Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A dramatic collapse. They've lost seven wickets for 12 runs in 17 balls to throw it away, and squander an excellent opportunity to reach the top of the table. Bhatia's over did the trick, and held his cool superbly in the end to return excellent figures of 4 for 15. Ultimately, given the margin of victory, it's going to go down to those dropped catches and that fateful over from Vaas at the death that made all the difference. Delhi, for all purposes, are now safely through to the semis. Stay tuned, we'll get you the details from the presentation.

Gilchrist: "We just handed the victory away with just bat and ball. You can't drop catches like that. We committed cricket suicide. The standard of catching in this tournament hasn't been high, and it was disappointing to release those two points today. We need to keep working hard, we're still in the mix."

Sehwag: "I was pretty happy with the total, but Gilchrist and Symonds played very well. Sangwan bowled really well, and Bhatia did well at the end, bowling the yorkers and the slower ones. We have a motivation that if we win, we get US$50,000 from our franchises. That's always a nice motivation to have." Wow.

Bhatia is the Man of the Match

Bhatia: "It was just bowling the yorkers and the slower ones, and bowling according to the situation. We have to be calm, and that's where the mind works. It's all about mind games."

That's all we have from here folks. Hope you enjoyed the game, and do tune in again tomorrow, which is a double-header. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo.

Bhatia to Shoaib Ahmed, OUT, he's holed out in the deep, can't really blame him, low full toss on middle, struck down AB de Villiers' throat at long-on

Shoaib Ahmed c de Villiers b Bhatia 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Maqsusi the last man. Can he make amends for his expensive over?

With 13 needed off 4, you don't look to work one away, what was he doing?

Bhatia to Ojha, OUT, almost all over now, bowled round his legs, was the offcutter, moved too across to clip it behind square, missed and the leg stump took a beating

PP Ojha b Bhatia 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bhatia to Ojha, no run, dot ball, full and wide, tried to dig it out, missed and Karthik kept well to it, recovered nicely despite a fumble
Bhatia to Vaas, 1 run, a single, full and wide, eased to deep cover, Bhatia won't mind this, the danger man is off strike now

Bhatia to bowl the final over. The right man to bowl, and the right man on strike. 14 off 6. What a game

19 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 160/8 (14 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.42, RRR: 14.00)

  • Chaminda Vaas9 (5b)
  • Pragyan Ojha0 (0b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-47-1
  • Rajat Bhatia2-0-14-2

Vaas keeps strike for the final over now. 14 needed off it.

Nehra to Vaas, 1 run, full outside off, dug out towards cover for a quick single

15 needed off 7. A runner comes in for Ojha

Nehra to Vaas, FOUR runs, Vaas squeezes in a four, a much-needed one, length ball on leg stump, swung away wide of a diving midwicket

19 off 8 now

Nehra to Singh, OUT, run out, what a collapse, brilliant work from Nehra, RP was struck on the chest and scampered for a single, he was blocking Nehra's view as he was running down towards the non-striker's end but the bowler somehow managed to squeeze a throw through RP's reach to strike the stumps and find him well short

RP Singh run out (Nehra) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

What a slip-up by Deccan. They were well on course when Symonds and Teja were batting, and that one over from Bhatia has changed everything

Nehra to Venugopal Rao, OUT, gone! Venugopal Rao has gloved that to the keeper, bowled it short on the off, tried to guide that past the keeper, clipped the left glove and went straight to Karthik, the umpire took a long time but eventually made the right decision

Y Venugopal Rao c †Karthik b Nehra 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Nehra to Vaas, 1 run, good length on middle, drilled down to long-on where AB slides and keeps them down to a single
Nehra to Vaas, 2 runs, good length outside off, slices it away wide of point, a fumble in the dep by Mishra allows them to come back for the second

22 needed off 12. Nehra comes back

18 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 152/6 (22 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.44, RRR: 11.00)

  • Venugopal Rao1 (2b)
  • Chaminda Vaas1 (1b)
  • Rajat Bhatia2-0-14-2
  • Dirk Nannes4-0-31-1

The game has turned in the space of an over

Bhatia to Venugopal Rao, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, slashed straight to point, dot ball
Bhatia to Vaas, 1 run, low full toss on the off, driven down to long-off

A potentially decisive wicket that, but Deccan will now bank entirely on Rao. This is a thriller, but if Deccan end up losing, Smith's shot will mark the turning point

Bhatia to Smith, OUT, Smith has thrown it away, legcutter,a slower one on middle and off, had a massive swing at it, missed and it cut away to clip offstump

DR Smith b Bhatia 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Bhatia to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, length ball on the off, pushed to long-off for a single

Now that changes things. Smith is still out there, and Venugopal Rao has proved reliable, but after him there's not much batting left. Well, there's Vaas, but still, what a timely wicket for Delhi

Bhatia to Symonds, OUT, done in by the slower one!! Big wicket for Delhi. Dibbly dobbly on middle, Symonds was into the attempted flick too early, clipped his pads before crashing into middle and off

A Symonds b Bhatia 41 (22b 3x4 2x6) SR: 186.36

Bhatia to Smith, 1 run, low full toss on the off, driven down to long-on

25 needed off 18. Bhatia to bowl

17 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 149/4 (25 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.76, RRR: 8.33)

  • Andrew Symonds41 (21b)
  • Dirk Nannes4-0-31-1
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-39-0

A patchy innings from Teja, but Deccan are still favourites with six wickets in hand and an explosive pair, with Smith coming in, out in the middle

Nannes to Ravi Teja, OUT, he's gone, Delhi finally strike! Banged in short on middle, went for the hook, got the top edge and it landed straight into the palms of Bhatia at fine leg

DB Ravi Teja c Bhatia b Nannes 27 (34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 79.41

Nannes to Ravi Teja, no run, misses this time, goes for the upper cut, short outside off, fails to make contact, dot ball, better over from Nannes
Nannes to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length outside off, run down to third man for a single
Nannes to Symonds, no run, bouncer, too short outside off, went to hoick that over midwicket, bowled quick though, a dot ball
Nannes to Symonds, 2 runs, bowled it short on middle, made room and slapped it over the bowler's head, wide of long-on for a couple more
Nannes to Ravi Teja, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg

This stand is worth 58 in five overs. Though Teja struggled early on, and survived that drop catch, his team never seemed like losing the plot. He's stepping up now

16 | 11 Runs | DC: 145/3 (29 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.06, RRR: 7.25)

  • Dwaraka Ravi Teja26 (31b)
  • Andrew Symonds38 (18b)
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-39-0
  • Dirk Nannes3-0-27-0
Nehra to Ravi Teja, 1 run, slower one, bunts it uppishly towards deep cover for a single, keeps the strike

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

33AC GilchristTL Suman
7AC GilchristRG Sharma
46AC GilchristDB Ravi Teja
63A SymondsDB Ravi Teja
1A SymondsDR Smith
1Y Venugopal RaoDR Smith
4WPUJC VaasY Venugopal Rao
0WPUJC VaasRP Singh
6WPUJC VaasPP Ojha
0WPUJC VaasShoaib Ahmed

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