Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2012, Hyderabad

Warner, Ojha swat aside Deccan

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

May 10, 2012

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Delhi Daredevils 193 for 1 (Warner 109*, Ojha 64*) beat Deccan Chargers 187 for 4 (Dhawan 84, White 65) by nine wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

David Warner slammed a quick half-century in his second outing this year, Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2012, Hyderabad
David Warner hit his second IPL century © AFP

Even a total as formidable as 187 wasn't enough for Deccan Chargers' inexperienced bowling attack to pull off a win against Delhi Daredevils. David Warner filled the vacuum left by Kevin Pietersen with a blistering century - his second in the IPL - in only his second game of the season. With help from Naman Ojha, Daredevils butchered their way back to No.1, overhauling the target with 20 balls to spare.

Chargers fielded a bowling unit without foreign players, the most experienced of the lot being Amit Mishra. It was a recipe for a mauling. There was no respite even at the other end, as the promising Ojha capitalised on his promotion, hitting five sixes in his 64. Warner and Ojha overshadowed a similar performance from another Indo-Australian left-right duo earlier in the evening - Shikhar Dhawan and Cameron White.

Daredevils' response was so swift and intimidating that Virender Sehwag's early departure was a distant memory. Sehwag tried to make a mockery of the decision to open the bowling with Dhawan by lofting the first ball to long-off. A similar attempt off the second ball resulted in a top edge that swirled to point, where White held a well-judged catch running backwards.

It was the only memorable bit of fielding from Chargers. The familiar misfields were characteristic of another flat performance, completely out of sync with the batting. Warner hit two forceful boundaries to take 16 off the opening over and set the tone for the rest of the chase.

Warner exposed the lack of depth and experience in the bowling, one that should serve as a lesson for the franchise before the next trading window. TP Sudhindra, back after warming the bench for over a month, gave away 13 in his first over. Ashish Reddy, one of the impressive newcomers this season for Chargers, had his confidence dented with a 20-run opening over. Two consecutive short balls were pounded by Warner over cover and deep square-leg. When Reddy pitched it full, he was hit through the off side.

Manpreet Gony was the only bowler with respectable figures. Mishra, the most experienced, went for 44 off four. Twenty-six of those runs were scored by Ojha, who used his feet to smash two sixes down the ground.

Warner, who looked below his best on the more sluggish pitches in the West Indies, was at home here with the ball coming onto the bat. He played his trademark pulls, one of which brought up his century. His stand of 189 with Ojha was the second-best in the IPL, behind Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh's 206 for Kings XI Punjab in 2011.

The 126 between Dhawan and White wasn't lacking in quality either. The pair shrugged off a relatively slow first half with power hitting in the last nine overs. The partnership featured audacious shots like the Dilscoop and the paddle sweep, interspersed with powerful straight hits and muscled sixes over deep midwicket.

Dhawan was particularly strong over the on side, hitting consecutive sixes off left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, and raced to his fifty with consecutive straight hits off Irfan Pathan.

When the slower bowlers tossed it up, Dhawan hammered over the on side; when Morne Morkel aimed at the base of the stumps, he strolled across his stumps and paddled over the helpless short fine leg fielder. A century was there for the taking against a stunned bowling attack, but a brilliant fielding effort from Nadeem, a direct hit from behind square leg, caught Dhawan a mile out of his crease.

White, who had earlier brought up the century stand with a six over deep midwicket off Nadeem, holed out to a top edge in the final over. Chargers, in the last nine overs, plundered 117 runs. Their bowlers, however, failed to defend that effort.

Innings Dot balls 4s 6s PP 16-20 NB/Wides
Deccan Chargers 44 23 7 33-2 60-2 0/1
Delhi Daredevils 38 13 12 64-1 26-0 2/2

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Posted by Meety on (May 13, 2012, 9:37 GMT)

With Ozzys doing fairly well in this years IPL, watch out for the test series.....

Posted by sury123 on (May 11, 2012, 15:29 GMT)

DEAR PAI 11 once see the RCB and CSK. how many local players there in the team. RCB: vinay kumar,appanna,mithun,h patel,mayank agarwal, aravind, from these players there is minimum of three are in sqad. see CSK: vijay, badrinath, anirudda, ashwin, yomahesh, mukund. from these players also min of 4 are in sqad. but see in DC eight players are there from both hyd and andhra, but in playing 11 only one person got chance in every match. ravi teja performed well in last ipl, but ipl 5 he doesnt get chances. actually he is an opener batsmen. played only two matches and batted in only one match. akshat reddy also performed well againast punjab. but in next match he is in dugout. see jaggi, chiplli, pardhiv not performed well, but they will get more number of chances than others. DC not utilised tanmay mishra talent.he is an international player.

Posted by pai11 on (May 11, 2012, 12:56 GMT)

@sury123: mate please know the facts before posting.. Ashish Reddy, Akash reddy, Ravi teja are all players from Andhra who are there in the DC squad.

Posted by sury123 on (May 11, 2012, 10:55 GMT)

ipl 1-------------DC POSITION last ipl 2-------------DC WINNER

IPL 5------------DC POSITION LAST IPL 6-------------DC WINNER

Posted by sury123 on (May 11, 2012, 10:49 GMT)

i think MUMBAI INDIANS get double benefit with DC. see the following players. 1.rohit 2.suman 3.ojha 4.rp singh 5.symonds 6.gibbs 7.robin singh (coach) 8. rayudu. all these players are in DC in IPL1 except rayudu. but they are playing for MI in on going IPL. what DC management doing when these players are flying to other teams. even they cant retain single player with them. they are the members of IPL 2 (winners). And they cant buy babk in auction. i dont know what plan they are following. investing too much money for daniel--christian,harris. even they are not international players. this is the politics played by coach darren lehman. they are ignoring the VVS laxman who is fantastic player of world cricket. if sachin, dravid, ganguly and other old guys are playing extreemly well in ipl DC thrown the laxman. see the team no single player from hyderabad. all domestic players are from other states only. with out local players how can we get local feeling that this team me.

Posted by   on (May 11, 2012, 9:39 GMT)

Well.. what matters for DC is individual position for each players.. :) hurts but very true.. :) this is what happens only some players are performing in the team....

Hope stayne would be back to the team.. in the next match.. :(

I have no clue why DC is still keeping Amit mishra in the team... Abhishek performed far better than This guy....

Posted by Dashgar on (May 11, 2012, 9:20 GMT)

Imagine how good White and Dhawan would be if they got to face the Deccan bowling attack. Despite this handicap they're still two of the best batsmen in the tournament. White should really be back in the Australian side.

Posted by   on (May 11, 2012, 7:29 GMT)

xylo: Dhawan and White are men in form. They both have done this damage to other bowling attacks too. But yeah leaking 120 odd runs in last 10 overs shouldn't have happened. Sehwag and co. might think over it. And when Morkel had 2 overs remaining, he could have brought earlier to break the partnership when both were going all guns blazing. Good to see Varun Aaron picking wickets. And for DD batting: Sehwag would be happy that Warner is NOT out-of-form unlike Taylor. And Ojha getting some batting practice and showing he can bat too when situation demands will only ease Sehwag's tension.

Posted by   on (May 11, 2012, 7:15 GMT)

kc69: Exactly my point. How IMPORTANT it is for Indian domestic players to get chance in Playing XI. More over-hyped the team is, less are chances of a domestic player to make it to playing XI. Look @ MI - so many good Indian players already there - SRT, Rohit, Dinesh K, P. Ojha, RP Singh, Bhajji, Munaf Patel. A young Indian domestic player can't even think of getting chance in this team unless someone is injured or in horrible form. Same is with CSK - Vijay, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, Badrinath. No NEW domestic player would want to go with these heavy-loaded teams. Now look @ KXIP - Mandeep Singh showing what he is capable of. If he was in MI or CSK, he wouldn't have got consistent opportunities to open. Same is with Rahane - When he was with MI - he didn't get chance and now with RR he is their main batsman. >>>> @ Zaheer Hussain : Having said that a Young Indian player should go for teams like DC, RR - that's the only way they can show-case their talent with more opportunities

Posted by xylo on (May 11, 2012, 5:44 GMT)

Should Delhi be happy that their batting power overawed a second-grade bowling lineup, or be worried that their first grade bowling arsenal was taken apart by the team placed last in the points table?

Posted by Abaa on (May 11, 2012, 4:54 GMT)

@ Krishna Pv - OUCH :o) Bad timing buddy ... You should have posted that comment for the KKR game. Because Sehwag's dismissal in yesterday's game actually resulted in DD's best every partnership. And a true SMASHING

Posted by   on (May 11, 2012, 4:48 GMT)

@Patchmaste: hilarious comment considering Pietersen was born and raised in South Africa. As for the Ashes comment I think the bragging rights still sit with Australia considering what an embarrassment the Ashes Series was for 16 years straight. Thank goodness it is now worth watching, for crickets sake alone.

Posted by   on (May 11, 2012, 3:44 GMT)

Gony 4-0-22-0 econ 5.5, whats wrong with that?

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 23:08 GMT)

Dream for the Daredevils. For Warner to fill KP's shoes so effortlessly is a great achievement. He's a class player (Warner), but he must have been praying that he didn't fail with such big shoes to fill. Hats off to Dehli; very astute strength in depth, and fantastic that they never had to make a difficult choice as KP was always going to come back for the Tests.

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 22:39 GMT)

DC is very likely to lose the rest of the games. The only interest in DC players is about their stats. Dhawan at 4 and White at 6. Let's see far these two batsmen will go. The DC was initially weak in batting and fielding, and now it is bowling. The tragedy is they are likely to remain the same in the next IPL. While other franchises rushed to get replacement players, DC didn't do anything. When they lost Pietersen last year they didn't get a replacement and when they lost Ishant the again didn't get anyone. Young Indian players do not want to play for DC because DC does not have influential Indian players like Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag, etc.

Posted by Patchmaster on (May 10, 2012, 22:20 GMT)

@ Jonesy2...............KP is the best player of T20, according to the ranking system, I know it pains you to see a ENG player in front of your guys, but then again it's been like that in the Ashes for you for a while now eh ? Chin up mate, Michael Johnson might get a few games in before ENG destroy his career for the second time.

Posted by kc69 on (May 10, 2012, 21:07 GMT)

Guys its not about who is the best T20 player or who is weak,its the oppertunity that people utilize thru IPL,look at Shikhar Dhawan he made use of the chances he got(entire team depends on him because of lack of senior indian players) and looking good to make it to national side,even cameroon white made a good statement to cricket Australia,but look at other players like Amit Mishra and Manpreet Gony who have not made use of the numerous chances that they got and struggled along with the team...Thats what i call a sign of a loser...By the way in the above article i guess the extra's column is wrong because DD bowled only 1 wide and 0 No balls(needs to be interchanged).

Posted by JG2704 on (May 10, 2012, 20:55 GMT)

You'd have to - on his day - put Warner up there with KP (who by the way is officially the best T20 batsman in the world) Gayle , Sehwag , AB etc. On paper it should be a DD/RCB final although it doesn't always work out that way

Posted by xylo on (May 10, 2012, 18:55 GMT)

Have a look at the bowling line-up of the Deccan Chargers.

Posted by India_boy on (May 10, 2012, 18:40 GMT)

haah! what a mindblowing performance out there by the fellas. its mostly the Delhi boys who are performing in most of the teams, Gauti in KKr, Manhas in PWI, Dhawan in DC and Kohli has started to look good for RCB, I wonder if they all came back to Delhi somehow, DD would be far far better and unparalleled in IPL. Imagine sehwag, gauti, kohli, dhawan, pietersen, jayadene, warner, pathan,naman ojha, morkel and yadav !!! anyways, now DD needs to make sure they win at least 2 more games so that they play qualifiers instead of eliminators in the play-offs...!!! @jindal....congos to u too buddy!!!!

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 18:14 GMT)

@Jonesy2 just incase you forgot C Gayle is the best player to play t20 cricket hahaha..........

Posted by Exfactor44 on (May 10, 2012, 17:59 GMT)

Great innings for Deccan but what is their team as a whole doing ? They have Rusty Theron and Dale Steyn on the bench... I also heard mention of Ishant Sharma (although he may be injured) having been signed. None of these players can win you a match when they aren't playing so why on earth have they not been picked!?

Deccan really are a team without a plan, they need a solid rethink before next years IPL

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 17:13 GMT)

Posted by Krishna Pv on (May 10 2012, 12:24 PM GMT)

@squarepeg: DC may look weak on paper, but on the field once sehwag gets out.... DD is the weakest team.......go chargers!!!!

Hope you got your answer in the next 16.4 overs!!

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 17:12 GMT)

the so called luck is not with DC's... something will make them end up on loosing side... they need to get a lucky "Booster".........!

Posted by kishore_4DC on (May 10, 2012, 16:03 GMT)

Another deserving loss for DC.. 189 was great total setup by good knocks from consistent Dhawan and nice cameo by White. Cant ask more from batsmen... Bowlers looked below club level..... Am glad DC tried everything they could think of in the bowling department... Unfortunately, there is no bowler who can bowl better in their Ranks. Promise is just with Steyn, partially Theron. And if they start leaking runs, thre is no place to hide.... I would have wished to see atleast another couple of wikcets falling, but the bowling is so weak, they comfortably chased the total with 20 balls to spare for just one wkt. My most creative innovation for DC next match, can also not win a game for them if not for a miracle... courtesy their team make up... there is no strength in the team.. so who comes or goes out hardly makes any difference. DC management - Wakeup.. even an ordinary 'galli' cricketer can tell this team selection is pathetic... !!!!

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

DC & PWI are not having enough luck no matter how much they score.

Posted by jonesy2 on (May 10, 2012, 15:38 GMT)

just incase you forgot d warner was the best player to play t20 cricket hahaha......

Posted by secondopinion on (May 10, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

WOW @ DD! No point blaming DC batsmen. DC bowling line-up today beats me. against a batting strong team like DD, one can't hope to outscore them, but hv to take regular wickets. It will take a Gayle or a Lasinga miracle to stop DD from winning IPL5.

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

where on earth is ishant sharma

Posted by ajayrcs on (May 10, 2012, 15:22 GMT)

Now can anyone put his hands up and say Pieterson is better than Warner. No way!

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 15:07 GMT)

good match, warner and sehwag going to rock , next few matches just coz they already got enough pt to go next stage ..

Posted by Alexk400 on (May 10, 2012, 15:07 GMT)

I am satisfied. Good line up. bringing ojha 3rd down is great decision. he can play spin and anchor the inning. Also pushing Jayawardene to 4th or 5th makes some oomph to middle order in that if both sehwag and warner fail same time , ojha and jaywardene can stablize innings. Pathan still bowling bad. Russell need to improve to keep himself in the game or Taylor will be back for playoffs. After pieterson left , Delhi kinda down. WIthw arner in full form now , DD can win this thing. I still think DD bowling struggles because of Irfan pathans poor bowling. He need to hit the gym. Nadeem is ok. Not sure why nagar still in the team. Is he relative of arun jaitley ?.

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 15:03 GMT)


Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 14:52 GMT)

But credit should be given to Shikhar Dhawan for being consistent. He is going strength to strength. Have bright future ahead !

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (May 10, 2012, 14:50 GMT)

Are Steyn and Theron both injured? Very very very odd team selection there for DC...

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 14:48 GMT)

LOL. DD batsmen made mockery of 190 odd target; Chased down in 17th over. Brilliant ! This is how the job is done professionally (Bowling attack of DC was ordinary though). Warner filled in the void created by KP's exit. Hope he continue his good form especially in knock out matches. Good to see Naman Ojha getting chance and proving he can bat and bat beautifully. Now Viru, Warner, Ojha, Irfan, Mahela, Russel and Nagar make good batting line-up. Ohh ! btw, Congratulations to all Delhi DareDevils fans; After low performance last season our boys bounced back brilliantly and qualified for the play-offs. Cheers !!!

Posted by landsite on (May 10, 2012, 13:32 GMT)

Well wouldn't be nice to spoil Viru's party its already spoilt coz he is gone for 4 and out like a dunce just like how he was in Australia,to think that Dhawan isn't in Sunil's class.I have seen all the Indian batsmen and Dhawan is the best so far,I rate him in Kholi's class.

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 13:24 GMT)

@squarepeg: DC may look weak on paper, but on the field once sehwag gets out.... DD is the weakest team.......go chargers!!!!

Posted by   on (May 10, 2012, 13:18 GMT)

very very good knock by Shikhar dhawan... nd good support by white .. :) it is great to see dhawan in 3rd and white in 6th position.. :)

Posted by squarepeg on (May 10, 2012, 11:56 GMT)

Just look at the two sides, it is a no-match. DD is so far ahead in both batting and bowling, only the ease of victory will be the question.

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