Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
53(48) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 2 1 12 10
RE van der Merwe
32(21) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %41%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
6 0 1 0 0 7 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R16
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs | RCB: 137/9

  • RV Uthappa17 (15b)
  • A Kumble1 (1b)
  • RP Singh4-0-16-1
  • RJ Harris4-1-34-1

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the winners of the 2009 IPL - the Deccan Chargers! The whole team runs out and storms the field and what scenes in Johannesburg, one of the greatest venues in world cricket. All the Deccan players and support staff are cock-a-hoop, whooping it up like school kids on the last day of exams. Hats off to them. They finished last in 2008 and have now won the trophy. Really amazing stuff from them. RP Singh bowled a good last over. He still keeps the purple cap. The two teams line up to shake hands. Gilchrist leads Deccan on a lap of victory. The crowd laps it up. Bangalore walk off looking gutted. Poor Kumble. He bowled superbly, taking four wickets, and Deccan were kept to 143. It looked an achievable target but Bangalore's batsmen fell to a mixture of good bowling and reckless shots. Dravid, Roelof and Taylor all fell to loose shots. PK did too but he's not a batsman. Kumble looks very crestfallen.

This wasn't an easy track to bat on. In the end you can look back and see Gibbs innings in perspective. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't massive, he made a few strange calls in the last over but he hung on and helped Deccan to 143. Bangalore just failed to chase it. Early wickets put pressure on the middle order. You have to say Symonds double blow - the second down to excellent work from Gilchrist - and Harmeet's wickets and outstanding catch were key moments. Champion moments and the champions of IPL 2009 stand deserving winners. The whole team is ecstatic and why not? Who gave them a chance?

Bangalore played very, very well to make the final. Poor start to the tournament but they were rallied by Kumble, still a legend. Bangalore won five in a row to come here. Just wasn't there day. But they've been fun to track over the last 37 days. They will not be forgotten. They were second last in 2008. Amazing turnaround.

Lalit Modi comes to the podium to thank South Africa. Then comes the President of South Africa. Pardon me as I skip them and wait for the post-match presentation ceremony.

Modi is still talking. Hang in there. I'll get you the Man of the Match and such.

Yup, still going strong. I wonder if they will even announce the Man of the Match or give the captains a chance to speak. Akon, Katrina Kaif and some other entertainers are due up.

Modi has gone. There's a fancy sound and light presentation going on. Smoke billowing. All rather plush. Loud cheer as Akon steps onto the stage. He's performing Smack That. Be careful, Katrina. Its the death of cricket as we know it. Akon lip-synching at the final of a tournament. I've seen it all now. Match is over ages ago and no chance for the captains to speak or see who the Man of the Match and the Series are. Smack that and all. I feel like a relic right now.

Well folks, its been a pleasure having your company this evening. I don't know how much longer this will go on and I have a flight to catch. Apologies for not being able to bring you the post-match ceremony with the captains and the stars of the match. But such are the times now. Akon instead of Gilchrist and Kumble.

Thanks for tuning in and thanks for being there with us all tournament. On behalf of everyone who brought you the live scoring and commentary of the tournament, this is Jamie Alter saying goodnight and good luck.

19.6
1
Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, length ball, swung wide of mid-on out to Rao and Deccan have won!

Eight to win from one ball ... the crowd is alive ... Deccan have done it ...

19.5
4lb
Singh to Uthappa, 4 leg bye, full ball outside leg stump, Uthappa swings and cannot connect, the ball brushes his pads and runs down to fine leg for four but thats not enough for Bangalore
19.4
2
Singh to Uthappa, 2 runs, fuller ball outside off stump, swung along the ground wide of mid-on and Rao fields down at mid-on, Uthappa comes back on strike
19.3
0
Singh to Uthappa, no run, walks across and tries the paddle but he was looking somewhere else, not in position to play that, not a good shot at all and the ball rolls back down the track to RP

Gilchrist comes up to the stumps ... third man is moved finer ...

19.2
0
Singh to Uthappa, no run, walks down and swings, cannot connect, the ball hits his thigh and rolls to the off side, Kumble starts off but gets sent back ... thats a dot ball

Nervous faces in the dug out. Gilchrist has a long chat with RP. Uthappa breathes deeply.

19.1
1
Singh to Kumble, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Kumble slaps the ball to cover and sets off, he has to then dive to make his ground and does well stretch himself

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
53(48) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 2 1 12 10
RE van der Merwe
32(21) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %41%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
6 0 1 0 0 7 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R16
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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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