Indian Premier League, 32nd match: Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians at Centurion, May 6, 2009
Deccan Chargers won by 19 runs
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
6 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Bravo to Sharma, no run, very good length outside off and Rohit gets in line to play the ball back


Bravo to Sharma, no run, fuller in length, gets him forward but he mistimes the drive to cover


Bravo to Sharma, no run, pulls a short ball from outside off stump but straight to midwicket

Deccan Chargers 37/2   RG Sharma 0* (3b)

Harbhajan Singh to Sharma, 1 run, full on the pads again and Rohit opens up with a fluent clip for one

Deccan Chargers 39/2   RG Sharma 1* (4b)

Raje to Sharma, no run, pitches it wider and gets some movement away from Rohit, whose feet don't move as he chases the ball and misses, well taken there by Shah too


Raje to Sharma, SIX, shot! Just a bit too short from Raje and Rohit clubs it flat over midwicket


Raje to Sharma, 1 run, another slower ball, fuller and Rohit comes onto the front foot, driving to extra cover where Harbhajan - sporting a black, Monty Panesar-like patka - is late to get there


Raje to Sharma, 1 run, full and he comes forward, driving from outside off wide of mid-on

Deccan Chargers 56/2   RG Sharma 9* (8b 1x6)

Bravo to Sharma, 1 run, just a bit of room and Rohit drops it down backward of point for one


Bravo to Sharma, 1 run, shorter ball, Rohit gets up and checks the wrists, getting one to cover

Deccan Chargers 59/2   RG Sharma 11* (10b 1x6)

Raje to Sharma, 1 run, short, wide, Rohit throws the bat at it and spoons it up and down to third man, but Jayasuriya does not pick it and is very slow to react ... it was a chance, but he didn't spot the ball and it dropped a few feet in front of him

Deccan Chargers 60/2   RG Sharma 12* (11b 1x6)

Jayasuriya to Sharma, no run, flat outside leg stump, Rohit goes for the booming sweep but makes poor contact, the ball balloons up off his forearm


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 run, poor ball and now he manages to get bat on the sweep for one

Deccan Chargers 65/3   RG Sharma 13* (13b 1x6)

Raje to Sharma, 1 run, comes onto the front foot and drives the full ball down to long-off


Raje to Sharma, 1 run, pitched up and thats well driven down the ground for one more


Raje to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss outside off which is driven just wide of midwicket for one

Deccan Chargers 80/3   RG Sharma 16* (16b 1x6)

Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 run, full and flat just outside leg stump, Rohit uses his feet and chips the ball inside out wide of Duminy at extra cover


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 leg bye, some turn now, pitching outside leg stump and drawing a leading edge as Rohit plays the flick but looks on as the ball takes the splice and rolls to third man


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 run, makes room to the sixth stump and pulls a shorter ball wide of midwicket

Deccan Chargers 85/3   RG Sharma 18* (19b 1x6)

Kulkarni to Sharma, no run, down leg and he plays a big pull but there's no bat on ball and it hits the pads and drops near Rohit's feet


Kulkarni to Sharma, 1 run, gets a bit of room and drives the ball into the gap at cover for one


Kulkarni to Sharma, 2 runs, pitched up and there's a nice push back past bowler and mid-off


Kulkarni to Sharma, FOUR, reaches out to drive a fuller ball but is very lucky to get a thick inside back past the stumps, with fine leg up Rohit gets his first four of whats been an iffy innings so far


Kulkarni to Sharma, no run, again early onto the front foot and driving, but with too much bottom hand this time and Kulkarni fields the ball in his follow through

Deccan Chargers 93/4   RG Sharma 25* (24b 1x4 1x6)

Jayasuriya to Sharma, 2 runs, uses his feet to make room, Jayasuriya sees him and fires it wide, Rohit clips on the full past midwicket and gets one, theres a call for the second but he's stuck and Rao says come one, I'll take one for the team but the bowler doesn't collect the throw from Bravo too well and then returns a worse throw to Shah at the other end so in all is well for Deccan


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 run


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 run, comes out and drives the ball down to long-on

Deccan Chargers 99/4   RG Sharma 29* (27b 1x4 1x6)

Kulkarni to Sharma, no run, comes out, makes room, reaches out to drive but picks out Harbhajan in the covers, who reacts well and saves a couple


Kulkarni to Sharma, no run, wide ball but he steps across and reaches out again, chopping to gully


Kulkarni to Sharma, 1 run, kneels down and swings across the line, not timed well but he gets a single out to the deep midwicket sweeper to raise the 100 for Deccan


Kulkarni to Sharma, no run, dances out and collects it off the toe end, straight to extra cover


Kulkarni to Sharma, 1 run, gets right across the stumps and paddles a low full toss from well outside off stump, for all his cheeky efforts he only gets a single down to deep square leg

Deccan Chargers 103/4   RG Sharma 31* (32b 1x4 1x6)

Jayasuriya to Sharma, FOUR, backs away to outside leg stump and plays a very delicate shot, back-cutting excellently and picking the gap at backward point for a much needed boundary


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 2 runs, shuffles out and clips the ball on the full for two out to deep midwicket


Jayasuriya to Sharma, 1 run, well bowled, sees Rohit shuffling and absolutely fires it into the blockhole and he just manages to get a touch on it for a single toward midwicket

Deccan Chargers 110/4   RG Sharma 38* (35b 2x4 1x6)

Malinga to Sharma, OUT, now there's a theatrical catch from Bravo in the deep! Malinga pitches on a length, Rohit clears the front leg and swings it away, its another mishit over midwicket and Bravo runs in from long-on and dives forward to take the catch ... now he didn't need to dive but the showman that Bravo is, he flung himself up at the last second to get the crowd cheering

RG Sharma c Bravo b Malinga 38 (36b 2x4 1x6) SR: 105.55

Deccan Chargers 118/5   RG Sharma 38 (36b 2x4 1x6)





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