Indian Premier League - 41st match

Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by 7 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)

Welcome to 41st game of the IPL: Delhi v Kochi.

Toss: Mahela Jayawardene has chosen to bowl. Sehwag says he would have batted had he won the toss. Delhi have gone with an unchanged side. Kochi have made couple of changes. The playing XI will appear at the top of this page in a short while.

Hop on to the bbb page of the game that just concluded a short while back. The presentation ceremony is on there.

Shefil: "Where is VVS Laxman....We r waiting for him- A fan from Kerala."

Prady: "The fact that Murali seems to be left out in most of kochi's games worries me. He IS their best bowler regardless of the conditions and a potent match winner. what is going through mahela's head, thats what i wanna know!"

0.1

Singh to Warner, 1 run, on a length, on the middle, tucked wide of mid-on for an easy single

0.2

Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, Ah well ... Sehwag whip-lashes his first delivery - a length delivery outside off - up and over point! RP sticks his tongue out.

0.3

Singh to Sehwag, no run, banged in short and it flies outside off, Sehwag sways away

0.4

Singh to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to drive this neatly but straight to covers

0.5

Singh to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and leg, full; surprisingly Sehwag doesn't whip it through wide midwicket but pushes it softly towards mid-on.

0.6

Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, Swat! He is back, our man Sehwag. The last ball was just an aberration. This was a short delivery angling across him and he swivels to swat-pull it over wide midwicket

End of over 1 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
V Sehwag    8* (5b 2x4)      RP Singh    1-0-9-0
DA Warner    1* (1b)     

1.1

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, keeps a touch low as it skids away well outside off, Warner reaches out to push it out to covers

1.2

Sreesanth to Warner, FOUR, Neat! Another widish delivery, fuller this time, and Warner presses back and across, shifts his weight back, leans his body across, gets his hands away from the body, reaches the ball and square drives it through point

1.3

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, again some width outside off, Warner lets this one go through to the keeper

1.4

Sreesanth to Warner, 1 run, More width. Over pitched as well. Warner cover drives but Brad Hodge makes a nice diving stop to prevent the boundary

1.5

Sreesanth to Sehwag, 1 run, No width on this, just a touch outside off, but Sehwag stays beside the line, creates his own room and lashes it down to third man

1.6

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, homing in on the off stump line, Warner was on the back foot- it was a full delivery- and he pushes it to mid-off

End of over 2 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
DA Warner    6* (6b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-6-0
V Sehwag    9* (6b 2x4)      RP Singh    1-0-9-0

2.1

Parameswaran to Sehwag, SIX, Blistering hit! Out of the ground! The white ball has sailed into the night. Bye bye! Fullish delivery, outside off stump and Sehwag turns imperious. Full clean swing of the bat and the ball soars over long-off

2.2

Parameswaran to Sehwag, no run, And he defends this one. Compact. Solid.

2.3

Parameswaran to Sehwag, OUT, Shortish, outside off and Sehwag reaches out for a cut. Well, not quite a cut but a weak waft, as if he was just trying to run it down to third man.Edge and taken by the keeper. The umpires have told him to wait They want to check the no ball. More drama There didn't seem to be any part of the foot behind the line or so it appears to me. May be another replay will clear it up for me. My first reactions on seeing that replay was that it was a no ball. Hope they show another replay. I missed it but lots of you readers have mailed in saying that the replays showed that he landed his foot just behind the line before it slid across.

V Sehwag c †Patel b Parameswaran 15 (9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

2.4

Parameswaran to Ojha, no run, leans across to defend to the off side

2.5

Parameswaran to Ojha, no run, full in length, around off, driven out to covers, ala Mohammad Kaif,

2.6

Parameswaran to Ojha, no run, And this time the Dinesh Kartik style defensive push to mid-off. The pad comes first and then the bat comes right in front of it as he pushes it out to the off

End of over 3 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 21/1 (RR: 7.00)
NV Ojha    0* (3b)      P Parameswaran    1-0-6-1
DA Warner    6* (6b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-6-0

3.1

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, Again Warner goes back to a full delivery. That's the way he plays. He sits on the back foot and drives this hard but Mccullum makes a super diving stop at short extra cover

3.2

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, that man Brendon again. This time too he lunges to his left to stop the drive with his left hand.

3.3

Sreesanth to Warner, FOUR, No McCullum or Hodge to save Sreesanth this time. A full toss outside off and Warner cuts it away to the point boundary

3.4

Sreesanth to Warner, 1 run, works this to behind square-leg for a run

3.5

Sreesanth to Ojha, no run, leans forward to defend this length delivery

3.6

Sreesanth to Ojha, 1 run, pushes this past the lunging bowler for a single

Discussions on IPL: Click here for IPL Chatter between Nitin Sundar and George Binoy.

End of over 4 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 27/1 (RR: 6.75)
NV Ojha    1* (5b)      S Sreesanth    2-0-12-0
DA Warner    11* (10b 2x4)      P Parameswaran    1-0-6-1

4.1

Parameswaran to Ojha, no run, lands on a length and angles past the outside edge of Ojha, who searches for the white ball

4.2

Parameswaran to Ojha, no run, gets across to push this out to covers

4.3

Parameswaran to Ojha, SIX, Sehwag spirit has taken over. Full pitched outside off - not too dissimilar to the delivery that Sehwag whacked over long-off- and Ojha crashes this over wide long-off boundary

4.4

Parameswaran to Ojha, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

4.5

Parameswaran to Ojha, FOUR, drifts to the pads and Ojha whips it to the square-leg boundary. Nice and easy.

Oops I have been making a right royal mess of that link. Let me have another go: Discussions on IPL: Click here for IPL Chatter between Nitin Sundar and George Binoy.

4.6

Parameswaran to Ojha, 1 run, taps this gently to point for a quick single

End of over 5 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 38/1 (RR: 7.60)
NV Ojha    12* (11b 1x4 1x6)      P Parameswaran    2-0-17-1
DA Warner    11* (10b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-12-0

5.1

Sreesanth to Ojha, 1 run, on a length on the middle, tucked through midwicket. Warner wanted second run, his partner didn't and Warner got back in time to beat the throw

5.2

Sreesanth to Warner, 2 runs, Not all that short but Warner, who loves to hang on his back foot, gets his bottom hand working over time to punch-pull it over midwicket

5.3

Sreesanth to Warner, 1 no ball, nice slower one but its a no ball. Warner pushes it quietly to the off

Free hit coming up

5.3

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, Houston! We have a man down! He cleared the front foot and went for a crashing pull. He missed and the ball hit him on the back thigh. And he slowly went down on to the ground in pain. He is up quickly, though

5.4

Sreesanth to Warner, no run, defends this length delivery to the off side

5.5

Sreesanth to Warner, OUT, Fatal attraction to the pull has done him in. It wasn't all that short and it was angling away from him but Warner went for the shot. Not wise. The ball lobbed to mid-on

DA Warner c Vinay Kumar b Sreesanth 13 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

5.6

Sreesanth to Nagar, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off side

I haven't caught a replay of the Sehwag dismissal post that over. So can't confirm or deny that no ball

End of over 6 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 42/2 (RR: 7.00)
Y Nagar    0* (1b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-16-1
NV Ojha    13* (12b 1x4 1x6)      P Parameswaran    2-0-17-1

6.1

Singh to Ojha, 1 wide, pushes this wide outside off stump.

6.1

Singh to Ojha, no run, angling away from the batsman who watches it sail through to the keeper

6.2

Singh to Ojha, OUT, Leather on wood! It's a full delivery outside off stump, Naman Ojha goes for the off drive but gets an edge through to the keeper

NV Ojha c †Patel b Singh 13 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 92.85

6.3

Singh to Venugopal Rao, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

6.4

Singh to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, short in length outside off sutmp and Venu stands on his toes and punches it ever so sweetly through extra cover. Impressive hit.

6.5

Singh to Venugopal Rao, no run, gets forward to defend the good-length delivery back to the bowler

6.6

Singh to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket

End of over 7 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 48/3 (RR: 6.85)
Y Venugopal Rao    5* (4b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-15-1
Y Nagar    0* (1b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-16-1

Pravin: "On that No-ball : Replays showed a nano-meter of his foot landing behind the line..before his leg slid over the line..so declared a legitimate delivery!" Ah! cool. Tks for that.

7.1

Parameswaran to Venugopal Rao, no run, angling away from the batsman, left alone

7.2

Parameswaran to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, drives this very full delivery to left of mid-on for a single

7.3

Parameswaran to Nagar, no run, full and outside off stump, left alone

Vishal: "Warners dismal run explains why he is no more in Aussie team...I thought he would impress upon Aussie selectors by coming strong in IPL, but he is not even impressing Delhi."

7.4

Parameswaran to Nagar, no run, leans across to push the full-length delivery to point

Nick sends us this chuckle: "Long-off boundary is 56 Meters long. Shoaib Akhtar's original run-up was longer than that." Sometimes, size does matter

7.5

Parameswaran to Nagar, 1 run, leans forward to steer this good-length to point

7.6

Parameswaran to Venugopal Rao, no run, full and outside off, the batsman goes hard into a forcing drive and ends up mistiming it to the off.

End of over 8 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 50/3 (RR: 6.25)
Y Venugopal Rao    6* (7b 1x4)      P Parameswaran    3-0-19-1
Y Nagar    1* (4b)      RP Singh    2-0-15-1

Shivoy Sharma: "Both openers gone before 6th over. Game Over Delhi. :( Delhi could have pulled a Rajasthan of the 1st season in this IPL. But NO!"

8.1

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, 1 leg bye, lands on a length and moving in, shuffles to turn to to the leg side but it rolls of the pad

8.2

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, gets forward to tuck it past square-leg for a single

8.3

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, no run, goes for a bouncer and Yogesh allows it to climb over him

8.4

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, 1 leg bye, shout for lbw ; the ball landed on a length just outside off and moved towards the leg stump. It would have clipped the bails, according to hawk eye

8.5

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, no run

8.6

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, around the pads, clipped away for couple of runs

Time out

End of over 9 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 55/3 (RR: 6.11)
Y Venugopal Rao    9* (10b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-3-0
Y Nagar    1* (7b)      P Parameswaran    3-0-19-1

9.1

Gomez to Nagar, no run, gets forward to turn this to the on side

9.2

Gomez to Nagar, 1 run, goes for a big heave-ho but hits it uppishly and short of long-on

9.3

Gomez to Venugopal Rao, no run, full and outside off, Venu lunges across to try guide it past point but makes no contact

9.4

Gomez to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, Sweet! Similar delivery but this time Venu doesn't lunge; he leans across, opens the bat-face and steers it to right of backward point. All timing.

9.5

Gomez to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, opens the bat-face and runs this slower one to third man

9.6

Gomez to Nagar, 1 run, overpitched outside off, square driven to deep point

End of over 10 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 62/3 (RR: 6.20)
Y Nagar    3* (10b)      RV Gomez    1-0-7-0
Y Venugopal Rao    14* (13b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-3-0

10.1

Jadeja to Nagar, 1 run, gets back to clip this past square-leg for a single

10.2

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, no run, on the leg stump line, turned to short fine-leg. Chance of a run out

10.3

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, 1 wide, Stumping chance? Venu moves down the track and Jadeja's release goes awry and the ball ends up bouncing outside leg. Rao misses the pull and turns back in a hurry. But Patel didn't collect it cleanly. Even if he had , not sure whether he would have broken the stumps in time

10.3

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, quickish one, turned to backward square-leg

10.4

Jadeja to Nagar, 1 wide, pushes this wide down the leg side

10.4

Jadeja to Nagar, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven to sweeper cover

10.5

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, gets forward to drive this to long-on

10.6

Jadeja to Nagar, no run, tries to sweep this but doesn't make proper contact

End of over 11 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 68/3 (RR: 6.18)
Y Nagar    5* (13b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-6-0
Y Venugopal Rao    16* (16b 2x4)      RV Gomez    1-0-7-0

11.1

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, no run, in the zone outside off, Venu goes for the cut but misses

11.2

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, leans forward to tap this to covers for a single

11.3

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, FOUR, What was that?! Immense fun. Not that Mahela will agree. Vinay tries the slower one and it comes horribly out of his hand. The ball lands very very short down the track, bounces once and bounces again and Nagar, who stopped his initial attempt at pulling and waited, lunged out to crash-pull it after the second bounce to midwicket boundary. Mahela reckons it should be a dead ball and speaks to the umpire. Dead ball only if it had bounced thrice.

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, 1 run, steers this to third man for a single

11.5

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, just outside off, run down to short third man region

11.6

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, 1 run, gets forward to drive this hard to long-off

End of over 12 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 76/3 (RR: 6.33)
Y Nagar    11* (16b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-11-0
Y Venugopal Rao    18* (19b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-6-0

12.1

Gomez to Nagar, 2 runs, reaches across to cut this widish delivery and Hodge rushes across to his left at sweeper cover to prevent the four

12.2

Gomez to Nagar, 1 run, full in length on the middle, eased down to long-on

12.3

Gomez to Venugopal Rao, no run, in the channel outside off, Venu tries to late cut it but misses out

12.4

Gomez to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, on the pads, turned through square leg for a single

12.5

Gomez to Nagar, 1 run, full, very full, squeezed out to short mid-on region for a single

12.6

Gomez to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, low full toss around off stump and Venu, as ever, concentrates on getting the timing and the placement right. No violence. He leaned forward and timed it to left of long-off

End of over 13 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 85/3 (RR: 6.53)
Y Venugopal Rao    23* (22b 3x4)      RV Gomez    2-0-16-0
Y Nagar    15* (19b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-11-0

Kamal with this existential question: "How funny. You say no-ball with ball in your hand. You say dead ball though ball can never be alive. You say wide ball though ball is spherical."

13.1

Singh to Nagar, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to point

13.2

Singh to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, Edged through vacant slips! It was a length delivery outside off stump, the batsman frees his arms and the ball flies off the edge

13.3

Singh to Venugopal Rao, no run, in the zone outside off and it angles past the defensive push, and Parthiv collects

13.4

Singh to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, leans forward to nudge this length delivery to point

13.5

Singh to Nagar, 1 run, fullish and straight, on driven to long-on

13.6

Singh to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, leans across to ping sweeper cover

End of over 14 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 93/3 (RR: 6.64)
Y Venugopal Rao    29* (26b 4x4)      RP Singh    3-0-23-1
Y Nagar    17* (21b 1x4)      RV Gomez    2-0-16-0

14.1

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, on a length, on the middle, turned to square-leg

14.2

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, 1 run, banged in short, Yogesh goes for a pull but is late on it. The ball lobs off the edge and falls at mid-on region. The fielder comes in from the deep

14.3

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, no run, straightens in the corridor outside off and Venu is beaten, pushing inside the line

14.4

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 wide, slips this wide down the leg side

14.4

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, drifts to the pads and rolls away for a leg bye

14.5

Vinay Kumar to Nagar, OUT, Done in by the bouncer. He top edged the previous pull to mid-on. This time the ball is shorter and it rears up at his throat. He is again beaten for pace and bounce and top-edges this to fine-leg

Y Nagar c Singh b Vinay Kumar 18 (23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.26

Nanos: "Wondering @ Kamal ...why isn't he concerned about a skipper operating with a short leg, a fine leg or a square leg for that matter?"

14.6

Vinay Kumar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, around the off stump line, steered through to deep backward point

End of over 15 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 98/4 (RR: 6.53)
Y Venugopal Rao    32* (30b 4x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-16-1
TR Birt    0* (0b)      RP Singh    3-0-23-1

15.1

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, gets forward to drive this to sweeper cover for a single

15.2

Jadeja to Birt, 1 run, just outside off stump, cut away to deep backward point

15.3

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, Venu bhai! Again that sense of timing. It was a very full delivery and it appeared for a moment that he was yorked there and didn't have much room to work with. But he adjusted, got the bat down in a hurry, opened the bat-face and steered it wide of short third man

15.4

Jadeja to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, leans forward to pus this to the on side

15.5

Jadeja to Birt, 2 runs, works this through square-leg for couple of runs

15.6

Jadeja to Birt, 1 run, very full and Birt inside edges it to short fine-leg region

End of over 16 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 108/4 (RR: 6.75)
TR Birt    4* (3b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-16-0
Y Venugopal Rao    38* (33b 5x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-16-1

16.1

Sreesanth to Birt, FOUR, Lash! overpitched well outside off and Birt square drives it to the point boundary.

16.2

Sreesanth to Birt, 1 run, Overpitches this one as well, driven to sweeper cover

16.3

Sreesanth to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, gets forward to tap it to the off side for a single

16.4

Sreesanth to Birt, 1 run, overpitching continues, the square driving too continues and sweeper cover cuts off the ball again

16.5

Sreesanth to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, goes for a pull but ends up mistiming the ball to long-on

16.6

Sreesanth to Birt, no run, very full outside off and Birt tries to squeeze it out behind square on the off side but makes no contact

End of over 17 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 116/4 (RR: 6.82)
TR Birt    10* (7b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-24-1
Y Venugopal Rao    40* (35b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-16-0

17.1

Parameswaran to Venugopal Rao, OUT, Another one done in by the short ball. Venu is late on the pull this time and the ball lobs off the top edge to midwicket.

Y Venugopal Rao c Singh b Parameswaran 40 (36b 5x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

17.2

Parameswaran to Birt, no run, bangs it short of length and Birt edges it to his pad

17.3

Parameswaran to Birt, FOUR, short and just down the leg side and Birt laps it around the corner to fine-leg boundary

17.4

Parameswaran to Birt, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump and Birt edges the intended big off drive to third man

17.5

Parameswaran to Pathan, 1 run, on the leg and middle, worked behind square-leg

17.6

Parameswaran to Birt, FOUR, Birt moves outside leg, Param bangs it in short around off and Birt reaches out to carve it up and over point boundary

End of over 18 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 126/5 (RR: 7.00)
TR Birt    19* (11b 3x4)      P Parameswaran    4-0-29-2
IK Pathan    1* (1b)      S Sreesanth    4-0-24-1

18.1

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, no run, around waist-high full toss outside off, the surprised batsman tries to cut it but fails

18.2

Vinay Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, drives this through off for a single

18.3

Vinay Kumar to Birt, FOUR, He went down on his knee and initially looked to paddle swat it. Vinay banged it short just outside off and Birt adjusted quickly, changed his mind, and put up the bat like a periscope and steered the ball up and over to the third man boundary! Wicked fun!

18.4

Vinay Kumar to Birt, no run, yorker length outside off and Birt can't make contact

18.5

Vinay Kumar to Birt, FOUR, Crash! Birt pulls a short delivery from outside off to the midwicket boundary.

18.6

Vinay Kumar to Birt, OUT, Parthiv goes flying! Fullish delivery outside off , Birt edges the intended cover drive and Parthv dives smartly to his left to take it with both hands.

TR Birt c †Patel b Vinay Kumar 27 (15b 5x4 0x6) SR: 180.00

End of over 19 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 135/6 (RR: 7.10)
     R Vinay Kumar    4-0-25-2
IK Pathan    2* (3b)      P Parameswaran    4-0-29-2

19.1

Singh to Pathan, 1 run, short delivery, helped down to fine-leg region for a single

19.2

Singh to van der Merwe, 1 run, full and around off, Van der Merwe pushes it towards mid-off for a single

19.3

Singh to Pathan, 1 run, Irfan pulls but will just get a single as he finds the man at deep midwicket

19.4

Singh to van der Merwe, 1 run, another full delivery, again Van der Merwe mistimes his off drive and extra cover stops it

19.5

Singh to Pathan, 1 run, Just a single. RP is applying the squeeze here. Its a full delivery on the middle and Irfan edges the intended swing to the on side, down to fine-leg

19.6

Singh to van der Merwe, no run, shuffles across, looking for a paddle sweep; RP fires a full toss outside off and the batsman fails to connect. Parthiv stops and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.

141 to win. Join us in a very short while.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 140/6
RE van der Merwe    2* (3b)      RP Singh    4-0-28-1
IK Pathan    5* (6b)      R Vinay Kumar    4-0-25-2
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May 2, 2011

Parthiv Patel nudges through the leg side, Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Delhi, May 2, 2011

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