Indian Premier League, 25th match: Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals at Port Elizabeth, May 2, 2009
Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth (neutral venue)
2 May 2009 (20-over match)
6.1

Pathan to Sharma, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region for an easy single

Deccan Chargers 40/2   RG Sharma 1* (1b)
7.1

Harwood to Sharma, 1 run, worked away for an easy single

7.3

Harwood to Sharma, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Sharma gets behind the line and defends it down

7.4

Harwood to Sharma, no run, punched off the front-foot to short cover, Warne there moves across and stop it with one hand

7.5

Harwood to Sharma, 1 leg bye, runs off the pad to the square leg region and the batsmen cross over for a quick single

Deccan Chargers 43/2   RG Sharma 2* (5b)
8.1

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, tossed up and turning away from the right-hander, Sharma stays back and works it away on the leg side

8.4

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, forced away towards point

Deccan Chargers 46/2   RG Sharma 4* (7b)
9.2

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, full and on the pads, swept away nicely to deep fine leg for an easy single

9.4

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, punched down to long-on

Deccan Chargers 58/2   RG Sharma 6* (9b)
10.1

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to cover point

10.6

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven away on the leg side for an easy single

Deccan Chargers 65/3   RG Sharma 8* (11b)
11.1

Jadeja to Sharma, no run, defended outside the off stump

11.2

Jadeja to Sharma, no run, fuller length delivery, Sharma gets behind the line and punches hard but fails to get it past the fielder at short cover

11.3

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, driven down to long-off, again just a single

11.5

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, worked away off the pads to fine leg for a single

Deccan Chargers 68/3   RG Sharma 10* (15b)
12.5

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot and they scamper through for a single

Deccan Chargers 82/3   RG Sharma 11* (16b)
13.1

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 wide, full and drifting down the leg side, rightly called a wide

13.1

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to long-on for an easy single

13.4

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, turned away behind square on the leg side

13.6

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 wide, quicker delivery down the leg side and Sharma leaves it through to the keeper

13.6

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single

Deccan Chargers 89/3   RG Sharma 14* (19b)
14.1

Patel to Sharma, SIX, in the slot on the middle and leg stump line, Sharma lines it up and lofts it over the midwicket fence, good clean hit

14.2

Patel to Sharma, no run, fuller length delivery and that is driven towards midwicket, Suman back-up too much, the throw misses the stumps at the bowler's end and Suman makes it back safely. Munaf attempts to kick the ball on to the stumps but ends up breaking the stumps with his foot. They go upstairs and all is sorted

14.3

Patel to Sharma, FOUR, short and drifting down the leg side, Sharma moves across a bit and pulls it down to the fine leg fence - as easy as it gets

14.4

Patel to Sharma, 1 run, slower delivery and that's worked away through midwicket. Single brings up the 100 for the Chargers

Deccan Chargers 100/3   RG Sharma 25* (23b 1x4 1x6)
15.1

Raut to Sharma, 1 run, uses his feet and works it through the onside for a single.

15.3

Raut to Sharma, FOUR, drags it too short, pulls it well in the air over midwicket to the fence.

15.4

Raut to Sharma, no run, tossed up outside the leg stump, comes down the track and pushes to mid-on.

15.5

Raut to Sharma, no run, down the leg side, Rohit looking to be cheeky, lets it go, but no wide signalled.

15.6

Raut to Sharma, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off for a single.

Deccan Chargers 109/3   RG Sharma 31* (28b 2x4 1x6)
16.1

Trivedi to Sharma, no run, a slow short delivery wide outside the off stump, mistimes the cut behind point.

16.2

Trivedi to Sharma, 1 run, another slow short delivery and Rohit had to wait for the ages and then he pulls it down to long leg for a single.

16.4

Trivedi to Sharma, SIX, far too many slower deliveries from Trivedi, this time Rohit picked his spot and pulls it high and over the midwicket fence for maximum.

16.5

Trivedi to Sharma, OUT, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Rohit looking to go down the ground, gets the leading edge very high in the air to mid-off, where Warne judges it well and takes a good catch.

RG Sharma c Warne b Trivedi 38 (51m 32b 2x4 2x6) SR: 118.75

Deccan Chargers 117/4   RG Sharma 38 (32b 2x4 2x6)
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