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Deccan Chargers – Road to the IPL Championship 2009

Zia Rana April 1, 2012

Deccan Chargers led by Adam Gilchrist, lifted the second IPL trophy 2009 which was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2008.

Adam Gilchrist - IPL 2009, 'Man of the Series'

Adam Gilchrist - IPL 2009, 'Man of the Series'

The tournament was organised in South Africa as the Government of India was unable to provide the required security in the event because of the general elections in the country. Eight teams took part in the tournament which was played on a double robin league and knock out stages as 59 matches were played altogether. The first match was played at Newlands, Cape Town on April 18, 2009 and the final took place at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on May 24.

We will highlight the performance of Deccan Chargers in the entire Indian Premier League 2009 which led them to the victory stands.

1st match vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

The match was played at Newlands, Cape Town on April 19, 2009.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 101 all out in 19.4 overs, Brad Hodge 31, Aakash Chopra 11, RP Singh 4-22.

Deccan Chargers – 104 for 2 wickets, Herschelle Gibbs 43*, Rohit Sharma 36*, Ashok Dinda 1-24.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the match by 8 wickets.

2nd match vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The match took place at Newlands, Cape Town on April 22, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 184 for 6 wickets in 20 overs, Adam Gilchrist 71, Rohit Sharma 52, Kevin Pietersen 2-31.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 160 for 8 wickets, Virat Kohli 50, Rahul Dravid 48, Scott Styris 3-32.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the match by 24 runs.

3rd match vs. Mumbai Indians

The match was held at Kingsmead, Durban on April 25, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 168 for 9 wickets in 20 overs, Gibbs 58, Gilchrist 35, Lasith Malinga 3-19.

Mumbai Indians – 156 for 7 wickets, Jean-Paul-Duminy 47, Sachin Tendulkar 36, Pragyan Ojha 3-21.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the match by 12 runs.

4th match vs. Chennai Super Kings

The match was played at Kingsmead, Durban on April 27, 2009.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 165 for 6 wickets, Matthew Hayden 49, Jacob Oram 41*, Ojha 2-11.

Deccan Chargers – 169 for 4 wickets in 19.3 overs, Gibbs 69*, Gilchrist 44, Raina 2-18.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the match by 6 wickets.

5th match vs. Delhi Daredevils

The match was held at Supersport Park, Centurion on April 30, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 148 for 9 wickets, Dwayne Smith 48, Tirumalasetti Suman 23, Dirk Nannes 2-16.

Delhi Daredevils – 150 for 4 wickets in 18.4 overs, Tilkaratne Dilshan 52*, Dinesh Karthik 41, Shoaib Ahmed 2-20.

Result – Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets.

6th match vs. Rajasthan Royals

The match was staged at St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on May 2, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 141 for 5 wickets, Suman 41*, Adam Gilchrist 39, Shane Harwood 2-25.

Rajasthan Royals – 142 for 7 wickets, Lee Carseldine 39, Aabhishek Raut 36*, RP Singh 2-18.

Result – Rajasthan Royals won the match by 3 wickets.

7th match vs. Chennai Super Kings

The match took place at Buffalo Park, East London on May 4, 2009.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 178 for 3 wickets, MS Dhoni 58*, Hayden 43, Shoaib 1-14.

Deccan Chargers – 100 all out in 14.4 overs, Dwayne Smith 49, Sharma 21, Shadab Jakati 4-22.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 78 runs.

8th match vs. Mumbai Indians

The match was played at Supersport Park, Centurion on May 6, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 145 for 6 wickets, Rohit Sharma 38, Venugopal Rao 28, Dwayne Bravo 1-16.

Mumbai Indians – 126 for 8 wickets, Duminy 52, Pinal Shah 29, Sharma 4-6.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the match by 19 runs.

9th match vs. Kings XI Punjab

The match took place at De Beers Diamond Park, Kimberley on May 9, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 168 for 5 wickets, Andrew Symonds 60*, Venugopal Rao 32, Brett Lee 1-24.

Kings XI Punjab – 169 for 7 wickets in 19.5 overs, Mahela Jayawardene 43, Sunny Sohal 30, Rohit Sharma 2-12.

Result – Kings XI Punjab won the match by 3 wickets.

10th match vs. Rajasthan Royals

The match was held at De Beers Diamond Park, Kimberley on May 11, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 166 for 7 wickets, Smith 47, Andrew Symonds 30, Yusuf Pathan 3-34.

Rajasthan Royals – 113 all out in 19.3 overs, Swapnil Asnodkar 44, Ravindra Jadeja 19*, Rohit Sharma 3-12.

Result – Deccan Chargers won by 53 runs.

11th match vs. Delhi Daredevils

The match took place at Kingsmead, Durban on May 13, 2009.

Scores

Delhi Draedevils – 173 for 7 wickets, Dinesh Karthik 44* AB de Villiers 44, Pragyan Ojha 2-26.

Deccan Chargers – 161 all out in 19.4 overs,  Adam Gilchrist 64, Andrew Symonds 41, Rajat Bhatia 4-15.

Result – Delhi Daredevils won the match by 12 runs.

12th match vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

The match was played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on May 16, 2009.

Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders – 160 for 5 wickets, Brad Hodge 48, David Hussey 43, Ryan Harris 2-20.

Deccan Chargers – 166 for 4 wickets, Adam Gilchrist 43, Rohit Sharma 32*, Murali Kartik 1-12.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the match by 6 wickets.

13th match vs. Kings XI Punjab

The match took place at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, May 17, 2012.

Scores

King XI Punjab – 134 for 7 wickets, Kumar Sangakkara 56, Yuvraj Singh 20, RP Singh 3-26.

Deccan Chargers – 133 for 8 wickets, Rohit Sharma 42, Herchelle Gibbs 26, Yuvraj Singh 3-13.

Result – Kings XI Punjab won the match by 1 runs.

14th match vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The match was played at Supersports Park, Centurion on May 21, 2009.

Scores

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 170 for 4 wickets, Manish Pandey 114*, RE van der Merwe 23, Pragyan Ojha 2-32.

Deccan Chargers – 158 for 6 wickets, Gibbs 60, Andrew Symonds 18, Balachandra Akhil 2-18.

Result – Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs.

1st semi-final vs. Delhi Daredevils

The first semi final was played on May 22, 2009 at Supersports Park, Centurion.

Scores

Delhi Daredevils – 153 for 8 wickets, Tillakaratne Dilshan 65, Virender Sehwag 39, AB de Villiers 26, Ryan Harris 3-27 and RP Singh 2-33.

Deccan Chargers – 154 for 4 wickets in 17.4 overs, Adam Gilchrist 85, Suman 24*, Andrew Symonds 24, Amit Mishra 3-19 and Ashish Nehra 1-38.

Result – Deccan Chargers won the semi final by 6 wickets and qualified for the final.

Final vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The final of the Indian Premier League 2009 was played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on May 24, 2009.

Scores

Deccan Chargers – 143 for 6 wickets, Herschelle Gibbs 53, Andrew Symonds 33, Rohit Sharma 24, Anil Kumble 4-16 and Vinay Kumar 2-30.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 137 for 9 wickets, RE van der Merwe 32, Ross Taylor 27, Robin Uthappa 17*, Pragyan Ojha 3-28 and Andrew Symonds 2-18.

Player of the match – Anil Kumble (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Result – Deccan Chargers won the final by 6 runs and clinched IPL2009 title.

Adam Gilchrist was unanimously declared ‘Player of the series’ for his excellent captaincy and all round performance. He smashed 495 runs at an average of 30.93, the best of 85 with three fifties and  held 10 catches behind the stumps with 8 stumping.

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