all over, sliding it on middle and leg, Pietersen gives him the charge and dispatches it over wide long-on for a six
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.
comes down the track and chips it towards long-off for a single
caught the glove there as he tried to sweep it fine, lobbed up in front of the bowler but fell short
defended in front of extra cover for a quick single
drifting in on middle, pushed towards square leg
This could be the last over of the match
low full toss, caressed to deep cover for a single
short outside off, chops it wide of point to sneak a quick run
bowled it on a good length on the off, pushed off the front foot to mid-on
slapped hard, short outside off and he thumps that between mid-off and extra cover to the ropes
the legcutter bowled short, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single
bowls it on a good length outside off, driven hard towards extra cover
Harmeet to bowl
full toss, drives him just wide of long-off for a single
gets outside the line and clips it through square leg for a single
punched through the off side towards deep cover for a single
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
he's bowled too many short, that was on the off, cut away to deep point for a single
flat on the off, knocked in front of point for a quick single
picked the gap there, a fraction short, he waited, moved away and placed it perfectly through point and cover
shortish, turning away, cuts it towards point
fullish outside off, driven off the front foot towards long-off for one more