Deccan Chargers find their elusive win
Posted by sriram on April 27, 2008
It was a comprehensive victory for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians. They won the match with 10 wickets to hand and 7.2 overs to spare. Adam Gilchrist hits fastest IPL century beating Symonds 48 ball knock. Gilchrist completed his century in 42 balls. He brought up his century with a six. He remained unbeaten on 109 runs. Gilchrist’s innings is punctuated with 10 sixers and 9 fours. VVS Laxman played a nice little supporting role to Gilchrist and remained unbeaten on 36 runs. This is a much needed victory for Chargers.
Earlier Mumbai Indians, started their inning with a flurry on wickets only to be consolidated by Abhishek Nayar, Shaun Pollock and Dwayne Bravo. They scored 154 by losing 7 wickets. This was never enough. And, quite rightly so. Bowling attach of Indians was found wanting many a time. Ashish Nehra was never a match to stem the runs from Gilly’s willow.
Overall, disappointing performance from Mumbai Indians and a comprehensive win (barring 2 dropped catches) from Chargers. They still need to improve their fielding but a good win to start their journey.
Mumbai Indians need Sachin Tendulkar back as soon as possible. This is really hurting them and looks like Sachin is their only hope.
The next phase of the tournament would be interesting to see as the australians, who for the most part dominated will be leaving for their carribean tour.