Friday, April 9, 2010

Suman and Symonds ensured the victory for Deccan Chargers

Indian young star Suman and Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds ensured the much awaited victory for Deccan Chargers. Chasing a big total of 185 runs Deccan was on the right way from beginning. But they were always challenged by the required run rate. But Suman scored unbeaten 78 from just 57 balls and dangerous Andrew Symonds scored unbeaten 53 from 24 balls. Deccan win by 7 wickets with 4 ball to spare.
Earlier Royal Challengers managed to put up a good total of 184/6 runs from their allocated 20 over. Opener Jack Kallis scored highest 68 run from 44 balls and Virat Kohli played a finishing stuff of 58 from just 35 balls.
Anil Kumble said, Initially the ball was stopping on, once the batsmen got set, they played well to get to 184. Our bowlers did not step up today, the total was defendable. We still have four games to go, hope the results go our way. Kohli played really well, he kept on hitting once he got his eye in but, credit to the Chargers, and they played really well.
Gilchrist said, It was a 90% improved performance, feels good to win, we still need to improve 10% but this is pleasing. We do not want to differentiate between international or an Indian player, we had to play well as a team. The players picked themselves up and it's a good feeling. We have to play another game in two days and that's a must win game as well. Suman and Symmo do not have to do anything big, they are natural hitters. We let ourselves down in a couple of areas, this may put us in the right path. We have two games at Nagpur, the facilities out there is great.
Man of the match Suman said, My plan was to bat till the end. With guys like Symonds and Gilchrist, we knew that we could win this. The pitch really helped my batting. These legends ( Gilly and Symmo) give a lot of tips on and off the field that has helped me improve my batting. We will have a big party in the night.
By this win Deccan got 8 points from 10 match and they are still standing behind from top four.


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