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IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« on: May 01, 2009, 10:00:30 PM »

Rajasthan search for winning form
1 May 2009, 7:19 pm



Match facts

May 2, 2009

Start time 12.30pm (10.30GMT, 16.00 IST)



Yusuf Pathan has done more than his bit to keep Rajasthan afloat, but there has been little support from the rest of his mates

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Big Picture

On last year's form, Rajasthan Royals would have been runaway favourites to walk away with this game. However, no match-up illustrates the difference between last year's tournament and IPL 2009 better than this one: Deccan Charger, the laggards of IPL 2008, are among the top teams this time, while Rajasthan are struggling to string together victories, winning just two so far.

Rajasthan are facing the same problem that Deccan encountered last year - too many players out of form, which leaves the onus of victory on a handful. Yusuf Pathan has been the Man of the Match in both matches that Rajasthan have won, and the team's fortunes have invariably risen or fallen with him.

Deccan, on the other hand, have had several players who have come to the party: apart from their openers Herschelle Gibbs and Adam Gilchrist, Dwayne Smith and Rohit Sharma have played handy knocks, while RP Singh and Pragyan Ojha are among the top wicket-takers in the tournament. Ojha hasn't had a bad game yet in IPL 2009, which is amazing for someone of his inexperience. This might also be Fidel Edwards' last game of the tournament, and he'll want a better end to IPL 2009 than the previous game, when he lost control over both his direction and his temper.

Form guide

Deccan Chargers (last 5 completed games) - LWWWW

The top-order batting has been in good shape, thanks largely to their openers, while the bowling attack has a fine mix of pace and spin.

Rajasthan Royals (last 5 completed games) - LWLWL

Graeme Smith's lack of runs at the top of the order has been a huge worry, which has put extra pressure on the shoulders of Yusuf. Ravindra Jadeja has shown excellent maturity with the bat, but Rajasthan need more consistency at the top of the order.

Team news

Despite the defeat, Deccan are unlikely to tinker too much with the team that played Delhi. T Suman, who played his first game of the tournament, scored a quick 23 from 14 and is likely to retain his place.

Deccan: (probable) 1 Adam Gilchrist (capt/wk), 2 Herschelle Gibbs, 3 Azharuddin Bilakhia, 4 Rohit Sharma, 5 T Suman, 6 Dwayne Smith, 7 Venugopal Rao, 8 Pragyan Ojha, 9 Shoaib Ahmed, 10 RP Singh, 11 Fidel Edwards.

The injury to Kamran Khan means Rajasthan will have at least one change to the line-up which lost to Chennai. An option could be to strengthen their batting,

Rajasthan: (probable) 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Rob Quiney, 3 Swapnil Asnodkar, 4 Yusuf Pathan, 5 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 6 Ravindra Jedeja, 7 Paul Valthaty, 8 Shane Warne (capt), 9 Mahesh Rawat (wk), 10 Siddharth Trivedi, 11 Munaf Patel.

Stats

Yusuf Pathan has scored 145 runs at an average of 36.25, and a strike rate of 159 runs per 100 balls. Exclude him, and the rest of the Rajasthan Royals average 12.18, at a strike rate of 85.

The average opening partnership for Deccan is 41.60, at a run-rate of 10.4 per over. Rajasthan's average opening stand is 9.20, at an average of 4.84 per over.

On an average, Deccan score 52 runs in the first six overs, for the loss of one wicket. Rajasthan average 34 in the first six overs, for the loss of two.  

Head-to-head record

Last year, Rajasthan put it across Deccan in both games, chasing down 214 in the first game in Hyderabad, and cruising to an eight-wicket win in the home game in Jaipur.

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo



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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 06:00:11 AM »

AG vs SW.. two captains that australia did not have and should have had.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 06:13:43 AM »

A big hole in the RR side without Watson.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 06:15:35 AM »

He should be coming in after the Pak Odi's should he not?
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 06:36:23 AM »

They need to squeeze in one more win before Watson comes in - else it will be too late.

I think they should just gamble with YP at No3 - ask him to get his eye in and then go for it. Nothing else seems to be working. If Edwards is not playing today, YP should be able to handle anything thrown at him by DC.

But then they also need to figure out how they are going to contain the AG + HG combo at the top. I think Morkel will make his debut today.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 08:41:33 AM »

They need to squeeze in one more win before Watson comes in - else it will be too late.

I think they should just gamble with YP at No3 - ask him to get his eye in and then go for it. Nothing else seems to be working. If Edwards is not playing today, YP should be able to handle anything thrown at him by DC.

But then they also need to figure out how they are going to contain the AG + HG combo at the top. I think Morkel will make his debut today.
I think it will be bit late for watson to join, also we don't know if he can make an immediate impact.
I am also not happy with RR not giving Mascara chance to come and hit some. While chasing one can play
as the game unfolds. But once setting the target, he should come around mid inngs when spinners are on.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 10:13:16 AM »

DC elect to bat.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 10:15:14 AM »

I think this is best for RR as well ...atleast they'll know what they need. Else they'll self destruct wondering what is a good score to set for the DC line up
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 10:24:37 AM »

But chasing is proving to be a bummer this part of the SA season.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 10:28:46 AM »

Agree. But for them, it is still the best option and hopefully it won't be as difficult in a day game.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 10:44:22 AM »

Hmm DC rocketing along. 27 in 3.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 10:55:07 AM »

Yusuf gets Gibbs ...pulls them back a bit. We have to thank Warne for making Yusuf a full time bowler in T20 atleast. Bowling in the PPs to some of the best batters is an experience that'll do him a world of good when it comes to crunch situations in the T20 WC or ODIs in future. Hopefully, MSD will build on this.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 10:55:08 AM »

Spot of bother is DC.  35 for 2.  Gilly still there.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009, 10:58:36 AM »

Gilly is on a mission this year. Of all the retired players in this version, he seems to be the most ominous. In fact even if you include current players, he stands out. The guy could easily have continued in the shorter versions of the game for a few more years. The man is a legend in his own right!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 11:04:07 AM »

And Yusuf completes a spell of 1-19 in 4 overs in the powerplay overs against one of the most destructive batting pairs in this tournament!!!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2009, 11:14:42 AM »

Cant keep the man down. Now takes a catch of Gilly off Jadeja.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2009, 11:16:36 AM »

Gilly is on a mission this year. Of all the retired players in this version, he seems to be the most ominous. In fact even if you include current players, he stands out. The guy could easily have continued in the shorter versions of the game for a few more years. The man is a legend in his own right!
Yes he is.  He is really exciting to watch though his innings was cut short by a nice catch.  He still can hit at a decent pace.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2009, 12:04:42 PM »

yusuf is NUMBER ONE

wow.

141... despite a terrible fielding effort.

its gettable boys!!! long batting lineup today

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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2009, 12:21:36 PM »

GS gone!!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2009, 12:23:23 PM »

Asnodkar run out too.. 1/2 RR.
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2009, 12:23:39 PM »

DC off to a great start.  2 down.  Run-out Asnodkar.
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2009, 12:29:32 PM »

HAHAHA.  RR...3-3
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2009, 12:29:45 PM »

Wicket maiden for RPS.. 3/3 RR
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2009, 12:31:36 PM »

What fielding by Gibbs.  Brilliant.
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2009, 12:32:30 PM »

What fielding by Gibbs.  Brilliant.
Yes.. it is a good fielding unit.
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Suman was the highest scorer with best SR...
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2009, 12:38:10 PM »

7/3, 4ov.

Can YP bail RR out again?
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2009, 12:41:45 PM »

13 in that over..
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2009, 12:47:10 PM »

30/3 in 6.. castledine has hit some beautiful non-risky boundaries.
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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2009, 12:53:51 PM »

Ojha goes for 10 in his first over..

RR making a comeback.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2009, 12:57:08 PM »

DC need a wicket..
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2009, 12:58:02 PM »

..and just on cue, Rao takes out Jadeja
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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2009, 12:58:36 PM »

Warne comes ahead of YP
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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2009, 01:01:54 PM »

5 down for 57.
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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2009, 01:02:38 PM »

5 down for 57.
The cars guy was showing some commitement. Unfortunate to be given out
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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2009, 01:03:09 PM »

Castledine given out.. thick inside edge. 60/5 at 10ov mark.

YP still to come
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2009, 01:03:16 PM »

Disgusting appeal

Disgusting umpiring

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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 25 (DC vs RR) - Match Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2009, 01:06:04 PM »

9.5 Venugopal Rao to Carseldine, OUT, big inside edge and umpire Asnani upholds an LBW shout! Rao fires one in and Carseldine goes back to cut, ball clips the inside edge and thuds into the pad - loud appeal for lbw and the finger goes up. That was one of the biggest inside edge I have seen given out, he smashed it on to the pad. To make matters worse, the ball after taking the edge, hit the pad outside the line of the leg stump. 
 LA Carseldine lbw b Venugopal Rao 39 (40m 32b 6x4 0x6) SR: 121.87 
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« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2009, 01:06:47 PM »

Disgusting appeal

Disgusting umpiring


The priest strikes with his innocence

Agree. Wonder how Gilly missed that. Did he even look where the ball was going?
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« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2009, 01:10:38 PM »

Disgusting appeal

Disgusting umpiring


The priest strikes with his innocence

Agree. Wonder how Gilly missed that. Did he even look where the ball was going?

not the first time Guiltychrist has done that
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