Another back to the wall performance from Deccan Chargers. Bangalore will be shell shocked at this because it was their match to lose. Dravid put them on course to another successful chase but he fell at the wrong time. Kallis slowed down for too long and out pressure on himself and the rest. Al they needed was for someone to support Uthappa but it wasn't good enough. Full credit to the way Ojha and Harmeet in particular bowled. RP too was effective, he got rid of Taylor, probably the best batsman at that stage to support Uthappa. Deccan move from seventh to fifth.

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Kumble: "I thought 150 was gettable. We let them off the hook on a few occasions. Rahul gave us the initial impetus but it all fell apart after that."

Gilchrist: "I did feel that we could defend it, such a big ground, some of the Bangalore boys found out that what could have gone for six didn't go all the way. Ojha is the go-to man for a wicket."

Harmeet is the Man of the Match: "I'd like to thank my mom and dad who got me into cricket. I've been practicing the slower balls, back of the hand and under the fingers."

This was a great T20 game. Thanks for your company, goodnight!

19.4
W
Harris to Appanna, 1 run, OUT, run-out! Appanna makes room and scoops it down to deep point, risky second run but the throw from Rohit is accurate to Gilchrist and he whips off the bails, Tiffenn doesn't call for the third umpire

KP Appanna run out (Sharma/†Gilchrist) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.3
W
Harris to Vinay Kumar, OUT, timber! Harris fires a yorker on the off stump, the batsman makes room again and swings, the off stump is flattened

R Vinay Kumar b Harris 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

19.3
1w
Harris to Vinay Kumar, 1 wide, he sees the batsman making room and fires too wide outside off, no way anyone could have chased that
19.2
1
Harris to Kumble, 1 run, it's a full toss and he can only put it away to cover
19.1
0
Harris to Kumble, no run, fires it full and on the leg stump line, he fails to make contact and the ball nearly shaves the stump

END OF OVER:
19 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | RCB: 135/8 (17 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 17.00)

  • Vinay Kumar4 (6b)
  • Anil Kumble1 (2b)
  • Harmeet Singh4-0-24-2
  • Ryan Harris3-0-31-1
18.6
0
Harmeet Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, slower ball just outside the off stump, Vinay swishes at thin air, top class over by Harmeet
18.5
0
Harmeet Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, Vinay leaves the ball probably thinking it would be a wide, nope it was perfectly legitimate
18.4
1
Harmeet Singh to Kumble, 1 run, comes down the pitch and gets an inside edge down to short fine leg
18.3
0
Harmeet Singh to Kumble, no run, Gilchrist goes back, bowls the slower ball and Kumble drives away from the body and misses

Kumble now

18.2
W
Harmeet Singh to Steyn, OUT, Harmeet Singh Bansal's on a hat-trick! Steyn goes right across his stumps and tries to sweep him, exposes all three stumps and the ball hits the back leg flush in front of the stumps, see you later!

DW Steyn lbw b Harmeet Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.1
W
Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, OUT, could be the most important strike of the match! Harmeet bowls yet another leg cutter and Uthappa swishes hard and misses it completely, knocks the off stump

RV Uthappa b Harmeet Singh 34 (20b 0x4 3x6) SR: 170.00

This is intense stuff guys! Who;s going to win this?? Harmeet now

END OF OVER:
18 | 21 Runs | RCB: 134/6 (18 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.44, RRR: 9.00)

  • Vinay Kumar4 (4b)
  • Robin Uthappa34 (19b)
  • Ryan Harris3-0-31-1
  • RP Singh4-0-21-2
17.6
2
Harris to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, good running from Vinay! He jams out a low full toss to long-off and he pushes for the second so that Uthappa will have strike
17.5
1
Harris to Uthappa, 1 run, Dropped but he saved a boundary! Thick outside edge on the drive and Gilly flings himself to his right and gloves it down to third man
17.4
6
Harris to Uthappa, SIX runs, could this be the turning point! Harris bowls length again and Uthappa makes room and clubs it over wide long-on
17.3
2
Harris to Uthappa, 2 runs, that looked like a certain boundary but Symonds was awesome at deep cover, powerful front foot drive
17.3
1w
Harris to Uthappa, 1 wide, a trifle wide outside off and the batsmen made room to drive, Russel Tiffen signals pretty late and Harris isnt happy with the call
17.2
2
Harris to Uthappa, 2 runs, now he bowls it fuller and he crashes it down to long-on, they put pressure on Sumanth and go for the second, Vinay times his dive well, third umpire takes a look

This is shaping to be a classic T20 game

17.2
1w
Harris to Uthappa, 1 wide, this time he bowls it too short and is penalised
17.1
6
Harris to Uthappa, SIX runs, what a response! Harris bowls length to Uthappa and he makes room and slaps it high and far over the bowler's head

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 113/6 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 13.00)

  • Vinay Kumar2 (3b)
  • Robin Uthappa17 (14b)
  • RP Singh4-0-21-2
  • Pragyan Ojha4-0-22-2
16.6
0
Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, great keeping there! Vinay tries to smash it down the ground but gets an under edge and Gilchrist falls to his left and stops it
16.5
0
Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, Vinay makes room and tries to scoop it past short third man but misses it completely
16.4
2
Singh to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, full outside off and he reaches out and scoops it over extra cover
16.3
1lb
Singh to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, full and fast on the pads and the ball deflects to short third man

That was RP's 50th IPL wicket

16.2
W
Singh to White, OUT, well Symonds was in action after all! White stays at the crease and tries to slam it straight down the ground, thick top edge and it swirls towards long-on, Symonds runs across to his left and takes the skier

CL White c Symonds b Singh 4 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Ojha has a chat with Symonds

16.1
1
Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, full toss outside off and he clubs it down to long-on

43 needed off 24

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0JH KallisMK Pandey
2nd74JH KallisR Dravid
3rd21JH KallisRV Uthappa
4th6RV UthappaLRPL Taylor
5th3RV UthappaV Kohli
6th6RV UthappaCL White
7th24RV UthappaR Vinay Kumar
8th0R Vinay KumarDW Steyn
9th3A KumbleR Vinay Kumar
10th1A KumbleKP Appanna