Indian Premier League, 43rd match: Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils at Durban, May 13, 2009
Delhi Daredevils won by 12 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
13 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

The umpires are walking out. Sehwag isn't opening today. Gambhir and Warner will open. The Deccan fielders have taken their positions. Just seconds before the start. RP Singh will bowl to Gambhir.

4.00 pm: Sehwag is back. Time for the toss - Deccan have won and opted to bowl. Who has he replaced, Mithun Manhas perhaps. We'll know soon. Deccan have retained the same team. "I'm sick of sitting out," says Sehwag. He would have preferred to bat, he says. The commentator forgot to ask him about any other team changes. We can assume there's only one at this time, but they should make that a mandatory question at the time of the toss. I think it is, but they just seem to forget too often. It's just been confirmed now, just one change.

3.57 pm local time: There is a bit of grass cover on one side of the pitch, and none at the other. The average score on the pitch, the experts say, is 162. Some help for pace at one end, and spin at the other.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the clash between Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils in Durban. The results here won't radically alter the top four, though Deccan have a chance to claim the No.1 spot if they win this, and end up having a higher net run-rate. Delhi, however, have only played nine games yet, at least a game less than the other teams, and their place in the semis, for now, seems fairly safe.

Still a while before the toss, so do read the preview in the meantime.

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0.1

Singh to Gambhir, no run, a loosener, bowled at 121.9 kmph, shaping into the left hander but wide enough for him to let go

0.2

Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on middle, leaps and turns it behind square for a single

One slip in place

0.3

Singh to Warner, no run, full outside off, swinging away, reached for it and mistimed it to cover

0.4

Singh to Warner, 1 wide, straying down the leg side this time, looks to clip it fine, misses, but gets a wide

0.4

Singh to Warner, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, jabs it wide of midwicket to get off the mark

0.5

Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, quick single, good length on the off, dropped short of midwicket and scampers off

Mohan: "Isn't it unfair that Vettori who made telling contributions for Delhi earlier in the tournament is now sitting out while the rather erratic Gambhir is getting a long rope? And is McGrath going to play in this tournament at all? Credit to Nannes for his excellent bowling, but I hope Delhi play McGrath in their match against Mumbai Indians on May 21, by which time their semi-final spot should have been sealed. McGrath vs Tendulkar and Jayasuriya, that would be some contest!"

0.6

Singh to Warner, 1 run, excellent fielding, short and wide, swatted just wide of cover where Symonds dived to his right to save a certain four

End of over 1 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • DA Warner 2 (3b)
    • G Gambhir 2 (3b)
    • RP Singh 1-0-5-0

Vaas to bowl now, just his second game in the tournament

1.1

Vaas to Warner, 2 runs, bowled on a length on middle and off, worked away wide of midwicket for a couple

1.2

Vaas to Warner, no run, tight line, straight on middle, bowled at 122.1 kmph, pushed back to the bowler

1.3

Vaas to Warner, OUT, does him in by the slower one, an offcutter to the left-hander, came down the track and tried to smash it over his head, failed to pick the pace, miscued it and Venugopal Rao running back from mid-off judged it well

DA Warner c Venugopal Rao b Vaas 4 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

A shaven Venugopal Rao there, didn't recognize him at first

1.4

Vaas to Gambhir, no run, good length on middle and off, defended watchfully back to the bowler

1.5

Vaas to Gambhir, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, short of a good length on the off, dabbed short of point for quick single, freehit coming

It's not Sehwag, but Dilshan on strike

1.5

Vaas to Dilshan, FOUR, poor ball, full toss on middle, has no trouble swinging it away wide of deep square leg for a one bounce four

1.6

Vaas to Dilshan, FOUR, neatly struck, giving him width this time and he latches on, carting it powerfully over point for another four

End of over 2 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 17/1 (RR: 8.50)

    • TM Dilshan 8 (2b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 3 (5b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 1-0-12-1
    • RP Singh 1-0-5-0
2.1

Singh to Gambhir, no run, got it to move away just a touch, landed on a probing length outside off, he prodded at it and was beaten by the swing

Tilo: "You cannot bench Gambhir to play Vettori - Vettori is an international (foreign) player while Gambhir isn't. Secondly, on McGrath, your argument can be used against you. If you replaced Nannes with McGrath, how would Nannes feel given that he has contributed with the ball in almost every match. You should not replace a player unless they fail, no matter who is on the bench. "

2.2

Singh to Gambhir, no run, overpitched outside off, driven firm and hard but straight to the fielder at cover

2.3

Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, bowled on a length on the off, pushed wide of mid-off for a single

2.4

Singh to Dilshan, no run, back of a length on the off, pushed away to point from the crease

2.5

Singh to Dilshan, no run, dropped a sitter,. Rohit Sharma spills it at a shortish gully and hurls a barrage of abuse at himself, short outside off, tried to upper cut it over the keeper, was caught on the glove and Rohit bent forward to pouch that one, didn't have to move much, and spilt the easiest of chances, terrible, atrocious fielding

2.6

Singh to Dilshan, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

End of over 3 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 18/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • TM Dilshan 8 (5b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 4 (8b)
    • RP Singh 2-0-6-0
    • WPUJC Vaas 1-0-12-1

The keeper is up now

3.1

Vaas to Gambhir, SIX, length ball on the leg stump, meaty, juicy, call it what you like and Gambhir dismisses it over the deep square-leg boundary

3.2

Vaas to Gambhir, no run, on middle and off, dropped on the off side short of cover

3.3

Vaas to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on middle, eased through to third man between slip and guly

3.4

Vaas to Dilshan, no run, beaten this time, a touch too close to play the shot perhaps, shaped it away from Dilshan who tried to guide that to third man, but it cut away

3.5

Vaas to Dilshan, 1 run, teasing him around off stump, reaches forward, plays it wide of cover

3.6

Vaas to Gambhir, no run, bowled at 115.6 kmph, tried to nudge that to third man but played inside the line there, probably was a bit away movement

End of over 4 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 26/1 (RR: 6.50)

    • G Gambhir 11 (12b 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 9 (7b 2x4)
    • WPUJC Vaas 2-0-20-1
    • RP Singh 2-0-6-0

Symonds bolwing seam-up

4.1

Symonds to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, slashes hard, misses, will feel he missed out there, that's his most favoured shot

4.2

Symonds to Dilshan, no run, back of a length on middle and off, pushed off the back foot to mid-off

4.3

Symonds to Dilshan, FOUR, short again, gets the treatment, DIlshan tocks back and punches it firmly between point and cover, timed it well enough to take it to the ropes

4.4

Symonds to Dilshan, no run, short of a length on middle, plays a short-arm pull to midwicket, no run there

4.5

Symonds to Dilshan, 2 wides, short down the leg side, tries to help it on its way fine, misses, so does the keeper and they get two runs

4.5

Symonds to Gambhir, no run, on middle and leg, a touch fuller, pushed back to the bowler

4.6

Symonds to Gambhir, no run, missed out, hurled it short, and wide, Gambhir made room to crash through the point region, failed to make contact

End of over 5 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 32/1 (RR: 6.40)

    • G Gambhir 11 (14b 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 13 (11b 3x4)
    • A Symonds 1-0-6-0
    • WPUJC Vaas 2-0-20-1

Shoaib Maqsusi to bowl

5.1

Shoaib Ahmed to Dilshan, FOUR, plays the paddle scoop, short of a length on the off, bends low and though it's boucing over him, helps it over short fine

5.2

Shoaib Ahmed to Dilshan, SIX, and again, and this time, it's timed even better, fetched it from the off stump and hand enough bat on it to clear the fine-leg boundary

5.3

Shoaib Ahmed to Dilshan, 2 runs, back of a length on the off, punched to mid-off , gets a single, and another one on the overthrow

5.4

Shoaib Ahmed to Dilshan, FOUR, terrible start for Maqsusi, short and wide, makes way and creams it over cover and point, the square boundaries are short and both fielders chasing it have no chance

5.5

Shoaib Ahmed to Dilshan, FOUR, this is a walloping, pushes in a length ball on the off, Dilshan gets his left foot out of the way and strikes it cleanly over mid-on for another boundary

5.6

Shoaib Ahmed to Dilshan, FOUR, the run-fest continues, Maqsusi's out of the attack for sometime now, full and wide, makes room and crunches that powerfully wide of mid-off, 24 from the over, equal with the most expensive over in the IPL this season

End of over 6 (24 runs) Delhi Daredevils 56/1 (RR: 9.33)

    • TM Dilshan 37 (17b 7x4 1x6)
    • G Gambhir 11 (14b 1x6)
    • Shoaib Ahmed 1-0-24-0
    • A Symonds 1-0-6-0
6.1

Symonds to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir does the sensible thing, giving Dilshan the strike by clipping it to deep square leg

Wonder what Rohit will be thinking now. What a mistake!

6.2

Symonds to Dilshan, OUT, and now, what a relief! Almost cleared the ropes again, length ball, smashed it from the crease wide of long-on but not well enough, Ravi Teja held his nerve, retained his balance and took an excellent catch running to his right

TM Dilshan c Ravi Teja b Symonds 37 (18b 7x4 1x6) SR: 205.55

End of an entertaining cameo. Sehwag has been made to wait. AB de Villiers walks in now

6.3

Symonds to de Villiers, no run, fullish, testing him outside off, a dibbly dobbly half-volley, AB lets it go, not tempted

6.4

Symonds to de Villiers, 1 run, bowled on a good length on the off, dabbed wide of point for a quick single

6.5

Symonds to Gambhir, 2 runs, stump-to-stump, on leg stump, well run, tickled it behind square between deep square and fine leg for two runs

6.6

Symonds to Gambhir, no run, slightly short on the off, cut down to point

End of over 7 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 60/2 (RR: 8.57)

    • G Gambhir 14 (17b 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 1 (2b)
    • A Symonds 2-0-10-1
    • Shoaib Ahmed 1-0-24-0

DR Raman: "Good tactics by Sehwag. He occupied Mithun's position for power hitting, meanwhile top order will fire as usual. If Sehwag fails in that position, people may call it a bad tactic. The correction he would do is to open with David Warner & push Gambhir down the order."

Spin into the attack now

7.1

Ojha to de Villiers, FOUR, AB is away, there wasn't too much width, but AB waited for it to spin away, made room to cut it fiercely behind point for a boundary

7.2

Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, much straighter, pushed it in the direction of long-on for a single

7.3

Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, a touch too short outside off, slapped to deep cover

7.4

Ojha to de Villiers, no run, arm ball bowled short on the off, cut away straight to point

7.5

Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, on middle and leg, drifting into the batsman, closes the face to work it between square leg and midwicket for a single

7.6

Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, charges down the track and bunts it back past the bowler towards long-on for one more

End of over 8 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 68/2 (RR: 8.50)

    • G Gambhir 16 (19b 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 7 (6b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-8-0
    • A Symonds 2-0-10-1
8.1

Symonds to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off, cut down delicately to short third, failed to find the gap

8.2

Symonds to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, driven down to long-on for a single

8.3

Symonds to de Villiers, no run, bowled on a length on the off, driven straight to extra cover

8.4

Symonds to de Villiers, SIX, Ravi Teja spills it this time, bowled short on the off, pulled away wide of long-on, Teja is well inside the ropes and has to run back to clasp that one, ends up palming it over the ropes, would count as a drop

8.5

Symonds to de Villiers, 1 run, eased through the covers for a single

8.6

Symonds to Gambhir, 1 run, full outside off, driven through the line to long-off

End of over 9 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 77/2 (RR: 8.55)

    • G Gambhir 18 (22b 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 3-0-19-1
    • PP Ojha 1-0-8-0
9.1

Ojha to Gambhir, 1 wide, down the leg side, looks to sweep fine, misses, but gets a run

9.1

Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched wide of midwicket for a single

9.2

Ojha to de Villiers, no run, short and wide, moved back and chopped it down to point

9.3

Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on the off, pushed down towards deep cover for a run

9.4

Ojha to Gambhir, no run, slightly short iutside off, tries to open the face to get it past short third, misses

9.5

Ojha to Gambhir, OUT, a wicket at the stroke of the time-out, flighted outside off, had been kept quiet for a while and charged down when he sensed he chance, got to the pitch and lofted it straight to Rao at long-on, presented a full face, but timed it too well in the end to find the fielder

G Gambhir c Venugopal Rao b Ojha 19 (25b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.00

Sehwag finally comes in

9.6

Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, quickish delivery on the off, dropped short of extra cover for a quick single

Deccan have come back well after that onslaught from Dilshan. Delhi have an excellent run-rate, but losing Gambhir right before the break was a bit of a setback. The reliable AB is still out there, and just joining him is Sehwag, who is due for a significant contribution.

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End of over 10 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 81/3 (RR: 8.10)

    • AB de Villiers 16 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 0 (0b)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-12-1
    • A Symonds 3-0-19-1
10.1

Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven down to long-on for a single

Sehwag to face now

10.2

Smith to Sehwag, 1 run, dropped, Symonds drops a sitter, length ball on middle, went after it first up, that;s how he plays, lofts it straight to long-on and Symonds spills it despite being in a perfect position to clasp that

10.3

Smith to de Villiers, no run

10.4

Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed through to long-on for a single

10.5

Smith to Sehwag, 1 run, a low full toss on leg stump, thumped down the ground to long-on towards Symonds again, who fumbles but no damage done

10.6

Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, tried to play it square on the off side, got a thick inside edge towards mid-off instead, they sneak a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 86/3 (RR: 7.81)

    • AB de Villiers 19 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 2 (2b)
    • DR Smith 1-0-5-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-12-1
11.1

Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on the off, makes room, pushes it wide of cover for a single

11.2

Ojha to Sehwag, 1 run, makes room, he's in attacking mode here, bunts it towards deep point

11.3

Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, flat and wide, cut it away wide of point but a diving stop save a couple of runs

11.4

Ojha to Sehwag, 1 run, quicker one bowled flat outside off, stepped out, made room and carted it wide of deep cover, only for a single though

11.5

Ojha to de Villiers, no run, straight on the off, pushed to cover off the front foot

11.6

Ojha to de Villiers, no run, a touch fuller, flighted, fails to beat cover yet again

End of over 12 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 90/3 (RR: 7.50)

    • AB de Villiers 21 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 4 (4b)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-16-1
    • DR Smith 1-0-5-0
12.1

Smith to Sehwag, 1 run, good length on the off, a big backlift there, played away wide of point, rushes through for the single

12.2

Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, drilled down the ground to long-off

12.3

Smith to Sehwag, no run, good length on the off, driven straight to a deepish cover inside the circle, struck firmly so no single

12.4

Smith to Sehwag, 1 run, angling on and down the leg stump, tries to swing it away over the in-field on the leg side is hit on the pads, rolls down on the off side

12.5

Smith to de Villiers, no run, pushed down to midwicket, struck firmly but straight to the fielder

12.6

Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, presents the full face to drive it down the ground to long-on

End of over 13 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 94/3 (RR: 7.23)

    • AB de Villiers 23 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 6 (7b)
    • DR Smith 2-0-9-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-16-1
13.1

Vaas to de Villiers, 1 run, nicely done, good length on the off, moves across, drops it gently in the yawning gap between midwicket and square leg and gets a run

13.2

Vaas to de Villiers, 1 run, short outside off, cut away to third man for a single

13.3

Vaas to Sehwag, FOUR, slower one bowled on a length outside off, made room and struck it over extra cover, there were three fielders chasing that, Rohit and Symonds, the two droppers included, and one of them, Symonds I think ends up kicking it to the boundary

13.4

Vaas to Sehwag, (no ball) 1 run, freehit coming, almost a yorker, played away to midwicket

13.4

Vaas to de Villiers, 1 run, good ball, almost in the blockhole again, drags it to midwicket for a single

13.5

Vaas to Sehwag, OUT, Sehwag's short innings comes to an end, Symonds redeems himself, slower one bowled short of a good length on the off, Sehwag had made his mind up, went after it, tried to clear long-off though the shot wasn't really on, skied it straight to Symonds who judged it well this time

V Sehwag c Symonds b Vaas 11 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

Karthik comes in

13.6

Vaas to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, tries to slash it past point, misses

End of over 14 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 103/4 (RR: 7.35)

    • AB de Villiers 26 (27b 1x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 0 (0b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 3-0-29-2
    • DR Smith 2-0-9-0
14.1

Smith to Karthik, no run, full toss outside off, hit straight to cover

14.2

Smith to Karthik, no run, bowled on a length on the off, mid-off is up, pushed to the same fielder

14.3

Smith to Karthik, 1 run, full toss on middle, swung away to deep midwicket for a single

14.4

Smith to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball outside off, drilled down to ground to long-off

14.5

Smith to Karthik, FOUR, superbly done, third man is up and Karthik got the right ball, short on the off stump, opened the face to place it perfectly between point and short third

14.6

Smith to Karthik, no run, an offcutter missed by Karthik, was in the slot, tried to swing it away over midwicket, but couldn't connect

End of over 15 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 109/4 (RR: 7.26)

    • KD Karthik 5 (5b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 27 (28b 1x4 1x6)
    • DR Smith 3-0-15-0
    • WPUJC Vaas 3-0-29-2

RP comes back

15.1

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish on leg stump, driven straight to deep midwicket

15.2

Singh to Karthik, 1 run, almost beat short third there but Maqsusi is trying his best to make amends for his horrendous over, slides to his right to keep them down to a single

15.3

Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, back of a length on the off, pulls it wide of long-on, there's enough time for him to race back for the second

15.4

Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, banged in short outside off, two more, mistimes a pull wide of long-on again

15.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, yorker, outside off, all he can do is dig it out back to the bowler

15.6

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, beautifully struck, he had been trying to find that gap but mistimed on two occasions, he finally gets it right, bowled fuller this time and he swipes it firmly to earn a timely boundary

End of over 16 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 119/4 (RR: 7.43)

    • AB de Villiers 36 (33b 2x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 6 (6b 1x4)
    • RP Singh 3-0-16-0
    • DR Smith 3-0-15-0
16.1

Smith to Karthik, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, eased through wide of deep cover for two more

16.2

Smith to Karthik, no run, pushed it fuller, on middle and off, dug out back to the bowler

16.3

Smith to Karthik, 1 leg bye, straying down the leg side, tries to sweep it fine, clips the pads to fine leg

16.4

Smith to de Villiers, FOUR, nicely picked up, on middle and leg, chips it in the gap between long-on and deep midwicket for a boundary

16.5

Smith to de Villiers, FOUR, does it on the off side this time, full outside off, made room and lofted it cleanly between long-off and deep cover, beautifully timed

16.6

Smith to de Villiers, OUT, full toss on middle, perfect chance to clear the ropes, tries to do just that but mistimes it, pull it straight to Teja running in from deep midwicket

AB de Villiers c Ravi Teja b Smith 44 (36b 4x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

End of over 17 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 130/5 (RR: 7.64)

    • KD Karthik 8 (9b 1x4)
    • DR Smith 4-0-25-1
    • RP Singh 3-0-16-0
17.1

Ojha to Karthik, 1 run, short of a length on middle, jabs it wide of midwicket for a single

Rajat Bhatia to face

17.2

Ojha to Bhatia, OUT, quick and short on middle and off, goes for the sweep, ends up top-edging it straight to Maqsusi at short fine

R Bhatia c Shoaib Ahmed b Ojha 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bhatia follows after an important contribution by AB. Remember, the average score here is 162. Mishra comes in, not really known for his big-hitting skills and he's in at No. 8

17.3

Ojha to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik does well, had moved across, saw a short one, pulled it away behind deep square leg

17.4

Ojha to Karthik, FOUR, another long hop, short on the off and spinning away, rocks back and pulls it powerfully wide of long-on for four more

17.5

Ojha to Karthik, no run, flighted outsideoff, bunts it straight to cover

17.6

Ojha to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, does the sensible thing, takes a single to long-on to keep the strike

End of over 18 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 140/6 (RR: 7.77)

    • KD Karthik 18 (14b 3x4)
    • A Mishra 0 (0b)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-26-2
    • DR Smith 4-0-25-1
18.1

Singh to Karthik, 1 run, short and wide, slashed hard, edged it, Gilchrist got a glove on that one, kept it down to just a single as it rolled to short third

18.2

Singh to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra does well, guiding it down to third man to give his senior partner the strike

18.3

Singh to Karthik, 1 run, length ball on middle, got under it, struck well but straight to long-on

18.4

Singh to Mishra, 1 run, good over so far, bowled it short on middle, dropped it short of the bowler for a quick single

18.5

Singh to Karthik, no run, misses out on the hook, bowled short on middle, rocked back to flay it behind square, got an edge onto his helmet

18.6

Singh to Karthik, SIX, spoils the over, RP gifts him a juicy full toss on middle, much like the Kolkata bowlers did to Ross Taylor yesterday and he dispatches it over deep midwicket for a massive six, brings up the 150

End of over 19 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 150/6 (RR: 7.89)

    • KD Karthik 26 (18b 3x4 1x6)
    • A Mishra 2 (2b)
    • RP Singh 4-0-26-0
    • PP Ojha 4-0-26-2

Vaas to bowl

19.1

Vaas to Mishra, OUT, run out, low full toss on the off, steps away to cart it through cover, gets an inside edge onto his pads, races down for a single but Gilchrist flicks it onto the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Mishra well short

A Mishra run out 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

19.2

Vaas to Karthik, 5 wides, what a gift, sliding down the leg side, he had shuffle across to swing it fine, missed, so did Gilchrist, and they get five runs

19.2

Vaas to Karthik, 2 runs, appeal for run out, full toss outside off, struck it wide of Symonds at long-off and scampered back for the second, an accurate throw to the keeper but Karthik dives full length to make it just back

19.3

Vaas to Karthik, SIX, you beauty!! Length ball, another gift, gets under it and heaves it away over deep square leg for a big one

19.4

Vaas to Karthik, FOUR, four more, fullish outside off, makes room and drives superbly over cover to beat Symonds at long-off, Vaas is being tonked

19.5

Vaas to Karthik, no run, goes for another slog, gets an inside edge onto his pads and refuses the run to keep the strike for the final ball

19.6

Vaas to Karthik, SIX, poor bowling there and Karthik has given the Delhi innings a satisfactory end, length ball on middle, steps away and swings it powerfully over deep midwicket

A highly challenging score set by Delhi here. They had been kept quiet in the middle overs, especially after the departure of Dilshan but some sound batting by de Villiers and a critical contribution by Karthik, who took 23 off the last over, has given their team a massive boost. Deccan weren't great in the field, dropping too many catches. They have a stiff task ahead. Join us in a bit.

End of over 20 (23 runs) Delhi Daredevils 173/7

    • KD Karthik 44 (23b 4x4 3x6)
    • PJ Sangwan 0 (0b)
    • WPUJC Vaas 4-0-52-2
    • RP Singh 4-0-26-0
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