Bangalore prove too good for Guyana
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 12th September 2010
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis put up an all-round performance as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Guyana by nine wickets. Kallis captured three wickets for 16 as RCB skittled Guyana out for a paltry 103. Kallis then smashed an unbeaten 43 to help his side overhaul the target.
Rahul Dravid, who opened the innings with Kallis, contributed 33 as RCB scored 106 in 12.2 overs to start their campaign on a winning note. Kallis remained not out on 43 from 32 balls with the help of four fours and a six while Dravid, the only RCB batsman dismissed, hit three fours in his 34-ball innings. One-down Robin Uthappa chipped in with an eight-ball cameo of 25 not out which he made with the help of two fours and an equal number of sixes.
The Guyana bowlers failed to make any impact against the top class RCB batsmen who scored runs almost at will.
Earlier, Kallis led a disciplined RCB bowling attack with three wickets as they shot out Guyana for 103. Kallis claimed Guyana captain Ramnaresh Sarwan's (7) crucial wicket early in the innings before scalping two batsmen in the 16th over after Kumble elected to field after winning the toss.
Kallis was ably supported by Kumble, Praveen Kumar and Nayan Joshi by chipping in with a wicket each as RCB bowlers tied down the Guyanese batsmen, most of whom lacking in international exposure, all through the innings. Barnwell top-scored with a 35-ball 30 while the next highest scorer was opener Sewnarine Chattergoon with an 18.