Languishing at the bottom of the table, Deccan Chargers today turned party poopers shocking title contenders Mumbai Indians by 10 runs in an IPL match here today.
The Chargers defended a modest score of 135 for six restricting the home team to 125 for eight in 20 overs. This was the second successive defeat for Mumbai who remain on 16 points while Deccan now have eight points from 12 matches.
It was the expensive 20th over bowled by Munaf Patel that changed the complexion of the match. The India speedster gave away 23 runs which included a six hit by Shikhar Dhawan (27 not out 18 balls, 2x4, 1x6) and four consecutive boundaries hit by Man of the match Amit Mishra (18 not out, 6 balls, 4x4 and 1/18 from 4 overs).
The final over also saw an ugly altercation between Munaf and Mishra after the former was hit for boundaries. Both hurled choicest expletives at each other and it required the intervention from umpires to stop things from getting uglier.
From 112 for six in 19th over, the Chargers moved to 135 for six.In Image: Deccan Chargers' Kumar Sangakkara, right, celebrates with teammates their win over Mumbai IndiansText: PTIImages: APScorecard | IPL 2011