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Chargers recover after losing Gilchrist

Andrew Symonds came to the rescue of the Deccan Chargers with a few lusty hits to the fence, and over it too, stabilising the Chargers innings somewhat taking it past the 50 run mark in the 8th over.

Prior to Roy’s arrival at the crease, Deccan Chargers were off to the worst possible start in their campaign to lift the IPL Trophy as they lost two quick wickets in the form of Adam Gilchrist and Tirumalsetti Suman inside four overs.

Anil Kumble had started the proceedings for Royal Challengers Bangalore in style when Jumbo foxed Adam Gilchrist off the second ball of the innings. All Gilly could do was walk back to the pavilion staring at his shattered furniture.

Later, Vinay Kumar struck in his very first over to dismiss Suman, who was living dangerously, for just 10 runs.

Earlier, in the mega finale of the DLF IPL 2009, Bangalore Royal Challengers captain Anil Kumble won the first battle at the toss and decided to put Deccan Chargers in to bat.

Both the teams were fielding an unchanged squad from what they did in the semi finals.

Though the pitch looked like it had nothing in it for seamers, the Bangalore quickies did a fair job for their team keeping the run flow in control.

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