April 15, 2011

IPL 2011: DC vs RCB

Today, only one IPL match was played. It was between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The toss was won by Royal Challengers Bangalore and they let Deccan Chargers to bat first.

Sunny Sohal and Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting innings for DC. They started off very well and the start looked pretty awesome. Zaheer Khan picked his first prey and it was Sunny Sohal. Skipper came in and played some good knocks till Dhawan was there. After that he gave some standing to Bharat Chipli who played a magnificent innings. After the departure of the skipper Sangakkara, the birthday boy JP Duminy entered the crease and played some good shots. Finally Deccan Chargers put up a good total or 175 runs on board for the loss 5 wickets in 20 overs (DC - 175/5, 20 over). Bharat Chipli scored a unbeaten 61 runs from just 35 balls that included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Zaheer Khan took 3 wickets.

As the total was little high, the pressure was on the RCB. The start was slow and more over they lost their first wicket in the second over itself. It was a biggie Tillakaratne Dilshan and after this Zaheer Khan was sent to bat but even was back in the same pace scoring a duck. In 11.1 overs, RCB lost 5 wickets and scored only 56 runs. The match had almost slipped from them to DC. Pujara and Virat Kohli played some good knocks and put up a partnership which helped RCB to get back confidence. This partnership was their last hope but it went in vain when Pujara got out. Things changed and DC became more dominant. RCB ended up scoring a total of only 142 runs and lost 9 wickets in 20 overs (RCB - 142/9, 20 over). Virat Kohli was the top run getter for RCB, he scored 71 runs in 52 deliveries that included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Manpreet Gony and Dale Steyn took 3 wickets each.

Deccan Chargers won the match by 33 runs. Dale Steyn was the man of the match.

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