Mendis demolished as Bangalore crush Kolkata
Apr 10, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Ajantha Mendis was hammered for 46 runs as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) late Saturday beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
With this sweet victory on home ground, Challengers bounce back to second position in the league table with 12 points from 11 matches, winning six and losing five.
Chasing a modest target of 161 at a run rate of 8 per over, Challengers cruised to victory in 17.1 overs by scoring 164 for three wickets, thanks to a fiery knock by local lad Robin Uthappa, who smashed 52 runs in just 22 balls, lofting five mighty sixes and thrice finding the ropes.
New Zealander Ross Taylor, who walked into the middle after the fall of the ’wall’ Rahul Dravid in the 14th over with the score at 102, finished the game on a winning note, with a four to remain unbeaten in a 62-run fourth wicket partnership with Uthappa.