Dharmasala: Rohit Sharma stars as Deccan Chargers thrash Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets in the 51st match of IPL 3rd edition here on Friday in Dharmasala
Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene smashed a peerless 93 not out off 62 balls to take the Kings XI Punjab to 174-3. Mahela smashed 13 fours and 2 sixes.
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In-reply, A 66-run stand between Rohit Sharma (38 ball 68) and Suman (31 ball 43) after early blow makes it easier to finish the chase with five balls to spare.
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Rohit Sharma was adjudged as Man of the Match for his brilliant knock
Punjab with the lowest of 8 points and the fight to rise a bit goes vain as it is already unqualified for semi-finals. Now Deccan is in fouth place with 14 points but with less runrate comparitvely with Chennai who were in 12 points at fifth place.
From here on its any body's game as it is purely based on runrate. Mumbai is already in the semi-finals is waiting for rest of the five teams out of remaining seven to join it there.