Port Elizabeth : A decent bowling performance by Rajathan Royal's bowlers restricted Deccan Chargers to 141/5 in twenty overs at Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Captain Adam Gilchrist started off in blazing fashion but he fell at the most inopportune moment for the Chargers. Gilly scored 39 of 35 balls that was studded with two sixes and five fours.
Rohit Sharma and T Suman stitched a 59-run partnership to pull Deccan out of trouble and help them to cross hundred-run mark. Rohit Sharma scored 38 runs and T Suman remained unbeaten on 41.
Earlier Deccan Chargers captain Gilchrist won the toss and elected to bat against Royal challengers
Rajasthan Royals have made 3 changes. Lee Carseldine, Naman Ojha and Shane Harwood come in for Rob Quiney, Mahesh Rawat and Kamran Khan. Deccan Chargers retain the same team that played against Delhi Daredevils.
Deccan Chargers Team
AC Gilchrist (c), HH Gibbs, AA Bilakhia, RG Sharma, TL Suman, DR Smith, Y Venugopal Rao, Shoaib Ahmed, RP Singh, PP Ojha, WPUJC Vaas
Rajasthan Royals Team
RJ Quiney, GC Smith, SA Asnodkar, RA Jadeja, YK Pathan, AD Mascarenhas, SK Warne (c), M Rawat (w), MM Patel, SK Trivedi, Kamran Khan