Indian Premier League - 60th match

Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors

Rajasthan Royals won by 45 runs

4.4

Nehra to Watson, 1 run, short of length and angling across, guided down towards third man

Rajasthan Royals 30/1   SR Watson 1* (1b)

5.1

Kumar to Watson, no run, length ball on off stump, defended towards point

5.2

Kumar to Watson, SIX, Boom! Watson slams it over midwicket for six, that was a short of length and sat up for Watto, thanks he said as he slugged it powerfully to one of his favourite areas

5.3

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, short of length and on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on for a single

Rajasthan Royals 41/1   SR Watson 8* (4b 1x6)

6.1

Mathews to Watson, 1 run, length ball from Mathews, edged towards gully by Watson

6.4

Mathews to Watson, no run, another length ball, punched towards cover off the front foot by Watson

6.5

Mathews to Watson, no run, back of a length from Mathews, punched back to the bowler

6.6

Mathews to Watson, FOUR, shorter from Mathews, and well outside off, Watson doesn't care as he muscles that wide of long-on for four more

Rajasthan Royals 51/1   SR Watson 13* (8b 1x4 1x6)

7.2

Kartik to Watson, 1 run, another low full toss, on middle stump, eased towards long-on for a single

7.5

Kartik to Watson, no run, pitched up, punched back towards the bowler

7.6

Kartik to Watson, no run, that was too full for Watson, he was looking to club that over the bowler's head but it ended up almost a sa yorker, Watson couldn't get under it and the ball rolls towards the bowler

Rajasthan Royals 56/1   SR Watson 14* (11b 1x4 1x6)

8.6

Mathews to Watson, no run, full toss on off stump, whipped towards square leg by Watson

Rajasthan Royals 61/1   SR Watson 14* (12b 1x4 1x6)

9.4

Kartik to Watson, SIX, a Watson trademark, a bit of flight from Kartik and well outside off, Watson flat-bats that with immense power over long-on, Watson didn't connect as well as he would have liked but still had enough to beat Smith who was patrolling the boundary

9.5

Kartik to Watson, SIX, this time he connects exactly as he wanted, that was a poor delivery, a full toss and that is dispatched a long way over midwicket for six more, ominous this

9.6

Kartik to Watson, 1 run, full from Kartik, punched towards the bowler

Rajasthan Royals 77/1   SR Watson 27* (15b 1x4 3x6)

10.1

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, stop press! Steve Smith has misfielded, lets it through for four, that was short from Rahul, Watson slammed it along the gorund towards long-on, Smith got to the ball in time but makes a hash of the fielding effort, slightly over ran it actually

10.2

Sharma to Watson, 2 runs, a dive from Rahane saves him as he attempts a tight second, Watson had worked it to midwicket, the ball hadn't gone too far past the inner circle, Rahane has to hurry

10.3

Sharma to Watson, no run

10.4

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, outside off, not too much width but enough for Watson to show he's not all about brute force, carves it behind backward point for four, superb placement there

10.5

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, short from Rahul, and he's be glad that didn't disappear over the rope, Watson rarely misses those, he mishits it towards long-on, no mistake from Smith this time, keeping the batsman to a single

Rajasthan Royals 88/1   SR Watson 38* (20b 3x4 3x6)

11.3

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, pitched up, drilled towards long-on for a single

11.5

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven towards long-off, bowler gets away with that one

Rajasthan Royals 93/1   SR Watson 40* (22b 3x4 3x6)

12.2

Ryder to Watson, no run, short of length ball 123kph ball, slapped back towards the bowler, Watson can't time it

12.3

Ryder to Watson, no run, length ball, Watson edges this onto his pad, again he was looking to launch that out of the ground

12.4

Ryder to Watson, FOUR, a low full toss slanting down the leg side, all to easy for Watson, whips it towards deep backward square leg for four

12.5

Ryder to Watson, SIX, the fifty comes up with a monstrous hit over midwicket for six, a friendly length delivery, Watson pulverises it, 50 off only 26 deliveries

12.6

Ryder to Watson, FOUR, more powerful biffing from Watson, this time towards long-off where Murali Kartik misfields, falls over the ball to let it through for four

Rajasthan Royals 109/1   SR Watson 54* (27b 5x4 4x6)

13.4

Mathews to Watson, no run, low full toss from round the wicket, 130.6kph, thumped back towards the bowler

13.5

Mathews to Watson, FOUR, murder, Watson is unstoppable here, pitched up and just outside off, that is absolutely hammered by Watson towards long-off for four, serious power

13.6

Mathews to Watson, no run, Mathews switches to over the wicket, responds with a yorker that Watson can't put away, outside off and through to the keeper

Rajasthan Royals 118/1   SR Watson 58* (30b 6x4 4x6)

14.3

Nehra to Watson, OUT, Nehra has got the big breakthrough, a yorker from just outside off, Watson looks to squeeze this one out, but can only edge it on to the stumps, much needed wicket this, Watson was threatening to take this away from Pune, he's already provided a solid platform

SR Watson b Nehra 58 (47m 31b 6x4 4x6) SR: 187.09

Rajasthan Royals 123/2   SR Watson 58 (31b 6x4 4x6)
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May 13, 2012

Ajit Chandila picked up 4 for 13, Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors, IPL, Jaipur, May 13, 2012

Ajit Chandila picked up 4 for 13

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May 13, 2012

Ajit Chandila is ecstatic after claiming Robin Uthappa for his hat-trick, Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors, IPL, Jaipur, May 13, 2012

Ajit Chandila is ecstatic after claiming Robin Uthappa for his hat-trick

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