Tuesday, April 6, 2010

IPL 2010 Rajasthan Royals vs. Deccan Chargers (Match 36) result

Rajasthan Royals won the 36th match of the IPL 2010 by defeating Deccan Chargers by just two runs. The match was turned around by Shane Warne, who took four crucial wickets at right time for Royals and won the match for them. Rajasthan Royals made 159 in their 20 overs and Deccan managed to score only 157 to the reply.

Rajasthan Royals batted brilliantly in their first six overs apart from losing wickets. RP Singh dismissed Michael Lumb and Naman Ojha in quick succession. Thereafter Watson and Faiz Fazal joined at the crease and added 77 runs for the third wicket. Fazal contributed 36 runs from just 29 balls. Yusuf Pathan was dismissed for just five runs. Rajasthan was crumbling at that stage. Shane Watson somewhat rescued his side from a collapse and added 58 to his tally in the IPL. This innings came off just 36 balls and contained 3 sixes and 3 fours. Apart from Watson and Fazal there was not much contribution from other batsmen. Royals scored 159 runs for the loss of ten wickets.

Deccan Chargers didn’t have a good start as they lost VVS Laxman early in the innings. Gilchrist then gave momentum to the scoring and added 34 runs to the board. Gilchrist got 34 runs off just 17 balls. This innings contained three sixes and three fours. Gilchrist was soon dismissed by Dole. Symonds found it difficult to tackle fast bowling by Morne Morkel. Symonds scored 15 off 20 deliveries. Warne struck in his second over by taking the wicket of Anirudh Singh. In his next over he scalped the wicket of Dwayne Smith. Warne took four crucial wickets and ended his spell by giving just 21 runs. Apart from Rohit Sharma’s innings there was nothing much for Deccan to cheer about. Rohit scored 73 off just 44 deliveries and contained eight boundaries and two sixes. Chargers lost the match when they lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma.

• Rajasthan Royals- 159/10 in 19.5 overs.
• Deccan Chargers- 157/10 in 19.5 overs.
• Rajasthan Royals won the match by 2 runs.

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