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RESULT
12th match, Durban, April 25, 2009, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:169) 156/7

Chargers won by 12 runs

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Deccan Chargers 168/9(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians 156/7(20 overs)
end of over 209 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 156/7CRR: 7.80 
Pinal Shah1 (1)
Zaheer Khan4 (6)
RP Singh 4-0-27-2
Fidel Edwards 4-0-27-2

So three matches into the season, Deccan have won more than they did whole season last year. They bounced back well even after losing all their momentum in the middle and late overs. They bowled well, and won the game practically with just three bowlers - edwards, RP, and Ojha.

In fact this is a game that will be remebered for superb bowling in good batting conditions, especially the two slingers at the death. Edwards gave away 16 for two wickets in his last two overs, and Malinga went for just six and three wickets in his last two, including a double-wicket maiden. In between Ojha proved to be the difference between the two teams, taking three wickets in three overs - Sachin, JP Duminy, and Dhawan.

And for that very reason, Ojha gets the Man-of-the-Match award. He says: "I was very nervous, bowling to the best batsman in the world [Tendulkar]. My team backed me, they thought I could do it, so it was good to pull it off."

Tendulkar, the losing captain, says: "Till the 10-over break we were doing well, and we lost our momentum. This time the time-out has gone against us, but hopefull the next time it goes our way."

Glichrist, the winning captain, says: "It's a little milestone for us. We have got more points than we did last year."

On that note, okay bye.

19.6
1
Singh to Shah, 1 run

Pinal Shah makes room, RP follows him, and he flicks it into the on side, and Deccan are celebrating, it's three wins in three for them

19.5
1
Singh to Khan, 1 run

goes for the short one, Zaheer makes room, and flat-bats it straight over the bowler's head

19.4
Singh to Khan, no run

and this is the game secured, slower ball, beats a swing from the batsman

19.3
W
Singh to Harbhajan, OUT

and there RP gets his wicket, that surely has to be the game, it's a fulltoss, and Harbhajan's bat twirls in his hands as he gives it all his power, and the ball flies to long-on

Harbhajan Singh c Smith b Singh 20 (8b 1x4 2x6) SR: 250
19.2
6
Singh to Harbhajan, SIX runs

can Harbhajan do it? his second six, sees the length ball, goes inside-out, clears Gibbs at long-off, his second six

19.1
1
Singh to Khan, 1 run

and he nearly gets one, just back of a length, on the stumps, Zaheer makes room again, slices it towards third man, but lands safe

22 required in the last over. Deccan are the favourites. RP will get himself to get a wicket or two with batsmen throwing their bat around

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 147/6CRR: 7.73 RRR: 22.00
Zaheer Khan2 (3)
Harbhajan Singh14 (6)
Fidel Edwards 4-0-27-2
Venugopal Rao 4-0-33-0
18.6
1
Edwards to Khan, 1 run

superb again, one can't do much with an off-stump yorker, Zaheer gets the best result possible, a single to cover

18.5
Edwards to Khan, no run

lovely bowling, saw Zaheer make room again, went wide of off this time, and beat him. What an over

18.4
1
Edwards to Harbhajan, 1 run

slower ball, 127ks, surprises Harbhajan, and all he manages is to drag it to midwicket

18.3
1
Edwards to Khan, 1 run

Zaheer is looking to make room right away, Edwards follows him, 142ks, Zaheer manages to get it to long-off

18.2
W
Edwards to Bravo, OUT

and Edwards has turned it for Deccan, what a big wicket, this was full and straight, Bravo was caught in the crease, looking to get inside it and go leg side, but Edwards was too sharp for that and hit him right in front. Is this the game?

Dwayne Bravo lbw b Edwards 21 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
18.1
1
Edwards to Harbhajan, 1 run

it's Edwards first, and what a yorker, on middle, Harbhajan makes room, gets inside half of the bat, and gets a single to mid-on

26 in two overs, still more than two a ball. RP and Fidel should bowl the next two overs. But in what order?

end of over 1812 runs
MI: 143/5CRR: 7.94 RRR: 13.00
Dwayne Bravo21 (17)
Harbhajan Singh12 (4)
Venugopal Rao 4-0-33-0
Fidel Edwards 3-0-23-1
17.6
Rao to Bravo, no run

dot ball again, Venu gets his back, yorker.

17.5
4
Rao to Bravo, FOUR runs

oh Venu, fulltoss, and Bravo flicks it over midwicket again, where Harmeet (he is having a bad day), does well to get to the ball, but parries it into the boundary

17.4
Rao to Bravo, no run

dot ball! full, hit straight back to Venu

17.3
1
Rao to Harbhajan, 1 run

full, outside off, played to long-off

17.2
6
Rao to Harbhajan, SIX runs

that Harbhajan bat is feeling good, fulltoss, and heaved over midwicket again, for a six this time

17.1
1
Rao to Bravo, 1 run

Bravo steps down, gets too close to pitch, and can't clear midwicket

38 off 18, Venu to bowl, big risk?

end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 131/5CRR: 7.70 RRR: 12.66
Dwayne Bravo16 (13)
Harbhajan Singh5 (2)
Fidel Edwards 3-0-23-1
Venugopal Rao 3-0-21-0
16.6
1
Edwards to Bravo, 1 run

slower and shorter this time, Bravo is early into the shot, and just manages to chip it over Edwards

16.5
4
Edwards to Bravo, FOUR runs

finally that Caribbean flick from Bravo works, length ball, into the pads, and extravagant backlift, and then over midwicket. To his compatriot

Best performances - batters
HH Gibbs
HH Gibbs DC
58 runs (44)
6 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
4 fours0 six
4426139713
JP Duminy
JP Duminy MI
47 runs (40)
4 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
2 fours0 six
416161469
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
SL Malinga MI
O
4
M
1
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
PP Ojha
PP Ojha DC
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossDeccan Chargers, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Chargers
Pragyan Ojha
Hours of play (local time)12.30 start, First Session 12.30-13.45, Interval 13.45-14.00, Second Session 14.00-15.15
Match days25 April 2009 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
India
Shashank Ranade
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Zed Ndamane
Match Referee
South Africa
Dev Govindjee
PointsDeccan Chargers 2, Mumbai Indians 0
Mumbai Innings
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789