Cricket's great levelling powers were brought home starkly to Royal Challengers Bangalore after their matches against Pune Warriors India and Mumbai Indians in the space of four days. Comprehensive winners against Pune, Bangalore were brought thudding to earth following a humbling loss against Mumbai on Saturday (April 27).
The loss against Mumbai meant that though Bangalore have won six of nine matches in the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013, they've failed to win away from home. And when they come up against Rajasthan Royals on Monday, they will be playing at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, a venue Rajasthan have made their own fortress over the years.
Rajasthan cemented their strength at home with an eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, narrowly missing the unique feat of having a five-wicket haul and a century in the same match, when Shane Watson finished on 98 not out after James Faulkner had taken 5 for 20.