Turbanator sizzles and spins the game away from Chargers

Harbhajan Singh in action during his smashing innings of 49 not out in just 18 balls.The nature of T20 is such that even 1 or 2 overs can change the fortune of a team and today there was only one man who stood in the way of Deccan Chargers from potentially topping the table. Bhaji, the Turbanator first came up trumps with the bat when he fired Mumbai Indians to a defendable total with a quickfire 49 from just 18 balls and then he needed only 2 balls to send back Gilchrist dealing a big blow to the Chargers chase and in the end Mumbai Indians won the match easily by 41 runs. As a result of this win the Indians are sitting pretty at the top of the table with 10 points from 6 games. Harbhajan sizzled with both bat and ball but that didn’t stop the match referee from handing out a $15000 fine for sledging.

Yusuf Whirlwind blows away Chargers

Yusuf Pathan celebrates his half-century.It has been a roller coaster ride for the Rajasthan Royals. After having suffered hat trick of losses in the opening games they have come back strongly to make it 3 wins in a row. Tonight they thrashed the defending champions Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets and also replaced them in points table (3rd). Shane Warne surprised everyone in the first season with his leadership skills and today we could see just why he is rated as one of the better captains if not the best in the tournament. He was brilliant with his choice of bowlers and his men responded superbly in the field by restricting Chargers to a modest 148. Then Pathan took the game away from the chargers as he has always done. His 34 ball 73 knock earned him 4th man of the match award in 5 games that Royals have played the chargers.

Symonds dashes Delhi hopes

Andrew SymondsWay back in 2009 on May 13th the chargers faltered against Delhi to throw away a match which was there for the taking and today on 21st March 2010 Delhi returned the favour. It was Bhatia who did the damage that time around and today it was Symonds who turned it around for the chargers. It was an all round performance from the Deccan boys as Delhi crashed to their 3rd successive defeat in 5 matches and Chargers winning their 2nd home game to carry their winning run to 3 matches. They join the Royal Challengers at the top with 6 points each.

DC break the home Jinx

Symonds stars with bat and ballDeccan Chargers created History by winning their first home game ever in IPL at cuttack and also registering their first win against Kings XI in 5 matches but not before Irfan Pathan tried to pull off the improbable with an audacious innings. With this result Kings XI slumped to its third straight defeat in the competition.

King XI innings

Deccan Chargers – Wooden Spoon last year , Champions this year :)

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Cricket is a team game and today we saw just that. On one side you had Jumbo who led from the front for his team, the Royal Challengers but on the other side you had Gilchrist who scored a duck but in the end he had the final laugh as Deccan Chargers were crowned the IPL champions 2009. It was a spirited performance put in by the Royal Challengers who were definitely in the drivers seat half way into the match but the Chargers had saved the best for the last and came up with an all round show to snatch the title from the Challengers. This is IPL (Indian Premeire Leauge) and it was very apt that the Men in Blue won it. Last time too it was the Men in Blue (Rajasthan Royals) and this time it is Deccan Chargers. So what are we looking at next year..Maybe Mumbai Indians: D

Its Bangalore Vs Hyderabad in the Finals

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What a tournament this has turned out to be. 2 teams which had finished at the bottom last year will now be fighting it out in the finals this year for the coveted trophy. Before the tournament started Delhi followed by Superkings were tipped to be the favourites but both have been outclassed in the semis. In today’s Semifinal Bangalore proved to be too good for the Superkings who were lacklusture in their performance. The Royal Challengers who were branded as a test team last year have won 6 in a row and look good to with the all important 7th one too.

Its Delhi Vs Hyderabad and Chennai Vs Bangalore

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Yes we finally know who will play whom in the semi finals and it took the last league match to decide that..What better can you ask for IPL this year.  The Royal Challengers are on a roll winning their 4th consecutive match and will definitely give some headache for Dhoni when they meet in the semi finals on Saturday. The Chargers on the other hand have lost 3 in a row and will definitely will be hoping that there is a change of fortune tomorrow for the all important semifinal match against the Table leaders Delhi..