ICL 20-20 Indian Championship, 8th Match: Delhi Jets v Mumbai Champs at Panchkula, Dec 7, 2007
Delhi Jets won by 24 runs
7 December 2007 - night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the ICL match between Delhi Jets and Mumbai Champs. Toss: Delhi Jets won the toss and elected to bat. The umpires walking out into the middle followed by the players. Mishra and Taufeeq Umar to open for Delhi Jets. Taufeeq Umar will face Van der Wath. Three slips in place

0.1

van der Wath to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a quick single as Lara is onto the ball.

0.2

van der Wath to Mishra, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, pitches and moves away, feels for it and gets beaten.

0.3

van der Wath to Mishra, 2 runs, short and down the leg side, tucks it to deep-backward square leg for couple of runs.

0.4

van der Wath to Mishra, 1 wide, full and down the leg side

0.4

van der Wath to Mishra, no run, short of a length delivery swinging away, beats the outside edge as he jabs at it.

0.5

van der Wath to Mishra, no run, bit fuller this time, goes for the drive and gets beaten.

0.6

van der Wath to Mishra, no run, gets behind it and pushes to backward point.

A good start by Van der Wath for the Mumbai Champs. Rakesh Patel to share the new ball

End of over 1 (4 runs) Delhi Jets 4/0

    • MD Mishra 2 (5b)
    • Taufeeq Umar 1 (1b)
    • JJ van der Wath 1-0-4-0
1.1

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and glides it down to thirdman.

1.2

Patel to Mishra, no run, good ball comes back in, cramps him for room, pushes to the off side.

1.3

Patel to Mishra, no run, good ball bit slower on a short of a length, played to the off side.

1.4

Patel to Mishra, no run, gets behind it and plays to the onside, looking for a single, that would have been close if the throw from Patel had hit the stumps.

1.5

Patel to Mishra, no run

1.6

Patel to Mishra, 1 run, moves across his stumps and looks to drive down the ground, mistimes wide of mid-on.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Delhi Jets 6/0

    • MD Mishra 3 (10b)
    • Taufeeq Umar 2 (2b)
    • RB Patel 1-0-2-0
2.1

van der Wath to Mishra, FOUR, glides it wide of second slip for the first boundary.

2.2

van der Wath to Mishra, no run, punches off the back foot to cover.

2.3

van der Wath to Mishra, no run, stands in the crease and looks to work it to the onside, gets beaten.

2.4

van der Wath to Mishra, 1 run, thickish outside edge down to thirdman.

2.5

van der Wath to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, lovely shot, makes room and drives down the ground to long off fence.

2.6

van der Wath to Taufeeq Umar, 2 wides, way down the leg side.

2.6

van der Wath to Mishra, 1 run, goes for a slog and gets an outside edge in the air down to thirdman.

End of over 3 (12 runs) Delhi Jets 18/0

    • MD Mishra 9 (15b 1x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 6 (3b 1x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 2-0-16-0
3.1

Patel to Mishra, 1 wide

3.1

Patel to Mishra, no run, short outside the off stump, slashes and misses.

3.2

Patel to Mishra, no run, again plays and misses outside the off stump.

3.3

Patel to Mishra, no run, moves across his stumps and looks to pull, mistimes to square leg.

3.4

Patel to Mishra, 1 wide, too wide again

3.4

Patel to Mishra, OUT, gets the first wicket. It was short outside the off stump, goes after it and gets an outside edge to Paul behind the wicket.

MD Mishra c †Subhojit Paul b Patel 9 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

3.5

Patel to Sharma, no run, down the track and gets beaten.

3.6

Patel to Sharma, no run, dropped! outside edge to second slip and dropped

End of over 4 (2 runs) Delhi Jets 20/1

    • A Sharma (2) 0 (2b)
    • Taufeeq Umar 6 (3b 1x4)
    • RB Patel 2-0-4-1
4.1

Dillon to Taufeeq Umar, no run, beats him outside the off stump.

4.2

Dillon to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, driven in the air forward of point to the fence.

4.3

Dillon to Taufeeq Umar, no run, defended to the off side.

4.4

Dillon to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, driven straight back, strikes the stumps at the non-strikers end.

4.5

Dillon to Sharma, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to thirdman.

4.6

Dillon to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, makes room and drives down the ground wide of mid-on to the fence.

End of over 5 (10 runs) Delhi Jets 30/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 15 (8b 3x4)
    • A Sharma (2) 1 (3b)
    • M Dillon 1-0-10-0
5.1

Patel to Sharma, no run, cuts and misses.

Patel so far has been good

5.2

Patel to Sharma, 1 leg bye, off the body to the off side, they scamper through for a legbye.

5.3

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, pushes to the off side behind point.

5.4

Patel to Sharma, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, swings and misses.

5.5

Patel to Sharma, 2 runs, short ball mistimed through the onside.

5.6

Patel to Sharma, no run, inside edge onto the pads and then the ball rolls to the off side, looking for a single, sent back.

Wonderful bowling from Rakesh Patel.

End of over 6 (4 runs) Delhi Jets 34/1

    • A Sharma (2) 3 (8b)
    • Taufeeq Umar 16 (9b 3x4)
    • RB Patel 3-0-7-1
6.1

Khirid to Taufeeq Umar, 5 wides, down the leg side, keeper standing up cannot collect it, down to the fence

6.1

Khirid to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, glides it down to thirdman.

6.2

Khirid to Sharma, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

6.3

Khirid to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, good length delivery nudged to the onside.

6.4

Khirid to Sharma, 1 run, down the track and hits it in the air to deep-extra cover, falls just short of Astle.

6.5

Khirid to Taufeeq Umar, no run, driven back to the bowler.

6.6

Khirid to Taufeeq Umar, no run, plays and misses, it was closer to the off stump.

End of over 7 (9 runs) Delhi Jets 43/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 18 (13b 3x4)
    • A Sharma (2) 5 (10b)
    • RD Khirid 1-0-9-0
7.1

Avinash Yadav to Sharma, 1 run, dropped! Swings in the air to deep-midwicket, Astle again, drops it.

7.2

Avinash Yadav to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, gets him this time, gets the outside edge to Van der Wath at short thirdman.

Taufeeq Umar c van der Wath b Avinash Yadav 18 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

7.3

Avinash Yadav to Abbas Ali, 1 run, plays right of short thirdman

7.4

Avinash Yadav to Sharma, OUT, second wicket in the over as he drives in the air to long off, where Powar takes the catch.

A Sharma (2) c Powar b Avinash Yadav 6 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.5

Avinash Yadav to Abbas Ali, 1 run

7.6

Avinash Yadav to Atapattu, no run

End of over 8 (3 runs) Delhi Jets 46/3

    • MS Atapattu 0 (1b)
    • S Abbas Ali 2 (2b)
    • Avinash Yadav 1-0-3-2
8.1

Dillon to Abbas Ali, no run, mistimes to the onside.

8.2

Dillon to Abbas Ali, FOUR, inside edge down to fine leg fence.

50 comes up for Delhi Jets.

8.3

Dillon to Abbas Ali, 1 run, pushes to the onside for a quick single.

8.4

Dillon to Atapattu, 1 run, dabs it down to thirdman for a single.

8.5

Dillon to Abbas Ali, 1 run, a close run out chance, pushes to the off side and takes off for a quick single, throw at the non-strikers end misses.

8.6

Dillon to Atapattu, 1 run, moves across his stumps and works it down to long leg for a single.

End of over 9 (8 runs) Delhi Jets 54/3

    • MS Atapattu 2 (3b)
    • S Abbas Ali 8 (6b 1x4)
    • M Dillon 2-0-18-0
9.1

Avinash Yadav to Atapattu, FOUR, sweeps and gets a bottom edge, the ball runs down to fine leg fence.

9.2

Avinash Yadav to Atapattu, 1 run, down the track and drives down the ground to long off.

9.3

Avinash Yadav to Abbas Ali, FOUR, good shot, waits for the ball and cuts well behind point to the fence.

9.4

Avinash Yadav to Abbas Ali, no run, mistimes to the off side.

9.5

Avinash Yadav to Abbas Ali, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

9.6

Avinash Yadav to Abbas Ali, 1 run, moves forward and pushes, gets a thickish edge along the ground to square leg.

End of over 10 (10 runs) Delhi Jets 64/3

    • S Abbas Ali 13 (10b 2x4)
    • MS Atapattu 7 (5b 1x4)
    • Avinash Yadav 2-0-13-2
10.1

Dillon to Abbas Ali, 1 wide, too short down the leg side.

Dillon has been too short today.

10.1

Dillon to Abbas Ali, 1 run, drops it square of the wicket on the off side for a quick single.

10.2

Dillon to Atapattu, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

10.3

Dillon to Atapattu, no run, moves across his stumps and looks to work it to the onside, off the pad to short thirdman.

10.4

Dillon to Atapattu, no run, short of mid-off as he drives in the air.

10.5

Dillon to Atapattu, no run, good ball comes in, Atapattu stands in the crease and drives at it, beats the bat and through to Paul, who does well.

10.6

Dillon to Atapattu, 1 run, played to the onside.

Astle into the attack

End of over 11 (3 runs) Delhi Jets 67/3

    • MS Atapattu 8 (10b 1x4)
    • S Abbas Ali 14 (11b 2x4)
    • M Dillon 3-0-21-0
11.1

Astle to Atapattu, 1 run, good ball first up, nips back in, pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

11.2

Astle to Abbas Ali, 2 runs, a thickish edge down to deep-backward square leg, good work in the deep.

11.3

Astle to Abbas Ali, 1 run, dropped! swings in the air to long on, Powar drops it.

11.4

Astle to Atapattu, no run, driven back to the bowler.

11.5

Astle to Atapattu, SIX, down the track and lofts it in the air over wide long on for maximum.

11.6

Astle to Atapattu, OUT, misses a full delivery on the leg stump, strikes the pad, loud appeal, given by the umpire.

MS Atapattu lbw b Astle 14 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 12 (10 runs) Delhi Jets 77/4

    • S Abbas Ali 17 (13b 2x4)
    • NJ Astle 1-0-10-1
12.1

Dillon to Abbas Ali, FOUR, short and down the leg side, pulls well to fine leg fence.

12.2

Dillon to Abbas Ali, no run, pushes back to the bowler.

12.3

Dillon to Abbas Ali, no run, good ball angled across, pushes at it and gets beaten.

12.4

Dillon to Abbas Ali, no run, waits for it and cuts late but cannot find the gap, played straight along the ground to backward point.

12.5

Dillon to Abbas Ali, 1 run, makes room but Dillon follows him, goes for the hook, gets the glove and goes down on the bounce to fine leg.

12.6

Dillon to Benkenstein, 1 leg bye, off the pad to thirdman.

End of over 13 (6 runs) Delhi Jets 83/4

    • DM Benkenstein 0 (1b)
    • S Abbas Ali 22 (18b 3x4)
    • M Dillon 4-0-26-0
13.1

Astle to Benkenstein, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

13.2

Astle to Benkenstein, no run, once again plays and misses outside the off stump.

13.3

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, mistimes the drive to deep-mid off.

13.4

Astle to Abbas Ali, 1 run, driven to mid-off, well fielded there.

13.5

Astle to Benkenstein, FOUR, inside edge past the stumps to fine leg fence.

13.6

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a quick single.

van der Wath comes back

End of over 14 (7 runs) Delhi Jets 90/4

    • DM Benkenstein 6 (6b 1x4)
    • S Abbas Ali 23 (19b 3x4)
    • NJ Astle 2-0-17-1
14.1

van der Wath to Benkenstein, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, cut in the air to deep cover.

14.2

van der Wath to Abbas Ali, 1 run, works it around to deep-backward square leg for a single.

14.3

van der Wath to Benkenstein, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, looking to glide it down, beats the bat and through to Paul.

14.4

van der Wath to Benkenstein, 1 run, drops it square of the wicket behind the wicket on the off side for a quick single.

14.5

van der Wath to Abbas Ali, 1 run, glides it down to thirdman.

14.6

van der Wath to Benkenstein, 1 run, pushes on the front foot to deep point.

final 5 overs coming up.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Delhi Jets 95/4

    • DM Benkenstein 9 (10b 1x4)
    • S Abbas Ali 25 (21b 3x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 3-0-21-0
15.1

Astle to Benkenstein, 2 runs, laps it around to deep-backward square leg, good fielding by Avinash Yadav.

15.2

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, driven to the sweeper cover.

15.3

Astle to Abbas Ali, OUT, goes for a big heave on the onside and misses it, knocks back the middle stump.

S Abbas Ali b Astle 25 (22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

Astle picks up his second wicket.

15.4

Astle to Nixon, 1 run, pushes to mid-off for a quick single and gets off the mark.

15.5

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side for a single, brings up the 100 for Delhi Jets.

15.6

Astle to Nixon, no run, pushes to the off side.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Delhi Jets 100/5

    • PA Nixon 1 (2b)
    • DM Benkenstein 13 (13b 1x4)
    • NJ Astle 3-0-22-2
16.1

van der Wath to Benkenstein, no run, makes room and looks to go big, misses it completely.

16.2

van der Wath to Benkenstein, FOUR, what a shot! Hit right in the gap to extra-cover fence. Punches off the back foot.

16.3

van der Wath to Benkenstein, 1 run, full on the legs, flicks it to deep-backward square leg.

16.4

van der Wath to Nixon, 1 run, played to deep-midwicket.

16.5

van der Wath to Benkenstein, 1 run, driven well in the air down to long on on the bounce.

16.6

van der Wath to Nixon, no run, yorker wide outside the off stump, dug out to the off side.

End of over 17 (7 runs) Delhi Jets 107/5

    • PA Nixon 2 (4b)
    • DM Benkenstein 19 (17b 2x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 4-0-28-0
17.1

Avinash Yadav to Benkenstein, FOUR, good shot, finds the gap, sweeps well behind square leg to the fence.

17.2

Avinash Yadav to Benkenstein, FOUR, another good shot, this time plays a reverse sweep to thirdman fence.

17.3

Avinash Yadav to Benkenstein, 1 run, one step down the track and driven to deep mid-on.

17.4

Avinash Yadav to Nixon, SIX, good shot, a back-hand flick, reverse sweeps in the air over long leg fence.

17.5

Avinash Yadav to Nixon, SIX, another massive hit, down the track and hits well over the wide long on fence.

17.6

Avinash Yadav to Nixon, FOUR, hit well once again, played down to fine leg fence.

25 runs of the over and the most expensive of the tournment so far.

End of over 18 (25 runs) Delhi Jets 132/5

    • PA Nixon 18 (7b 1x4 2x6)
    • DM Benkenstein 28 (20b 4x4)
    • Avinash Yadav 3-0-38-2
18.1

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

18.2

Astle to Nixon, 1 run, played to midwicket for a single.

18.3

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, swings in the air down to wide long on.

18.4

Astle to Nixon, 1 run, hit straight along the ground to Lara at midwicket, who is standing at the edge of the circle.

18.5

Astle to Benkenstein, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

18.6

Astle to Nixon, SIX, a big one, full toss hit in the air over long on fence.

final over coming up.

End of over 19 (11 runs) Delhi Jets 143/5

    • PA Nixon 26 (10b 1x4 3x6)
    • DM Benkenstein 31 (23b 4x4)
    • NJ Astle 4-0-33-2
19.1

Patel to Benkenstein, SIX, good shot, hits it well in the air over long on fence and into the crowd. Massive strike.

19.2

Patel to Benkenstein, 1 run, keeps it full, driven to extra-cover for a single, brings up the 150 for Delhi Jets.

19.3

Patel to Nixon, 2 runs, good ball but poor fielding, yorker dug out to the onside beside the track, Patel picks up the ball and throw misses the stumps, gives away overthrows.

19.4

Patel to Nixon, FOUR, heaved away to the onside to deep square leg, Yadav makes a desperate dive but fails to field the ball.

19.5

Patel to Nixon, SIX, huge hit, full toss hit in the air over long off fence and into the crowd.

19.6

Patel to Nixon, 1 run, played to the onside for a single.

Delhi Jets finish on 163, good performance from them. Good hitting from Benkenstein and Nixon. Please join us in 10 minutes for the run chase. Match State: Innings Break Welcome back, Mumbai Champs require 164 to win. It will be Lara and Jadhav to open the innings. Shalabh Srivastava to open the bowling for Delhi Jets. Two slips in place.

End of over 20 (20 runs) Delhi Jets 163/5

    • PA Nixon 39 (14b 2x4 4x6)
    • DM Benkenstein 38 (25b 4x4 1x6)
    • RB Patel 4-0-27-1
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