Cobras set victory target of 181 runs
Robin Uthappa and Ross Taylor made quickfire fifties to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a formidable 180 for five in the opening Group C match of the inaugural Champions League cricket tournament.
Uthappa made a brisk 51 off 39 balls at the top, while Taylor scored an unbeaten 53 off 24 deliveries in the middle to take Royal Challengers to the 180 mark.
Electing to bat first, the Challengers had a cautious start to their innings and it took a smart shot from Jacques Kallis to bring the first boundary in the second over.
However, Kallis (8) couldn't stay long and perished in the next over after he edged Charl Langeveldt to Ryan Canning as Challengers reduced to 14 for one in three overs.