Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.1 strikes immediately, tossed up on the off and dipped into Bopara, there was no spin on that one, he came forward to defend and was struck in line with middle, that was plumb 67/2
    5.6 caught at mid-off, Vettori takes an easy one, full and straight on the off stump and he mistimes while attempting to clear mid-off 67/1
    10.3 run out, shapes himself up for another swing in the same direction but it's bowled shorter, it clips his pads and drops on the leg side, Jayawardene's already rushed down for a single, Yuvraj is late to respond, Karthik returns a throw to Vettori at the non-striker;s end where he takes off the bails to find him short 98/4
    8.4 but the pressure's back now, dragged it short and was much quicker, Sanga tried to pull it away over short fine but got the top edge and Nannes judged that to perfection despite losing his cap running backwards 77/3
    10.5 holds out in the deep, Vettori gets another one, tossed up on the off, inviting him to step out of the crease, Jayawardene looks to clear long-off but doesn't time it well enough, Dilshan ran forward to complete an easy catch 98/5
    11.6 length ball on the off, in the slot and tries to clear long-on but ends up slicing it straight to Dilshan who takes a neat catch 104/7
    10.6 run out, Punjab have thrown it away here, tapped in front of cover and Chawla, from the non-striker's end, calls for the single, he's struggling all through and Tiwary returns an accurate throw to the keeper diving forward to find him well short 98/6
    not out
    8 (lb 4, w 4)
    104/7 (12 Overs, RR: 8.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Karan Goel, 5.6 ov), 2-67 (Ravi Bopara, 6.1 ov), 3-77 (Kumar Sangakkara, 8.4 ov), 4-98 (Yuvraj Singh, 10.3 ov), 5-98 (Mahela Jayawardene, 10.5 ov), 6-98 (Piyush Chawla, 10.6 ov), 7-104 (Irfan Pathan, 11.6 ov)
    DP Nannes302408.0092130
    AM Salvi201718.5042000
    PJ Sangwan201909.5050200
    VY Mahesh2025112.5030310
    DL Vettori301535.00111100

Match Notes

  • Wasted time

    The time-out as it has been presented is nonsensical enough. But when rain is in the air, as it was at Newlands on Sunday, it becomes a self-defeating fiasco and a triumph for sheer greed over the paying public

  • Vettori stars in Delhi's rain-affected win

    Frequent showers ruined the first match of Sunday's double-header at Newlands, reducing the target required by Delhi Daredevils to only 54 in six overs, a goal they reached with all wickets intact

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