Champions League Twenty20, 18th Match, Group A: Rajasthan Royals v Otago at Jaipur, Oct 1, 2013
Champions League Twenty20 - 18th match, Group A
Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
1 October 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Shukla to Rutherford, OUT, came in at a yorker length, with Rutherford looking to play through the leg side, but leaves a gap between pad and bat, with the ball finding the way through. First wicket down

HD Rutherford b Shukla 5 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Otago 16/1   NT Broom 11* (12b 2x4)   R Shukla 0.1-0-0-1

Shukla to BB McCullum, OUT, full length and McCullum's stay is not too long as he plays all around this. This one looked plumb, and the umpire confirms it straight way. Looks like it was a stroke of genius to include Shukla in today's squad

BB McCullum lbw b Shukla 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Otago 20/2   NT Broom 11* (12b 2x4)   R Shukla 0.3-0-0-2

Shukla to de Boorder, OUT, bouncer outside off and Derek, who must have misread the bounce and pace, ends up holding his bat in the air, cross-batted at that, with the ball deflecting off the face straight up into Shukla's waiting hands. Three wickets from Shukla now

DC de Boorder c & b Shukla 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Otago 20/3   NT Broom 11* (12b 2x4)   R Shukla 0.5-0-0-3

Watson to Broom, OUT, short ball from Watson and Otago are just not reading this pitch as Broom, looking to pull this, ends up lobbing it in the air, with Samson running in towards backward square leg to complete a rather straight forward catch

NT Broom c †Samson b Watson 11 (21m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Otago 21/4   RN ten Doeschate 0* (1b)   SR Watson 1.3-0-7-1

Cooper to Neesham, OUT, no Neesham fairy tale tonight, with the bat at least. Cooper slows down a length ball outside off stump and the batsman is done in by the lack of pace. Aims a big hit over long on, but ends up hitting high into air and Shane Watson takes it a few metres out of the circle, close to where mid on would stand

JDS Neesham c Watson b Cooper 32 (33m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 128.00

Otago 74/5   RN ten Doeschate 21* (23b 2x4)   KK Cooper 1.2-0-3-1

Tambe to ten Doeschate, OUT, absolutely plumb, and Otago lose both batsmen that had threatened to lift Otago out of the mire. Tambe pushes one fuller and flatter, maybe a little faster and it straightens to hit RTD right in front.

RN ten Doeschate lbw b Tambe 26 (42m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 96.29

Otago 81/6   NL McCullum 2* (3b)   PV Tambe 2.3-0-11-1

Cooper to Butler, OUT, exact line again, just a bit fuller, as Butler this time successfully finds the inside edge onto the stumps. Butler was unaware at first, thinking he got away again, but looks back to find his wicket in disarray

IG Butler b Cooper 25 (19m 18b 2x4 2x6) SR: 138.88

Otago 120/7   NL McCullum 15* (14b 1x4)   KK Cooper 3.2-0-27-2





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