Indian Premier League - 56th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs

Deccan's 2G netweork comes out - Glichrist and Gibbs. Kumble will open the bowling

0.1

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, pushed through by Kumble, angling across, and punched through to cover

0.2

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, thrown up on the stumps, played back to the bowler

0.3

Kumble to Gilchrist, FOUR, the agenda has been set, steps out, lofts him over mid-on, clean swing of the bat

0.4

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, good comeback, pushes it through, Gilchrist goes for the cut, and is beaten by the extra bounce

0.5

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, googly perhaps, thrown up, moves from Gilchrist, who cuts it straight to point

0.6

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, flat delivery, on the pads, and turned away towards midwicket

End of over 1 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 4/0 (167 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.78)
AC Gilchrist    4* (6b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-0-4-0
HH Gibbs    0* (0b)     

Kallis will open

1.1

Kallis to Gibbs, no run, good bounce, back of a length, and jumping, and Gibbs misses on the defensive shot

1.2

Kallis to Gibbs, FOUR, shot, into the body, but doesn't rise this time, Gibbs stands tall and pulls, clears the in field easily

1.3

Kallis to Gibbs, 2 runs, back of a length, angling in, Gibbs stands on the crease and pokes, and gets two into the leg side

1.4

Kallis to Gibbs, 1 run, no feet again, this is wide of off stump, and Gibbs hangs his bat out, and gets a thick outside edge

1.5

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run, back of a length, angling across, and Gilchrist stands tall and defended

1.6

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, another short delivery, not giving him much room, but he manages to get one third man

End of over 2 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 12/0 (159 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.83)
AC Gilchrist    5* (8b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-8-0
HH Gibbs    7* (4b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-0-4-0

Kallis has done his hamstring and is walking off. In the long term this could be a big blow

Praveen to bowl

2.1

Kumar to Gilchrist, 1 run, short, on the stumps, Gilchrist leans back and upper-cuts, gets one to wide of third man

2.2

Kumar to Gibbs, no run, Gibbs steps out, PK doesn't bowl full, and he defends it into the off side

2.3

Kumar to Gibbs, 2 runs, short again, and Gibbs stands in the crease and pulls to wide of midwicket

2.4

Kumar to Gibbs, no run, back of a length, shaping away from the off stump, and punched into the off side

2.5

Kumar to Gibbs, no run, slower ball, just outside off, but a bit too short, no false shot here, but straight to cover

2.6

Kumar to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, goes for the yorker, but this is a half-volley on the pads, and Gibbs misses out on it - gets a leg-bye

End of over 3 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 16/0 (155 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 9.11)
HH Gibbs    9* (9b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-3-0
AC Gilchrist    6* (9b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-8-0

Kumble gets a change of ends. A slip in place

3.1

Kumble to Gibbs, no run, length ball, on the pads, and played straight back to the bowler

3.2

Kumble to Gibbs, FOUR, he has lofted this length bowl towards cow's corner, superb shot

3.3

Kumble to Gibbs, 1 run, steps out, it is quicker and flatter, and he plays it towards midwicket

3.4

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, short again, Gilchrist looks to cut, but doesn't have the room to do so, and plays straight to cover

3.5

Kumble to Gilchrist, 1 run, googly, thrown up too, and Gilchrist clears the front leg and sweeps against the turn, but there is deep midwicket in place

3.6

Kumble to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, topspinner, invites a pull from Gibbs, but this one speeds upon pitching, getting through to his pads long before he expects

End of over 4 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 23/0 (148 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 9.25)
HH Gibbs    14* (13b 2x4)      A Kumble    2-0-10-0
AC Gilchrist    7* (11b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-3-0

4.1

Kumar to Gibbs, SIX, bad ball from PK and is been dispatched via a short-arm flick, poor full ball down leg stump and in a jiffy Gibbs gets the wrists into play, sending it sailing over square leg

4.2

Kumar to Gibbs, SIX, steps out, PK holds back the length but Gibbs it too good, crashing that one off the pads for six more over square leg

4.3

Kumar to Gibbs, FOUR, oh man this guy's looking good this evening! Now he just walks across and laps that with excellent bat speed, cocks the wrists and picks the gap at short fine leg

4.4

Kumar to Gibbs, 1 run, full down leg stump again and he laps it down to the man at deep fine

4.5

Kumar to Gilchrist, 1 wide, now he errs down Gilchrist's pads, serving it up full and wide, Gilchrist cannot connect and Boucher has work to do to his right to prevent further damage

4.5

Kumar to Gilchrist, FOUR, terrible over! This time its a low full toss put away through extra cover

4.6

Kumar to Gilchrist, no run, slower ball pitches outside leg stump, Gilchrist tries to work it very fine but doesn't connect well and Boucher reacts well to stop the ball

End of over 5 (22 runs) Deccan Chargers 45/0 (126 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 8.40)
AC Gilchrist    11* (13b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-25-0
HH Gibbs    31* (17b 3x4 2x6)      A Kumble    2-0-10-0

Roelof gets the ball for some slow left-arm stuff

5.1

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, starts off flat down the pads so Gibbs tucks him through square

5.2

van der Merwe to Gilchrist, 1 run, flat still, much shorter, and Gilchrist works it down to mid-on and a hard throw comes back to sting Roelof's fingers ... ouch

5.3

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 4 byes, well then thats just beaten everyone! Gibbs jumps back to the sixth stump to try and go over the off side but Roelof follows him with an arm ball, much slower, which then beats Boucher as well

5.4

van der Merwe to Gibbs, SIX, one, two and six! Gibbs two-steps down and collects this one on the full and drives flat over mid-on for half a dozen

5.5

van der Merwe to Gibbs, SIX, even better, dances down and lofts the ball effortlessly over long-off

5.6

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 wide, now he just has to get aside and watch the flatter ball slide well down leg stump for a wide

5.6

van der Merwe to Gibbs, no run, floats it up outside off and Gibbs defends off the back foot

End of over 6 (19 runs) Deccan Chargers 64/0 (107 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 10.66, RRR: 7.64)
HH Gibbs    44* (22b 3x4 4x6)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-15-0
AC Gilchrist    12* (14b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-25-0

Lots of feedback on whether Deccan can go out if they lose. I would say no, because if I remember correctly, they needed to lose by some absurd margin of some 180 runs. So forget it

Meanwhile B Akhil to bowl

6.1

Akhil to Gilchrist, no run, short and wide, Gilchrist misses out. Perhaps surprised by the extra bounce

6.2

Akhil to Gilchrist, 1 run, length ball on the pads, and played down the ground for one

Boucher standing up

6.3

Akhil to Gibbs, 1 run, pulled off the front foot, but straight towards deep backward square

6.4

Akhil to Gilchrist, 2 runs, short again, and Gilchrist pulls it savagely, but Taylor at deep midwicket makes a diving save and keeps them down to two

6.5

Akhil to Gilchrist, OUT, and Gilchrist is gone, on the pull shot - hard to believe as it is, but once again the extra bounce troubles Gilchrist, who gets a top edge that lobs towards deep backward square, where van der Merwe takes a safe running catch

AC Gilchrist c van der Merwe b Akhil 15 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

6.6

Akhil to Gibbs, 1 run, length ball, outside off, and Gibbs opens the face towards third man

End of over 7 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 69/1 (102 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 9.85, RRR: 7.84)
HH Gibbs    46* (24b 3x4 4x6)      B Akhil    1-0-5-1
TL Suman    0* (0b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-15-0

7.1

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, angles that into the pads, Gibbs stands back and plays it down to fine leg

Suman to face now

7.2

van der Merwe to Suman, 1 run, thrown up this time, low trajectory, and gets a single to long-on

7.3

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, Gibbs goes for the sweep, but misses yet gets a leg-bye

7.4

van der Merwe to Suman, 1 run, almost an LB, this is the arm ball, stays low too, but Suman gets his bat down in time

7.5

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, thrown up, and an easy single down to long-on

7.6

van der Merwe to Suman, no run, good-looking shot, Suman steps out and drives inside-out, but Kohli does well at short extra-cover

End of over 8 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 74/1 (97 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.25, RRR: 8.08)
TL Suman    2* (3b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-19-0
HH Gibbs    48* (27b 3x4 4x6)      B Akhil    1-0-5-1

8.1

Akhil to Gibbs, no run, looks to sweep the medium-pacer, Akhil bowls it short, and beats the shot

8.2

Akhil to Gibbs, 1 run, pulled off the front foot again, towards deep backward square

8.3

Akhil to Suman, 1 run, slower ball, he has almost pulled twice this short one, and in the end cues it to third man

8.4

Akhil to Gibbs, no run, Uthappa drops another sitter, he has stood up and hit this straight into the air towards long-on, and Uthappa drops this one in front of his eyes. And Gibbs has already started walking back, doesn't even take single

8.5

Akhil to Gibbs, no run

8.6

Akhil to Gibbs, 1 wide, slower ball, some nine metres wide outside off stump, Boucher does well to dive an prevent further damage

8.6

Akhil to Gibbs, 1 run, he finally gets to his 50, back of a length, and he hits it towards long-on

End of over 9 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 78/1 (93 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.66, RRR: 8.45)
HH Gibbs    50* (32b 3x4 4x6)      B Akhil    2-0-9-1
TL Suman    3* (4b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-19-0

Virat "Harry" Kohli to bowl

9.1

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side, another good take by Boucher

9.1

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 run, nice, back of a length, breaking in, and played towards wide long-on

9.2

Kohli to Suman, 1 run, hurries him with a sharp delivery, angling in and he lofts it towards long-on, no damage done

9.3

Kohli to Gibbs, no run, big shout, Gibbs goes across to sweep him, is hit in front of the middle stump, but perhaps the umpire thinks it is going down leg. Hawkeye says it was hitting leg

9.4

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 run, pitched up, and helped away for a single down to long-on

9.5

Kohli to Suman, 2 runs, good running, this is hit just to the left of long-on, and Gibbs calls early and comes back for two

9.6

Kohli to Suman, 1 run, just back of a length, outside off, and a single to sweeper-cover

Deccan have started their chase well, and we are set for a close game. And if anything, this also shows us that we need to forget the semi-final permutations, these two are going to go through for sure. And hang on, we have an exciting chase going on. See you in a bit

(And thanks people for correcting me, it was Boucher and not Gilchrist standing up to the stumps)

End of over 10 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 85/1 (86 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.50, RRR: 8.60)
TL Suman    7* (7b)      V Kohli    1-0-7-0
HH Gibbs    52* (35b 3x4 4x6)      B Akhil    2-0-9-1

Kumble to resume. Eight balls to go before Bangalore qualify for the semis

10.1

Kumble to Suman, no run, starts off with a quick delivery over the stumps, beats him on the cut

10.2

Kumble to Suman, no run, thrown up, and played straight towards cover

10.3

Kumble to Suman, FOUR, nice shot, this is short, skidding onto the stumps, Suman makes room and crashes it square of third man

10.4

Kumble to Suman, 1 run, pitches it up now, and drives it down the ground

10.5

Kumble to Gibbs, 1 run, googly with extra bounce, Gibbs looks to cut, and is beaten by both - and gets an outside edge for one

10.6

Kumble to Suman, OUT, soft dismissal, short ball, hit straight to van der Merwe at cover, he was looking to blast the leather of the ball, and was hurried a bit too by the skid

TL Suman c van der Merwe b Kumble 12 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 11 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 91/2 (80 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.27, RRR: 8.88)
     A Kumble    3-0-16-1
HH Gibbs    53* (36b 3x4 4x6)      V Kohli    1-0-7-0

11.1

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 run, pitched up, outside off and played down to long-off

Symonds to face

11.2

Kohli to Symonds, 2 runs, and it's official now - both the teams have made it to semis, on the pads it was, and he played to wide of long-on and they get two

11.3

Kohli to Symonds, no run, skids off from back of a length, hurried into the shot and hits straight to cover

11.4

Kohli to Symonds, 1 wide, looks to turn to leg, but is beaten by inward movement, but it goes down the leg side

11.4

Kohli to Symonds, 1 run, on the pads, and takes a single to wide of short fine leg

11.5

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 run, full, on the pads, and hit to long-on

11.6

Kohli to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length, and pulled to deep backward square leg

End of over 12 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 98/2 (73 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.16, RRR: 9.12)
A Symonds    4* (4b)      V Kohli    2-0-14-0
HH Gibbs    55* (38b 3x4 4x6)      A Kumble    3-0-16-1

van der Merwe to bowl now

12.1

van der Merwe to Symonds, no run, good arm ball, on the stumps, hurries up after pitching, defended back

12.2

van der Merwe to Symonds, no run, thrown up slower, Symonds looks to turn off the pads, but the bat turns too early

12.3

van der Merwe to Symonds, 1 wide, goes flat again, but down the leg side

12.3

van der Merwe to Symonds, no run, thrown up outside off, slight bite off the surface, and defended

12.4

van der Merwe to Symonds, FOUR, and just like that, he brings out a straight loft, a jab really that lands enough to the right of long-off

12.5

van der Merwe to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up, and he takes a single to cover

12.6

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, arm ball again, Gibbs makes room, but is cramped with the angle, and still manages a single to short third man

End of over 13 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 105/2 (66 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.07, RRR: 9.42)
HH Gibbs    56* (39b 3x4 4x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-26-0
A Symonds    9* (9b 1x4)      V Kohli    2-0-14-0

13.1

Kohli to Gibbs, 2 runs, back of a length, and Gibbs flat-bats it straight down the ground, they will get an easy two

13.2

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, and he gets an easy single to deep backward square

13.3

Kohli to Symonds, SIX, beware the man dropped for the Ashes, length ball, on the pads, and he has smoked it over long-on, again no need of big back lift or followthrough, pure timing

13.4

Kohli to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length, and played down the ground for one

13.5

Kohli to Gibbs, 1 run, lest you think it's a drop again by Uthappa, this was a bump ball, a yorker played into the ground and then towards point

13.6

Kohli to Symonds, no run, one more dot ball, no room for Gibbs outside off, and this is just back of a length, and Gibbs plays it straight towards point

End of over 14 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 116/2 (55 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.28, RRR: 9.16)
A Symonds    16* (12b 1x4 1x6)      V Kohli    3-0-25-0
HH Gibbs    60* (42b 3x4 4x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-26-0

55 off 36, Akhil comes back

14.1

Akhil to Gibbs, OUT, and he gets a wicket in the first over of his spell again, Gibbs looks to pull off the front foot, doesn't connect, gets one hand off, and top-edges it into the on side, where Pandey, running in from deep backward square leg, holds on to it

HH Gibbs c Pandey b Akhil 60 (43b 3x4 4x6) SR: 139.53

Rohit Saharma is the new man in, Symonds on strike

14.2

Akhil to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, punched away through the covers

14.3

Akhil to Sharma, no run, keeps it back of a length again, just outside off, and Sharma defends it into the off side

14.4

Akhil to Sharma, 1 run, strays on to the pads, and he turns it around the corner for one

14.5

Akhil to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, and he looks to run it down to third man, but can't beat the short third man

14.6

Akhil to Sharma, no run, another dot delivery, he moves quickly to his right to field this solid drive

End of over 15 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 119/3 (52 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.93, RRR: 10.40)
RG Sharma    1* (3b)      B Akhil    3-0-12-2
A Symonds    18* (14b 1x4 1x6)      V Kohli    3-0-25-0

52 required, five overs to go. Close one again

van der Merwe back

15.1

van der Merwe to Symonds, OUT, and that's a big big wicket that he has got, pitched full, arm ball, Symonds goes for the slog-sweep, plays all over it and the off stump goes out of the ground

A Symonds b van der Merwe 18 (15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

Venu comes in to bat

15.2

van der Merwe to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, throws it up this time, Venu drops it down for one into the off side

15.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, pitched up on the leg stump, and played down to long-on

15.4

van der Merwe to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, steps out, hits powerfully to wide of long-off, and they run fast for two

15.5

van der Merwe to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, angled into the pads, and he turns it down towards midwicket

15.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, back of a length, on the middle stump, and he dabs it into the on side for an easy single

End of over 16 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 125/4 (46 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.81, RRR: 11.50)
RG Sharma    3* (5b)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-32-1
Y Venugopal Rao    4* (3b)      B Akhil    3-0-12-2

16.1

Akhil to Sharma, 1 run, back of a length, Rohit looks to slog, gets the bottom part of the bat for one into the leg side

16.2

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, stays short again, on the stumps, and he turns it into the on side for another single

16.3

Akhil to Sharma, 1 run, slower ball, on a length, Sharma makes room, but loses his shape and can hit only to long-on

16.4

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, dropped, a harsh call but dropped still, he looks to make room for the cut, but is cramped for room and gets a thick edge, so very difficult for Boucher to hold on to

16.5

Akhil to Sharma, 1 run, looks for the pull, mis-hits, but this one doesn't carry as far as long-on

16.6

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, good over, six singles only, the last one of which is dabbed towards point

End of over 17 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 131/4 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 13.33)
Y Venugopal Rao    7* (6b)      B Akhil    4-0-18-2
RG Sharma    6* (8b)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-32-1

Forty in 18 required. Tough ask, but Sharma is still batting

Praveen to bowl. He needs to make up for an expensive first over

17.1

Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, goes for the yorker, it's a low fulltoss, which he plays down to long-on

17.2

Kumar to Sharma, FOUR, shot, cool Sharma plays a cool scoop shot, this was another yorker gone wrong by just being a touch shorter than one, he walks in front of his stumps, and flicks it over short fine leg

17.3

Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, slower ball, Sharma makes room, opens the face towards short third, but they take a single after a fumble from Uthappa

17.4

Kumar to Venugopal Rao, no run, good bowling, sees Rao move away, and throws it full and wide, and beats him

17.5

Kumar to Venugopal Rao, OUT, beats Rao outside off, Sharma wants the strike, Rao has to run for the bye, and Boucher underarms it perfectly to Kumar who finds Rao short

Y Venugopal Rao run out 8 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

17.6

Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, and Sharma makes room and flicks it in the air towards deep backward square, Taylor does the fielding

End of over 18 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 138/5 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.66, RRR: 16.50)
RG Sharma    12* (11b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-0-32-0
AA Bilakhia    0* (0b)      B Akhil    4-0-18-2

18.1

Kumble to Sharma, OUT, Kohli is cooler than Sharma. Low fulltoss from Kumble, Sharma tries to clear long-on, doesn't middle, Kohli nonchalantly stations himself at the boundary, and takes it over his head. Doesn't move, doesn't emote. Like it's everyday business

RG Sharma c Kohli b Kumble 12 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.2

Kumble to Bilakhia, 1 run, pitched up on the leg stump, swept away towards short fine

18.3

Kumble to Harris, 1 run, flighted outside off, makes room, and smashes it down to long-off

18.4

Kumble to Bilakhia, FOUR, good shot, back of a length, Bilakhia makes room and hits it over cover and finds the gap

18.5

Kumble to Bilakhia, 1 run, pitched up, outside off, and driven through to wide of extra cover

18.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, good ball, short and fired into him, Harris makes room and wafts and misses. Boucher makes a stumping, but replays show he is in comfortably

End of over 19 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 145/6 (26 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.63, RRR: 26.00)
RJ Harris    1* (2b)      A Kumble    4-0-23-2
AA Bilakhia    6* (3b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-0-32-0

Last over. 26 to get. Bangalore most likely to finish third

19.1

Kumar to Bilakhia, 2 runs, yorker from PK, hit softly towards long-off, lack of pace on the shot means they can get two

19.2

Kumar to Bilakhia, FOUR, extravagant footwork, extravagant shot, moves across the stumps, leaves all three sticks exposed, and flicks it over short fine

19.3

Kumar to Bilakhia, 2 runs, full, on the pads, and flicked into the leg side, finds the gap but not the boundary

19.4

Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, yorker on leg, and that's it, only wides and extras can win Deccan this game

19.5

Kumar to Harris, 3 runs, off a short run, gets an inside edge into the ground, which bounces over the keeper's head

19.6

Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, full and straight, and incredibly Bangalore have finished third

Presentation:

Adam Gilchrist: "We weren't as sharp as we would have liked to be. We were outplayed. But it's a fresh start tomorrow."

Anil Kumble: "It's a great thing for us, from what happened last year, and even from what happened this year.

"Brilliant hundred from Manish. We took a risk sending him up and he responded superbly. The way Virat and Akhil bowled was superb too."

Manish Pandey, Man of the Match: I got the chance to open, and I wanted to make the most of it. The wicket was nice to drive, the ball was coming on properly. It's an amazing feeling, really happy today."

With that we finish the coverage of the league stages of the IPL 2009. Do join us for the semi-finals, which promise to be exciting. As Gilchrist said, anybody can beat anybody. Okay bye

** So incredibly Bangalore have finished at No. 3, after a disastrous first quarter. More importantly they have earned Jacques Kallis one extra day before they play their semi-final. That said, if they play the final, they will be playing on back-to-back days.

Deccan make it to the semis too, but they will have to turn up tomorrow and face Delhi, the No. 1 team in the league standings. They have questions facing them, both at death bowling and the lower-middle order.

Vishwa has a point worth your while: "In the last 3 matches BLR have beaten the other 3 semi-finalists. Pretty cool!"

And to add to it, Deccan have lost twice to Delhi this season

End of over 20 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 158/6 (13 runs required)
AA Bilakhia    16* (8b 2x4)      P Kumar    4-0-45-0
RJ Harris    4* (3b)      A Kumble    4-0-23-2
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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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