122dThe Bulletin by Nishi Narayanan

Sehwag finds form in easy win

Barring Harbhajan Singh's four-wicket haul late in the chase, the Delhi Daredevils dominated their final league game with their power-hitting top order taking them to a four-wicket win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
56(41) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 9 8 20 2 1 15
V Sehwag
50(27) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 5 12 6 8 16

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4
M0
R17
W4
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DP Nannes
O4
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Presentation time:

Last words from Sachin Tendulkar this IPL: "We batted well, but the bowling was not up to the mark. Credit to Gauti and Viru, whose strokeplay turned the whole game. We have been good with the ball in the tournament, so over all I wouldn't blame the bowlers."

Virender Sehwag: I am pretty happy with my performance. I knew a good innings was around the corner. We have given everybody opportunities to play in this IPL, they have all done well. We are looking forward to the semis, I have got back in form, so it's good for my team.

Sehwag is also the Man of the Match. See you Viru in the semis. See you Sachin next year. Okay bye

** So Delhi stumbled a bit in face of Harbhajan, but perhaps Sehwag and Gambhir had done enough by then. The last game for Mumbai ends in disappointment. And Sehwag seems to have come back to form. It has gone all right for Delhi today, they will be playing tomorrow again. Against one of the two teams who play tonight - Bangalore Royal Challengers and Deccan Chargers.

17.3
6
Duminy to Mishra, SIX runs, Mishra has finished it as if nothing has happened in the last three overs, steps down, gets to the pitch, and chips it over midwicket for a big six - no power, all timing. Thanks for coming Mumbai
17.2
4
Duminy to Mishra, FOUR runs, that should end it, too short, Mishra, looking to step down, stays back, and has a wide off-side field to choose from, goes cover and finds the gap
17.1
2
Duminy to Mishra, 2 runs, thrown up, chipped over midwicket coolly for two

12 required in three overs. Duminy to bowl - slip and leg gully

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | DD: 154/6 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 4.00)

  • KD Karthik0 (1b)
  • A Mishra1 (1b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-17-4
  • JP Duminy1-0-2-0
16.6
0
Harbhajan Singh to Karthik, no run, superb over, thrown up again, around the off stump, and Karthik defends off the back foot. Harbhajan has turned the game around, but not enough perhaps. Malinga has been bowled out
16.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to Mishra, 1 run, throws it up, a bit too short, outside off, and played down towards mid-on for one

Mishra, who took a hat-trick last year, has to deny Harbhajan one now.

This may as well be a Test match - a slip, a gully, a leg slip, a silly point

16.4
W
Harbhajan Singh to Bhatia, OUT, Harbhajan is on a hat-trick again! Delhi are falling apart. Big offbreak, and goes through the big gate between bat and pad. Expecting a doosra perhaps? In the end he defends outside the line and presents the stumps wide open.

What are we up to? Three quick wickets, 13 still required. Karthik comes in. Bhatia to face

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36G GambhirDA Warner
2nd68G GambhirV Sehwag
3rd40TM DilshanV Sehwag
4th0R BhatiaV Sehwag
5th9R BhatiaAB de Villiers
6th0R BhatiaKD Karthik
7th13KD KarthikA Mishra
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    Barring Harbhajan Singh's four-wicket haul late in the chase, the Delhi Daredevils dominated their final league game with their power-hitting top order taking them to a four-wicket win