Indian Premier League - 45th match

Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs


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   RJ Quiney 22* (20b 3x4)   Harbhajan Singh 0.3-0-1-1


Nanda to Pathan, OUT, gone at the stroke of the timeout, happens for the umpteenth time, bowled it flat on middle, bent low and swept it straight to Malinga at deep square leg who dived forward to complete a well-judged catch

YK Pathan c Malinga b Nanda 17 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

Rajasthan Royals 65/2   RJ Quiney 26* (26b 3x4)   C Nanda 0.5-0-3-1


Malinga to Quiney, OUT, superb yorker, let it rip there, bowled at 138.1 kmph, targeted the leg stump and hit, Quiney failed to bring his bat down, was too quick and the stick went for a walk

RJ Quiney b Malinga 51 (40b 5x4 2x6) SR: 127.50

Rajasthan Royals 126/3   RA Jadeja 36* (22b 4x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 2.5-0-20-1


Bravo to Chitnis, OUT, easy catch to Nayar at third man, banged it short outside off, went for the upper-cut, seemed he had connected well initially but not really, landed safe in the palms of the fielder waiting to pouch it

SD Chitnis c Nayar b Bravo 6 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Rajasthan Royals 141/4   RA Jadeja 41* (30b 4x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 2.3-0-29-1


Jayasuriya to Jadeja, OUT, smashes it straight down Bravo's throat at long-on, bowled flat and full outside off, swats it well but didn't get the desired elevation, Bravo runs in and takes it comfortably. Well, not quite, he just managed to clasp it as it was slipping out

RA Jadeja c Bravo b Jayasuriya 42 (32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 131.25

Rajasthan Royals 142/5   NV Ojha 0* (2b)   ST Jayasuriya 0.1-0-0-1


Jayasuriya to Ojha, OUT, goes for the reverse-sweep again and top edges it straight to short third man, Rajasthan have lost their way here at the death

NV Ojha c Rahane b Jayasuriya 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Rajasthan Royals 144/6   J Botha 1* (1b)   ST Jayasuriya 0.4-0-2-2


Jayasuriya to Botha, 1 run, OUT, low full toss on middle, driven down to long-on for a single, attempts an impossible second and is run-out while running to the bowler's end

SK Warne run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Rajasthan Royals 145/7   J Botha 2* (3b)   ST Jayasuriya 1-0-3-2
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May 14, 2009

Yusuf Pathan takes the catch to get rid of Sanath Jayasuriya, Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals, 45th match, IPL, Durban, May 14, 2009

Yusuf Pathan takes the catch to get rid of Sanath Jayasuriya

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