Friday, April 25, 2008

Symonds quick 100 went in vain as Royals ruled at end

IPL - 9th match : Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals

Played at: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, on 24 April 2008 - day/night (20-over match)

Result: Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

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Andrew Symonds hit the fastest century in the IPL from 47 balls in his total 117* (53 balls,11x4,7x6), helped the Chargers to reach a very competitive total of 214/5.

This was not enough as Royal number 3 batsman Yusuf Pathan struck the fastest IPL half-century - from 21 balls - in his score of 61(28 balls, 4x4,6x6), IPL debuter Graeme Smith s useful 71 from 45 balls, Mohammad Kaif 34 (16 balls) and end quick blast of 22 from 9 balls by Royal captain Shane Warne helped Royals to reach the target with 1 ball left. It was Warne who ruled the last over from Symonds hitting successive sixes off the last two balls of the innings.

Shahid Afridi was the most successful bowler for the Chargers with 3 for 28 runs.

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