game ovaaah! Pitched on middle and off and he makes room and swings it over mid-on, the ball just drops short of the rope
That 91-run stand came to Deccan's rescue when they badly needed it. A very crucial win for Deccan. Not all shots were attractive, there were inside edges amidst some clean hits but Deccan will be least bothered about that now. Nice to see a local player like Suman take the attention for a change. Stay with us for the presentation.
Kumble: "Initially the wicket was stopping a bit. Then it played better, I thought 184 was good to defend but our bowling let us down. The (last four slots) is getting tight. Kohli batted really well.Our bowlers need to look inside and find an answer."
Gilchrist: "A 90% improved performance, still 10% left to do. Suman was brilliant, Symo outstanding, out bowling needs to improve though. Team morale has been pretty good. Our next game is a must win game. When I got out, we thought we had paced the innings well, in this ground it is possible to push on towards the end. This will go a long way in putting us back on the path. It's been a challenge not having a base but fantastic crowd here tonight."
Suman is the Man of the Match: "My plan was to bat till the end. I had Symonds around. In this match Gilchrist told me many times to be patient. Great having legends around to help us."
That's it from here tonight. Thanks for your company. Join us tomorrow!
whoa! Vinay bowls a full toss and Symonds backs away and bashes it to the second tier at wide long-on!
9 needed off six. Deccan have muffed it before, they cannot afford to do it again
squirts a yorker down to short cover
comes over the wicket to Suman, another yorker squeezed down the ground
comes round the wicket and Symonds tucks it to midwicket
will this be the most important hit for Deccan? Kallis errs by pitching it up and Symonds gets under the bounce and scoops it over long-off, clean hit!
flayed to long-off and Symonds wanted the second but Suman was happy with the single
slower ball on a yorker length and Suman can only squirt it back to the bowler, great ball
19 of 12, the crowd;s been quiet for a while
yorker outside off and squeezed out to cover
fierly yorker on the stumps and he manages to tuck it to short fine leg, no matter how hard he tries Steyn can't seem to hit the stumps
slower ball, he chips it down the ground and the ball drops short of long-on
he's on a roll! Steyn aims for the yorker length but it's a friendly full toss which Suman slices wide if backward point
fires it on a yorker length outside off and he jams it out to backward point
full on the pads and squirted down to long-on
full on the pads and clipped to the on side
shot! Praveen's nightmare over here, he switches to a fuller length but gets scooped high over the sight screen
game on! Symonds picks another slower ball early and bashes it over deep midwicket, Praveen makes the mistake of dropping it short
slower ball but too wide outside off, he's not chasing that
lucky boundary for Symonds, he backs away to a shorter delivery and gets a thick edge which just flies over Uthappa who leaps up