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)

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, and times that superbly right away, takes half a step down the wicket, Bravo shortens tyhe length, but Smith pushes it through the off side, and beats the sweeper-cover. Short boundary + good timing = four runs

Deccan Chargers 67/1   DR Smith 4* (1b 1x4)

Jayasuriya to Smith, no run, thrown up, around off, Smith knows he is not there to the pitch of it, and defends


Jayasuriya to Smith, 2 runs, short, a bit wide, and hit to wide of long-off for two


Jayasuriya to Smith, 1 run, flat fulltoss, and played to long-on

Deccan Chargers 71/1   DR Smith 7* (4b 1x4)

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, straighter one, and beats Smith


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, flat topspinner, on the pads, Smith looks onside, but is beaten by the lack of spin, but the leading-edge doesn't carry


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, staightening again, and cut away just for single


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, a touch shorter than a leg-stump yorker, Smith stays back and balys it towards deep backward square

Deccan Chargers 76/1   DR Smith 9* (8b 1x4)

Jayasuriya to Smith, SIX, Smith slog-sweeps, and he slog-sweeps hard, over midwicket


Jayasuriya to Smith, no run, Jaya is furious, darts in a leg-stump yorker, and Smith plays it straight to JP at midwicket


Jayasuriya to Smith, no run, another quick yorker, and again played straight to midwicket


Jayasuriya to Smith, 1 run, this time it is a touch slower, and he plays it a bit straighter and gets a single


Jayasuriya to Smith, FOUR, what a shot, this isn't too short, it's just outside off, and Smith stays back to cut it towards extra cover, and this speeds off on the fast outfield

Deccan Chargers 88/1   DR Smith 20* (13b 2x4 1x6)

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, Smith clears front leg and goes for a fullish delivery, but it's a bit to slow for the shot, and gets a single to long-on


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 2 runs, superb runnings, full, fired in on the pads, and Sith plays it to just to right of deep backward sqyare and scampers through for two


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 2 runs, a silimilar delivery and SMith goes to left of deep backward square this time, and this time the fielder gets the dive in and saves the boundary

Deccan Chargers 95/1   DR Smith 25* (16b 2x4 1x6)

Kulkarni to Smith, SIX, oh welcome to bowling Mr Kulkarni, Smith has slog-swept this, a stright delivery, 126ks, it wasn't a crsiply clean hit either, but goes high and clears midwicket


Kulkarni to Smith, no run, almost yorks Smith, and played back to bowler


Kulkarni to Smith, 1 run, full, on the pads, smashed away towards long-on

Deccan Chargers 109/1   DR Smith 32* (19b 2x4 2x6)

Jayasuriya to Smith, 1 wide, outside leg, Smith looks for the revrse and misses


Jayasuriya to Smith, 2 runs, this is thrown up outside off, and swatted towards long-off boundary where Malings gets the sliding stop in


Jayasuriya to Smith, 1 run, on the pads, hit hard, but can't beat midwicket


Jayasuriya to Smith, OUT, Jaya has got Smith! he slowed it up this time, Smith went for the trademark slog-sweep, and missed, and Jaya was accurate enough to hit. Nonetheless a superb cameo by Smith, who was promoted up the order

DR Smith b Jayasuriya 35 (22b 2x4 2x6) SR: 159.09

Deccan Chargers 124/2   DR Smith 35 (22b 2x4 2x6)





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