Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DB Ravi Teja
28(20) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 4 0 5 1 0 0 0
J Botha
67(47) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 8 8 0 0 6 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Trivedi
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Simon: "Good job Botha, proved the sneering doubters wrong."

Anantha: "Well Ojha indeed bowled the last over after all!"

Amruth: "it will be good to see shilpa huggin the shy dravid :0"

Johan Botha: "Some gap there at the top with Watson not being in. So warnie asked me to go up. We are very excited. in the previous IPLs, we started with a loss. Good to start with a win this year."

Sandy: "Where were u botha against the kiwis.."

Samuel: "The legacy is secure. DC have never won a match in Hyderabad. They blame it on the Vastu of the stadium!"

Aparna: "I feel bad for the poor spectators at Hyderabad. Coming year after year. Never seen a win!"

XYZ: "In an effort to immitate Dhoni by not showing any emotions Warne may have gone too far. Madame Tussauds sculptures look more human than Warne. Is he going to advertise Botox and Diuretics like he does with Advanced Hair Studio? Aah the vanity..."

Prashant: "Strange team this deccan chargers, they didnt win one at home with names such as Symonds Gilchrist and didnt win it names such as Jaggi, Chipli . What a pity"

Vishal: "Romesh Powar wore shorts once... once. They snipped them down the middle and now use them as sight-screen on either ends."

Sanga: "We were about 20 runs short. We lost couple of wickets at crucial times and we didn't manage to rotate the strike. good rear-guard action from the lower-order batsman and some positives to take. It was a great pitch, some bounce, bit of carry and it will keep the bowlers interested. We need to tighten up a few things, be clearer in how we bat and keep bowling in the right areas. "

Warne: "Previous three we were smashed in the first game. So it was good. We bowled and fielded pretty well. They were 20 runs short. It;s the first game and every one is a bit nervous. Some young guys were very excited but all credit to Botha and Taylor who remained calm. Botha promotion was a plan before the game. I suppose all teams do that strategy and plans. He grabbed the opportunity and took it beautifully. Couple of Young guys were waving to the crowd and need to look at the captain more! "

Man of the match is Siddharth Trivedi: "The pitch had that moisture and I was getting bounce. I didn't use much slower balls as length balls were carrying a bit. So I struck to my basics. Playing in Indian domestic circuit, we hardly get these kind of tracks to bowl on. So when you get opportunity you want to do your best. I have been working my length deliveries. Shane Warne and co are backing me a lot."

That's it from us. Good bye. Hop on to the second game.

18.5
4
Ojha to Botha, FOUR runs, All over. Another full toss and Botha, promoted to No. 3 by Warne, sweeps it to the boundary. Deccan can't win a single game at the home ground. Yet.
18.4
6
Ojha to Botha, SIX runs, Warnie stands up and applauds. Botha rushed down the track and smashed this over the straight boundary. Boom. Bang.
18.3
2
Ojha to Botha, 2 runs, Top edges this sweep shot but it sails over short fine-leg fielder

Sagar: "@Anon: Sanga trusts the game will not get into the 20th over"

18.2
4
Ojha to Botha, FOUR runs, Tripe continues. This was a full toss and Botha smashes it to the square-leg boundary
18.1
2
Ojha to Botha, 2 runs, sweeps this to deep backward square-leg region and that's his fifty! Taylor gets across to congratulate him.

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | RR: 123/2

  • LRPL Taylor21 (14b)
  • J Botha49 (42b)
  • I Sharma4-0-24-0
  • DW Steyn4-0-18-2
17.6
6
Sharma to Taylor, SIX runs, Massive! It was a length delivery - not the length you want to be bowling at this juncture- and Rosco has absolutely thrashed him. He cleared that front foot and slapped it high over midwicket boundary. What a crushing blow

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DB Ravi Teja
28(20) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 4 0 5 1 0 0 0
J Botha
67(47) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 8 8 0 0 6 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Trivedi
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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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