Chargers edge Bangalore by six runs to clinch IPL trophy


Two teams with big heart recovering from their failures last year were ready to fight it out for the big trophy.Both the teams were unchanged.Bangalore won the “royal” toss putting in Gilly’s men to bat first with the captain himself bowling the very first over to knock out Gichrist for a duck.Chargers were jolted by this dismissal.Suman too couldn’t stay for long and went soon in the 4th over.So entered Symmo with a purpose.Gibbs too was shaky at the start and couldn’t time the ball at all.Symonds scratchy,offered a chance to Dravid on 5 which he couldn’t gracefully accept.Symmo suddenly looked threatening ,smashing boundaries to all parts reminding Dravid of his costly mistake.But the jumbo captain was back to break the dangerous partnership and Chargers were reeling at 59/3.Rohit Sharma and Gibbs played cautiously at the start but got their touch back soon propelling the chargers to 100 in 15 overs with a few good hits.When everything was falling into place for chargers in came Kumble again to grab 2 wickets in a over with the wickets of rohit and venu.Gibbs was short of company but Bangalore again stuck to their task and took care that Gibbs was off strike most of the time.Two reasonable overs in the end took them to exactly 143/6.But this time around pitch was a bit slower than the prevous match so the occasion was posed for an even contest.

Bangalore began well with a few good timed shots but the purple cap owner R.P.Singh was back with a big wicket of Kallis.Chargers looked quite energetic on the field and their ground fielding was excellent.This contributed to the dismissal of the promising Manish Pandey getting out to the off spinner Ojha.Soon there was some aggression from Roelof van der Merwe hitting Ojha handsomely quite a few times.He provided the momentum for the RCB innings but he soon was done by Ojha’s flight and Gichrist dsilodged the bails in a flash.Dravid and Taylor were desperate for a 50+ partnership.Taylor looked in good nick while Dravid was steadily moving on.But the surprise package Harmeet Singh bowled Dravid making RCB lose their 4th wicket.Virat and Taylor looked like they would finish the match off for bangalore.Symonds as a bowler was too good for both of as he ripped them off 2 consecutive balls giving a crucial advantage to the hyderabadi’s.Boucher too didn’t last for a long time either and the lower too gave up the chase.But Rcb looked for a hero in Robin Uthappa.Chargers were edging them and the run rate was plunging on.Uthappa wasn’t in any control of the situation and with the exception of one big hit he could do nothing much to the scoreboard.Kumble looked really angry with him and Why not??Then Chargers bowled excellently at the death to edge Bangalore by six runs.

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