Indian Premier League - 52nd match

Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

2.1

Watson to Ganguly, no run, starts with a ball just outside off, slapped towards backward point by Ganguly

2.2

Watson to Ganguly, 2 runs, pitched up and this is worked towards deep backward square leg

2.3

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, full and heading for middle, 137kph, punched towards mid-on, dot ball

2.4

Watson to Clarke, FOUR, slightly shorter this time and slanting towards middle and leg, slower one from Watson, Clarke shuffles across and guides that fine towards fine leg for four

2.5

Watson to Clarke, no run, fuller and on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

2.6

Watson to Clarke, 1 run, length ball heading for middle, worked towards deep square leg for a single to end the over

Pune Warriors 15/0   SR Watson 1-0-8-0

4.1

Watson to Clarke, no run, first ball is a low full toss that is tucked to midwicket

4.2

Watson to Clarke, 1 leg bye, another lbw appeal, Watson has his hands on his head after the umpire turns it down, a short of length ball that is angling in, strikes Clarke on the knee roll, think there was enough doubt that that would miss leg stump

4.3

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, backs away and thumps a fullish ball towards mid-on for a single

4.4

Watson to Clarke, 1 run, stays in the crease and works it towards midwicket

4.5

Watson to Ganguly, 1 run, dropped, Dada survives, he was horribly uncomfortable pulling a sharp bouncer from Watson, Ganguly takes his eyes off the ball as he plays the shot, a top edge towards deep fine leg, where Tait puts in a dive but can't hang on to the ball, he reached there in time, but the ball doesn't go into his palm hitting closer to the wrist

4.6

Watson to Clarke, 2 runs, two more to Clarke, this time towards deep backward square leg

Pune Warriors 28/0   SR Watson 2-0-13-0

16.1

Watson to Mathews, 2 runs, pitched up on middle and leg, whipped towards midwicket by Mathews, but can't find the gap

16.2

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, full and slanting towards leg stump, clipped towards deep midwicket

16.3

Watson to Smith, 1 wide, 135.4kph down the leg side, Smith needed to get some bat on it to get it past the keeper for four, Smith screams in frustration at missing out

16.3

Watson to Smith, 1 run, tipped towards backward point for a single

16.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, length slower ball, back of the hand, 104kph, Mathews throws his bat at it but can't connect

16.5

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, thumped towards extra cover for a single

16.6

Watson to Smith, 1 run, another slower one, 106.5kph, short and just outside off, Smith waits an age for it to arrive and pulls towards square leg

Pune Warriors 106/4   SR Watson 3-0-20-0

18.1

Watson to Manhas, 1 run, full ball is drilled towards long-off, again the boundaries are proving elusive

18.2

Watson to Smith, 1 run, 127kph offcutter from Watson, thumped towards square leg for a single

18.3

Watson to Manhas, FOUR, short and wide, 114kph from Watson, would have been wide if the batsman had let it go, a back-of-the-hand slower ball attempted, but Watson loses his line, thrashed towards the point boundary

18.4

Watson to Manhas, 1 run, full and that is punched towards deep midwicket for a single

18.5

Watson to Smith, 1 leg bye, moves across the stumps, quicker this one 141 kph, hits the pads outside off and rolls towards fine leg

18.6

Watson to Manhas, 1 run, full, 139 kph ball to finish, can't get under that one, the ball dribbles to the leg side, batsmen scamper a single

Pune Warriors 122/5   SR Watson 4-0-28-0
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Photos

May 8, 2012

Pune Warriors celebrate an early wicket, Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Pune, May 8, 2012

Pune Warriors celebrate an early wicket

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May 8, 2012

Shane Watson made an aggressive half-century, Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Pune, May 8, 2012

Shane Watson made an aggressive half-century

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