Indian Premier League - 38th match

Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab

Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)

Bisla and Mahela to open. Bisla will be facing Dole

Sanga has won and will have a bat. Sreesanth comes back into their squad for Shalabh Srivastava. Rajasthan have brought in Adam Voges in place of Morne Morkel. So neither Morkel nor Tait in. Looks a good batting pitch, Warne says he would have loved to bat on it.

Toss Shane Warne: "It's always nice to come back to Jaipur. A fortress for us, we have won seven out of seven here. Hopefully we will keep our record in tact."

Kumar Sangakkara: "The mood is good. It was nice to finally play like we wanted to play [against Kolkata]. The guys were hungry."

3.25pm Match 38. Welcome. Big match for Rajasthan Royals' semi-final aspirations. They would back themselves to beat Kings XI Punjab at their fortress, Jaipur, but that's what Kolkata Knight Riders would have thought when they played Punjab on Sunday. By the end of this one either Rajasthan will have overtaken No. 4 Chennai Super Kings or Punjab will have spoiled another party. Toss in five minutes

0.1

Dole to Bisla, no run, tries the bouncer, not much bounce on offer, 130ks, Bisla sways out the line

0.2

Dole to Bisla, FOUR, quicker, sharper, higher, 135ks, and Bisla gets a perfect top edge over the keeper's head

0.3

Dole to Bisla, 1 run, looks for the hit over midwicket, but the mis-hit bisects mid-off and mid-on

0.4

Dole to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

0.4

Dole to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single he can take blindfolded

0.5

Dole to Bisla, 1 wide, Ojha shouts for a catch down the leg side, Umpire Tarapore says wide - replays inconclusive - perilously close to the glove

0.5

Dole to Bisla, FOUR, a gift down the leg side, and he glances it without any fuss for four

0.6

Dole to Bisla, 1 run, short of a length, and again he mis-hits an attempted flick over the leg side, but it lands short of mid-on

End of over 1 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 13/0 (RR: 13.00)
MS Bisla    10* (5b 2x4)      AP Dole    1-0-13-0
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (1b)     

Watson will share the new ball

1.1

Watson to Bisla, FOUR, full, wide, gentle pace, 127ks, poor loosener, and Bisla drives it past point

1.2

Watson to Bisla, no run, tries a bouncer, 125ks, almost pitched it at his feet but the ball hardly gets chest high, Bisla gets out of the line

1.3

Watson to Bisla, 2 runs, misfielded by Raut at midwicket, just let it through, didn't get down in time, and lets through two runs

1.4

Watson to Bisla, FOUR, more ordinary fielding (dare I say so?), lame short delivery, pulled down the ground, Trivedi from mid=on gets around but doesn't get down in time

1.5

Watson to Bisla, no run, length ball, pushed down to mid-off

1.6

Watson to Bisla, no run, another full and wide delivery, nicely driven, but straight to extra cover

End of over 2 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 23/0 (RR: 11.50)
MS Bisla    20* (11b 4x4)      SR Watson    1-0-10-0
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (1b)      AP Dole    1-0-13-0

Yusuf Pathan into the attack

2.1

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, flat delivery, outside off, punched to point

2.2

Pathan to Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely sweep shot, knows there is just one short fine to clear, and he deliberately plays it in the air and behind square

2.3

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, looks to go inside-out this time, but there is hardly any air on it, and is beaten by slight extra bounce

2.4

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away off the pads for one

2.5

Pathan to Bisla, no run, makes room and cuts, finds Warne at extra cover

2.6

Pathan to Bisla, no run, fast, 102ks, but it also stops at him a touch, and Bisla can't play a forceful shot to it

End of over 3 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 28/0 (RR: 9.33)
MS Bisla    20* (13b 4x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-5-0
DPMD Jayawardene    6* (5b 1x4)      SR Watson    1-0-10-0

3.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, Mahela ends up dragging it to midwicket

3.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, now he has worked up some pace, short delivery at 135ks, beats Mahela but they sneak a leg-bye to Warne who fields and tries an underarm flick like Jonty Rhodes in ultra slow motion

3.3

Watson to Bisla, OUT, sharp bouncer, and Bisla is caught pulling from the front foot, and this time the top edge lobs straight to square leg

MS Bisla c Fazal b Watson 20 (14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 142.85

3.4

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, just outside off, beats Mahela as he looks to run it down to third man

3.5

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball this time, and Mahela gets an inside edge that is safe - much better over from Watto

3.6

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, runs this down to third man for one

End of over 4 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 30/1 (RR: 7.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (10b 1x4)      SR Watson    2-0-11-1
KC Sangakkara    0* (0b)      YK Pathan    1-0-5-0

Dole comes back

4.1

Dole to Jayawardene, SIX, what a leading edge! the middle of the leading edge as he looks to flick it over short fine, but the leading edge carries over third man for six

4.2

Dole to Jayawardene, FOUR, nothing fortuitous about this, makes room, and sends a full delivery crashing past point, and square enough of third man

4.3

Dole to Jayawardene, 1 run, looks for a drive but the length is not there, and he ends up hitting to extra cover where Faiz misfields to let a single

Sanga on strike for the first time

4.4

Dole to Sangakkara, no run, full, on the pads, flicked away, but straight to square leg

4.5

Dole to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length, punched wide of mid-off for one

4.6

Dole to Jayawardene, no run, looks to create room to cut here, but it is too close to his body and beats him

End of over 5 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 42/1 (RR: 8.40)
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (14b 2x4 1x6)      AP Dole    2-0-25-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (2b)      SR Watson    2-0-11-1

Yusuf comes back

5.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side

5.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads, square of deep fine leg for two

5.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, tip and run, to midwicket

5.3

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, looks for the big sweep over short fine again, steals a leg-bye as he misses

5.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga! lovely straight loft, clears the front leg, gets on a knee and goes back over the bowler

5.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, pushed away for a single

5.6

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, cut away from in front of off stump, but straight to point

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 52/1 (RR: 8.66)
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (16b 2x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-14-0
KC Sangakkara    9* (6b 1x4)      AP Dole    2-0-25-0

Sid Trivedi into the attack

6.1

Trivedi to Sangakkara, OUT, and Sanga perishes trying to hit the first ball from a new bowler for four. He does that often in Twenty20, and tried it here again, jumped out of the crease, looked to go over midwicket, but didn't get enough height in it, and Pathan timed his jump to perfection to hold onto this overhead catch

KC Sangakkara c Pathan b Trivedi 9 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Yuvraj new batsman. Mr Shastri reckons Sid T is on a hat-trick because he had taken a wicket with the last ball of the last match! I am not going to say much here, because I am a sort of relic and IPL might have changed hat-trick rules somewhat. Back in my days, you couldn't take hat-tricks across matches

6.2

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushed down to mid-on to get off the mark

6.3

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, looks to run this down to third man, but doesn't get the placement right

6.4

Trivedi to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide and Mahela gives it the treatment, cutting him over point

6.5

Trivedi to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, steered away, down to third man for one

6.6

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short ball tried, Yuvi dugs under it without trouble

End of over 7 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 58/2 (RR: 8.28)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)      SK Trivedi    1-0-6-1
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (19b 3x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-14-0

7.1

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and flat, pushed down to long-on for one

MaraudingJ: "I doubt there's a player more deserving of his success right now than Shane Watson. He took so much unnecessary flak from Aus fans for so long (not to mention Eng and SA fans, myself included in the latter) for things about which he could do very little -- when injuries pile up, the mind struggles. But he persevered and is now finally reaping the rewards. Kudos to the man!"

7.2

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full on the pads, and worked away for an easy single

7.3

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, paddled away to wide of short fine for one

7.4

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up slightly, defended off the front foot

7.5

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, shorter, on the pads, glanced away for one

7.6

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single

End of over 8 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 63/2 (RR: 7.87)
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (22b 3x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    3* (5b)      SK Trivedi    1-0-6-1

Shane Warne into the attack now

8.1

Warne to Jayawardene, 2 wides, too far down the leg side, Ojha gets hand on ti, else it would have been five wides

8.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, some turn there, but short and wide, and Yuvi cuts it against the spin, gets a single

8.2

Warne to Jayawardene, FOUR, flighted on the pads, and superbly swept, very fine, gets four for it, just guiding it fine of fine leg

8.3

Warne to Jayawardene, 1 run, bunted into the leg side for one

8.4

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Yuviiii! tossed up in his area, Yuvraj slog-sweeps him, clean over midwicket

8.5

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, shorter and flatter, pushed down to long-on for one

8.6

Warne to Jayawardene, 1 run, well bowled, slow, flighted, Mahela waits and waits before turning his wrists but he is still early into it, and the leading edge almost carries to Warnie. A younger man would have taken this in front of him, he had enough time to go down

Time-out. Gareth: "I agree with Marauding to a degree. I was a huge fan of dropping Watson before the Australian summer for a dedicated opener. However, he really as shown that there isn't a lot that can stand in his way. Great fielder, great batter, and handy bowler. Fantastic show for a man who has been ravaged by injury over the years."

End of over 9 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 79/2 (RR: 8.77)
DPMD Jayawardene    32* (25b 4x4 1x6)      SK Warne    1-0-16-0
Yuvraj Singh    11* (8b 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-19-0

9.1

Pathan to Jayawardene, FOUR, fired down the leg side, and Mahela helps it away past short fine, easy does it

9.2

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, dropped by Dole at square leg, and it's an absolute sitter, hit down his lap, and it goes in and comes out

9.3

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fired into the pads, defended

9.4

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

9.5

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, angled into the pads and he fails to make contact looking to help it away for one

9.6

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, late-cut, almost from in front of stumps, but the short third man is fine

End of over 10 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/2 (RR: 8.60)
DPMD Jayawardene    38* (29b 5x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-26-0
Yuvraj Singh    12* (10b 1x6)      SK Warne    1-0-16-0

10.1

Warne to Jayawardene, 1 run, low full toss on the pads, worked away for a single

10.2

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, flat flat six! Almost parallel to the ground, the orthodox sweep shot, from around off, and it never seemed to have left the ground

10.3

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, and one more, Yuvi on fire here, jumps out of the track, Warne throws it wide and that gives him enough room to swing his arms and he goes perfectly straight, into the sight screen

10.4

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slider, defended off the back foot

10.5

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, looks to run this to third man, but hits straight to point

10.6

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, poor delivery, long hop on the pads, and Yuvi is no mood to miss out on those today, past square leg

End of over 11 (17 runs) Kings XI Punjab 103/2 (RR: 9.36)
Yuvraj Singh    28* (15b 1x4 3x6)      SK Warne    2-0-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    39* (30b 5x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-26-0

Dole comes back. One slip in place

11.1

Dole to Jayawardene, FOUR, and Mahela plays another graceful shot, makes room, takes a full and wide delivery and drives it to the left of point and right of third man

11.2

Dole to Jayawardene, 1 run, shaping to flick it over short fine, but it is too wide and he pushes it down to long-on

11.3

Dole to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, big big wicket! short and wide, and Yuvraj's eyes light up as he goes for the pull, but he gets a bottom edge onto the stumps

Yuvraj Singh b Dole 28 (16b 1x4 3x6) SR: 175.00

Irfan Pathan has been given a promotion ahead of Bopara

11.4

Dole to Pathan, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to deep fine for one

11.5

Dole to Jayawardene, OUT, what an over, what a guy Warne is! Opposition going at 10 an over and he has a slip, a wide one, in the 12th over! Mahela looks to work it from outside off into the leg side, gets a leading edge and Warne swallows it at the wide slip

DPMD Jayawardene c Warne b Dole 44 (33b 6x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

Bopara to get a hit now

11.6

Dole to Bopara, no run, full outside off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 12 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 109/4 (RR: 9.08)
RS Bopara    0* (1b)      AP Dole    3-0-31-2
IK Pathan    1* (1b)      SK Warne    2-0-33-0

Sid T comes back

12.1

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, length ball, angling across, hit one bounce to short extra cover

12.2

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, on the pads, and bunted away but the square leg is up close

12.3

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, this time he flicks it away for a single to fine leg

12.4

Trivedi to Bopara, no run, just back of a length, outside off, hit back to the bowler

12.5

Trivedi to Bopara, 1 wide, slower legcutter, way too wide outside off

12.5

Trivedi to Bopara, no run, slower bouncer, Bopara makes a late move to try and hit it over the keeper, but too late

12.6

Trivedi to Bopara, 1 run, shorter, into the pads, flicked away uppishly towards midwicket for one

End of over 13 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 112/4 (RR: 8.61)
RS Bopara    1* (4b)      SK Trivedi    2-0-9-1
IK Pathan    2* (4b)      AP Dole    3-0-31-2

13.1

Dole to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length, width, punched away to sweeper-cover for one

13.2

Dole to Pathan, no run, length ball, around off, no room, hit back to the bowler

13.3

Dole to Pathan, 1 run, full delivery, hit to mid-on for a single

13.4

Dole to Bopara, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

13.5

Dole to Pathan, 1 run, tries the bouncer, pulled down into the ground, gets a single

13.6

Dole to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length, punched down to long-off, Dole's spell is done

End of over 14 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 117/4 (RR: 8.35)
RS Bopara    4* (7b)      AP Dole    4-0-36-2
IK Pathan    4* (7b)      SK Trivedi    2-0-9-1

Warne comes back. Must fancy himself with an Englishman batting

14.1

Warne to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length, pushed down to long-off for one

14.2

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, comes down the track, find he is not quite to the pitch off the ball, and slogs, the inside edge hits the pad and goes down towards long-off

14.3

Warne to Bopara, 1 run, swept away from the leg-stump line for one

14.4

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, back of a length, pushed down to long-on

14.5

Warne to Bopara, 1 run, beats Bopara in the flight and then gets a thick edge with the legbreak, but it lands safe

14.6

Warne to Pathan, FOUR, IKP gives him the charge again, Warne drags it short, and Pathan pulls it smack between deep square leg and deep midwicket

End of over 15 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 126/4 (RR: 8.40)
IK Pathan    10* (10b 1x4)      SK Warne    3-0-42-0
RS Bopara    7* (10b)      AP Dole    4-0-36-2

Faiz Fazal to bowl medium-pace

15.1

Fazal to Bopara, 1 run, starts with a length delivery, which costs him just a single

15.2

Fazal to Pathan, 1 run, OUT, big big misunderstanding! Irfan punches it past extra cover, and sees Jhunjhunwala run in fast from sweeper-cover and decides against the two, but Bopara wants it, and runs all the way down while Pathan has not even moved out his crease. Not much calling or signalling visible there. Irfan's hand came up in a NO right away but Bopara paid no heed and kept charging down

RS Bopara run out 8 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Chawla is the new batsman

15.3

Fazal to Chawla, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one

15.4

Fazal to Pathan, 1 run, short on the pads, worked away for one

15.5

Fazal to Chawla, 1 run, on the pads, helped around the corner

15.6

Fazal to Pathan, 1 run, full, on the pads, driven down to long-on for another single

Time-out

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 132/5 (RR: 8.25)
IK Pathan    13* (13b 1x4)      FY Fazal    1-0-6-0
PP Chawla    2* (2b)      SK Warne    3-0-42-0

Watson comes back

16.1

Watson to Pathan, no run, back of a length, on off, no room, punched to point

16.2

Watson to Pathan, 1 run, short ball, pulled away in front of square, gets a single

16.3

Watson to Chawla, no run, sharper short delivery, 133ks, Chawla drops his wrists and gets out of the way

16.4

Watson to Chawla, no run, thrown up wide, Chawla looks for the expansive drive and connects nothing

16.5

Watson to Chawla, no run, slower ball, and Chawla still can't get it away, hits it straight to point

16.6

Watson to Chawla, 1 run, another slower delivery, pushed down to long-off, Chawla retains strike - good over, just two off

End of over 17 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 134/5 (RR: 7.88)
PP Chawla    3* (6b)      SR Watson    3-0-13-1
IK Pathan    14* (15b 1x4)      FY Fazal    1-0-6-0

Sid Trivedi comes back

17.1

Trivedi to Chawla, 1 run, slower short ball on the pads, and he manages to find Watson at short fine, who in turn misses the direct hit

17.2

Trivedi to Pathan, 2 runs, quicker short one this time, pulled in front of square, not the best timing, and that allows him to steal the second

17.3

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, slower short ball, pulled away well this time, straight to fine leg

17.4

Trivedi to Chawla, 1 run, continues with the slower ones, driven down to long-off for one

17.5

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, gets the inside half of the bat as he looks to drive down the ground, gets a single to long-on

17.6

Trivedi to Chawla, 1 run, stays slow, Chawla looks to drive over extra cover, mistimes and gets a single to sweeper-cover

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 141/5 (RR: 7.83)
PP Chawla    6* (9b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-16-1
IK Pathan    18* (18b 1x4)      SR Watson    3-0-13-1

Watson to finish off

18.1

Watson to Chawla, 1 wide, misses out on a short and wide delivery, has made too much room here, called wide - harsh call

18.1

Watson to Chawla, no run, this time Watson is too close to him as he looks to cut over point

18.2

Watson to Chawla, no run, bouncer this time, is too late into the pull, but this one is not called wide - clearly too high

18.3

Watson to Chawla, 1 run, swats a length delivery down to long-on

18.4

Watson to Pathan, 2 runs, full delivery, driven straight, not powerfully but between long-off and long-on

18.5

Watson to Pathan, 1 run, dragged from outside off to drive to long-on for a single

18.6

Watson to Chawla, 1 run, hits powerfully, but gets neither elevation nor placement, just a single down to long-on

End of over 19 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 147/5 (RR: 7.73)
PP Chawla    8* (13b)      SR Watson    4-0-19-1
IK Pathan    21* (20b 1x4)      SK Trivedi    3-0-16-1

Four overs, no boundaries! Rajasthan doing superbly here. Sid T to finish the innings off

19.1

Trivedi to Chawla, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, placed wide of deep square leg for two

19.2

Trivedi to Chawla, OUT, gets too much under a slower ball and Jhunjhunwala comes in from long-on to take a simple catch

PP Chawla c Jhunjhunwala b Trivedi 10 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

19.3

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, quicker bouncer and he beats him on the pull, can't even get a leg-bye

19.4

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, backs away to pull this ball, but straight to deep square leg for one

Bipul Sharma is the new batsman

19.5

Trivedi to Bipul Sharma, 1 run, picks the slower ball, pulls it over midwicket, but the sweeper on the leg side is straight and gets around

19.6

Trivedi to Pathan, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, hits it straight down the ground, between long-on and long-off, comes back for two, superb finish for Rajasthan

So no boundaries in the last five overs. That's some finish. Punjab were looking good for 190 before Dole got Mahela and Yuvraj out in the same over. And ever since after that, it's been a long struggle for Punjab. Only 50 runs in the last nine. Rajasthan will be favourites here, the slow pitch can be Punjab's ally. Join us for the chase

End of over 20 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 153/6
IK Pathan    24* (23b 1x4)      SK Trivedi    4-0-22-2
Bipul Sharma    1* (1b)      SR Watson    4-0-19-1
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Apr 7, 2010

Ravi Shastri at an IPL game, Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Jaipur, April 7, 2010

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Michael Lumb used the sweep effectively against the spinners

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