118dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Harmeet Singh, Rohit Sharma shore up Deccan

Deccan Chargers survived three huge blows in the first two overs of the match, and some more towards the end by Robin Uthappa, to keep alive their hopes of a semi-final berth

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Rohit Sharma
51(46) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 4 12 0 11 13 2 7
Rahul Dravid
49(35) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
9 6 5 6 13 2 2 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Dale Steyn
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , 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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Deccan Chargers 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Another back to the wall performance from Deccan Chargers. Bangalore will be shell shocked at this because it was their match to lose. Dravid put them on course to another successful chase but he fell at the wrong time. Kallis slowed down for too long and out pressure on himself and the rest. Al they needed was for someone to support Uthappa but it wasn't good enough. Full credit to the way Ojha and Harmeet in particular bowled. RP too was effective, he got rid of Taylor, probably the best batsman at that stage to support Uthappa. Deccan move from seventh to fifth.

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Kumble: "I thought 150 was gettable. We let them off the hook on a few occasions. Rahul gave us the initial impetus but it all fell apart after that."

Gilchrist: "I did feel that we could defend it, such a big ground, some of the Bangalore boys found out that what could have gone for six didn't go all the way. Ojha is the go-to man for a wicket."

Harmeet is the Man of the Match: "I'd like to thank my mom and dad who got me into cricket. I've been practicing the slower balls, back of the hand and under the fingers."

This was a great T20 game. Thanks for your company, goodnight!

19.4
W
Harris to Appanna, 1 run, OUT, run-out! Appanna makes room and scoops it down to deep point, risky second run but the throw from Rohit is accurate to Gilchrist and he whips off the bails, Tiffenn doesn't call for the third umpire

KP Appanna run out (Sharma/†Gilchrist) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.3
W
Harris to Vinay Kumar, OUT, timber! Harris fires a yorker on the off stump, the batsman makes room again and swings, the off stump is flattened

R Vinay Kumar b Harris 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

19.3
1w
Harris to Vinay Kumar, 1 wide, he sees the batsman making room and fires too wide outside off, no way anyone could have chased that
19.2
1
Harris to Kumble, 1 run, it's a full toss and he can only put it away to cover
19.1
0
Harris to Kumble, no run, fires it full and on the leg stump line, he fails to make contact and the ball nearly shaves the stump

END OF OVER:
19 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | RCB: 135/8 (17 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 17.00)

  • Vinay Kumar4 (6b)
  • Anil Kumble1 (2b)
  • Harmeet Singh4-0-24-2
  • Ryan Harris3-0-31-1
18.6
0
Harmeet Singh to Vinay Kumar, no run, slower ball just outside the off stump, Vinay swishes at thin air, top class over by Harmeet

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0JH KallisMK Pandey
2nd74JH KallisR Dravid
3rd21JH KallisRV Uthappa
4th6RV UthappaLRPL Taylor
5th3RV UthappaV Kohli
6th6RV UthappaCL White
7th24RV UthappaR Vinay Kumar
8th0R Vinay KumarDW Steyn
9th3A KumbleR Vinay Kumar
10th1A KumbleKP Appanna