Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:39:55 GMT | By Skandan Sampath and Vineet Sharma, India Syndicate
Royals chase down 197 at home

7.25 pm - Royals defeat Deccan by five wickets



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What a sensational finish! Royals have scaled down the 197-run target and continue their good run at home with a thrilling last-over win, courtesy some big-hitting in the end overs from Brad Hodge, who finished with 48. But the most crucial runs came off the bat of rookie Dishant Yagnik. They needed 11 off the last over which was bowled by Dale Steyn. Royals collected 3 runs off the first two and then the wicket-keeper smashed the South African pacer for two back-to-back fours the last of which sealed the game for them. It was a fabulous victory. Young Yagnik remained unbeaten on 9 off 3 balls. What a nerveless display in a high-pressure final over!

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