Indian Premier League - 45th match

Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs

0.6

Kulkarni to Smith, no run, back of a length outside off, chopped down to point

Rajasthan Royals 7/0   GC Smith 0* (1b)

1.2

Malinga to Smith, no run, bang on the stumps, tight line on middle, defended towards midwicket

1.3

Malinga to Smith, no run, back of a length on the off stump, rocks back and drops it towards cover

1.4

Malinga to Smith, no run, Smith misses out, bowling to his strength, full on the pads, flicked away firmly but straight to square leg

1.5

Malinga to Smith, FOUR, excellent stuff, more than compensates for the miss the previous ball, length ball outside off, gets to the pitch and drives it crisply wide of mid-off for his first boundary

1.6

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, short on middle, whipped away wide of mid-on for a single, an unnecessary throw to the striker's end, a direct hit and they get one more off the ricochet

Rajasthan Royals 14/0   GC Smith 6* (6b 1x4)

2.2

Kulkarni to Smith, FOUR, nicely done, bowled short and wide, Quiney seized the length early, waited for it and cut it away well wide of a widish slip to the third-man boundary

2.3

Kulkarni to Smith, no run, back of a length outside off, chopped down straight to point this time, mistimed an attempted cut

2.4

Kulkarni to Smith, 1 run, dropped, a toughie, Duminy flings himself to his left, was sliced away by Smith, firmly hit but he was probably just a little late to react at point

Rajasthan Royals 20/0   GC Smith 11* (9b 2x4)

3.1

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, back of a length outside off, there's cover for that shot though, cut it away, but straight to deep point

3.6

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, bowling to his field here, bunted down to deep cover for a single

Rajasthan Royals 27/0   GC Smith 13* (11b 2x4)

4.1

Kulkarni to Smith, FOUR, Smith attacks, bowled on a length outside off, in the slot for him, frees his arms and smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary

4.2

Kulkarni to Smith, no run, back of a length outside off, tries to dab that down, misses

4.3

Kulkarni to Smith, 1 run, back of a length again, bunts it down to deep cover, a lot of mistimed cuts and slaps

Rajasthan Royals 32/0   GC Smith 18* (14b 3x4)

5.2

Duminy to Smith, no run, held it back, rocked back and slapped it straight to point

5.3

Duminy to Smith, 1 run, flighted outside leg stump, had already made space, tried to clear midwicket, but mistimed it, Bravo dived but the batsman had already made the run as he aimed at the stumps at the non-striker's end

5.5

Duminy to Smith, no run, goes for the sweep and misses, flighted on middle and spun away to beat the swing

5.6

Duminy to Smith, no run, went through him, excellent over, quicker one bowled short outside off, he had already made room and missed it altogether as he tried to defend

Rajasthan Royals 42/0   GC Smith 19* (18b 3x4)

6.3

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, OUT, spin does the trick again, the boundaries had dried up, the scoring had been kept in check and Smith went after it as soon as he sensed an opportunity, short on middle, went for a pull, connected well but got the direction wrong, plays it straight into the palms of Duminy at deep midwicket

GC Smith c Duminy b Harbhajan Singh 19 (19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Rajasthan Royals 43/1   GC Smith 19 (19b 3x4)
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Yusuf Pathan takes the catch to get rid of Sanath Jayasuriya

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