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PHASE 2 : Rinish Valsan 's review for rc's performance
2ND PHASE REVIEW :- RCB vs KXiP ( Game 31 ) After coming with a loss against CSK the previous game we had to back ourselves up and secure a victory against the weakling kxi. Kumble had confidence in his own team and didn’t make any chnge to the line up. A brilliant first over wicket from Vk kept the hopes alive but the rest batsmen did the damage with gud scores from bisla,sanga,yuvi & bopara the score looked a challenge for the RCBians with almost all bowlers giving an economy of more than 7. In our batting line up our main anchor kallis departed early. Then came in Kp who looked in some very very fine knick, hitting the ball all along the ground, played a crucial partnership with kohli and then a tiny cameo from uthappa finished things off for the kings xi and was done in supreme fashion by the challengers :) For RCB : (Game 31) Positives : Gud Middle order batting by Kp , Virat kohli and Robin uthappa to finish things in style Negatives : Poor bowling effort with all bowlers having an economy of more than 7. Stylish pLayer : Kp for his brilliant knock ( 66 ) RCB vs DD ( Game 35 ) A brilliant strt yet again from the master openers of dd put RCB in trouble for an instance then when sehwag fell gambhir was soon to depart with some more players following him back the pavilion then one excellent innings from Collingwood put the DD’s total to an imposing one. Our bowlers yet failed and didn’t add much pressure on the batsmen after the wickets tumbled.:) Our batting in this game failed with Manish failin again. Kallis kept hold of his wicket at one end but the other end was like 9 pins falling in quick succession . We lost the game and thus kallis’s half century went in vain . Overall a poor unit display from the batsmen and bowlers. For RCB : ( Game 35 ) Positives : Gud performance from kallis the lone performer for rcb in this game . Negatives : Bowling extremely poor with no one stepping up to take the crucial wickets . Missed steyn in action. Stylish Player : Kallis for his brilliant half century . RCB vs DC ( Game 40 ) Next game vs Dc and first time this season the last yr’s finalists met .Manish again continuing his poor run in this competition and Dravid ,top the order, failed .Kallis with his half century kept one end ticking .With the Run rate too low and at one stage when the score was 94 from 15 overs we were looking for a low total when Kohli strted hitting the ball all over the park thus taking the totl past 180 which looked a winning score but out bowlin failed yet again with all our main bowlers failing to get the all imp wicket of Suman and Symonds thus letting a go a match which we could have won pretty easily. For RCB : ( Game 40 ) Positives : Gr8 to see Kohli hitting a brilliant and a fantastic half century under pressure with some gud hittin overall and Kallis at top with another half century under his belt Negatives : Bowling Again a disaster couldn’t restrict them at all . Didn’t put tht extra pressure on Suman when he was lookin a lot shaky . Stylish Player : Virat kohli and his six which was almost goin outta the stadium was the shot of not only the game but of the ipl RCB vs KKR ( Game 43 ) The match held in the Chinnaswamy was a gr8 one . A poor first half display from the bowlers gave kkr a gud strt but then a stupendous comeback from the bowling unit restricted the opposition from getting a humungous score . Our batting with Dravid (52)back at his usual no.3 stole the limelight by scoring a fluent fifty with some classy strokes and on the other end it was SIX-appa ( 50 )who was hitting sixes off reverse sweep and was the main entertainer after dravid departed . We won the game comfortably. For RCB : ( Game 43 ) Positives : Dravid at his usual no.3 came back in gr8 form along uthappa who both scored half centuries for rcb. Fielding was top class saving a lot of boundaries. Second half bowling was excellent with some gud directed bouncers by Kallis And Vkumar. Negatives : First half bowling was too lenient on the batsmen .Pp was not utilized as such in our innings. Stylish Player : Rahul dravid no doubts class at it’s best with some audacious shots and Uthappa no doubts with 2 awesome revere sweep sixes  and brilliant fifty . RCB vs DC ( Game 46 ) The match held in Nagpur was held in a ground with a large outfield . One of our dream strts with Steyn taking out 3 wickets in his first spell consisting tht of Gilly, Gibbs , & Suman. This led to a low total of 151 and put Rcb in a gud chnce to win. Manish returned back to the pavilion first ball . Dravid ( 49 ) after his half century last game looked in gud knick hitting the ball all over till he fell . The rest batsmen just threw their wickets thereby showing no responsibility by any middle order batsmen thus leading in our poor defeat.Another game which we could have won was lost from our hands at the final overs . For RCB : ( Game 46) Positives : Steyn rocked the opening batsmen with excellent figures of 3/18. and Dravid’s another well placed innings gud composure. Negatives : Batting lineup failed . No one played with responsibility after wickets tumbled. Just needed patience. Stylish Player : Rahul yet again with a brilliant 49 keeping the pace too .Steyn with his brilliant bowling too . RCB vs RR ( Game 49 ) Was our last away game in the league stages . RCB wanted the pink city to be painted Red & Gold . Brilliant strt from our bowling unit again . Steyn picked the brilliant wicket of Pathan which was the bowl of the game with a brilliant delivery taking off his stump. RR finally managed to secure 130 runs on their board to defend. Batting failed yet again with manish continuing his poor run and kallis getting out for a duck. Then came in Kp ( 62 ) who hit some beautiful strokes which was so fascinating to watch and his partnership with Robin sealed things for RCB. The only negative thing was the runout which happened between Kohli and KP which resulted in some harsh words from the English batsman. And the City was painted RED & GOLD indeed  For RCB : ( Game 49 ) Positives : Gud bowling yet again with steyn leading the pace attack and pankaj singh doin a gud job as well. Kp yet again shined with the bat in brilliant fashion . Negatives : Nothing much as it was almost a one sided contest but our openers fell soon . Stylish Player : KP is da man .Loved tht scene when he tried consoling Kohli after da game . RCB vs MI ( Game 50 ) Our last league game and was against the table toppers but this time in Home Turf. The home crowd was indeed the 13th player for our team . A brilliant atmosphere which became more ecstatic after sachin’s early departure. But some poor fielding 2 dropped catches of mclaren proved costly . All bowlers apart from steyn were expensive some giving full tosses which were bound to be hit and were hit. Rcb chasin 191 was a tough task as the openers fell in quick succession and then it was just a collapse of the middle order batsmen Kohli tried his best in the end but it was too late . Rcb lost the game and was in a slight danger of losing the Semifinal spot but was safe cos of their high net run rate. For RCB : ( Game 52 ) Positives : Gud first half display in the first innings . Gud fielding as well as bowling from Steyn and others. Negatives : Death over bowling was terrible giving too many full tosses and no Yorkers . Battin failed miserably . Stylish Player : None Overall : Out of the 7 games we played we managed to win only 3 and lost 4. With one of the best balanced sides on the papers we just couldn’t manage to find the right balance on the field . Another problem was finding the right balance with such a strong foreign line up in the team . Dravid’s place in the order was not fixed he used to be put as the last batsmen in 7th position or sometimes up the order . With Kumble as capt he should have realized tht dravid top the order either opening or no.3 would have done some gud to the matches we lost . Bowlin in some matches was too lenient with no one bowling proper Yorkers in those precious death overs . Most of those Yorkers would go as full tosses and would be smashed beyond the boundaries . Openin batsmen failed to accelerate during the powerplays which led to a weak strt and later put pressure on the rest batsmen . Some of the batsmen threw their wickets at crucial points when they could have played with more responsibility . Steyn was tremendous in this latter half of the tournament with a solid economy rate and with his wicket takin capabilities . Taylor failed to fire which was a huge disappointment to the RCB fans and Kp did reasonably gud this season finding his form at the right time :) Manish pandey was way too weak this season opening . So it was a mixed second half in short u can say it was a bit disappointing with the team we got anyways we did reach the semi final due to our strong nrr so in the end the semi final berth is all tht matters :) Hope u guys loved this review would love u guys to like it and comment on it :) Thanking You :)
very good review :)
Posted by Dwaipayan-Dey
gud one bro shows ur true rcb dedication :)
Posted by nishviva
a gud indepth review
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PHASE 3 : Rinish Valsan 's review for rc's performance
3rd Phase 1st Game:- 21st April Semi final – Royal Challengers Banglore Vs Mumbai Indians Finally after 56 thrillin and exciting league games it was down to the Final Four i.e RCB ,MI , CSK, DC. So the Match was considered in all newpapers and headlines as one of an exciting clash between India’s two legends Kumble vs Sachin . Both sides entered this competition with the tag “ The balanced side “ and they indeed were . But acc to stats yes MI were slightly ahead cos of their brilliant overall performance . They had the edge in their bowlers who could perform wonders durin the death overs which we lacked. The match initially was scheduled to be held in the Chinnaswamy stadium ( RCB’s 13th player ) but got shifted to the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai . This proved costly for the RCB team who really had wished to play in their own ground in front of their own RED crowd . Really the home crowd can perform wonders when they give tht kinda support the team needs , which always reminds me of SAF ,coach of Man UTd, who always calls for a huge support from the crowd to back the players durin crucial games. It really works too but sadly we couldn’t do anything abt it . Stats showed tht RCB has a unique way of results in their previous 5 games with results : L W L W L . Seeing this I did feel “ Well if this carries on we might just win the semi final and kept my fingers crossed for the big game “ RCB Team stats before the game : Still finding hard to hit the right balance to this star studded side .It really was tough to choose among the 4 intl players . Kallis with his second position in the top runs scored table this season along with Kp who played well was a fixed choice . Steyn being the leading bowler for RCB was also a fixed one . The last spot was being fought for by Taylor , White, and the rest but these 2 as the main contenders . In this Aussie New Zealand clash it was the New Zealand skipper who got through cos of his gr8 performance last yr round . Rest assured nothing could be done as well cos it was too late to experiment . Openers were solid in the first phase with a stupendous strike rate and ability to hit during the powerplays but later on they failed to perform well in the 2nd phase which was a cause of concern to the whole team and the management. But like I said it was late to experiment. Middle order was extremely talented with Uthappa,Kohli, Kp all in striking form . The only worry was Taylor who didn’t perform in any game , Yet the team had put faith in his abilities and hoped for the best. Bowling Unit had a mixed season this time . Steyn finally found his right rhythm with Kumble being the most economical bowler of the ipl .So yeah it was a fine bowlin unit too . Public Hype before the game :-Get Sachin out and the game is ours cos he played the main role in MI’s success this season . MATCH:- Lost the toss and was forced to field which Kumble suggested a gud decision cos there was dew which could play a gud part. And it was the battle between Steyn and Sachin Sachin in his first over smashed Steyn for 2 boundaries . Then the next ball the master blaster was sent back to his pavilion by a simple catch at short cover . Then it was Dhawan’s time to go by an excellent run out from Kohli with his direct hit at the stumps. Then Kp took out Nayyar in his first over which also saw a brilliant save from Dravid savin 2 runs . And then Duminy was to follow . Seemed like the First leg against MI where they lost 3 wickets when their score was 70 but things changed after tht .Then next over by Kohli we had a gr8 chnce to make MI suffer another wicket but kohli made mess of things ( a bit in hurry ) when he fielded the ball and aimed at the non striker when both the batsmen were in the non striker’s end TRAGIC !! :( Rcb restricted them well till the 15th over in which their score was 107.THen MI increased their pace and took their total past 184 with a solid partnership of Tiwary and Rayadu and a brutal knock from Pollard . Then it was a surprise move on the openers of the team today as Rahul and Kallis came together . As Sidhu told if the two sheet anchor comes and plays together it would really create a confusion and be a disaster . It wasn’t cos the RCB kept up their pace but Kallis departed early with a poor shot selection. Then came in KP the man in form , hit a couple of boundaries but departed early by a brilliant stumping . Robin came and build a strong partnership with Dravid .There were Brilliant strokeplays by both batsmen durin their short partnership with Uthappa striking 2 sixes off his buddy Harbhajan. But then 2 wickets in 2 balls really changed the mode of the game. With the game balanced and our run rate pretty decent these 2 wickets of Uthappa (caught at deep square leg ) and Dravid ( run out – actually a sacrifice to Taylor’s suicidal run ) really made things worse .Taylor was under more pressure cos now the team’s result was in his hand . But soon . Kohli and Manish departed and then the building which was built on a gud foundation started collapsing . Then it was all over for us with RCB scoring 149/9 . It was really Pollard’s day his crucial wickets of Uthappa , PAndey, & Kohli set things up for the MI and his cameo of 33 runs in the end. Positives : Gud first half bowling display by the bowlers . Pietersen was the best among the lot with a gud economy rate .First half batting was pretty decent too . Negatives : DEATH OVERS !!! ….Kumble’s last over in which an out was ruled out cos of over stepping ( No-Ball )..and in which he gave 15 runs then Kallis and the rest gave the opposition more than the reqd runs . All the tried Yorkers went as Low full tosses which were struck over the boundaries . Really was disheartenin. Batting was goin fine till Dravid and Uthappa was on crease . Taylor’s irresponsible run out changed the course of the game .Then a collapse which we have seen several times this season . Post Match : Realised tht Sachin wasn’t the only man for MI’s success . Disappointment among all the fans for RCB’s lose in the semi’s with a poor performance. So tht was the end of the road for us for the IPL cup .And undoubtedly the best team won on the day . But we still had one hope alive The CLt20 . 3rd Play off:- 24th April Royal Challengers Banglore vs Deccan Chargers This time it was the last yr’s finalists battling out for the Champions League berth . In the League games it was Deccan who outclassed us in both legs , but in both legs we really could have won the games . First leg it was our bowlin unit who disappointed and in the second leg it was our batting unit :( SO it was all down to this . In here the toss was crucial cos the pitch looked weary and the team batting first would always have the advantage of winning once put up a gud score . Team Stats before the game :- This time problem was back with Manish and Taylor in the squad cos both have simply failed to improve their scores . Bowling looked pretty decen but vinay proved a bit costly last time giving in some low full tosses in the death overs. This being the last game for RCB this season also bought in thoughts of bringing few new players just to have some game experience . So in the end RCB bought in N.Doshi , B. Akhil , and C.White inplace of Pandey , V.Kumar and Taylor resp.While our opposition went in for 6 chnges in the team . Public Hype Before the game :- Get the consolation victory no matter wht for a CL berth and this time no backing down when the match is in our hands . Match :- Deccan won the all imp toss at the DY Patil Stadium electing to bat first . And it was kinda lookin like the same strt which happened last yr in the final when Kumble decided on bowling to Gilly . This time too it was our legendary spinner who got rid of Gilly in the first over and in the next over followed by Mishra with a brilliant delivery from P. Kumar . Kumar in his next over got rid of R. Sharma too which was an imp wicket .Came in Symonds who was lookin strong and a dropped catch by Steyn well it kinda bought in fear to the Rcb fans cos really in this short format catches indeed win matches . But Steyn made up to his mistakes by takin Symonds wicket the next ball . Then a “chintu mintu “ partnership from rao and anirudh put some challenge to their weak total but then Rao was the first to depart bowled by Kumble followed by the rest batsmen . Kumble overall was the best takin 4 wickets in the game with an economy of 4 as well in 4 overs wow !!! Deccans total : 82 ( lowest total of this season ) Then came in Kallis and Dravid back in action as the openers . Kallis well was lookin pretty shaky with a slow strt and it was Dravid who was lookin more composed . But there was no hurry cos the reqd run rate was 4 Kallis was the first to be send back to the Pavillion then Came in KP who along Dravid finished things off with some classy strokeplay and Pietersen at the other end finished the game with a might six over long on. WHt a way to finish the season .A One sided contest brilliantly setup by the bowlers and then calmy finished by the batsmen . Finished the game with 6 overs remaining. Post Match :- We did miss the IPL trophy but a place in the CLt20 made the fans happy. So RCB finished it’s season on a high note and were pleased with their Cl berth . The last ball which was hit for six gave an indication tht next yr it’s gonna be one RCB season . OVERVIEW :- Had a mixed phase . On one hand a disappointment in the semi final losing in a poor way against MI which shattered our drmz of entering our consecutive final . And on the other hand a totally one sided game in the 3rd play off to get 3rd in this yr’s ipl season and a entry to this yr’s CLt20 .Bowling was above avg no doubts in both the games but in the first game those final overs bought in some harsh comments upon the bowling unit. And with the batting line up we could have entered the final with much ease .But we failed against the strong Mumbai attack . Secon match we saw the calmness and composure of the batsmen nonetheless to chase a low below par score . IN the end we r in the CL and tht matters so yeah very happy tht we don’t have to wait for another yr to see our team playin . Just 3 months later it’s back to RCB season time .So the season overall it was mixed too but we did see some gud signs in all aspect of the game with uthappa comin in striking form , KP showin wht he’s capable of ,Kumble with his usual grace and his top economy rate , Kallis;s consistency in the first half , Dravid’s fine Class was at exhibition , then Steyn well bringin in the right pace at the right time , Vinay kumar with his basics getting things right so overall the team was a team and despite the losses they always managed to come back strong in the next game to give in a gud fight . And the way the team website worked well it bought me more close to the team with some brilliant efforts form all the community managers and the staff. Loved every competions , loved evry candid photos videos so so exciting so thnks again to this RCB community . Just disappointed with the fact tht next season the team’s gonna chnge I mean it’s hard to see the team ,which we loved for 3 yrs , chnge . Tht’s gonna be tough but anyways livin the present and waiting for the CL for a much better performance from the team . GO GO RCB GAME FOR MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by vicksnara
pretty detailed review bro wow awesome
Posted by Twisha-Valsan
Gud job once again :)
Posted by nishviva
wow a pretty gud job there ....
Posted by smeetavalsan
Good Review
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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