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Best performances - Batsmen

MK Pandey
114(73) 10x4 - 4x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 36 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
8 1 3 13 21 4 33 31
HH Gibbs
60(43) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 19 4 1 6 5 24

Best performances - Bowlers

B Akhil
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.30 start, First Session 16.30-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.10, Second Session 18.10-19.30

Match days

21 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Deccan Chargers 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs | DC: 158/6 (13 runs required, RR: 7.90)

  • AA Bilakhia16 (8b)
  • RJ Harris4 (3b)
  • P Kumar4-0-45-0
  • A Kumble4-0-23-2

Presentation:

Adam Gilchrist: "We weren't as sharp as we would have liked to be. We were outplayed. But it's a fresh start tomorrow."

Anil Kumble: "It's a great thing for us, from what happened last year, and even from what happened this year.

"Brilliant hundred from Manish. We took a risk sending him up and he responded superbly. The way Virat and Akhil bowled was superb too."

Manish Pandey, Man of the Match: I got the chance to open, and I wanted to make the most of it. The wicket was nice to drive, the ball was coming on properly. It's an amazing feeling, really happy today."

With that we finish the coverage of the league stages of the IPL 2009. Do join us for the semi-finals, which promise to be exciting. As Gilchrist said, anybody can beat anybody. Okay bye

** So incredibly Bangalore have finished at No. 3, after a disastrous first quarter. More importantly they have earned Jacques Kallis one extra day before they play their semi-final. That said, if they play the final, they will be playing on back-to-back days.

Deccan make it to the semis too, but they will have to turn up tomorrow and face Delhi, the No. 1 team in the league standings. They have questions facing them, both at death bowling and the lower-middle order.

Vishwa has a point worth your while: "In the last 3 matches BLR have beaten the other 3 semi-finalists. Pretty cool!"

And to add to it, Deccan have lost twice to Delhi this season

19.6
1
Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, full and straight, and incredibly Bangalore have finished third
19.5
3
Kumar to Harris, 3 runs, off a short run, gets an inside edge into the ground, which bounces over the keeper's head
19.4
1
Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, yorker on leg, and that's it, only wides and extras can win Deccan this game
19.3
2
Kumar to Bilakhia, 2 runs, full, on the pads, and flicked into the leg side, finds the gap but not the boundary
19.2
4
Kumar to Bilakhia, FOUR runs, extravagant footwork, extravagant shot, moves across the stumps, leaves all three sticks exposed, and flicks it over short fine
19.1
2
Kumar to Bilakhia, 2 runs, yorker from PK, hit softly towards long-off, lack of pace on the shot means they can get two

Last over. 26 to get. Bangalore most likely to finish third

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st68HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd23HH GibbsTL Suman
3rd25HH GibbsA Symonds
4th3A SymondsRG Sharma
5th18Y Venugopal RaoRG Sharma
6th1AA BilakhiaRG Sharma
7th20AA BilakhiaRJ Harris
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