Indian Premier League, 30th match: Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Durban, May 5, 2009
Rajasthan Royals won by 78 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
5 May 2009 (20-over match)
0.1

Powar to Ojha, no run, tossed up on the pads and he works it down to the on side

0.2

Powar to Ojha, SIX, didn't take long for him to warm up! Powar tosses it up and Ojha dances down the track and deposits it high over long-on, super shot

0.3

Powar to Ojha, no run, swings wildly and Powar cleverly tosses it up and cuts back on the pace, beats him completely

0.4

Powar to Ojha, no run, stifled appeal, the ball hits his pads outside the line of the leg stump

0.5

Powar to Ojha, FOUR, tosses it up outside off and he reaches out and scoops it over cover point, he;s enjoying himself

0.6

Powar to Ojha, SIX, 16 off the over! Powar isn't afraid to flight it and Ojha isn't afraid to chio down the track and slam him high over the sightscreen, what fun!

Rajasthan Royals 16/0   NV Ojha 16* (6b 1x4 2x6)
1.3

Pathan to Ojha, no run, in the slot to drive and he gets his bat down and punches hard but finds short extra cover

1.4

Pathan to Ojha, no run, he slashes hard at a delivery which goes across him and that nearly takes the edge

1.5

Pathan to Ojha, no run, excellent inswinging yorker on the base of the offstump and Ojha watches it and digs it out

1.6

Pathan to Ojha, no run, angles it into the right-hander and he closes the face of the bat and pushes it to mid-on

Rajasthan Royals 21/0   NV Ojha 16* (10b 1x4 2x6)
2.2

Sreesanth to Ojha, no run, down the legside and the ball clips his thigh and dips to the keeper

2.3

Sreesanth to Ojha, no run, better delivery, lands it in the offstump at a good pace and Ojha hammers it down to mid-off

2.4

Sreesanth to Ojha, 1 run, he tries to slam that down the pitch but he turns the face of the bat at the point of contact and hence mistimes it to mid-on

Rajasthan Royals 24/0   NV Ojha 17* (13b 1x4 2x6)
3.1

Pathan to Ojha, SIX, excellent use of the bottom hand by Ojha! He picks a short delivery on the offstump and plays a savage pull over deep square-leg

3.2

Pathan to Ojha, no run, keeps it up and he taps it back to the bowler

3.3

Pathan to Ojha, no run, close shave! He exposes his stumps and swishes across the line and the ball misses the bat and nearly shaves the legstump

3.4

Pathan to Ojha, no run, makes room and hops at the crease as he pushes it back to the bowler, that's a gully cricket shot

3.5

Pathan to Ojha, 1 run, takes the aerial route but luckily for the batsman he mistimes the loft and the ball dips well in front of mid-on

Rajasthan Royals 33/0   NV Ojha 24* (18b 1x4 3x6)
4.1

Sreesanth to Ojha, no run, gets it to kick up off a good length and Ojha gets behind and defends

4.2

Sreesanth to Ojha, no run, another good delivery, cramps him for room and Ojha settles for a steer to the off side

4.3

Sreesanth to Ojha, 1 run, gives him a wee bit of room and Ojha frees his arms and glides it down to square third man

Rajasthan Royals 38/0   NV Ojha 25* (21b 1x4 3x6)
5.1

Abdulla to Ojha, 1 run, Abdulla starts off with a yorker outside off and Ojha jams it out to third man

5.3

Abdulla to Ojha, 1 run, full in length again and he works it across the line and he finds square leg

Rajasthan Royals 47/0   NV Ojha 27* (23b 1x4 3x6)
6.1

Chawla to Ojha, no run, no turn, he gets forward and defends

6.2

Chawla to Ojha, no run, chips down and checks his shot and I think there was some bat involved before the ball lobbed off the pads

6.3

Chawla to Ojha, 1 run, gets on his knee, fetches it from outside off and sweeps

6.5

Chawla to Ojha, no run, gives it a lot of air and lands it on a yorker length and Ojha digs it out

6.6

Chawla to Ojha, FOUR, tosses it up outside off, he makes room and deliberately dabs it wide of Abdulla at short third man

Rajasthan Royals 63/0   NV Ojha 32* (28b 2x4 3x6)
7.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ojha, 1 run, reaches out and drives a full delivery down to deep cover

7.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ojha, 1 run, comes down the pitch and clips it wide of midwicket

7.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ojha, FOUR, it's given as runs so a chance missed by Sangakkara, Ojha sweeps too early and gets a bit of bat on ball and the edge beats Sanga and races to third man

Rajasthan Royals 72/0   NV Ojha 38* (31b 3x4 3x6)
8.3

Chawla to Ojha, no run, gets forward and pushes it down the pitch

8.4

Chawla to Ojha, 2 runs, gets forward to the pitch of the ball and drives down the ground to long-on and a fumble allows another run

8.5

Chawla to Ojha, no run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it straight to point

8.6

Chawla to Ojha, no run, comes down the pitch and drives to mid-on

Rajasthan Royals 79/0   NV Ojha 40* (35b 3x4 3x6)
9.4

Abdulla to Ojha, no run, drops it short and he steers it hard down to point

9.5

Abdulla to Ojha, FOUR, very well played indeed! Ojha stays at the crease and waits for it to come onto him before dabbing it wide of the keeper, Sreesanth dives in vain at third man

9.6

Abdulla to Ojha, no run, the umpires have goofed up the number of balls, the extra ball doesn't cost anything as he drops it short and Ojha fails to upper cut it over the keeper

Rajasthan Royals 93/0   NV Ojha 44* (38b 4x4 3x6)
10.4

Powar to Ojha, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and he pushes it to long-on

Rajasthan Royals 101/0   NV Ojha 45* (39b 4x4 3x6)
11.2

Goel to Ojha, FOUR, Ojha just waited patiently for the ball to come onto him before deliberately dabbing it wide of the keeper and short third man made a good attempt at pulling it back

11.3

Goel to Ojha, 1 run, the leading edge falls in front of point and that's Ojha's maiden IPL fifty, he's been entertaining this afternoon

Rajasthan Royals 108/0   NV Ojha 50* (41b 5x4 3x6)
12.6

Chawla to Ojha, 1 run, tosses it on middle and leg and he gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to long-off

Rajasthan Royals 119/0   NV Ojha 51* (42b 5x4 3x6)
13.1

Sreesanth to Ojha, 1 run, starts off with a yorker and Ojha jams it out to cover point

13.4

Sreesanth to Ojha, no run, drops it short on seeing him make room and he fails to make contact with the upper cut

13.5

Sreesanth to Ojha, 1 run, exposes his stumps and Sreesanth fires a yorker length ball and Ojha jams it out hard to sweeper cover

Rajasthan Royals 126/0   NV Ojha 53* (45b 5x4 3x6)
14.1

Powar to Ojha, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg and he clips it with the line to fine leg

14.2

Powar to Ojha, 1 run, fires a low full toss and Ojha ends up jamming it onto his pads

Rajasthan Royals 131/0   NV Ojha 56* (47b 5x4 3x6)
15.5

Abdulla to Ojha, no run, fires it wide outside off and he fails to dig it out

15.6

Abdulla to Ojha, SIX, going, going....! He gets to the pitch of a half volley and lofts him several miles over long-off, Ojha tries to match Pathan stroke for stroke and he succeeds this time

Rajasthan Royals 153/1   NV Ojha 62* (49b 5x4 4x6)
16.5

Chawla to Ojha, SIX, just takes a few paces down the track and takes him downtown, he gets enough elevation to clear deep midwicket

16.6

Chawla to Ojha, OUT, Ojha goes for the savage slog and perishes, he gets on his knee and the top edge swirls to Katich who runs forward from deep midwicket

NV Ojha c Katich b Chawla 68 (51b 5x4 5x6) SR: 133.33

Rajasthan Royals 164/3   NV Ojha 68 (51b 5x4 5x6)
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