Defending champion, Deccan Chargers, defeated Chennai Super Kings by 31 runs in the fifth match of IPL season 3 held at Chennai. It was Deccan who dominated the game from the start of the play till the end.
Deccan batted first brilliantly with most of their key batsmen contributed equally. Adam Gilchrist continued his form and scored runs all around the park. He was dismissed by Aswin when the scoreboard of Deccan reached 55 runs. After the loss of two wickets, Gibbs and Symonds played really well. At the start of the innings, Symonds was a bit too slow to pick the run. But as the game gained momentum he shifted his gear and hit boundaries around the park. And on these two batsmen’s dismissal Rohit Sharma and Suman helped Deccan Chargers to score 190 runs at the end of 20 overs.
Deccan’s bowlers started well to defend this total. Chaminda Vaas again provide break through for them. He was the pick of the bowlers. He took 3 important wickets of Mathew Hayden, Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay. MS Dhoni and Albie Morkel tried to win the match for them. But Chennai Super Kings only managed to score 159 runs with the loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs. Deccan currently has 1 win and 1 loss under their belt.
• Deccan Chargers- 190/4 in 20 overs.
• Chennai Super Kings- 159/9 in 20 overs.
• Deccan Chargers won the match by 31 runs