Indian Premier League, 37th match: Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers at Delhi, May 15, 2008
Delhi Daredevils won by 12 runs
15 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)
  Delhi Daredevils innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir st †Gilchrist b Ojha 79 48 7 3 164.58
15.2 stumped! Gambhir steps out of his crease and maybe a bit too early for Ojha fires the ball down leg side, Gambhir can't reach the ball and he lets it go through to Gilchrist who whips off the bails with Gambhir well short 140/2
View dismissal V Sehwag* c Singh b Vijaykumar 0 2 0 0 0.00
0.6 caught! Sehwag goes! The length was short and the line was wide outside off, Sehwag does what he always does to such deliveries, he slashes hard but the ball flies fast and flat towards third man where RP takes a comfortable catch, he didn't get the elevation he wanted 7/1
S Dhawan not out 68 52 8 0 130.76
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Sharma b Ojha 19 11 0 2 172.72
17.4 caught! Sharma takes it this time, Maharoof tries to clear the straight boundary once again, this time the ball was too far away from him and he slices it high in the air and Sharma takes a simple catch at point, Sharma's earlier drop has cost Deccan 18 runs 166/3
View dismissal TM Dilshan run out (†Gilchrist) 16 6 2 1 266.66
19.5 Singh to Dhawan, Dilshan's gone! Dhawan tries to swing the ball over the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pad, the ball drops on the pitch but Dilshan tries to steal a leg bye with Gilchrist standing up to the stumps, Dilshan's quick but not that quick, Gilchrist moves forward and breaks the stumps with a backhand throw with Dilshan well short 190/4
MK Tiwary not out 4 1 1 0 400.00
Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8
  Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 194 (9.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DP Vijaykumar 4 0 24 1 6.00 11 1 1
0.6 to Sehwag, caught! Sehwag goes! The length was short and the line was wide outside off, Sehwag does what he always does to such deliveries, he slashes hard but the ball flies fast and flat towards third man where RP takes a comfortable catch, he didn't get the elevation he wanted 7/1
  RP Singh 4 0 50 0 12.50 7 4 3 (1w)
  PM Sarvesh Kumar 3 0 24 0 8.00 5 3 0 (1w)
  SB Styris 4 0 33 0 8.25 5 3 0 (1w)
  Y Venugopal Rao 2 0 23 0 11.50 1 3 0 (1w)
  Shahid Afridi 1 0 18 0 18.00 0 2 1
View wickets PP Ojha 2 0 19 2 9.50 5 2 1 (1w)
15.2 to Gambhir, stumped! Gambhir steps out of his crease and maybe a bit too early for Ojha fires the ball down leg side, Gambhir can't reach the ball and he lets it go through to Gilchrist who whips off the bails with Gambhir well short 140/2
17.4 to Maharoof, caught! Sharma takes it this time, Maharoof tries to clear the straight boundary once again, this time the ball was too far away from him and he slices it high in the air and Sharma takes a simple catch at point, Sharma's earlier drop has cost Deccan 18 runs 166/3
  Deccan Chargers innings (target: 195 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist*† c Dilshan b McGrath 14 9 3 0 155.55
2.1 caught! and it's an exceptional catch! Gilchrist moved forward to a good length ball and smashed it, absolutely smashed it, towards mid-off, the ball flew flat and low towards Dilshan who moved forward and dived to take a low catch, fantastic effort and the Delhi Daredevils mob him 21/1
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c sub (AB de Villiers) b Mishra 33 14 3 2 235.71
6.1 caught! What a strike off his first ball! Afridi backs away to make room and tries to smash a flat ball over the off side, he loses grip of the bat handle and slices the ball in the air towards point, de Villiers runs backwards and takes a fine catch over his shoulder, Afridi was looking to hit straight down the ground but sliced it 71/2
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Mishra 22 22 1 2 100.00
8.2 he's bowled him! Gibbs charges down the track and tries to smash Mishra over cover, the ball beats Gibbs in the flight and it is the googly which spins in to the right-hander and uproots middle stump after Gibbs fails to connect with his wild swing 75/3
View dismissal RG Sharma b Maharoof 35 18 3 2 194.44
12.4 bowled him! That is that for Sharma, he moves across his stumps, exposing all three to Maharoof , and tries to play the paddle sweep past short fine leg, the length is good and once Sharma misses the ball crashes into middle stump, he's been in excellent form but that shot was fraught with risk and Sharma paid for it 114/4
View dismissal SB Styris c sub (AB de Villiers) b Maharoof 29 28 2 0 103.57
17.3 caught! Nothing gets past de Villiers! Styris backs away to make room and lofts a short of a length ball off the front foot, he's hit it high in the air towards long-on, de Villiers runs in at pace and times his slide perfectly and holds on to a well-judged catch 154/5
View dismissal Y Venugopal Rao c sub (Shoaib Malik) b McGrath 34 18 3 2 188.88
18.2 caught! Rao's gone and have Deccan's hopes gone with him? McGrath bowled a fuller length and angled it into the right-hander, Rao got under it and lofted the ball high in the air, it's gone miles in the air but doesn't have enough distance to clear the boudnary, Shoaib Malik settles under the catch at long on and takes it comfortably 171/6
View dismissal DB Ravi Teja c sub (Shoaib Malik) b Mishra 9 5 0 1 180.00
19.1 he's cleared the boundary! No he hasn't, Malik's taken the catch at long off! Mishra bowled the flatter and faster ball outside off stump, Teja made room and hit it with a flat bat towards long off where Malik moved to his left and held on to a hard catch 180/7
View dismissal RP Singh st †Karthik b Mishra 1 2 0 0 50.00
19.3 he's got the hat-trick! RP charges down the track and swings wildly, Mishra bowls the flatter, faster and straighter ball, RP misses and Karthik breaks the stumps with the batsman well short, Mishra loves sit, he's a hero , the Kotla cheers itself hoarse 180/9
View dismissal PP Ojha c Dilshan b Mishra 0 1 0 0 0.00
19.2 caught again! Mishra's got his fourth, Ojha charges down the pitch and tries to heave down the ground, Mishra slips in the goodly and Ojha slices the ball high in the air towards cover where Dilshan takes a simple catch 180/8
DP Vijaykumar not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
PM Sarvesh Kumar not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 182 (9.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets GD McGrath 4 0 42 2 10.50 10 3 3
2.1 to Gilchrist, caught! and it's an exceptional catch! Gilchrist moved forward to a good length ball and smashed it, absolutely smashed it, towards mid-off, the ball flew flat and low towards Dilshan who moved forward and dived to take a low catch, fantastic effort and the Delhi Daredevils mob him 21/1
18.2 to Venugopal Rao, caught! Rao's gone and have Deccan's hopes gone with him? McGrath bowled a fuller length and angled it into the right-hander, Rao got under it and lofted the ball high in the air, it's gone miles in the air but doesn't have enough distance to clear the boudnary, Shoaib Malik settles under the catch at long on and takes it comfortably 171/6
  Mohammad Asif 4 0 51 0 12.75 3 7 1 (2w)
View wickets MF Maharoof 4 0 39 2 9.75 6 2 3
12.4 to Sharma, bowled him! That is that for Sharma, he moves across his stumps, exposing all three to Maharoof , and tries to play the paddle sweep past short fine leg, the length is good and once Sharma misses the ball crashes into middle stump, he's been in excellent form but that shot was fraught with risk and Sharma paid for it 114/4
17.3 to Styris, caught! Nothing gets past de Villiers! Styris backs away to make room and lofts a short of a length ball off the front foot, he's hit it high in the air towards long-on, de Villiers runs in at pace and times his slide perfectly and holds on to a well-judged catch 154/5
View wickets A Mishra 4 0 17 5 4.25 11 1 0
6.1 to Shahid Afridi, caught! What a strike off his first ball! Afridi backs away to make room and tries to smash a flat ball over the off side, he loses grip of the bat handle and slices the ball in the air towards point, de Villiers runs backwards and takes a fine catch over his shoulder, Afridi was looking to hit straight down the ground but sliced it 71/2
8.2 to Gibbs, he's bowled him! Gibbs charges down the track and tries to smash Mishra over cover, the ball beats Gibbs in the flight and it is the googly which spins in to the right-hander and uproots middle stump after Gibbs fails to connect with his wild swing 75/3
19.1 to Ravi Teja, he's cleared the boundary! No he hasn't, Malik's taken the catch at long off! Mishra bowled the flatter and faster ball outside off stump, Teja made room and hit it with a flat bat towards long off where Malik moved to his left and held on to a hard catch 180/7
19.2 to Ojha, caught again! Mishra's got his fourth, Ojha charges down the pitch and tries to heave down the ground, Mishra slips in the goodly and Ojha slices the ball high in the air towards cover where Dilshan takes a simple catch 180/8
19.3 to Singh, he's got the hat-trick! RP charges down the track and swings wildly, Mishra bowls the flatter, faster and straighter ball, RP misses and Karthik breaks the stumps with the batsman well short, Mishra loves sit, he's a hero , the Kotla cheers itself hoarse 180/9
  R Bhatia 4 0 32 0 8.00 10 2 2

Match details


Toss - Deccan Chargers, who chose to field
Points - Delhi Daredevils 2, Deccan Chargers 0
Twenty20 debut - PM Sarvesh Kumar (Deccan Chargers)
Player of the match - A Mishra (Delhi Daredevils)
Umpires - BG Jerling (South Africa) and GA Pratapkumar
TV umpire - Asad Rauf (Pakistan)
Match referee - CH Lloyd (West Indies)

Match Notes


    • Delhi Daredevils innings
    • Delhi Daredevils: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (40 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (G Gambhir 30, S Dhawan 17, Ex 3)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 34 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Delhi Daredevils: 100 runs in 12.1 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 72 balls (G Gambhir 56, S Dhawan 42, Ex 4)
    • S Dhawan: 50 off 37 balls (7 x 4)
    • Delhi Daredevils: 150 runs in 16.4 overs (105 balls), Extras 7
    • Innings Break: Delhi Daredevils - 194/4 in 20.0 overs (S Dhawan 68, MK Tiwary 4)
    • Deccan Chargers innings
    • Deccan Chargers: 50 runs in 4.1 overs (27 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 24 balls (Shahid Afridi 28, HH Gibbs 21, Ex 1)
    • Deccan Chargers: 100 runs in 11.2 overs (70 balls), Extras 3
    • Deccan Chargers: 150 runs in 16.6 overs (104 balls), Extras 3
 
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