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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,, Date - 19/04/2012, Toss won by - Deccan Chargers
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Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Kevin Pietersen is the obvious choice for the Man of the Match. That's it from all of us then. Switch over to the other tab to catch all the action from the match between Chennai and Pune. See you in a short while!

Hyderabad just did not have enough runs inspite of a good show from Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel. The lower middle-order failed miserably. While chasing, Delhi lost a lot of wickets, but a single-handed resurrection carried out by Kevin Pietersen, won the match for Delhi in the last over.

At one stage, Delhi were 5-114, it was Kevin Pietersen all the way through to take Delhi after what seemed improbable at one stage. He hit nine sixes, the highest in an innings in this tournament's history, surpassing Chris Gayle who hit eight. Kevin Pietersen was dropped on 6, 68 and 94, three crucial times but Hyderabad would be ruing the lost chances now.

19.1 A Sharma to K Pietersen, SIX! DELHI WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Pietersen gets to his century! What a knock, this should go down as one of the best constructed centuries to take a team to victory. Short delivery at 92.8 kph and Pietersen flat-bats it down the ground. Reacts to the shot by just removing off the gloves and then acknowledges the crowd with the raise of the bat. 162/5

Delhi need 2 runs and Kevin Pietersen needs 3 for an outstanding century. Ankit Sharma to bowl.

18.6 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Low full toss at 145.9 kph, Nagar gets an outside edge to go on a bounce to the keeper. 156/5

18.5 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Full at 148.9 kph, Pietersen slashes it through covers for one. 156/5

18.4 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Short of a length, Nagar pulls but it goes off the outside edge towards mid off for one. 155/5

18.3 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Short of a length, pulled down for one to deep mid-wicket. 154/5

Pietersen is on 95, Delhi need 5 to win off 10 balls, can he finish off with one swing?

18.2 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Short of a length, guided down to third man for one. 153/5

18.1 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Full outside off, Nagar makes room and whacks it through covers for a couple. 152/5

Dale Steyn comes in to bowl. One would feel he should have bowled the over before this.

17.6 D Christian to Y Nagar, Smashes a full delivery down to long off for one. Just 8 needed now for 12 balls. 150/5

17.5 D Christian to K Pietersen, DROPPED! Tough one. Full and wide outside off, Pietersen slashes it through extra covers and Sangakkara dives to his right with one hand but could not take it. They rake one. He has been dropped on 6, 68 and now 94! 149/5

17.4 D Christian to Y Nagar, Comes down the track and eases it through mid on for one. 148/5

17.3 D Christian to Y Nagar, FOUR! That might just make things easy for Dehli. A rank short delivery and Nagar pulls it over square leg. Long leg had no chance. 147/5

17.2 D Christian to K Pietersen, Full and hit down through mid on for a single. The required rate is now less than 6. 15 needed from 16 balls. 143/5

17.1 D Christian to K Pietersen, SIX! Number eight of the match for Kevin Pietersen. Full in the slot, Pietersen stabs it down the ground. Duminy had come before the ropes and the ball sails over him inspite of his attempt to take it . 142/5

16.6 Pratap Singh to Y Nagar, Full and wide outside off, driven wide off covers. The throw from the deep by Steyn was wayward at the striker's end and hence the batsmen could complete two easily. 22 needed from 18 balls. 15 off this over! 136/5

16.5 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, In the blockhole at 133.9 kph, Pietersen digs it away towards cover for one. 134/5

16.4 Pratap Singh to Y Nagar, Over-pitched, hit down to mid off for one. Twelve off the over already. 133/5

16.3 Pratap Singh to Y Nagar, FOUR! Did that just seal the match? Too much room on offer outside off at 138 kph, Nagar heaves it away over point. 26 needed off 21 balls. 132/5

16.2 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Full and wide outside off at 138.2 kph, Pietersen powers it down to long off for one. 128/5

16.1 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, SIX! That's just smashed away as if it were a tennis ball. Short and wide outside off at 134.7 kph, Pietersen stamps out and whacks it over covers for a 78 metre hit. 31 needed off 23 balls. 127/5

Veer Pratap Singh to bowl his last over now.

TIME OUT! Delhi need 37 from 24 balls. Undoubtedly, Pietersen is the only wall in between. If somehow Hyderabad can break his barriers, they would have maximum chances of winning this match.

15.6 D Christian to Y Nagar, FOUR! The crucial boundary needed, and Nagar gets it. Length delivery angled outside off at 134.6 kph, Nagar slaps it off his front foot and beats point. 121/5

15.5 D Christian to K Pietersen, Fuller length outside off, driven down through mid off for one. 117/5

15.4 D Christian to K Pietersen, Good length delivery on off, flicked away to mid-wicket. 116/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "pietersen stands between Hyderabad and victory. Has batted quite brilliantly..."

15.3 D Christian to Y Nagar, Gets his front foot out and whacks a length delivery down to third man for a single. 116/5

15.2 D Christian to Y Nagar, Short of a good length outside off, Nagar cuts but misses out. 115/5

15.1 D Christian to Y Nagar, Full and wide outside off, steered away to point. 115/5

Daniel Christian comes to bowl.

14.6 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Pietersen has driven it straight down the ground. Steyn has a laugh with Pietersen now. 115/5

14.5 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Full length outside off, 148.6 kph, some pace there! Driven past a diving cover fielder for one in the deep. 115/5

Yogesh Nagar comes in at number 7. Delhi need 44 off 32 balls.

14.4 D Steyn to I Pathan, OUT! Cometh the hour, cometh the man, it's Steyn time folks. Short of a length delivery, Pathan aims to pull it down, misses and the ball goes off a faint edge to the keeper. Steyn appeals and the umpire has no problem in giving it his way. Any more twists coming up? 114/5

14.3 D Steyn to I Pathan, Pathan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 114/4

14.2 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Short and slapped away to wide deep mid-wicket off a mishit for one. 114/4

14.1 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Slower delivery outside off, patted down the ground. 113/4

Dale Steyn to bowl now. Delhi need 45 out of 36 balls!

13.6 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one. 113/4

13.5 A Mishra to K Pietersen, SIX! Oh, it went miles into the air and took a lifetime to come down to the top most tier. He is turning on the screws here. Takes a couple of steps down the track, the ball was well wide and he still reaches out and whacks it down the ground. The ball hung in the air and almost seemed to not come down. Finally it came down to crash down on the top tier. 112/4

13.4 A Mishra to I Pathan, Tucks it down the leg side for one. 106/4

13.3 A Mishra to I Pathan, Full and flicked straight to mid-wicket. 105/4

13.2 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Guides it down to short third man for a run. 105/4

13.1 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Stays back to defend. 104/4

12.6 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, DROPPED! Actually it was a KP rocket. Full toss and he smashed it back to Duminy, who could just get an hand to it. One run. The umpire, Billy Bowden had gone down as if earthquake had occurred. How costly would that be? 21 OFF THE OVER! He was dropped on 6, and now on 68! 104/4

12.5 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, SIX! Three in three, KP, you beauty! Fuller length, Kevin Pietersen takes it on the up and clears long on with the straight bat. Some clean-hitting going on here. 103/4

12.4 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, SIX! High full toss this time and Kevin Pietersen absolutely whacks it away over mid-wicket. The crowd have gone frenzy. 97/4

12.3 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, SIX! He's the man for Delhi. Takes a step down to convert it to a high full toss and heaves it over long on. It was a 98 meter blow. 91/4

12.2 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Short delivery, flicked down to short fine leg for one. 85/4

Fifty for Kevin Pietersen!

12.1 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Full and hit down to long on for one. Excellent innings till now from the master. 84/4

11.6 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Over-pitched, hit back a diving Sharma for one down to long off. 83/4

11.5 A Sharma to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's an excellent cricket shot. Fuller outside off, Pietersen plays a cover drive with enough power to find the fence. 82/4

11.4 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Short and hit down the ground. 78/4

11.3 A Sharma to I Pathan, Down the leg side again, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for one. 78/4

11.3 A Sharma to I Pathan, Wide. Down the leg side as Pathan fails to sweep it. 77/4

11.2 A Sharma to I Pathan, Short and on the leg stump, flicked to mid-wicket. 76/4

11.1 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Full outside off, hit down to long off for one to start the over. 76/4

Ankit Sharma to bowl.

10.6 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Arm ball, going straight on as Pathan misses the line. The ball goes off the inside edge to hit his pads and miss the stumps. 75/4

10.5 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Again a full toss down the leg stump, clipped away through mid-wicket for one. 75/4

10.4 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Comes down the track and hits it back. 74/4

10.3 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Low full toss, flicked away through square leg for two. 74/4

10.2 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Rotates strike with a flick towards mid-wicket. 72/4

10.1 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Punches it away on the off side. 71/4

JP Duminy to bowl.

9.6 D Christian to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's poor fielding. Fullish delivery outside off, Pietersen strides out and drives it through covers, Veer Pratap Singh comes in with a dive but the ball sneaks in through to find the ropes. 71/4

9.5 D Christian to I Pathan, Length ball , punched away to sweeper cover and Pathan gets off the mark with one. 67/4

9.5 D Christian to I Pathan, Bowls a bouncer over Pathan's head. Wide signalled for the height. 66/4

Irfan Pathan walks in now.

9.4 D Christian to K Pietersen, OUT! Fuller delivery outside off, Pietersen pushes it towards cover, Ross Taylor is a bit slow in his tracks while Dhawan the fielder charging in, finds the sticks at the striker's end. Ross Taylor seems to know that he is gone as he starts walking back. Third umpire confirms he was short. Delhi are four down now. 65/4

9.3 D Christian to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed down in front of point for a quick run. 65/3

9.2 D Christian to R Taylor, Keeps it on a good length, defended down the ground. 64/3

9.1 D Christian to K Pietersen, Short of a length delivery outside off, guided down to third man for one. 64/3

Daniel Christian comes back to bowl.

8.6 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Hits it down to long off for one. 63/3

8.5 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Short delivery, punched away to extra covers. 62/3

8.4 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Takes a charge down the track, the ball was further down and hence Pietersen is forced to block it. 62/3

8.3 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Looks to work it away but gets hit on the pads. 62/3

8.2 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Full and driven straight back. 62/3

8.1 A Sharma to R Taylor, Flighted delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket. The fielder gets across to make it just two but concedes an extra run on the pick up. 62/3

Ankit Sharma to bowl.

TIME OUT!

7.6 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Again a long hop, Pietersen sets up to clobber it but it goes off the outside edge to short third man. 17 from the over! 59/3

7.6 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Wide. The wrong'un down the leg side. 59/3

7.5 A Mishra to K Pietersen, SIX! A rubbish delivery but again superb stroke-play from the England batsman. A half-tracker outside off, Kevin waits back and forth and absoutely smashes it. The ball crosses the extra cover fence. 58/3

7.4 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Gets down to sweep but misses. 52/3

7.3 A Mishra to K Pietersen, SIX! What a shot. Takes a step down the track, meets it on the full and slams it over long on. Amazing hit there. 52/3

7.2 A Mishra to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's a gift. Short and spinning away, Pietersen goes back and scythes it through covers. 46/3

7.1 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Oh that did not miss by much! Full and flat, Pietersen leans out but the ball sneaks past to beat his blade and just about misses the off stump! 42/3

Amit Mishra comes in to bowl.

6.6 JP Duminy to R Taylor, On middle, turned away to the deep square leg fielder for a couple. 42/3

6.5 JP Duminy to R Taylor, Flicks it away on the on side. 40/3

6.4 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Driven towards mid on for a run. 40/3

6.3 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Comes down the track but decides to block it. 39/3

6.2 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's a superb shot. Full and Kevin Pietersen comes down the track and whacks it past the runner for a thunderous one. 39/3

6.1 JP Duminy to R Taylor, Fuller on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wkcket for one. 35/3

JP Duminy to bowl now.

5.6 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Length outside off, hit away through point for one to complete the over. 34/3 at the end of Mandatory Powerplay. 34/3

5.5 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Good length delivery on middle, defended down. 33/3

5.4 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Again a short delivery, punched down the ground for a run. 33/3

5.3 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Short in length outside off, sliced away to third man for one. 32/3

5.2 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Short outside off, Pietersen cuts it to the man at point. 31/3

5.1 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, FOUR! Taylor off the mark straightaway! Short in length, Taylor pulls it in front of mid-wicket and the ball ambles away to the fence. 31/3

Veer Pratap Singh to bowl now.

4.6 D Christian to K Pietersen, Length delivery, flicked towards mid-wicket. 27/3

4.5 D Christian to K Pietersen, KP has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 27/3

4.4 D Christian to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's pure power. Short of a length delivery, Pietersen absolutely smashed it through cover-point and Chipli cannot stop it. The ball took no time to reach the fence. 27/3

Ross Taylor walks in at number 5.

4.3 D Christian to M J'dena, OUT! Team-mate takes a team-mate's catch! Fuller length outside off, Jayawardena looks for a loft over mid off, it does not come off well and lobs up to Kumar Sangakkara at extra covers. Soft dismissal in the end for the SL skipper. 23/3

4.2 D Christian to K Pietersen, Bowls it well outside off, Pietersen still goes after it and flicks it away past mid-wicket for a run. 23/2

4.2 D Christian to K Pietersen, Wide. Bowls it slower but it goes down the leg side. KP shuffled to flick but missed it. 22/2

4.1 D Christian to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, patted down through point for a quick single. 21/2

Daniel Christian to bowl.

3.6 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Oh, a piercing yorker on middle stump, Pietersen sticks it away. One wicket and six runs off it. 20/2

3.5 D Steyn to M J'dena, Length outside off, Jayawardena plays it with soft hands and it goes through third man for one. 20/2

3.4 D Steyn to M J'dena, OUT! That's class, no other way to describe it. Fuller on the pads alright, Jayawardena rotates his wrists in his elegant fashion and flicks it over mid-wicket. 19/2

3.3 D Steyn to M J'dena, Good length delivery, Jayawardena defends. 15/2

Mahela Jayawardena is the man at number 4.

3.2 D Steyn to V Sehwag, OUT! Oh yes, there is no way to get Dale Steyn bogged down. After Kevin Pietersen was dropped, he gets Sehwag here. Short of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag slashes hard at it and it goes off the outside edge to first slip, where Daniel Christian takes it at waist-height. Steyn is pumped up now! 15/2

3.1 D Steyn to K Pietersen, DROPPED! Steyn would have had the final laugh but Bharat Chipli has put one down here. Short of a length delivery, Pietersen could not pull it well enough and it goes at a catchable height to Chipli above his head. He got both hands to it but spilled it. One run taken. 15/1

2.6 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, Bowls it length on middle, Sehwag flicks it uppishly past short fine leg for a couple. 14/1

2.5 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's Sehwag style. Fuller in length delivery, Sehwag goes downtown with the flash of his blade and it reaches the fence. 12/1

2.4 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Fuller and driven down through mid on for one. 8/1

2.3 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Fuller length outside off, driven down back to Singh. 7/1

2.2 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Short in length outside off, KP walks sideways and flicks it wristily to mid-wicket. 7/1

2.1 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Fuller length delivery, played down defensively. 7/1

Aakash Chopra tweets, "Quality meets quality...KP and Steyn producing cricket of highest quality."

1.6 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Bowls length on middle this time, flicked away through mid-wicket and they take one. 7/1

1.5 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Length outside off, played to point. 6/1

1.4 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Bowls stump to stump now, patted down to short mid-wicket. 6/1

1.3 D Steyn to K Pietersen, FOUR! Now it's Kevin Pietersen who shows his class. What a contest, Steyn vs Pietersen. Takes a step down the track and plays the walking flick to pick the gap through mid-wicket. 6/1

1.2 D Steyn to K Pietersen, That's top class from Dale Steyn. Bowls a length delivery on off, just about has enough shape away to beat Kevin Pietersen's defenses and goes past the off stump. 2/1

1.1 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Good length delivery outside off, swinging away, Pietersen plays it away to cover-point. 2/1

Dale Steyn to bowl.

0.6 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, Short of a length, Sehwag plays it away on the off side. 2/1

Kevin Pietersen walks in now.

0.5 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, OUT! Ojha goes early and Veer Pratap Singh has his first wicket of the Indian T20 league! Fuller outside off at 129.5 kph, Ojha looks to go through extra covers, but the ball flies off the top edge and remains in the air. JP Duminy from cover-point takes a good catch. 2/1

0.4 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, Full and wide, Ojha hits it on the off side. 2/0

0.3 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, Bowls a length delivery down the leg side, tucked away towards fine leg for one. 2/0

0.2 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, Fuller and wide outside off, sliced away past point for one and Delhi tee away! 1/0

0.1 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, Angles in a length delivery, Ojha defends it down on the leg side. 0/0

Commentary (Deccan Chargers innings)

Kevin Pietersen is the obvious choice for the Man of the Match. That's it from all of us then. Switch over to the other tab to catch all the action from the match between Chennai and Pune. See you in a short while!

Hyderabad just did not have enough runs inspite of a good show from Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel. The lower middle-order failed miserably. While chasing, Delhi lost a lot of wickets, but a single-handed resurrection carried out by Kevin Pietersen, won the match for Delhi in the last over.

At one stage, Delhi were 5-114, it was Kevin Pietersen all the way through to take Delhi after what seemed improbable at one stage. He hit nine sixes, the highest in an innings in this tournament's history, surpassing Chris Gayle who hit eight. Kevin Pietersen was dropped on 6, 68 and 94, three crucial times but Hyderabad would be ruing the lost chances now.

19.1 A Sharma to K Pietersen, SIX! DELHI WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Pietersen gets to his century! What a knock, this should go down as one of the best constructed centuries to take a team to victory. Short delivery at 92.8 kph and Pietersen flat-bats it down the ground. Reacts to the shot by just removing off the gloves and then acknowledges the crowd with the raise of the bat. 162/5

Hyderabad would be cursing themselves as at one point, they were cruising along when Dhawan and Patel were batting. From there on, only Chipli and Christian could get double figures. Will 157 be enough for the explosive Delhi batting line-up? Stay tuned to find out.

19.6 M Morkel to A Sharma, Short of a length delivery, dragged down the ground for one through mid on. 157/8

Ankit Sharma is the last man.

19.5 M Morkel to A Mishra, OUT! Short and Mishra has a go at it and it goes off the top edge to land safely before third man. They run for two as Kevin Pietersen throws quickly at the striker's end. Mishra is well short. 156/8

19.4 M Morkel to A Mishra, Gets down and slogs it across. It goes on a couple of bounces towards deep square leg. Ross Taylor does extremely well from fine leg and saves his side a couple of runs. Third umpire was called in to confirm the same. 155/7

19.3 M Morkel to A Mishra, Short of a length outside off, Mishra aims to run it down but fails to do so. 153/7

19.2 M Morkel to B Chipli, Low full toss at 146.8 kph, hit down to long on for one. 153/7

19.1 M Morkel to A Mishra, Full and wide outside off, hit straight to mid off, who has a shy at the stumps and misses. Mishra was nowhere near the frame. One run. 152/7

Right-O! The players are taking the field. Kumar Sangakkara and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers for Hyderabad. Irfan Pathan will open the bowling for Delhi.

Delhi - Virender Sehwag(c), Naman Ojha(w), Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardena, Ross Taylor, Yogesh Nagar, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Hyderabad - Kumar Sangakkara(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Daniel Christian, JP Duminy, Bharat Chipli, Parthiv Patel(w), Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Veer Pratap Singh.

TOSS - Virender Sehwag spins the coin, Kumar Sangakkara calls it correctly and HYDERABAD WILL BAT! They have included Veer Pratap Singh in their playing XI. The Delhi skipper says that he would have anyways bowled and informs that they are going in with an unchanged team.

The visitors are completely down in confidence not having won a single match in the tournament so far and would be itching to get off the mark today. On the other hand, Delhi are proving to be one of the strongest sides this season, drubbing Mumbai in their last match and will be high on confidence. If both sides play to their potential, we can expect a humdinger! Sit back and enjoy...

Hello and a warm welcome to everyone for Match 23 of the Indian T20 League between Delhi and Hyderabad at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

Delhi need 2 runs and Kevin Pietersen needs 3 for an outstanding century. Ankit Sharma to bowl.

18.6 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Low full toss at 145.9 kph, Nagar gets an outside edge to go on a bounce to the keeper. 156/5

18.5 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Full at 148.9 kph, Pietersen slashes it through covers for one. 156/5

18.4 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Short of a length, Nagar pulls but it goes off the outside edge towards mid off for one. 155/5

18.3 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Short of a length, pulled down for one to deep mid-wicket. 154/5

Pietersen is on 95, Delhi need 5 to win off 10 balls, can he finish off with one swing?

18.2 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Short of a length, guided down to third man for one. 153/5

18.1 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Full outside off, Nagar makes room and whacks it through covers for a couple. 152/5

18.6 A Agarkar to B Chipli, FOUR! That's unorthodox. Short of a length delivery outside off, Chipli comes down and whacks it over the bowler's head. A very expensive over this from Agarkar. 151/7

18.5 A Agarkar to B Chipli, Once again a very well bowled short and slow delivery, Chipli swipes across but does not connect. 147/7

18.4 A Agarkar to B Chipli, Short outside off and slow, Chipli aims to pull and misses. 147/7

18.3 A Agarkar to B Chipli, FOUR! And again. Extra runs here leaked by Agarkar. Makes room and slices it over covers. It goes one bounce and Agarkar's woes with the ball continues. 147/7

18.2 A Agarkar to B Chipli, SIX! That's handsome. Full and wide outside off, Chipli strikes it handsomely off the front foot and clears covers. 143/7

18.1 A Agarkar to A Mishra, Sprays it down, Mishra tucks it down through short fine leg for one. 137/7

18.1 A Agarkar to A Mishra, Wide. Bowls it well wide outside off. 136/7

Dale Steyn comes in to bowl. One would feel he should have bowled the over before this.

17.6 D Christian to Y Nagar, Smashes a full delivery down to long off for one. Just 8 needed now for 12 balls. 150/5

17.5 D Christian to K Pietersen, DROPPED! Tough one. Full and wide outside off, Pietersen slashes it through extra covers and Sangakkara dives to his right with one hand but could not take it. They rake one. He has been dropped on 6, 68 and now 94! 149/5

17.4 D Christian to Y Nagar, Comes down the track and eases it through mid on for one. 148/5

17.3 D Christian to Y Nagar, FOUR! That might just make things easy for Dehli. A rank short delivery and Nagar pulls it over square leg. Long leg had no chance. 147/5

17.2 D Christian to K Pietersen, Full and hit down through mid on for a single. The required rate is now less than 6. 15 needed from 16 balls. 143/5

17.1 D Christian to K Pietersen, SIX! Number eight of the match for Kevin Pietersen. Full in the slot, Pietersen stabs it down the ground. Duminy had come before the ropes and the ball sails over him inspite of his attempt to take it . 142/5

Ajit Agarkar to bowl now.

17.6 M Morkel to A Mishra, A snorter of a delivery! Short outside off at 138 kph, jumping up, Mishra is completely squared up and it goes off the outside edge past the keeper. One taken. 135/7

Amit Mishra comes in.

17.5 M Morkel to D Steyn, OUT! And another one. He gets his fellow country-mate now. Short of a length outside off, Steyn stabs it away uppishly. It flies towards Sehwag at extra cover, who jumps and takes it easily. 134/7

17.4 M Morkel to D Steyn, On the pads, flicked away for a couple through mid-wicket. 134/6

17.3 M Morkel to D Steyn, Good length delivery, played down. 132/6

Dale Steyn walks in.

17.2 M Morkel to A Jhunjhunwala, OUT! Morkel strikes now. Length delivery bowled in, Jhunjhunwala comes down the track for a slam across the line. The ball goes off the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. The on-field umpires checked for no-ball but Morkel was fine. Morkel becomes the HIGHEST wicket-taker of the tournament so far. 132/6

17.2 M Morkel to A Jhunjhunwala, Wide. Down the leg side as Abhishek looks to guide it down but misses. 132/5

17.1 M Morkel to B Chipli, Short of a length, pulled away for one. 131/5

16.6 Pratap Singh to Y Nagar, Full and wide outside off, driven wide off covers. The throw from the deep by Steyn was wayward at the striker's end and hence the batsmen could complete two easily. 22 needed from 18 balls. 15 off this over! 136/5

16.5 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, In the blockhole at 133.9 kph, Pietersen digs it away towards cover for one. 134/5

16.4 Pratap Singh to Y Nagar, Over-pitched, hit down to mid off for one. Twelve off the over already. 133/5

16.3 Pratap Singh to Y Nagar, FOUR! Did that just seal the match? Too much room on offer outside off at 138 kph, Nagar heaves it away over point. 26 needed off 21 balls. 132/5

16.2 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Full and wide outside off at 138.2 kph, Pietersen powers it down to long off for one. 128/5

16.1 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, SIX! That's just smashed away as if it were a tennis ball. Short and wide outside off at 134.7 kph, Pietersen stamps out and whacks it over covers for a 78 metre hit. 31 needed off 23 balls. 127/5

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "3rd game changing spell in 3 matches by Shahbaz Nadeem...great stuff !"

Morne Morkel comes back to bowl.

16.6 U Yadav to A Jhunjhunwala, FOUR! That's well connected finally. Length delivery outside off, Jhunjhunwala throws his bat and it goes through point for a much-needed boundary for Hyderabad. 130/5

16.5 U Yadav to A Jhunjhunwala, Again bowls it quite wide outside off, very slow at 103.6 kph, Abhishek cuts and misses. 126/5

16.4 U Yadav to A Jhunjhunwala, Bowls it wide outside off, Jhunjhunwala lets it through. 126/5

16.3 U Yadav to A Jhunjhunwala, Short of a length, Abhishek looks to cut and only manages a bottom-edge. The keeper hits a direct throw but the batsman was in. 126/5

16.2 U Yadav to B Chipli, Length outside off, guided down to third man for one. 126/5

Abhishek Jhunjhunwala to bat.

16.1 U Yadav to D Christian, OUT! Christian goes and Delhi strike big time. Short of a length delivery darted in, Christian stays back to hook it away. Could not get complete hold of it and Shahbaz Nadeem is the fielder who takes the catch at deep mid-wicket. 125/5

Veer Pratap Singh to bowl his last over now.

TIME OUT! Delhi need 37 from 24 balls. Undoubtedly, Pietersen is the only wall in between. If somehow Hyderabad can break his barriers, they would have maximum chances of winning this match.

15.6 D Christian to Y Nagar, FOUR! The crucial boundary needed, and Nagar gets it. Length delivery angled outside off at 134.6 kph, Nagar slaps it off his front foot and beats point. 121/5

15.5 D Christian to K Pietersen, Fuller length outside off, driven down through mid off for one. 117/5

15.4 D Christian to K Pietersen, Good length delivery on off, flicked away to mid-wicket. 116/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "pietersen stands between Hyderabad and victory. Has batted quite brilliantly..."

15.3 D Christian to Y Nagar, Gets his front foot out and whacks a length delivery down to third man for a single. 116/5

15.2 D Christian to Y Nagar, Short of a good length outside off, Nagar cuts but misses out. 115/5

15.1 D Christian to Y Nagar, Full and wide outside off, steered away to point. 115/5

Umesh Yadav to bowl.

15.6 S Nadeem to B Chipli, Chipli stays back and defends it. 125/4

15.5 S Nadeem to B Chipli, Short of a length, Chipli gets an undercut and it bounces to the keeper. 125/4

15.4 S Nadeem to B Chipli, Goes on the back foot and hits it through extra covers. Enough gap to take two. 125/4

15.3 S Nadeem to D Christian, Full and swept away through square leg for one. 123/4

15.2 S Nadeem to B Chipli, Puts it on middle and leg, flicked away through mid-wicket and takes one. 122/4

15.1 S Nadeem to D Christian, Fuller in length, driven down to long on for one. 121/4

Daniel Christian comes to bowl.

14.6 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Pietersen has driven it straight down the ground. Steyn has a laugh with Pietersen now. 115/5

14.5 D Steyn to Y Nagar, Full length outside off, 148.6 kph, some pace there! Driven past a diving cover fielder for one in the deep. 115/5

Yogesh Nagar comes in at number 7. Delhi need 44 off 32 balls.

14.4 D Steyn to I Pathan, OUT! Cometh the hour, cometh the man, it's Steyn time folks. Short of a length delivery, Pathan aims to pull it down, misses and the ball goes off a faint edge to the keeper. Steyn appeals and the umpire has no problem in giving it his way. Any more twists coming up? 114/5

14.3 D Steyn to I Pathan, Pathan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 114/4

14.2 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Short and slapped away to wide deep mid-wicket off a mishit for one. 114/4

14.1 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Slower delivery outside off, patted down the ground. 113/4

14.6 I Pathan to D Christian, Puts it away through mid-wicket for one. 120/4

14.5 I Pathan to B Chipli, Pats it down towards silly mid off and takes a quick run. 119/4

14.4 I Pathan to B Chipli, FOUR! Poor line now. On the pads and over-pitched as well. Chipli just gets around and works it down to the fine leg fence. 118/4

14.3 I Pathan to B Chipli, Bowls it back of a length outside off, Chipli slashes and misses. 114/4

14.2 I Pathan to D Christian, Good length outside off, played away past point for a single. 114/4

14.1 I Pathan to D Christian, Good length outside off, pushed through cover. 113/4

Dale Steyn to bowl now. Delhi need 45 out of 36 balls!

13.6 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one. 113/4

13.5 A Mishra to K Pietersen, SIX! Oh, it went miles into the air and took a lifetime to come down to the top most tier. He is turning on the screws here. Takes a couple of steps down the track, the ball was well wide and he still reaches out and whacks it down the ground. The ball hung in the air and almost seemed to not come down. Finally it came down to crash down on the top tier. 112/4

13.4 A Mishra to I Pathan, Tucks it down the leg side for one. 106/4

13.3 A Mishra to I Pathan, Full and flicked straight to mid-wicket. 105/4

13.2 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Guides it down to short third man for a run. 105/4

13.1 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Stays back to defend. 104/4

13.6 S Nadeem to B Chipli, Pushes it towards point to end the over. 113/4

13.5 S Nadeem to B Chipli, Stays back to defend. 113/4

Bharat Chipli walks in now.

13.4 S Nadeem to JP Duminy, OUT! As soft a dismissal as it gets. Fuller on the pads, Duminy flicks it uppishly and gives a dolly catch to Virender Sehwag at mid-wicket, who did not move an inch here or there. 113/4

13.3 S Nadeem to D Christian, Reaches out and whips it away through mid-wicket for one more. 113/3

13.2 S Nadeem to JP Duminy, On the pads, tucked away for one on the leg side. 112/3

13.1 S Nadeem to D Christian, Gets down and lofts it over mid on for one. 111/3

12.6 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, DROPPED! Actually it was a KP rocket. Full toss and he smashed it back to Duminy, who could just get an hand to it. One run. The umpire, Billy Bowden had gone down as if earthquake had occurred. How costly would that be? 21 OFF THE OVER! He was dropped on 6, and now on 68! 104/4

12.5 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, SIX! Three in three, KP, you beauty! Fuller length, Kevin Pietersen takes it on the up and clears long on with the straight bat. Some clean-hitting going on here. 103/4

12.4 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, SIX! High full toss this time and Kevin Pietersen absolutely whacks it away over mid-wicket. The crowd have gone frenzy. 97/4

12.3 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, SIX! He's the man for Delhi. Takes a step down to convert it to a high full toss and heaves it over long on. It was a 98 meter blow. 91/4

12.2 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Short delivery, flicked down to short fine leg for one. 85/4

Fifty for Kevin Pietersen!

12.1 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Full and hit down to long on for one. Excellent innings till now from the master. 84/4

12.6 I Pathan to D Christian, Full and driven through mid off for a run to complete the over. 110/3

12.5 I Pathan to D Christian, On the leg stump line, Christian does not connect and it lobs off the pads to the keeper. The appeal for caught behind is not given by the umpire. 109/3

12.4 I Pathan to D Christian, Stump to stump lines, Christian pats it down the ground. 109/3

12.3 I Pathan to JP Duminy, Fuller, driven down through mid on and took one. 109/3

12.2 I Pathan to JP Duminy, Short of a length delivery outside off, Duminy opens the face of the bat to run it past point for a couple. 108/3

12.1 I Pathan to JP Duminy, Stays back to defend. 106/3

11.6 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Over-pitched, hit back a diving Sharma for one down to long off. 83/4

11.5 A Sharma to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's an excellent cricket shot. Fuller outside off, Pietersen plays a cover drive with enough power to find the fence. 82/4

11.4 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Short and hit down the ground. 78/4

11.3 A Sharma to I Pathan, Down the leg side again, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for one. 78/4

11.3 A Sharma to I Pathan, Wide. Down the leg side as Pathan fails to sweep it. 77/4

11.2 A Sharma to I Pathan, Short and on the leg stump, flicked to mid-wicket. 76/4

11.1 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Full outside off, hit down to long off for one to start the over. 76/4

Irfan Pathan comes back to bowl.

JP Duminy walks in now.

11.6 S Nadeem to P Patel, OUT! Superb catch in the deep now. Patel, just like in the first ball of this delivery, aims leg side. The ball was sliding down and he still managed to clear his front foot and hoick it away. The ball failed to carry the distance and Mahela Jayawardena takes a good catch near the ropes at deep square leg. 106/3

11.5 S Nadeem to D Christian, Flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 106/2

11.4 S Nadeem to P Patel, Touch short, pulled away and it lands in front of deep mid-wicket for a run. 105/2

11.3 S Nadeem to D Christian, Takes a step down the track and helps it through mid on for another run. 104/2

11.2 S Nadeem to P Patel, That was a MISSED CHANCE from Kevin Pietersen. Patel sweeps it away and it catches the top edge. KP at the fine leg ropes, could have easily come a couple of steps forward to take the catch but he waited on the ropes. Poor fielding and they take one. 103/2

11.1 S Nadeem to D Christian, Tucks it down the leg side for one. 102/2

Ankit Sharma to bowl.

10.6 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Arm ball, going straight on as Pathan misses the line. The ball goes off the inside edge to hit his pads and miss the stumps. 75/4

10.5 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Again a full toss down the leg stump, clipped away through mid-wicket for one. 75/4

10.4 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Comes down the track and hits it back. 74/4

10.3 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Low full toss, flicked away through square leg for two. 74/4

10.2 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Rotates strike with a flick towards mid-wicket. 72/4

10.1 JP Duminy to I Pathan, Punches it away on the off side. 71/4

10.6 U Yadav to D Christian, Down the leg side and Christian cannot make contact, it goes off his pads for a leg bye. 101/2

10.6 U Yadav to P Patel, No-ball! High full toss outside off, Patel reaches out and scythes it over point. Agarkar at the ropes takes a very well judged catch. Umpire Billy Bowden has a re-check with the third umpire. Replays showed that the ball had reached to Patel above waist height and hence it cannot be given out. 100/2

10.5 U Yadav to D Christian, Short of a length delivery, dabbed through cover-point for one. 98/2

10.4 U Yadav to D Christian, FOUR! Expensive over this already in four balls. Short outside off at 144.9 kph, Christian hits it with an open face past point and third man cannot get around. 97/2

10.3 U Yadav to P Patel, Hits it away through mid on for one. 93/2

10.2 U Yadav to P Patel, SIX! That was handsome. Umesh bangs it short of a length, Patel gets hold of the pull inspite of coming down the track and dispatches it over mid-wicket. 92/2

10.1 U Yadav to D Christian, Angles it full on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for one. 86/2

10.1 U Yadav to D Christian, Wide. Bowls it length down the leg side. 85/2

JP Duminy to bowl.

9.6 D Christian to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's poor fielding. Fullish delivery outside off, Pietersen strides out and drives it through covers, Veer Pratap Singh comes in with a dive but the ball sneaks in through to find the ropes. 71/4

9.5 D Christian to I Pathan, Length ball , punched away to sweeper cover and Pathan gets off the mark with one. 67/4

9.5 D Christian to I Pathan, Bowls a bouncer over Pathan's head. Wide signalled for the height. 66/4

Irfan Pathan walks in now.

9.4 D Christian to K Pietersen, OUT! Fuller delivery outside off, Pietersen pushes it towards cover, Ross Taylor is a bit slow in his tracks while Dhawan the fielder charging in, finds the sticks at the striker's end. Ross Taylor seems to know that he is gone as he starts walking back. Third umpire confirms he was short. Delhi are four down now. 65/4

9.3 D Christian to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed down in front of point for a quick run. 65/3

9.2 D Christian to R Taylor, Keeps it on a good length, defended down the ground. 64/3

9.1 D Christian to K Pietersen, Short of a length delivery outside off, guided down to third man for one. 64/3

9.6 S Nadeem to D Christian, Bowls full now, hit down through mid off to rotate strike. 84/2

9.5 S Nadeem to P Patel, Touch short again, punched down to long off for a single. 83/2

9.4 S Nadeem to P Patel, The quicker delivery, Patel punches it straight to the man at cover-point. 82/2

9.3 S Nadeem to D Christian, Short, Christian helps it away on the leg side for one. 82/2

9.2 S Nadeem to D Christian, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 81/2

Daniel Christian walks in at number 4.

9.1 S Nadeem to S Dhawan, OUT! And he gets the breakthrough straightaway. Dhawan, in spite of settling down has thrown away his wicket here. Aims to reverse sweep, it was an arm ball and Dhawan misses. The ball strikes him squarely on the pads and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Two down now, Hyderabad. 81/2

Daniel Christian comes back to bowl.

8.6 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Hits it down to long off for one. 63/3

8.5 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Short delivery, punched away to extra covers. 62/3

8.4 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Takes a charge down the track, the ball was further down and hence Pietersen is forced to block it. 62/3

8.3 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Looks to work it away but gets hit on the pads. 62/3

8.2 A Sharma to K Pietersen, Full and driven straight back. 62/3

8.1 A Sharma to R Taylor, Flighted delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket. The fielder gets across to make it just two but concedes an extra run on the pick up. 62/3

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl now.

8.6 U Yadav to S Dhawan, This time a short one on middle, Dhawan does not connect properly with the pull but it still goes to deep mid-wicket for one. 81/1

8.5 U Yadav to P Patel, Short delivery, eased away past point for one. 80/1

8.4 U Yadav to P Patel, Short of a length outside off, guided down off the bat face for two runs this time. 79/1

8.3 U Yadav to S Dhawan, Good length angled across, hit away through covers for one. 77/1

8.3 U Yadav to S Dhawan, Wide. Slow and wide outside off, Dhawan lets it go. 76/1

8.2 U Yadav to S Dhawan, FOUR! Short of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan throws his bat at it and it goes wide off point to reach the fence. 75/1

8.1 U Yadav to P Patel, On the pads, flicked away for one. 71/1

Ankit Sharma to bowl.

TIME OUT!

7.6 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Again a long hop, Pietersen sets up to clobber it but it goes off the outside edge to short third man. 17 from the over! 59/3

7.6 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Wide. The wrong'un down the leg side. 59/3

7.5 A Mishra to K Pietersen, SIX! A rubbish delivery but again superb stroke-play from the England batsman. A half-tracker outside off, Kevin waits back and forth and absoutely smashes it. The ball crosses the extra cover fence. 58/3

7.4 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Gets down to sweep but misses. 52/3

7.3 A Mishra to K Pietersen, SIX! What a shot. Takes a step down the track, meets it on the full and slams it over long on. Amazing hit there. 52/3

7.2 A Mishra to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's a gift. Short and spinning away, Pietersen goes back and scythes it through covers. 46/3

7.1 A Mishra to K Pietersen, Oh that did not miss by much! Full and flat, Pietersen leans out but the ball sneaks past to beat his blade and just about misses the off stump! 42/3

Umesh Yadav to bowl now.

7.6 A Agarkar to S Dhawan, Fuller and driven straight back. 70/1

7.5 A Agarkar to P Patel, Good length outside off at 134.6 kph, punched away this time to sweeper cover for one more. 70/1

7.4 A Agarkar to S Dhawan, Short of a length outside off, eased away to sweeper cover for one. 69/1

7.3 A Agarkar to S Dhawan, FOUR! That was a strange but a tough shot. Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan looks to punch it on the off side but makes late adjustment to hit it with the bottom hand giving away. It beats the mid on fielder and races away. 68/1

7.2 A Agarkar to P Patel, Fuller in length outside off, driven towards mid on for one. 64/1

7.1 A Agarkar to P Patel, FOUR! That's just a poor delivery. Short on the pads, not much pace, Patel swivels on the crease and pulls it over the short fine leg fielder. 63/1

Amit Mishra comes in to bowl.

6.6 JP Duminy to R Taylor, On middle, turned away to the deep square leg fielder for a couple. 42/3

6.5 JP Duminy to R Taylor, Flicks it away on the on side. 40/3

6.4 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Driven towards mid on for a run. 40/3

6.3 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, Comes down the track but decides to block it. 39/3

6.2 JP Duminy to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's a superb shot. Full and Kevin Pietersen comes down the track and whacks it past the runner for a thunderous one. 39/3

6.1 JP Duminy to R Taylor, Fuller on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wkcket for one. 35/3

Time-out!

6.6 K Pietersen to P Patel, Gets down for the sweep shot and sends it off the inside edge to fine leg for one. 59/1

6.5 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Turns a length delivery to mid-wicket and pinches a single. 58/1

6.4 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, FOUR! Bang! A quicker one on middle and off, at 93.0 kph, Dhawan got behind the line and whacked it over the bowler's head for a boundary down the ground. 57/1

6.3 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Drifting down the leg side, Dhawan tries to flick it but misses and the keeper appeals for a catch. The umpire shakes his head as it comes off the trouser. 53/1

6.2 K Pietersen to P Patel, A long hop on middle, pulled across the line for an easy single. 53/1

6.1 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Gets forward and pushes a full delivery through covers for a single. 52/1

6.1 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Wide! Down the leg side, the batsman goes after it but misses. 51/1

JP Duminy to bowl now.

5.6 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Length outside off, hit away through point for one to complete the over. 34/3 at the end of Mandatory Powerplay. 34/3

5.5 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Good length delivery on middle, defended down. 33/3

5.4 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Again a short delivery, punched down the ground for a run. 33/3

5.3 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Short in length outside off, sliced away to third man for one. 32/3

5.2 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, Short outside off, Pietersen cuts it to the man at point. 31/3

5.1 Pratap Singh to R Taylor, FOUR! Taylor off the mark straightaway! Short in length, Taylor pulls it in front of mid-wicket and the ball ambles away to the fence. 31/3

Pietersen is back on.

5.6 A Agarkar to S Dhawan, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 50 up for Hyderabad! 50/1

5.5 A Agarkar to P Patel, Good cricket, just taps a back of a length delivery to mid off and rotates the strike. 49/1

5.4 A Agarkar to P Patel, Umesh Yadav makes up for the last sloppy effort. A short delivery on middle, pulled firmly behind square leg and Yadav this time tumbles to his left to make a valiant stop. Saves a certain boundary! 48/1

5.3 A Agarkar to P Patel, FOUR! Sloppy fielding in the deep. A length delivery on middle, at 133.7 kph, Patel flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket and it races away towards the fence. Yadav sprints to his right from deep square leg, gets down to pull it back but fails to do so. The ball meets the fence. 46/1

5.2 A Agarkar to S Dhawan, Bowls it slower through the air, Dhawan pushes at it and gets an inside edge to the right of the keeper. One run added to the total. 42/1

5.1 A Agarkar to S Dhawan, SIX! Welcome into the attack, Mr. Agarkar! The bowler starts with an over-pitched delivery on middle, at 131.1 kph, Dhawan swings his blade across the line and deposits it into the square leg stand. 41/1

Veer Pratap Singh to bowl now.

4.6 D Christian to K Pietersen, Length delivery, flicked towards mid-wicket. 27/3

4.5 D Christian to K Pietersen, KP has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 27/3

4.4 D Christian to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's pure power. Short of a length delivery, Pietersen absolutely smashed it through cover-point and Chipli cannot stop it. The ball took no time to reach the fence. 27/3

Ross Taylor walks in at number 5.

4.3 D Christian to M J'dena, OUT! Team-mate takes a team-mate's catch! Fuller length outside off, Jayawardena looks for a loft over mid off, it does not come off well and lobs up to Kumar Sangakkara at extra covers. Soft dismissal in the end for the SL skipper. 23/3

4.2 D Christian to K Pietersen, Bowls it well outside off, Pietersen still goes after it and flicks it away past mid-wicket for a run. 23/2

4.2 D Christian to K Pietersen, Wide. Bowls it slower but it goes down the leg side. KP shuffled to flick but missed it. 22/2

4.1 D Christian to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, patted down through point for a quick single. 21/2

Ajit Agarkar into the attack now.

4.6 M Morkel to P Patel, Fuller in length outside off, driven straight to mid off. Dot ball. 35/1

4.5 M Morkel to S Dhawan, Morne bowls it slower in pace, on middle and leg, Dhawan tries to flick it across the line but is a bit early and gets an inside edge onto the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 35/1

4.4 M Morkel to S Dhawan, FOUR! Bang! Delhi are leaking runs here! A half-tracker on the ribs of the batsman, Dhawan turns and eases it to the fine leg boundary. 34/1

4.3 M Morkel to P Patel, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 30/1

4.2 M Morkel to S Dhawan, Another fullish delivery, bowled at a sharp pace of 145.5 kph, Dhawan strokes it to covers but finds the fielder. Still they cross for a run. 29/1

4.1 M Morkel to S Dhawan, Angles across a fuller length delivery at 139.3 kph, Dhawan lifts it over mid on for a couple. 28/1

Daniel Christian to bowl.

3.6 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Oh, a piercing yorker on middle stump, Pietersen sticks it away. One wicket and six runs off it. 20/2

3.5 D Steyn to M J'dena, Length outside off, Jayawardena plays it with soft hands and it goes through third man for one. 20/2

3.4 D Steyn to M J'dena, OUT! That's class, no other way to describe it. Fuller on the pads alright, Jayawardena rotates his wrists in his elegant fashion and flicks it over mid-wicket. 19/2

3.3 D Steyn to M J'dena, Good length delivery, Jayawardena defends. 15/2

Mahela Jayawardena is the man at number 4.

3.2 D Steyn to V Sehwag, OUT! Oh yes, there is no way to get Dale Steyn bogged down. After Kevin Pietersen was dropped, he gets Sehwag here. Short of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag slashes hard at it and it goes off the outside edge to first slip, where Daniel Christian takes it at waist-height. Steyn is pumped up now! 15/2

3.1 D Steyn to K Pietersen, DROPPED! Steyn would have had the final laugh but Bharat Chipli has put one down here. Short of a length delivery, Pietersen could not pull it well enough and it goes at a catchable height to Chipli above his head. He got both hands to it but spilled it. One run taken. 15/1

3.6 I Pathan to P Patel, FOUR! Parthiv is enjoying at the cost of Pathan. The bowler offers room outside off, it's short and wide at 128.5 kph, Patel climbs onto it and slashes it over point. 14 runs off the over! 26/1

3.5 I Pathan to P Patel, FOUR! Superb shot! Pathan angles in a shorter delivery at 131.3 kph, Patel nicely gets on top of the bounce and pulls it brutally over square leg. 22/1

3.4 I Pathan to P Patel, FOUR! Streaky! Pathan offers room outside off, Patel latches onto it and attempts to heave it over cover-point. Instead he gets a top edge and it screams away to the third man fence. 18/1

3.3 I Pathan to P Patel, Once again the bowler delivers it on a length outside off and hurls it a fraction slowly. Patel flashes and misses. 14/1

3.2 I Pathan to S Dhawan, Length delivery in the zone outside off, Dhawan stays back and carves it through point for one. 14/1

3.1 I Pathan to P Patel, A touch short in length on off, pulled across the line for a single on the on side. 13/1

2.6 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, Bowls it length on middle, Sehwag flicks it uppishly past short fine leg for a couple. 14/1

2.5 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's Sehwag style. Fuller in length delivery, Sehwag goes downtown with the flash of his blade and it reaches the fence. 12/1

2.4 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Fuller and driven down through mid on for one. 8/1

2.3 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Fuller length outside off, driven down back to Singh. 7/1

2.2 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Short in length outside off, KP walks sideways and flicks it wristily to mid-wicket. 7/1

2.1 Pratap Singh to K Pietersen, Fuller length delivery, played down defensively. 7/1

2.6 M Morkel to P Patel, Short of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan pats it towards point and takes one to end the over. 12/1

2.5 M Morkel to S Dhawan, On the middle at 142.6 kph, tucked away towards mid-wicket for one. 11/1

2.4 M Morkel to S Dhawan, Full and wide outside off, Dhawan aims to slice and misses it. 10/1

2.3 M Morkel to S Dhawan, Short in length, cut away to the man at square on the off side. 10/1

Parthiv Patel walks in at number 3.

2.2 M Morkel to K Sangakkara, OUT! That turned to be some catch in the end. Back of a length delivery on off, Sangakkara skies it almost straight into the orbit off a top edge. The ball was hovering in the point region. Yogesh Nagar initially could not judge a simple catch, but had to keep his body forward to complete the catch. 10/1

2.1 M Morkel to S Dhawan, Fuller in length at 139 kph, outside off, Dhawan drives it down to Pietersen at mid off for a single. 10/0

Aakash Chopra tweets, "Quality meets quality...KP and Steyn producing cricket of highest quality."

1.6 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Bowls length on middle this time, flicked away through mid-wicket and they take one. 7/1

1.5 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Length outside off, played to point. 6/1

1.4 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Bowls stump to stump now, patted down to short mid-wicket. 6/1

1.3 D Steyn to K Pietersen, FOUR! Now it's Kevin Pietersen who shows his class. What a contest, Steyn vs Pietersen. Takes a step down the track and plays the walking flick to pick the gap through mid-wicket. 6/1

1.2 D Steyn to K Pietersen, That's top class from Dale Steyn. Bowls a length delivery on off, just about has enough shape away to beat Kevin Pietersen's defenses and goes past the off stump. 2/1

1.1 D Steyn to K Pietersen, Good length delivery outside off, swinging away, Pietersen plays it away to cover-point. 2/1

Morne Morkel is the first change.

1.6 K Pietersen to K Sangakkara, Takes the ball on the full with a couple of steps and knocks it down straight to mid on. 9/0

1.5 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Once again comes down the track, the ball goes off the inside edge and runs away to fine leg, Irfan Pathan covers up before the ropes for three runs. 9/0

1.4 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, FOUR! First one of the innings now. A poor half-tracker, Dhawan gets it away with a pull and beats a diving square leg. 6/0

1.3 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Chips down the track and heaves it away to extra covers for a single. 2/0

1.2 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Short and keeps low, Dhawan tries to cut and misses. 2/0

1.1 K Pietersen to S Dhawan, Fuller in length, driven straight to cover. 2/0

Dale Steyn to bowl.

0.6 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, Short of a length, Sehwag plays it away on the off side. 2/1

Kevin Pietersen walks in now.

0.5 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, OUT! Ojha goes early and Veer Pratap Singh has his first wicket of the Indian T20 league! Fuller outside off at 129.5 kph, Ojha looks to go through extra covers, but the ball flies off the top edge and remains in the air. JP Duminy from cover-point takes a good catch. 2/1

0.4 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, Full and wide, Ojha hits it on the off side. 2/0

0.3 Pratap Singh to V Sehwag, Bowls a length delivery down the leg side, tucked away towards fine leg for one. 2/0

0.2 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, Fuller and wide outside off, sliced away past point for one and Delhi tee away! 1/0

0.1 Pratap Singh to N Ojha, Angles in a length delivery, Ojha defends it down on the leg side. 0/0

Kevin Pietersen, the off-spinner to share the attack.

0.6 I Pathan to S Dhawan, Short of a length, guided down to third man for one to end the over. 2/0

0.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for one and Hyderabad are away! 1/0

0.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Keeps it on back of a length, Sanga goes back and punches it straight to cover-point. 0/0

0.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Fuller in length, driven down to mid on. 0/0

0.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, On a good length delivery, Sangakkara pushes it towards point. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Starts off on a short of a length, pulled down straight to mid on. 0/0

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