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)
7.1

van der Merwe to Symonds, no run, flat ball on a length, Symonds waits for turn and then goes back and turns the ball away but Roelof dives to his right athletically and saves a runs, great fielding

7.2

van der Merwe to Symonds, SIX, thats short and pulled away over midwicket to raise Deccan's fifty

7.3

van der Merwe to Symonds, 2 runs, slower ball, on the pads, Symonds on-drives past midwicket

7.4

van der Merwe to Symonds, no run, flatter ball, slider, Symonds presses forward and is late on the shot but there's no appeal because that was missing leg stump easily

7.5

van der Merwe to Symonds, 1 run, slider again, too short and he pulls it past square leg

7.6

van der Merwe to Gibbs, no run, slower ball, tossed up on middle and leg and Gibbs defends

Deccan Chargers 54/2   RE van der Merwe 1-0-9-0
11.1

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

11.2

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, tosses it up, Gibbs makes room and gives him the charge, driving over cover but the ball lands safely and Uthappa moves well to cut it off on the bounce

11.3

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

11.4

van der Merwe to Gibbs, no run, slows it up, lands it on the pads, worked straight to the fielder

11.5

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, good ball on a length, Gibbs makes room and dabs it square

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   RE van der Merwe 2-0-13-0
13.1

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, tossed up on a length, turns away from off stump and Gibbs drives past the covers, he tries another run but has to turn back and dive as a good throw is returned

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

13.4

van der Merwe to Gibbs, no run, shorter ball, Gibbs goes back to pull but chops it back to Roelof

13.5

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, makes room and hurries to push a quicker ball past cover

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   RE van der Merwe 3-0-20-0
15.1

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

15.2

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, hits a good length and turns away, Gibbs waits and steers it fine

15.3

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

15.4

van der Merwe to Gibbs, FOUR, good shot from Gibbs, making room to slap a short ball from off stump into the gap behind backward point, the man is to fine and thats a boundary

15.5

van der Merwe to Gibbs, 1 run, dances down but Roelof spots him and follows him with a slower, flatter ball which Gibbs manages to turn past square leg out to Kohli in the deep

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   RE van der Merwe 4-0-28-0
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