Indian Premier League - 16th match

Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Welcome to the Pune v Delhi game. The irritating 'brrr' cola drink ad is on the telly, and it's pretty hot outside; hopefully we shall have a fun game to watch.

The experts reckon this pitch has bounce and might offer some help to the seamers.The ball should come on to the bat well, or so they say.

Yuvraj: "Great to have two wins under our belt. Hopefully we can get the third win. We know what's the wicket is like and we will get the crowd support. No injuries, touch wood. The ball will come to the bat nicely and it looks a good batting track."

Sehwag: "We have couple of changes and hopefully this new combination will do the trick. Unfortunately Morne is unfit."

Toss: Sehwag has decided to bowl first. "We love to chase here. Last couple of game, teams batting second have won. You will know the target and you can bat accordingly. Van der merwe, Morne and Chand are not playing. James Hopes, Matthew Wade and Umesh Yadav are in.

Yuvraj: I would have batted first. Evening it might do something. 160-170 should be a good score. We have one change- Abhishek jhunjwala in for murali Kartik."

Jesse Ryder: "The top order has been doing the job for us so far. The patch will be a bit flatter now and hopefully do something (under lights) when we bowl."

Purav sends in the first comment of the day. And its from the left field. : "Why not start using baseball type balls for making the game more bowler friendly? Commentators using terms like curveball,fastball,splitter,knuckleball will make it more interesting and danny morrison will less use the terms like "guess what,it's a six (when the ball is overpitched) And maybe i am a dreamer,but am i the only one?"

Well, Purav, it was a bowler from USA, Bart King, who used his baseball upbringing and helped perfect swing bowling in the early 20th century. So there has been always a great connection

Vineet: "So delhi's Indo-aussie team is short of star players except sehwag. The 4 overseas guys are fringe aussies, not playing international cricket for australia."

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Smid: "@Purav. Sure. What next, MVP, Barry Bonds, The World Series...?"

Ron: "where the hell is ajit agarkar? why viru is avoiding him? " aag the fire!

Anwar: "This year if Delhi finishes last, it shouldn't be surprise for anyone with the team they have. It's going to be very tough for Sehwag."

Zahoor: "why delhi are not playing agarkar or the much talked about bowler varun aaron on this surface where there is help for seamers and why play expensive umesh yadav"

Apoorv Singhal: "I used to be a short-tempered angry young delhite. Then someone told me about the IPL auction. I watched the Delhi owners auction and it turned out to be a great lesson in anger management! Now I'm completely anger free! Try it NOW! Watch as Sehwag leads a domestic team to one loss after another!"

Rajeev: "Whats up with Indias Fastest bowler Aaron I thought we were all excited to watch him probably Viru must have taken him to the cleaners in the nets hence no go"

veer: "@Ron... Agarkar is resting man...age therapy to keep himself young ... he is our evergreen bowler who can play anytime and hes young and will always remain young. Remember 2007 world cup t20 when india won and the focus was on youngsters ... Agarkar stil made it to the team :):)"

Venu to bowl his offbreaks first-up. Sehwag gave the new ball to Dinda, then saw Ryder on strike and gave the ball to Venugopal Rao

0.1

Venugopal Rao to Ryder, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, nudged to the on side

0.2

Venugopal Rao to Ryder, no run, stays back to punch it to cover

0.3

Venugopal Rao to Ryder, 2 runs, Top edges the slog sweep and Dinda moved in from deep midwicket but didn't reach the ball. He could have rushed faster . hmmm

0.4

Venugopal Rao to Ryder, SIX, Thumpy thump! Jesse goes down town. He leaned forward and let the bottom-hand work over time. The ball soared over long-on

0.5

Venugopal Rao to Ryder, SIX, More fun from Ryder. He went down on his knee, fetched this from outside off and absolutely thumped this over long-on

0.6

Venugopal Rao to Ryder, no run, pushes this back to the bowler

End of over 1 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 14/0 (RR: 14.00)
JD Ryder    14* (6b 2x6)      Y Venugopal Rao    1-0-14-0
GC Smith    0* (0b)     

Ashok Dinda runs in with the big broad foreband of his. Rumesh Ratnayake would have approved.

1.1

Dinda to Smith, no run, Edge? Surely? Huge noise! What's happening out there! It was a shortish delivery well outside off and Smith went for the cut and there was huge noise and edge. Half-hearted appeal, though. Why? Oh dear...

1.2

Dinda to Smith, FOUR, And salt and injury and all that jazz. Smith whips this full-length delivery to square-leg boundary

1.3

Dinda to Smith, no run, full in length outside off stump, pushed out to mid-off

1.4

Dinda to Smith, no run, stays behind the line to defend to the on side

Huh! what was that.. I still can't believe Dinda didn't scream out an appeal. How he didn't hear that noise? I blame that head band

1.5

Dinda to Smith, 1 run, short in length, pulled away past square-leg for a single

1.6

Dinda to Ryder, no run, stays beside the line of a length delivery outside off and punches it to point

End of over 2 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 19/0 (RR: 9.50)
JD Ryder    14* (7b 2x6)      AB Dinda    1-0-5-0
GC Smith    5* (5b 1x4)      Y Venugopal Rao    1-0-14-0

"Experts are confusing me, pitch has help for the seamers and ball will come on to the bat paradoxical right?," says Harshad. Ha ! I know, on the evidence of the first two overs, it looks flat and good for batting.

Rishabh Jain: "I guess hearing aid is becoming an important part of the cricket kits these days. So many times this has been happening in the recent past. How could they not hear it?"

2.1

Pathan to Smith, no run, leans forward to push this to mid-on

2.2

Pathan to Smith, no run, Smith rushes down the track and has a big swing but misses. The ball bounces once before it reaches the keeper

2.3

Pathan to Smith, no run, takes a step forward and drives this gentle full delivery back down the track and Irfan stops it

2.4

Pathan to Smith, no run, moves outside leg and cuts this full-length delivery to point

2.5

Pathan to Smith, 2 runs, leans across to knife this length delivery on the up and through point for couple of runs

Niro: "If Sehwag fail in this chase it's gonna be another sad end delhi....!"

2.6

Pathan to Smith, no run, full length delivery around off, Smith goes hard into the on drive and ends up mistiming it to mid-on

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
GC Smith    7* (11b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-2-0
JD Ryder    14* (7b 2x6)      AB Dinda    1-0-5-0

3.1

Dinda to Ryder, 1 leg bye, goes for a big slog to the leg side, misses and is struck on the pads. It was outside leg

3.2

Dinda to Smith, FOUR, Slam-pull! It was slightly short of length and Smith pulls it to the midwicket boundary. He fetched it from around off stump line and crashed it

3.3

Dinda to Smith, 1 run, fuller in length, just outside off, Smith tries to heave it to the on side and edges it through backward square-leg

3.4

Dinda to Ryder, no run, Another big swing and a miss. This was a length delivery just outside off and Ryder goes for the pull

3.5

Dinda to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder, again, tries to do too much. He backs away and tries to punch this straight delivery. No room and he is cramped up but gets an inside edge to leg slip region

3.6

Dinda to Smith, OUT, No need to appeal for this one. Dinda pumps his fists and roars. It was a short of length delivery angling away from Smith, who perhaps buoyant after a successful pull shot earlier in the over, goes for another. But this is going away from the off stump and he top edges it to Irfan at third man

GC Smith c Pathan b Dinda 12 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

End of over 4 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 28/1 (RR: 7.00)
     AB Dinda    2-0-11-1
JD Ryder    15* (10b 2x6)      IK Pathan    1-0-2-0

4.1

Pathan to Ryder, no run, on the off stump line, pushed out to point

4.2

Pathan to Ryder, FOUR, Bosh! This was definition of bosh. It was a length delivery from Irfan who probably thought he had bowled a decent delivery. Ryder took a step forward and smoked through the line. Hit on the up. It screamed past Irfan

4.3

Pathan to Ryder, SIX, Now he provides the meaning of boom. A gentle short of length delivery and its sailing over midwicket. Ryder had unfurled a crashing pull. Irfan fans, be worried, very worried!

4.4

Pathan to Ryder, 1 bye, keeper stands up and can only make a half-stop after Ryder misses a pull

4.5

Pathan to Manhas, 1 wide, "PRESSURE!" screams Brad hogg as Irfan pushes this wide outside off stump

4.5

Pathan to Manhas, no run, stays back to punch this back to the bowler

4.6

Pathan to Manhas, 2 runs, gets back and pulls this in the air towards deep square-leg

End of over 5 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 42/1 (RR: 8.40)
M Manhas    2* (2b)      IK Pathan    2-0-15-0
JD Ryder    25* (14b 1x4 3x6)      AB Dinda    2-0-11-1

Vinci: "@Harshad-Pitch reading is very much like weather forecasting. The last time they get it right was during the monsoons in 1987. IMHO, the best way to read the pitch is to read the scorecard after the match" Ooh la la!

5.1

Yadav to Ryder, FOUR, Wow! What timing from Jesse! It was a length delivery on the off stump, Ryder stays adjacent to the line, opens the bat-face and sliced it through backward point. Fab timing.

Geoff: "bad move not dropping that one. the longer smith batted the better for delhi"

5.2

Yadav to Ryder, FOUR, The bouncer on the off and middle line. Blink. The ball is being thrown back from midwicket boundary. Feisty pull

5.3

Yadav to Ryder, (no ball) FOUR, More violence. Imperious hitting. It was the short-pitched delivery outside off and Ryder carves it over point

5.3

Yadav to Ryder, 1 run, finally, a full delivery and Ryder edges this to fine-leg. he was looking to drag this through wide mid-on

5.4

Yadav to Manhas, FOUR, Slasher! Low full toss outside off and the batsman crouches to slash it to third man boundary. Umesh Yadav winces.

5.5

Yadav to Manhas, 2 runs, full in length on the middle, whipped through midwicket

5.6

Yadav to Manhas, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, cut away to right of warner at wide third man

End of over 6 (21 runs) Pune Warriors 63/1 (RR: 10.50)
M Manhas    9* (5b 1x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-21-0
JD Ryder    38* (18b 4x4 3x6)      IK Pathan    2-0-15-0

Rohit Arora: "why the heck Hopes isn't bowling?? he is DD's only hope today..be it steadying the ship with the batting or the bowling.."

6.1

Hopes to Manhas, no run, full in length, on the middle, defended to midwicket

6.2

Hopes to Manhas, 2 runs, leans forward to flick this full-length delivery through backward square-leg. They turn for second. Could have been risky but Umesh Yadav's throw is pretty wide at the non-striker's end.

6.3

Hopes to Manhas, no run, Quick bouncer from Hopes and it screams over the batsman

6.4

Hopes to Manhas, no run, full in length, moving in to the pads, rolls away to the off side

6.5

Hopes to Manhas, no run, slips in a slower one down the leg side, rolls off the pad and the keeper dives

Time out

6.6

Hopes to Manhas, 1 run, tries the short ball, pulled away to deep midwicket

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 66/1 (RR: 9.42)
M Manhas    12* (11b 1x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-3-0
JD Ryder    38* (18b 4x4 3x6)      UT Yadav    1-0-21-0

Devang: "i am a big irfan fan.there was a time when i laughed at those who didn't like him.now it is time for them to laugh at me.what has happened to him?cry................."

Sunil: "Sehwag didn't pick Agarkar because he might be expensive , so they picked Umesh Yadav instead of him . Umesh , who ? You know , the guy who got hit for 19 runs in an over just now ."

7.1

Nadeem to Manhas, no run, moves outside leg and drives straight to extra cover

7.2

Nadeem to Manhas, no run, moves down the track, looking for the lofted hit but beaten by the dip and edges it to short third man

7.3

Nadeem to Manhas, 1 run, this one turns from the middle line, dabbed to on side for a single

7.4

Nadeem to Ryder, 1 run, quicker one, on the pads, turned to deep backward square-leg

7.5

Nadeem to Manhas, 1 wide, quick again but pushes it wide down the leg side

7.5

Nadeem to Manhas, 1 run, gets back to nudge this to short fine-leg region for a single

7.6

Nadeem to Ryder, SIX, Crowd killer! Ryder crashes this full delivery amidst the screaming fans beyond midwicket boundary. It was shaping to be a good over but that hit has upset Nadeem's figures.

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 76/1 (RR: 9.50)
JD Ryder    45* (20b 4x4 4x6)      S Nadeem    1-0-10-0
M Manhas    14* (15b 1x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-3-0

8.1

Hopes to Manhas, no run, cuts from the off-stump line but its intercepted at backward point

8.2

Hopes to Manhas, SIX, Six over fine-leg boundary! Hopes tries the bouncer and Mithun Manhas hooks it up and over.

8.3

Hopes to Manhas, OUT, rushes down the track, looking for the big hit over mid-off, but can't find the elevation and hits it straight to Warner at mid-off

M Manhas c Warner b Hopes 20 (18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

8.4

Hopes to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, picks a single with a dab to left of backward point

8.5

Hopes to Ryder, 1 run, fullish delivery around off, eased to long-on

8.6

Hopes to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in the zone outside off and Yuvraj is beaten, pushing inside the line

End of over 9 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 84/2 (RR: 9.33)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)      JR Hopes    2-0-11-1
JD Ryder    46* (21b 4x4 4x6)      S Nadeem    1-0-10-0

9.1

Nadeem to Ryder, 2 runs, Dropped by Dinda at deep midwicket. What a clanger! Ryder didn't connect as well as he would have liked with his slog sweep and Dinda positioned himself under the white ball and waited. And waited. And dropped it

9.2

Nadeem to Ryder, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side of the pitch

9.3

Nadeem to Ryder, SIX, 50 from 24 balls for jesse; the 2nd-fastest of this IPl. Ryder went down the track and smashed this way beyond the long-on boundary

9.4

Nadeem to Ryder, FOUR, Aaron Finch follows Dinda's footsteps. Not a drop but a poor effort to stop this sweep shot from Ryder. Finch moved to his right and put his right hand out very casually. And missed.

9.5

Nadeem to Ryder, 2 runs, worked through the on side for 2 runs

9.6

Nadeem to Ryder, OUT, Finch seeks redemption and Ryder's entertaining knock ends. Ryder top edged this sweep shot and Finch came forward from deep backward square-leg to take this simple catch

JD Ryder c Finch b Nadeem 60 (27b 5x4 5x6) SR: 222.22

End of over 10 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 98/3 (RR: 9.80)
     S Nadeem    2-0-24-1
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)      JR Hopes    2-0-11-1

Rohit Sen: "Biggest problem with Irfan is that he doesnt accept that his game has deteriorated and there is a problem. If he overcomes denial maybe he would work towards improving. India needs an allrounder but not someone who bowls 'pace' at 115kmph."

10.1

Yadav to Uthappa, 1 run, rising delivery outside off, tapped to third man

10.2

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, square drives this full delivery past point for a single

10.3

Yadav to Uthappa, 1 run, short in length and outside off, run down to left of third man for a single

KK: "s it Shahbaaz Nadeem or Ventakapathy Raju??"

10.4

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, no run, overpitched outside off, squeezed out to backward point

10.5

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets behind the line to defend this one to cover

10.6

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to drive to mid-off for a single. Umesh Yadav, who bowled too many short deliveries in his first over, corrected his length this time.

End of over 11 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 102/3 (RR: 9.27)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (6b)      UT Yadav    0.1-0-25-0
RV Uthappa    2* (2b)      S Nadeem    2-0-24-1

11.1

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward to jab this to the on side.

11.2

Nadeem to Uthappa, no run, full on a length on the middle, defended back to the bowler

11.3

Nadeem to Uthappa, 1 run, turns from the off stump, extra bounce as well, pushed out to sweeper cover

11.4

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle and leg line, from a length, Yuvraj goes for the sweep but doesn't connect well

11.5

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, drifts this outside leg and Yuvraj connects with the sweep shot this time,

11.6

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets back to push this delivery on middle and off line back to the bowler

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 108/3 (RR: 9.00)
Yuvraj Singh    8* (10b 1x4)      S Nadeem    3-0-30-1
RV Uthappa    3* (4b)      UT Yadav    0.1-0-25-0

12.1

Yadav to Uthappa, no run, around the off stump line, stabbed to the on side

12.2

Yadav to Uthappa, 1 run, shuffles across and punches this length delivery to long-on for a single

12.3

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flicked away for a single

12.4

Yadav to Uthappa, no run, walked right across the stumps, gets outside and Umesh hurls it really full; Robin pushes it to mid-off

12.5

Yadav to Uthappa, no run, shuffles across and goes for that pull shot but it wasn't all that short and he misses it completely

12.6

Yadav to Uthappa, no run, And again.

What's a cow corner? "An unconventional fielding position, more commonly found in the lower reaches of the game, on the midwicket/long-on boundary. The term is thought to have originated at Dulwich College where there was the corner of a field containing livestock on that edge of the playing area. Fielders were dispatched to the "cow corner" "

From a glossary of cricketing terms

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 110/3 (RR: 8.46)
RV Uthappa    4* (9b)      UT Yadav    2-0-27-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (11b 1x4)      S Nadeem    3-0-30-1

13.1

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Massive! He took a step forward and whipped it up and over midwicket in some style. Great timing. That lovely big bat swing and it came down ferociously on the ball

13.2

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, works this for a single

13.3

Nadeem to Uthappa, OUT, goes down the track and tries to smash this over long-off but the ball turned a bit and he ended up slicing it, carving it a bit and couldn't clear long-off. Caught at the boundary

RV Uthappa c Warner b Nadeem 4 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

13.4

Nadeem to Mishra, no run, lovely delivery. Turn and bounce. Mishra is beaten, pushing away from the body

13.5

Nadeem to Mishra, 1 run, gets back to push this to left of cover where Dinda makes a mess. Again.

13.6

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, presses back to pull this to long-on for a single

End of over 14 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 119/4 (RR: 8.50)
Yuvraj Singh    17* (14b 1x4 1x6)      S Nadeem    4-0-39-2
MD Mishra    1* (2b)      UT Yadav    2-0-27-0

14.1

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full delivery on the off and middle, for a moment I thought Yuvraj was going to go downtown but he lunged out to push it to mid-off

14.2

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, goes after this short and wide delivery outside off but doesn't connect

14.2

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length, on the middle and leg, tucking up Yuvraj who defends

14.3

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Over the keeper! Take your pick from the cliches: "You can't place a fielder for that," Or "Safest place on the field!" ... It was a bouncer and Yuvraj top-edged the pull

14.4

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, backs away and drives this full delivery to left of sweeper cover.

14.5

Yadav to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another short delivery this time, Yuvraj takes his eyes off the ball and stabs it to fine-leg region for a single.

14.6

Yadav to Mishra, 1 run, around the off stump, pushed out to third man

End of over 15 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 128/4 (RR: 8.53)
MD Mishra    2* (3b)      UT Yadav    3-0-36-0
Yuvraj Singh    24* (19b 2x4 1x6)      S Nadeem    4-0-39-2

Abhiram: "@sunil. you wanted agarkar in place of umesh yadav. but now you can see that umesh yadav has staged a very good comeback in his 2nd spell.."

15.1

Pathan to Mishra, 1 run, slower one from Irfan, on a length and on the middle line, punched out to long-on

15.2

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, goes for a pull shot and it lands safely wide to the left of long-on fielder

15.3

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, drags this slower one through to deep midwicket region for couple of runs

15.4

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Oh beautiful! Yuvraj backed away outside leg stump and adjusted to yet another slower one.. And he walloped through the line so neatly that it went sailing over long-off

15.5

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, dabs this to the off for a single

15.6

Pathan to Mishra, 1 run, yorker length delivery just outside off, squeezed out to short third man region

End of over 16 (13 runs) Pune Warriors 141/4 (RR: 8.81)
MD Mishra    4* (5b)      IK Pathan    3-0-28-0
Yuvraj Singh    35* (23b 2x4 2x6)      UT Yadav    3-0-36-0

Tinku: "Also why the heck the dish tv ad next to the commentary column gives two option "yes" and "no" for question "are you hded yet?" when they are not click-able?" THey are trying to screw with your mind.

Sunil: "@Abhiram . I can appreciate that . My apologies to Yadav . However I still think Agarkar is of more value to this Delhi side . He at least bats better ."

Aby: "how can Irfan bowl a slower ball when his fast ball is just about 120kmph"

16.1

Hopes to Mishra, no run, shortish delivery, Mishra goes for the pull but doesn't quite connect

16.2

Hopes to Mishra, 1 run, the slower bouncer, and it has been pulled away to fine-leg region

Rahul: "I still can't believe Irfan Pathan was bought for $1.9m. Ridiculous .."

16.3

Hopes to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, doesn't time as well as he would have liked but picks up a single with a drive to long-on

16.4

Hopes to Mishra, 1 run, slower one, on a length, around off and middle, turned to right of midwicket for a single

16.5

Hopes to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, the super over continues. This is a yorker and Yuvraj digs it out to the off

Abhitej: "agarkar can be brought in replacing irfan pathan also...as he is also doing no good to daredevils..."

16.6

Hopes to Mishra, 1 run, the bouncer around off and Mishra pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 146/4 (RR: 8.58)
MD Mishra    7* (9b)      JR Hopes    3-0-16-1
Yuvraj Singh    37* (25b 2x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-28-0

More tears from Ankit: "Irfan has lost almost everything in his bowling...the pace,the swing...all gone! Sad thing to a once promising talent...:("

17.1

Dinda to Mishra, no run, goes down the track, but doesn't connect with the drive. The ball rolls off the inside half of the pad - he was struck outside the line of the leg stump - to the keeper.

17.2

Dinda to Mishra, OUT, the back-of-the-hand slower one.. very s l o w and Mishra waited. And waited. He finally went for the pull but Sehwag jumps at midwicket to pouch it.

MD Mishra c Sehwag b Dinda 7 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

17.3

Dinda to Parnell, no run, the slow bouncer this time and a surprised Parnell chops it off the edge and on the bounce to the keeper

17.4

Dinda to Parnell, no run, full delivery, on the middle and off, pushed out to left of Dinda who dives to stop it. No runs so far in this over.

17.5

Dinda to Parnell, 1 run, low full toss this time, pushed through to deep cover

17.6

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Killer strike! What a lovely clean swing of the bat. He opened up his stance and swung through the line of a length delivery outside off and down to the long-off boundary

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 151/5 (RR: 8.38)
Yuvraj Singh    41* (26b 3x4 2x6)      AB Dinda    3-0-16-2
WD Parnell    1* (3b)      JR Hopes    3-0-16-1

Rahul: "I would actually LOVE to see Pathan on the bench, regardless of who replaces him. Imagine your $1.9m buy not being good enough to be in your playing XI, lol .. that would be hilarious."

18.1

Hopes to Parnell, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side.

18.1

Hopes to Parnell, no run, fullish delivery on the off, driven straight to short extra cover

18.2

Hopes to Parnell, 1 run, slower one outside off and Parnell adjusted to the slower pace and dragged it to deep midwicket

18.3

Hopes to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and moving away from Yuvraj, who ends up slicing an attempted big hit and it lands safely beyond the off-side 30-yard circle

18.4

Hopes to Parnell, FOUR, full and straight from the bowler and the batsman too goes straight down the ground. He smacked that really hard

18.5

Hopes to Parnell, 2 runs, low full toss on the middle, heaved away to right of Umesh at deep midwicket region

18.6

Hopes to Parnell, 1 run, moves outside leg and heaves to Umesh at deep midwicket

Sunil: "I can imagine Mishra thinking "Slower one .. its coming...its coming..coming..YES ...oops !"

End of over 19 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 161/5 (RR: 8.47)
WD Parnell    9* (8b 1x4)      JR Hopes    4-0-26-1
Yuvraj Singh    42* (27b 3x4 2x6)      AB Dinda    3-0-16-2

19.1

Dinda to Parnell, 1 run, shortish delivery, mistimes the pull to midwicket for a single

19.2

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, slower cutter, forced down to left of long-off for couple of runs

19.3

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Sehwag holds his head. . It was the slower bouncer that cut away from Yuvraj who checked his pull and it flew off the top edge over the keeper!

19.4

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, A shot from Yuvraj poster. The front foot was cleared outside leg, the back knee was bent a little and that big at swing came crashing down to send the ball flying over wide long-on

19.5

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Thwack! It was a length delivery outside off and Yuvraj flat-batted it violently over long-on

19.6

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, the quick bouncer and Yuvraj is late on the pull. The ball flies past Yuvraj. After a short delay, the square-leg ump says that will be a wide. It went just over Yuvraj's head. Sehwag has a chat with the ump.

19.6

Dinda to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, What a finish! Delhi seemed to have done well in the last few overs to drag back the run -rate but Yuvraj singh has finished off in some style. It was the bouncer, Yuvraj seemed to be ready for it and crash-pulled it way over midwicket

188 is the target. Rapid start from Jesse Ryder, who fell to Nadeem. James Hopes applied the squeeze, Umesh Yadav's second spell was better and just when Delhi was looking at a decent target, Yuvraj exploded in the end.

Join us in a short while for the chase

End of over 20 (26 runs) Pune Warriors 187/5
Yuvraj Singh    66* (32b 4x4 5x6)      AB Dinda    4-0-42-2
WD Parnell    10* (9b 1x4)      JR Hopes    4-0-26-1
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Apr 17, 2011

James Hopes is all smiles after hitting the winning runs, Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai, April 17, 2011

James Hopes is all smiles after hitting the winning runs

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Aaron Finch reaches out to a wide one, Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai, April 17, 2011

Aaron Finch reaches out to a wide one

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