IPL-3 : DECCAN BEAT BANGALORE

April 9th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »
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Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets in an exciting match where 55,000 spectators enjoyed a thrilling display of hard hitting shots at the Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore on Thursday.  Adam Gilchrist won the toss for Deccan Chargers and put the Royal Challangers Bangalore to bat.

Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey opened the innings for Bangalore and Pandey was bowled by Ryan Harris for 1 run. The Royal Challangers lost wickets at regular interval and were 68 for 4 at the 10th over mark. Then Kallis, with the adequate support of Virat Kohli steaded the innings for Bangalore.

Kallis scored 68 in 44 balls while Kohli slammed his half century, making the fifty plus innings in just 35 balls to take RCB to 184 for 6, as they had earlier lost 4  wickets with only 64 on board.

Kohli butchered the Deccan attack, taking 23 runs off an Andrew Symonds over which was a treat to watch. Kohli slammed a six and 9 fours.
 
In the 17th over, Kohli hit two powerful sixes and 2 fours which was bowled by Symonds. Kohli reached his half century in the 19th over.

Kohli struck four sixes and four boundaries before holing out to Symonds at long on off Harris. Kohli and Kallis plundered 92 runs in the last six overs..

Cameron White finished the innings and hit two towering sixes off the last two balls of the 20th over.

Jacques Kallis scored his sixth half-century in this season and along with Virat Kohli, helped RCB make a good fighting total. 

 Rahul Dravid took Bangalore to 46 by the end of the Powerplay. Ojha and Symonds applied the brakes  taking  three wickets in the next three overs, including  Robin Uthappa and Ross Taylor.

For the Deccan Chargers Pragyan Ojha took 2 for 24 after 4 overs, Harris got 2 for 37 and Marsh took 1 for 37.

Adam Gilchrist was great guns but an error in judgement left him stranded outside the crease and was stumped by Uthaappa off Kumble for 38 runs. Rahul Dravid played a careful knock for 26 runs but was caught Sharma bowled by Ojha.

Thereafter, T Suman guided the Deccan Chargers to a very difficult run chase  also giving them a chance to look forward in the tournament.  Andrew Symonds’ 53 off 24 was just what the doctor had ordered for the Deccan Chargers.

Suman played the innings of is life and scored 78 (not out). Suman hit  three sixes and and six fours in his innings and Andrew Symonds had hit 3 sixes and 5 fours.

In the last two overs Deccan needed 19 runs to win and the 19th over was bowled by Kallis in which they plundered 12 runs. Seven runs were then required off the last over and Symonds hit two consecutive sixes and achieved the target with four balls to spare.
 
They had made four changes and included Mitchell Marsh, Monish Mishra, T Suman and Venugopal Rao.

Bangalore made three changes, getting back their two fast bowlers, Dale Steyn and Praveen Kumar. Manish Pandey has been included but Kevin Pietersen had to sit out.

It was RCB’s second successive defeat, while Deccan won this match after five consecutive loses.

The award for the Maximum sixes was given to Virat Kohli.

The award for the Karbonn Kamaal Catch was given to Ryan Harris.

The Man of the match award was given to T. Suman.

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