Player of the Match
Player of the Match
266dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dominant Deccan thrash Rajasthan

Smart team changes by the Deccan Chargers and a spineless batting display by the Rajasthan Royals contributed to a mismatch in Kimberley

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
DR Smith
47(32) 0x4 - 4x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
2 0 8 1 2 3 8 23
SA Asnodkar
44(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 5 17 3 6 9

Best performances - Bowlers

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
O3
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
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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

MM Patel run out (Suman/†Gilchrist) 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

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 (57 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.78, RRR: 57.00)

  • Ravindra Jadeja16 (18b)
  • Munaf Patel5 (6b)
  • Chaminda Vaas4-0-19-2
  • Rohit 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
  • Deccan benefit as Smith and Vaas prove their point

    Dwayne Smith hadn't played the last game and Chaminda Vaas hadn't played at all this season but Deccan dropped Herschelle Gibbs, off colour after starting the tournament in a fury, and Ryan Harris, and reaped the benefits of their bold gamble

  • Dominant Deccan thrash Rajasthan

    Smart team changes by the Deccan Chargers and a spineless batting display by the Rajasthan Royals contributed to a mismatch in Kimberley

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5GC SmithSA Asnodkar
2nd14LA CarseldineSA Asnodkar
3rd24SA AsnodkarNV Ojha
4th31SA AsnodkarYK Pathan
5th9SA AsnodkarRA Jadeja
6th2AS RautRA Jadeja
7th11M MorkelRA Jadeja
8th1SK WarneRA Jadeja
9th1SK TrivediRA Jadeja
10th15MM PatelRA Jadeja

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789