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

1.5

Singh to Dilshan, SIX, Streaky six! RP bangs it in short and towards the helmet, Dilshan hooks it down to long leg and Harris tries to catch it one handed but the ball sails over, he was perhaps well in front of the rope

1.6

Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, he gives him a hint of room outside off and Dilshan controls his glide to third man by keeping the ball down, the ball bisects the gap between slip and gully

Delhi Daredevils 13/2   RP Singh 1-0-13-0

3.1

Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, gives him width outside off and Dikshan rolls his wrists and cuts him hard square of the wicket between backward point and cover

3.2

Singh to Dilshan, no run, forces it away hard with a front foot drive but he fails to beat cover

3.3

Singh to Dilshan, no run, kicks up off a good length and he decides to let it go to the keeper

3.4

Singh to Dilshan, no run, chases a wide delivery but there's no timing at all as the ball drops somewhere in front of him

3.5

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, chases another wide one but he gets a thick outside edge which beats the keeper and runs to third man

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   RP Singh 2-0-23-0

17.1

Singh to de Villiers, OUT, the bowling change works! He pitches it slightly short of a length and AB clears his front leg and tries to pull him but the ball kicks up a bit more and catches the outside edge

AB de Villiers c †Gilchrist b Singh 26 (21b 0x4 2x6) SR: 123.80

17.2

Singh to Karthik, no run, moves right across his stumps and tries to slash but the ball keeps low and beats the edge

17.3

Singh to Karthik, 1 run, stands tall and punches him down to Rao at sweeper cover

17.4

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, makes a bit of room but he can only place it straight to deep cover, they need to find the gaps here

17.5

Singh to Karthik, no run, angles it across him and wide and Karthik moves across his stumps to hoick him but only meets thin air

17.6

Singh to Karthik, 1 run, keeps it short and Karthik gets his elbows high and forces it to sweeper cover, just three off the over, good one

Delhi Daredevils 136/4   RP Singh 3-0-26-1

19.1

Singh to Dilshan, 1 wide, this is a genuine wide, too wide outside off and Dilshan couldn't fetch it

19.1

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, plenty of improvisation! He shapes to play the switch hit but he miscues the shot and the ball drops at cover just wide of the fielder

19.2

Singh to Bhatia, FOUR, pitches it up on middle and leg and he hoicks him over square leg, the ball just beats the boundary rider

19.3

Singh to Bhatia, OUT, pitches it up outside off and Bhatia makes room to slice it past backward point but he ends up spooning it straight to Rao in that position

R Bhatia c Venugopal Rao b Singh 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

19.4

Singh to Mishra, 1 bye, makes room and misses and they steal the bye, Gilchrist underarms the ball to the bowler's end and the batsman just makes it

19.5

Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, OUT, hoicks him over square leg and they risk the second run, Suman fires a fast and flat throw from the deep and Dilshan was always struggling

TM Dilshan run out 65 (51b 7x4 1x6) SR: 127.45

19.6

Singh to Sangwan, OUT, another swing and a miss and the ball just sneaks past the legstump, they try to streal another bye but Gilchrist's accurate with the underarm lob to the stumps

A Mishra run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Delhi Daredevils 153/8   RP Singh 4-0-33-2
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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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