Indian Premier League - 56th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs

3.1

Singh to van der Merwe, no run, over-pitched, driven straight down to mid-off

3.2

Singh to van der Merwe, no run, short and angling across van der Merwe, he edges it, the bottom edge, so it bounces in front of Gilchrist

3.3

Singh to van der Merwe, no run, on target, pitches middle, shapes in a touch, defended back to the bowler

3.4

Singh to van der Merwe, 2 runs, that's a van der Merwe special, a pitched-up delivery, VDM's head looks leg side, the shot goes off side, over extra, for two

3.5

Singh to van der Merwe, FOUR, this time he steps down, and the head and the ball go same direction, clearing mid-on easily, good shot

3.6

Singh to van der Merwe, FOUR, this is the best shot of the lot, a leg-sdie half-volley, swinging in late, he gets the bat down in time, flicking it into the gap between mid-on and midwicket. It actually was the similar delivery to the one that got Kallis, but VDM got it along the ground and through the gap

Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/1   RE van der Merwe 10* (6b 2x4)

4.3

Harris to van der Merwe, no run, goes for the pull, and is clearly late into the shot, 138ks, and gets big from just back of a length

4.4

Harris to van der Merwe, no run, steps out, makes room, looks for the pull, and gets the bottom edge again

4.5

Harris to van der Merwe, 1 run, typical van der Merwe again, clears his front leg, his head falls to the leg side, gets a thick outside edge that lobs towards third man

Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/1   RE van der Merwe 11* (9b 2x4)

5.1

Symonds to van der Merwe, no run, short, wide and and seaming in, van der Merwe cuts hard, but can't beat Gibbs

5.2

Symonds to van der Merwe, 1 run, slogged away again, clearing the front leg, and swatted away towards backward square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 32/1   RE van der Merwe 12* (11b 2x4)

7.1

Ojha to van der Merwe, 1 run, short, pitches off, turns away, and van der Merwe cuts straight to sweeper-cover

7.3

Ojha to van der Merwe, FOUR, superb shot from van der Merwe now, steps out, gets to the pitch, and goes inside-out, lovely flat hit over extra cover

7.4

Ojha to van der Merwe, no run, goes for the slog next ball, this is slow again, and he gets a bottom edge

7.5

Ojha to van der Merwe, SIX, and he clears the leg-side field next ball, steps out, gets to the pitch, his head and the shot look in the same direction - over midwicket, big six

7.6

Ojha to van der Merwe, no run, forward defensive - oh my god, van der Merwe is doing everything

Royal Challengers Bangalore 51/1   RE van der Merwe 23* (16b 3x4 1x6)

8.6

Jaskaran Singh to van der Merwe, no run, steps out again, Jaskaran sees him coming, and goes for his wide yorker, which works this time

Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/1   RE van der Merwe 23* (17b 3x4 1x6)

9.2

Symonds to van der Merwe, OUT, smart stumping from Gilchrist. van der Merwe looks for the slog again, is beaten by the extra bounce, the momentum into the shot carries his front foot outside, and Gilchrist is alert and removes the bails before he can come back in. An amusing little innings

RE van der Merwe st †Gilchrist b Symonds 23 (18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 127.77

Royal Challengers Bangalore 62/2   RE van der Merwe 23 (18b 3x4 1x6)
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Photos

May 21, 2009

Manish Pandey powers the ball through the off side, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers, IPL, 56th match, Centurion, May 21, 2009

Manish Pandey powers the ball through the off side

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May 21, 2009

Herschelle Gibbs' bottom hand comes off but he still connects for a six, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers, IPL, 56th match, Centurion, May 21, 2009

Herschelle Gibbs' bottom hand comes off but he still connects for a six

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