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The 2009 Indian Premier League season will be the second season of the Indian Premier League, established by the BCCI in 2007. The second edition is scheduled between April 10 and May 24, 2009. The format of the tournament would remain unchanged from the 2008 season format. The eight franchises will first play against one another in a league on home-and-away basis. The top four teams will then figure in the two semi-finals and a final. The number of international players allowed in any one squad was increased from 8 to 10 although the number allowed in any playing 11 remains at 4. Four new franchises will join the IPL in 2010-11.

2009 DLF Indian Premier League Final Group Standings

Team M W L NR RR Pts
Delhi Daredevils (V Sehwag) 14 10 4 0 +0.311 20
Chennai Super Kings (MS Dhoni) 14 8 5 1 +0.951 17
Bangalore Royal Challengers (K Pieterson) 14 8 6 0 -0.191 16
Deccan Chargers (Adam Gilchrist) 14 7 7 0 +0.203 14
Kings XI Punjab (Y Singh) 14 7 7 0 -0.483 14
Rajasthan Royals (S Warne) 14 6 7 1 -0.352 13
Mumbai Indians (S Tendulkar) 14 5 8 1 +0.297 11
Kolkata Knight Riders (B McCullam) 14 3 10 1 -0.789 7

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2nd IPL 2009 Finals - Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Two teams that were at the bottom of the points table in the first IPL season, the Deccan Chargers and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, will clash in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2009) on Sunday at Johannesburg.

IPL 2009 Final: Deccan Chargers snatch IPL 2009 title in tense finish

Deccan Chargers beat Bangalore Royal Challengers by six runs in the final of the Indian Premier League at the Wanderers on Sunday.
Veteran Anil Kumble bowled four overs for 16 runs and four wickets, and kept Deccan Chargers in check at the Wanderers, but the Bangalore batsmen couldn't chase down the below-par total of 143 for 6 set by the Chargers.Bangalore needed 27 from the last two overs, and 14 from the last, but Robin Uthappa couldn't do much, except a lone sixer. A crestfallen Kumble was at the other end watching the match and the trophy slipping away with each ball.The Deccan Chargers franchise is owned by Deccan Chronicle. The media group acquired the franchise from IPL for $107 million on January 24, 2008. The match was followed by a spectacular closing ceremony, addressed by President Zuma of South Africa. Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist (Captain), H Gibbs, TS Suman, Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, Venugopal Rao, A Bilakhia, R Harris, P Ojha, Harmeet Singh, RP Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble (Captain), Robin Uthappa, Praveen Kumar, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Virat Kohli, Vinay Kumar, Manish Pandey, RD Merwe.
RCB v DC, Finals: Deccan Chargers 143 for 6 (Gibbs 53*, Symonds 33, Kumble 4-16) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 137 for 9 (RE van der Merwe 32, Ross Taylor 27, Ojha 3-28) by 6 runs

2nd Semi-Final - Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Last year's runners up Chennai Super Kings will take on their South Indian neighbour Bangalore Royal Challengers in the second semi for a spot in Sunday's final. Bangalore was a team that many had written off even before they started their campaign in South Africa, following their disastrous season in 2008.
However, Bangalore started out with a bang under their new skipper Kevin Pietersen by comprehensively defeating last year's champions Rajasthan Royals. Kevin Pietersen, the highest paid player in this year's IPL, couldn't find his form, and the team too looked out of sorts, losing four games in a row to find themselves at the back end of the table. It was when Anil Kumble took over the reins that Bangalore won 6 games out of 8, culminating with three wins in a row against the three other semi-finalists. Chennai and Bangalore have clashed twice this season with each side coming out on top once. Chennai completely demolished Bangalore in the first meeting by a whopping margin of 92 runs, but Bangalore came back in the second meeting by bundling out Chennai for 129, and winning with 2 wickets to spare.

Second Semi-Final: Royal Challengers thump Chennai by 6 wickets

Anil Kumble's bowlers restricted last year’s runners-up Super Kings to 146 for five in 20 overs and then 19-year-old Man of the Match Manish Pandey (48) and the veteran Rahul Dravid (44) played sensibly to put Royal Challengers in the finals, with seven balls to spare.
Bangalore, one of the worst teams in the inaugural IPL, and dubbed "The Test Team", will now face another side that struggled in the 2008 season, Deccan Chargers, in the final at the Wanderers. Chennai Super Kings: Matthew Hayden, Parthiv Patel, Lakshmipathy Balaji, MS Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Jacob Oram, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Subramaniam Badrinath, Shadab Jakati, Manpreet Gony

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble (Captain), Robin Uthappa, Praveen Kumar, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Virat Kohli, Vinay Kumar, Manish Pandey, RD Merwe.
RCB v CSK, Second Semi: Royal Challengers Bangalore 149 for 4 (Pandey 48, Dravid 44) beat Chennai Super Kings 146 for 5 (Parthiv 36, 2-38) by six wickets

1st Semi-Final - Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers

After 56 incredibly entertaining matches, the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are about to start. Delhi Daredevils, under the leadership of Virendra Sehwag, who with 10 wins from their 14 games played are clear favourites for the title when they meet early leaders Deccan Chargers. Chargers went 4 games unbeaten to start their 2009 campaign, after finishing rock bottom in 2008.
AB De Villiers was the top scorer for Delhi Daredevils in the group stage, with 439 from 12 innings with a superb average of 54.9 and a strike rate of 131.4. For Deccan Chargers, Adam Gilchrist top scored with 410 from 14 innings at an average of 29.3 and a strike rate of 142.9. He hit 24 sixes and 44 fours in the group stages.The two times the teams met in the group stage, Delhi won both encounters. In their first encounter, Delhi won comfortably by 6 wickets with 8 balls to spare, after Deccan set them a target of 148/9. In the second match, Delhi set a target of 173, and Deccan fell short by 12 runs, after losing 7 wickets for 12 runs.
RP Singh (Deccan) and Ashish Nehra (Delhi) are the two leading wicket-takers in the tournament, with Nehra two behind RP Singh's 20.

First Semi-Final: Gilchrist blasts Chargers into the final

Chasing 153 set by Delhi, Deccan captain Adam Gilchrist blazed away, hitting the fastest IPL half century in 17 balls, to set up his team a comfortable victory. Dirk Nannes, one of the best bowlers of this IPL, was clobbered for five consecutive boundaries in the first over. Gilchrist fell for 85 from 35 balls one delivery before the strategic break, but the damage had been done by then. Deccan won with six wickets in hand and 16 balls to spare. They will meet the winners of the second Semi between Chennai and Bangalore. Delhi Daredevils: G Gambhir, DA Warner, V Sehwag (Captain), TM Dilshan, AB de Villiers, KD Karthik, R Bhatia, A Mishra, DP Nannes, P Sangwan, A Nehra.

Hyderabad (Deccan Chargers): AC Gilchrist (Captain), HH Gibbs, TS Suman, RG Sharma, A Symonds, Y Venugopal Rao, AA Bilakhia, RJ Harris, PP Ojha, Harmeet Singh, RP Singh.
DD v DC, First Semi: Deccan Chargers 154 for 4 (Gilchrist 85) beat Delhi Daredevils 153 for 8 (Dilshan 65, Sehwag 39, Harris 3-27) by six wickets

MI v RCB, Match 28: Kallis, Uthappa help Bangalore beat Mumbai

A superb unbroken stand between Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa led Bangalore Royal Challengers to a nine-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League clash on Sunday.
After winning the toss at the Wanderers and opting to bat, Mumbai recovered from a poor start to reach 149-4 and in reply, Bangalore made 150-1 with 11 balls to spare. Kallis got off to a cracking start after fellow opener Wassim Jaffer had fallen early on and although he slowed, still reached his half-century off 39 balls. Uthappa was even quicker, making his fifty off 36 deliveries.
The pair shared 126 runs for the second wicket with Kallis 69 not out from 59 balls, including five fours and two sixes. Uthappa was unbeaten on 66, having faced 42 deliveries in an innings that included eight fours and two sixes.
Bangalore seamer Dillon du Preez, who returned with 3-32, got his IPL debut off to a dream start, bagging three wickets before conceding a run.
MI v RCB, Match 28: Royal Challengers Bangalore 150-1 (20.0 ov) beat Mumbai Indians 149-4 (20.0 ov) by 9 wickets

KXP v KKR, Match 27: Jayawardene leads Punjab to last-over win

Mahela Jayawardene struck an unbeaten 52 to guide Kings XI Punjab to a nail-biting six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League at Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The Sri Lankan batsman hit seven fours in his 41-ball knock as Punjab surpassed Kolkata's competitive 153-3 in a last-ball finish at St. George's Park. Needing seven from the final over by Kolkata paceman Ajit Agarkar, Jayawardene hit a four while Irfan Pathan (19 not out) fetched the winning runs for Punjab.
The victory helped Punjab climb to the second position in the points table while the struggling Kolkata continued to languish at the bottom with their sixth defeat from eight matches. The Yuvraj Singh-led Punjab have now won four of their seven matches in this Twenty20 competition.
KXP v KKR, Match 27: Kings XI Punjab 154-4 (20.0 ov) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 153-3 (20.0 ov) by 6 wickets

CSK v DD, Match 26: Jakati leads Chennai to win over Delhi

Shadab Jakati took four wickets Saturday to help give the Chennai Super Kings an 18-run victory over the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
Jakati, a 28-year-old Indian left-arm spinner, varied his deliveries with devastating effect and allowed just 24 runs as Delhi were restricted to 145-8 in reply to Chennai's 163 all out. He struck with the key wickets of David Warner (51), Dinesh Karthik (52), Tillakaratne Dilshan (13) and Pradeep Sangwan for a duck.
Earlier, Subramaniam Badrinath top-scored with 45, Suresh Raina added 32 and Matthew Hayden had 30 to give Chennai a competitive score at the Wanderers.
CSK v DD, Match 26: Chennai Super Kings 163 (20.0 ov) beat Delhi Daredevils 145-8 (20.0 ov) by 18 runs

RR v DC, Match 25: Rajasthan Royals snatch thrilling win over Deccan Chargers

Rajasthan Royals staged a dramatic fightback to upset table-toppers Deccan Chargers by three wickets in their Indian Premier League match at Johannesburg on Saturday.
Defending a competitive 141-5, Deccan looked set for victory when they reduced Rajasthan to 3-3 in the second over but some sloppy efforts in the field saw the defending champions steal a sensational win with two balls to spare. It was only the second defeat for Deccan from six matches while Rajasthan registered their third win from seven outings to throw open the tournament.
Charismatic all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, tactically brought down to number eight in the batting order, once again did the trick, hitting 24 from 14 balls with two fours and two sixes. Pathan, named man of the match, came in with Rajasthan needing 49 from 35 balls but reduced the asking rate to a mere 11 from 12 balls.
RR v DC, Match 25: Rajasthan Royals 142-7 (19.4 ov) beat Deccan Chargers 141-5 (20.0 ov) by 3 wickets

RCB v KXP, Match 24: Bangalore Royal Challengers win a thriller

Roelof van der Merwe scored 35 runs and took two wickets Friday to steer the Bangalore Royal Challengers to an eight-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
The South African allrounder hit three sixes and three boundaries to help Bangalore to 145-9, dominating a 44-run partnership with Praveen Kumar (nine not out) after Bangalore was in trouble at 84-6. Van der Merwe then took 2-22 off three overs as Punjab was held to 137-7 at Kingsmead.
Punjab needed 13 runs from the final over, but Kumar had Irfan Pathan caught on 12 by Virat Kohli off a full toss and bowled Piyush Chawla for three on the penultimate ball of the match. Kumar finished with 2-27, while captain Anil Kumble claimed 2-25.
Yuvraj Singh scored 50 for Punjab to add to his earlier hat trick to win the man-of-the-match award. Yuvraj hit three boundaries and four sixes in 34 balls, sharing an opening stand of 70 with Karan Goel (20 off 29 balls) before he was dismissed by Kumble attempting to sweep a full toss to be caught by Kallis at deep mid-wicket in the 10th over.
RCB v KXP, Match 24: Royal Challengers Bangalore 145-9 (20.0 ov) beat Kings XI Punjab 137-7 (20.0 ov) by 8 runs

MI v KKR, Match 23: Mumbai Indians beat Knight Riders by 9 runs

J.P. Duminy hit 52 not out and fast bowler Zaheer Khan took 3-31 Friday to steer the Mumbai Indians to a nine-run win over the last-place Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
Duminy smashed four sixes in 37 balls and helped lift Mumbai from 74-4 in the 12th over to 148-6 at Buffalo Park. Mumbai then restricted Kolkata to 139-6, with Khan bowling openers Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle in the first three overs.
The left-arm India seamer dismissed Ganguly for 0 on the fourth ball of the innings after the opener hit the ball onto his stumps. Gayle then bottom-edged a slower delivery from Khan 10 balls later, and Kolkata was 8-2. Kolkata recovered after a third-wicket partnership of 89 between Brad Hodge (73) and Morne van Wyk (32). Hodge blasted five fours and three sixes in 60 balls, while Van Wyk hit three boundaries in 35 balls.
Van Wyk was caught by Duminy in the deep off medium-pacer Graham Napier to leave Kolkata on 97-3 in the 15th over. Laxmi Shukla was bowled by Khan after missing a full toss 22 runs and three overs later. Hodge was dismissed in the 19th over, run out by Duminy's throw to wicketkeeper Pinal Shah.
Needing 19 runs in the final over, Brendon McCullum was caught in the deep by Lasith Malinga off Abhishek Nayar for 5 to end the chase.
MI v KKR, Match 23: Mumbai Indians 148-6 (20.0 ov) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 139-6 (20.0 ov) by 9 runs

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.