55th match (N), Delhi, Apr 18 2010, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 146)134/7
Chargers won by 11 runs
player of the match
Andrew Symonds
Deccan Chargers
end of over 205 runs
DC: 134/7CRR: 6.70 
Ashish Nehra22 (16)
Paul Collingwood51 (42)
Chaminda Vaas4-0-19-1
Harmeet Singh4-0-41-2

What a fightback this has been by Deccan. They had been languishing in the bottom two of the table after suffering five consecutive losses, and they have won five in a row to book a place in the final four. An excellent last over by Vaas, but Delhi were let down by their batsmen, especially at the top, who failed to scale down what was a competitive but yet a below-par score on this track. The Delhi bowlers got rid of Andrew Symonds at a crucial stage, and Deccan would have felt they were around 20-25 runs short at the end of their innings. But what they managed proved more than sufficient. Deccan are now at No.2 in the points table.

Unless Kolkata win by an unimaginable margin tomorrow, we have the line-ups ready for the semis. Mumbai will take on Bangalore, and Chennai will take on Deccan. Last year, Deccan won seven and lost as many in the league stages, barely made it to the semis and ended up winning the competition. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Tom: "If Deccan can scrape through and win here, it shapes up to be very similar to their position last year which they went on to win. The likes of Mumbai and RCB may not handle the extra pressure of finals while the experience of Gilly and his Chargers may give them the edge over those sides."

Gambhir: "We would have definitely chased 140, restricting Deccan to that score was a good effort. Whenever we have chased, we've lost early wickets. It's been up and down for us, we just haven't played as a team. We needed to win two out of five and we lost four out of five, we can't afford to be inconsistent. Hopefully next year will be a different story."

Gilchrist: "Outstanding game. It's been like this the whole tournament, great courage from out bowlers and they showed great character. We looked these last five games as a mini tournament in itself, and we have belief in ourselves. Its been a great team effort. Some guys like Symonds and Rohit have been very consistent. Everyone has chipped in their own way. We've managed to finish second, that's a wonderful credit to everyone. We've played a couple of games in Navi Mumbai, and we can take confidence from that. We were just planning game by game."

Andrew Symonds is the Man of the Match: "I was pretty disappointed with the way I got out, and I felt responsible for our score. But am really pleased with the way the boys have picked themselves up. We may not be the most skilful team in the competition but we have a goal. At times we may be a little ugly, but we are effective. We've done well to get into the semi-finals, well done to the boys."

That's all we have from here folks. Thanks for tuning in. The final four have been decided but there is one more league game left before the knockouts. So join us tomorrow for Kolkata v Mumbai. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo.

Vaas to Nehra, 1 run

full and it is steered through cover into the deep, just the single and Deccan have sealed a place in the semis

Vaas to PD Collingwood, 1 leg bye

low full toss, comes down the track to force it through midwicket, struck on the pads, rolls into the off side, just the single, Delhi are out

Vaas to Nehra, 1 run

full outside off, almost a yorker again, superb over this and Deccan are virtually through, Nehra gets a thick edge, strikes Gilchrist before rolling in front of short third, just the single

Vaas to PD Collingwood, 1 leg bye

superb delivery, full on leg stump, almost yorker length, can't get bat to it, struck on the pads and they can only salvage a leg bye

Vaas to PD Collingwood, no run

that cut away from the batsman, Collingwood tried to smash that over square leg but was a touch too wide for him, missed, the crowd has gone quiet

16 off 5

Vaas to Nehra, 1 run

yorker first up, dug out into the leg side and they can only take a single

17 needed off the last over. Vaas to bowl it

end of over 1910 runs
DC: 129/7CRR: 6.78 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 runs from 6b
Ashish Nehra19 (13)
Paul Collingwood51 (39)
Harmeet Singh4-0-41-2
Mitchell Marsh2-0-19-1

Delhi needed Collingwood to be on strike in that last over, but ti's Nehra

Harmeet Singh to Nehra, 1 run

he doesn't, had made too much room, Harmeet saw that and pushed it full outside off, Nehra just steered it to short third and took the single

Nehra has to just go wildly at this one

Harmeet Singh to PD Collingwood, 1 run

full and in the blockhole, all he can manage this time is a single to square leg

Harmeet Singh to PD Collingwood, SIX runs

A big six, landed on a length on middle, Collingwood stayed in his crease, picked the slower one and dismissed it over deep midwicket, an excellent half-century but he still faces a tough ask

Harmeet Singh to Nehra, 1 run

full on middle, smacked hard but straight on the bounce to long-on

Harmeet Singh to Nehra, no run

another slower one, bowled at 100 kmph, Nehra is too early into that shot as he tries to swat that over long-on, misses

Harmeet Singh to PD Collingwood, 1 run

short of a good length on the off, the slower one, slapped to long-off for a single

Delhi are banking heavily on Collingwood. 27 needed of 12. Harmeet has the ball