Indian Premier League, 49th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Johannesburg, May 17, 2009
Kings XI Punjab won by 1 run
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
17 May 2009 (20-over match)

Back again. Gilchrist to face, are we in for a short game? If Gibbs and Gilchrist get going, surely.

Brett Lee will bowl

0.1

Lee to Gilchrist, no run, Oz to Oz, length ball, swinging in, hits him on the thigh pad, 144ks

one slip in place, Yuvraj

0.2

Lee to Gilchrist, 1 run, full, and swinging, Gilchrist plays it down towards mid-off, quick single

0.3

Lee to Gibbs, no run, full, and swinging away, 148ks, Gibbs pokes without any feet, and misses

0.4

Lee to Gibbs, FOUR, faster they come, the faster they go, this was one was straight and fast, just outside off, not a half-volley, Gibbs stands tall, and plays it on the up, crashing through the covers

0.5

Lee to Gibbs, no run, slower ball, 124ks, Gibbs goes for the pull, is an hour early into it, lucky that the ball bounces over the stumps

0.6

Lee to Gibbs, no run, and beats him again, full, outswinger, no feet again, and lucky to not get an edge

End of over 1 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 5/0 (130 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.84)

    • HH Gibbs 4 (4b 1x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 1 (2b)
    • B Lee 1-0-5-0

Pathan will share the new ball

1.1

Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, Pathan gets some swing too, but it's too wide to induce Gilchrist into a shot

1.2

Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, against the swing, but it's too short, and the pull shot is a safe bet against this pace, pulled off the front foot, and over midwicket

1.3

Pathan to Gilchrist, SIX, that's gone to Zimbabwe, okay bye, full, on the pads, and he frees his arms on it, goes over midwicket, what a shot

1.4

Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, full and wide this time, and driven hard, but can't beat cover

slip goes to short cover

1.5

Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, that's the best shot of the lot, full and wide again, and this time Gilchrist opens the face on the drive, and hits it between point and cover, and the timing is superb

1.6

Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, horrible over for Pathan, over corrects, and goes too straight, he knows the fine leg is square, and kicks the ground as Gilchrist flicks it for four more

End of over 2 (18 runs) Deccan Chargers 23/0 (112 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 11.50, RRR: 6.22)

    • AC Gilchrist 19 (8b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 4 (4b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-18-0
    • B Lee 1-0-5-0
2.1

Lee to Gibbs, no run, slips in a bouncer, catches Gibbs by surprise, and he ducks

2.2

Lee to Gibbs, 2 runs, tries another short one, this one doesn't rise too much, and he pulls it to deep backward square, and it's two

2.3

Lee to Gibbs, 1 run, slower ball, 114ks, full, swinging a touch, no feet from Gibbs, and it gets a thick outside edge towards third man

2.4

Lee to Gilchrist, no run, length ball, on the pads, swinging in, and played towards square leg

Lee goes round the wicket now

2.5

Lee to Gilchrist, FOUR, tries a bouncer to tuck him up, but again doesn't get enough bounce, Gilchrist waits for it, and waits an extra mili second to place it wide of deep midwicket

2.6

Lee to Gilchrist, no run, full, on the stumps, driven back hard at him, Lee fields

End of over 3 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 30/0 (105 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 6.17)

    • AC Gilchrist 23 (11b 4x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 7 (7b 1x4)
    • B Lee 2-0-12-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-18-0

Sreesanth will bowl, time for some action - either way. Business is about to pick up

3.1

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, starts with a short and wide on, Gibbs premedidates on the charge, gets the toe end of his bat, lobbing towards mid-off, falls just short of Yuvraj, perhaps half a second late in moving in

3.2

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, just back of a length, on the stumps, and played down towards mid-on

3.3

Sreesanth to Gibbs, FOUR, fine leg up, and he throws this one down his pads, Gibbs says thank you, I'll take it, and flicks it wide of the solitary fielder behind square

3.4

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, good recovery, length ball, swinging away, and Gibbs lets it go

3.5

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, this is better still, length ball, starts off stump, swings away, and he defends

3.6

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, superb channel again, length ball, starts off, and swings away, and Gibbs defends again

End of over 4 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 34/0 (101 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.50, RRR: 6.31)

    • HH Gibbs 11 (13b 2x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 23 (11b 4x4 1x6)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-4-0
    • B Lee 2-0-12-0

Powar to bowl his slow offbreaks

4.1

Powar to Gilchrist, no run, thrown up, pitches middle, and spins away, and played towards cover

4.2

Powar to Gilchrist, OUT, this is superb bowling, an offspinner's dream, flighted generously, draws Gilchrist out, and then it dips, pitches two feet short than what Gilchrist expects, and this breaks away big, from outside leg to outside off, and an easy stumping, lovely dismissal

AC Gilchrist st †Sangakkara b Powar 23 (13b 4x4 1x6) SR: 176.92

Suman to face now

4.3

Powar to Suman, OUT, Powar you beauty, dip, drift and break, thrown up again, Suman steps out, the drift takes it away, beats the big heave, and - hook, line and sinker - it gets the middle stump

TL Suman b Powar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Symonds to face the hat-trick ball

4.4

Powar to Symonds, FOUR, and what does he do, he lofts it over mid-on, thrown up again, Symonds stays in his crease, and just nonchalantly clears it mid-on

4.5

Powar to Symonds, 2 runs, flatter, on the stumps, turned towards fine leg, and they scamper through for two

leg slip in place

4.6

Powar to Symonds, no run, slower still, spins from off to leg, goes to leg slip off Symonds's pad

what an over, lovely offspin bowling in the classical mould

End of over 5 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 40/2 (95 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.33)

    • A Symonds 6 (3b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 11 (13b 2x4)
    • RR Powar 1-0-6-2
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-4-0
5.1

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, full and straight, shaping away, and played towards cover

5.2

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, Sreesanth stays on the target, off stump and thereabout, straighteens after pitching on a length, defended

5.3

Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, left alone, this is close to off stump, shapes a bit, and Gibbs lets it go, misses the off stump by not much

5.4

Sreesanth to Gibbs, 1 run, full and straight, played towards wide of mid-on, will get one

Sree to Symonds - keep the fire staff handy

5.5

Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, full on the pads, and hit towards deep midwicket

5.6

Sreesanth to Gibbs, FOUR, the first ordinary ball of the over, angling in, on a length, and Gibbs hits it all along the ground, wide of midwicket, gets four for it

End of over 6 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 46/2 (89 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.66, RRR: 6.35)

    • HH Gibbs 16 (18b 3x4)
    • A Symonds 7 (4b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-10-0
    • RR Powar 1-0-6-2

Chawla to bowl, an over after Powar bowled the best offspin throughout this season

6.1

Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, thrown up on off, and Synmonds hits it down the ground

slip in place

6.2

Chawla to Gibbs, 2 runs, full again, on the off stump, and driven to wide of long-off, and an easy two

slip goes out

6.3

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, shorter, flatter, 84ks, and cut to backward point

6.4

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, flighted on the off stump, and driven towards cover

6.5

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, flighted again, but too full, although it is hit straight to cover

6.6

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, pulls the length back a bit, giving it the time to turn, and it beats Gibbs on a defensive shot

End of over 7 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 49/2 (86 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.61)

    • HH Gibbs 18 (23b 3x4)
    • A Symonds 8 (5b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-3-0
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-10-0

Powar gets a change of ends. C'mon Ramesh, give us some more magic

7.1

Powar to Symonds, no run, he is shorter this time, and Symonds punches it back to him

7.2

Powar to Symonds, 1 wide, lovely bowling again, this one hung in the air, and then seemed to hurry as it pitched, but unfortunately it turned down the leg side

7.2

Powar to Symonds, no run, full, on the stumps, and turns into the pads, defended

7.3

Powar to Symonds, 2 runs, throws it up again, and smartly hit to wide of long-on, and they run two

7.4

Powar to Symonds, 1 run, another flighted delivery, but too full and too wide, and hit down to long-off

7.5

Powar to Gibbs, 1 run, flighted, this breaks in, and Gibbs waits for it without committing, and gets a single to square leg

7.6

Powar to Symonds, no run, subtle change, the trajectory is low this time, and Symonds defends in front of off stump

End of over 8 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 54/2 (81 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 6.75)

    • A Symonds 11 (10b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 19 (24b 3x4)
    • RR Powar 2-0-11-2
    • PP Chawla 1-0-3-0
8.1

Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, Chawla flights this time, but too full, on the pads and an easy single

8.2

Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, full, flat, and an easy single again to long-on

8.3

Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, this one turned, from middle to off, Gibbs plays it with soft hands, and runs through for a quick single, Yuvraj is quick with a direct hit, but Gibbs is in

8.4

Chawla to Symonds, no run, wide of the crease, slower in the air, overspinner, and beats Symonds on a waft

8.5

Chawla to Symonds, 2 runs, good shot this time, driven from outside off, wide of long-off and gets two

8.6

Chawla to Symonds, 2 runs, hit towards long-on, two is the initial call, but they take one, but Lee hits the stumps direct and gives away the second

End of over 9 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 61/2 (74 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.77, RRR: 6.72)

    • A Symonds 16 (14b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 21 (26b 3x4)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-10-0
    • RR Powar 2-0-11-2

Yuvraj will bowl now

9.1

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, no run, floated outside off, and defended with an open face

9.2

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, 2 runs, thrown up, slower, Gibbs is early, has to abort the cover drive and play it straight down the ground, but gets two

9.3

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, no run, flat outside off, and defended

9.4

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, no run, slower, on the stumps, and Gibbs plays it back to Yuvraj

9.5

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, no run, beaten outside off, no big turn, but the slight turn is enough

9.6

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, 2 runs, and they get a smart two again, it's played with soft hands to wide of long-on, and needless to say Gibbs and Symonds are superfast between the stumps

Time-out time. Deccan are on their way, they would feel. But for the Powar over, when he got Gilchrist and Suman in two balls, this game would have been over for all practical purposes by now. Gibbs and SYmonds have recovered well, and Punjab will feel that the Pathan over that went for 18 has tiled this game Deccan's way. See you in a bit

End of over 10 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 65/2 (70 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 7.00)

    • HH Gibbs 25 (32b 3x4)
    • A Symonds 16 (14b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0
    • PP Chawla 2-0-10-0

Chawla will resume

10.1

Chawla to Symonds, 2 runs, full, flighted, outside off, and Symonds drives it hard, a diving stop Katich at extra cover prevents the four

10.2

Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, another flighted delivery, and Symonds gets an inside edge this time, but he will get a single to short fine

10.3

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, flighted just outside off, driven to cover

10.4

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, flatter this time, hurries Gibbs into a defensive shot

10.5

Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, short outside off, and he gets a single to right of point

10.6

Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, short and on the pads, and Symonds helps himself to a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 70/2 (65 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.36, RRR: 7.22)

    • A Symonds 20 (17b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 26 (35b 3x4)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-15-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0
11.1

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, no run, and Yuvraj beats Symonds. Is this a stumping? drew Symonds into the shot, who dragged his foot out, the ball broke away, but Symonds got his foot back in time

11.2

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 2 runs, full and flat, and smart batting from Symonds, hits to wide of long-on, and they run fast for a two

11.3

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, no run, flat, outside off, turns away, and left alone

11.4

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run, another single stolen, dabbed towards point, and Yuvraj shouts c'mon, but they are too quick for Chawla

11.5

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, no run, thrown up, played towards cover

11.6

Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, OUT, Chawla makes up for that easy single, this was short and wide, and was cut away powerfully, but high to the left of point, where Chawla dives, completes the catch and makes sure it doesn't pop out when he falls on the ground

HH Gibbs c Chawla b Yuvraj Singh 26 (37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.27

End of over 12 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 73/3 (62 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.08, RRR: 7.75)

    • A Symonds 23 (21b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-7-1
    • PP Chawla 3-0-15-0

Sharma is the new man in.

Yuvraj gets Lee back. 62 from 48, another wicket now will make it interesting

12.1

Lee to Symonds, 1 run, full, tailing in to the stumps, and Symonds get a single down to long-on

a slip in place for Sharma, a wide one, almost a third slip

12.2

Lee to Sharma, no run, length ball, on the stumps, slight shape, and defended with an open face

12.3

Lee to Sharma, 2 runs, short, just outside off, Sharma stands tall, and flicks it into the on side, slow enough for them to come back for two

12.4

Lee to Sharma, no run, good bouncer, 144ks, head high, Sharma does well, keeps his wrists low and moves out of the way

Forty balls since the last boundary, that's how well Punjab have regrouped

12.5

Lee to Sharma, 1 run, slower one, outside off, Sharma leans in and drives to sweeper-cover

12.6

Lee to Symonds, 1 no ball, that's a bouncer, second for the over, and thought it's not a wide, it certainly is a no-ball

12.6

Lee to Symonds, 1 run, low fulltoss, and Symonds hits it down to long-off

End of over 13 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 79/3 (56 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.07, RRR: 8.00)

    • A Symonds 25 (24b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 3 (4b)
    • B Lee 3-0-18-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-7-1

56 off 42. Don't call this off just as yet

13.1

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, OUT, a lovely stumping, what recovery from Sangakkara. Lovely bowling to begin with, drawing Symonds out, turning it across Symonds, Sanga doesn't collect it cleanly, but gets it on the rebound, falling down at the same time, and whips the bails off. Replays show he had flicked one bail off while falling down, and he didn't have the ball in his hand then. The third umpire has given it, the rules say if only one bail is off, you can remove the second bail and get the stumping

A Symonds st †Sangakkara b Yuvraj Singh 25 (25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

13.2

Yuvraj Singh to Venugopal Rao, OUT, oh Yuvraj you beauty! flat arm ball, just outside off, Venu lets it go, but this one angles in fast and furious, takes the off stump out. Would you believe it? Second hat-trick for Yuvraj. He had taken a wicket last ball of the last over. Even he doesn't realise it

Y Venugopal Rao b Yuvraj Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ravi Teja, 2 runs, silly point, slip, slow fulltoss, and hit towards extra cover for two

13.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ravi Teja, no run, flat, on the off stump, and defended off the back foot

13.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ravi Teja, no run, flighted on the off stump, and defended to cover

13.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ravi Teja, no run, short, outside off, and defended off the back foot

End of over 14 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 81/5 (54 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.78, RRR: 9.00)

    • DB Ravi Teja 2 (4b)
    • RG Sharma 3 (4b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-9-3
    • B Lee 3-0-18-0
14.1

Chawla to Sharma, no run, dropped, it was flighted, and hit straight back, low to Chawla, and he missed it completely, he is hit on the shin to make matters worse

uff that lets us take a breath, what frenetic action. Yuvraj stumped us all again by taking a hat-trick spread over two overs, and the game is definitely on. Punjab have the momentum right now

14.2

Chawla to Sharma, no run, short, just outside off, and hit to cover

14.3

Chawla to Sharma, 1 run, flighted outside off, and hit straight to sweeper-cover

14.4

Chawla to Ravi Teja, FOUR, that's a quick legbreak, gets an edge, hurrying Teja into the shot, but there is no slip, he gets four

14.5

Chawla to Ravi Teja, no run, slower now, flighted outside off, and turns away, defended towards mid-off

14.6

Chawla to Ravi Teja, no run, goes wide of the crease, flights it outside off, and Teja drives it with an open face towards point

End of over 15 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 86/5 (49 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.73, RRR: 9.80)

    • DB Ravi Teja 6 (7b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 4 (7b)
    • PP Chawla 4-0-20-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-9-3
15.1

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, no run, just short of a length, outside off, and played straight to cover

15.2

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, 1 run, thrown up on the stumps, and played down the ground for a single

15.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ravi Teja, 1 run, a floater, doesn't turn much, targeted at off stump, and played down to long -off

15.4

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, 1 run, outside off, Sharma looks for the cut, but it is too full, and gets an underside edge

15.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ravi Teja, 1 run, short, very short, and pulled away to deep backward square

15.6

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, no run, another valuable dot ball, thrown up outside off, and driven straight to cover

What a spell from Yuvraj. 3 for 13 in four, his best figures

End of over 16 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 90/5 (45 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.62, RRR: 11.25)

    • RG Sharma 6 (11b)
    • DB Ravi Teja 8 (9b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-13-3
    • PP Chawla 4-0-20-0

Pathan comes back. He gave 18 in his first over. 45 from 24 required

16.1

Pathan to Ravi Teja, no run, starts with a slower ball, offcutter, Teja is early into the shot, checks and plays towards point

16.2

Pathan to Ravi Teja, no run, another slower one, around off, Teja looks for the big slog, and this doesn't rise, and goes under the bat

16.3

Pathan to Ravi Teja, 1 run, full and low, and Teja hits it down the ground for a single

Right Sharma on strike. All he needs is an encore

16.4

Pathan to Sharma, no run, superb fielding by Pathan. Sharma steps down, hits a short ball down the ground, but Pathan stretches to his right and fields cleanly

16.5

Pathan to Sharma, no run, lovely yorker, can't do anything with it

16.6

Pathan to Sharma, 1 run, Sharma makes room, Pathan goes wide, smart bowling, and he gets just a single down to long-off

What a comeback from Pathan. Eighteen from his first over, two from his second

End of over 17 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 92/5 (43 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 14.33)

    • RG Sharma 7 (14b)
    • DB Ravi Teja 9 (12b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-20-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-13-3

43 to get, from 18. Mota to bowl for the first time in the day

17.1

Mota to Sharma, 1 run, full, just short of a yorker, and played towards deep point, Punjab will take singles

17.2

Mota to Ravi Teja, 1 run, swinging yorker, swinging in late, and played towards deep backward square

17.3

Mota to Sharma, SIX, Sharma threatens a reprise, this was a fulltoss, and he rocks back into the crease and launches it into the scoreboard behind midwicket

17.4

Mota to Sharma, SIX, uff Sharma is up to it again, another fulltoss, this one low, Sharma clears the front leg, and goes midwicket again

17.5

Mota to Sharma, no run, length ball, just outside off, and Sharma goes midwicket again, misses it completely this time

17.6

Mota to Sharma, FOUR, intelligent, very intelligent, he goes for the scoop this time, and connects the length ball cleanly, clearing the short fine eaily, 18 off the over, Yuvraj will ask himself again and again about this bowling chase if Punjab lose

End of over 18 (18 runs) Deccan Chargers 110/5 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 12.50)

    • RG Sharma 24 (19b 1x4 2x6)
    • DB Ravi Teja 10 (13b 1x4)
    • WA Mota 1-0-18-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-20-0

25 off 12, Lee to bowl

18.1

Lee to Ravi Teja, no run, Teja tries the big shot, as opposed to a single, makes room, slashes outside off, and misses

18.2

Lee to Ravi Teja, OUT, Rohit takes it all in his hand, he runs even before the ball has reached the batsman. It's a slower bouncer, which Teja misses, but Rohit is taking the single come hail or storm. Teja is late, and Lee gets him at the non-striker's end

DB Ravi Teja run out 10 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

What's more? Teja has done his hamstring. He is done for the day though

18.3

Lee to Sharma, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, Sharma slogs towards midwicket, where Powar dives superbly to keep them down to one

Lee makes Harris wait, bowling change, and yet another

18.4

Lee to Harris, 1 bye, and Rohit runs again even before the ball reaches the batsman, this is another bouncer that Harris misses, but Rohit makes the bye. Touch and go for a wide for height

18.5

Lee to Sharma, SIX, length ball, and Rohit hits another six, what are you made of Sharma, cleared the front leg, and played a pick-up, over deep backward square this time

18.6

Lee to Sharma, (no ball) FOUR, Lee loses the script, Sharma stays cool, no-ball, yorker outside off, Sharma makes room and crashes it through point. 5 runs and a free hit to boot

18.6

Lee to Sharma, 1 run, good comeback, but has the damage been done? yorker, on the off stump, Sharma digs it out and gets a single

End of over 19 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 124/6 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 11.00)

    • RG Sharma 36 (23b 2x4 3x6)
    • RJ Harris 0 (1b)
    • B Lee 4-0-31-0
    • WA Mota 1-0-18-0

Sharma is batting as if in a dream. He stole one similar game almost 19 hours ago. Pathan to bowl, his last over went for 2. Eleven required, what fun.

Fine leg up, and Pathan does the bluff, runs in and doesn't let the ball go. Sharma made room then

19.1

Pathan to Sharma, 2 runs, slower ball, makes room once again, hits to long-off, runs two, as if their life depended on that, well done Harris

19.2

Pathan to Sharma, FOUR, and Sharma enjoys the luck he deserves after two superb back-to-back innings, slower ball, length ball, Sharma looks extra cover, loses his shape, gets a thick edge, it goes over short third man, and it's four all the way

19.3

Pathan to Sharma, 1 wide, and a wide, what's happening here, wide yorker outside off

19.3

Pathan to Sharma, OUT, and the game turns again, length ball again, Rohit looks to go midwicket, misses, Pathan hits the leg stump, what a game, what an over

RG Sharma b Pathan 42 (26b 3x4 3x6) SR: 161.53

A tie coming up? 4 required in three balls. Three wickets in hand, All tailenders. RP to face. Keeper up

19.4

Pathan to Singh, no run, Slower ball, Singh looks for a loft over midwicket, misses, and the ball bounces over the stumps by inches

19.5

Pathan to Singh, OUT, has Pathan done it once and for all? Can't say by the way this match has gone, another slower ball, moves away from RP, who looks for another slog, gets the toe end, and the ball lobs back to the right of Pathan

RP Singh c & b Pathan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Last ball coming up, four required, my money is on a slower ball

Harris to face, Pathan round the stumps. Fine leg up, third man back

19.6

Pathan to Harris, 2 runs, Punjab have won this. Fulltoss on off stump, Harris crashes it through the off side, Lee fields at sweeper-cover, there is a fumble that allows them the second. Jaskaran Singh wants the third, but Harris is so disappointed he is not even looking. Jaskaran would have had a fair shot at the third run that could have tied the game. This still would have been a run-out in all possibility because the throw was on target, but Harris should have run the third. Even Sanga, the keeper, can't believe it

Presentation time Sharma, who almost pulled off a great escape second time in a row, takes the award for most sixes.

Gilchrist: Lightning doesn't strike twice, but it almost did. Bit of a big ask of him [Sharma] to do it twice in a row. I take a lot of responsibility for starting the slide. i certainly didn't need to take the risk when I did."

Yuvraj, Man of the Match too, for his hat-trick: What can I say? I think I should start bowling rather than batting. The last tijme I got the hat-trick we lost, so better to win it now. Everybody hung in, we knew we would be out if we lost.

Superb match. Do switch over to the other match, starting in minutes. Okay bye * What a match, hours after we saw a thriller last night. Sharma almost pulled off another hopeless one. But Pathan held his nerve. What frenetic action in the last 10 overs.

Lots of feedback about the stumping of Symonds: to clarify, as I did earlier too, if just one bail is dislodged, the stumping can be completing by dislodging the second ball. Sorry couldn't reply to all that earlier.

* Pathan: "I was pretty happy I was given the last bowler. I was hit for one four, but that happens. I knew he [Sharma] was waiting for the yorker next ball, but I tried a different kind of slower ball."

End of over 20 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 133/8 (2 runs required)

    • RJ Harris 2 (2b)
    • Jaskaran Singh 0 (0b)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-29-2
    • B Lee 4-0-31-0
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