Indian Premier League - 1st semi final

Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

1.1

Singh to Sehwag, no run, he gets beside the line and steers it to point

1.2

Singh to Sehwag, 2 runs, pitches it up outside off and Sehwag scoops it over the covers, two fielders chase and Symonds pulls it back just before the rope and relays it to Gibbs, excellent fielding

1.3

Singh to Sehwag, no run, angles it on the middle stump and he taps it down to the off side

1.4

Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, hops at the crease and steers it to Rao who dives at cover

Delhi Daredevils 3/2   V Sehwag 3* (4b)

2.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, almost a hat-trick for the team! Sehwag clips it to mid-off, calls for the run, sends him back, Dilshan struggles to make his ground and Harris fails to collect the throw cleanly from Rao

2.2

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, take that for a response! He gets a fraction forward to a full ball and crashes it past the bowler, mid-off barely had time to blink

2.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run

2.4

Harris to Sehwag, 2 runs, punches it on the up but places it wide of mid-off

2.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, lets go of the bouncer and nearly hangs out that periscope

2.6

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide, you can't bowl it to Sehwag there because he will just cream you over backward point and that's exactly what he did

Delhi Daredevils 23/2   V Sehwag 13* (10b 2x4)

3.6

Singh to Sehwag, 1 wide, the bouncer isn't good enough for the umpire, Sehwag ducks and safely gets out of the way

3.6

Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, precision from Sehwag, he gets forward and forces a length delivery past the gap between mid-off and cover, nice full swing of the bat

Delhi Daredevils 33/2   V Sehwag 17* (11b 3x4)

4.2

Harris to Sehwag, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps and Sehwag gets a leading edge which balloons over point

4.2

Harris to Sehwag, no run, Free Hit Full and wide and Sehwag crashes it straight to point

4.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, nips back in off the pitch and he mistimes the flick to mid-on

4.4

Harris to Sehwag, 2 runs, tries to go downtown but he mistimes the loft over midwicket, the ball drops in the middle of nowhere

4.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, stays at the crease and pushes it hard to the on side

4.6

Harris to Sehwag, 2 runs, turns his wrists and clips it just wide of square leg

Delhi Daredevils 41/2   V Sehwag 23* (17b 3x4)

6.1

Symonds to Sehwag, no run, keeps a little low and he plays a short arm pull to the on side

6.2

Symonds to Sehwag, FOUR, he gives it a bit more bounce and Sehwag waits for it to come on before lofting him over the covers

6.3

Symonds to Sehwag, 2 runs, takes the aerial route again but he keeps it down as he chips it down to mid-on

6.4

Symonds to Sehwag, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he clips it towards midwicket

Delhi Daredevils 56/2   V Sehwag 30* (21b 4x4)

7.1

Ojha to Sehwag, 1 run, gives him the charge and makes room but checks the loft, the ball dips and lands well in front of Symonds at long-off

7.3

Ojha to Sehwag, FOUR, cuts back on the pace and Sehwag has enough time to chip down and loft him hard inside out over extra cover

7.4

Ojha to Sehwag, no run, flighted on the pads and he clips it off his pads

7.5

Ojha to Sehwag, 1 run, cut towards Rohit at point for a single

Delhi Daredevils 67/2   V Sehwag 36* (25b 5x4)

9.2

Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, clips it across the line past the vacant spaces at square leg

9.5

Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, 4 byes, very streaky boundary for Delhi, Sehwag swings and misses and the ball beats Gilchrist down the leg side, don't ask me how that missed the leg stump

9.6

Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, swivels and pulls off the front foot to deep square leg

Delhi Daredevils 83/2   V Sehwag 38* (28b 5x4)

10.1

Symonds to Sehwag, no run, keeps a bit low and the ball stops on Sehwag as he tries to clip it away, he ends up getting a thick inside edge and the ball nearly rolls onto his stumps

10.2

Symonds to Sehwag, 1 run, stays at the crease and clips him hard to long-on

10.4

Symonds to Sehwag, OUT, Sehwag pays the price for getting too far across, he exposes the middle and leg stumps as he tries to paddle it away to fine leg, the ball clips his thigh right in front and the umpire doesn't take too long to decide

V Sehwag lbw b Symonds 39 (31b 5x4 0x6) SR: 125.80

Delhi Daredevils 85/3   V Sehwag 39 (31b 5x4)
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Photos

May 22, 2009

Adam Gilchrist goes over deep square leg, Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers, IPL, 1st semi-final, Centurion, May 22, 2009

Adam Gilchrist goes over deep square leg

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May 22, 2009

Andrew Symonds eyes cow corner, Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers, IPL, 1st semi-final, Centurion, May 22, 2009

Andrew Symonds eyes cow corner

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