Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
74(53) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 5 7 6 14 17 14 10
V Kohli
42(40) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 0 10 2 10 15

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4
M0
R8
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
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 field first

Player of the match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10

Match days

20 May 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Deccan Chargers 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | RCB: 123/9 (10 runs required, RR: 6.15)

  • P Parameswaran0 (1b)
  • HV Patel5 (5b)
  • A Ashish Reddy4-0-25-3
  • V Pratap Singh4-0-26-1

7.35 pm Chennai Super Kings needed Deccan Chargers to beat Rajasthan Royals and for Delhi Daredevils to beat Kings XI Punjab to make the playoffs. Both of those results went their way. They then needed more from Chargers. Super Kings needed Chargers to beat Royal Challengers as well today. And they have Dale Steyn and his friends to thank.

Steyn was red hot today, absolutely red hot - 4-0-8-3. Those figures don't even begin to describe the intensity with which be bowled. I'm getting a mindboggling about of emails from Super Kings fans, thanking Chargers and Steyn!

And this is what Albie Morkel had to say to Steyn on Twitter: "Hooooooooollllliiiiiioooooo."

Not to forget Duminy's contribution. An innings of 74 on a tough pitch and a screamer of a catch to dismiss AB de Villiers.

So the top four are Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. And that's how it will remain irrespective of whether Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals or not.

Prabu: "RCB were just too much dependent on Gayle or De Villiers ..... Cant remember a game where they won with both not firing ....."

It's time for the presentation ...

Sangakkara: "It was great to win. Home crowd, last match of the season ... glad we won."

Kohli: "We could have played better shots, we did not play the right shots on that wicket. We did not get in first. My wicket probably changed the game. We just need to learn from our mistakes and come back stronger next year. The wicket was not that bad to bat on ... you need to have clarity in the mind about what sort of shots to play."

The Man of the Match, with special mention to JP Duminy, is Dale Steyn - 4-0-8-3. He took the wickets of Gayle and Dilshan.

Steyn: "I think we've lost games that have been so crucial. To win tonight ... a last over finish, I'm very happy we pulled it off. There were a lot of emotions coming out in that final over. I was up for the challenge today and it paid off."

Steyn on his battle with Gayle: "In all honesty, it came off tonight. He could have hit me into the stands. In the previous game they got after me."

Thank you for all your emails today. It's been memorable. Enjoy the last league game, there's nothing riding on it. Cheers.

19.6
0
Ashish Reddy to Parameswaran, no run, and that's that, good length and straight, the batsman slogs across the line and makes no contact. RCB have crashed out of the IPL and Super Kings are through to the playoffs. Deccan Chargers finish eighth.
19.6
1w
Ashish Reddy to Parameswaran, 1 wide, he's tried to experiment and bowl a back of the hand slower ball, but it's too wide outside off, the batsman slogs and misses
19.5
1
Ashish Reddy to Patel, 1 run, it's all but over for RCB. Harshal can only drive the ball to long off. Super Kings are one ball away from the playoffs.
19.4
W
Ashish Reddy to Muralitharan, OUT, Murali's skied the ball high in the air, slogging at a length ball outside off stump. Duminy ran forward and to his left from long-on to judge the catch perfectly. RCB need two sixes off the remaining balls to win now.

M Muralitharan c Duminy b Ashish Reddy 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Murali wanted the strike, he didn't sprint the single.

19.3
1
Ashish Reddy to Patel, 1 run, in the blockhole this time and the batsman, Harshal, mis-times through midwicket
19.2
W
Ashish Reddy to Vinay Kumar, OUT, another slower ball and Vinay has holed out to long-on. CSK will be rejoicing. Vinay had to reach outside off stump to hit that and he dragged it straight to Duminy

R Vinay Kumar c Duminy b Ashish Reddy 7 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00