Indian Premier League, 56th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Centurion, May 21, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
21 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
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

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   A Symonds 1-0-2-0
9.1

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

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

9.3

Symonds to Dravid, no run, back of a length, nipping in, and turned away towards square leg

9.4

Symonds to Dravid, no run, wide, length ball, Dravid leans into it and drives, but straight to cover

9.5

Symonds to Dravid, 1 run, angling into the pads, and glanced away nicely towards fine leg

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   A Symonds 2-0-5-1
12.1

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

12.2

Symonds to Dravid, 1 run, back of a length, on the pads, flicked away into the on side

12.3

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

12.4

Symonds to Dravid, 1 run, short, on the stumps, Dravid makes room for the cut, but this comes on slowly, but he goes aerial and clears the in field

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   A Symonds 3-0-10-1
17.1

Symonds to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, back of a length, turned to backward square leg

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

17.3

Symonds to Kohli, no run, back of a length, outside off, and played towards cover

17.4

Symonds to Kohli, 1 run, again back of a length, on pads, and played down to long-on

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   A Symonds 4-0-15-1
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