Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
79(48) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 4 2 2 0 12 4 5
RG Sharma
35(18) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 7 1 13 1

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4.0
M0
R17
W5
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O2.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 2 Runs 3 Wkts | DC: 182/9

  • DP Vijaykumar1 (1b)
  • PM Sarvesh Kumar1 (2b)
  • A Mishra4-0-17-5
  • GD McGrath4-0-42-2

11.29 pm local time: Amit Mishra is the man of the moment for Delhi. He had 15 runs to defend in the final over and he responded with a hat-trick. Mishra finished with 5 for 17, fantastic performance under pressure. He even took the crucial wickets at the top of the order - dismissing Afridi and Gibbs.

Gambhir and Dhawan set up Delhi's total with half-centuries but Deccan were on course during their run-chase when Afridi was going berserk. Then they lost a few wickets but got back on track when Sharma played a crisp cameo. They once again looked out of the contest when Sharma got out and Styris struggled to build momentum but Rao's burst brought them within striking distance. McGrath returned to dismiss Rao in the penultimate over and that was the blow that knocked Deccan out.

The Man of the Match is Amit Mishra for two crucial wickets in his first spell and his last-over hat-trick to win the game for Delhi. He finished with figures of 5 for 17. Delhi have broken their four-match losing streak with a close win. Deccan are virtually out of the semi-finals. It will need a mathematical miracle for them to make it now.

Thank you for tuning in to Cricinfo's coverage today, and for all your emails. This is George Binoy signing off, I'll see you all tomorrow. Cheers.

19.6
1
Mishra to Vijaykumar, 1 run, that's it, Delhi have held on to win a thriller, Vijaykumar pulls the last ball towards deep midwicket for only a single
19.5
1
Mishra to Sarvesh Kumar, 1 run, Sarvesh pulls the ball on to his pad for a single
19.4
0
Mishra to Sarvesh Kumar, no run, he could have had four in four! Sarvesh charges and misses but Karthik fails to collect the ball, imagine that he could have had four wickets in a row
19.3
W
Mishra to Singh, OUT, he's got the hat-trick! RP charges down the track and swings wildly, Mishra bowls the flatter, faster and straighter ball, RP misses and Karthik breaks the stumps with the batsman well short, Mishra loves sit, he's a hero , the Kotla cheers itself hoarse

That should be it for Deccan, but stranger things have happened! Mishra's on a hat-trick.

19.2
W
Mishra to Ojha, OUT, caught again! Mishra's got his fourth, Ojha charges down the pitch and tries to heave down the ground, Mishra slips in the goodly and Ojha slices the ball high in the air towards cover where Dilshan takes a simple catch

Ojha's the new batsman, 15 needed off 5. That was so close to being six.

19.1
W
Mishra to Ravi Teja, OUT, he's cleared the boundary! No he hasn't, Malik's taken the catch at long off! Mishra bowled the flatter and faster ball outside off stump, Teja made room and hit it with a flat bat towards long off where Malik moved to his left and held on to a hard catch

Deccan need 15 off the last over. Teja's on strike, he's an opening batsman mind you. Mishra's the man in the hot seat. Sehwag's make a lot of field changes.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
79(48) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 4 2 2 0 12 4 5
RG Sharma
35(18) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 7 1 13 1

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4.0
M0
R17
W5
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O2.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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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