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
Last over. 26 to get. Bangalore most likely to finish third
Forty in 18 required. Tough ask, but Sharma is still batting
Praveen to bowl. He needs to make up for an expensive first over