HYDERABAD DECCAN: Rajasthan Royals Skipper Shane Warne’s two wickets in a captivating four-over bring the way for Rajasthan Royals to an eight-wicket victory above home side Deccan Chargers on the second day of the IPL 4th Edition.
For the moment protease man-of-the-game AB de Villiers’ rapid blaze 54 saw Royal Challengers Bangalore thrash newly appearance Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Royal’s pace-men Amit Singh & Siddharth Trivedi took three wickets apiece to control Deccan Chargers to 137-8 following choosing to bowl first.
South African all-rounder Johan Botha, batted at No.3, stamped out a 47-ball 67 not out with eight fours and one huge six to conduct former champions Rajasthan Royals to 2-141 while seven deliveries were left.
Deccan Chargers are up till now to record a success at home in the yearly competition. Shane Warne showed at aged 41 he is still a clever hand operator. The leg spinner not only ended with impressive figures of 2-41, but his bowling efforts kept Deccan’s batsman on the back foot and his verdict to shift Botha up the batting order also proved brilliant.
Amit Singh supplied an essential breakthrough when he departure the forceful opener Shikhar Dhawan who made speedy 24 after the lefthander had helped Chargers build a cheerful 40-run start.
Man-of-the-match Siddharth Trivedi dismissed Ex-Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara on duck and Bharat Chipli (6) in rapid sequence to put the brakes on Deccan Chargers earlier than Warne dismissed Ishank Jhaggi (25) and the risky protease JP Duminy on 14 to additional hook back the Chargers.
South Africa National Twenty20 side Captain Johan Botha puts rapid 52 for the second wicket with Ex-Indian Skipper Rahul Dravid (28) prior to the Indian batsman cut down to stunning South African pacer Dale Steyn, who fired down both the wickets to drop in the innings.
Botha then plant 58 for the continuous third wicket with New Zealand vice captain Ross Taylor (21), to welcome the victory for Royals with a six and a boundary off Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha following delightful eight runs off the bowler’s first three deliveries.