Wednesday, May 13

Day 26 - IPL 2

A match between two of the best teams in the competition had to be a good one.

Just two overs of the Delhi Darevdevil's innings made all the difference in their getting to an imposing total of 173. One was faced by Dilshan and one by Karthik and they yielded 24 and 23 respectively spoiling the hard work of DC in the field.

The chase was on all the way through. Gilchrist was at his best despite a stretched hamstring (or so it seemed) and DC's chase was pretty much on his shoulders alone as far the number of runs and run rate were concerned. He had scored 64 out of a team total of 86 when he inside-edged Sangwan, the only bowler he really couldn't get after. No one else got beyond even run a ball or to double figures up to that point.

The Aussie show continued as Andrew Symonds threatened to do a Gilly. But he fell to the harmless looking Bhatia for 41 alongwith Dwayne Smith, leaving his team a few shy of the target. After which, as someone on Twitter said, DC did a KKR. Delhi's clear lead means that the battle for 4th place gets closer. None of the other teams including Chennai can let their guard down even for a bit now. What fun!

And IPL's creative 'guess the over' game has been withdrawn as it's been likened to gambling by some of our ministers and you know that Mr Modi runs away from anything our ministers sneer at.


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