Indian Premier League - 72nd match

Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 10 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

1.5

Kulkarni to Watson, no run, lovely delivery from Kulkarni, it is angled in back of a length, Watson shapes up to defend, it then moves away and beats the outside edge, that curled away a lot, top delivery

1.6

Kulkarni to Watson, no run, guides this one outside off to point

Rajasthan Royals 9/1   SR Watson 0* (2b)

3.1

Kulkarni to Watson, no run, Kulkarni bowls another jaffa to Watson, angled in on a good length, swinging away late and beating the outside edge, lots of bounce again, he does this all the time in domestic cricket

3.2

Kulkarni to Watson, no run, slightly short, pulled away but to midwicket

3.3

Kulkarni to Watson, 1 run, length ball pushed towards mid on

3.5

Kulkarni to Watson, 2 runs, stays in the crease and works a length ball through midwicket, deep square runs across to field

3.6

Kulkarni to Watson, FOUR, slight width from a good length, just a bit, and that is enough for Watson to get the front foot out and hit it over extra cover, just rolls into the rope to beat the chasing fielder

Rajasthan Royals 26/1   SR Watson 7* (7b 1x4)

4.3

Malinga to Watson, no run, pushes forward to a pitched up ball, thick edge rolls to point

4.4

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, short and angled in, he shuffles and works it to short fine, Kulkarni cannot stop it cleanly

4.6

Malinga to Watson, 2 runs, Watson tries to get tonk this straight pitched up delivery down the ground, has to reach out a bit, and that is why he does not time it well enough to reach the rope, Sachin runs from mid on and pulls it back

Rajasthan Royals 31/1   SR Watson 10* (10b 1x4)

6.1

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, shot! it was pitched up, but not quite full, not quite wide, Watson pushes forward, opens the face and drives it just to the left of mid off, who cannot stop it with a dive

6.2

Malinga to Watson, no run, pushes a length ball towards cover

6.3

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, flicked away, couple of bounces to the deep midwicket boundary, he is on the front foot to the fullish ball on off, reaches out a bit and times it over the infield wristily

6.4

Malinga to Watson, no run, short ball arrives now, Watson ducks

6.5

Malinga to Watson, no run, length ball ending just outside off, tapped to point

6.6

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, width available on this full delivery, Watson gets forward and thumps it straight to sweeper cover

Rajasthan Royals 40/2   SR Watson 19* (16b 3x4)

7.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, defends a tossed up ball off the front foot

7.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, quicker and fuller, into off and middle, pushed down to long on

Rajasthan Royals 41/2   SR Watson 20* (18b 3x4)

8.3

Smith to Watson, no run, that should have gone, short, wide, at 130 kph, he mistimes the cut to point

8.4

Smith to Watson, no run, lack of pace makes him mistime an attempted drive off the front foot

8.5

Smith to Watson, no run, almost takes out the bowler, with a powerful straight punch, Smith gets his hands in front of his face just in time, the ball pops out and rolls away, Smith does a reverse somersault as he falls back

8.6

Smith to Watson, 1 run, slightly short and he pulls hard, but down to long on

Rajasthan Royals 52/2   SR Watson 21* (22b 3x4)

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, lunges forward on a knee and sweeps a flat delivery on middle to deep square

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 2 wides, fires it down the leg side again, Watson did not make room, he missed the sweep, and the keeper cannot collect the wide

Rajasthan Royals 64/2   SR Watson 22* (23b 3x4)

10.1

Smith to Watson, no run, beaten by some inward movement as he tries to clobber a length ball down the ground

10.2

Smith to Watson, no run, tries to stay back and steer a rising back of a length ball, beaten

10.3

Smith to Watson, SIX, he's connected on the third attempt, and has slogged Smith for six over deep midwicket

10.4

Smith to Watson, 1 run, tries to repeat the shot again, this one is hurled in towards the leg stump, and it races through midwicket off the inner part of the bat

10.6

Smith to Watson, 1 run, the length balls with a bit of angle into him are in the slot for him to wallop over midwicket, mistimes this one along the ground

Rajasthan Royals 83/2   SR Watson 30* (28b 3x4 1x6)

11.1

Pollard to Watson, 1 run, reaches out a a wide one and drags it down to mid off

Rajasthan Royals 84/2   SR Watson 31* (29b 3x4 1x6)

12.3

Franklin to Watson, 1 run, swings away and he gets behind it and pushes it to long-off

12.5

Franklin to Watson, 2 runs, on a yorker length and he pushes it down to long-on

12.6

Franklin to Watson, 1 run, spooned in the air but he knew that mid-on was back

Rajasthan Royals 91/3   SR Watson 35* (32b 3x4 1x6)

13.1

Pollard to Watson, SIX, that was going to go, slow offcutter wide outside off from Pollard, Watson fetched it with his massive reach and cracked it high over deep midwicket

13.2

Pollard to Watson, 1 wide

13.2

Pollard to Watson, 1 leg bye, angled in to the pad from wide of the crease, he cannot turn it away fine

13.5

Pollard to Watson, FOUR, with fine leg up, Pollard delivers an offcutter down the pads, Watson easily swats it past the fielder

13.6

Pollard to Watson, OUT, Pollard has the big wicket, Watson tries to wallop this one over deep midwicket, it bounced from just back of a length, and Watson's front-foot heave comes down in wide long on's hands

SR Watson c Smith b Pollard 45 (36b 4x4 2x6) SR: 125.00

Rajasthan Royals 105/4   SR Watson 45 (36b 4x4 2x6)
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Photos

May 20, 2012

Dhawal Kulkarni took 3 for 18 in his first game of the season, Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Jaipur, May 20, 2012

Dhawal Kulkarni took 3 for 18 in his first game of the season

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May 20, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar cuts during his unbeaten 58, Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Jaipur, May 20, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar cuts during his unbeaten 58

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