Player of the Match
Player of the Match
336dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Karthik fifty gives Delhi renewed hope

Dinesh Karthik and the Delhi Daredevils' misfiring middle-order came good when it mattered to clinch a thrilling five-wicket victory to keep their semi-finals hopes alive

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
66(42) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 4 14 12 14 9 1 8
KD Karthik
KD Karthik
56(32) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 6 4 2 4 5 9 22

Best performances - Bowlers

VY Mahesh
O4
M0
R36
W4
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DR Smith
DR Smith
O3
M0
R22
W2
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Dinesh Karthik's heroics, and Maharoof's towards the end, have given Delhi a shot at the semi-finals. Things started slipping after the fourth wicket fell at the tenth over. After two wickets fell off successive deliveries, Karthik went on the attack and starred in two 40-plus stands to take Delhi home. Maharoof played another ice-cool innings under pressure and he's emerged as one the tournament's leading allrounders. The real winner today was Karthik. After under achieving with the bat despite getting several opportunities, he picked the right moment to play a match-winning innings. Do join us for the post match presentation.

Tendulkar: "All credit to Karthik. We were off to a good start. We discussed a score of 200-210 but we lost momentum in the middle. We lifted ourselves in the middle of the tournament and we can do it again. Thanks to the crowd for supporting us. If we reach the semi-finals, we hope you will all come to Mumbai."

Sehwag: "Full credit to Karthik and all the boys. Ashish Nehra bowled a good ball and got me out. I sent a message to the rest in the middle of the innings and wanted one guy at least to bat till the end."

Dinesh Karthik is the Man of the Match: "It was a great team effort. I'm happy my form came at the right time. I thought if we can get a boundary an over we can get there. I wanted to tell Tiwary to go for the boundaries instead of risking singles but I don't think he heard me. Maharoof was fantastic."

I've been vilified left and right for an unfortunate typo. All changed. It was an honest mistake. Apologies.

Delhi are the first team to play out all 14 games and they're now third in the points table. They aren't in the semis yet. Chennai and Mumbai could still go through. Chennai need to win their next game to seal their spot while Mumbai have to win their next two. Period. If one of these two teams fail in their mission, Delhi go through. So all that's left for Delhi is to wait and watch. This victory has only made the tournament more interesting.

Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for the mails and timely reminders! Two games tomorrow. The cricket never stops. Cheers!

19.5
4
Nehra to Maharoof, FOUR runs, Everyone in the dugout rush onto the field! Nehra keeps it on the stumps and Maharoof takes the risk of backing away and slicing it hard square of the wicket on the offside, there was enough power on that to beat the fielder who tried to boot it away, had he intercepted it the batsmen would have taken two comfortably

2 off 2. The Mumbai thinktank get together

19.4
4
Nehra to Maharoof, FOUR runs, if only you could hear the crowd! Nehra overpitches on the pads, he makes room and lofts through the line and almost clears the deep midwicket rope
19.3
0
Nehra to Maharoof, no run, this is getting more tense here! He makes room to slice through the offside but he misses, good bowling by Nehra

6 off 4, sudden tension sets in

19.2
1
Nehra to Karthik, 1 run, fires a yorker length delivery on off and middle, he drives past the bowler but it's only a single to long-off

There's a brief holdup in play. Karthik's exhausted. Perhaps the excitement has got to him.

19.1
1
Nehra to Maharoof, 1 run, takes a couple of paces down the track and lofts it towards long-off

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | DC: 169/5 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.89, RRR: 8.00)

  • Dinesh Karthik55 (31b)
  • Farveez Maharoof11 (9b)
  • Andre Nel3-0-31-1
  • Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-35-0
18.6
0
Nel to Karthik, no run, makes room to slice through the offside, he misses

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
20G GambhirV Sehwag
30G GambhirS Dhawan
39S DhawanMK Tiwary
0TM DilshanMK Tiwary
41KD KarthikMK Tiwary
49KD KarthikMF Maharoof

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467