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)

Kumar to Gibbs, 1 wide, pitches full down leg stump and swings further for a wide


Kumar to Gibbs, 1 wide, even further down the pads and thats another freebie to Deccan


Kumar to Gibbs, 1 run, off the mark now is Gibbs, opening the face and dabbing a length ball down to third man


Kumar to Suman, 1 wide, full down the pads, Suman misses the flick, wide called again


Kumar to Suman, no run, good ball, full outside off stump, Suman presses forward and tries to tuck the ball behind the bat and the ball takes the inside edge onto his back thigh


Kumar to Suman, FOUR, short ball down the stumps and Suman hooks it over fine leg safely


Kumar to Suman, 1 run, straighter ball, no swing, Suman dabs it to midwicket and sprints


Kumar to Gibbs, no run, good stuff from PK, thats hit a good length outside off stump and Gibbs has to come forward and defend solidly to the off side


Kumar to Gibbs, 2 runs, a tad shorter and wider and Gibbs steers it to third man for two

Deccan Chargers 13/1   P Kumar 1-0-11-0

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


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


Kumar to Gibbs, 2 runs, straighter ball, slower too, Gibbs turns it off his pads and runs hard


Kumar to Gibbs, no run, good length just outside off, he comes onto the front foot and defends


Kumar to Gibbs, no run, nips back in off a length and he blocks it back, thats good bowling


Kumar to Gibbs, no run, fuller outside off stump, swings away, no shot offered

Deccan Chargers 62/3   P Kumar 2-0-14-0

Kumar to Gibbs, SIX, shot at last from Gibbs! Just gets across and uses the wrists to whip a straight ball flat over midwicket for half a dozen


Kumar to Gibbs, 2 runs, slower ball, pitched up, he pushes it down to long-off and runs hard for the second, the sweeper it slow and returns the ball to Boucher's end but Gibbs is safe


Kumar to Gibbs, 1 wide, tries a slower ball but its down the pads, Gibbs advances and misses


Kumar to Gibbs, 1 run, better placement to a fuller and straighter one, just gets across and paddles it down to the man at fine leg for a single


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


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


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


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   P Kumar 3-0-34-0

Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, full and straight and Bilakhia clips it past midwicket for a single


Kumar to Gibbs, no run, superb ball, slows the pace and keeps it very full and straight so Gibbs, coming out, can only jam the ball back down the track


Kumar to Gibbs, SIX, now he connects, and connects well, getting underneath a length ball and slamming it over mid-on for a flat six that brings up his half-century


Kumar to Gibbs, 1 run, shorter in length, again he advances and now swats it past mid-on


Kumar to Bilakhia, no run, excellent slower ball beats Bilakhia, PK just rolls the finger over the seam and the ball dribbles out and slides under the bat as the batsman swings across the line


Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, fuller this time and Bilakhia can only drive it to long-off for a single

Deccan Chargers 134/5   P Kumar 4-0-43-0





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