COUNT DOWN BEGINNED FOR MUCH AWAITED DAY
YES, IT WAS THE DAY OF FIRST SEMI FINAL, RCB TAKING ON MI
last performance of rcb and mi before semi final
mi lost to kkr by huge margin and on the other hand rcb
lost against mi in their last game in the league table both teams entered semi final with a lose in their previous g ame
SEMI FINAL -RCB VS MI
VENUE-DY PATIL STADIUM,NAVI MUMBAI
FANS-64,000 IN THE STADIUM
TOSS-MI WON THE TOSS AND THEY DECIDED TO BAT FIRST
SO IN BETWEEN THERE WAS A INTERVIEW WITH FR.VIJAY MALLAYA , WHEN ASKED THAT BANGALORE WILL MISS THEM IN THERE HOME GROUND AND PEOPLE IN THE STADIUM SUPPORTING MI ...THEN DR.MALLAYA SAID THAT WE ARE LIKE BLOOD AND WE ARE IN EVERY PART OF THE WORLD
AS TEAMS ENTERED IN THE PITCH , AT 8.00 PM UMPIRE CALLED LET'S PLAY AND THERE WAS A HUGE ROAR AND BUZZ IN THE STADIUM AND THEN MATCH STARTED AND EVERY ONE EXPECTED SACHIN TO FIRE BUT STEYN TOO K SACHIN'S WICKET WHEN HE WAS 9 RUNS
MI-184/5 IN THEIR 20 OVERS AND RCB MANAGED TO GET ONLY 149/9 IN THEIR 20 0VERS
DETAIL ABOUT THE MATCH
KP came to the party to take his team to the final of IPL 2010. Lucky for Mumbai Indians’ fans, it was Kieron Pollard and not Kevin Pietersen.
The West Indian’s all-round show helped Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs and make it to the final of IPL 2010.
The match, which began with the promise of being an exciting contest, ended on an anti-climactic note with the boys in red being no match for the marauding boys in blue.
KP was the RCB’s nemesis tonight - his late blitzkrieg with the bat left the Bangalore boys stunned. He then returned to haunt the Royal Challengers’ batsmen, claiming the key wickets of Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey. He seemed to be everywhere tonight, even being involved in the run-out of Rahul Dravid.
None of the RCB batsmen looked settled and the pressure of chasing a big total in a big game told on the side with the players looking to hit their way out of trouble. Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga, with two wickets apiece, were Pollard’s brothers-in-arm in destroying RCB.
Earlier, the Mumbai Indians’ decision to bat first looked on a sticky wicket with the team losing wickets at regular intervals. It was only a late charge by Saurabh Tiwary and Kieron Pollard that saw MI put up a decent total.
Sachin Tendulkar looked as if the pressure of being MI’s talisman got to him and he departed for his first single-digit score of IPL 2010. Tendulkar had hit Dale Steyn for two boundaries earlier in the over, but the occasion forced the MI skipper to a play an uncharacteristic shot to lose his wicket.
The Mumbai Indians then lost quick wickets with even Kevin Pietersen getting into the act. The Mumbai side were tottering at 77 for four when Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu did their by now familiar rescue act. The duo played sensibly to resurrect the innings, with Tiwary hitting the occasional six.
The match which looked to be going RCB’s way changed course suddenly in the 16th over with Tiwary going ballistic. Then came the 17-run over Anil Kumble would like to forget - the leggie was taken part by Tiwary (52).
But the partnership was stopped short by Steyn in the next over when Rayudu fell misjudging the RCB bowler’s slower ball thus setting the stage for Kieron Pollard.
The tall Trinidadian has been in good nick recently and he came to the middle with murderous intent. Pollard didn’t need time to get his eye in as he hit Vinay Kumar out of the park in the 18th over with two massive sixes. The all-rounder (33 runs off 13 balls) wasn’t finished yet and in the last over of the innings scored 16 runs off Steyn. RCB would rue their death over bowling - they conceded 77 runs, including six sixes in the last five overs.
RCB LOSE IN SEMI -FINAL DISHEARTENED MANY FANS AND NOW EVERYONE WERE HOPING THAT RCB WILL WIN DC TO ATTAIN PLACE IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
3RDPLACE MATCH-RCB VS DC
VENUE-DY PATIL STADIUM , NAVI MUMBAI
TOSS-DC WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT
DC WHERE IN PRESSURE BCOZ THEY SHOULD MAKE HUGE RUNS BATTING FIRST TO APPLY PRESSURE ON RCB BUT
DC MANAGED TO TAKE 82 RUNS IN 18.3 ALL OUT AND RCB TOOK IT EASILY 86/1 IN 13.5 WITH DRAVID AND KALLIS BATTING WELL
DC scored a feeble 82, IPL 2010’s lowest total, which illustrated the lack of competition that Royals faced. Chasing such a small target is hardly enough to raise a sweat and the Bangalore boys managed to achieve their target with 37 balls to spare.
Jacques Kallis and Rahul Dravid set about chasing the target with cool confidence. But Kallis departed without having seen the side through. Kevin Pietersen and Dravid finished the job without any more hiccups.
The slow track was helpful for bowlers, but that wasn’t the reason for the Deccan team’s abysmal performance - it was the indiscipline in DC’s batting that helped RCB win. Anil Kumble with his four-for led from the front for RCB. Though Kumble was the star with the ball, his brothers-in-arms - Praveen Kumar, Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn – who were equally responsible in bundling out DC with their impressive line and length.
Earlier, Adam Gilchrist was forced to make four crucial changes to the squad with injury ruling out T Suman, Herschelle Gibbs, RP Singh and B Sumanth. And the changes left the team too weak to even put up a decent fight.
Before you could list out the names of the Deccan Chargers’ squad, the Chargers had lost four wickets. First to go was the woefully out-of-form DC skipper Adam Gilchrist. He hit a full toss off his counterpart Anil Kumble down the throat of deep square leg.
Then next to depart was Monish Mishra - LBW to a fullish delivery from Praveen Kumar. Rohit Sharma tried to hit his way out of trouble but only found Kevin Pietersen, who took an easy catch to dismiss the dangerous batsman.
And then came the killer blow. In the seventh over Andrew Symonds, dropped off the previous delivery, wasted his chance to hand Dale Steyn his wicket.
DC’s two new recruits for this game - Anirudh Singh and Venugopal Rao – came together to try and make a fight of the game. The duo combined to score 43 runs with Singh hitting some lusty blows. But as was the case throughout the innings, Singh played one shot too many and got out. The complete domination of the RCB bowling is apparent from the fact that only Singh and Rao were the batsmen to reach double figures.
rcb always a team which challenges the challenges
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s superb bowling display allowed them to restrict Deccan Chargers to 82 - the lowest total of IPL 2010.
With this comprehensive victory, RCB join IPL 2010 finalists Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament set to take place in September.