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IPL T20 2011 – DC vs KTK: Deccan Chargers Thrash Kochi Tuskers Kerala By 55 Runs

By on April 27, 2011

Deccan Chargers 129 for 7 (Sangakkara 65, Vinay 3-27) beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala 74 (Ishant 5-12) by 55 runs…

Ishant Sharma took five wickets in three overs as Deccan Chargers beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 55 runs in their IPL match at Nehru stadium in Kochi on Wednesday.

Chasing a victory target of 130 runs, Kochi were bundled out for 74 runs in 16.3 overs.

Ishant took five wickets in two overs to reduce Kochi to 11/6 in 4 overs.

Dale Steyn gave Deccan the first breakthrough when he had Brendon McCullum caught behind by Kumar Sangakkara on the fourth ball of the Kochi innings.

Ishant struck thrice in his first over. The tall pacer first had Parthiv Patel caught behind by Sangakkara and then clean bowled Raiphi Gomez and Brad Hodge.

Ishant struck again in his next over when he trapped Kedar Jadhav plumb in front of the wicket and five balls later had Kochi captain Mahela Jayawardene caught behind by Sangakkara to reduce the hosts to 11/6.

Kochi lost their seventh wicket when Manpreet Gony had Thissara Perera caught by Cameron White in the covers. Perera hit 4 fours in his 23-ball 22 and added 36 runs with Ravindra Jadeja.

Amit Mishra took his first wicket when he had Jadeja caught by Daniel Christian at deep mid-wicket.

Steyn took his second wicket when he clean bowled R Vinay Kumar to reduce Kochi to 74/9.

RP Singh edged the next Steyn delivery onto his stumps as Kochi were bundled out for 74.

Earlier, R Vinay Kumar took three wickets while RP Singh scalped two as Kochi Tuskers Kerala restricted Deccan Chargers to 129/7.

Kumar took his second wicket when he had Cameron White caught by captain Mahela Jayawardene at deep mid-wicket.

White hit a six and 2 fours in his 34-ball 31 and added 90 for the fourth wicket with his captain Kumar Sangakkara.

Kumar struck again on his next delivery when he had Sangakkara caught behind by Parthiv Patel off a slower ball. Sangakkara’s 47-ball 65 was studded with 10 fours.

The partnership between Sangakkara and White came after RP Singh dismissed Sunny Sohal and Shikhar Dhawan in his first two overs to dent the Deccan Chargers innings.

RP Singh trapped Sohal plumb in front of the wicket in the first over and in his next over Raiphi Gomez took a good catch running towards long-off from mid-off to dismiss Dhawan to place Deccan at 6/2.

Deccan lost their third wicket when R Vinay Kumar had Bharat Chipli caught by S Sreesanth at mid-off to reduce the visitors to 20/3.

The breakthroughs came after Kochi captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and chose to bowl.

Kochi have brought in Brendon McCullum and S Sreesanth in place of Muthiah Muralitharan and VVS Laxman.

The Chargers have dropped Pragyan Ojha in favour of Manpreet Gony.


Kochi Tuskers Kerala: Mahela Jayawardene (Capt.), Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, Brad Hodge, Kedar Jadhav, Parthiv Patel, Raiphi Gomez, R Vinay Kumar, RP Singh, Thissara Perera, S Sreesanth.

Deccan Chargers: Kumar Sangakkara (Capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Sunny Sohal, Cameron White, Daniel Christian, Bharat Chipli, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Manpreet Gony, Ishant Sharma.

Source: Times of India

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