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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,, Date - 27/04/2012, Toss won by - Mumbai Indians
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Commentary (Mumbai Indians innings)

Virender Sehwag is named the Man of the Match. There is a double header tomorrow. First between Chennai and Mohali, the other one between Kolkata and Bangalore. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

Mumbai were struck early when they were tottering at 17/3. There was some respite as Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik put some air into the batting with a strong partnership. Once their wickets fell, and when the injured Pollard was castled, Delhi finished off in style as even the tail-ender's little flurry caused no harm.

So Delhi have won both the matches, and hence become the first team to win BOTH the ties against the same team in this season. It was a splendid performance with the bat by Delhi with the top three batsmen, Mahela Jayawardena, Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen batting well to reach 207.

19.6 U Yadav to L Malinga, OUT! DELHI WIN BY 37 RUNS! Full and straight, Malinga has a final go at it but the ball crashes onto his stumps. 170/9

19.5 U Yadav to RP Singh, Good length delivery, RP gets an inside edge and Naman Ojha dives to his left to save. They steal a run. 170/8

19.4 U Yadav to L Malinga, Pushes it through covers to take one. 169/8

RP Singh walks in.

19.3 U Yadav to H Singh, OUT! He is given now. A high full toss, quite below the waist height. Harbhajan swings across the line but it goes off a top edge to Irfan Pathan at deep point. 168/8

Harbhajan is given out but the umpire signals a waist-height no ball! The umpire checks upstairs now!

19.2 U Yadav to L Malinga, DROPPED! By Kevin Pietersen. Full outside off at 142.5 kph, Malinga swings hard and it goes straight to Kevin Pietersen at deep cover who spills a dolly. 168/7

19.1 U Yadav to L Malinga, Full outside off, Malinga swings and misses. 167/7

18.6 M Morkel to H Singh, FOUR! Excellent, but little too late. Full outside off, Harbhajan swings it clearly over covers. 167/7

18.5 M Morkel to L Malinga, Fuller and this time Malinga with a straight-batted shot through mid on for one. 163/7

18.4 M Morkel to H Singh, Fuller length, Singh times the lofted shot sweetly and just admires on his breakthrough. Nadeem got across and then Harbhajan runs one. Lazy effort that one. 162/7

18.3 M Morkel to L Malinga, Again in the yorker zone, squirted through covers to take one. 161/7

18.2 M Morkel to L Malinga, In the yorker at 142.5 kph, Malinga digs it well. 160/7

18.1 M Morkel to H Singh, Fuller length, dug away through covers for one. 160/7

17.6 U Yadav to L Malinga, FOUR! A tail-ender's shot to maximum effectiveness. Fuller outside off, Malinga swings it with a touch of orthodoxy over covers. 159/7

17.5 U Yadav to L Malinga, Full and wide, Malinga swings and misses. 155/7

17.4 U Yadav to H Singh, Fuller and jammed down the ground for one. 155/7

17.3 U Yadav to H Singh, FOUR! Bottom edge now. Fuller outside off, Harbhajan aims to hit through covers but it sneaks off the bottom edge past the keeper to third man. 154/7

17.2 U Yadav to H Singh, DROPPED! The captain, Virender Sehwag. Fuller outside off, Harbhajan swings hard and it flies to Viru at extra covers, who gets to his right but spills it as he rolls over. 150/7

17.2 U Yadav to H Singh, Wide. Bowls it well outside off. 150/7

17.1 U Yadav to L Malinga, Fuller length delivery, drilled down through mid on for one. 149/7

Umesh Yadav to bowl.

16.6 M Morkel to L Malinga, Full toss outside off at 142.8 kph, lofted down over mid off for one. 148/7

16.5 M Morkel to L Malinga, Fuller length delivery, Malinga whacks across but the ball whizzes past his outside edge. 147/7

16.5 M Morkel to L Malinga, Wide. Very full and wide outside off. Malinga goes after it. A close call that one. 147/7

16.4 M Morkel to H Singh, On middle and leg, flicked away for one. 146/7

16.3 M Morkel to L Malinga, Fuller outside off, slashed through point to take a run. 145/7

Lasith Malinga walks in.

16.2 M Morkel to R Peterson, OUT! Full down the leg side, Peterson slogs it away in the deep through square leg. Jayawardena at deep square leg, gets across quickly and fires a flat throw. Peterson was short as Ojha flicks the bails off. Aleem Dar seems confident but third umpire is still called on. Out is flashed. 144/7

16.1 M Morkel to H Singh, Short of a length outside off, Harbhajan gets it off the bottom part of the bat to sweeper cover for one. 143/6

Morne Morkel comes to bowl.

Time out!

15.6 S Nadeem to H Singh, Low full toss, fast at 99.9 kph, Singh slogs across through mid-wicket to take one. 142/6

15.5 S Nadeem to R Peterson, Full toss, heaved away straight to mid-wicket for a run. 141/6

15.4 S Nadeem to H Singh, Flatter, driven through mid on for one. 140/6

15.3 S Nadeem to H Singh, Singh drives the ball straight down the ground. Hat-trick averted by Singh. 139/6

Harbhajan Singh walks in to face the HAT-TRICK ball.

15.2 S Nadeem to K Pollard, OUT! A superb ball to a dangerous Pollard and Delhi surely have the upper-hand. In the blockhole, Pollard aims to hit out but the ball goes under. The dangerous man goes now. 139/6

Robin Peterson walks in. He was the hero in the last match with some bold shots.

15.1 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, OUT! That's a big wicket. Rayudu was looking dangerous but this time he could not stay till the end. Full at 81.1 kph, outside off, Rayudu slogs across, the ball seems to be going over but Mahela Jayawardena at deep mid-wicket, just takes it inside the ropes. 139/5

14.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Good length, Rayudu gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 139/4

14.5 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, FOUR! Lovely hands. Short outside off, Rayudu slashes it hard past point and third man has no chance. 138/4

14.4 A Agarkar to K Pollard, Full, driven through mid on for one. 134/4

14.3 A Agarkar to K Pollard, Full toss, Pollard heaves it across the line through mid-wicket to pick up a couple. 133/4

14.2 A Agarkar to K Pollard, SIX! He feels his shoulder but still manages to hit a 95-metre blow. Short of a length, Pollard waits on and rifles it over mid-wicket. After the shot, he feels his shoulder. 131/4

14.1 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Short of a length, pulled down to square leg, who concedes an overthrow with the shy at the stumps. 125/4

13.6 S Nadeem to K Pollard, Good delivery, full and wide, Pollard attempts to squirt but misses out. 124/4

13.5 S Nadeem to K Pollard, FOUR! Brutal. Fuller length, Pollard clobbered it down one bounce to long off and Ajit Agarkar had no chance. 124/4

13.4 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Takes a step down the track and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for one. 120/4

13.3 S Nadeem to K Pollard, Yorker length, drilled down through mid off for one. 119/4

13.2 S Nadeem to K Pollard, Pollard opens up to heave. Gets it away to long on and jogs back for two. 118/4

13.1 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Fuller at the leg side, pushed away through covers to take a run. 116/4

12.6 A Agarkar to K Pollard, Good length outside off at 134.7 kph, punched back straight to the bowler to end the over. 115/4

Kieron Pollard walks in now at number 6.

12.5 A Agarkar to D Karthik, OUT! Base of off stump! Full tearing delivery at 133.8 kph, swings in just a bit. Karthik opens up to heave it on the leg side but misses. The ball crashes the base of off stump and Karthik departs after a 28-ball 40 knock. 115/4

12.4 A Agarkar to D Karthik, A short of a length delivery, Karthik allows it through. 115/3

12.3 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Fuller length at 133.3 kph, flicked to Irfan Pathan at square leg, who dives but has no whereabouts of the ball. One run taken. 115/3

12.2 A Agarkar to D Karthik, Short outside off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket to take a run. 114/3

12.1 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Length delivery on the pads at 129.6 kph, flicked down through square leg for a single. 113/3

Ajit Agarkar will have a change of ends.

11.6 S Nadeem to D Karthik, Fuller length at 97.1 kph, driven back straight to Nadeem who fumbles but they do not take the single. 112/3

11.5 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Length, dabbed to point and gets across for a run. 112/3

11.4 S Nadeem to D Karthik, Drifts it on the pads, tucked down through backward square leg for one. 111/3

11.3 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Comes down and pushes it through covers to take one. 110/3

50 for Ambati Rayudu!

11.2 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, SIX! Perfect use of the feet here. Takes a charge down the track and lofts it beautifully over long on. 109/3

11.1 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, SIX! The much needed one. A long hop, Rayudu pulls it over wide mid-wicket and it reaches well into the stands. 103/3

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl.

10.6 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Full down the leg side, flicked away off the inside part to Ross Taylor at long leg for one. 97/3

10.5 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Over-pitched outside off at 145.3 kph, slammed straight to extra cover. 96/3

10.4 U Yadav to D Karthik, Fuller length, driven down through mid on to take one. 96/3

The trouser knot of Dinesh Karthik seems to have come off on that acrobatic dive. Is getting on new ones.

10.3 U Yadav to D Karthik, Low full toss outside off at 145.4 kph, Karthik dabs it through covers and immediately calls for two. Has to get back with an acrobatic dive but the throw at the keeper's end was not that great. 95/3

10.2 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! Shot! Just a fractionally short delivery outside off at 135 kph, Karthik pulls it wide off mid-wicket and gets it away to the fence. 93/3

10.1 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Good length, punched away through cover to take one. 89/3

Umesh Yadav comes on.

9.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Full on the pads, Rayudu gets an inside edge off his pads down the leg side to take one. 88/3

9.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, WIDE! Angles it down the leg side this times. 87/3

9.5 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, FOUR! Just past mid-wicket. Short outside off, Rayudu pulls it down past the mid-wicket fielder and it goes to the ropes. 86/3

9.4 A Agarkar to D Karthik, In the air and safe! Length delivery, Rayudu walks down to swat it across, it comes off a thick outside edge and goes towards third man. Pathan comes across to give just a run. 82/3

9.3 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Short outside off, Rayudu waits on and just guides it to Pathan at third man to take a run. 81/3

9.2 A Agarkar to D Karthik, Down the leg side at 133.9 kph, flicked down through square leg for one. 80/3

9.1 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Short of a length delivery at 134.7 kph, pulled down to long on for one. 79/3

TIME OUT!

8.6 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Leg-sided delivery, flicked down through backward square leg for a run to end the over. 78/3

8.5 I Pathan to D Karthik, Fuller length, lofted through covers for one in the deep. 77/3

8.4 I Pathan to D Karthik, FOUR! A slog sweep against Pathan and that sums up Pathan's show with the ball. Length outside off, Karthik walks across and just slogs it over mid-wicket. 76/3

8.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Goes after a delivery outside off and gets it through point for one. 72/3

50 stand up between Karthik and Rayudu.

8.2 I Pathan to A Rayudu, FOUR! The top edge this time. Short at 133.4 kph, Rayudu pulls it but the ball flies off the top edge and goes over the keeper. 71/3

8.1 I Pathan to A Rayudu, SIX! Excellent strike this. Fuller length outside off, Rayudu sets up and creams it over covers. It lands just beyond the ropes. 67/3

7.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Good length, Rayudu diverts it to Jayawardena at point and sets off. There is an unsuccessful shy at the stumps. 61/3

7.5 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, CAUGHT BEHIND APPEAL! Rayudu aims to scoop a length delivery at 134.8 kph, the ball lobs off his pads and balloons to Naman Ojha, who appeals but the umpire does not reckon so. 60/3

7.4 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Middle stump line, flicked away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 60/3

7.3 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Length delivery, pushed to cover-point. 58/3

7.2 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Leg side delivery, flicked down to the man at square. 58/3

7.1 A Agarkar to D Karthik, Length delivery, Karthik gets an inside edge on the ground. While taking the run, seems to have accidentally kicked the ball even as Agarkar was charging towards it. The ball rolls towards mid on for one. 58/3

Ajit Agarkar will have a bowl now.

6.6 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Good length, pushes straight to cover to end the over. 57/3

6.5 I Pathan to A Rayudu, FOUR! Low full toss outside off at 133.3 kph, Rayudu slashes it hard over covers and Nagar with a dive, tries pull it back inside the ropes but fails in doing so. 57/3

6.4 I Pathan to D Karthik, Full at 134.4 kph, driven down to long off for a run. 53/3

6.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Good length outside off, slashed past point for a run. 52/3

6.2 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Length outside off, pushed towards point where Sehwag at point misfields and it goes to Nadeem in the deep, who fumbles too but gives the extra run. Two in total. 51/3

6.1 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Good length outside off, just keeps low as Rayudu slashes and misses. 49/3

Irfan Pathan comes back.

5.6 U Yadav to D Karthik, Fuller length, driven straight to covers. 49/3 in the Powerplay. Delhi come strong inspite of the 46 runs, with three vital wickets of Blizzard, Tendulkar and the in-form Rohit Sharma. 49/3

5.5 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! That's Karthik's first one on the off side and it's a wonderful strike. A bit of room outside off and Karthik beats point with a violent square drive. 49/3

5.4 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! Once again Karthik is given a lot of leg-sided deliveries. Full on of f, Karthik makes maximum use of it with just a flick past mid-wicket. 45/3

5.3 U Yadav to D Karthik, Length outside off at 143.3 kph, Karthik gives it a charge down to slash and misses. 41/3

5.2 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! Wrist throughout the shot. Length delivery darted in, Karthik clips it away past square leg and finds the gap. 41/3

5.1 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Good length, run down to third man for a single. 37/3

Umesh Yadav to bowl for the first time.

4.6 M Morkel to D Karthik, Full at 145.4 kph, driven down to Pathan at mid on to end the over. 36/3

4.5 M Morkel to A Rayudu, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for one. 36/3

4.4 M Morkel to A Rayudu, FOUR! Risky but still gets it away. Gives a charge down to a length delivery and whacks it past Jayawardena at extra covers. 35/3

4.3 M Morkel to A Rayudu, Probing lines, Rayudu has a feel and misses it outside his off stump. 31/3

4.2 M Morkel to D Karthik, Good length, Karthik pushes it past point to pick up one. 31/3

4.1 M Morkel to D Karthik, Good length delivery, pushed to cover. 30/3

3.6 I Pathan to D Karthik, Sprays it down once again, flicked down to Morkel at fine leg for one. 30/3

3.5 I Pathan to D Karthik, FOUR! That's a good shot now. Length delivery, Karthik comes down the track, but does not get to the length of the ball, still adjusts well to flick it cleanly past mid-wicket. Agarkar is the man with an unsuccessful chase. 29/3

3.4 I Pathan to D Karthik, FOUR! Nicely done. Fuller down the leg side, Karthik just clips it off his pads down to the fine leg fence. 25/3

3.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Full and jammed down the ground. Umesh Yadav at mid off does well to make it just one. 21/3

3.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, WIDE, for height! Short of a length and Rayudu lets it go. 20/3

3.2 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Length outside off, Rayudu dabs it to point. 19/3

Ambati Rayudu walks in.

3.1 I Pathan to R Sharma, OUT! That's the third wicket and Mumbai are falling apart here. Fuller length at 131 kph, Rohit Sharma chips it but miscues his shot straight down to Ajit Agarkar at mid on. He checks his shot after the catch has been taken but it's too late. 19/3

2.6 M Morkel to D Karthik, Back of a length delivery, Karthik hits it down towards short third man to end the over. One run and a wicket off the over 19/2

2.5 M Morkel to D Karthik, Almost hits the yorker length, on middle, Karthik hits it down to mid on. 19/2

2.4 M Morkel to D Karthik, Fuller outside off at 145.2 kph, driven down straight to mid on. 19/2

Dinesh Karthik walks in at number 4.

2.3 M Morkel to S Tendulkar, OUT! The master departs and Morne Morkel, the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, takes his tally to 17. A back of a length delivery, shooting up, Tendulkar looks to heave it away but it comes off his bat timidly and scoops down to Pietersen at mid off. That's a big, big strike for Delhi within the third over. 19/2

2.2 M Morkel to S Tendulkar, Fuller length, Tendulkar aims to make room but drives it off an inside edge to mid on. 19/1

2.1 M Morkel to R Sharma, Short of a length delivery, stabbed away past point for one. Morkel looses his footing and has a fall. 19/1

Morkel to bowl.

1.6 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Flatter, driven back to Nadeem to end the over. Eight off the over. Mumbai need atleast this run-rate minimum on a consistent basis. 18/1

1.5 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, SIX! The master blaster joins the Mumbai act now. Slow outside off, Tendulkar frees his arms and sends it coolly over covers. 18/1

1.4 S Nadeem to R Sharma, Short, punched to long off for one. 12/1

1.3 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Down the leg side, flicked away to Agarkar at fine leg for one. SRT is away. 11/1

1.2 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Fuller length, driven back straight to the bowler. 10/1

1.1 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Looks to work it away but gets an inside edge on to his pads. 10/1

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl.

0.6 I Pathan to R Sharma, FOUR! That's an excellent strike. Showing his class here. Full outside off at 133.4 kph, Sharma clobbers it over the cover fielder. Mixed start for Mumbai. Blizzard's wicket followed by Rohit Sharma' straightaway counter-attacking play. 10/1

0.5 I Pathan to R Sharma, Sharma has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 6/1

0.4 I Pathan to R Sharma, SIX! What a start on his first delivery! Full and swinging down at 133.8 kph, Sharma flicks it away uppishly and it goes over the fine leg fielder. 6/1

Rohit Sharma walks in.

0.3 I Pathan to A Blizzard, OUT! He can't make much use of his chance and Mumbai lose first wicket. Fuller length outside off, Blizzard hits it down but it scoops off a leading edge towards Mahela Jayawardena at extra cover, who takes it with his fingers pointing upward. 0/1

0.2 I Pathan to A Blizzard, Bowls good length on off, punched straight to cover-point. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to A Blizzard, Starts off with a length delivery, wide, swinging away, Blizzard cuts it towards point. 0/0

Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Virender Sehwag is named the Man of the Match. There is a double header tomorrow. First between Chennai and Mohali, the other one between Kolkata and Bangalore. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

Mumbai were struck early when they were tottering at 17/3. There was some respite as Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik put some air into the batting with a strong partnership. Once their wickets fell, and when the injured Pollard was castled, Delhi finished off in style as even the tail-ender's little flurry caused no harm.

So Delhi have won both the matches, and hence become the first team to win BOTH the ties against the same team in this season. It was a splendid performance with the bat by Delhi with the top three batsmen, Mahela Jayawardena, Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen batting well to reach 207.

19.6 U Yadav to L Malinga, OUT! DELHI WIN BY 37 RUNS! Full and straight, Malinga has a final go at it but the ball crashes onto his stumps. 170/9

19.5 U Yadav to RP Singh, Good length delivery, RP gets an inside edge and Naman Ojha dives to his left to save. They steal a run. 170/8

19.4 U Yadav to L Malinga, Pushes it through covers to take one. 169/8

RP Singh walks in.

19.3 U Yadav to H Singh, OUT! He is given now. A high full toss, quite below the waist height. Harbhajan swings across the line but it goes off a top edge to Irfan Pathan at deep point. 168/8

Harbhajan is given out but the umpire signals a waist-height no ball! The umpire checks upstairs now!

19.2 U Yadav to L Malinga, DROPPED! By Kevin Pietersen. Full outside off at 142.5 kph, Malinga swings hard and it goes straight to Kevin Pietersen at deep cover who spills a dolly. 168/7

19.1 U Yadav to L Malinga, Full outside off, Malinga swings and misses. 167/7

That's the end of the carnage from Delhi. They have put on 207. The first credit goes to the openers. Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardena came up with a 135 run stand, which is incidentally the highest in a Delhi-Mumbai match. Virender Sehwag brought up his third consecutive fifty. Only the third player to do so after Jacques Kallis and Sachin Tendulkar. Records were broken at will. Mumbai have somehow managed to restrict at the end with four wickets in the last five overs. The fitness of Kieron Pollard is still not known. But can they chase down 208? Do join us in a while to see that.

19.6 RP Singh to K Pietersen, Full and wide, Pietersen misses out. 207/5

19.5 RP Singh to N Ojha, High full toss, Ojha cannot time it well and it lobs over mid-wicket for one. 207/5

FIFTY for Kevin Pietersen!

19.4 RP Singh to K Pietersen, Drilled through mid off for one. He has been in such form, nothing seems to be going against him. 206/5

19.3 RP Singh to N Ojha, Short and wide outside off,f pushed past point, who dives and misses. Malinga chases after it. Pietersen is the hard runner who calls for the third. 205/5

19.2 RP Singh to K Pietersen, Half-volley, Pietersen thrashes it down to long on and takes one. 202/5

19.1 RP Singh to K Pietersen, FOUR! Superb shot. Fuller length angled outside off, Pietersen creams it through covers and the man in deep cannot get across. 201/5

Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardena are the openers for Delhi. Lasith Malinga will open the attack with the ball to bowl at his SL team-mate.

Mumbai - Aiden Blizzard, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Peterson, Harbhajan Singh(C), Lasith Malinga, Rahul Shukla, RP Singh.

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

TOSS - Delhi captain, Virender Sehwag spins the coin and Harbhajan wins the toss. MUMBAI WILL BOWL FIRST. Hopes that they play to their potential. Sehwag feels that with the kind of batting they have, he does not mind batting first. Hopes that they put up some runs. For Delhi, Ajit Agarkar comes in for Pawan Negi. Mumbai have three changes. Lasith Malinga and Aiden Blizzard come in to the squad. James Franklin is unwell and Clint McKay goes out as well. Munaf Patel sits out for Rahul Shukla, a right-arm medium pacer.

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of match 36 between Mumbai and Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. When it comes to these two teams, there is no love lost as the rivalry is more deeper than just cricket. Delhi have proven to be the 'beat me' team somehow with all their departments clicking in the right direction. Mumbai on the other hand, sneaked in victorious in a tight match against Mohali. Sit tight and enjoy!

18.6 M Morkel to H Singh, FOUR! Excellent, but little too late. Full outside off, Harbhajan swings it clearly over covers. 167/7

18.5 M Morkel to L Malinga, Fuller and this time Malinga with a straight-batted shot through mid on for one. 163/7

18.4 M Morkel to H Singh, Fuller length, Singh times the lofted shot sweetly and just admires on his breakthrough. Nadeem got across and then Harbhajan runs one. Lazy effort that one. 162/7

18.3 M Morkel to L Malinga, Again in the yorker zone, squirted through covers to take one. 161/7

18.2 M Morkel to L Malinga, In the yorker at 142.5 kph, Malinga digs it well. 160/7

18.1 M Morkel to H Singh, Fuller length, dug away through covers for one. 160/7

RP Singh to bowl the last over!

18.6 L Malinga to K Pietersen, Fuller length, Pietersen drives it through mid off to take one to end the over. 197/5

18.5 L Malinga to K Pietersen, Another yorker, Pietersen is forced to dig it safely. 196/5

18.4 L Malinga to N Ojha, Pushes it through point to take one. 196/5

18.3 L Malinga to N Ojha, HAT-TRICK AVERTED! Another tearing yorker now. Ojha digs it away. 195/5

MALINGA ON A HAT-TRICK! Naman Ojha walks in to face it.

18.2 L Malinga to Y Nagar, OUT! Two in two. This time the full searing yorker. Nagar flicks and misses. The ball seems to be going down but the umpire raises his finger. Superb bowling from Malinga. 195/5

Yogesh Nagar walks in at number 6.

18.1 L Malinga to R Taylor, OUT! Dead plumb! Ross Taylor misses a incoming full toss. Is hit on the back leg. Malinga's appeal is immediately given by the umpire. 195/4

17.6 U Yadav to L Malinga, FOUR! A tail-ender's shot to maximum effectiveness. Fuller outside off, Malinga swings it with a touch of orthodoxy over covers. 159/7

17.5 U Yadav to L Malinga, Full and wide, Malinga swings and misses. 155/7

17.4 U Yadav to H Singh, Fuller and jammed down the ground for one. 155/7

17.3 U Yadav to H Singh, FOUR! Bottom edge now. Fuller outside off, Harbhajan aims to hit through covers but it sneaks off the bottom edge past the keeper to third man. 154/7

17.2 U Yadav to H Singh, DROPPED! The captain, Virender Sehwag. Fuller outside off, Harbhajan swings hard and it flies to Viru at extra covers, who gets to his right but spills it as he rolls over. 150/7

17.2 U Yadav to H Singh, Wide. Bowls it well outside off. 150/7

17.1 U Yadav to L Malinga, Fuller length delivery, drilled down through mid on for one. 149/7

Lasith Malinga to bowl.

17.6 R Peterson to K Pietersen, FOUR! Short and wide, Pietersen slashes hard and it goes to third man. 195/3

17.5 R Peterson to K Pietersen, HE IS SAFE! Reverse sweep but he misses. Uthappa flicks the bails off in a flash. The third umpire is called into action. A long wait for the confirmation as Pietersen's back leg seems to be just in time behind the line. NOT OUT is flashed. 191/3

17.4 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Looks to slog but it comes off the inside part to square leg. 191/3

17.3 R Peterson to K Pietersen, SIX! The inventor plays the switch hit against the same guy, almost his namesake, Robin Peterson, who attempted it cleanly his last match. Outside off, Pietersen gets into the position and unfurls the switch hit over covers. 191/3

17.2 R Peterson to K Pietersen, SIX! Excellent strike. Gets to the pitch of the ball, connects well and whacks it over long on. 185/3

17.1 R Peterson to K Pietersen, FOUR! Not clean but still enough. Pietersen gives it the charge but gets it off his inside part over mid-wicket. 179/3

Umesh Yadav to bowl.

16.6 M Morkel to L Malinga, Full toss outside off at 142.8 kph, lofted down over mid off for one. 148/7

16.5 M Morkel to L Malinga, Fuller length delivery, Malinga whacks across but the ball whizzes past his outside edge. 147/7

16.5 M Morkel to L Malinga, Wide. Very full and wide outside off. Malinga goes after it. A close call that one. 147/7

16.4 M Morkel to H Singh, On middle and leg, flicked away for one. 146/7

16.3 M Morkel to L Malinga, Fuller outside off, slashed through point to take a run. 145/7

Lasith Malinga walks in.

16.2 M Morkel to R Peterson, OUT! Full down the leg side, Peterson slogs it away in the deep through square leg. Jayawardena at deep square leg, gets across quickly and fires a flat throw. Peterson was short as Ojha flicks the bails off. Aleem Dar seems confident but third umpire is still called on. Out is flashed. 144/7

16.1 M Morkel to H Singh, Short of a length outside off, Harbhajan gets it off the bottom part of the bat to sweeper cover for one. 143/6

16.6 H Singh to R Taylor, SIX! Eighteen off the over. That's another terrible delivery. Short and going down at 81.5 kph. Taylor waits on and pulls it high over square leg. It went many a mile into the stands. 175/3

16.5 H Singh to K Pietersen, Short and whacked over covers for one. 169/3

16.4 H Singh to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's a tracer bullet. Flatter length, Pietersen, with lot of power, powers it past Harbhajan and it misses the umpire as well to reach the straight fence. 168/3

16.3 H Singh to R Taylor, On middle and leg, flicked away for one. 164/3

16.2 H Singh to R Taylor, SIX! That's his strength. Down the leg side, Taylor flicks it powerfully over square leg. It lands just beyond the ropes. 163/3

16.1 H Singh to R Taylor, Looks to work it away but gets high on the thigh pad. 157/3

Morne Morkel comes to bowl.

Time out!

15.6 S Nadeem to H Singh, Low full toss, fast at 99.9 kph, Singh slogs across through mid-wicket to take one. 142/6

15.5 S Nadeem to R Peterson, Full toss, heaved away straight to mid-wicket for a run. 141/6

15.4 S Nadeem to H Singh, Flatter, driven through mid on for one. 140/6

15.3 S Nadeem to H Singh, Singh drives the ball straight down the ground. Hat-trick averted by Singh. 139/6

Harbhajan Singh walks in to face the HAT-TRICK ball.

15.2 S Nadeem to K Pollard, OUT! A superb ball to a dangerous Pollard and Delhi surely have the upper-hand. In the blockhole, Pollard aims to hit out but the ball goes under. The dangerous man goes now. 139/6

Robin Peterson walks in. He was the hero in the last match with some bold shots.

15.1 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, OUT! That's a big wicket. Rayudu was looking dangerous but this time he could not stay till the end. Full at 81.1 kph, outside off, Rayudu slogs across, the ball seems to be going over but Mahela Jayawardena at deep mid-wicket, just takes it inside the ropes. 139/5

Harbhajan Singh comes back.

15.6 R Peterson to R Taylor, Drilled down the ground for another run to end the over. 157/3

15.5 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Drifts it on the pads, flicked away through square leg to pick up one. 156/3

15.4 R Peterson to R Taylor, Flicks it through mid-wicket for one. He is away now, Rosco. 155/3

Ross Taylor comes at number 5.

15.3 R Peterson to I Pathan, OUT! Here he goes on first ball! Flighted one, Irfan Pathan aims downtown with a huge strike. Seemed to be going all the way but goes straight into the hands of Thisara Perera(sub for Kieron Pollard) at long on, who takes it near the ropes. 3rd wicket for Robin Peterson, is proving a better asset than Pragyan Ojha as a left-arm spinner. 154/3

15.2 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Pushes it through covers for one. 154/2

Irfan Pathan walks in at number 4.

15.1 R Peterson to V Sehwag, OUT! For the umpteenth time, a wicket goes after the break. Slow delivery on the pads, Sehwag gave some room and whacked it over covers. The ball did not travel much and hung in the air more before it came down to RP Singh in the deep, who took it running forward. 153/2

14.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Good length, Rayudu gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 139/4

14.5 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, FOUR! Lovely hands. Short outside off, Rayudu slashes it hard past point and third man has no chance. 138/4

14.4 A Agarkar to K Pollard, Full, driven through mid on for one. 134/4

14.3 A Agarkar to K Pollard, Full toss, Pollard heaves it across the line through mid-wicket to pick up a couple. 133/4

14.2 A Agarkar to K Pollard, SIX! He feels his shoulder but still manages to hit a 95-metre blow. Short of a length, Pollard waits on and rifles it over mid-wicket. After the shot, he feels his shoulder. 131/4

14.1 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Short of a length, pulled down to square leg, who concedes an overthrow with the shy at the stumps. 125/4

Time out!

14.6 R Shukla to K Pietersen, FOUR! That's excellent batting. Slow and full down the leg side, Pietersen flicks it over mid-wicket and it ambles away to the fence. 17 off the over! 153/1

14.5 R Shukla to K Pietersen, SIX! That fielding placement has no effect on Pietersen whatsoever. Another full delivery, Pietersen gets completely hold of it and whacks it high over the long off fielder. 149/1

Long off in place now.

14.4 R Shukla to K Pietersen, FOUR! Pietersen gets his first one. Fuller outside off, Pietersen clears mid off with a straight-batted loft. 143/1

14.4 R Shukla to K Pietersen, Wide. Attempted the slower delivery, but it was way down the leg side. 139/1

14.3 R Shukla to V Sehwag, Length delivery, Sehwag slashes it wide off cover to take one. 138/1

14.2 R Shukla to K Pietersen, Excellent delivery, almost a yorker down the leg side. Pietersen gets it away through square leg. 137/1

14.1 R Shukla to K Pietersen, Fuller length on the pads, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 136/1

13.6 S Nadeem to K Pollard, Good delivery, full and wide, Pollard attempts to squirt but misses out. 124/4

13.5 S Nadeem to K Pollard, FOUR! Brutal. Fuller length, Pollard clobbered it down one bounce to long off and Ajit Agarkar had no chance. 124/4

13.4 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Takes a step down the track and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for one. 120/4

13.3 S Nadeem to K Pollard, Yorker length, drilled down through mid off for one. 119/4

13.2 S Nadeem to K Pollard, Pollard opens up to heave. Gets it away to long on and jogs back for two. 118/4

13.1 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Fuller at the leg side, pushed away through covers to take a run. 116/4

Rahul Shukla will bowl.

13.6 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Short ball, punched past a diving mid-wicket for one. What an over. Just a run and a wicket off it. 136/1

13.5 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Skidding on, Pietersen rocks back but punches it straight to Peterson. Excellent over so far from Robin. 135/1

13.4 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Shorter length, punched back. 135/1

13.3 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Arm ball, Pietersen misses out and gets hit on the pads. 135/1

13.2 R Peterson to K Pietersen, Pietersen drives the ball straight down the ground. 135/1

Kevin Pietersen walks in at number 3.

13.1 R Peterson to M J'dena, OUT! He gets the breakthrough straightaway! Jayawardena once again pulls off the reverse sweep, unfortunately for him to goes straight into the hands of Rohit Sharma at backward point. Finally a breakthrough here. 135/1

12.6 A Agarkar to K Pollard, Good length outside off at 134.7 kph, punched back straight to the bowler to end the over. 115/4

Kieron Pollard walks in now at number 6.

12.5 A Agarkar to D Karthik, OUT! Base of off stump! Full tearing delivery at 133.8 kph, swings in just a bit. Karthik opens up to heave it on the leg side but misses. The ball crashes the base of off stump and Karthik departs after a 28-ball 40 knock. 115/4

12.4 A Agarkar to D Karthik, A short of a length delivery, Karthik allows it through. 115/3

12.3 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Fuller length at 133.3 kph, flicked to Irfan Pathan at square leg, who dives but has no whereabouts of the ball. One run taken. 115/3

12.2 A Agarkar to D Karthik, Short outside off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket to take a run. 114/3

12.1 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Length delivery on the pads at 129.6 kph, flicked down through square leg for a single. 113/3

Robin Peterson bowls now.

12.6 L Malinga to M J'dena, Good length, guided down to third man for a run to end the over. 135/0

12.5 L Malinga to M J'dena, FOUR! That's a clear-cut slog. Fuller length, Jayawardena slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket. 134/0

12.5 L Malinga to V Sehwag, TWO WIDES! Full and down the leg side, Sehwag misses out and Karthik just gets a glove on it. One additional run taken. 130/0

12.4 L Malinga to M J'dena, Short delivery, Jayawardena gets a top edge over the keeper for one. FIFTY FOR MAHELA JAYAWARDENA! 128/0

Keiron Pollard is off the field after two spectacular attempts.

12.3 L Malinga to M J'dena, DROPPED! Deja vu for Kieron Pollard. This time Mahela slashes hard at a full delivery. It went at a fiery pace towards Pollard, who once again jumped high and in the process while coming down, just lands awkwardly. 127/0

12.2 L Malinga to V Sehwag, DROPPED! Any other fielder would not have even touched it but Kieron Pollard almost pulled off a stunner there. Sehwag went hard at the ball and it flew over point. Pollard leaped but only got fingertips to it. One taken. 125/0

12.2 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Wide. Short, wide and slow outside off. Very wide as Sehwag still has a play and a miss. 124/0

12.1 L Malinga to M J'dena, Low full toss now, flicked away for one. The fielder in the deep got across at the ropes with a dive to save runs. 123/0

Ajit Agarkar will have a change of ends.

11.6 S Nadeem to D Karthik, Fuller length at 97.1 kph, driven back straight to Nadeem who fumbles but they do not take the single. 112/3

11.5 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Length, dabbed to point and gets across for a run. 112/3

11.4 S Nadeem to D Karthik, Drifts it on the pads, tucked down through backward square leg for one. 111/3

11.3 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, Comes down and pushes it through covers to take one. 110/3

50 for Ambati Rayudu!

11.2 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, SIX! Perfect use of the feet here. Takes a charge down the track and lofts it beautifully over long on. 109/3

11.1 S Nadeem to A Rayudu, SIX! The much needed one. A long hop, Rayudu pulls it over wide mid-wicket and it reaches well into the stands. 103/3

Lasith Malinga to bowl now.

11.6 H Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! Brilliant batting but poor bowling as far. Short and lot of room on offer, Sehwag cuts it wide off point. 122/0

11.5 H Singh to V Sehwag, Just sits back and lofts it over mid off to take two. Excellent batting this. Rohit Sharma in the deep fumbles a bit. 118/0

11.4 H Singh to M J'dena, Short and pulled away through square leg for one. 116/0

11.3 H Singh to M J'dena, Run out chance! Jayawardena chips down and pushes it to cover. Sehwag comes down but it sent back by Mahela. Harbhajan flicks the bails off from a throw from the fielder. Third umpire is called in to see but Sehwag is safe. 115/0

11.2 H Singh to M J'dena, Short and Jayawardena misses out on a boundary chance here. 115/0

11.1 H Singh to M J'dena, FOUR! Reverse sweep to maximum effect. He gets the length delivery and reverse sweeps it fine off the short third man fielder, who gives it a chase but the ball wins the race. 115/0

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl.

10.6 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Full down the leg side, flicked away off the inside part to Ross Taylor at long leg for one. 97/3

10.5 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Over-pitched outside off at 145.3 kph, slammed straight to extra cover. 96/3

10.4 U Yadav to D Karthik, Fuller length, driven down through mid on to take one. 96/3

The trouser knot of Dinesh Karthik seems to have come off on that acrobatic dive. Is getting on new ones.

10.3 U Yadav to D Karthik, Low full toss outside off at 145.4 kph, Karthik dabs it through covers and immediately calls for two. Has to get back with an acrobatic dive but the throw at the keeper's end was not that great. 95/3

10.2 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! Shot! Just a fractionally short delivery outside off at 135 kph, Karthik pulls it wide off mid-wicket and gets it away to the fence. 93/3

10.1 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Good length, punched away through cover to take one. 89/3

10.6 K Pollard to V Sehwag, FOUR! There is no stopping him. Full toss at 108.3 kph, Sehwag pulls it all along the ground to send the leather racing away to the square leg fence. 23 OFF THE OVER! 111/0

10.5 K Pollard to V Sehwag, SIX! Sehwag is in true form now. Fuller length now, Pollard just about bowls the wrong length again. Viru clobbers it high over long on. 107/0

10.4 K Pollard to V Sehwag, FOUR! Low full toss on the pads, Sehwag just easily flicks it wide off fine leg. 101/0

10.3 K Pollard to M J'dena, On middle, worked away for one. 97/0

10.2 K Pollard to V Sehwag, Works it down the pads for one. 96/0

50 for Virender Sehwag!

10.1 K Pollard to V Sehwag, SIX! Pollard gets the treatment now. A very short delivery, Sehwag has all the time to pull it over mid-wicket for a 91-metre hit. 95/0

10.1 K Pollard to V Sehwag, Wide. Length delivery down the leg side. Sehwag misses out. 89/0

Umesh Yadav comes on.

9.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Full on the pads, Rayudu gets an inside edge off his pads down the leg side to take one. 88/3

9.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, WIDE! Angles it down the leg side this times. 87/3

9.5 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, FOUR! Just past mid-wicket. Short outside off, Rayudu pulls it down past the mid-wicket fielder and it goes to the ropes. 86/3

9.4 A Agarkar to D Karthik, In the air and safe! Length delivery, Rayudu walks down to swat it across, it comes off a thick outside edge and goes towards third man. Pathan comes across to give just a run. 82/3

9.3 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Short outside off, Rayudu waits on and just guides it to Pathan at third man to take a run. 81/3

9.2 A Agarkar to D Karthik, Down the leg side at 133.9 kph, flicked down through square leg for one. 80/3

9.1 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Short of a length delivery at 134.7 kph, pulled down to long on for one. 79/3

Kieron Pollard to bowl now for the first time.

9.6 H Singh to M J'dena, Short, Jayawardena pulls uppishly but it does not come off cleanly. Lands before the long on fielder to enable the batsmen to take two. 88/0

9.5 H Singh to V Sehwag, Takes a step down and whacks it through covers to take one. 86/0

9.4 H Singh to V Sehwag, On the pads, flicked away to the man at backward square leg. 85/0

9.3 H Singh to V Sehwag, Fuller length, hit through mid on for two. 85/0

9.2 H Singh to M J'dena, Quicker length, Mahela pushes it towards third man and Malinga dives across to save runs. One taken. 83/0

9.1 H Singh to M J'dena, Takes a step down to whack but misses out. 82/0

TIME OUT!

8.6 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Leg-sided delivery, flicked down through backward square leg for a run to end the over. 78/3

8.5 I Pathan to D Karthik, Fuller length, lofted through covers for one in the deep. 77/3

8.4 I Pathan to D Karthik, FOUR! A slog sweep against Pathan and that sums up Pathan's show with the ball. Length outside off, Karthik walks across and just slogs it over mid-wicket. 76/3

8.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Goes after a delivery outside off and gets it through point for one. 72/3

50 stand up between Karthik and Rayudu.

8.2 I Pathan to A Rayudu, FOUR! The top edge this time. Short at 133.4 kph, Rayudu pulls it but the ball flies off the top edge and goes over the keeper. 71/3

8.1 I Pathan to A Rayudu, SIX! Excellent strike this. Fuller length outside off, Rayudu sets up and creams it over covers. It lands just beyond the ropes. 67/3

8.6 R Peterson to M J'dena, Faster delivery, Mahela waits on and just guides it. Harbhajan at short third man saves runs with a dive. Just one. 82/0

8.5 R Peterson to M J'dena, FOUR! That's a rank poor delivery. Jayawardena pulls it through square leg to beat the men in the deep. 81/0

8.4 R Peterson to M J'dena, Loopy delivery, Jayawardena pushes it to point. 77/0

8.3 R Peterson to V Sehwag, Shorter length, cut away square for one. 77/0

8.2 R Peterson to V Sehwag, STUMPING CHANCE MISSED! Dinesh Karthik, the man. Sehwag charges down, the arm delivery takes the ball down and he misses. Karthik misses as the ball hits his pads. That is a costly miss. Especially with him being in top form since a couple of matches. 76/0

8.1 R Peterson to V Sehwag, SIX! And he gets the most nasty welcome. A loopy delivery, Sehwag sits and waits to whack it over long on. 76/0

7.6 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Good length, Rayudu diverts it to Jayawardena at point and sets off. There is an unsuccessful shy at the stumps. 61/3

7.5 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, CAUGHT BEHIND APPEAL! Rayudu aims to scoop a length delivery at 134.8 kph, the ball lobs off his pads and balloons to Naman Ojha, who appeals but the umpire does not reckon so. 60/3

7.4 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Middle stump line, flicked away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 60/3

7.3 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Length delivery, pushed to cover-point. 58/3

7.2 A Agarkar to A Rayudu, Leg side delivery, flicked down to the man at square. 58/3

7.1 A Agarkar to D Karthik, Length delivery, Karthik gets an inside edge on the ground. While taking the run, seems to have accidentally kicked the ball even as Agarkar was charging towards it. The ball rolls towards mid on for one. 58/3

Robin Peterson comes to bowl.

7.6 H Singh to V Sehwag, Plays the lofted drive through mid off, this time straight to RP Singh for one. 70/0

7.5 H Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! RP Singh lets go off the momentum here. Short and Sehwag punches it away through mid off powerfully. RP at long off, just gets an hand and allows it over the ropes. 69/0

7.4 H Singh to V Sehwag, Short this time, punched off the back foot straight to the man at cover-point. 65/0

7.3 H Singh to V Sehwag, Sehwag drives the ball straight down the ground. 65/0

7.2 H Singh to M J'dena, The reverse sweep now. Jayawardena gets it away to Malinga at short third man who fumbles to allow one. 65/0

7.1 H Singh to V Sehwag, Spinning outside off, Sehwag pushes it towards point for one. 64/0

Ajit Agarkar will have a bowl now.

6.6 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Good length, pushes straight to cover to end the over. 57/3

6.5 I Pathan to A Rayudu, FOUR! Low full toss outside off at 133.3 kph, Rayudu slashes it hard over covers and Nagar with a dive, tries pull it back inside the ropes but fails in doing so. 57/3

6.4 I Pathan to D Karthik, Full at 134.4 kph, driven down to long off for a run. 53/3

6.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Good length outside off, slashed past point for a run. 52/3

6.2 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Length outside off, pushed towards point where Sehwag at point misfields and it goes to Nadeem in the deep, who fumbles too but gives the extra run. Two in total. 51/3

6.1 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Good length outside off, just keeps low as Rayudu slashes and misses. 49/3

Harbhajan Singh brings himself on.

6.6 R Shukla to V Sehwag, Leg bye! Length on middle, Sehwag misses out and it goes off his pads for a run. 9 runs off the over! 63/0

6.5 R Shukla to V Sehwag, Length outside off, Sehwag slashes it towards point and sets off. The throw at the non-striker's end is not good and they take the overthrow run on offer. 62/0

6.4 R Shukla to V Sehwag, FOUR! That just requires a quick presence of mind. Sehwag opens up on the off side. The bowler follows him with a full delivery down the leg side, Sehwag still shows enough class to flick it uppishly over mid-wicket. 60/0

6.3 R Shukla to M J'dena, Length outside off, pushed away towards Pollard at point, who dives to save runs. Just one run on offer here. 56/0

6.2 R Shukla to V Sehwag, Middle stump line, flicked away for one. 55/0

6.1 R Shukla to V Sehwag, Bowls a short of a length delivery, Sehwag flashes inside the line and misses. 54/0

Irfan Pathan comes back.

5.6 U Yadav to D Karthik, Fuller length, driven straight to covers. 49/3 in the Powerplay. Delhi come strong inspite of the 46 runs, with three vital wickets of Blizzard, Tendulkar and the in-form Rohit Sharma. 49/3

5.5 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! That's Karthik's first one on the off side and it's a wonderful strike. A bit of room outside off and Karthik beats point with a violent square drive. 49/3

5.4 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! Once again Karthik is given a lot of leg-sided deliveries. Full on of f, Karthik makes maximum use of it with just a flick past mid-wicket. 45/3

5.3 U Yadav to D Karthik, Length outside off at 143.3 kph, Karthik gives it a charge down to slash and misses. 41/3

5.2 U Yadav to D Karthik, FOUR! Wrist throughout the shot. Length delivery darted in, Karthik clips it away past square leg and finds the gap. 41/3

5.1 U Yadav to A Rayudu, Good length, run down to third man for a single. 37/3

Time out!

5.6 RP Singh to M J'dena, Stays within the back foot to block it. 54/0

5.6 RP Singh to V Sehwag, TWO WIDES! Looks to work it down but misses out. The keeper does not take care of it and they take the run as well. 54/0

5.5 RP Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's miraculous. Not a very easy shot in anyone's text book. Not even for a short and sturdy guy. Short and wide outside off, Sehwag satisfies the audience with a straight punch down the ground. It crosses the ropes at long off. 52/0

5.4 RP Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! Crashed! Short and wide outside off, Sehwag rocks back and slaps it over point for a muscular boundary. 46/0

5.3 RP Singh to M J'dena, Full down the leg side, Jayawardena clips it away to long leg to take one. 42/0

5.2 RP Singh to M J'dena, Feels for a delivery outside off and misses out. 41/0

5.1 RP Singh to V Sehwag, LEG BYE! Length down the leg side, Sehwag looks to flick it down but it goes off the pads for a leg bye at short fine leg. R Shukla was the man with a dive to stop the runs. 41/0

Umesh Yadav to bowl for the first time.

4.6 M Morkel to D Karthik, Full at 145.4 kph, driven down to Pathan at mid on to end the over. 36/3

4.5 M Morkel to A Rayudu, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for one. 36/3

4.4 M Morkel to A Rayudu, FOUR! Risky but still gets it away. Gives a charge down to a length delivery and whacks it past Jayawardena at extra covers. 35/3

4.3 M Morkel to A Rayudu, Probing lines, Rayudu has a feel and misses it outside his off stump. 31/3

4.2 M Morkel to D Karthik, Good length, Karthik pushes it past point to pick up one. 31/3

4.1 M Morkel to D Karthik, Good length delivery, pushed to cover. 30/3

4.6 R Shukla to M J'dena, Fuller length this time, Jayawardena slashes hard but the ball whizzes through. 40/0

4.5 R Shukla to M J'dena, Short and wide outside off at 125.4 kph, Mahela looks to run down but misses out. 40/0

4.4 R Shukla to M J'dena, Aims to break the shackles but whacks it straight to extra cover, Rohit Sharma. A bit of confusion but Sehwag gets back. 40/0

4.3 R Shukla to M J'dena, FOUR! Too leg-sided now. Down the leg side at 130.8 kph, Jayawardena trickles it off his pads. He has looked in top touch today. 40/0

4.2 R Shukla to V Sehwag, Stump to stump, Sehwag scythes it and it goes away towards third man for a single now. 36/0

4.1 R Shukla to M J'dena, Length outside off, Jayawardena pushes it past point for one. 35/0

3.6 I Pathan to D Karthik, Sprays it down once again, flicked down to Morkel at fine leg for one. 30/3

3.5 I Pathan to D Karthik, FOUR! That's a good shot now. Length delivery, Karthik comes down the track, but does not get to the length of the ball, still adjusts well to flick it cleanly past mid-wicket. Agarkar is the man with an unsuccessful chase. 29/3

3.4 I Pathan to D Karthik, FOUR! Nicely done. Fuller down the leg side, Karthik just clips it off his pads down to the fine leg fence. 25/3

3.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Full and jammed down the ground. Umesh Yadav at mid off does well to make it just one. 21/3

3.3 I Pathan to A Rayudu, WIDE, for height! Short of a length and Rayudu lets it go. 20/3

3.2 I Pathan to A Rayudu, Length outside off, Rayudu dabs it to point. 19/3

Ambati Rayudu walks in.

3.1 I Pathan to R Sharma, OUT! That's the third wicket and Mumbai are falling apart here. Fuller length at 131 kph, Rohit Sharma chips it but miscues his shot straight down to Ajit Agarkar at mid on. He checks his shot after the catch has been taken but it's too late. 19/3

The debutant, Rahul Shukla to bowl. Right arm medium pacer he is.

3.6 RP Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! Poor lines now. Length on the pads, Sehwag just manages to flick it past Shukla at short fine leg for a boundary to end the over. 11 off the over! 34/0

3.5 RP Singh to M J'dena, This time pushes it past point for one. 30/0

3.4 RP Singh to M J'dena, FOUR! Nice strike. In the slot outside off, Jayawardena drives it cleanly through covers. 29/0

3.3 RP Singh to M J'dena, Fuller length, Jayawardena attempts the scoop and misses out. 25/0

3.2 RP Singh to V Sehwag, Shortish length, Sehwag pulls it off the inside part for one through mid-wicket. 25/0

3.1 RP Singh to M J'dena, Length delivery, punched off the back foot through covers to take a quick single. 24/0

2.6 M Morkel to D Karthik, Back of a length delivery, Karthik hits it down towards short third man to end the over. One run and a wicket off the over 19/2

2.5 M Morkel to D Karthik, Almost hits the yorker length, on middle, Karthik hits it down to mid on. 19/2

2.4 M Morkel to D Karthik, Fuller outside off at 145.2 kph, driven down straight to mid on. 19/2

Dinesh Karthik walks in at number 4.

2.3 M Morkel to S Tendulkar, OUT! The master departs and Morne Morkel, the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, takes his tally to 17. A back of a length delivery, shooting up, Tendulkar looks to heave it away but it comes off his bat timidly and scoops down to Pietersen at mid off. That's a big, big strike for Delhi within the third over. 19/2

2.2 M Morkel to S Tendulkar, Fuller length, Tendulkar aims to make room but drives it off an inside edge to mid on. 19/1

2.1 M Morkel to R Sharma, Short of a length delivery, stabbed away past point for one. Morkel looses his footing and has a fall. 19/1

2.6 L Malinga to M J'dena, There is the attempted yorker. On middle, Jayawardena flicks it through mid-wicket to take one. 15 off the over! 23/0

2.5 L Malinga to M J'dena, FOUR! In the air and just safe! Very wide and short outside off, Jayawardena camps back and just coolly past point. 22/0

2.4 L Malinga to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, stabbed down to Shukla at third man. Good fielding from the debutant at the ropes to keep it to just two. 18/0

2.3 L Malinga to M J'dena, Full outside off, driven straight to covers. 16/0

2.2 L Malinga to M J'dena, FOUR! Well done. Full length delivery, Malinga flicks it away and the ball races to the fence. Superb start from Mahela. 16/0

2.1 L Malinga to M J'dena, FOUR! Ho ho ho! Excellent start from the SL combo here. Malinga bowls it a length, Jayawardena charges down and hoicks it over wide mid-wicket. Malinga was troubling Sehwag with this length, But Mahela shows no qualms here. 12/0

Morkel to bowl.

1.6 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Flatter, driven back to Nadeem to end the over. Eight off the over. Mumbai need atleast this run-rate minimum on a consistent basis. 18/1

1.5 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, SIX! The master blaster joins the Mumbai act now. Slow outside off, Tendulkar frees his arms and sends it coolly over covers. 18/1

1.4 S Nadeem to R Sharma, Short, punched to long off for one. 12/1

1.3 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Down the leg side, flicked away to Agarkar at fine leg for one. SRT is away. 11/1

1.2 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Fuller length, driven back straight to the bowler. 10/1

1.1 S Nadeem to S Tendulkar, Looks to work it away but gets an inside edge on to his pads. 10/1

1.6 RP Singh to V Sehwag, FOUR! There he goes! Width offered outside off, Sehwag slashes it way over point for a royal one. 8/0

1.5 RP Singh to M J'dena, Good length angled across, Jayawardena dabs it down to third man to pick up a single. 4/0

1.4 RP Singh to M J'dena, Fuller length outside off, Mahela dabs it straight to covers. 3/0

1.3 RP Singh to V Sehwag, Back of a length delivery, Sehwag flicks it off his hips and sends it on a bounce to the deep to fetch a run. 3/0

1.2 RP Singh to M J'dena, Again and full on the middle stump, flicked to deep backward square for a run. 2/0

1.1 RP Singh to M J'dena, Fuller length delivery, Jayawardena flicks and misses. 1/0

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl.

0.6 I Pathan to R Sharma, FOUR! That's an excellent strike. Showing his class here. Full outside off at 133.4 kph, Sharma clobbers it over the cover fielder. Mixed start for Mumbai. Blizzard's wicket followed by Rohit Sharma' straightaway counter-attacking play. 10/1

0.5 I Pathan to R Sharma, Sharma has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 6/1

0.4 I Pathan to R Sharma, SIX! What a start on his first delivery! Full and swinging down at 133.8 kph, Sharma flicks it away uppishly and it goes over the fine leg fielder. 6/1

Rohit Sharma walks in.

0.3 I Pathan to A Blizzard, OUT! He can't make much use of his chance and Mumbai lose first wicket. Fuller length outside off, Blizzard hits it down but it scoops off a leading edge towards Mahela Jayawardena at extra cover, who takes it with his fingers pointing upward. 0/1

0.2 I Pathan to A Blizzard, Bowls good length on off, punched straight to cover-point. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to A Blizzard, Starts off with a length delivery, wide, swinging away, Blizzard cuts it towards point. 0/0

RP Singh to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Once again lands it full on the stumps, Sehwag flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 1/0

0.5 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Stump to stump this time, Sehwag knocks it down. 1/0

0.4 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Once again the out-swinger. Well outside off on length, Sehwag on his back foot plays and misses. 1/0

0.3 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Keeps it on length just outside off, Sehwag punches it away to cover. 1/0

0.2 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Some more swing visible there. Angles in off and then deviates away, Sehwag is forced to play and he misses. 1/0

0.1 L Malinga to M J'dena, Starts off with a length delivery, with some inward movement, Jayawardena works it off his pads down to backward square leg for one to get off the mark straightaway. 1/0

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