Saturday, April 25, 2009

Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians Highlights

Deccan Batting

Mumbai Batting

Watch cricket highlights of the Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians from IPL 2009.

Scoreline: Deccan Chargers 168/9 - Gibbs 58, Gilchrist 35, Dwayne Smith 35 - Lasith Malinga and Dwayne Bravo 3 wickets apiece. Lasith Malinga yorkers.
Mumbai: 156/7: Tendulkar, Duminy knocks - Pragyan Ojha 3 wickets

A pretty exciting game that swung wildly. Gibbs and Gilchrist to start with, took their chances and put on a spectacle that wasn’t exactly close to anything near their best. Deccan however faded away once big-hitting Dwayne Smith who couldn’t really produce this kind of stuff for the West Indies got out. Lasith Malinga finally discovered his beach-cricket-honed slingy yorkers that bamboozled the lower order and Mumbai were well in the chase with Tendulkar and Duminy pulling out some of their best. A strange Sachin however stepped on the other side of the ad/strategy break and Mumbai appeared to panic after that. Ojha bowled beautifully yet again and barring a late charge by Harbhajan Singh that looked quite realistic, Mumbai fell apart after Tendulkar’s dismissal. Incidentally, Sachin often jokingly calls Harbhajan the Bradman of the Indian team. Not that it has any particular relevance here, just thought of it.