Yesterday’s Indian Premier League-2011 Cricket Match between Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore was nowhere close to the Finals but it was cause for wild rejoicing at Hyderabad. Though Deccan Chargers have won the IPL 2009 - Season 2 Championship; they have not won a single Match at Hyderabad since 2008. It took them three years, eight IPL Matches and two Champions League Matches to finally break the annoying record of perennially losing at home.
Last night Deccan Chargers won against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad amidst wild cheering and applause. And all over the city and among all followers of IPL tournament there was happiness and relief as the Team finally won at Hyderabad. It was a very impressive victory. Batting first, DC scored 175 runs for 5 wickets and in reply RCB could score only 142 runs for 9 wickets. Hope such performances and trend would continue with DC and they would once again win the IPL Championship this year.
The Videos and Photos in this article are of the cheering at the stadium yesterday, and of some Match Souvenirs.