Indian Premier League, 19th match: Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers at Delhi, Apr 19, 2011
Deccan Chargers won by 16 runs
19 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Out come Delhi, looking pumped to be playing at home and the Chargers openers.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the 19th match of the IPL, it is Delhi against Deccan at Delhi. It is hot and there is some breeze blowing across, the players are warming up. Toss and teams coming up, stay tuned.

Delhi and Deccan are at the moment lying at the bottom of the table with 2 points each. Time for both teams to show their mettle.

The track looks flat and looks good for batting. Time for the toss, Simon Doul says 'Namsthe India'. Deccan wins and will be batting.

JP Duminy has been left out of the Chargers line-up and Cameron White, who arrived from Dhaka during their last game, is in. Harmeet Singh comes in for Ishant Sharma as well.

Delhi also make two changes: Morne Morkel and Yogesh Nagar, the spinner, are in for Matthew Wade and Umesh Yadav.


Dinda to Sohal, FOUR, good length, but too wide and driven through the covers, sweet stroke to open the innings


Dinda to Sohal, no run, defended on the leg side


Dinda to Sohal, 1 run, tapped down close to the pitch on the off-side, quick running ensures they get through easily


Dinda to Dhawan, no run, driven off the front foot, can't get past mid-off


Dinda to Dhawan, FOUR, driven again, at a more acute angle and beats the mid-off fielder. Touch too full from Dinda as he searches for swing


Dinda to Dhawan, FOUR, now Dinda stays on the short side and it's hoicked over square leg, great starts for the Chargers

End of over 1 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 13/0 (RR: 13.00)

    • S Dhawan 8 (3b 2x4)
    • S Sohal 5 (3b 1x4)
    • AB Dinda 1-0-13-0

Irfan Pathan getting the new ball, not Morne Morkel


Pathan to Sohal, 1 run, tapped onto the leg side, quick running again, just a hint of movement in for Pathan


Pathan to Dhawan, no run, good length, cut to point


Pathan to Dhawan, OUT, oh my word! chopped on! Dhawan slashes at the ball that swings away from the left-hander and inside edges it onto middle stump. Good move to open with Pathan

S Dhawan b Pathan 8 (5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

As Kumar Sangakkara comes out to bat at three, James from UK is one of many people asking: "Is JP Duminy injured? If not, based on current form, why on earth is White preferred to him?"


Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler


Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, full delivery, punched into the covers, can't pierce the inner ring


Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, defened to point, superb over first up from Irfan

End of over 2 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 14/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • S Sohal 6 (4b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-1-1
    • AB Dinda 1-0-13-0

Morne Morkel takes over from Dinda


Morkel to Sohal, no run, Sohal wafts at it outside off, nothing shot really and is lucky not to get an edge


Morkel to Sohal, 1 run, drifting into Sohal, who plays to mid-on


Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, chopped down to mid on, Sanga gets it on the inside half of the bat


Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and driven, beautiful shot by Sanga, found the gap in the covers and drilled the ball through it


Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, driven into the covers again, nothing close to the type of shot played off the last ball


Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, touch shorter, turned off the hip to fine leg

End of over 3 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 20/1 (RR: 6.66)

    • KC Sangakkara 5 (7b 1x4)
    • S Sohal 7 (6b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 1-0-6-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-1-1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, trying too hard is Irfan, down the leg side, wide called


Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, swinging away, too much in fact, ends up being too wide and Sanga square cuts through point, great timing again


Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, better line and length, driven back to Irfan, who darts to his left to field off his own bowling


Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, driven to the covers, straight to the fielder


Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven on the on side now, beats the fielder and is picked up on the edge of the ring


Pathan to Sohal, FOUR, clever. Sohal plays a nifty little shot, angling the face of hsi bat to the leg side and chipping it down to fine leg


Pathan to Sohal, no run, betas Sohal, short of a length, Sohal looks to play to thrid man

End of over 4 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 30/1 (RR: 7.50)

    • S Sohal 11 (8b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (11b 2x4)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-11-1
    • M Morkel 1-0-6-0

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, driven to Finch at extra cover, who pounces and hurls in the throw at the keepers end, direct hit would have been gone


Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 wide, quite a distance outside off, called wide


Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, pitched outside leg it seems, Morne Morkel is apparently not feeling well


Morkel to Sohal, 1 run, tapped to point


Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, leading edge to point, not played too well but he gets one


Morkel to Sohal, 2 runs, steered down to third man, angles the bat well and Pathan fields well on the boundary


Morkel to Sohal, no run, Morkel finsihes well, beats the bat with the last ball of the over

End of over 5 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 36/1 (RR: 7.20)

    • S Sohal 14 (11b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 11 (14b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 2-0-11-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-11-1

Dinda is back


Dinda to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga dances out to him and flicks away to deep square leg, doesn't get as much bat on that as he would have liked


Dinda to Sohal, no run, moves away and keeps low, Sohal can't reach it


Dinda to Sohal, no run, straighter ball, tucks Sohal up who defends on the leg side

Here's someone wishing some bad fortune on Sanga. Aditi: "I keep waiting for Sanga to get out. A bit masochistic, since I love watching him play, but this side is too dependent on him."


Dinda to Sohal, FOUR, beats third man, played very fine, anlged bat, guided it past point and it's through


Dinda to Sohal, 1 run, middle and off stump line, rolls around the ground past square leg


Dinda to Sangakkara, 1 run, chopped down the ground, not well timed and it's just one to mid-off

End of over 6 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 43/1 (RR: 7.16)

    • KC Sangakkara 13 (16b 2x4)
    • S Sohal 19 (15b 3x4)
    • AB Dinda 2-0-20-0
    • M Morkel 2-0-11-0

James Hopes introduced


Hopes to Sangakkara, no run, defended to mid-on


Hopes to Sangakkara, no run, change of pace, Sanga looks to drive on the off side but can't make contact


Hopes to Sangakkara, FOUR, what timing. Driven past Hopes, bisects long off and long on and it's a classy boundary


Hopes to Sangakkara, 1 run, tapped into the covers, scrambled singles


Hopes to Sohal, 1 run, picked up nicely and chipped over mid-on, thoughts of a second there, not taken


Hopes to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to long-off, off the back foot and brings up the 50

End of over 7 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 50/1 (RR: 7.14)

    • KC Sangakkara 19 (21b 3x4)
    • S Sohal 20 (16b 3x4)
    • JR Hopes 1-0-7-0
    • AB Dinda 2-0-20-0

Spin now with Shahbaaz Nadeem


Nadeem to Sangakkara, 1 run, on legstump line, pushed to mid-wicket


Nadeem to Sohal, 1 run, pushed through the covers


Nadeem to Sangakkara, SIX, tossed up and Sanga isn't going to let that go. He lofts it over deep mid-wicket


Nadeem to Sangakkara, no run, defended to mid-on


Nadeem to Sangakkara, FOUR, beautiful shot, played late, placed in a good spot, in the gap at deep mid-wicket, Sanga was well down the pitch for that


Nadeem to Sangakkara, FOUR, another four, turned to backward square leg, Sanga cashing in and it's Time Out time

Bad news from Bangalore, where today's second game is taking place, it has started raining there.

End of over 8 (16 runs) Deccan Chargers 66/1 (RR: 8.25)

    • KC Sangakkara 34 (26b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Sohal 21 (17b 3x4)
    • S Nadeem 1-0-16-0
    • JR Hopes 1-0-7-0

Hopes to Sohal, FOUR, lucky, lucky, good ball, outside edge, runs away to third man


Hopes to Sohal, 1 run, turned to deep backward square


Hopes to Sangakkara, 1 run, good stride in, driven off the front foot through the covers, tame stroke really


Hopes to Sohal, FOUR, not so lucky at third man this time, guided there beautifully, played late, takes advantage of the fact that thid man is in the circle


Hopes to Sohal, 1 run, turned again to backward square leg


Hopes to Sangakkara, no run, pushed into the covers

End of over 9 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 77/1 (RR: 8.55)

    • KC Sangakkara 35 (28b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Sohal 31 (21b 5x4)
    • JR Hopes 2-0-18-0
    • S Nadeem 1-0-16-0

Yogesh Nagar gets his chance


Nagar to Sohal, 2 runs, run down to deep backward point


Nagar to Sohal, 1 run, dabbed to cover, sneaky single taken


Nagar to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed to long-on, decent line being bowled here


Nagar to Sohal, 1 run, cut down to deep point, Sanga got on the back foot well


Nagar to Sangakkara, FOUR, dancing queen, Sohal comes down the wicket and gets it in the air to deep extra cover. Morne Morkel makes a hash of it, totally inelegant, gets to it with one hand and then lets it roll away for four


Nagar to Sangakkara, FOUR, Morne Morkel, the ball is following you. He is flat on his face this time and lets another one through

End of over 10 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 90/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 44 (31b 7x4 1x6)
    • S Sohal 35 (24b 5x4)
    • Y Nagar 1-0-13-0
    • JR Hopes 2-0-18-0

Pathan is back


Pathan to Sohal, no run, immediately gets a good line and length and Sohal defends


Pathan to Sohal, FOUR, well timed, beats the man at the mid-wicket and the one on the rope


Pathan to Sohal, no run, pushed to point, better fielding and all thoughts of a run are quickly quelled


Pathan to Sohal, FOUR, wants to be clever and what was that. Sohal wants to play that cute shot to fine leg, but gets the toe end, beats the keeper and runs away for four at third man


Pathan to Sohal, 1 run, full and driven to long-on


Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga again. Hoicked to deep mid-wicket, Deccan well on target for 180 or more

After Morne's mishaps, Dr Tam has this for us: "McDonald would have been a far better choice than half-fit Morney. McDonald impressed everyone with his hard hitting and wicket taking ability in the Big Bash."

End of over 11 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 103/1 (RR: 9.36)

    • KC Sangakkara 48 (32b 8x4 1x6)
    • S Sohal 44 (29b 7x4)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-24-1
    • Y Nagar 1-0-13-0

Dinda to Sohal, no run, goes right through Sohal, nips away a touch and there's nothing he can do with that


Dinda to Sohal, 1 run, full, driven to long-on


Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga slaps at that one, only as far as mid-wicket


Dinda to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga makes some room and drives to long off but that's not very well timed

I said 180 on the cards for DC, Chaitanya says more: "Dont want to be the one to jinx it , but with Chipli, White and Christian to come, DC look good to get 200+"


Dinda to Sohal, 1 run, nudged past point, off the back foot


Dinda to Sangakkara, OUT, superb catch by Finch, backpedalling from inside the circle. Sanga hasn't been timing well this over and goes aerial with that one on the on side but Finch has it covered. Sanga falls for 49, seems we've jinxed them

KC Sangakkara c Finch b Dinda 49 (35b 8x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

End of over 12 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 106/2 (RR: 8.83)

    • S Sohal 46 (32b 7x4)
    • AB Dinda 3-0-23-1
    • IK Pathan 3-0-24-1

Cameron White is at the crease now


Nadeem to White, 1 run, delicate tap into the off side, takes off straight away for the run and gets it even though the fielding was sharp


Nadeem to Sohal, 1 run, smacked to long on


Nadeem to White, no run, defended into the covers


Nadeem to White, 1 run, White wants to go big, but reaches long off and ambles through


Nadeem to Sohal, 2 runs, pulled down to deep mid wicket, gets a couple


Nadeem to Sohal, 1 run, clipped on the leg side, well played fifty for Sohal, he has batted nicely so far, but will want to stick around until the end

While the Time Out happens we have a weather update from Bangalore, where today's second game will take place. It has stopped raining but is still very gloomy

End of over 13 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 112/2 (RR: 8.61)

    • S Sohal 50 (35b 7x4)
    • CL White 2 (3b)
    • S Nadeem 2-0-22-0
    • AB Dinda 3-0-23-1

NJ wanst to apply a reverse jinx: "@Chaitanya: Chipli will go cheaply. White will go without a fight. And Christian? Well nothing to rhyme that so he'll play. There, it's unjinxed now.


Morkel to Sohal, SIX, down town! Morkel's day gets worse, apparently he has not eaten in a few days and now he gets smacked over hsi head for six.


Morkel to Sohal, FOUR, and worse, over the covers, four. Morkel not bowling too badly, but Sohal is hitting it well


Morkel to Sohal, 1 run, turned to fine leg


Morkel to White, 1 run, touch shorter, White on the back foot, does the tap and run


Morkel to Sohal, 1 run, run down to third man, lots of space there to take the single


Morkel to White, 1 run, pushed onto the leg side, good over for DC, the unjinx has worked

End of over 14 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 126/2 (RR: 9.00)

    • CL White 4 (5b)
    • S Sohal 62 (39b 8x4 1x6)
    • M Morkel 3-0-25-0
    • S Nadeem 2-0-22-0

Nadeem to White, 1 run, full ball, White skips down and flicks through midwicket


Nadeem to Sohal, 1 bye, Sohal tried the reverse paddle and misses, so does the keeper


Nadeem to White, 1 run, worked onto the on side


Nadeem to Sohal, OUT, another good catch by Finch, moving backwards again, not as tough as the last one. Sohal wanted to go big over the mid-off area but doesn't get enough on it and Finch pouches a second

S Sohal c Finch b Nadeem 62 (41b 8x4 1x6) SR: 151.21


Nadeem to White, no run, full and dug out


Nadeem to White, no run, and again, no more runs from this over

End of over 15 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 129/3 (RR: 8.60)

    • CL White 6 (9b)
    • DT Christian 0 (0b)
    • S Nadeem 3-0-24-1
    • M Morkel 3-0-25-0

Pathan to Christian, 1 run, tapped off the back foot, quick single taken


Pathan to White, 1 run, slower ball, full and driven to long off


Pathan to Christian, no run, full again but fed back to Irfan who fields well off his own bowling again


Pathan to Christian, no run, beaten. Christian wants to cut but that's come onto him too quickly and he can't make contact


Pathan to Christian, 1 run, flicked to backward square leg, small fumble from the fielder, doesn't matter


Pathan to White, 1 run, full and driven to the covers, Irfan finished with 1 for 28 off his four overs

End of over 16 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 133/3 (RR: 8.31)

    • CL White 8 (11b)
    • DT Christian 2 (4b)
    • IK Pathan 4-0-28-1
    • S Nadeem 3-0-24-1

Hopes to White, 2 runs, White leans back on that and it goes up in the air, lands safely wide of long off. He is desperate to hit the ball far and hard


Hopes to White, 1 run, driven to long on


Hopes to Christian, 2 runs, turned to deep mid-wicket


Hopes to Christian, 1 run, hit between mid-wicket and long-on


Hopes to White, SIX, now he gets hold of it. Hit straight and through the line, slower ball from Hopes and white gets it high and over


Hopes to White, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 17 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 146/3 (RR: 8.58)

    • CL White 18 (15b 1x6)
    • DT Christian 5 (6b)
    • JR Hopes 3-0-31-0
    • IK Pathan 4-0-28-1

Morkel to White, no run, Morne Morkel has come back and that's a decent line and length and White defends


Morkel to White, 1 leg bye, White does a little turnaround. Full delivery, he wants to pull it but it's hitting him on the thigh and he seems to have hurt himself a little


Morkel to Christian, no run, big swipe, misses and goes over the top of leg


Morkel to Christian, 1 run, again, Christian this time playing that pull to a ball that just can't be pulled and gets hit. Not as hard as White. His bruise should be lighter


Morkel to White, FOUR, this time some improvisation knows. White takes it from outside off and flicks down to fine leg, walks across his stumps to hit it


Morkel to White, 1 run, touch shorter, kept on the back foot and paddled to backward point for a run

End of over 18 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 153/3 (RR: 8.50)

    • CL White 23 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • DT Christian 6 (8b)
    • M Morkel 4-0-31-0
    • JR Hopes 3-0-31-0

Hopes to White, 1 run, smack, back past Hopes to long off, it only got one but was hit with some power


Hopes to Christian, no run, short and Christian looks to pull away, almost gets an inside edge and misses


Hopes to Christian, 2 runs, stroked to deep square leg


Hopes to Christian, OUT, this time Christian doesn't miss, trying to go aerial on the leg-side, but it's a slower ball, he plays too early and the bottom edge lands on the stumps

DT Christian b Hopes 8 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72


Hopes to Chipli, 1 run, worked on the on side, lots of wrist involved


Hopes to White, 1 run, driven to long on

End of over 19 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 158/4 (RR: 8.31)

    • CL White 25 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • B Chipli 1 (1b)
    • JR Hopes 4-0-36-1
    • M Morkel 4-0-31-0

Dinda to White, no run, White wants to hit it hard, looking to smoke it through the off side but can't get it away


Dinda to White, 1 run, tries on the on side this time, just gets one


Dinda to Chipli, 1 run, punched down to long off, good length from Dinda


Dinda to White, 1 run, White still trying to hit it too hard, full from Dinda and all White can do is get it down to long on


Dinda to Chipli, 3 runs, creamed through the covers, good work in the deep from Nagar, who saved a boundary and manages to get the ball in before it bobbles over


Dinda to White, FOUR, finally White can hit the big shot he has been looking for. Good length and smacked down the ground, White gets underneath and takes the Chargers to 169

Deccan were looking well on track to post over 180 but after Sunny Sohal, who scored a calculated 50, went, they couldn't get up as much as they should have.

Sohal: It's good for batting, it's very slow. We were thinking 130/140 is a good total on this wicket. I just watched the ball.

Join us in a few minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 168/4

    • CL White 31 (25b 2x4 1x6)
    • B Chipli 5 (3b)
    • AB Dinda 4-0-33-1
    • JR Hopes 4-0-36-1





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