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Plays of the day from the IPL game between Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors in Jaipur
May 5, 2013
Rajasthan Royals were sloppy in the field, and also with the ball. Three bowlers began their spells with wides down the leg side - Shane Watson, Stuart Binny and Kevon Cooper, who bettered everyone with five wides.
Mitchell Marsh smashed Cooper flat over his head, only to be caught, by his own captain Aaron Finch behind the long-off boundary. The ball seemed to be heading into the crowd before Finch intercepted it, taking it in front of his face with his coach Allan Donald pulling himself back as the ball approached before applauding the effort.
Sanju Samson has already made an impression with the bat this IPL; today he showed some skill with the gloves. Robin Uthappa, having scored his second straight half-century, was looking dangerous as the death overs approached but his stay was cut short by a laser throw from Samson. When Uthappa tried to sneak a leg-bye from the non-striker's end, Samson quickly took off the big glove, and took out middle stump with a perfect throw which caught Uthappa well short.
It's been a while since Rahul Dravid retired from international cricket but he offered a glimpse of what everyone's been missing, with a classy half-century. The shot that stood out was a cover-drive, inside-out off Angelo Mathews in the 10th over, that he played through extra cover. It also brought up 2000 runs for him in the IPL.
Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfoFeeds: Siddhartha Talya
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