Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
71(45) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 1 5 5 17 13 6 0
V Kohli
50(32) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 0 3 1 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Styris
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KP Pietersen
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 160/8

  • A Kumble1 (1b)
  • P Kumar14 (6b)
  • RP Singh4-0-17-2
  • FH Edwards4-0-39-1

So thats the end of that. Deccan win their second, Bangalore lose their second. Gilchrist is all smiles as he slaps hands with his team-mates. Deccan look a good unit. Bangalore look lost. Fireworks go off at Newlands as the players do the formality - shake hands, "cheers, mate, hard luck", etc - before filing off.

Dravid says Bangalore lost the match in the first six overs of their chase. He liked the pitch better than the one they played on over the weekend. He doesn't mind his own form, saying he would gladly hand the orange cap over to someone else if it means Bangalore win more often.

RP has the purple cap and immediately says he likes bowling in South Africa. Thanks Gibbs and his fielders. He bowled really well under lights.

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Mark Nicholas is bellowing something down where the crowd is. Rattles off the names of the stiffs in suits who will present the post-match awards. Rohit gets paid for his five sixes, Gilchrist is also included.

First up is KP: "We let ourselves down at the start with the bat. When Gilchrist and Hayden strike the ball like that there's not much you can do. We need to do better in the first six overs, then we'll be okay. We have to sort that out before Durban."

Up comes Gilchrist, the winning captain. He signs the match ball and gifts it to a fan. Gilchrist is Man of the Match for his sparkling 71, his fielding and his captaincy. "Started well today. Felt a bit scratchy in the first game. The work the boys have put in as shown. Rohit has been pretty good for India in ODIs and Twenty20s and he's taken on the vice-captaincy role well. He wants to be a leader. Spinners have also proven effective, particularly here at Newlands. Ojha has been fantastic for us. We're happy."

So thats it from us. There are two games tomorrow so do come back for those. Until next time, cheers!

19.6
1
Singh to Kumble, 1 run, makes room and slashes the drive out to deep cover sweeper
19.5
1
Singh to Kumar, 1 run, pitched up and PK hits it in the air wide of mid-off for a single
19.4
W
Singh to Kohli, OUT, takes a few steps and ends up giving Gibbs an easy catch at long-on
19.3
1
Singh to Kumar, 1 run, hah, he's hurt RP! Pitched up full, PK gets up on one leg and plays a Dhoni shot, flat and rocketed back to the bowler, who drives to stop it and ends up wincing in pain ... his reaction cannot be published on this site, sorry

Okay now .. UP player to UP player ... friendly fire?

19.2
1
Singh to Kohli, 1 run, full again, no room to work with, driven to long-off to raise his fifty
19.1
0
Singh to Kohli, no run, superb slower ball, full in the slot and Kohli just pats it back to RP

Right. Six balls to go. Bangalore need 29. Kohli to face RP Singh.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
71(45) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 1 5 5 17 13 6 0
V Kohli
50(32) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 0 3 1 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Styris
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KP Pietersen
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301