Zeenews Sports Bureau
Jaipur: Brad Hodge played a blistering unbeaten 48 off just 21 balls while stumper Dishant Yagnik hit two fours under pressure in the last over to power Rajasthan Royals to an incredible 5-wicket win over Deccan Chargers on Tuesday at Jaipur.
Here are the details of how the match panned out:
Rajasthan Royals Innings:
7: 21 pm Over 19.4: Stupmer Dishant Yagnik (9 off 3 balls) slams two consecutive fours off Dale Steyn in the last over to power Rajasthan Royals to an incredible victory over Deccan Chargers by 5 wickets. They overcome Deccan’s 196 with two balls to spare. Brad Hodge remains unbeaten on 48 off just 21 with 6 fours and 2 sixes. His innings ultimately makes all the differences in the end.
7: 18 pm Over 19: Botha departs trying to hit one over the park for 14. But Hodge again revives Rajasthan’s hopes with a four and a six off Rajan. 14 from the over. RR 186/3. 11 needed off 6 balls.
7: 10 pm Over 18: Botha heaved one for a six over deep mid-wicket off the last ball of Christian’s over. 13 from the over. RR 172/3. 25 needed off 12 balls.
7: 05 pm Over 17: Brad Hodge slams 4 fours off Dale Steyn. Keeps the hopes alive for Rajasthan. 17 from this over. RR 159/3
7: 00 pm Over 16: Mishra takes another one. This time his victim is dangerous Owais Shah. 8 from this over. RR 142/3
6: 56 pm Over 15: Ankit Sharma concedes a six to Brad Hodge. 11 from the over. RR 134/3
6: 51 pm Over 14: Amit Mishra gets the big fish. Rahane throws his wicket away, trying to hit over the long-off for an aggressive 31-ball 44 with 5 fours and a six. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. RR 123/3
6: 47 pm Over 13: 9 runs came from Ankit Sharma’s over. RR 119/2
6: 43 pm Over 12 : Maneria finally breaks the shackles as he went down on one knee hoisting Mishra for a massive SIX over deep extra cover. But the leggie has the last laugh as he scalps Ashok Maneria for 22 against the run of play. Maneria mistimes a pull off a short of length delivery giving a simple catch to Christian at short extra cover. Rajasthan lose 2nd wicket, Owais Shah is up next RR 110/2
6: 39 pm Over 11 : Rahane picks up another boundary off Anand Rajan as Rajasthan reach 100 run mark. 12 runs off the over. RR 101/1
6: 35 pm Over 10: Amit Mishra comes into the attack, and left hander Maneria would be eying some big shots against the leggie. But Rahane drives powerfully wide off long on for a SIX!. Rahane oozing great confidence. 11 runs off the over. RR 89/1
6: 29 pm Over 9: Two good overs in a row for DC as Steyn bowls another tight over. 4 from the over. RR 78/1
6: 24 pm Over 8: Good tight over from Christian. 4 from the over. RR 74/1
6: 20 pm Over 7: Rahane continues to impress with his boundary hitting ability. He hits one more without any fuss. 8 from the over bowled by Rajan. RR 70/1
6: 14 pm Over 6: Dravid plays like Sehwag. Clobbered one over extra cover for a six off Christian. Then cuts one through the cover area for a boundary. But the Christian comes up with a perfect yorker to clean bowl him for a whirlwind 24-ball 44. An unlikely Dravid innings which consisted of 5 fours and a six. 12 runs and a wicket from the over. RR 62/1
6: 08 pm Over 5: Dravid again drives for four through mid-off and then gets another boundary through an outside edge off medium pacer Anand Rajan. 11 from the over. RR 50/0
6: 00 pm Over 4: Dravid drives one through extra-cover for four. Rahane then glides on the leg side for two fours. 14 from the over bowled by Dan Christian. RR 39/0
5: 56 pm Over 3: Rahane hits one four off Ankit Sharma. 8 from the over. RR25/0
5: 53 pm Over 2: Rahul Dravid hits 3 fours off Dale Steyn. 12 from the over. RR 17/0
5: 50 pm Over 1: 5 runs from the first over bowled by left-arm spinner Ankit Sharma. RR 5/0
5: 30 pm Over 20: Duminy continues to deal with 4s and 6s. 50 up for him. He remains unbeaten on of just 26 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes. 18 runs from the last over bowled by Amit Singh. Deccan Chargers post a huge 196/2 in the allotted 20 overs.
5: 26 pm Over 19: Duminy hits two consecutive sixes. 18 runs from the over bowled by Pankaj Singh. DC 178/2
5: 22 pm Over 18: Duminy hits two fours in the fine leg areas. 17 runs from the over bowled by Amit Singh. DC 160/2
5: 15 pm Over 17: Dan Christian lofts one straight for a six. 11 runs from the over bowled by Hogg. DC 143/2
5: 11 pm Over 16: J P Duminy hoicks one over deep mid-wicket for a six. 13 runs from the over bowled by Trivedi. DC 132/2
5: 05 pm Over 15: 9 runs from the over bowled by Botha. DC 119/2
5: 00 pm Over 14: Shikhar Dhawan’s innings of 52 finally came to an end as he was holed out at deep square-leg boundary. His 43-ball knock consisted of 8 boundaries. Just 2 runs and a wicket from the over.DC 110/2
4: 55 pm Over 13: Botha bowls a tight over. Just 3 runs from the over. DC 108/1
4: 52 pm Over 12: 9 runs from Hogg’s over. DC 105/1
4: 49 pm Over 11: Sanga lofts over the bowler's head for a four and a six off the consecutive balls. But Brad Hodge comes back to take the Sri Lankan for a 32-ball-44 off the very next ball. 13 runs from the over. DC 96/1
4: 45 pm Over 10: Hogg again bowls tightly. 6 runs from the over. DC 83/0
4: 40 pm Over 9: Dhawan again hits a four. 5 runs from the over. DC 77/0
4: 36 pm Over 8: Chinaman Brad Hogg introduced into the attack. Dhawan cuts one for a 4. 7 runs from the over. DC 72/0
4: 30 pm Over 7: Dhawan continues to hits four. He glides one for four off Siddhart Trivedi. 6 from the over. DC 63/0
4: 25 pm Over 6: 8 from Botha’s over. DC 57/0
4: 22 pm Over 5: Sanga drives one uppishly for a four through mid-off. 11 from the over. DC 49/0
4: 17 pm Over 4: Amit Singh bowls badly. Sanga pulls one for 4 in the fine-leg region followed by 4 byes behind the wickets. 13 from the over. DC 39/0
4:12 pm Over 3: Dhawan square cuts Botha for two boundaries. 10 from the over. DC 26/0
4:08 pm Over 2 Snagakkara drives Amit Singh towards deep backward point for a boundary. 7 runs from the over. DC 16/0
4:05 pm Over 1 Sangakkara plays first ball for four. Dhawan square cuts last ball of the over for a boundary. 9 from Pankaj Singh’s over. DC 9/0
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Owais Shah, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, Dishant Yagnik(w), Johan Botha, Brad Hogg, Amit Singh, Siddharth Trivedi, Pankaj Singh
Deccan Chargers: Bharat Chipli, Shikhar Dhawan, Tanmay Mishra, Daniel Christian, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Anand Rajan