Indian Premier League, 40th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Bangalore, Apr 8, 2010
Deccan Chargers won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
8 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

The players are out. Kallis and Pandey get ready. Cries of 'RCB, RCB" across the venue.

7.25pm:Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Crunch time for Deccan. Toss and teams to follow shortly.

Toss: Gilchrist has won the toss and Deccan will bowl. The wicket has a bit of grass. Gilchrist didn't list the team changes though he said there are about three from the last game.

Kumble reckons this is a good pitch for 40 overs. Pietersen is not playing. Dale Steyn replaces him. Two more changes - Appanna and Mithun go out, Pandey and Praveen Kumar come in.

Deccan have brought in Australian Under-19 captain Mitchell Marsh, Monish Mishra, Venugopal Rao, T Suman. Those missing are Anirudh Singh, Laxman, Dwayne Smith and Bilakhia.

0.1

Harris to Pandey, no run, seam movement from Harris away from the right-hander, beats Pandey's prod

2 slips in place

0.2

Harris to Pandey, 1 wide, too wide outside off and Pandey has a slash at it

0.2

Harris to Pandey, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge, more like a leading edge, great delivery shaping away from the right hander, flies past second slip

0.3

Harris to Kallis, 1 wide, too wide down the leg side, good take by Gilly

0.3

Harris to Kallis, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

0.4

Harris to Kallis, no run, great stop by Suman at backward point, slides to his right and saves it one-handed, saves a four there

0.5

Harris to Kallis, 1 run, angles it just wide of gully who was earlier at second slip, third man comes across and stops it

0.6

Harris to Pandey, no run, good bounce and carry, squared up Pandey outside off

The ball's swinging and going through quickly, looking forward to Steyn

End of over 1 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • MK Pandey 1 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 1 (3b)
    • RJ Harris 1-0-4-0
1.1

Harmeet Singh to Kallis, 1 wide, slides down the leg side, fails to control the seam

1.1

Harmeet Singh to Kallis, no run, comes down the pitch to bash that but makes contact off the bottom edge

1.2

Harmeet Singh to Kallis, FOUR, good shot, got a little high on him but he adjusted well, bends his back backwards and punches wide of backward point and cover

1.3

Harmeet Singh to Kallis, SIX, take cover! Comes down the pitch, picks the ball on a length and slams it over deep extra cover, fell rows back

Fine leg comes up

1.4

Harmeet Singh to Kallis, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it to mid-on

1.5

Harmeet Singh to Kallis, 1 run

1.6

Harmeet Singh to Pandey, 1 wide, too full and wide outside off, he tries to jam it out

1.6

Harmeet Singh to Pandey, no run, good delivery, lands just a shade outside off and the away movement just beats the bat

End of over 2 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/0 (RR: 8.50)

    • MK Pandey 1 (4b)
    • JH Kallis 12 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-13-0
    • RJ Harris 1-0-4-0
2.1

Harris to Kallis, 1 run, tucks him up a bit and he clips it down to midwicket

2.2

Harris to Pandey, no run, he has the width outside off to cut but Pandey opts to let it go to the keeper

2.3

Harris to Pandey, OUT, middle stump is down! The ball just nips back in off the seam, Pandey is too slow in getting behind the line but the ball skids through and hits the top of middle stump, may have been an inside edge

MK Pandey b Harris 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Dravid walks in

2.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, drops his bat and steers it away to short third man

2.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, gets across and defends it with soft hands

2.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, Dravid is completely squared up for bounce and movement outside off, wafts at it, Harris is getting it to move both ways

End of over 3 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 18/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • R Dravid 0 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 13 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • RJ Harris 2-0-5-1
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-13-0

RP now

3.1

Singh to Kallis, 1 run, full and he pushes it just wide of mid-off and takes a single

3.2

Singh to Dravid, 2 runs, very unconvincing shot, he went forward to a wide delivery outside off and sort of scooped it over cover, he checked his shot

3.3

Singh to Dravid, no run, this one nips back in and hits him on the thigh, Dravid stares at the pitch

3.4

Singh to Dravid, 1 wide, RP mistook first slip for the batsman, that's how wide that was

3.4

Singh to Dravid, no run, this one lands short of a length and hits him high on the pad, half hearted appeal, good bowling

3.5

Singh to Dravid, 2 runs, plays a short arm pull from the off stump, midwicket chases and they could have run three

3.6

Singh to Dravid, 1 run, gets beside the line and chops it to point

End of over 4 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/1 (RR: 6.25)

    • R Dravid 5 (8b)
    • JH Kallis 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 1-0-7-0
    • RJ Harris 2-0-5-1
4.1

Marsh to Dravid, FOUR, welcome to India Mitch! Rank half volley outside off moving away, Dravid plays a stylish square drive past cover and backward point

first slip is wide

4.2

Marsh to Dravid, no run, better line and length on the off stump, stays back and pushes it to the off side

4.3

Marsh to Dravid, 1 run, gets forward and squirts it just wide of mid-off

4.4

Marsh to Kallis, 1 wide, down the leg side and Kallis tries a one-legged pull but misses

4.4

Marsh to Kallis, FOUR, big slash, gets forward and aims to bash that over cover but he gets a thick outside edge over first slip who was wide, one bounce and four

4.5

Marsh to Kallis, FOUR, short and wide outside off and he stands tall,bends backward and punches hard between backward point and cover

4.6

Marsh to Kallis, no run

End of over 5 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/1 (RR: 7.80)

    • JH Kallis 22 (13b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 10 (11b 1x4)
    • MR Marsh 1-0-14-0
    • RP Singh 1-0-7-0
5.1

Singh to Dravid, SIX, that's a cracker! Friendly overpitched ball outside off, he leans forward, gets under the bounce and scoops it long and high over long-off

5.2

Singh to Dravid, no run, good comeback, he holds the length back and the ball squares up Dravid outside off

5.3

Singh to Dravid, no run, goes for the pull and misses

5.4

Singh to Dravid, no run, Dropped Tough one, Dravid tries to crash that straight down the ground but RP holds out his left hand and deflects it away, had no time to react

5.5

Singh to Dravid, no run, bouncer and Dravid's beaten for pace and bounce as he tries to pull

5.6

Singh to Dravid, 1 run, tucked off the pads to the on side

End of over 6 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 46/1 (RR: 7.66)

    • R Dravid 17 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 22 (13b 3x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 2-0-14-0
    • MR Marsh 1-0-14-0

Here's Ojha

6.1

Ojha to Dravid, 1 run, stays back and pulls hard along the ground to deep midwicket

6.2

Ojha to Kallis, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

6.3

Ojha to Kallis, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he stays back and cuts to the off side

6.4

Ojha to Dravid, FOUR, lovely shot, lands it on middle and there's no turn, he makes room, rocks back and cuts hard between backward point and cover

6.5

Ojha to Dravid, 1 run, towards the pads and clipped to fine leg

6.6

Ojha to Kallis, 1 run, tucks it down to midwicket

End of over 7 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 54/1 (RR: 7.71)

    • JH Kallis 24 (16b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 23 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-8-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-14-0
7.1

Symonds to Kallis, 1 run, slower ball, he opens the face and angles it down to gully

7.2

Symonds to Dravid, 1 run, angles it on middle and he clips it down to midwicket

7.3

Symonds to Kallis, 1 run, walks down the pitch but the ball gets high on him so he can only fend it to the on side

7.4

Symonds to Dravid, no run, loss in concentration there, Dravid tries to mow it somewhere over the on side but swings too early, the ball beats him outside off

7.5

Symonds to Dravid, 1 run, steers it to the off side for a single, good over so far

7.6

Symonds to Kallis, no run, makes room to cut but the ball beats him outside off

Time Out

End of over 8 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 58/1 (RR: 7.25)

    • JH Kallis 26 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 25 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 1-0-4-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-8-0
8.1

Ojha to Dravid, 1 run, pushes it hard down to midwicket

8.2

Ojha to Kallis, no run, stays back and cuts to cover

8.3

Ojha to Kallis, 1 run, slow through the air, he stays back and pushes it to mid-on

8.4

Ojha to Dravid, OUT, poor shot and soft dismissal, he chips down the track to target the on side, Ojha cleverly drops the length shorter and gets it to turn a bit, Dravid gets a tame top edge to Rohit at point

R Dravid c Sharma b Ojha 26 (25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 104.00

8.5

Ojha to Uthappa, no run, gets forward and tucks it to the on side

8.6

Ojha to Uthappa, 1 run, goes for a big slog but he clubs it along the turf to deep square leg

End of over 9 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/2 (RR: 6.77)

    • RV Uthappa 1 (2b)
    • JH Kallis 27 (21b 3x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-11-1
    • A Symonds 1-0-4-0
9.1

Symonds to Uthappa, 1 run, keeps it nice and tight on the off stump and he tucks it across the line to deep square leg

9.2

Symonds to Kallis, 1 run, fullish in length and worked wide of midwicket

Gilly up to the stumps

9.3

Symonds to Uthappa, no run, Uthappa targets the on side again but he ends up getting a thick inside edge to his pads

9.4

Symonds to Uthappa, OUT, another poor shot, Uthappa goes for a wild slash to a wide delivery outside off, targets the on side, plays too early and gets an edge to Gilchrist who's up to the stumps

RV Uthappa c †Gilchrist b Symonds 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Taylor walks in

9.5

Symonds to Taylor, 1 run, squirted just wide of Suman at backward point

9.6

Symonds to Kallis, FOUR, pitched up outside off and he reaches forward and scoops it just over extra cover, beats the fielder in the deep

End of over 10 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 68/3 (RR: 6.80)

    • JH Kallis 32 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 1 (1b)
    • A Symonds 2-0-11-1
    • PP Ojha 2-0-11-1
10.1

Ojha to Taylor, OUT, delayed decision from Harper but a straightforward one, lands on a length on the off stump and goes through straight, Taylor is rooted to the backfoot, the ball skids and hits his pads in front of middle, he stayed on the backfoot and that led to his undoing

LRPL Taylor lbw b Ojha 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

10.2

Ojha to Kohli, no run, gets well forward and defedns

10.3

Ojha to Kohli, no run, opens the face and steers it to the off side

10.4

Ojha to Kohli, no run, stays back and tucks it to the on side

10.5

Ojha to Kohli, 2 runs, stays back and cuts to sweeper cover, a fumble by Rao allows a second run

10.6

Ojha to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he gets forward and defends to the on side

End of over 11 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 71/4 (RR: 6.45)

    • V Kohli 3 (5b)
    • JH Kallis 32 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-14-2
    • A Symonds 2-0-11-1
11.1

Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, full on middle and leg and pushed down the ground to long-on

11.2

Marsh to Kallis, no run, nice line and length just outside off, beats Kallis on the punched drive

11.3

Marsh to Kallis, FOUR, angling down the leg side, Kallis is on one leg as he tries to pull but he ends up gloving it down to fine leg

11.4

Marsh to Kallis, 1 run, punchy drive through the off side and fielded by sweeper cover

11.5

Marsh to Kohli, no run, keeps it nice and straight, Kohli can only push it back to the bowler

11.6

Marsh to Kohli, no run, steps forward and makes room to crash that through the off side but he's beaten for bounce outside off

End of over 12 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 77/4 (RR: 6.41)

    • V Kohli 4 (8b)
    • JH Kallis 37 (26b 5x4 1x6)
    • MR Marsh 2-0-20-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-14-2
12.1

Ojha to Kallis, 2 runs, makes room and cuts hard to deep point

12.2

Ojha to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

12.3

Ojha to Kallis, 5 runs, Deccan caught napping, Kallis pushes it towards Rohit at point and takes off for a quick single, Rohit has a shy at the bowler's end but Ojha's not behind the throw, nobody backing up

12.4

Ojha to Kohli, 1 run, pulls hard to long-on

12.5

Ojha to Kallis, 1 run, tucks it wide of midwicket

12.6

Ojha to Kohli, 1 run, comes forward and chips it wide of square leg

End of over 13 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 87/4 (RR: 6.69)

    • V Kohli 6 (10b)
    • JH Kallis 45 (30b 5x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-24-2
    • MR Marsh 2-0-20-0
13.1

Marsh to Kohli, no run, Kohli chips down the track but he;s beaten again, Marsh gets good bounce outside off

13.2

Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, stays back and swats it down to long-on

13.3

Marsh to Kallis, 1 wide, fails to control the swing and he slides it down the leg side

13.3

Marsh to Kallis, no run, nips it back in and Kallis can only defend it back to the bowler

13.4

Marsh to Kallis, 1 wide, loses his line and sprays it down the leg side

13.4

Marsh to Kallis, no run

13.5

Marsh to Kallis, 1 leg bye, tucks it off his pads to the on side

13.6

Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, taps it to the of side and sets off quickly, Kohli reaches just before the direct hit at the bowler's end

Time Out

End of over 14 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 92/4 (RR: 6.57)

    • V Kohli 8 (13b)
    • JH Kallis 45 (33b 5x4 1x6)
    • MR Marsh 3-0-24-0
    • PP Ojha 4-0-24-2

Batsmen have found it difficult today

14.1

Harris to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide outside off and he slams it down to sweeper cover

14.2

Harris to Kallis, 2 runs, chops it to the off side and they set off quickly, Kohli makes it before the direct hit again but the ball ricochets to the on side and they take another run

14.3

Harris to Kallis, FOUR, deft touch! Kallis rides the bounce which is angled towards his body, he bends his back slightly and upper cuts it over the keeper,the umpire thinks it;s six but RP signals a four, the umpire checks upstairs

14.4

Harris to Kallis, 1 run

14.5

Harris to Kohli, 5 wides, the bouncer costs five, down the leg side and Kohli shapes to hook but the ball beats the keeper

14.5

Harris to Kohli, 1 run, short and he pulls hard to deep midwicket

14.6

Harris to Kallis, 1 run, punches it down to cover point

End of over 15 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 107/4 (RR: 7.13)

    • JH Kallis 53 (37b 6x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 10 (15b)
    • RJ Harris 3-0-20-1
    • MR Marsh 3-0-24-0

Here's RP

15.1

Singh to Kallis, 1 run, cramps him for room but he gets forward and taps it to the off side and takes off

15.2

Singh to Kohli, no run, swings hard but only swishes at thin air, Kohli plays that too early

15.3

Singh to Kohli, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg and tucked to the on side

15.4

Singh to Kallis, FOUR, cheeky but great shot, Kallis knows there's no slip so he opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man, doesn't try to play it too hard

15.5

Singh to Kallis, 1 run, opens the face and this time he angles it straight to the third man fielder

15.6

Singh to Kohli, 1 run, stays back and pulls hard along the turf but Kallis is happy with the single

End of over 16 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/4 (RR: 7.18)

    • V Kohli 12 (18b)
    • JH Kallis 59 (40b 7x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 3-0-22-0
    • RJ Harris 3-0-20-1
16.1

Symonds to Kohli, SIX, hits the roof! Stays at the crease, makes room and cracks it over the bowler's head, the ball hits the roof and lands back on the turf, great shot

16.2

Symonds to Kohli, FOUR, pitched up outside off and he scoops it high over extra cover this time, the crowd's loving this

16.3

Symonds to Kohli, 1 wide

16.3

Symonds to Kohli, FOUR, this time he gets beside the line and slams it hard past backward point, sweeper cover cannot cut it off

16.4

Symonds to Kohli, SIX, take that! Picks the ball on a good length and stays at the crease and clubs it hard and high over deep midwicket

16.5

Symonds to Kohli, 2 runs, makes too much room and he pushes a low full toss to extra cover, the fielder gets a hand to it

16.6

Symonds to Kohli, no run

End of over 17 (23 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 138/4 (RR: 8.11)

    • V Kohli 34 (24b 2x4 2x6)
    • JH Kallis 59 (40b 7x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 3-0-34-1
    • RP Singh 3-0-22-0
17.1

Singh to Kallis, FOUR, short on the body and pulled away with such force along the turf that deep midwicket had no time to react

17.2

Singh to Kallis, FOUR, this time he goes to the off side, makes room and bashes it hard and beats sweeper cover

17.3

Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tries a short arm pull but the ball is picked up at midwicket

17.4

Singh to Kohli, no run, RP comes round the wicket and Kohli makes room to swing that over the on side but he swishes at thin air

17.5

Singh to Kohli, SIX, RP pitches it up on middle and off but Kohli makes room and scoops it high over long-off, just clears the rope

17.6

Singh to Kohli, 1 run, forces it down to long-on

End of over 18 (16 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 154/4 (RR: 8.55)

    • V Kohli 41 (27b 2x4 3x6)
    • JH Kallis 68 (43b 9x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 4-0-38-0
    • A Symonds 3-0-34-1

What a comeback by Bangalore

18.1

Marsh to Kohli, SIX, bowls length and he gets punished, on middle and off and he scoops it over the bowler's head

18.2

Marsh to Kohli, no run, a dot ball, an anomaly! Lands just outside off and beats him for pace and bounce

18.3

Marsh to Kohli, 2 runs, he comes forward and swats it high in the air over the on side, the ball drops short of deep midwicket, that's his fifty!

18.4

Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, knocks it down to deep square leg

18.5

Marsh to Kallis, OUT, steps forward and tries to launch it over deep extra cover but he mishits it down to deep point instead, Harris forward and takes a fine tumbling catch falling forward

JH Kallis c Harris b Marsh 68 (44b 9x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

18.6

Marsh to Kohli, FOUR, slashed and a thick edge flies past the keeper, Marsh apologies to Gilly

End of over 19 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 167/5 (RR: 8.78)

    • V Kohli 54 (32b 3x4 4x6)
    • CL White 0 (0b)
    • MR Marsh 4-0-37-1
    • RP Singh 4-0-38-0
19.1

Harris to White, 1 run, scoops it over extra cover, checks his shot

19.2

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, Image of the day for sure! Kohli backs away and Harris follows him by aiming at the body, Kohli somehow tries to pull it uncomfortably to fine leg, he loses balance and nearly does an "Inzamam", he nearly falls on the stumps but avoids contact

19.3

Harris to Kohli, no run

19.4

Harris to Kohli, OUT, Kohli tries to go downtown but he doesn't get the timing right and finds long-on

V Kohli c Symonds b Harris 58 (35b 4x4 4x6) SR: 165.71

19.5

Harris to White, SIX, power! White stays at the crease and butchers it over wide long-off, seemed like a mishit but the ball landed over the second tier

19.6

Harris to White, SIX, he was aiming for the blimp! stays at the crease and gets all his power behind it and the distance as well, goes to the sightscreen

Some terrible death bowling again by Deccan. Bangalore have recovered to a big score. They are experts at finishing innings but Deccab have flopped again at the death. Stiff task for Deccan, Gilchrist has to fire. Join us shortly for the chase

End of over 20 (17 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 184/6

    • CL White 13 (3b 2x6)
    • P Kumar 0 (0b)
    • RJ Harris 4-0-37-2
    • MR Marsh 4-0-37-1
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