Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
66(36) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 3 1 0 4 2 14 15
V Sehwag
94(41) 10x4 - 6x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 12 2 6 11 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O3.0
M0
R27
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

An emphatic victory, sealed by Virender Sehwag's 94 from 41 balls. Another stunning innings of power hitting in the IPL. Ten fours and, get this, six sixes. Rohit Sharma did well with a superb innings to lift the Deccan Chargers to 142, but it proved fodder for a charged-up Sehwag. Delhi look the team to be, if I may say so, with a perfect blend of youth and experience. A top-class opening duo of McGrath and Asif proved too much, and Maharoof, Bhatia and Yo Mahesh kept it decent. Subtract the last three overs of Hyderabad's innings, when 52 were scored, and the bowling looks superb. But it all came down to Sehwag's clinically brutal innings. Surely he will be the Man of the Match, and the first Indian in the IPL to get that. He was let off twice early into his innings and made Hyderabad pay.

I'm off for two days - yes! - but do come back and see us tomorrow when we'll bring you the Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians match at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Until next time, this is Jamie Alter, on behalf of Binoy, Raghav and all of us at Cricinfo, signing off. Be well!

13.1
1w
Vaas to Dhawan, 1 wide, and a wide seals the win, sliding down leg stump and that a nine-wicket thumping for the Delhi Daredevils, their second in a row

Sehwag on 94. Scores are tied. Dhawan on strike. Here's Vaas.

END OF OVER:
13 | 30 Runs | DD: 142/1

  • V Sehwag94 (41b)
  • S Dhawan25 (28b)
  • A Symonds2-0-35-0
  • PP Ojha0.5-0-7-0
12.6
6
Symonds to Sehwag, SIX runs, bye bye! Sehwag is unstoppable, just standing his ground and sending Symonds rows back over long-on, and thats a 30-run over which reads like someone's cell number ... 4 6 4 6 4 6 ... and the scores are tied!
12.5
4
Symonds to Sehwag, FOUR runs, oh this is like X-box cricket! Four more, pulled over midwicket, what an over!
12.4
6
Symonds to Sehwag, SIX runs, good grief, now he's smashed him over cover! Sehwag is on a roll, just stepping aside and carving the ball for another flat six
12.3
4
Symonds to Sehwag, FOUR runs, banged in short, he gets up on one leg and rolls the wrists, pulling into the ground behind square leg and the sweeper running around, Ojha, dives and lets the ball go away
12.2
6
Symonds to Sehwag, SIX runs, flat six, as Sehwag just picks the length up and carries through with a pull over square leg, lovely stuff

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
66(36) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 3 1 0 4 2 14 15
V Sehwag
94(41) 10x4 - 6x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 12 2 6 11 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O3.0
M0
R27
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301