Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils at Centurion, Oct 13, 2012
Delhi Daredevils won by 52 runs
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
13 October 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Sehwag and Jayawardene will open for Daredevils. Bisla will keep wicket. One slip in place

5.20pm The Pathans are slated at No. 6 for their respective sides. Brendon McCullum is the fourth overseas player in the KKR side. Ajit Agarkar is playing for Daredevils. Pradeep Sangwan is making his Champions League debut for KKR. You can see the XIs if you scroll up

5.15pm This is Morne Morkel's home ground. Wait until he gets a wicket, and they will play the Morne Morkel song at Centurion. I don't have that song on me, but listen to this and replace every Barbra Streisand with Morne Morkel

5pm Hello and welcome. Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and KKR will chase in the second match of the Champions League T20. Gambhir doesn't remember his XI, but Mahela Jayawardene, the captain of DD, does. Daredevils's four overseas players are Pietersen, Taylor, himself and Morne Morkel. Okay, Gambhir remembered three of his overseas players: Kallis, Lee and Narine


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, Lee pitches it up, gets some shape away, hit straight to cover


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, Lee thought he had bowled him. This is short of a length, Jaywardene fends, but the ball hits the top of the hand, and bounces back towards the stumps. However, it bounces over


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, beaten on the cut. This one doesn't bounce as much


Lee to Jayawardene, 2 runs, not the best work from Sunil Narine. This is dragged wide of mid-on, but Narine is slow in reacting, and doesn't dive either


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, extra bounce. This time it beats the top edge of the cutting bat

"Kolkatta has just one player from Kolkatta -Tiwari. Delhi has three, Viru, Chand & Negi. Not bad by IPL standards." Jose P, cynical you


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, punched to cover-point

End of over 1 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 2 (6b)
    • V Sehwag 0 (0b)
    • B Lee 1-0-2-0

Balaji to share the new ball


Balaji to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, length ball, angling into the pads, worked away to leg


Balaji to Jayawardene, FOUR, cut away, but the top edge flies over slip


Balaji to Jayawardene, 1 run, dabbed away to third man


Balaji to Sehwag, FOUR, length ball, on off, driven with an open face, past cover, and it beats McCullum's valiant chase and dive


Balaji to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length, wide, dabbed away to third man


Balaji to Jayawardene, no run, beaten on the cut again. MJ has not quite adjusted to the bounce

End of over 2 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 13/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (9b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 5 (3b 1x4)
    • L Balaji 1-0-10-0
    • B Lee 1-0-2-0

Lee to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, extra bounce, tucks Sehwag up

"@Jose P, we should be surprised that IPL teams have Indian players in the first place." Pras G, don't you know IPL is the greatest thing to have happened to Indian cricket?


Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag is tucked up again, but manages to push this wide of cover for one


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, pulled away. Was expecting a shortish delivery, and was ready to play the shot. Keeps it down, and places it wide of mid-on


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, MJ's instinct is still stuck in Colombo. Tries an extra cover drive to one just short of driving length, and is beaten by the bounce


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, a full toss in Centurion is the same a full toss in Colombo. And MJ places it between mid-on and midwicket


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, bottom-edges the cut towards point

End of over 3 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 22/0 (RR: 7.33)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (13b 3x4)
    • V Sehwag 6 (5b 1x4)
    • B Lee 2-0-11-0
    • L Balaji 1-0-10-0

Balaji to Sehwag, 1 wide, wide down the leg side


Balaji to Sehwag, no run, backs away to cut, mistimes it into the ground and through to cover-point


Balaji to Sehwag, 1 run, Dropped. Sehwag made room to slash it, Bisla moved towards leg, then saw an edge and had to dive to his right. Got a hand to it, but couldn't hold on


Balaji to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed wide of midwicket


Balaji to Sehwag, FOUR, short, into the pads, Balaji doesn't get the bounce, and he has flicked it through the vacant fine leg region. Fine leg is way too fine


Balaji to Sehwag, no run, tries to upper-cut a bouncer, makes no contact


Balaji to Sehwag, 1 run, angling into the pads, gets a single to fine leg

End of over 4 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 30/0 (RR: 7.50)

    • V Sehwag 12 (10b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 16 (14b 3x4)
    • L Balaji 2-0-18-0
    • B Lee 2-0-11-0

Jacques Kallis to bowl now


Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, draws an inside edge right away with movement in after pitching, but it is safe


Kallis to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene makes room and smacks a length ball over cover. He has truly nailed this one


Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, cut away to right of point, but Sehwag says no to a run


Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, offcutter. Beats the drive from Mahela as he backs away to try to hit to cover


Kallis to Jayawardene, 1 run, tries the big slog over leg, is hit high on the bat for a limp single to square leg


Kallis to Sehwag, no run, bouncer, on the stumps, 136ks, Sehwag ducks under it

End of over 5 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 36/0 (RR: 7.20)

    • V Sehwag 13 (12b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 21 (18b 4x4)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-6-0
    • L Balaji 2-0-18-0

Sunil Narine to bowl now. How effective will he be on this pitch?


Narine to Jayawardene, OUT, will he be ever? He has struck with an offbreak first ball. Narine to Jayawardene over last two balls: 0 runs, 2 wickets. Jayawardene reads the offbreak all right, but chooses to cut a fullish delivery, and loses his off stump

DPMD Jayawardene b Narine 21 (24m 19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.52

Pietersen to bat now. Do we have a left-arm spinner? One slip and one silly point in


Narine to Pietersen, no run, well forward to defend a full ball


Narine to Pietersen, 2 runs, walks down the wicket, gets a shortish ball, pushes it into the on side, and comes back for an easy two


Narine to Pietersen, 1 run, Dropped. Really really tough chance. Carrom ball, Pietersen tries to cut, gets a thick edge into the wrist of the keeper, and then wide of slip


Narine to Sehwag, SIX, Sehwag can't hold himself against spinners. To the first ball he faces, he backs away, takes it on half-volley - doesn't matter which way it is turning - and deposits him over extra cover


Narine to Sehwag, 1 run, makes room again, Narine follows him with a sharp offbreak. Gets a single to long-on

End of over 6 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 46/1 (RR: 7.66)

    • V Sehwag 20 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • KP Pietersen 3 (3b)
    • SP Narine 1-0-10-1
    • JH Kallis 1-0-6-0

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, punched straight of straight midwicket for a single


Kallis to Pietersen, FOUR, we've been expecting you, Mr Pietersen. Walks down to Kallis, takes a short-of-a-length delivery from outside off, and flicks it through midwicket for four


Kallis to Pietersen, no run, he is down and across again, Kallis goes wider, Pietersen drives to off now, but finds cover


Kallis to Pietersen, 1 run, this time he stands his ground, takes this short ball, and flick-pulls it to deep square leg


Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, tucked away off the hip, gets inside the line, and tries to go fine of fine leg, but gets just the single


Kallis to Pietersen, 1 run, beaten by the pace of this fullish ball bowled at 138ks. Clearly late on the drive, gets an inside edge to fine leg

End of over 7 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 54/1 (RR: 7.71)

    • KP Pietersen 9 (7b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 22 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-14-0
    • SP Narine 1-0-10-1

Narine to Pietersen, 2 runs, down the wicket, not quite to the pitch of the ball, but chips him into the leg side


Narine to Pietersen, no run, Dropped again. Dropped it as he tries to celebrate. KP wants to scoop it back, gets a fine edge, Bisla somehow has it stuck between his arm and his hip. However, the ball slips out as he is throwing it up in celebration


Narine to Pietersen, no run, forward-defensive


Narine to Pietersen, no run, stays back to push this to cover


Narine to Pietersen, no run, big forward movement to defend


Narine to Pietersen, 1 run, fired into the pads, worked away to fine leg for one

End of over 8 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 57/1 (RR: 7.12)

    • KP Pietersen 12 (13b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 22 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 2-0-13-1
    • JH Kallis 2-0-14-0

Sangwan to bowl now


Sangwan to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, on leg, pushed to midwicket


Sangwan to Pietersen, 1 run, walks down the wicket, pushes it wide of cover for one


Sangwan to Sehwag, OUT, Bisla has finally held on to one. Sehwag makes room, wafts at a short-of-a-length delivery, and all he manages is a snick. Bisla makes no mistake this time

V Sehwag c †Bisla b Sangwan 22 (38m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 129.41

"Bisla just did a herchelle Gibbs......." Thank goodness for the article in that sentence, Don. Meanwhile here is Unmukt Chand


Sangwan to Chand, no run, short of a length, no room, pushed to leg


Sangwan to Chand, no run, bouncer, no room, he tries to upper-cut it, and is way too late into the show


Sangwan to Chand, FOUR, driven on the up. Good-looking shot. Moves forward, and drives a length ball between mid-off and extra cover. All along the ground

End of over 9 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 62/2 (RR: 6.88)

    • UBT Chand 4 (3b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 13 (15b 1x4)
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-5-1
    • SP Narine 2-0-13-1

Lee comes back. Gambhir wants a wicket


Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, and he nearly gets one. Length ball, driven back at Lee. Hit really hard, and all Lee manages is a hand on it. That saves three runs


Lee to Chand, no run, bouncer. Aimed at the helmet. Chand fends, is hit high on the bat, but it doesn't go up in the air


Lee to Chand, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to sweeper-cover


Lee to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to leg


Lee to Pietersen, OUT, Lukewarm return for KP ends. Gambhir's move to bring Lee back has worked. KP pulls here, doesn't get all of it, and has holed out to Narine at deep midwicket

KP Pietersen c Narine b Lee 14 (20m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Daredevils' last big gun arrives: Ross Taylor


Lee to Chand, no run, short of a length, rising as it arrives, pushed to point

End of over 10 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 64/3 (RR: 6.40)

    • UBT Chand 5 (6b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 0 (0b)
    • B Lee 3-0-13-1
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-5-1

Sangwan to Taylor, 1 run, moves across, works a shortish delivery into the leg side


Sangwan to Chand, FOUR, short and wide, cut away, in the air, but straight of point. No one is stopping this


Sangwan to Chand, 1 run, driven on the up, gets a single to deep cover


Sangwan to Taylor, no run, left alone out side off. In the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, Taylor says "let it be"


Sangwan to Taylor, 1 run, punched away to deep cover


Sangwan to Chand, no run, punched away, but can't beat covert-point

End of over 11 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 71/3 (RR: 6.45)

    • UBT Chand 10 (9b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 2 (3b)
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-12-1
    • B Lee 3-0-13-1

Rajat Bhati to bowl his mix of seam and legrollers


Bhatia to Taylor, 1 run, full, driven to long-on


Bhatia to Chand, 1 run, short of a length, worked away to deep midwicket


Bhatia to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball, gets an inside edge for one


Bhatia to Chand, 1 run, another slower ball, driven square for a single


Bhatia to Taylor, no run, again slower ball, driven to straight extra cover


Bhatia to Taylor, 2 runs, regulation pace, gets a leading edge, and it goes between point and extra cover

End of over 12 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 77/3 (RR: 6.41)

    • LRPL Taylor 6 (7b)
    • UBT Chand 12 (11b 2x4)
    • R Bhatia 1-0-6-0
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-12-1

Sangwan to Chand, 1 run, full, on leg, driven to long-on


Sangwan to Taylor, no run, driven hard into ground, on the bounce to cover-point


Sangwan to Taylor, 2 runs, moves across the line and swipes it into the leg side for a couple


Sangwan to Taylor, SIX, caught. By Jayawardene. In the dugout. Short, wide, high, and he has upper-cut it over point


Sangwan to Taylor, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him


Sangwan to Taylor, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg

End of over 13 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 87/3 (RR: 6.69)

    • LRPL Taylor 15 (12b 1x6)
    • UBT Chand 13 (12b 2x4)
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-22-1
    • R Bhatia 1-0-6-0

Lee to bowl out now


Lee to Taylor, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on


Lee to Chand, 1 run, heaved away, gets a single to fine leg


Lee to Taylor, no run, drives at a lenght ball outside of,f is beaten


Lee to Taylor, 1 run, cut away to third man for one


Lee to Chand, no run, looks to upper-cut again, makes no contact. Lee has been effective here

"Last big gun for the devils?? With N.Ojha still in the dug-out? and not to mention the Indian T-20 Opener for the T-20 World cup still to come?" Rakesh, one more cynical fellow


Lee to Chand, 3 runs, Tiwary has dropped him. Tries to pull a length ball, sends it to the sky, Tiwary runs in from midwicket, has ages to get under it, but can't hold on

End of over 14 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 93/3 (RR: 6.64)

    • UBT Chand 17 (15b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 17 (15b 1x6)
    • B Lee 4-0-19-1
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-22-1

Kallis comes back


Kallis to Chand, 1 leg bye, hits his pad with a heavy ball, goes for a leg-bye, and is immediately down on his haunches. Seems in discomfort. Not sure if it is the shoulder or the hammie. But he gets back up to bowl


Kallis to Taylor, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, flicked away between long-on and deep midwicket


Kallis to Taylor, 1 run, punched away to point


Kallis to Chand, no run, short of a length, no room, hit back to Kallis


Kallis to Chand, SIX, that's right in the slot. Length ball, gentle pace, into the pads, and he has lofted it way back over deep midwicket. Just a pick-up shot


Kallis to Chand, no run, tries another upper-cut, and misses this time

End of over 15 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 103/3 (RR: 6.86)

    • UBT Chand 23 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 20 (17b 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-23-0
    • B Lee 4-0-19-1

Narine to Taylor, 1 run, full, on off, driven to deep midwicket


Narine to Chand, 1 run, length ball, on off, driven to long-off


Narine to Taylor, 2 runs, offbreak, short, pushed between long-on and deep midwicket


Narine to Taylor, 2 runs, full, on off, soft hands again, pushed between long-on and deep midwicket, and they come back for two


Narine to Taylor, 1 run, short, but turns back in sharp, gives him no room, concedes just one


Narine to Chand, 4 byes, Bisla is not reading Narine at all. Loopy offbreak, turns sharply in, beats the batsman, but the keeper is nowhere near the line of the ball

End of over 16 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 114/3 (RR: 7.12)

    • UBT Chand 24 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 26 (21b 1x6)
    • SP Narine 3-0-20-1
    • JH Kallis 3-0-23-0

Balaji to Taylor, 3 wides, that's testing Bisla more. Big wide down the leg side, and he dives to get a hand to it


Balaji to Taylor, SIX, Taylor has started picking the leg side again. Short ball, outside off, and he goes across to pull this flat over deep midwicket. Not out of the screws, but enough behind it

Goes round the wicket


Balaji to Taylor, FOUR, and bowls unadulterated rubbish. Full toss on the pads with fine leg up in the circle. Taylor takes full toll

Goes back over the stumps


Balaji to Taylor, OUT, Bhatia has pulled off a blinder. The catch was simple enough, but he was blinded by something. Taylor has pulled this flat to deep square leg, Bhatia doesn't pick it, the ball hits the hands and goes down, but bounces back off the knee, and he holds the rebound. He gestures he didn't spot it at all

LRPL Taylor c Bhatia b Balaji 36 (31m 24b 1x4 2x6) SR: 150.00


Balaji to Chand, SIX, Chand is upper-cutting Kolkata every time they bowl short. This was the slower bounces, he waits for it, and goes over sweeper-cover


Balaji to Chand, FOUR, what a poor over from Balaji. Short, into the body, with fine leg up, and Chand has cleared the short fine leg with ease


Balaji to Chand, (no ball) FOUR, more poor stuff from Balaji. He continues pitching it in his own half. Chand continues upper-cutting it, and gets it fine this time for four. What's more? it's a no-ball for height.


Balaji to Chand, 2 runs, a high full toss, has been flicked away into the leg side, but is not called no-ball. It looks like a beamer

End of over 17 (30 runs) Delhi Daredevils 144/4 (RR: 8.47)

    • UBT Chand 40 (25b 4x4 2x6)
    • IK Pathan 0 (0b)
    • L Balaji 3-0-48-1
    • SP Narine 3-0-20-1

Narine to bowl to India opener


Narine to Pathan, no run, short of a length, beats his cut


Narine to Pathan, 1 run, punched down to long-off for one


Narine to Chand, no run, looks to cut a length ball, and is beaten


Narine to Chand, OUT, Narine strikes again. Chand has not been reading him at all. Premeditates big forward movement, then goes back to cut a length ball, presenting him huge gate to burst through with an offbreak. Narine obliges

UBT Chand b Narine 40 (44m 27b 4x4 2x6) SR: 148.14


Narine to Ojha, no run, carrom ball, defended off the front foot


Narine to Ojha, OUT, nobody is taking clean catches here, but KKR will be happy Yusuf Pathan has held on to this one. Ojha tries to slog the second ball he faces Narine, and hangs it in the air. Pathan has to wait for ages for it come down at long-off. The bowl hits his chest and not his hands, but he takes the rebound

NV Ojha c Pathan b Narine 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 18 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 145/6 (RR: 8.05)

    • IK Pathan 1 (2b)
    • SP Narine 4-0-21-3
    • L Balaji 3-0-48-1

Kallis to continue despite that discomfort earlier


Kallis to Negi, 1 run, pushed away to third man for a single


Kallis to Pathan, 1 run, backs away and drives a length ball to sweeper-cover


Kallis to Negi, no run, short of a length, no room, tucks him up


Kallis to Negi, no run, jumps out of the crease and swings hard, but in a different district to where the ball is


Kallis to Negi, no run, bouncer, and he is well away from the ball as he swings his bat at it


Kallis to Negi, OUT, another bouncer, and too good for a No. 8. He swat-pulls it, but top edge carries straight to deep square leg

P Negi c McCullum b Kallis 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Last two overs: three runs, three wicket

End of over 19 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 147/7 (RR: 7.73)

    • IK Pathan 2 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-25-1
    • SP Narine 4-0-21-3

Balaji comes back. To bowl to Irfan. Are they reminiscing about their tour to Pakistan?


Balaji to Pathan, no run, length ball, outside off, swings and misses


Balaji to Pathan, FOUR, full toss, into the pads, and he is only asking to be hit. Pathan obliges


Balaji to Pathan, 1 run, swatted away to deep midwicket for one

Here comes the only Mumbai batsman since the nineties to score a century at Lord's. Ajit Agarkar


Balaji to Agarkar, 2 runs, and played like a Lord's centurion. Makes room, chips it over mid-off. Inside-out


Balaji to Agarkar, SIX, rarefied atmosphere of the Highveld at work. Balaji's Knight Mare continues. Length ball, into the pads, and he makes room to loft it over long-on


Balaji to Agarkar, OUT, Balaji gets his own back, but this might be too late. Slower ball, Agarkar edges it to short third man, but Balaji has already gone for 61 in his four overs

AB Agarkar c Narine b Balaji 8 (4m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 266.66

So Delhi Daredevils have posted 160. We will be back soon

End of over 20 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 160/8

    • IK Pathan 7 (6b 1x4)
    • L Balaji 4-0-61-2
    • JH Kallis 4-0-25-1





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