Indian Premier League, 12th match: Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians at Durban, Apr 25, 2009
Deccan Chargers won by 12 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
25 April 2009 (20-over match)
1.1

Khan to Gibbs, no run, angles this one across, 134ks, Gibbs defends it off the back foot

1.2

Khan to Gibbs, FOUR, and Gibbs is off, steps out, gets to the pitch and lofts it over extra cover, what a shot

1.3

Khan to Gibbs, no run, steps out again, tries the same shot, but mistimes and edges it towards mid-on

1.4

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, slower ball, 117k, pitched middle, angles across, and Gibbs opens the face

Deccan Chargers 11/0   HH Gibbs 5* (4b 1x4)
2.1

Malinga to Gibbs, no run, Malinga gets the yorker in, fast, on off, not much Gibbs can do with it

2.2

Malinga to Gibbs, no run, lovely bowling, Gibbs tries to step out, looking to convert a yorker into a fulltoss. Gibbs anticipated right, it was a yorker, but a slower one, 125Ks, and Gibbs is beaten

2.3

Malinga to Gibbs, 1 run, another slower one, a bit shorter this time, and Gibbs opens the face into the covers, and takes a quick single

2.6

Malinga to Gibbs, 1 wide, that's unfortunate, this one was full, swung away, and just about crossed the wide marker after beating Gibbs

2.6

Malinga to Gibbs, no run, another slower ball, 119ks, on the stumps, just short of driving length, Gibbs does well to keep it along the ground

Deccan Chargers 22/0   HH Gibbs 6* (8b 1x4)
3.2

Khan to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs has the dancing shoes for spikes, he steps down to Zaheer again, he adjusts his length and pulls it back, but Gibbs still flat-bats it down past mid-off

3.3

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, stays in the crease this time, angling across him, and Gibbs opens the face and takes a single

Deccan Chargers 29/0   HH Gibbs 11* (10b 2x4)
4.2

Bravo to Gibbs, no run, just short of a length, pitches middle, holds its line, and Gibbs can't do much with it

4.3

Bravo to Gibbs, no run, this one slips down the leg side, and beats Gibbs with sharp movement in

4.4

Bravo to Gibbs, 2 runs, another mis-hit falls safe, just short of a length, within stumps, Gibbs stands tall and looks to loft it straight, and just clears Dhawan at mid-on, and gets two to show for it

4.5

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, edged and four! another big swing, the ball nips back in, takes inside edge, and goes past the keeper

4.6

Bravo to Gibbs, 1 bye, Bravo tests Pinal Shah this time, sick of edges and mis-hits, he bowls a bouncer with the keeper up, it surprises both the batsmen and the keeper, and results in one bye

Deccan Chargers 44/0   HH Gibbs 17* (15b 3x4)
5.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, no run, it's flat, on the stumps, and Gibbs defends

5.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, 1 wide, darted away, gets the line wrong, and angles it down the leg

5.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, 1 run, pitched up, but still flat and fast, 98ks, and helped away into the on side

5.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, FOUR, this was a doosra, remarkably slower, 84ks, gets a thick outside edge, and it runs down to the thirdman boundary

5.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, no run, tossed up again, on the stumps, and Gibbs defends it into the on side

Deccan Chargers 55/0   HH Gibbs 22* (19b 4x4)
6.3

Bravo to Gibbs, no run, and a bouncer will keep Gibbs in, who stepped out early and had to sway out of the line

6.4

Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, maybe not, even the bouncer can't keep Gibbs still, he stepped out again, Bravo bounced again, but Gibbs pulled it towards midwicket for a single

Deccan Chargers 63/0   HH Gibbs 23* (21b 4x4)
7.1

Jayasuriya to Gibbs, 1 run, full and straight, and nudged down the ground for a single

7.5

Jayasuriya to Gibbs, no run, Gibbs steps down, looks to make room to go over extra, Jaya follows him - wily fox - and Gibbs doesn't get the timing

7.6

Jayasuriya to Gibbs, 1 run, he had him there, Gibbs looks over extra again, Jayasuriya is too straight for that again, the loft instead goes long-off, and falls just short

Deccan Chargers 72/1   HH Gibbs 25* (24b 4x4)
8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, 1 run, short on the pads, turned away to fine leg

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, 1 run, full, on the pads, and tunred away to square leg

Deccan Chargers 75/1   HH Gibbs 27* (26b 4x4)
9.5

Jayasuriya to Gibbs, 1 run, thrown up, Gibbs gets a single to long-on

Deccan Chargers 84/1   HH Gibbs 28* (27b 4x4)
10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, no run, flat fulltoss, Gibbs gets across to sweep, lucky to get bat on towards short fine

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, half a shout, beat Gibbs with a doosra, but perhaps it pitched outside leg

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gibbs, 1 run, steps out, yorkers himself, and gets a single to long-on

Deccan Chargers 91/1   HH Gibbs 29* (30b 4x4)
11.1

Kulkarni to Gibbs, SIX, Not if he bowls like that to Gibbs, a loosener on the pads, half-swept, half-flicked over short short square boundary on on side

11.2

Kulkarni to Gibbs, 1 run, steps out, frees his arms, but can't get the elevation and gets only a single to long-on

11.6

Kulkarni to Gibbs, FOUR, this is too wide, a poor start, and Gibbs opens his face to play it between point and thirdman, what an over for Deccan

Deccan Chargers 113/1   HH Gibbs 40* (33b 5x4 1x6)
12.3

Jayasuriya to Gibbs, SIX, Gibbs is warming up, just freed his arms on these, this is not hit hard at all, he makes room to free the arms and hits wide of long-off

12.4

Jayasuriya to Gibbs, 1 run, this is hit hard at Jayasuriya, so hard that Jayasuriya doesn't even want to attempt a save

Deccan Chargers 124/1   HH Gibbs 47* (35b 5x4 2x6)
13.2

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, this one swung away - was it reverse? - full, and moved away late, Gibb s plays with an open face and gets an easy single to thirdman

13.4

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, steps out again, does Gibbs, and ends up yorking himself, but manages to play it down to long-off

13.6

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, that's his fifty, just a dab towards long-off, well played Gibbs, started off as the anchor, is looking to turn into a pirate

Deccan Chargers 131/2   HH Gibbs 50* (38b 5x4 2x6)
14.1

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, slower ball, Gibbs seems to have been beaten, but gets down to a knee, and drags it from outside off to midwicket. What a drag!

14.2

Bravo to Gibbs, no run, keeper comes up, a length ball, straightens a touch, and beats an attempted loft shot

14.3

Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, another slower ball, short of a length, Gibbs is on the front foot already, and pulls from there only for a single

14.5

Bravo to Gibbs, 1 run, just outside off, Gibbs plays it towards extra cover for single

Deccan Chargers 137/3   HH Gibbs 56* (42b 6x4 2x6)
15.2

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, full, swinging away, a bit, and Gibbs runs as he hits it to long-off

15.4

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, OUT, oh what an error, Mumbai are right back, Gibb s had stepped out to york himself, and play it towards long-off. This wasn't hit powerfully, so he thought there could be a two here, and he turned around instinctively, but Bravo was incredibly quick to get to the ball, and Venu sent Gibbs back. All too late. In fact Venu had come down half-way, and then changed his mind. Talk about selling your partner down the river

HH Gibbs run out 58 (44b 6x4 2x6) SR: 131.81

Deccan Chargers 141/5   HH Gibbs 58 (44b 6x4 2x6)
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