Deccan v Punjab - Deccan Chargers run over Kings XI Punjab: Match Recap

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Deccan v - Deccan Chargers run over Kings XI Punjab: Match Recap
The 67th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), at the
of the 198, posted by the Chargers.
After winning the toss, the Punjab skipper,, chose to field, a decision which served as a shot in the foot for Punjab later on.
Chargers, after being given an opportunity to have a whack at the Punjab bowlers, put their foot on the gas right from the word go, as the openers,, toyed with the bolting deliveries that came their way.
Constant hammering by the DC batsmen clearly unnerved the Punjab bowlers, who seemed to have run out of ideas against the belligerent onslaught of the DC openers.
It was in the 14th over, when finally managed to remove Teja, when Punjab had finally held on to a catch after an outrageous spell of dropped ones.
Teja scored 60 runs off 41 deliveries, his innings included five boundaries and two sixes.
On the first ball of the 17th over, the one down batman, at mid-ff.
Nonetheless, it was the inform Shikhar Dhawan, who stole the show by playing a phenomenal innings of 95 runs off 57, remaining unbeaten till the very end. He clobbered 14 boundaries and a six as he lit the ground with fireworks from his bat., also remained not-out as he knocked 15-runs with the bat.
By the end the DC had posted a total good enough to give Punjab a run for their money.
Coming out to bat, the Punjab batsmen knew that they had to retain wickets and score at the same time if they planned on coming out of the match as the triumphant side.
With opener Gilchrist in the squad, there was a serious chance for Punjab to make it through.
However, the home side suffered their first loss when opener Valthaty lost his wicket in the second over of the innings. He gave an easy catch to
With the lack of depth in the batting line-up, it was up to to take their side across the finish line. However, with the sensational bowling they were up against, the target seemed difficult with every delivery.
On the last ball of the third over, Marsh edged a delivery to Rajan at third man, off Duminy. Marsh could contribute only 13 runs in his side’s tally.
Meanwhile, Punjab’s last hope, Gilchrist, kept on treating the bowlers with his wrath without the slightest concern about the number of wickets that were falling on the other end.
It was in the 11th over when the Punjab skipper fell, caught at extra-cover by With Gilly’s splendid 51-run knock coming to an end, Punjab’s hopes were gone as well.
The remaining batting line-up crumbled with Kings XI bowled out for 116. was DC’s most successful bowler. He took four wickets in four overs and conceded only nine runs. Dhawan was named as the Player of the Match for his outstanding show with the bat.



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