A thumping win for Bangalore has sealed their place in the Champions League. That was the entire purpose of this game, and they've managed to finish their tournament on a high. Deccan were abysmal, being bowled out for 82 and their last two defeats have marred a run of five consecutive victories that had propelled them to second place in the points table. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Arun: "IPL makes connection with the environment by giving away a 'green-tip' before every match to million of viewers. How green is to burst these crackers after every match? and do we need it?"

Gilchrist: "We saved our worst for last, in the semis and tonight. It's been a good campaign, we fought hard to get here. We let our owners, fans and ourselves down today. They bowled well, our shot selection wasn't right. Our boys are very proud of their efforts. All three years have been great. I'd like to come back next year. It was a frustrating year with the bat and am really enjoying the captaincy. We would like to nestle back in to Hyderabad, and we owe them some wins there."

Kumble is the Man of the Match for his four-for: "The bowling was exceptional. We were a bit inconsistent in the tournament, but the bowling was exceptional backed up by some good batting. As a team, we were good. On paper we were one of the best sides. Robin batted well and his keeping was exceptional. Everyone contributed, and it's good to finish the tournament on a happy note. South African conditions will certainly suit us [in the Champions League], and Bangalore fans deserve this victory."

We are yet to hear an official announcement of the venue for the Champions League, but Kumble, and Steyn earlier today, have made a mention of South Africa. Here's where the matter last stood.

That's all we have from here today. Join us tomorrow for the IPL final. Until then, it's goodbye.

Ojha to Pietersen, SIX runs, all over, sliding it on middle and leg, Pietersen gives him the charge and dispatches it over wide long-on for a six
Harmeet Singh to Dravid, FOUR runs, slapped hard, short outside off and he thumps that between mid-off and extra cover to the ropes
R Sharma to Pietersen, SIX runs, he had made his mind up there, Sharma decided to push it full and Pietersen gave him the charge and connected brilliantly, clearing long-on with ease
Ojha to Dravid, FOUR runs, picked the gap there, a fraction short, he waited, moved away and placed it perfectly through point and cover
R Sharma to Dravid, FOUR runs, held back the length there, short outside off, turning away, reaches for the cut and slashes it behind short third man
R Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR runs, gift ball first up, short outside off and he gets back to slap it past silly point and through the covers for a boundary

Pietersen comes in

R Sharma to Kallis, OUT, a tame dismissal, short on the off, spinning away and he punches it straight back to the bowler, an easy catch

JH Kallis c & b R Sharma 19 (32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.37

Harris to Kallis, FOUR runs, that was pitched up and he freed his arms, came down a couple of steps and hammered him over mid-off for a boundary
Ojha to Dravid, FOUR runs, short and wide, makes room and cuts it away hard past a diving point for a boundary, there is a silly point in place
Symonds to Dravid, FOUR runs, classy, there is no third man and he picked his spot, short and wide, he made a bit of room and cut him behind point for a boundary
Symonds to Kallis, FOUR runs, edged and four, fullish and he tries to drive it through the covers, there is a slip in place but this evades him comfortably, four more, there is no third man
Harris to Kallis, FOUR runs, full outside off, reaches forward, opens the face and square drives it through a diving point for a boundary

A slip in place

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