Kumble magic restricts Hyderabad to 143/6

Published: Sunday, May 24, 2009, 21:39 [IST]
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Johannesburg: A devastating spell by skipper Anil Kumble (4/16) restricted Hyderabad Deccan Chargers to 143/6 in twenty overs in the finals of IPL at Johannesburg on Sunday.

India's legendary spinner dismissed all the main batsmen like Gilchrist, Symonds, Rohit Sharma and Venugopal in his spectacular spell.

Send into bat first, Deccan Chargers were off to the shocking start start in their campaign to lift the IPL Trophy as they lost two quick wickets in the form of Adam Gilchrist and Tirumalsetti Suman inside four overs.

Skipper Kumble who surpricingly came to bowl first gave a dream start to Challengers as he dismissed the inform Adam Gilchrist in the first over.

Later, Vinay Kumar struck in his very first over to dismiss Suman, who was living dangerously, for just 10 runs.

Symonds 33 (21) who was in terrific form was unlucky to got out as he edged a wrong one onto his stumps.

Gibbs who scored a half century 53 (48) and carried his bat through the innings to gave respectable total to Deccan Chargers.

Gibbs and Rohit added 52 runs for the fourth wicket before Kumble again came into the attack and dismissed both Rohit (24) and Venugopal Rao (0) in his last over.

Earlier, Bangalore Royal Challengers captain Anil Kumble won the first battle at the toss and decided to put Deccan Chargers in to bat.

Both the teams were fielding an unchanged squad from what they did in the semi finals.

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