20 | 13 Runs | DC: 158/6 (13 runs required, RR: 7.90)

  • Azhar Bilakhia16 (8b)
  • Ryan Harris4 (3b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-45-0
  • Anil Kumble4-0-23-2


Adam Gilchrist: "We weren't as sharp as we would have liked to be. We were outplayed. But it's a fresh start tomorrow."

Anil Kumble: "It's a great thing for us, from what happened last year, and even from what happened this year.

"Brilliant hundred from Manish. We took a risk sending him up and he responded superbly. The way Virat and Akhil bowled was superb too."

Manish Pandey, Man of the Match: I got the chance to open, and I wanted to make the most of it. The wicket was nice to drive, the ball was coming on properly. It's an amazing feeling, really happy today."

With that we finish the coverage of the league stages of the IPL 2009. Do join us for the semi-finals, which promise to be exciting. As Gilchrist said, anybody can beat anybody. Okay bye

** So incredibly Bangalore have finished at No. 3, after a disastrous first quarter. More importantly they have earned Jacques Kallis one extra day before they play their semi-final. That said, if they play the final, they will be playing on back-to-back days.

Deccan make it to the semis too, but they will have to turn up tomorrow and face Delhi, the No. 1 team in the league standings. They have questions facing them, both at death bowling and the lower-middle order.

Vishwa has a point worth your while: "In the last 3 matches BLR have beaten the other 3 semi-finalists. Pretty cool!"

And to add to it, Deccan have lost twice to Delhi this season

Kumar to Bilakhia, 1 run, full and straight, and incredibly Bangalore have finished third
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Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st68HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd23HH GibbsTL Suman
3rd25HH GibbsA Symonds
4th3A SymondsRG Sharma
5th18Y Venugopal RaoRG Sharma
6th1AA BilakhiaRG Sharma
7th20AA BilakhiaRJ Harris

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