141dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Sehwag keeps Delhi Daredevils at No. 1

Delhi Daredevils strengthened their reputation as the team to beat in IPL 2012 and marched to a convincing victory over Pune Warriors

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
87(48) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 32 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
0 5 11 17 7 8 18 21
MK Pandey
80(56) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
10 1 1 10 2 19 22 15

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O4
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Sharma
O4
M0
R33
W1
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

END OF OVER:
16 | 14 Runs | DC: 148/2 | RR: 9.25

  • Virender Sehwag87 (48b)
  • Ross Taylor9 (13b)
  • Rahul Sharma4-0-33-1
  • Murali Kartik4-0-26-0

Statsman extraordinaire Mohandas Menon tweets: "Only four wkts fell at Pune. This equals the record for the least wkts to fall in an IPL match - KKR-DD, Durban09 & MI-KTK, Mumbai11."

Pune will be disappointed lose so badly after losing just two wickets when batting. Delhi are now top of the table with a game in hand.

Mahela Jayawardene: "In the last game we made a lot of mistakes, we spoke about it. Our bowlers bowled very well today, and the batting clicked as well. We are getting a lot of things right, but there are areas we can improve. It's a long tournament, still halfway to go, we can't get complacent."

Sushant: "Not rocket science this that Uthappa's innings has cost Pune the Match. Run a ball 50 on a placid batting wicket.. Appalling."

Nithin: "It was great on pune's part to reach a respectable total ... but Delhi look virtually unbeatable at the moment... it wouldnt be a surprise to see them hold this years trophy."

Vishal: "PWI paid the price for being too circumspect after early losses. Utthappa & Pandey should have launched their assault much earlier with the likes of Smith & Wright to follow after."

Shobhit Gupta and many, many others: "Can we call a spade a spade: It is an advertisement timeout."

Nadeem: "An example of how even a 146-run partnership can hurt you.."

Pravin: "I continously see Delhi being said as the favorites for winning the trophy this time. But that cannot be judged at this point of time. Delhi were in similar situation in the first IPL and Rajastan won it. Mumbai were unstoppable last year and Chennai won it."

Karthik: "Sehwag, during the presentation ceremony of his last match had said that "I should stay till 16 overs..."

He has done that today."

Time for the presentation.

Ganguly: "We lost a couple of wickets early, we didn't get enough runs, it's a good wicket, not a big ground, so 170-180 would be a par score. We were under six an over for about 13 overs and the got some runs in the end."

Sehwag: "They recovered well, but they couldn't get past 150, which is chase-able. Good to be top of the table, all because of my bowlers, they did a fantastic job."

Sehwag goes to collect his Man of the Match and walks back towards Robin Jackman, who waves him away saying he had already asked Sehwag all he wanted to. Sehwag walks off with a sheepish grin.

That's it from this game, the second match of the day is KKR v DC. Join the comms to see whether Deccan can get their campaign off the ground today.

15.6
6
Sharma to Sehwag, SIX runs, and finishes it in style, a short ball from Rahul, Sehwag waits for it and thumps it over long-on for six to complete an utterly dominant win for Delhi Daredevils, a fist pump from Sehwag to celebrate the win
15.5
4
Sharma to Sehwag, FOUR runs, pitched up and swung past point for four, that was a thick outside edge, Sehwag was looking to go over extra cover
15.4
1
Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, rocks back and chops that wide delivery towards point
15.3
1
Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, gets back in the crease and whips it to deep midwicket for a single
15.2
1
Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, and easy single for Taylor, to midwicket

Harsh: "Delhi has all the credentials to win the league..a belligerent batting line-up combined with a balanced bowling attack with the likes of Morkel and Nadeem.If they perform to potential they are virtually unbeatable."

Probal: "Thanks to Sehwag, I think I'll have an hour to get my haircut and a bath before KKR's match starts."

15.1
1
Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, chips it just wide of short cover, Wright dives but he can't reach that

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22DPMD JayawardeneV Sehwag
2nd89V SehwagKP Pietersen
3rd37V SehwagLRPL Taylor