After the 2 continuous defeat RCB went to Mohali to play against the bottom in table Kings Punjab. We had the confidence as we defeated them in our home ground. This confidence helped us to get the winning momentum.
RCB won the match with 6 wickets with the cracking innings bu Uthappa who changed the match completely. There was good contribution by KP and Kohli as well. Most of the bowlers turned costly. But Uthaapa came in changed the complete scenario.
After which RCB had a bad session with loosing against the Delhi and the defending champions DC. Against Delhi and DC Kallis gave a good start but it could not be carried away for victory. Again the bowling failed badly. Kohli was good with the Bat with DC. Pravin Kumar was pathetic and loosing the grip completely Vinay turned out to be very costly and the fileding as well was horrible. We had 2 consistent defeats because of our Bowling.
Coming back to our home ground against the wounded Kolkatta. Kumble bowled a spectacular spell and was most adorable. Pravin Kumar was flop on 3 continuous matches for very high RR. There was no difficulty when we have Uthhappa on one side. Dravid gave a spectacular start and Uthappa finished it again with the victory
The bad batting performance resulted in a defeat against the DC. Steyn gave a very good spell with cracking t he initial wickets and later Vinay joined the party. but the batting was poor. Accept for dravid and Uthappa trying to save the match but it was all in vain.
It never was difficult to defeat RR as we have done it several times. the stars of this match was undoubtedly Steyn with the ball and KP with the Bat. An awesome way to get it to the top.
A match which changed the tables and which made problems was RCB v/s Mi where everything changed. even there was a possibility of RCB not qualifying for Semis. In the initial overs it looked fine where Bowlers did a good job but the slogging overs MI just overtook and smashed to a splendid target of 192.But our Batsmen put a very poor show right.
The performers in this phase where Rahul Dravid, Kevin Peterson, Robin Uthappa and with the bowl Dale Steyn,Anil Kumble and Vinay to a certain extent in picking wickets. The major drawback was Pravin Kumar, Manish Pandey and Kallis as well who never gave the needed start for RCB