Indian Premier League - 56th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs

7.1

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

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

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   PP Ojha 1-0-12-0

11.1

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

11.2

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

11.3

Ojha to Dravid, 1 run, short again, and he rocks back, and goes 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   PP Ojha 2-0-20-0

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

14.2

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

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   PP Ojha 3-0-30-1

16.1

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

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

16.4

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

16.5

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

16.6

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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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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