23:55 Kolkata crush Titans:
- ScorecardTitans 89 all out (16.4 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
KOLKATA BEAT TITANS BY 99 RUNS
Eden Links to face Narine with three close-in fielders near to the batsmen, a very rate sight in T20s.
Links keeps out the first three deliveries before Narine cleans him up with the fourth ball, knocking back the off-stump.
WICKET: Links b Narine 1 (6b)
- ScorecardTitans 89-9 (16 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Part-timer Manoj Tiwary into the attack. Thomas plays the first ball on the off-side for one before de Villiers plays a full delivery back on to his stumps.WICKET: CJ de Villiers b Tiwary 4 (10b)
Eden Links plays it on the leg side to get off the mark with one.
Thomas dances down the wicket trying to play a big hit but Tiwary beats him all ends up and Bisla completes another easy stumping.WICKET: Thomas st Bisla b Tiwary 6 (11b)
Last man Mbhalati gets off the mark in grand style as he lofts Tiwary back over his head for a straight six.
- ScorecardTitans 81-7 (15 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Narine is back into the attack now. Thomas is beaten off the first ball and gets two runs from the third ball as Abdulla misfields on the point boundary.
De Villiers is beaten off the last ball as Titans continue to struggle with the bat.
- ScorecardTitans 78-7 (14 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Balaji comes on to bowl his final over, looking to pick one more wicket and complete his five-wicket haul.
Thomas steers the first ball to thirdman for one. Balaji should have completed his five-wicket haul as de Villiers top edges a pull shot but McCullum drops an easy catch running back from first slip.
De Villiers gets an inside edge to get two more runs from the fifth ball as Balaji ends with superb figures of four for 19 in four overs.
- ScorecardTitans 73-7 (13 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Wiese taps the first ball from Abdulla to point before slog sweeping the next ball to deep midwicket for a single.
Cornelius de Villiers plays the next ball on the leg side for one to get off the mark.
Wiese charges down the wicket but is beaten in the flight as Bisla completes an easy stumping.WICKET: Wiese st Bisla b Abdulla 5 (7b)
- ScorecardTitans 70-6 (12 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Van der Merwe cuts it to the thirdman region where Lee misfields to give away a four, while Balaji beats him with the next ball.
Balaji continues to pick wickets as he bowls van der Merwe, who went across to scoop it over short fine leg but missed and was bowled.WICKET: R van der Merwe b Balaji 7 (7b, 1x4)
Balaji's figures read four for 14 in three overs.
- ScorecardTitans 66-5 (11 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Abdulla will bowl his third over. Van der Merwe is beaten off the first ball as it turns a bit and he tries to reverse sweep the next ball but misses and gets hit on the body.
He plays the fourth ball on the leg side for one and Wiese gets a thick outside edge to the thirdman region for three runs.
- ScorecardTitans 61-5 (10 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Balaji to bowl his second over after two wickets in his previous over. He starts with a yorker which Behardien digs out to long-on for one and Wiese gets a thick outside edge that goes on the bounce to thirdman for another single.
Behardien chips it over the cover region for two runs as the sweeper fields and he charges down the wicket for another couple through the same region.
Balaji then picks another wicket as he gets Behardien caught behind for eight with a full delivery that moved away from the right-hander, who threw his bat at it.WICKET: Behardien c Bisla b Balaji 8 (8b)
- ScorecardTitans 54-4 (9 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Titans are collapsing as they lose another wicket. Rudolph comes down the track and lofts it straight into the hands of Narine at deep midwicket.
WICKET: Rudolph c Narine b Abdullah 25 (24b, 2x4)
Titans have lost three wickets in the space of four balls to be in complete tatters.
Farhaan Behardien gets off the mark with two runs as he gets an inside edge on the leg side and then takes a single to long-on.
- ScorecardTitans 51-3 (8 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Lakshimpathy Balaji comes to have a bowl now. Rudolph lofts the first ball over extra cover for two runs before a misfielding gets him a single from the next ball.
Balaji gets a wicket in his very first over as he bowls Kuhn with a delivery that comes in sharply and hits the off-stump as the batsman plays inside the line.
WICKET: Kuhn b Balaji 10 (14b, 1x4)
Titans captain Martin van Jaarsveld falls off the very next delivery. He is caught at first slip as he plays from the crease to a delivery that goes away from him after pitching. Very good captaincy from Gambhir to have a first slip for the new batsman.WICKET: M van Jaarsveld c McCullum b Balaji 0 (1b)
- ScorecardTitans 48-1 (7 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdullah into the attack now. Rudolph comes down the track and flicks it to deep midwicket for one. Kuhn is beaten off the next ball as Abdullah gets one to grip and turn sharply past the outside edge and then he gives the charge and gets one in the covers.
Rudolph then chips it over midwicket where it falls short of the fielder for two runs and gets one from the first ball with another well placed chip on the leg side.
Kuhn slog sweeps the last ball through midwicket to end the over with a four.
- ScorecardTitans 39-1 (6 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Change of ends for Kallis as he comes on to bowl his third over. Kuhn pulls the third ball as Iqbal Abdullah makes a valiant effort at deep square leg to keep it down to two.
It's just ones and twos in that over as Kallis concedes just six runs.
- ScorecardTitans 33-1 (5 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Mystery spinner Sunil Narine into the attack now. The required run rate is now more than 10 runs per over 162 runs needed from 16 overs for victory.
Rudolph edges the first ball past the fielder at slip for a four and then clips it to deep midwicket for one.
Kuhn sweeps but can't beat the fielder at square and is beaten off the next ball, trying to sweep again.
Kuhn gets a single from the next ball while Rudolph also misses the sweep off the last ball.
- ScorecardTitans 27-1 (4 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Lee to bowl the fourth over of the innings. Rudolph takes a single from the first ball as he collides with new batsman Heino Kuhn but the fielder fails to collect the ball cleanly.
Lee sends down a quicker bouncer which Kuhn ducks under but it hits him on the helmet. The next ball is again short which Kuhn taps on the leg side for one.
Titans are struggling to make a move on here as Kuhn tries to pull a short ball way outside the off-stump to midwicket but fails to connect.
Lee has been good with the new balls, giving away just five runs in two overs.
- ScorecardTitans 24-1 (3 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Davids decides to break the shackles as he chips down, makes room and blasts it over the covers for a six and then gets a leading edge to thirdman for one.
Rudolph then lofts Kallis over mid-on for three runs before Davids pulls it through square leg for a four.
Kallis then delivers the first wicket for Kolkata as he bowls David with a full delivery.WICKET: Davids b Kallis 13 (9b, 1x4, 1x6)
- ScorecardTitans 10-0 (2 ovs) vs Kolkata 188-5
Davids is looking to attack every ball. He tries to pull a short ball from Lee but it goes on the bounce to mid-off and then clips the next ball on the leg side for one.
Just three runs from that over as Titans are struggling at 10 for no loss after two overs.
- ScorecardTitans 7-0 (1 over) vs Kolkata 188-5
Jacques Kallis to bowl the first over for Kolkata and the two openers for Titans are Jacques Rudolph and Henry Davids.
Kallis starts aggressively with a quick bouncer which Davids looks to pull on the leg side but misses and keeper Bisla also fumbles to give away a bye.
Rudolph gets off the mark with two runs on the leg side as he flicks it to deep square leg and he inside edges off the last ball for a four through fine leg.
22:28 Das, Gambhir lift Kolkata to huge total:
Kolkata 188-5 (20 ovs) vs Titans
Manoj Tiwary gets into the act now. He makes room and slices a full delivery over the off-side for a four before crashing the next ball through the covers for another boundary.
Das continues the fireworks as he steers a wide delivery past the point fielder for the third boundary of the over.
Das continues to be lucky with the edges as he tries another big shot down the ground and the edge goes behind the keeper for a couple.
He gets a single from the last ball as Kolkata finish on a mammoth 188 for five in their 20 overs.
Das and Tiwary put on an unbeaten stand of 55 runs from 27 balls for the sixth wicket to take Kolkata to this huge total after some jitters in the middle overs.
Das played a cracking innings of 43 from 19 balls, hitting six fours and two sixes, while Tiwary made 13 from 10 balls.
Kolkata 172-5 (19 ovs) vs Titans
CJ de Villiers will bowl the 19th over. Das is beaten outside the off-stump as he tries to loft it over the off-side but misses and then drives it to long-off for one.
A single each for the two batsmen off the next two balls before Das steps down the track and lofts it over long-off for a six. He has raced to 32 from 14 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.
He looks to pull a short delivery but misses and tries the shot again off the next ball but this time the top edge flies over the keeper for another four.
Kolkata 160-5 (18 ovs) vs Titans
Thomas comes back for a new spell. Das welcomes him with a smashing drive through the covers for a boundary and then ducks under the short ball.
Das decides to pull the next delivery, which is again short, but the leading edge flies over the keeper for a four. Das is on fire as he pulls it down over long-on for a six before smashing it through the covers for another boundary.
19 runs from that over as KKR get back on track to reach 160 for five in 18 overs.
Kolkata 141-5 (17 ovs) vs Titans
Wiese to bowl his fourth and final over. Debabrata Das flicks the third ball past the short fine leg fielder for a four before a single to point.
Seven runs from that over as KKR reach 141 for five after 17 overs.
Kolkata 134-5 (16 ovs) vs Titans
And Kolkata slip further as Gambhir falls to van der Merwe. He looks to slog sweep it over the leg side but is caught at Wiese inches inside the deep square leg boundary.
WICKET: Gambhir c Wiese b van der Merwe 44 (36b, 4x4, 1x6)
Wiese had initially misjudged the catch but adjusted in time to complete a neat catch.
Two balls later, Yusuf Pathan holes out to long-on to be out for a duck off the first ball he faces.WICKET: Y Pathan c Rudolph b van der Merwe 0 (1b)
What a great fightback by Titans! Kolkata are self-destructing as batsmen are throwing their wickets away with some reckless shots.
Van der Merwe finishes with good figures of two for 18 in four overs, to help pull back things.
Kolkata 132-3 (15 ovs) vs Titans
Kallis looks to attack Wiese and holes out to van der Merwe at long-on, who misjudges the chance as he takes a few steps back but it hits his outstretched hands before going over him for a four.
And Kallis gives him another chance to make up for it. He chips the next ball in that same region but this time van der Merwe gobbles it up easily and Wiese's disappointment has turned into a big smile.
WICKET: Kallis c van der Merwe b Wiese 18 (20b, 1x4)
Three more singles to end the over as Titans managed to pull back things to some extent.
Just a single boundary in the last five overs and that too was a dropped catch!!
KKR have scored 25 runs in the last five overs.
Kolkata 125-2 (14 ovs) vs Titans
Kallis does the unbelievable as he tries the reverse sweep against van der Merwe, but misses and the keeper fails to collect to give away a bye.
Two balls later, van der Merwe fails to hold on to a difficult return from Kallis, who hits it powerfully back at the bowler. That was a tough chance!
Another good steady over for Titans as just five runs come from it.
KKR have managed just 18 runs from the last four overs.
Kolkata 120-2 (13 ovs) vs Titans
Titans have managed to restore some sanity to the proceedings with just eight runs coming from the last two overs.
Wiese, who conceded just three in his first over, will bowl his second over. Kallis plays the first ball to long-on and Gambhir steers it to thirdman for another single.
Three more singles before Gambhir defends the last ball back to the bowler as Weise bowls another good over, giving away just five runs.
Kolkata 115-2 (12 ovs) vs Titans
Van der Merwe is back into the attack now. Kallis taps the first ball to point and next to the covers before taking a quick single on the off-side.
Gambhir comes down the track and hits it long-on for one before Kallis drives it on the off-side for a couple as the deep point fielder runs around.
Kallis is struck on the pads off the last ball as van der Merwe bowls the quicker arm delivery, but gets a leg bye.
Kolkata 110-2 (11 ovs) vs Titans
Kolkata in control at the halfway, having smashed 107 runs in 10 overs.
Medium pacer David Wiese into the attack now. Kallis drives the first ball down the ground to long-on for one. Gambhir defends the next ball back to the bowler before tapping it to the point fielder.
Gambhir then looks to run it down to thirdman but is deceived by the slower delivery and misses the shot.
Gambhir steers it to thirdman to one before Kallis plays it on the leg side.
Some relief for Titans as Wiese concedes just four runs in the over, the best of the innings so far.
Kolkata 107-2 (10 ovs) vs Titans
Mbhalati, who has been hit for 38 runs in his three overs, comes back to finish his spell. Gambhir defends the first ball before he swings the second ball on the leg side where David Wiese sprints around from fine leg and amazingly pulls it inside the ropes to keep it down to two.
Gambhir then looks to chip it over the off-side but it goes on the bounce to thirdman for one as Kolkata bring up their 100 in 9.3 overs.
Kallis plays his trademark flick through midwicket to get three runs before Gambhir ends the over with a boundary, smashing a full delivery through midwicket.
Kolkata 97-2 (9 ovs) vs Titans
Cornelius de Villiers starts with a wide delivery before McCullum pulls it to deep midwicket for two runs.
McCullum then chips down the track and looks for another big hit down the ground but doesn't get it off the middle as he pulls it down the throat of the fielder at long-on after a blazing innings of 36.WICKET: B McCullum c Behardien b CJ de Villiers 36 (20b, 3x4, 3x6)
Veteran Jacques Kallis comes out to bat and one can be sure he will not go on the attack straightaway.
He plays two dot balls before stroking it to sweeper cover for a single to get off the mark.
Kolkata 92-1 (8 ovs) vs Titans
Left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe comes into the attack as Titans look for wickets to stop Kolkata's charge.
Gambhir jumps down the track and drives it through midwicket for one before McCullum defends it back to the bowler.
McCullum taps it on the off-side for a single before Gambhir slog sweeps van der Merwe over midwicket for a six.
The partnership is 60 from 30 balls. Unbelievable stuff from the duo!!
Kolkata 84-1 (7 ovs) vs Titans
Off-spinner Eden Links into the attack now. McCullum wastes no time in getting after the spinner as he chips down the track and lofts the first ball down the ground for a six.
The next ball is defended back to the bowler and the third to the fielder on the off-side.
He chips down the track again and lofts it high over the boundary at long-on for another huge six.
Links drops it short and McCullum is quick to rock back and pulls it through midwicket for a boundary.
17 runs from that over by Links as Kolkata continue to prosper.
21:29 Kolkata in control after flying start:
Kolkata 67-1 (6 ovs) vs Titans
Mbhalati turns the first ball on the leg side for a couple before he smashes it through the covers for a boundary.
Gambhir makes it back to back boundaries as he comes inside the line and clips it over the short fine leg fielder.
The Kolkata captain then chips down the track but misses a full delivery, a bit wide outside the off-stump.
Gambhir at his best as he gets forward and crashes it through the cover region for the third boundary of the over and gets a single from the last ball.
Kolkata 52-1 (5 ovs) vs Titans
Thomas is back into the attack now, to bowl his second over.
McCullum defends the first ball to mid-on before pulling the next ball over midwicket for a six. Two balls later, he pulls a short delivery through the square leg region for a boundary as Kolkata race past the 50-run mark in the fifth over.
Kolkata 42-1 (4 ovs) vs Titans
Cornelius de Villiers to bowl the fourth over.
New batsman Brendon McCullum has a nervy start as Gambhir calls him for a quick single and the short fine leg fielder gets a direct hit but the NZ batsman has made his crease.
McCullum defends the second ball off the backfoot and is beaten outside the off-stump as he plays and misses.
De Villiers drops it short and McCullum pulls it over short fine leg fielder for a boundary before he drives it through the cover region for two runs.
McCullum then chips down the track but gets a thick outside edge to the thirdman region for one.
Kolkata 33-1 (3 ovs) vs Titans
Mbhalati starts with a slower bouncer outside the off-stump which Bisla chips over the off-side for two runs. He then chips down the track again, giving himself a bit of room in the process and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary.
Bisla is on fire at the moment. He pulls a short ball over the fine leg boundary for a six and then lofts the next ball over the square leg region for back to back sixes.
But Mbhalati gets his revenge off the next delivery with the wicket of Bisla. The KKR opener chips down the track again but fails to get it off the middle and is brilliantly caught by CJ de Villiers, diving to his left at extra cover.
WICKET: Bisla c CJ de Villiers b Mbhalati 27 (14b, 3x4, 2x6)
Bisla has done his job with a quickfire 27 to give KKR a flying start.
Kolkata 14-0 (2 ovs) vs Titans
Pacer Alfonso Thomas to bowl the second over. Gautam Gambhir defends the first ball on the off-side before hitting it past point for one.
Bisla then chips down the track and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a boundary. He is beaten by the slower ball as he tries a mighty swing but is too early into the shot and misses.
He then taps the next delivery on the leg side for a single and Gambhir pulls a short ball to midwicket for a couple.
Kolkata 6-0 (1 over) vs Titans
Medium pacer Ethy Mbhalati to bowl the first over for Titans. He starts with a good probing delivery that takes the inside edge as Manvinder Bisla looks to drive it, but gets a boundary past the keeper as the ball misses the stumps narrowly.
Bisla is beaten off the second ball too as the ball comes in again and he is struck on the pads off the next ball but the LBW appeal is turned down.
Bisla is struggling to get his bat to the ball as he is hit on the pads again and gets a single but an overthrow gets Kolkata two leg byes.
Bisla decides to hit his way out of trouble but he is nowhere close to the ball as he plays and misses outside the off-stump. The last delivery is a quick bouncer and Bisla somehow ducks under it.
21:02 Check out the two teams:
Titans: M van Jaarsveld (captain), H Davids, J Rudolph, F Behardien, H Kuhn, D Wiese, R van der Merwe, C de Villiers, A Thomas, E Links, E Mbhalati.
Kolkata Knight Riders: G Gambhir (captain), M Bisla, B McCullum, J Kallis, M Tiwary, Y Pathan, D Das, B Lee, I Abdulla, S Narine, L Balaji
20:58 Titans elect to bowl against Kolkata:
Titans captain Martin van Jaarsveld wins the toss and elects to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in the second match of the day, in the Champions League T20, in Cape Town.
Titans can seal their spot in the semi-finals with a victory against IPL champions Kolkata, who are already out of the running.
Jaarsveld points out that there might be dew in the second half of the match, hence he opted to bowl first.
In the first match of the day, Delhi Daredevils beat Perth by three wickets in a close finish to inch closer to the semi-finals.
20:58 Delhi Daredevils have virtually made it to the semi-finals, says ace statistician Mohandas Menon, unless they mess up in their last game and Auckland thrash Perth by a big margin.
"Delhi Daredevils are virtually in the semi-final unless they lose badly to Titans and Auckland beat PerthSc by a very big margin," Menon wrote on Twitter.
20:16 Delhi down Perth, inch closer to semis:
Delhi top Group A with 10 points from 3 games ahead of Titans, who have 8 points from two games. Delhi are virtually assured of a place in the semi-finals following this victory.
Titans will seal their semi-final spot if they win their next match against Kolkata Knight Riders, which will be played later today.
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20:06 Delhi down Perth to keep semis hopes alive:
Delhi 123-7 (19.3 ovs) vs Perth 121-5DELHI BEAT PERTH BY THREE WICKETS
Agarkar is making a difference with the bat. He smashes the first ball from Rimmington through the covers for a boundary. 4 needed from 5 balls.
Agarkar drops it on the leg side for a single. 3 needed from 4 balls.
Negi flicks it past the mid-on fielder for a boundary to win the match for Delhi.
Delhi have clinched a narrow three-wicket victory, with three deliveries to spare.
Negi finishes unbeaten on 7 from 7 balls, while Agarkar scored 11 runs from as many balls to take Delhi home.
Delhi 114-7 (19 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Mennie to bowl the crucial 19th over with Delhi needing 17 from 2 overs. Agarkar lofts it over the covers but can get only a single to extra cover.
Negi steers it to thirdman region before Agarkar chips a full delivery over mid-off for a boundary. 11 from 9 balls.
Agarkar swings and misses as Mennie bowls a slower ball but they scamper a quick bye as keeper Ronchi fumbles.
Negi tries to slog it on the leg side but misses as it go through to the keeper.
Replays now show that Coulter-Nile has cut the side crease with his left foot and that was no-ball, which got him the wicket of Naman Ojha.
Negi smashes the last ball down the ground as the long-on fielder converges but Delhi get two more runs.
Delhi 105-7 (18 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Coulter-Nile to bowl the 18th over. Ojha defends the first ball on the backfoot and is beaten off the second ball as Perth go up in appeal for a caught behind decision. Replays show that there was an edge and Ojha was lucky to survive as umpire Asad Rauf turned down the appeal.
Another dot ball before Coulter-Nile gets the edge again and this time it is a thick outside edge and is pouched by wicketkeeper Ronchi.WICKET: N Ojha c Ronchi b Coulter-Nile 6 (11b, 1x4)
There is slight confusion in the Delhi dugout as DD coach Eric Simons are arguing with the officials and it possibly about a no-ball call. They feel the bowler might overstepped the crease but nothing more than that as Ojha walks back.
Agarkar is beaten off the fifth ball as he attempts a huge shot on the off-side but he chips it on the off-side but can get only one.
Delhi 104-6 (17 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Veteran Hogg into the attack now as Perth look for another wicket. Hogg is keeping it tight as Ojha can only defend the first three deliveries.
The fourth ball is short and Ojha pulls it over midwicket for a four to release the pressure. Delhi had six dot balls before that boundary was hit by Ojha.
Another poor delivery from Hogg, a wide down the leg side as wicketkeeper Ronchi misses it for two more runs.
Ojha then steers it to short thirdman for one and Pawan defends the last ball.
Delhi 96-6 (16 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Rimmington comes into the attack now after that horror drop off the previous delivery. He makes some amends for his drop as he picks the wicket of Pathan with the first delivery of his new over.
Pathan is foxed by the slower ball which he chips to midwicket.
WICKET: I Pathan c Katich b Rimmington 14 (18b)
New batsman Naman Ojha takes a single on the leg side for one.
And Rimmington has made full redemption for that drop with the wicket of Sehwag, who hits it straight into the hands of fielder at extra cover.
WICKET: Sehwag c Mennie b Rimmington 52 (44b, 4x4, 1x6)
The match is wide open now with 26 needed from 26 balls with just four wickets in hand for Delhi.
Pawan Negi defends the last two balls as Rimmington bowls an excellent over, possibly a match-turning over, taking two wickets for two runs in that over.
Delhi 94-4 (15 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Sehwag is looking to break off. He gives himself room and tries to loft Coulter-Nile over thirdman but gets a thick outside edge as wicketkeeper Ronchi makes a good diving effort but can't hold on.
He connects with the upper cut off the final delivery of that over but holes it straight to Rimmington at thirdman, who fails to hold on and helps it over the ropes for a six.
Sehwag also brings up his half-century with that six, from 43 balls.
Rimmington might have dropped the match with that catch!
Delhi 82-4 (14 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Beer to bowl his final over. Pathan flicks the first ball on the leg side for one before Sehwag chips down but can only smash it to extra cover for a single.
Pathan gives himself room but the bowler follows him with one that turns in sharply but the left-hander hits it on the off-side for one.
Sehwag then cuts it past point and sprints across for two runs before stroking a full toss to sweeper cover for one and Pathan gets another single to end the over.
Delhi 75-4 (13 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Sehwag is on 38 from 34 balls and he holds the key for Delhi.
Perth make a change as medium pacer Coulter-Nile comes back for a new spell. Pathan turns it on the leg side for one and Sehwag plays it off his ribs to fine leg for one.
Sehwag gives himself room as the pacer bowls it just inside the white line but that is a harsh call from umpire Simon Taufel to call it a wide.
Two more singles to end the over as Delhi continue to make steady progress.
Delhi 69-4 (12 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Beer to bowl his third over. Sehwag hits the first ball to long-on for one and Pathan gets a leg bye from the third ball.
Sehwag then whips it on the leg side but can get only one to long-on before Pathan steers it to extra cover for another single.
Perth trying to build the pressure and force Sehwag into a mistake as just 13 runs have come from the last three overs.
Delhi 65-4 (11 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Delhi need 60 runs from the last 10 overs, the run rate is not a problem but wickets certainly are. Delhi will need Sehwag to see them through.
Hogg gives it generous flight as Pathan plays it to extra cover for one and Sehwag does the same two balls later for another one.
Pathan then cuts the next ball past point for a couple as Delhi keep the scoreboard moving.
19:22 Taylor falls for 5, Delhi in trouble:
Delhi 61-4 (10 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Taylor flicks the first ball from Beer to short fine leg for one before Sehwag hits a full toss down to long-on for one.
Taylor plays it with a straight bat past the bowler to long-off for one as Delhi play it sensibly.
Sehwag then gives himself room and cuts it to sweeper cover for one. It remains to be seen how long Sehwag can resist himself against the spinners.
But Delhi are dealt another big blow in the form of Taylor. The right-hander plays all over a straight delivery from Beer but misses and is dismissed leg before wicket.WICKET: Taylor lbw b Beer 5 (8b)
Delhi in a spot of bother now.
New batsman Irfan Pathan ends the over with a single.
Delhi 56-3 (9 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Perth on the attack now with a slip in place for Hogg against Taylor. The first ball comes in sharply as Taylor tries to cut but can't get it away before flicking the second on the on-side for one.
Sehwag steers the last ball past the wicketkeeper for a four to break the shackles.
Sehwag is on 33 from 27 balls with four boundaries.
Delhi 46-3 (8 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Left-arm spinners from both ends as Michael Beer comes into the attack now. He starts from round the wicket as Pietersen hits the second ball to deep midwicket for one.
Sehwag steps down the track and strokes a full toss to sweeper cover for one.
Pietersen also jumps down the track but gets a leading edge which is taken by the fielder at short thirdman. He didn't get to the pitch of the ball yet tried to loft it on the leg side but a slight turn did him in.
WICKET: Pietersen c M Marsh b Beer 9 (9b, 1x4)
But another dangerous batsman walks out to the middle for Delhi in the form of NZ captain Ross Taylor.
Delhi 43-2 (7 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Veteran left-arm spinner Brad Hogg into the attack now. Pietersen plays the first ball down to long-off for one and Sehwag drives it to covers for another single.
Two more singles before KP attempts the reverse sweep but fails to connect before he gets one from the last ball.
19:05 Delhi in control despite early wickets:
Delhi 38-2 (6 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Kevin Pietersen out in the middle with Sehwag as Delhi look to steady things after those two early wickets.
Mennie, who has taken two wickets in his first two overs, will bowl his third over as Perth look for another wicket or two.
Sehwag plays the first ball on the leg side for one before Pietersen clips the first ball he faces through midwicket to get off the mark with his trademark flick.
Pietersen then plays the next ball to mid-on for one and Sehwag then gives himself room and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary.
Delhi are sitting pretty at 38 for two in six overs, needing 84 runs from 14 overs for victory.
Delhi 28-2 (5 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Nathan Coulter-Nile comes into the attack now. He starts with a beauty as Sehwag is beaten outside the off-stump while Sehwag defends the econd ball to point. Sehwag then opens the face of the bat and steers it past the first slip fielder for a four.
He ends the over with a single.
Delhi 22-2 (4 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Mennie to bowl his second over. Sehwag drives the first ball to mid-off and next to point and defends the third ball, getting right behind the line.
Sehwag then clips it on the leg side for one before Mennie strikes with the wicket of Chand. A beautiful outswinger which Chand tries to play from the crease but gets an outside edge to be caught behind.
WICKET: Chand c Ronchi b Mennie 3 (6b)
Mennie has been superb with the new ball, with figures of two for three in two overs.
Delhi 21-1 (3 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Sehwag chips the first ball from Rimmington back over the pacer for two runs before a single on the leg side.
New batsman Unmukt Chand flicks the first ball to the midwicket region to get off the mark with three runs.
Sehwag then glances it fine on the leg side as the bowlers gets it a big straight, for a boundary.
Chand smashes the last ball straight back at Rimmington, who fails to react in time and hold on to the catch.
Delhi 10-1 (2 ovs) vs Perth 121-5
Joe Mennie to bowl the second over. Jayawardene drives the first ball to point before he chips down the track and flicks the next behind square on the leg side for two runs and is then beaten by a superb incoming delivery that cuts him in half.
Mennie then claims the big wicket of Jayawardene, who flicks it straight to the fielder at short fine leg.
WICKET: Jayawardene c Beer b Mennie 4 (7b)
Delhi 8-0 (1 over) vs Perth 121-5
Delhi have an easy task with the bat but they will need to be careful against the new ball, with overcast conditions helping the pacers.
Captain Mahela Jayawardene walks out to open the batting with former captain Virender Sehwag. Pacer Nathan Rimmington bowls the first over.
Jayawardene steers the first ball to thirdman for one. Sehwag defends the first ball and flicks the second ball on the leg side for a single.
Jayawardene then gets one leg bye before Sehwag plays the late cut past the slip fielder for two before an overthrow gives him an extra.
Rimmington then bowls a wide down the leg side before a single to end the over.
18:19 Delhi's pacers restrict Perth to 121:
- ScorecardPerth 121-5 (20 ovs) vs Delhi
Perth have lost 27 for three in the last five overs to lose their way with the bat. Yadav starts the last over with a quick yorker to Coulter-Nile, who fails to get his bat down and it goes through to the keeper.
He gets a single from the next ball before North hits a full toss down to long-off for two runs and picks one.
North chips the last ball over the bowler's head but Pietersen makes a good stop to keep it down to two.
- ScorecardPerth 114-5 (19 ovs) vs Delhi
Morkel gets another wicket with the first delivery. This time it is Marsh, who is foxed by the slower delivery as he holes out to deep midwicket, where Pietersen completes a good catch running to his right at long-on.WICKET: M Marsh c Pietersen b Morkel 20 (18b, 2x4)
Right-hander Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack now. Morkel bowls another slower ball that beats North outside the off-stump who hits the next ball straight to point.
Morkel then bowls the slower bouncer which North looks to pull but is way too early into the shot. No runs from the first four balls of that over plus a wicket.
North finally gets his bat to one as he hits it to Taylor at extra cover for one. Coulter-Nile walks right across his stumps and looks to flick it on the leg side but misses and gets just one leg bye.
Morkel has had a good day with the ball, taking three for 19 in four overs.
- ScorecardPerth 112-4 (18 ovs) vs Delhi
Yadav is back as Delhi get their two best bowlers to operate at the end. North takes a single from the first ball before Marsh is forced to block a quick yorker.
He hits the next ball to midwicket where Sehwag misfields to give away three runs before North is beaten outside the off-stump. Two more singles to end the over as Perth's struggle continues.
- ScorecardPerth 106-4 (17 ovs) vs Delhi
Morkel comes back for a new spell and he starts off with the wicket of Ronchi. He made room and tried to hit it over the off-side but the thick outside edge went to thirdman where Taylor took it inches inside the boundary.
WICKET: Ronchi c Taylor b Morkel 2 (5b)
Captain Marcus North is the new batsman as Delhi have a first slip in place for him, in the 17th over. Good positive captaincy from Jayawardene.
North defends the first ball before taking a single on the off-side. Marsh picks a boundary from the last ball as he cuts a short ball over the point region.
- ScorecardPerth 99-3 (16 ovs) vs Delhi
Eight runs from the last three overs as Perth continue to slip.
Marsh flicks the first ball from Negi towards midwicket for two before blasting the next ball through covers for a boundary. He then strokes it to extra cover where Taylor misfields to give away two runs as Perth finally show some urgency.
10 runs come from Negi's second over as Perth reach 99 for three after 16 overs.
- ScorecardPerth 89-3 (15 ovs) vs Delhi
Perth have slowed down again as just six runs have come from the last two overs for the loss of one wicket.
And Agarkar pegs them back further with another wicket. Katich looks to force it through the off-side but is brilliantly caught by Jayawardene, diving full length to his right.WICKET: Katich c Jayawardene b Agarkar 34 (33b, 2x4, 1x6)
Agarkar on a hat-trick now! And he nearly picks another one as Luke Ronchi is beaten outside the off-stump as Agarkar bowls a short of good length delivery that moves away. He was unlucky not to have picked a wicket with that ball.
Ronchi then clips it on the leg side for one before Marsh runs it down to thirdman to end the over with a single.
Agarkar ends his spell for wonderful figures of two for 14 in four overs.
- ScorecardPerth 87-2 (14 ovs) vs Delhi
One Marsh gone and another one walks in. The young Mitchell Marsh out in the middle to join Katich.
Finally, Delhi introduce their regular spinner Pawan Negi into the attack. Katich gets one leg bye from the first ball before Marsh defends the next two balls followed by a single.
Katich then turns it on the leg side for one and Marsh gets a leading edge from the last ball for another dot.
- ScorecardPerth 84-2 (13 ovs) vs Delhi
The partnership is 70 runs now from 61 balls as Perth start to lift the tempo.
Agarkar comes back and Katich plays it towards point for one. Marsh looks to slog him on the leg side but misses before he strokes it to extra cover for one.
Agarkar then makes the breakthrough with the wicket of Marsh, who is caught by Sehwag at midwicket.WICKET: S Marsh c Sehwag b Agarkar 39 (41b, 6x4)
An excellent over from Agarkar, who conceded just three runs and also took the wicket of Marsh.
- ScorecardPerth 81-1 (12 ovs) vs Delhi
With Pietersen bowling and not going for runs, captain Mahela Jayawardene decides to continue with him as he comes on to bowl his third over.
Marsh comes down the track and is beaten but gets an inside edge which goes the keeper for a four and then he cuts the next ball to point for one and Katich gets one to cover.
Marsh then makes room and cuts Pietersen past the point fielder for a boundary as Perth look to target the part-time bowler.
Sunil Gavaskar feels KP might be more effective on the Indian pitches as an off-spinner than England's number one spinner Graeme Swann. Hope Gavaskar is not serious!!
29 runs from the last three overs as Perth increase the tempo.
- ScorecardPerth 68-1 (11 ovs) vs Delhi
Yadav comes back for his second spell. Katich cuts the first ball over point where Taylor makes a good stop, running to his right from extra cover to keep it down to two.
Katich again mistimes it down to long-on for one and Yadav then bowls two successive wides outside the off-stump.
Marsh then pulls a short ball and gets two runs before the deep midwicket fielder can run in and field followed by a single to sweeper cover.
Katich then walks across his stump and plays the slower ball to fine leg region but can get only one and Marsh ends the over with another single.
- ScorecardPerth 59-1 (10 ovs) vs Delhi
Pietersen comes to bowl his second over as frontline spinner Pawan Negi is yet to bowl.
Pietersen keeps it tight as the first two balls are dot balls before Katich edges one, trying to steer it fine as wicketkeeper Naman Ojha fumbles and drops it.
Katich then plays it to short thirdman who misfields to give away two runs and a single to extra cover.
Marsh then cuts Pietersen behind square on the off-side for a boundary.
- ScorecardPerth 52-1 (9 ovs) vs Delhi
Marsh, 15 from 24 balls, is struggling out in the middle as the pressure builds. He looks to cut the first ball but fails to beat point before trying an ugly swipe across but the leading edge goes on the off-side.
Agarkar then drops one short and Marsh gets some temporary relief as he pulls it over square leg for a boundary to break the shackles before a single to thirdman.
Marsh is beaten off the last ball of that over as he again tries to hit outside the off-stump.
- ScorecardPerth 46-1 (8 ovs) vs Delhi
Part-timer Kevin Pietersen into the attack now. Katich sweeps the first ball to short fine leg before the left-hander cuts the first ball between short thirdman and point for a boundary.
He chips the next ball over the cover region for a couple before a single on the leg side.
Marsh ends the over with a leg bye as he fails to connect trying to flick it.
- ScorecardPerth 38-1 (7 ovs) vs Delhi
The experienced Ajit Agarkar into the attack now to replace Pathan, who gave away 20 runs in his three overs.
Marsh plays the first ball to point for one and Katich plays the next ball to midwicket as Perth struggle to lift the tempo.
Three more singles before Marsh is beaten outside the off-stump yet again.
Perth's batsmen need to take a few risks in the next couple of overs to lift their team as the run rate keeps dropping.
- ScorecardPerth 34-1 (6 ovs) vs Delhi
Umesh Yadav replaces Morkel, who has bowled a good first spell of one for 11 in two overs. He starts with a quick yorker which nearly cleans up but he gets his bat down at the last moment.
He is beaten for pace off the third ball as the ball hits his pad and goes down to thirdman before Katich drives a full toss to mid-on for one.
Marsh then hits it wide off the fielder at mid-off for one before Katich hits the last ball to the fielder at mid-off for a dot ball.
A good start from Yadav as he gives just three runs in that over.
- ScorecardPerth 31-1 (5 ovs) vs Delhi
Delhi decide to continue with Irfan, who comes on to bowl his third over. Marsh plays the first ball to mid-on for one before Katich steers it to the thirdman region for a single.
Marsh then plays and misses outside the off-stump as Irfan gets the ball to move away slightly before the left-hander picks one to midwicket.
Katich has come out with a positive intent. He gives himself room and cuts it over the point fielder for a six to keep Perth going.
- ScorecardPerth 22-1 (4 ovs) vs Delhi
Simon Katich is the new batsman. He hits the first ball from Morkel straight to the fielder in the covers. He gives himself room and looks to flay it over the off-side but the thick outside edge goes to the thirdman region for one.
Marsh then flicks it on the leg side where Ross Taylor makes a good stop at square leg to save some runs for his team.
The next ball is a quick yorker which Marsh digs out on the off-side for one.
Katich then helps a short of length delivery round the corner over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary before he is beaten off the final delivery.
- ScorecardPerth 16-1 (3 ovs) vs Delhi
Pathan to bowl his second over. The first ball shapes in to Marsh, who defends it while the second is a wide down the leg side and then blocks the next ball.
Marsh flicks the fourth ball through the square leg region for a much-needed boundary for Perth. He gets a bit of width but fails to get the next ball in the gap as Kevin Pietersen makes a stop at mid-off and the left-hander defends the last ball.
- ScorecardPerth 11-1 (2 ovs) vs Delhi
Fast bowler Morne Morkel comes on to bowl the second over. Shaun Marsh lets the first ball go through to the keeper as it angles right across his body. He edges the second ball but it goes wide off Virender Sehwag at first slip for a boundary.
He tries to hit the third ball through the off-side but is completely beaten, outside the off-stump. Marsh flicks the fourth ball to midwicket and picks a single.
Morkel provides Delhi with an early wicket as he bowls Gibbs, who once again throws his bat at one outside the off-stump without any footwork, but ends up inside edging it back on to his stumps.
WICKET: Gibbs b Morkel 6 (7b, 1x6)
- ScorecardPerth 6-0 (1 over) vs Delhi
Still no match for the dangerous David Warner as Delhi retain the same team that beat Kolkata in their first match. Perth have also decided against making any changes to their line-up in a do-or-die match for them.
Irfan Pathan comes on to bowl in overcast conditions as Herschelle Gibbs defends the first ball. The second ball is wide outside the off-stump as Gibbs tries to force it through the off-side but gets an inside edge that goes back to the bowler.
He is beaten off the next as the ball hold it's line with Gibbs flashing at it without any footwork. He tries to clip the fourth ball but fails to connect and it hits the pads before going on the leg side.
Gibbs is forced to defend the fifth ball as Irfan keeps it nice and tight on the stumps. Irfan drops short and Gibbs promptly pulls it over the square leg region for a six to get his team off the mark.
16:39 Delhi elect to bowl against Perth:
Delhi Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene wins the toss and elects to bat against Perth Scorchers in the Group A match of the Champions League T20 in Cape Town, on Sunday.
Delhi are the only Indian team in the running for a place in the semi-finals and they will need to beat Perth to keep their hopes alive.
They won their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders and their second match against Auckland Aces was washed out.
Perth were beaten by Titans in their first match before their second match against Kolkata Knight Riders was washed out.
00:36 CL T20 Live! Chennai edge holders Mumbai by six runs: Scorecard:
Mumbai need 19 off the last over.
Ravindra Jadeja to bowl.
Pollard smashes the first ball for a six over long-off. However, a spectacular catch by Suresh Raina at long-on ends Pollard's (31) innings in the next ball.
Harbhajan (6) smashes the fourth ball for a boundary wide of extra cover but a spectacular catch by Saha at long leg accounts for the Mumbai skipper.
Johnson cannot hit the six off the final ball required to take the match to a Super Over.
Chennai beat Mumbai by six runs.
00:21 CL T20 Live! Karthik's blitz helps Mumbai inch close: Scorecard:
Ashwin's third over costs Chennai a whopping 24 runs, Pollard taking 17 off it.
Karthik, having reached a well-made 50, smashes a six off Hilfenhaus' final over. The bowler though has the last laugh, rattling his timber.
Karthik's 45-ball 74 was inclusive of four boundaries and six sixes and he helped Pollard put on 60 runs, off just 32 balls, for the fifth wicket.
Mumbai 155 for five after 19 overs.
00:01 CL T20 Live! Bowlers keep Mumbai in control over Chennai: Scorecard:
Rohit Sharma (32) and Dinesh Karthik put on a valuable 64 runs, off just 45 balls, for the third wicket before Morkel has the former caught by Vijay at extra cover.
Faf du Plessis is introduced into the attack in the 14th over and he strikes first ball, having Ambati Rayudu (1) caught by Wridhimann Saha at deep square leg.
Mumbai tottering at 100 for four 15 overs.