadeja, YK Pathan, AS Raut, NK Patel, SK Warne (c), SM Harwood, Amit Singh, MM Patel