Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.2 caught! Deccan have taken a body blow! Fernando pitches short of a length and angles the ball into the left-hander, cramping Gilchrist for room, he tries to play the upper cut over backward point but only succeeds in offering a simple catch to Pinal Shah who runs in from third man and makes no mistake 20/2
    1.2 caught! What a catch by Thornely, Afridi tries to hit a six off his first ball and throws his bat at a good length ball outside off stump, he slices the ball high in the air, it's gone miles, Thornely runs backwards from around cover point, keeps his eyes fixed on the ball and takes an exceptional catch while on the run 7/1
    4.3 Sharma's lbw! Fernando goes over the wicket and delivers a perfectly-pitched slower ball that angles into the right-hander, Sharma tries to flick but is extremely early on the shot, he's nearly completed the stroke by the time the ball reaches him, seams a touch away from the right-hander, and thuds into his pads plumb in front of middle stump 20/3
    9.1 caught! Nayar's struck, Silva comes forward and tries to drive a good length ball that pitches around off stump and seams a fraction away from the right-hander, the ball goes past the outside edge and Takawale appeals for the catch, not too sure if there was an edge but Doctrove raises the finger 56/4
    17.1 Rao's gone and with it so have Decccan's slim hopes! Rao slashes at a ball that's a bit too far away from him, he slices the ball in the air over point, Shah pedals backwards and manages to hold on to the catch although he didn't get into a very good position 130/5
    17.3 bowled! That's another high full toss, Teja backs away towards leg and swings, he misses and Bravo hits the top of middle stump, he's thrilled for he's having a superb match before catching his flight back to the West Indies tonight 136/6
    not out
    18.5 Das is run out! He backs away towards leg side and Fernando follows him with a bouncer, Das gets beaten and is late in responding to Zoysa's call to steal a bye, Takawale hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end and Das is a long way short 145/7
    not out
    8 (b 1, lb 3, nb 1, w 3)
    153/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Shahid Afridi, 1.2 ov), 2-20 (AC Gilchrist, 4.2 ov), 3-20 (RG Sharma, 4.3 ov), 4-56 (LPC Silva, 9.1 ov), 5-130 (Y Venugopal Rao, 17.1 ov), 6-136 (DB Ravi Teja, 17.3 ov), 7-145 (H Das, 18.5 ov)
    A Nehra4.002907.25112200
    DJ Bravo4.002436.00122110
    CRD Fernando4.003829.5092211
    RR Raje2.001909.5043010
    AM Nayar3.001816.0091100
    DJ Thornely1.00808.0011000
    ST Jayasuriya2.001306.5052000

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