109dThe Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit

Delhi rout Kochi after Sehwag masterclass

Virender Sehwag showcased his class on a tricky surface on which numerous deliveries hardly got up above ankle height, exploding in the end to lift Delhi Daredevils to 157, a score that proved beyond Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
80(47) 8x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 16 10 14 9 28
RA Jadeja
31(22) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 5 2 10 6 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RE van der Merwe
O3.5
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.21
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

That's all we have. Okay bye

Virender Sehwag "Absolutely happy. The wicket was not easy, I took the responsibility. Once we corssed 120, I thought we had got par. We were very happy we got 158. I was hitting the ball nicely, it was obvious I had to bat longer. I told myself if I just stayed longer we could get 130, a good total on this wicket. Just told my bowlers to bowl straight, and the wicket would do the rest."

Mahela Jayawardene "130-140 would have been competitive, but 160 is tough. Viru batted really well. It was crucial to get him early. The way we bowled in the last 10, we didn't have any control over things. Just the low bounce. The best thing was to bat without thinking too much about it. It's tough, but you have to adjust. We didn't bowl good areas. The first 10 we were good. Viru batted well as well.

Sehwag is pleased. Shares high-fives with van der merwe. Mahela is distraught. This day, however, belonged exclusively to Sehwag, who batted on some other planet. To me, considered how difficult this wicket was, Sehwag's 80 off 47 was the best IPL innings I have seen. I haven't seen many, though.

And Alastor strikes again: "Guess I have to add ROELOF! ROELOF! ROELOF! ROELOF! Woo hoo! 'cause he has almost the same figures as Morne." Why do I feel he will fit right in with Danny Morrison in a comm box? Do hang around for the quotes from the presentation

18.5
W
van der Merwe to Vinay Kumar, OUT, and it's all over. Vinay Kumar gets a thick edge on an intended big hit, and it lobs to point where Yadav takes an athletic catch

R Vinay Kumar c Yadav b van der Merwe 11 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

Chaitanya: "Sreesanth dies by his own sword - a low shooter. Poetic justice?"

18.4
1
van der Merwe to Singh, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for one

RP Singh to face now

18.3
W
van der Merwe to Sreesanth, OUT, Taste of his own medicine for Sreesanth, who got two wickets with shooters, surlis himself. The boot is on the other foot as this pitches back of a length and hits the base of the off stump. Not much he could have done with this one

S Sreesanth b van der Merwe 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.2
0
van der Merwe to Sreesanth, no run, gets the yorker right this time, outside off, squeezing under his bat

Sreesanth to bat

18.1
W
van der Merwe to Powar, OUT, Bowled him! No uneven bounce here, as it is a full toss that has gone straight through and hit the middle stump. Powar took half a step down the track, but was done in by this quick low full toss

RR Powar b van der Merwe 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

In comes Ramesh Powar

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | Kochi: 118/7 (40 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 20.00)

  • Vinay Kumar11 (8b)
  • Ajit Agarkar4-0-23-2
  • Roelof van der Merwe3-0-19-0

Priya: "It's funny how Ajit haters are all quiet today!"

17.6
W
Agarkar to Jadeja, OUT, Full toss hit straight down wide long-on's throat, but they are checkingnif this is too high a full toss. No it isn't, says the replay. Off you go, Ravindra

RA Jadeja c van der Merwe b Agarkar 31 (22b 3x4 1x6) SR: 140.90

Kochi 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10M KlingerBB McCullum
2nd5PA PatelBB McCullum
3rd13DPMD JayawardenePA Patel
4th22BJ HodgeDPMD Jayawardene
5th27BJ HodgeRA Jadeja
6th16B AkhilRA Jadeja
7th25R Vinay KumarRA Jadeja
8th0R Vinay KumarRR Powar
9th0R Vinay KumarS Sreesanth
10th1R Vinay KumarRP Singh