Watch cricket highlights - Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers from IPL 2009 on April 30.
Scoreline: Deccan Chargers 148/9 - Dwayne Smith 48 (28) - Dirk Nannes 4-16-2
Delhi make it in 18.4 overs - Tilakaratne Dilshan 52 (46), Dinesh Kartik 41 (30)
McGrath’s replacement Dirk Nannes stifled the Deccan runflow into a trickle snaring both Gilchrist and Gibbs early on. And it pretty much stayed that way until a brilliant knock by Dwayne Smith. Personally, this Smith performance was a bit of a shock. Having seen some of his international career I thought his day out vs mumbai was going to be his peak this IPL.
Fidel Edwards always comes out looking charged up. Today, right from the onset he bordered on edgy and eventually the umpires got under his skin. He lost it, riled up Dilshan and the game finished an over too early. Adam Gilchrist gambled on Venugopal Rao an over too much, but I suppose with Dilshan and Karthik well-set, you’d back Delhi to win. Super partnership by the two that was timed perfectly.
Pregame: The teams have a couple of interesting changes - VVS Laxman gets some bed-rest - would you believe that.
For Delhi, no McGgrath as yet - would have been a super contest - Gilchrist vs McGrath