Indian Premier League - 46th match

Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Deccan Chargers won by 13 runs

The players are out. Steyn has the ball. Two slips in place

Toss: Kumble has won the toss and Bangalore will bowl. Two changes - Praveen Kumar and Sriram go out, KP Appanna and Manish Pandey return.

One change for Deccan. Gibbs returns in place of Dwayne Smith.

Shiva: "If DC could manage to win with good margin, there is a chance to stand in second place of the table. Hence, DC should post huge total and G & G should support for that."

7.25pm: Welcome back everybody to Cricinfo's coverage of Deccan v Bangalore in Nagpur. Toss in five minutes.

If Bangalore win, they will move a step closer to qualifying for the semi-finals with 14 points and two games to play. Deccan are currently placed seventh, and are in a tougher situation with a poor net run-rate of -0.539. If they win, though, they will be level on points with three other teams and climb, depending upon the margin of victory, at least two places up. For more, read on.

0.1

Steyn to Gibbs, no run, gets nice away swing straight up, Gibbs prods forward and is beaten

0.2

Steyn to Gibbs, no run, this time he holds the length back, good carry through to the keeper, left alone

0.3

Steyn to Gibbs, 1 run, gets beside the line and punches it to the off side

0.4

Steyn to Gilchrist, OUT, Gilly has walked! Steyn angles it across the left-hander, very minimal fott movement, gets a thin edge to the keeper, Uthappa knows it immediately

AC Gilchrist c †Uthappa b Steyn 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Gilchrist just hasn't got going, here's Suman

0.5

Steyn to Suman, OUT, he's on a hat-trick! Excellent bowling and field placement, he digs it in short to the Indian batsman, he uneasily fends it off his body and Taylor is there at backward short leg to take the easiest of catches

TL Suman c Taylor b Steyn 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Steyn to Sharma, no run, not quite the best hat-trick ball, he angles it on the pads and Sharma pushes it to mid-on

Superb first over

End of over 1 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 1/2 (RR: 1.00)
RG Sharma    0* (1b)      DW Steyn    1-0-1-2
HH Gibbs    1* (3b)     

Here's Vinay

1.1

Vinay Kumar to Gibbs, no run, really should have been a third wicket! Gibbs plays a short arm pull and Taylor jumps too early at short midwicket, makes a complete mess of it, the ball bounces off his palms

1.2

Vinay Kumar to Gibbs, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

1.3

Vinay Kumar to Gibbs, SIX, gives him the charge and muscles a good length delivery several rows back over deep midwicket, vintage Gibbs

1.4

Vinay Kumar to Gibbs, 1 run, stays back and taps it down the pitch

1.5

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, 2 leg byes, tucks it off his pads to fine leg, Rohit wasn't too quick on the second run and he just about made it back, good throw from fine leg

1.6

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

End of over 2 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 10/2 (RR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    0* (3b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-7-0
HH Gibbs    8* (7b 1x6)      DW Steyn    1-0-1-2

2.1

Steyn to Gibbs, FOUR, living a charmed life here, he drives away from his body and gets a thick inside edge which nearly shaves the stumps and runs to fine leg

2.2

Steyn to Gibbs, no run, slower ball, he tucks it down to midwicket

2.3

Steyn to Gibbs, OUT, through the gate! Steyn take a bow, he bowls it fuller and straight at the stumps, Gibbs was beaten for pace, went straight through and hit the off and middle stumps, the stumps are upright and the bails go flying, 143 kph there

HH Gibbs b Steyn 12 (10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

Terrible start for Deccan. Gibbs has failed to justify his selection

2.4

Steyn to Mishra, 1 wide, strays down the leg side, rare bad delivery

2.4

Steyn to Mishra, no run, skids through and he tucks it to the off side

2.5

Steyn to Mishra, no run

2.6

Steyn to Mishra, 1 run, fiery delivery at the base of the stumps, he just manages to squeeze it out to third man

End of over 3 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 16/3 (RR: 5.33)
MD Mishra    1* (3b)      DW Steyn    2-0-7-3
RG Sharma    0* (3b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-7-0

slip and short fine leg in place

3.1

Vinay Kumar to Mishra, 1 run, he clips it down to square leg and takes an easy single

3.2

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, no run, tucked towards square leg, Mishra ambles out of his crease but is sent back

3.3

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, no run, uses his wrists and pushes it down to mid-on

3.4

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, 2 runs, god use of the wrists again and he places it wide of short fine leg, Steyn does the chasing

3.5

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, no run, comes down the pitch but he can only force it straight to mid-on

3.6

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, picks a length delivery and he pulls on one leg to deep midwicket, there's protection

End of over 4 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 20/3 (RR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    3* (8b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-11-0
MD Mishra    2* (4b)      DW Steyn    2-0-7-3

4.1

Steyn to Sharma, 2 leg byes, Steyn continues, he drifts on the pads and he clips it just wide of Uthappa who dives

4.2

Steyn to Sharma, no run, edged! Rohit tries to drive through cover and gets a edge, the ball dips low and lands on the first bounce to Dravid at first slip

4.3

Steyn to Sharma, 1 run, tucks it down to midwicket for a single

4.4

Steyn to Mishra, no run, bangs it in short and Mishra sways out of the way and lets that go

4.5

Steyn to Mishra, 1 run, length delivery on the pads and he gently works it away down to Apannna at fine leg

4.6

Steyn to Sharma, FOUR, pierces the off side! Rohit gets beside the line and punches it with the swing wide of short cover

End of over 5 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 28/3 (RR: 5.60)
RG Sharma    8* (12b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-13-3
MD Mishra    3* (6b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-11-0

5.1

Kallis to Mishra, no run, angles on the body and he clips it straight to square leg

5.2

Kallis to Mishra, 2 runs, a slower ball and he fetches it from outside off and pulls him wide of square leg, deep midwicket mops up

5.3

Kallis to Mishra, FOUR, good placement by Mishra, he picks a length delivery from middle, stands on one leg and pulls him in the gap between short fine leg and square leg

5.4

Kallis to Mishra, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it down to midwicket

5.5

Kallis to Sharma, no run, slower ball and he checks his drive to cover

5.6

Kallis to Sharma, no run, drifts on the pads and he works it down to square leg

End of over 6 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 35/3 (RR: 5.83)
RG Sharma    8* (14b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-7-0
MD Mishra    10* (10b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-13-3

Here's Kumble

6.1

Kumble to Mishra, 1 run, full on the pads and pushed wide of mid-on

6.2

Kumble to Sharma, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he works it wide of square leg

6.3

Kumble to Mishra, 1 run, makes just a bit of room and cuts him down to deep point

6.4

Kumble to Sharma, FOUR, excellent shot and good placement, he rocks back to a short of a length ball and pulls along the turf past midwicket, picks the gap between long-on and deep midwicket, good dose of power on that one

6.5

Kumble to Sharma, no run, gets a thick inside edge onto his boot on the drive

6.6

Kumble to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and punches him down to cover

End of over 7 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 43/3 (RR: 6.14)
RG Sharma    14* (18b 2x4)      A Kumble    1-0-8-0
MD Mishra    12* (12b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-7-0

7.1

Kohli to Sharma, 1 run, full on middle and leg and pushed through the line to long-on

7.2

Kohli to Mishra, no run, another inside edge off a drive, the ball his pads

7.3

Kohli to Mishra, no run, punches it to the covers and Rohit scampers back

7.4

Kohli to Mishra, 1 run, comes down the pitch and forces it to White at long-off

7.5

Kohli to Sharma, 1 run, times the cover drive nicely but finds the sweeper Appanna

7.6

Kohli to Mishra, 1 run, stays at the crease and pushes it through the line to long-on

End of over 8 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 47/3 (RR: 5.87)
MD Mishra    14* (16b 1x4)      V Kohli    1-0-4-0
RG Sharma    16* (20b 2x4)      A Kumble    1-0-8-0

Steady stand by these two

8.1

Kumble to Mishra, 1 run, comes down the track but checks his shot on seeing the googly, punches it to the off side

8.2

Kumble to Sharma, no run, another googly, tucked down to midwicket

8.3

Kumble to Sharma, (no ball) 1 run, he oversteps! Comes round the wicket and Rohit chips it over mid-of,, drops in front of the fielder in the deep

8.3

Kumble to Mishra, no run, fails to make use of the Free Hit and ends up smacking it back to the bowler

8.4

Kumble to Mishra, SIX, good shot, Mishra gives him the charge, picks it on a length and mows it a few rows behind at deep midwicket

8.5

Kumble to Mishra, 1 run, another googly, tucked down to midwicket

8.6

Kumble to Sharma, 2 runs, pushes a full delivery through the line wide of long-off for a couple

Time Out

Antonio: "Has anyone noticed that the majority if not ALL the aussies this season have been a flop as well as the english...the south african players have done very well though."

End of over 9 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 59/3 (RR: 6.55)
RG Sharma    19* (23b 2x4)      A Kumble    2-0-20-0
MD Mishra    22* (20b 1x4 1x6)      V Kohli    1-0-4-0

9.1

Kohli to Mishra, no run, full on the off stump and driven to the off side

9.2

Kohli to Mishra, SIX, clean hit! Takes a few paces down the track, gets under the bounce and lofts nicely through the line over long-off, the ball seems to be lost

9.3

Kohli to Mishra, 2 runs, good calling, he pushes it softly down to the vacant mid-on region and sets his sight on the second after some aggressive running

9.4

Kohli to Mishra, 2 runs, whams it down the pitch and past the bowler Kallis does really well at long-on to sprint and slide to his left and release the ball before he touches the rope

9.5

Kohli to Mishra, 1 run, comes down the pitch and punches it down to cover

9.6

Kohli to Sharma, 1 run, pushes it down to extra cover

End of over 10 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 71/3 (RR: 7.10)
RG Sharma    20* (24b 2x4)      V Kohli    2-0-16-0
MD Mishra    33* (25b 1x4 2x6)      A Kumble    2-0-20-0

10.1

Appanna to Sharma, 2 runs, Appanna gives him width, reaches out and slams it in the air over short cover, the sweeper cuts it off

10.2

Appanna to Sharma, no run, no turn this time but it beats him outside off

10.3

Appanna to Sharma, 1 run, stays back and punches to long-on

10.4

Appanna to Mishra, no run, punches it straight to short cover

10.5

Appanna to Mishra, SIX, classic shot! He sashays down the pitch to a flighted delivery on middle and lofts off the meat of the bat and clears the sight screen

10.6

Appanna to Mishra, 1 run, pulls it down to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 11 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 81/3 (RR: 7.36)
MD Mishra    40* (28b 1x4 3x6)      KP Appanna    1-0-10-0
RG Sharma    23* (27b 2x4)      V Kohli    2-0-16-0

11.1

Kallis to Mishra, 1 run, uses the crease and pulls a length delivery down to long-on

11.2

Kallis to Sharma, FOUR, cheeyk and clever! Gets his front foot forward and paddles it from outside off and places it wide of fine leg

11.3

Kallis to Sharma, FOUR, from elegance to power! Kallis bowls round the wicket and fires it full and wide, Rohit drives fiercely wide of short cover and the sweeper

11.4

Kallis to Sharma, FOUR, on a roll! Kallis drops it short and Rohit rocks back and pulls over square leg, more in the region of long leg

11.5

Kallis to Sharma, 1 run, punches it to the off side for a single

11.6

Kallis to Mishra, no run, drives away from the body and he's beaten

End of over 12 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 95/3 (RR: 7.91)
MD Mishra    41* (30b 1x4 3x6)      JH Kallis    2-0-21-0
RG Sharma    36* (31b 5x4)      KP Appanna    1-0-10-0

12.1

Appanna to Sharma, no run, gets a bit of width and he slices it to short third man

12.2

Appanna to Sharma, no run

12.3

Appanna to Sharma, 1 run, OUT, No communication at all! Apanna bowls over the wicket, Rohit drives down to deep cover and settles for a single, Mishra charges out for the second but fails to glance at Rohit who signalled him to stay put at the other end, Steyn's throw was accurate to the keeper and Mishra was stuck at Rohit's end, Mishra wasnt paying attention at all to his partner

MD Mishra run out 41 (30b 1x4 3x6) SR: 136.66

12.4

Appanna to Symonds, 1 run, pushes it to extra cover

12.5

Appanna to Sharma, 1 run, tucks it down to midwicket

12.6

Appanna to Symonds, 1 run, takes a single to long-off

End of over 13 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 99/4 (RR: 7.61)
A Symonds    2* (2b)      KP Appanna    2-0-14-0
RG Sharma    38* (35b 5x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-21-0

13.1

Kumble to Symonds, no run, hesitation again! Symonds clips it to midwicket and sets off ans hurries back, poor throw from Dravid to the keeper's end

13.2

Kumble to Symonds, no run

13.3

Kumble to Symonds, 2 runs, clipped just over Dravid's reach, two fielders in the deep pick it up

13.4

Kumble to Symonds, 1 run, pushes it towards cover point for a single

13.5

Kumble to Sharma, no run, comes round the wicket, he tucks it to the on side

13.6

Kumble to Sharma, no run, sweeps but places it straight to short fine leg

End of over 14 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 102/4 (RR: 7.28)
RG Sharma    38* (37b 5x4)      A Kumble    3-0-23-0
A Symonds    5* (6b)      KP Appanna    2-0-14-0

Kallis returns

14.1

Kallis to Symonds, no run, good bouncer, fizzes past Symonds as he sways back

14.2

Kallis to Symonds, no run, full on the off stump and driven to the off side

14.3

Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, raw power! Kallis drops it much shorter and Symonds was expecting it, rocked back and butchered it over short midwicket

14.4

Kallis to Symonds, no run, Kallis responds by bowling the quicker bouncer, swing and a miss

14.5

Kallis to Symonds, 1 run, chopped towards extra cover for a easy single

14.6

Kallis to Sharma, FOUR, innovative and elegant! Rohit shuffles across his stumps and picks a length ball from outside off an clips it over square leg, terrific shot

End of over 15 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 111/4 (RR: 7.40)
RG Sharma    42* (38b 6x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-30-0
A Symonds    10* (11b 1x4)      A Kumble    3-0-23-0

15.1

Appanna to Symonds, 1 run, booming drive down the pitch and the ball deflects off Appanna;s fingers and nearly hits the stumps

15.2

Appanna to Sharma, 1 run, punches it down to long-off

15.3

Appanna to Symonds, 1 run, continues over the wicket, comes down the track and clubs a ull toss down to Kohli at long-off

15.4

Appanna to Sharma, no run, when the reverse sweep doesn't come off it looks a bit ugly, hits his body and drops on the pitch

15.5

Appanna to Sharma, FOUR, crisp! Makes a bit of room, frees his arms and comes down the track, hits straight over the bowler's head, one bounce and four

15.6

Appanna to Sharma, 2 wides, loses control of the ball and nearly lands it outside the pitch down the leg side

15.6

Appanna to Symonds, FOUR, he overpitches and Symonds uses the crease and bashes it past the bowler and Kohli at long-off

Time Out

End of over 16 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 124/4 (RR: 7.75)
A Symonds    16* (14b 2x4)      KP Appanna    3-0-27-0
RG Sharma    47* (41b 7x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-30-0

16.1

Steyn to Sharma, 1 run, reaches out and spoons it towards third man

16.2

Steyn to Symonds, no run, loss of concentration from Symonds as he wafts at one outside off

16.3

Steyn to Symonds, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side and Symonds tries to run it down to fine leg

16.3

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, opens the face, steers it to point with soft hands

16.4

Steyn to Sharma, 1 run, punches it with soft hands down to mid-off and sets off quickly

16.5

Steyn to Symonds, no run, straightens outside the off stump and beats Symonds again, beaten for pace i guess

16.6

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, opens the face and gently runs it down to third man, great day at work for Steyn

End of over 17 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 129/4 (RR: 7.58)
A Symonds    18* (18b 2x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-18-3
RG Sharma    49* (43b 7x4)      KP Appanna    3-0-27-0

17.1

Kumble to Symonds, 1 run, punches it down to cover

17.2

Kumble to Sharma, 1 run, attempts a slog but the ball hits his body and rolls away

17.3

Kumble to Symonds, OUT, lucky for Uthappa! Symonds goes for a huge swing at a delivery from round the wicket and misses, his back foot is a inch or two out of the crease, Uthappa fails to pouch it but the ball rebounds off his gloves and hits the stumps before Symonds can drag his foot back, third umpire takes a look

A Symonds st †Uthappa b Kumble 19 (20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

17.4

Kumble to Harris, 1 run, googly, stays back and punches it to the off side

17.5

Kumble to Sharma, 1 run, turns it to the on side

17.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, punches it to the off side

End of over 18 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 133/5 (RR: 7.38)
RJ Harris    1* (2b)      A Kumble    4-0-27-1
RG Sharma    51* (45b 7x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-18-3

18.1

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, OUT, the well-set Rohit goes! He chips a few paces down to a length ball and tries to swat it over wide long-on, it's a big ground so doesn't get enough elevation, Pandey runs to his right from long-on and takes it

RG Sharma c Pandey b Vinay Kumar 51 (46b 7x4 0x6) SR: 110.86

18.2

Vinay Kumar to Harris, 1 run, clips it to the deep on the on side

18.3

Vinay Kumar to Sumanth, 2 runs

18.4

Vinay Kumar to Sumanth, 2 runs, Dropped The captain this time, Sumanth gets a top edge off a steep bouncer, Kumble runs back from square leg but fluffs it

18.5

Vinay Kumar to Sumanth, 1 run, moves right across his stumps and runs it down to fine leg

18.6

Vinay Kumar to Harris, 2 runs, comes down the track and flat bats it just short of Steyn at mid-off

End of over 19 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 141/6 (RR: 7.42)
RJ Harris    4* (4b)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-19-1
B Sumanth    5* (3b)      A Kumble    4-0-27-1

19.1

Kallis to Sumanth, 1 run, tries to go over the on side but ends up chipping it to the off side

19.2

Kallis to Harris, 2 runs, rocks back and pulls to deep midwicket

Steyn gets some treatment on his shin

19.3

Kallis to Harris, SIX, clean hit! Backs away and bashes a length delivery across the line and clears deep midwicket

19.4

Kallis to Harris, no run, comes down the pitch and swishes at thin air, Uthappa under arms the ball towards the stumps and misses and Harris gets back

19.5

Kallis to Harris, no run, misses another one with a wild slog

19.6

Kallis to Harris, 1 run, makes room and chops it to the off side

Deccan will have to bowl and field like tigers to defend 151 because Bangalore are excellent chasers. Steyn was deadly with the new ball. Deccan would have benefited had Rohit stayed till the end. Join us shortly for the chase

End of over 20 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 151/6
RJ Harris    13* (9b 1x6)      JH Kallis    4-0-40-0
B Sumanth    6* (4b)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-19-1
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Apr 12, 2010

Harmeet Singh bowled the decisive penultimate over, Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Nagpur, April 12, 2010

Harmeet Singh bowled the decisive penultimate over

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