Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 bowled him! Steyn's won his battle. Gayle was trying not to let Steyn dictate terms. He backed away towards leg to try and smash through the off side. Steyn, however, is a little quicker than Gony. Gayle is rushed for time and he gets a bottom edge on to his stumps 30/1
    4.3 lbw! Dilshan looks disappointed but if there was no edge, that is plumb. Steyn bowled on a good length and very straight. Dilshan cleared his front foot and swung across the line. He was hit on the back pad in front of middle. That is plumb. 36/2
    15.6 he's hit it straight to long-on! And Kohli is furious with himself. He tried to clear long-on again but this time he hit it flat, instead of high. Gony moved to his right and caught it before tumbling to the ground 103/5
    18.1 caught at midwicket! Tiwary's mis-timed the pull against a short ball straight up in the air. It was there to pull for six but Tiwary could not execute. Sangakkara settled under the ball and took a crucial catch. Tiwary's hand came off the bat as he played the shot. Are RCB are slipping out of the season? 111/7
    9.2 caught at cover! AB's gone! A flighted ball outside off stump, sucking AB into the front foot drive. It dipped on him and AB ended up spooning it in the air. Unfortunately for him, Duminy was at cover and he was athletic enough to leap high into the air and catch the ball at full stretch over his head. Tremendous catch. Game on? 55/3
    9.5 bowled him! Game truly on! It was the flatter, straighter and quicker ball. Agarwal went back and tried to play on the leg side. Missed it completely and middle stump was knocked back 57/4
    16.5 middle stump has taken a beating! The ball was full and dead straight. Zaheer backed away again and slogged, exposing all three stumps. He missed and Steyn uprooted middle stump. Senseless batting really, should have just seen Steyn off. 104/6
    19.2 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 120/8
    not out
    19.4 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. 121/9
    not out
    3 (w 3)
    123/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (CH Gayle, 2.5 ov), 2-36 (TM Dilshan, 4.3 ov), 2-40 (SS Tiwary, 5.3 ov), 3-55 (AB de Villiers, 9.2 ov), 4-57 (MA Agarwal, 9.5 ov), 5-103 (V Kohli, 15.6 ov), 6-104 (Z Khan, 16.5 ov), 7-111 (SS Tiwary, 18.1 ov), 8-120 (R Vinay Kumar, 19.2 ov), 9-121 (M Muralitharan, 19.4 ov)
    DW Steyn4.00832.00180000
    MS Gony4.003809.50114220
    V Pratap Singh4.002616.5092100
    A Mishra4.002626.50100100
    A Ashish Reddy4.002536.25101110

Match Details


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player of the match


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


Deccan Chargers 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes