May 07, 2009
Deccan Chargers secure another victory in the IPL
Rohit Sharma secured the man-of-the-match title, photo by Greg Beadle
Rohit Sharma’s heroics on the field gave the Deccan Chargers a win against the Mumbai Indians at Centurion on Wednesday May 6, 2009.
The Mumbai Indians suffered a meltdown, losing what had appeared to be a certain victory. Requiring 146 to win and seemingly cruising at 97/3 after 14 overs, they collapsed alarmingly, giving the Deccan Chargers a crucial 19-run victory. This loss puts the Mumbai Indians under severe pressure to claim a spot in the semi-final with just six matches remaining.
Sharma’s prowess earned him the man-of-the-match accolade. “I do work very hard on my bowling in the nets, so I’m very happy with a hat-trick,” he said.