Thursday, April 8, 2010

IPL.3. Day.28. Match.40. Royal Challengers Vs Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers 186 for 3 , beat Royal Challengers 184 for 6, by seven wickets.

Suman 78 not out of 57 & Symonds 53 not out of 24, were at their supreme best, as they guided Deccan Chargers to a well deserved victory. Their unconquered 91 run partnership, could not have come at a better time.

Batting first on a good batting track, which offered initial movement to the quickies, Royal challengers were guided by 68 of 44 by Kallis and an entertaining 58 of 35 by Virat Kohli to finish at a fighting 184 for 6. The last six overs fetched 92 runs to the Royal Challengers as Harris and R.P.Singh were carted in their final overs. Ojha bowled well for his Harris with two , Mitchel Marsh & Symonds with a wicket each were the other contributors. With a strong bowling line up, and Deccan Chargers not very consistent in their past, a victory to Royal Challengers appeared a certainty.

For Chargers, Mishra fell early. Suman and Gilchrist played sensibly and and score at mid way was 81 for one. Two quick wickets of Gilchrist and Rohit Sharma slowed the pace a bit during mid overs. From the thirteenth over when the score was 102 for 3, Symonds took over as only he can. With Suman carrying on well at the other end, Deccan Chargers paid back the challengers in the same coin. From 117 for 3 at 15th, 69 runs were added in the last five overs.
Symonds finished the game majestically, with two consecutive sixes.

Which teams are going to join Mumbai Indians in the last four is any body's guess.

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