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)

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

Rajasthan Royals 10/0   NV Ojha 10* (5b 1x4 1x6)   RR Powar 0.5-0-10-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 20/0   GC Smith 4* (1b 1x4)   IK Pathan 0.1-0-4-0

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)   IK Pathan 2-0-16-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 42/0   GC Smith 16* (9b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 1.5-0-10-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 53/0   GC Smith 25* (13b 4x4)   YA Abdulla 0.5-0-9-0

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)   YA Abdulla 1-0-13-0

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)   PP Chawla 1-0-6-0

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)   Yuvraj Singh 1-0-9-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 76/0   GC Smith 37* (19b 6x4)   PP Chawla 1.1-0-10-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 84/0   GC Smith 42* (21b 7x4)   YA Abdulla 1-0-18-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 88/0   GC Smith 46* (23b 8x4)   YA Abdulla 1.2-0-22-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 93/0   NV Ojha 44* (37b 4x4 3x6)   YA Abdulla 1.5-0-27-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 107/0   NV Ojha 49* (40b 5x4 3x6)   K Goel 0.2-0-5-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 112/0   GC Smith 60* (31b 9x4 1x6)   K Goel 0.4-0-10-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 117/0   GC Smith 65* (34b 10x4 1x6)   PP Chawla 2.1-0-17-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 124/0   GC Smith 70* (39b 11x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 2.2-0-17-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 135/0   GC Smith 77* (43b 12x4 1x6)   RR Powar 2.4-0-32-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 146/1   YK Pathan 11* (4b 1x4 1x6)   YA Abdulla 2.3-0-37-0

Chawla to Jadeja, FOUR, Goel muffs it this time! Jadeja stays at the crease and scoops it straight to Goel at long-off but he's well in front of the rope, he falls backwards in vain in attempting a one-handed blinder

Rajasthan Royals 157/2   RA Jadeja 4* (1b 1x4)   PP Chawla 3.3-0-23-1

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

Rajasthan Royals 168/3   LA Carseldine 4* (1b 1x4)   IK Pathan 2.1-0-20-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 173/3   RA Jadeja 9* (3b 2x4)   IK Pathan 2.3-0-25-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 177/3   RA Jadeja 13* (4b 3x4)   IK Pathan 2.4-0-29-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 196/3   RA Jadeja 28* (9b 4x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 3.3-0-38-0

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   RA Jadeja 33* (11b 5x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 4-0-44-0

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

Rajasthan Royals 209/4   LA Carseldine 15* (8b 2x4)   IK Pathan 3.4-0-38-1





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