Friday, May 9, 2008

IPL - Rajasthan Royals v/s Deccan Chargers

Rajasthan continued to impress everyone in this tournament. They thrashed Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets at Jaipur.
Chasing 141 to win, Rajasthan Royals were given great start by its opener Yusuf and Smith. Yusuf made a quickfire 68 while Smith played a good supporting role and made 40. In the first innings, Deccan Chargers were also given very good start by Gilly and Gibbsy. At one point Deccan Chargers were cruising at 97-2 in 13.2 Overs when Gilly got out and then the middle order went crashing only to be salvaged by quick fire 23 in 11 balls by Venugopal. In the last 6 Overs Deccan Chargers could only manage partlry 43 while loosing 6 wickets. Score of 140 was going to be easy on such a good pitch and was overcome by Royal Rajasthan in style with 4 overs to spare and loosing only 2 wickets.

Final result

Rajasthan Royals 141 for 2 in 16 Overs (Yusuf 68, Smith 40) beat Deccan Chargers 140 (Gilchrist 61) by eight wickets .

Man of the match : Y Pathan for his 68 in 37 balls and a wicket of Styris

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