269dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

T&T top group, Deccan crash out

In a match they must win to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League, the Deccan Chargers bowlers shook off a horribly wayward start to restrict Trinidad & Tobago to a par score on an excellent batting pitch in Hyderabad

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
51(36) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 10 4 14 9 0 6 4
WKD Perkins
38(32) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 3 14 7 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
FH Edwards
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Deccan Chargers , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

14 October 2009 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Trinidad & Tobago 2, Deccan Chargers 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 146/9 (4 runs required, RR: 7.30)

  • Tirumalasetti Suman9 (10b)
  • Pragyan Ojha0 (0b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-24-3
  • Lendl Simmons3-0-16-1

A gem of an over from Bravo has ensured it is T&T and Somerset who've made it through to the next round. At 125 for 5 with Syris and Rao out in the middle, Deccan were favourites to win this. But it has ended in utter disappointment for them, as they've lost nine out nine games in their home city. Deccan become the first IPL team to be knocked out of the tournament. A target of 150 was gettable on this track, but with three run-outs, the loss of Rao at the wrong time, the loss of Gilchrist when he was set and some nervous batting at the death meant they fell short by an agonising three runs. Two close matches and two defeats - Deccan's failure to shut things down after getting into a position of control has cost them a place in the next round. Against Somerset, they were on top having reduced the opposition to 99 for 7, and here with Gilchrist and Rohit, and Styris and Rao, they appeared to be on course but let it slip, and badly. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Man of the Match - Dwayne Bravo gets it for his three wickets and that super last over.

Bravo: "A great team effort, we beat the IPL champions and it's a great feeling for us. If I had ten runs to defend in the last over, I'd back myself to defend it. Lendl Simmons bowled a very good previous over as well. I hope I continue to lead from the front with the ball. As a unit we are very happy."

Gilchrist: "It is disappointing, to be so close to a couple of times is frustrating. We didn't do the basics well - we were sloppy early on, quite a few misfields, we faltered with both bat and ball. The fitness levels were fine, we are professionals. It's an extraordinary couple of games, and at this ground we don't know what will happen. We may have to move."

Ganga: "It shows our character, we held our nerves in the end. Deccan fought hard, we wanted to come out here and win and take two points into the next round. When yo have passionate supporters in the stands, they've should a lot of faith in us, so we as players, must give them something in return. With all the "crap" that has been going on in the Caribbean, this win comes at the right time. We didn't play our perfect game but I'm sure things will improve. Dwayne has all the experience of a senior player, all the bowlers contributed. It was a total team effort."

Yes, T&T also take two points into the next round, as they beat Somerset a few days back. So the eight teams for the next round have been decided, and so have their respective groups. Tomorrow, Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Victoria. Join us then. Thanks for your e-mails, hope you liked the coverage. Until the next time, it's Sid Talya signing off. Adios!

19.6
1
DJ Bravo to Suman, 1 run, full outside off, drives it straight to long-off for just a single, Deccan have been knocked out

All eyes on Suman now. 5 needed off 1 ball, a four will tie it and take it to the eliminator

19.5
W
DJ Bravo to Edwards, OUT, run-out, bowled full on the off, dragged it back to the bowler, Bravo fields, they attempt a hopeless run, he goes to the bowler's end and takes off the bails to send Edwards back

FH Edwards run out (DJ Bravo) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

What can he manage now? He has to go for it.

He's bowling it right up this over, got his direction and length perfect. 5 off 2, Edwards comes in

19.4
W
DJ Bravo to Singh, OUT, bowled'im! Full and straight on leg stump, RP's made room, he swings, misses and the leg stump is knocked back

RP Singh b DJ Bravo 5 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5 off 3

19.3
0
DJ Bravo to Singh, no run, superbly fielded, drilled it back to the bowler and he stuck his right foot out to save a couple of runs, dot ball

5 off 4

19.2
2
DJ Bravo to Singh, 2 runs, full outside off again, swung wide of long-on, rushes back for the second, it's a good throw but Bravo fails to collect and misses the run-out

The batsmen have a chat

7 off 5

19.1
1
DJ Bravo to Suman, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, played down to long-on

Deccan are fighting to stay alive in the tournament. They need 8 to win off 6 balls, if they lose this they are knocked out. Dwayne Bravo will bowl the last over

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15VVS LaxmanAC Gilchrist
2nd8AC GilchristAbhinav Kumar
3rd7AC GilchristA Symonds
4th55AC GilchristRG Sharma
5th1SB StyrisRG Sharma
6th39Y Venugopal RaoSB Styris
7th12Y Venugopal RaoTL Suman
8th8TL SumanRP Singh
9th0TL SumanFH Edwards
10th1TL SumanPP Ojha