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26 April 2009, 5:09 pm



Match facts

April 27, 2009

Start time 12.30pm (10.30GMT)

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RP Singh and Adam Gilchrist have been crucial components in Deccan Charger's unbeaten run in South Africa

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Three wins out of three have made Deccan Chargers, the table toppers, the surprise package of the tournament. A beaming Adam Gilchrist said at the presentation after beating Mumbai Indians that they got more points in the first week of the tournament than they ever managed last year. A big reason for that is the marked improvement in their bowling. A top-heavy batting has been backed by the efforts of RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha and Fidel Edwards who have not only picked wickets but also strangled the runs. They look a far more settled unit and Chennai Super Kings cannot afford to take them lightly.

Chennai will look back at their defeat against Delhi Daredevils with regret, given that they squandered a sound start and their next game against Kolkata Knight Riders was washed out a ball being bowled. The failure of their middle order to contribute is a worry and the early departure of Andrew Flintoff to injury is a setback. Rain denied them a chance of making a comeback against Kolkata.

Form guide

Deccan: RP Singh currently holds the Purple Cap for the most wickets (8) and his team-mate Ojha is joint second with six. Both have managed to keep their economy rates under six, which has added potency to the bowling attack.

Chennai: Matthew Hayden, the tournament's leading run-scorer with 166 runs, has scored nearly 33% of the runs. At this rate, Chennai may not want to swap him for another overseas player.

Watch out for

Adam Gilchrist v Matthew Hayden: The retired stars have topped the run charts for their respective teams and their reflexes are intact. Trusts them to share secrets about each other with the bowlers.

Team news

For Chennai, Joginder Sharma hasn't made any significant contributions in the three games and it may not be a bad idea to replace him with a spinner. Deccan on the other hand may not want to tinker with their winning line-up.

Chennai: (probable) 1 Parthiv Patel, 2 Matthew Hayden, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 5 Albie Morkel, 6 Jacob Oram, 7 S Badrinath, 8 Joginder Sharma, 9 L Balaji, 10 Manpreet Gony, 11 Muttiah Muralitharan.   

Deccan: (probable) 1 Adam Gilchrist (capt/wk), 2 Herschelle Gibbs, 3 Dwayne Smith, 4 Rohit Sharma, 5 VVS Laxman, 6 Venugopal Rao, 7 Ravi Teja, 8 Harmeet Singh, 9 Pragyan Ojha, 10 RP Singh, 11 Fidel Edwards.

Head-to-head record

Adam Gilchrist's half-century powered Deccan to a comprehensive seven-wicket win at the MA Chidambaram Stadium last year but Chennai had their revenge at Hyderabad winning by the same margin. Chennai's victory was significant because it had earned them a semi-final spot.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a sub-editor at Cricinfo



Source: India news from Cricinfo

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Big game...
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Big game...
With the way this is going on , apart from DD,CSK vs BRC every game has to be a big game.
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huh what do you mean by DD,CSK vs BRC ? are DD and CSK forming an alliance to defeat BRC ?
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DC win toss and put CSK in.
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DC not picking wickets early will cost them.   Couple of drops might proves clostly.  88/2 at the ten over mark.
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MSD falls to Ojha.
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Clever bowling getting Hayden by Ojha.
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this match may be the death knell for CSK in this edition of the IPL if they lose.
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big day for badrinath
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I think Gilly mis-calculated bigtime.  He did use Ojha for only 2 overs.  I do not know why?
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If DC loses this game they can look back to the 18th over bowled by Shoaib.  Not blaming the young man.  That was not the time for him to bowl.  Should have been Ojha.  20 runs came of it.
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WTF was Gilly doing? I mean I havent seen this Shoaib chap but why waste two overs of Ojha and one over of RPS - two of your best bowlers so far this tournament?
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this match may be the death knell for CSK in this edition of the IPL if they lose.
yes, i agree..
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MSD scored 22/22. SB could have done the same.  MSD could have scored more than SB if he had come in SB' position.
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Gilly and Gibbs taking apart Chennai. Lets see what super captain MSD can do ::Whip::
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Oh boy ..what a start!!!!!
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ha ha match will be over before the strategy break... what a pounding...
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What a striker Gilly is.  Wow.  Wonderful display of batsmanship.

Just like Viv from the previous era Gilly has left his mark in this era in his own unique way. 

Both won everything there has to be won in cricket both redefined their positions sent chills down the spines of the opponents like few did in the history of the game.

He is special and a winner all through and that is what people remember.
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Can the champion spinner turn it around?
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What a striker Gilly is.  Wow.  Wonderful display of batsmanship.

Just like Viv from the previous era Gilly has left his mark in this era in his own unique way. 

Both won everything there has to be won in cricket both redefined their positions sent chills down the spines of the opponents like few did in the history of the game.

He is special and a winner all through and that is what people remember.

Agreed!
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Jogi must be palpitating by now ...and Balaji watches his T20 WC spot go up in thin air!
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Haha ..Raina, of all people, gets the breakthrough. Dhoni's magic touch?
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What a striker Gilly is.  Wow.  Wonderful display of batsmanship.

Just like Viv from the previous era Gilly has left his mark in this era in his own unique way. 

Both won everything there has to be won in cricket both redefined their positions sent chills down the spines of the opponents like few did in the history of the game.

He is special and a winner all through and that is what people remember.

come on, good as he is - he is no richards.
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Gilly and Hayden, both have been a very pleasent surprise for their respective team. Like warnie they strongly came back shredding all Oldie lethargy claims. While there talent was never in doubt , their touch wasn't expected to be best with out of game since few months.
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meanwhile one Charger gets another in Abu Dhabi ...Afridi dismisses Symonds for 7. Australia in trouble at 91/4.
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What a striker Gilly is.  Wow.  Wonderful display of batsmanship.

Just like Viv from the previous era Gilly has left his mark in this era in his own unique way. 

Both won everything there has to be won in cricket both redefined their positions sent chills down the spines of the opponents like few did in the history of the game.

He is special and a winner all through and that is what people remember.

come on, good as he is - he is no richards.

I dont think Rams is saying Gilly is as good as Richards. But he definitely has several characteristics that Viv had ...and stands on his own as a great player of this era.
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Laxman comes to stabalise  ;D .
With this start Laxman can afford to bat few overs and get some confidence.
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VVS in.

i am hoping he plays a good innings. nothing better than watching VVS in full flow
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vvs get out, screws chennai's chance..
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bollocks VVS gone.
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VVS in.

i am hoping he plays a good innings. nothing better than watching VVS in full flow
Rather tame dismissal.  Does not matter as long DC romps home.

Without a doubt he left the team down here.   Very disappointing.
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Dhoni will kill Raina now if they lose the match from here.
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What a striker Gilly is.  Wow.  Wonderful display of batsmanship.

Just like Viv from the previous era Gilly has left his mark in this era in his own unique way. 

Both won everything there has to be won in cricket both redefined their positions sent chills down the spines of the opponents like few did in the history of the game.

He is special and a winner all through and that is what people remember.

come on, good as he is - he is no richards.

I dont think Rams is saying Gilly is as good as Richards. But he definitely has several characteristics that Viv had ...and stands on his own as a great player of this era.

ok

that way there are quite a few who have left their indelible mark in this era.

with richards you are comparing somebody who is the best person who picked a bat this side of bradman.
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Dhoni will kill Raina now if they lose the match from here.
what happened?
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The tail looks rather thin. Dhoni must insist that Murali bowls to get wickets rathar than tie down the batsmen.
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Dhoni will kill Raina now if they lose the match from here.
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he got laxman out too soon :D
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vvs get out, screws chennai's chance..
;D ;D
This one I thought he had 4-5 overs to hang around. Misses a golden oppurtunity.
Very difficult to get a chance like this.
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Dhoni will kill Raina now if they lose the match from here.
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he got laxman out too soon :D
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I am disappointed with Murali in this format. He even commented last year that his job is primarily to restrict runs. Is that Dhoni the captain or Murali the player speaking? Warne stands apart that way ...he bowls to get wickets. And, in this format, that counts a lot.
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