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 Gilchrist, 1 run, almost a catch, Gilchrist swings at a length ball from his crease, and it goes one-bounce to Dhawan at mid-off. What's more, he misses a direct hit that would have got Gilchrist


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


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


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


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


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   DJ Bravo 1-0-7-0

Bravo to Gilchrist, SIX, Phew what a shot, length ball, on the pads, Gilchrist makes a half-move to front foot, and flicks it over wide long-on. It's gone way into the stand


Bravo to Gilchrist, 1 run, slower ball, and smart batting, he opens the face and takes a single to thirdman


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


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


Bravo to Gilchrist, OUT, and he gets Gilchrist with the poorest delivery he has bowled so far, this would have been a wide outside off had Gilchrist not driven at it with all his might, but all he manages is a faint edge through to Pinal Shah

AC Gilchrist c †Shah b Bravo 35 (20b 3x4 3x6) SR: 175.00


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   DJ Bravo 2-0-19-1

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!


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


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


Bravo to Sharma, OUT, this is superb field placement, it was a nice shot, looking to hit the length ball over extra cover, and he does that, but the sweeper cover is straighter this time, and the ball goes straight down Dhawan's throat. This field placement could have a bit to do with the knwoledge that Rohit plays that shot really well

RG Sharma c Dhawan b Bravo 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00


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


Bravo to Laxman, OUT, a golden duck for Laxman! Not his game this, to make room and hit "ugly" shots. Laxman was always backing away here, Bravo slipped in the bouncer, Laxman, not in position to play the shot (yes Laxman not in position!) and top-edges it towards deep square leg

VVS Laxman c Nayar b Bravo 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Deccan Chargers 137/4   DJ Bravo 3-0-25-3

Bravo to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, Bravo tries the bouncer again, this is a slower one too, and Venu looks to upper-cut, but is beaten by the case, still manages to lob it over keeper


Bravo to Ravi Teja, 1 run, full, on the pads, and turned away by Teja


Bravo to Venugopal Rao, no run, short and wide, but slower, so Venu is early into the cut, and can't get enough power


Bravo to Venugopal Rao, 1 wide, ties the slower offcutter, pitches leg, cuts in, and Venu lets it go


Bravo to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, Venu almost involved in another run-out. Fullish, swiped away towards long-on, and Teja wants two, Venu doesn't. Teja has to go back from half way, and the throw is just a bit wide, which saves him


Bravo to Ravi Teja, FOUR, good nudge, will get four, just outside four, fullish, and sliced away just wide of keeper


Bravo to Ravi Teja, 1 run, slower ball, outside off, and Teja opens the face for a single

Deccan Chargers 151/5   DJ Bravo 4-0-34-3





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