Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers Highlights, IPL 5 | 17th April 2012. RR VS DC cricket highlights IPL season 5. Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights IPL 5 2012, Jaipur. Indian Premier League Cricket Highlights 2012 Match 20.
A win for the Royals in this match would give them outright first which is a big surprise because they are still without Shane Watson. Shah and Rahane have been the key players with the bat for the Royals who have racked just under 500 runs between themselves. Kumar Sangakkara was in the middle of a fued in his last match where he managed only 14 runs but he will key to Deccan’s chances along with Steyn who is a manace with the ball. Deccan will want this win badly so they can get a few points on the board.
The Royals hit the summit of the points table after their win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ajinkya Rahane slaughtered the relatively inexperienced Indian bowlers in the attack and the Chargers bowling attack isn’t the most threatening. There could be a case to give Brad Hodge an opportunity right at the top of the order, if Rahul Dravid moves down.
Siddharth Trivedi has been an unsung hero for the Royals, picking up 47 wickets in 50 games overall. He compensates for his lack of pace with his nagging line, bowled from back of a length. He attacked the stumps regularly against Royal Challengers, getting all wickets bowled. On a slow pitch, he can be difficult to get away.
At this point, the Chargers would love to have a bowler as good as Dale Steyn to partner him. His countryman Richard Levi got a working over in Visakhapatnam, playing, missing, weaving and losing his middle stump. He bowled with the kind of pace rarely seen on Indian pitches and conceded just 12 off his four overs for his three wickets. In hindsight, his captain should have bowled him for the final over.
Deccan Chargers have had a week to get over the last-ball heist by Rohit Sharma in Visakhapatnam, a game the Chargers shouldn’t have lost. For a team struggling on form and balance, they had an opportunity to put one across the tournament contenders, but panicked. It could have been a different story if they hadn’t bowled so many full tosses, and if Dale Steyn had more support. Against Rajasthan Royals, they will start as underdogs.
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IP Rajasthan vs IP Hyderabad, 20th match
April 17, 2012, IPL 2012, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: A Dar (PAK) and A Chowdhury (IND) Third Umpire: B Oxenford (AUS)
Match Referee: R Jadeja (IND)
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