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IPL 2: DC vs RCB : Match 8 Review April 24, 2009

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gilchrist-deccan-chargersApril 22 2009, Newlands Capetown: Finally, there was no rain and the match started on time. The Weather was good, and the pitch good for batting. More like the Indian Sub-continent. The day belonged to Adam Gilchrist and Rohit Sharma who scored 123 between them off just 75 deliveries, 88 of them coming in boundaries. A chase of 185 was always going to be tough for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, They however put up a great fight under lights at Newlands courtesy Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. Bangalore fell short of the target by just 24 runs as Deccan Chargers won two out of two. (more…)


IPL 2: DC vs KKR : Match 3 Review April 20, 2009

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rp-singh-deccan-chargersApril 19 2009, Capetown: They finished in the last spot last year, and what could have been a better series opener for them as the Deccan Chargers won their first match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. what was a mountain of expectation from Brendon Mccullum, after he scored 158 off 73 balls in season 1 opener, turned to be an easy climb for the Deccan chargers. They were outplayed in very department by the DC. It has been a weekend to savour for bowlers, and each member of Deccan’s attack did their bit to leave Kolkata scrambling to reach triple-digits. Herschelle Gibbs, coming off a triumphant series against Australia, and Rohit Sharma, back in the country where he made his name in 2007, then made sure Deccan’s campaign didn’t begin in the dismal way last season’s had. (more…)

IPL 2: Team Preview : Deccan Chargers April 17, 2009

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dcThey finished bottom last season but their moves this time don’t inspire much optimism. Deccan’s batting woes were well documented – Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs and Scott Styris failed to make an impact – but their bowling was the weakest in the competition. RP Singh was unable to repeat his ICC World Twenty20 heroics, while Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Zoysa posed little threat. But this time, Deccan brought Fidel Edwards and another West Indian, the allrounder Dwayne Smith, having signed Australian allrounder Ryan Harris before the auction. (more…)

IPL 2: A carnival the world has never seen April 16, 2009

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ipl_logoIndian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi promised on Wednesday a non-stop carnival atmosphere at this year’s tournament in South Africa. At one point in time, The tournament stood chances off being scraped off for this year due to clashes between polls in India and the IPL dates. Modi took a quick decision and moved the tournament to South Africa much to the joy of Indian fans who now only have to wait two more days before the tournaments Kicks off on Saturday, April the 18th.


IPL 2: Moves back to India : Breaking News April 1, 2009

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It’s breaking News, Sources close to the Deccan Chronicle an Indian news paper, have revealed that the IPL Season 2 will be moved back to India. Take a look at the complete story as in the news papers this morning..

” Sources in Deccan Chargers, the team owned by the publishers of Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age, said the decision will be made public in the next 36 hours after some loose ends are tied up. The schedule, from April 18 to May 24, will be more or less retained in India, the sources said.” More Reports follow… read on.. (more…)