Deccan Chargers The Team To Beat

I watched the Deccan Chargers, courtesy of Adam Gilchrist and Herschelle Gibbs hammer the Chennai Super Kings attack to hand Deccan Chargers their fourth successive win in the Indian Premier League on Monday.

I have been a bit slow getting into the Indian Premier League, mainly due to work commitments and being out of the loop due to so many public holidays. I got a chance to watch some games this week finally and I must say ‘my team’, or at least the one team I have chosen to support have done really well.

I chose to support the Deccan Chargers for two reasons. Herschelle Gibbs and Adam Gilchrist. Im a big fan of cricket and I appreciate the bowling apsect tremendously, but batting for me has always been the highlight, and these two guys create firewaorks shows when theyre on song.

This Monday, the Deccan Chargers skipper, the 37  year old Adam Gilchrist, blazed 44 off 19 balls with five boundaries and three sixes.

Gibbs remained unbeaten on 69 with six fours and two sixes to continue his and his side’s impressive run this year. To put this into perspective, The Chargers had finished at the bottom of the table in last year’s inaugural tournament.

Chennai’s innings revolved around two whirlwind knocks from left-handed veterans Matthew Hayden of Australia and Jacob Oram of New Zealand, but it was not enough to come close to the Gibbs and Gilchrist show.

Full Scorecard:

Result Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
PA Patel c wicketkeeperGilchrist b Edwards 0 2 0 0 0.00
ML Hayden c Sharma b Ojha 49 35 8 0 140.00
SK Raina c & b Sharma 25 19 1 2 131.57
captainwicketkeeper MS Dhoni c Shoaib b Ojha 22 22 1 1 100.00
JDP Oram not out 41 29 4 2 141.37
JA Morkel c Singh b Venugopal Rao 13 7 1 1 185.71
S Badrinath c & b Singh 8 9 1 0 88.88
MS Gony not out 0 0 0 0
Extras (w 4, nb 3) 7
Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 165 (8.25 runs per over)
Did not bat Joginder Sharma, L Balaji, M Muralitharan
Fall of wickets1-0 (Patel, 0.2 ov), 2-64 (Raina, 6.5 ov), 3-102 (Dhoni, 12.3 ov), 4-103 (Hayden, 12.6 ov), 5-129 (Morkel, 16.5 ov), 6-165 (Badrinath, 19.5 ov)


Bowling O M R W Econ
FH Edwards 4 0 21 1 5.25
RP Singh 3 0 32 1 10.66 (3nb, 2w)
DR Smith 1 0 17 0 17.00
Y Venugopal Rao 4 0 35 1 8.75 (1w)
RG Sharma 3 0 18 1 6.00
PP Ojha 2 0 11 2 5.50
SM Shoaib 3 0 31 0 10.33 (1w)
Deccan Chargers innings (target: 166 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
captainwicketkeeper AC Gilchrist c Muralitharan b Raina 44 19 5 3 231.57
HH Gibbs not out 69 56 6 2 123.21
VVS Laxman c Oram b Raina 4 5 0 0 80.00
RG Sharma c wicketkeeperDhoni b Balaji 18 19 0 1 94.73
DR Smith lbw b Muralitharan 12 5 1 1 240.00
AA Bilakhia not out 12 14 1 0 85.71
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 5) 10
Total (4 wickets; 19.3 overs) 169 (8.66 runs per over)
Did not bat Y Venugopal Rao, PP Ojha, RP Singh, FH Edwards, SM Shoaib
Fall of wickets1-67 (Gilchrist, 5.4 ov), 2-75 (Laxman, 7.3 ov), 3-114 (Sharma, 13.4 ov), 4-130 (Smith, 15.2 ov)


Bowling O M R W Econ
L Balaji 3.3 0 41 1 11.71 (1w)
MS Gony 1 0 20 0 20.00 (1w)
JA Morkel 3 0 29 0 9.66 (1nb)
M Muralitharan 4 0 17 1 4.25 (1w)
SK Raina 4 0 18 2 4.50
Joginder Sharma 1 0 14 0 14.00
JDP Oram 3 0 28 0 9.33

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I'm writing this cos I have a lot to say and sometimes I can't sleep unless I write it. Then its gone from my head. I am a blogger, and a property dude. I "entrepreneur" the shit out of things. I run on tequila and good food.

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