Indian Premier League, Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg, May 24, 2009
Deccan Chargers won by 6 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
24 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
8.6

Kumble to Sharma, 1 leg bye, slides down leg stump, ball skims the pads, they run a leg bye

Deccan Chargers 59/3   RG Sharma 0* (1b)
9.1

Kumar to Sharma, no run, back of a length on off stump, Rohit goes back and defends

9.2

Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, shot but just a single, Rohit gets onto the back foot and drives the ball with flair into the gap on the off side and deep cover comes into play

Deccan Chargers 60/3   RG Sharma 1* (3b)
10.1

Kallis to Sharma, no run, Kallis pitches on a tight length just outside off stump and beats Rohit's forward defense

10.2

Kallis to Sharma, no run, Rohit comes forward and plays the ball back towards the bowler, tidy start after the break

10.3

Kallis to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length on middle stump, Rohit turns the ball towards midwicket

10.5

Kallis to Sharma, 1 run, fuller ball, nips back, Rohit pushes hard off the front foot and the result is a thin inside edge down the ground just wide of mid-on for a single

Deccan Chargers 65/3   RG Sharma 3* (7b)
11.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, slow ball down the pads and he flicks it to square leg for one

11.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, flat on the stumps and he works it to midwicket

11.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, quicker and flatter down on stump, beats the bat as Rohit tries an ungainly paddle-flick, Roelof appeals but Simon Taufel shakes his head because it was missing off stump, but what sharp turn!

Deccan Chargers 69/3   RG Sharma 5* (10b)
12.2

Kumble to Sharma, no run, shorter ball, breaks away, he pulls and misses

12.3

Kumble to Sharma, 2 runs, rank short ball, makes room and slaps it over extra cover, looks a four but Pandey gives it all he's got, diving forward and saves a boundary, excellent fielding in the deep

12.4

Kumble to Sharma, 1 run, full and flat on the pads and turned around the corner for one

Deccan Chargers 73/3   RG Sharma 8* (13b)
13.2

van der Merwe to Sharma, FOUR, makes room for himself and cuts the ball late and fine square on the off side, its beats two men and thats a welcome boundary, really well played and terrific placement

13.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, slows it up, gives it some air, gets some dip and Rohit swings it hard for an inside edge to square leg

13.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, slides down leg, Rohit plays a hard pull-sweep and can't connect

Deccan Chargers 81/3   RG Sharma 13* (16b 1x4)
14.4

Kumar to Sharma, SIX, short ball and its gone for six! Praveen drops it short on the stumps, it sits up and Rohit gets back to pull, gets a top edge but manages six over deep square leg

14.5

Kumar to Sharma, 2 runs, slower ball ends up a low full toss, Rohit makes a mess of the shot but the top edge goes over midwicket off the bottom of the bat and drops between three fielders

14.6

Kumar to Sharma, 1 wide, short ball slides down leg stump, Rohit misses, wide called

14.6

Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, makes room and takes a straight ball on the full, its off the toe end of the bat but Rohit manages to place the ball wide of extra cover and gets a single

Deccan Chargers 101/3   RG Sharma 22* (19b 1x4 1x6)
15.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, tossed up on a length, no turn, Rohit punches off the back foot for one

15.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, makes room and hits the ball in the air but well wide of extra cover

15.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, slower ball drifts down the pads, Rohit swings but can't connect

Deccan Chargers 109/3   RG Sharma 24* (22b 1x4 1x6)
16.2

Kumble to Sharma, OUT, and Kumble strikes again on return thanks to an excellent catch from Pandey! He floats it up, gets some turn, Rohit makes room and dances out looking to go over extra cover for six but doesn't connect, the ball is up in the air for ages and Pandey covers a lot of ground on the run from long-off and dives forward to pluck a great catch with two hands

RG Sharma c Pandey b Kumble 24 (23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 104.34

Deccan Chargers 110/4   RG Sharma 24 (23b 1x4 1x6)
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