1.6 and he's gone! A tame end, Gilchrist half-poking at one just outside off stump with no footwork, and looks on as the inside-edge is dragged back onto his stumps, he was trying to leave the ball but didn't do so well at all, first strike to Asif and the Chargers 9/1
    7.6 now who didn't see this coming! A frustrated Venu makes room and drives inside-out over cover but straight down Dhawan's throat out on the boundary, and he didn't have to move a bit 36/3
    5.1 gone through him! Asif strikes again, pitching a tad fuller just outside off stump and bringing it into to a leaden-footed Laxman, who plays all over it with his ugly attempt of a flick, the thinnest of inside-edges splaying the stumps 23/2
    9.2 edged and taken and thats a big wicket for Maharoof! Symonds doesn't move his feet much as he goes fishing to one back of a length and Karthik dives to his right to pluck a good low catch 45/4
    18.4 well held out on the ropes, as Sharma walks down and hammers the low full toss off the toe end of the bat out to McGrath at deep midwicket 123/7
    12.1 and he strikes first ball, would you believe? Bhatia pitches on about middle and leg, Afridi gets across to try and scoop it away to fine leg, misses, and umpire Saheba lifts up the finger as it looks like it would have taken out leg stump .. a good call, as I've just seen replays. 60/5
    16.1 poor call there! Full on the stumps, Bangar pushes to cover and sets off but Sharma sells him down the river as he sees Tiwary coming in, Bangar is so far down that he has no chance of getting back and Karthik collects the flat throw 82/6
    19.2 it goes a bit quite as Yadav gets under a shortish one and mistimes the flat-batted attempt to Gambhir in the covers, who doesn't have to do much 129/8
    not out
    not out
    5 (lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    142/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.1)
    Did not bat: PP Ojha
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (AC Gilchrist, 1.6 ov), 2-23 (VVS Laxman, 5.1 ov), 3-36 (Y Venugopal Rao, 7.6 ov), 4-45 (A Symonds, 9.2 ov), 5-60 (Shahid Afridi, 12.1 ov), 6-82 (SB Bangar, 16.1 ov), 7-123 (RG Sharma, 18.4 ov), 8-129 (AS Yadav, 19.2 ov)
    GD McGrath412205.50164000
    Mohammad Asif401924.75170200
    MF Maharoof403629.00103210
    VY Mahesh403518.7573101
    R Bhatia402726.7592100

Match Details


Deccan Chargers , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

22 April 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee


Delhi Daredevils 2, Deccan Chargers 0

Match Notes

  • Misers united: McGrath and Asif

    The pairing for the first time in the competition of McGrath and Asif, who provided a masterclass from both ends, really got the aesthete's juices flowing

  • Deccan felled by Sehwag fireworks

    A clinical performance from the Delhi Daredevils, beginning with some miserly bowling and capped by Virender Sehwag's blistering 41-ball 94, produced an early finish in Hyderabad