DURBAN (AFP) - A spinning masterclass from Pragyan Ojha and disciplined back-up from Venugopal Rao ensured Deccan Chargers consolidated their position at the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table with a 12-run victory over Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. Chasing 169, Mumbai looked destined for victory when they entered the final 10 overs of their innings needing 85 to win with nine wickets in hand and star batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and JP Duminy at the crease. But Ojha's 3-21 swung the match as he had Tendulkar caught at short extra cover by Herschelle Gibbs for 36, then removed Shikhar Dhawan and Duminy (47) in consecutive overs. "I was nervous coming into the match, but I know that if I work hard I can do it, and at the end of the day I did it for my team," said Ojha. Fellow spinner Rao squeezed the batsmen at the other end, allowing just 21 runs from his first three overs as Mumbai managed a meagre 24 runs in the five overs after the 'strategy break'. Dwayne Bravo and Harbhajan Singh led spirited resistance, but when Fidel Edwards removed fellow West Indian Bravo for 21, Mumbai's fate was sealed and they ended their innings on 156-7. An opening stand of 63 between Adam Gilchrist and Gibbs set Chargers up for a big total after they won the toss and elected to bat under sunny Kingsmead skies. Even after Gilchrist had fallen for 35 to the bowling of Bravo, Gibbs continued the assault on Mumbai's bowlers with Dwayne Smith as Deccan reached 124-1 in the 13th over. But when Smith was bowled by Sanath Jayasuriya for 35, his dismissal instigated a collapse and none of the batsmen who followed reached double figures. Top scorer Gibbs was run out for a feisty 58 as Deccan made 168-8 in 20 overs. SCOREBOARD Deccan Chargers AC Gilchrist c Shah b Bravo 35 HH Gibbs run out (Bravo/Khan) 58 DR Smith b Jayasuriya 35 RG Sharma c Dhawan b Bravo 3 VVS Laxman c Nayar b Bravo 0 Y Venugopal Rao b Malinga 9 DB Ravi Teja lbw b Malinga 9 RP Singh c Jayasuriya b Harbhajan 4 FH Edwards b Malinga 1 PP Ojha not out 0 EXTRAS (b 2, lb 7, w 5) 14 TOTAL (9 wickets; 20 overs) 168 Did not bat Harmeet Singh Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Gilchrist, 6.5 ov), 2-124 (Smith, 12.5 ov), 3-136 (Sharma, 14.4 ov), 4-137 (Laxman, 14.6 ov), 5-141 (Gibbs, 15.4 ov), 6-156 (Venugopal Rao, 17.4 ov), 7-161 (Singh, 18.4 ov), 8-163 (Edwards, 19.2 ov), 9-168 (Ravi Teja, 19.6 ov) Bowling SL Malinga 4-1-19-3 Z Khan 4-0-32-0 DJ Bravo 4-0-34-3 Harbhajan Singh 4-0-27-1 ST Jayasuriya 3-0-29-1 DS Kulkarni 1-0-18-0 MUMBAI INDIANS ST Jayasuriya c Gilchrist b Singh 1 SR Tendulkar c Gibbs b Ojha 36 JP Duminy c Smith b Ojha 47 S Dhawan b Ojha 3 DJ Bravo lbw b Edwards 21 AM Nayar c Gilchrist b Edwards 10 Harbhajan Singh c Smith b Singh 20 Z Khan not out 4 PR Shah not out 1 EXTRAS (lb 6, w 6, nb 1) 13 TOTAL (7 wickets; 20 overs) 156 Did not bat SL Malinga, DS Kulkarni Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Jayasuriya, 1.4 ov), 2-86 (Tendulkar, 10.5 ov), 3-92 (Dhawan, 12.3 ov), 4-105 (Duminy, 14.3 ov), 5-120 (Nayar, 16.2 ov), 6-144 (Bravo, 18.2 ov), 7-154 (Harbhajan Singh, 19.3 ov) Bowling FH Edwards 4-0-27-2 RP Singh 4-0-27-2 Harmeet Singh 1-0-19-0 DR Smith 2-0-15-0 PP Ojha 4-0-21-3 RG Sharma 1-0-8-0 Y Venugopal Rao 4-0-33-0 Toss: Deccan Chargers, bat first Points: Deccan Chargers 2, Mumbai 0 Result: Deccan Chargers won by 12 runs Player of the match: PP Ojha Umpires: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and SJA Taufel (Australia) TV umpire: SD Ranade (India) Match referee: D Govindjee Reserve umpire: ZTA Ndamane Standings After first match on Saturday Team P W L T NR Pts NRR Deccan 3 3 0 0 0 6 +1.627 Delhi 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.985 Mumbai 3 1 1 0 1 3 +0.175 Rajasthan 3 0 1 1 1 3 -1.875 Chennai 3 1 2 0 0 2 +1.067 Punjab 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.364 Bangalore 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.669 Kolkata 3 1 1 1 0 2 -0.887 Note: Rajasthan defeated Kolkata on a 'super over' in their April 23 match and claimed two points although result treated as a tie in standings as scores were level at end of match