Cuttack: It was yet another close match here in Cuttack as Deccan Chargers thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 6 runs on Friday in the 12th match of IPL 3rd edition.
Irfan Pathan's 29 ball 60 runs goes in vain as Deccan Chargers survived a late assault from him to secure their first home victory in the IPL. It includes five sixes and three fours in his knock.
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Chasing 171, Punjab were set back early in their innings when Manvinder Bisla was run out for a duck, before captain Kumar Sangakkara was sent back by fellow Sri Lankan Chaminda Vaas for no score.
Deccan Chargers threw away a cracking start to post 170-7 against Kings XI Punjab as the IPL staged its first game at at the Barabati stadium on Friday.
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Opener Ravi Bopara kept Punjab in the hunt but kept losing wickets at the other end, with Yuvraj Singh falling for four before Mahela Jayawardene and Adrian Barath were sent back cheaply as well.
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Andrew Symonds was adjudged as Man of the Match for his allround performance as he scored 53 from just 38 balls and got a crucial wicket of Jaywardene (1/22).