Kimberly : Andrew Symonds is back in the IPL with a bang. His explosive half century century powered Deccan Chargers to 168/5 in twenty overs against Punjab Kings XI at Kimberly on Saturday.
Symonds was unbeaten on 60 (37) that was studded with four big sixes.
Symonds and Venu Gopal shared a partnership of 95 runs off just 57 balls which is the highest partnership for the 5th wicket in al IPL matches. Venugopal Rao hit some lusty shots for his 32 runs which included two hit over the fence and a four
The last 5 overs produced 68 runs despite the fact that the last 2 overs produced just 16. Andrew Symonds smashed Sreesanth for 20 runs in his final over.
Chargers lost Adam Gilchrist (20), Herschelle Gibbs (13) and Tirumalsetti Suman (27) after a steady start against Kings XI Punjab.
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
AC Gilchrist(C), HH Gibbs, RG Sharma, Y Venugopal Rao, A Symonds, DB Ravi Teja, TS Suman, PP Ojha, SM Shoaib, RP Singh, RJ Harris
Kings XI Punjab
Yuvraj Singh (c), DPMD Jayawardene, wicketkeeperKC Sangakkara, IK Pathan, B Lee, PP Chawla, RR Powar, WA Mota, S Sreesanth, S Sohal, SM Katich.