game over! Dravid makes a bit of room to a pitched up delivery and swoops it just over the long-off boundary, finishes it in style
So Bangalore storm home with 29 balls to spare. This is a clinical thrashing. So Victoria and Cape Cobras are through to the semi-finals from this group. What this means is there will be no IPL team in the semis. Not what the organisers hoped for but life must move on.
The Royal Challengers do a lap around the ground. The crowd took the disappointment well at the start of this game but they couldn't have asked for a better consolation gift, courtesy Kumble, Taylor, Dravid and Kohli.
Here's the presentation.
Ross Taylor is the Man of the Match: "When you get crowd support like this it's hard not to entertain. I don't get this reception back home so have to thanks them."
Gambhir: "We thought we would score 170 but we were 30-40 runs short. Ross batted brilliantly. Their spinners bowled really well. It's important for us to play well in front of our fans in Delhi."
Kumble: "I thought we played really well in this tournament, just one bad game. It's a great birthday present. Ross was exceptional."
That's it from us. Hope all of you had a great Diwali. Two more games tomorrow. Join us for that. It's goodbye from all of us here.
That's 18 off the over! Bowls from wide of the crease and angles it on middle and leg, Kohli chips down the track and swoops it over the bowler's head
that off side boundary is peppered again! Flighted outside off, he makes a bit of room and dabs hard past backward point
drives to long-on
drives to sweeper cover
and again! Mishra bowls it flatter and quicker and Kohli drives squarer this time, squirts it past point and McGrath runs from short third man and gives up the chase
they're running away with this, full outside off, Kohli gets a full stride forward and plays the neatest of square drives past backward point
opens the face and gently dabs it down to third man
steers it just wide of the diving backward point and third man runs across to mop up
full marks for timing, Nannes drops it on middle and leg and Kohli swivels, uses his wrists to clip it away past square leg, the ball speeds away
angles it across him and gets it to fizz past Kohli who sways back to avoid it
gets the ball to kick up off a good length and he manages to fend it iff
Entertaining effort from Taylor, he's put Bangalore on the path to victory here
timber! Nannes lands the off cutter on middle and leg and Taylor makes room for an agricultural heave, he swishes and misses and the middle stump is flattened
gets forward and drives to sweeper cover
angles it on the pads and he plays his signature forceful flick down to deep square leg
stays beside the line and taps the slower ball towards point
stays beside the line and gently steers it wide of gully
the bouncer, Dravid ducks under it and wide called
fuller in length and pushed down to mid-on
Taylor makes room and tries to hoick it but mistimes it to the on side
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|Toss||Royal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||17 October 2009 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0|