Indian Premier League, 46th match: Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab at Bloemfontein, May 15, 2009
Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Played at OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein (neutral venue)
15 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Sreesanth to Manhas, no run, Mithun Manhas defends his first ball cautiously off the front foot


Sreesanth to Manhas, no run, a slow bouncer from Sreesanth, 127kmh, just outside off, this time Manahs shows us his backfoot defence


Sreesanth to Manhas, no run, very good from Sreesanth, bowling from a bit wide of the crease and angling it in, pitched on a length outside off and was heading for middle, Manhas prods it towards the covers


Sreesanth to Manhas, 2 runs, short and wide from Sreesanth, chopped into the ground and over point by Manhas, Lee raced around to cut that off at the boundary, the sweeper Chawla was rushing in from the other side and nearly collided with Lee, just jumping over a sliding Lee at the last instant

Delhi Daredevils 48/3   M Manhas 2* (4b)

Powar to Manhas, 1 run, overpitched and wide outside off, slapped towards backward point


Powar to Manhas, no run, a lot of confusion in the calling after Manhas turned it to midwicket after waiting for the ball to turn, Dilshan was well down the pitch before being forced to turn back

Delhi Daredevils 51/3   M Manhas 3* (6b)

Sreesanth to Manhas, no run, end of an accurate over from Sreesanth, length ball in the corridor, Manhas defends off the front foot, and that's the strategic time-out

Delhi Daredevils 52/4   M Manhas 3* (7b)

Powar to Manhas, FOUR, lovely flight from Powar, Manhas though responds with a delicate paddle sweep that runs way donw past short fine leg


Powar to Manhas, 2 runs, played with soft hands toward Brett Lee at long-on, batsmen zip through for a couple


Powar to Manhas, no run, Manhas looks to sweep from outside off, misses the ball and is nearly stumped by Sangakkara, just about makes his ground in time


Powar to Manhas, 1 wide, way down the leg side, that's a poor ball


Powar to Manhas, 1 wide, closer to the stumps but still too wide down the leg side


Powar to Manhas, no run, outside off this time, Manhas goes for the cut and misses


Powar to Manhas, 1 run, flighted again, Manhas gets forward and drives it to long-on

Delhi Daredevils 62/4   M Manhas 10* (12b 1x4)

Sreesanth to Manhas, 1 run, shortish and on middle stump, turned to midwicket


Sreesanth to Manhas, 1 run, short of a length, a bit of width for Manhas, he throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge through to third man for a single

Delhi Daredevils 67/4   M Manhas 12* (14b 1x4)

Chawla to Manhas, 2 runs, poor ball to start, very short and on leg, Chawla gets away with it as it is swung to long leg for just a single


Chawla to Manhas, no run, full and on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler


Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, 'Catch' is the cry as there's a top edge as the batsman cuts but it lands short of third man who is in the circle

Delhi Daredevils 70/4   M Manhas 15* (17b 1x4)

Yuvraj Singh to Manhas, 1 run, cracked off the backfoot, towards cover and they get a quick single


Yuvraj Singh to Manhas, 1 run, played inside-out towards extra cover by Manhas

Delhi Daredevils 83/4   M Manhas 17* (19b 1x4)

Chawla to Manhas, 2 runs, given some air, but that was wide and outside off, crunched through the covers, stopped by the sweeper


Chawla to Manhas, 2 runs, pushed past a diving bowler towards long-on, the fielder had to run in a long way from the deep so that will be two


Chawla to Manhas, 1 wide, and that's a wide down the leg side


Chawla to Manhas, FOUR, length ball pitching on off, Manhas moves towards the leg side, and hammers it inside-out over a jumping extra cover


Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, on the pads, and that's whipped away towards midwicket

Delhi Daredevils 95/4   M Manhas 26* (23b 2x4)

Mota to Manhas, 1 leg bye, slightly overpitched, on middle and leg, Manhas was looking to swat that to midwicket, bottom edges it on his body and the ball rolls to the off side


Mota to Manhas, OUT, there's the breakthrough, Manhas is gone, that was a full ball on middle, Manhas looked to swing it over to deep midwicket but didn't get the elevation he wanted and finds the midwicket fielder in the circle

M Manhas c Sohal b Mota 26 (25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.00

Delhi Daredevils 101/5   M Manhas 26 (25b 2x4)





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