Indian Premier League, 22nd match: Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers at Ahmedabad, Mar 26, 2010
Rajasthan Royals won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
26 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Toss Deccan Chargers have decided to bat .

Gilchrist: "It looks good. There is a bit of grass cover there; so it should be interesting to see how that plays. VVS Laxman comes back for Monish Mishra. We have a had a bit of break between games, so it's a bit difficult to say we have the momentum or not."

Warne: "We would have batted ourselves. Now we want to restrict them to 160."

0.1

Narwal to Gilchrist, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg line, Gilchrist taps it gently towards midwicket for a single

0.2

Narwal to Laxman, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, Laxman times it sweetly to third man

0.3

Narwal to Gilchrist, no run, stands just outside the crease and goes for the big hit over mid-on but mistimes it along the ground to mid-on

0.4

Narwal to Gilchrist, OUT, Narwal is absolutely delighted. He is hopping around in joy! GIlchrist went for the big hit over mid-on but miscued it to cover! Huge wicket

AC Gilchrist c Pathan b Narwal 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

0.5

Narwal to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, jabbed away

0.6

Narwal to Laxman, no run, shout for lbw as Laxman misses a flick shot. It would have missed leg stump, though.

End of over 1 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 2/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • VVS Laxman 1 (3b)
    • HH Gibbs 0 (0b)
    • S Narwal 1-0-2-1

Jhunjhunwala to bowl his off breaks.

1.1

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, 1 wide, starts with a wide down the leg side. Warne is making his moves here. First Narhwal and now Abhishek

1.1

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, 1 run, leans forward to push the length delivery through mid-on

1.2

Jhunjhunwala to Laxman, 1 run, quickish, around off and middle line, Laxman is on the back foot, wants to flick but gets a leading edge past point

1.3

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

1.4

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, SIX, Gibbs moves down the track and plays a nice lofted hit over long-off.

1.5

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side

1.5

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket

1.6

Jhunjhunwala to Gibbs, SIX, rushes down the track and plays another gorgeous lofted hit. This time to the straight boundary. He makes it look really easy.

End of over 2 (16 runs) Deccan Chargers 18/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • HH Gibbs 13 (5b 2x6)
    • VVS Laxman 2 (4b)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1-0-16-0
    • S Narwal 1-0-2-1
2.1

Narwal to Laxman, 1 run, full in length and outside off, around 125 kmph, sliced away to wide third man

2.2

Narwal to Gibbs, 2 runs, cuts in from outside off, Gibbs edges the off drive to fine-leg region.

2.3

Narwal to Gibbs, 1 run, gets this down to deep backward square-leg region

2.4

Narwal to Laxman, 1 leg bye, short in length, cuts in, there is some grass there and its offering some movement, laxman wants to swing it across the line and is hit high on the pad

2.5

Narwal to Gibbs, no run, slower one around off and middle stump line, defended to the on side

2.6

Narwal to Gibbs, no run, short in length outside off, punched to point

End of over 3 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 23/1 (RR: 7.66)

    • HH Gibbs 16 (9b 2x6)
    • VVS Laxman 3 (6b)
    • S Narwal 2-0-6-1
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1-0-16-0
3.1

Trivedi to Laxman, no run, length delivery outside off, around 128 kmph, mistimed to cover

3.2

Trivedi to Laxman, 1 run, stays back to cut it down to third man

3.3

Trivedi to Gibbs, FOUR, just over mid-on Gibbs takes the risk and tries to hit the length delivery on the up over mid-on.. he mistimed it but managed to get enough wood on it

3.4

Trivedi to Gibbs, 1 run, Another mistimed hit Gibbs moves down the track, Sidharth slips in a slower one and Gibbs rolls his wrist and manages to get it just wide of mid-on

3.5

Trivedi to Laxman, FOUR, That's a slog by any definition. Laxman picked it from outside off stump and swiped it over midwicket. Hmmm...

3.6

Trivedi to Laxman, 1 run, wrists the length delivery from outside off to the on side for a single

End of over 4 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 34/1 (RR: 8.50)

    • VVS Laxman 9 (10b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 21 (11b 1x4 2x6)
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-11-0
    • S Narwal 2-0-6-1
4.1

Tait to Laxman, 1 run, stays back to work this to mid-on for a single

4.2

Tait to Gibbs, FOUR, full and homing in on the off stump, driven right past the bowler. It races away to the straight boundary

4.3

Tait to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, tries to swat the short-of-length delivery to the on side and collects a leg bye

4.4

Tait to Laxman, OUT, around 146 kmph, banged in short outside off, Laxman goes for another big hit and miscues the attempted pull to mid-on.

VVS Laxman c Pathan b Tait 10 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

4.5

Tait to Symonds, 1 wide, banged in short and it flies past the rib cage .. shout for a catch down the leg side as Symonds shapes to leg glance ..

4.5

Tait to Symonds, no run, banged in short outside off, left alone

4.6

Tait to Symonds, 1 run, banged in short of length, Symonds tucks it towards square-leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 42/2 (RR: 8.40)

    • A Symonds 1 (2b)
    • HH Gibbs 25 (13b 2x4 2x6)
    • SW Tait 1-0-7-1
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-11-0

Gokul: "Every time Laxman bats in T20, one gets a feeling that hez trying to get out .. as if he doesnt belong in the middle. Feel sorry for such a class act as VVS."

5.1

Narwal to Symonds, FOUR, slightly short in length and Symonds plays a short-arm jab pull to backward square-leg boundary. Very neatly done.

5.2

Narwal to Symonds, FOUR, crashed to point boundary. Short and outside off, Symonds cuts it past the diving Abhishek Jhunjhunwala at point. It traveled at some speed and Abhishek couldn't cover it in time

5.3

Narwal to Symonds, no run, straighter and fuller and Symonds defends on the front foot

5.4

Narwal to Symonds, no run, works this to backward point

5.5

Narwal to Symonds, FOUR, Leans forward to play a classy on-the-up drive through covers. It wasn't short and it wasn't full but it has still disappeared

5.6

Narwal to Symonds, 1 run, turns to mid-on for a single

End of over 6 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 55/2 (RR: 9.16)

    • A Symonds 14 (8b 3x4)
    • HH Gibbs 25 (13b 2x4 2x6)
    • S Narwal 3-0-19-1
    • SW Tait 1-0-7-1
6.1

Warne to Symonds, no run, slow in the air, turns from outside leg to hit the pad

6.2

Warne to Symonds, 2 runs, lands full in length outside leg stump, flicked through midwicket

6.3

Warne to Symonds, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, quicker and flatter, tapped to square-leg

6.4

Warne to Gibbs, OUT, Gibbs knows this sinking feeling of being fooled by Warney! Deja-vu all over again. Lovely loopy flighted delivery to get his man stumped. It went above the eye line, Gibbs stretched forward to off drive, his back foot came outside the crease but here is where the fun begins. The ball dips rapidly on Gibbs and also turns away from the bat. The keeper takes the bails off ..with the back foot on the line. it was refereed upstairs .. and the verdict is OUT!

HH Gibbs st †Ojha b Warne 25 (14b 2x4 2x6) SR: 178.57

6.5

Warne to RG Sharma, 1 run, drags this short, flat and quick, outside off, Rohit pulls it to long-on

6.6

Warne to Symonds, 1 run, flighted on a length around leg and middle line, turned towards deep midwicket and there is a misunderstanding. Symonds wants second, Rohit doesn't and Symonds just about manages to retrace his steps

End of over 7 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 60/3 (RR: 8.57)

    • A Symonds 18 (12b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 1 (1b)
    • SK Warne 1-0-5-1
    • S Narwal 3-0-19-1
7.1

Trivedi to Symonds, 1 run, on the off and middle, worked to short midwicket region for a quick single

7.2

Trivedi to RG Sharma, FOUR, slightly slower, short in length and well outside off stump, Rohit reaches out, opens the bat-face to get it clear of third man, standing up inside the circle

7.3

Trivedi to RG Sharma, 1 run, off cutter, on the middle, clipped to deep midwicket

7.4

Trivedi to Symonds, 3 runs, another slower one, around off stump line, Symonds waits, opens his bat-face to play a little late cut .. again third man was up but he managed to run back to pull the ball back in time

7.5

Trivedi to RG Sharma, no run, short in length and outside off, cutting away, Rohit tries to punch on the up but mistimes it back to the bowler

7.6

Trivedi to RG Sharma, 1 run, What a ugly swipe.. It was the slow bouncer around off and Rohit swipes it in the air but it falls safely in short mid-on region

End of over 8 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 70/3 (RR: 8.75)

    • RG Sharma 7 (5b 1x4)
    • A Symonds 22 (14b 3x4)
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-21-0
    • SK Warne 1-0-5-1
8.1

Warne to RG Sharma, 1 run, OUT, Symonds is run out What a mess. Rohit had on driven the low full toss to right of long-on.. Jhunjhunwala's throw comes in and Symonds is not even in the frame. What a bad piece of judgement. Symonds turned blindly for the second run and then he suddenly stopped .. and that put him in further trouble

A Symonds run out 22 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

8.2

Warne to RG Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

8.3

Warne to RG Sharma, 1 run, worked to midwicekt

Symonds turned blindly for the second run and then he suddenly stopped .. and that put him in further trouble

8.4

Warne to Suman, no run, lovely ripping leg break. It turned in from middle stump and spun right past the defensive poke..

8.5

Warne to Suman, no run, full delivery around the leg stump line and Suman is hit on the pad, trying to defend on the front foot. Warne shouts out an appeal .. Dharmasena nods his head.

8.6

Warne to Suman, no run, They are in some mood to get run out. It was tapped to the on side .. say towards short-leg and for some reason Suman thinks there is a run in it. The keeper rushes after the ball and Suman gets back in time

End of over 9 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 72/4 (RR: 8.00)

    • TL Suman 0 (3b)
    • RG Sharma 9 (8b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 2-0-7-1
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-21-0

Ramesh: "Laxman needs to borrow a leaf from Sachins book! T20 isn't just about ugly sloggin its can still be proper shots! Laxman looks as if he he is putting unnecessary pressure on himself and playing awkward shots.."

Time out

9.1

Pathan to RG Sharma, 1 run, quick and flat, pushed through the on side

9.2

Pathan to Suman, 1 wide, full and down the leg side ..

9.2

Pathan to Suman, 1 run, gets down the track and goes for a lofted on drive but edges it past square-leg

9.3

Pathan to RG Sharma, 1 run, quick and flat now, on the leg and middle, tapped past square-leg

9.4

Pathan to Suman, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on

9.5

Pathan to RG Sharma, 1 run, stays back to punch it to long-on

9.6

Pathan to Suman, 1 run, drives again to long-on for yet another single

End of over 10 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 79/4 (RR: 7.90)

    • TL Suman 3 (6b)
    • RG Sharma 12 (11b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-7-0
    • SK Warne 2-0-7-1
10.1

Warne to Suman, no run, stays back to punch it to short extra cover

10.2

Warne to Suman, 1 run, skips down the track to off drive to long-off

10.3

Warne to RG Sharma, 1 run, backs away to cut to deep cover

10.4

Warne to Suman, 2 runs, lunges out to lift a dipping loopy flighted delivery over extra cover ..

10.5

Warne to Suman, no run, stretches forward to defend the leg break back down the pitch

10.6

Warne to Suman, 1 run, moves down the track and on drives to long-on

End of over 11 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 84/4 (RR: 7.63)

    • TL Suman 7 (11b)
    • RG Sharma 13 (12b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 3-0-12-1
    • YK Pathan 1-0-7-0
11.1

Trivedi to Suman, 1 run, taps the slower one to extra cover for a single

11.2

Trivedi to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to long-leg

11.3

Trivedi to Suman, 1 run, another slower one, around 105 kmph!, that;s really slow, pushed uppishly past the lunging bowler

11.4

Trivedi to RG Sharma, SIX, Rohit, though, picks the slower one very early this time, waits before swinging it over midwicket boundary

11.5

Trivedi to RG Sharma, FOUR, Top shot. It's short in length just outside off stump and Rohit plays a skillful on-the-up peachy drive through extra cover. Fazal throws in a desperate dive near the boundary but the ball escapes his effort

11.6

Trivedi to RG Sharma, 1 run, works this one through the on side to retain the strike

End of over 12 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 98/4 (RR: 8.16)

    • RG Sharma 25 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • TL Suman 9 (13b)
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-35-0
    • SK Warne 3-0-12-1
12.1

Tait to RG Sharma, 1 run, really full delivery around off stump line, driven to deep cover ..

12.2

Tait to Suman, no run, banged in short around off and middle, tapped to the off side.. Tait runs across, picks the ball and runs around the batsman and back to his mark

12.3

Tait to Suman, OUT, The stumps are in disarray. Really full and it swings back in very late, almost at the blockhole, and squeezes through the defenses to crash into the stumps. Clatterrrrrrrrr

TL Suman b Tait 9 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

12.4

Tait to Venugopal Rao, 1 wide, goes for the yorker but sprays it outside leg

12.4

Tait to Venugopal Rao, no run, another very full delivery that swung in late, pushed out back to Tait

12.5

Tait to Venugopal Rao, no run, fires across a 147 kmph bouncer, Venugopal sways away

12.6

Tait to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, length delivery, pushed out to midwicket for a single

End of over 13 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 101/5 (RR: 7.76)

    • Y Venugopal Rao 1 (3b)
    • RG Sharma 26 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • SW Tait 2-0-10-2
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-35-0
13.1

Voges to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, stays back to punch this to long-on

13.2

Voges to RG Sharma, 1 run, drops it short of length, pulled away for a single

13.3

Voges to Venugopal Rao, OUT, Venugopal Rao is run out Direct hit from Abhishek Jhunjhunwala. It was a mistimed cut shot .. Abhsihek rushed to his right from backward point, picked up the ball, took aim and fired down the stumps at the non-striker's end. Deccan Chargers are in right royal mess here.

Y Venugopal Rao run out 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

13.4

Voges to RG Sharma, 1 run, full and outside off, pushed to sweeper cover

13.5

Voges to Vaas, no run, turns in from outside off, pushed back to the bowler

13.6

Voges to Vaas, 1 run, slightly short in length, shoveled towards long-on

End of over 14 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 105/6 (RR: 7.50)

    • WPUJC Vaas 1 (2b)
    • RG Sharma 28 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • AC Voges 1-0-4-0
    • SW Tait 2-0-10-2
14.1

Warne to Vaas, 1 run, turns in from outside off, worked to wide midwicket region

14.2

Warne to RG Sharma, no run, on the off and middle line, skidding on a touch, punched to cover

14.3

Warne to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower, turns towards off and mdidle, Rohit eases it, with the turn, to point

14.4

Warne to Vaas, no run, spins towards leg, clips the pad and drops on the leg side

14.5

Warne to Vaas, no run, tossed up outside off, swept to deep midwicket

14.6

Warne to Vaas, 1 run, goes back and across to guide the leg break to backward point

Time out

End of over 15 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 108/6 (RR: 7.20)

    • WPUJC Vaas 3 (6b)
    • RG Sharma 29 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • SK Warne 4-0-15-1
    • AC Voges 1-0-4-0
15.1

Pathan to Vaas, 1 run, full around off, driven to long-off

15.2

Pathan to RG Sharma, 1 wide, spins down the leg side

15.2

Pathan to RG Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to flick it for a single

15.3

Pathan to Vaas, 1 run, quick, from round the stumps, punched to long-on

15.4

Pathan to RG Sharma, no run, back over the wicket for Rohit who moves down the track but clips it straight to short midwicket

15.5

Pathan to RG Sharma, no run, goes for the sweep and doesn't connect

15.6

Pathan to RG Sharma, 1 run, Dropped by Voges What a clanger! It was pulled straight to deep midwicket where Voges drops a sitter. Absolute mess.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 113/6 (RR: 7.06)

    • RG Sharma 31 (25b 2x4 1x6)
    • WPUJC Vaas 5 (8b)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-12-0
    • SK Warne 4-0-15-1
16.1

Voges to RG Sharma, no run, well outside off, swatted away to cover

16.2

Voges to RG Sharma, 1 run, ;leans forward to work it to midwicket region for a single

16.3

Voges to Vaas, 1 run, drops it short, pulled to left of deep midwicket where Yusuf mops up

16.4

Voges to RG Sharma, 1 run, full and on the leg and middle, on driven to long-on

16.5

Voges to Vaas, 1 run, drags it down to deep midwicket for a single

16.6

Voges to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the middle stump line, worked towards long-on

End of over 17 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 118/6 (RR: 6.94)

    • RG Sharma 34 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • WPUJC Vaas 7 (10b)
    • AC Voges 2-0-9-0
    • YK Pathan 2-0-12-0
17.1

Tait to RG Sharma, 1 run, around 146 full delivery around off, driven to deep cover

17.2

Tait to Vaas, 1 run, goes for the yorker, low dipping full toss, pushed out to cover

17.3

Tait to RG Sharma, SIX, Wham! Rohit goes down town. It was a full toss and Rohit swing it high over the straight boundary

17.4

Tait to RG Sharma, 1 wide, Tait tries a slower one but sprays it wide outside off

17.4

Tait to RG Sharma, 1 run, full pitched outside off, sliced away to third man

17.5

Tait to Vaas, no run, run out of Rohit missed yorker around off, dug out towards short mid-off . Rohit is out of the crease .. Tait has the ball but he misses the stumps at the non-striker's end

17.6

Tait to Vaas, OUT, Vaas is run out now, though. It was pushed towards cover and Vaas goes for the single but Dogra fires a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Gone!

WPUJC Vaas run out 8 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

End of over 18 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 128/7 (RR: 7.11)

    • RG Sharma 42 (32b 2x4 2x6)
    • SW Tait 3-0-20-2
    • AC Voges 2-0-9-0
18.1

Narwal to R Sharma, 2 runs, full pitched around off, dragged to right of long-on

18.2

Narwal to R Sharma, no run, drops it on the blockhole, dug out back to the bowler

18.3

Narwal to R Sharma, SIX, Slam! The attempted yorker turns into a full-pitched delivery and the batsman clears the front foot and lifts it over long-on

18.4

Narwal to R Sharma, 2 runs, moves outside leg stump and slices the full delivery to deep point region

18.5

Narwal to R Sharma, OUT, holes out to long-on ... It was the slower one and as you would expect at this stage, Rahul Sharma was going to go after every thing but doesn't connect well..

R Sharma c Jhunjhunwala b Narwal 10 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

18.6

Narwal to RG Sharma, SIX, Whack. Overpitched on the middle and leg line, Rohit clears the front foot and thrashes it to the cow corner

End of over 19 (16 runs) Deccan Chargers 144/8 (RR: 7.57)

    • RG Sharma 48 (33b 2x4 3x6)
    • RP Singh 0 (0b)
    • S Narwal 4-0-35-2
    • SW Tait 3-0-20-2
19.1

Tait to Singh, 1 run, moves outside leg and cuts to deep-point region

19.2

Tait to RG Sharma, 1 run, low full toss outside off, dragged to midwicket region

19.3

Tait to Singh, 1 bye, moves outside leg, Tait pushes it further outside off, around 147 kmph, the batsman let it go to the keeper but rohit calls over for a single

19.4

Tait to RG Sharma, OUT, Finally, some one takes Rohit's catch! It was the bouncer outside off, Rohit top edges it towards short third-man region and Lumb runs back from backward point to take it. Very valuable innings from Rohit, though. It has given Deccan a total they can try to defend. Hope floats.

RG Sharma c Lumb b Tait 49 (35b 2x4 3x6) SR: 140.00

19.5

Tait to Singh, no run, full and outside off, keeper collects .. RP is just being mute witness here

19.6

Tait to Singh, 1 bye, really fast .. RP swings and misses and the ball goes past the leg stump and the keeper lunges to his left to stop it .. they rush across for teh run.

Warne said he would be happy to restrict Deccan to 160. They made only 148 in the end. Join us in a short while for the chase

End of over 20 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 148/9

    • RP Singh 1 (4b)
    • PP Ojha 0 (0b)
    • SW Tait 4-0-22-3
    • S Narwal 4-0-35-2
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