Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
47(32) 0x4 - 4x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 8 1 1 0 1 18
SA Asnodkar
44(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 12 0 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

RG Sharma
O3.0
M0
R12
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O4.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So the Deccan Chargers win a crucial game by 53 runs, Rajasthan would have been pleased with their performance in the first 15 overs when they bowled but the late onslaught from Smith took Deccan to a challenging score. The move to bring in Chaminda Vaas worked, as he contributed with the bat before taking two crucial early wickets. RP Singh was on-song as well, and Symonds chipped in with some quick runs and tight seam-up bowling. The win helps Deccan leapfrog Rajasthan in the table, they are now in third while Rajasthan slip to fourth.

A lot of you have spotted the pattern in the points table. As Sriram from the US points out: "Notice the points table now. Top 7 team points are in sequential order starting from 14 to 8."

Post-match presentation: Shane Warne: It was a disappointing performance. Credit to Dwayne Smith for his hitting in the last five overs. I wasn't too happy with the intensity of the side."

Adam Gilchrist: It would have been nice to have 10 or 15 runs more. Dwayne Smith batted beautifully, and the bowling was clinical. Versatility is there, which is very important for any team.

The Man-of-the-Match is Dwayne Smith. "I was thinking of getting the single, hitting straight till we got to the end. I am very happy with our form today and I hope we continue winning." He also thanks Sussex for helping him improve his game.

Thanks for joining us today and for the many mails. That's it from me Siddarth Ravindran, do log on again for tomorrow's double-header at Centurion.

19.3
W
Ojha to Patel, OUT, and that's the end of that, another woeful mix-up has Munaf being run out, Munaf poked it towards backward point and set off for a single, though it had gone straight to the fielder, he was sent back but the throw was right over the stumps and Gilchrist takes off the bails with Munaf well short
19.2
1
Ojha to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted and on the pads, glanced to short fine leg for a single
19.1
2
Ojha to Jadeja, 2 runs, very short from Ojha, Jadeja whips it to deep midwicket for a couple

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | RR: 110/9

  • RA Jadeja16 (18b)
  • MM Patel5 (6b)
  • WPUJC Vaas4-0-19-2
  • RG Sharma3-0-12-3
18.6
1
Vaas to Jadeja, 1 run, short ball, doesn't rise too high, Jadeja is hit on the pads but the angle was taking the ball down leg
18.5
1
Vaas to Patel, 1 run, back of a length ball on middle, Munaf was looking to defend, bottom hand came off as he played it to the off side
18.4
1
Vaas to Jadeja, 1 run, shortish slower ball, slapped towards point for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
47(32) 0x4 - 4x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 8 1 1 0 1 18
SA Asnodkar
44(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 12 0 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

RG Sharma
O3.0
M0
R12
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O4.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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GL1441008.000-0.412
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