Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
32(21) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 5 10 7 0
AC Gilchrist
54(36) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 10 8 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MS Gony
O3.0
M0
R15
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O3.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
18 | 21 Runs | DC: 148/3

  • Shahid Afridi20 (6b)
  • SB Styris36 (41b)
  • Joginder Sharma3-0-45-0
  • M Muralitharan4-0-24-1

11.13 pm local time: The Deccan Chargers have registered their second victory of the tournament. They've lost several close games during the first six matches but they won this by seven wickets and two overs to spare, which is a massive margin. Deccan's bowlers led the way by restricting Chennai to 144. Ojha in particular was impressive in the manner with which he tied up and then dismissed Dhoni.

Once Gilchrist got going, the match was over as a contest. He raced away to a half-century and Chennai were never in the game after that.

Chennai have now slumped to their third consecutive defeat, the second one at home. They have severe top-order issues to sort out for Parthiv, Fleming and the No 3, who keeps changing, are just not clicking. The frequent fall of wickets at the top curtails the stroke-makers that follow in the lower-middle order. Dhoni has echoed that thought at the presentation ceremony, saying that the top order is playing too many shots too soon.

Adam Gilchrist is the Man of the Match for his superb fifty and the way he captained the side in the absence of Laxman.

Thank you for tuning in to the coverage of today's game, and for all your emails. See you tomorrow, same time, same place. This is George Binoy signing off, good night.

17.6
4
Joginder Sharma to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, absolutely zero! Afridi hooks a short ball and gets a top edge over short fine leg, the ball bounces inside the boundary but runs over the rope, actually it might be given as a single if the batsmen crossed before the ball went over the boundary, nope it has been declared a four

What are the chances that Afridi wins this with a single?

17.5
6
Joginder Sharma to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, there are six of them! the length is full once again and Afridi slogs it high and far over deep midwicket, the scores are level

Only seven more runs to win now.

17.4
4
Joginder Sharma to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, full toss on the pads, Afridi moves across and nudges the ball off his pads towards the fine leg boundary
17.3
6
Joginder Sharma to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, well he's smashed him now! Afridi sees the full length and blasts the ball over the extra cover boudnary on the front foot, he didn't time it perfectly but it still went the distance
17.2
0
Joginder Sharma to Shahid Afridi, no run, well I lost that one, Joginder bowled a bouncer and Afridi tamely ducked under it

I'm betting Afridi will try and smash Joginder.

17.1
1
Joginder Sharma to Styris, 1 run, a full ball swings into styris who opens the face and runs the ball towards third man off the front foot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
32(21) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 5 10 7 0
AC Gilchrist
54(36) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 10 8 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MS Gony
O3.0
M0
R15
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O3.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301