Indian Premier League, 15th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 16, 2011
Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
16 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Players are out in the middle. Dhawan and Sohal to open for Deccan. PK has the new ball

Aqeel: "To all those having loyalty issues. One should not support players, but the team. So if one was a Deccan fan before, Gilchrist left to Punjab, shouldn't mean you jump on the KINGS 11 bandwagon."

sri: "All eyes on Valthaty today..."

Gareth: "From memory, David Hussey was the most expensive foreign player, yet he's not being used. Seems like wasted money." Actually, Mahela Jayawardene was, but I think David has to come in to the XI soon.

Just some time to go for the start. Enough to check out Howzat, the online social cricket game.

Kanti: "Where are White and David Hussy? No place for Australi's T20 Team Captain. I would prefer White over Duminy." In the woeful form White is currently in?

Nakeeran: "and Adam Gilchrist is not the only one who says so .........i as a fan say so too.........thank god CSK kept most of their players.......otherwise i would have been utterly confused..........still miss murali and balaji though.........."

Yayathy Raj: "What an Irony, Both the captains were leading the other side last season.(Gilly for Deccan and Sanga for Punjab)" Adam Gilchrist has said that not having so much player churn among the IPL teams could have been much better for the fans as far as loyalty goes.

Deccan and Punjab are both coming off morale-boosting wins that were led by young batsmen, Bharat Chipli and Paul Valthaty. But Deccan clearly have the better bowling attack.

Have a look at Dustin Silgardo's preview while we wait for the start. Deccan are a much more balanced side, he says.

7.30 pm: Adam Gilchrist wins the toss and Punjab will have a bowl on a wicket that has some grass.

Gilchrist: "Does not look like the surface will change much during the game. We had some grass on the wicket in Mohali and it turned out to be a belter. So does not look like this could be a green minefield." Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt has been replaced by seamer Vikramjeet Malik

Sangakkara: "We did got a good job batting in the last game. The win helped a lot. We are playing the same team."

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the IPL game between Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad.


Kumar to Sohal, FOUR, no wicket first ball this time for PK, Sunny is away, sprays this one full and wide outside off, he adjusts for the away swing and chips it way over covers, and the ball runs in to the boundary


Kumar to Sohal, 1 run, this one is closer to off on a length and moves away, he stays in the crease and opens the face to run it to third man


Kumar to Dhawan, 2 runs, with the left-hander on strike, PK gets the ball to move away from him as well from a length, he pushes it just past extra cover

from round the stumps


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, bowls this one fuller and gets it to move away in the air, he cautiously pushes it away


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, lovely delivery, angled in from round the stumps, pitches off and zips away, hangs back, covers for the movement, and guides it to third man


Kumar to Sohal, 1 run, close to off stump, but a touch short of a length, he slashes hard and gets it down to third man

End of over 1 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 9/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • S Sohal 6 (3b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 3 (3b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-9-0

rohit: "@Aqeel Players are an integral part of the team. You rarely have complete personnel changes. See how Liverpool fans reacted when Torres went to Chelsea." Ryan Harris from th other end


Harris to Sohal, 1 run, pacy ball full on the pads, whipped away furiously to fine leg who is a bit square


Harris to Dhawan, no run, 138.2 kph another full one just outside off he pushes it away to point


Harris to Dhawan, no run, comes forward this time to a length ball going across him and pushes it, but cover dives to his right to stop it


Harris to Dhawan, 2 runs, slightly fuller and angled across, he gets it past cover this time but he manages to slow it down as he gets a hand to it


Harris to Dhawan, 1 run, gives him the short one, climbs quickly on to him, he goes for the pull half-heartedly and the ball loops away wide of midwicket


Harris to Sohal, OUT, makes room outside leg and smokes one full around middle and leg, but slams it straight at a nice catchable height to mid off

S Sohal c Karthik b Harris 7 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

End of over 2 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 13/1 (RR: 6.50)

    • S Dhawan 6 (7b)
    • RJ Harris 1-0-4-1
    • P Kumar 1-0-9-0

waqaas: "I know people are speaking about loyalty and stuff but then why does anyone have to support any team? Just enjoy the cricket. That solves the problem." Sanga comes in


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, moves away from round the wicket, he gets forward and defends around off


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, another one zipping away off the seam from a length on middle, he pushes it back to PK

over the stumps now goes PK


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, bowls one full across the left-hander who drives hard but cannot time it past extra cover


Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off stump from a length, tight stuff from PK, left alone


Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga shows how it is done, gets front foot out and launches in to this one going across him outside off, extra cover dives but the ball beats him and races away

james: "Well from an international (Australian) perspective I do support teams based on players. In my case I support Rajasthan because Warne/Watson/Tait and even Taylor from across the ditch are all XI regulars. That and being an Aussie I have a soft spot for the underdogs."


Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, closer to off, pushed away to extra cover

End of over 3 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 18/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 4 (3b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 7 (10b)
    • P Kumar 2-0-14-0
    • RJ Harris 1-0-4-1

Harris to Dhawan, no run, stays in the crease and eases one that is angled across to cover


Harris to Dhawan, FOUR, looks to punch a short of a length ball from the crease, gets an inside edge that beats Gilchrist, maybe five years ago, Gilly would have got to it, too quick for him now


Harris to Dhawan, 1 run, gets nicely behind this one and pushes it away towards covers


Harris to Sangakkara, 1 run, plonks the ball in front of extra cover with soft hands and takes the fielder on with the quick single, makes it comfortably


Harris to Dhawan, FOUR, this time gives him lots of width outside off, and Shikhar goes hard at it, and gets the cut between cover and point


Harris to Dhawan, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 4 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 28/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • S Dhawan 16 (15b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 5 (4b 1x4)
    • RJ Harris 2-0-14-1
    • P Kumar 2-0-14-0

Nix: "This is confusing the hell out of me. Don't know who is batting & who is bowling. Sohal (Punjabi) opening for Chargers & Gilly & Sanga have done an exchange deal between Punjab & Deccan. My loyalty is compass-less :("


Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed again with soft hands to mid off and Sanga charges across for the run, well done


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, this time Dhawan gets the quick run, gets forward, pushes wide of Dinesh at mid off and rushes across


Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, charges down the track in search of the inside out drive past extra cover, cannot beat a diving Karthik


Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, PK is not happy, misfield at cover, Sanga came forward to a length ball and eased it to that man's left, some bad bounce for him though, Harris cannot pull it back with the dive


Kumar to Sangakkara, no run, that was close, Sanga shuffled across to work this one on leg stump past square leg, took it high on the pad and the ball rolled close to the stumps


Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, bashed! this time Sanga does the charge, takes this one on the half volley and slams it hard past the non-striker

End of over 5 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 38/1 (RR: 7.60)

    • KC Sangakkara 14 (9b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 17 (16b 2x4)
    • P Kumar 3-0-24-0
    • RJ Harris 2-0-14-1

ravi: "Dont worry guys. We all will get used to the new composition of the teams soon. Human memory is short lived. Next season we will not see this problem." Here is McLaren


McLaren to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, lovely ball first up, swinging in to the pads, hits him there on the full, not given, maybe going down leg


McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, another peach, this one slides across from a fuller length, and raps him on the pads, probably pitching outside leg


McLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga is waiting this time, McLaren bowls this one down the pads in search of the swing, Sanga stands in the crease and clips it past square leg with minimum fuss


McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, as if on auto pilot, he gets nicely forward to a length ball going across him and drives it to mid off, lovely player to watch


McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes for the big drive over cover to one that is pitched fuller around off, gets a thick edge that flies in the air to third man


McLaren to Dhawan, FOUR, now it is Dhawan, McLaren goes fullish on the pads again, Shikhar shuffles and goes in front of square leg with the wristy flick, there is man at deep square leg, he runs across but it is too quick for him

End of over 6 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 48/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • S Dhawan 21 (18b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 19 (13b 4x4)
    • R McLaren 1-0-9-0
    • P Kumar 3-0-24-0

prabodh: "IF human memory is short. How come I remember all those Sachin's innings." Here is Malik, he takes wickets by the bagfuls in domestic cricket

sri: "@ Ravi: And just when we get used to it they change again the next year... grrr...!!"


Malik to Sangakkara, 1 run, starts off short down the leg side, tucked away off the back foot to fine leg


Malik to Dhawan, no run, slanted across full, he comes forward and smashes it, but there is a man at short extra cover and it goes right to him


Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, goes hard again at one that is pitched wider outside off, and gets it away to sweeper cover


Malik to Sangakkara, no run, beats Sanga with a length ball that goes across him outside off, he went for the drive and missed


Malik to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time he gets down on a knee and slams this widish one to sweeper cover


Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, gets away with one short down leg, Dhawan swivels and pulls hard, but straight to fine leg

End of over 7 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 52/1 (RR: 7.42)

    • S Dhawan 23 (21b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 21 (16b 4x4)
    • VS Malik 1-0-4-0
    • R McLaren 1-0-9-0

naveed: "not really. players like sanga etc. have been at punjab for the last 3 seasons.. its good to have change as it spices things up.. this is exactly what happens in football as well.. its something we'll get used to with time i reckon.. "


McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, swings hard at one that is wide outside off, gets it off the inner half wide of mid on, and has to dive in as the throw comes in


McLaren to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sanga bends the knee and comfortably beats extra cover with the drive, mid off chases it down


McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, 142.6 kph short delivery banged in, he goes down underneath it


McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, tucked away off the pads to deep midwicket

yayathy: "I wonder why the commentators stress on the word domestic when they talk about the less know player's career. Come on guys even IPL is a domestic competition." Ok, er, the competition where they don't allow four overseas players in the XI, the Ranji Trophy?


McLaren to Dhawan, FOUR, pulled away through midwicket, short ball and Shikhar gets on top of it, swinging on one leg and dismissing it to the boundary


McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, slapped hard off the front foot to long off

End of over 8 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 61/1 (RR: 7.62)

    • S Dhawan 29 (24b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 24 (19b 4x4)
    • R McLaren 2-0-18-0
    • VS Malik 1-0-4-0

Malik to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, misses the clip off the pads, but Sanga is alert and pushes Dhawan for the run


Malik to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays on the back foot and works it away to square leg

Arun: "Hate to disagree, but even in football, no one rips out the nucleus of a side as it has happened here. Giggs, Scholes, Neville have stayed with Man Utd for over a decade. Similarly for Gerrard, Carragher for Liverpool."


Malik to Dhawan, SIX, Shikhar goes big over midwicket, it was fuller around the off stump, and he swung it over the boundary


Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, low full toss around off stump, he pushes it down to long off


Malik to Sangakkara, 1 run, shuffles across and turns this one to short fine leg, but they cross over for the single


Malik to Dhawan, no run, comes forward and looks to drive a length ball but it is too close to him and he checks the shot to extra cover

End of over 9 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 71/1 (RR: 7.88)

    • S Dhawan 36 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 26 (21b 4x4)
    • VS Malik 2-0-13-0
    • R McLaren 2-0-18-0

The time out is on. Nayar to start off after it


Nayar to Sangakkara, 2 runs, gets away with a waist high full toss outside off, a surprised Sanga mows it wide of deep midwicket, but does not time it well


Nayar to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicks this one on the pads through square leg


Nayar to Dhawan, 1 run, 109.4 kph, he comes forward and eases it down to long off


Nayar to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga makes room and slashes this short and wide one, gets it high in the air wide of short third man


Nayar to Sangakkara, 1 run, makes room and chips in the air to long off


Nayar to Dhawan, 1 run, tries the sweep from outside off, on the bounce to deep square leg

End of over 10 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 81/1 (RR: 8.10)

    • S Dhawan 38 (30b 4x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 34 (25b 5x4)
    • AM Nayar 1-0-10-0
    • VS Malik 2-0-13-0

vin: "Nucleus or Loyalty come into picture when the Play Season is spread for longer durations, like EPL etc. But not in IPL. " Chawla in to the attack


Chawla to Dhawan, FOUR, first ball he brings out the reverse sweep, flat leg break outside off and Shikhar beats a diving point with the shot


Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, the wrong 'un, he reads it off the pitch as it is a touch short and punches it to long off


Chawla to Sangakkara, 1 run, another googly, but a touch shortish, turning across from leg, he slaps it to sweeper cover


Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, tosses this one up, but Shikhar drives with the turn to long on


Chawla to Sangakkara, no run, Shaun Marsh at extra cover with a brilliant diving stop, another short one and he slammed it off the back foot, but Marsh got quickly to his left


Chawla to Sangakkara, OUT, well, he hasn't bowled particularly well this over, but he gets a wicket, Sanga goes down on the knee for the slog sweep, but hits it straight to deep midwicket

KC Sangakkara c McLaren b Chawla 35 (28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 11 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 88/2 (RR: 8.00)

    • S Dhawan 44 (33b 5x4 1x6)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-7-1
    • AM Nayar 1-0-10-0

JP Duminy comes in. Valthaty to bowl his medium pacers


Valthaty to Duminy, 1 run, slanted across on a very full length, dug away back to the bowler


Valthaty to Dhawan, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off


Valthaty to Duminy, 1 run, flicked away through square leg off the back foot


Valthaty to Dhawan, no run, played away close to the wicket


Valthaty to Dhawan, OUT, well, well, when it goes your way, it goes all the way, a foot outside leg stump, and he sweeps it straight to short fine leg

S Dhawan c Sunny Singh b Valthaty 45 (36b 5x4 1x6) SR: 125.00


Valthaty to Chipli, no run, very full on the stumps, pushed back towards the bowler, Valthaty starts off with a wicket and only four runs in his first over

End of over 12 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 91/3 (RR: 7.58)

    • B Chipli 0 (1b)
    • JP Duminy 2 (2b)
    • PC Valthaty 1-0-3-1
    • PP Chawla 1-0-7-1

Kumar to Duminy, 2 runs, flicks away backward of square leg off the back foot


Kumar to Duminy, 1 run, length ball around middle and leg, worked away towards long on


Kumar to Chipli, 1 run, gets forward to push a length ball past cover

Joshua: "Watching Sanga's Cover Drive in Ultra Slo Mo is like watching a painter creating a masterpiece!!!!"


Kumar to Duminy, 1 run, good delivery skidding on middle stump, he goes deep in the crease to work it through midwicket


Kumar to Chipli, no run, Chipli creams this one off the front foot but finds extra cover


Kumar to Chipli, no run, comes well forward again and pushes neatly on the off side, but extra cover cuts it off

End of over 13 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 96/3 (RR: 7.38)

    • B Chipli 1 (4b)
    • JP Duminy 6 (5b)
    • P Kumar 4-0-29-0
    • PC Valthaty 1-0-3-1

shan: "If these young spinners keep bowling like this, they will never play Test Cricket!t, no flight,no drift. This is no spin bowling at all. They should learn from Murali and Warne. Is T20 is killing the art of spin bowling.??"


Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, skids on across the left-hander, pushed away wide of extra cover


Chawla to Chipli, 2 runs, tossed up juicy full toss around off stump, he works it away through midwicket


Chawla to Chipli, 1 run, driven down to long on


Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, on the front foot and smashed down to long off


Chawla to Chipli, FOUR, Chipli goes big wide of deep midwicket, gets front leg across and mows the flighted leg break to the boundary


Chawla to Chipli, 1 run, worked away towards midwicket

End of over 14 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 106/3 (RR: 7.57)

    • B Chipli 9 (8b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 8 (7b)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-17-1
    • P Kumar 4-0-29-0

Aseem: "@shan-totally agreed with you all the new spinner are trying to be economical by bowling flat and fast,harbhajan singh has developed a yorker of his own similar to a fast bowler.Sad!"

Boris: "@Shan- I definitely don't agree. Flight has turned out to be the biggest weapon of a spinner in T20. That is, those who use it smartly. Ask Harbhajan and co. Problem is that spinners like Chawla don't have the confidence to flight the ball and toss it up, which is why he isn't getting wickets."


Valthaty to Chipli, 1 run, angled in fuller around off stump, hit away down to long on, it was the slower one


Valthaty to Duminy, 1 run, dragged widish across the batsman, slapped away to sweeper cover


Valthaty to Chipli, no run, now he appeal for lbw, Chipli looked to slog over midwicket but misses and was struck on the pads, maybe going down leg


Valthaty to Chipli, FOUR, goes inside out off a length ball, but the man running to his left from long off fails to hold on


Valthaty to Chipli, OUT, Chipli chips in the air wide of long on this time, but the fielder runs in from deep midwicket and takes it cleanly, Valthaty strikes again, it was the split finger slower one, like Dilhara Fernando bowls

B Chipli c Marsh b Valthaty 14 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66


Valthaty to Duminy, 1 run, eased down to long off

End of over 15 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 113/4 (RR: 7.53)

    • JP Duminy 10 (9b)
    • DT Christian 0 (0b)
    • PC Valthaty 2-0-10-2
    • PP Chawla 2-0-17-1

Harris to Duminy, 1 leg bye, hit on the pads as he misses the flick, they take the leg bye even as the bowler appeals in vain, pitched outside leg probably


Harris to Christian, 1 run, worked away from the crease towards square leg


Harris to Duminy, 1 run, nicely done, stays back and makes room to guide one from middle stump to third man


Harris to Christian, 1 run, comes forward and across and turns this one for a single as midwicket fails to cut it off


Harris to Duminy, FOUR, that deft guide off the stumps from JP, Malik overruns the ball at third man, then puts out the left hand to stop the ball, but it beats him in to the boundary


Harris to Duminy, 1 run, opens the face and runs down another one to third man

End of over 16 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 122/4 (RR: 7.62)

    • JP Duminy 16 (13b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 2 (2b)
    • RJ Harris 3-0-22-1
    • PC Valthaty 2-0-10-2

susant: "If i were Paul Valthaty i would have have bought a million dollar lottery right now."


Valthaty to Duminy, 1 run, backs away and cuts this one going across him to sweeper cover


Valthaty to Christian, 2 runs, swerves away slightly in the air from outside off stump, turned away down the ground on the leg side


Valthaty to Christian, 2 runs, gets across to one very full and angled in on the pads, flicks it past short fine leg


Valthaty to Christian, no run, 98.5 kph slower one and full around off, he pushes it away to the bowler


Valthaty to Christian, 1 run, worked away down the ground to long on this time


Valthaty to Duminy, 1 run, 100.2 kph, comes forward early and then checks the drive along the ground to long off

End of over 17 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 129/4 (RR: 7.58)

    • JP Duminy 18 (15b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 7 (6b)
    • PC Valthaty 3-0-17-2
    • RJ Harris 3-0-22-1

Mac: "Confidence is oozing from Paul Valthaty...shows quite clearly what a single knock against quality team can do to your morale!!"


McLaren to Duminy, OUT, Duminy is gone, this is a big wicket for Punjab, looked to drill a fuller one over the straight boundary, played a bit early and spooned it high up in the air for Piyush at long off to settle under it and take it cleanly

JP Duminy c Chawla b McLaren 18 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50


McLaren to Christian, (no ball) SIX, Dan smokes a short one away, gets the pull out of the middle of the bat and sends it flat and over deep midwicket, it;s a no ball as well


McLaren to Christian, 1 run, good ball from McLaren, slower one wide outside off, he stretches out and squeezes it away to sweeper cover


McLaren to Gony, OUT, McLaren goes through Gony's defenses first ball, angled in on the stumps from a length, Gony is caught in the crease and misses the line of the ball, middle stumps gets uprooted

MS Gony b McLaren 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


McLaren to Ravi Teja, 1 run, tries the same delivery again, this time he goes back and pushes it away in front of point


McLaren to Christian, FOUR, some innovation from Dan, reaches out to a wide full toss outside off and swings it somehow to the straight boundary


McLaren to Christian, 2 runs, good shot, he hung back in the crease looking for the fuller one, it arrived wide outside off and he drilled it past cover

End of over 18 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 144/6 (RR: 8.00)

    • DT Christian 20 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • DB Ravi Teja 1 (1b)
    • R McLaren 3-0-33-2
    • PC Valthaty 3-0-17-2

Valthaty to Ravi Teja, 1 wide, goes for the big sweep over fine leg, but misses this one down the leg side


Valthaty to Ravi Teja, 1 run, slower and fuller one around middle leg, squeezed away to long on


Valthaty to Christian, FOUR, goes hard at a length ball, and the outside edge flies wide of short third man


Valthaty to Christian, SIX, Dan goes big over wide long off, that;s what he has been picked for, stands in the crease and smacks a fuller one in to the crowd


Valthaty to Christian, no run, cannot get this one away, fuller and he pushes it down the track


Valthaty to Christian, OUT, Dan misses and Paul hits, went for the big slog down the ground, missed the length ball and Paul hits the top of off stump

DT Christian b Valthaty 30 (14b 2x4 2x6) SR: 214.28


Valthaty to Mishra, OUT, yet another wicket for Paul, what is happening, Mishra went outside off and went for the scoop over short fine leg, misses the ball and was struck on the pads, umpire thinks that is a goner, and Paul is grinning widely

A Mishra lbw b Valthaty 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 19 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 156/8 (RR: 8.21)

    • DB Ravi Teja 2 (2b)
    • PC Valthaty 4-0-29-4
    • R McLaren 3-0-33-2

Harris to Ravi Teja, FOUR, shuffles across and outside the line of this short one, and pulls it away in the air fine on the leg side


Harris to Ravi Teja, 2 runs, full toss driven towards mid off, there is a misfield and they come back for the second


Harris to Ravi Teja, 1 run, looks to launch a full delivery out of the ground, but cannot connect cleanly, they pinch the single even as the bowler rushes towards the ball


Harris to Steyn, no run, full and outside off stump, Steyn misses as he backs away and then tries to squeeze it away


Harris to Steyn, 1 run, full toss around off, Steyn cannot get underneath it and swings it down to long off


Harris to Ravi Teja, 1 run, good delivery to end, full and outside off stump, squeezed away to point

Paul Valthaty: "On a small ground with short boundaries I have to have some variations. At my pace around 110 kph, I need to have some thing up my sleeve. Jason Gillespie saw me bowl in the nets, I think I impressed him, and he recommended me to Adam."

Dan Christian: "Satisfied with the score. There are runs on this pitch but our fast bowlers will enjoy bowling on it as well."

Well, Valthaty surprised the Deccan batsmen with the slower ones on his way to four wickets. Prevented Deccan from running away to a huge total, but this not a bad score on this wicket. There is some help for the seamers.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 165/8

    • DB Ravi Teja 10 (6b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 1 (2b)
    • RJ Harris 4-0-31-1
    • PC Valthaty 4-0-29-4





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