326dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Deccan coast to straightforward victory

A disciplined Deccan Chargers lifted themselves from near the basement of the IPL table to fourth place with an important win over fellow strugglers Delhi Daredevils

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Sohal
62(41) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
16 4 3 7 12 1 9 10
DA Warner
DA Warner
51(48) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 7 10 18 6 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Harmeet Singh
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DT Christian
O4
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Firdose Moonda

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 152/7 (17 runs required, RR: 7.60)

  • Morne Morkel8 (3b)
  • James Hopes17 (14b)
  • Daniel Christian4-0-38-2
  • Dale Steyn4-0-24-0

That is it from us for this game. Join us for the second game of the day that begins in Bangalore in half an hour.

Sunny Sohal is the Man of the Match. Sohal: "I thought I had to play the full overs. I have played here before but could not score much, so I decided I have to score today. Our captain tells us to go out and have fun in the middle."

Kumar Sangakkara: "Feel a lot better now that we have won. Everyone chipped in, Delhi came back well, we were lucky to get Viru. I have been batting okay for a few months now, that is my job, keep well and bat well. I think the youngsters like Sohal have to enjoy themselves when they go out to the middle, at the same time they have to keep learning. Nice to have them in the side."

Virender Sehwag: "If you look at other teams when they get a good start, they usually win the game. Hopefully me and Warner can give a good start as well."

Delhi lose their third match of this tournament, this time at home, their campaign was just getting back on track when they beat Pune and they've been derailed a bit again. They're sitting second last on the log now.

The Chargers also needed the win desperately and they've managed it. They batted well. although it seeemed they were 15 runs or so short. They move to fourth place.

Stay with us for the presentation

Harsha interviews Amit Mishra in Hindi and the bits I could understand were that Amit says he prefers a wicket with bounce, he didn't really like today's pitch and that the Chargers will have a small party after today's result.

19.6
0
Christian to Morkel, no run, and that's that. Full from Christian to end the match, Morkel can't do anything about that and the Chargers win by 16 runs.
19.5
2
Christian to Morkel, 2 runs, drives through extra cover and picks up two
19.4
6
Christian to Morkel, SIX runs, Morne Morkel must be feeling better. Not too much wrong with that and he has clobbered it over long on
19.3
W
Christian to Nagar, OUT, Nagar looking for the big one over mid-wicket, straight ball, slower ball again, you miss, I hit stuff. Middle stump is hit and the end is near for Delhi

Y Nagar b Christian 23 (11b 1x4 2x6) SR: 209.09

19.2
1
Christian to Hopes, 1 run, dropped Dhawan at deep mid wicket can't get to the pull off Hopes' bat, shouldn't matter much.
19.1
0
Christian to Hopes, no run, slower ball, no bounce, Hopes wanst to unleash over long on, can't

Dan Christian to bowl the last over

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
28V SehwagDA Warner
5NV OjhaDA Warner
5AJ FinchDA Warner
52Y Venugopal RaoDA Warner
9IK PathanDA Warner
13JR HopesIK Pathan
32JR HopesY Nagar
8JR HopesM Morkel