Indian Premier League - 30th match

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 78 runs

1.1

Pathan to Smith, FOUR, poor delivery and he strays down the legside, Smith who's in need of runs accepts the offering with glee and glances him down to fine leg

1.2

Pathan to Smith, 1 run, strays on the pads again and he works it away squarer on the on side

Rajasthan Royals 21/0   GC Smith 5* (2b 1x4)

2.1

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 no ball, awesome start to the tournament for Sreesanth, he oversteps, he can thank the batsman for shouldering arms

2.1

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, Free Hit Good comeback by Sreesanth as he bowls a slow legcutter and Smith swings too early and tamely heaves it to the on side

2.5

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, Smith walks right across his stumps to distract the bowler and he cramps himself for room in the process and mistimes the shot to mid-on

2.6

Sreesanth to Smith, 2 runs, and Jayawardene nearly pulls off a blinder! can't call that a drop, Smith forces it to Sreesanth's left and nearly chips it to the fielder, good fielding all the same

Rajasthan Royals 26/0   GC Smith 8* (6b 1x4)

3.6

Pathan to Smith, FOUR, he makes room and gives it a mighty biff past backward point, he rolls his wrists and puts it away with force

Rajasthan Royals 37/0   GC Smith 12* (7b 2x4)

4.4

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, Smith walks across his stumps and pushes it back to the bowler, Sreesanth doesn't give him room

4.5

Sreesanth to Smith, FOUR, Heads up! He errs by dropping it a bit too full and Smith enjoys a joyride down the track and scoops him straight and nearly cleans up the umpire

4.6

Sreesanth to Smith, 2 runs, drifts down the leg stump from round the wicket and Smith shuffles and clips it wide of fine leg, after a bit of hesitation he completes the second

Rajasthan Royals 44/0   GC Smith 18* (10b 3x4)

5.2

Abdulla to Smith, 1 run, full on middle and off and he works it across the line to deep midwicket, there's protection there

5.4

Abdulla to Smith, 2 runs, he pushes it wide of mid-off and he's a little late in getting to the ball and hence fumbles

5.5

Abdulla to Smith, FOUR, he pushes a half volley past the bowler and a diving effort by mid-off could have cut off the boundary, the fielders have been a little flat

5.6

Abdulla to Smith, FOUR, he strays down the legside and he feeds Smith in his favourite area, he shuffles and clips it to the huge gap at fine leg

Rajasthan Royals 57/0   GC Smith 29* (14b 5x4)

6.4

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, he doesn't pick the googly and gets a thick leading edge which drops well short of mid-off

Rajasthan Royals 59/0   GC Smith 30* (15b 5x4)

7.1

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside leg and he works it with the turn to the on side

7.3

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, chips down the track and he works it across the line to deep square-leg

7.5

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, makes room and pushes it down the ground to long-on

Rajasthan Royals 68/0   GC Smith 33* (18b 5x4)

8.1

Chawla to Smith, FOUR, tosses it up on the legstump and Smith gets on his knee and sweeps hard and sweeps fine

8.2

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, sweeps squarer this time but Mahela is there to mop up

Rajasthan Royals 77/0   GC Smith 38* (20b 6x4)

9.1

Abdulla to Smith, (no ball) FOUR, wham! Smith makes a lot of room and an attempted yorker turns into a friendly full toss and Smith carves it over point

9.1

Abdulla to Smith, no run, full in length and he pushes it hard to mid-off

9.2

Abdulla to Smith, FOUR, chips down the track and he picks the slower ball early and forces it well wide of mid-off, Abdulla is struggling a bit today

9.3

Abdulla to Smith, 1 run, full outside the offstump and he gets forward and drives to mid-off

Rajasthan Royals 89/0   GC Smith 47* (24b 8x4)

10.1

Powar to Smith, no run, spins away from him and the bat is nowhere near the ball when he slogs

10.2

Powar to Smith, SIX, he tosses it up ever so slowly outside off and that gives him time to step down the track and hoick it over midwicket

10.3

Powar to Smith, 1 run, kneels down and sweeps hard straight to deep square-leg

10.5

Powar to Smith, no run, steps down the track a little too far and he fails to get underneath the bounce and hence he gets a thick edge onto his boot

10.6

Powar to Smith, 1 run, comes down the pitch and drives inside out to long-off

Rajasthan Royals 102/0   GC Smith 55* (29b 8x4 1x6)

11.1

Goel to Smith, 1 run, lands it on middle and off and he makes room and cuts to deep cover

11.4

Goel to Smith, FOUR, strays down the legside and he shuffles a bit and clips it to fine leg

11.5

Goel to Smith, no run, pushed to the onside

11.6

Goel to Smith, 1 run, full on middle and leg and he pushes it down the ground to long-on

Rajasthan Royals 113/0   GC Smith 61* (33b 9x4 1x6)

12.1

Chawla to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets on his knee early and connects really well with the sweep, he picks the big gap at deep square-leg

12.2

Chawla to Smith, no run, gets forward and drives against the turn to the off side

12.3

Chawla to Smith, no run, tries to sweep fine but he finds short fine leg

12.4

Chawla to Smith, no run, picks the googly just in time as he adjusts and punches it back to the bowler

12.5

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, clips it with the turn to long-on

Rajasthan Royals 118/0   GC Smith 66* (38b 10x4 1x6)

13.2

Sreesanth to Smith, FOUR, it's a low full toss and Smith will play them in his sleep, he shuffles and times the clip well past midwicket, he bisects the gap well at the deep

13.3

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

13.6

Sreesanth to Smith, 2 runs, makes a bit of room and plays a powerful offdrive wide of long-off

Rajasthan Royals 128/0   GC Smith 73* (41b 11x4 1x6)

14.3

Powar to Smith, no run, chips down the pitch to slog and the inside edge nearly rolls onto the stumps

14.4

Powar to Smith, FOUR, flighted on middle and leg and he gets on his knee and pounds him wide of midwicket

14.5

Powar to Smith, OUT, relief for Punjab! Smith chips down the pitch and takes it on the full, he tries to clear long-on and Chawla makes no mistake at the boundary edge

GC Smith c Chawla b Powar 77 (44b 12x4 1x6) SR: 175.00

Rajasthan Royals 135/1   GC Smith 77 (44b 12x4 1x6)
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May 5, 2009

Spectators show their support for the IPL, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, 30th match, IPL, Durban, May 5, 2009

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May 5, 2009

Yuvraj Singh is stranded as Kings XI Punjab lose another wicket, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, 30th match, IPL, Durban, May 5, 2009

Yuvraj Singh is stranded as Kings XI Punjab lose another wicket

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