Indian Premier League, 36th match: Kochi Tuskers Kerala v Delhi Daredevils at Kochi, Apr 30, 2011
Delhi Daredevils won by 38 runs
30 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Singh to Sehwag, no run, hint of low bounce again, Sehwag opens the face to guide this to slip. On the bounce of course


Singh to Sehwag, no run, punched away square - the slowness of the pitch means it goes to cover-point and not squarer


Singh to Sehwag, 2 runs, goes for the shot in the air, doesn't time it well, but clears the infield on the off side. Very difficult wicket to bat on


Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, not difficult if you bowl gentle length balls on Sehwag's pads. He flicks it away through midwicket


Singh to Sehwag, no run, punched away again, but straight to cover-point. Sehwag is frustrated he hasn't found the gap


Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, clipped away off the pads for a single

Delhi Daredevils 11/2   V Sehwag 7* (6b 1x4)

Sreesanth to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag has seen balls keeping low at this end, and the first ball e faces he plants the front foot well down and off-drives for a single


Sreesanth to Sehwag, FOUR, Lovely shot. Front foot down, slightly opening up the stance to maybe take the lbw out, and then driving a length ball with an open face. Finds the gap too


Sreesanth to Sehwag, no run, low bounce again, but it's outside off, and hard work for the keeper to collect it on the bounce


Sreesanth to Sehwag, 1 wide, they don't want to be doing this on this pitch. Low bounce, stay stumps to stumps, but this is a wide down the leg side


Sreesanth to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, half-hearted shout for lbw, but this clearly headed down the leg side

Delhi Daredevils 19/2   V Sehwag 12* (10b 2x4)

Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, Another special shot. He has cut this from around the fifth-stump line! With so little room, he has managed incredible power behind this shot


Singh to Sehwag, 2 runs, chips this over the infield on the leg side


Singh to Sehwag, no run, regulation bounce this time, pushes a shortish delivery to cover


Singh to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sree has been good Sree with the ball, but bad Sree has let Sehwag off. Sehwag clips this towards short fine leg, it is hit gently, slightly in front of Sree, but he doesn't come in forward, and had time to do so. It bounces in front of him, and then through his legs. Many will say this is not a drop because he didn't get a hand to it, but to me it was a chance


Singh to Sehwag, no run, looks for the upper-cut, but misses


Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, another incredible Sehwag shot. With hardy any room to work with, Sehwag rocks back and somehow generates enough power to send this shortish ball flying over cover

Delhi Daredevils 31/2   V Sehwag 24* (16b 4x4)

Sreesanth to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, normal bounce, but headed down the leg side. Sree appeals, but half-heartedly

Delhi Daredevils 33/2   V Sehwag 24* (17b 4x4)

Jadeja to Sehwag, 1 run, flicked away off the pads, gets a single

Delhi Daredevils 35/2   V Sehwag 25* (18b 4x4)

Sreesanth to Sehwag, no run, short ball, just outside off, gets right back to defend this


Sreesanth to Sehwag, no run, stays low, Sehwag has to jam his bat down on this. He does well, because the line was straight


Sreesanth to Sehwag, no run, bouncer, sharp bouncer, Sehwag sways out of its line


Sreesanth to Sehwag, 1 run, slower legcutter, but doesn't turn enough and hits him on the pad outside the line of leg. They take another leg-bye

Delhi Daredevils 38/3   V Sehwag 26* (22b 4x4)

Jadeja to Sehwag, 1 run, another shooter, and Sehwag's bat comes down in time again, working this into the on side


Jadeja to Sehwag, no run, angling in, middle and leg, played to cover


Jadeja to Sehwag, no run, comes down the rack, is hit on the pad as Jadeja fires it down


Jadeja to Sehwag, no run, tossed up outside off, looks for drive over extra, the ball doesn't come on, and he ends up hitting it back to the bowler. Along the ground

Delhi Daredevils 42/3   V Sehwag 27* (26b 4x4)

Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, no run, sharp short delivery, chest-high, Sehwag plays it towards backward point


Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for a single

Delhi Daredevils 46/3   V Sehwag 28* (28b 4x4)

Jadeja to Sehwag, no run, inside edge as he looks force this through cover


Jadeja to Sehwag, 1 run, chipped towards long-on for a single


Jadeja to Sehwag, 1 run, slower through the air, pushed down to long-on

Delhi Daredevils 49/3   V Sehwag 30* (31b 4x4)

Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, looking to force this through covers, gets an inside edge square on the on side

Delhi Daredevils 59/3   V Sehwag 31* (32b 4x4)

Jadeja to Sehwag, SIX, Sehwag is playing a bit of a gem here. top shot this time, coming down the track, making the slightest bit of room to free his arms, going inside-out over long-off, into the Kochi dugout. Insult to the bowler, and possible injury to the reserve players if they are not watching


Jadeja to Sehwag, SIX, The old trick. Charge down and hit a spinner for a six, and stay back to hit a short ball next ball. Jadeja does as Sehwag expects, going flat and short, and he pulls him over cow corner another six

Delhi Daredevils 75/3   V Sehwag 43* (34b 4x4 2x6)

Akhil to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed down to long-on for one

Delhi Daredevils 77/3   V Sehwag 44* (35b 4x4 2x6)

Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, SIX, Slower bouncer, on target, between chest and chin, over the top of middle. Doesn't matter to Sehwag. he doesn't commit to an shot, then waits and waits, and then pulls him into the second tier behind midwicket. Fifty up too. Lovely innings


Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, and it gets better as Sehwag late-cuts this delivery that stays low, from almost in front of the stumps, past short third man


Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, slower full ball, driven down to long-on for one

Delhi Daredevils 90/3   V Sehwag 55* (38b 5x4 3x6)

Akhil to Sehwag, SIX, Viru! This is incredible. Slow pitch, low bounce, who cares? Just comes forward, goes inside-out, gets his arm through, and sends a length ball over long-off. Easy


Akhil to Sehwag, no run, wide outside off, border-line case, and Sehwag doesn't go for it


Akhil to Sehwag, FOUR, How is he doing it? Backs away, and cuts this off leg-stump line, past backward point. And remember this is a wicket where 99 of 100 batsmen will find stroke-play difficult


Akhil to Sehwag, 1 run, hit in the air, not in control, but it bounces in front of long-off


Akhil to Sehwag, FOUR, Another beaut from Sehwag. This is not a great delivery, though. Full, middle, and whipped over midwicket for another four

Delhi Daredevils 112/4   V Sehwag 70* (43b 7x4 4x6)

Powar to Sehwag, SIX, Looked like a mis-hit! You wouldn't say it, though, if you saw it land metres behind the fence. He wasn't quite close to the pitch of the ball, it was closer to the top edge than to the middle, but it cleared long-on easily


Powar to Sehwag, no run, yorks him up this time


Powar to Sehwag, FOUR, Beautiful. One of the best shots you can see. Inside-out over extra cover, after stepping down to get to the pitch of the ball

Delhi Daredevils 123/4   V Sehwag 80* (46b 8x4 5x6)

Vinay Kumar to Sehwag, OUT, They finally get Sehwag out. Well worked-out dismissal. Vinay goes round the wicket, has long-on, deep extra, and sweeper-cover, and angles the ball across hi. It is a slower ball, and he doesn't get his all on this shot towards extra cover, and picks the man on the boundary. Top innings, though - 49 off the last 15 balls he faced

V Sehwag c Hodge b Vinay Kumar 80 (47b 8x4 5x6) SR: 170.21

Delhi Daredevils 132/5   V Sehwag 80 (47b 8x4 5x6)





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