Match Number – 10
Date:- 18 March 2010 Thursday
Time – 20:00 ( 8 pm)
Venue – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to field first and the bowlers didnt let the captain down. In the first 4 overs Rajasthan openers managed just 20 runs and this poor run rate was building enormous pressure on Yousaf Pathan. Pathan got two lives as he was dropped twice with in the gap of few balls but still could not take advantage of it as he was run out brilliantly by Virat Kohli. After 15 overs, Rajasthan Royals could score only 78/4.
To add to woes of Rajasthan Royals, Praveen Kumar wrecked the lower middle order with a hattrick thus reducing them to 85/7 in 16.4 overs.
Over all Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers did a splendid job and never gave away easy runs. Every bowler bowled economically, the bowler with the highest economy was Vinay Kumar ( economy 6.25) which in itself is very very good when compared in T20 cricket. They had restricted Rajasthan Royals at 92/10 in 9.5 overs and now it looks an easy win for them.