Result
3rd Place Play-off (N), Mumbai, Apr 24 2010, Indian Premier League
82
(13.5/20 ov, target 83)
86/1
RCB won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore
1y
• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Bangalore crush Deccan by nine wickets

In a yawn-inducing crawl, Deccan Chargers meandered to 82, the lowest total of the season, and Royal Challengers Bangalore knocked it off without much fuss to book their spot in the next Champions League

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Scorecard summary
Deccan Chargers82(18.3 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore86/1(13.5 overs)

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.

13.5
6
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
13.4
1
Ojha to Dravid, 1 run
comes down the track and chips it towards long-off for a single
13.3
Ojha to Dravid, no run
caught the glove there as he tried to sweep it fine, lobbed up in front of the bowler but fell short
13.2
1
Ojha to Pietersen, 1 run
defended in front of extra cover for a quick single
13.1
Ojha to Pietersen, no run
drifting in on middle, pushed towards square leg

This could be the last over of the match

end of over 137 runs
RCB: 78/1CRR: 6 • RRR: 0.71 • Need 5 from 42b
Kevin Pietersen22 (18)
Rahul Dravid34 (28)
Harmeet Singh1-0-7-0
Rahul Sharma3-0-24-1
12.6
1
Harmeet Singh to Pietersen, 1 run
low full toss, caressed to deep cover for a single
12.5
1
Harmeet Singh to Dravid, 1 run
short outside off, chops it wide of point to sneak a quick run
12.4
Harmeet Singh to Dravid, no run
bowled it on a good length on the off, pushed off the front foot to mid-on
12.3
4
Harmeet Singh to Dravid, FOUR runs
slapped hard, short outside off and he thumps that between mid-off and extra cover to the ropes
12.2
1
Harmeet Singh to Pietersen, 1 run
the legcutter bowled short, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single
12.1
Harmeet Singh to Pietersen, no run
bowls it on a good length outside off, driven hard towards extra cover

Harmeet to bowl

end of over 1211 runs
RCB: 71/1CRR: 5.91 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 12 from 48b
Kevin Pietersen20 (15)
Rahul Dravid29 (25)
Rahul Sharma3-0-24-1
Pragyan Ojha3-0-14-0
11.6
1
R Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run
full toss, drives him just wide of long-off for a single
11.5
1
R Sharma to Dravid, 1 run
gets outside the line and clips it through square leg for a single
11.4
1
R Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run
punched through the off side towards deep cover for a single
11.3
6
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
11.2
1
R Sharma to Dravid, 1 run
he's bowled too many short, that was on the off, cut away to deep point for a single
11.1
1
R Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run
flat on the off, knocked in front of point for a quick single
end of over 117 runs
RCB: 60/1CRR: 5.45 • RRR: 2.55 • Need 23 from 54b
Rahul Dravid27 (23)
Kevin Pietersen11 (11)
Pragyan Ojha3-0-14-0
Rahul Sharma2-0-13-1
10.6
4
Ojha to Dravid, FOUR runs
picked the gap there, a fraction short, he waited, moved away and placed it perfectly through point and cover
Best performances - batsmen
Anirudh Singh
40 runs (39)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control59%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
10 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
15695734
R Dravid
35 runs (30)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
15 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
533911211
Best performances - bowlers
A Kumble
O
3.3
M
0
R
16
W
4
Eco
4.57
JH Kallis
O
2
M
1
R
3
W
2
Eco
1.50
Match details
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
TossDeccan Chargers , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2010
Player Of The Match
Anil Kumble
Series resultRoyal Challengers Bangalore won the 3rd place play-off
Season2009/10
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days24 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
Srinivas Venkataraghavan