Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PA Patel
45(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %55%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 3 0 1 7 1 1 1
KP Pietersen
103(64) 6x4 - 9x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 0 18 18 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Nadeem
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation

Sehwag: We have strengthened our batting, that is why we picked the likes of Taylor, KP and Mahela to allow us to go with the Indian bowlers. Nadeem is a good prospect, we picked him last year and he is reaping benefits this year. Crowds have been good and I thank the fans for all the support to be there for a four o'clock match.

Sangakkara: Back to the drawing board yes, we need to hold on to our catches, we were also 20 runs short, but KP batted brilliantly. We need to play more smartly, from 100/2 in 12 overs we needed to get going.

Man of the match, Pietersen: This is absolutely amazing, crowds cheering for the teams here. I would love to have more English cricketers playing here, but I am enjoying playing in India. Steyn is a class bowler and it was good playing him, the crowds have been amazing. Yes, this is my best innings in this format, hope to get some more.

Delhi have romped away to their fourth win from five games and along with Rajasthan Royals, are at the top of the table. Deccan Chargers have lost their fourth in a row and could have some hard questions coming their way.

Pietersen's century was the obvious difference between the two sides, but one must say that he was dropped on a couple of occasions. Poor fielding was one of the big reasons behind Deccan's debacle this season.

Speaking of KP, he has been in the form of his life, coming from a century and a 40 in the second Test against Sri Lanka, another 40 in the first innings he batted in the IPL and now has followed it up with this match-winning century. Delhi's net run-rate takes them to the top of the points table.

19.1
6
Ankit Sharma to Pietersen, SIX runs, short and KP has smacked the bowler back over his head for a flat-as-flat-can-be six to bring up his century. And yes, to win the game for his side!

KP on strike and there can hardly be any doubt he is going for a big one here.

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs | DD: 156/5

  • Y Nagar23 (15b)
  • KP Pietersen97 (63b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-19-2
  • DT Christian4-0-35-1
18.6
0
Steyn to Nagar, no run, nicked away, but goes on the bounce to the wicket-keeper, which means that KP sill has a chance to get his century.
18.5
1
Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, pitched up o the bat and drilled by KP through the sweeper region for a single.

KP's on 96 with DD needing 3.

18.4
1
Steyn to Nagar, 1 run, short and Nagar plays an ugly swipe, it goes to the long-off region for a single.
18.3
1
Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball from Steyn, KP was expecting it given the number of fielders on the leg-side, deep, he pulls it away to the deep mid-wicket region for a single.
18.2
1
Steyn to Nagar, 1 run, slower one and Nagar waits for it, before playing it to the third-man region for a single. Over to KP now.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PA Patel
45(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %55%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 3 0 1 7 1 1 1
KP Pietersen
103(64) 6x4 - 9x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 0 18 18 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Nadeem
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
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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MI14104020.0000.784
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