• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.2 and Fidel strikes second up, and three matches ina row we have the scorecard reading 0 for 1, this was fast, 142ks, bouncing into his ribs, and Parthiv gloves it down the leg side. Unlucky way to get out, but it was a good delivery, surprising Parthiv with the bounce 0/1
    12.6 what a big over from Ojha, two wickets, and it is Hayden now, the big fish, this is bowled full, into the pads, Hayden is looking to charge down, but is cramped by it, and is too close to the ball, so doesn't get elevation, and it goes straight to midwicket 103/4
    6.5 finally they hold on to a catch, and what a catch it is, thrown up to Raian who absolutely murders it back to Sharma, low and fast, there is not even a second to react, but Sharma bends low and catches it smoothly, throws it miles in the air to celebrate, and what a catch it was, no lesser celebration would to justice to it 64/2
    12.3 Ojha gets another one, gets this to rip, Dhoni has stepped out, is short of the pitch, he is looking extra cover, but this slices off the face and lobs straight to sweeper-cover 102/3
    not out
    41
    29
    4
    2
    141.37
    16.5 what price justice indeed, this is a much better hit, off the middle, slog sweep, goes where he wants it to, towards deep midwicket, and finds the boundary fielder, poetic justice 129/5
    19.5 and this was always coming, just back of a length, Badri throws his bat at it, top-edges it, it goes miles in the air, and RP catches it on the adjacent pitch 165/6
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    7 (w 4, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    165/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.25)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    FH Edwards4.002115.25510
    RP Singh3.0032110.66420
    DR Smith1.0017017.00021
    Y Venugopal Rao4.003518.75421
    RG Sharma3.001816.00410
    PP Ojha2.001125.50210
    Shoaib Ahmed3.0031010.33422
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (PA Patel, 0.2 ov), 2-64 (SK Raina, 6.5 ov), 3-102 (MS Dhoni, 12.3 ov), 4-103 (ML Hayden, 12.6 ov), 5-129 (JA Morkel, 16.5 ov), 6-165 (S Badrinath, 19.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    5.4 and Raina gets a wicket, just like Rohit Sharma did for Deccan, short and wide, but slow, and Gilchrist looks to make all the pace, and hits straight to short third man, in the air 67/1
    not out
    69
    56
    6
    2
    123.21
    7.3 and Raian strikes again, he is wearing yellow, but his arm has been gold, a mirror image of Gilchrist's dismissal, short and wide, and Laxman cuts in the air, stright to backward point 75/2
    13.4 those two dot balls have done the job, this is short and slightly slower, Rohit makes room to cut, but it's not wide enough, gets the edge, what a comeback by Bala 114/3
    15.2 Murali strikes in his last over, the last throw of Dhoni's dice has worked, this was a perfect delivery from round the stumps, sharp offbreak, pitching offish, and straightening, beating the forward defensive 130/4
    not out
    12
    14
    1
    0
    85.71
    Extras
    10 (w 3, nb 5, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    169/4 (19.3 Overs, RR: 8.66)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    L Balaji3.3041111.71311
    MS Gony1.0020020.00131
    JA Morkel3.002909.66201
    M Muralitharan4.001714.25500
    SK Raina4.001824.50500
    Joginder Sharma1.0014014.00011
    JDP Oram3.002809.33211
    Fall of wickets:1-67 (AC Gilchrist, 5.4 ov), 2-75 (VVS Laxman, 7.3 ov), 3-114 (RG Sharma, 13.4 ov), 4-130 (DR Smith, 15.2 ov)

Match Notes

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299