That's all we have. Okay bye

Virender Sehwag "Absolutely happy. The wicket was not easy, I took the responsibility. Once we corssed 120, I thought we had got par. We were very happy we got 158. I was hitting the ball nicely, it was obvious I had to bat longer. I told myself if I just stayed longer we could get 130, a good total on this wicket. Just told my bowlers to bowl straight, and the wicket would do the rest."

Mahela Jayawardene "130-140 would have been competitive, but 160 is tough. Viru batted really well. It was crucial to get him early. The way we bowled in the last 10, we didn't have any control over things. Just the low bounce. The best thing was to bat without thinking too much about it. It's tough, but you have to adjust. We didn't bowl good areas. The first 10 we were good. Viru batted well as well.

Sehwag is pleased. Shares high-fives with van der merwe. Mahela is distraught. This day, however, belonged exclusively to Sehwag, who batted on some other planet. To me, considered how difficult this wicket was, Sehwag's 80 off 47 was the best IPL innings I have seen. I haven't seen many, though.

And Alastor strikes again: "Guess I have to add ROELOF! ROELOF! ROELOF! ROELOF! Woo hoo! 'cause he has almost the same figures as Morne." Why do I feel he will fit right in with Danny Morrison in a comm box? Do hang around for the quotes from the presentation

van der Merwe to Vinay Kumar, OUT, and it's all over. Vinay Kumar gets a thick edge on an intended big hit, and it lobs to point where Yadav takes an athletic catch

R Vinay Kumar c Yadav b van der Merwe 11 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

Chaitanya: "Sreesanth dies by his own sword - a low shooter. Poetic justice?"

van der Merwe to Singh, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for one

RP Singh to face now

van der Merwe to Sreesanth, OUT, Taste of his own medicine for Sreesanth, who got two wickets with shooters, surlis himself. The boot is on the other foot as this pitches back of a length and hits the base of the off stump. Not much he could have done with this one

S Sreesanth b van der Merwe 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

van der Merwe to Sreesanth, no run, gets the yorker right this time, outside off, squeezing under his bat

Sreesanth to bat

van der Merwe to Powar, OUT, Bowled him! No uneven bounce here, as it is a full toss that has gone straight through and hit the middle stump. Powar took half a step down the track, but was done in by this quick low full toss

RR Powar b van der Merwe 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

In comes Ramesh Powar

18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | Kochi: 118/7 (40 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 20.00)

  • Vinay Kumar11 (8b)
  • Ajit Agarkar4-0-23-2
  • Roelof van der Merwe3-0-19-0

Priya: "It's funny how Ajit haters are all quiet today!"

Agarkar to Jadeja, OUT, Full toss hit straight down wide long-on's throat, but they are checkingnif this is too high a full toss. No it isn't, says the replay. Off you go, Ravindra

RA Jadeja c van der Merwe b Agarkar 31 (22b 3x4 1x6) SR: 140.90

Agarkar to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, looks for the scoop, can't beat short fine leg
Agarkar to Vinay Kumar, SIX runs, length ball on the pads, right in his slogging slot, and is smacked over square leg for six. First boundary off Agarkar tonight
Agarkar to Jadeja, 1 run, another yorker, hit down to long-on for one
Agarkar to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, yorker, digs it out, steals the single
Agarkar to Vinay Kumar, no run, back of a length, around off, pushed back to the bowler

AjitA comes back

17 | 10 Runs | Kochi: 109/6 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.41, RRR: 16.33)

  • Vinay Kumar3 (4b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja30 (20b)
  • Roelof van der Merwe3-0-19-0
  • Morne Morkel4-0-18-3
van der Merwe to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, quick, straight, middle and off, played back wide of him
van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker on the pads, squeezed out to midwicket for one
van der Merwe to Jadeja, no run, arm ball, quick, really quick, on the stumps, defended

Kochi 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10M KlingerBB McCullum
2nd5PA PatelBB McCullum
3rd13DPMD JayawardenePA Patel
4th22BJ HodgeDPMD Jayawardene
5th27BJ HodgeRA Jadeja
6th16B AkhilRA Jadeja
7th25R Vinay KumarRA Jadeja
8th0R Vinay KumarRR Powar
9th0R Vinay KumarS Sreesanth
10th1R Vinay KumarRP Singh