Indian Premier League - 45th match

Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs

The Rajasthan openers are out. Quiney will open with Smith. He's played four matches this season and has failed to make an impression. Kulkarni to bowl to Quiney. All set! Oh, one slip in place.

Wonder why one has to wait 10-15 minutes after the toss to get the line-ups on TV. It's not like the captains decide after the toss of who to play. Ideally, the XI's should be up immediately after the toss is done.

4.30 pm: Morne Morkel has been left out, and Rajasthan have opted for the spinner instead. Two other changes. Rob Quiney comes in for Lee Carseldine, and Siddharth Chitnis replaces Swapnil Asnodkar. The latter is a little surprising. Lookout for the XI's above. Just one change for Mumbai, the switch. Chitnis is a lower-order batsman, and bowls offspin.

The pitch looks a decent one for batting, and though the ball has a tendency to skid off the surface here, a score of 150-odd, the experts believe, is gettable.

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Gokul: "Warne is up to his tricks as always. First he says he is not fit & then finally shows up at the toss. Trying to win some battles ! He did something similar at last IPL too."

"I knew you couldn't leave Warney the magician out of a crunch game like this. Looks like we will finally see the matchup: Tendulkar v Warne if Sachin keeps himself in No. 4 slot. This could be epic folks," says Tilo.

4.15 pm local time: Time for the toss. Shane Warne is playing. Rajasthan have won and opted to bat. So he's fit and has recovered from his hamstring injury. Botha is playing. One change for Mumbai. Raje goes out, and Nanda comes in. We'll get you the XI's shortly.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of a crunch game between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals being played in Durban. They are both tied on points, and the winner goes to No.3 on the table. We'll get you the news from the toss shortly.

0.1

Kulkarni to Quiney, no run, probing line outside off, lands on a good length, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Kulkarni to Quiney, 2 runs, slightly short this time, just erred in length, cut away wide of a diving point for a couple before third man cuts it off

0.3

Kulkarni to Quiney, no run, much fuller, but seemed to hold its line, left through to the keeper

0.4

Kulkarni to Quiney, FOUR, bowled on a length outside off, gets forward and scoops it over cover, races to the boundary, Quiney's away

0.5

Kulkarni to Quiney, 1 run, good length outside off, dabbed down to third man for a single

0.6

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

End of over 1 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
GC Smith    0* (1b)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-7-0
RJ Quiney    7* (5b 1x4)     

Malinga to bowl

1.1

Malinga to Quiney, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, drops it on the pitch and sets off for a single, Malinga rushes in to break down the stumps but the batsman is well in

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

Decent start by Rajasthan here. By the way, did you guys get to watch the game before this?

End of over 2 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
GC Smith    6* (6b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-7-0
RJ Quiney    8* (6b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-7-0

2.1

Kulkarni to Quiney, 1 run, bowled it on a shortish length on the off stump, at 128.2 kmph, dabbed behind point for a single

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

The keeper comes up

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

2.5

Kulkarni to Quiney, no run, good length outside off, pushed away to cover

2.6

Kulkarni to Quiney, no run, zipped back in and beat him through the gate, skid off the pitch and Quiney was fortunate it bounced more than it should have

End of over 3 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 20/0 (RR: 6.66)
RJ Quiney    9* (9b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-13-0
GC Smith    11* (9b 2x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-7-0

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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

3.2

Bravo to Quiney, no run, back of a length outside off, chopped down to point this time, didn't time it well enough, there have been a few of those today

It's Bravo bowling by the way. The shuffling of the attack continues

3.3

Bravo to Quiney, FOUR, picked it early, banged it short outside off, rocked back and pulled it over mid-on, got a lot of elevation on that but it rolled down to the ropes, Quiney's looking good

3.4

Bravo to Quiney, no run, back of a length outside off, tries to run it down, misses

3.5

Bravo to Quiney, 1 run, does so successfully this time, short and wide, guides it gently down to third man

3.6

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

End of over 4 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 27/0 (RR: 6.75)
GC Smith    13* (11b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-0
RJ Quiney    14* (13b 2x4)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-13-0

Mainsh: "Was watching the game before this. No matter what happens from here on, The Royal challengers surely have shrugged off the "Test Team" tag... They are the most improved team of the tournament. On the other hand.. Kolkata - I doubt they can even be labelled "Test Team".. My amateur club team that plays on weekends without any professional consultants has a higher winning percentage overall."

Dhawal's back

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

4.4

Kulkarni to Quiney, no run, got an inside edge there, tried to flay it in front of cover, didn't connect well, caught the keeper on the shoe

4.5

Kulkarni to Quiney, FOUR, delicately done, he's a power player but is now showing his deft touches, full and wide, reached for it and opened the face at the last moment to steer it wide of third man

4.6

Kulkarni to Quiney, 3 runs, valiant effort from Malinga, straying on the pads, shouldn't be doing that especially when there's no fine leg, flicks it away fine, Malinga gives chase from square leg and drags it back in with an awkward slide, but an effective one

End of over 5 (12 runs) Rajasthan Royals 39/0 (RR: 7.80)
RJ Quiney    21* (16b 3x4)      DS Kulkarni    3-0-25-0
GC Smith    18* (14b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-0

Spin being introduced for the first time in the form of Duminy

5.1

Duminy to Quiney, 1 leg bye, tossed up outside leg, tries to tickle it fine, clips the pads and they get a leg bye

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

5.4

Duminy to Quiney, 1 leg bye, pitches outside leg and raps him on the thighs as he tries to work that away, another leg bye

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

End of over 6 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 42/0 (RR: 7.00)
GC Smith    19* (18b 3x4)      JP Duminy    1-0-1-0
RJ Quiney    21* (18b 3x4)      DS Kulkarni    3-0-25-0

Harbhajan to bowl. He's been in good form of late

6.1

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, no run, tossed up outside off, reaches forward and drops it dead

6.2

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut away straight to deep point

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

The pair had started off well, but the last couple of overs have been tight. Still, Smith has helped set a good platform here. It's for the rest of his team-mates to build on

6.4

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, no run, slightly short outside off, opens the face to push it towards short third

6.5

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, 1 run, worked away through the midwicket region for a single

A promotion for Yusuf Pathan

6.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 1 run, delicately done, quicker one bowled fullish outside off, dabs it just wide of point for a quick single

End of over 7 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 45/1 (RR: 6.42)
YK Pathan    1* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-1
RJ Quiney    23* (22b 3x4)      JP Duminy    1-0-1-0

Malinga's back into the attack

7.1

Malinga to Pathan, no run, starts with a bouncer, banged in short on middle at around 135 kmph, took Yusuf by surprise, had no answer to it, just backed out, was almost done in by the pace

7.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, follows that one with a slower one, bowled at 117 kmph, tried to dab it down to third man, missed

7.3

Malinga to Pathan, FOUR, full and wide, cashes in, makes room and slashes it behind point, was uppish but safe, beat third man comfortably for a boundary

7.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, deceived by the slower one again, Yusuf was sucked in by the short ball, tried to upper cut that over the keeper but was too early into it, failed to pick it

7.5

Malinga to Pathan, FOUR, he's better off bowling short, pushed it full and wide this time, got to the pitch and bludgeoned it wide of mid-off, sweetly struck

7.6

Malinga to Pathan, 2 runs, almost done in by the slower one, pushed it on a length again, went hard at it initially but checked his shot at the right time, managed to clear mid-off, and sneak a couple

End of over 8 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 55/1 (RR: 6.87)
YK Pathan    11* (7b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-17-0
RJ Quiney    23* (22b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-1

8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, 1 leg bye, coming round the wicket to the left hander, Quiney tries to sweep it square, is struck on the pads and manages to squeeze in a single

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 1 run, slightly short outside off, taps it wide of Tendulkar at point for a single

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, 1 run, the straighter one, played for the spin, got an inside edge towards short fine, raced off for a single and made it easily despite the direct hit

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, no run, quicker one bowled in the blockhole on middle, dug out back to Harbhajan

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, FOUR, poor ball promptly punished, short on middle, rocked back and pulled it away between deep square leg and deep midwicket for a one bounce four

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, no run, quickish on leg stump, tries to paddle it fine, is hit on the pads

End of over 9 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 62/1 (RR: 6.88)
YK Pathan    16* (11b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-9-1
RJ Quiney    24* (24b 3x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-17-0

Chetanya Nanda comes in to bowl his leggies

9.1

Nanda to Quiney, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, spins in, punched down to deep midwicket

9.2

Nanda to Pathan, 1 run, on middle and off, pushed down to long-on for a single

9.3

Nanda to Quiney, 1 run, flighted outside off, eased towards deep point for a single

9.4

Nanda to Pathan, no run, the quicker one on middle, defended back to the bowler

9.5

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

He had to throw it away now, just two balls before the timeout. Yusuf's dismissal is a massive setback for Rajasthan. Jadeja comes in

9.6

Nanda to Jadeja, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, tickled behind square for a single

Rajasthan would have had the edge had Yusuf not lost his patience, but Mumbai had done very well to pull things back after the openers started brightly. Both wickets were a consequence of some tight bowling, inducing attacking shots played out to fielders who were positioned perfectly to pouch them.

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End of over 10 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 66/2 (RR: 6.60)
RA Jadeja    1* (1b)      C Nanda    1-0-4-1
RJ Quiney    26* (26b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-9-1

Six bowlers used in the first ten overs. Going with the trend. Duminy is back

10.1

Duminy to Jadeja, no run, straying down the leg side, clips his thighs as he lets it go

10.2

Duminy to Jadeja, 1 run, lands slightly short on the off, punched down towards deep point for a single

10.3

Duminy to Quiney, 1 run, flighted on middle, sweeps it to deep square leg

10.4

Duminy to Jadeja, 1 run, held it back, bowled it short on the off, punched to deep cover

10.5

Duminy to Quiney, FOUR, good shot, bowled it short outside leg, swivelled and pulled it away over short fine for a boundary

10.6

Duminy to Quiney, no run, pushed it away towards point, called for a single which was turned down

End of over 11 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 73/2 (RR: 6.63)
RJ Quiney    31* (29b 4x4)      JP Duminy    2-0-8-0
RA Jadeja    3* (4b)      C Nanda    1-0-4-1

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, FOUR, excellent shot, Jadeja gets into the act now, bowled short outside off, waited for it and cut it perfectly in the gap between point and cover

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted outside leg stump, worked away behind square for a single

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, 1 run, back of a length on the off, slapped down to deep cover

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, FOUR, bowled it a touch too full there and Jadeja latched on, bending low to slog-sweep that powerfully between deep square leg and deep midwicket for four more

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, 1 run, pitched it short outside off, dabbed it late towards point for a single

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Quiney, no run, flighted outside off, reached forward to push it towards cover

End of over 12 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 84/2 (RR: 7.00)
RJ Quiney    32* (31b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-20-1
RA Jadeja    13* (8b 2x4)      JP Duminy    2-0-8-0

12.1

Duminy to Jadeja, no run, bowled it flat outside leg and got it to spin back in, tried to turn it away, was hit on the pads

12.2

Duminy to Jadeja, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, bunts it down to deep midwicket for a single

12.3

Duminy to Quiney, 1 run, short on the off, makes room and slaps it to deep cover for a single

12.4

Duminy to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, driven neatly down the ground to long-off

12.5

Duminy to Quiney, no run, misses out on the slog-sweep, and it just escapes the off stump, flighted on middle, went after it but it spun away sharply to beat the swing of the bat

12.6

Duminy to Quiney, SIX, but connects it superbly this time, bowled on leg stump and spun in but had reached forward, played it with the spin and slog-swept it miles over the deep square-leg boundary

End of over 13 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 93/2 (RR: 7.15)
RJ Quiney    39* (34b 4x4 1x6)      JP Duminy    3-0-17-0
RA Jadeja    15* (11b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-20-1

Bravo is back

13.1

Bravo to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, guided down to third man

13.2

Bravo to Quiney, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off stump, had shaped himself up for the pull, adjusted well to the pace and paddled it to deep square leg

13.3

Bravo to Jadeja, SIX, massive six, short on the off, not too short but enough for him to cash in, pulled it away contemptuously over deep midwicket, sailed into the crowd, brought up to 100, they've got themselves into an excellent position now

Jadeja is getting some medical attention here, pulled a muscle perhaps. Not surprising, considering the power behind that previous shot. All's well now

13.4

Bravo to Jadeja, 1 run, bowled it short outside off this time, kept it down, bunted it to deep point for a single

13.5

Bravo to Quiney, SIX, the fine leg was brought up and he smashed it straight over his head, short outside leg, an atrocious ball considering the field he's set, rocked back and pulled it away for a flat six

13.6

Bravo to Quiney, FOUR, 19 off the over, the agony continues, fullish on leg stump, got the direction completely wrong off those two balls, flicked away over short fine to bring up his maiden IPL fifty

Quiney had four opportunities earlier in the IPL where he failed to take advantage, but he didn't let go of this one. A timely knock

End of over 14 (19 runs) Rajasthan Royals 112/2 (RR: 8.00)
RJ Quiney    50* (37b 5x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-26-0
RA Jadeja    23* (14b 2x4 1x6)      JP Duminy    3-0-17-0

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, FOUR, fullish outside off, gets forward and steers it firmly behind point for a boundary, Harbhajan being dealt with now

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, FOUR, this is an onslaught, helped by some poor bowling, hurled it short and wide, made room and cut it perfectly in the gap between point and short third

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, no run, comes round the wicket, bowled fullish on the off, pushed back to the bowler

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, no run, short of a good length outside off, chopped down to point

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, 2 runs, appeal for run out, quicker one bowled full outside off, worked away wide of long-on, scampers back for the second, it's an accurate throw at the bowler's end but the dive saves Quiney

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, 1 run, slightly short outside off, chopped wide of point for a single

That over spoilt Harbhajan's spell. Had started well.

End of over 15 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 123/2 (RR: 8.20)
RA Jadeja    34* (20b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-31-1
RJ Quiney    50* (37b 5x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-26-0

Malinga back into the attack

15.1

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, guided down to third man for a single

15.2

Malinga to Quiney, no run, slower one, failed to pick that, thought of a pull but withdrew once he realised there was no chance, bowled at 117.2 kmph

15.3

Malinga to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball bowled short outside off, bunted it down deep cover

15.4

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, back of a length outside off, upper cut towards third man for a single

15.5

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

End of an excellent partnership. Quiney goes for a well-compiled 51, and his team should now aim at 160 at least

Siddharth Chitnis walks in

15.6

Malinga to Chitnis, no run, bouncer outside off, Chitnis lets it go

End of over 16 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 126/3 (RR: 7.87)
SD Chitnis    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    3-0-20-1
RA Jadeja    36* (22b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-31-1

Dhawal Kulkarni comes back on

16.1

Kulkarni to Jadeja, no run, back of a length outside off, reaches for a cut, fails to make contact

16.2

Kulkarni to Jadeja, 1 run, short on middle, fends it away towards fine leg for a single

16.3

Kulkarni to Chitnis, no run, bouncer banged in on middle, ducks under it, tidy over so far, one for the over

16.4

Kulkarni to Chitnis, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, makes room and bunts it down to deep cover

16.5

Kulkarni to Jadeja, 1 wide, too short, down the leg side, and too high as well, given a wide

16.5

Kulkarni to Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja made room and Dhawal chased him, bowled it short outside leg, tries to fend it away, gloves it on the leg side and gets a single

16.6

Kulkarni to Chitnis, no run, back of a length outside off, makes room to slash that over point, makes no contact, a good over comes to an end

End of over 17 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 130/3 (RR: 7.64)
SD Chitnis    1* (4b)      DS Kulkarni    4-0-29-0
RA Jadeja    38* (25b 4x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-20-1

17.1

Malinga to Jadeja, no run, bowled it full and wide, failed to reach it, was a little late on it as well, quick, at 139.3 kmph

17.2

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball outside off, gets his bat under it and steers it towards deep point

17.3

Malinga to Chitnis, 1 wide, straying down the leg side, concedes a run and an extra ball

17.3

Malinga to Chitnis, FOUR, beautifully timed, bowled full on middle, made room and drove it with a full face wide of mid-off for a pressure-relieving four

17.4

Malinga to Chitnis, 1 run, banged in short on middle, dropped between point and cover for a quick single

17.5

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, coming round the wicket to the left hander, hurls it in the blockhole outside off, digs it out wide of cover for a quick single

17.6

Malinga to Chitnis, no run, slower one this time, bowled at 123.8 kmph, the legcutter, he failed to pick that, tried to guide it to third man, got a faint edge that fell well short of the keeper

Relatively quiet couple of overs. They have to be targeting 160 here. Things have been kept quiet after Quiney's dismissal

End of over 18 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 138/3 (RR: 7.66)
SD Chitnis    6* (7b 1x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-28-1
RA Jadeja    40* (28b 4x4 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    4-0-29-0

18.1

Bravo to Jadeja, no run, banged in short on middle, went for the pull but failed to make contact, another dot ball

18.2

Bravo to Jadeja, 1 wide, down the leg side this time, tried to hook it fine, missed but it's too high and the umpire immediately calls it a wide

18.2

Bravo to Jadeja, 1 wide, down the leg side again, tries to clip it fine, misses but won't mind the extra ball, good chance here to make up for some lost runs from the previous overs

18.2

Bravo to Jadeja, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length outside off, made room and the bowler chased him,, worked it away to deep square leg

18.3

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

18.4

Bravo to Jadeja, 1 run, short on middle, mistimes a pull wide of midwicket for a single

18.5

Bravo to Ojha, no run, slower one bowled fullish outside off, made room to cart that over cover, didn't connect, crucial dot balls these

18.6

Bravo to Ojha, no run, and again, this one was in the slot he picked it, had a swing but was nowhere near it, bowled at 103.7 kmph, Bravo recovered well after bowling those two wides

End of over 19 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 142/4 (RR: 7.47)
NV Ojha    0* (2b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-30-1
RA Jadeja    42* (31b 4x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    4-0-28-1

160 seems difficult now. They were on course, but Mumbai have pulled things back a little at the death. Jayasuriya to bowl the last over

19.1

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

19.2

Jayasuriya to Ojha, 1 run, dug out back past the bowler, in fact, over him for a single to long-on

19.3

Jayasuriya to Botha, 1 run, reverse-swept straight to short third, failed to beat him

19.4

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

19.5

Jayasuriya to Botha, no run, tossed up outside off, goes for the slog-sweep, it zips away and he misses

19.6

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 will feel they have fallen around 10-15 runs short here. Quiney fell with the score on 126 in the 16th over, and with Jadeja still around, 160 seemed a formality. But Bravo, Malinga, Jayasuriya and Kulkarni conceded just 19 off the last four to keep them down to chaseable target. It won't be all too easy though - the pitch is slow, and with the Rajasthan side packed with spinners, Mumbai face a stiff challenge. It will be an interesting run-chase, and the game has the makings of another close one. Join us in just a bit.

End of over 20 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 145/7
J Botha    2* (3b)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-3-2
     DJ Bravo    3-0-30-1
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