Indian Premier League, 12th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Cuttack, Mar 19, 2010
Deccan Chargers won by 6 runs
19 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

7:58pm Right then. VVS Laxman walks out with Gilchrist. Hope Laxman plays the shots he's known for, he's looked really out of place, essaying some ugly slogs in previous games. Irfan Pathan has the new ball. Pretty silent crowd, hopefully Gilly will wake them up. It's play!

7:54pm And finally we have Punjab's squad. Adrian Barath, the dimunitive opener from West Indies who struck a sublime ton on Test debut at the Gabba is in. Shalabh Srivastava also gets a game. Mohammad Kaif and Yusuf Abdulla are not playing.

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7:38pm Another intersting stat to chew on, from Sidharth Monga's preview. With one win and one loss so far this season, Deccan have usurped Kolkata Knight Riders as the team with the worst overall success-rate in the IPL. They have won 12 and lost 20 for a 37.50% success-rate. Just goes to show how bad they were in the first season. And also how quickly things change in this format!

While we wait for things to begin in Cuttack, a good 15 minutes to relive a couple of superb innings in Delhi - from Virender Sehwag, at his belligerent best and then from Matthew Hayden, unleashing the small, but mean Mongoose bat on Delhi's bowlers. As someone pointed out, it looked like Hayden was batting with Parthiv Patel's bat!

Toss: Sangakkara calls right and Kings XI Punjab will bowl first. "It looks a pretty good pitch, need to chase down what the opposition gets, that's the simple rule." Sanga's not too concerned about the fact that his side is still winless. "We need to be on top of our game against Gilly and co." Gilchrist reveals that Deccan is unchanged. We are still awaiting information on Punjab's squad. Stay tuned.

Hello and welcome to Match 12 of IPL 2010. It's Deccan, the 2009 champs against Kings Xi Punjab. An interesting stat to kick things off - Deccan have never beaten Punjab in four previous attempts. That should encourage Kumar Sangakkara's boys who are searching for their first win of the year. This will be the first game in Cuttack, one of Deccan's home venues this year, and their dismal home record thus far is an uncomfortable albatross around their neck.

I am Nitin Sundar, your commentator for the game, and Gopi Rangarajan is on scoring duty.


Pathan to Gilchrist, 1 run, tight run. Nice swinging delivery from Irfan, Gilchirst stays back and carefully guides it to cover and runs. A direct hit would have been interesting.


Pathan to Laxman, no run, short of a length on middle, very slight movement into Laxman. Taps it away to the legside


Pathan to Laxman, 1 run, fuller this time, on offstump, and shapes back in. Irfan half-stops Laxman's check drive but can't stop the single.

One slip for Gilly.


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, misses the slog to midwicket. Nice shape away again and not the right shot for that ball.


Pathan to Gilchrist, 2 runs, nice swing again, and Gilchrist plays it in the air, off the outside half, over cover. Nice fielding at the cover boundary


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, and again. Irfan's got that famous banana-swing that was the toast of 2003-04 going. Gilly drives off the front foot to mid off

End of over 1 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 4/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 3 (4b)
    • VVS Laxman 1 (2b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-4-0

Sreesanth to Laxman, 1 run, short of a length, swinging away. Laxman reaches out and taps it to third man. Definite swing on offer here.

Some issues with the sight screen. Gilchrist waves vigorously.


Sreesanth to Gilchrist, 2 runs, china cut eludes offstump, not by much. Angles across Gilchrist, cramping him for room, and the cut runs down to fine leg.


Sreesanth to Gilchrist, FOUR, shot! That one did not come on to the bat, and the length was not there either, but these things matter very little to Gilly who swings it from outside off to midwicket.


Sreesanth to Gilchrist, SIX, see you later! Similar ball, good length outside off and angling away. Gilchrist picks it early and hammers it straight for a six.


Sreesanth to Gilchrist, 1 wide, pressure's on Sreesanth and it shows. Attempted slower ball goes awry, down the leg side


Sreesanth to Gilchrist, SIX, and he makes him pay for the indiscretion! Sree tries to bounce Gilchrist, but at 134 kph, for a man bred at the WACA, that sat up and asked to be hit. Gilly was in position and pulled it high over square leg. Six more!


Sreesanth to Gilchrist, FOUR, creamed through the covers! Short of a length, angling from middle towards the slips, Gilly picks it early and punishes it in typical fashion through the offside cordon. Big over!

End of over 2 (24 runs) Deccan Chargers 28/0 (RR: 14.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 25 (9b 2x4 2x6)
    • VVS Laxman 2 (3b)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-24-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-4-0

Srivastava to Laxman, FOUR, welcome Shalabh! On a length, angling across, Laxman opens the face deftly and runs it down to third man, this outfield is lightning quick.


Srivastava to Laxman, 2 runs, and this time, he Laxmans it to midwicket, wrists all over that, a hint of inswing, but he picked it and tucked it away.


Srivastava to Laxman, 1 run, pulls the short one comfortably. Not much pace on offer, so the bouncer is not threatening.


Srivastava to Gilchrist, FOUR, short again, at 130 kph and Gilchrist did not time the pull very well, but it just kept running away from mid on. Four more for Gilly - he's off to a flier


Srivastava to Gilchrist, FOUR, just short of the rope! Problems aplenty for Sanga, as Gilchrist is laying into them, irrespective of the length. This was further up and he swung it from outside off to midwicket for four.


Srivastava to Gilchrist, OUT, against the run of play! Short again from the left-armer, Gilchrist was into the pull, probably a little early and it took the top edge and ballooned to short midwicket, where Mahela Jayawardene took a nice running catch. Big wicket - Gilchrist looked menacing in those 17 minutes.

AC Gilchrist c Jayawardene b Srivastava 33 (12b 4x4 2x6) SR: 275.00

End of over 3 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 43/1 (RR: 14.33)

    • VVS Laxman 9 (6b 1x4)
    • SJ Srivastava 1-0-15-1
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-24-0

Gibbs is the new batsman.


Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, pitched up by Sreesanth and it moved away a touch. Gibbs came forward and drove to mid off


Sreesanth to Gibbs, 1 run, again, a McGrathesque line and length from Sreesanth, he needs to maintain it though. Played away off the front foot to short midwicket and Gibbs opens his account


Sreesanth to Laxman, 1 run, oh, that's a wayward throw and its smashed into Laxman's fore-arm at the non-strikers' end. Pitched up by Sree and Laxman part wrists, part drives it to mid on and they take off for a tight single. Srivastava's throw was way off the mark - he probably thought Laxman was batting in Hyderabad, instead of Cuttack. Laxman was caught unawares and that's a painful blow. He grimaces and gets rid of the gloves.

Laxman's retired hurt. Sad end that, and hope he comes back.


Sreesanth to Gibbs, no run, pitched up on offstump and defended off the front foot


Sreesanth to Gibbs, 1 run, again draws Gibbs forward, and he drives it softly very straight. Irfan puts in the dive and keeps it down to one.

Symonds is the new batsman.


Sreesanth to Symonds, no run, short of a length outside off. Symonds stays back and guides it to point.

That was a horrible throw. Would have missed the stumps even if they had been planted outside the batting square.

End of over 4 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 46/1 (RR: 11.50)

    • A Symonds 0 (1b)
    • HH Gibbs 2 (4b)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-27-0
    • SJ Srivastava 1-0-15-1

Srivastava to Gibbs, no run, nice swing, beats the attempted hoick and just misses the stumps.


Srivastava to Gibbs, 1 run, ball's not coming on to the bat. Gibbs gets forward and looks to drive, it pops up but safely to mid off


Srivastava to Symonds, no run, shorter this time, and an almighty swing from Symonds from outside off towards midwicket. Makes no contact.


Srivastava to Symonds, 1 run, more swing, back into Symonds and catches him by surprise. A hint of inside edge off the back foot, on to the pads and it dribbles between keeper and slip


Srivastava to Gibbs, 1 run, almost has Gibbs caught and bowled. It pops up off his bat towards the bowler, and just eludes the outstretched hands


Srivastava to Symonds, FOUR, ah, another inside edge, this time from Symonds, misses the stumps and flies to fine leg for four

End of over 5 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 53/1 (RR: 10.60)

    • A Symonds 5 (4b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 4 (7b)
    • SJ Srivastava 2-0-22-1
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-27-0

Chawla to Gibbs, no run, pitched up, draws the batsman forward, drives to cover


Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, on leg stump this time, tucks it away for a single off the front foot


Chawla to Symonds, no run, very full this time, and Symonds can't get it past mid on


Chawla to Symonds, no run


Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, safely tapped away for a single through midwicket


Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, gets it away through mid on for another single

Tidy start from Chawla

End of over 6 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 56/1 (RR: 9.33)

    • HH Gibbs 6 (10b)
    • A Symonds 6 (7b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-3-0
    • SJ Srivastava 2-0-22-1

Bipul Sharma to Gibbs, FOUR, beauty shot! This man has a wonderful cover-drive. Comes forward, gets to the pitch and lofts it over cover for a really pretty boundary


Bipul Sharma to Gibbs, 1 run


Bipul Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, tapped away by Symonds behind square for a single


Bipul Sharma to Gibbs, 1 run, that's well run. Gets forward and taps it towards cover and Symonds responds.


Bipul Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, driven nicely down to mid off for another single


Bipul Sharma to Gibbs, 1 run, angles in this time towards leg, and Gibbs clips it away off the backfoot for a single to square leg

It's not easy to handle spin on this wicket. The ball is stopping a bit and not coming on to the bat.

End of over 7 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 65/1 (RR: 9.28)

    • HH Gibbs 13 (14b 1x4)
    • A Symonds 8 (9b 1x4)
    • Bipul Sharma 1-0-9-0
    • PP Chawla 1-0-3-0

Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, full ball, driven down to mid off for one


Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, straighter ball this time, Symonds comes forward and drives towards mid on


Chawla to Gibbs, 2 runs, full toss, Gibbs drives it through the covers, would have wanted to do more with that gift.


Chawla to Gibbs, 1 run, draws him forward, Gibbs drives it down to mid off


Chawla to Symonds, SIX, Symmo tees off! Overpitched on offstump, he got forward and went dead straight and well over the ropes.


Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, finishes off with a single towards mid wicket

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End of over 8 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 77/1 (RR: 9.62)

    • A Symonds 16 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 17 (17b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-15-0
    • Bipul Sharma 1-0-9-0

Rahul: "Laxman is 10th Player to get injured in this IPL... How many more will this IPL gulp??" Not sure mate.


Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, slower ball from Irfan. played away to midwicket


Pathan to Gibbs, no run, full and wide of offstump, drives very hard by Gibbs but straight to cover

There was some confusion over who was retired hurt. Apologies, all sorted out.


Pathan to Gibbs, FOUR, whack! Dragged the length ball on middle stump towards midwicket without any fuss. Nice shot.


Pathan to Gibbs, 1 run, drives it down to mid off. Irfan's not swinging it anymore.


Pathan to Symonds, no run, very full and Symmo can't get it past point. No run


Pathan to Symonds, 1 run, gets it away this time, length ball outside off and guided to the left of point for a single.

End of over 9 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 84/1 (RR: 9.33)

    • A Symonds 18 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 22 (20b 2x4)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-11-0
    • PP Chawla 2-0-15-0

Sreesanth to Symonds, no run, on a length on offstump and Symonds can't get it past point, off the backfoot


Sreesanth to Symonds, 1 run, slightly wider of offstump this time and he gets it down to third man off the backfoot


Sreesanth to Gibbs, 1 run, short of a length outside off and Gibbs pulls it down towards midwicket for a single.


Sreesanth to Symonds, SIX, slower ball, picked early and whacked! 123.7 kph, full on offstump, and Symonds was waiting. Sends it high over long on this time. Top shot


Sreesanth to Symonds, FOUR, tries another slower ball, and it slips down the legside, Symonds gets something on it and sends it on its way to fine leg. Gift


Sreesanth to Symonds, FOUR, oh, he's lost it, probably slipped out. Waist high fulltoss again drifting down the leg, Symonds is caught by surprise but gets some bat on it to fine leg for four more.

Hundred is up and Punjab are bleeding runs on a pitch where they should be extering more control.

End of over 10 (16 runs) Deccan Chargers 100/1 (RR: 10.00)

    • A Symonds 33 (20b 3x4 2x6)
    • HH Gibbs 23 (21b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-43-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-11-0

Yuvraj is on.


Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, no run


Yuvraj Singh to Gibbs, OUT, and he's got him! Short ball, but ramrod straight, Gibbs looks to mow it down to cow corner, but can't make connection. Stumps are down. Yuvraj's picked a huge wicket.

HH Gibbs b Yuvraj Singh 23 (23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Rohit Sharma walks in.


Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, 1 run, on a length on offstump, driven down to long off to get off the mark


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run, similar ball, Symonds taps it down to mid off to rotate the strike


Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, OUT, superb piece of fielding by Mahela Jayawardene from point! Rohit steers it down to point and takes off for a tight single. The throw was fired in to the non-striker's end and Rohit had to put in the dive, but it was all over. Third umpire completes the formalities and Deccan have lost two here.

RG Sharma run out 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run

End of over 11 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 103/3 (RR: 9.36)

    • A Symonds 35 (22b 3x4 2x6)
    • Anirudh Singh 0 (0b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-3-1
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-43-0

The throw was from Mahela Jayawardene. Super throw that!


Bipul Sharma to Symonds, SIX, Symonds does it again! This is golf at its very best. Bangs the ball on offstump easily, very very high and it clears long off easily.


Bipul Sharma to Symonds, 2 runs


Bipul Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, shorter this time, wary of letting Symonds come forward. He stays back and taps it towards square leg


Bipul Sharma to Anirudh Singh, OUT, another one bites the dust! Anirudh is gone for a duck. Straight length ball, he tried to work it down to the offside and got a faint edge, which Sangakkara held well. Punjab are pegging Deccan back with these quick strikes.

Anirudh Singh c †Sangakkara b Bipul Sharma 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Bipul Sharma to Suman, no run, on a length outside offstump, played aaway carefully off the backfoot


Bipul Sharma to Suman, 1 run, drifts to leg this time, and he works it away to get off the mark.

End of over 12 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 113/4 (RR: 9.41)

    • TL Suman 1 (2b)
    • A Symonds 44 (25b 3x4 3x6)
    • Bipul Sharma 2-0-19-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-3-1

Raj: "Sreesanth needs to step up big time in Lee’s absence, He leaks 10-13 extra runs that can hurt you in 20-20 games. (43 runs/3 overs today and 42 runs/3 overs against RCB)"


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, 1 run, gets forward and guides it down to mid wicket for a run. Symmo to face


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, no run, short of a length, and hit back very hard to Yuvraj who does not flinch as he takes it on the bounce.


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run, eased down to long off for a single. Symmo is crucial


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, no run, down the track, misses and Sanga misses the stumping. First blemish in the fielding.


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, no run


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, no run, very tight lines for Yuvraj. Pushes him back and he can't get it past the bowler.

End of over 13 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 115/4 (RR: 8.84)

    • TL Suman 2 (6b)
    • A Symonds 45 (27b 3x4 3x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-5-1
    • Bipul Sharma 2-0-19-1

Srivastava to Symonds, no run, short of a length on off stump, tapped away towards point off the backfoot and lets out a loud cry of "No"


Srivastava to Symonds, no run, short this time, and Symonds looks for an expansive cut, but does not connect. Two dots in two.


Srivastava to Symonds, 1 run, length ball outside off, Symonds stays back and crunches it behind point for one


Srivastava to Suman, 1 run, mis-hits the pull to a well-directed bouncer, it goes high stays there for a while and lands in no-man's land at midwicket


Srivastava to Symonds, 1 run, full on off stump, drives off the front foot straight to Bopara at cover.


Srivastava to Suman, 1 run, comes around the wicket and directs the short ball in from wide outside off, but Suman guides it easily down to third man for one

End of over 14 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 119/4 (RR: 8.50)

    • TL Suman 4 (8b)
    • A Symonds 47 (31b 3x4 3x6)
    • SJ Srivastava 3-0-26-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-5-1

Yuvraj Singh to Suman, FOUR, nicely played! Short ball outside off, and he had to make all the running there. Hit it off the back foot over extra cover for a crucial four.


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, no run, fuller, driven back to Yuvraj who tumbles awkwardly.


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, no run, length ball and a very good line. Cramps Suman for room and he can't get it away.


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, 1 run, this time he does. Down to long on to turn the strike.


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, no run, Symmo jumps out, but can't reach the pitch and quietly taps it away.


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run, falls short of Chawla at long off. Symonds looked for the expansive loft over long off, but did not time it, Chawla had to run in and put in a dive, but he was late on the move.

Time out here. Time for Symonds to train his guns for the final onslaught. Tongue-in-cheek from Vishaal: "And now Sanga misses on Yuvi's wicket.. One more reason why Yuvi is upset, putting on weight, not diving, not scoring.. poor Yuvi."

Raghav: "If Dhoni had been captain for CSK today then all captains in today's matches would have been wicketkeepers." Interesting observation!

End of over 15 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 125/4 (RR: 8.33)

    • A Symonds 48 (33b 3x4 3x6)
    • TL Suman 9 (12b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-11-1
    • SJ Srivastava 3-0-26-1

Chawla to bowl now, after that effort at long off where the ball fell just short of his dive.


Chawla to Symonds, 2 runs, short on leg stump, Symonds stays back and plays it to midwicket to bring up a fine fifty.


Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, full on leg, driven to long on for a single


Chawla to Suman, FOUR, legspinner on a length outside off and smartly played. Lofts it just over the infield and it runs away to the cover boundary.


Chawla to Suman, 1 run


Chawla to Symonds, 1 run, full on leg again, Symonds comes forward and wrists it away to mid wicket


Chawla to Suman, no run, tries a repeat of his four earlier in the over, but this time Suman can't connect with his intended lofted extra-cover drive

End of over 16 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 134/4 (RR: 8.37)

    • TL Suman 14 (15b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 52 (36b 3x4 3x6)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-24-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-11-1

Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, 1 run, full and inch-perfect line from Yuvi once again. Symonds can't get any elevation and drives down.


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, SIX, this time, Suman gets hold of him! Picks the short ball well and deposits it over midwicket. Good hit!

That one sailed 94 metres. And the ball is lost. Shows how small this ground is!

Parthiv: "I worry about Indian players in Deccan. Deccan has shown nothing other than Gibbs, Gilly, and Symmo. Where in the world is local talent. If the three above cant slog, their team is nothing." Fair point Parthiv.


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, 1 run, full this time on offstump and Suman plays that extra cover loft again. There's a fielder this time


Yuvraj Singh to Symonds, OUT, top catch from Bipul at long on! Symonds looks to hoist Yuvi over the ropes, but can't get enough elevation. Bipul runs in, dives forward and picks it an inch above the turf. The umpires took a few looks at it, but that's out.

A Symonds c Bipul Sharma b Yuvraj Singh 53 (38b 3x4 3x6) SR: 139.47

Huge wicket this. Yuvi's bowled a superb spell here. Chaminda Vaas walks out


Yuvraj Singh to Suman, 1 run, fulltoss on offstump and driven away to the sweeper at cover


Yuvraj Singh to Vaas, 1 run, drives down to long on to retain strike.

End of over 17 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 144/5 (RR: 8.47)

    • WPUJC Vaas 1 (1b)
    • TL Suman 22 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-21-2
    • PP Chawla 3-0-24-0

Scatter-through Srivastava to bowl


Srivastava to Vaas, 1 run, short and outside off, Vaas pulls it down the ground for one


Srivastava to Suman, 1 run, slower ball on a length on leg stump, Suman waits and chips it to midwicket and they run a quick single. 128 kph that.


Srivastava to Vaas, no run, very short bouncer, was probably close to being called a wide. Vaas lets it go.


Srivastava to Vaas, SIX, beautiful shot from Vaas! Full and slow, he picked the line and length and dismissed it down the ground with a straight bat.


Srivastava to Vaas, FOUR, short this time, and Vaas was waiting for it. Expertly pulled over the infield towards midwicket for four more.


Srivastava to Vaas, 1 run, gets the yorker in this time, albeit slightly wide outside off. Vaas crunches it to point and they run a tight single. Direct hit could have had Suman in trouble.

End of over 18 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 157/5 (RR: 8.72)

    • WPUJC Vaas 13 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • TL Suman 23 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Srivastava 4-0-39-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-21-2

Sunny: "Totally agree with Partiv, knowing that there is a dearth of local talent why on earth did DC not pick Rayudu - a local lad performing quite well for Mumbai? MD Mishra for Anirudh Singh might be a good substitute for next match!!"


Pathan to Vaas, 1 run, very wide of Vaas, and he stretches big time to get bat on it, runs away to cover for a single


Pathan to Suman, 1 run, Full ball on middle, drilled off the front foot towards mid on, nice stop at midwicket saves a run.


Pathan to Vaas, 2 runs, just eludes Bopara's fingers at midwicket. Goes down as a drop.


Pathan to Vaas, no run


Pathan to Vaas, OUT, and he's got a wicket! Punjab have come back really well in the end overs. This time, it is short of a length and wide of off stump. Vaas looks to hoist it over long off, but that is quite far from him and he gets no timing. Bipul runs in to take another nice catch.

WPUJC Vaas c Bipul Sharma b Pathan 16 (10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 160.00


Pathan to Suman, 1 run, wide outside off, tapped away to point. Good over from Irfan.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 162/6 (RR: 8.52)

    • TL Suman 25 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • Jaskaran Singh 0 (0b)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-16-1
    • SJ Srivastava 4-0-39-1

Sree to bowl


Sreesanth to Suman, 1 run, fullish on offstump and moved down straight to long off, on the bounce, for a single


Sreesanth to Jaskaran Singh, OUT, great work from Sanga! The attempted guide to third man goes to his right. Sanga gathers, does not bother with trifles like removing the gloves and calmly under-arms a throw to hit down the stumps at the striker's end.

TL Suman run out 26 (22b 2x4 1x6) SR: 118.18


Sreesanth to Singh, 1 run, almost another run out. Great yorker from Sree, RP Singh just about squeezes it out and takes off. Sree runs forward, picks up and tries to throw the stumps down at the non-striker's end, but RP was in the way.


Sreesanth to Jaskaran Singh, 1 run, whacks the length ball down to long off for one


Sreesanth to Singh, 3 runs, fulltoss outside off, sliced over the in field by RP, it almost runs down to the cover boundary, but is saved well by Bopara. Barath tidies up.


Sreesanth to Jaskaran Singh, 2 runs, its all happening! goes for an almighty hoick, mis-hits it and it goes really high, probably out of Srivastava's sight before coming back down, and he fails to gather the catch at midwicket. But he fires in a good throw to hit the stumps down at the striker's end. The batsman's just made his ground though. Sreesanth is quite disappointed with the drop.

Right then, super comeback from Punjab, after Deccan raised 100 in the 10th over. After Gilchrist's heroics, Symonds looked set to take Deccan to a huge total before Yuvraj came on and tied them up with a really good spell. Guess Kevin Pietersen should reassess his pie-chucker accusation now! In the end, Deccan's totalled 170 and Punjab will fancy their chances of getting that first win out of the way today. Join us in a bit for the chase.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 170/7

    • Jaskaran Singh 3 (3b)
    • RP Singh 4 (2b)
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-51-0
    • IK Pathan 3-0-16-1





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