Indian Premier League - 56th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/1   MK Pandey 6* (8b 1x4)   RJ Harris 1.3-0-8-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 15/1   MK Pandey 10* (9b 2x4)   RJ Harris 1.4-0-12-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 21/1   RE van der Merwe 6* (5b 1x4)   RP Singh 1.5-0-9-1

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)   RP Singh 2-0-13-1

6.1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 37/1   MK Pandey 20* (19b 3x4)   Jaskaran Singh 0.1-0-4-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 45/1   RE van der Merwe 17* (13b 3x4)   PP Ojha 0.3-0-6-0

8.1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/1   MK Pandey 27* (26b 4x4)   Jaskaran Singh 1.1-0-10-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 99/2   MK Pandey 65* (47b 5x4 2x6)   RP Singh 2.1-0-17-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 105/2   MK Pandey 70* (49b 6x4 2x6)   RP Singh 2.4-0-23-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 111/3   MK Pandey 76* (54b 7x4 2x6)   PP Ojha 2.4-0-25-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/3   MK Pandey 80* (55b 8x4 2x6)   PP Ojha 2.5-0-29-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/3   MK Pandey 87* (58b 9x4 2x6)   Jaskaran Singh 2.2-0-22-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/3   MK Pandey 97* (61b 10x4 3x6)   Jaskaran Singh 2.5-0-32-0
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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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