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Deccan Chargers posted an important win over hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore to remain in contention of a place in the Semi Finals. T Suman, promoted at no.3 remained unbeaten on a well paced 78 (from 57 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes) along with Andrew Symonds who scored 53* (from 24 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes) to see DC home in a target of 185. Skipper Gilchrist laid the foundation with his 19-ball 32 while adding up 77 for the second wicket with Suman.
The visitors had RCB in all sorts of trouble at 68 for 4 but the finishing job was messed up yet again to let the hosts run away with a total of 184 for 6. Virat Kohli played a sensational knock of 58 from 35 balls which included 4 sixes while Jacques Kallis kept his end steady with a 44-ball 68. Pragyan Ojha was the pick of the bowlers with his 2 for 24. The other highlight of the evening was the red hot bowling from Dale Steyn who even clocked 154 kmph. However, a few poor overs from the likes of Praveen Kumar and Vinay Kumar saw RCB lose the game.