April 5, 2010

Rajasthan Royals won against Deccan Chargers by 2 runs

Rajasthan Royals played their home match against the Deccan Chargers today at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. Rajasthan Royals won the toss & elected to bat first.
Rajasthan Royals started their innings with the openers Michael Lumb & Naman Ojha. They lost 2 quick wickets in first 15 balls. After this, Faiz Fazal & Shane Watson put up a partnership of 67 runs, which helped the Rajasthan Royals to put up a good total. After the fall of Faiz Fazal, Rajasthan Royals started to loose wickets regularly. By 19.5 overs, Rajasthan Royals put up a total of 159 runs loosing all 10 wickets. Rajasthan Royals top scorer was Shane Watson who scored 58 runs from 36 balls which included 3 fours & 3 sixes. Deccan Chargers successful bowler was RP Singh whose economy rate was just 4.25 runs per over & took 3 important wickets.
Gilchrist & VVS Laxman opened the innings for Deccan Chargers. Deccan Chargers needed 160 runs in 20 overs which was set by the Rajasthan Royals. VVS Laxman was out in 3rd ball of 3rd over, Deccan Chargers started to loose wickets in regular intervals. Only one man who played for Deccan Chargers was Rohit Sharma, he was playing nicely right from the start of his batting. But, his partners failed to build the partnership with him. Rohit Sharma, meanwhile started to ease the pressure which was on the Deccan Chargers. At one stage, Deccan Chargers needed just 6 runs from 6 deliveries & had 3 wickets left. But this did not go well for the defending champions, as they lost all 3 wickets in 5 deliveries. Deccan Chargers scored 157 runs in 19.5 overs & lost all 10 wickets. Thereby Rajasthan Royals won the match by 2 runs. Deccan Chargers top scorer was Rohit Sharma who scored 73 runs in 44 deliveries which included 8 fours & 2 sixes.
Shane Warne's team will be really proud after winning this crucial match as they not even lost a single match defending 150+ total in the Indian Premiere League.

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