Indian Premier League, 48th match: Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders at Johannesburg, May 16, 2009
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
16 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

We are ready for the Deccan reply. Gibbs - he'll look to regain some form - and Gilchrist are strolling out. Ishant will start proceedings

0.1

Sharma to Gilchrist, no run, beats Gilchrist straight away, got it to shape away from the left hander, landed on a good length on the off and swung away

Two slips in place

0.2

Sharma to Gilchrist, no run, getting some nice movement away from the left hander, tried to drop it into the off side, missed it again

0.3

Sharma to Gilchrist, FOUR, is lucky, just a wild swing, wasn't even there to the pitch, slightly fuller on the off stump, looked to clear midwicket, it moved away to take the outside edge, flew past third man for a one bounce four

0.4

Sharma to Gilchrist, 1 run, opens the face to guide it wide of Hodge a point for a single, valiant attempt by the fielder there, but fumbles to concede a single

0.5

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, angling it in to Gibbs, tries to push it into the leg side, got his front foot across and was rapped on the pads but that was sliding down

0.6

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, swung back in, lands on a length on the off, swatted down to mid-on

End of over 1 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 5/0 (156 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.21)

    • HH Gibbs 0 (2b)
    • AC Gilchrist 5 (4b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 1-0-5-0

First ball for Mashrafe Mortaza

1.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, no run, Mortaza starts off with a nice, full delivery, on middle and leg pushed towards mid-on by Gilchrist

1.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, no run, ooh, an inside edge saved Gilchrist there, fullish on middle and off, Gilchrist wanted to whip it to square leg, inside edge onto pads

1.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, SIX, bang! no edge on that one, a shortish ball and on legstump, Gilchirst swung it high over deep midwicket for a massive six, way into the crowd

1.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, SIX, and another, this was not as big as the previous one, only went a couple of rows back over midwicket, Gilchrist doesn't care

1.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, 1 run, a high full toss just outside off from Mortaza, Gilchrist swats it towards midwicket for a single

1.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 2 runs, direct hit and it would have been curtains for Gilchrist, Gibbs played that with soft hands towards point, batsmen went for a quick single, Gilchrist was struggling to make his ground, the throw misses and there's an overthrow as well

End of over 2 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 20/0 (141 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 7.83)

    • HH Gibbs 2 (3b)
    • AC Gilchrist 18 (9b 1x4 2x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-15-0
    • I Sharma 1-0-5-0
2.1

Sharma to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist living dangerously here, wide and outside off, Gilchrist to cut, gets a bottom-edge that just bounces short of the keeper

2.2

Sharma to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, back of a length, on the pads, Gilchrist tried to clip it to leg off the backfoot, inside edge onto pad takes the ball towards short third man

2.3

Sharma to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs joins the fun, he sashayed down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and carves it past cover, a diving fielder gets a hand in the circle but there's enough power in that shot to take it for four

2.4

Sharma to Gibbs, FOUR, and another, this was a short ball, Gibbs was again charging down the track, flat bats it over the bowler's head for another four

2.5

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, a touch slower from Ishant, length ball just outside off, Gibbs shows us his forward defence

2.6

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, slow, short and wide, 113kmh, Gibbs reaches across and slaps it towards point

End of over 3 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 29/0 (132 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 9.66, RRR: 7.76)

    • HH Gibbs 10 (7b 2x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 18 (11b 1x4 2x6)
    • I Sharma 2-0-13-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-15-0

A encouraging start for Deccan in pursuit of a formidable score here. Mashrafe will continue

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, 1 wide, he's had a bad start, hurls it too wide of the offstump, Gilchrist fails to reach it but is given a run

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, no run, short and wide again, not great pace either, bowled at 122.2 kmph, chopped down to point, will feel he missed out there

3.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, 2 runs, a fraction short outside off, safes hot as he swats it over McCullum at mid-off, clears him comfortably though it wasn't well timed, gets a couple

3.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, no run, yorker length, probably his best ball so far, dug out towards point

3.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, FOUR, punished, he's looked ordinary in his first outing, low full toss on middle, drives it firmly back past the bowler, all along the ground for a boundary

3.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, no run, coming round the wicket, gets it into the blockhole on leg stump, dug out to midwicket, well bowled this time

3.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gilchrist, FOUR, and spoils it further with another gift, full toss outside off, eased through the gap between mid-off and cover for four more

Deccan are on track here. Kolkata haven't helped their own cause, gifting the batsmen with some really poor deliveries, much like their massive slip-up against Bangalore a few days back. They immediately make a change, bringing in Murali Kartik into the attack now

End of over 4 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 40/0 (121 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 7.56)

    • AC Gilchrist 28 (17b 3x4 2x6)
    • HH Gibbs 10 (7b 2x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-26-0
    • I Sharma 2-0-13-0
4.1

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, beaten right away, spun away from the off stump as he tried to open the face

4.2

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, flat and full on middle, defended towards mid-on off the front foot

4.3

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, plays it watchfully again, pushing it back to the bowler

4.4

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, four dot balls, tries to sweep it down fine, is hit on the pads, rolls down to short fine

4.5

Kartik to Gibbs, 1 run, quicker one bowled flat on the off stump, driven down to long-off for a single

4.6

Kartik to Gilchrist, no run, low full toss on middle, pushed to midwicket, end of an excellent over, the change has brought about a sudden change in tempo, lets see how long it lasts

End of over 5 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 41/0 (120 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.20, RRR: 8.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 28 (18b 3x4 2x6)
    • HH Gibbs 11 (12b 2x4)
    • M Kartik 1-0-1-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-26-0

Brad Hodge comes on

5.1

Hodge to Gibbs, no run, goes for the sweep immediately, plays it to short fine, bowled flat outside off

5.2

Hodge to Gibbs, FOUR, excellent placement, gave him the charge, bowls it full outside off, takes it on the half-volley and drives it cleanly between cover and mid-off

5.3

Hodge to Gibbs, 1 run, full toss outside off, comes down the track and swats it down to long-on

5.4

Hodge to Gilchrist, FOUR, finds the gap, came round the wicket, dropped it short outside off, Gilchrist rocked back, waited for it to spin away and bunted it through the gap between cover and cover point, a great attempt by McCullum to hurls himself to drag it back but isn't successful

The chase is on course folks the 50-partnership comes up

5.5

Hodge to Gilchrist, no run, slightly short outside off, chops it down to short third

5.6

Hodge to Gilchrist, no run, tossed up outside off, makes room and slices it down to point

End of over 6 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 50/0 (111 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 7.92)

    • AC Gilchrist 32 (21b 4x4 2x6)
    • HH Gibbs 16 (15b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 1-0-9-0
    • M Kartik 1-0-1-0
6.1

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, beats Gibbs again, fishes for it outside off, but is almost done in by the spin as it zips away

6.2

Kartik to Gibbs, 2 runs, full toss and gets a couple, working it away between long-on and deep midwicket

6.3

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, quicker one bowled flat on the off, spun away, withdrew his bat

6.4

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, quicker one on middle and off, defended onto the pitch

6.5

Kartik to Gibbs, 1 run, sliding it on the pads, flicked away behind square for a single

6.6

Kartik to Gilchrist, no run, spun back in from the off, dabbed it delicately to short third, end of another tidy over from Karthik

End of over 7 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 53/0 (108 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.57, RRR: 8.30)

    • AC Gilchrist 32 (22b 4x4 2x6)
    • HH Gibbs 19 (20b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 2-0-4-0
    • BJ Hodge 1-0-9-0

Watch out, it's Agarkar into the attack now.

7.1

Agarkar to Gibbs, 1 run, Gibbs gives him the charge immediately, bowls it short on middle, pulled away to deep square leg

7.2

Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, short and wide, Gilchrist misses out, slashed hard but made no contact, two short ones from Agarkar straightaway

7.3

Agarkar to Gilchrist, 2 runs, short on the off, three in a row, slaps it over the bowler's head, wide of long-on for a couple

7.4

Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, is not spared the fourth time, poor length, short and wide, cuts it away hard behind point to beat a diving third man to the boundary, raced away

7.5

Agarkar to Gilchrist, 1 run, five in a row now, short on leg stump, fails to get it away, pulls it on the bounce to fine leg, will be disappointed he didn't find the gap

7.6

Agarkar to Gibbs, 1 run, back of a length outside off, punched firmly off the back foot to deep cover there, bowled to his field this time, he had cover in the deep

End of over 8 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 62/0 (99 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 8.25)

    • HH Gibbs 21 (22b 3x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 39 (26b 5x4 2x6)
    • AB Agarkar 1-0-9-0
    • M Kartik 2-0-4-0

Hussey into the attack now

8.1

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, tickled to short fine for a quick single

8.2

Hussey to Gilchrist, 1 run, coming round the wicket, bowled flat on middle, dropped into the leg side and sets off

8.3

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, tossed up on middle, lands full, swipes it wide of deep midwicket for a single

8.4

Hussey to Gilchrist, 2 runs, short of a good length outside off, rocks back and slaps it wide of Ishant at long-off who fumbles and allows them to come back for the second

8.5

Hussey to Gilchrist, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drills it down to long-off for a single

8.6

Hussey to Gibbs, no run, spun back in to strike him high on the pads as he tried to drop it on the off side

End of over 9 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 68/0 (93 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 8.45)

    • HH Gibbs 23 (25b 3x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 43 (29b 5x4 2x6)
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-6-0
    • AB Agarkar 1-0-9-0

Hodge back into the attack

9.1

Hodge to Gilchrist, no run, bowled flat on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

9.2

Hodge to Gilchrist, OUT, a timely wicket for Kolkata, tossed up outside off, a little slower through the air, reached for it and tried to sweep it square, it turned, went off the top edge and sailed towards Laxmi Shukla at deep square leg who judged it well diving to his right, though it did seem for a second it would pop out, but he clasped it well in the end

AC Gilchrist c sub (LR Shukla) b Hodge 43 (31b 5x4 2x6) SR: 138.70

Big wicket there. Gilchrist was looking threatening, and had set up the run-chase superbly. T Suman walks in

9.3

Hodge to Gibbs, 1 run, tossed up outside off, gets across and tickles it behind square for a single

9.4

Hodge to Suman, no run, quickish outside off, defended short of cover

9.5

Hodge to Suman, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down the ground to long-on

9.6

Hodge to Gibbs, 1 run, gets across and works it away to deep square leg for a single

Despite the wicket of Gilchrist, Deccan still have the edge. However, it will hurt if they lose for the onslaught at the end of the Kolkata innings would have made all the difference. However, there's still time for the result. It's up to T Suman and Gibbs to build on the advantage here.

End of over 10 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 71/1 (90 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 9.00)

    • HH Gibbs 25 (27b 3x4)
    • TL Suman 1 (2b)
    • BJ Hodge 2-0-12-1
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-6-0

Ishant back into the attack

10.1

Sharma to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, clipped off his pads towards fine leg

10.2

Sharma to Suman, no run, back of a length on the off, bowled at 137.2 kmph, dabbed to point

A widish slip comes in

10.3

Sharma to Suman, no run, short and wide, reaches to slash it towards third man, makes no contact

10.4

Sharma to Suman, no run, playing away from his body, swings away to beat the outside edge as he drives at it, the pressure builds

10.5

Sharma to Suman, 1 run, banged in short on middle, worked short of deep square leg for a single

10.6

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, angling it into middle, comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler, excellent over from Ishant, just the one run

End of over 11 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 73/1 (88 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 9.77)

    • HH Gibbs 26 (29b 3x4)
    • TL Suman 2 (6b)
    • I Sharma 3-0-15-0
    • BJ Hodge 2-0-12-1
11.1

Hodge to Suman, 2 runs, steps out and carts it over extra cover, wide of deep cover for a couple, he is stepping up now

11.2

Hodge to Suman, 1 run, short and wide, rocks back and bunts it to deep cover

11.3

Hodge to Gibbs, 1 run, floating into the leg stump, turned away towards deep square leg

11.4

Hodge to Suman, 1 bye, came round the wicket to the right hander, spun back in, reached for it, got the inside edge onto the keeper's boots, signaled as a bye but there was clear contact with the bat

11.5

Hodge to Gibbs, 1 run

11.6

Hodge to Suman, SIX, tossed up on middle, got under it, stayed his ground and smashed it over deep midwicket for a massive six, that'll ease the pressure

End of over 12 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 85/1 (76 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.08, RRR: 9.50)

    • TL Suman 11 (10b 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 28 (31b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 3-0-23-1
    • I Sharma 3-0-15-0
12.1

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, short of a good length outside off, turned away sharply, pushed to cover

12.2

Kartik to Gibbs, no run, spun away as he made room to cut, missed, looks for a wide to be signaled by the umpire, but gets nothing

12.3

Kartik to Gibbs, OUT, Kartik strikes! Bowled it short on middle, a long hop that should have been dismissed but Gibbs didn't get the elevation, rocked back and pulled it straight to Hussey at deep midwicket

HH Gibbs c Hussey b Kartik 28 (34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Symonds walks in

12.4

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump and spinning towards off, dropped short of midwicket for a quick single

12.5

Kartik to Suman, no run, beaten there, slightly short outside off, tries to slash it hard, makes no contact

12.6

Kartik to Suman, 1 run, flat and full on middle and leg, comes down the track and drives it to long-on to keep the strike

End of over 13 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 87/2 (74 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.69, RRR: 10.57)

    • TL Suman 12 (12b 1x6)
    • A Symonds 1 (1b)
    • M Kartik 3-0-6-1
    • BJ Hodge 3-0-23-1

Murali Kartik has bowled superbly, conceding just six runs in three overs. Remember, he was responsible for the dip in scoring when brought on after that brisk start by Gilchrist.

Agarkar comes in

13.1

Agarkar to Suman, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, pushed away wide of midwicket for a single

13.2

Agarkar to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length on the off, played it really late, opening the face to guide it to third man

13.3

Agarkar to Suman, FOUR, poor ball, bowled short on middle and leg, swivels and pulls it really fine, beating fine leg to the boundary

13.4

Agarkar to Suman, no run, short of a good length outside off, makes room to cart that over cover, makes no contact

13.5

Agarkar to Suman, FOUR, edged and four, pushed through the line, was bowled fullish on the off, plays inside the line, gets a thick edge to beat the diving keeper

13.6

Agarkar to Suman, 2 runs, good length on the off, flicked away wide of midwicket for a couple more, 12 off the over, good one for Deccan

End of over 14 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 99/2 (62 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.07, RRR: 10.33)

    • TL Suman 23 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 2 (2b)
    • AB Agarkar 2-0-21-0
    • M Kartik 3-0-6-1

62 needed off 36 now

14.1

Kartik to Symonds, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, pushes it wide of long-on, placed it well for a couple

14.2

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, bowled quick and flat outside off, came down the track to smash that over mid-off, got a thick edge towards short third as it turned away, a shy at the non-striker's end but Kartik failed to collect it, lucky escape for he would have been gone had that hit

14.3

Kartik to Suman, no run

14.4

Kartik to Suman, 1 run, slower through the air, dabs at it after charging forward, gets a inside edge through the keeper's legs for a single

14.5

Kartik to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length outside off, punched down to deep cover off the back foot

14.6

Kartik to Suman, 1 run, fetches it from outside off to push it wide of long-on for a single

End of over 15 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 105/2 (56 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 11.20)

    • TL Suman 25 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 6 (5b)
    • M Kartik 4-0-12-1
    • AB Agarkar 2-0-21-0

58 needed off 30. We are heading for a close finish. Ishant to finish off now. Kartik's done superbly, conceding just 11 off four, and getting Gibbs.

15.1

Sharma to Suman, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, chopped down to third man for a single

One slip in place

15.2

Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, struck powerfully but straight to deep cover, full and wide, made room, went at it hard but failed to find the gap

15.3

Sharma to Suman, no run, dropped by Kartik at mid-off, length ball, crashed straight to him off the front foot, was in the perfect position, but failed to pouch it

15.4

Sharma to Suman, FOUR, adding insult to injury, makes him pay for the lapse, similar delivery, full and wide, made room and drove it powerfully between cover and mid-off

15.5

Sharma to Suman, 1 run, short on middle, whipped away to fine leg for a single

15.6

Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, in the blockhole, Symonds makes room and digs it out towards deep cover, Ishant is done, bowled a decent spell

End of over 16 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 113/2 (48 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.06, RRR: 12.00)

    • A Symonds 8 (7b)
    • TL Suman 31 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • I Sharma 4-0-23-0
    • M Kartik 4-0-12-1

12-an-over needed. 48 off 24. Bangalore needed 40 off 18 in their match against Kolkata, and got through. Agarkar comes back.

16.1

Agarkar to Symonds, 2 runs, hurls it full and wide, Symonds makes room and slices it over point wide of third man for a couple

16.2

Agarkar to Symonds, 1 run, OUT, run out, good one, yorker length on the off, thumped down towards long-off, accurate throw from Hodge at the non-striker's end, Suman is struggling to reach, Agarkar collects well, clips off the bails to find Suman just short

TL Suman run out 31 (24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 129.16

45 off 22 now. Suman made an important contribution, but Kolkata have struck at the right time again, just as this partnership was gaining momentum.

16.3

Agarkar to Symonds, no run, length ball outside off, smashed but straight to cover, dot ball

16.4

Agarkar to Symonds, SIX, that's clobbered, in the slot on middle, faltering the same way as he did against Bangalore, planted his foot forward and smashed it over long-on for a big six

16.5

Agarkar to Symonds, 1 run, fullish outside off, moves across and flicks it towards Ishant at deep square leg for a single

Rohit to face now

16.6

Agarkar to Sharma, FOUR, beautifully timed, straying on the pads, a gift ball really, clips it away stylishly to pierce the gap between deep square leg and fine leg, crucial four, Agarkar's leaked 13

End of over 17 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 127/3 (34 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 11.33)

    • RG Sharma 4 (1b 1x4)
    • A Symonds 18 (12b 1x6)
    • AB Agarkar 3-0-35-0
    • I Sharma 4-0-23-0

Mashrafe comes back on. He's been expensive

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Symonds, 1 no ball, OUT, run out, he's bowled a superb yorker, dug out into the off side and rushes off, Mashrafe runs forward, collects and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end despite Symonds blocking his view to find him well short, big wicket, a potentially decisive one, he's overstepped through, concedes a freehit, but what a big scalp

A Symonds run out 18 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, doesn't prove costly, drives it straight to long-on for a single

Venugopal Rao comes in

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 1 run, full toss outside off, punched down to deep cover, Kolkata won't mind this at all

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Venugopal Rao, no run, full and wide, hung his bat out, would have been a wide if he hadn't, got a thick outside edge on the bounce to the keeper

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, in the blockhole again, converts it into a low full toss and drives that wide of long-off for a quick couple, 28 needed off 13, stiff ask

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, low full toss again, steered towards deep point, excellent over from Mashrafe, had a poor outing before this but struck good at the right time

End of over 18 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 134/4 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.44, RRR: 13.50)

    • Y Venugopal Rao 4 (4b)
    • RG Sharma 6 (3b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-33-0
    • AB Agarkar 3-0-35-0

27 needed off 12 now. Agarkar to finish off. He has this tendency of throwing it away in the end. Can he avoid that now?

18.1

Agarkar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, well bowled, yorker on middle, bang on target, dug out into the leg side for a single

18.2

Agarkar to Sharma, no run, crucial dot ball, in the slot on the leg stump, tries to swing it away over midwicket, gets an inside edge to the keeper o the bounce, well bowled, targeting leg stump and almost got it through

18.3

Agarkar to Sharma, 2 runs, good length on the off, makes room and drags it past the bowler towards long-on for a couple

18.4

Agarkar to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss outside off, bends low to drag that over midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his pads and only salvages a single, what an over, he's redeemed himself here, thus far at least

18.5

Agarkar to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, full toss on the off, bumps it down towards Agarkar who palms it off into the off side to concede a single

18.6

Agarkar to Sharma, 1 run, superb over under the circumstances, yorker on middle, makes room and all he can do is dab it to short third, has Agarkar sealed it for Kolkata here?

End of over 19 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 140/4 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 21.00)

    • RG Sharma 10 (7b 1x4)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 6 (6b)
    • AB Agarkar 4-0-41-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-33-0

21 needed off the last over. Kolkata have the clear advantage here. Mashrafe to bowl

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, (no ball) FOUR, Rohit's taken four of those, full toss on middle, pulled away to the deep square-leg boundary, called a no-ball by the leg umpire as there are only three fielders in the ring, what a slip up, drama right at the death. McCullum isn't happy, but if there were just three inside the circle, the call is a right one. The Kolkata captain is disputing the decision, and continues arguing with the umpire, but the decision's been made. It's a no-ball, that's final. An extra ball conceded. How costly will it prove?

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 1 leg bye, misses out, full just a fraction outside off, moves across to paddle it fine, is it on the pads, just a run

19.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, a scare there, full and wide, made room to cream that through the covers, got a thick outside edge that landed on the bounce to third man, just a single

14 off 4

19.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, SIX, meaty, juicy full toss on middle, the worst ball you can bowl under the circumstances, heaved away over midwicket for a massive six, what a timely blow, 8 off 3 now, 115 metres that, one of the biggest of the tournament

8 needed off 3. Doable, what a slip-up. The ball's lost, and they're getting a replacement. Nice, hard thump that. All's sorted. Here it comes. Rohit's ready to face.

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 1 wide, wide, Mashrafe, what the hell are you doing? Hurls it well wide of the offstump, Rohit lets it go wisely and the umpire frees his arms

7 off 3

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 2 runs, full and wide, swatted down to long-on, scampers back for the second, Rao runs well to finish the run

5 off 2

19.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, FOUR, four, four, four, Mashrafe has spoilt it for Kolkata, full and wide, makes room and carts it wide of a diving cover to beat long-off to the boundary

1 needed off the last ball. Scores level. Can Kolkata salvage a super over here? Here it comes. Hold your seats. A short cover, a short fine

19.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, SIX, it's all over, short on middle, pulls it away well over the fine-leg boundary to seal a thrilling victory, can Kolkata ever win?

This tournament gets better by the day. A series of close games over the last few days, and this adds to the list. 21 needed off the last over, and Mashrafe gave it all away. It started with the no-ball first up, not a result of his own doing but the fact that Kolkata didn't have enough fielders in the circle. Kolkata had done well to pull things back after a blistering start by Glichrist, and they owned it largely to their spinners to give them a fighting chance.

Mashrafe's previous over was a beauty, and Agarkar followed it up with an even better one, bowling yorkers with consistency to not concede the Deccan batsmen an inch. But the cool and calm Rohit saw to it that his team took third place on the points table, making full use of the length deliveries and the full tosses offered to him in the last over to take them to what was in the end, an improbable win.

With 21 needed off one over, irrespective of how many wickets are in hand, you have to back the bowling team to win, but Kolkata have had a miserable tournament, squandering yet another winning position to head back to the dressing room with their heads hung low.

Phew, what a game. A crucial win for Deccan, giving their semi-final prospects a major boost. Stay tuned, and we'll have the presentation details soon.

Brendon McCullum: "I want to apologise for the reaction out there, it was purely out of emotion. We're going to try to stay as positive as we can. It's not easy being in a team that has lost of a lot of tight games. We are a committed bunch of guys and are determined to turn things round."

Adam Gilchrist: "Glad to have dragged two points out of this one. What was not pleasing was the 40-odd runs in the last two overs. Rohit played some great innings like this last year, and to stand up the way he did in the end was very pleasing. We are back here tomorrow, and hopefully fresh enough for that match."

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.

Rohit: "There was pressure, but the wicket was good to bat on and it was coming on nicely. When I hit a boundary off the first ball, a no-ball, I then thought the target was quite gettable. I feel very happy to contribute to the team's win."

That's all we have for you folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage, and of course, the match. Do join us again tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Cheers!

End of over 20 (26 runs) Deccan Chargers 166/4

    • RG Sharma 32 (13b 3x4 2x6)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 7 (7b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-58-0
    • AB Agarkar 4-0-41-0
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