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)

Singh to Kallis, OUT, dragged on! Kallis gets into position early and spots the short ball but only manages to reach out and under edge the ball onto off stump, massive wicket that

JH Kallis b Singh 15 (17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Royal Challengers Bangalore 20/1   MK Pandey 2* (4b)   RP Singh 1.3-0-8-1

Ojha to Pandey, OUT, and he's got his man first ball! This one pitches back of a length and turns ever so slightly away from Pandey, who waits on the back foot and cuts but only manages the thinnest of edges into Gilchrist's gloves

MK Pandey c †Gilchrist b Ojha 4 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/2   RE van der Merwe 14* (12b 2x6)   PP Ojha 0.1-0-0-1

Ojha to van der Merwe, OUT, wild slog and he's stumped by a week! Ojha persists with the fuller length, slows it up a touch, it dips and breaks away sharply from Roelof as he skips out and swings, Gilchrist just has to collect and break the stumps

RE van der Merwe st †Gilchrist b Ojha 32 (21b 1x4 3x6) SR: 152.38

Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/3   R Dravid 3* (5b)   PP Ojha 1.3-0-10-2

Harmeet Singh to Dravid, OUT, bowled em! Dravid gets too far across his stumps and cannot pull off the paddle shot with a man down at deep fine leg and his leg stump is knocked over

R Dravid b Harmeet Singh 9 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/4   LRPL Taylor 15* (11b 2x4)   Harmeet Singh 1.4-0-10-1

Symonds to Taylor, OUT, gone this time and thats a crucial time to get rid of Taylor! Symonds dropped it back in length and Taylor's eye lits lit up, but he miscues the pull shot straight to the man out at deep square leg, who doesn't make a mistake

LRPL Taylor c Venugopal Rao b Symonds 27 (20b 3x4 1x6) SR: 135.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 99/5   V Kohli 7* (7b 1x4)   A Symonds 2.2-0-14-1

Symonds to Kohli, OUT, hello hello hello, whats this? Excellent work from Gilchrist, collecting the ball that slides down Kohli's pads, he's over the line and doesn't get back in time so thats stumped and the stadium erupts as the sign flashes OUT on the big screen, chalk that down to excellent work behind the stumps from Gilchrist

V Kohli st †Gilchrist b Symonds 7 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Royal Challengers Bangalore 99/6   MV Boucher 0* (0b)   A Symonds 2.3-0-14-2

Harmeet Singh to Boucher, OUT, gone, is that the game? Boucher goes back and limply cuts a short and wide ball right to Gibbs at point, right into his lap and Harmeet has taken another wicket

MV Boucher c Gibbs b Harmeet Singh 5 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Royal Challengers Bangalore 107/7   RV Uthappa 3* (2b)   Harmeet Singh 3.5-0-22-2

Ojha to Kumar, OUT, they're collapsing! Ojha gently lobs it up on the stumps, Praveen swings across the line and the leading edge is taken easily by RP Singh running in from gully

P Kumar c Singh b Ojha 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Royal Challengers Bangalore 110/8   RV Uthappa 4* (4b)   PP Ojha 3.4-0-25-3

Harris to Vinay Kumar, OUT, brilliant catch, and I mean brilliant, and whats more the batsmen have crossed! Vinay gets right across his stumps and paddles the ball, makes good contact but Harmeet Singh runs in from fine leg and holds a stunner inches off the ground, catches win matches, put them down at your peril is the old saying and this young man has held his nerves excellently to hold on

R Vinay Kumar c Harmeet Singh b Harris 8 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore 129/9   RV Uthappa 14* (10b 1x6)   RJ Harris 4-1-34-1





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