Deccan Chargers defeated Delhi Daredevils by 16 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Deccan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and decided to bat. Sunny Sohal (62 runs off 41 balls) played a very good knock supported by Kumar Sangakkara (49 runs off 35 balls) and Cameron White (31 runs off 25 balls) as the Chargers scored 168/4 in 20 overs. Delhi Daredevils in reply kept losing wickets continuously and even a fighting innings by David Warner (51 runs off 48 balls) did not help much as they ended up with only 152/7 in their 20 overs. Daniel Christian and Harmeet Singh took two wickets each for the Deccan Chargers. Sunny Sohal was awarded the Player of the Match.
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The home ground of Deccan Chargers since IPL season 1 has been the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad. They have even been the IPL champions during its second edition at South Africa. However, they had never won a single match in their Hyderabad home ground in all these years till this match. But they finally rose to the occasion and broke the jinx with their first win of IPL season 4 with a 33 run win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB captain Vettori won the toss and put DC to bat. Deccan Chargers went off to a flyer and reached 175/5 in their 20 overs with rapid knocks by Bharat Chipli (61 runs off 35 balls), Sunny Sohal (38 runs off 37 balls) and their captain Kumar Sangakkara (36 runs off 25 balls). Zaheer Khan was the lone ranger in the Bangalore bowling as he took 3 wickets for 32 runs. In reply, Bangalore could never give a befitting reply and kept on losing wickets regularly against the fiery spells of the three DC seamers Dale Steyn (3 wickets for 24 runs), Ishant Sharma (1 wicket for 21 runs) and Manpreet Gony (3 wickets for 31 runs). Virat Kohli was the lone ranger in the Bangalore batting and scored 71 runs off 51 balls but they could only 142/9 in their 20 overs. Steyn was awarded the Man of the Match for his bowling.