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Team RC slumps to second successive defeat

It was too late for Virat Kohli and Cheteswar Pujara. Their inspiring 62 run partnership in 35 balls couldn't provide the boost the team needed. The impetus was lost when team Royal Challengers lost half of the side by 56 runs. The failure of AB de Villiers and Tilakratne Dilshan at the top proved too costly for RC to be shouldered by the rest.

The fact that only three RC batsmen reached double figures exposed the dismal performances of the Challengers tonight. Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma's inspiring bowling completely unsettled the Challengers' top order. Before the chase, it was some sloppy fielding and below par bowling that undid the Challengers' decision to bowl first on a lively wicket. But the Chargers were more than prepared to make amends for their poor performances in the last eight IPL matches. Sunny Sohal, skipper Sangakkara laid the foundation in the front 10 and then Bharat Chipli provided the push in the back 10 to pull Chargers to an imposing 175.

It was too late for Virat Kohli and Cheteswar Pujara. Their inspiring 62 run partnership in 35 balls couldn't provide the boost the team needed. The impetus was lost when team Royal Challengers lost half of the side by 56 runs. The failure of AB de Villiers and Tilakratne Dilshan at the top proved too costly for RC to be shouldered by the rest.

The fact that only three RC batsmen reached double figures exposed the dismal performances of the Challengers tonight. Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma's inspiring bowling completely unsettled the Challengers' top order. Before the chase, it was some sloppy fielding and below par bowling that undid the Challengers' decision to bowl first on a lively wicket. But the Chargers were more than prepared to make amends for their poor performances in the last eight IPL matches. Sunny Sohal, skipper Sangakkara laid the foundation in the front 10 and then Bharat Chipli provided the push in the back 10 to pull Chargers to an imposing 175.

It was also aided by lackadaisical approach to fielding by the Challengers. Moreover, with Zaheer having another off-day in the field, the absence of Dirk Nannes was dearly felt, who is nursing a side strain. His replacement Johan va der Wath looked the most promising amongst the bowlers, but against a marauding Chargers' batting, the Challengers bowling might fizzled out in no time. As a result, the stranglehold pressure on the batting from the first ball was imminent. With Steyn, Sharma and Mahendra Singh Goni bowling it in the correct zone, the Challengers were forced to take risks, which provided a window of opportunity for the bowlers. The bowlers accepted the opportunity gracefully reducing the Challengers to 56/5 with already 11 overs gone.

From there on, faced with an inflationary asking rate, Kohli (71 in 51) and Pujara (25 in 15) provided a silver lining of hope, but had to succumb under the pressure. The match had slipped out by then.


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hope to see players performing at the right time and they will do so also wait and watch
bon476 on 19 Apr 2011, 11:32 PM
can still play well
ishaan-arya on 19 Apr 2011, 10:29 PM
try not to make silly mistakes
Ferdelance on 19 Apr 2011, 04:55 PM
RCB focus on fielding, Drop catches and misfielding will never matches for anyone...................
RCBANGBANGBANG on 19 Apr 2011, 04:17 PM
If we commit same mistakes tomorrow,them it will be a 4 in a row defeat..
abdul-razak on 19 Apr 2011, 06:28 AM
Improve the fielding.....
abdul-razak on 19 Apr 2011, 06:27 AM
Vettori as to come down as captain and Kohli should take captaincy if now they not mean never........
RakeshRCB on 19 Apr 2011, 06:00 AM
our team is like a bangladesh one win in all the times lose
mahesh-basavaraju on 19 Apr 2011, 04:00 AM
the team is loosing cofidence.
our poor feilding is a good example
sheamus on 18 Apr 2011, 11:00 PM
we are at no.10 spot
arunrc on 18 Apr 2011, 07:34 PM
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