result
42nd match (D/N), Nagpur, Apr 10 2010, Indian Premier League
Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/18
ryan-harris
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• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Suman, bowlers keep Deccan alive

Deccan Chargers continued to climb up the points table by beating Chennai Super Kings comprehensively by six wickets at their "home" venue in Nagpur to draw level with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and the losing side

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Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings138/8(20 overs)
Deccan Chargers139/4(19.1 overs)

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Presentation

Ryan Harris is the Man of the Match "Doesn't happen often [bowler getting MOM], does it? We have talked about our last five-six overs, our batsmen should have been chasing 35-40 runs less in many matches. We have been a bit predictable, so we have to mix it up, and the main thing for me is I wasn't executing the yorker well. So that's something we are still working on."

Adam Gilchrist "We had to [come back and keep winning]. The wicket was very slow, the bowlers adapted quickly, we lost a few wickets early, but the batsmen hung in. Similar scenario [as in 1999 WC] to win every game. That's been an accusation, or suggestion, that we have relied too much on big-name players, and they haven't done well this time. But they have lifted their games, and also the others around them. We can win three out of three, we have got to believe we can do it."

MS Dhoni "The ball was stopping on, especially under the lights it got slightly better to bat. Overall, they bowled and batted better. Smarter sides make full use of conditions, they used the slower ones well, and had fielders in the right place. We were lacking a spinner or a bowler who could take the pace off."

It's the same pair of Suman and Symonds that guides Deccan home. Suman played some beautiful inside-out shots, and Symonds once again took it upon himself to stay there till the game was won. He seems a hurt, determined man. Lots of credit to their bowlers, though, for having kept Chennai to 138. Deccan are now level with Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore on points here. Bangalore and Kolkata, though, have a game in hand. But it's all too close, even Punjab have a remote outside chance.

19.1
1
Raina to Symonds, 1 run

guides it to short third man, and Deccan are right back in the semi-finals race

19.1
1w
Raina to Symonds, 1 wide

looks to paddle but it turns down the leg side, scores level

Raina to bowl the last over

end of over 1911 runs
DC: 137/4CRR: 7.21 RRR: 2.00
Dwayne Smith13 (8)
Andrew Symonds26 (21)
Thilan Thushara 4-0-27-0
Doug Bollinger 3-0-31-0
18.6
2
Thushara to Smith, 2 runs

on the pads, and placed between deep fine leg and square leg, and comes back for two

18.5
Thushara to Smith, no run

length ball, hit straight to extra cover

18.4
1
Thushara to Symonds, 1 run

dabbed away to third man for a single

18.4
1w
Thushara to Symonds, 1 wide

slower offcutter, but it starts too wide and ends wider

18.3
Thushara to Symonds, no run

Symonds makes room and hits it powerfully but straight to extra cover

18.2
1
Thushara to Smith, 1 run

follows the big hit with a bunted single

18.1
6
Thushara to Smith, SIX runs

Maybe not! Smith produces the big hit this time, lovely straight strike again, a mere flick, and it goes over long-on

Thushara on. Can he keep this alive for Bollinger 's last over?

end of over 189 runs
DC: 126/4CRR: 7.00 RRR: 6.50
Andrew Symonds25 (19)
Dwayne Smith4 (4)
Doug Bollinger 3-0-31-0
Shadab Jakati 4-0-29-1
17.6
4
Bollinger to Symonds, FOUR runs

and Symonds produces the big hit at the right time again. This one misses the yorker length by about a foot, enough for Symonds to get under and loft straight of long-off for four

17.5
1
Bollinger to Smith, 1 run

back of a length, Smith stays deep in the crease and works it for one

17.4
1
Bollinger to Symonds, 1 run

lucky Dougy, straying on the pads with short fine up in the circle, but Symonds hits it straight towards Tyagi

17.3
1
Bollinger to Smith, 1 run

yorker again, and again Smith manages a single down to long-off

17.2
1
Bollinger to Symonds, 1 run

short, cut away to third man for one

17.1
1
Bollinger to Smith, 1 run

starts off with a yorker, Smith digs it out and gets a single

Dougy B comes back. He has two overs left. 21 off three required

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 117/4CRR: 6.88 RRR: 7.33
Andrew Symonds19 (16)
Dwayne Smith1 (1)
Shadab Jakati 4-0-29-1
Thilan Thushara 3-0-16-0
16.6
Jakati to Symonds, no run

flatter delivery, hit to straightish extra cover

16.5
2
Jakati to Symonds, 2 runs

and now the nurdle into the leg side, and he has places it well to come back for two

16.4
6
Jakati to Symonds, SIX runs

another lovely hit from Symonds, no back lift or follow through, dances down the track and hits it flat and straight, lovely six

no slip for Symonds

16.3
1
Jakati to Smith, 1 run

flicks a full ball for a single

Smith is the new man in

16.2
1
Jakati to Symonds, 1 run

Symonds pushes it to the right of the bowler, Jakati is hampered by the batsman getting back into the none-striker's crease, and a single ensues

Best performances - batters
T Suman portrait
TL Suman DC
55 runs (44)
4 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
1 four
1 six
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Suresh Raina portrait
SK Raina CSK
52 runs (42)
4 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ryan Harris player pic
RJ Harris DC
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin CSK
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
2
ECO
3.25
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days10 April 2010 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
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Vilas Bandiwadekar
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsDeccan Chargers 2, Chennai Super Kings 0