Regal effort from Royals

Warne and Trivedi strangle Chargers' run chase

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Regal effort from Royals

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Shane Warne rolled back the years as the Rajasthan Royals moved back into the IPL play-off spots with a two-run triumph over the Deccan Chargers.

Royals skipper Warne took 4-21 to derail the Chargers' pursuit of 160 at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.

Rohit Sharma looked to be leading Deccan to victory but, as Warne and Siddarth Trivedi (3-16) made regular inroads, the Chargers crumbled to 157 all out in 19.5 overs.

Sharma, batting at number three, was last out having hit 73 from 44 balls, including eight fours and two sixes.

The Royals had earlier been bowled out for 159 in 19.5 overs after opting to bat first.

Faiz Fazal (36) and Shane Watson (58) shared a 77-run, third-wicket stand but were the only batsmen to pass 20 as Deccan paceman RP Singh picked up 3-17.

The Royals are now up to fourth in the IPL table, while the Chargers - who are the defending champions - languish down in seventh.