full and straight and Udana chips it over his head down to long-off and that seals a big win for Delhi at home, one that keeps them alive
Delhi beat Wayamba by 50 runs. It was a comprehensive win, with Sehwag, Karthik, McGrath and Nannes taking the lead honours. Wayamba leaked too many and their chase never got off. Nannes and McGrath choked runs. It was good to see McGrath get a game after a long time and do so well. Delhi live on.
"Last time I had a match bowl was in the semi-final of the IPL last year," says McGrath. "I had not done any bowling or training until I arrived here, so I cannot complain. The boys bowled well. I could always land the ball pretty well but I was never quick. I'd rather be able to bowl fast too!" What a legend. Good man.
Do stay with us for the post-match presentation.
First up to speak to Ian Bishop is the Man of the Match, Sehwag: "I think I batted really well because the wicket was staying low. Its very difficult for a stroke player but they bowled a lot of loose balls. Wherever I tried to hit fours and sixes I found it."
Mubarak: "We didn't turn up today, did we? We gave about 50 too many and we've left ourselves with a lot to do on Tuesday. A lot of their runs came in boundaries and especially on a pitch like this we didn't take the right options at the right moments. We have to learn from them and show everybody what we are capable of."
Gambhir: "We didn't play well in the first game. Playing here before Wayamba was a big advantage. Sehwag makes my job pretty easy and it was great to see him hit the ball like that today. Nannes has been bowling well. He has some pace which is useful at the start and at the end and he reverses the ball. Karthik really set up the game for us with the bat."
So folks, that is all we have for you tonight. Do come back and see us tomorrow for a Bangalore double-header. Somerset play Trinidad & Tobago and then Bangalore take on Otago. Good bye!
Back over the stumps goes McGrath ...
drives a low full toss down the ground for a single
aims for a yorker and gets it under the bat but it misses the stumps
chips a fuller ball down to long-on on the bounce
pitches a full length and de Zoysa drives the ball to point
McGrath switches to around the stumps now ...
gets a full toss and drives it back between McGrath and de Zoysa
So then, final over coming up. McGrath to bowl out. The Delhi fans are loving this.
full and straight and driven off the front foot into the covers
too full to be heaved at and Udana chops it back to Nehra's right side
takes a full ball and pinches a quick single in front of extra cover
much closer to off stump, Udana gets up and punches it to point
stays low off a fractionally fuller length and goes under the bat
slashes outside off and edges it, McGrath at third man slides in vain
Two overs to go. Here's Nehra.
Really good outing for Nannes. He struck whenever he was called on. Great Twenty20 figures.
pushes at one just outside off and gets beaten again
sprays it down the pads and that is wide
feels for one on a length outside and gets beaten
full outside off and pushed into the off side
Darshan Sedani: "The way this match is going , funny thing will be -although Delhi was beaten fair and square by Victoria in first match, they will qualify for next stage ahead of Victoria if they win this match by more than 22 runs, which will given them positive net run rate and in case three teams tie with same wins, only max TWO can have positive net runrate!"
fuller ball driven off the front foot to extra cover
hits a length and he defends to point
All over for Wayamba. Nannes comes around the stumps.
simple catch for Dilshan at long-off as Jayawardene advances to one pitched back of a length and chips it in the air
Nannes to continue ...
That last over just dent Mishra's figures a wee bit but he bowled three very good overs before.
leans into his stroke and pierces the gap at cover-point