Champions League Twenty20, 5th Match, Group A: Deccan Chargers v Somerset at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 10, 2009
Champions League Twenty20 - 5th match, Group A
Somerset won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
10 October 2009 - night match (20-over match)

We're ready to kick things off here. The fielders have taken their positions, and it'll be Laxman and Gilchrist to open, with the latter on strike. One slip in place Charl Willoughby has the ball. All set!

Big cheers as the two teams step out. Some pre-match formalities still to be completed. The playing of the tournament anthem, shaking hands and all that. Around six more minutes before the actual start. The final XI's have been updated, take a look above.

People are gradually making their way into the ground. Not quite a full capacity yet, but it should be in quick time. There's no Chaminda Vaas for today's match. We should have the teams soon, Laxman and Gilchrist might open for Deccan. A strong opening combination for Somerset, with Trescothick and Langer at the top. The umpires are making their way out, it's Daryl Harper and Rudi Koertzen.

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Time for the toss - Justin Langer has won the toss and opted to bowl. "We want to have a crack under the lights, we are a very close-knit team," he says. His counterpart is his pal Gilchrist. Langer says the pitch is a great one-day wicket, rock hard and with plenty of runs. "We're gonna try to build a big total," says Gilchrist. He'll want to lead the way. Watch out for the teams above.

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Hello and welcome to the second game of the day, between IPL champions Deccan Chargers and Somerset. Both teams are playing their first game of the competition, and we can expect the crowd to build up significantly for this home fixture. We just witnessed the first century of the Champions League, from Andrew Puttick of the Cape Cobras to take his team through to the next stage. Deccan start favourites today with their power-packed line-up but the two other IPL teams have had a disappointing start to the competition. Lets see if Deccan prove an exception.

0.1

Willoughby to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turned away off the back foot wide of square leg for a single

Off the mark straightaway, in to face is Laxman. Had a good stint with Lancashire

0.2

Willoughby to Laxman, 1 wide, short of a length, leaving the right hander, Laxman had to stretch to reach but wasn't able to, given a wide

0.2

Willoughby to Laxman, FOUR, nicely timed, just a touch, short and wide, reached for it and knocked it wide of point to beat third man to the ropes, raced away

The crowd is on its feet, he's the homeboy

0.3

Willoughby to Laxman, no run, short and wide, cut away hard but straight to point will be disappointed to have missed out there

Slip comes off and moves to short gully

0.4

Willoughby to Laxman, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot to that very fielder

0.5

Willoughby to Laxman, no run, fullish outside off, gets forward and steers it to gully again

0.6

Willoughby to Laxman, FOUR, short outside off, charges down the track and flat-bats it wide of a diving mid-off, was uppish and it isn't clear if the fielder there got a hand to it, uncharacteristic of Laxman there, but he gets four

End of over 1 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 10/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • VVS Laxman 8 (5b 2x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 1 (1b)
    • CM Willoughby 1-0-10-0

Alfonso Thomas comes on

1.1

Thomas to Gilchrist, 1 run, oooh, nips back in from a good length outside off and keeps low, was late in bringing his bat down, got a thick inside edge behind square for a single

One slip

1.2

Thomas to Laxman, no run, short of a good length outside off, bowled at 134.3 kmph, hangs his bat out, gets an inside edge onto his pads

1.3

Thomas to Laxman, FOUR, short and wide, there to cut, slashes hard and flies off the edge well over slip for a boundary

1.4

Thomas to Laxman, 1 wide, short, outside leg stump at 137 kmph, a bouncer but misdirected, given a wide

1.4

Thomas to Laxman, no run, nicely bowled, came back in and he stuck to a tight line just outside off this time, good pace too, defended to point

1.5

Thomas to Laxman, no run, pushed it fuller, straight on middle, defended to cover from the crease, quicker at 138 kmph

1.6

Thomas to Laxman, 1 run, fullish outside off, goes for the drive but slightly away from his body, mistimes it towards cover but has enough time to steal a single

End of over 2 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 17/0 (RR: 8.50)

    • VVS Laxman 13 (10b 3x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 2 (2b)
    • AC Thomas 1-0-7-0
    • CM Willoughby 1-0-10-0

Good, positive start for the home team here.

Anand: "C'mon Laxman, show us some VVS wristy work...bored of all the bang-bang!!"

2.1

Willoughby to Laxman, 1 run, banged in short on middle, rolled his wrists over it while pulling it down to deep square leg, just the single

2.2

Willoughby to Gilchrist, no run, short and wide, Gilchrist goes for the cut but is unable to time it well, chops it down towards point

2.3

Willoughby to Gilchrist, FOUR, comes down the track and lofts him over cover, a fraction full, he made room and dispatched it for a boundary

2.4

Willoughby to Gilchrist, FOUR, just over mid-off! Not in his conventional position at the edge of the circle, not to the pitch there, just a free flow of the arms through the line, powerfully struck, cleared mid-off, just about, and raced to the ropes

A long-off in place now

2.5

Willoughby to Gilchrist, 2 runs, bowled full on the off, goes for another booming drive over the covers, ends up slicing it a touch, gets it wide of long-off for a couple of runs

2.6

Willoughby to Gilchrist, SIX, connects superbly this time, length ball on middle and leg and he swings it away disdainfully over the midwicket boundary for the first six of the game

Gilchrist is into his groove now, Laxman had led the way and he's caught up. 17 off that over, the crowd is rapt

End of over 3 (17 runs) Deccan Chargers 34/0 (RR: 11.33)

    • AC Gilchrist 18 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • VVS Laxman 14 (11b 3x4)
    • CM Willoughby 2-0-27-0
    • AC Thomas 1-0-7-0
3.1

Thomas to Laxman, 1 run, Laxman does the sensible thing, giving his more explosive partner the strike by tapping it in front of point for a single

Karthik: "The hyderabad jinx for the home team is so worse that it could not defend even 214 runs against rajasthan royals....."

3.2

Thomas to Gilchrist, OUT, banged in short and the miscued pull results in a wicket, came onto him quickly, he was eyeing midwicket but he was a little late into the shot, lobbed up towards gully and Trescothick ran a few paces forward to complete an easy catch

AC Gilchrist c Trescothick b Thomas 18 (8b 2x4 1x6) SR: 225.00

Yup that was quick, 143 kmph

T Suman comes in

3.3

Thomas to Laxman, no run, bowled full on middle, driven firmly down to mid-on

3.4

Thomas to Laxman, FOUR, aggression from Laxman, short on the off, makes room and he slaps it hard down the ground wide of mid-on for a boundary

3.5

Thomas to Laxman, 1 wide, banged in short on middle and leg, Laxman went for the hook, missed and the keeper went up, the umpire is having none of the nonsense, calls it a wide

3.5

Thomas to Laxman, 1 run, a fraction short on middle, whipped away down wide of fine leg for a single

3.6

Thomas to Suman, no run, lands on a good length on the off, defended to cover

A huge wicket in that over, Laxman has to lead the charge now. Gilchrist was looking dangerous and Somerset have struck a timely blow

End of over 4 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 41/1 (RR: 10.25)

    • TL Suman 0 (1b)
    • VVS Laxman 20 (15b 4x4)
    • AC Thomas 2-0-14-1
    • CM Willoughby 2-0-27-0
4.1

Willoughby to Laxman, FOUR, pitched up and Laxman takes full toll, gets his left foot out of the way and swats it past the bowler all along the ground for four more

4.2

Willoughby to Laxman, FOUR, another length delivery and he gives it the treatment, makes a bit of room and carts him over the covers for a couple of bounces over the ropes

The keeper comes up. He's bowled too full to Laxman, needs to hold it back a little

4.3

Willoughby to Laxman, 1 run, beautifully timed, good length just on the off, open the face to steer that past a diving backward point, but point dived well to his left to save a few runs there, 50 up

4.4

Willoughby to Suman, no run, fullish on middle, gets across to drive it into the leg side, gets an inside edge onto his pads

4.5

Willoughby to Suman, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, drives it wide of mid-off for a single

4.6

Willoughby to Laxman, no run, hurled it full again, drove it just wide of mid-on

End of over 5 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 51/1 (RR: 10.20)

    • VVS Laxman 29 (19b 6x4)
    • TL Suman 1 (3b)
    • CM Willoughby 3-0-37-0
    • AC Thomas 2-0-14-1

Belford: "who said T20 is for the young? So far it has been a battle of the over 30's. Opening Batsmen and Bowler are well over 32"

5.1

Phillips to Suman, FOUR, angling it on the pads and Suman gets into the act, walking across and glancing it elegantly down to the fine-leg boundary

Ben Phillips comes on

5.2

Phillips to Suman, 1 run, hurls it in the blockhole on middle, dug out wide of cover for a single

5.3

Phillips to Laxman, 2 runs, tries to clear mid-off, just manages to do so, short of a good length outside off, makes room and plays an ugly swat over the off-side field, got a lot of elevation but didn't time it as well as he wanted to

5.4

Phillips to Laxman, 1 run, that's more textbook-ish, full on the off, driven wide of mid-off for a single

5.5

Phillips to Suman, OUT, gone! Bowled on a length outside off at 129 kmph, drives hard at it in an attempt to clear mid-off, gets a thick edge and Trescothick times his jump to perfection to snap a sharp chance at slip

TL Suman c Trescothick b Phillips 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Trying to make use of the restrictions there, just a couple of balls left but it's cost him his wicket. Andrew Symonds walks in to big cheers.What a player to have in a team

5.6

Phillips to Symonds, FOUR, off the mark in style, short of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and steers it wide of point, well wide of third man, to the ropes, he's off

End of over 6 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 63/2 (RR: 10.50)

    • A Symonds 4 (1b 1x4)
    • VVS Laxman 32 (21b 6x4)
    • BJ Phillips 1-0-12-1
    • CM Willoughby 3-0-37-0

The Powerplay is over and done with. The field has been pushed back. Peter Trego comes on to bowl his medium-pacers

6.1

Trego to Laxman, 2 runs, full on the pads, tickles it typically wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs, a colleague says "That's the only LAXMAN shot he's played today"

6.2

Trego to Laxman, 2 runs, drilled hard down the ground wide of long-on for a couple more

6.3

Trego to Laxman, FOUR, lucky! Full outside off, tries to swing it hard over midwicket, gets an inside edge just wide of the stumps to beat the keeper to the ropes

6.4

Trego to Laxman, no run, short of a good length on the off, turned down to midwicket

6.5

Trego to Laxman, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, eased down to deep cover for a single

The foreign-player restriction for IPL teams applies to this tournament as well

6.6

Trego to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up on the off, driven down to long-off for a single

End of over 7 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 73/2 (RR: 10.42)

    • A Symonds 5 (2b 1x4)
    • VVS Laxman 41 (26b 7x4)
    • PD Trego 1-0-10-0
    • BJ Phillips 1-0-12-1

Going at over ten-an-over, nicely set up

7.1

Phillips to Symonds, 1 run, full outside off, came down the track and tried to clear point but he ended up slicing it towards third man, Trego had to run in and it just fell inches short of him

7.2

Phillips to Laxman, no run, short of a good length outside off, tries to nudge it down to third man, misses

7.3

Phillips to Laxman, no run, nipped away there, shortish, tries to run it down to third man but doesn't connect

7.4

Phillips to Laxman, 1 run, short on middle, turned away down to deep square leg for a single

7.5

Phillips to Symonds, no run, in the blockhole outside off, dug out down to extra cover on the bounce

7.6

Phillips to Symonds, 1 run, brilliantly fielded by Trescothick at midwicket, low full toss on leg stump, driven firmly but he throws himself to his right to keep them down to a single

A quietish over, that

End of over 8 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 76/2 (RR: 9.50)

    • A Symonds 7 (5b 1x4)
    • VVS Laxman 42 (29b 7x4)
    • BJ Phillips 2-0-15-1
    • PD Trego 1-0-10-0
8.1

Trego to Symonds, no run, good length outside off, powers it to extra cover, couldn't get it past him

8.2

Trego to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length on the off, runs it down to third man for a single

8.3

Trego to Laxman, 1 run, he's striking it well, bowled full on the off, creamed it down the ground to long-on

8.4

Trego to Symonds, no run, back of a length on the off, pushes it standing tall towards mid-off, played it gently

8.5

Trego to Symonds, OUT, gone, short on the off, Symonds was trying to force the pace there, smacked it straight into the palms of Hildreth who took a good catch at long-on running forward, didn't get it in the middle there, a big swing, but didn't travel far

A Symonds c Hildreth b Trego 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

We all know what Symonds is capable of, and a few dot balls have produced his downfall. Rohit Sharma comes in

8.6

Trego to Laxman, 1 run, bowled full outside off, tapped down towards long-off wide of a diving Langer for a single

End of over 9 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 79/3 (RR: 8.77)

    • VVS Laxman 44 (31b 7x4)
    • RG Sharma 0 (0b)
    • PD Trego 2-0-13-1
    • BJ Phillips 2-0-15-1
9.1

Phillips to Laxman, 1 run, back of a length on the off, cracked off the back foot down to deep cover for a single

9.2

Phillips to Sharma, no run, bowled full on the off, steered down to point off the front foot

9.3

Phillips to Sharma, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended down towards extra cover

9.4

Phillips to Sharma, FOUR, edged between slip and keeper, short on the off stump, a hint of away movement, Rohit tried to guide it fine, got a thick edge and bang into that widish gap between the two guys behind the stumps for four runs

The slip has always stood wide this tournament, more a second slip

9.5

Phillips to Sharma, 2 runs, bowled full on the off stump, eases into the drive to get it wide of extra cover for two more

9.6

Phillips to Sharma, no run, short of a good length outside off, gets forward and watches it to the keeper

These two - Philips and Trego - have quietened things down a bit, but the rate is still very healthy

End of over 10 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 86/3 (RR: 8.60)

    • RG Sharma 6 (5b 1x4)
    • VVS Laxman 45 (32b 7x4)
    • BJ Phillips 3-0-22-1
    • PD Trego 2-0-13-1
10.1

Trego to Laxman, 1 run, angling it in on middle, whipped away wristily off the front foot to deep midwicket for a single

10.2

Trego to Sharma, 1 run, bowled full on the off, driven down to long-off for a single

10.3

Trego to Laxman, no run, short of a good length on the off, bowled at 131.3, one of his quicker deliveries, defended back to the bowler

10.4

Trego to Laxman, OUT, the slower one does the trick! Bowled at just 99.8 kmph, the offcutter on the off stump and a teasing length as well, bowled full, Laxman's eyes lit up and he tried it swing it over square leg, was too early into the shot, missed and was bowled

VVS Laxman b Trego 46 (35b 7x4 0x6) SR: 131.42

He was the set batsman, and had played well upto this point. Somerset have hit back superbly here, they've stemmed the flow of runs and the wickets have followed. Styris comes in

10.5

Trego to Styris, 1 run, bowled full on the off, drives it straight down to long-off for a single

10.6

Trego to Sharma, no run, whipped away to midwicket from the crease

The end of a successful over, Somerset will think they have the edge now

End of over 11 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 89/4 (RR: 8.09)

    • RG Sharma 7 (7b 1x4)
    • SB Styris 1 (1b)
    • PD Trego 3-0-16-2
    • BJ Phillips 3-0-22-1
11.1

de Bruyn to Styris, no run, shortish on middle, pushed back to the bowler

11.2

de Bruyn to Styris, no run, bowled full on the off, driven straight to point

11.3

de Bruyn to Styris, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot to long-on

de Bruyn, the bowler

11.4

de Bruyn to Sharma, no run, hits the right driving length on the off stump, pushed through straight to extra cover

11.5

de Bruyn to Sharma, no run, bowled it full on middle, worked away wristily to midwicket

An excellent over so far

11.6

de Bruyn to Sharma, 1 run, ends it well, shortish on middle and leg, turned away to deep square leg for just a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 91/4 (RR: 7.58)

    • RG Sharma 8 (10b 1x4)
    • SB Styris 2 (4b)
    • Z de Bruyn 1-0-2-0
    • PD Trego 3-0-16-2
12.1

Trego to Sharma, 1 run, bowled on a good length on middle, driven through the line to long-on

12.2

Trego to Styris, no run, low full toss on the off, aiming for the blockhole there, opens the face and square-drives it to point

12.3

Trego to Styris, 1 run, slower offcutter again, 99.5 kmph, defended with bat close to pad towards cover for a quick single

12.4

Trego to Sharma, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, pushed uppishly down towards long-on for a single

12.5

Trego to Styris, no run, back of a length on middle, pushed to extra cover, the boundaries have dried up

12.6

Trego to Styris, no run, tight line, full on the off, tries to force it past the bowler but mistimes it straight to him

End of over 13 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 94/4 (RR: 7.23)

    • SB Styris 3 (8b)
    • RG Sharma 10 (12b 1x4)
    • PD Trego 4-0-19-2
    • Z de Bruyn 1-0-2-0

The last five overs have just yielded 18. Trego finishes an impressive spell, 2 for 19 off four

13.1

de Bruyn to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length on the off, punched down to long-off

13.2

de Bruyn to Styris, 1 run, pushed through the line to long-on

13.3

de Bruyn to Sharma, 1 run, full on the pads, fails to get it away, tickled straight to short fine leg

13.4

de Bruyn to Styris, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, tries to close the face and turn it past midwicket, is struck on the pads

13.5

de Bruyn to Styris, 1 run, hurls it full on leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg for one more

13.6

de Bruyn to Sharma, 1 run, aiming for the yorker, a low full toss on middle, driven towards wide long-on for a single

End of over 14 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 99/4 (RR: 7.07)

    • RG Sharma 13 (15b 1x4)
    • SB Styris 5 (11b)
    • Z de Bruyn 2-0-7-0
    • PD Trego 4-0-19-2

Just over seven-an-over , the rate now. It was well over 10 at the seven-over mark. Willoughby comes on

14.1

Willoughby to Sharma, 1 run, full on the off, leans into the drive and plays it to long-off for a single

14.2

Willoughby to Styris, 1 run, hurls it full on the off, slices it over point, lands on the bounce in front of the converging deep point

14.3

Willoughby to Sharma, FOUR, shot! Breaks the boundary-drought with a stylish off drive, that was all timing, bowled it on a length outside off, he leant into it and eased it past long-off for four valuable runs

14.4

Willoughby to Sharma, 1 run, pushed just wide of extra cover for a single

14.5

Willoughby to Styris, no run, full outside off, steered down to point

14.6

Willoughby to Styris, no run, missed out there, juicy delivery on the pads, should have clipped it past short fine but he misses

Willoughby ends an expensive spell, was smacked all around by Gilchrist

End of over 15 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 106/4 (RR: 7.06)

    • SB Styris 6 (14b)
    • RG Sharma 19 (18b 2x4)
    • CM Willoughby 4-0-44-0
    • Z de Bruyn 2-0-7-0
15.1

de Bruyn to Sharma, 1 run, lands on a good length on the off, moves away and belts it down to long-off

15.2

de Bruyn to Styris, SIX, Styris goes after it, bowled on middle and leg on a length and he hit that through the line over wide long-on for an important six, they're stepping it up now

15.3

de Bruyn to Styris, 1 run, shortish on the off, cross-bats it down to deep midwicket for a single

15.4

de Bruyn to Sharma, FOUR, Rohit's turn this time, pitched it up outside off, made room and lofted it into the gap between long-off and deep cover for a one bounce four, picked the gap to perfection

15.5

de Bruyn to Sharma, OUT, struck it extremely hard but could not get the elevation, bowled full on the off and he swung it hard but flat down long-on's throat, Alfonso the man there, took an easy catch

RG Sharma c Thomas b de Bruyn 24 (21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Venugopal Rao comes in

15.6

de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, short on the off, taps it into the leg side in front of the bowler for a quick single

End of over 16 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 119/5 (RR: 7.43)

    • Y Venugopal Rao 1 (1b)
    • SB Styris 13 (16b 1x6)
    • Z de Bruyn 3-0-20-1
    • CM Willoughby 4-0-44-0

160 would be a competitive score, they should be eyeing that.. Alfonso comes back

16.1

Thomas to Venugopal Rao, no run, bowled it full on middle and leg, tried to drive it through midwicket, got an inside edge onto his pads

16.2

Thomas to Venugopal Rao, no run, bowled full on middle, pushed it straight to midwicket, another dot ball

16.3

Thomas to Venugopal Rao, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, had he got his bat to it it would have been four, missed and gets a wide

16.3

Thomas to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, the short one, cut back in, bowled at 132.9 kmph, Venugopal tried to make way, was rapped on the gloves, lobbed up into the off side and he stole the single

16.4

Thomas to Styris, OUT, given! Bowled from wide of the crease and bowled it full on leg stump, Styris tried to drive it through midwicket, missed and was struck on the pads, Harper didn't take long to raise his finger but could it have slid down the leg side? We need a replay

SB Styris lbw b Thomas 13 (17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.47

RP Singh comes in. Replays show it would have just clipped leg. Certainly looked like going down on first glance as well. Styris, a touch unlucky. Marginal call

16.5

Thomas to Singh, no run, short on middle, defended back to the bowler

16.6

Thomas to Singh, 1 run, hurled it full on the off, smacked down to long-off to keep the strike

End of over 17 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 122/6 (RR: 7.17)

    • RP Singh 1 (2b)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 2 (4b)
    • AC Thomas 3-0-17-2
    • Z de Bruyn 3-0-20-1
17.1

de Bruyn to Singh, 1 run, RP makes room and he follows him, bowls it short, struck on the thighs and they steal a single as it lobs up towards point, attempt at a direct hit at the bowler's end, misses and it's backed up well at long-off

17.2

de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, SIX, struck well, came off the meat, length ball on middle and he struck it sweetly through the line over long-on for six

17.3

de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, misdirected, straying on the pads, flicked away to bisect fine leg and deep square leg for a boundary, 160 is on the cards

17.4

de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, no run, fullish on the off, driven to extra cover

17.5

de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, full toss on the pads, poor delivery, worked away wide of fine leg for a single, a fumble allows them to run back for the second

17.6

de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, pushed through to long-off for a single to keep the strike

End of over 18 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 136/6 (RR: 7.55)

    • Y Venugopal Rao 15 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 2 (3b)
    • Z de Bruyn 4-0-34-1
    • AC Thomas 3-0-17-2

Phillips comes back

18.1

Phillips to Venugopal Rao, SIX, free swing of the arms again, length ball outside off, he stands his ground and hammers it back over the bowler's head for six

18.2

Phillips to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, low full toss on the off, taps it wide of extra cover for a single

18.3

Phillips to Singh, OUT, bowled'im! In the blockhole on off, tried to run it down to third man, missed and the stumps were pegged bac

RP Singh b Phillips 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Was looking for a single to give Rao the strike, right intent but couldn't execute it well. Edwards comes in

18.4

Phillips to Edwards, 1 run, does well, in the blockhole on middle and leg, digs it out to long-on for a single

18.5

Phillips to Venugopal Rao, OUT, he's holed out, was trying to clear long-on but didn't time it well, length ball on middle, lofted it straight to Hildreth in the deep, easy catch snapped comfortably

Y Venugopal Rao c Hildreth b Phillips 22 (12b 1x4 2x6) SR: 183.33

That ends a nice cameo from Rao, though they'll have to settle for around 150 now

18.6

Phillips to Edwards, 1 run, guided behind point for a single to keep the strike

End of over 19 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 145/8 (RR: 7.63)

    • FH Edwards 2 (2b)
    • PP Ojha 0 (0b)
    • BJ Phillips 4-0-31-3
    • Z de Bruyn 4-0-34-1

Ojha, the new man but it'll be Edwards who'll face. Alfonso Thomas to bowl the last over. Third man is up

19.1

Thomas to Edwards, 1 run, wafts it down to deep midwicket for a single

19.2

Thomas to Ojha, 1 run, fullish outside off, guides it between point and cover for a single

19.3

Thomas to Edwards, FOUR, finds the gap, bowled it full outside off, made room and crashed it through the off side between long-off and deep cover for a boundary

19.4

Thomas to Edwards, no run, short on the off, moves across to pull it ferociously over square leg, misses, too quick

19.5

Thomas to Edwards, no run, hurls it full, just a fraction outside off, swings wildly, missed

19.6

Thomas to Edwards, 1 wide, OUT, too high, given a wide, and it's also a run-out, eventful delivery, Ojha wanted to steal a bye but there was no response from Edwards, the keeper throws it back to the bowler who takes off the bails to send Ojha back

PP Ojha run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Harmeet Singh comes in

19.6

Thomas to Edwards, 1 run, yorker length outside off, goes for it, gets an inside edge onto his pads, gets a single

Given the start they got, Deccan would have hoped for a more substantial score. The problem for them was they lost wickets when their batsmen were set. Gilchrist had smashed it around and ended up miscuing a pull; Laxman had played an aggressive knock but a few dot balls produced a lapse and Rohit Sharma fell when he had just started to step it up. A few lusty blows from Venugopal Rao at the end has got them here. Laxman acknowledges that his team are around 25 runs short, and tips Trescothick as the main wicket when Somerset come out to chase. Join us in around ten minutes for the resumption.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 153/9

    • FH Edwards 8 (7b 1x4)
    • Harmeet Singh 0 (0b)
    • AC Thomas 4-0-25-2
    • BJ Phillips 4-0-31-3
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