Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Ryan Harris is the Man of the Match "Doesn't happen often [bowler getting MOM], does it? We have talked about our last five-six overs, our batsmen should have been chasing 35-40 runs less in many matches. We have been a bit predictable, so we have to mix it up, and the main thing for me is I wasn't executing the yorker well. So that's something we are still working on."

Adam Gilchrist "We had to [come back and keep winning]. The wicket was very slow, the bowlers adapted quickly, we lost a few wickets early, but the batsmen hung in. Similar scenario [as in 1999 WC] to win every game. That's been an accusation, or suggestion, that we have relied too much on big-name players, and they haven't done well this time. But they have lifted their games, and also the others around them. We can win three out of three, we have got to believe we can do it."

MS Dhoni "The ball was stopping on, especially under the lights it got slightly better to bat. Overall, they bowled and batted better. Smarter sides make full use of conditions, they used the slower ones well, and had fielders in the right place. We were lacking a spinner or a bowler who could take the pace off."

It's the same pair of Suman and Symonds that guides Deccan home. Suman played some beautiful inside-out shots, and Symonds once again took it upon himself to stay there till the game was won. He seems a hurt, determined man. Lots of credit to their bowlers, though, for having kept Chennai to 138. Deccan are now level with Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore on points here. Bangalore and Kolkata, though, have a game in hand. But it's all too close, even Punjab have a remote outside chance.

19.1
1
Raina to Symonds, 1 run, guides it to short third man, and Deccan are right back in the semi-finals race
19.1
1w
Raina to Symonds, 1 wide, looks to paddle but it turns down the leg side, scores level

Raina to bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | DC: 137/4 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 2.00)

  • Dwayne Smith13 (8b)
  • Andrew Symonds26 (21b)
  • Thilan Thushara4-0-27-0
  • Doug Bollinger3-0-31-0
18.6
2
Thushara to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads, and placed between deep fine leg and square leg, and comes back for two
18.5
0
Thushara to Smith, no run, length ball, hit straight to extra cover
18.4
1
Thushara to Symonds, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for a single
18.4
1w
Thushara to Symonds, 1 wide, slower offcutter, but it starts too wide and ends wider
18.3
0
Thushara to Symonds, no run, Symonds makes room and hits it powerfully but straight to extra cover
18.2
1
Thushara to Smith, 1 run, follows the big hit with a bunted single
18.1
6
Thushara to Smith, SIX runs, Maybe not! Smith produces the big hit this time, lovely straight strike again, a mere flick, and it goes over long-on

Thushara on. Can he keep this alive for Bollinger 's last over?

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | DC: 126/4 (13 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.50)

  • Andrew Symonds25 (19b)
  • Dwayne Smith4 (4b)
  • Doug Bollinger3-0-31-0
  • Shadab Jakati4-0-29-1
17.6
4
Bollinger to Symonds, FOUR runs, and Symonds produces the big hit at the right time again. This one misses the yorker length by about a foot, enough for Symonds to get under and loft straight of long-off for four
17.5
1
Bollinger to Smith, 1 run, back of a length, Smith stays deep in the crease and works it for one
17.4
1
Bollinger to Symonds, 1 run, lucky Dougy, straying on the pads with short fine up in the circle, but Symonds hits it straight towards Tyagi
17.3
1
Bollinger to Smith, 1 run, yorker again, and again Smith manages a single down to long-off
17.2
1
Bollinger to Symonds, 1 run, short, cut away to third man for one
17.1
1
Bollinger to Smith, 1 run, starts off with a yorker, Smith digs it out and gets a single

Dougy B comes back. He has two overs left. 21 off three required

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 117/4 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 7.33)

  • Andrew Symonds19 (16b)
  • Dwayne Smith1 (1b)
  • Shadab Jakati4-0-29-1
  • Thilan Thushara3-0-16-0
16.6
0
Jakati to Symonds, no run, flatter delivery, hit to straightish extra cover
16.5
2
Jakati to Symonds, 2 runs, and now the nurdle into the leg side, and he has places it well to come back for two
16.4
6
Jakati to Symonds, SIX runs, another lovely hit from Symonds, no back lift or follow through, dances down the track and hits it flat and straight, lovely six

no slip for Symonds

16.3
1
Jakati to Smith, 1 run, flicks a full ball for a single

Smith is the new man in

16.2
1
Jakati to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds pushes it to the right of the bowler, Jakati is hampered by the batsman getting back into the none-striker's crease, and a single ensues
16.1
W
Jakati to Suman, OUT, had he had precision equipments he couldn't have found Raina at long-off better! This inside-out shot has got him many runs tonight, but this one he ends up hitting far straighter than he wants, and Raina is a touch wide too. All that means the game is not over yet

TL Suman c Raina b Jakati 55 (44b 4x4 2x6) SR: 125.00

32 off 24 now. Deccan ahead, but stranger things have happened. Jakati back with a slip in place

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32AC GilchristMD Mishra
2nd3MD MishraTL Suman
3rd26TL SumanRG Sharma
4th46A SymondsTL Suman
5th32A SymondsDR Smith

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MI14104201.084
DC148616-0.297
CSK1477140.274
RCB1477140.219
DC1477140.021
KKR147714-0.341
RR146812-0.514
KXIP144108-0.478