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Date – 25 April 2009

Pragyan Ojha (4-0-21-3) balled the spell which enabled Deccan Chargers to beat Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in an IPL match at Durban on Saturday. Not only he took three wickets, he took the price scalps of Sachin Tendulkar and JP Duminy to break the back bone of Mumbai Indians.

Chasing 169 to win, Mumbai finished at 156/7 and with this win Deccan Chargers retained the top spot.After winning the toss Deccan Chargers decided to bat first and thanks to impressive batting by Gilchirst, Gibbs and Smith they scored 168 runs. Once the opener were back, the middle order collapsed and they were restricted to a target much less than what was earlier anticipated. But when Mumbai Indians started the batting, they lost the priced wicket of Jayasurya in 2nd over. Tendulkar and Duminy reconstructed the innings but Ojha with his dream spell ended the hopes for Mumbai Indians.

Fall of Wickets
Deccan Chargers
FOW:*A Gilchrist (63-1, 6.5), D Smith (124-2, 12.5), R Sharma (136-3, 14.4), V Laxman (137-4, 15), H Gibbs (140-5, 15.4), Venugopal Rao (156-6, 17.4), RP Singh (161-7, 18.4), F Edwards (163-8, 19.2), Ravi Teja (168-9, 20)

Mumbai Indians
S Jayasuriya (4-1, 1.4), *S Tendulkar (86-2, 10.5), S Dhawan (92-3, 12.3), J Duminy (105-4, 14.3), A Nayar (120-5, 16.2), D Bravo (144-6, 18.2), Harbhajan (154-7, 19.3)

Man of the Match – PP Ojha (Deccan Chargers)

Category: IPL Hyderabad, IPL Mumbai