Indian Premier League, 2nd match: Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals at Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 9, 2011
Rajasthan Royals won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
9 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Umpire Rudi Koertzen and Shavir Tarapore walk out to the middle. Shane Warne addresses his team huddle.

Toss: No toss confusion this time. A botoxed Shane Warne has won the toss and chosen to bowl.

Warne: "It looks a bit different from the normal wickets we get here. It might help the seamers. It will eventually be a good batting wicket. We have the under-19 kid Ashok Menaria and Rahul Dravid, absolute superstar"

Sanga: "Not disappointed with the toss. The pitch will remain the same throughout the game. The local Indian boys, the youngsters, will make the difference in this competition. It's a great mix."

1520 IST Hello folks! Welcome to game 2 of the IPL. It is the champions of 2008 v the champions of 2009. Toss in 10 minutes.Predict today's team


Oram to Dhawan, 5 runs, Almost a run out first ball and instead we get overthrows! Oh well. It was pushed to cover point, the batsman wanted it, the non-striker didn't and eventually he gets across. The throw from Menaria is wide and it races away to the boundary


Oram to Jaggi, no run, in the zone outside off and Jaggi is beaten; has a lame poke at it


Oram to Jaggi, no run, high back lift but he is slightly late on the punchy shot and the ball rolls away to cover


Oram to Jaggi, 1 run, fuller, just outside off, Jaggi checks the shot, from that high back lift, checks it like how Ajit Agarkar would have done; gets an inside edge to square-leg


Oram to Dhawan, no run, Shikhar is more compact, gets behind the line of this to deflect to square-leg fielder


Oram to Dhawan, FOUR, Fab shot. It was overpitched delivery, and Shikhar laces it to the right of mid-off. Neatly done.

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End of over 1 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 10/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • S Dhawan 9 (3b 1x4)
    • IR Jaggi 1 (3b)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-10-0

Singh to Jaggi, FOUR, Whackity whack. Again, reminds me of Aag the fire. It was a short of length delivery outside off and Jaggie punches it through cover point


Singh to Jaggi, FOUR, It was tripe - overpitched on the legs and Jaggi whips it away through wide midwicket.


Singh to Jaggi, 1 run, gets forward to drive to extra cover for a single


Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, full in length around off stump line, driven to cover


Singh to Jaggi, no run, shuffles across to punch this short of length delivery to extra cover


Singh to Jaggi, no run, full in length and pushed out to mid-off

There seems to be some confusion in you lot about the teams. here is the line-up.

Deccan Chargers: Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, JP Duminy, Bharat Chipli, Daniel Christian, D Ravi Teja, Ishank Jaggi, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma

Rajasthan Royals: Abhishek Raut, Amit Paunikar, Ashok Menaria, Ross Taylor, Rahul Dravid, Amit Singh, Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Jacob Oram, Shane Warne (capt), Siddarth Trivedi

End of over 2 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 20/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • IR Jaggi 10 (8b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 10 (4b 1x4)
    • A Singh 1-0-10-0
    • JDP Oram 1-0-10-0

Botha to bowl


Botha to Dhawan, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot


Botha to Dhawan, 1 run, goes for the sweep, almost slips in the process but makes some contact and will get a single


Botha to Jaggi, 1 run, flighted on a length around off, driven down to long-on for a single


Botha to Dhawan, 1 run, slower, full and on the middle, swept to short fine-leg for a single. Dravid fumbles with the ball and had he collected cleanly on the first attempt it could have got interesting


Botha to Jaggi, no run, quicker, just outside off, punched out to short extra cover


Botha to Jaggi, FOUR, Jaggi bhai! He sashays down the track, takes it on the full and he chose to time it sweetly and get the placement right instead of trying to blast it. The ball races to left of mid-off

End of over 3 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 27/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • IR Jaggi 15 (11b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 12 (7b 1x4)
    • J Botha 1-0-7-0
    • A Singh 1-0-10-0

Oram to Dhawan, no run, What an ugly shot! It was a short of length delivery outside off and Shikhar, who likes to pull, went for a flat-batted whack and the ball rolls out to mid-on


Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, Goes for another pull. This was a bouncer and he couldn't keep the ball down. Taylor ran in from the deep and threw in a desperate lunge but couldn't get his palms under it. It just died on him


Oram to Jaggi, no run, pushes this to mid-on for a single


Oram to Jaggi, 1 run, He backs away and Oram slips in a slower one. Jaggi drags it to deep midwicket region


Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, A slower bouncer, well not quite a bouncer but a shortish delivery, drag-pulled to deep square-leg


Oram to Jaggi, no run, moves outside leg and heaves the length delivery to mid-on

End of over 4 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 30/0 (RR: 7.50)

    • IR Jaggi 16 (14b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 14 (10b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 2-0-13-0
    • J Botha 1-0-7-0

Gareth: "How did Botha get the nod ahead of Tait? I barely understood why SA playing him in the world cup, but this is just madness. I think Chahar was unlucky to miss out too given his Ranji Trophy performances."


Singh to Dhawan, no run, Slog and a miss. It was a length delivery outside off and Shikhar went for a big slog over mid-on but no wood on leather

Daniel: "No tait very sad". Oh ho!


Singh to Dhawan, no run, beaten again. This time he tried to push a length delivery towards point but the ball tailed past the edge


Singh to Dhawan, SIX, That's Shikhar we know. Flamboyant pull. He played it off the front foot. Whoosh. The ball sailed over midwicket boundary


Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, Spunky cut. It was a short of length delivery outside off and Shikhar stayed side-on and cut it past backward point

Kalyan: "@ Gareth .. I believe Pankaj Singh should have been picked."


Singh to Dhawan, OUT, Done in by the slower one and by his own adrenalin rush. Shikhar went for the big hit but it was the back-of-hand slower one and he ended up dragging the full delivery from outside off to deep midwicket

S Dhawan c Raut b Singh 24 (15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

Sunil: "I Think Warne didn't want to show all his cards in first game thats why Chahar, Rahane, Pinal is not playing today. and Watch out for Yagnik and Chahar this year. "


Singh to Jaggi, no run, gets back to punch this delivery to point

End of over 5 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 40/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • IR Jaggi 16 (15b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (0b)
    • A Singh 2-0-20-1
    • JDP Oram 2-0-13-0

Jijo: "there isnt much crowd even after there is finally some ipl match happening in hyderabad"

Seemab: "after watching grand indian performance in world cup. it feels really boring watching cricket like ipl4."


Trivedi to Sangakkara, no run, walks down the track and works it to the leg side


Trivedi to Sangakkara, no run, slower cutter, outside off, tapped to backward point


Trivedi to Sangakkara, OUT, Sanga is gone. Just like that. Shilpa Shetty roars. Oh well. It was a short-of-length delivery that bounced even as it cut away from Sanga who opened the bat-face and pushed out at it. The keeper lunges to his left to pouch it. Shilpa sways, Trivedi roars, and I need a drink

KC Sangakkara c †Paunikar b Trivedi 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Trivedi to Chipli, FOUR, Chipli starts off with a lovely square drive through cover point.


Trivedi to Chipli, no run, on a length around off, pushed out to cover


Trivedi to Chipli, no run, in the channel outside off, Chipli tries to heave it through the on side and misses

End of over 6 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 44/2 (RR: 7.33)

    • B Chipli 4 (3b 1x4)
    • IR Jaggi 16 (15b 3x4)
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-4-1
    • A Singh 2-0-20-1

Mirza: "@ Sunil... Actually Warne must be sure of a win today coz this stadium always makes the guests win... "

And Warney to bowl now


Warne to Jaggi, no run, starts off with a lbw shout. Good old days. Crouch and scream, the Warne way! The batsman had gone for a sweep and edged it to his pad


Warne to Jaggi, no run, leans forward to drive it back to the bowler


Warne to Jaggi, 4 wides, pushes this outside leg to see whether he goes for the sweep. He does and sweeps it almost behind the keeper! Dravid gives chase from slips. Ah! No bat on that. Well done me.


Warne to Chipli, no run, flighted leg break around off stump line, defended to the off side

Raghava: "I WAS a big fan of DC till IPL3, and I do not see any difference between DC and PuneW or KochiTK teams. The only known name in DC is OHJA. DC lost 8 (GILLI, SYMONDS, ROHIT Sharma, Styris, RP SINGH, Venugopala rao, T Suman, Ryan Harris) of their regular playing eleven to other franchisees"


Warne to Chipli, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket


Warne to Jaggi, 2 runs, flighted full on a length on the middle, slow through the air, the batsman opens his stance and goes down on his knee to slog sweep it


Warne to Jaggi, no run, quicker, on the off stump line, cut away to backward point

End of over 7 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 51/2 (RR: 7.28)

    • IR Jaggi 18 (19b 3x4)
    • B Chipli 5 (5b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 1-0-7-0
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-4-1

Paarth: "Out of the 1st three innings of the IPL4, 2 of the captains haven't lasted more than 3 balls!!! Balance seems a big issue, quality of the sides looks terrible"


Trivedi to Chipli, no run, That slower one again - he bowls so many of em; cut away hard but straight to short extra cover


Trivedi to Chipli, 1 run, Yet another slower one and almost a catch at mid-off. Jaggi checked his shot- difficult from that high back lift of his- and he almost scooped it to mid-off. Overthrows allow them to get a run


Trivedi to Jaggi, 1 run, moves outside leg and just goes for a whack. Menaria intercepts at backward point


Trivedi to Chipli, no run, in the zone outside off, holding its line, Chipli is beaten on the push


Trivedi to Chipli, OUT, Slower slower and slow death. It was yet another slower one and Chipli goes for the pull. Too early into the shot and he ends up dragging it to his stumps.

B Chipli b Trivedi 6 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, just outside off, steered to left of backward point

Kamal: "Inline with Raghav.. Its really irritating to see some teams had undergone so much changes... Worst was bangalore.. They dont have any local players.. Where as look at what chennai did yesterday... 4 out of 7 Indian players were from Chennai... And that gives the fans lot to enjoy..".

End of over 8 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 54/3 (RR: 6.75)

    • JP Duminy 1 (1b)
    • IR Jaggi 19 (20b 3x4)
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-7-2
    • SK Warne 1-0-7-0

Rajeev Reddy: "I am among die hard DC fans, have gone to 5 of 7 home matches in 1st season. And my home is not even half KM away from stadium, even then i am not interested to join the crowd today, i wont see these games until they start winning in this BEAUTIFUL STADIUM."


Warne to Duminy, SIX, Wallop! Duminy ran down the track and heaved his over the tall Oram at long-on.

Rahul: "Hardly 1 or 2 local boys in many teams IPL has no charms than any other domestic league. At the end no one feels proud or shame whatever could be the result. Fans are totally ignored by the cricket officials. Very sad to be a cricket fan. "


Warne to Duminy, 1 run, goes down the track again, Warne shortens the length and Duminy turns it to midwicket for a single


Warne to Jaggi, 1 run, flighted on a length around off and he lunges forward and drag-flicks it like a penalty corner shot in Hockey to long-on


Warne to Duminy, 1 run, runs down the track and eases it to long-off


Warne to Jaggi, no run, low dipping full toss, chipped uppishly but short of midwicket


Warne to Jaggi, 1 run, gets back to tuck it around the corner, behind square-leg, for a single

Strategic timeout for two and half minutes.

Padhu: "Trust me I love IPL-4 but i just the hate the 40day wait to watch MI vs CSK finals.."

Kamal: "Waiting for Christian, the Million Dollar Baby. "

Robbie: "Anyone else feel that the IPL won't be around in another 5 years? It's a bit like a fresh cream cake, very nice but has a short shelf life!"

End of over 9 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 64/3 (RR: 7.11)

    • IR Jaggi 21 (23b 3x4)
    • JP Duminy 9 (4b 1x6)
    • SK Warne 2-0-17-0
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-7-2

Rushil: "is warnie advertizing botoox hr?result is horrible.he look like micky rourke at the moment."


Botha to Jaggi, 1 run, waits on the front foot and cuts to deep point

Alastor: "The saddest cricket fans are the ones who can't even watch this! In Australia we only found out a few days ago there was no IPL for us this year! Very disappointing. Couldn't silly legal issues have been sorted out before and resolved in a way that let maximum number of people watch?"


Botha to Duminy, 1 run, on the middle and off line, turned to point


Botha to Jaggi, 2 runs, quicker one, full in length, late cut through backward point


Botha to Jaggi, no run, goes for the paddle sweep, then the paddle scoop but Botha had slowed it up so much that he ends up paddle edging it to square-leg


Botha to Jaggi, 1 run, goes down the track to hit to left of the bowler


Botha to Duminy, no run, topspinner on the off and middle, defended on the front foot

End of over 10 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 69/3 (RR: 6.90)

    • JP Duminy 10 (6b 1x6)
    • IR Jaggi 25 (27b 3x4)
    • J Botha 2-0-12-0
    • SK Warne 2-0-17-0

Shubhadeep Sarkar offers a different point of view: "I think one should consider the teams as 'clubs' and the expectation should move away from seeing local faces. Fans should be of the clubs and not the cities. For how many ManU fans around the world have ever been to the city of Manchester?"


Warne to Jaggi, OUT, Hushed silence in the arena. Well not really, not many people there actually. He went down the track and lofts this to long-on. Gone!

IR Jaggi c Botha b Warne 25 (28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 89.28


Warne to Duminy, 1 run, slower, shorter, cut away to deep point region


Warne to Christian, no run, leans forward to defend to the off


Warne to Christian, 1 run, leans forward to drive this to long-on

Warne's face looks like it would crumble and slowly fall to pieces.


Warne to Duminy, no run, Stumping appeal First the umpire turned down the caught-behind appeal. Then they go upstairs for the stumping. It was a slider and the batsman stabbed it inside the line. The back foot was inside the line. Was there an edge? Will confirm post a replay


Warne to Duminy, no run, Another slider, this time quicker and Duminy is beaten again for he once again pushes inside the line.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 71/4 (RR: 6.45)

    • JP Duminy 11 (9b 1x6)
    • DT Christian 1 (2b)
    • SK Warne 3-0-19-1
    • J Botha 2-0-12-0

Moses: "Shubhadeep is right... I've never been outside India and I'm a die hard ManU fan.. It's not the players who play u support.. It's the team.."


Botha to Christian, 1 run, leans forward to push this to cover

Imran Panjwani: "I Truly love IPL 1 because of Pakistan Players but now its borring and also due to Cracker Worldcup finishing last week "


Botha to Duminy, 1 run, works this uppishly through midwicket for a single


Botha to Christian, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on


Botha to Duminy, no run, around off stump, steered to short third man


Botha to Duminy, 1 run, topspinner on the middle and off, driven out to long-off

Kaarthi: "Atleast ManU has the star players retained, but tat is not the case here with DC. How do you expect support then, no local boys, no star players retained?"


Botha to Christian, no run, leans forward to defend this to the off side of the pitch

Tom with a magnificent rant: "Why are people so incapable of proper spelling and grammar? Seriously, that should be the primary thing you look at when deciding which comments to post to the match feed. If the people posting can't even take the time to adhere to the proper syntax of the English language, why are you taking the time to broadcast their opinions?"

End of over 12 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 75/4 (RR: 6.25)

    • DT Christian 3 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 13 (12b 1x6)
    • J Botha 3-0-16-0
    • SK Warne 3-0-19-1

Bharath: "You find ManU fans because for the club "Loyality" of the players and strong manager it has ! Here, in IPL, we have removed the word "loyality" from the dictionary ! "


Warne to Duminy, no run, goes down the track to push it to cover


Warne to Duminy, no run, leg break from outside off, Duminy goes for the reverse sweep and is hit on the body outside the off stump line


Warne to Duminy, no run, gets well back to nudge this one straightening on the off stump line to the leg side


Warne to Duminy, 1 run, pushes this across Duminy who cuts it to sweeper cover


Warne to Christian, 1 run, turns away from the off stump, cut away to deep cover.


Warne to Duminy, OUT, Duminy has been having some trouble picking Warne and he is gone now. He went down the track looking for the leg break. It didn't turn in much. And he ended up slicing it to the off side and long-off ran in to pouch that

JP Duminy c Botha b Warne 14 (17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 82.35

End of over 13 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 77/5 (RR: 5.92)

    • DT Christian 4 (6b)
    • SK Warne 4-0-21-2
    • J Botha 3-0-16-0

Trivedi to Ravi Teja, 1 run, gets back to punch it to the off side and they get across after some hesitation.


Trivedi to Christian, 1 run, punches this slower one through to sweeper cover

Bigs: "I've coined a new phrase - 'Tomche'."


Trivedi to Ravi Teja, no run, short and wide, just tapped to backward point

Imran with this troubling comment: "Dan Christian, entertain me."


Trivedi to Ravi Teja, 2 runs, fetches this from outside off and drags it to cow corner for couple of runs


Trivedi to Ravi Teja, no run, the bouncer this time and the batsman ducks

Alastor: "Tom, didn't you know they are no longer teaching grammer, syntax, spelling or my personal favourite, punctuation anymore? All Facebook and texting requires is SMS-speak. ROFLMAO"


Trivedi to Ravi Teja, 1 run, slower one - how many does of them does he roll out - pulled away for a single

Vishal: "@Shubhadeep: Are you on one of franchise's marketing team? Sure sound like one. They want to mimic the ManU and EPL type loyalty for the franchises, but it won't happen. We Indians are more into cult of celebrity, not of the organization. IPL to rival EPL? Sure, dream on buddy, dream on. EPL is football, any idea how many countries play in a Football World Cup?"

End of over 14 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 82/5 (RR: 5.85)

    • DB Ravi Teja 4 (5b)
    • DT Christian 5 (7b)
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-12-2
    • SK Warne 4-0-21-2

Kishore: "coming to loyality I think this is the WORST retention method they applied. If u consider NBA teams they allow players moving between franchisees but its not this bizzare that you switch on the TV to see same team name and colors but totally NEW faces. And coming to Locals I think any domestic player for me is a reason to cheer..I AM AN INDIAN."


Menaria to Ravi Teja, 1 run, full delivery outside off, he goes on the back foot to cut it to deep point

Vijay: "New season, New Team but Deccan still carries the "old" home ground problem!"


Menaria to Christian, 1 run, Another cut. another single to deep point


Menaria to Ravi Teja, FOUR, Lovely shot. It was a delivery outside off, he reached out, waited on the back foot and steered it very late wide of backward point


Menaria to Ravi Teja, 1 run, leans forward to push this to extra cover


Menaria to Christian, 1 run, moves down the track and drags it to long-on for a single


Menaria to Ravi Teja, no run, stays back to work it to Warne at midwicket

Shankar: "Duminy could have stayed one more ball to see warne through and could have capitalized after that"

End of over 15 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 90/5 (RR: 6.00)

    • DB Ravi Teja 10 (9b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 7 (9b)
    • AL Menaria 1-0-8-0
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-12-2

Sourabh: "I am loving all this talk right now. I though off topic rants like this were only meant for tests and not the so called action fill T20 format. I guess old habits die hard. "


Botha to Christian, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

Asad: "People get loyal to clubs based on fan following of certain players, even my 6 yr old son is now confused who to support, being from Bangalore, RCB, he finds players all over now."


Botha to Ravi Teja, 1 run, slow off break on the off stump line, dabbed to the off for a single


Botha to Christian, FOUR, Top shot. Crunchy! It was the quicker and fuller delivery. Daniel used his bottom hand to whip lash it to wide midwicket boundary.


Botha to Christian, SIX, Thunder! The million-dollary baby went down the track and heaved it over wide long-on


Botha to Christian, 1 run, punches this to long-on for a single


Botha to Ravi Teja, 2 runs, slightly short in length outside off, cut away to deep backward point

Another strategic time out.

Sudheer: "I think BCCI should organise atleat a one match series between India and kenya(no disrespect meant) to see if the hyderabad ground's curse of no win to home team can be removed.."

End of over 16 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 105/5 (RR: 6.56)

    • DB Ravi Teja 13 (11b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 19 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 4-0-31-0
    • AL Menaria 1-0-8-0

Srini: "What about sponsor's loyalty?? RR's shirt sponsor now is with Deccan. Daredevils sponsor now with MI. The crest sponsor from KXP now with CSK. Soon enough, we'll see fans being auctioned" Ha!

reinardt bronkhorst: "@Alastor SMS language is the very reason this current generation will not amount to anything! Uneducated little brats!" Legends!

Bharath: "Figures speak ! Watch the crowd for Chennai match and DC match ! Hyderabad's dressing room with almost zero telugu players is a shame ! :( "


Singh to Christian, no run, The slower one. Fuller in length this time, pushed back to the bowler


Singh to Christian, SIX, Absolute Wallop. Boom. That bottom-hand crunch again. He backed away and slapped the length delivery over wide midwicket boundary


Singh to Christian, no run, moves away and cuts hard but can't pierce the off-side field


Singh to Christian, 1 run, moves outside leg, a high full toss, swatted away for a single

Shan: "No Lalit Modi, But still we hav Strategic Time-Outs... dammit..."


Singh to Ravi Teja, no run, slower one outside off, cut to point


Singh to Ravi Teja, 1 run, slower one again, dragged across to deep midwicket

End of over 17 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 113/5 (RR: 6.64)

    • DB Ravi Teja 14 (13b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 26 (17b 1x4 2x6)
    • A Singh 3-0-28-1
    • J Botha 4-0-31-0

Trivedi to Ravi Teja, 1 run, moves outside leg, the bowler follows him with a bouncer and he tries to upper cut but ends up stabbing it to say first slip . The keeper stops

Shankar Venkataramanan: "Dan is turning it on and hope he plays sensibly and score of 140 could test rajasthan with a bowling strength deccan has got still. deccan has hope"


Trivedi to Christian, no run, follows the batsman with a slower one and it goes past the attempted pull


Trivedi to Christian, OUT, Caught at deep midwicket. Trivedi sees the batsman charging out and hurls in a bouncer. Daniel is no position for the pull and ends up swatting an easy catch to the deep.

DT Christian c sub (AM Rahane) b Trivedi 26 (19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 136.84

Sandip; "I think Deccan chargers have new name : Deccan Discharges "

Hiren: "@Srini- fans getting auctioned! That would be awesome...Hope we can get atleast 10% ;) for what these cricketers get for 40-50 days."


Trivedi to Ravi Teja, 1 run, another bouncer, pulled down to fine-leg region


Trivedi to Steyn, no run, slower one outside off, stabbed to the off side of the pitch


Trivedi to Steyn, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single

Trivedi: 3 for 15. Prutty Prutty good.

End of over 18 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 116/6 (RR: 6.44)

    • DW Steyn 1 (2b)
    • DB Ravi Teja 16 (15b 1x4)
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-15-3
    • A Singh 3-0-28-1

Binny to Steyn, 1 run, gets forward to play the pick-up shot, ala Scott Styris, and it falls just short of long-on


Binny to Ravi Teja, SIX, Slugged! He moved his front leg outside the leg stump and thrashed this full delivery over wide long-on boundary.

TV comms says that Oram is off the field and hence Stuart is bowling


Binny to Ravi Teja, 1 run, tries the slower one and it has been almost slog-swept to deep midwicket


Binny to Steyn, 1 run, low full toss, swatted away to the deep for a single


Binny to Ravi Teja, FOUR, Paddle paddle! He walked to the off side and paddled the the ball from well outside off to fine-leg boundary. Scoop it up


Binny to Ravi Teja, 1 run, fullish and well outside off, square driven to point for a single

End of over 19 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 130/6 (RR: 6.84)

    • DB Ravi Teja 28 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • DW Steyn 3 (4b)
    • STR Binny 1-0-14-0
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-15-3

Harshad: "EPL is altogether a different thing guys. IPL is killing the excitement out of cricket.. Too much of cricket. EPL is followed coz you have matches weekly i.e every weekend or sometimes mid week. With IPL it is every day and the advertisements, the strategic timeouts and breaks just make it more boring at times. EPL matches are pure soccer.."

Pavan Savoy: "Do you know how big London is and How many EPL & championship teams are from London? Fans aren't based on players or franchises - They just pick a team and support it - If the team gets relegated - They pick another. We as Indian fans should just support good cricket as entertainment - put to rest all the loyalty and region based support"


Singh to Ravi Teja, OUT, The bouncer. The pull shot. The good catch at fine-leg. Teja pulled it to fine-leg where Ashok rushed in, slid forward to take it

DB Ravi Teja c Menaria b Singh 28 (20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 140.00


Singh to Steyn, FOUR, full delivery outside off and Steyn frees his arms. He whacks it to the long-off boundary


Singh to Steyn, OUT, They have a fielder between deep midwicekt and long-on and Steyn finds the man. It was the short delivery and he pulled it straight to Botha

DW Steyn c Botha b Singh 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66


Singh to Mishra, 1 run, goes for the big lofted hit over the off side but is fooled by the slower one and edges to the leg side

Moloy: "@Pavan: Not true.. in EPL they support their team in the lower division if they get relegated. Fan loyalty is massive in the EPL"


Singh to Sharma, 1 run, stays back to jab this shortish delivery to midwicket for a single

Srini: "@pavan, i hope for your sake that no englishman is following this commentary. The footie fans follow their team even if they drop 2 leagues down. "

Vatsal: "Just hate these hypocrites...cribbing about too much cricket, yet glued to TV and Cricinfo "


Singh to Mishra, 1 run, mishits this slower one to extra cover for a single

Warne applauds his team-mates and then has a chat with the umpire Rudi. Rajasthan need 138 to win. Join us for the chase. Time for a break now.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 137/8

    • A Mishra 2 (2b)
    • I Sharma 1 (1b)
    • A Singh 4-0-35-3
    • STR Binny 1-0-14-0





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