Indian Premier League - 3rd place play-off

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

Gilchrist and Mishra are making their way out to the middle. A smallish crowd at the DY Patil Stadium. Bangalore are opening with Anil Kumble. A slip in place.

RP, Gibbs, Suman and Sumanth have been left out. Anirudh Singh, Venugopal Rao, Dwayne Smith and Rahul Sharma have been called in. No Ross Taylor, Vinay Kumar or Manish Pandey for Bangalore.

Time for the toss. Deccan have decided to bat, they are a depleted side, missing a few players due to injury. Rahul Sharma comes in, and that's the only one Gilchrist has mentioned. We'll get you the XI in a bit. Kumble says he would have batted as well. B Akhil, Nayan Doshi and Cameron White come in for Bangalore.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the third place play-off between Bangalore and Deccan being played in Mumbai. It's been a hectic week in the IPL, with off-field events dominating the coverage. That's likely to go on for quite some time now but this game provides a temporary diversion. The winner qualifies for the Champions League Twenty20.

0.1

Kumble to Gilchrist, FOUR, tossed up outside off, lands full and he crunches it through the covers for a boundary, nicely timed

0.2

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, tossed up on middle, pushed back off the front foot to the bowler

0.3

Kumble to Gilchrist, no run, fullish again, flicked towards short fine leg

The slip has been taken out

0.4

Kumble to Gilchrist, OUT, Gilchrist falls to a trap, full toss on middle, he should have smashed that into the stands, swings it flat towards deep square leg where Kallis takes an excellent catch over his head and falls over, but just inside the ropes, Gilchrist will be feeling terrible, that ends a poor IPL for him with the bat

AC Gilchrist c Kallis b Kumble 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Anirudh Singh comes in

0.5

Kumble to Anirudh Singh, no run, bowled at 80 kmph, short of a length on the off, it was the googly, pushed towards point from the crease

0.6

Kumble to Anirudh Singh, no run, tossed up on middle, gets on the front foot and drives it back to the bowler

End of over 1 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 4/1 (RR: 4.00)
Anirudh Singh    0* (2b)      A Kumble    1-0-4-1
MD Mishra    0* (0b)     

1.1

Kumar to Mishra, OUT, another one down! Monish Mishra walks across to drive that fullish delivery through midwicket, lands on middle and he misses to be caught in plumb

MD Mishra lbw b Kumar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rohit Sharma comes in

1.2

Kumar to RG Sharma, no run, teasing length outside off, a hint of away movement, shoulders arms to leave it to the keeper

1.3

Kumar to RG Sharma, no run, short of a good length on the off, punches it towards mid-off

1.4

Kumar to RG Sharma, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, rapped on the pads as he tries to work that away square, misses, is struck a little high and that appeared to be angling down the leg side

1.5

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, 2 runs, short of a good length on leg stump, turned away behind square for a couple

1.6

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, shortish, cuts hard at it, gets a thick edge towards third man for a single

End of over 2 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 8/2 (RR: 4.00)
Anirudh Singh    3* (4b)      P Kumar    1-0-3-1
RG Sharma    0* (3b)      A Kumble    1-0-4-1

Two slips in place, Steyn charges in

2.1

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, Steyn swings that in, lands on almost a yorker length on middle, digs it out into the off side

2.2

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, shortish outside off, nips back in and he shoulders arms to the keeper

2.3

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, short of a good length and again it nips back in, punches it back to the bowler

2.4

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, short of a good length outside off, bowls it at 135 kmph, cracked off the back foot to point

2.5

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, 1 wide, short down the leg side, tries to help it on its way fine, misses, its called a wide

2.5

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, FOUR, nicely done, a fraction fuller, gets forward and slices it hard over point for a boundary, raced away

2.6

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length on middle, opens the face to guide it behind point for a single

End of over 3 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 14/2 (RR: 4.66)
Anirudh Singh    8* (10b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-6-0
RG Sharma    0* (3b)      P Kumar    1-0-3-1

Praveen comes round the wicket

3.1

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, pulled away towards deep square leg for a single

3.2

Kumar to RG Sharma, OUT, Rohit, not for the first time this tournament, throws away his wicket, bowled it short on middle and he tried to punch it over mid-on, mistimed and it landed safe in the hands of Pietersen, three down

RG Sharma c Pietersen b Kumar 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

A widish slip in place, Symonds to face

3.3

Kumar to Symonds, no run, banged it short on the off, and he backs away from it

3.4

Kumar to Symonds, no run, short of a length outside off, cut hard down towards point

3.5

Kumar to Symonds, no run, nips in a hint and raps Symonds on the pads as he tries to play that into the leg side, would have gone high

3.6

Kumar to Symonds, no run, short of a good length on middle, get back and defends it solidly towards extra cover

End of over 4 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 15/3 (RR: 3.75)
A Symonds    0* (4b)      P Kumar    2-0-4-2
Anirudh Singh    9* (11b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-6-0

4.1

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, 1 wide, short and wide, plenty of width, slashes hard and misses, touched 140 kmph, has bowled much slower than that today

4.1

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, held back the length again, gets back and taps it towards point

4.2

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, full outside off and he tries to blaze that through mid-off, it moves away to just escape the outside edge

4.3

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, the offcutter there, bowled at 118 kmph, gets on the back foot and chops it towards point

4.4

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, hurled it short outside off, tries to cut that hard over point, missed, plenty of bounce there

4.5

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, FOUR, picked the slower one there, 116.6 kmph, pushed it full on the off and Anirudh lofted him well over the in-field to find the boundary

4.6

Steyn to Anirudh Singh, no run, short of a good length on middle, made a bit of room and got back to chop it down towards point

End of over 5 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 20/3 (RR: 4.00)
Anirudh Singh    13* (17b 2x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-11-0
A Symonds    0* (4b)      P Kumar    2-0-4-2

A widish slip in place

5.1

Kumar to Symonds, no run, shortish on middle, made a bit of room and cut it towards point

5.2

Kumar to Symonds, 1 run, bowls it short on the off, cuts it towards third man for a single

5.3

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, FOUR, a fraction short on middle and he seizes the length early rocking back and pulling it over square leg for a boundary

5.4

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched towards mid-off for a single

5.5

Kumar to Symonds, 1 run, Steyn drops one at fine leg, that was the bouncer on middle, went for the pull, got the top edge, that came onto him a little too quickly, and Steyn overran that one and it was too late before he realised

5.6

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, no run

End of over 6 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 27/3 (RR: 4.50)
Anirudh Singh    18* (20b 3x4)      P Kumar    3-0-11-2
A Symonds    2* (7b)      DW Steyn    2-0-11-0

A poor start for Deccan for the second consecutive time in the Powerplay. They were 23 for 2 in the semi-final, and they're 27 for 3 now. They should have been 27 for 4.

6.1

Steyn to Symonds, OUT, gone! Symonds has squandered that life given by the dropped chance, Steyn has made amends, Short of a good length on the off and moved away, Symonds, after giving himself just a hint of room, attempted a cut, got a thick edge and Uthappa took a sharp one moving to his right behind the stumps

A Symonds c †Uthappa b Steyn 2 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

6.2

Steyn to Smith, no run, pushed him back with that short of a length delivery, defended into the leg side

6.3

Steyn to Smith, no run, back of a length on middle, gets back and knocks it down cautiously into the off side

6.4

Steyn to Smith, no run, shortish again, stands tall and slaps it towards mid-off

6.5

Steyn to Smith, no run, full on middle, pushes it towards mid-on from the crease

6.6

Steyn to Smith, no run, short of a good length outside off and moves away, thinks of playing at it but withdraws at the right time, that was a wicket-maiden, a rarity this tournament

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Deccan Chargers 27/4 (RR: 3.85)
DR Smith    0* (5b)      DW Steyn    3-1-11-1
Anirudh Singh    18* (20b 3x4)      P Kumar    3-0-11-2

7.1

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, pulled away towards fine leg for one more

7.2

Kumar to Smith, 1 run, short on the off, swats it as Steyn runs across and cuts it off from fine leg

7.3

Kumar to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, shortish on the off, punches it towards mid-off for a quick single

7.4

Kumar to Smith, FOUR, Dwayne Smith senses a chance with that back of a length delivery outside off, swipes it through square leg for a welcome boundary

7.5

Kumar to Smith, no run, a dibbly slower legcutter, Smith had shaped himself for another attacking shot but adapted well, moving back and pushing it back to the bowler

7.6

Kumar to Smith, no run, appeal for obstructing the field: slower one again, pushes it back to the bowler and rushes for a single, the non-striker sends him back in time, Praveen tries to collect and throw it back onto the stumps at Smith's end but collides with Smith who turns to make it back to the crease, Praveen appears to have hurt his waist, Uthappa appealed but there was no response from the umpire, difficult to determine whether the collision was intentional

End of over 8 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 34/4 (RR: 4.25)
DR Smith    5* (9b 1x4)      P Kumar    4-0-18-2
Anirudh Singh    20* (22b 3x4)      DW Steyn    3-1-11-1

8.1

Kumble to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

8.2

Kumble to Smith, OUT, bowled'im! Bowled from slightly wide of the crease, that was the slider, Smith played outside the line to that one, it slid in to beat him through the gate and crash into the stumps

DR Smith b Kumble 5 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

So Smith, too, falls without making an impact. Venugopal Rao comes in

8.3

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, no run, tossed up on middle, driven through the line to mid-on

8.4

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, no run, turning away, waited for it, landed on a good length and he left it be

8.5

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, no run, short of a good length, got onto the back foot and pushed it it towards cover

8.6

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, SIX, aggression from Venugopal, almost out of nowhere, flighted and he takes up the challenge, charges down the track, gets to the pitch and smashes it over Kumble's head and over the ropes

Time-out

End of over 9 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 41/5 (RR: 4.55)
Y Venugopal Rao    6* (4b 1x6)      A Kumble    2-0-11-2
Anirudh Singh    21* (23b 3x4)      P Kumar    4-0-18-2

Doshi to bowl

9.1

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, bowling it on middle and off, worked away through square leg for a single

9.2

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, no run, turned away sharply, bowled on a good length on the off, drew him forward and got it to spin away to beat the outside edge

9.3

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, no run, looping it on middle, fullish, plays it back down the pitch

9.4

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, no run, lovely delivery, beats him again, much flatter and got it to spit away to just escape the outside edge, nice stuff from the son of Dilip

9.5

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, pushed towards long-on off the front foot for a single

9.6

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, no run, bowled it short outside off, tries to cut it through point, misses, that didn't turn

End of over 10 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 43/5 (RR: 4.30)
Anirudh Singh    22* (25b 3x4)      ND Doshi    1-0-2-0
Y Venugopal Rao    7* (8b 1x6)      A Kumble    2-0-11-2

Nayan Doshi is now a citizen of India, so he does not qualify as an overseas player

10.1

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, 1 run

10.2

Kumble to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, that was the googly and he turned the face on it a little too early, not picking it, gets a leading edge through extra cover for a single

10.3

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, pushed off the front foot past the bowler for a single

10.4

Kumble to Anirudh Singh, no run, short of a length outside off, chops it in the direction of point

10.5

Kumble to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, and again, makes a bit of room to cut that towards point

10.6

Kumble to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, Kumble drops that short and is pulled towards deep backward square leg for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 48/5 (RR: 4.36)
Y Venugopal Rao    10* (11b 1x6)      A Kumble    3-0-16-2
Anirudh Singh    24* (28b 3x4)      ND Doshi    1-0-2-0

11.1

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, no run, short of a good length outside off, turned away and he let it go

11.2

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, no run, gave it some air this time, fullish, and he defends it into the leg side

11.3

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, flatter, spinning away, eased it towards cover for a single

A short leg in place

11.4

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, 1 wide, down the leg side for the left-hander and spins away further, given a wide

A short leg in place

11.4

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, goes for the paddle, gets it behind square for just a single

11.5

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, no run, really slow through the air, turning away a hint, drops it in front of cover

11.6

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, flighted on middle, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 52/5 (RR: 4.33)
Y Venugopal Rao    12* (16b 1x6)      ND Doshi    2-0-6-0
Anirudh Singh    25* (29b 3x4)      A Kumble    3-0-16-2

Pietersen to bowl

12.1

Pietersen to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, starts with a gift, short and wide, Venu makes room and cuts it uppishly through point for a boundary

12.2

Pietersen to Venugopal Rao, no run, takes it off a length and pushes it to extra cover

12.3

Pietersen to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

12.4

Pietersen to Anirudh Singh, FOUR, short, makes room to cut, gets an inside edge through the keeper's leg and just past the helmet to roll down the boundary

12.5

Pietersen to Anirudh Singh, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, swept towards square leg, calls for a single but is rightly sent back

12.6

Pietersen to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, awkwardly pulls it towards deep midwicket for a single

End of over 13 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 62/5 (RR: 4.76)
Anirudh Singh    30* (32b 4x4)      KP Pietersen    1-0-10-0
Y Venugopal Rao    17* (19b 1x4 1x6)      ND Doshi    2-0-6-0

13.1

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, gets down to slog-sweep that, is hit on the pads and it lobs up to Uthappa

13.2

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, bowled flat, swept towards deep square leg for a single

13.3

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, gets on the back foot, turning away and works it wide of midwicket for a single

13.4

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, SIX, that's a big one, had some air, came down the track to the pitch and smashed it over long-on cleanly

13.5

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, no run, flatter and got it to turn into the left-hander, Anirudh came down the track to loft him over the leg side, was struck on the pads

13.6

Doshi to Anirudh Singh, 2 runs, pulled away towards deep square leg, it's uppish but lands just short of the fielder who makes a valiant attempt diving forward, that was KP Apanna the substitute

End of over 14 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 72/5 (RR: 5.14)
Anirudh Singh    39* (37b 4x4 1x6)      ND Doshi    3-0-16-0
Y Venugopal Rao    18* (20b 1x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    1-0-10-0

B Akhil to bowl

14.1

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, no run, bowls it on a good length on middle, pushes it back to the bowler

14.2

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, shortish, pushed towards long-on for a quick single, quickly decides against the second

14.3

Akhil to Anirudh Singh, 1 run, short on the off, mistimes an attempted pull to long-on

14.4

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, no run, looks to late-cut him there and it's bowled at the right length, misses

14.5

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, pitched up and he had eyed his spot, smacked him over mid-off for a couple of bounces over the rope

14.6

Akhil to Venugopal Rao, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed towards extra cover

End of over 15 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 78/5 (RR: 5.20)
Y Venugopal Rao    23* (25b 2x4 1x6)      B Akhil    1-0-6-0
Anirudh Singh    40* (38b 4x4 1x6)      ND Doshi    3-0-16-0

Kallis to bowl now

15.1

Kallis to Anirudh Singh, OUT, gets him first ball, that was too close to cut, short of a good length and skidded onto him as he tried to chop it, got a thin inside edge onto the stumps, an unglamorous but brave effort from Anirudh ends

Anirudh Singh b Kallis 40 (39b 4x4 1x6) SR: 102.56

Ryan Harris comes in

15.2

Kallis to Harris, 1 run, short of a good length , pulled towards deep square leg for one

15.3

Kallis to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, lands on a good length, drops it into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single

15.4

Kallis to Harris, no run, fullish outside off, tries to drive it through the line, gets an under-edge on the bounce to the keeper

15.5

Kallis to Harris, no run, nips back in just a touch, gets forward and defends it cautiously back to the bowler

15.6

Kallis to Harris, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked towards square leg for a single

Time-out

End of over 16 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 81/6 (RR: 5.06)
RJ Harris    2* (4b)      JH Kallis    1-0-3-1
Y Venugopal Rao    24* (26b 2x4 1x6)      B Akhil    1-0-6-0

So, the Pune team is called the Sahara Pune Warriors

16.1

Doshi to Harris, no run, flighted outside off, steered towards point from the crease

16.2

Doshi to Harris, 1 run, pushed in the direction of cover for a single

16.3

Doshi to Venugopal Rao, OUT, Doshi gets his first IPL wicket, tossed it up and he charged out to smack him over extra cover, it turned away, he ended up miscuing it over point and Cameron White had no difficulty running back a few steps to complete the catch

Y Venugopal Rao c White b Doshi 24 (27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

16.4

Doshi to Harris, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards extra cover

16.5

Doshi to Harris, no run, shortish on the off, turns away, slaps it back towards the bowler

16.6

Doshi to Harris, no run, short on the off, turning away, makes room and punches that to extra cover

End of over 17 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 82/7 (RR: 4.82)
RJ Harris    3* (9b)      ND Doshi    4-0-17-1
R Sharma    0* (0b)      JH Kallis    1-0-3-1

17.1

Kallis to R Sharma, no run, full outside off, makes room to smash that past the bowler, misses

17.2

Kallis to R Sharma, no run, bowls it on a good length, driven firmly but straight to mid-off

17.3

Kallis to R Sharma, no run, short on the off, makes room to smote that over midwicket, misses

17.4

Kallis to R Sharma, no run, and again, an attempted bouncer bowled at 136 kmph, swings hard at it, misses

17.5

Kallis to R Sharma, no run, bowls it full outside off, aiming for the yorker, plays it back to the bowler, another maiden?

17.6

Kallis to R Sharma, OUT, even better, timber! Another wicket-maiden, full on middle and leg, makes room to drive it through the off side, misses and leg stump is flat on the ground

R Sharma b Kallis 0 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Deccan are in danger of being bowled out for under 100 here. A hapless performance. Yes, there is spin and some movement but the conditions certainly don't merit such a surrender

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Deccan Chargers 82/8 (RR: 4.55)
     JH Kallis    2-1-3-2
RJ Harris    3* (9b)      ND Doshi    4-0-17-1

18.1

Kumble to Harris, OUT, that went on straight, and was quicker through the air, Harris didn't pick it and he played across the line, missed and was trapped in front of middle

RJ Harris lbw b Kumble 3 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

A slip in place, Ojha to face

18.2

Kumble to Ojha, no run, the googly, tossed up on the off, defended to extra cover

18.3

Kumble to Ojha, OUT, They're knocked out for 82, the lowest score in this IPL, a short delivery from round the wicket, pulled away straight into the hands of deep midwicket, we might be heading for an early finish

PP Ojha c Kallis b Kumble 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangalore have bowled superbly, with each bowler chipping in. The last four wickets added nothing, and Bangalore will feel they have one foot in the Champions League Twenty20. Anirudh scored almost half the runs, that says a lot. Join us in a bit for the chase.

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