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PHASE 2 : Umesh Kumar N 's review for rc's performance
Phase 1: 4/7 (57.14% Success rate) Most of the RCB followers and other IPL team supporters were expecting that in phase 2 RCB will further strengthen itself and enter semis with ease (Definitely as #2 team) Phase 2: Vs KXIPunjab: Best Moment: a) Robin Uthappa takes one of the best and fastest bowler of the world (B.Lee) for a ride. b) Preity Zinta goes clueless(@#$$%#). Forgettable moment: No guesses(??) - KXI Punjab fielding Vs DD Best moments: a) 6 local players were in team - Hats off to Captain Jumbo. b) Apanna's excellent spell went unnoticed due to some good batting by Warner, Sehwag and Collingwood. Forgettable moments: a) Losing second time to DD. b) Disappointed to the core for not winning the match when 6 locals played. Vs DC (2 Matches) Match 1 Best moment: Full throttle batting display at the end from Virat and White was a treat. Forgettable moment: Losing in-spite of good score on the board. Match 2 Best moment: Dale steyn's bowling. Forgettable moment: Slow delivery from Harmeet singh to Robin. Vs KKR Best moment: Bangaloreans day out - Vinay (3 wickets), Robin & Rahul (52 Runs each) Forgettable moment: Ganguly's post match press conference (Am puzzled, feel this should be in Best moment too) Vs RR Best moment: Kevin Pieterson (Batting - 62 Runs(29 Balls)) Forgettable moment: Kevin Pieterson (Runout - Do i need to explain?????????) Vs MI Best moment: None for RCB. For MI - Pollard and Rayadu's boundaries. Forgettable moment: Blast in Chinnaswamy Stadium and Shifting of semifinals to Mumbai. We ended Phase 2: 3/7 (42.85% success rate)and finished 4th.

 

PHASE 3 : Umesh Kumar N 's review for rc's performance
Yes, ODDS were against us: - Semi finals venue shifted to Mumbai - Entered semi final with a loss against MI to play them again But, what is life with out a ROYAL CHALLENGE? Semifinal: Vs MI MI Batting (1-15 Overs): 107/4 - Ross sends Boss(Sachin) to pavilion with a good catch. - Virat aims a beauty - Pieterson's disciplined bowling MI Batting (15-20 Overs): 77 Runs (184/5) - Kalli's goes expensive - 2 Line crossing No balls in an over by Jumbo (Shocked, Angry on my role model after a very long time). How can India's highest wicket taker in ODI and Tests do this?????? (Even now am not convinced). I would have accepted a shoulder bouncer - Low full toss balls gifted to Pollard (Come on Vinay, Grow up. You are in the Indian team now) RC Innings: 149/9 - Injured Pollard bowling is heart out, and RCB Batsmen display meek reply - Robin provides a momentary hope, Pollard nullifies Best Moment: a) Sachin's cheap dismissal b) Robin's onslaught on India's current no.1 spinner (8th over) c) Animated Mukesh Ambani (Economic & Financial times got a prized photo) d) and (is it/ it is) Nita Ambani in Air Forgettable moment: a) Anil crossing the line twice b) Ross'es struggling batting (Is it the same Ross who ensured final berth in the last IPL??) - He joins Gilchrist, Hayden (NPF-Non performing foreigners) league in this IPL. 3rd place play-off: Vs DC The former IPL finalists are facing again but this time for an entry to Champions league 2010. RCB fans will not tolerate one more loss to DC. DC Batting: 82 All out - Disciplined bowling by RCB RC Batting:86/1 (13.5 overs) - Sensible batting from top order Best moment: a) Kumble (4 Wickets for 16 Runs)leads from the front ("When the going gets tough, the tough gets going") b) Dravid ensures Chargers are Discharged Forgettable moment: (For DC only) - 9 players out for a single digit RCB storms into Champions League 2010. Over all RCB's IPL T20 Review: - Kumble grows stronger as a captain (Almost - most economical bowler of the tournament) - Kumble ensures most of team members from squad get a chance to play (and perform too) - Robin uthappa replies to his critics after Ranji debacle. Proves himself as decent keeper too. - KP is the best international player for RCB (Continues his form in ICC WC T20 too). Kallis does support team well, but some how RCB fans not fully impressed. - Ross and Manish needs to do some soul searching - Dale steyn should improve his fielding Off field RCB performers: a) Ramya's extra energy display whenever camera is focused. b) Siddharth mallya's kiss to RCB logo on his shirt (When ever camera is focused??@@##) Now, you decide who is copy cat. c)Ever ravishing, composed Deepika Padukone's (Amazing RCB Merchandise dresses) Current RCB Team mood: a) Vinay's good bowling in his debut (Forget last two balls bowled) b) Form displayed by Kevin (Father Kevin), White and Morgan in the ICC T20 world cup With all this, Come Champions League - ROYAL CHALLENGERS will be EVEN MORE........... GAME FOR LIFE And with my RCB performance analysis, Mr. Prasanna Agoram will feel he has got a Royal Challenge for next year contract......;)

 

 
Phases Match Result

Phase 1 from
3rd May to
7th May

RC v/s KKR
(14th March)
Lost
  RC v/s KXI
(16th March)
Won
  RC v/s RR
(18th March)
Won
  RC v/s MI
(20th March)
Won
  RC v/s CSK
(23rd March)
Won
  RC v/s DDD
(25th March)
Lost
  RC v/s CSK
(31th March)
Lost

Phase 2 from
8th May to
12th May
RC v/s KXI
(2nd April)
Won
  RC v/s DDD
(4th April)
Lost
  RC v/s DC
(8th April)
Lost
  RC v/s KKR
(10th April)
Won
  RC v/s DC
(12th April)
Lost
  RC v/s RR
(14th April)
Won
  RC v/s MI
(17th April)
Lost

Phase 3 from
13th May to
17th May
RC v/s MI
(Semifinal)
(21st April)
Lost
  RC v/s DC
(3-4 playoff)
(24th April)
Won