Bangalore Royal Challengers, because of their South African contingent, and the hope that their cricketing quality will transform to victory.
I changed my tune with every swing that the match took. Rohit Sharma threatened, Ramesh Powar almost got my nod; Yuvraj, when he took the hat-trick, I thought it was definitely him, but I finally decided on the highest scorer, since this was a bowler's game: so my key perfomer was Kumar Sangakkara.
The game itself was fantastic. To change anything would be to dishonour a classic. I got inside the stadium as the third Punjab wicket fell, so I would definitely have changed my poor timekeeping and arrived in time for the match. I would also have liked to see Yusuf Abdulla bowl, but then again, who would he have replaced?
I wanted Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds to square off against Brett Lee, especially after Gilchrist had masterminded an over of bouncers to Lee in the Kings XI innings. Well, nothing much happened. Gilchrist eventually ended up laying into Irfan before getting beaten by Powar.
The cameras were on the animated Preity Zinta, who chewed her fingers, clasped her face and jumped up and down in pure joy. I also spotted Gerald Majola and former minister Essop Pahad, but no one major.
Again there were a few: Powar's near hat-trick, and Sangakkara's diving stumping, but the definitive one was Irfan outsmarting the aggressive Rohit when the game looked done and dusted.
Both sets of cheerleaders had some nifty moves, but I have found the concept tedious and actually think they should be on at long breaks only, since they seem to run out of moves otherwise. I liked the Deccan Chargers group more. I still don't know how one from the Kings XI group got injured (if I was home I could possibly have seen a replay of the injury-inducing move).
The Bullring was packed and I was informed by the tellers at Computicket when I was collecting my ticket that I was lucky to have made an online purchase, as the game had been sold out. I actually had a cheeky offer for my ticket.
Undoubtedly Gibbs received loud cheers, and when he was given not out after a near run-out, we all roared in unison. Abdulla didn't play and disappointed a few fans who had come to see him claim the purple cap.
The music played was mostly bhangra, which blared loudly from the speakers - good beats, but since there was no comprehension for me, it became boring. I noticed there seemed to be a Kings XI song and a Deccan Song, which went with every wicket or six.
After the Kings XI innings I thought it was going to be a walk in the park for Gibbs, Gilly and Co, but in the end it was wow, wow and wow again. An amazing rollercoaster, which left us with sore throats as we cheered the twist and turns. The match reinforced why people love sport: it's never over until its over.
Having missed a few Deccan games, I almost didn't recognise a dread-less Andrew Symonds bowling .
Dropping a catch, twisting an ankle and then having the next ball edged must have really hurt for Piyush Chawla.
I found myself impatiently waiting for replays of near run-outs and every other moment, but in the ground you don't hear any stump mikes or get any replays.
For pure entertainment I will give the game an 8 on 10. I had issues with the low score, as I expect sixes to flow at the Wanderers, but in the end I think it made the game much more interesting.