100dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Raging Gilchrist carries Deccan into the final

There's no rust on this baby. Adam Gilchrist didn't just blow the Delhi Daredevils out with an overpowering blitzkrieg, but also backed up his vow at the end of a disappointing 2008 to give fans in Hyderabad more to cheer for in 2009

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
85(35) 10x4 - 5x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 37 runs
  • 5x4 - 2x6
0 0 6 5 24 13 27 10
TM Dilshan
65(51) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 1 7 22 12 7 4 7

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4
M1
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

The worst team of IPL 2008 finds itself in the final this time and what a journey it has been! Gilchrist charges down the pavilion steps to soak in the excitement. he just tore into Delhi right from the first over and there was no looking back. Delhi threw in the towel after the first couple of overs. Hard luck. Things just didn't come off for the tournament favorites.

A lot of you have mailed in moaning the non-selection of Glenn McGrath, and that he could have put a lid on Gilchrist. Fair point. But I don't think anybody would've expected Nannes to have such a torrid day. It somehow wasn't meant to be for Delhi after they were 0 for 2.

Karthik writes from USA: "Wouldn't it be really nice if the 2 bottom placed teams from the first IPL end up in the finals? Small glitch though,it will have to come at the expense of my beloved Chennai."

Bangalore v Chennai should be enthralling. I hail from Chennai too, but I can live with it if Bangalore make the final. Two of the worst teams in IPL 2008 making the final - lovely script it would be. Here's the prez.

Sehwag: "Wasn't our day, bowlers tried everything and it all went for fours and sixes. I thought 153 was defendable. I tried everything but today was Gilchrist's day."

Gilchrist: "Amazing what a little bit of freshness does, coming back after a year off. I just wanted to stay with the run rate, put a little pressure on them. I thought the bowlers close it out very well. The ground fielding and enthusiasm was there. Two horse race in the final, anyone can win."

That's it from us. Find out tomorrow who Deccan Chargers will meet in the final. Cheers guys!

17.4
1
Sangwan to Sharma, 1 run, squeezes a yorker to third man and it's all over!
17.3
0
Sangwan to Sharma, no run, some late drama to spice things up, he pushes it to Bhatia at midwicket for a single but he's sent back, a direct hit would have sent him back
17.2
0
Sangwan to Sharma, no run, swish and a miss, not quite Rohit's night, a quiet single will do it, Sir
17.1
1
Sangwan to Suman, 1 run, drops it short and he gets on top of the bounce by making room, an upper cut to the third man yields a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs | DC: 152/4 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.94, RRR: 0.66)

  • TL Suman23 (24b)
  • RG Sharma4 (8b)
  • DP Nannes3-0-38-0
  • PJ Sangwan2-0-19-0
16.6
1
Nannes to Suman, 1 run, tries to finish it off with one hoick but he mistimes it to square leg, Gambhir has a shy at the stumps but the throw is wide
16.5
1
Nannes to Sharma, 1 run, clips it wide of mid-on and sets off

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd69AC GilchristAA Bilakhia
3rd11AC GilchristTL Suman
4th35A SymondsTL Suman
5th17TL SumanRG Sharma
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