Rajasthan Royals vs Bangalore Highlights – Indian Premier League – 2nd match Played at Newlands, Cape Town on 18 April 2009

Watch cricket highlights – Rajasthan Royals vs Bangalore Royal Challengers – from the opening day of the IPL.

Scoreline: Bangalore 133/8 – Rahul Dravid 66, Kevin Pietersen 32. Rajasthan 58 all out. Anil Kumble 3.1-1-5-5

Oh, the irony of it all. Test player Rahul Dravid and former Royal Challengers captain takes his team out of a 0/2 situation (with support from KP). And then the forcibly-retired Anil Kumble cleans up the last 5 wickets after Praveen Kumar and Jesse Ryder set up the humiliating defeat for the Royals. It was also ironical that Bangalore who had suffered a similar loss on the opening day of IPL 2008 were able to get one back on the opening day, the next year around. Dravid on reaching his 50 stuck his bat out like a horizontal middle-finger – surely it wasn’t at Vijay Mallya. Funny sarcasm from Dravid at the Man of the Match presentation in the 2nd video.

The two greatest leggies of all time were on show today in all their retired pre-retirement brilliance.

Shane Warne: "It was pretty disappointing. As champions, we wanted to impose ourselves but Bangalore bowled very well. It was pretty embarassing for us really. We should still have won despite the conditions, batting under lights. We need to have a serious look at the top three or four and some shot selection. We’ll work on it and I promise we’ll come back better."

Kevin Pietersen: "The boys played fantastic cricket. Rahul was outstanding and Ryder was fantastic. We just wanted to hit it hard, take wickets and see where we would end up. Praveen’s a fantastic bowler, very clever. You can’t buy Kumble’s experience, he’s a legend. We’ll try to do as best as we can, but there are some areas we can improve in, especially in the batting department."

Dravid is the Man of the Match.

Dravid: "I’m happy with the way I’m hitting it and it was good to get the team out of the hole. This was always going to be a good score in the conditions, you’ve got to play proper cricket, as it’s not going to be easy hitting every ball. It all worked out well, and it was a good start to the tournament. The bowlers responded well and it was just brilliant."

Bangalore Bat

Bangalore Bowl

Banglore Innings

Rajasthan Innings

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