Player of the Match
Player of the Match
475dThe Report by George Binoy

Mahela guides Delhi into playoffs

Mahela Jayawardene's half-century may have been the slowest for Delhi Daredevils this season but it helped his team become the first side to qualify for the playoffs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
56(49) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 18 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 5 12 11 12 1 4 6
DJ Hussey
40(35) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 10 6 8 8 2

Best performances - Bowlers

UT Yadav
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | DC: 140/5 | RR: 7.36

  • DPMD Jayawardene56 (49b)
  • IK Pathan19 (10b)
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-34-0
  • P Awana4-0-22-3

That is it from us for this game. Join us tomorrow for more from the IPL. Abhishek Purohit signing off for now. Cheers

Umesh Yadav is the Man of the Match. Umesh: "Normally, Viru pa gives us the ball and tells us to bowl according to ourselves. It is the short format, you keep going for fours and sixes even off good balls. I was getting some swing."

Sehwag: "There was little movement for the fast bowlers, Varun and Umesh bowled beautifully, took early wickets and put pressure on Kings XI. We were expecting that Mahela could play till the end and finish the game. It is difficult to go in and play your shots; he took his time."

Hussey: "We fought the game out really well. Full credit to Irfan and Mahela. Delhi are a very talented team. Awana's sort of come from nowhere, he's been the find of the tournament for us as far as bowling is concerned."

Irfan and Mahela embrace, Hussey has hands on his knees. Delhi Daredevils are the first team to make it to the IPL 2012 playoffs. Kings XI Punjab are not out of it yet, but they have to face Delhi once more out of their two remaining games

Kings XI fought, but Delhi had too much depth for them, and 136 was too modest a total to defend

Kishore: "swing with ball...now swing with bat....irfan does it again!!!"

reddy: "Match result apart, today we have witnessed India's bright pace future - Varun, Yadav, Awana."

18.6
4
Azhar Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, that will be it, Mahela has dragged another short ball into the gap between midwicket and mid on
18.5
4
Azhar Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, Mahela gets to fifty, he was looking to make room initially, Mahmood followed him with a back of a length ball, Mahela recovered quickly to swat-pull it through square leg, despite being off-balance
18.4
4
Azhar Mahmood to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, drilled, and it disappears past extra cover, legs wide apart, solid base created to power the full delivery away
18.3
1
Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, pitched up and eased back down the ground to long on

around the stumps

18.2
1
Azhar Mahmood to Jayawardene, 1 run, now he finds point once again, he made room outside leg stump, and cut, Irfan went for the single
18.1
0
Azhar Mahmood to Jayawardene, no run, that should have gone, short, wide, but Mahela has tried to time it rather than hit it, and it goes straight to point

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21V SehwagDA Warner
2nd7V SehwagY Venugopal Rao
3rd9DPMD JayawardeneY Venugopal Rao
4th0DPMD JayawardeneLRPL Taylor
5th58DPMD JayawardeneNV Ojha
6th45DPMD JayawardeneIK Pathan