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Best performances - Batsmen

MK Pandey
48(35) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 5 19 6 7 9
R Dravid
44(39) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 4 1 12 2 6 18

Best performances - Bowlers

R Vinay Kumar
O4
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O4
M0
R15
W1
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

The tag of the 'Test team' seems a distant memory.

So now we have a new set of finalists. Pandey set it up with a very breezy and stylish 48 before Dravid took over. Chennai were just outplayed and they suffered because Murali didn't have enough support. I agree with a lot of you that he should have been introduced earlier.

Jennings thanks the whole world for supporting his team. He says the team has picked up a lot of fighting. He told Cricinfo yesterday that his team was "tired of losing."

Here's the prez.

Dhoni: "The wicket was a bit slow but they played better cricket score. We were looking for a 160 score but we lost wickets at the wring time. They outplayed us. We were short by 15 runs at least. Bowling was a bit fragile, but we could have made it tougher for them."

Kumble: "One more win will be nice. Their score was not even a par score. Our batsmen backed themselves to clear the boundary. I thought Praveen and Vinay bowled very well at the end."

Pandey is the Man of the Match: "Today I got the license from Anil bhai to hit. I didn't want to get out to Murali and wanted to give Rahul the strike."

Time to catch my breath. Thanks for your company today and the mails. Get set for the final tomorrow between Bangalore and Deccan at the same venue. Cheers guys!

18.5
4
Oram to Kohli, FOUR, game over and Bangalore make it to the final! It's a half volley on the pads and he whips it past midwicket, several red shirts make their way to the outfield, we have a fairytale climax in the final, the two bottom-placed teams from last year will fight it out this time for the trophy
18.4
0
Oram to Kohli, no run, excellent yorker and he manages to dig it out
18.3
1
Oram to Taylor, 1 run, short delivery and he pulls to deep square-leg

The man in red at the dugout get ready to charge out

18.2
1
Oram to Kohli, 1 run, squeezes out a yorker outside off to Balaji at third man
18.1
1
Oram to Taylor, 1 run, fired on the pads and he clips it to short fine leg, they scamper through for the run
18.1
7nb
Oram to Taylor, (no ball) SIX, it's a waist high full toss and Taylor moves across and clubs it over deep squre leg, Koertzen signals a four at first and the decision goes upstairs, it's a six and a no-ball as well

Run a ball needed. Here's oram

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17JH KallisMK Pandey
2nd5RE van der MerweMK Pandey
3rd72R DravidMK Pandey
4th16R DravidV Kohli
5th39LRPL TaylorV Kohli