Botha to Ryder,
you just can't keep Botha out of it for long, in this IPL 2011. Ryder's been utterly impatient, looking to charge out almost every ball, and it was getting monotonously predictable. Botha holds it back a touch, again gets it to grip and turn away sharply. Ryder heaves without conviction after prancing out, misses and is stumped by yards.
JD Ryder st †Yagnik b Botha 18 (12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00
Warne to Uthappa,
Warne's won the contest at the end of it all! On leg stump again, slightly shorter than before, and straightening, Uthappa was probably ambitious in looking for the reverse sweep again. Uthappa top-edges the reverse sweep, looked like it came off the glove, and Yagnik ran to the leg side to take the catch.
RV Uthappa c †Yagnik b Warne 35 (21b 7x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
Trivedi to Pandey,
tragedy for Yuvraj. He's run out backing up too far. Over-pitched on off stump, a typical nothing ball from Trivedi, Pandey bashes it right back, along the ground and Trivedi gets a hand on it. Yuvraj is not even in the frame. Off stump is out of the ground, at the bowler's end.
Yuvraj Singh run out 7 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63
Trivedi to Pandey,
Pandey, what have you done? How many times have we seen him throw his wicket away in the IPL? What a moment to combust. Trivedi's innocuous nothing-ball does it again. It is a slow full ball on off stump, Pandey looks to brutalise it over midwicket, as he cross-bats. It loops up in the air and lands in deep midwicket's hands.
MK Pandey c Taylor b Trivedi 30 (31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.77
Watson to Harpreet Singh,
Rahane's held on to one of the tougher outfield catches you will see. Short ball from Watson, he could not have been more predictable if he had held aloft a banner saying "Deadling exclusively in short balls". Yet, Harpreet was in no position to pull and top-edged off the front foot. Rahane ran across from deep square leg, slid and held as it came down over his shoulder.
Harpreet Singh c Rahane b Watson 13 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.42
Trivedi to Manhas,
Manhas is gone, Trivedi surprises him with a touch of extra pace, and Manhas is hurried into the pull off the front foot. It goes high towards midwicket. Binny sprints in, slides and completes another good catch. Rajasthan have been brilliant in the field.
M Manhas c Binny b Trivedi 24 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 126.31
Trivedi to Sharma,
an action replay of the previous ball, except that this time Trivedi his the stumps at his end, and Rahul is gone. Slow and short offcutter outside off, Rahul has a carve and misses. He looks to run and transfer strike to McCullum, who is through in a flash. The relay throw comes to Trivedi, who takes aim and sends a stumps out of the turf.
R Sharma run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00