Shane Warne has been away from Cricket for a year. But he returns like the Terminator, leading Rajasthan Royals to an emphatic win over the Deccan Chargers. With Key contributions from Botha and Trivedi (3-15), Rajasthan Royals restricted Deccan Chargers to just 137 runs and then score 141 runs for 2 wickets with 7 balls to spare!!
Watch Highlights of the Rajasthan Royals Versus Deccan Chargers Match
Comment from Key Rajasthan Royals player, Botha of South Africa: “Some gap there at the top with Watson not being in. So warnie asked me to go up. We are very excited. in the previous IPLs, we started with a loss. Good to start with a win this year.”
Kumar Sangakarra (hear his speech after losing the world cup finals) the captain of the Deccan Chargers said, “We were about 20 runs short. We lost couple of wickets at crucial times and we didn’t manage to rotate the strike. good rear-guard action from the lower-order batsman and some positives to take. It was a great pitch, some bounce, bit of carry and it will keep the bowlers interested.”
Sangakarra had a bad game – he was himself out for a duck, caught behind.
Shane Warne, Captain of the Rajasthan Royals said, “Previous three we were smashed in the first game. So it was good. We bowled and fielded pretty well. They were 20 runs short. It;s the first game and every one is a bit nervous. Some young guys were very excited but all credit to Botha and Taylor who remained calm. Botha promotion was a plan before the game. I suppose all teams do that strategy and plans. He grabbed the opportunity and took it beautifully.”
Man of the Match was Siddharth Trivedi who bowled really well for 3-15.