Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
117(53) 11x4 - 7x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 5 1 7 13 20
GC Smith
71(45) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 6 1 0 12 7 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O2.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The Deccan Chargers just can't seem to get it right, this is their third consecutive loss. It was a gamble giving Symonds the last over and ironically, the man who biffed 117 actually ended up losing the game for them.

Sasidhar: "With Deccan's 3rd loss the leaue can be renamed as DPL (Deccan premium lost)."

But that's the beauty of Twenty20 isn't it? You never know what's in store. Warne deserves credit for keeping a cool head and those back to back sixes were unforgettable. Now for the first time in the IPL a team has failed to defend a score of over 200.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan cuts in with this observation: "Symonds bowling, Gilchrist keeping .. but it's the old fox who wins it with the bat."

Yup, the Aussies are everywhere. Time to rename this as the APL (Australian Premier League).

Here's Warne at the presentation: "These guys have a lot of skill. We thought 200 was a very getable score. We've got great team spirit. It was a fantastic knock by Smith, to come out and play like that after just joining the team."

Andrew Symonds: "I've probably bowled the worst last over in Twenty20 history. Twenty20 is good for the game but not for the ego." Poor Roy, you have to feel for him. He looked quite dejected.

Yusuf Pathan is the Man of the Match for his 61 off 28 balls and two wickets.

Two days, two thrillers. Time to catch my breath. Thanks for the mails. We apologise for the scoring error towards the end. Do join us for tomorrow's game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. Till then, cheers!

19.5
6
Symonds to Warne, SIX runs, the captain blazes and what a sensational win! Warne steps down the track and carts a half volley just over the deep extra cover rope. All players in the dug out rush onto the field and Yusuf Pathan jumps on top of Warne, the guys in blue are simply ecstatic
19.4
6
Symonds to Warne, SIX runs, Goodness! Warne steps down and clubs that high into the second tier over deep midwicket, how that changes things!
19.3
4
Symonds to Warne, FOUR runs, he charges down and creams a low full toss over the bowler's head, the fielder tries to get a boot to it but the ball beats him
19.2
1
Symonds to Pankaj Singh, 1 run, low full toss, he steps down and pushes that to lonbg-off
19.1
2
Symonds to Pankaj Singh, 2 runs, he takes a few paces down the track and clubs a high full toss to deep midwicket

17 needed off the last over, the atmosphere's terrific! Symonds has the honours with the final over. I must say this is a gamble, laxman's taking his time to adjust the field

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 198/7

  • Pankaj Singh1 (1b)
  • SK Warne6 (6b)
  • RP Singh4-0-44-1
  • Shahid Afridi4-0-28-3
18.6
1
Singh to Pankaj Singh, 1 run, makes room to clobber that over the on side but RP fires in the yorker, he digs it out towards point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
117(53) 11x4 - 7x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 5 1 7 13 20
GC Smith
71(45) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 6 1 0 12 7 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O2.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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