The Delhi Daredevils\' opener hit 109 off just 54 balls as Delhi chased down 187 with more than three overs to spare.
DELHI DAREDEVILS INNINGS
17th over: Deccan 193 for 1. David Warner completes the demolition job, though Ojha hits the winning six. A comprehensive nine-wicket victory for Delhi with 3.2 overs to spare.
A clap for Naman Ojha as well whose 64 not out in 46 balls played a major role in that record-setting 189-run second-wicket partnership. But Warner's blazing knock, which included 10 fours and seven sixes, undoubtedly takes the cake.
For Deccan, it was a mistake to leave out both Dale Steyn and Juan Theron, for which they paid a pretty heavy price in the end.
16th over: Deccan 183 for 1. Hundred for David Warner in just 52 balls; 10 fours, six sixes. The Australian is all over Deccan here, who are running for cover. Just five required now after those two sixes by Warner, the first of which brought up his century.
15th over: Delhi for 167 for 1. Warner is into the 90s now, courtesy another six and four in this over. Sudhindra has no clue about what the Aussie is doing to him.
14th over: Delhi 154 for 1. Fifty for Ojha. And what a way to bring it up! The run-fest continues as Ojha first deposits Mishra over mid-wicket and then straight over his head. Sixteen runs off that over have damaged Mishra's figures (4-0-44-0) big time. Just 34 needed off 36 balls now.
13th over: Delhi 138 for 1. Deccan are clearly missing their premier bowler Steyn, as Delhi are finding it easy to take boundaries off some pretty average bowling. Another big over, nine runs off it, including the ninth four of Warner's innings.
12th over: Delhi 129 for 1. Excellent over bowled by Mishra. Just five runs off it, but Delhi have the match under control now.
11th over: Delhi 124 for 1. Warner seems a little annoyed with Gony peppering him with those bouncers. The Delhi opener finally vents his anger by pulling Gony for a six to end his fourth over. Good spell, though, by Gony (4-0-22-0) amidst that run rain by Warner.
10th over: Delhi 112 for 1. A misfield off the last ball of Mishra's over has ruined it for Deccan. He kept it to six runs off his first five balls but Ankit Sharma lets one straight through him at the square-leg boundary to concede a boundary off the last.
9th over: Delhi 102 for 1. Delhi are in a hurry here as Ojha brings out the full array of his strokes in this over bowled by Dhawan. Two consecutive sixes by the Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman - both straight over the bowler's head. 100 up for Delhi.
8th over: Delhi 87 for 1. Naman Ojha has made up for some lost ground with that edgy four past the wicket-keeper as Amit Mishra comes into the attack for Deccan.
7th over: Delhi 74 for 1. Half-century for David Warner. It takes him just 26 balls to reach the landmark with includes seven crashing fours and three towering sixes. A strike rate of over 190. Amazing batting! Eight leg-byes in that over.
6th over: Delhi 64 for 1. Deccan seem to be missing Steyn and Theron big time here as Warner is making merry with some easy deliveries being served to him. Ashish Reddy's first over has accrued 20 runs. A six over the covers, followed by a hooked six, a four past short third-man and then another crashing boundary through the covers. It's Warner show at the moment as he races to 49 off 22 balls.
5th over: Delhi 44 for 1. Ojha is finding it difficult to get the bowlers away. He plays four dot balls in that Gony over. Delhi can ill-afford wasting deliveries in chase of 188.
4th over: Delhi 42 for 1. Warner has watched enough of Sudhindra as he decides to tear into the medium-pacer - first with a slapped six over square-leg and then with a smashing four through the covers to end the over.
3rd over: Delhi 29 for 1. Good over by Gony, who is unlucky to concede that boundary which just goes over a leaping Sangakkara at mid-on. Lucky break for Warner.
2nd over: Delhi 23 for 1. T Sudhindra has opened the attack from the other end as Naman Ojha replaces Sehwag. Warner gets the measure of Sudhindra and hits him for a four through the point region, off a no-ball. But the bowler does well to concede no runs off the free-hit.
1st over: Delhi 16 for 1. Sehwag falls in first over. Sangakkara's tactics to lure the Delhi skipper with Dhawan bowling the first over have worked to perfection. After hitting the first ball for a four over the umpire's head, Dhawan induces a fall shot from Sehwag as the ball goes straight into the air for a simple catch to be completed by White. However, Warner gets two boundaries off the last two balls of the over to bring the smiles back somewhat in the dug-out.
V Sehwag c White b Dhawan 4 (2)
DECCAN CHARGERS INNINGS
20th over: Deccan 187 for 4. White falls for a whirlwind 65 in that over but Duminy makes sure it ends with a flourish for his team as he hits the last two balls to the fence.
Varun Aaron returns with the best figures (4-0-30-2) among the Delhi bowlers.
Cameron White c Ojha b Aaron 65 (40)
19th over: Deccan 178 for 3. Duminy is the next man in to join White, as Sehwag brings Morkel back for his last over. No boundaries off the over but still eight runs scored.
18th over: Deccan 170 for 3. Disappointing end to a magnificent innings by Dhawan. Run out for 84 off just 49 balls. Nadeem throws down the stumps directly from the fine-leg boundary. But White takes over from Dhawan right away as he hits a straight four and a six respectively off the next two balls.
Shikhar Dhawan run out 84 (49)
17th over: Deccan 157 for 2. White joins Dhawan as he too reaches the half-century mark. Even Mokel hasn't been able to stem the flow of boundaries here. First the DC opener scoops the South African over the fine-leg boundary, then sends the next ball crashing into the point boundary and finally brings out his best shot of the over that results in a maximum over mid-wicket. Dhawan on 83. Can he got to his hundred?
16th over: Deccan 140 for 2. Delhi keep leaking runs in a glut here. Another 13 have been taken off Nadeem's third over, including a towering six over mid-wicket by White that takes him to two short of 48.
15th over: Deccan 127 for 2. Russell is not having a happy debut with the ball here. The West Indian concedes three fours in that over - two to White and one to Dhawan - to end his disappointing spell at 4-0-39-0. Delhi have now conceded 63 runs in the last five overs.
14th over: Deccan 112 for 2. White welcomes Aaron back to the bowling crease with a leg-glanced boundary. Two balls later, Dhawan hits a juicy full-toss straight over the bowler's head to turn it into another good over for the hosts.
13th over: Deccan 101 for 2. Fifty for Dhawan. The Deccan opener brings it with a blaze - 4, 6, 4 off Irfan who takes his cap from the umpire in utter dejection. Dhawan reaches the landmark in just 37 balls.
12th over: Deccan 85 for 2. Dhawan has damaged Nadeem's economical figures big time here. First he dances down the track to lift the left-arm spinner into the stands and then sweeps the next delivery that sails into the crowd as well.
11th over: Deccan 70 for 2. It seems Dhawan is eyeing to put his foot on the accelerator here. But Russell limits the damage to just six runs, even after a flicked four by Dhawan.
10th over: Deccan 64 for 2. Nadeem continues his good work and keeps a lid on an otherwise free-scoring Dhawan and White.
9th over: Deccan 60 for 2. Russell comes back for his second over and has been welcomed by Dhawan, who deposits him deep into the stands over the mid-wicket boundary. Tens runs off the over in total.
8th over: Deccan 50 for 2. Nadeem has been summoned as we see spin for the first time today. But White continues with his aggressive intent, hitting his third boundary - this time off a paddle sweep.
7th over: Deccan 42 for 2. Two down, but Cameron White has come out with counter-attack on mind. He damages Irfan's figures with two consecutive fours to end the seventh over - first with a flick to the fine-leg boundary and the next one off a crisp pull shot.
6th over: Deccan 33 for 2. Two down for the hosts now. Aaron nets big fish Sangakkara. The skipper tries to be a touch too aggressive, as after getting a boundary through the covers, he perishes while trying another with a pull. The Powerplay ends entirely in favour of Delhi.
Kumar Sangakkara c Nadeem b Aaron 4 (5)
5th over: Deccan 28 for 1. Morkel draws first blood for Delhi. Harris tries to drive a ball that was just short of length and hits it straight to Jayawardene at short cover.
Daniel Harris c Jayawardene b Morkel 19 (17)
4th over: Deccan 24 for no loss: Sehwag presses Aaron into service, and the speedster responds well. Keeps the Deccan openers to just five runs off that over.
3rd over: Deccan 19 for no loss. Morkel puts a lid on the flow of boundaries. Just three runs off that over.
2nd over: Deccan 16 for no loss. Identical start for Shikhar Dhawan. Like his opening partner Harris, Dhawan too hits two boundaries as Irfan Pathan's spell begins on a wayward note.
1st over: Deccan 8 for no loss. Daniel Harris is off and running with two boundaries off debutant Andre Russell.
3:40 p.m: Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and says his side will bat first.
JP Duminy has come in for Deccan, while Ross Taylor and Umesh Yadav make way for Venugopal Rao and Andre Russell in Delhi's line-up.
Deccan Chargers: Daniel Harris, Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel(w), Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, TP Sudhindra
Delhi Daredevils: David Warner, Virender Sehwag(c), Mahela Jayawardene, Naman Ojha(w), Yogesh Nagar, Andre Russell, Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Varun Aaron
3:20 p.m. Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first match of the day between Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Of the two teams, the match holds more significance for Delhi as they want to reclaim the top spot in the points table, which was snatched away from them by Kolkata Knight Riders. It's also a chance for Virender Sehwag and Co. to show that the loss against KKKR in their previous game was just an aberration.
They have had a wonderful run so far in the tournament, winning eight out of the 11 games they have played so far. So they will want to continue what they have been doing the best in this edition - winning.
Deccan, on the other hand, are playing for pride. They are out of the race to the playoffs.