ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 26th match

Delhi Giants v Hyderabad Heroes

Delhi Giants won by 1 run

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage. Today the battle is between the eighth placed Giants and the second placed Heroes.

Nicky Boje: "If we have to chase a target against the Delhi team, seeing off Shane Bond would be the priority. If we succeed in it, we have the potential and the confidence to chase any target."

Toss: Delhi Giants won the toss and they will be batting.

The action is about to begin with the Giants batsmen ahead of the Hyderabad Heroes players into the middle. Mishra and Gunawardene to open the innings and it will be Razzaq to open the attack.

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Mishra, 1 run, turns it off his legs and to deep-backward square leg, gets the Delhi Giants off the mark.

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Gunawardene, no run, back of a length delivery and Gunawardene plays softly to the off side, looking for a single, sent back.

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Gunawardene, 1 run, square drives off the back foot to deep-backward point.

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Mishra, no run, nice firm shot, works it to square leg.

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Mishra, no run, pushes to extra-cover off the front foot along the ground straight to the fielder.

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Mishra, FOUR, chips it in the air through midwicket and the ball goes to the fence for the first boundary of the Giants innings.

End of over 1 (6 runs) Delhi Giants 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
MD Mishra    5* (4b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-6-0
DA Gunawardene    1* (2b)     

Shahabuddin to share the attack.

1.1

Shahabuddin to Gunawardene, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to thirdman.

1.2

Shahabuddin to Mishra, no run, tight line from the bowler, blocked to the off side.

Harris giving directions.

1.3

Shahabuddin to Mishra, no run, pushes to the off side, the non-striker takes off for a single, Binny has a shy at the stumps and misses, he was a long way out if the throw had hit, Kemp backing up tried to run him out diving forward but fails to do so.

1.4

Shahabuddin to Mishra, OUT, miscues a back of a length delivery high in the air to extra-cover where Binny settles under it and takes the catch.

MD Mishra c Binny b Shahabuddin 5 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Atapattu is the new batsman but it will be Gunawardene will on strike as the batsmen had crossed.

1.5

Shahabuddin to Gunawardene, FOUR, drives in the air through extra-cover to the fence.

1.6

Shahabuddin to Gunawardene, FOUR, this time he drives along the ground through extra-cover once again, the ball races to the fence, hits the ball boy on his chin as he tries to field the ball.

End of over 2 (9 runs) Delhi Giants 15/1 (RR: 7.50)
DA Gunawardene    10* (5b 2x4)      KS Shahabuddin    1-0-9-1
MS Atapattu    0* (0b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-6-0

2.1

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, nice tight line on the off stump from Razzaq and Atapattu is forced to defend.

2.2

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, well bowled once again, keeps a bit low on the off and middle, Atapattu gets almost squared up.

2.3

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, another wonderful delivery on the off stump and Atapattu is again defending to the off side.

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, FOUR, hit on the up and in the air in the gap to the right of backward-point.

2.5

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, defended with an angled bat to backward-point.

2.6

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, wonderful bowling from Razzaq on the off stump and Atapattu is forced to defend once again.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Delhi Giants 19/1 (RR: 6.33)
MS Atapattu    4* (6b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-10-0
DA Gunawardene    10* (5b 2x4)      KS Shahabuddin    1-0-9-1

3.1

Shahabuddin to Gunawardene, no run, on the off and middle and Gunawardene works it to the onside.

3.2

Shahabuddin to Gunawardene, 1 run, runs it down to thirdman for a single.

3.3

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, no run, punches off his back foot to extra-cover.

3.4

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, no run, cuts in from outside the off stump, cramps Atapattu for any room and he is forced to block the ball, inside edges on to the pads and the ball squirts to the off side.

3.5

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, no run, back of a length delivery and Atapattu fails to find the gap at extra-cover as he punches off his back foot.

3.6

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, FOUR, width outside the off stump and Atapattu cuts hard in the air over backward point.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Delhi Giants 24/1 (RR: 6.00)
MS Atapattu    8* (10b 2x4)      KS Shahabuddin    2-0-14-1
DA Gunawardene    11* (7b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-10-0

4.1

Abdul Razzaq to Gunawardene, no run, good tight stuff from Razzaq and Gunawardene defends to the off side.

4.2

Abdul Razzaq to Gunawardene, SIX, a massive hit, dances down the track and ball rockets in the air wide of long off and a long way into the crowd, 107 m.

4.3

Abdul Razzaq to Gunawardene, OUT, works it to the onside and takes off for a non-existent single, Rayudu picks up the ball at midwicket and scores a direct hit, wonderful stuff.

DA Gunawardene run out 17 (20m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 170.00

Giants two down for 30. Abbas Ali is the new batsman.

4.4

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, punches off the back foot to extra-cover.

4.5

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, no run, forces off the back foot to Harris at cover.

4.6

Abdul Razzaq to Atapattu, 1 run, slower delivery from Razzaq and Atapattu waits for it and turns it behind square leg for a single.

End of over 5 (7 runs) Delhi Giants 31/2 (RR: 6.20)
MS Atapattu    9* (13b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-17-0
S Abbas Ali    0* (0b)      KS Shahabuddin    2-0-14-1

5.1

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, no run, pushes along the track to mid-on. The ball kicks up off a length and Atapattu had to adjust.

5.2

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, 1 run, cut away hard behind point, a fumble allows the single.

5.3

Shahabuddin to Abbas Ali, 1 run, inside edges behind square leg for a single.

5.4

Shahabuddin to Atapattu, 1 run, tight line on the off stump and Atapattu plays softly to the onside for a single.

5.5

Shahabuddin to Abbas Ali, FOUR, beautiful shot from Abbas Ali, puts his right foot forward and drives through the line in the gap wide of mid-off and the ball races to the fence.

5.6

Shahabuddin to Abbas Ali, FOUR, lucky Abbas Ali, looks to drive through the off side and inside edges past the stumps and down to fine leg fence.

End of over 6 (11 runs) Delhi Giants 42/2 (RR: 7.00)
S Abbas Ali    9* (3b 2x4)      KS Shahabuddin    3-0-25-1
MS Atapattu    11* (16b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-17-0

Boje into the attack, coming round the wicket.

6.1

Boje to Atapattu, 1 wide, tosses it wide down the leg side, signalled a wide.

6.1

Boje to Atapattu, no run, down the wicket and takes it on the pad.

6.2

Boje to Atapattu, no run, quicker delivery and Atapattu pushes to the off side.

6.3

Boje to Atapattu, OUT, a slow turner from Boje, and Atapattu already into position for his reverse shot, misses it completely and the ball crashes on to the leg stump.

MS Atapattu b Boje 11 (21m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

Benkenstein is the new batsman.

6.4

Boje to Benkenstein, no run, pushes to the off side.

6.5

Boje to Benkenstein, no run, quicker delivery sliding down the leg side.

6.6

Boje to Benkenstein, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on for a single.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Delhi Giants 44/3 (RR: 6.28)
DM Benkenstein    1* (3b)      N Boje    1-0-2-1
S Abbas Ali    9* (3b 2x4)      KS Shahabuddin    3-0-25-1

Inder Shekar Reddy into the attack.

7.1

Reddy to Benkenstein, 1 run, outside edge down to short thirdman as he looks to force the ball.

Harris has a chat about the field with the bowler.

7.2

Reddy to Abbas Ali, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on for a single.

7.3

Reddy to Benkenstein, no run, a touch short and Benkenstein pushes to the off side.

7.4

Reddy to Benkenstein, 1 run, punches to deep-mid on for a single.

7.5

Reddy to Abbas Ali, 2 runs, turns it off his legs in front of square leg to the deep for couple of runs.

7.6

Reddy to Abbas Ali, 1 run, pushes square of the wicket through the off side for a single, brings up the 50 for the Giants.

End of over 8 (6 runs) Delhi Giants 50/3 (RR: 6.25)
S Abbas Ali    13* (6b 2x4)      PIS Reddy    1-0-6-0
DM Benkenstein    3* (6b)      N Boje    1-0-2-1

8.1

Boje to Abbas Ali, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on for a single.

8.2

Boje to Benkenstein, 1 run, pushes down the ground once again to long off for a single.

8.3

Boje to Abbas Ali, no run, turns it in front of square leg, straight to the fielder.

8.4

Boje to Abbas Ali, no run, turns it once again straight to the fielder, Maher in front of square leg.

8.5

Boje to Abbas Ali, no run, turns it to short fine leg, again no single.

8.6

Boje to Abbas Ali, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, signalled a wide.

8.6

Boje to Abbas Ali, 1 run, punches down the ground to long on for a single.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Delhi Giants 54/3 (RR: 6.00)
S Abbas Ali    15* (11b 2x4)      N Boje    2-0-6-1
DM Benkenstein    4* (7b)      PIS Reddy    1-0-6-0

Harris into the attack, comes round the wicket.

9.1

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

9.2

Harris to Abbas Ali, no run, tight and slow stuff from Harris on the off stump, defended down the track.

9.3

Harris to Abbas Ali, FOUR, neatly done by Abbas Ali, gets his bat to the delivery and runs it down to thirdman fence, well done.

9.4

Harris to Abbas Ali, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off for an easy single.

9.5

Harris to Benkenstein, 1 run, turns it in front of square leg for a single.

9.6

Harris to Abbas Ali, 1 run, works it through square leg for a single.

End of over 10 (7 runs) Delhi Giants 61/3 (RR: 6.10)
S Abbas Ali    21* (16b 3x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-7-0
DM Benkenstein    5* (8b)      N Boje    2-0-6-1

Binny into the attack. Good crowd in.

10.1

Binny to Abbas Ali, no run, pushes to the off side, along the ground straight to Harris at short extra-cover.

10.2

Binny to Abbas Ali, 1 run, nice firm shot down the ground to long off for a single.

10.3

Binny to Benkenstein, FOUR, good strike from Benkenstein, pulls it in the air behind square leg to the fence.

10.4

Binny to Benkenstein, no run, looking to drive through the off side, plays and misses.

10.5

Binny to Benkenstein, 1 run, fuller and on the legs, works it along the ground to deep-midwicket.

10.6

Binny to Abbas Ali, 1 run, nice firm push along the ground to deep-mid off for a single.

End of over 11 (7 runs) Delhi Giants 68/3 (RR: 6.18)
S Abbas Ali    23* (19b 3x4)      STR Binny    1-0-7-0
DM Benkenstein    10* (11b 1x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-7-0

11.1

Reddy to Abbas Ali, 1 run, plays with an open face to short thirdman for a single.

11.2

Reddy to Benkenstein, FOUR, short ball and sits up nicely for Benkenstein who pulls it in the air and one bounce to midwicket fence.

11.3

Reddy to Benkenstein, 1 run, works it to the onside, looking for the second, not there.

11.4

Reddy to Abbas Ali, FOUR, misfield at backward-point, cuts it and through the legs to the fence.

11.5

Reddy to Abbas Ali, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump, driven down the ground to long on.

11.6

Reddy to Benkenstein, 1 run, works it through midwicket for a single.

End of over 12 (12 runs) Delhi Giants 80/3 (RR: 6.66)
DM Benkenstein    16* (14b 2x4)      PIS Reddy    2-0-18-0
S Abbas Ali    29* (22b 4x4)      STR Binny    1-0-7-0

Giants looking to up the tempo.

12.1

Boje to Benkenstein, 1 run, a leading edge to backward-point.

12.2

Boje to Abbas Ali, no run, driven back along the track to the bowler.

12.3

Boje to Abbas Ali, no run, pulled hard along the ground straight to the fielder at midwicket, throw to the bowler who removes the bails but the non-striker gets back in time.

12.4

Boje to Abbas Ali, no run, quicker delivery, that beats him.

12.5

Boje to Abbas Ali, FOUR, watches it till the last moment and cuts it hard behind the wicket on the off side to the fence.

12.6

Boje to Abbas Ali, FOUR, well done Abbas Ali, who sweeps it fine past the short fine leg.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Delhi Giants 89/3 (RR: 6.84)
S Abbas Ali    37* (27b 6x4)      N Boje    3-0-15-1
DM Benkenstein    17* (15b 2x4)      PIS Reddy    2-0-18-0

13.1

Harris to Benkenstein, OUT, makes room and looking to cut through the off side, misses it completely and the off stump is uprooted.

DM Benkenstein b Harris 17 (23m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

A good breakthrough for the Heroes at the right time. Nixon is the new batsman.

13.2

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, cuts it hard behind point to the deep.

13.3

Harris to Abbas Ali, 1 run, turns it behind square leg for a single.

13.4

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, pushes square of the wicket through the off side for a single.

13.5

Harris to Abbas Ali, 1 run, punches to deep-mid on for a single, Nixon hustling and bustling.

13.6

Harris to Nixon, no run, looking to go big through the off side but then adjusts himself and pushes along the ground to extra-cover.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Delhi Giants 93/4 (RR: 6.64)
PA Nixon    2* (3b)      CZ Harris    2-0-11-1
S Abbas Ali    39* (29b 6x4)      N Boje    3-0-15-1

14.1

Binny to Abbas Ali, 1 run, works to the onside for a single.

14.2

Binny to Nixon, 1 run, hit down the ground to long off.

14.3

Binny to Abbas Ali, FOUR, flicks it in the air and one bounce to long leg fence, well fielded by the young kid.

14.4

Binny to Abbas Ali, 1 run, works it to the onside.

14.5

Binny to Nixon, FOUR, in the air, just wide of Maher at midwicket.

14.6

Binny to Nixon, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the off side.

End of over 15 (12 runs) Delhi Giants 105/4 (RR: 7.00)
PA Nixon    7* (6b 1x4)      STR Binny    2-0-18-0
S Abbas Ali    45* (32b 7x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-11-1

15.1

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, swings it to the deep on the onside.

15.2

Harris to Abbas Ali, no run, looking to swing again, misses it and the ball falls off the pad on the track.

15.3

Harris to Abbas Ali, FOUR, lovely shot through extra-cover to the fence.

15.4

Harris to Abbas Ali, 1 run, works it to the onside to bring up his 50, well played.

15.5

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, swings it to deep-square leg for a single.

15.6

Harris to Abbas Ali, 1 run, once again swung to deep-midwicket for a single.

End of over 16 (8 runs) Delhi Giants 113/4 (RR: 7.06)
S Abbas Ali    51* (36b 8x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-19-1
PA Nixon    9* (8b 1x4)      STR Binny    2-0-18-0

Boje back for his final over.

16.1

Boje to Abbas Ali, 1 run, swings it down the ground to wide long on for a single, Razzaq does well to throw it in fast and quick.

16.2

Boje to Nixon, SIX, a massive hit, dances down the track and swings it high and over midwicket fence and outside the ground and to the road, 108 m.

16.3

Boje to Nixon, 1 run, down the wicket and turned to deep-backward square leg.

16.4

Boje to Abbas Ali, 1 run, down the wicket, takes it on the full and chips it in the air down the ground to long on.

16.5

Boje to Nixon, 1 run, makes room and drives down the ground to long on for a single.

16.6

Boje to Abbas Ali, OUT, down the wicket and looks for the big shot, misses it and the leg stump is uprooted.

S Abbas Ali b Boje 53 (48m 39b 8x4 0x6) SR: 135.89

End of over 17 (10 runs) Delhi Giants 123/5 (RR: 7.23)
     N Boje    4-0-25-2
PA Nixon    17* (11b 1x4 1x6)      CZ Harris    3-0-19-1

Abid Nabi is the new batsman.

17.1

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, dances down the wicket and works it down to long leg for a single.

17.2

Harris to Abid Nabi, 1 leg bye, looking to swing it, misses it down the leg side, off the pad.

17.3

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, makes room and hits it down the ground to long on.

17.4

Harris to Abid Nabi, OUT, slower and slower from Harris, looking to swing it to the onside, misses it and the keeper collects the ball and removes the stumps, appeal for a stumping, referred to the third umpire, his foot is on the line and that is OUT.

Abid Nabi st †Khaleel b Harris 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sudhindra is the new batsman.

17.5

Harris to Sudhindra, 1 run, works it in front of square leg for a single.

17.6

Harris to Nixon, 1 run, makes room and slaps it down the ground to long off.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Delhi Giants 128/6 (RR: 7.11)
PA Nixon    20* (14b 1x4 1x6)      CZ Harris    4-0-23-2
TP Sudhindra    1* (1b)      N Boje    4-0-25-2

18.1

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, 2 runs, down the wicket and chips it over the bowler and down the ground, good running.

18.2

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, FOUR, dropped! Swings the full toss in the air to deep-square leg and Rayudu running around unable to hold on, goes to the fence.

18.3

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, 2 runs, cut hard to deep-point, good sliding stop.

18.4

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, OUT, full toss smashed but straight to Maher at midwicket on the edge of the circle, well taken.

PA Nixon c Maher b Abdul Razzaq 28 (25m 18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

Dhruv Mahajan is the new batsman.

18.5

Abdul Razzaq to Mahajan, 1 run, swings it but goes of a thickish edge to deep-square leg.

18.6

Abdul Razzaq to Sudhindra, 1 run, makes room and drives down the ground to long off.

End of over 19 (10 runs) Delhi Giants 138/7 (RR: 7.26)
TP Sudhindra    2* (2b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-27-1
D Mahajan    1* (1b)      CZ Harris    4-0-23-2

Inder Shekar Reddy to bowl the final over.

19.1

Reddy to Sudhindra, no run, short and quicker, swings and gets an edge to the off side.

19.2

Reddy to Sudhindra, OUT, super catch, down the wicket and hits it hard in the air and Inder Shekar Reddy jumps up and gets his hand to it and then takes the catch on the second attempt.

TP Sudhindra c & b Reddy 2 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Here comes BOND.

19.3

Reddy to Bond, no run, swings and misses, past the leg stump to the keeper.

19.4

Reddy to Bond, FOUR, smashes it through extra-cover.

19.5

Reddy to Bond, OUT, a spectacular catch by Kemp, hits hit hard in the air over the bowler and Kemp running around from long off and as the ball swings away he does well to pluck the ball out thin air in front of the ropes, wonderful stuff.

SE Bond c Kemp b Reddy 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Murtaza to face the final ball.

19.6

Reddy to Murtaza, 2 runs, almost another splendid catch as the ball was hit in the air to Maher at extra-cover, who jumps up but fails to hold on to the ball.

Giants finish on 144. Abbas Ali played well, 53 of 38 deliveries and Nixon in the end 28 of 18 balls. Do join us in few minutes.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Delhi Giants 144/9
AG Murtaza    2* (1b)      PIS Reddy    3-0-24-2
D Mahajan    1* (1b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-27-1
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Nov 1, 2008

Abbas Ali scored 53 for Delhi Giants, Delhi Giants v Hyderabad Heroes, ICL, Panchkula, November 1, 2008

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