At Delhi, April 18, 2010. Deccan Chargers won by 11 runs. ‡Deccan Chargers 145-7 (20 overs) (A. Symonds 54); Delhi Daredevils 134-7 (20 overs) (P. D. Collingwood 51*). MoM: A. Symonds.

Gilchrist's men achieved the fifth successive victory they needed for an unlikely semi-final berth. Symonds resurrected the Chargers' innings, then Chaminda Vaas used his vast experience, smartly changing the pace. Two of Rohit Sharma's three catches were blinders, and Delhi failed to recover.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo