Delhi win! What a game. Nagar blasts this over the leaping long-on fielder for the winning hit.
Daredevils won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Deccan drown in Sehwag deluge
|Jean-Paul Duminy||DC||68.75||55(31)||62.4||70.23||0/11||-||- 1.48|
What a marvelous knock it was from Sehwag. Imperious. Violent. And intelligent. He didn't take any risks against Steyn and Ishant and exploded against the rest.
James Hopes: "Its hard to put in words how he batted tonight. Iam speechless about the way he played. That was pretty special. That's the kind of player he is mate. He is as good as it gets in world cricket. We now will take one game at a time."
Irfan Pathan: "Amazing innings. Only one guy could do it - it was Veeru. We have a good team but haven't done well. couple of close games but we ended up losing them. We have to keep faith and do it. I am happy with the way I bowled. I would have liked to finish the game with the bat. I am there and there about. I am happy with my progress. Great feeling that my parents were here. They are proud parents."
Please hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony.
Sangakkara: "First of all hold our catches I reckon. We had two chances. It was an excellent score but Viru took it away from us. no one means to drop catches but we need to hold em to win games. The difference is to take those turning points in our favour. We haven't managed to do it. We have done well in patches but not been consistent."
Sehwag: "I was just telling my boys that whoever gets set just play 15-16 overs. batsmen like Warner, or me, or Gilchrist or Tendulkar, can do anything if we play for so many overs. I was telling myself that just play through the spell of styen and Ishant. They don't have fifth bowler and I have played Amit Mishra a lot in nets. I knew I could come hard on them. I just thought let me play my shots and if we can get momentum we can do this. I just told Birt to give me strike as much as he can. Last time I played here I was 94 not out and this time I didn't want to miss out on hundred. I knew If I stayed there till the end, my team will win. I told my boys, just play fearless cricket."
Sehwag is of course man of the match as well.
That's it from us. see you tomorrow evening.
on the middle and leg, turned through backward square-leg
stays back to tap this to midwicket
Nagar is almost run out Does Sehwag have to score all the runs? full delivery, on the middle, whipped to left of deep midwicket region. Christian with a direct hit. Duminy was about to collect before he let it go and hit the stumps. Very very tight call. The bat seems to have just slid back inside. he dived forward near the end and dragged his bat in. Just in. Or so it appears.
reaches forward to force it to long-off
Replays in: That's out. Looked plumb. It hit him on the off stump line and would have hit the middle stump.
from round the stumps, on the middle, punched to long-on
Loud cry for lbw turned down. It was the googly that broke back in from outside off stump. The batsman lunged forward to defend and is hit on the pad. Need replays to confirm what happened there. A little big moment in the game. Looked close. Replays in: That's out. Looked plumb. It hit him on the off stump line and would have hit the middle stump.
Ah! nice. Done in by the googly! Irfan moved down the track but realised he had made a mistake. The googly landed short in length and turned away from Irfan. Panic time. He tried to lunge out and stab it but no luck. Sanga finishes the job Mishra started.
gets back to ease this to long-on
another googly, this time on the middle and leg and Hopes plays the powerful sweep shot to collect another boundary. Just nine more now.
googly but it slips down the leg side and Hopes glances it to the fine-leg boundary
just outside off stump, short in length, cut to deep point region
backs away and lunges out to drive through extra cover for a single. Lots of risk taken for a single and it was the last ball of Steyn's over. Hmmm
on a length around off stump line, eased to cover point for a single
cuts down the leg side for a wide.
lifting delivery and it flies through to Sanga
turned away for a single
Steyn takes out Sehwag, walks across towards the departing Sehwag and pats him on the back. Few other Deccan fielders do the same. What a tremendously entertaining knock this was. The end too came in pursuit of a six. He tried to pull this short of length delivery from outside off but edged it to a delighted Sanga. Stand up and applaud. Kill bill stuff indeed.
Salil: "An absolute One man show, nobody else has even got to double digits!" (Yep! Irfan just reached there.
works this past square-leg for a single
Thejas: "The fielder is Ankit Sharma (Source: Deccan Chargers Site Photos). " Thanks a lot Thejas. Just checked the pics. So Ankit it is who dropped Sehwag the first time.
at the rib cage, worked to leg gully region
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad|
|Toss||Delhi Daredevils, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00|
|Match days||5 May 2011 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Delhi Daredevils 2, Deccan Chargers 0|
Over 19 • DC 179/6Daredevils won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)