Indian Premier League, 19th match: Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Mohali, Mar 24, 2010
Rajasthan Royals won by 31 runs
24 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Pathan to Lumb, no run, back of a length, swinging away from Lumb, left alone

0.2

Pathan to Lumb, no run, slashes at one outside away, is beaten by the swing, will be interesting to see how long the swing lasts

0.3

Pathan to Lumb, no run, fumble by Yuvraj at mid-off, doesn't cost them a run, first time bat met ball tonight

0.4

Pathan to Lumb, FOUR, walks across the stumps, goes against the swing, and manages to clear mid-on

0.5

Pathan to Lumb, no run, square-drive, more like throwing his arms at a wide delivery, finds cover-point

0.6

Pathan to Lumb, FOUR, slower ball, checks his drive, it gets a thick edge, and sails past first slip, and fine of a square third man

Rajasthan Royals 8/0   MJ Lumb 8* (6b 2x4)
2.1

Srivastava to Lumb, FOUR, full outside off, slight swing, he throws everything at it, gets a thick edge that clears backward point, and also beats a diving Bisla at third man

2.2

Srivastava to Lumb, 1 run, overthrow, sloppy work by Theron at mid-on, looks to drop to cover and run, is sent back, but Bopara goes for a throw, and Theron at mid-on doesn't bend quick enough to get his body behind it

2.5

Srivastava to Lumb, 2 runs, whipped away off the pads, wide of fine leg, gets a couple, and this is Rajasthan's best opening stand this season

2.6

Srivastava to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length, wide of off, and chopped away to square third man

Rajasthan Royals 30/0   MJ Lumb 16* (10b 3x4)
3.1

Sreesanth to Lumb, no run, on target, fullish, swinging in to Lumb, defended back to the bowler

3.2

Sreesanth to Lumb, FOUR, well played, effective shot, gives him the charge, and gets under a shortish delivery to loft it over point, gets enough on it to beat the in-ring

3.3

Sreesanth to Lumb, 1 run, on the pads, and worked away for an easy single

3.6

Sreesanth to Lumb, no run, wafts outside off, and he plays way outside the line of the delivery

Rajasthan Royals 37/1   MJ Lumb 21* (14b 4x4)
4.2

Srivastava to Lumb, no run, steps down the track, and wafts and misses

4.3

Srivastava to Lumb, FOUR, pick-up shot, nicely done, takes it from off, makes sweet connection, and there is no intention of keeping it down

4.4

Srivastava to Lumb, FOUR, short, wide and he duly punishes it, powerfully cut and nicely placed wide of point

4.5

Srivastava to Lumb, 2 runs, pulled away, into the gap on the leg side, gets a couple

4.6

Srivastava to Lumb, 1 run, slower ball, 92ks, delays his shot, plays with soft hands, gets a single to third man

Rajasthan Royals 49/1   MJ Lumb 32* (19b 6x4)
5.1

Sreesanth to Lumb, 1 run, premeditates a pull, Sree is too full for the shot, and he just manages a single off the bottom edge to fine leg

5.3

Sreesanth to Lumb, no run, pulled away, again too full for the shot, and hence he hits it straight to straight midwicket

5.4

Sreesanth to Lumb, 1 run, he is adamant on the pull shot, this more of a swat, to a length delivery, gets a single to square leg

Rajasthan Royals 52/1   MJ Lumb 34* (22b 6x4)
6.1

Theron to Lumb, 2 runs, hit away first ball, length ball, nicely driven through the covers for two

6.2

Theron to Lumb, no run, short and wide, and he misses out on that, just couldn't make any connection with the shot

6.3

Theron to Lumb, no run, nice offcutter, starts off, and nips away, beating the shot

6.4

Theron to Lumb, FOUR, too much width too often, and this time he crashes it past point, and fine of third man, top shot

6.5

Theron to Lumb, no run, slower ball, too full, he hits it straight and powerfully, Theron fields well in the followthrough

6.6

Theron to Lumb, 1 run, length ball, hit through covers, gets a single to sweeper-cover

Rajasthan Royals 60/1   MJ Lumb 41* (28b 7x4)
7.1

Chawla to Lumb, no run, goes for the slog sweep and is beaten first ball, no spin, and another big shout, Sanga keeps shouting for long, but it has hit him outside off, and is not spinning in either

7.2

Chawla to Lumb, OUT, Sanga may not be good at appealing, but he has pulled of a winner of a stumping here. Good bowling by Piyush too. He saw Lumb is not picking the spin, and he floats a googly outside off, drawing him into the shot, then beating him, and Sanga pounces on the slightest bit of overbalancing and whips the bails off during the two seconds that his foot is in the air

MJ Lumb st †Sangakkara b Chawla 41 (30b 7x4 0x6) SR: 136.66

Rajasthan Royals 60/2   MJ Lumb 41 (30b 7x4)
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