Indian Premier League - 59th match

Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers won by 10 runs

Team news: For Deccan, Michael Lumb and Anand Rajan come in for Dale Steyn and Ravi Teja respectively. Mumbai, well it looks like they are unchanged.

Hi there. Apologies at the outset for the delayed coverage of this game between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers. Due to the rain delay in the Bangalore-Kolkata match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, and the game's recent resumption, our commentary for this game is affected due to absence of coverage. We will start commentary as soon as we have it, though we'll try to keep you up to date with the scores. Meanwhile, Deccan Chargers have won the toss and opted to bat. Thanks for your understanding.

0.1

Malinga to Lumb, no run

0.2

Malinga to Lumb, OUT

MJ Lumb b Malinga 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Malinga to Sangakkara, no run

0.4

Malinga to Sangakkara, 1 run

0.5

Malinga to Sohal, no run

0.6

Malinga to Sohal, no run

End of over 1 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
S Sohal    0* (2b)      SL Malinga    1-0-1-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (2b)     

1.1

Patel to Sangakkara, no run

1.2

Patel to Sangakkara, no run

1.3

Patel to Sangakkara, no run

1.4

Patel to Sangakkara, no run

1.5

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run

1.6

Patel to Sohal, no run

End of over 2 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 2/1 (RR: 1.00)
S Sohal    0* (3b)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    2* (7b)      SL Malinga    1-0-1-1

2.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run

2.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run

2.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run

2.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, no run

2.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, 1 run

2.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run

End of over 3 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 5/1 (RR: 1.66)
KC Sangakkara    4* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-0
S Sohal    1* (5b)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0

3.1

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run

3.2

Patel to Sohal, SIX

3.3

Patel to Sohal, no run

3.4

Patel to Sohal, no run

3.5

Patel to Sohal, 1 leg bye

3.6

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run

End of over 4 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 14/1 (RR: 3.50)
KC Sangakkara    6* (13b)      MM Patel    2-0-9-0
S Sohal    7* (9b 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-0

4.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, SIX

4.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run

4.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, 1 run

4.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run

4.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run

4.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, no run

End of over 5 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 23/1 (RR: 4.60)
S Sohal    8* (11b 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-12-0
KC Sangakkara    14* (17b 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-9-0

5.1

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 run

5.2

Kulkarni to Sohal, 1 run

5.3

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, FOUR

5.4

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 2 runs

5.5

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, no run

5.6

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 run

End of over 6 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 32/1 (RR: 5.33)
KC Sangakkara    22* (22b 1x4 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-9-0
S Sohal    9* (12b 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-12-0

6.1

Suman to Sangakkara, no run

6.2

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run

6.3

Suman to Sohal, 1 run

6.4

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run

6.5

Suman to Sohal, 1 run

6.6

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run

End of over 7 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 37/1 (RR: 5.28)
KC Sangakkara    25* (26b 1x4 1x6)      TL Suman    1-0-5-0
S Sohal    11* (14b 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-9-0

7.1

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 2 runs

7.2

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, OUT

KC Sangakkara c Pollard b Kulkarni 27 (28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96.42

Welcome to the commentary. Sorry for the delayed coverage, plans were affected due to the rain delay in the Bangalore game. Deccan lost Michael Lumb in the first over, and are now 39 for 2 in the eighth over. JP Duminy is on strike now. Dhawal Kulkarni's got the ball. Sangakkara's just been dismissed

7.3

Kulkarni to Sohal, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on the off, nipped back in, or cut back in rather, fends it away into the leg side for a single

7.4

Kulkarni to Duminy, no run

7.5

Kulkarni to Duminy, 1 run, good length on the off stump, pushed into the deep off the front foot for a single

7.6

Kulkarni to Sohal, 1 run, back of a length outside off, guided down towards third man for a single. Uncharacteristic innings from Sohal here

End of over 8 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 42/2 (RR: 5.25)
S Sohal    12* (16b 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-13-1
JP Duminy    1* (2b)      TL Suman    1-0-5-0

Suman to bowl

8.1

Suman to Sohal, SIX, Sohal goes downtown, in the slot, was tossed up, landed in the right space on the off and he freed his arms to smack it over long-off for a big one

8.2

Suman to Sohal, 1 run, short ball on the off, turning in, pulled away towards deep midwicket for a single

8.3

Suman to Duminy, no run, angling in towards middle, clipped past square leg

8.4

Suman to Duminy, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets back and turns it for a single

8.5

Suman to Sohal, 1 run, low full toss on the off, driven down to long-on for a single

8.6

Suman to Duminy, 1 run

End of over 9 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 52/2 (RR: 5.77)
JP Duminy    3* (5b)      TL Suman    2-0-15-0
S Sohal    20* (19b 2x6)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-13-1

Pollard runs in now, just had a word with Shaun Pollock during the timeout

9.1

Pollard to Duminy, no run, banged in short, Duminy gets away from it

9.2

Pollard to Duminy, no run, charges down the track to that length delivery, tries to smack it over extra cover, just the single

9.3

Pollard to Duminy, 1 run, short on the leg side, works it behind square for a single

9.4

Pollard to Sohal, no run, back of a length outside off, backs away and tries to cut it hard over point, misses

9.5

Pollard to Sohal, no run, short of a good length, Sohal's trying to get a move on here, something he should have managed a while back, makes room and taps it straight to Tendulkar at extra cover

9.6

Pollard to Sohal, OUT, that's gone, Slower ball bowled short outside off and Sohal went for it, tried to crack it over extra cover, a shot more out of desperation than anything, miscues it straight to point where Symonds takes a dolly

S Sohal c Symonds b Pollard 20 (22b 0x4 2x6) SR: 90.90

Mumbai are in control here, Deccan are struggling to step it up

End of over 10 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 53/3 (RR: 5.30)
     KA Pollard    1-0-1-1
JP Duminy    4* (8b)      TL Suman    2-0-15-0

Bharat Chipli is the new batsman. Harbhajan comes back

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Chipli, no run, offbreak around off, pushed to straight midwicket

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Chipli, 1 run, comes forward, covers the line of the offbreak, opens the face, gets a single

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Duminy, FOUR, short, not too wide, but Duminy leans back and makes room to cut this wide of sweeper-cover

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Duminy, OUT, Harbhajan gets Duminy again! Duminy has been a bit of a bunny for him, especially with the tospinner that traps him in front. This, though, is a slow, loopy, elusive offbreak, Duminy stretches forward for a forward-defensive, and his back leg slides out. The ball turns and beats him, and Rayudu disturbs the bails with Duminy's foot on the line. Beautiful bowling

JP Duminy st †Rayudu b Harbhajan Singh 8 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Mumbai are on top here. Nice, alert stuff from Rayudu

Christian comes in, there is a leg slip in place

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, no run, turns in with a bit of byte, gets on the back foot and drops it into the leg side

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, slightly short from round the wicket, drops it into the off side in front of point and sets off for a single

End of over 11 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 59/4 (RR: 5.36)
DT Christian    1* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-18-1
B Chipli    1* (2b)      KA Pollard    1-0-1-1

11.1

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, landing it on a length on middle, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

11.2

Pollard to Chipli, 1 run, slower one bowled full, knocks it down behind point for a quick single

11.3

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, back of a length, gets back and pulls it down to long leg for one more

11.4

Pollard to Chipli, FOUR, short of a good length, cutting in and Chipli handles it smartly, waits for it to come towards him and late-cuts it delicately to beat third man to the boundary, cheeky stuff

11.5

Pollard to Chipli, 1 run, slower one targeting middle and leg, driven wide of midwicket for a single

11.6

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, the slower legcutter, run down to third man for a single

Priyashrav's comment on Christian is a touch harsh, some would think: "I think the DC management is unable to stomach the fact that their 'heavyweight' buy Christian turned out to be a no-show,so they give him ample chances to justify his price and thus save them from the humiliations for overpaying! I could not think of any other reason behind benching Steyn instead of Christian......."

End of over 12 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 68/4 (RR: 5.66)
DT Christian    4* (5b)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-1
B Chipli    7* (5b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-18-1

Gareth: "That was quite a piece of keeping from Rayudu. Is there much need for bringing back Davie Jacobs when fit? Id love to see Ray Price given a chance. Such an aggressive and attacking bowler!"

Malinga is back

12.1

Malinga to Christian, no run, steered wide of point to clinch a single

12.2

Malinga to Christian, no run, back of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it to point

12.3

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, drops it short outside off, Christian bunts it back past the bowler for a single

12.4

Malinga to Chipli, no run, fullish delivery on the off, waits for it and dabs it in the direction of cover

12.5

Malinga to Chipli, 1 run, deceived by the slower one, Malinga, deceitful as ever, slips in a lovely slower one, lands on a length and Chipli tries to swing him over midwicket, miscues it towards Harbhajan at long-on, gets to him on the bounce

12.6

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, knocked away into the off side for a single to keep strike

End of over 13 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 71/4 (RR: 5.46)
DT Christian    6* (9b)      SL Malinga    2-0-4-1
B Chipli    8* (7b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-1

Munaf to bowl now

13.1

Patel to Christian, 1 run, around a good length on middle, pushed off the front foot past midwicket for a single

13.2

Patel to Chipli, no run, short and wide, goes for a cut but gets no bat on it

13.3

Patel to Chipli, 1 run, not coming on as well as he would like, short of a good length and he drags it down to long-on for a single

13.4

Patel to Christian, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, makes room and punches it down to long-on for a single

13.5

Patel to Chipli, 1 run, slower one bowled short, pulled well but straight to deep midwicket, just the single

13.6

Patel to Christian, 1 run, low full toss outside off, makes room and just about manages to reach it, pushed to extra cover, who's at the edge of the circle, for a single

End of over 14 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 76/4 (RR: 5.42)
DT Christian    9* (12b)      MM Patel    3-0-14-0
B Chipli    10* (10b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-4-1

Piotr from Poland: "hi. i am from poland, cricket is not very popular in my country but i tell you what: mumbai is the best cricket team for me." Kulkarni runs in

14.1

Kulkarni to Christian, 1 run, low full toss on the off, pushed hard but straight to mid-off

14.2

Kulkarni to Chipli, OUT, Slower one and it yields a wicket, a nicely disguised change of pace and Chipli had made up his mind to go for it, landed on a length and he tried to heave it over midwicket, miscued it to mid-on where T Suman judged it well

B Chipli c Suman b Kulkarni 10 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Deccan in further trouble in what's been a disappointing campaign for them. Shikhar Dhawan, usually an opener, walks in at No.7. Doesn't have much time here.

Praneeth: "Not sure on what basis Saha got selected for WI tour ahead of Rayudu considering especially Rayudu is doing a good job as wicket keeper and a consistently scoring runs in IPL..."

14.3

Kulkarni to Christian, 1 run, pulled the slower one past square leg for a single

14.4

Kulkarni to Dhawan, 2 runs, a bit of width, drives it stylishly wide of deep cover for a couple of runs to get off the mark

14.5

Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a good length on leg stump, turned away through square leg for a single

14.6

Kulkarni to Christian, 1 leg bye, makes room and Dhawal follows him, gets it into the blockhole, Christian just manages to dig it out into the off side for one more

End of over 15 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 82/5 (RR: 5.46)
DT Christian    11* (15b)      DS Kulkarni    3-0-18-2
S Dhawan    3* (2b)      MM Patel    3-0-14-0

Malinga comes back

15.1

Malinga to Christian, 1 leg bye, slower one bowled on the pads, tickled behind square leg for a single

Allan: "Except for a few exceptions, notably Gayle, the foreign batters have failed miserably this IPL. Even Kalis with his runs but poor SR is a failure. Indians have been carying this IPL in all formats...probably how it should be, but it's time that this foreign player fixaton ends!" What about Malinga? Oh, but you're talking about batsmen.

15.2

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, good length on leg stump, chips it in the direction of midwicket, gets to him on the bounce

15.3

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, bowled full on middle, Dhawan can only manage to drive it back to the bowler

15.4

Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR, four, in streaky fashion, a bit more pace on that one, dropped it short on middle, Dhawan tried to take his bottom hand off off that one while trying to dab it into the off side, got an inside edge past leg stump and to the fine-leg boundary

15.5

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, guided it wide of point for a single

15.6

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, digs it out wide of cover for a single and it's time for the time out

End of over 16 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 89/5 (RR: 5.56)
DT Christian    12* (17b)      SL Malinga    3-0-10-1
S Dhawan    8* (6b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    3-0-18-2

Harikrishnan: "piotr is as polish as sachin tendulkar... hes sitting right next to me and won a bet that his comment will get published... Vinay Uppal is his name." The comment was published for the location where it supposedly came from, rather than anything else. The next comment we get from Azerbaijan, sadly, would make me skeptical thanks to your friend. Harbhajan returns

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, fullish around middle, swung towards midwicket for a single

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to reverse-paddle it past short third, fails to make contact

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turned past midwicket for a single

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, round the wicket, swept straight to short fine leg, clinches a quick single

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, nicely done, quicker through the air from Harbhajan, low full toss outside off and Dhawan does well to get the shot right this time, reverse-paddle to the third-man boundary

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, targeting middle and off now, drops it in front of cover and point for a quick single to keep strike

End of over 17 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 97/5 (RR: 5.70)
S Dhawan    14* (10b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-26-1
DT Christian    14* (19b)      SL Malinga    3-0-10-1

Malinga to bowl out now

17.1

Malinga to Dhawan, 2 runs, slower one bowled full outside off, driven uppishly into the deep, wide of deep point, for a brace

17.2

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, superb yorker but missed leg stump, Dhawan failed to get his bat under that one, saved his legs but too bad for Mumbai that that wasn't on target

17.3

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, aiming for another yorker, squeezes it past cover for a single

17.4

Malinga to Christian, 2 runs, dropped, T Suman spills it at third man, slower one and Christian, having a mighty swing at that one, gets a top edge that Suman gets under but fails to latch on to, a simple one that

17.5

Malinga to Christian, no run, slower one again, a swing and a miss this time

17.6

Malinga to Christian, 2 runs, flicks it through the leg side past square leg, rushes back for the second and makes it this time

End of over 18 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 104/5 (RR: 5.77)
DT Christian    18* (22b)      SL Malinga    4-0-17-1
S Dhawan    17* (13b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-26-1

Dhawal runs in

18.1

Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 run, short ball, slapped towards long-off for a single

18.2

Kulkarni to Christian, OUT, Dhawal does a Malinga. an excellent yorker on middle and Christian was done in for pace as much as the length, failed to get his bat down in time and middle stump was pegged back

DT Christian b Kulkarni 18 (23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 78.26

18.3

Kulkarni to Mishra, 3 wides, banged in short outside off, tried to pat it into the leg side, called a wide for height, Rayudu couldn't stop that, three more to the score

Mishra comes in

18.3

Kulkarni to Mishra, 1 run, gets across to that straighter delivery and clips it over square leg for a single

18.4

Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball outside off, drilled wide of Pollard at long-off for a couple of runs

18.5

Kulkarni to Mishra, 1 run, slower one, Mishra runs in and has a wild swing at that one, gets an inside edge onto his pads, just the single in the end

18.6

Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, digs it out wide of the bowler to pick a single

End of over 19 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 112/6 (RR: 5.89)
S Dhawan    20* (16b 2x4)      DS Kulkarni    4-0-26-3
A Mishra    2* (2b)      SL Malinga    4-0-17-1

Final over coming up and the Deccan run-rate is still less than six

19.1

Patel to Dhawan, SIX, not anymore, length ball and Dhawan connects it superbly, Munaf pitches it on middle and Dhawan dispatches it over the midwicket fence

19.2

Patel to Dhawan, 1 run, lands full outside off, dug out wide of cover for a single

19.3

Patel to Mishra, FOUR, four, on the bounce, short ball on leg stump, was that the slower one? Tried to pull it behind square, got a top edge and it just landed short of the ropes near fine leg. Munaf was in a war of words with Mishra and Dhawan, not sure who started it but lots of unpublishable words exchanged, I lost count

19.4

Patel to Mishra, FOUR, eye contact this time from Mishra as he clips, beautifully, a full toss over square leg

19.5

Patel to Mishra, FOUR, more drama, Mishra and Munaf collide, slower one bowled short outside off and it's cut fine, really fine, to the third-man boundary, Mishra, trying to get to the other end, ran into Munaf and there's a war of words yet again

19.6

Patel to Mishra, FOUR, Deccan finish well and Mishra has the last laugh, full toss and he smotes it over midwicket for a boundary to give this Deccan score some respectability

A dramatic last over that, and Deccan have finished on a high. Mumbai will still think they have this covered, and they have the batting line-up they need to finish the job. Join us in a bit for the chase.

Rajat: "not quite John Terry - Wayne Bridge but hopefully Mishra and Patel do realize that they would be on the same plane to WI... wonder if 1 of them has to carry drinks for the other."

End of over 20 (23 runs) Deccan Chargers 135/6
A Mishra    18* (6b 4x4)      MM Patel    4-0-37-0
S Dhawan    27* (18b 2x4 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    4-0-26-3
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