Indian Premier League - 20th match

Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers

Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

About to start. Pankaj Singh to start off.

3.50pm: Ten minutes to kick-off.

Janaka: "I always believe that Sanga, Steyn and Duminy should always BE played. Other option can be given to Bravo once he returns and until then, it can be given to anyone based on recent performances. I have never been a fan of White but just because of a Australian, he was always selected."

Prabhu: "As an ardent fan of DC and not able to keep quiet with the Strategies of Daryl Lehmann, can somebody please tell him to go Theron and not Christian... so is flamboyant Devdhar(Sehwag in the making)."

Louis: "About time they got rid of Cameron White, he's the most overrated T20 player in the world."

Toss: Deccan Chargers have decided to bat first. JP Duminy comes in for Cameron White. Tanmay Mishra and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala are also in. The ones left out are Parthiv Patel and Ravi Teja. Looks as if Sangakkara will keep wicket.

Just to clarify that Tanmay Mishra is playing as an 'Indian' player, because he holds an Indian passport. He has otherwise played 38 ODIs and 9 T20s for Kenya. For more on Mishra, read this piece.

One change for Rajasthan Royals. Shreevats Goswami pulled up with an injury 15 minutes before the toss, and he's been replaced by Dishant Yagnik, the Rajasthan Ranji keeper.

3.20pm: Good afternoon and welcome to part 1 of the Tuesday double-header, between Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers in Jaipur. The toss will be on in ten minutes. In the meantime, you can read the preview of this game.

0.1

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, not a bad way to shake off a week's break! Friendly delivery on the pads and easily whipped to the fine leg region

0.2

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the up but wide of the bowler and down to mid-on

0.3

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, Appeal for a run-out! Pushed to short cover, they risk the single and Menaria's one-handed pick up and throw hits the stumps but Dhawan's just in, third umpire takes a look

0.4

Pankaj Singh to Dhawan, no run, goes back and steers it towards point

0.5

Pankaj Singh to Dhawan, no run, dropped with soft hands to the off side and sends his partner back

0.6

Pankaj Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, that's a classic cut, Pankaj gives him width and Dhawan slices it past backward point and cover, didn't hit it too hard

End of over 1 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
S Dhawan    4* (3b 1x4)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-9-0
KC Sangakkara    5* (3b 1x4)     

1.1

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped with soft hands towards mid-on and calls early for the single

1.2

Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, easily done again, softly worked wide of mid-on and the calling is good, they get through easily

1.3

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, tucked away towards midwicket but no opportunity for a single this time

1.4

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 wide, drifts too wide down the leg side, fails to make contact with that

1.4

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, full and wide outside the off stump and driven firmly but Menaria's there at cover to slide and cut it off

Yagnik's up to the stumps

1.5

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, slower delivery and he tucks it firmly towards midwicket

1.6

Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, the timing was amazing! Angling across the left-hander, it was just a defensive push to the off side but Rahane at backward point realised in due course he wasn't going to cut that off

End of over 2 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
KC Sangakkara    10* (8b 2x4)      A Singh    1-0-7-0
S Dhawan    5* (4b 1x4)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-9-0

Botha to bowl

2.1

Botha to Dhawan, FOUR, half tracker outside off, loose delivery, gave the batsman enough time to rock back and slap it past the covers

2.2

Botha to Dhawan, 1 run, goes down the track and drives towards mid-off

2.3

Botha to Sangakkara, no run, punched on the up but it drops short of the bowler

2.4

Botha to Sangakkara, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes it firmly down to mid-on

2.5

Botha to Dhawan, FOUR, you can't bowl it short and wide on this pitch, another error by Botha, Dhawan was back at the crease and cut it past point easily

2.6

Botha to Dhawan, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler

Priyashrav: "I don't know why RR are persisting with Botha and have dropped Kevon! Kevon bowled well in the initial matches and was handy with the bat too. Botha on the other hand has not looked inspired enough to become an automatic pick and his performance proves it!"

End of over 3 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 26/0 (RR: 8.66)
S Dhawan    14* (8b 3x4)      J Botha    1-0-10-0
KC Sangakkara    11* (10b 2x4)      A Singh    1-0-7-0

3.1

Singh to Sangakkara, 5 wides, terrible delivery down the leg side especially with the keeper up to the stumps, Sangtakkara tries to pull but it was too much for Yagnik

3.1

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, he gives him the charge and swishes at thin air, slightly slower delivery

3.2

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 wide, down the leg side and the keeper Yagnik and Amit thought it clipped his bat

3.2

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower delivery back of a length and easily pulled down to deep square leg

3.3

Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, short and down the leg side, not the best line to bowl with the fine leg up, easily pulled to long leg, another gift from the bowler

3.4

Singh to Dhawan, no run, punches it down the track and can't pinch a single

3.5

Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, driven firmly and well stopped by Trivedi at mid-off, saved three runs

3.6

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 wide, this over's never ending, another wide down the leg side

3.6

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, and it finally ends, on the off stump and punched down to mid-on

Harsh: "Dinesh Chandimal and Stuart Binny for Srivastav and Botha would have been better combination.... RR playing botha so he can captain RR next season."

End of over 4 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 39/0 (RR: 9.75)
KC Sangakkara    12* (13b 2x4)      A Singh    2-0-20-0
S Dhawan    19* (11b 4x4)      J Botha    1-0-10-0

4.1

Pankaj Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, bowls it a bit short and he pulls him down to deep square leg

4.2

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, keeps it short to Sangakkara as well and he pulls it in the air down to deep square leg

4.3

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, a bit too straight and he tucks it down to short fine leg

4.4

Pankaj Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, punches it just wide of mid-on for an easy single

4.5

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara shuffled at the crease before delivery and smacked a length ball in the air but safely wide of mid-off

4.6

Pankaj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the body and clipped down to Trivedi at short fine leg

End of over 5 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 49/0 (RR: 9.80)
KC Sangakkara    20* (17b 3x4)      Pankaj Singh    2-0-19-0
S Dhawan    21* (13b 4x4)      A Singh    2-0-20-0

5.1

Botha to Sangakkara, no run, spins away and he punches it wide of mid-off

5.2

Botha to Sangakkara, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it to the on side

5.3

Botha to Dhawan, 1 run, goes back and clips him towards midwicket for a single

5.4

Botha to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara uses his feet and gets down the pitch, makes room and hammers it wide of mid-on,top shot

5.5

Botha to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and mistimes the pull to short fine leg but Dhawan was quick off the blocks at the other end

5.6

Botha to Dhawan, 1 run, comes forward and drops it towards cover and sets off for a quick single

End of over 6 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 57/0 (RR: 9.50)
S Dhawan    23* (15b 4x4)      J Botha    2-0-18-0
KC Sangakkara    26* (21b 4x4)      Pankaj Singh    2-0-19-0

Trivedi to bowl

6.1

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, on middle stump line and clipped to the on side, comfortable start here for Deccan

6.2

Trivedi to Dhawan, FOUR, makes the mistake of drifting on the pads and he clips it to the massive gap on the leg side, fine leg had no chance

6.3

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, very firmly driven down to mid-off and no chance for a single there

6.4

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, slower delivery and he punches it back to the bowler

6.5

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, drifts down the leg side and Trivedi can thank his lucky stars Dravid was there at short fine leg to save a certain four

6.6

Trivedi to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-off

If you're a batsman, this outfield is a dream. All you need to do is find the gaps.

Sumedh: "Can't understand the scheduling of this year's IPL. DC didn't play a match for 8 whole days while Pune and Punjab played each other twice in these 8 days!"

Paritosh: "@Harsh: I believe they would prefer Shane Watson over Botha as captain for next season. But i agree, Chandimal should play instead of Botha."

End of over 7 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 63/0 (RR: 9.00)
KC Sangakkara    27* (22b 4x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-6-0
S Dhawan    28* (20b 5x4)      J Botha    2-0-18-0

7.1

Hogg to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he gets down the track and drives to long-off

7.2

Hogg to Dhawan, no run, the wrong 'un shoots back in and the batsman nearly drags it onto his stumps!

7.3

Hogg to Dhawan, 2 runs, spins away and he punches it wide of long-off

7.4

Hogg to Dhawan, no run, attempts the reverse sweep and Botha was appealing for a lbw, hitting him outside off

7.5

Hogg to Dhawan, no run, he goes back and makes room and punches him firmly down to mid-off

7.6

Hogg to Dhawan, FOUR, this time he gets the reverse sweep spot on, premeditated, picks a full one outside off and places it wide of short third man

End of over 8 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 70/0 (RR: 8.75)
S Dhawan    34* (25b 6x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-7-0
KC Sangakkara    28* (23b 4x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-6-0

8.1

Trivedi to Sangakkara, no run, punched on the up but mistimed back to the bowler

Yagnik's upto the stumps

8.2

Trivedi to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes back and punches it down to long-on

8.3

Trivedi to Dhawan, FOUR, talk about placement! Slower delivery outside off, follows the width and deftly angles it through the gap wide of short third man

8.4

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, stays back and punches it down to mid-off

8.5

Trivedi to Sangakkara, 1 run, bangs it in short and he swivels and pulls down to deep midwicket

8.6

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it back to the bowler firmly

Deccan have set a solid platform on this batting track.

End of over 9 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 77/0 (RR: 8.55)
S Dhawan    39* (28b 7x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-13-0
KC Sangakkara    30* (26b 4x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-7-0

9.1

Hogg to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a bit short and spinning away, he stays back and slaps it down to deep cover

9.2

Hogg to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller delivery and clipped down to deep midwicket

9.3

Hogg to Dhawan, 1 run, chips down the track and drives a full delivery down to long-off

9.4

Hogg to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and forces a low full toss down to long-on

9.5

Hogg to Dhawan, no run

9.6

Hogg to Dhawan, 1 run, goes back and it spins inwards sharply and he mistimes the pull to square leg

Ashington: "Interesting that so far DC have hit a boundary in every over."

End of over 10 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 83/0 (RR: 8.30)
S Dhawan    41* (31b 7x4)      GB Hogg    2-0-13-0
KC Sangakkara    34* (29b 4x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-13-0

10.1

Hodge to Dhawan, 1 run, skids through and he punches it firmly to long-off

10.2

Hodge to Sangakkara, FOUR, makes room uses his feet and chips down the track and lofts him down to long-on

10.3

Hodge to Sangakkara, SIX, a repeat and he goes further! Down the track and to the pitch of the ball and lofted over long-on

10.4

Hodge to Sangakkara, OUT, 4,6 and out! Sangakkara gets on his knee and tries to slog that but gets a tame top edge that's taken easily by Yagnik, lucky comeback by Hodge since Sangakkara was looking dangerous

KC Sangakkara c †Yagnik b Hodge 44 (46m 32b 5x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

10.5

Hodge to Christian, 1 run, goes back and punches it on the up to long-off

10.6

Hodge to Dhawan, 1 run, driven just wide of Rahane and long-off picks it up

Sushant: "DC should score as close to 200 as possible, as DC have only 2.5 bowlers, Steyn, Mishra and Christian. Not sure how the other 8.5 will bowl."

End of over 11 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 96/1 (RR: 8.72)
S Dhawan    43* (33b 7x4)      BJ Hodge    1-0-13-1
DT Christian    1* (1b)      GB Hogg    2-0-13-0

11.1

Hogg to Dhawan, no run

11.2

Hogg to Dhawan, 1 run, gets forward and drives him straight to long-off

11.3

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, full on the pads and squeezed out to midwicket

11.4

Hogg to Dhawan, FOUR, can't blame the bowler for that, the skiddy chinaman, Dhawan was squared up at the crease and got a thick inside edge that trickled past the stumps and down to fine leg

11.5

Hogg to Dhawan, 2 runs, tucks it down to fine leg and that's Dhawan's fifty

11.6

Hogg to Dhawan, 1 run, goes back and pulls another googly down to deep midwicket

End of over 12 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 105/1 (RR: 8.75)
S Dhawan    51* (38b 8x4)      GB Hogg    3-0-22-0
DT Christian    2* (2b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-13-1

12.1

Botha to Dhawan, no run, chips down the track and drives on the up back to the bowler

12.2

Botha to Dhawan, 1 run, goes back at the crease and works it down to deep square leg

12.3

Botha to Christian, 1 run, flatter delivery and he punches it down to long-on

12.4

Botha to Dhawan, no run, skids through and clips his pads as he tries to clip it away

12.5

Botha to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, straightens and deflects off his thigh pad to third man and Botha appeals confidently for an lbw, that was missing off

12.6

Botha to Christian, no run, terrible delivery down the leg side, Christian tries to pull but fails to make proper contact

End of over 13 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 108/1 (RR: 8.30)
DT Christian    3* (4b)      J Botha    3-0-20-0
S Dhawan    52* (42b 8x4)      GB Hogg    3-0-22-0

13.1

Trivedi to Dhawan, OUT, they've got their danger man! Dhawan gets on his knee to swipe him across the line, he doesn't get the distance and Hodge sprints to his right from deep square leg and takes it well

S Dhawan c Hodge b Trivedi 52 (57m 43b 8x4 0x6) SR: 120.93

JP Duminy walks in

13.2

Trivedi to Christian, no run, moves away from him and he's beaten

13.3

Trivedi to Christian, 1 run

13.4

Trivedi to Duminy, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

13.5

Trivedi to Duminy, no run, tries to cut but he ends up chopping it down towards the keeper

13.6

Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, full outside off and he forces it down to deep midwicket

Sumith: "DC must have more faith in Duminy. They should have sent him ahead of Christian who yet prove himself worth for the money."

End of over 14 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 110/2 (RR: 7.85)
JP Duminy    1* (3b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-15-1
DT Christian    4* (6b)      J Botha    3-0-20-0

14.1

Botha to Duminy, 2 runs, goes back, makes room and slaps him down to sweeper cover

14.2

Botha to Duminy, 1 run, skids through and he clips him down to deep midwicket

14.3

Botha to Christian, 1 run, would have been a superb catch, Christian gets a top edge on the sweep and Dravid sprints to his left at short fine leg but the ball beats him comfortably

14.4

Botha to Duminy, 1 run, punches it down to sweeper cover

14.5

Botha to Christian, 3 runs, pretty comical in the end, Christian used his feet and lofted it towards long-off and Shah did well to slide and stop it with his right hand, he relayed the throw to Rahane who over-ran the ball and in the end Rahane had to turn around and pick it up at long-off - his original position

14.6

Botha to Duminy, 1 run, goes back and punches it to the off side

It's the Time Out

End of over 15 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 119/2 (RR: 7.93)
JP Duminy    6* (7b)      J Botha    4-0-29-0
DT Christian    8* (8b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-15-1

15.1

Trivedi to Duminy, 3 wides, poor delivery, he drifts wide down the leg side and Yagnik dives and can't pouch it, deflects wide of short fine leg

15.1

Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, chases the angle away from the left-hander and dabs it down to third man

15.2

Trivedi to Christian, 1 run, on the pads and he clips him wide of square leg

15.3

Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy swipes across the line and lucky for him the ball drops short of long-on

15.4

Trivedi to Christian, 1 leg bye, exposes his stumps and tries the sweep but the ball lobs off his pads and clears the keeper

15.5

Trivedi to Duminy, SIX, that's a clean shot! Friendly length delivery on the middle stump and he's on his knee and slogs him cleanly over deep midwicket

15.6

Trivedi to Duminy, no run, nearly drags this onto his stumps, tucked him up for room there

End of over 16 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 132/2 (RR: 8.25)
JP Duminy    14* (11b 1x6)      SK Trivedi    4-0-27-1
DT Christian    9* (10b)      J Botha    4-0-29-0

16.1

Hogg to Christian, SIX, effortless! Comes down the track to Hogg, comes to the pitch and lofts him crisply over the bowler's head, flat six

16.2

Hogg to Christian, 2 runs, on the pads and worked down to deep midwicket

16.3

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, on the pads and clipped down to deep midwicket

16.4

Hogg to Duminy, 1 run

16.5

Hogg to Christian, no run, down the track and he whams a full toss back to the bowler, lucky escape for Hogg

16.6

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, full outside off and bashed down the ground to long-off

Srikanth: "Trivedi has really mastered the art of slow medium bowling although its still not fool proof from power hitters like Gayle, Viru, Pollard whose shots still go for a six even if mistimed. But the good thing is it still leaves a chance for wickets and in the death overs stage."

End of over 17 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 143/2 (RR: 8.41)
DT Christian    19* (15b 1x6)      GB Hogg    4-0-33-0
JP Duminy    15* (12b 1x6)      SK Trivedi    4-0-27-1

17.1

Singh to Christian, FOUR, that's the wrong line and length, slower ball short and wide outside off and Christian stays back and slaps it wide of sweeper cover

17.2

Singh to Christian, 1 run, fuller delivery and driven firmly but can't beat cover

17.3

Singh to Duminy, 2 runs, comes down the track and heaves it down to deep midwicket to bring up the 150

17.4

Singh to Duminy, 2 runs, hammers it down to long-on and Menaria does really well to slide and cut it off

17.5

Singh to Duminy, FOUR, that's followed by an ordinary effort at short fine leg, Pankaj dived at short fine leg but let it slip through, great effort at the boundary by Rahane but he made contact with the rope as he pulled it back

17.6

Singh to Duminy, FOUR, this time he splits the gap at fine leg, on he pads and clipped away and it's wide of the fielder

End of over 18 (17 runs) Deccan Chargers 160/2 (RR: 8.88)
JP Duminy    27* (16b 2x4 1x6)      A Singh    3-0-37-0
DT Christian    24* (17b 1x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    4-0-33-0

18.1

Pankaj Singh to Christian, FOUR, slower delivery and it's short, he makes room and slaps it wide of sweeper cover and finds the big gap

18.2

Pankaj Singh to Christian, 1 run, gets forward and forces it down to long-off

18.3

Pankaj Singh to Duminy, SIX, Duminy gives him the charge and goes downtown, lofts that really high and clears long-on

18.4

Pankaj Singh to Duminy, SIX, Pankaj tries to compensate with an attempted yorker, ends up being a low full toss and Duminy gets under that and slams it over the bowler's head

18.5

Pankaj Singh to Duminy, no run, tries to smash that over the leg side but misses

18.6

Pankaj Singh to Duminy, 1 run, mows it down to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 19 (18 runs) Deccan Chargers 178/2 (RR: 9.36)
JP Duminy    40* (20b 2x4 3x6)      Pankaj Singh    3-0-37-0
DT Christian    29* (19b 2x4 1x6)      A Singh    3-0-37-0

19.1

Singh to Duminy, no run, goes for another heave but misses, Yagnik who up to the stumps whips off the bails

19.2

Singh to Duminy, FOUR, poor delivery, short and wide outside off and Duminy chases that and gets a thick outside edge that clears short third man

19.3

Singh to Duminy, no run, another swing and a miss, looked close to the edge

19.4

Singh to Duminy, SIX, Duminy justifies his inclusion with a fifty! Picks a length delivery on middle and carves it over the bowler's head

19.5

Singh to Duminy, SIX, 20 within reach! Good length on the off stump and he gets on his knee and slogs him over deep midwicket

19.6

Singh to Duminy, 2 runs, a bit short and he flat-bats it down to long-on, one bounce, he collides with the keeper but safely completes the two

5.30pm: Deccan Chargers have set up a great opportunity to edge one past the table toppers. The batting was a vast improvement from their earlier games. The tactic of promoting Christian and of course bringing in Duminy has worked in getting them to 196. The track's great to bat on. Should be an absorbing chase. Join us in 20 minutes.

End of over 20 (18 runs) Deccan Chargers 196/2
JP Duminy    58* (26b 3x4 5x6)      A Singh    4-0-55-0
DT Christian    29* (19b 2x4 1x6)      Pankaj Singh    3-0-37-0
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Apr 17, 2012

Dishant Yagnik gets a pat on the back from Brad Hodge, Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers, IPL 2012, Jaipur, April 17, 2012

Dishant Yagnik gets a pat on the back from Brad Hodge

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Apr 17, 2012

The Rajasthan Royals players are overjoyed after the victory, Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers, IPL 2012, Jaipur, April 17, 2012

The Rajasthan Royals players are overjoyed after the victory

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