With losing every match in the league and at least winning a match that too against Royal Challengers Bangalore, who needed a desperate win, Chennai Super Kings reentered to the league.
Deccan Chargers proved to a game changer, as they didn’t allowed Royal Challengers to chase small target of 132 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Chris Gayle this time failed to show has mammoth performance by going cheaply against Dale Steyn. It could have been tough fight against these both.
However, Gayle (27) started up very well by hitting sixes and boundaries to Manpreet Gony. However, skipper Virat Kohli (42) and Saurabh Tiwary (30) tried their best to keep the match under their control.
Dale Steyn (3/8) did a superb bowling display putting pressure on Royal Challengers batsmen. Dale was supported by Ashish Reddy (3/25), Amit Mishra (2/26) and Veer Pratap Singh (1/26).
This seemed to have perfect revenge for Chargers as Royal Challengers beat them hard in last few occasions.
With 29 runs needed in last 3 overs, Steyn dismissed Zaheer Khan and Veer Pratap Singh dismissed Tiwary, which foiled the hope of RCB to win the match.
Earlier, Chargers had a bad start with quick wickets where taken up by Vinay Kumar (3/22) and Zaheer Khan (2/30).
JP Duminy (74) was the highest scorer in the innings helping the score to get above 130. RCB bowler had put a brake on Chargers batsmen and not allowing them to go for big target. But eventually, the match was under Deccan Chargers.
Now, Chennai Super Kings would join the rest of league with top 4 teams in IPL standing.
Deccan Chargers : Akshath Reddy, Shikhar Dhawan, Cameron White, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kumar Sangakkara (c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Ashish Reddy, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Veer Pratap Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), Saurabh Tiwary, AB de Villiers (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Harshal Patel, Prasanth Parameswaran, Muttiah Muralitharan