Indian Premier League match on April 5, 2010: 36th match of third season of Indian Premier League was played between Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne won the coin toss and elected to bat first. Batting first Rajasthan Royals scored 159 runs in 19.5 over and they lost their all wickets. In return Deccan Chargers was unable to reach the winning target and lost their all wicket just two runs short to the Rajasthan Royals total and lost the match. Shane Warne was given man of the match award for his brilliant bowling performance which led team to win the match. Rajasthan Royals had bad start in the tournament but now they have won five matches out of ten matches they have played so far. Deccan Charger was playing ninth match of this season and they had luck in winning three matches only and have lost six matches.
Rajasthan Royals innings: Rajasthan Royals had decided to bat first after winning toss. MJ Lumb and Naman Ojha started inning for Rajasthan Royals. Team lost their first wicket as Lumb when he was at an individual score of 15 runs with 2 fours and 1 six in his inning while team was at total of 16 runs. He was caught by Harris on the ball of RP Singh. Naman Ojha also lost his wicket on third ball of same over when he was at one run only. He was also caught by Harris on the ball of RP Singh. FY Fazal and SR Watson tried to handle the situations as team had lost their two wickets at total of 17 runs in 2.3 over. Fazal was caught by Bilakhia on the ball of Ojha when he was at an individual score of 36 runs with 4 fours in his inning. Team had big expectations from Yusuf Pathan but he failed to add much for the team and was caught by Laxman on the ball of Harris after scoring five runs from his bat. AA Jhunjhunwala was caught by Laxman on the ball of Harmeet Singh when he had contributed 11 runs for the team. In the same over AS Raut was found leg before wicket on the ball of Harmeet Singh and lost his wicket without adding any run for the team. Watson was playing well and he scored 58 runs from his bat with 3 fours and 3 sixes in his brilliant inning. Rajasthan Royals lost their sevent wicket on fourth ball of seventeenth over at total of 136 runs. Skipper Shane Warne contributed just one run from his bat and lost his wicket during running between the wickets. AP Dole added 4 runs before being caught by Andrew Symonds on the ball of Harris. Trivedi added 9 runs of 6 balls with 2 fours and he was last man for the team. Morkel was unbeaten on seven runs. Rajasthan Royals scored total of 159 runs after losing their all wickets in 19.5 overs. RP Singh took three wickets for the team giving just 17 runs of his 4 overs. Harris and Harmeet Singht got two wickets each while Smith and Ojha managed to get one wicket each for the team.
Deccan Chargers innings: Deccan Chargers required 160 runs to win the match. VVS Laxman started the inning for Deccan Chargers along with skipper Adam Gilchrist. Team lost their first wicket as VVS Laxman on third ball of third over. He was caught by Yusuf Pathan on the ball of Dole when he had scored 6 runs. Rohit Sharma was next man who came to bat at number three. He was looking confident about scoring runs for the team. Deccan Chargers lost their skipper Adam Gilchrist when he was playing well and quick at an individual score of 34 runs off 17 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. He was caught by Lumb on the ball of Dole. Andrew Symonds joined Rohit Sharma in middle to continue the campaign of chasing the winning total. He was caught by Fazal on the ball of Trivedi when he was at score of 15 runs. Team lost their 3 wickets at total of 86 runs in 10.1 over. Anirudh Singh gave contribution of nine runs from his bat and he was caught by wicket keeper Naman Ojha on the ball of Shane Warne. Smith joined Rohit Sharma in middle but Smith also failed to contribute much for the team and was caught by Dole on the ball of Shane Warne after adding four runs from his bat. AA Bilakhia added just 2 runs from his bat and was caught by Raut on the ball of Shane Warne. Harris also became victim of Shane Warne when he had added just 1 run. RP Singh was caught by Morkel on the ball of Trivedi when he was at individual score of 3 runs only. Team had hope from Rohit Sharma to make team win the match but he also lost his wicket on fifth ball of last over of the match. He played brilliant inning of 77 runs off 44 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes in his inning. Deccan Chargers lost their all wickets at total of 157 runs in 19.5 over and lost the match with difference of two runs. Shane Warne was most successful bowlers and took 4 wickets giving 21 runs of his fours. Trivedi also bowled well and took three wickets while AP Dole got one wicket for the team.