Monday, April 5, 2010

IPL.3. Day.25.Match.36. Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers

Rajasthan Royals 159 all out beat Deccan Chargers 157 all out in a nail biting finish at Nagpur.

Royals chose to bat on a wicket being used for the first time in IPL. The wicket was juicy at the initial overs and Harris & R.P Singh bowled with venom. Lumb and Ojha fell in an inspired over from R.P.Singh. Watson with a well made 58 and Faiz Fazal with 36, steadied the innings, before Faizal fell to the wiles of Ojha and the score read 94 for3. wickets thereafter fell steadily and Royals were all out for 159 in 19.5 overs. Harris , D.Smith and Harmeet bowled well. But the pick of the bowlers was R.P.Singh , who was accurate in his length and line and picked up 3 for 17 in his four overs.

With a score of 160 to get to garner two points, Deccan Chargers lost Laxman early caught at deep mid wicket by Yusuf of Dole. Gilchrist made a quick 34 before holing out to Lumb of Dole.Deccan Chargers were well placed at 86 for 2 at the mid stage and had to get 74 in ten overs. With Rohit playing well, Chargers appeared favourites at this stage.

The magician Warne thought otherwise, and he got rid of the entire middle order for almost nothing. . Anirudda Singh was taken for 9, Dwyne Smith for 4, Bilakhia for 2 and Ryan Harris for 2. What a spell. Warne finished with with thirteen dot balls. Dole with 4.o.42.2 and Trivedi, shared the spoils.

In the end scoring six runs of the last over bowled by Siddarth Trivedi, proved too much for the Chargers. Three wickets fell in the last over. A run out and two wickets by Trivedi and Chargers were bowled out for 157, loosing by two runs.

A good victory for the Royals as they move on to their favourite Sawai Man Singh Stadium . Things appear good for Royals.

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