Chasing a rather difficult target of 192, the Bangalore Royal Challengers went down fighting at 181 for five in the allotted 20 overs.
Their main scorer was Jaques Kallis, who made 54 off 44 balls with six four and one six while captain Rahul Dravid scored 38 off 30 balls with four boundaries and one six and Mark Boucher smashed unbeaten 31 off 17 balls with two fours and two sixes. He hit 19 runs in the final over bowled by rival captain Virender Sehwag.
Fast-medium bowler Glenn McGrath bowled extremely well and grabbed four wickets for 29 runs while Daniel Vettori took one wicket. McGrath was declared man-of-the-match after the match ended.
Earlier, Dravid won the toss and invited the opponents to bat first who made 191 for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
The architects of their total were opener Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan who added 98 runs for the second wicket.
Gautam Gambhir played an outstanding innings of 86 runs off 54 balls with eleven fours and one six and Dhawan made 50 off 33 balls with four fours and three sixes.
Jacques Kallis took 2 wickets while Dale Steyn and Zaheer Khan got one wicket each for Banglore Royal Challengers.