Player of the Match
Player of the Match
265dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Canny Bhatia steals one for Delhi

Rajat Bhatia was canny and deadly at the death, taking four wickets for four runs as Deccan Chargers choked to lose once again to Delhi Daredevils

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
64(33) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 31 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
4 1 6 0 31 8 8 6
KD Karthik
KD Karthik
44(23) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
1 4 6 5 8 0 1 19

Best performances - Bowlers

R Bhatia
O2.4
M0
R15
W4
Eco5.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Sangwan
O4
M1
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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.

19.4
W
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?

19.3
W
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

19.2
0
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
19.1
1
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

END OF OVER:
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.

18.6
1
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

18.5
4
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

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st33AC GilchristTL Suman
2nd7AC GilchristRG Sharma
3rd46AC GilchristDB Ravi Teja
4th63A SymondsDB Ravi Teja
5th1A SymondsDR Smith
6th1Y Venugopal RaoDR Smith
7th4WPUJC VaasY Venugopal Rao
8th0WPUJC VaasRP Singh
9th6WPUJC VaasPP Ojha
10th0WPUJC VaasShoaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League

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