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RESULT
39th match (D/N), Johannesburg, May 10, 2009, Indian Premier League
(17.1/20 ov, T:124) 125/3

Daredevils won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

DC
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Delhi take the No.1 spot with that hammering. Kolkata are effectively out of the competition, and can only play for pride from here on. A comfortable win in the end, and that double-strike from Ishant gave them the only moment of hope in this game. AB continues his good run, and Karthik supported him very well. It marks the eighth loss for Kolkata this IPL, and their only win came in a rain-affected game. A massive disappointment after all that hype in the run-up to the competition. Join us in a bit for the presentation.

McCullum: "Not enough runs on the board. We fought well to get 120, but those three wickets at the top hurt us. We are not consistent across the board, we need to get all three facets of the game firing at the same time. Around 20-30 runs more and it could have been a close game."

Gambhir: "The bowlers set up the game with those early wickets. We've not been chasing big totals so the important thing for us was to hang in there and bat till the end. Still five more games to go, so we need to hold the momentum."

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match for his three-wicket haul.

Mishra: "I'm bowling well. I'm just bowling my normal leg-spin and adding some variation to put pressure on the batsmen"

So that's all we have from here folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us all your feedback. Until tomorrow, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Cheers!

17.1
4
Sarkar to de Villiers, FOUR runs

dismissed, short on the off, pulled away disdainfully through midwicket to seal Kolkata's fate

Probably the last over of the match......

end of over 1711 runs
DC: 121/3CRR: 7.11 RRR: 1.00
AB de Villiers36 (31)
Dinesh Karthik17 (22)
Moises Henriques 4-0-35-1
Murali Kartik 4-0-20-0
16.6
1
Henriques to de Villiers, 1 run

yorker targeting middle, nicely bowled, but he was able to bring his bat down in time, got an inside edge wide of square leg for a single

16.6
1w
Henriques to de Villiers, 1 wide

hurls a wide way wide of the off stump, one more to the score, and they're just one hit away

That's the 50 partnership. Delhi looked a bit shaky when three wickets down, but these two have done extremely well to take them to the brink

16.5
1
Henriques to Karthik, 1 run

banged in short on the off, rolls his wrists over it to pull it to deep square leg

16.4
1
Henriques to de Villiers, 1 run

back of a length outside off, struck well, slapped it down to deep cover

16.3
4
Henriques to de Villiers, FOUR runs

he's hastening the win now, in the slot on middle and leg, got under it and drilled it down the ground wide of mid-on for a boundary

16.2
2
Henriques to de Villiers, 2 runs

back of a length on the off, worked away gently wide of midwicket, there's enough time for them to come back for the second

16.1
1
Henriques to Karthik, 1 run

short of a good length outside off, opens the face to guide it down to third man

Henriques comes back

end of over 1610 runs
DC: 110/3CRR: 6.87 RRR: 3.50
Dinesh Karthik15 (20)
AB de Villiers28 (27)
Murali Kartik 4-0-20-0
Ishant Sharma 4-0-23-2
15.6
1
Kartik to Karthik, 1 run

angling it into middle, get back, drops it in the midwicket region for a single to keep the strike

15.5
1
Kartik to de Villiers, 1 run

drifting into leg stump, comes down the track and drives it down to deep midwicket

15.4
4
Kartik to de Villiers, FOUR runs

struck hard, slightly short on the off, had a bit of pace on it as well, rocked back, made room and crashed it through the cover region for a boundary, only a matter of time now

15.3
1
Kartik to Karthik, 1 run

flighted on middle and off, dropped short of midwicket for an easy single

15.2
2
Kartik to Karthik, 2 runs

quickish delivery on the off stump, walks across and punches it between long-on and deep midwicket for a couple more

15.1
1
Kartik to de Villiers, 1 run

looping into middle, makes room and drives that inside out over cover for a single

end of over 156 runs
DC: 100/3CRR: 6.66 RRR: 4.80
Dinesh Karthik11 (17)
AB de Villiers22 (24)
Ishant Sharma 4-0-23-2
Ajit Agarkar 3-0-19-0
14.6
2
Sharma to Karthik, 2 runs

slightly short on the off, works it away wristily wide of deep square leg for a couple to bring up the 100 for Delhi

14.5
Sharma to Karthik, no run

yorker outside off, bowled at 140.5 kmph, Karthik, trying to open the face, could not get his bat down in time

14.4
1
Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run

banged in short on middle, pulled away stylishly to deep square leg

14.3
1
Sharma to Karthik, 1 run

angling it into the pads, flicked away to fine leg for a single

Rebecca Lee and her cheerleader pals hand out tips and tricks to kids on the sidelines of a game. More in her diary, here.

14.2
1
Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run

on middle and off, turns it wide of mid-on for a quick single

14.1
1
Sharma to Karthik, 1 run

back of a length on middle, tucked away behind square towards fine leg

Apoorva: "For the delhi supporter...Manoj Tiwary is injured...broken finger...so he can't be given a chance...what baffles me is that McGrath is on the bench"

 
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