END OF OVER:
16 | 14 Runs | DD: 148/2 | RR: 9.25

  • V Sehwag87 (48b)
  • LRPL Taylor9 (13b)
  • R Sharma4-0-33-1
  • M Kartik4-0-26-0

Statsman extraordinaire Mohandas Menon tweets: "Only four wkts fell at Pune. This equals the record for the least wkts to fall in an IPL match - KKR-DD, Durban09 & MI-KTK, Mumbai11."

Pune will be disappointed lose so badly after losing just two wickets when batting. Delhi are now top of the table with a game in hand.

Mahela Jayawardene: "In the last game we made a lot of mistakes, we spoke about it. Our bowlers bowled very well today, and the batting clicked as well. We are getting a lot of things right, but there are areas we can improve. It's a long tournament, still halfway to go, we can't get complacent."

Sushant: "Not rocket science this that Uthappa's innings has cost Pune the Match. Run a ball 50 on a placid batting wicket.. Appalling."

Nithin: "It was great on pune's part to reach a respectable total ... but Delhi look virtually unbeatable at the moment... it wouldnt be a surprise to see them hold this years trophy."

Vishal: "PWI paid the price for being too circumspect after early losses. Utthappa & Pandey should have launched their assault much earlier with the likes of Smith & Wright to follow after."

Shobhit Gupta and many, many others: "Can we call a spade a spade: It is an advertisement timeout."

Nadeem: "An example of how even a 146-run partnership can hurt you.."

Pravin: "I continously see Delhi being said as the favorites for winning the trophy this time. But that cannot be judged at this point of time. Delhi were in similar situation in the first IPL and Rajastan won it. Mumbai were unstoppable last year and Chennai won it."

Karthik: "Sehwag, during the presentation ceremony of his last match had said that "I should stay till 16 overs..."

He has done that today."

Time for the presentation.

Ganguly: "We lost a couple of wickets early, we didn't get enough runs, it's a good wicket, not a big ground, so 170-180 would be a par score. We were under six an over for about 13 overs and the got some runs in the end."

Sehwag: "They recovered well, but they couldn't get past 150, which is chase-able. Good to be top of the table, all because of my bowlers, they did a fantastic job."

Sehwag goes to collect his Man of the Match and walks back towards Robin Jackman, who waves him away saying he had already asked Sehwag all he wanted to. Sehwag walks off with a sheepish grin.

That's it from this game, the second match of the day is KKR v DC. Join the comms to see whether Deccan can get their campaign off the ground today.

15.6
6
Sharma to Sehwag, SIX, and finishes it in style, a short ball from Rahul, Sehwag waits for it and thumps it over long-on for six to complete an utterly dominant win for Delhi Daredevils, a fist pump from Sehwag to celebrate the win
15.5
4
Sharma to Sehwag, FOUR, pitched up and swung past point for four, that was a thick outside edge, Sehwag was looking to go over extra cover
15.4
1
Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, rocks back and chops that wide delivery towards point
15.3
1
Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, gets back in the crease and whips it to deep midwicket for a single
15.2
1
Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, and easy single for Taylor, to midwicket

Harsh: "Delhi has all the credentials to win the league..a belligerent batting line-up combined with a balanced bowling attack with the likes of Morkel and Nadeem.If they perform to potential they are virtually unbeatable."

Probal: "Thanks to Sehwag, I think I'll have an hour to get my haircut and a bath before KKR's match starts."

15.1
1
Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, chips it just wide of short cover, Wright dives but he can't reach that

END OF OVER:
15 | 4 Runs | DD: 134/2 (13 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.93, RRR: 2.60)

  • LRPL Taylor7 (11b)
  • V Sehwag75 (44b)
  • M Kartik4-0-26-0
  • R Sharma3-0-19-1

Ajay: "It would seem ridiculous to have a strategic timeout will Delhi required one or two runs after 16 overs." Seconded.

Turns out they have just taken their time-out. "Let's finish it this over," I suppose will be the gist of Sehwag's strategy.

14.6
0
Kartik to Taylor, no run, fuller and on middle, defended off the front foot to the leg side
14.5
1
Kartik to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag checks his drive, not hit too hard, just past a diving bowler, Ferguson has to do the fielding again
14.4
1
Kartik to Taylor, 1 run, worked towards square leg for one more
14.3
1
Kartik to Sehwag, 1 run, thumped powerfully down the ground. Callum Ferguson has to dive at long-on to cut that off
14.2
1
Kartik to Taylor, 1 run, on middle stump this time, easy single wide of mid-on, sixth single for Taylor as he moves to 6
14.1
0
Kartik to Taylor, no run, length ball on off stump,defended off the front foot

END OF OVER:
14 | 6 Runs | DD: 130/2 (17 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.28, RRR: 2.83)

  • V Sehwag73 (42b)
  • LRPL Taylor5 (7b)
  • R Sharma3-0-19-1
  • M Kartik3-0-22-0
13.6
0
Sharma to Sehwag, no run, full and very wide, just within the permissible limits I think, certainly the umpire thinks so
13.5
1
Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, length ball outside off, Taylor pushes to point to bring Sehwag back on strike
13.4
1
Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, swipes this towards midwicket for a single
13.3
4
Sharma to Sehwag, FOUR, that is a poor delivery, very short from Rahul, all too easy for Sehwag, who just has to decide where to put that away, he stabs it over backward point for a boundary
13.2
0
Sharma to Sehwag, no run, shortish and just outside off, punched off the back foot towards mid-on
13.1
0
Sharma to Sehwag, no run, full and very wide, Sehwag reaches out for that and hits it towards extra cover

END OF OVER:
13 | 9 Runs | DD: 124/2 (23 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.53, RRR: 3.28)

  • V Sehwag68 (37b)
  • LRPL Taylor4 (6b)
  • M Kartik3-0-22-0
  • R Sharma2-0-13-1

Adi: "@Navin, Yeah man.. 111/1 11.1 overs."

12.6
1
Kartik to Sehwag, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, clipped to midwicket for one more to end the over
12.5
1
Kartik to Taylor, 1 run, full and heading for leg stump, Taylor is wisely just working the ball around for the singles, this time to midwicket
12.5
1w
Kartik to Taylor, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, Taylor can't get bat on it
12.4
0
Kartik to Taylor, no run, looks to cut that one and doesn't connect
12.3
1
Kartik to Sehwag, 1 run, eased to long-off for a single