How worse could it be? I watched the most boring match of the running season on YouTube!
Poor streaming and poor video quality—what else could one expect on a very single day? Well, criticism apart and leaving discussion of IPL on YouTube for some other time, Riding high on confidance the Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched their second consecutive and most comprehensive victory over Rajasthan Royals.
The last year runner ups finished the game one-sidedly with the biggest win of the season (10 wickets win).
The Royals batted first and ended the inning with a mere total of 92/10. I described the match as boring because not even once did RR's net run rate reach above six runs. Pathan tried with a few shots, but got run out early.
It seems RR's batting is now totally dependent on Yousuf Pathan after Greme's early exit from the tournament due to injury. The Royals certainly have to improve their batting, even Pathan could be seen struggling with short balls.
The RCB's bowling department looked quite confidant as all five bowlers bowled really well today. Steyn's return to form is also a good indication.
The only thing worth watching in the match was Praveen's hat trick (the first of the season), which gave the crowd something to cheer for. I think one of the best advantages for any team is to play in their home ground.
Kalis & Pandey seemed to be in a hurry, but finished off well.
Although RCB needs to work on their fielding, they are getting back in the rhythm after their defeat from KKR in their first match.
Honorable Mention: Jack Kalis!! Who says this format belongs to the younger generation? him being the current holder of an orange cap (max. run scorer), you can say there is no comparison to class and experience.