Indian Premier League - 26th match

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab

Delhi Daredevils won by 29 runs

7.55pm The umpires walk out. This is the 200th match for the IPL. Vinay predicts: "4-4(dot balls)-44-4". Zammar: "Agarkar-4-4-0-10". Surya "4-0-62-3"

Ashok Mahadevan: "If Paul gets going, Agarkar's figures are more likely to be 4 - 0 - 65 - 1" Most people seem to be forecasting something along these lines.

Sehwag at the non-striker's end. Praveen to bowl. He'll be a handful on this track. Koertzan says: "Lets play."

7.50pm Another man dreaming of a glorious return for Agarkar. Deepak: "Come on agarkar i want u to make come back in odi and take 12 wickets and complate 300 odi wickets. im big fan of agarkar!"

Paymal: "Nice to see Ajit Agarkar vs Paul Valthaty.... One Mumbaikar to another Mumbaikar in the match Delhi vs Punjab... :)"

Lets get some predictions in on how Agarkar will fare. I'm saying 4-0-32-1.

Raghav: "i hope irfan plays well today, not coz i want him to play for India, but out of sheer pity for the owners of DD who shelled out $1.9m!!"

Dinesh: "Why isn't Agarkar in the allrounders list in cricinfo's fantasy cricket?? (sarcasm intended)."

Darshan: "Huge fan of Ajit Agarkar.. He was the only Right arm fast bowler in India who could play well in conditions like Australia and England.. Not to forget he has a record in batting as well for most number of consecutive ducks though.. :)" I'm sure he'll remind your of his Lord's Test century.

7.45pm Nirav about the dream team in Delhi's XI: "Aha! Irfan and Agarkar in the same team and bowling together. A dream nostalgic combination for few cricket fans like me." Ah, brings back some mixed memories.

Dhiraj speaks for many of our readers with this: "Eager to watch Varun Aaron bowl, hope he clocks above 150kmph!!"

Nalin: "7 Australians playing in the match!! must be the most from a non indian country in IPL history!!!"

Balasubrahmanyam: "Good to see Ajit Agarkar after a long time, I hope he swings Delhi to victory today. "

Tanmay: "It is crucial that Veeru scores big today, as this is a pitch tailor made for bowling. The other batsmen will struggle, but if Veeru can manage to settle in, then such things hardly bother him" Yup, and Sehwag is due some runs as well.

7.30pm Delhi are trying to change their fortunes by preparing a green track which is almost indistinguishable from the outfield. It is a huge change from the previous pitches, where the ball went through to the keeper after two bounces.

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Narayan sends in the day's first mail: "Huge supporter of Veeru. He is due for fans like me atleast. Hope he tees off today and scores big."

As always, Agarkar's inclusion has brought with it a deluge of mails. Prathamesh says: "Agarkars playing.. M so happy finally... Delhi is gonna win today." Raguh: "Strongly castigate Agarkar's inclusion instead of Ashok Dinda.. When u prepare green tracks u need fast bowlers.. not medium paces bowlers."

Toss Gilly decides to bowl. David Hussey gets his first game. Sehwag: "Doesn't matter if we lose the toss, the ball will move a little but if we survive that spell, it will be good to bat on."

Two changes that our readers have been clamouring for, judging by the mails over the past two weeks. Varun Aaron, who some claim is the fastest bowler in India, and an old favourite Ajit Agarkar come in. No place for Dinda or the spinner Nadeem. 7.20pm A rare Saturday with only one IPL game. The northern neighbours, Delhi and Punjab, face off. They have had contrasting form this season, with Punjab who were widely expected to struggle riding high, and Delhi who are traditionally one of the stronger teams languishing at the bottom.

0.1

Kumar to Warner, no run, first ball comes in to Warner, who defends it to the leg side

0.2

Kumar to Warner, 1 wide, way down the leg side

To J Govardhan and the others asking: "Did anyone notice there aren't any spinners in Delhi side today" They do have Hussey, and Finchcan bowl too.

0.2

Kumar to Warner, FOUR, thats power from Warner, a touch short and on legstump, Warner hammers that past a diving deep backward square leg for four

0.3

Kumar to Warner, FOUR, slower ball from Praveen sits up for Warner, 108kmh, Warner gets back and cracks it past extra cover for four more, not the finest of starts from Praveen

Praveen shifts to round the wicket

0.4

Kumar to Warner, 1 run, full and on the legstump, Warner leans across and tucks the ball to deep square leg, the fielder at the boundary slips but manages to stop the ball

0.5

Kumar to Sehwag, no run, the crowd finds its voice with Sehwag on strike., a short of length ball is defended off the front foot

0.6

Kumar to Sehwag, no run, Praveen has his hands on his head after he beats Sehwag with a ball that jags away after pitching on off, Sehwag looks to drive and can't get bat on ball, that's more of what Gilchrist wants from Praveen on this green track

KM: "Oh, if there are free spots in the Indian team, I'm glad to occupy one. Plus, I am younger than Agarkar, thus I have a chance to improve. And I can assure you that my improvement would be amazing.)"

End of over 1 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
V Sehwag    0* (2b)      P Kumar    1-0-10-0
DA Warner    9* (4b 2x4)     

1.1

Harris to Warner, no run, first ball from Harris is defended to the leg side

1.2

Harris to Warner, no run, shortish and a bit of width, powered by Warner off the back foot but can't beat cover

1.3

Harris to Warner, no run, angling across Warner, who can't get bat on it

1.4

Harris to Warner, no run, another good shot from Warner, again he can't beat the field, this time extra cover is in the way

1.5

Harris to Warner, no run, plenty of bounce on offer there, steepler from Harris, Warner was looking to pull from outside off, but opts out of the shot at the last moment seeing how the ball climbed

1.6

Harris to Warner, FOUR, and again Harris gets the ball to rise rapidly, Warner looks to fend that, gets the outside edge which flies well wide of first slip and to the third man boundary

End of over 2 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
DA Warner    13* (10b 3x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-4-0
V Sehwag    0* (2b)      P Kumar    1-0-10-0

2.1

Kumar to Sehwag, no run, overpitched on middle and off, Sehwag gets forward and defends towards cover

2.2

Kumar to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag gets off the mark, but not too convincingly, he wants to launch that over extra cover off the front foot, doesn't time it at all, Piyush Chawla runs after it in the hope of getting under that lofted shot, it too far for him

2.3

Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, much better stroke from Sehwag, both feet off the air as he clips a legstump delivery through midwicket, no power behind that shot but it fetched him a boundary

2.4

Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag's in top gear now, he's been given width, never a good idea, he latches on to that one, and powers it over point for four

2.5

Kumar to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, that one jagged in sharply from off stump line, Sehwag looks to whip it to the leg stump but it is off his pads

2.6

Kumar to Warner, 1 wide, Praveen is having trouble with his line today, once more slips it past leg

Paneendra BA: "My prediction 4-0-40-3 he will do what he does best - give lot of runs and take a lot of wickets"

2.6

Kumar to Warner, no run

End of over 3 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 26/0 (RR: 8.66)
DA Warner    13* (11b 3x4)      P Kumar    2-0-21-0
V Sehwag    10* (7b 2x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-4-0

3.1

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, quick incutter from Harris, did that hit him on the glove as he looked to guide that to cover, Sehwag's doesn't wring his hand or show other signs of discomfort, perhaps the ball hit the handle

Faron: "Why all the hype around Ajit Agarkar? He will get hammered whilst maybe picking up a wicket. My prediction- 4-0-39-1. His time is up..."

3.2

Harris to Warner, 1 run, a bit of width, Warner loves it there, a muscular cut sends the ball flying to deep point, taken on the bounce by the fielder there

3.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, Harris troubling Sehwag here, Sehwag is cut in half by a ball that snakes in after bouncing

3.4

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, and again Sehwag survives and awkward shot, he was looking to work that to the leg side, gets the edge past slip and down to third man

3.5

Harris to Warner, no run, punched by Warner off the back foot towards cover

3.6

Harris to Warner, SIX, Bang! as Shastri would say, a shortish ball outside off, Warner stays in the creases, leans back and muscles it over midwicket for six, first of the day

End of over 4 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 35/0 (RR: 8.75)
DA Warner    20* (14b 3x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    2-0-13-0
V Sehwag    12* (10b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-21-0

4.1

Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, Praveen's poor day continues, a full toss to start the over, all too easy for Sehwag, who doesn't move his feet, just a swing of the bat to send the ball over the bowler's head

Chritha de Silva: "Agarkar figures : 4-0-38-2"

4.2

Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, much better from Sehwag, cut in from Praveen, Sehwag again wants to play it to leg, edged down to third man, this hasn't been Sehwag at his best

4.3

Kumar to Sehwag, 1 wide, another wide, down the leg side

4.3

Kumar to Sehwag, 2 runs, full and on the pads, whipped towards deep midwicket where Ryan Harris has plenty of ground to make before he can cut it off

4.4

Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, just outside off, played towards short third man

4.5

Kumar to Warner, 1 run, full and on offstump, driven to mid-off for a quick single, there is a direct hit but Warner is easily home

Rohan: "4-1-16-2" Sayeed: "A Agarkar: 4-0-40-2"

4.6

Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, width from Praveen, thanks say Sehwag and slashes that powerfully past point for four to bring up Delhi's 50, not a bad start at all after being sent in

Anish Raj Vincent Pandey (which took a long time to type): "Sehwag will either be termed Einstein or Ricky Sanchez in the end of the match for the move of playing 5 paceman. And Ajit will go 4 overs 32 runs and 2 wickets.

DD will win this, and i think Sehwag will get a quickfire 40."

End of over 5 (17 runs) Delhi Daredevils 52/0 (RR: 10.40)
V Sehwag    27* (15b 5x4)      P Kumar    3-0-38-0
DA Warner    21* (15b 3x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    2-0-13-0

5.1

Srivastava to Warner, no run, back of a length, pushed off the back foot towards extra cover

5.2

Srivastava to Warner, 1 leg bye, Srivastava has Warner in a bit of trouble, the ball cannons off Warner's pads towards the leg side, stifled appeal from the bowler for lbw, Warner is racing out of his crease, before scrambling back and diving to make his ground

5.3

Srivastava to Sehwag, 5 wides, big movement for Srivastava, unfortunately for him that starts on leg and swings a long way down, that was 138kmh

5.3

Srivastava to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag stands tall, punches the ball towards point and scrambles a single

5.4

Srivastava to Warner, SIX, take that! a length ball is cleanly hit by Warner, goes over the bowler's head and over the sight screen as well, Warner shows he has plenty of power

5.5

Srivastava to Warner, FOUR, not as convincing from Warner this time, the ball moves away from him as he looks to cut, it is on to him quicker than he expected and the ball flies off the top edge past slip

5.6

Srivastava to Warner, 1 run, tucked behind square leg for a single, Punjab call for the break, which Nitin Sundar wants to be known as the Statsguru time-out. The stat is: Gilchrist has hit most sixes in both Test cricket and in IPL

More predictions coming in. This might be beyond even the great Ajit, Romil Gandhi: "4-0-100-10"

PKD: "Agarkar 3-3-33-3 Do you think he'll get 4 overs, no ways!"

End of over 6 (18 runs) Delhi Daredevils 70/0 (RR: 11.66)
DA Warner    32* (20b 4x4 2x6)      SJ Srivastava    1-0-17-0
V Sehwag    28* (16b 5x4)      P Kumar    3-0-38-0

6.1

Nayar to Warner, 1 run, Nayar starts with a length ball outside off, driven past extra cover

Sid: "Agarkar is 1st Indian bowler to start international T20 career with wicket and 2nd bowler in world to bowl maiden over in T20 international, both achieved in India's 1st T20 game against SA!!" No idea whether that is true. Please send other Agarkar feats

6.2

Nayar to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag looks to whip the ball to the leg side, doesn't time it

6.3

Nayar to Warner, FOUR, back of a length, just down the leg side, helped along to the fine leg boundary

6.4

Nayar to Warner, 1 run, short and wide, pummelled towards cover

6.5

Nayar to Sehwag, 1 run, length ball on legstump, worked to the leg side for a single

6.6

Nayar to Warner, 1 run, power from Warner, just short he leans back and flat bats it past mid-on, a diving fielder at mid-on gets a hand on it but still the ball races on towards the rope, where it is fielded

End of over 7 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 79/0 (RR: 11.28)
DA Warner    39* (24b 5x4 2x6)      AM Nayar    1-0-9-0
V Sehwag    30* (18b 5x4)      SJ Srivastava    1-0-17-0

And thanks to everyone for pointing out Hussey is in Kings XI Punjab. Apologies, my mistake

7.1

Chawla to Warner, FOUR, first ball of spin, short from Chawla, smashed to the square leg boundary for four by Warner

Deepak: "Dont know how agarkar become joke a man with 288 odi wickets at ave. of 27 eco. of 5 is joke and sreesant with 70-80 wickets at ave of 33 eco of 6 is aggressive bowler."

7.2

Chawla to Warner, 1 run, a single is taken to sweeper cover

7.3

Chawla to Sehwag, FOUR, not a good start from Chawla, another boundary, to midwicket, a horribly short ball from Chawla

7.4

Chawla to Sehwag, 1 run, another single, this time to sweeper cover from Sehwag

7.5

Chawla to Warner, 2 runs, flicks it off the pads towards midwicket for a quick two

7.6

Chawla to Warner, no run, quicker ball to end the over, on offstump, blocked off the backfoot

End of over 8 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 91/0 (RR: 11.37)
DA Warner    46* (28b 6x4 2x6)      PP Chawla    1-0-12-0
V Sehwag    35* (20b 6x4)      AM Nayar    1-0-9-0

When things go wrong, Punjab turn to Valthaty

8.1

Valthaty to Sehwag, 1 run, his first ball is driven to long-on by Sehwag

8.2

Valthaty to Warner, SIX, short from Valthaty, Warner hammers that over midwicket, sails into the crowd and thats not a bad way to bring up the half-century

8.3

Valthaty to Warner, no run, slapped to backward point

8.4

Valthaty to Warner, FOUR, the hundred stand comes up as Warner finesses the ball behind backward point for a four, nicely done

8.5

Valthaty to Warner, 1 run, pushed off the back foot towards the off side for a single

8.6

Valthaty to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag waits for a long time for Valthaty's medium-paced delivery to reach, punches it off the back foot for a single

End of over 9 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 104/0 (RR: 11.55)
V Sehwag    37* (22b 6x4)      PC Valthaty    1-0-13-0
DA Warner    57* (32b 7x4 3x6)      PP Chawla    1-0-12-0

9.1

Chawla to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag also shows his soft side, a full ball pitching outside leg beautiful use of the wrist, throw in some terrific timing and that ball is speeding away to the square leg boundary

9.2

Chawla to Sehwag, 1 run, again on the leg stump, worked to midwicket

9.3

Chawla to Warner, 1 run, on middle stump, guided down to fine leg

Agarkar fan has high hopes: "4-1-19-5 ... thats my prediction"

9.4

Chawla to Sehwag, FOUR, Chawla continues to get stick, a length ball on offstump, Sehwag makes a bit of room and launches that over extra cover for four, he's closing in on his half-century now

9.5

Chawla to Sehwag, 1 run, on the pads, nudged towards midwicket for a single

9.6

Chawla to Warner, no run, Warner moves beyond leg and looks to guide the ball past the keeper towards short third man but can't connect

GF:"My prediction: 4-0-36-6(oops not wickets but wides)"

End of over 10 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 115/0 (RR: 11.50)
DA Warner    58* (34b 7x4 3x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-23-0
V Sehwag    47* (26b 8x4)      PC Valthaty    1-0-13-0

10.1

Srivastava to Sehwag, 1 run, lovely from Sehwag, lifts his front leg as he glances the ball down towards fine leg

10.2

Srivastava to Warner, 1 run, short and wide, Warner lashes the ball towards deep point for a single

The tournament's first 200 coming up?

10.3

Srivastava to Sehwag, 2 runs, short ball rises sharply on Sehwag, an ungainly nurdle as he gets the ball away from shoulder height, Sehwag has to dive to make his ground as he comes back for the second, and that's his first half-century of the season, Sid Monga points out another first, first dive he's seen Sehwag dive to make his ground

10.4

Srivastava to Sehwag, SIX, nothing working for Punjab, Sehwag gets a top edge as he pulls the ball, gets the top-edge and the fielder at deep square leg was interested but it just about clears him and the rope

10.5

Srivastava to Sehwag, 2 runs, smashed off the front foot through extra cover

10.6

Srivastava to Sehwag, 1 run, a slow full toss to end the over, inside-edged onto the pads, Sehwag doesn't know where the ball is after it cannons off the pads, it's behind his leg, Warner calls him through for a single

End of over 11 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 128/0 (RR: 11.63)
V Sehwag    59* (31b 8x4 1x6)      SJ Srivastava    2-0-30-0
DA Warner    59* (35b 7x4 3x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-23-0

11.1

Hussey to Sehwag, SIX, Hussey's first ball of the season is clobbered over long-on by Sehwag for six, fasten your seat belts, folks, carnage ahead

11.2

Hussey to Sehwag, SIX, another six, Punjab are clueless, Kotla crowd goes bonkers, gets his front leg out of the way and swats that over midwicket for six

11.3

Hussey to Sehwag, SIX, make that three in a row, at this rate, Punjab will need more than Agarkar's largesse to win this game, this time over deep square leg, Sehwag in an everything-must-go mode here

11.4

Hussey to Sehwag, OUT, relief for Punjab, the Delhi crowd is silenced, Sehwag goes for his fourth six in a row but can't latch on to the ball as well as he would have liked, a bit of an inside-edge and that is taken smartly by Karthik at deep midwicket

V Sehwag c Karthik b Hussey 77 (35b 8x4 4x6) SR: 220.00

11.5

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, Warner gets a single towards long-on

11.6

Hussey to Nagar, no run, no need to guess what Nagar has been sent up the order, he looks to pummel the first ball to square leg but doesn't connect

End of over 12 (19 runs) Delhi Daredevils 147/1 (RR: 12.25)
Y Nagar    0* (1b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-19-1
DA Warner    60* (36b 7x4 3x6)      SJ Srivastava    2-0-30-0

12.1

Srivastava to Warner, 2 runs, length ball outside off, played with soft hands towards cover by Warner, some sloppy work from the Punjab fielder allows a second

12.2

Srivastava to Warner, 1 run, full and into the pads, Warner whips it towards mid-on, a direct hit at the stumps, and Delhi take the overthrow that takes them to 150

12.3

Srivastava to Nagar, no run, jags in from a short of a length to cramp Nagar who wanted to guide that to third man

12.4

Srivastava to Nagar, no run, Nagar drops his wrist and lets it go as the ball angles across him from a short of a length

12.5

Srivastava to Nagar, 1 wide, this was a short one and just outside off, no shot offered by Nagar, expect a big swipe next ball

12.5

Srivastava to Nagar, no run, no swipe from Nagar, short of length and outside off, stabbed towards short third man

12.6

Srivastava to Nagar, no run, that ends a superb over from Srivastava, Nagar looks to power the ball through off but it sneaks under his bat

And that's another Statsguru time-out. Stat: "Sehwag and Warner just put up the fourth biggest partnership in IPL history."

End of over 13 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 151/1 (RR: 11.61)
Y Nagar    0* (5b)      SJ Srivastava    3-0-34-0
DA Warner    63* (38b 7x4 3x6)      DJ Hussey    1-0-19-1

13.1

Nayar to Warner, 1 run, Nayar bowls it full and wide, punched towards extra cover

13.2

Nayar to Nagar, FOUR, Nagar is underway, width on offer and he slashes that past point for four

13.3

Nayar to Nagar, SIX, Nayar bowling terrible deliveries here, that was a full toss just outside off, Nagar swings his arms and sends that into the crowd beyond long-on

13.4

Nayar to Nagar, 1 run, fullish ball is worked towards extra cover for a single

NP: "Agarkar as usual will be costly and scorecard will show 2-0-39-1 however, Varun 3-0-36-0"

13.5

Nayar to Warner, 1 run, length ball on legstump, for some reason Warner decides to play that to the off side instead of swinging it over leg, he gets a single to cover

13.6

Nayar to Nagar, OUT, Nagar smashes that it, hard and flat, but doesn't have the distance, it flies straight to Harris at long-off, who fluffs it on the first attempts but catches it on the rebound

Y Nagar c Harris b Nayar 11 (9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

End of over 14 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 164/2 (RR: 11.71)
     AM Nayar    2-0-22-1
DA Warner    65* (40b 7x4 3x6)      SJ Srivastava    3-0-34-0

14.1

Chawla to Warner, no run, driven off the front foot towards extra cover

Hasan: "KXIP's kit always reminds me of Arsenal FC. If only they were as successful..." When did Arsenal last win a title again?

14.2

Chawla to Warner, 1 run, slashed towards deep point for a single

14.3

Chawla to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, swept towards short fine leg for a single to get off the mark

Bakshi: "4-0-21-3... mark my words!"

14.4

Chawla to Warner, no run, Chawla is keeping Delhi quiet here, length ball on legstump, blocked off the back foot

14.5

Chawla to Warner, SIX, just as I say Delhi are being kept quiet, Warner unleashes perhaps the biggest six of the day, get down on one knee and bludgeons the ball over wide long-on

14.6

Chawla to Warner, 1 run, guides the final ball of the over towards point

Charles: "The actual thing to watch in the match is Varun Aaron.. If he's really worth it, we could see the fastest Indian bowler in a making!!"

Warney: "i might just predict 4-4-0-10 for agarkar's bowling figure" Ok, no more ridculous predictions, but with Ajit who's to say what is ridculous

End of over 15 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 173/2 (RR: 11.53)
DA Warner    73* (45b 7x4 4x6)      PP Chawla    3-0-32-0
Y Venugopal Rao    1* (1b)      AM Nayar    2-0-22-1

15.1

Kumar to Warner, 1 run, worked towards short third for a single

15.2

Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, length ball on offstump, worked off the back foot to the right of the bowler for a single

Srini: "Maybe Sehwag will pull off a bluff by not giving Agarkar a bowl, like how Gambhir almost did with Abdulla"

15.3

Kumar to Warner, 3 runs, length ball outside off, powered off the backfoot towards past extra cover, where a diving in the deep keeps the batsmen to three, David Hussey it was who did the fielding, which gets some applause form Praveen

15.4

Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, length ball on offstump, worked behind point

Kannan Pasupathy: "Agarkar figures: 4-1-24-1"

15.5

Kumar to Warner, OUT, Punjab pulling things back here, Warner is gone as he again gets on one knee and looks to clear long-on as he has so often today, this time he can't get it past Ryan Harris, who is lurking in the deep once more, end of Warner's innings

DA Warner c Harris b Kumar 77 (48b 7x4 4x6) SR: 160.41

15.6

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, Finch wanted to play his first ball towards midwicket, gets a leading edge back towards the bowler

Kishore: "I think Agarkar will be taken out of the bowling attack after 2 overs. My prediction 2-0-20-0"

Ashwin: "1-0-26-0.......GILLY will not give him a chance to bowl more than 1 over....." Okay, end of predictions, think we have enough of a range now. Let's see how Agarkar manages to defy these predictions

End of over 16 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 180/3 (RR: 11.25)
AJ Finch    1* (1b)      P Kumar    4-0-45-1
Y Venugopal Rao    3* (3b)      PP Chawla    3-0-32-0

16.1

Chawla to Finch, no run, Finch looks to tuck the ball to the leg side, hit on the pad outside off

16.2

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, drilled down towards long-on for a single

16.3

Chawla to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, Rao gets well forward and tucks the ball towards square leg

16.4

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, straighter one just outside off, poked towards short third man

16.5

Chawla to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, whipped towards wide mid-on

16.6

Chawla to Finch, OUT, and another Delhi wicket goes, Agarkar will have to bowl well now, Finch makes plenty of room to play it inside out, gets too much under that one from Chawla, balloons to Karthik at sweeper cover, and Delhi's fast losing momentum here, can they at least get to 200?

AJ Finch c Karthik b Chawla 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 17 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 184/4 (RR: 10.82)
     PP Chawla    4-0-36-1
Y Venugopal Rao    5* (5b)      P Kumar    4-0-45-1

17.1

Harris to Ojha, no run, superb start to the over, short of length and in the channel, Ojha is beaten outside off

17.2

Harris to Ojha, FOUR, lovely touch from Ojha, skips towards leg and opens the face to get a faint tickle past the keeper for four, Gilchrist puts in the dive but in vain

17.3

Harris to Ojha, 1 run, jags in sharply, Ojha is startled by that, dabbed towards point

17.4

Harris to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, short of length ball on off, Rao brings out an agricultural swipe towards square leg

17.5

Harris to Venugopal Rao, no run, batsman was backing away to a full ball outside off, bottom-edge to the keeper

17.6

Harris to Venugopal Rao, SIX, Sehwag and Warner may have hit some big shots, but nothing can top this brilliant hit from Venugopal Rao, a length ball on offstump is sent rocketing straight back, into the second tier

End of over 18 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 197/4 (RR: 10.94)
Y Venugopal Rao    13* (8b 1x6)      RJ Harris    3-0-26-0
NV Ojha    5* (3b 1x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-36-1

18.1

Srivastava to Ojha, no run, slow bouncer there, batsman was too early to make contact

18.2

Srivastava to Ojha, 1 run, Ojha again aims a swipe to midwicket, takes a blow on his ribs as he can't get hold of the ball

18.3

Srivastava to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, beautiful hit from Venu, makes room and carves it over extra cover for a boundary that brings up the first 200 of the season

18.4

Srivastava to Venugopal Rao, no run, another bouncer, once more batsman makes no contact

18.5

Srivastava to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, bowler pushes the ball wide as he sees the batsman making room, batsman has to lean across to reach, get it towards deep point

18.6

Srivastava to Ojha, SIX, once again the over ends with a six, gets the front leg out of the way and looks to power the ball towards extra cover, a ball of an edge bu there is still enough on that to sail over the point boundary

End of over 19 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 209/4 (RR: 11.00)
NV Ojha    12* (6b 1x4 1x6)      SJ Srivastava    4-0-46-0
Y Venugopal Rao    18* (11b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    3-0-26-0

19.1

Harris to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, Delhi piling on the runs, a length ball spearing down leg, Rao slams it to midwicket for four

19.2

Harris to Venugopal Rao, 5 wides, Harris looks to chase the batsman who is making room, too far down the leg, and that's some free runs for Delhi

19.2

Harris to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, Rao on fire here, a short ball on legstump, Rao stands tall and pulls that authoritatively to square leg for four

19.3

Harris to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, good response from Harris, a yorker, which Rao can just about keep out

19.4

Harris to Ojha, SIX, length ball outside off, Ojha gets into the act now, smashes it over cover for six more, 20 off the over so far

19.5

Harris to Ojha, 1 run, length ball is drilled towards long-on for a single

19.6

Harris to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, ends with a low full toss on legstump, rao can't get it away, the ball dribbles to the leg side, Delhi finish on a massive 231 the third highest score in IPL history

Whew, Delhi fans haven't had much to cheer this season, they got their share today, as Sehwag and Warner went crazy at the start of the innings, before Rao and Ojha added the finishing touches. Green pitch aiding the quicks? What was all that about?

Right, I need 10 minutes to get my breath back, and then gobble some dinner. See you in a bit, for much-awaited Agarkar and Aaron show.

Mojo: "Oh great publish Agarkar stats by any tom, dick and harry but ignore my gem of an observation. I thought my comment about 4-2-4-2 figures and 42 being The Answer was pretty nifty. " Happy?

End of over 20 (22 runs) Delhi Daredevils 231/4
Y Venugopal Rao    28* (15b 3x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    4-0-48-0
NV Ojha    19* (8b 1x4 2x6)      SJ Srivastava    4-0-46-0
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Apr 23, 2011

Shaun Marsh scores through the off side, Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2011, Delhi, April 23, 2011

Shaun Marsh scores through the off side

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Apr 23, 2011

Virender Sehwag is pleased after taking a catch to dismiss Dinesh Karthik, Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2011, Delhi, April 23, 2011

Virender Sehwag is pleased after taking a catch to dismiss Dinesh Karthik

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