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PHASE 1 : Mridul Mittal 's review for rc's performance
Losing in the finals 0f ipl 2009 we were the one of the most favourite team to win this years IPL.Our First Match was with KKR so everybody expected that this match would be a good match.

After Losing the toss we were forced to bat first.Everybody was shocked to see goswami opening with jack kallis.There was a bad start,we loose goswami,pandey,kohli and morgan early. It was a poor captaincy of kumble the he does not send dravid on 3rd or 4th position.when dravid come the match was totally in kkr's favor. Then dravid and kallis played sensibly but wickets does not stop falling.There was more sedate run-gathering with Robin Uthappa after that, and it wasn't until the 15th over that Kallis opened up, clouting Rohan Gavaskar to the extra-cover boundary. Uthappa got his first boundary in the same region, before Mathews struck twice in four balls. Kallis then started to get innovative, walking across the stumps to paddle-sweep a ball for four to bring up his fifty, and repeating the stroke in the final over. There was a sweet, straight hit for six as well, and the 14 runs in the 20th over lifted Bangalore to 135.

When kolkata came to bat there are many chances to out tiwary . we missed a run out a catch and then kolkata played superb and win in the last over.It was the good performance of angelo that turned up the game.We hope that we wold win the next game.

Our second game was with kxip . WE won this game . After putting a total of 203 on the board kxip confidence was ski high . But kallis and pandey gave a good start and than uttahapa with 51 of just 21 balls gave us a victory.

on 18/3/10 we played with rr and won .thanx to our bowling .with the likes of praveen , anil and kallis we forced royals to all out on 92.Praveen with a hat trick was awesome . We won the match by 10 wickets.

we defeated mumbai in mumbai . a good bowling performance from vinay and steyn gave us a good start and we chased 152 easily with a good batting performance of kallis and pandey. After winning this match we were on the top of the table.Rahul Dravid takes a great catch in this innings .Another fact was that kallis hasn't out in all the four matches . he scored 65*,89*,44* and 66* anainst kkr,kxip,rr and mi.

we hosted Chennai on 23 march and won by 36 runs.after a bad start 63-3 at on stage but it was utthapa who made a brilliant fifty that saves our inning.he hit 6 sixes in his 68 runs inning.we put a total of 171 on the scoreboard.Chennai's start was awful. it continues but they couldn't won this game. Again there was a good bowling performance from vinay .

our sixth match was against dd at chinnaswami THE SWAMI OF ALL THE CRICKET GROUND IN INDIA. we lost this game because of bad batting performance.kallis played very slow and put pressure on the other batsman . there was a poor shot selection from utthapa that he played reverse sweep against mishra . there were too many run outs as well in the innings. We lost this gave but we didnot lost hearts.

On 31/3/10 we played against chennai in chennai.there was some good news for us but some bad news as well.The good news was the our two powerful hitters KP and white arrived to play and the bad news was that we did not have a game from 5 days and our holidays was cancelled so that players have to do more and more practice that they were not mentally rested. That thing affect our fitness.After a good-bad start we managed to get a total of 161 on the board. kallis scored a fifty but he played very slow.kp scored 23 of 14 and white scored 21 of 13. with very bad performance from praveen,vinay and kp we lost this match . only kumble bowl good otherwise our bowling was TOO AWFUL.WE loose a match again but we does not loose a hop of getting into semis.

 

 
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