Royals to challenge Charges

Last year’s bottom teams Deccan Charges will meet the Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the final of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg today.

Last evening the Royal Challengers beat the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to move into the final.
Batting first the Chennai Super Kings got off to a good start by scoring 61 runs in seven overs with Parthiv Patel and Mathew Hayden making their runs at a healthy pace.

However once the two openers departed, the scoring rate dropped and they were finally limited to 146 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs.

Royal Challenges began their chase badly by losing in form opener Kallis out for 9 and Van der Merwe out for 2. But, teenager M. Pandey who scored a blistering century in his last outing was at it again making 48 runs in just 35 balls. Pandey got good support from veteran Rahul Dravid who made 44. The pair put on 72 runs for the third wicket.

For Chennai Muttiah Muralitharan bowed well to finish his overs for only 1 for 15, but he received very little support from the rest of the bowlers.

Chennai Super Kings 146 for 5(P.A. Patel 36, M. Hayden 26, M.S. Dhoni 28, R. Vinay 2 for 38)
Royal Challengers 149 for 4 in 18.5 overs ( M. Pandey 48, Rahul Dravid 44)
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