Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers: As it happened…
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Kevin Pietersen sealed a 5-wicket win for the Delhi Daredevils with a six against Deccan Chargers at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday.
The six, ninth in the match, in the first ball of the last over meant Kevin Pietersen (103 off 64) completed his century. The victory put Delhi on top of the table and left Deccan Chargers winless in the tournament.
Over 19.1: Pietersen hit a six to seal win!!
Over 19: The chase stretched to the last over of the match. Delhi need 2 runs in 6 balls. KP with 97 and Nagar with 23 on crease.
Over 18: Ruthless KP on show. Punished Christian over long off for six, to leave Duminy helpless. That over featured another dropped catch, in favour of KP. 14 runs came in that over.
Delhi 149/5 (17.5 Ovs). Delhi need 8 runs in 12 balls.
Over 17: No stopping Pietersen. Pratap Singh faced the heat as he was treeted with a six, off a short and wide delivery outside off, in the first ball. He sent that to deep extra cover. Nagar joined the attack with a four in the third ball. 15 came in that over. Pietersen* 87 (58).
Delhi 136/5 (17.0 Ovs). Delhi need 22 runs in 18 balls. RR 7.33
Over 16: Christian managed to put pressure but Nagar finished the over with a four to deep backward point. Delhi could chase down the target provided KP stays. Pietersen* 79 (55).
Delhi 121/5 (16.0 Ovs). Delhi need 37 runs in 24 balls. RR 9.25
Over 14.4: Steyn sent a bouncer, Pathan failed to connect as he tried to hook. Edged behind and caught by Parthiv.
Irfan Pathan c Parthiv Patel b Steyn 5(11).
Over 14: KP set the chase alive. Another good over for Delhi. He pushed Delhi closer to victory. He is on 77 off 50 now. 9 runs came in Amit Mishra`s over.
Delhi 113/4 (14 Ovs). Delhi need 45 runs in 36 balls
Over 13: Pietersen reached fifty but job half done. Took 42 balls to reach the mark, his third in IPL. Smashed Duminy to three sixes in a row. Expensive over that (21 runs).
Delhi 104/4 (13.0 Ovs). Delhi need 54 runs in 42 balls.
Over 12: Decent over for Delhi, thanks to KP`s four to extra cover in the fifth ball. 8 runs came in that over.
Delhi 83/4 (12.0 Ovs). Delhi need 75 runs in 48 balls
Over 11: KP stood firm on one side and wickets tumbled on the other. 4 runs came in Duminy`s over. Asking rate is shooting up.
Delhi 75/4 (11.0 Ovs)
Over 10: Eight came in Christian`s over.
Delhi 71/4 (10 Ovs)
Over 9.3: Brilliant Dhawan ran out Ross Taylor! Four down for Delhi. KP put it to the off side and looked for a quick single but Dhawan hit the bulls eye!
Ross Taylor run out (Dhawan) 13(11) [4s-1]
Over 9: Ankit Mishra into attack. Completed a good over giving away just 4 runs. But KP and Taylor looked well set. Poor fielding isn`t helping Deccan either.
Delhi 63/3 (9.0 Ovs)
Over 8: KP all the way. Didn`t give MIshra time to settle. Smashed for two sixes and a four. 17 runs came in that over. Pietersen looking good now with 34 (26).
Delhi 59/3 (8.0 Ovs)
Over 6: Veer Pratap Singh was given the ball replacing Steyn. Taylor welcomed him with a boundary.
Delhi 34/3 (6.0 Ovs)
Over 5: Business as usual for KP. Slapped a short one off Christian and beat Chipli to clear boundary. Seven runs and a wicket came in that over.
Delhi 27/3 (5.0 Ovs).
Over 4.3: Mahela Jayawardene caught by close buddy Sangakkara. That brought Taylor in.
Mahela Jayawardene c Sangakkara b Christian 6(5) [4s-1]
Over 3.2: Sehwag OUT!! Edged a Steyn delivery and was caught at second slip by Christian. Bharat Chipli had put down a Pietersen catch in the previous ball. Delhi 20/2 at the end of 4 Overs.
Sehwag c Christian b Steyn 7(5) [4s-1]
Over 3: An early wicket put a little pressure early on Delhi`s chase but with KP and Sehwag on the crease give hosts reasons to cheer.
Delhi 14/1 (3.0 Ovs)
Over 0.5: Deccan got early breakthrough with Ojha`s wicket. Tried to slap a length delivery over the off side but mistimed. Duminy made no mistake at point.
Naman Ojha c Duminy b Pratap Singh 1(4)
Deccan Chargers innings
Deccan Chargers set Delhi Daredevils a target of 158 to win in an IPL match at the Feroze Shah Kotla on Thursday.
Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel shined with the bat for the Chargers to post a competitive total of 157. At once it looked like they were on for a huge total but Shahbaz Nadeem and Morne Morkel did their bit too to restrict them inside 160.
Over 20: Morkel`s brilliance with the ball coupled with excellance in the fielding by Ross Taylor in the last over made sure Deccan finished on 157/8. They lost Amit Mishra`s wicket in that over. He gave away just 6 runs. Morne Morkel`s spell read 4-0-23-3.
Over 19: Agarkar faced the brunt yet again as Bharat Chipli went berserk with a six and four back to back. Followed it up with another four over the bowler`s head to finish the over. 16 came in that over.
Deccan 151/7 (19.0 Ovs)
Over 17.5: Morkel picked his third one after dismissing Dale Steyn, thanks to brilliant catch from Sehwag inside circle. Steyn tried to go over extra cover but landed in Sehwag`s hands. Deccan 136/7 (18.0 Ovs).
Steyn c Sehwag b Morne Morkel 2(3)