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, 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

Deccan Chargers 63/1   HH Gibbs 23* (21b 4x4)   DJ Bravo 1.5-0-15-1

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   HH Gibbs 47* (35b 5x4 2x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.5-0-28-1

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

Deccan Chargers 136/3   HH Gibbs 55* (41b 6x4 2x6)   DJ Bravo 2.4-0-24-2

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   HH Gibbs 56* (42b 6x4 2x6)   DJ Bravo 3-0-25-3

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   Y Venugopal Rao 2* (2b)   Z Khan 3.4-0-31-0

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

Deccan Chargers 156/6   DB Ravi Teja 7* (4b 1x4)   SL Malinga 2.4-0-18-1

Harbhajan Singh to Singh, OUT, and Harbhajan fools RP this time, RP looked for a big shot again, stepped out, Harbhajan tossed it up again, RP was clearly early into the shot, and ended up lobbing it to cover

RP Singh c Jayasuriya b Harbhajan Singh 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Deccan Chargers 161/7   DB Ravi Teja 8* (6b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 3.4-0-25-1

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

Deccan Chargers 163/8   DB Ravi Teja 9* (7b 1x4)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-19-2

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   PP Ojha 0* (2b)   SL Malinga 4-1-19-3





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