Today’s Match Details – Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers
Match -20th DLF IPL T20, IPL5 2012
Time – 4:00 pm i.e 10:30 GMT | 16:00 IST
Date – April 17, 2012
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Toss – Deccan Chargers elected to bat
Result – Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets
Today in the 20th match of DLF IPL, Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bat first. K Sangakkara and S Dhawan opened the innings for DC and gave them the best possible start. The duo added 94 for the first wicket partnership in just 10.4 overs before Sangakkara got out after scoring 44 off 32 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. S Dhawan completed his fifty and got out after scoring 52 off 43 balls with 8 fours leaving DC at 108/2 in 13.1 overs. D Christian and JP Duminy then joined the run feast as they both hammered Rajasthan bowlers. JP Duminy was particularly severe as he scored 58 off 26 with 3 fours and 5 sixes and was supported brilliantly by D Christian who scored 29 off 19 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. The duo helped Deccan Chargers post a good total of 196/2 in 20 overs.
Chasing 197 to win, R Dravid and A Rahane gave an explosive start to Rajasthan as the duo added 62 runs in just 5.5 overs before Dravid got out after scoring 42 off 24 balls which included 7 fours and 1 six. After Dravid’s wicket, Menaria joined Rahane and the duo scored runs with ease and took the team score past 100. A Menaria was the next wicket to fall when the team score was 110 in 12 overs. Needing 78 to win from 7 overs, the onus was on Rahane and Owais Shah both in form batsmen but A Rahane got out after scoring a brilliant 44 runs off 31 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Brad Hodge joined Shah but soon Misra got the wicket of Shah leaving RR at 134/4 in 15.1 overs. 17 runs were scored in the 17th over by Hodge and Botha and even after Botha’s wicket, Hodge played a superb cameo of 48 runs in 21 balls to take his team to a scintillating 5 wicket win.