69th match (D/N), Dharamsala, May 19, 2012, Indian Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, T:142) 145/4

Daredevils won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

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Delhi have won it comfortably in the end, thanks mainly due to the one man, Dave Warner, who spanked a 44-ball 79 on a difficult pitch. Barring him, none of the other Delhi batsmen looked comfortable at the crease chasing what I think was definitely a par score.

Harris bowled well, Mahmood got a couple but it was the Indian pair of Awana and Praveen Kumar who failed to hold their end up. Delhi will end at the top of the points table and play the Qualifier 1, Punjab is out of the tournament, Mumbai Indians are through and Chennai manage to hold on to their slim hopes. It is now between Chennai and Bangalore for that fourth spot.


MJ: Good end to the league stage, couple of good buys, will start all over again in the playoffs but will look to take the confidence ahead. I don't remember when I led five fast bowlers, 160 would definitely be a competitive score.

Gilchrist: It was a much better pitch, 160 would have been the ideal total. The team fought really well, pleasure to lead the side, suspect this might be the end of the road for me in the IPL but let's see how it goes.

Yadav, man of the match: Not a matter of habit, but good to bowl like this, good track, lot of help on this pitch, swing and bounce is a dream for a fast bowler and this was it. The feeling is always good to get such pitches after bowling on slow and low tracks!

Mahmood to Ojha, FOUR runs

on the leg stump, he was trying to flick it, gets an outside edge and goes through the slips for a four, end of the match and end of Punjab's stay in this season of the IPL

Mahmood to Ojha, no run

outside the off stump, swinging away and that has beaten the outside edge of the bat

end of over 186 runs
DC: 141/4CRR: 7.83 RRR: 0.50
Venugopal Rao21 (19)
Naman Ojha1 (4)
Praveen Kumar 4-0-33-0
Azhar Mahmood 3-0-19-2
Praveen to Rao, no run

swinging in to the batsman, short of length, he was giving himself room too, gets an inside edge

Praveen to Ojha, 1 run

opens the face of the bat, down to the third-man for a single

Praveen to Ojha, no run

short of length, outside the off stump, defended to point

Praveen to Ojha, no run

on the middle stump, defended to mid-wicket

Praveen to Rao, 1 run

short and pulled away to fine-leg for a single

Praveen to Rao, FOUR runs

up and over and slashed for four over backward point, not a good day for PK today

Seven needed off three overs.

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 135/4CRR: 7.94 RRR: 2.33
Naman Ojha0 (1)
Venugopal Rao16 (16)
Azhar Mahmood 3-0-19-2
Parvinder Awana 3-0-40-0
Mahmood to Ojha, no run

outside the off stump, defended to the off side and that ends another successful over from Mahmood

Mahmood to Mahela Jayawardene, OUT

short ball, wants to pull it away, top edged it away and Hussey takes a simple catch at mid-off, still fighting to survive in the game and hence, in the tournament

Mahela Jayawardene c Hussey b Azhar Mahmood 8 (12m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80
Mahmood to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

shimmies down the pitch and has lofted it over Mahmood's head for a four, straight bat and a couple of bounces for a four

Mahmood to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

outside the off stump, still moving away, it was a length ball and beats the outside edge of the bat!

Mahmood to Mahela Jayawardene, 2 runs

short of length, pushed away to the backward square-leg for a single, no wait, they are coming back for the second too

Mahmood to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

outside the off stump, pushed to the covers and they get nothing

end of over 1611 runs
DC: 129/3CRR: 8.06 RRR: 3.25
Venugopal Rao16 (16)
Mahela Jayawardene2 (5)
Parvinder Awana 3-0-40-0
Ryan Harris 4-0-19-2

Only 13 needed from 24 now

Awana to Rao, SIX runs

short and cut over third-man for a six, that was back to bowling poorly was Awana and Rao takes full toll of that one

Awana to Rao, FOUR runs

inside out, to extra-cover and for four, was pitched right up to the bat and driven over the top for a one-bounce four

Awana to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

outside the off stump, played away to third-man for a single

Awana to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

on the off stump, pitched right up and pushed to mid-off for nothing again

Awana to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

outside the off stump, swinging away yet again and misses the cut shot

Awana to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

outside the off stump, pitched fuller, driven to mid-off

24 needed off 30.

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