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)
0.1

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, just short of a length, moving into Gilchrist a touch, on target, defended right out of the middle of the bat, a clear and loud no

0.2

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length, pitched middle and angled away, but not enough room for Gilchrist to push it

0.3

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, short and sharp, 134Ks, but came on quicker, Gilchrist looked for the pull for a moment, but realised he was late into the shot, and played it towards point

0.4

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, a length delivery, 138ks, coming in at a low trajectory, and Gilchrist defends with open face, he has been on target so far

0.5

Malinga to Gilchrist, SIX, Gilchrist has had his sighter, and has now hit a blinder, this was neither full nor short, on the stumps, and he short-arms it - neither a pull nor a drive - over mid-on, and where he got the timing from to take it for a six we will never know

0.6

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, slower ball now, good comeback by Malinga, just outside off, and defended into the off side

Deccan Chargers 6/0   SL Malinga 1-0-6-0
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

2.4

Malinga to Gilchrist, FOUR, lovely shot, Malinga errs a little bit with this yorker, but the ball is still swinging away from Gilchrist, but Gilchrist stays back and just opens the face towards a vacant thirdman region. He knew the field really well

2.5

Malinga to Gilchrist, 1 run, fullish on the pads, and Gilchrist goes for the short, square boundary on the on side, but the flick goes along the ground, and the area is well covered

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   SL Malinga 2-0-13-0
17.1

Malinga to Ravi Teja, 1 run, flat, fast, on the stumps, Teja gets a single to point

17.2

Malinga to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, there's a bit of Dhoni, inswinging yorker, but Venu takes it out of the hole, and flicks it over midwicket

17.3

Malinga to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, dropped, by Sachin, slower ball, Venu mis-hits, Sachin runs back from midwicket, but the ball pops out. Dififcult chance that, running backwards

17.4

Malinga to Venugopal Rao, OUT, Malinga didn't need Sachin for this one. Yorker, on the leg, fast, Venu has no reply, tries to save the toe, which he does, but the ball takes the pad, and hits the base of leg

Y Venugopal Rao b Malinga 9 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

17.5

Malinga to Singh, 1 run, fulltoss, and RP hits it towards long-off

17.6

Malinga to Ravi Teja, no run, full and wide, Teja looks to drive, but can't beat cover

Deccan Chargers 157/6   SL Malinga 3-0-19-1
19.1

Malinga to Edwards, no run, and he tries to bounce fellow-slinger Fidel Edwards. Fidel is surprised, and sways out of line

19.2

Malinga to Edwards, OUT, Slinga to slinga, see you later, Edwards makes room, but a perfect yourler comes out, low trajectory, headed for the base of the middle stump. Even a specialist batsman would have been incredibly proud had he got a single off this one

FH Edwards b Malinga 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.3

Malinga to Ojha, no run, who Malinga, slower bopuncer, who would have thought, it's an offcutter too, 116ks, and it beats Ojha's poke

19.4

Malinga to Ojha, 1 bye, another yorker, and how did that miss? pitched inches in front of off stump, and cut away to miss the stump, and beats Pinal too, one bye

19.5

Malinga to Ravi Teja, 4 leg byes, that's cruel, full, late inswinging yorker, Teja has no clue, it hits his pad, and moves to right of keeper for four

19.6

Malinga to Ravi Teja, OUT, Still no runs off bat in this over, will he bowl a last-over maiden? Will he ever, another yorker, Teja is right in front of this yorker, Dharmasena thinks long and hard and raises his finger. A double-wicket maiden to finish it off. Malinga you beauty

DB Ravi Teja lbw b Malinga 9 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Deccan Chargers 168/9   SL Malinga 4-1-19-3
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