Monday, April 12, 2010

IPL3.Day.32. Match.46. Deccan Chargers Vs Royal Challengers

Deccan Chargers 151 for 6 beat Royal Challengers 137 all out, by 14 runs.
Batting first on a track with seam and bounce, Deccan Chargers lost three quick wickets of Gibbs, Gilchrist and Suman in a Steyn's outstanding first spell. A 82 runs partnership between Mishra 41 of 30 and Rohit Sharma 51 of 46 , ended when Mishra was run out, Rohit Sharma not responding to a second run. Symonds made 19 of 20. Deccan Chargers ended their 20 overs with 151 for 6. Steyn bowled with venom for his Vinay and Kumble picked up a wicket each.

Royal Challengers lost Manish Pandey early. Dravid and Kallis steadied the innings, with Dravid making a quick 49 of 30 and Kallis 27 of 37. The loss of Kallis and Dravid opened the flood gates and Royal Challengers lost wickets at regular intervals. Other than Uthappa 34 of 20, Virat Kohli, Cameron White & Taylor contributed virtually nothing. Challengers were bowled out in the 20th over for 137 and lost the tie by 14 runs. It was a sustained bowling and catching effort by the Chargers. Harris 2 for 33, R.P.Singh 2 for 21, P.Ojha 2 for 22, Harmeet 2 for 24 and Symonds 1 for 33 , were all among wickets.

This match proved, T 20 is as much a bowler's game as batsmen. What is required is a disciplined approach in bowling, which the Charger's exhibited to day.

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