Deccan Chargers' 53-run win is their first in four matches over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Deccan Chargers' aforesaid victory is their highest by runs margin in the IPL, surpassing the 24-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Cape Town. Adam Gilchrist (701) is the third batsman to complete 700 runs in the IPL. Suresh Raina (730) and Gautam Gambhir (711) were the first two to do so in the IPL. RP Singh has taken 16 wickets at 14.93 runs apiece. His tally is the best by any bowler in the 2009 edition of the IPL as well as in the IPL overall (31). Rohit Sharma's splendid figures of 3 for 12 are his second best in the IPL, next only to the 4 for 6 against Mumbai Indians at Centurion Park. Rohit has taken his wickets tally in the second edition of the IPL to 10 wickets at 8.80 runs apiece. Yusuf Pathan (3/34) has recorded his best performance in IPL second edition - his second best overall, next only to the 3 for 22 against Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai last year. Dwayne Smith has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time in the IPL for posting 47 off 32 balls. Smith missed posting a fifty for the third time in the IPL. He had recorded 49 off 23 balls against Chennai at East London and 48 off 28 balls against Delhi at Centurion Park.
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