Indian Premier League - 56th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs

0.2

Harris to Pandey, no run, back of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

0.3

Harris to Pandey, no run, a bit of swing, wide outside off, pitched up, Pandey drives without feet, and misses

0.4

Harris to Pandey, no run, tries a short one, Pandey plays with an open face, towards Sharma at gully

0.5

Harris to Pandey, 1 run, short again, this time Pandey finds the gap between gully and point, Sharma and Gibbs

Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0   MK Pandey 1* (4b)

1.1

Singh to Pandey, 1 run, throws it up, a little bit of swing, and defended outside off

Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/0   MK Pandey 2* (5b)

2.1

Harris to Pandey, no run, back of a length again, outside off, and defended

2.2

Harris to Pandey, no run, looks to make room, Harris follows him, he plays leg side, but can't beat midwicket

2.3

Harris to Pandey, FOUR, Oh My God! RP has got all the help from his fielders, and drops a sitter here, loses the ball in the background at third man. This was upper-cut, a lolly to RP at third man, and he lets it go through, suggesting he couldn't see the ball

2.4

Harris to Pandey, FOUR, flicked away from in front of stumps, and RP is kicking the ground - Sympathy for the Devil. Superb shot, though this one, between mid-on and midwicket

2.5

Harris to Pandey, no run, lets this one go outside off, good carry there

2.6

Harris to Pandey, no run, played straight to Gibbs at point, van der Merwe wants a quick single, but has to rush back quickly after having taken just two steps

Royal Challengers Bangalore 15/1   MK Pandey 10* (11b 2x4)

4.1

Harris to Pandey, 2 runs, this time Pandey does a van der Merwe, steps down, looks to go leg side, gets a thick edge that lobs over cover

4.2

Harris to Pandey, 1 run, good quick single, played with soft hands, towards mid-on, and the call is immediate

4.6

Harris to Pandey, 2 runs, another miscue that just about clears the infield. Pandey looks to make room, Harris goes short, the ball gets big, and takes the top edge and clears mid-on

Royal Challengers Bangalore 31/1   MK Pandey 15* (14b 2x4)

5.3

Symonds to Pandey, no run, angled into the pads, and played towards midwicket

5.4

Symonds to Pandey, no run, delays the release of the ball this time, like offspinners, the ball jags in from outside off and defended

5.5

Symonds to Pandey, no run, back of a length, outside off, and punched away towards cover

5.6

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, jagging back towards off stump, and no room, so just a single down to long-on

Royal Challengers Bangalore 33/1   MK Pandey 16* (18b 2x4)

6.1

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, FOUR, short and wide, 121ks, and punched away off the back foot, easy pickings

6.2

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, short again, no pace, and Pandey picks out cover this time

6.3

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, 2 runs, short again, 128ks, and Pandey slashes it through the off side, finds the gap between point and cover

6.4

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, pitches it up, Pandey is looking for the big drive, but it stops on him, and he defends it towards mid-off

6.5

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, wastes a half-volley, middle-stop half-volley, and he looks to take the leather off it, but hits straight to mid-off

6.6

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, premeditates, backs away, Jas gets it short, some pace this time, 130ks, and beats the slash from Pandey

Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/1   MK Pandey 22* (24b 3x4)

7.2

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, goes for the slog Pandey, Ojha slows it down, and beats him in the flight, bottom edge gets him one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/1   MK Pandey 23* (25b 3x4)

8.1

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, FOUR, short, on the stumps, Pandey makes room and slashes, and beats the cover field

8.2

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, looks to walk down the pitch, sends a telegram to the bowler before he does so, Jaskaran goes for a wide yorker, and beats him

8.3

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, 2 runs, makes room, Jaskaran goes short, and Pandey pulls towards midwicket

8.4

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, 1 wide, sees Pandey move away, goes for the wide yorker, and goes too wide

8.4

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, 2 runs, length ball, shaping in, Pandey clears his front leg and slogs, and gets it all along the ground, towards deep midwicket

8.5

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, 1 run, goes for the leg-side yorker, it's a touch short, and is played easily towards deep backward square

Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/1   MK Pandey 32* (30b 4x4)

9.1

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away through covers

9.6

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, punched away wide of cover for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/2   MK Pandey 34* (32b 4x4)

10.1

Suman to Pandey, 2 runs, thrown up gently, on the pads, flicked away towards deep midwicket and they will get two

10.2

Suman to Pandey, 2 runs, back of a length, Pandey shapes for the slog again, and hits towards deep midwicket again, and Dravid does well to take this quick second, initiated by Pandey

10.3

Suman to Pandey, SIX, finally he gets the slog right, this was in his zone, good length, middle stump, he slog-sweeps over cow's corner, smooth six

10.4

Suman to Pandey, SIX, brings up his 50 with another slog, flat one this time, perfect shot, in his zone, and another slog-sweep for six

10.5

Suman to Pandey, 2 runs, goes over extra cover this time, nice chip shot, gets two before the long-off comes around

10.6

Suman to Pandey, no run, round the wicket now, cramps him up on the leg stump, played back to the bowler

Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/2   MK Pandey 52* (38b 4x4 2x6)

11.2

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, shortish, spinning away, and cut away towards sweeper-cover

11.4

Ojha to Pandey, 2 runs, clears his front leg, flat-bats it down to wide of long-off

11.5

Ojha to Pandey, 2 runs, smart shot, short, he waits for the ball, and then places it to wide of sweeper-cover

11.6

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, finally Pandey's trademark semi-flick-semi-sweep comes out, clears the front leg, shapes for the sweep, but doesn't really go down all the way, and flicks it towards midwicket. He plays that shot often in domestic cricket

Royal Challengers Bangalore 90/2   MK Pandey 58* (42b 4x4 2x6)

12.1

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, length ball, Pandey makes room, and slashes through the off side

12.3

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, angling into the pads again, and a single to deep midwicket

12.5

Symonds to Pandey, no run, yorker, played back to the bowler

12.6

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, makes room, flat-bats a fulltoss, lucky for him it doesn't carry to long-off

Royal Challengers Bangalore 95/2   MK Pandey 61* (46b 4x4 2x6)

13.1

Singh to Pandey, FOUR, shot, RP digs it in short, Pandey clears his front leg, and finds the gap between mid-on and midwicket. Flat-batted that was

13.2

Singh to Pandey, 1 run, makes room, RP bowls a slow offcutter, wide of off stump, and Pandey still throws his bat at it, and gets a single at sweeper-cover

13.4

Singh to Pandey, FOUR, Pandey clears his front leg again, and throws his bat again, and gets a thick outside edge for four, moves into seventies

13.5

Singh to Pandey, no run, length ball, on the leg stump, and slogs again, but finds midwicket

13.6

Singh to Pandey, 1 run, fulltoss, dragged from outside off, to long-on for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/2   MK Pandey 71* (51b 6x4 2x6)

14.1

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, Ojha throws it up generously, Pandey waits, delays the shot, makes room, and carves it through the off side

14.3

Ojha to Pandey, no run, thrown up again, around off stump, and played straight towards cover

14.4

Ojha to Pandey, FOUR, this is a superb shot, because this ball dips big time, from looking like a fulltoss it becomes a length ball, and instead of his initial shape to go midwicket, Pandey goes straight down the ground, and gets the power to beat long-on

14.5

Ojha to Pandey, FOUR, the semi-sweep-semi-flick again, picks it from outside off, and places it wide of midwicket, what a shot, hoe he has improved during this innings

14.6

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, on the pads, turned around the corner for one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 116/3   MK Pandey 81* (56b 8x4 2x6)

15.1

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, 2 runs, length ball, outside off, Pandey mishits, which is just as well, because that allows him get two to long-on

15.2

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, FOUR, shot! top shot! short, over the top of stumps, Pandey makes room, opens the face, and beats short third man, perhaps the first time he has gone behind square on purpose

15.3

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, SIX, that's a big six that takes him to nineties, length ball, clears his leg again, gets under it, and clears long-on with ease

15.4

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, back of a length, slogs again, and misses, it's been that kind of day

15.5

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, FOUR, it's been that kind of day, thrown up outside off, Pandey clears the front leg again, throws a mighty kitchen sink at it, and the edge beats the keeper

15.6

Jaskaran Singh to Pandey, no run, shot, but can't beat point, short on the stumps, creates room and cuts

Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/3   MK Pandey 97* (62b 10x4 3x6)

16.2

Ojha to Pandey, no run, and is beaten on the forward defensive by a slow turner

16.3

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, gets hold of his nerves, pitched up on the pads, and he turns away into the leg side

Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/3   MK Pandey 98* (64b 10x4 3x6)

17.2

Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, he will take a single to get to 99, flicked away from in front of middle, towards deep midwicket

17.5

Symonds to Pandey, no run, nerves boys, just outside off, back of a length, looks to dab it for one, doesn't beat gully

17.6

Symonds to Pandey, 2 runs, there it is, gets a two to wide of long-on, an unlikely centurion, the first Indian to do so in all IPL matches. An unlikely opener first of all, but what an innings - he has slogged merrily, he has also played some smart cricket. More importantly he has rode his luck. Take a bow Pandey

Royal Challengers Bangalore 139/4   MK Pandey 101* (67b 10x4 3x6)

18.2

Harris to Pandey, 1 run, full, outside off, makes room, and plays with an open face towards sweeper-cover

18.5

Harris to Pandey, 2 runs, another good bouncer, surprises Pandey who walks down the wicket, and pulls with one hand off the bat

18.6

Harris to Pandey, 1 run, yorker, outside off, and plays it down towards mid-off

Royal Challengers Bangalore 147/4   MK Pandey 105* (70b 10x4 3x6)

19.1

Singh to Pandey, 2 runs, shot, this is absolutely smoked down the ground, length ball, and hit powerfully, but Gibbs is too good at long-on, dives and saves four

19.2

Singh to Pandey, SIX, oh boss, even Gibbs can't do anything about it, this is another length ball, and he has smoked it down the ground, over Gibbs

19.3

Singh to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, makes room, and slashes it through the covers, will be only one

Royal Challengers Bangalore 156/4   MK Pandey 114* (73b 10x4 4x6)
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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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