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)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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   S Sreesanth 1-0-5-0

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


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


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


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


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


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   S Sreesanth 2-0-12-0

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


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


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


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


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


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

Rajasthan Royals 128/0   S Sreesanth 3-0-21-0

Sreesanth to Carseldine, (no ball) 1 run, full outside off and he drives hard down to extra cover, it's an overstep


Sreesanth to Jadeja, (no ball) 2 runs, Free Hit And he oversteps again! He bowls the legcutter and luckily it costs just a single as the batsman forces it to long-off


Sreesanth to Jadeja, SIX, Free Hit jadeje gets on his knee and scoops him high over wide long-on, nightmare over for Sreesanth


Sreesanth to Jadeja, 2 runs, full outside off and he works it to sweeper cover


Sreesanth to Jadeja, FOUR, Sreesanth bowls the slow legcutter again and Jadeja's picking it alright, he makes room and hoicks him down to deep midwicket


Sreesanth to Jadeja, 1 run, comes over the wicket and he makes room and forces it to long-off


Sreesanth to Carseldine, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped to deep midwicket


Sreesanth to Jadeja, FOUR, he drops it short and that too doesn't work for Sreesanth as the batsman swings and gets a thick top edge which clears the keeper by miles, and finally we have the first 200 of the tournament

Rajasthan Royals 202/3   S Sreesanth 4-0-44-0





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