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al-Sagar
May 23, 2009, 10:57 PM
Bangalore Royal Challengers v Deccan Chargers, IPL final, Johannesburg

Time to complete perfect turnaround

Jamie Alter
May 23, 2009
source:http://content.cricinfo.com/ipl2009/content/story/405773.html

Match facts
May 24, 2009
Start time 16.30 local, (14:30 GMT)



Big Picture

And so, as a blockbuster second season of the IPL reaches its summit, two of its biggest success stories clash in the finale in Johannesburg. They also happen to be the two most unlikely sides given how they fared in 2008. Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore were the two bottom-placed teams then, now they've busted out of the basement and made the house their own.

Not many would have given Deccan or Bangalore a chance this year to get to the top four. But having pulled off amazing turnarounds and tasted difficult periods earlier in the tournament, both teams have undoubtedly deserved to get where they are today.

Deccan started with four wins, imposed themselves, stumbled, but got it together when it mattered. The manner in which they - rather their captain Adam Gilchrist - crushed Delhi Daredevils in the semi-final was stirring. Gilchrist has led the side well and has been their top run-getter for the second season running. Apart from RP Singh, owner of the purple cap, there haven't been true stand-out performers. Herschelle Gibbs has been inconsistent, Pragyan Ojha has lost some bite in the latter stages, and while Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds have contributed they haven't been stunning.

If Deccan have been inconsistent, Bangalore reached the worst level of desperation. The last match they lost in this tournament was the last they could afford to. And they have won their last five games, much like Australia's victorious campaign in the 1999 World Cup.

The major factor in Bangalore's rise has been Anil Kumble, who took over the captaincy from a beleaguered Kevin Pietersen. In 2008 Bangalore's selections of a few final XIs raised some eyebrows, but most unflattering was their habit of choking when victory was in front of them. Kumble changed all that by setting an example that the seniors followed.

Bangalore's younger Indian players didn't start off well at all, but the seniors' performances started to rub off. Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar and Virat Kohli have chipped in with vital contributions to keep the team buoyant in the competition. This has been a team that has paid a lot of attention to preparation.

On form - they've won five in a row, four of them against semi-finalists - Bangalore are a confident side and will be boosted by the knowledge that they beat Deccan last time. However, after forcefully knocking out the top-ranked side in the semi-finals, Deccan will be confident as they face their southern compatriots. Both Gilchrist and Kumble have handled the captaincy with aplomb, and will not want to let the slightest chance go a-begging.


Form guide (completed matches, most recent first)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWWWW

Manish Pandey's rise has been exceptional. Hardly given a run last season, he delivered with the first IPL century by an Indian and followed up with another Man-of-the-Match effort in the semi-final. Statistically and psychologically Pandey's form will worry Deccan, because that century came against them. Cameos from Taylor and Kohli have come at right times, and Kumble and Roelof van der Merwe have delivered in pressure situations with their varieties of spin.


Deccan Chargers: WLLWL

Deccan rode into the final on Gilchrist's broad blade and shoulders; an encore should seal them the trophy. The bowling got itself together after Tillakaratne Dilshan and Virender Sehwag threatened to run riot, but what Deccan really need is for Herschelle Gibbs and Rohit Sharma to click. Gibbs made a duck after hitting a brisk half-century in the final league match, and Rohit has only one half-century in the tournament. If he can replicate either of the two flawless finishes against Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, Rohit can be a big threat.



Watch out for

Adam Gilchrist v Praveen Kumar: Brutal objective v crafty swing bowling. Cosmic experience v smart head on young shoulders. As it stands, it's 2-0 to Praveen. Surprising as it may sound, Praveen took Gilchrist out, early, in both the finals of the CB Series last year. In two matches this season Gilchrist has taken just 18 runs off 12 balls from Praveen. Gilchrist won't count it as a decisive comeback.

RP Singh v Manish Pandey: The IPL's highest wicket-taker against the latest young star to emerge. RP hasn't been at his best over the last few games, and Pandey has two Man-of-the-Match awards on the trot. During his century Pandey faced nine balls from RP, and took 20 runs, including a big six over long-on. RP has loads of experience to go with success against better batsmen, so how he varies his craft against an enthusiastic and trigger-happy opener is an intriguing battle.

Anil Kumble v Rohit Sharma and Gilchrist: Kumble has led superbly with the ball in Bangalore's winning streak. In Bangalore's last game against Deccan, Kumble dismissed Rohit first ball and allowed Gilchrist only five runs from eight balls. In their earlier match Rohit hit 24 runs off 10 Kumble deliveries and Gilchrist took 13 from 11. Kumble will need to be at his craftiest best against two of Deccan's sweetest hitters.


Team news

With B Akhil injured for the semi-final, Bangalore recalled R Vinay Kumar. His first three overs cost 32, but Vinay picked up Matthew Hayden and then Jacob Oram in the final over, which only cost six runs. He should keep his place, meaning Bangalore are likely to field an unchanged side.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: (probable) 1 Manish Pandey, 2 Jacques Kallis, 3 Roelof van der Merwe, 4 Rahul Dravid, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 Virat Kohli, 7 Robin Uthappa, 8 Mark Boucher (wk), 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 R Vinay Kumar, 11 Anil Kumble (capt.).


If D Ravi Teja recovers from a hamstring injury he may come back for Azhar Bilakhia. Ryan Harris should hold his place after that two-wicket first over against Delhi.

Deccan Chargers: 1 Adam Gilchrist (capt./wk), 2 Herschelle Gibbs, 3 T Suman, 4 Rohit Sharma, 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 Azhar Bilakhia/D Ravi Teja, 7 Venugopal Rao, 8 Harmeet Singh, 9 Pragyan Ojha, 10 Ryan Harris, 11 RP Singh.


Stats and trivia

Eight batsmen have scored more than 350 in the tournament, but only one of them - Adam Gilchrist - will be on view in the final. Kallis, Bangalore's highest scorer, has an aggregate of 346.

Teams chasing have won five out of six times in night games in Johannesburg. In all three games that Bangalore have played here, they've chased and won.

Gilchrist has scored 86 runs off 63 balls in two innings against Bangalore. In contrast Kallis, Bangalore's highest run-scorer, has only scored 20 off 21 balls in two innings against Deccan. Pandey, though, scored 114 in just one game.

Bangalore's five wins in a row equal's Chennai's winning streak earlier in the IPL, and is a record for this tournament.

Head-to-head record

The last time these teams met Pandey downed Deccan with a century in Centurion. Prior to that Gilchrist and Rohit's power-hitting ensured Deccan romped to a 24-run win earlier this season, in Cape Town. Bangalore won both their matches last year: the first one a thriller by three runs, and the next comfortably by five wickets.

al-Sagar
May 23, 2009, 11:00 PM
well its all setup for a good final. i never thought until i saw the semi lineup that this two teams will play the final.

but after the semi lineup was fixed i thought it wont be a bad thing if the bottom two of the last episode plays the final as top two.

well next season it would be KKR vs MI ?????????????? lol

Zeeshan
May 23, 2009, 11:01 PM
good job on opening a separate match thread... cant wait for it to begin. btw..in the tete to tete....how come CI didnt mention RC cheerleaders vs. DC cheerleaders? :hairpull:

Antora
May 23, 2009, 11:10 PM
I couldn't careless as to who wins the IPL. It sucks.

Orpheus
May 23, 2009, 11:39 PM
I couldn't careless as to who wins the IPL. It sucks.

thank you for your input but I believe this thread is for those who cares.

Murad
May 23, 2009, 11:39 PM
good job on opening a separate match thread... cant wait for it to begin. btw..in the tete to tete....how come CI didnt mention RC cheerleaders vs. DC cheerleaders? :hairpull:

Rumor is that....There will be no cheerleaders tomorrow...!!

Poor Gopal mia..:-p

Zeeshan
May 23, 2009, 11:42 PM
thank you for your input but I believe this thread is for those who cares.

rude.

Orpheus
May 23, 2009, 11:44 PM
rude.
lesson

Zeeshan
May 23, 2009, 11:51 PM
lesson

pissed because gps in taxi misread subconscious mind leading to a pizza place instead of gay strip bar.

al-Sagar
May 24, 2009, 01:09 AM
good job on opening a separate match thread... cant wait for it to begin. btw..in the tete to tete....how come CI didnt mention RC cheerleaders vs. DC cheerleaders? :hairpull:

the fight between the two most hottest group of cheerleaders in the ipl

Abid_Khan
May 24, 2009, 02:22 AM
I'm pretty sure Deccan Chargers will win because of legendary Gilchrist, but Bangalore have Mandey and Dravid and awesome Kumble. I'm up for a big contest!

bdchamp20
May 24, 2009, 04:09 AM
I won't be watching it but I think it will be a good contest. Bangalore have momentum on their side but DC have Gilly. I hope RCB loses for cancelling Razzak's contract.

bangla-red
May 24, 2009, 06:08 AM
The final!!! Wat... happened to the semis?

bdchamp20
May 24, 2009, 07:15 AM
Ash thinks DC will win.

Baundule
May 24, 2009, 07:35 AM
RC are the form team, they are playing as a team, while DC depend on individual performances. So, RC are the clear favourite. Anyway, I am with DC for two reasons; 1) I like Gilly, 2) RC dumped Razzak.

Tigers_eye
May 24, 2009, 07:57 AM
ekta link dilay bhalo hoto. brishti. sunday morning kisu korar nai.

yaseer
May 24, 2009, 09:04 AM
I want Deccan to win.....

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 09:23 AM
Asif vai koi? roll call dakben na?

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 09:34 AM
Kumble --> RESPECT!

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 09:35 AM
Gilchrist OUT for a :duck: . :(

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:00 AM
Deccan already two down. Hmm - good fight by RBC, the slowest team showing the best.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:01 AM
What a 4, kallis was hammered like anything.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:01 AM
Again Symo on super fire sure. Red Bull khaia namse.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:03 AM
Now another, terrible over by Kallis.

BD-Shardul
May 24, 2009, 10:03 AM
Again Symo on super fire sure. Red Bull khaia namse.

He started pitapiti after Dravid dropped him.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:05 AM
Now a six.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:06 AM
He started pitapiti after Dravid dropped him.

Hoite pare - I just started watching.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:07 AM
Oh yeah, just saw the replay. Taito boli, Rahul erokom putuputu hoe ache keno :-D.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 10:08 AM
Orey bodh hoy eibar khelar aage fishing jaite dey nai deikha khepse.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:10 AM
They got Symonds.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 10:10 AM
He should have kicked at the ball instead of watching it hit the stumps. I guess he spotted it too late.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:10 AM
What a spos. Worst wicket ever.

cricman
May 24, 2009, 10:10 AM
Old Man Kumble got good in T20, last year he was terrible

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:12 AM
These two teams represent the top IT hubs of India. I found huge support for Deccans among the eendians here.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:15 AM
So Gibbs vorosha.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:15 AM
Nice over by preveen - strategy broke.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 10:16 AM
If Mumbai is Mumbai and Kolkata Kolkata, why is Bangalore not Bengaluru?

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:18 AM
If Mumbai is Mumbai and Kolkata Kolkata, why is Bangalore not Bengaluru?

Sounds like Ramgorur

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:24 AM
fabulous sunset - agree with harsha.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 10:26 AM
Dhur shalara eto tokay ken? Tuk tuk koira kheila ke kobe borolok hoisilo?

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:29 AM
This rudolph guy is impressive. Raz should watch this.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:31 AM
Didn't expect that rush from Boucher. Good fielding in mid on.

Roni_uk
May 24, 2009, 10:33 AM
any links to watch it?

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:33 AM
Almost gesilo.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:34 AM
Wonderful cut shot.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:35 AM
Kumble still so fit in the field!

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:40 AM
Yet to come Katrina Kaif, Eddy Grant and Akon,
So far very good over for DC.

Roni_uk
May 24, 2009, 10:45 AM
link please?

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:47 AM
Good catch Pandey :up:

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:49 AM
Kumble ends with 16/4. Winning spell this.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:50 AM
A bodkhot taklu and Shilpa - what a match :yak:

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:54 AM
2 overs left, DC need another 25 at least to defend.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:57 AM
Congrats to Gibbs, very important innings.

One World
May 24, 2009, 10:59 AM
First ball wicket. 5 left.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:03 AM
Can you defend 143 ?

BD-Shardul
May 24, 2009, 11:22 AM
So far so good for DC.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:23 AM
Great over Harris.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:27 AM
Good over RP.

qwert
May 24, 2009, 11:30 AM
link please?

well i am watching form here but you have to register first :yawn:, http://desient.oxyhost.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=25

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:32 AM
Cheeky boundary. 16/0

nycpro96
May 24, 2009, 11:32 AM
can i get a link from someone plz

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:34 AM
Bowled Kallis. What a ball!!!

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:35 AM
Cheerleaders gone wild.

nycpro96
May 24, 2009, 11:35 AM
can i get a link that doesnt buffer like crazy

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:37 AM
very lucky.

Nadim
May 24, 2009, 11:38 AM
Kallis goneeeeeeeeee

Nadim
May 24, 2009, 11:38 AM
I want RBC to win it.Go RBC

nycpro96
May 24, 2009, 11:38 AM
can i get a link plz

Nadim
May 24, 2009, 11:39 AM
6666666666666666.What a shot!

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:41 AM
RVDM 2 sixes - long on and long off

Nadim
May 24, 2009, 11:41 AM
another awesome 66666666!

bharat
May 24, 2009, 11:42 AM
can i get a link plz

www.cric7.com (http://www.cric7.com)

nycpro96
May 24, 2009, 11:42 AM
Link?????????????????

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:43 AM
Symo to bowl.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:44 AM
Gilly cheering Symo - its like old Aussie team.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:45 AM
Symo totally confused the batter there.

qwert
May 24, 2009, 11:46 AM
Link?????????????????

try the flash link here http://desient.oxyhost.com/showthread.php?t=24

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:46 AM
Only 36% thinks Deccan can win.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:46 AM
Awesome over by Symonds.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:47 AM
Coming in - Proggyan Ojha.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:48 AM
First ball - got Pandey. Nice catch Gilly.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:49 AM
Dravid in.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:50 AM
My take - next 5/6 over would be test match.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:51 AM
Lucky boy RVDM.

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>6.6</TD><TD width="100%">Ojha to van der Merwe, 3 runs, nearly has him! Ojha slows it up a fraction longer, tosses it up on a wider length, Roelof comes out and then realises he's beaten, so stabs at the ball and gets a bit of bat on it, its wide of Gilchrist and backward point, the ball runs down to third man and then Roelof drops the bat, then gets it again, runs two but on the third the ball is back at his end and he harries straight down the track and dives into the stumps ... its all happening! </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:55 AM
50 up RBC.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 11:57 AM
Merwe gone. OK, this is turning out to be pretty interesting...

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:58 AM
Poorest ball of the match. 6.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:58 AM
Stumped RVDM, Getting interesting now.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 11:58 AM
Ojha asholei Ojha. That one had flight, turn and beat the batsman all ends up.

One World
May 24, 2009, 11:59 AM
That miss IPL was really pretty.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM
Ojha's such a tease.

All up to Dravid now, although Kohli's quite the beast.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM
Nobody can partner with Dravid in T20. :(

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:04 PM
They are talking about Eddy Grant, I remember the song "Electric Avenue" superb reggae.

Down in the street there is violence
And a lots of work to be done
No place to hang out our washing
And I can't blame all on the sun, oh no

CHORUS:
We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher

Workin' so hard like a soldier
Can't afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I'm a warrior
Can't get food for them kid, good God

CHORUS

Oh no...
Oh no...
Oh no...
Oh no...

CHORUS

Who is to blame in one country
Never can get to the one
Dealin' in multiplication
And they still can't feed everyone, oh no

CHORUS

Out in the street...
Out in the street...
Out in the playground...
In the dark side of town...

CHORUS

Rock it in the daytime
Rock it in the night ...

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:06 PM
Good come back Harmeet Singh.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:14 PM
73 needed, 59 balls.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:16 PM
That Champion's League T20 sounds lucrative.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:17 PM
66 needed, 54 balls.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:19 PM
Not everyone can do an Ash scoop. Dravid should've known better.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:19 PM
HAHAHHA, bowled him. Made a complete fool of Dravid.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:20 PM
I am impressed by the defense of DC.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:22 PM
64 needed, 47 left.

rattlehead
May 24, 2009, 12:23 PM
link anyone?

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:23 PM
Thats LRPLT special 4.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:24 PM
And a 6.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:25 PM
53 of 42 needed.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:25 PM
Taylor might break the Deccan hearts tonight.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:27 PM
Direct hit. Well in.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:28 PM
1 short of 100 RBC.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:29 PM
Taylor mistimes. Game over?

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:30 PM
Symo starts with a dot ball.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:30 PM
Yes, Taylor gone. Symo on fire.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:31 PM
2 in 2 for Symo. :)

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 12:31 PM
if tumble is pronounced tumble, and rumble is pronounced rumble, how come kumble is not pronounced kumble?

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:32 PM
Taylor mistimes. Game over?

Is that the speed diff between AMD vs Intel. :)
Another gone. Gilly the man.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:33 PM
if tumble is pronounced tumble, and rumble is pronounced rumble, how come kumble is not pronounced kumble?

Lara does it. Close to crumble as WIndies crumbled in that match.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:34 PM
This is how top players go about their business. He got dropped from the Ashes squad and see how he's taking it out on the field. Sure, Tests >> T20's and this won't change anything as far as his chances of making it to the Aussie squad are concerned, but at least he hasn't let that affect his game.

Now compare that to 26 off the last over.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:34 PM
43 of 32, 4 wickets in hand.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:37 PM
Edge and 4.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:38 PM
This is how top players go about their business. He got dropped from the Ashes squad and see how he's taking it out on the field. Sure, Tests >> T20's and this won't change anything as far as his chances of making it to the Aussie squad are concerned, but at least he hasn't let that affect his game.

Now compare that to 26 off the last over.

Its just like a copy of Kallis's two overs.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
LOL, Bangalore going down baby!

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
Gone.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:40 PM
So 36% was right. Stats are like Lawyers.

cricman
May 24, 2009, 12:40 PM
Magna Link, my link has a flipping AD :angry:!

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:42 PM
This IPL was ruled by spinners and Raz became the Bolir Patha.

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 12:42 PM
bhajji impersonator gets wicket!

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:42 PM
35 of 23, 3 wickets ladies.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:43 PM
2 wickets to go.

rashed411
May 24, 2009, 12:44 PM
this has been the most boring ipl season..

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 12:46 PM
this game's over.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 12:46 PM
My o my!!!!! How a match can change!!!!!!!!

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 12:46 PM
my heart pines for the poor cheerleaders who has to dance in freezing cold. they deserve a raise. anyone wants to start petitioning?

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 12:51 PM
my heart pines for the poor cheerleaders who has to dance in freezing cold. they deserve a raise. anyone wants to start petitioning?
I was actually happy for them when Gilchrist got out.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 12:51 PM
27 off 12 needed!!!

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 12:51 PM
who else thinks it was gay when the umpire himself started the match off with boxing-like "Rrrr you ready?"

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:51 PM
The end is almost near for RCB.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 12:52 PM
4! Good shot!

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:53 PM
Over the top, 4.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:54 PM
A bizarre appeal.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 12:54 PM
6! Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:55 PM
WOW! What a six by Robin.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 12:56 PM
Oh my! what a catch!!!!

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 12:57 PM
The match is now down to the wire!!!!!

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:57 PM
Caught in the deep.

cricman
May 24, 2009, 12:57 PM
Misbah and Singh havent learned

Murad
May 24, 2009, 12:58 PM
Uttapa should hit three 6s in a row in the last over.

One World
May 24, 2009, 12:59 PM
15 from 6, C(r)umble needs to do some Miandad here.

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 01:00 PM
bhajji 2 takes a catch

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 01:01 PM
"the end"

One World
May 24, 2009, 01:01 PM
Utthapa wastes the ball.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 01:02 PM
12 form 2 is im-possible

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 01:03 PM
YAP 8 from 1 is on my cards even if I bowl there!

One World
May 24, 2009, 01:03 PM
2 sixes needed by Kumble.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 01:03 PM
Bye bye ipl!!!!!!!!!!11

One World
May 24, 2009, 01:04 PM
You need wide or no balls now.

One World
May 24, 2009, 01:05 PM
Over.

Congrats Chargers.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 01:05 PM
It has been a "Slumdog Millionaire" performance brought to you by DLF!!!

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 01:06 PM
This is how great Gilchrist is - with 14 needed off the last 5, he was sharing a laugh with his bowler. Boss.

Spitfire_x86
May 24, 2009, 01:09 PM
Other captains could laugh too, as it was Uthappa in strike. I'd give Kumble a better chance to get the runs.

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 01:09 PM
Mashrafe could have won the game for the Challengers...

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 01:10 PM
....by bowling for the Chargers.

Isnaad
May 24, 2009, 01:11 PM
I am going to sleep.....its 12.15 here in Chittagong.

One World
May 24, 2009, 01:12 PM
Mashrafe could have won the game for the Challengers...

.. and Ash could be better than Dravid.

ialbd
May 24, 2009, 01:34 PM
Great win by Deccan Chargers.... was supporting them for some reason...
Gilchrist who scored a duck proved one bangla saying.... 'haati morleo lakh taka'.... he simply showed how someone can be man of the match worthy scoring a duck....

One World
May 24, 2009, 01:56 PM
Lets watch those cuties.

Zeeshan
May 24, 2009, 01:58 PM
Great win by Deccan Chargers.... was supporting them for some reason...
Gilchrist who scored a duck proved one bangla saying.... 'haati morleo lakh taka'.... he simply showed how someone can be man of the match worthy scoring a duck....

Player of the match A Kumble (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

CI scorecard

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 02:16 PM
The fire cracker dancers are pretty awesome.

sbsash
May 24, 2009, 02:21 PM
Congrats Deccan Chargers.

One World
May 24, 2009, 02:22 PM
I am walking on sunshine with Eddy.

One World
May 24, 2009, 02:35 PM
Fireworks and the curtain is down.

AsifTheManRahman
May 24, 2009, 02:41 PM
Still waiting for the presentations to begin, lol.

BANFAN
May 24, 2009, 03:33 PM
There are 12 teams in Champions trophy and three from IPL; DC, RC & DD !! 6 million $ prize money. No Bd no Pak for diffeent reasons off course.

Weldone DC, although I haven't enjoyed this years IPL at all.

ialbd
May 25, 2009, 04:38 AM
CI scorecard

hehe... thats why I wrote man of the match 'worthy'.... ofcourse he wont actually get mom for a duck.... :)