At Port Elizabeth, May 2, 2009. Rajasthan Royals won by three wickets. Toss: Deccan Chargers.
Deccan Chargers 141-5 (20 overs) (A. C. Gilchrist 39, R. G. Sharma 38, T. L. Suman 41*);
Rajasthan Royals 142-7 (19.4 overs) (L. A. Carseldine 39, A. S. Raut 36*). Rajasthan Royals 2 pts.
Man of the Match: Y. K. Pathan.
Two unsung Indians, Tirumalasetti Suman and Abhishek Raut, excelled in a see-saw battle. Suman
top-scored for the Chargers with 41* from 30 balls and, after Yusuf Pathan had blasted 24 from 14
balls, Raut kept his nerve to ensure Rajasthan collected the 11 runs they needed from the last two
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