Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg


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Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg

RR v DC, Match 25: Rajasthan Royals snatch thrilling win over Deccan Chargers

Rajasthan Royals staged a dramatic fightback to upset table-toppers Deccan Chargers by three wickets in their Indian Premier League match at Johannesburg on Saturday.
Defending a competitive 141-5, Deccan looked set for victory when they reduced Rajasthan to 3-3 in the second over but some sloppy efforts in the field saw the defending champions steal a sensational win with two balls to spare. It was only the second defeat for Deccan from six matches while Rajasthan registered their third win from seven outings to throw open the tournament.
Charismatic all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, tactically brought down to number eight in the batting order, once again did the trick, hitting 24 from 14 balls with two fours and two sixes. Pathan, named man of the match, came in with Rajasthan needing 49 from 35 balls but reduced the asking rate to a mere 11 from 12 balls.
RR v DC, Match 25: Rajasthan Royals 142-7 (19.4 ov) beat Deccan Chargers 141-5 (20.0 ov) by 3 wickets

Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg

Scores

Rajasthan Royals: 142-7 (19.4 ov)
Carseldine 39
Singh 2/18 Deccan Chargers: 141-5 (20.0 ov)
Suman 41
Harwood 2/25

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.