Yeah!!! Indian Premier League (IPL 2009) has become South Indian Premier League (SIPL 2009) with the loss of Delhi Daredevils in the first semi-final. An innings like that of Gilchrist is always going to be a match winning one against any team in any terms. Now, with the end of the second semi-final the finalists of IPL 2009 are decided.
The Grand final is going to be between Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Deccan Chargers. The first semi-final was made one-sided by Gilchrist's innings. The second semi-final was made one-sided by Dhoni's innings. We are yet to see a hamdinger in the big stage.
Gilchrist scored 85 runs in 35 deliveries and the other captain's innings was 28 runs from 30 deliveries. This tells the complete tale.
The best team performing today will be the winners. The teams that got the semi-final berth in the last league matches have entered into the finals. Last year, these two teams got to the last two places in the points table. Now its going to be exactly reverse. My vote would be for Bangalore Royal challengers for the champs this year. We will see today :)
Let me know your comments on this year's IPL.