625dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Symonds and Suman keep Deccan alive

It was just another day at the office for Deccan Chargers until T Suman finally became the first Indian domestic cricketer to perform well for them and saw them through an improbable chase

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TL Suman
78(57) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
2 4 5 10 10 10 23 14
JH Kallis
68(44) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
15 4 7 14 23 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
RJ Harris
O4
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Deccan Chargers , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

8 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Deccan Chargers 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

That 91-run stand came to Deccan's rescue when they badly needed it. A very crucial win for Deccan. Not all shots were attractive, there were inside edges amidst some clean hits but Deccan will be least bothered about that now. Nice to see a local player like Suman take the attention for a change. Stay with us for the presentation.

Kumble: "Initially the wicket was stopping a bit. Then it played better, I thought 184 was good to defend but our bowling let us down. The (last four slots) is getting tight. Kohli batted really well.Our bowlers need to look inside and find an answer."

Gilchrist: "A 90% improved performance, still 10% left to do. Suman was brilliant, Symo outstanding, out bowling needs to improve though. Team morale has been pretty good. Our next game is a must win game. When I got out, we thought we had paced the innings well, in this ground it is possible to push on towards the end. This will go a long way in putting us back on the path. It's been a challenge not having a base but fantastic crowd here tonight."

Suman is the Man of the Match: "My plan was to bat till the end. I had Symonds around. In this match Gilchrist told me many times to be patient. Great having legends around to help us."

That's it from here tonight. Thanks for your company. Join us tomorrow!

19.2
4
Vinay Kumar to Symonds, FOUR runs, game ovaaah! Pitched on middle and off and he makes room and swings it over mid-on, the ball just drops short of the rope
19.1
6
Vinay Kumar to Symonds, SIX runs, whoa! Vinay bowls a full toss and Symonds backs away and bashes it to the second tier at wide long-on!

9 needed off six. Deccan have muffed it before, they cannot afford to do it again

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | DC: 176/3 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.26, RRR: 9.00)

  • Andrew Symonds43 (22b)
  • Tirumalasetti Suman78 (57b)
  • Jacques Kallis4-0-32-0
  • Dale Steyn4-0-38-0
18.6
1
Kallis to Symonds, 1 run, squirts a yorker down to short cover
18.5
1
Kallis to Suman, 1 run, comes over the wicket to Suman, another yorker squeezed down the ground
18.4
1
Kallis to Symonds, 1 run, comes round the wicket and Symonds tucks it to midwicket
18.3
6
Kallis to Symonds, SIX runs, will this be the most important hit for Deccan? Kallis errs by pitching it up and Symonds gets under the bounce and scoops it over long-off, clean hit!

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11AC GilchristMD Mishra
2nd77AC GilchristTL Suman
3rd7TL SumanRG Sharma
4th91A SymondsTL Suman

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MI14104201.084
DC148616-0.297
CSK1477140.274
RCB1477140.219
DC1477140.021
KKR147714-0.341
RR146812-0.514
KXIP144108-0.478