On the night of 2009 Indian Premier League final in Johannesburg, the then RCB skipper Anil Kumble didn’t really make a decision that was wrong but some how emerged costly eventually. Kumble won the toss and elected to field first at New Wanderers Stadium.
Kumble in his first over removed Adam Gilchrist to give his team a positive go away but Gibbs’s flamboyant half century and Rohit Sharma’s responsible 33 anchored Deccan to a total of 143/6 in 20 overs.
The former Indian Test captain picked up a 4-for in the match. Chasing a pretty easy total of 144 in the final, Royal Challengers Bangalore never looked in control as they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. No batsmen was able to cope up against the Chargers’ incredible and more importantly economical bowling.
Pragyan Ojha picked up three wickets in four overs at an economy of 7 while Symonds and Harmeet Singh had two wickets apiece in three and four overs respectively. RP Singh on the other side too was brilliant with his spell as he sent Kallis back in the hut and just gave away 16 runs in total in his spell of four overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore left six runs short of the title win as they ended the innings at 137 for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.