Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GH Bodi
50(49) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 3 2 7 0 4 0
KP Pietersen
50(44) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 2 4 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

CH Morris
O4.0
M0
R7
W2
Eco1.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UT Yadav
O4.0
M1
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | DD: 117/9

  • M Morkel18 (16b)
  • UT Yadav1 (2b)
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-22-1
  • DP Nannes4-0-34-2

"Did anyone else feel a bit sick and depressed when Taylor mentioned IPL only in a few months? Honestly getting sick of all these drawn out T20 leagues." I hear you, Shih-Lon, but that's the future, I am being told. On that depressing note, it's goodbye for now. I'll see you guys tomorrow for the second semi-final. Cheers

Quotes from presentation
"The guys did really well up front," says MoM Neil McKenzie. "Bodi and Alviro set up a good platform. I just came out and pushed around. We were about 10 short, but the bowlers fired on all cylinders tonight. We needed to hit our four-day lengths on this wicket, and that's what we did. All the bowlers deserve the Man of the Match as a unit. No preference who plays us in the final, best of the luck to the Titans and the Sixers."

"The bowling was spot on today," says Alviro Petersen. "We needed our guys to go up that 10% extra, and they did. Chris Morris was special. We needed one of our three fast bowlers to come to the party in the Powerplay, and he did. Neil's experience was vital, Gulam played a nice innings too. Batting wise, we can improve, but we did well today. We love to play at Wanderers. We will celebrate tonight, and tomorrow, but we will be on the button come Sunday."

"We let ourselves down in the field," says Ross Taylor. "We gave 20-25 extra in the field. It was definitely gettable, but they bowled really well. Credit to them. We should have got the 140. We gave it all, but we were not good enough. We have IPL coming up in a few months, hopefully we can learn from these mistakes."

Bizarre bizarre game. Lions were superb in the field, but Delhi had a collective brain fade. This is not the time to analyse, though. Watch the red thunder celebrate. Phangiso has got a stump. They are all nodding to McKenzie too. Fireworks all around. And hugs among the men in red too

Back to the bizarre events now. Forget the selection, with captain sitting out for somebody who hadn't played a single delivery in this tournament. Chasing 138, look at Daredevils' order. Chand and Pathan ahead of the reluctant Taylor, who eventually batted at No. 6. And then even Pawan Negi ahead of Ajit Agarkar. As you have already pointed out many times, this is keeping in with the Daredevils' trend. They made some bizarre moves even in the IPL semi-final. With Mahela part of this think-tank, it is not quite unrelated how Sri Lanka are known for similar bizarre selections. I remember they played in last year's World Cup final a man who had not been part of the original squad and hadn't played a single match until then. Suraj Randiv it was, I recall. Oh well, also Chamara Kapugedera played only his second match. And Chaminda Vaas came out of cold storage and nearly played the final

19.6
0
Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, no run, Red thunder has struck. Lions are in the final. Tanvir hits Morkel in the rib area with a short delivery, and the team rushes onto the field
19.5
4lb
Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, 4 leg bye, slower short ball, kisses the pad on the way past the keeper
19.4
0
Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, no run, full, just outside off, beats his bat

"No IPL Pun's yet? or are the censor's working overtime so as not to offend the BCCI/IPL Honchos?" Rakesh, we don't kick those who are down already

19.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Yadav, 1 run, low full toss, gets a single to extra cover

More than six per ball now

19.2
0
Sohail Tanvir to Yadav, no run, angling in from round the stumps, hits him on the thigh
19.1
1
Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, 1 run, slower ball, slogs, gets a thick edge for one

"I just cant understand whats wrong with DD captains, SEHWAG : Hands Over The Captaincy To JAYA, Who Does not Want To play And Hands over The captaincy to TAYLOR, who does not want to come to bat and sends in Irfan first! Just bizarre!" Aryan sums it up

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GH Bodi
50(49) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 3 2 7 0 4 0
KP Pietersen
50(44) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 2 4 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

CH Morris
O4.0
M0
R7
W2
Eco1.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UT Yadav
O4.0
M1
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101