Super Kings chase 148 for victory
A heroic 76-run fourth-wicket partnership between Y Venugopal Rao and D Ravi Teja propelled Deccan Chargers to 147 for eight against Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match.
Rao (46) and Teja (40) joined hands when their team was stuttering at 57 for three, after deciding to bat on a good batting pitch.
Only Rao and Teja batted with guile and grit as all other batsmen struggled to find rhythm and big hitters like Hershelle Gibbs (8) and Shahid Afridi (1) disappointed once again.
Rao's 46-ball knock, which included three fours and one six, was mixture of aggression and caution while Teja was furious right from the word go. Teja hit four fours and a six in his 28-ball knock.
Once the duo departed, the hosts wickets fell one after another as they crumbled under pressure of putting up a big total.