Champions League Twenty20 - 15th match, Group A

Rajasthan Royals v Perth Scorchers

Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)

Liam Davis and Ashton Agar have walked out and will face Ashok Menaria. A slip in place, here we go...

Lucas: "After the bowling debacle on wednesday, you'd think the Scorchers would have had to bring in the experienced head of Hogg."

"With scorchers already out of the tournament, its a good opportunity for the youngsters to have a go in the subcontinent. Hogg wont be around for more than a year, so better this way". Scorchers are not out yet, Siddartha Khandelwal. They have a chance if they win their remaining two matches.

8.15pm Royals left Brad Hogg out of their squad for the CLT20 and the Scorchers included him in only one match which was washed out. He's not in the squad today also despite having the knowledge of the ground and the opponents, who he has played for. Do you think the Scorchers should have included him today? Let us know your views.

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Toss Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and will field first.

Rahul Dravid: We want to bowl first, we want to keep them to a modest score and chase it. It should be helpful for the pacers initially and later, the ball becomes old and it comes on to the bat quite nicely. We have an unchanged squad.

Simon Katich: We'll try and get a decent score and keep them under pressure. It's been a good wicket with good carry and bounce. We batted well in the first game, but let ourselves down in the field. We have a young group and they learn a lot from every experience, it was a noisy crowd the other day. One change - Burt Cockley is out and Joe Mennie comes in.

Perth Scorchers XI: L Davis, A Agar, S Katich, A Voges, A Turner, H Cartwright, T Triffitt, J Paris, J Behrendorff, M Beer, J Mennie.

Rajasthan Royals XI: R Dravid, A Rahane, S Samson, S Watson, S Binny, B Hodge, A Menaria, J Faulkner, K Cooper, V Malik, P Tambe.

7.50pm That was a double tie! Super Over scores also level and Otago continue their winning streak on the count of boundaries. Hello there and welcome to the second Group A match of the day - Rajasthan Royals v Perth Scorchers. At the bottom of the table, the Scorchers will be desperate for a win but they are playing Royals in their den and will need a powerful performance to open their account in the Champions League. Will they still have chances to qualify for the semi-finals if they win today, technically yes. Pretty straightforward for Royals, who will go through if they win today. For more, read Rachna's preview.

0.1

Menaria to Davis, no run, full on off, driven down to mid-off

0.2

Menaria to Davis, no run, on length around off, pushed back to the bowler

0.3

Menaria to Davis, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to cover point and they are off the mark

0.4

Menaria to Agar, no run, full outside off, Agar drives and misses

0.5

Menaria to Agar, no run, full on middle, Agar drives and it goes to cover

0.6

Menaria to Agar, no run, shorter and flatter, Agar comes down and defends on the off side

Just one run from the first over

End of over 1 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
AC Agar    0* (3b)      AL Menaria    1-0-1-0
LM Davis    1* (3b)     

Vikramjeet Malik from the other end

1.1

Malik to Davis, no run, full outside off, driven to mid-off

1.2

Malik to Davis, FOUR, full again and Davis lofts it down the ground, not quite from the middle but it has enough to go for four

1.3

Malik to Davis, no run, angled into the pads from length, Davis slogs and misses, hits his pads

"Is this opener the same A. Agar who debuted at #11 few months back?" That's right Jignesh

1.4

Malik to Davis, FOUR, on length well outside off, Davis sends this over the covers for another four

1.5

Malik to Davis, 2 runs, slower one at 109kph, Davis spots it and pulls it to deep midwicket and they have run very well for two

1.6

Malik to Davis, 3 runs, full on middle and leg, hoisted to the long-on boundary this time and it's gone high but stops in the outfield after landing

End of over 2 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
LM Davis    14* (9b 2x4)      VS Malik    1-0-13-0
AC Agar    0* (3b)      AL Menaria    1-0-1-0

James Faulkner into the attack now

2.1

Faulkner to Davis, no run, on length outside off, Davis swings and misses

2.2

Faulkner to Davis, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Davis pulls it between mid-on and midwicket for his third four. He's looking dangerous

2.3

Faulkner to Davis, OUT, holes out to deep square leg! It was on length but well outside off again and Davis pulled, connected well and found Kevon Cooper in the deep

LM Davis c Cooper b Faulkner 18 (10m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

2.4

Faulkner to Agar, no run, almost a run-out! Angled into the pads, Agar managed it to midwicket and wanted the single but was sent back and had it been a direct hit, Agar would've been in trouble

2.5

Faulkner to Agar, no run, short and outside off, slaps it to cover

2.6

Faulkner to Agar, 1 wide, full and wide, Agar chases and misses and it's been called a wide

2.6

Faulkner to Agar, 1 run, on length outside off, makes room and drives firmly but gets the bottom of the bat to send it to mid-off

End of over 3 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 20/1 (RR: 6.66)
AC Agar    1* (6b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-6-1
SM Katich    0* (0b)      VS Malik    1-0-13-0

Malik to continue

3.1

Malik to Agar, FOUR, fullish on middle and leg, Agar makes room and manages to clog it wide of mid-on for four. Malik is being hammered here

3.2

Malik to Agar, no run, on length on the pads, helped to short fine leg

3.3

Malik to Agar, FOUR, makes room again and slams it for four over the covers. It was short and the room helped Agar swing his arms completely

3.4

Malik to Agar, 1 run, slower and fuller on off, defends towards cover for a quick single

3.5

Malik to Katich, no run, on length outside off, goes back to push it towards cover

3.6

Malik to Katich, no run, on length outside off, helped to point

End of over 4 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 29/1 (RR: 7.25)
SM Katich    0* (2b)      VS Malik    2-0-22-0
AC Agar    10* (10b 2x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-6-1

Shane Watson now

4.1

Watson to Agar, OUT, strikes first ball! Pitched it full and wide, Agar went for it and got a leading edge to third man who didn't have to move much to catch it

AC Agar c Malik b Watson 10 (18m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

4.2

Watson to Voges, no run, falls short of first slip now. Pitched it short of length outside off, the batsman defended and an edge went wide and short of first slip

4.3

Watson to Voges, no run, on length outside off, pushed to cover point

4.4

Watson to Voges, no run, inside edge and not too far from the stumps. It was on length outside off, Voges drove and it nipped in a bit to get an inside edge onto the pads

4.5

Watson to Voges, FOUR, full on the pads, Voges cashes in on this to chip it over midwicket and it goes all the way for four. Voges off the mark

4.6

Watson to Voges, 1 run, away swinging length delivery, Voges slashes, Rahane dives at point and they take a single as Rahane can't hold on to it

Five runs and a wicket from the over

End of over 5 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 34/2 (RR: 6.80)
AC Voges    5* (5b 1x4)      SR Watson    1-0-5-1
SM Katich    0* (2b)      VS Malik    2-0-22-0

Ashok Menaria is back from round the stumps

5.1

Menaria to Voges, 1 run, outside off, slammed to long-on for a single

5.2

Menaria to Katich, no run, on length outside off, Katich tries to cut and gets an inside edge

5.3

Menaria to Katich, 1 run, short of length on leg, tucked to midwicket

5.4

Menaria to Voges, no run, outside off, cuts towards point off the back foot

5.5

Menaria to Voges, FOUR, short on leg, pulled wide of long-on off the back foot, Cooper dives in the deep and misses it

5.6

Menaria to Voges, FOUR, angled down leg again and gets the same result. Voges went to the back foot and sent this one to the deep fine leg boundary

End of over 6 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 44/2 (RR: 7.33)
AC Voges    14* (9b 3x4)      AL Menaria    2-0-11-0
SM Katich    1* (4b)      SR Watson    1-0-5-1

6.1

Watson to Katich, 1 run, on length outside off, Katich drives and it's in the air towards cover but falls short of Menaria and he tries a direct hit at non-striker's but misses

6.2

Watson to Voges, 3 runs, full on the pads, flicked to deep square leg where Cooper uses his right foot to keep it in

6.3

Watson to Katich, no run, on length outside off, Katich cuts and misses

6.4

Watson to Katich, 1 wide, oh that's slipped out of his hand and it's gone high in the air on the leg side, Katich went after this high and ballooning full toss but missed

6.4

Watson to Katich, FOUR, short of length outside off, not much room but Katich cuts it fine and gets four, excellent timing

6.5

Watson to Katich, no run, short of length outside off, defends towards point

6.6

Watson to Katich, 1 run, length delivery outside off, cut to third man

End of over 7 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 54/2 (RR: 7.71)
SM Katich    7* (9b 1x4)      SR Watson    2-0-15-1
AC Voges    17* (10b 3x4)      AL Menaria    2-0-11-0

Here's Stuart Binny

7.1

Binny to Katich, FOUR, full on off, Katich shuffles across a bit and put it away behind square on the leg side through the aerial route for four, beats deep midwicket

7.2

Binny to Katich, no run, on length outside off, pushed to cover

7.3

Binny to Katich, no run, outside off, Katich sends it back but it was slightly slower and went in the air but fell short of Binny

7.4

Binny to Katich, (no ball) 1 run, on length outside off, goes to midwicket after a thick edge

Time for a Free Hit

7.4

Binny to Voges, no run, it's an edge to the keeper from a length delivery outside off, Voges drove and it went to the keeper

7.5

Binny to Voges, 1 run, on length outside off, driven down to long-on

Quite a bit of outswing for Binny here

7.6

Binny to Katich, no run, on length outside off, driven to cover

End of over 8 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 61/2 (RR: 7.62)
SM Katich    12* (14b 2x4)      STR Binny    1-0-7-0
AC Voges    18* (12b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-15-1

Pravin Tambe to bowl now

8.1

Tambe to Voges, 1 run, short and flat on the stumps, pulled to deep midwicket

8.2

Tambe to Katich, no run, dropped! Tambe has dropped it in his follow through. It was full and flighted, Katich drove it back and it was low for Tambe but very well within his reach and he put it down

8.3

Tambe to Katich, no run, short of length and close to off, Katich goes back to cut and misses

8.4

Tambe to Katich, no run, quicker on length outside off, cuts and misses

8.5

Tambe to Katich, OUT, gone this time! It was outside off on length again, Katich came down to loft it on the off side and it wasn't a legspinner, Katich missed and Samson did the rest

SM Katich st †Samson b Tambe 12 (26m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

8.6

Tambe to Cartwright, no run, almost gets the off stump! It was on length outside off, the batsman went back to cut and made some room and it somehow missed the bat and the off stump both

End of over 9 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 62/3 (RR: 6.88)
HWR Cartwright    0* (1b)      PV Tambe    1-0-1-1
AC Voges    19* (13b 3x4)      STR Binny    1-0-7-0

9.1

Cooper to Voges, no run, short of length outside off, cut to point

Cooper is the seventh bowler in the first 10 overs

9.2

Cooper to Voges, no run, full and wide, the batsman chases and misses

9.3

Cooper to Voges, 1 run, almost in the block hole outside off, turned to long-on

9.4

Cooper to Cartwright, 1 run, on length outside off, drive goes to third man after an edge

9.5

Cooper to Voges, 1 wide, slow full toss outside leg, goes down for a wide

9.5

Cooper to Voges, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven down straight to long-on after a bounce

9.6

Cooper to Cartwright, 1 run, on length outside off, defends towards point for a quick single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 67/3 (RR: 6.70)
HWR Cartwright    2* (3b)      KK Cooper    1-0-5-0
AC Voges    21* (17b 3x4)      PV Tambe    1-0-1-1

10.1

Tambe to Cartwright, 1 run, on length on the pads, goes to the back foot to tuck it to backward square leg

10.2

Tambe to Voges, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, driven to deep midwicket

10.3

Tambe to Cartwright, 1 run, on length on off, drives down the ground and gets a thick inside edge on the leg side

10.4

Tambe to Voges, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg, pushed to deep midwicket

10.5

Tambe to Voges, 3 runs, short of length outside off, goes back and cuts and the fielder at point misfields but Brad Hodge in the deep dives to save a run

10.6

Tambe to Cartwright, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven past cover

End of over 11 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 76/3 (RR: 6.90)
HWR Cartwright    5* (6b)      PV Tambe    2-0-10-1
AC Voges    27* (20b 3x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-5-0

pranay: "The 40-year old Pravin Tambe is posing more and more questions as the days getting progressed. Absolutely an impressive leggie!" He will turn 42 in nine days actually

11.1

Cooper to Cartwright, OUT, the yorker works! Cooper got it right in the block hole, Cartwright tried to put it on the leg side but it got him on the toes and the umpire raises his finger after taking some time. It struck him in front of leg but was probably going down leg

HWR Cartwright lbw b Cooper 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

11.2

Cooper to Turner, 1 run, high full toss around off, pushed down to long-on

11.3

Cooper to Voges, OUT, and the slower delivery works this time! It was fullish outside off, Voges saw room and lofted it straight to long-on where Faulkner caught it over his head

AC Voges c Faulkner b Cooper 27 (29m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

11.4

Cooper to Triffitt, no run, on length outside off, pokes and it just misses the outside edge

11.5

Cooper to Triffitt, no run, short of length well outside off, drives and misses

11.6

Cooper to Triffitt, no run, full on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

One run and two wickets from that over

End of over 12 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 77/5 (RR: 6.41)
TIF Triffitt    0* (3b)      KK Cooper    2-0-6-2
AJ Turner    1* (1b)      PV Tambe    2-0-10-1

12.1

Tambe to Turner, 1 run, full and outside off, driven past cover

12.2

Tambe to Triffitt, 2 runs, flatter on middle, pushed wide of long-on

12.3

Tambe to Triffitt, OUT, Tambe catches it this time! He pitched it short of length on the stumps, Triffit went to the back foot and sent a catch back to Tambe who had to dive to his right and a little bit forward to catch this one

TIF Triffitt c & b Tambe 2 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Scorchers are in trouble now, six down and more than seven overs left

12.4

Tambe to Paris, 1 run, outside off, thick edge foes to short third man

12.5

Tambe to Turner, 1 run, short of length on leg, pushed towards midwicket and Tambe collides with the non-striker while trying to stop the ball

12.6

Tambe to Paris, no run, legspinner from length around off, Paris defends after it turns

End of over 13 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 82/6 (RR: 6.30)
JS Paris    1* (2b)      PV Tambe    3-0-15-2
AJ Turner    3* (3b)      KK Cooper    2-0-6-2

James Faulkner is back into the attack

13.1

Faulkner to Turner, 1 leg bye, short of length and into the batsman, goes on the off side for a leg bye as the batsman misses

13.2

Faulkner to Paris, no run, short of length, angled into the batsman who defends it back

13.3

Faulkner to Paris, 1 run, on length outside off, Paris makes room and gets a thick edge fine on the off side

13.4

Faulkner to Turner, no run, on length outside off, Turner pokes and misses

13.5

Faulkner to Turner, 1 run, on length around off, pushed to cover

13.6

Faulkner to Paris, OUT, crashes into the stumps! The yorker doesn't go wrong very often. It was right there in the block hole, Paris made room to send it on off and misses it completely. The stumps are in a disarray

JS Paris b Faulkner 2 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

End of over 14 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 85/7 (RR: 6.07)
     JP Faulkner    2-0-8-2
AJ Turner    4* (6b)      PV Tambe    3-0-15-2

14.1

Tambe to Turner, no run, flighted around off, driven back to the bowler

14.2

Tambe to Turner, no run, on length outside off, tries a slog-sweep and misses

14.3

Tambe to Turner, 1 run, angled into the pads on length, glanced to deep fine leg

14.4

Tambe to Mennie, no run, on length outside off, pushed back to the bowler

14.5

Tambe to Mennie, no run, on length and comes in after pitching, edge keeps the ball on the pitch

14.6

Tambe to Mennie, 1 run, flighted on length around off, pushed towards cover

Tambe finishes with 2 for 17

End of over 15 (2 runs) Perth Scorchers 87/7 (RR: 5.80)
JM Mennie    1* (3b)      PV Tambe    4-0-17-2
AJ Turner    5* (9b)      JP Faulkner    2-0-8-2

15.1

Faulkner to Mennie, no run, short of length on off, angling away and Mennie pokes and misses

15.2

Faulkner to Mennie, no run, bouncer on middle, Mennie ducks to evade it

15.3

Faulkner to Mennie, no run, in the block hole on middle and off, digs it back to the bowler

15.4

Faulkner to Mennie, 1 wide, bouncer down the leg side this time

15.4

Faulkner to Mennie, no run, on length on off, drives down the ground and Faulkner stops it, it was a catch and the bowler only got his left hand to it

15.5

Faulkner to Mennie, no run, full and well outside off, Mennie chases and gets a bottom edge to the keeper

15.6

Faulkner to Mennie, no run, full and outside off, wild drive and Mennie misses again

End of over 16 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 88/7 (RR: 5.50)
JM Mennie    1* (9b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-9-2
AJ Turner    5* (9b)      PV Tambe    4-0-17-2

Scorchers are going at 5.50 runs per over, 12 away from 100. Shane Watson is back

16.1

Watson to Turner, 1 run, short of length on off, defends on the leg side for a single

16.2

Watson to Mennie, 1 wide, on length well outside off, swings away to go for a wide

16.2

Watson to Mennie, 1 leg bye, on length and angled into the pads, goes down to short fine leg for a leg bye

16.3

Watson to Turner, no run, teasing line and length outside off, Turner makes room and comes down to drive but misses

16.4

Watson to Turner, FOUR, slightly short of length on the stumps, shuffles across to guide it fine on the leg side and gets four

16.5

Watson to Turner, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven down the ground, it hits the stumps and goes towards long-on

16.6

Watson to Mennie, 1 run, short of length on the stumps, pulled to deep square leg for one

End of over 17 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 97/7 (RR: 5.70)
JM Mennie    2* (11b)      SR Watson    3-0-23-1
AJ Turner    11* (13b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-9-2

17.1

Cooper to Mennie, OUT, holes out to long-off! It was full outside off and he sent it straight to Binny

JM Mennie c Binny b Cooper 2 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

17.2

Cooper to Turner, OUT, bowled 'im! Right in the block hole, Beer made room to slog and missed it completely

AJ Turner b Cooper 11 (26m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

Cooper on a hat-trick

17.3

Cooper to Beer, no run, on length outside off, he drove and missed, very very close to the hat-trick

17.4

Cooper to Beer, 1 run, full and wide, drives to sweeper cover for one

17.5

Cooper to Behrendorff, 1 wide, tries a yorker and it goes down the leg side

17.5

Cooper to Behrendorff, no run, lbw appeal, it was on length and angled in, hit him in front of leg but was going down

17.6

Cooper to Behrendorff, 1 run, full and wide, drives and gets a thick edge past first slip for one and that's the 100

End of over 18 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 100/9 (RR: 5.55)
JP Behrendorff    1* (2b)      KK Cooper    3-0-9-4
MA Beer    1* (2b)      SR Watson    3-0-23-1

18.1

Faulkner to Behrendorff, 1 wide, bouncer on the leg stump, the batsman ducks and it's a wide

18.1

Faulkner to Behrendorff, 4 byes, short of length towards middle stump and it goes right through, misses the bat, stumps and the keeper too

18.2

Faulkner to Behrendorff, 2 runs, full on the stumps, driven to deep backward point for two

18.3

Faulkner to Behrendorff, 1 no ball, bouncer on the leg stump, the batsman ducks and not a wide this time

18.3

Faulkner to Behrendorff, 1 run, slower one from the back of the hand outside off, pushed to midwicket for one

18.4

Faulkner to Beer, 1 run, full on the pads, steered to deep midwicket

18.5

Faulkner to Behrendorff, 1 run, full outside off, pushed to cover after making some room

End of over 19 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 111/9 (RR: 5.89)
JP Behrendorff    5* (7b)      JP Faulkner    3.5-0-16-2
MA Beer    2* (3b)      KK Cooper    3-0-9-4

19.1

Cooper to Behrendorff, no run, in the block hole on off, digs it back to the bowler

19.2

Cooper to Behrendorff, 1 run, full outside off, makes room and drives it to sweeper cover

Sathish: "It becomes one sided match when IPL teams are playing. I guess the reason could be non-availability of international players for their local teams. Example, BRI."

19.3

Cooper to Beer, 1 wide, full toss goes down the leg side for a wide

19.3

Cooper to Beer, 1 run, slower ball, short of length outside off, sent on the off side for one

19.4

Cooper to Behrendorff, FOUR, full and wide, slams it through the covers for four

19.5

Cooper to Behrendorff, 2 runs, slower delivery on length outside off, plays early but gets it to deep backward square leg

19.6

Cooper to Behrendorff, OUT, short and slow, the batsman pulls and misses, they want to run a bye but Samson gets a direct hit and they are all out

MA Beer run out 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

9.50pm A below-par performance from Scorchers who didn't have many answers to Royals' bowlers. Dravid used seven of them who were led by Cooper's 4 for 18. Fast bowling, medium pace or spin, Scorchers could not get partnerships against any of them and would have been skittled under 100 but their last pair got them to 119. We'll be back with the chase within 15 minutes...

End of over 20 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 120/10
JP Behrendorff    12* (12b 1x4)      KK Cooper    4-0-18-4
     JP Faulkner    3.5-0-16-2
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Sep 29, 2013

Jason Behrendorff took his team's score past 100, Perth Scorchers v Rajasthan Royals, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 29, 2013

Jason Behrendorff took his team's score past 100

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Sep 29, 2013

Pravin Tambe took two wickets for 17 runs, Perth Scorchers v Rajasthan Royals, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 29, 2013

Pravin Tambe took two wickets for 17 runs

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