Deccan Chargers beat Mumbai Indians by 19 runs

Deccan Chargers won the toss and decided to bat against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match at the SuperSport Park. Mumbai Indians restricted Deccan Chargers to 145/6, but the magic of RP Singh brought the game back and Deccan Chargers won by 19 runs.

Published: Wed 6 May 2009, 8:19 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:48 AM

Deccan batted sensibly with some valuable contributions from Rohit Sharma and Venugopal Rao which helped the Chargers to 145. It looked to be insufficient on a good batting wicket and also taking into account the might of the Mumbai Indians batting. RP Singh swung the ball dramatically to send back the big guns Jayasuriya and Sachin off successive balls but a 53-run stand between Shah and Duminy had revived them. Then Gilchrist turned to part-time spin and Suman almost immediately got Shah. On the strength of Rohit Sharma’s hat-trick, Deccan came back strong.

If Deccan win, they will surge to the second spot. If Mumbai win, they will enter the top four, knocking off Deccan.

Deccan Chargers: Game of cricket is always capricious. Adam Gilchrist must be wondering about the vagaries of the game, with four straight wins followed by four straight defeats. However, the common thing in all matches was that when Gilchrist and Gibbs fired, so did the team. Last year too, it was due to a failed effort to fire together that Deccan had such a torrid time. Gilchrist will want to turn things around quickly before their bright start fizzles out.

Mumbai Indians: Their form has worried captain Tendulkar enough to make a statement about consistency. On paper, they still have a very good balanced side, but seem to run out of ideas when both openers fail. Duminy has been great in the middle order, but they would expect more from Bravo and Nayar - who have had good performances but sporadic ones. In spite of the beating they took against Bangalore, bowling continues to be their strength.

Deccan Chargers

AC Gilchrist, Abhinav Kumar, AA Bilakhia, MS Bisla, H Das, FH Edwards, HH Gibbs, Harmeet Singh, RJ Harris, Jaskaran Singh, D Kalyankrishna, VVS Laxman, PP Ojha, DB Ravi Teja, PM Sarvesh Kumar, RG Sharma, SM Shoaib, LPC Silva, RP Singh, DR Smith, SB Styris, TS Suman, A Symonds, WPUJC Vaas, Y Venugopal Rao, DP Vijaykumar, AS Yadav, DNT Zoysa

Mumbai Indians

SR Tendulkar, DJ Bravo, S Dhawan, JP Duminy, CRD Fernando, Harbhajan Singh, ST Jayasuriya, Z Khan, DS Kulkarni, R McLaren, SL Malinga, KD Mills, Mohammad Ashraful, C Nanda, AM Nayar, AM Rahane, RR Raje, L Ronchi, JN Shah, PR Shah, RA Shaikh, YV Takawale, SS Tiwary

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