Indian Premier League - 26th match

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders

Delhi Daredevils won by 40 runs

Warner and Sehwag have made their way out. Gayle's opening the bowling.

7.55 pm: There will be a live chat with Matty Hayden tomorrow, between 1345 and 1415 IST. Make sure you catch that, and ask him what's up with Chennai Super Kings this season, why he's using the mongoose, and whether he misses that Orange Cap. Send your questions in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com

This game begins in five minutes. "What a turnaround for Delhi this year, AB and Dilshan were the main force last year and they are now out of the eleven!" says Gyanesh.

7.30 pm Gautam Gambhir's back for Delhi, in place of Mithun Manhas. He says he could have played the last game as well if he wanted. Russel Arnold reckons the pitch is dry. Ganguly says Shane Bond is out with a stomach bug, so Charl Langeveldt is playing.

Gambhir's won the toss and Delhi are going to bat. He thinks 180-190 is a good total. More team news, Paul Collingwood is playing his first game, taking AB de Villiers' spot.

I'm George Binoy, your commentator for the day, while Binoy George is manning the scoring engine room.

7.25 pm: Hello, we're about five minutes away from the start of the 26th match of the IPL. Can anyone remember who played the 6th?

Delhi are hosting Kolkata today, at the Kotla. Both these teams have had identical runs in the tournament so far: won the first two matches, lost the next three, and won the last. Delhi are sixth at the moment, Kolkata fifth.

0.1

Gayle to Warner, no run, comes round the wicket and angles it towards middle, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

0.2

Gayle to Warner, no run, tossed it up on middle, played it with a straight bat back to the bowler

0.3

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, hurling it on the pads, driven off the front foot wide of midwicket into the deep for a single

0.4

Gayle to Sehwag, FOUR, full toss and Sehwag deals with it, on the off stump, he makes room and slaps it hard wide of extra cover for a boundary

0.5

Gayle to Sehwag, FOUR, and more, loops up another full toss though his intention was to aim at the blockhole, comes down the track and thwacks him through the covers

0.6

Gayle to Sehwag, OUT, gets him, sticks to his original strategy despite Sehwag's attack, got it right this time, full outside off and flat, Sehwag has made up his mind, charges down the wicket but it's a little wide of him, stretches to reach it, misses and Saha collects well behind the stumps, takes off the bails and sends back Sehwag

V Sehwag st †Saha b Gayle 8 (3b 2x4 0x6) SR: 266.66

End of over 1 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 9/1 (RR: 9.00)
     CH Gayle    1-0-9-1
DA Warner    1* (3b)     

Gambhir is the new batsman ...

1.1

Langeveldt to Warner, 1 wide, Langeveldt runs in and delivers a wide ball outside off stump

1.1

Langeveldt to Warner, FOUR, short, wide and four! Warner winds up and slashes extremely hard at a lollypop from Langeveldt, the ball sails over the point boundary, oops it felt just short

1.2

Langeveldt to Warner, 1 run, Langeveldt goes round the wicket and cramps him for room

1.3

Langeveldt to Gambhir, 1 run, good length ball angling into off stump, Gambhir plays to point and sets off, Warner responds, Tiwary dives and hits direct from point but Warner is too quick

1.4

Langeveldt to Warner, FOUR, length ball and Warner muscles the ball to the wide long-on boundary

1.5

Langeveldt to Warner, 1 run, punched off the back foot firmly to mid-off, they run a single and Warner makes it easily, beating another direct hit

1.6

Langeveldt to Gambhir, OUT, lbw! Gambhir closed the face of the bat and missed an incoming delivery from Langeveldt, the ball hit him on the knee roll and that looked out, the umpire takes a while but eventually raises the finger

G Gambhir lbw b Langeveldt 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

"Man, I don't understand whats wrong with Sehwag.. I'm one of his great fans and inspite of living in Hyderabad i support DD for him.. He knew that Gayle was put into attack so that he will play risky shots.. WHY DID HE???" screams Sunny.

End of over 2 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 21/2 (RR: 10.50)
     CK Langeveldt    1-0-12-1
DA Warner    11* (7b 2x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-9-1

Here's Ishant, to Warner.

2.1

Sharma to Warner, no run, good length ball on off stump, he swings it to midwicket on the front foot

2.2

Sharma to Warner, FOUR, Warner backs away towards leg stump, making room, gets under a length ball and lofts it cleanly over cover, the fielder gives chase but he isn't getting to that

2.3

Sharma to Warner, 1 wide, full outside off stump, a little too far outside off stump

2.3

Sharma to Warner, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, Warner has enough room to slap the ball fiercely past the fielder at mid-off, he doesn't even bother chasing, Warner doesn't bother running

Ishant goes round the wicket ...

2.4

Sharma to Warner, SIX, first six! Warner waits in his crease for the short ball to reach him and then plays a withering pull, sending the ball many many rows back over the midwicket boundary

2.5

Sharma to Warner, 1 wide, this is a terrible over, Ishant sprays it wide again outside off stump

2.5

Sharma to Warner, 1 run, low full toss outside off stump, Warner reaches for it but connects with the bottom of his bat, gets a quick single to cover

2.6

Sharma to Karthik, OUT, bowled him! Karthik stays bent over his bat in dismay after poking tentatively at one outside off stump and inside-edging on to his stumps, that's the third time a wicket has fallen off the last ball of the over today

KD Karthik b Sharma 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 3 (17 runs) Delhi Daredevils 38/3 (RR: 12.66)
     I Sharma    1-0-17-1
DA Warner    26* (12b 4x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-12-1

Here's Collingwood, and Gayle.

3.1

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Warner drives firmly to long off

3.2

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, played back to the bowler on the back foot

3.3

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, played off the pads towards square leg

3.4

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed towards long on for one more

3.5

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, full toss, driven to long on for a single

3.6

Gayle to Collingwood, FOUR, cracking shot Colly! Full outside off, he waits in his crease and drives through cover, precise placement

End of over 4 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 45/3 (RR: 11.25)
PD Collingwood    5* (4b 1x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-16-1
DA Warner    28* (14b 4x4 1x6)      I Sharma    1-0-17-1

4.1

Langeveldt to Warner, FOUR, Langeveldt comes back and gives Warner a pie, a full toss outside off, Warner smashes it over mid-off

4.2

Langeveldt to Warner, no run, better length this time, and Warner drives along the ground to mid off

4.3

Langeveldt to Warner, no run, slower ball on off stump, Warner mis-times the smash to cover

4.4

Langeveldt to Warner, SIX, another slower ball, fuller in length and Warner swings mightily at it, don't think he hit it 100% cleanly but it had enough to clear Ishant on the long-off boundary

4.5

Langeveldt to Warner, 1 run, played off the pads towards long leg

4.6

Langeveldt to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

End of over 5 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 56/3 (RR: 11.20)
PD Collingwood    5* (5b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-23-1
DA Warner    39* (19b 5x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-16-1

"Its hard to believe that even in a 20 over game you need a anchor to hold the innings together, in a normal game its the task of the top 4 to stay till 20 overs.... Will Delhi make it till 20?" asks Raj

5.1

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, played off the pads towards mid-on where Kartik fumbles

It's David Hussey bowling btw

5.2

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss and Collingwood chips it down the ground for a single

5.3

Hussey to Warner, no run, he cramps Warner for room by going round the wicket, played on the off side

5.4

Hussey to Warner, FOUR, Warner's gone after him and cleared mid-on with a flat hit

5.5

Hussey to Warner, no run, played towards point off the back foot

5.6

Hussey to Warner, no run, bowled full and wide outside off stump, Warner had made room and foun that he was too far away from the ball to play a shot

End of over 6 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 62/3 (RR: 10.33)
DA Warner    44* (24b 6x4 2x6)      DJ Hussey    1-0-6-0
PD Collingwood    6* (6b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-23-1

Angelo Mathews has been given the ball, the fielding restrictions are over.

6.1

Mathews to Collingwood, no run, good length ball on off stump, Collingwood stays firm in his crease and plays to mid-off

6.2

Mathews to Collingwood, no run, the slower one outside off stump, driven to cover

6.3

Mathews to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged to midwicket for a rather risky single, a direct hit at the bowler's would have been close

6.4

Mathews to Warner, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Warner waits and cracks off the back foot to the man on the point boundary

6.5

Mathews to Collingwood, 1 run, superbly timed cover drive from Collingwood but the fielder - Ganguly - dives to his right and makes a sharp save

6.6

Mathews to Warner, 1 run, Warner pushes the final ball - good length on off - to cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 66/3 (RR: 9.42)
DA Warner    46* (26b 6x4 2x6)      AD Mathews    1-0-4-0
PD Collingwood    8* (10b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-6-0

Murali Kartik into the attack ...

7.1

Kartik to Warner, no run, he induces an outside edge from Warner to short third man

7.2

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, played off the pads on the back foot for a single

7.3

Kartik to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingood takes a small step to the off and drives to long-off, single taken

7.4

Kartik to Warner, FOUR, Warner! He gets under a length ball and reached fifty by muscling the ball to the long-on boundary, it bounced a few inches short of the rope

7.5

Kartik to Warner, 2 runs, Warner stays on the back foot, the ball spins into him and he cuts through point

"Interesting to see "Ganguly - dives to his right and makes a sharp save". Dada got away with few of his shortcomings throughout his international career but now trying to fix everything for this highly competitive Cricket - IPL. Its really good to see," says Sachit, with a hint of sarcasm maybe?

7.6

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, a bit too wide this time and Warner cuts once again and keeps strike

End of over 8 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 75/3 (RR: 9.37)
DA Warner    54* (31b 7x4 2x6)      M Kartik    1-0-9-0
PD Collingwood    9* (11b 1x4)      AD Mathews    1-0-4-0

8.1

Mathews to Warner, no run, played off the pads, he was cramped for room

8.2

Mathews to Warner, 1 run, mis-cue, but safe! Warner was beaten by the slower ball and ended up lofting the ball tamely into no-man's land between mid-on and mid-off

8.3

Mathews to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood skips down the track, and uses a small back lift to chip the ball through midwicket for four

8.4

Mathews to Collingwood, 1 run, slower ball again and Collingwood checks his shot to play it straight past the bowler

8.5

Mathews to Warner, no run, on leg stump and Warner works the ball off his pads to short fine leg

8.6

Mathews to Warner, 1 run, good length on middle and off, pushed off the back foot towards long on

Time for a time out now. Agarkar's in the XI and hasn't had a bowl yet.

End of over 9 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 82/3 (RR: 9.11)
DA Warner    56* (35b 7x4 2x6)      AD Mathews    2-0-11-0
PD Collingwood    14* (13b 2x4)      M Kartik    1-0-9-0

9.1

Kartik to Warner, SIX, short ball, a rank long hop and Warner rocks back and heaves it over the deep backward square leg boundary, almost the perfect ball to get after a break

9.2

Kartik to Warner, no run, defended back towards the bowler

9.3

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, Warner came down the track, was beaten by the flight, but adjusted in time to steer to short third man

9.4

Kartik to Collingwood, no run, Karthik rips the ball from middle stump across the bat of Collingwood, he was looking to punch it down the ground

9.5

Kartik to Collingwood, 1 run, it spins again and hits the outside edge and goes towards backward point

9.6

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

End of over 10 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 91/3 (RR: 9.10)
DA Warner    64* (39b 7x4 3x6)      M Kartik    2-0-18-0
PD Collingwood    15* (15b 2x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-11-0

10.1

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

10.2

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, cut off the back foot to short third man for one more

10.3

Hussey to Warner, no run, Hussey angles the ball into Warner, pitches outside off stump, and spins the ball away at pace, Warner gets beaten

10.4

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, cut to deep point for a single

10.5

Hussey to Collingwood, 2 runs, full outside off stump, Collingwood drives to the cover boundary where Gayle stops the ball deftly with his foot

10.6

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, full and straight, Collingwood plays the ball to wide long-on for one

End of over 11 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 97/3 (RR: 8.81)
PD Collingwood    19* (18b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-12-0
DA Warner    66* (42b 7x4 3x6)      M Kartik    2-0-18-0

"I think Agarkar is in as a batting all-rounder and will bowl only if required," says Anshul. Well here he is now, with the ball.

11.1

Agarkar to Collingwood, no run, zippy ball outside off stump, Collingwood swishes, Collingwood misses

11.2

Agarkar to Collingwood, 1 run, width offered again, this time Collngwood does not miss, cutting the ball towards third man

11.3

Agarkar to Warner, FOUR, fetch that! Warner swivelled and pulled the ball powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary. What was the ball like? A long hop.

11.4

Agarkar to Warner, 2 runs, a full toss now and Warner hammers it down the ground, Tiwary sprints from long off and dives full length to save the four

11.5

Agarkar to Warner, 1 run, yorker, and Warner digs it out towards the off side

11.6

Agarkar to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood mis-times the drive to cover, he had width to hit that

End of over 12 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 105/3 (RR: 8.75)
PD Collingwood    20* (21b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-8-0
DA Warner    73* (45b 8x4 3x6)      DJ Hussey    2-0-12-0

12.1

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, cut off the back foot to point

12.2

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood plays off his pads to deep square leg

12.3

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, Hussey delivers with a side arm action, like a spinning Malinga, Warner hits through cover

12.4

Hussey to Collingwood, no run, played back to the bowler, Hussey dives to his left and fields

12.5

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single to long on

12.6

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, Warner drives again, this time through point for one

End of over 13 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 110/3 (RR: 8.46)
DA Warner    76* (48b 8x4 3x6)      DJ Hussey    3-0-17-0
PD Collingwood    22* (24b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-8-0

13.1

Agarkar to Warner, 1 run, driven to long off for a single

13.2

Agarkar to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood walks down the pitch, picks up the length early, and golf-swings the ball over midwicket, he hit that flat and powerfully

13.3

Agarkar to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood tried to pull that on one knee but the ball was slower and he got beaten

13.4

Agarkar to Collingwood, 1 run, this time he connects with the pull but not very well

13.5

Agarkar to Warner, FOUR, too short once again and Warner swats it flat over midwicket, lousy ball, he was going for that slower cutter

13.6

Agarkar to Warner, (no ball) SIX, Agarkar's bowled a high full toss and Warner's smashed him straight back over his head, the ball just clears Mandeep on the boundary

13.6

Agarkar to Warner, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off stump, Warner squeezes the ball towards point

Another time out, Warner's on 88. He could get a massive score if he bats through. A reader writes in in anguish, "Agarkar as death bowler? Dada what are you thinking?"

End of over 14 (18 runs) Delhi Daredevils 128/3 (RR: 9.14)
DA Warner    88* (52b 9x4 4x6)      AB Agarkar    2-0-26-0
PD Collingwood    27* (27b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-17-0

14.1

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, driven powerfully through cover for a single

14.2

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood steps out to Hussey and hits him over midwicket

14.3

Hussey to Warner, no run, driven firmly towards point where Mandeep fields and fires the throw back in

14.4

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, played to Mandeep again and again he fires in a good throw, Collingwood is too quick though

14.5

Hussey to Collingwood, 3 runs, full toss and Warner times the drive superbly through extra cover, Mathews dives on the boundary to save the four and has hurt himself, his lip is bleeding, think the ball hit his face

14.6

Hussey to Warner, 1 run, played to short third man on the back foot

End of over 15 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 135/3 (RR: 9.00)
DA Warner    91* (56b 9x4 4x6)      DJ Hussey    4-0-24-0
PD Collingwood    31* (29b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-26-0

Karthik's back ...

15.1

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, Warner goes back in his crease and hits the ball to long off with a flat bat

15.2

Kartik to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood cuts off the back foot to cover

15.3

Kartik to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood takes two steps down, but isn't to the pitch of the ball and has to defend

15.4

Kartik to Collingwood, 1 run, played off the back foot towards long on for a single

15.5

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, full ball and Warner hits a scorching shot towards long off where Hussey intercepts the ball

15.6

Kartik to Collingwood, 1 run, cut off the back foot through cover point

End of over 16 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 139/3 (RR: 8.68)
PD Collingwood    33* (33b 3x4)      M Kartik    3-0-22-0
DA Warner    93* (58b 9x4 4x6)      DJ Hussey    4-0-24-0

16.1

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, Gayle returns and Collingwood plays through midwicket for one

Warner's on 93 ...

16.2

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, Warner backs away and flat bats the ball down the ground

16.3

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss and Collingwood pulls towards deep midwicket

16.4

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, driven to wide mid on for one

16.5

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood charges and pulls the ball behind square, not timed well though

16.6

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, played off the back foot to midwicket

End of over 17 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 145/3 (RR: 8.52)
DA Warner    96* (61b 9x4 4x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-22-1
PD Collingwood    36* (36b 3x4)      M Kartik    3-0-22-0

"Ishant can't bowl in the first 6 nor the last 6 ? When can he bowl ? Give me one fourth of what he is paid and I could sneak in an over for 17 runs..." fumes Raj.

17.1

Kartik to Warner, no run, stunning catch! Warner moves forward and chips the ball towards the bowler's left, Kartik dives full length and holds on to it with both hands, did that carry? Did he grass it? Warner seems happy it was taken and walks off, but hang on, the umpires are not convinced and ask for replays, the crowd cheer as Warner is asked to come back, that bounced as Kartik took it

17.2

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, played to mid off for a single

17.3

Kartik to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood moves forward and pushes to cover

17.4

Kartik to Collingwood, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long off

17.5

Kartik to Warner, 1 run, played to long off once again for one

17.6

Kartik to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood moves back and hits the ball to deep cover for one

End of over 18 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 149/3 (RR: 8.27)
PD Collingwood    38* (39b 3x4)      M Kartik    4-0-26-0
DA Warner    98* (64b 9x4 4x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-22-1

The spinners have slowed Delhi down, they haven't been easy to hit.

18.1

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, Gayle fires it in full, Collingwood digs it out but to the bowler

18.2

Gayle to Collingwood, SIX, he's got under that and hammered it over deep midwicket with a lot of bottom hand. Collingwood stayed deep in his crease and cleared his front leg to make room

18.3

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, he goes over midwicket again but this time the ball falls short of the fielder

18.4

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, Warner wants two after playing off his pads to deep square, he gets only one and moves to 99

18.5

Gayle to Collingwood, SIX, Collingwood reaches a valuable half-century by clearing his front foot and lofting Gayle over his head for six, he's going for everything now

18.6

Gayle to Collingwood, 2 runs, pulled hard once again but this time to the fielder at deep backward square

End of over 19 (16 runs) Delhi Daredevils 165/3 (RR: 8.68)
PD Collingwood    53* (44b 3x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-38-1
DA Warner    99* (65b 9x4 4x6)      M Kartik    4-0-26-0

19.1

Langeveldt to Warner, 1 run, Warner gets to 100 and Delhi gives him a massive ovation, he reaches the landmark by driving to long off, second centurion of the tournament after Yusuf Pathan

19.2

Langeveldt to Collingwood, OUT, Hussey's pulled off a ripper! Collingwood hit it flat to the long-on boundary, Hussey was on the rope, he parried the ball over the boundary, then leapt back and while in the air hit the ball back into play, then he jumped back in and while in the air again grabbed the catch with one hand, he made sure he didn;t hit the ball too far back into play, that was the key, stunning effort

PD Collingwood c Hussey b Langeveldt 53 (45b 3x4 2x6) SR: 117.77

19.3

Langeveldt to Warner, SIX, well Hussey can't do it again, Warner hit the ball high over his head, clearing his front foot and swinging his bat hard

19.4

Langeveldt to Warner, no run, yorker, played off the pads on the leg ide

19.5

Langeveldt to Warner, 1 run, excellent bowling, in the blockhole, Warner digs it out to long off

19.6

Langeveldt to Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav finishes in some style, clearing his front foot and biffing the ball straight back over Langeveldt's head for a one-bounce four

Delhi recovered after losing three wickets in the first three overs, thanks to Warner's century and Collingwood's fifty, to reach 177. The highlight of that innings though, for me, was Hussey's catch. Make sure you watch replays of it. It needed presence of mind and athleticism. Quite terrific.

There will be a live chat with Matty Hayden tomorrow, between 1345 and 1415 IST. Make sure you catch that, and ask him what's up with Chennai Super Kings this season, why he's using the mongoose, and whether he misses that Orange Cap. Send your questions in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com

Gayle and Ganguly will be out shortly ...

End of over 20 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 177/4
KM Jadhav    4* (1b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-35-2
DA Warner    107* (69b 9x4 5x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-38-1
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Mar 29, 2010

David Warner celebrates his hundred, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Delhi, March 29, 2010

David Warner celebrates his hundred

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Mar 29, 2010

Sourav Ganguly loses his leg stump, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Delhi, March 29, 2010

Sourav Ganguly loses his leg stump

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