46th match (N), Nagpur, Apr 12 2010, Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 152)138
Chargers won by 13 runs
player of the match
Harmeet Singh
Deccan Chargers

Another back to the wall performance from Deccan Chargers. Bangalore will be shell shocked at this because it was their match to lose. Dravid put them on course to another successful chase but he fell at the wrong time. Kallis slowed down for too long and out pressure on himself and the rest. Al they needed was for someone to support Uthappa but it wasn't good enough. Full credit to the way Ojha and Harmeet in particular bowled. RP too was effective, he got rid of Taylor, probably the best batsman at that stage to support Uthappa. Deccan move from seventh to fifth.

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Kumble: "I thought 150 was gettable. We let them off the hook on a few occasions. Rahul gave us the initial impetus but it all fell apart after that."

Gilchrist: "I did feel that we could defend it, such a big ground, some of the Bangalore boys found out that what could have gone for six didn't go all the way. Ojha is the go-to man for a wicket."

Harmeet is the Man of the Match: "I'd like to thank my mom and dad who got me into cricket. I've been practicing the slower balls, back of the hand and under the fingers."

This was a great T20 game. Thanks for your company, goodnight!

Harris to Appanna, 1 run, OUT

run-out! Appanna makes room and scoops it down to deep point, risky second run but the throw from Rohit is accurate to Gilchrist and he whips off the bails, Tiffenn doesn't call for the third umpire

KP Appanna run out (Sharma/†Gilchrist) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Harris to Vinay, OUT

timber! Harris fires a yorker on the off stump, the batsman makes room again and swings, the off stump is flattened

Vinay Kumar b Harris 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
Harris to Vinay, 1 wide

he sees the batsman making room and fires too wide outside off, no way anyone could have chased that

Harris to Kumble, 1 run

it's a full toss and he can only put it away to cover

Harris to Kumble, no run

fires it full and on the leg stump line, he fails to make contact and the ball nearly shaves the stump

end of over 191 run • 2 wickets
RCB: 135/8CRR: 7.10 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 runs from 6b
Vinay Kumar4 (6)
Anil Kumble1 (2)
Harmeet Singh4-0-24-2
Ryan Harris3-0-31-1
Harmeet Singh to Vinay, no run

slower ball just outside the off stump, Vinay swishes at thin air, top class over by Harmeet

Harmeet Singh to Vinay, no run

Vinay leaves the ball probably thinking it would be a wide, nope it was perfectly legitimate

Harmeet Singh to Kumble, 1 run

comes down the pitch and gets an inside edge down to short fine leg

Harmeet Singh to Kumble, no run

Gilchrist goes back, bowls the slower ball and Kumble drives away from the body and misses

Kumble now

Harmeet Singh to Steyn, OUT

Harmeet Singh Bansal's on a hat-trick! Steyn goes right across his stumps and tries to sweep him, exposes all three stumps and the ball hits the back leg flush in front of the stumps, see you later!

Dale Steyn lbw b Harmeet Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, OUT

could be the most important strike of the match! Harmeet bowls yet another leg cutter and Uthappa swishes hard and misses it completely, knocks the off stump

Robin Uthappa b Harmeet Singh 34 (20b 0x4 3x6) SR: 170

This is intense stuff guys! Who;s going to win this?? Harmeet now