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)

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


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


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


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


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


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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 51/1   PP Ojha 1-0-12-0

Ojha to Dravid, 1 run, thrown up, Dravid gets on the front foot, and flicked wristily


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


Ojha to Dravid, 1 run, short again, and he rocks back, and goes sweeper-cover


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


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


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   PP Ojha 2-0-20-0

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


Ojha to Dravid, OUT, caught in tow minds, is Dravid, this one is flighted, Dravid clears his leg, wants to slog-sweep, but at the last moment goes straight, gets a top-edge, and it is skied to long-off

R Dravid c Gibbs b Ojha 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


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


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


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


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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 116/3   PP Ojha 3-0-30-1

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, on the stumps, turning away, and worked away for single


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


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


Ojha to Taylor, no run, just short of a diving Rohit Sharma at pint, got a thick edge from Taylor with a big turner


Ojha to Taylor, no run, yorker outside off, and beats Taylor, good over


Ojha to Taylor, OUT, RP takes a catch this time, Taylor tries his slog-sweep, he has been tied down all over, and he gets a top edge towards deep midwicket, where RP doesn't make a mistake

LRPL Taylor c Singh b Ojha 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/4   PP Ojha 4-0-32-2





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