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7th Match, Group D (N), Delhi, Oct 11 2009, Champions League Twenty20
(20 ov, target 171)120/7
Daredevils won by 50 runs
Player Of The Match
66 (42)
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• The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

All-round Delhi Daredevils stave off elimination

With their backs to the wall, the fear of elimination in front of their home fans drove Delhi Daredevils to deliver a 50-run walloping against Wayamba

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Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils170/5(20 overs)
Wayamba120/7(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs
Wayam: 120/7CRR: 6.00 
Isuru Udana11 (10)
Sameera de Zoysa21 (23)
Glenn McGrath 4-0-20-2
Ashish Nehra 4-0-23-0

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!

19.6
2
McGrath to Udana, 2 runs

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

Back over the stumps goes McGrath ...

19.5
1
McGrath to de Zoysa, 1 run

drives a low full toss down the ground for a single

19.4
McGrath to de Zoysa, no run

aims for a yorker and gets it under the bat but it misses the stumps

19.3
1
McGrath to Udana, 1 run

chips a fuller ball down to long-on on the bounce

19.2
1
McGrath to de Zoysa, 1 run

pitches a full length and de Zoysa drives the ball to point

McGrath switches to around the stumps now ...

19.1
1
McGrath to Udana, 1 run

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.

end of over 197 runs
Wayam: 114/7CRR: 6.00 RRR: 57.00
Isuru Udana7 (7)
Sameera de Zoysa19 (20)
Ashish Nehra 4-0-23-0
Dirk Nannes 4-0-24-4
18.6
1
Nehra to Udana, 1 run

full and straight and driven off the front foot into the covers

18.5
Nehra to Udana, no run

too full to be heaved at and Udana chops it back to Nehra's right side

18.4
1
Nehra to de Zoysa, 1 run

takes a full ball and pinches a quick single in front of extra cover

18.3
1
Nehra to Udana, 1 run

much closer to off stump, Udana gets up and punches it to point

18.2
Nehra to Udana, no run

stays low off a fractionally fuller length and goes under the bat

18.1
4
Nehra to Udana, FOUR runs

slashes outside off and edges it, McGrath at third man slides in vain

Two overs to go. Here's Nehra.

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
Wayam: 107/7CRR: 5.94 RRR: 32.00
Sameera de Zoysa18 (19)
Isuru Udana1 (2)
Dirk Nannes 4-0-24-4
Amit Mishra 4-1-18-1

Really good outing for Nannes. He struck whenever he was called on. Great Twenty20 figures.

17.6
Nannes to de Zoysa, no run

pushes at one just outside off and gets beaten again

17.6
1w
Nannes to de Zoysa, 1 wide

sprays it down the pads and that is wide

17.5
Nannes to de Zoysa, no run

feels for one on a length outside and gets beaten

17.4
Nannes to de Zoysa, no run

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!"

17.3
1
Nannes to Udana, 1 run

fuller ball driven off the front foot to extra cover

17.2
Nannes to Udana, no run

hits a length and he defends to point

All over for Wayamba. Nannes comes around the stumps.

17.1
W
Nannes to Mahela Jayawardene, OUT

simple catch for Dilshan at long-off as Jayawardene advances to one pitched back of a length and chips it in the air

Mahela Jayawardene c Dilshan b Nannes 53 (40b 5x4 2x6) SR: 132.5

Nannes to continue ...

end of over 1714 runs
Wayam: 105/6CRR: 6.17 RRR: 22.00
Mahela Jayawardene53 (39)
Sameera de Zoysa18 (16)
Amit Mishra 4-1-18-1
Rajat Bhatia 2-0-13-0

That last over just dent Mishra's figures a wee bit but he bowled three very good overs before.

16.6
1
Mishra to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

leans into his stroke and pierces the gap at cover-point

Best performances - batters
Virender Sehwag portrait
V Sehwag DC
66 runs (42)
10 fours
1 six
Control77%
Productive shot
leg glance
27 runs
4 fours
1 six
1141398219
Dinesh Karthik portrait
KD Karthik DC
61 runs (41)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
29 runs
1 four
3 sixes
9133571122
Best performances - bowlers
Dirk Nannes
DP Nannes DC
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
4
ECO
6
Glenn McGrath portrait
GD McGrath DC
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
Match details
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag
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 days11 October 2009 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
India Image
Sanjay Hazare
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Sudhir Asnani
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Wayamba 0