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Hyderabad win Indian Premier League 2009

May 25, 2009 01:08 IST

Image: Anil Kumble celebrates after dismissing Adam Gilchrist
Photographs: Reuters

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble celebrates after dismissing Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist in the final of the 2009 Indian Premier League T20 tournament in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Kumble finished with figures of 4-0-16-4 as the Hyderabad side was restricted to 143 for 6.

Deccan Chargers staged a remarkable fightback to win the final by 6 runs.

A dream start for Kumble

Image: A dejected Adam Gilchrist walks back to the pavillion

A dejected Gilchrist (right), who single-handedly took Deccan Chargers past Delhi Daredevils in the semi-final, walks back to the pavilion.

Kumble knocked out his rival number with a perfect wrong 'un in what was only the third ball of the match.

Symonds falls to Kumble's turn

Image: Anil Kumble celebrates with Mark Boucher after dismissing Andrew Symonds

Kumble (left) celebrates with teammate Mark Boucher after bowling Andrew Symonds (right).

The Aussie failed to play the pull shot off Kumble's wrong 'un and the ball ricochetted off his body and dislodged the stumps.

Gibbs to Deccan Chargers' rescue

Image: Herschelle Gibbs in action

Herschelle Gibbs played the sheet anchor role to perfection to enable Deccan Chargers post a competitive total.

The South African opener, who had been erratic going into the decider with as many as four ducks, scored a superlative 53 not out off 48 balls (3x4, 2x6) to keep Hyderabad's challenge alive.

Kumble's double breakthrough

Image: Anil Kumble celebrates with Mark Boucher after dismissing Rohit Sharma

Kumble celebrates with Boucher after dismissing Rohit Sharma for 24 off 23 balls.

The Bangalore captain returned to make a double breakthrough in his final over.

Sharma was the first to depart, caught by Manish Pandey at long-off. And, four balls later, Venugopal Rao (0/2) hit straight to the fielder (Ross Taylor) at extra cover boundary.

Another victorious Aussie captain

Image: Gilchrist celebrates his team's victory

Gilchrist celebrates after victory is clinched.

Chasing a modest 144 to win, Bangalore could muster only 139 for nine in their quota of overs.

Hyderabad's triumph meant that for the second year running an Australian captain lifted the coveted trophy -- Gilchrist following in the footsteps of the legendary Shane Warne of Rajasthan Royals.

Chargers from bottom to top

Image: Deccan Chargers' players celebrate victory

Deccan Chargers' players celebrate victory.

It was sheer irony that the team that finished with the proverbial wooden spoon in the inaugural edition of the tournament went on to lift the trophy in the second season.

Bangalore's defeat also meant it was a day of 'double despair' for their owner, Vijay Mallya. His F1 team, Force India, had earlier in the day at the Monaco Grand Prix failed to secure their maiden points in Formula One after coming desperately close -- Italian Giancarlo Fisichella finishing ninth.