2.1 Got him, Akmal's powerful slice finds Sanjay Bangar at backward point, who takes a good catch 14/1
    17.2 what have we here?? Afridi gets away with a low full toss and Smith goes for a rather tired heave, he fails to get the elevation and Kalyanakrishna takes it easily at deep midwicket 187/5
    9.3 and a huge sigh of relief for Deccan as Pathan goes! It was a rank half tracker outside off, Pathan stays at the crease, reaches out and plays an ugly flat-batted swipe straight to Symonds at long-on 112/2
    11.6 through the gate! Afridi bowls the quicker one and gets it to angle into watson, he goes for the slog sweep but misses it completely and the ball crashes onto the stumps 126/3
    17.1 could this be a turning point here? Afridi pitches that on a good length and Kaif tries to slam that over long-on, he mishits it and Symonds takes the offering easily at long-on 186/4
    18.2 the middle stump is out! RP fires in a yorker on the base of middle stump, Jadeja makes room to dig it out but is beaten for pace, the middle stump goes back by a yard or two 195/6
    not out
    18.4 Warne moves across his stumps to distract RP, he fires that down leg and Warne drives straight to Laxman at cover, Salunkhe sets off for a suicidal run but Warne sends him back, it's too late as RP whips off the bails 196/7
    not out
    7 (lb 4, nb 1, w 2)
    217/7 (19.5 Overs, RR: 10.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Kamran Akmal, 2.1 ov), 2-112 (Yusuf Pathan, 9.3 ov), 3-126 (Shane Watson, 11.6 ov), 4-186 (Mohammad Kaif, 17.1 ov), 5-187 (Graeme Smith, 17.2 ov), 6-195 (Ravindra Jadeja, 18.2 ov), 7-196 (Dinesh Salunkhe, 18.4 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas4042110.5085200
    RP Singh4044111.00104311
    PP Ojha2023011.5033100
    D Kalyankrishna3030110.0042200
    Shahid Afridi402837.0092110
    A Symonds2.5046016.2332500

Match Details


Rajasthan Royals , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


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

24 April 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires


Rajasthan Royals 2, Deccan Chargers 0

Match Notes

  • Symonds' hero and villain avatars

    Not only does he have a nation to win over after his role in the Harbhajan Singh affair in Sydney, but his team had lost two out of two before tonight and, in a tournament where the dollar speaks, he is burdened with the second-highest price tag of the lo

  • Warne gatecrashes Symonds' party

    Rajasthan Royals won a last-over thriller after Shane Warne directed a 17-run chase off the final six balls to beat the Deccan Chargers by three wickets

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st14Kamran AkmalGC Smith
2nd98GC SmithYK Pathan
3rd14SR WatsonGC Smith
4th60M KaifGC Smith
5th1GC SmithRA Jadeja
6th8SK WarneRA Jadeja
7th1SK WarneD Salunkhe
8th21SK WarnePankaj Singh