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Match: 46th T20, IPL3
Venue: Nagpur
Date: April 12, 2010
Toss: Royal Challengers elected to field.
Result: Deccan Chargers won by 13 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field first. They started well with pacer Dale Steyn striking twice in the very first over. He bowled a wonderful spell of 4 overs and claimed 3 wickets, Gilchrist and Gibbs the major ones. Deccan Chargers were struggling at 14/3 in 2.3 overs. Rohit Sharma and Monish Mishra then revived the innings with 82 runs fourth wicket partnership. Just when it looked that Deccan’s are getting back on track, M Mishra was run out leaving them at 96/4 in 12.3 overs. Symonds also failed to score fast runs and in the end only because of Rohit’s fifty, Deccan Chargers were able to score 151/6 in 20 overs.

Deccan Chargers had to win today’s match to stay alive for semi’s. The batsmen could put only 151 on board and now it rested on bowlers to save the match. They got Manish Pandey’s wicket on the very first ball of innings but after that Dravid and Kallis denied the bowlers and wickets and took the score to 74, Dravid was out for 49 but a strong platform was laid for Royal Challengers middle order to win today and secure a place in semi’s. But then the middle order fumbled and wickets started to fell in quickly. Middle order collapse changed the whole match dynamics. At one position it looked the match is tilting towards Royal Challengers but a superb comeback from Deccan Chargers bowlers helped them win today’s match by 13 runs and thus keep the hopes for semi’s alive.

Match notes
* Deccan Chargers: 50 runs in 8.2 overs, Extras 6
* Deccan Chargers: 100 runs in 13.3 overs, Extras 6
* RG Sharma: 50 off 44 balls (7 x 4)
* Deccan Chargers: 150 runs in 19.3 overs, Extras 9
* Innings Break: Deccan Chargers – 151/6 in 20.0 overs

* Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 7.2 overs, Extras 7
* Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 14.4 overs, Extras 9

Match 46 Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Scorecard

Category: IPL Bangalore Royal Challengers, IPL Hyderabad