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46th match (N), Nagpur, Apr 12 2010, Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 152)138
Chargers won by 13 runs
player of the match
Harmeet Singh
Deccan Chargers
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• The 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

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Scorecard summary
Deccan Chargers151/6(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore138/10(19.4 overs)
RP Singh2/21(4)

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
19.3
W
Harris to Vinay, OUT

timber! Harris fires a yorker on the off stump, the batsman makes room again and swings, the off stump is flattened

Vinay Kumar b Harris 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
19.3
1w
Harris to Vinay, 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
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 191 run • 2 wickets
RCB: 135/8CRR: 7.10 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 from 6b
Vinay Kumar4 (6)
Anil Kumble1 (2)
Harmeet Singh4-0-24-2
Ryan Harris3-0-31-1
18.6
Harmeet Singh to Vinay, no run

slower ball just outside the off stump, Vinay swishes at thin air, top class over by Harmeet

18.5
Harmeet Singh to Vinay, no run

Vinay leaves the ball probably thinking it would be a wide, nope it was perfectly legitimate

18.4
1
Harmeet Singh to Kumble, 1 run

comes down the pitch and gets an inside edge down to short fine leg

18.3
Harmeet Singh to Kumble, no run

Gilchrist goes back, bowls the slower ball and Kumble drives away from the body and misses

Kumble now

18.2
W
Harmeet Singh to Steyn, OUT

Harmeet Singh Bansal's on a hat-trick! Steyn goes right across his stumps and tries to sweep him, exposes all three stumps and the ball hits the back leg flush in front of the stumps, see you later!

Dale Steyn lbw b Harmeet Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.1
W
Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, OUT

could be the most important strike of the match! Harmeet bowls yet another leg cutter and Uthappa swishes hard and misses it completely, knocks the off stump

Robin Uthappa b Harmeet Singh 34 (20b 0x4 3x6) SR: 170

This is intense stuff guys! Who;s going to win this?? Harmeet now

end of over 1821 runs
RCB: 134/6CRR: 7.44 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 18 from 12b
Vinay Kumar4 (4)
Robin Uthappa34 (19)
Ryan Harris3-0-31-1
RP Singh4-0-21-2
17.6
2
Harris to Vinay, 2 runs

good running from Vinay! He jams out a low full toss to long-off and he pushes for the second so that Uthappa will have strike

17.5
1
Harris to Uthappa, 1 run

Dropped but he saved a boundary! Thick outside edge on the drive and Gilly flings himself to his right and gloves it down to third man

17.4
6
Harris to Uthappa, SIX runs

could this be the turning point! Harris bowls length again and Uthappa makes room and clubs it over wide long-on

17.3
2
Harris to Uthappa, 2 runs

that looked like a certain boundary but Symonds was awesome at deep cover, powerful front foot drive

17.3
1w
Harris to Uthappa, 1 wide

a trifle wide outside off and the batsmen made room to drive, Russel Tiffen signals pretty late and Harris isnt happy with the call

17.2
2
Harris to Uthappa, 2 runs

now he bowls it fuller and he crashes it down to long-on, they put pressure on Sumanth and go for the second, Vinay times his dive well, third umpire takes a look

This is shaping to be a classic T20 game

17.2
1w
Harris to Uthappa, 1 wide

this time he bowls it too short and is penalised

17.1
6
Harris to Uthappa, SIX runs

what a response! Harris bowls length to Uthappa and he makes room and slaps it high and far over the bowler's head

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 113/6CRR: 6.64 • RRR: 13.00 • Need 39 from 18b
Vinay Kumar2 (3)
Robin Uthappa17 (14)
RP Singh4-0-21-2
Pragyan Ojha4-0-22-2
16.6
Singh to Vinay, no run

great keeping there! Vinay tries to smash it down the ground but gets an under edge and Gilchrist falls to his left and stops it

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
51 runs (46)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
24120111327
Rahul Dravid portrait
R Dravid
49 runs (35)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
17 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
RP Singh portrait
RP Singh
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Harmeet Singh
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 days12 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Brian Jerling
Reserve Umpire
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Vilas Bandiwadekar
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsDeccan Chargers 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0