IPL Live Score - DC vs RR - Chargers vs Royals - 68th T20 2012
Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers (RR vs DC) will clash in the 68th T20 game of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2012 which will be played at the stadium in Hyderabad on 18 May 2012. Watch Live cricket streaming and Live scores.
Rajasthan Royals need to win both the remaining wins to secure the position in playoffs while there are no chances of Deccan Chargers to secure the position in playoffs.
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Rajasthan Royals are favourites to win against Deccan Chargers. Should they win, they will need to beat Mumbai Indians in Jaipur to get to 18 points and remain in contention of a playoff spot. However, one bad day and Royals' campaign will be over. Royals' team composition is not very different from Chargers, but they have worked well within their limitations to keep their chances alive. On the other hand, Chargers' weak bowling and poor fielding has kept them languishing at the bottom of the table.
Royals have been the perennial underdogs. They started the season by surprising other teams with strong batting performances. Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Owais Shah, Brad Hodge - all contributed in Royals' early wins. The team bears a different complexion now because of two impact players - Shane Watson and Shaun Tait. Watson scored an unbeaten 90 in a total of 126 after Tait dented Pune Warriors with his three wickets. Royals need another big performance from the two and watch out for the in-form trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Cameron White and Dale Steyn.
Stats and trivia
Deccan Chargers have taken 34 catches in the field, which is the lowest for any team this season. Rajasthan Royals' 45 catches are only second to Mumbai Indians' 48.
Deccan Chargers have picked up 62 wickets in 14 games - the lowest this year. Royals are second on the list with 83 wickets.