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40th match (N), Bengaluru, Apr 8 2010, Indian Premier League
(19.2/20 ov, target 185)186/3
Chargers won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Tirumalasetti Suman
Deccan Chargers
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• The 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

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Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore184/6(20 overs)
Deccan Chargers186/3(19.2 overs)

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 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 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 1910 runs
DC: 176/3CRR: 9.26 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Andrew Symonds43 (22)
Tirumalasetti Suman78 (57)
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!

18.2
1
Kallis to Suman, 1 run

flayed to long-off and Symonds wanted the second but Suman was happy with the single

18.1
Kallis to Suman, no run

slower ball on a yorker length and Suman can only squirt it back to the bowler, great ball

19 of 12, the crowd;s been quiet for a while

end of over 189 runs
DC: 166/3CRR: 9.22 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Tirumalasetti Suman76 (54)
Andrew Symonds35 (19)
Dale Steyn4-0-38-0
Praveen Kumar4-0-37-1
17.6
1
Steyn to Suman, 1 run

yorker outside off and squeezed out to cover

17.5
1
Steyn to Symonds, 1 run

fierly yorker on the stumps and he manages to tuck it to short fine leg, no matter how hard he tries Steyn can't seem to hit the stumps

17.4
1
Steyn to Suman, 1 run

slower ball, he chips it down the ground and the ball drops short of long-on

17.3
4
Steyn to Suman, FOUR runs

he's on a roll! Steyn aims for the yorker length but it's a friendly full toss which Suman slices wide if backward point

17.2
1
Steyn to Symonds, 1 run

fires it on a yorker length outside off and he jams it out to backward point

17.1
1
Steyn to Suman, 1 run

full on the pads and squirted down to long-on

end of over 1721 runs
DC: 157/3CRR: 9.23 • RRR: 9.33 • Need 28 from 18b
Tirumalasetti Suman69 (50)
Andrew Symonds33 (17)
Praveen Kumar4-0-37-1
Vinay Kumar3-0-29-1
16.6
1
Praveen to Suman, 1 run

full on the pads and clipped to the on side

16.5
6
Praveen to Suman, SIX runs

shot! Praveen's nightmare over here, he switches to a fuller length but gets scooped high over the sight screen

16.4
1
Praveen to Symonds, 1 run
16.3
6
Praveen to Symonds, SIX runs

game on! Symonds picks another slower ball early and bashes it over deep midwicket, Praveen makes the mistake of dropping it short

16.3
1w
Praveen to Symonds, 1 wide

slower ball but too wide outside off, he's not chasing that

16.2
4
Praveen to Symonds, FOUR runs

lucky boundary for Symonds, he backs away to a shorter delivery and gets a thick edge which just flies over Uthappa who leaps up

Best performances - batsmen
T Suman portrait
TL Suman
78 runs (57)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control59%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
26 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis
68 runs (44)
9 fours
1 six
Control65%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Pragyan Ojha portrait
PP Ojha
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
Ryan Harris player pic
RJ Harris
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossDeccan Chargers, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Tirumalasetti Suman
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 days8 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Daryl Harper
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
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Krishna Hariharan
Reserve Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsDeccan Chargers 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0