Champions League Twenty20, 17th Match, League B: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore, Oct 17, 2009
Champions League Twenty20 - 17th match, League B
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
17 October 2009 - night match (20-over match)

One slip in place. Steyn to bowl

8.38pm: Bangalore get together for a huddle. There's a noisy din despite this being a dead rubber for the home fans. They haven't left. The Delhi openers Gambhir and Sehwag make their way out.

Toss Bangalore have won the toss and they will bowl first. No Kallis today for Bangalore. Delhi are unchanged from the previous game. Kumble said the dew factor influenced his decision. It's also Kumble's birthday today. Only pride to play for him and his team. The teams are updated.

For Bangalore, Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in for B Akhil.

20.25 Hello everyone and thanks for joining us. Those of you who have been following today's dramatic action from Bangalore know that the Cobras' eight-wicket win over Victoria has knocked the Royal Challengers out of the tournament. This game means a lot for the Daredevils, who need to win both their fixtures to qualify for the semi-finals. This match, due to the security scare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, has been delayed and we are awaiting word if this too will be a 17-overs-a-side affair. Stay tuned.

0.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, was that out? very close! Gambhir chased a very wide delivery outside off and Boucher wasn't so confident

0.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, he has Gambhir feeling at a delivery outside off again, pitched up and well directed

0.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, three in a row and there's a confident appeal this time, holds the length back and the batsman tries to dab it to third man, didn't look like an edge

0.4

Steyn to Gambhir, FOUR, that's more like it, pitched up outside off and in the perfect length to drive, a defensive push off the middle of the bat is enough to bisect mid-off and cover

0.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to point

0.6

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 wide, loses his direction and sprays it wide outside off, he flashes and withdraws

0.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, slower ball and pushed hard square on the off side, Taylor does well at cover point to slide and cut it off

Today in Page 2: Dean Jones has a Viv Richards anecdote from back in the day, readers' questions about who will win the Champions League answered, and a new caption contest.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • G Gambhir 4 (6b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-5-0
1.1

P Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he cuts hard to square third man

1.2

P Kumar to Gambhir, 1 bye, slower ball outside off and he pushes at it and the ball nearly takes the inside edge, the keeper fumbles

1.3

P Kumar to Sehwag, no run, stays beside the line and punches it to the off side

1.4

P Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, short and wide outside off, criminal lime to Sehwag, he rolls his wrists and carves it high over backward point, Praveen is disappointed

1.5

P Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, slides on the pads, he knows that the fine leg is up so he runs it on its way down to long leg

1.6

P Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, three in a row, he strays on the pads again but this time Sehwag flicks it past the gap between mid-on and midwicket

End of over 2 (14 runs) Delhi Daredevils 19/0 (RR: 9.50)

    • V Sehwag 13 (5b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 4 (7b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 1-0-13-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-5-0
2.1

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, taps it towards mid-off and sets off very quickly, Uthappa collects and has a shy at the bowler's end

2.2

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, best of the lot so far, not a bad delivery, angles it on middle and off, Sehwag shuffles a bit and flicks it past square leg, the timing saw that through

2.3

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 wide, down the leg side and he tries to tickle it away, dangerous line because fine leg is up

2.3

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, slower ball and read well, he opens the face and angles it down to third man

2.4

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, digs it in short of a length and he taps it down to third man

2.5

Steyn to Sehwag, 2 runs, strays on the pads and Sehwag flicks it away past square leg, too easy for him, loud cheers as Taylor runs across from deep square and cuts it off with a slide

2.6

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, outside off and he chops it down to point

End of over 3 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 30/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • V Sehwag 21 (9b 4x4)
    • G Gambhir 6 (9b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-16-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-13-0

Here's B Kumar

3.1

B Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, not the best of starts or the bowler, overpitched on middle and leg and Sehwag clears his back leg and whips it with disdain past midwicket

3.2

B Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, he pushes it straight to mid-on this time

3.3

B Kumar to Gambhir, FOUR, Tough initiation for the bowler, lands it outside off and Gambhir makes room and bashes it across the line and gets some elevation over mid-on and midwicket

3.4

B Kumar to Gambhir, no run, comes down the pitch but mistimes it to mid-on

3.5

B Kumar to Gambhir, no run, for a minute the crowd thought it was a catch, chops it down hard on the first bounce to Taylor at cover point who throws the ball up to tease the crowd

3.6

B Kumar to Gambhir, no run, comes down the track and pushes it hard to Kumble at midwicket

End of over 4 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 39/0 (RR: 9.75)

    • G Gambhir 10 (13b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 26 (11b 5x4)
    • B Kumar 1-0-9-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-16-0
4.1

P Kumar to Sehwag, no run, hits the deck hard and Sehwag ducks under the bouncer, the umpire calls the one bouncer for the over and Praveen is amused about something

4.2

P Kumar to Sehwag, no run, the slower bouncer has Sehwag all at sea, he shapes to upper cut it but misses it completely

4.3

P Kumar to Sehwag, 1 wide, slower ball again but down the leg side, Sehwag tried to pull that away

4.3

P Kumar to Sehwag, 2 runs, on the pads and worked past midwicket for a couple

4.4

P Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, the slow leg cutter again and Sehwag looks to bash that over the off side but the change of pace forces him to angle it gently down to third man

4.5

P Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, gets a half stride forward and taps it with soft hands towards Kohli and completes the run comfortably

4.6

P Kumar to Sehwag, 1 wide, poor delivery wide outside off, so wide that it was impossible to chase that

4.6

P Kumar to Sehwag, 2 runs, he reaches out to a full and wide delivery and places it to Pandey at cover point, they scamper for the single and there's a direct hit, Gambhir just manages to ground his bat and they take the overthrow, the third umpire takes a look

End of over 5 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 47/0 (RR: 9.40)

    • V Sehwag 31 (16b 5x4)
    • G Gambhir 11 (14b 2x4)
    • P Kumar 2-0-21-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-9-0

Racy start for Bangalore.

5.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, comes foreward and tries to pinch a single to point but changes his mind on seeing a possessed Kohli charge towards the ball

5.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, fullish outside off, he punches it down to cover point

5.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, a fiery inswinging yorker nearly takes the leg stump as Gambhir squeezes it out off the bottom of the bat, Boucher does really well to fall to his right and cut off a four

5.4

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 wide, short and wide down the leg side, fails to make contact with the pull

5.4

Steyn to Gambhir, OUT, thick edge! Short and slightly wide outside off, not exactly a wicket-taking delivery but Gambhir flashes away from the body and edges it to Boucher

G Gambhir c †Boucher b Steyn 11 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

The bowler is Steyn, apologies

5.5

Steyn to Dilshan, 1 run, Dropped Praveen Kumar the culprit, Dilshan pulls a short delivery and the ball dips towards Praveen at fine leg, he runs forward, covers enough ground, dives and fumbles despite getting his fingers underneath the ball, u can't let Dilshan off early

5.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run

End of over 6 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 49/1 (RR: 8.16)

    • V Sehwag 31 (17b 5x4)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (1b)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-18-1
    • P Kumar 2-0-21-0
6.1

B Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, gets beside the line and nicely squeezes it past the gap between cover and cover point

6.2

B Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, makes room to work it through the on side but the bowler follows him and Sehwag edges it onto his pads

6.3

B Kumar to Dilshan, 4 runs, opportunity missed for a run out! Kohli slides to his left at point and cuts it off, Dilshan sets off, stops and turns around and Kohli pauses for a second and attempts a direct hit, he fails to see Boucher charging to the stumps, he should have thrown it to the keeper, no backers for the throw and it's four overthrows

6.4

B Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run

6.5

B Kumar to Sehwag, no run, taps it down the pitch back to the bowler

6.6

B Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, makes room and crashes it to sweeper cover

End of over 7 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 57/1 (RR: 8.14)

    • V Sehwag 33 (20b 5x4)
    • TM Dilshan 7 (4b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-17-0
    • DW Steyn 3-0-18-1

Now it's van der Merwe

7.1

van der Merwe to Sehwag, 1 run, makes a lot of room and taps it down to deep point

7.2

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 2 runs, clipped down towards the vacant spaces at square leg and he takes the first run quickly, excellent running

7.3

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 1 run, works it past square leg but only a single this time

7.4

van der Merwe to Sehwag, 1 run, comes down the track and chips it high in the air but well short of sweeper cover

7.5

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and cuts him down to deep point

7.6

van der Merwe to Sehwag, FOUR, cleverly played, he knows there's no slip and he opens the face of the bat and scoops it past the keeper, too fine for third man to cut it off

End of over 8 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 67/1 (RR: 8.37)

    • V Sehwag 39 (23b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 11 (7b)
    • RE van der Merwe 1-0-10-0
    • B Kumar 2-0-17-0
8.1

B Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes it to the off side

8.2

B Kumar to Sehwag, no run, he tries to pound it down the ground but ends up pushing it back to the bowler

8.3

B Kumar to Sehwag, SIX, friendly overpitched delivery on the off stump and Sehwag stays at the crease, gets his high backlift down and sends the ball downtown over long-on

8.4

B Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, pushes it hard to mid-off and they take a chance with Uthappa's arm, he misses the stumps but a good bit of fielding

8.5

B Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run

8.6

B Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, he pushes it to Uthappa's right at mid-off and he has another shy at the stumps

End of over 9 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 77/1 (RR: 8.55)

    • V Sehwag 47 (27b 6x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 13 (9b)
    • B Kumar 3-0-27-0
    • RE van der Merwe 1-0-10-0
9.1

van der Merwe to Sehwag, no run, he makes room and tries to mow it over long leg but swings too early and the ball squeezes between his legs

9.2

van der Merwe to Sehwag, OUT, flighted on the off stump, Sehwag stays at the crease and tries to slam it over long-off but he checks his shot slightly,. doesn't get the required elevation, easy take for Pandey

V Sehwag c Pandey b van der Merwe 47 (29b 6x4 1x6) SR: 162.06

9.3

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 1 run, fired in quicker, he inside edges to his pads and the ball rolls to cover, takes a quick single

9.4

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, sharp turn from the rough outside leg, he nearly gets a leading edge back to the bowler

9.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, pushed down to deep square leg

9.6

van der Merwe to Dilshan, no run, quicker delivery on the off stump, he angles it down to point

End of over 10 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 79/2 (RR: 7.90)

    • TM Dilshan 14 (11b)
    • KD Karthik 1 (2b)
    • RE van der Merwe 2-0-12-1
    • B Kumar 3-0-27-0

Huge cheers for birthday boy Kumble

10.1

Kumble to Karthik, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down the ground to long-off

10.2

Kumble to Dilshan, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he chops it down to sweeper cover

10.3

Kumble to Karthik, OUT, trapped! Kumble floats it on middle and Karthik comes forward and tries to push it through the off side on the walk, he was well forward at the point of contact which was on the base of the pads and in front of middle, umpire Jerling is convinced

KD Karthik lbw b Kumble 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

10.4

Kumble to Shah, 1 run, shuffles and works it down to deep square leg

10.5

Kumble to Dilshan, 2 runs, flighted outside off and driven down to wide long-off

10.6

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, reads the googly a little late but he manages to chop it down to extra cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 84/3 (RR: 7.63)

    • TM Dilshan 17 (14b)
    • OA Shah 1 (1b)
    • A Kumble 1-0-5-1
    • RE van der Merwe 2-0-12-1

Slip in place

11.1

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, moves across his stumps and tucks it wide of mid-on for a single

11.2

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 1 wide, goes for a wild sweep but it's a little too wide down leg

11.2

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 1 run, turns the face of the bat and clips it down to midwicket

11.3

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, look at Roelof! He charges towards midwicket to cut off a second run, slides and while still on the ground has a shy at the stumps at his end

11.4

van der Merwe to Dilshan, no run, taps it towards short leg

11.5

van der Merwe to Dilshan, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to long-off

11.6

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, turn and bounce, he doesn't offer a shot

End of over 12 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 89/3 (RR: 7.41)

    • OA Shah 3 (4b)
    • TM Dilshan 19 (17b)
    • RE van der Merwe 3-0-17-1
    • A Kumble 1-0-5-1
12.1

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, sharp googly and Dilshan reads it late and slams it back to the bowler, Shah scrambles back to his crease

12.2

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, well bowled, comes down the pitch and he reads the googly late and pushes it back to the bowler

12.3

Kumble to Dilshan, no run, another googly and he can only defend it

12.4

Kumble to Dilshan, 1 run, stays at the crease and clubs it to the deep on the on side

12.5

Kumble to Shah, 1 run

12.6

Kumble to Dilshan, OUT, the frustration gets to Dilshan! After a frustrating five balls he tries his signature scoop over the keeper but gets a top edge, Kumble runs forward and completes the catch, top over

TM Dilshan c & b Kumble 20 (22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

End of over 13 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 91/4 (RR: 7.00)

    • OA Shah 4 (5b)
    • A Kumble 2-0-7-2
    • RE van der Merwe 3-0-17-1
13.1

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, makes room and slaps it to the off side

13.2

van der Merwe to Tiwary, 2 byes, did he edge it to the keeper on the off drive? The ball deflects off the keeper and rolls away

13.3

van der Merwe to Tiwary, no run, makes room and he can't beat cover point

13.4

van der Merwe to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it to the on side

13.5

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, makes room and cuts it to cover point

13.6

van der Merwe to Tiwary, no run, nice over, he makes room to push it through the off side but ends up pushing it down the track

End of over 14 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 96/4 (RR: 6.85)

    • MK Tiwary 1 (4b)
    • OA Shah 6 (7b)
    • RE van der Merwe 4-0-20-1
    • A Kumble 2-0-7-2
14.1

Kumble to Shah, 2 leg byes, on middle and leg and clipped down to fine leg

14.2

Kumble to Shah, no run, checks his shot and defends to the off side

14.3

Kumble to Shah, 2 runs, excellent commitment, Shah gets on his knee and paddles it down to fine leg, B Kumar sprints, slides and cuts it off at fine leg

14.4

Kumble to Shah, no run

14.5

Kumble to Shah, 3 runs, poor fielding! Shah clips it down to deep square leg and an enthusiastic Pandey over-runs the ball, Kumble is peeved

14.6

Kumble to Tiwary, 2 runs, and Pandey again! Tiwaty slogs and Pandey charges forward and fails to time his dive well, Kumble fumes again

End of over 15 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 105/4 (RR: 7.00)

    • MK Tiwary 3 (5b)
    • OA Shah 11 (12b)
    • A Kumble 3-0-14-2
    • RE van der Merwe 4-0-20-1
15.1

B Kumar to Shah, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and the ball clips his pads and rolls away

15.2

B Kumar to Tiwary, no run

15.3

B Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, pushes it through the line down to long-on

15.4

B Kumar to Shah, 1 run, full outside off and he makes room and drives firmly down to sweeper cover

15.5

B Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, on the pads, he makes room and clips it firmly down to fine leg

15.6

B Kumar to Shah, 1 run, fullish on the pads and pushed through the line to long-on

End of over 16 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 110/4 (RR: 6.87)

    • OA Shah 13 (15b)
    • MK Tiwary 5 (8b)
    • B Kumar 4-0-31-0
    • A Kumble 3-0-14-2
16.1

Kumble to Shah, FOUR, poor fielding again, the batsman slogs it to deep midwicket and Kohlis a little slow in running across to his left to get his body behind the ball, Kumble isn't willing to pardon that

16.2

Kumble to Shah, OUT, drops it short, Shah swivels and clubs it firmly over square leg, he doesn't get the required elevation to clear B Kumar, for the first time in days Kumble looks relieved

OA Shah c B Kumar b Kumble 17 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.3

Kumble to Bhatia, no run, pushes it hard to the off side and he can't beat the off side field

16.4

Kumble to Bhatia, 1 run, well bowled, keeps it to a single to mid-on, Bhatia chips down the track

16.5

Kumble to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, well bowled again! He can only clip it off his pads to the on side

16.6

Kumble to Bhatia, 1 run

End of over 17 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 117/5 (RR: 6.88)

    • R Bhatia 2 (3b)
    • MK Tiwary 5 (9b)
    • A Kumble 4-0-20-3
    • B Kumar 4-0-31-0
17.1

P Kumar to Bhatia, 1 run, he pulls the slower ball down to fine leg and there's a fumble

17.2

P Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, pulls the slow bouncer but the ball drops in front of the vacant space at square leg

17.3

P Kumar to Bhatia, 1 run, makes room and cuts down to point

17.4

P Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, full on the off stump and pushed firmly down to long-off

17.5

P Kumar to Bhatia, 1 run, fired in on the blockhole outside off and squeezed to point

17.6

P Kumar to Tiwary, no run, plays all over the slower ball and nearly spoons it back to the bowler, clever bowling from Praveen

End of over 18 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 122/5 (RR: 6.77)

    • MK Tiwary 7 (12b)
    • R Bhatia 5 (6b)
    • P Kumar 3-0-26-0
    • A Kumble 4-0-20-3

Last couple of overs. Bangalore have done well to pull things back. Hats off to Kumble

18.1

Steyn to Bhatia, 1 run, bowls a fast yorker outside off and he pushes it off the toe of the bat down to long-off

18.2

Steyn to Tiwary, 1 run, on the pads and worked away down to fine leg

18.3

Steyn to Bhatia, 1 run, thick top edge and he couldn't have placed it perfectly, right in between long-on and midwicket

18.4

Steyn to Tiwary, 1 run, fast yorker and he makes room and he fails to get under it as he tries to work it away to the on side, the ball trickles down to short leg

18.5

Steyn to Bhatia, 1 run, short and he can only place it to midwicket

18.6

Steyn to Tiwary, 1 run, makes room and squirts out a yorker towards point

End of over 19 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 128/5 (RR: 6.73)

    • MK Tiwary 10 (15b)
    • R Bhatia 8 (9b)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-24-1
    • P Kumar 3-0-26-0
19.1

P Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, slower ball outside off and he shuffles across his stumps and clips it just wide o the bowler and risks the single, Praveen slides and has a shy at his end

19.2

P Kumar to Bhatia, 2 runs, makes room and forces it away down to mid-on, they scamper hard for the second

19.3

P Kumar to Bhatia, 2 runs, waltzes down the track and chips it in the air down to wide long-on, they can't find the boundaries

19.4

P Kumar to Bhatia, FOUR, the long-awaited boundary, comes down the pitch and chips a half volley in the air and finds the gap at deep midwicket

19.5

P Kumar to Bhatia, 1 leg bye, good yorker on the pads, the ball clips the base of the pad and rolls to the off side

19.6

P Kumar to Tiwary, OUT, low full toss on the leg stump and he comes down the track and mis-hits the loft, the ball swirls towards mid-off and Pandey takes it easily, Kumble pats him for his efforts, Pandey will value that after letting his captain down in the field earlier

MK Tiwary c Pandey b P Kumar 11 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

10.10 pm: Not the safest score for Delhi to defend but you never know. Bangalore will be quite happy with this score and one can only imagine how things could have been had they fielded better. Remember, if Delhi lose, there will no IPL team in the semis. Not quite what everybody bargained for but let's see what happens. Join us in 15 minutes.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 138/6

    • R Bhatia 16 (13b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 4-0-35-1
    • DW Steyn 4-0-24-1
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