Indian Premier League - 9th match

Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Dhawan and Parthiv Patel open for Chargers.

Harbhajan to open the bowling for Mumbai.

The players are heading to the centre....

Sachin Tendulkar is not playing today as he's still nursing his finger injury.

Both these teams have played each other 8 times in IPL and have won 4-a-piece.

Amit Mishra replaces Sudhindra for the Chargers.

Mumbai have retained the same set of foreign players in the playing XI and Daniel Harris gives way to their skipper Kumar Sangakkara.

Pragyan Ojha is up against his former team and he had earlier tweeted that it's going to be a different feeling playing against Deccan.

Harbhajan singh: "We would have batted too had we won the toss. We'll try to restrict them to 150 and Suman comes in for Suryakumar Yadav"

Kumar Sangakkara: "We are looking to play our best cricket. Daniel Harris sits out and Anand Rajan replaces Manpreet Gony"

Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and decides to bat first.

7.32pm It's Toss time...

Mumbai are coming off a contrasting loss where they could not chase down 129 against a spirited Pune side.

Both the teams are coming off losses off their back. Chargers lost convincingly to Super Kings on their home turf and their fortunes dont seem to have changed despite a change in their home venue. They would be looking to open their account today.

Today's game is between Deccan chargers and Mumbai Indians at Vizag.

7.20pm Hello and welcome to our coverage of the 9th match of IPL 2012. I'm Abhishek N and will be starting proceedings, with Sanjay Murari on scoring.

0.1

Harbhajan Singh to Patel, no run, skids it through, looks to cut and misses, straight to the keeper

0.2

Harbhajan Singh to Patel, no run, on the full, defends it to the bowler

0.3

Harbhajan Singh to Patel, 1 run, on the pads, dabs it to square leg for a single, easy one

0.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, spinning into Dhawan, comes forward and blocks it

0.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, on the full, defends it to short cover for no run

0.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, skips down the track, drives it down the ground to long-off for an easy single

End of over 1 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
S Dhawan    1* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0
PA Patel    1* (3b)     

1.1

Patel to Dhawan, FOUR, ouside off, angling away, Dhawan rocks back on his haunches and cuts it to deep point fence

1.2

Patel to Dhawan, 1 run, on the off, gets an inside edge and rolls to the backward square leg

1.3

Patel to Patel, no run, skips down the track, chops it to point but no run possible

1.4

Patel to Patel, OUT, Caught at first slip, slighly short outside off, too close to cut it, Parthiv stays in his crease and tries to guide it over Rohit Sharma at first slip but Rohit gobbles it on the second attempt

PA Patel c Sharma b Patel 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

1.5

Patel to Chipli, no run, outside off, Chipli stays in his crease and blocks it back

1.6

Patel to Chipli, no run, slightly short, hits it high on his pads and drops on the pitch

End of over 2 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 7/1 (RR: 3.50)
B Chipli    0* (2b)      MM Patel    1-0-5-1
S Dhawan    6* (5b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0

2.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, outside off, comes forward and blocks it to short cover

2.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, charges down and pushes it gently to wide long-off for a single

2.3

Harbhajan Singh to Chipli, no run, skidder, takes a leading edge and rolls to the off side

2.4

Harbhajan Singh to Chipli, no run, quicker one, past the outside edge, Karthik removes the bails but Chipli is in the crease

2.5

Harbhajan Singh to Chipli, 1 run, outside off, turns it away to long-on for a single

2.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, charges down the track, takes it on the full and pushes it back to Harbhajan

End of over 3 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 9/1 (RR: 3.00)
S Dhawan    7* (8b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-0
B Chipli    1* (5b)      MM Patel    1-0-5-1

3.1

Patel to Chipli, OUT, caught at mid-on, outside off, Chipli looks to hoick it over mid-on but takes a top edge, mistimes it and the ball flies straight to Malinga

B Chipli c Malinga b Patel 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

3.2

Patel to Dhawan, no run, good length, plants his foot forward and punches it straight to mid-off

3.3

Patel to Dhawan, no run, comes a bit forward, chops it back to the bowler

3.4

Patel to Dhawan, SIX, outside off, in the slot, picks it and clobbers it over midwicket, clean strike, massive

3.5

Patel to Dhawan, 2 runs, on the off, punches it to cover point for two

3.6

Patel to Dhawan, 1 run, on the pads, whips it backward square for an easy single

End of over 4 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 18/2 (RR: 4.50)
S Dhawan    16* (13b 1x4 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-14-2
DT Christian    0* (0b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-0

4.1

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, full toss, tries a yorker, punches it to mid-off and sneak a single

4.2

Malinga to Christian, no run, good length, defends it straight to short cover for no run

4.3

Malinga to Christian, no run, outside off, stays back in the crease and drives it to mid-off for no run

4.4

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, slower one outside off, Christian checks his shot and the ball falls short of Pollard at point

4.5

Malinga to Dhawan, SIX, whattaa shot! on the legs, flicks it off his wrists, straight over deep midwicket for a six, beautifully timed

4.6

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, slightly full, Dhawan punches it to mid-off and set off for a single, tight one as Dhawan dives

End of over 5 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 27/2 (RR: 5.40)
S Dhawan    24* (16b 1x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    1-0-9-0
DT Christian    1* (3b)      MM Patel    2-0-14-2

5.1

Ojha to Dhawan, SIX, on the full, in the slot, sweeps and connects it well and that goes sailing over deep backward square for a mammoth shot

5.2

Ojha to Dhawan, 1 run, charges down, takes it on the full, crunches it to long-on along the ground

5.3

Ojha to Christian, 1 run, full, dabs it to wide of square off the front foot

5.4

Ojha to Dhawan, FOUR, outside off, swept again over midwicket for a four, connects it really well

5.5

Ojha to Dhawan, no run, on the pads, taps it to short fine leg

5.6

Ojha to Dhawan, SIX, on the legs, Dhawan comes forward and smacks it high over deep square leg for a six, that was explosive!

End of over 6 (18 runs) Deccan Chargers 45/2 (RR: 7.50)
S Dhawan    41* (21b 2x4 4x6)      PP Ojha    1-0-18-0
DT Christian    2* (4b)      SL Malinga    1-0-9-0

6.1

Malinga to Christian, no run, on the money, digs it out to short midwicket for no run

6.2

Malinga to Christian, no run, slower one outside off, does not pick the pace and cuts it to Pollard at point

6.3

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, on the full, drives it straight to mid-off on the front foot

6.4

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, slower one on the off, Dhawan gets an inside edge on to his pads

6.5

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, quicker one on the legs, Dhawan looks to smack it over midwicket but hits his pads and drops on the off side

6.6

Malinga to Dhawan, OUT, Caught at extra cover, slower one, Dhawan tries to hoick it over the bowler's head but takes a leading edge and the ball swirls in the air but Pollard keeps his eyes on the ball and takes an excellent catch in the end

S Dhawan c Pollard b Malinga 41 (30m 24b 2x4 4x6) SR: 170.83

End of over 7 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 46/3 (RR: 6.57)
     SL Malinga    2-0-10-1
DT Christian    3* (7b)      PP Ojha    1-0-18-0

7.1

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, angling away from the batsman, Sangakkara looks to drive it and misses

7.2

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length, comes a bit forward and drives it to mid-off and sneak a single, tight one

7.3

Pollard to Christian, no run, on the middle and off, turns it away to short midwicket

7.4

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, outside off, plays it with soft hands and guides it to third man for an easy single

7.5

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, full outside off, takes the outside edge and races away to third man but Levi picks and throws it back

7.6

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, short outside off, rocks back and crunches it to deep square leg for a comfortable single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 50/3 (RR: 6.25)
DT Christian    5* (10b)      KA Pollard    1-0-4-0
KC Sangakkara    2* (3b)      SL Malinga    2-0-10-1

8.1

Ojha to Christian, 1 run, flat, comes forward and dabs it to square for a single

8.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the legs and turning away, turns it away to backward square for a single

8.3

Ojha to Christian, 1 run, outside off, comes forward and cuts it to point

8.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, skips down and turns it away to midwicket

8.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, flat outside off, Kumar smacks it over midwicket and mistimes it but the ball falls short of the man at deep midwicket

8.6

Ojha to Christian, 1 run, outside off, blocks it to cover for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 55/3 (RR: 6.11)
DT Christian    8* (13b)      PP Ojha    2-0-23-0
KC Sangakkara    4* (6b)      KA Pollard    1-0-4-0

9.1

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, comes down the track, punches it down the ground to long-off as it comes off the foot of Pollard

9.2

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, good length, defends it back to the bowler for no run

9.3

Pollard to Sangakkara, FOUR, on the pads, comes forward and flicks it and the ball races away to the fine leg fence

9.4

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, angling away from the batsman, Kumar looks to drive but misses it

9.5

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, slightly short, Kumar tries to cut it past point

9.6

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, short on the legs, Sangakkara pulls it to deep square leg for a single

End of over 10 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 61/3 (RR: 6.10)
KC Sangakkara    9* (11b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-0
DT Christian    9* (14b)      PP Ojha    2-0-23-0

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up and spins away from the left hander, looks to defend but beats the outside edge

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, turns it away to short cover

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, tossed up on legs, sweeps it to fine leg for a two, easy pickings there

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track, looks to play against the spin takes a leading edge and goes wide of Pollard at cover

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, no run, outside off, sweeps but straight to the man at short fine leg

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, flatter one, Christian punches it along the turf to long-on and hop over for a single

End of over 11 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 65/3 (RR: 5.90)
DT Christian    10* (16b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-0
KC Sangakkara    12* (15b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-10-0

11.1

Pollard to Christian, SIX, short and what a shot! that has been flat batted it over deep cover boundary for six, baseball kind of a shot, see ya!

11.2

Pollard to Christian, 1 wide, sliding down the leg stump angling away

11.2

Pollard to Christian, FOUR, slower delivery, picks it well and pierces the gap between deep midwicket and wide long-on for a four

11.3

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, outside off, chops it on to the pads and rolls to the off side for a single

11.4

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, outside off, plants his foot forward and crunches it over to the man at deep cover point

11.5

Pollard to Christian, 1 run, Christian looks to heave it over midwicket but takes a leading edge and ball goes high and falls safe of running Harbhajan at extra cover, the wind has done the trick here

11.6

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, outside off, pats it to point and sneak a single

End of over 12 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 80/3 (RR: 6.66)
KC Sangakkara    14* (17b 1x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-25-0
DT Christian    22* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-0

12.1

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 bye, wide outside off, Kumar looks to pull it over midwicket and misses, the ball deflects off the keeper's gloves

12.2

Patel to Christian, 1 run, fuller one, drives it along the ground to long-on and jog for a single

The stumps have been disturbed, everyone thinks it has been bowled and quite rightly so but the square leg umpire says that it has come off the keeper's pads, Harbhajan and Munaf argue with the umpire and finally the umpires go upstairs

12.3

Patel to Sangakkara, OUT, Bowled, fuller delivery and Sangakkara looks to drive it through covers but drags it onto his stumps

KC Sangakkara b Patel 14 (30m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

12.4

Patel to White, no run, short on the leg stump, White chops it onto the pitch

12.5

Patel to White, no run, good length outside off, White looks to defend it but gets beaten

12.6

Patel to White, 1 run, plays on the up and drives it gently to mid-off for a quick single

Time out and a much needed one indeed...

That marks the end of a controversial over where Harbhajan and Munaf got the umpire to go for a referral.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 83/4 (RR: 6.38)
CL White    1* (3b)      MM Patel    3-0-16-3
DT Christian    23* (21b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    3-0-25-0

13.1

Ojha to White, no run, on the full, looks to paddle sweep it, but drops on to the on side

13.2

Ojha to White, 1 run, goes for a sweep, takes a top edge and flies behind the keeper

13.3

Ojha to Christian, no run, flatter, punches it back to the bowler

13.4

Ojha to Christian, 1 run, on the off, plays it gently to midwicket and go through for a run

13.5

Ojha to White, 1 run, makes room and drives it to long-off for a single

13.6

Ojha to Christian, no run, on the off, comes forward and chips it to the leg side and the batsmen try to sneak a single but eventually decide against it

End of over 14 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 86/4 (RR: 6.14)
DT Christian    24* (24b 1x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-26-0
CL White    3* (6b)      MM Patel    3-0-16-3

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to White, no run, flat on the pads, pushed to mid-on for no run

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to White, SIX, makes room and clobbers it high over long-off for a six, stand and deliver, magnificent

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, down the leg side, glanced to fine leg

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, on the legs, rolls to the on side

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to White, 1 run, full on the legs, digs it out to square leg for a single

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, fuller one, punches it down the ground to long-on

End of over 15 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 96/4 (RR: 6.40)
DT Christian    26* (26b 1x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-18-0
CL White    11* (10b 1x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-26-0

15.1

Ojha to Christian, SIX, flatter one, comes forward and clubs it over sweeper cover for a massive six

15.2

Ojha to Christian, 2 runs, fired on the legs, dabbed to fine leg for a couple, easy ones

15.3

Ojha to Christian, 1 run, outside off, drives it to long-off for a single

15.4

Ojha to White, 1 run, comes forward and turns it away on the onside

15.5

Ojha to Christian, 2 wides, wide down the leg side, tries to cramp the batsman for room

15.5

Ojha to White, 1 run, White uses his feet and punches it to long-on for a single

15.6

Ojha to Christian, no run, wide outside off, close to being called a wide

End of over 16 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 109/4 (RR: 6.81)
DT Christian    35* (30b 1x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-39-0
CL White    13* (12b 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-18-0

16.1

Malinga to White, no run, on the full, defends it back to the bowler

16.2

Malinga to White, SIX, in the slot, White stands tall in his crease and carts it deep into the crowd straight over the bowler's head

16.3

Malinga to White, 1 run, on the money, yorker length, turned away to deep square leg for a run

16.4

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, full on good length, Christian digs it out to short midwicket and hop over for a single

16.5

Malinga to White, 1 run, outside off, slaps it through to sweeper cover for an easy single

16.6

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, outside off again, similar shot, played through to sweeper cover by Christian

End of over 17 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 119/4 (RR: 7.00)
DT Christian    37* (32b 1x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-20-1
CL White    21* (16b 2x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-39-0

17.1

Patel to Christian, 1 run, yorker length, squeezed out along the ground to long-off for a single

17.2

Patel to White, 1 run, short outside off, White makes room and slaps it to long-on but just a single is what they can manage

17.3

Patel to Christian, no run, right in the blockhole, Christian pats it back to Munaf

17.4

Patel to Christian, 1 run, low full toss, punched down the ground to long-off for an easy run

17.5

Patel to White, 1 run, full toss on the middle stump, White makes room and crunches it down to long-off

17.6

Patel to Christian, OUT, caught at long-on, low full toss outside off, Christian stays in the crease and looks to smash it over long-on but does not time it well and straight it goes into the big hands of Pollard, he doesnt miss those

DT Christian c Pollard b Patel 39 (73m 36b 1x4 2x6) SR: 108.33

End of over 18 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 123/5 (RR: 6.83)
     MM Patel    4-0-20-4
CL White    23* (18b 2x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-20-1

18.1

Malinga to Ravi Teja, FOUR, full on the legs, uses Malinga's pace, Ravi Teja glances it away to the fine leg boundary

18.2

Malinga to Ravi Teja, OUT, Bowled, change of pace, Ravi Teja looks to drive it through covers but gets beaten all ends and his off stump is pegged back

DB Ravi Teja b Malinga 4 (1m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

18.3

Malinga to Mishra, no run, swinging into the batsman, takes the inside edge and drops in front of the keeper,

18.4

Malinga to Mishra, OUT, caught, in the slot, Mishra goes for a smack over long-on but gets the bottom of the bat and off it goes straight down the throat of Munaf at long-on

A Mishra c Patel b Malinga 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.5

Malinga to White, 1 run, pitched outside off, driven to sweeper cover for a single

18.6

Malinga to Steyn, 2 runs, slightly short, Steyn opens the face and turns it away to deep backward square leg, scamper through for a quick two

End of over 19 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 130/7 (RR: 6.84)
DW Steyn    2* (1b)      SL Malinga    4-0-27-3
CL White    24* (19b 2x6)      MM Patel    4-0-20-4

19.1

Pollard to White, 1 wide, wide outside off, White looks to heave it to the on side, rolls along the ground to the keeper

19.1

Pollard to White, FOUR, short, White comes down the track and looks to pull it and gets a top edge and flies into the air behind keeper for a four

19.2

Pollard to White, 1 run, low full toss, flicked to deep midwicket

19.3

Pollard to Steyn, OUT, Bowled! Steyn looks to go downtown with that shot but gets deceived by the pace and his leg stump is knocked back

DW Steyn b Pollard 2 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4

Pollard to Ankit Sharma, 1 run, on good length, knocked to long-off for a single

19.5

Pollard to White, 1 run, good length, White pulls it through to deep midwicket for a single

19.6

Pollard to Ankit Sharma, OUT, Caught by Rayudu, Ankit makes room and tries to heave it into the crowd but does not connect it as he would have wanted it and it goes straight to the fielder at deep midwicket

Ankit Sharma c Rayudu b Pollard 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Join me in 10 minutes for the chase...

Deccan have put up a slightly below par score though the pitch does not look very promising. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and never got the momentum going. Let's see if Mumbai can chase this down.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 138/9
     KA Pollard    4-0-33-2
CL White    30* (22b 1x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    4-0-27-3
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Apr 9, 2012

Munaf Patel has words with the umpire, Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2012, Visakhapatnam, April 9, 2012

Munaf Patel has words with the umpire

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Apr 9, 2012

Harbhajan Singh and Kumar Sangakkara at the toss, Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2012, Visakhapatnam, April 9, 2012

Harbhajan Singh and Kumar Sangakkara at the toss

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