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09-Apr-2011 14:16:00 GMT
Deccan v Rajasthan, IPL 2011, Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals Thump Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets

Hyderabad: Johan Botha (67 not out) helped Rajasthan Royals thrash Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets in their Indian Premier League match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

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Chasing a modest 138-run target, Botha hit a six and eight boundaries in his quick-fire 47-ball 67 innings to lead the Royals run-chase as they achieved their target with seven balls to spare.

Botha added match-winning unbeaten 58 runs for the third wicket with Ross Taylor. Taylor hit two huge sixes and a four in his 14-ball 21 innings.

Dale Steyn clean bowled Dravid in the thirteenth over to halt the Royals run-chase. Dravid played patiently for his 35-ball innings as he hit just two boundaries. Dravid also added a vital 52 runs for the second wicket with Johan Botha.

Steyn gave Chargers crucial breakthrough in the sixth over as he dismissed Amit Paunikar after Royals openers started their innings confidently as they added 31 runs.

Earlier, Siddharth Trivedi (3-15) and Shane Warne (2-21) helped Rajasthan Royals restrict Deccan Chargers to 137/8 in their Indian Premier League match.

Trivedi was peak of the bowlers for Royals as he took three crucial wickets and conceded just 15 runs in his four overs.

Royals captain Warne too contributed handsomely as he struck two crucial wickets as he dismissed JP Duminy (14) and Ishank Jaggi (25).

Earlier, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first against Deccan Chargers in the second match of the IPL 4 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Brief scores
Deccan Chargers
137 for 8 (Ravi Teja 28, Trivedi 3-15)
Rajasthan Royals 141 for 2 (Botha 67*, Steyn 2-18)
Result  Rajasthan Royals  won by eight wickets
MOM Siddharth Trivedi (Rajasthan Royals)
Points Rajasthan Royals 2, Deccan Chargers 0

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