Indian Premier League - 60th match

Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors

Rajasthan Royals won by 45 runs

4.00pm Murali Kartik will open the bowling, Uthappa giving him some directions over the field placing.

3.50pm Leo: "Don't understand why Dravid did not go with bowling first in this must win game.. specially when we know how notorious "Duckworth-Lewis" are when they come into play?" Usually, captains like to chase when rain is around but as Dravid said he is hoping batting is easier first up, I suppose. Ganguly also said he would have batted first.

Sakush KC: "For me Steven Smith and his smile more resembles the character Stiffler played by Sean Willian Scott in the American Pie series!" Sorry, but I can't see that resemblance either.

Kamal: "Was that re-released 3 D version of Titanic so poor that it made some people to compare smith and Di caprio?"

Gonza seems amused: "Why Shakib not playing? lol"

Venkat Madhav: "Several captains haven't known their XI's in the tournament. I wonder why does this happen. Don't they have their role in picking the playing XI? or is it the fact that the local players are less familiar to be remembered?" After spending one and a half months with the squad?

3.45pm The "mystery" spinner in the Rajasthan XI is offie Ajit Chandila, who has played one game this season, against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Rawal Afzal: "Commitment matches doubtlessly, but is it only me who feels that Steve Smith´s face resembles to that of Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) of 'Titanic' 1997?" Can't say I see the resemblance.

Kishore sends in the obligatory where-is-Tamim mail: "IPL - 5th edition full of unexpected happenings...for example PW still not including Tamim."

3.30pm Sourav Ganguly is back. "That's the media for you," he says, about the conflicting reports about whether he would play. "I was resting the last game, and ma back for this one."

Toss Rajasthan will bat. Dravid: "This track looks a little bare, looks like it will get slower as the game progresses." Yagnik is out with an injured finger, so Sreevats Goswami is back. Several captains haven't known their XIs in this tournament, and it is Dravid who can't recall the spinner who takes Pankaj Singh's place today. Does this happen in other tournaments? Certainly can't recall it taking place in an international match.

For Pune: Ryder is back, Callum Ferguson is back. No place for Clarke.

Still no Tamim then, but here's a fun interview with him.

3.15pm Hello folks, it's Rajasthan v Pune first up today. The bad news is its very cloudy in Jaipur right now, but the good news is it isn't raining (yet, at least). In case there is a washout, Rajasthan's chances will be swept away. Here's a reminder of what the latest points table looks like.

0.1

Kartik to Dravid, no run, defends the first ball of the innings to the off side off the front foot

0.2

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, worked towards midwicket

0.3

Kartik to Rahane, no run, blocked off the front foot by Rahane

0.4

Kartik to Rahane, no run, length ball is again defended off the front foot towards the bowler

0.5

Kartik to Rahane, 2 wides, way down the leg side, wide past the keeper and towards the short fine leg

0.5

Kartik to Dravid, FOUR, too wide outside off, Dravid chops that past point off the back foot and he gets to 400 runs in this tournament

0.6

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, nudged towards square leg for a single

Isabhiram: "Binny is performing better than expected.. he can be an exciting all rounder for india if he continues the good work. I wonder why dravid didn't give him the ball last game." It's amazing how few comments come in praising captain's decisions.

End of over 1 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
R Dravid    6* (4b 1x4)      M Kartik    1-0-8-0
AM Rahane    0* (2b)     

1.1

Nehra to Dravid, no run, short of length and outside off, pushed towards cover from the crease

1.2

Nehra to Dravid, no run, shortish and very wide, slapped towards backward point where Steven Smith dives to make a stop

TV commentators chatting with him, but he isn't distracted

1.3

Nehra to Dravid, no run, short of length and heading for leg stump, looks to whip it to the leg side but doesn't connect

1.4

Nehra to Dravid, FOUR, fuller this time and on the pads once more, effortlessly clipped towards midwicket for four

Steven Smith on being asked about not bowling much this season: "Probably should have given myself a crack when I was captain."

1.5

Nehra to Dravid, 1 run, sticks to the leg stump line, helped down to fine leg

1.6

Nehra to Rahane, no run, defended towards midwicket, Rahane wanted the single which would get him off the mark, Dravid sends him back, wisely

Arfaa: "If you're talking about doppelgangers, Smith's one is definitely that Kurt guy from 'Glee'. And his teammate Callum Ferguson, he and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day lead singer) look like twins." See this.

End of over 2 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
AM Rahane    0* (3b)      A Nehra    1-0-5-0
R Dravid    11* (9b 2x4)      M Kartik    1-0-8-0

Bhuvneshwar to bowl, one slip in place

2.1

Kumar to Dravid, FOUR, ooh, that was so close to being bowled, Bhuvneshwar gets the ball to nip in a hint off a back of a length, Dravid pokes at it and gets an inside edge, that sails over the stumps and past the keeper for four

2.2

Kumar to Dravid, 1 run, defended more confidently this time by Dravid, towards bcakward point

2.3

Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, a bit of an edge as the ball flies down towards third man for a single, Rahane off the mark

2.4

Kumar to Dravid, no run, pushed towards cover by Dravid

2.5

Kumar to Dravid, no run, short of length and just outside off, Dravid opens the face and pushes the ball towards point, another dot ball

2.6

Kumar to Dravid, no run, shorter this time and angling in towards the pads, guided behind backward square leg

End of over 3 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
R Dravid    16* (14b 3x4)      B Kumar    1-0-6-0
AM Rahane    1* (4b)      A Nehra    1-0-5-0

3.1

Sharma to Rahane, no run, Rahul Sharma starts with a length ball on middle and leg, defended to the right of the bowler

3.2

Sharma to Rahane, 1 run, pitched up and spinning away outside off, pushed towards mid-off for a single

3.3

Sharma to Dravid, no run, pitched up once more, on middle and off, Dravid pushes it towards mid-off off the back foot

3.4

Sharma to Dravid, FOUR, too wide outside off, short as well, Dravid shifts to his backfoot and carves that behind backward point for four, this outfield is pretty quick

3.5

Sharma to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads this time, clipped to square leg for one more

3.6

Sharma to Rahane, FOUR, inside-out from Rahane, a lofted drive over cover, he's played that stroke well this tournament, skipping beyond leg and gets his first boundary

End of over 4 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 29/0 (RR: 7.25)
AM Rahane    6* (7b 1x4)      R Sharma    1-0-10-0
R Dravid    21* (17b 4x4)      B Kumar    1-0-6-0

Nehra from round the wicket

4.1

Nehra to Dravid, no run, back of a length ball angling across Dravid, who gets on his toes and looks to whip the ball towards square leg but is beaten and the ball just goes over the stumps

4.2

Nehra to Dravid, no run, cracked towards point from the crease by Dravid

4.3

Nehra to Dravid, OUT, superb catch from Uthappa, especially as he's a part-time keeper, Dravid is gone, he wanted to launch that over the off side, but gets an outside edge, Uthappa dives to his right and takes a low one-handed catch

R Dravid c †Uthappa b Nehra 21 (19m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 105.00

Watson is in

4.4

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

Ashfaq: "Am I the only one who is disappointed that Chandimal hasnt got a game yet. I thought he was the bargain buy for this IPL but he hasnt got a single game. What a waste of talent !!!"

4.5

Nehra to Rahane, no run, short of length and just outside off, defended towards the off side

4.6

Nehra to Rahane, FOUR, short of length and outside off, another lofted shot, off the back foot and over cover for four more

Rahane closing in on 500 runs for the season, Gayle way out in front at 572. Here's the list of run-scorers.

End of over 5 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 34/1 (RR: 6.80)
AM Rahane    10* (9b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-10-1
SR Watson    1* (1b)      R Sharma    1-0-10-0

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

5.4

Kumar to Rahane, no run, short of length and just outside off, defended towards the bowler

5.5

Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, on the pads this time, wonderfully stroke from Rahane, waits for it and just helps it along towards deep backward square leg for four, all about timing that

5.6

Kumar to Rahane, no run, short of length and stays a bit low, Rahane jumps as he defends that down the pitch

Gareth: "Steve Smith really has been the surprise packet of this season. Whilst he hasn't bowled, he's contributed in all other aspects of the game, and one of the reasons some of their losses haven't been pure embarrassment. He may look a better option for Australia compared to Dan Christian who seems woefully out of form."

End of over 6 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 45/1 (RR: 7.50)
AM Rahane    14* (12b 3x4)      B Kumar    2-0-17-0
SR Watson    8* (4b 1x6)      A Nehra    2-0-10-1

6.1

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

6.2

Mathews to Rahane, no run, length ball, Rahane looks to push that through off but is struck on the front as he misses

6.3

Mathews to Rahane, 1 run, a confident push towards mid-off for a single

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

End of over 7 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 51/1 (RR: 7.28)
SR Watson    13* (8b 1x4 1x6)      AD Mathews    1-0-6-0
AM Rahane    15* (14b 3x4)      B Kumar    2-0-17-0

Kartik is back

7.1

Kartik to Rahane, 1 run, a loopy low full toss on legstump, gets away with it, pushed towards mid-on

Beebeck: "No more jokes on Steve Smith, okay ?? He looks like himself.." Ok.

7.2

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

7.3

Kartik to Rahane, 2 runs, pitches it this time, driven inside-out along the ground towards long-off, batsmen scamper back for the second

7.4

Kartik to Rahane, 1 run, length ball pitching around off, watchfully defended towards cover point for a single

Ishan: "Today is, perhaps, the last time we are witnessing two of the greatest players of indian cricket face each other in a competitive match of this level. Ganguly's ipl future looks uncertain while we may get to see Dravid for a year or 2 more but this "rivalry" will be worth watching."

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

End of over 8 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 56/1 (RR: 7.00)
SR Watson    14* (11b 1x4 1x6)      M Kartik    2-0-13-0
AM Rahane    19* (17b 3x4)      AD Mathews    1-0-6-0

8.1

Mathews to Rahane, no run, short of length ball outside off, stays a touch low, Rahane was looking to hammer that through the off, edges it, luckily for him not on to the stumps, Uthappa stops that to his left

8.2

Mathews to Rahane, no run, a yorker from Mathews is squeezed out towards cover

8.3

Mathews to Rahane, 2 runs, length ball just outside off, 'Two, two, two," called Rahane as he drove that towards Ganguly at deep midwicket

8.4

Mathews to Rahane, 2 runs, length again, heading for middle and off, played with very soft hands, the ball just rolls past the inner circle, giving Ganguly more work to do, the batsmen pinch two again, Ganguly doesn't collect the ball cleanly

8.5

Mathews to Rahane, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven along the ground towards long-on

8.6

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

Time-out Karn: "Although I'm against people writing where-is-that player e-mails, I can't resist today. Practically everyone has gotten a chance with PWI, so why not Tamim? He is familiar with these conditions, is coming off a nice time in the Asia. I'm not saying he's better than Ryder, Clarke, et al - I'm no one to decide that - but why not give him a go? Just for sake of giving him a game."

End of over 9 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 61/1 (RR: 6.77)
SR Watson    14* (12b 1x4 1x6)      AD Mathews    2-0-11-0
AM Rahane    24* (22b 3x4)      M Kartik    2-0-13-0

9.1

Kartik to Rahane, no run

9.2

Kartik to Rahane, 2 runs, length ball on leg stump, clipped towards deep midwicket

9.3

Kartik to Rahane, 1 run, on the pads once more, helped to midwicket for a single this time

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

End of over 10 (16 runs) Rajasthan Royals 77/1 (RR: 7.70)
SR Watson    27* (15b 1x4 3x6)      M Kartik    3-0-29-0
AM Rahane    27* (25b 3x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-11-0

It's drizzling in Jaipur. Not heavily enough to stop play.

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

10.6

Sharma to Rahane, 1 run, gets on his toes and drives that towards sweeper cover for a single

"What is up with commentators - crappy branding to ruin the match - karbonn kamal, dlf max, citi sucess... seriously why in god's name!" Happy wakes up from a four-year nap.

End of over 11 (12 runs) Rajasthan Royals 89/1 (RR: 8.09)
AM Rahane    28* (26b 3x4)      R Sharma    2-0-22-0
SR Watson    38* (20b 3x4 3x6)      M Kartik    3-0-29-0

11.1

Kumar to Rahane, no run, short of length on off stump, defended towards mid-on, Ganguly shows his football skills as he fields

11.2

Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, length ball is driven towards long-off for a single

11.3

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

11.4

Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, short of length ball angling in towards the pad, clipped behind square leg

11.5

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

11.6

Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, another single to long-off to end the over

End of over 12 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 94/1 (RR: 7.83)
AM Rahane    31* (30b 3x4)      B Kumar    3-0-22-0
SR Watson    40* (22b 3x4 3x6)      R Sharma    2-0-22-0

12.1

Ryder to Rahane, 1 run, Ryder starts with a length ball on the pads, pushed to the leg side for a single

Arvind: "Was that Leonardo di Caprio commenting under the name Beebeck? :P"

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

End of over 13 (15 runs) Rajasthan Royals 109/1 (RR: 8.38)
SR Watson    54* (27b 5x4 4x6)      JD Ryder    1-0-15-0
AM Rahane    32* (31b 3x4)      B Kumar    3-0-22-0

13.1

Mathews to Rahane, 2 runs, Mathews returns as Pune continue to switch the bowling around, first ball is driven towards wide long-off, where there is another misfield, Majumdar this time, not for four though, gives away one extra run

13.2

Mathews to Rahane, 2 runs, worked towards midwicket, Rahane races back for two

13.3

Mathews to Rahane, 1 run, full toss on middle and off, 127kph, worked towards square leg by Rahane

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

End of over 14 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 118/1 (RR: 8.42)
SR Watson    58* (30b 6x4 4x6)      AD Mathews    3-0-20-0
AM Rahane    37* (34b 3x4)      JD Ryder    1-0-15-0

14.1

Nehra to Rahane, FOUR, length ball on the pads, easy to dispatch that one, Rahane glances that towards fine leg for four, with fine leg up that really is a poor delivery from Nehra

Sriraj GS:"@Gareth: It's not really that Dan Christian is out of form. He's just not suited to these conditions. He's never been a bashing-type batsman and his skiddy bowling is more useful on our pitches rather than the dry tracks."

14.2

Nehra to Rahane, 1 run, pitched up and just outside off, driven towards long-off for a single

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

14.4

Nehra to Hodge, no run, short of length ball on middle and off, defended to the off side by Hodge

14.5

Nehra to Hodge, 2 runs, pitched up, and this is a classic drive from Hodge, leans into it as he sends the ball towards sweeper cover

14.6

Nehra to Hodge, 1 run, short from Nehra, on leg stump, Hodge is cramped by that, drops the ball towards square leg and picks up a single

Time-out

Shekhar: "whats is the problem with branding? IPL is paying good money to teams and for that they need money. BCCI is not NGO. They are doing good job. When one will do business they will understand that there is no problem with that. And i don't get irritate with those branding." Shekhar seems irritated.

End of over 15 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 126/2 (RR: 8.40)
BJ Hodge    3* (3b)      A Nehra    3-0-18-2
AM Rahane    42* (36b 4x4)      AD Mathews    3-0-20-0

15.1

Kartik to Hodge, 2 runs, driven towards long-on for a couple, might have been tight if the throw had been more accurate

15.2

Kartik to Hodge, 1 wide, down the leg side

15.2

Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, helped along to long-on for a comfortable single

15.3

Kartik to Rahane, 2 runs, pitched up and that is sliced over cover point by Rahane, he skips down the ground before launching that one

15.4

Kartik to Rahane, 1 run, on middle and leg, worked towards square leg

15.5

Kartik to Hodge, no run, flighted on leg stump, helped to mid-on

15.6

Kartik to Hodge, 3 runs, on the pads, helped along towards a fine leg, Ganguly has plenty to do, batsmen have time to take three

End of over 16 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 136/2 (RR: 8.50)
BJ Hodge    9* (7b)      M Kartik    4-0-39-0
AM Rahane    45* (38b 4x4)      A Nehra    3-0-18-2

16.1

Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, Rahul drops it short, whipped towards midwicket

16.2

Sharma to Rahane, FOUR, pitched up and spinning away, well outside off, Rahane reaches across and places that through point for four

16.3

Sharma to Rahane, 1 run, short of length ball on offstump, Rahane works it against the spin behind square leg to get a single that reaches his fifty

16.4

Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards cover for a single

16.5

Sharma to Rahane, 1 run, helped towards long-off for a single, nine off the over already with minimal risk

16.6

Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, one more to long-off to end the over

End of over 17 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 145/2 (RR: 8.52)
BJ Hodge    12* (10b)      R Sharma    3-0-31-0
AM Rahane    51* (41b 5x4)      M Kartik    4-0-39-0

17.1

Kumar to Hodge, 1 run, full toss and that is whipped towards deep square leg for a single

17.2

Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, shortish and outside off, once more Rahane jumps down the track shuffling towards the leg side to make more room and chops it towards extra cover for four

17.3

Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, poor delivery that, slanting down the pads, fine leg was up, easy for Rahane to help it down to the fine leg boundary

From round the wicket

17.4

Kumar to Rahane, no run, full and angling across, Rahane can't get bat on that as he looks to push that towards cover

17.5

Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, a full toss on leg stump, Rahane presents a straight bat, lofting it over the bowler's head, not too powerfully hit though, long-on can come around

17.6

Kumar to Hodge, 1 run, more powerfully hit this time from Hodge, making room and carving a length ball towards sweeper cover, can't get his placement right though, so he can't find the rope

Karn Mamgain: "Can't disagree with Shekhar: IPL is a business, and the goal of a business is to earn money. I have a feeling, many criticize the IPL for the sake of criticizing - nothing more. It's a matter of time when people will start blaming the IPL for earthquakes, tsunamis, and cacophonous Youtube singers."

End of over 18 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 156/2 (RR: 8.66)
BJ Hodge    14* (12b)      B Kumar    4-0-33-0
AM Rahane    60* (45b 7x4)      R Sharma    3-0-31-0

18.1

Nehra to Hodge, no run, full and that is clipped towards midwicket, Ganguly fields

18.2

Nehra to Hodge, OUT, overpitched and just outside leg, Hodge looks to thump that over the leg side but can only send it as far as Ganguly as midwicket

BJ Hodge c Ganguly b Nehra 14 (19m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Amol: "@ Shekhar, BCCI may not be an NGO, but it was incorporated as a Section 25 Company which actually means Association not for profit"

18.3

Nehra to Binny, no run, looks to guide this down to third man but misses

18.4

Nehra to Binny, 1 run, full and outside off, crisply struck towards long-off for a single

18.5

Nehra to Rahane, 1 run, full and just outside leg stump, Rahane can only push it towards long-on for a single

18.6

Nehra to Binny, 3 runs, drops it short, Binny goes for the pull, top-edges it towards Bhuvneshwar Kumar at short fine leg, Bhuvneshwar has to race towards the rope to try get under that but it lands about a yard ahead of hime, batsmen take three and Nehra finishes with excellent figures of 3-20

End of over 19 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 161/3 (RR: 8.47)
STR Binny    4* (3b)      A Nehra    4-0-23-3
AM Rahane    61* (46b 7x4)      B Kumar    4-0-33-0

19.1

Mathews to Binny, 1 run, pitched up and that is drilled towards long-off for a single

19.2

Mathews to Rahane, OUT, the yorker from Mathews does the job, Rahane has no answer to that, he made room and was looking to carve it through the off, he misses and the ball thuds into the stumps, some spot-on yorkers from Pune today

AM Rahane b Mathews 61 (92m 47b 7x4 0x6) SR: 129.78

19.3

Mathews to Botha, FOUR, what a shot from Botha first up, a full toss around leg stump, reverse-paddled past short third man for four, ingenious

19.4

Mathews to Botha, 2 runs, full and on middle, driven towards long-on, not too well timed giving the batsmen time to take two

19.5

Mathews to Botha, 1 run, Mathews keeps it full, squeezed out towards extra cover for a single

19.6

Mathews to Binny, 1 run, Mathews is full once more, Binny tries to hammer it over long-on, but edges it just behind the stumps for a single

Rajasthan end on 170, as Pune have managed to pull it back a bit after the Watson dismissal. When Watson was in the middle, Rajasthan seemed set for plenty more. Still, this is going to be a tough target on a track with plenty of cracks.

SJ: "Section 25 company merely means that its primary objective is to promote sports, and use its income for the same, which it does."

Ryan: "The IPL has many positive aspects, but is it really necessary to ruin a 6, a highlight in the game, by renaming it? Can't stand them talking about 'DLFing it into the stands' and this can't bring much extra revenue in. Imagine EPL renamed goals 'McDonalds netbusters'."

End of over 20 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 170/4
STR Binny    6* (5b)      AD Mathews    4-0-29-1
J Botha    7* (3b 1x4)      A Nehra    4-0-23-3
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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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