2329 hrs IST
Delhi have their second win of IPL 6. They have beaten PWI by 15 runs. Pune were once again in a good position but found a way to lose. Maybe.... that is their talent. Sad though. DD are off the bottom of the table as well.
We can see Allan Donald ageing in front of our eyes...
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 28, 2013
2325 hrs IST
PWI 137-4 after 19 overs. Pune need 28 runs off the last over and they don't have Gayle in their team.
2320 hrs IST
OUT! Yuvraj Singh caught on the boundary line. PWI 130-4. The left-hander made 31 off 24 balls. PWI now need 25 runs off 12 balls to win.
2317 hrs IST
OUT! Wright fooled by Yadav's slower ball. PWI. 128-3
2306 hrs IST
PWI 119-2 after 16 overs. 9 runs from the last over. DD are keeping themselves in the game. Just about. PWI still have the advantage but Wright is struggling in the middle. Yuvraj has 27 off 18 balls.
2253 hrs IST
PWI 96-2 after 13 overs. Yuvraj is getting into his stride now but Pune need him to play the seniors role to perfection today. PWI require another 69 runs with 8 wickets and 42 balls remaining.
2242 hrs IST
WICKET! Finch walking back now. Double blow for PWI, 78-2. Irfan gets his second wicket of the over. Batsman unfortunate to be sent back though. It came off his pocket!
A Finch c Jadhav b Pathan 39 (33b, 5x4)
2239 hrs IST
OUT! Super catch by Unmukt Chand sends Uthappa back. PWI lose their first wicket, 76-1. Uthappa made 37 off 33 balls.
2237 hrs IST
PWI 75-0 after 10 overs. Just 4 off the over but PWI need to make sure they don't leave this too late. 90 runs off 60 balls -- that's the equation.
2235 hrs IST
PWI 71-0 after 9 overs. PWI are surely in the stronger position here.
2226 hrs IST
PWI 58-0 after 7 overs. Not the best start but it gives them a good platform. DD need to get Finch's wicket. He is the main driving force.
2208 hrs IST
PWI 25-0 after 4 overs. Steady start by PWI. This will not be an easy chase. Keeping wickets in hand is the key.
2159 hrs IST
PWI 10-0 after 2 overs. Yadav didn't get his line right and the Pune batsman picked him off.
2154 hrs IST
PWI 0-0 after 1 over. Irfan Pathan starts off with a maiden -- the third time he has bowled a maiden in IPL 6. Uthappa's batting seems to have fallen away this season... well for a couple of seasons now.
2138 hrs IST
DD finish with 164-5. 13 runs off the last over and DD have a very competitive total on board. Not an easy track to bat on and PWI will need Yuvi to come to the party.
2136 hrs IST
OUT! Jadhav falls. DD 159-5. Holes out in the deep.
K Jadhav c Manhas b Dinda 25 (19b, 2x6)
2133 hrs IST
DD 151-4 after 19 overs. A six off the first ball (Jadhav) and another off the fourth ball (Warner) made sure that it was a big over for DD. And a six off the last ball meant that DD went past 150. Exactly what they needed too. Warner went to 51 too off just 24 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes.
2128 hrs IST
DD 130-4 after 18 overs. Good over for PWI, just 6 runs off it. This is a big ground, fours and sixes have not been easy to come by.
2123 hrs IST
DD 124-4 after 17 overs. Warner got two fours in the first three balls but then Dinda came back well with two nice slower balls. But Warne had the last laugh by slamming the last ball for another four. Warner has 36 and is looking very dangerous.
2116 hrs IST
DD 111-4 after 16 overs. Can DD take it to 150 somehow? They will need that kind of total to post a challenge. Hasn't looked like an easy track to bat on.
2112 hrs IST
DD 101-4 after 15 overs. Warner on 16 and Jadhav on 3. The left-handed Australian batsman is Delhi's last hope.
2108 hrs IST
WICKET! DD are 96-4. Rohrer is caught by Uthappa -- a good catch, a really good catch. That's three catches behind the stumps for him.
B Rohrer c Uthappa b Nayar 13 (13b 1x4)
2101 hrs IST
After 12 overs, DD are 80-3. They need a partnership now to make a game of this. Still have a platform.
2054 hrs IST
WICKET! Unmukt is out as well. Rahul Sharma the bowler and Uthappa took a good catch. 68-3 and in big trouble.
U Chand c Uthappa b Sharma 17 (19b, 2x4)
2049 hrs IST
OUT! Dinda gets Sehwag with a short ball. Gloved to the keeper. DD 68-2 after 10 overs. It was a bad ball and Sehwag went for the hook. Unlucky. But Dinda has the big wicket. Sehwag made 29 off 26 balls.
V Sehwag c Uthappa b Dinda 29 (26b, 2x4, 2x6)
2043 hrs IST
DD 67-1 after 9 overs. Just five runs off Yuvraj Singh's first over. Truly boring stuff. And now we have a strategic timeout too.
2041 hrs IST
DD 62-1 after 8 overs. Sehwag has made his way to 27 while Unmukt Chand is on 13. Pune's bowlers aren't getting their line right.
2035 hrs IST
DD 46-1 after 7 overs. It really does feel like a match between two of the bottom-placed teams in the IPL. Lacks an edge.
2030 hrs IST
DD 37-1 after 6 overs. Sehwag took a while but then he gave the crowd at Raipur something to shout about by hitting the first ball of the over by six and then following it up with a four.
2025 hrs IST
DD 24-1 after 5 overs. India's U-19 captain Unmukt Chand is in the middle alongwith Sehwag. Wonder what total they have in mind... doesn't look like an easy pitch.
2020 hrs IST
DD 20-1. Jayawardene falls after making 12. Dinda the bowler. The ball seemed to stop on the batsman and it simply looped to Wright at extra cover.
M Jayawardene c Wright b Dinda 12 (17b, 2x4)
Ashok Dinda - first game back with his headband and he gets a wicket first ball. Don't ever take it off!! #DDvsPWI
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) April 28, 2013
2020 hrs IST
After 4 overs, DD have jus 20-0 on board. Not the quickest start for sure.
2014 hrs IST
Poor start to the match -- two streaky fours from Mahela's bat and then four wides down the leg-side. DD 17-0 after 3 overs.
One happy fellow will be the guy who gets that ball signed by the winning captain in the #DDvsPWI match. Valuable ball. Limited supply.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 28, 2013
2010 hrs IST
The stoppage due to the sight screen problem was 7 minutes. After 2 overs, DD have 8-0 on the board. Nothing of note so far.
2007 hrs IST
Long break in the middle. Play has been stopped due to a sightscreen that hasn't closed properly.
Millions spent on yet another cricket stadium...wonder how many turf pitches and training facilities are there in Chhattisgarh.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 28, 2013
The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Intl Stadium at Raipur is the 19th IPL venue in India. No first-class games have been hosted here at yet.
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 28, 2013
2003 hrs IST
Brilliant first over by Bhuvi. Just 3 runs off it. He kept it at a good length and the batsmen didn't take too many chances either. DD 3-0 after 1 over.
2000 hrs IST
First game at Raipur. Mahela on strike. Bhuvneshwar with the ball. A good crowd in as well.
Toss won by Pune Warriors India, who chose to field first.
DD XI: M Jayawardene, V Sehwag, U Chand, D Warner, B Rohrer, K Jadhav, I Pathan, S Nadeem, M Morkel, U Yadav, A Nehra
PWI XI: R Uthappa, A Finch, L Wright, Y Singh, S Smith, A Nayar, M Manhas, B Kumar, R Sharma, A Dinda, K Richardson
A lacklustre Delhi Daredevils will be desperate to change the course of their disastrous campaign when they square up against an equally out-of-sorts Pune Warriors in an IPL 2013 match here today.
The match will also mark debut of a new venue -- the 'International Cricket Stadium' -- in the capital city of Chattisgarh and the successful staging of the two matches in this year's league could well open the doors for international assignments in near future.
On paper, there is not much to choose between the two sides as they have been equally woeful losing matches on the trot.
While the Daredevils languish at the bottom of the table with seven defeats in eight games, the Warriors have fared no better this time having lost six games out of their eight encounters and are currently placed eighth.
Both teams are seeking redemption and being pitted against each other gives that perfect opportunity to both the sides to get some confidence back which has been battered by repeated failures.
The match begins at 2000 hrs IST.
Updated Date: Apr 29, 2013 01:03 AM