292dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

Dilshan guides Delhi to victory

Bangalore Royal Challengers changed their personnel and their batting order against the Delhi Daredevils at St George's Park but the result was still the same

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
67(47) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 32 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
8 6 3 9 19 7 9 6
KP Pietersen
37(25) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 4 0 10 1 13 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Pankaj Singh
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

It was a case of so near and yet so far for Bangalore. Uthappa's lapse at long-off and a ,misfield at the boundary will sting Bangalore. But overall, Bangalore were not disgraced. Dilshan was the hero of the evening but he may have walked back on 34 when a close run out was referred. As far as I'm concerned I'm not so sure if the bails were dislodged before the direct hit. Perhaps the third umpire was right after all. Who knows! Lots of ifs and buts but we were entertained. Let's accept that.

Manhas maintained his composure and he's no rookie. He has enough experience at the domestic level.

With this win, Delhi claim 6 outright points and sit at No. 2 after Deccan Chargers. Bangalore languish at the bottom. We're getting a lot of mails from you folks slamming Kallis' bowling in the death overs.

Here's the presentation:

Pietersen: "We did ok to get to 150. I'm really chuffed with some of the young players. Appanna did brilliantly to get rid of AB. Pankaj and Vinay executed our plans well and I'm really happy with them as well. They can be really happy and hold their heads up high this evening. I'm upset we lost but not upset about the way we lost."

Sehwag: "Dilshan and AB got us some valuable runs and Manhas as well. The ball was stopping a bit and batting was difficult with the wind."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "I tried to rotate the strike with AB. The bowlers set it up but if you keep wickets in hand you're safe."

Thanks for joining us and the mails. There's barely enough breathing space before the next game which is now, between Punjab and Rajasthan. Stay with us. For now this is K signing off. Cheers.

19.2
1
Vinay Kumar to Manhas, 1 run, bowls a low full toss from round the wicket and the unlikely hero of the evening, Manhas, clubs it wide of midwicket, the fielders are static
19.1
2
Vinay Kumar to Manhas, 2 runs, he lofts but doesn't get the elevation and the ball just drops short of Uthappa, they scamper for the second run, if only the throw was sharper

Pietersen has an arm around Vinay, who has the last-over honours

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | DC: 147/4 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 3.00)

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan67 (47b)
  • Mithun Manhas20 (11b)
  • Pankaj Singh4-0-31-2
  • Vinay Kumar3-0-25-0
18.6
2
Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, d gets to the pitch of the ball and takes the aerial route over extra cover, 2 more and Delhi should clinch this
18.5
2
Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, short and pulled over midwicket but this time Appanna makes no mistake at the boundary
18.4
1
Pankaj Singh to Manhas, 1 run, swivels and pulls past short fine leg and the cheers go up in anticipation of a boundary but deep square leg mops up
18.3
2
Pankaj Singh to Manhas, 2 runs, he digs out a full ball past the bowler and calls for the second run, he wants the strike

Pietersen's trying to remain calm

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Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd31TM DilshanG Gambhir
3rd42TM DilshanAB de Villiers
4th22TM DilshanKD Karthik
5th44TM DilshanM Manhas

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789