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

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   IK Pathan 1-0-5-0

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

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   IK Pathan 2-0-16-0

17.1

Pathan to Carseldine, FOUR, lovely shot to get off the mark, he gets his front foot forward and crashes a half volley through the big window at the covers

17.2

Pathan to Carseldine, 1 run, drops it to the offside for a single

17.3

Pathan to Jadeja, FOUR, makes room and Pathan drops it a bit too short, Jadeja gets on top of the bounce and slices it over the vacant slips region

17.4

Pathan to Jadeja, FOUR, makes room and slashes hard and luckily the outside edge beats the keeper

17.5

Pathan to Jadeja, 1 run, makes room to a full ball and drills it very hard wide of cover

17.6

Pathan to Carseldine, 1 run, digs out a yorker and Jadeja sets off for a quick single, Irfan turns around and has a shy at the bowler's end and the ball deflects off Carseldine

Rajasthan Royals 179/3   IK Pathan 3-0-31-0

19.1

Pathan to Carseldine, 1 run, full outside off and crashed down the ground to long-off

19.2

Pathan to Jadeja, OUT, he chips down the track and takes it on the half volley and times the loft well but doesn't get the required distance to clear long-off and Jayawardene makes no mistake

RA Jadeja c Jayawardene b Pathan 33 (12b 5x4 1x6) SR: 275.00

19.3

Pathan to Carseldine, 2 runs, full on middle and leg and he clips it down the ground to long-on

19.4

Pathan to Carseldine, FOUR, he bashes that one-handed! He makes room and Pathan bowls it wide and Carseldine takes his left hand off the bat and slams it wide of backward point

19.5

Pathan to Carseldine, 1 run, fullish outside off and squeezes to the off side

19.6

Pathan to Raut, 1 run, comes round the wicket and bowls a full toss and he makes room and tamely chips it to the onside but the ball dips in front of midwicket

Rajasthan Royals 211/4   IK Pathan 4-0-40-1
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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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