Royal Challengers beat Deccan Chargers by three runs

May 3rd, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin  

Bangalore, May 3 (IANS) Bangalore Royal Challengers defeated Deccan Chargers by three runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday. Set to chase 156, Deccan Chargers were restricted to 153 for six.

Deccan Chargers were required to score 20 runs in the last over and Sanjay Bangar (17) almost got them close to the finishing line with two sixes off Anil Kumble.

Praveen Kumar was the star performer for Royal Challengers, picking up three wickets for 23 runs in his four overs to turn the tide in favour of the hosts.

Rohit Sharma (57 off 42) was the top scorer for Deccan Chargers being closely followed by skipper V.V.S. Laxman (52 off 44).

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