Deccan v Bangalore, IPL 2011, Hyderabad April 14, 2011

Deccan charge to maiden home victory

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Deccan Chargers 175 for 5 (Chipli 61*, Sohal 38, Zaheer 3-32) beat RC Bangalore 142 for 9 (Kohli 71, Steyn 3-24, Gony 3-31) by 33 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Accurate spells of fast bowling from the entire cast of seamers helped Deccan Chargers inflict a convincing 33-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have now suffered two losses in a row. In the process, they laid to rest the curse of never having won a match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in history of the IPL.

Chasing the second-highest total in the tournament so far, Bangalore's batsmen looked hapless throughout and had it not been for a battling half-century by Virat Kohli, they would have ended up in tatters. The four-man seam attack of Dale Steyn, Manpreet Gony, Ishant Sharma and Daniel Christian combined ruthlessly picking up eight of the nine Bangalore wickets.

Tillakaratne Dilshan started off with a streaky boundary, a thick outside-edge off a seaming delivery from Ishant that raced through third man. But Ishant pitched the next ball perfectly on a length and hit the seam hard. Dilshan slashed wildly only for a thin edge to travel into the gloves of Sangakkara, who eventually ended the evening with five catches. If Sangakkara made the right decision to bowl Ishant's four overs in one spell, Steyn - acting as the on-field bowling coach - made sure the Indian kept hitting a good length and avoided getting distracted bowling bouncers.

A surprise move, actually ridiculous, by Bangalore to send Zaheer Khan in at No. 3 lasted three deliveries, before Steyn demolished the Indian's furniture with a fast swinging full toss. Mayank Agarwal tried pulling hard against a short-pitched delivery from Gony which climbed too fast and was caught easily at mid-on. AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary, two proven match-winners, had miserable evenings. The South African was deceived by Gony's outswinger and Sangakkara happily accepted another offering behind the stumps when Tiwary tried to slog sweep against the legspin of Amit Mishra, but ended up skying an easy catch, pouched safely once again by the Hyderabad captain.

Only Kohli lasted the distance, keeping a calm head on his shoulders, while picking the right balls to hit to keep Bangalore's flame of hope from being doused early on. A few good shots - including a raging straight six charging Mishra, and a fierce slog-sweep to go to fifty - were the highlights of his innings. But except for Cheteshwar Pujara, who should have batted up the order, none of the Bangalore batsmen applied themselves to stand up to the challenge.

If Bangalore's batting seemed out of sorts, the Hyderabad men were solid and certain. Barring Shikhar Dhawan, who failed for the second match in a row, the rest of the hosts' batsmen played smartly and kept pushing the run-rate consistently.

Having failed to convert his starts in the first two matches, the onus today was on Sangakkara to keep the middle order intact. And he came up with his most fluent innings to date, playing with a straight bat while building a valuable 50-run alliance with Sunny Sohal for the second wicket, which was the highest for any wicket for Hyderabad so far in the tournament.

Sohal hit the first six of the match and then got out attempting a second one, but Sangakkara played with measured aggression. He took advantage of a couple of easy full-tosses from Daniel Vettori early on, then rotated the strike smartly to keep the pressure on the bowlers, before charging Dilshan to hit an elegant six straight over the bowler's head, his best shot. If Bangalore felt they could wrest the control after Sangakkara's (tame) exit - he tried to chip a fuller and wider delivery from Johan van der Wath - Chipli quickly washed away those aspirations.

He had started with two powerful pulls, both off the back foot, one a six (against Dilshan) and next over a four (off S Arvind). But his biggest victory came when he got the measure of Zaheer.

The bowler of the World Cup was smashed for 22 runs in the nine balls Chipli faced. The onslaught included four fours, the last three coming back-to-back. The first one was slapped straight down the ground to the sight-screen, followed by a bottom edge which raced past the fine-leg ropes. And when Zaheer tried a sleight of hand by coming up with a slower delivery, Chipli, with a steady head, punched a handsome cover drive for another four to march to two runs short of a half century, which he duly completed. It was an innings of impact which caught Bangalore by surprise, and set his team up for that elusive first home win.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • jorock on April 17, 2011, 9:12 GMT

    Feel sorry to Mr.Chipli He was the one who has changed the cource of the game . At the end of the game it was steyn who had received the MOM which has deneid a pointa appreciation for chipli. I think deccan has missed a trick by sending duminy ahead of Chipli against Kings Punjab becuase when duminy was entering into the contest they where 88 for 2 @ 11 overs from their they should have converted into 180 or so which proved costly at the end of the game.

  • Ajayvs on April 15, 2011, 9:53 GMT

    y'day i think the speed gun was working crazy. Even sreenath Arvinds sppeds were also in 140's. During domestic games i have nevver seen Arvind bowl faster than mid 130's or early 130's. Sorry to be sounding negative but 150's and 145's of y'days games should be taken with a pinch of salt.

  • KOKOPATIL on April 15, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    RCB - Team selection was bad. Time will prove this. Dale Steyn, ex RCB, yesterday proved what he is made up of. Next, Uthappa, Manish pandey, Rahul Dravid will prove their worth. RCB will learn from their arrogance.RCB top order is brittle.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    chipli u hav jus did it for deccan chargers.............

  • ennarvi on April 15, 2011, 8:43 GMT

    Well, after seeing the match yesterday, I guess RCB are going like the way they did in the first year of IPL. There is no absolutely no real zest in the team, and boy they crucially lost all the local players to some other teams. When would those b***dy owners think that local players yield max results, not foreign recruits! Look at the way chipli has played, Robin batted, and even Dravid batted for RR. They had a long break and fresh, but these guys are tired a lot. Now, there is no batting depth, bowling looks weak, and fielding also a little retard. I think these guys are tired so much especially AB, Zak, and Dilshan that they are not showing any interest. Even vettori seems he is not interested.

  • MaruthuDelft on April 15, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    I am happy for Ishant. Now India needs one other fast bowler in the 150km range and definitely a right arm leg spinner; Piyush is not good enough. When India net tours Australia India should play 5 batsmen, Dhoni and 5 bowlers.

  • pratit on April 15, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    Yes i agree with most comments that chipli deserved the mom award.if not chipli then gony should have got it.i say this with no prejudice against steyn who is my favourite player.exciting to see ishant bowling above 150.hope he learns the tricks from steyn and they keep the grass on the pitch to encourage bowlers

  • KAIRAVA on April 15, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    Steyn got the Man of the Match..!!?? The entire selection of picking MoM is flawed. The experienced Steyn picked up 3 wickets and whom did he account for..? Not Dilshan, not AB de Villiers..the best overseas batsmen in RCB, not Kohli or not even Saurabh Tiwary.. He picked up Zaheer (a bowler), Pujara (a talented batsmen in the test mould) and Van der Wath (again a bowler who can sometimes bat a bit). Relatively inexperienced Chipli (an ex-RCB player) on the other hand made a brilliant 61 of just 35 balls which included 4 boundaries and a six off the best bowler in 2011 WC. The other day too, Rayudu deserved the MoM having made 63 off just 50 balls while Tendulkar who made 55 off 46 balls and had a lesser strike rate than Rayudu, got the award. Clearly IPL is biased as it gives all the accolades to the known players only, even though there are more deserving candidates around.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    Well Played Bharath Chiplay... This is big lesson to Dr malya .. ignoring local Bangalore talent..... I wish all the bangalore/karnataka players smash RCB in thier matches.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:14 GMT

    How on earth did Sharma start clocking above 150,and that too more than once...?

  • jorock on April 17, 2011, 9:12 GMT

    Feel sorry to Mr.Chipli He was the one who has changed the cource of the game . At the end of the game it was steyn who had received the MOM which has deneid a pointa appreciation for chipli. I think deccan has missed a trick by sending duminy ahead of Chipli against Kings Punjab becuase when duminy was entering into the contest they where 88 for 2 @ 11 overs from their they should have converted into 180 or so which proved costly at the end of the game.

  • Ajayvs on April 15, 2011, 9:53 GMT

    y'day i think the speed gun was working crazy. Even sreenath Arvinds sppeds were also in 140's. During domestic games i have nevver seen Arvind bowl faster than mid 130's or early 130's. Sorry to be sounding negative but 150's and 145's of y'days games should be taken with a pinch of salt.

  • KOKOPATIL on April 15, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    RCB - Team selection was bad. Time will prove this. Dale Steyn, ex RCB, yesterday proved what he is made up of. Next, Uthappa, Manish pandey, Rahul Dravid will prove their worth. RCB will learn from their arrogance.RCB top order is brittle.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    chipli u hav jus did it for deccan chargers.............

  • ennarvi on April 15, 2011, 8:43 GMT

    Well, after seeing the match yesterday, I guess RCB are going like the way they did in the first year of IPL. There is no absolutely no real zest in the team, and boy they crucially lost all the local players to some other teams. When would those b***dy owners think that local players yield max results, not foreign recruits! Look at the way chipli has played, Robin batted, and even Dravid batted for RR. They had a long break and fresh, but these guys are tired a lot. Now, there is no batting depth, bowling looks weak, and fielding also a little retard. I think these guys are tired so much especially AB, Zak, and Dilshan that they are not showing any interest. Even vettori seems he is not interested.

  • MaruthuDelft on April 15, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    I am happy for Ishant. Now India needs one other fast bowler in the 150km range and definitely a right arm leg spinner; Piyush is not good enough. When India net tours Australia India should play 5 batsmen, Dhoni and 5 bowlers.

  • pratit on April 15, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    Yes i agree with most comments that chipli deserved the mom award.if not chipli then gony should have got it.i say this with no prejudice against steyn who is my favourite player.exciting to see ishant bowling above 150.hope he learns the tricks from steyn and they keep the grass on the pitch to encourage bowlers

  • KAIRAVA on April 15, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    Steyn got the Man of the Match..!!?? The entire selection of picking MoM is flawed. The experienced Steyn picked up 3 wickets and whom did he account for..? Not Dilshan, not AB de Villiers..the best overseas batsmen in RCB, not Kohli or not even Saurabh Tiwary.. He picked up Zaheer (a bowler), Pujara (a talented batsmen in the test mould) and Van der Wath (again a bowler who can sometimes bat a bit). Relatively inexperienced Chipli (an ex-RCB player) on the other hand made a brilliant 61 of just 35 balls which included 4 boundaries and a six off the best bowler in 2011 WC. The other day too, Rayudu deserved the MoM having made 63 off just 50 balls while Tendulkar who made 55 off 46 balls and had a lesser strike rate than Rayudu, got the award. Clearly IPL is biased as it gives all the accolades to the known players only, even though there are more deserving candidates around.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    Well Played Bharath Chiplay... This is big lesson to Dr malya .. ignoring local Bangalore talent..... I wish all the bangalore/karnataka players smash RCB in thier matches.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:14 GMT

    How on earth did Sharma start clocking above 150,and that too more than once...?

  • MeTheVampire on April 15, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    one confusion is that was ishant who was bowling at 150kmph? OMG! i cant believe it...these IPL should rectify the spped gun problem or otehrwise wid this defect brell lee if he bowls at 155 kmph it will appear as 170kph :P

  • taibu777 on April 15, 2011, 7:36 GMT

    chipli bhai! wen i saw chipli bat 4 the first time i thot it was the biggest mistake sanga ever did 2 bring in a guy like him but hes proved his worth! ive gota lotta respect 4 him rok on chipli well played! if u think no1 cares 4 ur 61* then ure wrong! millions of deccan fans are happy tht uve given em a win in their home ground!

  • nishuhere on April 15, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Well Played Deccan. I was really happy to see Ishant clocking 150+ consistently. If he can continue doing the same, with a consistent line and and length I am sure he will spear head Indian pace bowling attack in the years to come.

  • Karthik_Runja on April 15, 2011, 7:00 GMT

    Congrats Deccan Chargers................. Chargers are back in action..... Steyn Gun started firing,Bharat started Bombing.... Not only two but It was a Team effort... Keep going

  • sidharth_goud on April 15, 2011, 6:56 GMT

    Chargers are The Real Underdogs of this IPL. I am waiting to watch great upsets by the chargers this IPL season.

  • Seshadri.Venkat on April 15, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    The RCB selections seem to gone awfully wrong.

    The best local lads are not in the team. Uthappa, Manish Pandaey, Vinay Kumar - best youngsters from the State not playing fro RCB!! Bharat Chipli has already hurt Bangalore (Challengers), more may come.

    Karnataka lad have done extremely well in the local championships for the past 2 years. Mr Mallya, if you need better fan following, take care of local talent. Else Sorry.

  • kirt on April 15, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    congratulations to chargers 4 there 1st hme victory .... banglore team is captained by sum headless chickens...... when there is player like pujara no need to send zaheer up in order play pujara one down position he is a very good player... nice to see ishant cuming back in his old form....

  • yuviyash on April 15, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    i think chipli should have got d mom becos he played a fabulous innings against some quality bowling like zaheer, vettori n co.@mallyabad selection of players for d RCB.

  • analyseabhishek on April 15, 2011, 5:09 GMT

    I second Ram Jegendran. The other day, Sachin was awarded MoM when Rayudu was more deserving- also, its good to encourage up and coming players. For this match, either Chipli or Gony should have been given the MoM- except if the adjudicators acknowledged the role of Steyn as the 'Fast bowling Captain'. I suspect he would have encouraged the curator to prepare a grassy (by Indian standards) pitch at Hyderabad. Last year, with Steyn around, Bangalore was also preparing faster pitches! But it was very heartening to see Ishant clocking 150+ and even Gony clocking 145+ speeds. Hopefully, bowling under Steyn's guidance would let Ishant become the bowler he always had the talent to become!

  • ahamedirshad123 on April 15, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    Sharma's speed : 152 149 148 149 147 150

  • on April 15, 2011, 4:57 GMT

    Sending Zaheer Khan One down to face steyn who is on fire!!!!!!!!!! r u kinng me??????????? :D

  • Shafi79 on April 15, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    If Deccan bat sensibly and ensure they put 150+ on the board regularly they should be very hard to beat. One of the strongest bowling attacks when you consider the Ojha was on the bench yesterday. (although he looked a little off colour in his first couple of games) With Sanga, Duminy and Dan Christian / Cameron White in the line up you would expect them to be able to do that. Hopefully they play to potential and upset the likes of Chennai and Mumbai!

  • on April 15, 2011, 4:32 GMT

    I think AB shud lead the team.. and where is manish pandey is he with Banglore or not?

  • gestapo on April 15, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    when does this IPL get over?its truly an overkill,,esp,after a terrific world cup,,am a die hard cricket fan and was thinking india's victory would rub on the IPL and evoke a lot of interest,,but i just feel its a damp squib,,absolutely no intensity,,may get exciting from semis,,but when dravid turns up for rajasthan,,gambhir represents kolkata,,yuvi bats for pune,,its hard to convince yourself,,when the nativity misses,the flavour is totally gone.

  • shravanvallaban on April 15, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    ishant is back with a bang he is consistently bowling at 145 to 150 kph

  • on April 15, 2011, 3:35 GMT

    How do they decide on Player of the match? Chipili ---61 Not out off 35 balls Strike Rate 174.28 Winning Side Kohil ---71 out off 51 balls Strike Rate 139.21 Losing side

    Gony 3 good wickets Agarwal (opener) Kohli NO 4 who scored 71 BOWLED him and AB de Villiers NO 5 batsman 3for 31

    Steyn

    Kahn who came at 3 as Pinch hitter, Pujara first match and Vander wath 3 for 24

    Was Steyn made Man of the Match because he is more known and a Test Player? Automatic choice would have been little known Chipili or Gony who got vital wickets.

  • on April 14, 2011, 23:25 GMT

    Congrats dear Deccan Chargers. Though I am not a fan of your team, I am really glad that u finally got a home win. U totally deserve it...

  • on April 14, 2011, 22:49 GMT

    This is Mallyas wrong selection and arrogance as he ignored local players who are playing well. Chipli, uthappa, vinaykumar manish pandey etc................... so this time RCB will end up first from last... Say cheers mallya

  • CaptainMurugan on April 14, 2011, 21:56 GMT

    rajachandra, i think steyn deserved the MoM for the following reasons ..

  • nyroot on April 14, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    No offense to Steyn, but Chipli should have been given the MOM. Hyderabad should turn it around now... should win 10 matches at a stretch in Hyd. Go Chargers Go.

  • Hello321 on April 14, 2011, 20:27 GMT

    Mr. Rajachandra you are 100% correct and has written everything what i want to tell from my heart. Complete wrong selection for Man of the Match. It should have gone to Chipli or Ghoni. I don't know what is happening there.

  • Shivasuri on April 14, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    Well said, Rajachandra.The decision to give Sachin the MOM award the other day was atrocious.See also the recent semifinal between Sri Lanka and New Zealand where Sanga was given the MOM ahead of Dilshan,which was an absolute shame,considering that Dilshan had scored some runs more and had also taken a wicket,bowling economically.

  • vparisa on April 14, 2011, 19:52 GMT

    I second rajachandra.Steyn was good but Gony or chipli should have won the MoM. Sachin did a good thing by acknowledging Rayudu yesterday. What gave me a greater joy today was Ishant bowling faster than Steyn!!!

  • on April 14, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Wow, am I dreaming, or is it in fact the case of Deccan winning our first home game, in like forever? In any case, GO BULLS!!

  • faheem117 on April 14, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    hyd get go momentum from now...dc,,,ohh...haah....dc,,ohh,,,haah....good luck

  • on April 14, 2011, 19:26 GMT

    at last a home win for DC! As a local, I wish this begins a new saga and DC hopefully will go on to get into the Semis!!!

  • Khalidujan on April 14, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    Good Decan

  • uppalapatichowdary on April 14, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    This is the beauty of IPL we can't expect anything yesterday there was a hero(valthaty) emerged from no where and today Hyd won their first at home....this tournament is doing a lot good to the youngsters by bringing them into fame and is the reason for their recognition, only because of IPL we are getting to know the talent of Indian domestic players......we are loving it.

  • rajachandra on April 14, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    It is unfortunate the Man of the Match selection seems to be based on the stature of the player rather than the performance. Other Day Sachin was preferred to Ambatti and to day Steyn to Bharat Chpli ! This is absurd. Out of the three wickets Steyn took, one was that of a hapless Zaheer who appeared like a kid in a topless bar ( Sidhusim)! Man to man Ghoni's three wickets was better than Steyn's three! If Chipli had not scored those 61 runs in 35 balls, the target would have been around 160 and eminently gettable !It is a great injustice to Chippli and hope you won't lose heart!

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  • rajachandra on April 14, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    It is unfortunate the Man of the Match selection seems to be based on the stature of the player rather than the performance. Other Day Sachin was preferred to Ambatti and to day Steyn to Bharat Chpli ! This is absurd. Out of the three wickets Steyn took, one was that of a hapless Zaheer who appeared like a kid in a topless bar ( Sidhusim)! Man to man Ghoni's three wickets was better than Steyn's three! If Chipli had not scored those 61 runs in 35 balls, the target would have been around 160 and eminently gettable !It is a great injustice to Chippli and hope you won't lose heart!

  • uppalapatichowdary on April 14, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    This is the beauty of IPL we can't expect anything yesterday there was a hero(valthaty) emerged from no where and today Hyd won their first at home....this tournament is doing a lot good to the youngsters by bringing them into fame and is the reason for their recognition, only because of IPL we are getting to know the talent of Indian domestic players......we are loving it.

  • Khalidujan on April 14, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    Good Decan

  • on April 14, 2011, 19:26 GMT

    at last a home win for DC! As a local, I wish this begins a new saga and DC hopefully will go on to get into the Semis!!!

  • faheem117 on April 14, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    hyd get go momentum from now...dc,,,ohh...haah....dc,,ohh,,,haah....good luck

  • on April 14, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Wow, am I dreaming, or is it in fact the case of Deccan winning our first home game, in like forever? In any case, GO BULLS!!

  • vparisa on April 14, 2011, 19:52 GMT

    I second rajachandra.Steyn was good but Gony or chipli should have won the MoM. Sachin did a good thing by acknowledging Rayudu yesterday. What gave me a greater joy today was Ishant bowling faster than Steyn!!!

  • Shivasuri on April 14, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    Well said, Rajachandra.The decision to give Sachin the MOM award the other day was atrocious.See also the recent semifinal between Sri Lanka and New Zealand where Sanga was given the MOM ahead of Dilshan,which was an absolute shame,considering that Dilshan had scored some runs more and had also taken a wicket,bowling economically.

  • Hello321 on April 14, 2011, 20:27 GMT

    Mr. Rajachandra you are 100% correct and has written everything what i want to tell from my heart. Complete wrong selection for Man of the Match. It should have gone to Chipli or Ghoni. I don't know what is happening there.

  • nyroot on April 14, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    No offense to Steyn, but Chipli should have been given the MOM. Hyderabad should turn it around now... should win 10 matches at a stretch in Hyd. Go Chargers Go.