Lights, camera, no action

The Plays of the day for the IPL match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Bangalore Royal Challengers

Cricinfo staff

Farveez Maharoof - "The Speedy Daredevil"? (file photo) © AFP
A case of mistaken identity:
One of the posters outside the Feroz Shah Kotla introduces you to "The Speedy Daredevil". You may call Farveez Maharoof a lot of things, including a Glenn McGrath wannabe, but speedy? Dale Steyn was playing for the opposition.
Lights, camera, no action:
The started was delayed by 10 minutes as a result of a glitch in the TV transmission. Were it not for the crowd getting restive, the pause might have gone on longer. Steyn filled the time with rolls and stretches on the outfield, and it wasn't until the seventh over that pictures were available.
No country for old men:
Sunil Joshi is even older than McGrath, and looks a stranger to this format. His only over was pounded for 19 by Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan, and when Jacques Kallis was flayed in the next over, Bangalore's reliance on experience wasn't looking that clever.
Are you watching, Jens Lehmann?:
When Dhawan powered one in the direction of midwicket, most eyes went to the boundary rope. But wait. Who was that diving full length to his right to pouch a stunning catch? Rahul Dravid may no longer be part of the one-day team, but at this rate, an I-League football club may come calling next season.
Not quite perfect:
Most bowlers would bite your hand off if you offered them figures of 4 for 29 in a T20 game. In his final over, McGrath came back to claim the wicket of Dravid and tilt the game decisively in Delhi's favour. His last ball, though, was tucked away for four by Mark Boucher. Cue a frustrated kick at the air. The true champions are never happy.