Player of the Match
Player of the Match

All right that's it from this game. We are working frenetically to get the furniture ready for the next match. See you on the flip side

Quotes from presentation
"140 was where we needed to be," says Marcus North. "Looking at how it panned out, 140 looks like a good score. We had chances to get there, but we lost our way, losing Shaun and Simon in the middle. Still a lot of pride to play for and get our first win up."

"We haven't played for a week," says Mahela Jayawardene, "so good to get out and play a good game. We made a few mistakes, which nearly cost us the game. We didn't handle a few situations well. We will have a chat, but our bowlers and fielders did really well. Ajit batted really well, the experience showed. Credit to them, they fought really hard."

"It's a good thing following them because Irfan, Morke and Umesh have been bowling really well," says MoM Ajit Agarkar, who is yet to remove his pads. "Some days it works for you in T20, some days it doesn't. As long as your ideas are right, you can hope for the best. Some times it is nice to get over the line the hard way. Hopefully we will win a few easy ones later."

Scorchers tried hard to stay alive with the ball, but their batsmen didn't give them enough to defend. They kept taking wickets, but all it took to tip scales was two good shots from Agarkar in the end. Scorchers will be heart-broken, but they are out of the running for the semi-final.

"Sorry Tim, Today is the day of Bombay Ducks with Beer.Cheers" Ronald, as I always keep saying, it ain't over until Ajit has had his say. And that applies either way. However, I am surprised the BCCI hasn't pulled Ajit out yet, fearing workload before the upcoming Test series

"Shane Watson is the Ajit Agarkar of Sydney Sixers." Vignesh, tributes to the only Mumbai centurion at Lord's since the glory days of Dilip Vengsarkar are flowing thick and fast

19.3
4
Rimmington to Negi, FOUR runs, there are no dots happening here. Length ball, on the pads, and he has somehow pushed it wide of mid-on. Uppishly hit, but wide of the man. Delhi nearly made a meal of this chase, but have managed to win it with three balls to spare. They have Agarkar to thank

Can Rimmington now squeeze out two dots from Negi?

19.2
1
Rimmington to Agarkar, 1 run, slower ball, Agarkar bunts it into the leg side and takes a single. Showing faith in Negi

Scorchers need a wicket right now. Or at least have Negi on strike

19.1
4
Rimmington to Agarkar, FOUR runs, Agarkar did it with the ball. He is doing it with the bat. Low full toss from Rimmington. Yorker gone wrong, and he drives it superbly past the diving extra cover

Finally, a replay of the Ojha dismissal some five minutes later. And I can tell you, it was a no-ball, and should have been followed by a free hit. His back foot touched the side line. Marais Erasmus is the third umpire

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | DC: 114/7 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.00)

  • Pawan Negi3 (6b)
  • Ajit Agarkar6 (5b)
  • Joe Mennie4-0-21-2
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-25-1
18.6
2
Mennie to Negi, 2 runs, driven down the ground, Agarkar initiates the second, and a wild throw allows them that. Agarkar has not only squeezed the extra run, he has kept strike too
18.5
0
Mennie to Negi, no run, short of a length, swings and misses, beaten outside off
18.4
1b
Mennie to Agarkar, 1 bye, slower ball, short, beats Agarkar, but bounces in front of the keeper. That allows them the bye
18.3
4
Mennie to Agarkar, FOUR runs, You don't count sides out until Agarkar has batted. Or bowled. Lovely shot. Makes room to drive this inside0out and over mid-off. Desperately needed boundary
18.2
1
Mennie to Negi, 1 run, cut away to third man. Just the single
18.1
1
Mennie to Agarkar, 1 run, Agarkar is throwing his bat at everything. Length ball, lofted towards sweeper-cover, but it falls short of Hogg

Mennie to bowl the 109th over

END OF OVER:
18 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | DC: 105/7 (17 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.83, RRR: 8.50)

  • Ajit Agarkar1 (2b)
  • Pawan Negi0 (3b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-25-1
  • Brad Hogg4-0-27-0
17.6
1
Coulter-Nile to Agarkar, 1 run, Agarkar breaks the maiden with an unconvincing slash at a short ball for a single to mid-off
17.5
0
Coulter-Nile to Agarkar, no run, length ball, wide of off, and Ajit swings and misses

Ajit Agarkar is the new man in. One slip in

17.4
W
Coulter-Nile to Ojha, OUT, oh you can't not give this one. Justice delivered for Scorchers. CN is bowling a dream over. Digs this in short of a length, gets it to bounce big, too good for Ojha, who gets a thick edge through to the keeper. Well well well, the batsman is not walking off. That's because they are checking replays to make sure it's not a no-ball. Umpires think he is fine, the Delhi dugout think his back foot has cut the side crease. They are still remonstrating, and the fourth umpire is explaining the decision to them. We haven't seen the replays yet. Advertisers need to be kept happy, you know. Finally, a replay some five minutes later. And I can tell you, it was a no-ball, and should have been followed by a free hit. His back foot touched the side line. Marais Erasmus is the third umpire

NV Ojha c †Ronchi b Coulter-Nile 6 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

17.3
0
Coulter-Nile to Ojha, no run, edgy stuff from Ojha. Follows a shortish delivery outside off, but fails to edge it
17.2
0
Coulter-Nile to Ojha, no run, that's a beaut from CN. And they can't believe Asad Rauf has not lifted the finger. Short of a length, on off, holding its line, taking a slight nick through. The umpire and the batsman don't move, though
17.1
0
Coulter-Nile to Ojha, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended to point

A run a ball required off last three. After so much good work, Scorchers still chasing the game. They need two wickets soon and slip in enough dots to make the asking rate look challenging. Coulter-Nile is back. Five men in the circle

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | DC: 104/6 (18 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 6.00)

  • Pawan Negi0 (3b)
  • Naman Ojha6 (7b)
  • Brad Hogg4-0-27-0
  • Nathan Rimmington3-0-20-2
16.6
0
Hogg to Negi, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended back to him
16.5
1
Hogg to Ojha, 1 run, googly, runs off the edge to short third, and they steal a single to Rimmington
16.5
3w
Hogg to Ojha, 3 wides, another poor delivery from Hogg. Flighted well outside leg, and then turning too. That's three free runs
16.4
4
Hogg to Ojha, FOUR runs, wrong'un again, but too short, and Ojha has pulled it over midwicket. Hoggy is admonishing himself
16.3
0
Hogg to Ojha, no run, another forward-defensive. Scorchers turning the screws
16.2
0
Hogg to Ojha, no run, wrong'un, pitched outside leg, turning towards off, defended with an open face

A loud train passing the Newlands station

16.1
0
Hogg to Ojha, no run, flighted, middle and leg, defended

"River Nile with Beer..That will be dream:P" Prozium is Taufel with fantasy

Here's Hogg. Expect googlies

END OF OVER:
16 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 96/6 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.50)

  • Pawan Negi0 (2b)
  • Naman Ojha1 (2b)
  • Nathan Rimmington3-0-20-2
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-24-0
15.6
0
Rimmington to Negi, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, no room. Another dot. An over that goes for two runs and takes two wickets should be enough to make up for that drop
15.5
0
Rimmington to Negi, no run, length ball, outside off, defended back to him

It's game on now. Pawan Negi is the new batsman, and he is on strike even though the previous batsman was caught in the outfield

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Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
10DPMD JayawardeneV Sehwag
12V SehwagUBT Chand
23V SehwagKP Pietersen
15V SehwagLRPL Taylor
34V SehwagIK Pathan
2V SehwagNV Ojha
8NV OjhaP Negi
19AB AgarkarP Negi

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
DC420121.44
TITNS42110-0.017
KKR41260.488
PS4126-0.474
AUCK4126-0.963
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SS440161.656
LIONS431120.14
CSK4228-0.049
MI4032-0.471
Yorks4032-1.791
Qualifying Pool 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUCK22081.904
Sia2114-0.511
Hants2020-1.331
Qualifying Pool 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
Yorks22080.507
UvNxt2012-0.244
T&T2012-0.777