That's it from the coverage of this game. This is me- Rohit Yadav along with Ajay Ahire signing it off from here. Do join us for the coverage of Eliminator which is starting in a bit.
Odean Smith has been chosen as 'Player of The Match' for his 30*(11) & 1/21.
So Deccan Gladiators marches into final with 17-run win. Target of 140 was always going to be difficult but Bulls' top 3 was in terrific form to make a realistic hope. and Hemraj did start well to give them a firing start but Gurbaz wasn't looking at his destructive best. Odean Smith provided Gladiators the initial breakthrough in form of Hemraj and ever reliable Hasaranga got the wicket of Gurbaz. But Sherfane Rutherford's superb power hitting kept them alive but the man who made their hopes more realistic was Eoin Morgan who smoked 4 sixes in no time. But Bulls lost both of them in space of 3 balls which shut down the gates for them. Earlier a fantastic finish by David Wiese and Odean Smith took them to a total of 139. Both of them added unbeaten 62 runs in 24 balls. Earlier Andre Russell finally flourished in his new role i.e. opener with quick-fire 14-ball 39 runs. He also chipped in with two wickets with the ball.
9.6 T Mills to D Drakes
1 A single to end the Match here and Gladiators are through to the finals here. On a Short of a length on the off as Drakes times it towards the long off for a single and Gladiators gets a victory here by 17 runs.
9.5 T Mills to R Shepherd
1 Good length on the off and driven towards the long on for a single.
9.4 T Mills to R Shepherd
2 Good length on the leg stump line as Shepherd guides it towards the deep fine leg and good fielding there by Anwar that restricts them to a only brace.
9.3 T Mills to R Shepherd
6 SIXX!! On a good length slower ball on the off Line as Shepherd picks that one and goes deep and sends that one over the deep midwicket for a maximum.
9.2 T Mills to R Shepherd
2 DROPPED!! On a fuller length on the legs, as he clips it towards the deep midwicket and Zadran puts down a sitter there.
9.1 T Mills to R Shepherd
4 FOUR!! Shepherd hits that one straight down the ground for a four. On a good length on the off as he drives it past the bowler for a four here as no one was in the deep.
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c T Kohler-Cadmore b A Russell
8.6 A Russell to D Bravo
W WICKET!! And that has to be the end of the Bulls hopes here. Low full toss on the off as Bravo advances and goes for his Trademark drive but this time he hits that straight into the hands of Cadmore at Cover.
8.5 A Russell to D Bravo
2 Fuller length on the pads as Bravo clips it towards the leg side for a brace towards the deep square leg region.
8.4 A Russell to D Bravo
0 Short ball outside the off from Russell and Bravo goes for the pull but losses the grip on the bat here.
8.3 A Russell to D Bravo
4 FOUR!! Bravo gets a four this time and this was much-needed for the Bulls. Fuller length on the middle and leg as Bravo makes room and smashes that past the cover fielder for a four.
Scored 100 in 8.2 overs
8.2 A Russell to R Shepherd
1 Only a single this time Quick short ball on the helmet as Shepherd misses the pull here and it rolls away on the offside for a single and with that Bulls bring up their 100 here.