IPL: The first ever happenings of Deccan Chargers in the league

IPL: The first ever happenings of Deccan Chargers in the league

Here we look at the happenings of the defunct Deccan Chargers team for the first time in the IPL.

Adam Gilchrist Deccan Chargers
Deccan Chargers. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Deccan Chargers are known for their unpredictability as they finished at bottom of the table in the first edition of IPL in 2008. They bounced back strongly in 2009 where Adam Gilchrist led them to their maiden title. Later in 2010, the DC team qualified to the knockouts despite losing five successive matches in the middle of the season.

But the team management’s decision to release everyone including their star performers Rohit Sharma and Adam Gilchrist. They suffered due to a weaker line-up in 2011 as they lacked proper guidance. They signed off from the league after yet another dismal performance in 2012.

Here we look at the happenings of the defunct Deccan Chargers team for the first time in the IPL:

First ball and first run:

Adam Gilchrist faced the first ball for Deccan Chargers in the IPL during their debut off Ashok Dinda. He picked up a single on the very first ball to open the account. (Over 0.1 – Inns No.1 in Kolkata on April 20, 2008)


First four:

Y Venugopal Rao hit the first four of Deccan Chargers in the IPL when he edged one over the slips off Ashok Dinda in their debut game. (Over 2.5 – Inns No.1 in Kolkata on April 20, 2008)


First six:

Adam Gilchrist hit the first IPL six of Chargers while facing Ajit Agarkar. (Over 5.1 – Inns No.1 vs KKR in Kolkata on April 20, 2008)


First wicket and catch:

Brendon McCullum was the first wicket picked by Deccan Chargers in the IPL. The KKR opener hit one straight to point fielder Rohit Sharma in the bowling of RP Singh. (Over 1.2 – Inns No.2 in Kolkata on April 20, 2008)


First stumping:

Adam Gilchrist affected the first stumping of the Deccan Chargers in the IPL against Delhi Daredevils. He whipped off bails to dismiss Gautam Gambhir in the bowling of Pragyan Ojha. (Over 15.1 – Inns No. 1 vs DD in Delhi on May 15, 2008)


First run out:

The first run out affected by Deccan Chargers in the IPL was against Rajasthan Royals. VVS Laxman and RP Singh combined to dismiss Dinesh Salunkhe. (Over 18.4 – Inns No.2 vs RR in Hyderabad on April 24, 2008)


First fifty:

Rohit Sharma scored the first fifty of Deccan Chargers in the IPL when he scored 66 from 36 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes against Delhi Daredevils. (in Hyderabad on April 22, 2008)


First century:

Andrew Symonds recorded the DC’s maiden IPL ton against Rajasthan Royals in 2008. He scored an unbeaten 117 from 53 balls with 11 fours and 7 sixes. (in Hyderabad on April 24, 2008)


First maiden over:

RP Singh bowled the first maiden over of the IPL for Deccan Chargers during the first season game against MI. During his 2nd over, RP Singh got the wicket of Luke Ronchi on the 2nd ball after Sanath Jayasuriya picked up a leg-bye on the first ball. Ajinkya Rahane played out the remaining four deliveries. (3rd over – Inns No.1 in Mumbai on April 27, 2008)


First hat-trick:

Rohit Sharma claimed the first hat-trick of Deccan Chargers in the IPL against Mumbai Indians in 2009. He took the wickets of Abhishek Nayar and Harbhajan Singh in the last two balls of the 16th over and JP Duminy in the first ball of the 18th over. (in Centurion on May 6, 2009)


First 5-wicket haul:

The first 5-wicket haul of Deccan Chargers in the IPL was registered by Ishant Sharma in 2011 against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Ishant picked 5/12 during the 3 overs he bowled in that game. (in Kochi on April 27, 2011)


First win:

Deccan Chargers registered their maiden win in the IPL against the Mumbai Indians which was the 4th match of the season. DC chased down the target of 155 in only 12 overs without losing a wicket. (in Mumbai on April 27, 2008)


First title:

Deccan Chargers won their first IPL title during their maiden appearance in an IPL during the 2009 edition. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs defending their total of 143/6. (in Johannesburg on May 24, 2009)