Deccan Chargers score 184/6 against Royal Challengers

Brilliant half centuries from Adam Gilchrist and Rohit Sharma helped Deccan Chargers post 184 for the loss of six wickets in an IPL match against Bangalore Royal Challengers in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Published: Wed 22 Apr 2009, 9:12 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:47 AM

Gilchrist scored a rapidfire 71 from 45 balls, including five sixes and six hits to the fence.

Rohit Sharma meanwhile added 52 from 30 balls, hitting five sixes and one four.

Skipper Kevin Pietersen was the impressive bowler for Bangalore as he picked up two crucial wickets.

Praveen Kumar, Steyn and Ryder bagged one wicket each.

Gilchrist provides Chargers with an explosive start

By the time VVS Laxman brought his brand of traditional cricket to the pitch in Deccan Chargers’ encounter against the Royal Challengers, Adam Gilchrist had savaged 41 runs off 24 balls to propel his team to 63 for the loss of one wicket.

Herschelle Gibbs looked set for another batting onslaught before he lost his wicket falling leg before wicket to Praveen Kumar. Laxman didn’t survive much longer either as he spooned a simple catch to long off, off the bowling of Jesse Ryder.

Gilly on the other hand continued his merry ways by exacting six fours and two sixes to send the crowd into a deafening tizzy. Anil Kumble seemed to be the only bowler who could contain the batsmen as he conceded just four runs in his first over. The Royal Challengers will have to think out of the box if they want to get rid of Gilchrist because the longer they take to do this the further the match will stray away from them.

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