Indian Premier League - 1st semi final

Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers

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

So Warner and Gambhir walk out. Deccan will have to really justify sending in Delhi. Ryan Harris runs in.

"If Delhi lose, it becomes SIPL(South Indian Premier League)" says Shankar all the way from Germany.

The Deccan Chargers theme song, "Go Chargers" blares over the loudspeaker.

Russel: "Following on from the story about McGrath, I actually saw him moping about in his shorts in Sandton City shopping centre on Wednesday. It was fairly obvious to all and sundry that he didn't look happy or motivated at all. Poor pigeon."

Let's take a look at some stats. Delhi have won seven out of eight games when chasing, but only three out of six while batting first.

  • Deccan have scored 2111 runs, which is the most by any team. Delhi are fourth with 1978.

  • Delhi have lost 67 wickets in the round-robin matches in this IPL, which is the lowest by any team. Deccan have lost 91, which is next only to Bangalore and Rajasthan, who've lost 93.

  • Ashish Nehra's economy rate against Deccan is 9.62, which is his worst against any team - in eight overs he has conceded 77 runs and taken three wickets.

  • The average score of the team batting first in night games in Centurion is 159. In seven matches, four times teams have scored in excess of 160, and twice in excess of 180.

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    Toss: Shastri still has enough strength in his vocal cords. Adam Gilchrist has decided that Deccan will bowl first. Sehwag says he would have batted anyway. Everyone's happy.

    Sehwag revealed one change for Delhi. Ashish Nehra comes in for Aavishkar Salvi. Hang in there for the Deccan team. The captains often announce one change at the toss but the team sheets reveal something else.

    So the one change for Delhi is correct. One change for Deccan as well. Harmeet Singh comes in for Jaskaran Singh. The line-ups are above on the main scorecard.

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    Less than 24 hours after the round robin, it's semi-final time in the IPL. Good evening to all of you and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first semi-final between Delhi Daredevils and Deccan Chargers at Centurion. It's 7.15pm in India so get yourselves and evening snack or an early dinner and relax. The toss is about 15 minutes away.

    Delhi began the tournament as the favourites and they've played as one. They're just two games away from the trophy but let's not forget that they made the semis last year, before losing to Rajasthan. Delhi won their first three games, wandered off the radar a bit before bouncing back. They've rarely had to make too many changes, despite Sehwag and Gambhir looking patchy. Their middle order has carried them through.

    Deccan Chargers are the most improved team in the IPL, given their sorry showing last year. They too began the tournament with a bang, but ended up stuttering to the semis. Their lineup doesn't look as assured as Delhi's but trust them to put up a fight.

  • 0.1

    Harris to Gambhir, no run, gets good bounce and carry straightway, leaves it alone to Gilchrist

    0.2

    Harris to Gambhir, no run, he pokes his bat out half heartedly at a ball which swings away and nearly edges it

    0.3

    Harris to Gambhir, no run, tucks him up with a short one and after fending it away the ball dribbles close to the stumps

    0.4

    Harris to Gambhir, no run, lands it outside off and the ball shapes across, no shot offered

    0.5

    Harris to Gambhir, OUT, Gambhir chips down the track and bash it over the off side, he makes room and Harris makes him chase the ball by bowling it wide,the ball flies off the top half off the bat and sails into RP's palms at third man

    G Gambhir c Singh b Harris 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

    I tell you RP will be relieved to catch that because he dropped Pandey at third man yesterday

    0.6

    Harris to Warner, OUT, two in two! Harris is the man of the moment, he bowls it a touch wide outside off and invites the slash, Warner obliges but chops it straight to Gibbs at backward point, Harris will be on a hat-trick the next over

    DA Warner c Gibbs b Harris 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

    End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Delhi Daredevils 0/2 (RR: 0.00)
         RJ Harris    1-1-0-2
    V Sehwag    0* (0b)     

    Dilshan walks out. Worried faces in the dug out

    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

    End of over 2 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 13/2 (RR: 6.50)
    TM Dilshan    10* (2b 1x4 1x6)      RP Singh    1-0-13-0
    V Sehwag    3* (4b)      RJ Harris    1-1-0-2

    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

    To quote Bill Lawry, "It's all happening at the Centurion"

    End of over 3 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 23/2 (RR: 7.66)
    V Sehwag    13* (10b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-1-10-2
    TM Dilshan    10* (2b 1x4 1x6)      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

    End of over 4 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 33/2 (RR: 8.25)
    V Sehwag    17* (11b 3x4)      RP Singh    2-0-23-0
    TM Dilshan    15* (7b 2x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    2-1-10-2

    4.1

    Harris to Dilshan, 1 run, he flashes hard at a wide delivery and beats the diving backward point fielder, third man is square enough to cut it off

    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

    It seems that Dilshan had already stepped onto the field, but then they decided to send another batsman umpires ruled that Dilshan's innings had started already.

    End of over 5 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 41/2 (RR: 8.20)
    V Sehwag    23* (17b 3x4)      RJ Harris    3-1-18-2
    TM Dilshan    16* (8b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    2-0-23-0

    5.1

    Ojha to Dilshan, no run, flighted outside off and driven to the covers

    5.2

    Ojha to Dilshan, FOUR, slow through the air and he chips down the track and crashes it past the bowler and mid-off, all power

    5.3

    Ojha to Dilshan, no run, stays back and chops a wide delivery straight to Rao at cover

    5.4

    Ojha to Dilshan, no run, makes a bit of room and slaps it hard to point, he can't bisect that field

    5.5

    Ojha to Dilshan, FOUR, I spoke too soon, he flights it outside off and lands it full, he chases it rolls his wrists and cracks it just wide of the diving fielder at point

    5.6

    Ojha to Dilshan, no run, this one bounces a lot more and beats the edge as he tries to slash him away

    End of over 6 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 49/2 (RR: 8.16)
    TM Dilshan    24* (14b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    1-0-8-0
    V Sehwag    23* (17b 3x4)      RJ Harris    3-1-18-2

    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

    6.5

    Symonds to Dilshan, no run, skids through and clips his pads as he tries to work it away

    6.6

    Symonds to Dilshan, FOUR, that's another Dilshan slap, Symonds errs by giving him width and he forces it just wide of the diving point fielder

    End of over 7 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 60/2 (RR: 8.57)
    TM Dilshan    28* (16b 5x4 1x6)      A Symonds    1-0-11-0
    V Sehwag    30* (21b 4x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-8-0

    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

    7.2

    Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and pushes it wide of cover

    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

    7.6

    Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on leg and he pushes it down towards mid-on

    End of over 8 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 68/2 (RR: 8.50)
    TM Dilshan    30* (18b 5x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    2-0-16-0
    V Sehwag    36* (25b 5x4)      A Symonds    1-0-11-0

    This is turning into a dangerous stand

    8.1

    Symonds to Dilshan, no run, slaps it hard to the off side but he finds point, Symonds should be careful with that line

    8.2

    Symonds to Dilshan, no run, Dropped Dilshan gets a thick outside edge on the cut and the ball strikes Gilchrist's gloves and drops down

    8.3

    Symonds to Dilshan, no run

    8.4

    Symonds to Dilshan, FOUR, overpitches outside off and he clears the front leg and crashes it with full force past the covers

    8.5

    Symonds to Dilshan, 2 runs, stays back and clips him hard past midwicket, they take the first run quickly

    8.6

    Symonds to Dilshan, 1 run, goes for the slog but mistimes the ball to the on side

    End of over 9 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 75/2 (RR: 8.33)
    TM Dilshan    37* (24b 6x4 1x6)      A Symonds    2-0-18-0
    V Sehwag    36* (25b 5x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-16-0

    Harmeet Singh replaces Ojha. The keeper is upto the stumps

    9.1

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side

    9.2

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

    9.3

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, no run, bowls it stump to stump and he gets beside the line and chops it down to point, he tells his partner to stay back

    9.4

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes it past the big gap between point and cover

    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

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    A change in the tide after those two early wickets. Sehwag and Dilshan have taken control and Deccan have slipped off the radar. They haven't cramped the batsmen for room enough.

    Vakr: "What the hell is wrong with Gilchrist, ever since Symonds has come in, he stopped giving bowling to Rohit Sharma..he was one of the best match winning bowlers for a series of matches."

    Trevon: "Hmmm I wonder why Smith isn't playing for deccan? Have never seen Harris make a contribution with the bat....let's hope they keep dehli to a reasonably low total... And with sehwag and dilshan there... 150 is looking very low!"

    End of over 10 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 83/2 (RR: 8.30)
    V Sehwag    38* (28b 5x4)      Harmeet Singh    1-0-4-0
    TM Dilshan    39* (27b 6x4 1x6)      A Symonds    2-0-18-0

    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

    10.3

    Symonds to Dilshan, 1 run, gets half forward and punches him hard to covers

    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

    10.5

    Symonds to de Villiers, no run, kicks up off a good length and AB gets a wake up call as he just manages to withdraw his bat

    10.6

    Symonds to de Villiers, no run, gete behind the line and taps it down to mid-off

    End of over 11 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 85/3 (RR: 7.72)
    AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      A Symonds    3-0-20-1
    TM Dilshan    40* (28b 6x4 1x6)      Harmeet Singh    1-0-4-0

    11.1

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, no run, forces a full delivery straight to mid-off

    11.2

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg

    11.3

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, no run, Harmeet fluffs a chance to get rid of AB! The bowler misfield and AB thinks of running off that misfield but darts back to his crease, Harmeet fails to fire the throw in time to the stumps

    11.4

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, no run

    11.5

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, no run, drives on the up to short mid-off

    11.6

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, no run, digs out a yorker back to the bowler

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    End of over 12 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 86/3 (RR: 7.16)
    AB de Villiers    0* (6b)      Harmeet Singh    2-0-5-0
    TM Dilshan    41* (30b 6x4 1x6)      A Symonds    3-0-20-1

    12.1

    Sharma to Dilshan, 2 runs, cuts it to short third man and an overthrow results in an extra run

    12.2

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run

    12.3

    Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, comes down the track and lofts it to right of Symonds at long-on

    12.4

    Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on leg and worked behind square on the on side

    12.5

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to cover

    12.6

    Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, works it behind square on the on side for a single

    End of over 13 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 94/3 (RR: 7.23)
    AB de Villiers    4* (9b)      RG Sharma    1-0-8-0
    TM Dilshan    45* (33b 6x4 1x6)      Harmeet Singh    2-0-5-0

    13.1

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, plays an on drive to long-on

    13.2

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, he chips it to extra cover for a quick single

    13.3

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, fires the yorker and he squeezes it out to long-on

    13.4

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, that's his fifty! He makes room and crashes him on the front foot square of the wicket on the off side, there's nobody patrolling the area

    13.5

    Harmeet Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, works it to the on side for a single

    13.6

    Harmeet Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, he clips a full toss on the legstump to deep square leg

    "Mind it", Delhi, the boys from the south are out to get you, says Tishani Doshi.

    End of over 14 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 104/3 (RR: 7.42)
    AB de Villiers    8* (12b)      Harmeet Singh    3-0-15-0
    TM Dilshan    51* (36b 7x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    1-0-8-0

    14.1

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery, he turns it to deep midwicket

    14.2

    Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, chips down the track and clips a low full toss to deep midwicket

    14.3

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, turns it towards fine leg

    14.4

    Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, flicks it towards deep square-leg and Rao has a bit of ground to cover to cut that off

    14.5

    Sharma to Dilshan, no run, pushed back towards the bowler

    14.6

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, clips it towards the on side, Deccan have really pulled things back in these last five overs

    End of over 15 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 109/3 (RR: 7.26)
    TM Dilshan    54* (40b 7x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    2-0-13-0
    AB de Villiers    10* (14b)      Harmeet Singh    3-0-15-0

    15.1

    Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, very slow through the air, he waits for it before steering it softly with the turn to point, they scamper through for the single

    15.2

    Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps him down to deep square-leg

    15.3

    Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and pushes a full delivery down to deep extra cover

    15.4

    Ojha to de Villiers, SIX, flat and maximum! He gets on his knee and clubs him over deep midwicket, the ball travelled like a rocket, nobody moved

    15.5

    Ojha to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and drives him to long-on

    15.6

    Ojha to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and cuts him hard to wide mid-off

    End of over 16 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 120/3 (RR: 7.50)
    TM Dilshan    57* (43b 7x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-27-0
    AB de Villiers    18* (17b 1x6)      RG Sharma    2-0-13-0

    16.1

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 wide, poor call! The ball actually clips his pads and rolls to the keeper as he tries to sweep

    16.1

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, full on middle and off and he works it to the on side

    16.2

    Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, gets on his knee and swings him hard along the turf to wide long-on

    Dilshan changes his bat

    16.3

    Sharma to Dilshan, 2 runs, and it brings him luck, Good Lord Gibbs has dropped it, Dilshan comes down the pitch and hoicks a full toss and Gibbs drops a fairly easy take at deep midwicket

    16.4

    Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives to long-off

    16.5

    Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, gives it a lot of air on middle and leg and AB clears his front leg and slams it high over wide long-on, this over is hurting Deccan

    16.6

    Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, full on the leg stump and clipped to deep midwicket

    End of over 17 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 133/3 (RR: 7.82)
    AB de Villiers    26* (20b 2x6)      RG Sharma    3-0-26-0
    TM Dilshan    61* (46b 7x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-27-0

    RP returns for a new spell.

    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

    Karthik walks in

    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

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    End of over 18 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 136/4 (RR: 7.55)
    KD Karthik    2* (4b)      RP Singh    3-0-26-1
    TM Dilshan    62* (47b 7x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    3-0-26-0

    Dilshan needs to keep the strike as much as possible.

    18.1

    Harris to Karthik, no run, starts off with a bouncer and that climbs over his helmet as he tries to hook

    18.2

    Harris to Karthik, 1 wide, just a touch too wide outside off, Karthik has a desperate swish at it but the movement beats him

    18.2

    Harris to Karthik, SIX, the bouncer and Karthik connects well with the hook, seemed like a mis-hit at first but there was enough elevation to clear long leg

    18.3

    Harris to Karthik, 1 run, squeezed out to the covers and Rohit's throw is just wide of the stumps at the bowler's end, a direct hit would have sent him back

    18.4

    Harris to Dilshan, no run, makes room and he fails to slap a length delivery, he doesn't ride the bounce there

    18.5

    Harris to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and crashes a full delivery past the covers but Suman's there in the deep to cut it off

    18.6

    Harris to Karthik, OUT, through the gate! Harris fires a yorker on the base of the off and middle stumps and Karthik exposes the woodwork as he shapes to slash it square on the off side, the bails go flying

    KD Karthik b Harris 9 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

    End of over 19 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 145/5 (RR: 7.63)
         RJ Harris    4-1-27-3
    TM Dilshan    63* (49b 7x4 1x6)      RP Singh    3-0-26-1

    Bhatia walks in

    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

    Mishra walks in, he has a chat with Dilshan. The umpires say that Mishra should be on strike because Dilshan didn't cross

    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

    It's game on here at Centurion. Delhi were in all sorts of trouble at 0 for 2 but recovered, struggled a bit and eventually went on to score 153. It's a good recovery considering the first over of the match but Delhi may not feel terribly safe with this score. Dilshan played a very good hand but lacked a bit of support towards the end.Makes for an interesting chase. Join us shortly.

    End of over 20 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 153/8
    PJ Sangwan    0* (1b)      RP Singh    4-0-33-2
         RJ Harris    4-1-27-3
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