43rd match (N), Bengaluru, May 19 2008, Indian Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, target 155)158/5
Daredevils won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
52 (42)

So Bangalore well and truly out of the tournament now. No remote statistical chance even. Delhi picked up 2 valuable points and now have a better chance of making the semi-finals. They have a few tough games coming up but this win will give them plenty of confidence. Maharoof was the allround star and stayed till the end to take them past the finish line.

Man of the Match: Sreevats Goswami, for his fifty on IPL debut. "It was nice to get that score and the crowd was great too, supporting us despite the result. I've been touring U-19 for a few years, coaches have helped me a lot. Mark Boucher has been very supportive, we've worked a lot in the nets."

Thanks for joining us. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. From me, Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, good night and good luck.

Akhil to S Dhawan, SIX runs

all over now, full and on middle and he's swung that way over long-off for a biggie, that was as smooth as a pendulum and Dhawan sets off the celebrations.

Akhil to S Dhawan, no run

full toss, that was an attempted yorker but Dhawan was a bit surprised by it, pushed to mid-off

Akhil comes back. Should be the last over now

end of over 1810 runs
DC: 152/5CRR: 8.44 RRR: 1.50
Shikhar Dhawan10 (11)
Farveez Maharoof13 (8)
Zaheer Khan 3-0-37-0
Dale Steyn 4-0-26-1
Khan to S Dhawan, 1 run

short again, pulled away to Kumar at deep square leg, keeps the strike, they just need 3 now

Khan to S Dhawan, no run

backs away, tries to pull it over the infield and gets the short midwicket fielder, Dhawan, by the way, completed 300 runs in the tournament with that four

Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

straight and coming into the left-hander, he tries to loft it over mid-on but a thick inside edge has sneaked the gap between mid-on and midwicket, all the way for four, all over bar the shouting now

Khan to S Dhawan, no run

full on off, driven but straight to Kallis at short extra-cover

Khan to Maharoof, 1 run

yorker this time, Zaheer goes over the wicket now, Maharoof backs away again and drives confidently through point for a single

Khan to Maharoof, FOUR runs

what a statement! Maharoof dances down the track and rips a powerful drive through the covers, that's pinged the boundary hoardings hard and they're almost there now

13 off 18. Should be easy now. Zaheer back on. What would Bangalore give for a maiden here?

end of over 179 runs
DC: 142/5CRR: 8.35 RRR: 4.33
Farveez Maharoof8 (6)
Shikhar Dhawan5 (7)
Dale Steyn 4-0-26-1
Anil Kumble 4-0-18-2
Steyn to Maharoof, 1 leg bye

backs away again but Steyn follows him, struck on the body but they manage a leg bye, end of a ferocious spell but Delhi could just get past the tape here

Steyn to Maharoof, no run

yorker this time, he backs away again but does well to dig it out in the last moment

Steyn to Maharoof, SIX runs

Huge! Maharoof turns it on when it matters, backs away and blasts a short one way over backward point for six, he's held his nerve under pressure here and come up with a super shot, that's eased the pressure

Steyn to S Dhawan, 1 run

slower one from Steyn, Dhawan is foxed by it and the tentative chip falls in the gap in the covers, that could have easily been caught

Steyn to S Dhawan, no run

good length ball outside off, that's speedy too, Dhawan smashes one straight into the ground and point stops that over his head, the crowd thinks it's a catch but that clearly bounced on the ground

21 needed off 23

Steyn to Maharoof, 1 run

yorker on middle and leg, Maharoof stands back and pushes to the leg side, tension enveloping the ground now

Last over for Steyn

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