Indian Premier League - 30th match

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 78 runs

5.1

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

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

5.3

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

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   YA Abdulla 1-0-13-0

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

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   YA Abdulla 2-0-27-0

15.1

Abdulla to Pathan, SIX, looked like a mis-hit but boy was I proved wrong! He seizes on a short ball and clubs him high over deep square leg, that went rows back

15.2

Abdulla to Pathan, no run, slices it with one hand straight to point

15.3

Abdulla to Pathan, FOUR, too full outside off and that's a suicidal length to bowl to Pathan as he reaches out and slices it high over backward point

15.4

Abdulla to Pathan, 1 run, pushed to sweeper cover

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   YA Abdulla 3-0-44-0
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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

Spectators show their support for the IPL

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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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