Indian Premier League, 49th match: Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Jaipur, Apr 14, 2010
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
14 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Michael Lumb and Naman Ojha are the openers. Anil Kumble will open the bowling. Lumb to face

Kumble has made two changes too: Kevin Pietersen and Pankaj Singh in, and Cameron White and KP Appanna out

More Warne tricks. He has brought in Amit Paunikar in place of Faiz Fazal, and Kamran Khan ahead of Aditya Dole. "Amit reminds me of Aravinda de Silva," Warne says. Oh well. Hmm

Drama. Kumble calls tails, Venkatraghavan, the match referee, says it's tails. Warne points out it's heads. Venkat agrees. Kumble doesn't say anything. Typical of both men. Anyway Warne has chosen to bat, overlooking the dew factor because defending is his team's strength

Toss Shane Warne says his boys are up for this one, they get back up pretty fast. "They are hungry and eager to do well." Anil Kumble says this looks like a skiddy surface, one where ball should come on to the bat. Two of the greatest legspinners ever. Toss the coin, I say

7.25pm We are one short of half-century. Game No. 49 is upon us. The Jaipur fortress was breached by Mumbai a few days ago, and that's what Bangalore need to do to keep their chances favourable. Rajasthan will have other ideas. Toss in five minutes


Kumble to Lumb, no run, starts off with a flat delivery pushed through, Lumb looks to cut and is beaten


Kumble to Lumb, 1 run, steered towards backward point, Steyn dives too early, but recovers, getting back up on one hand and then keeps them down to one


Kumble to Ojha, 1 run, flighted around middle, worked to mid-on for one


Kumble to Lumb, no run, googly, around off, driven firmly to mid-off


Kumble to Lumb, FOUR, another googly, too full and too straight, and he has flicked it over the infield on the leg side


Kumble to Lumb, no run, overpitched again, hit back to the bowler

End of over 1 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 6/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • MJ Lumb 5 (5b 1x4)
    • NV Ojha 1 (1b)
    • A Kumble 1-0-6-0

Steyn to bowl now. Fastness anticipated


Steyn to Ojha, 1 run, 149kph, straight, Ojha is caught on the crease, but the bat comes down just in time


Steyn to Lumb, no run, full, outside off, stays low and beats Lumb's drive, bounces in front of Uthappa


Steyn to Lumb, 1 run, makes room, Steyn follows him, manges to get wide of mid-off for one


Steyn to Ojha, FOUR, no bounce in the pitch, looks for the hip-rib area, this one goes thigh-high, and the line is too leg-sidish. Ojha guides it past the keeper for four


Steyn to Ojha, no run, fuller this time, around off, defended to cover


Steyn to Ojha, 1 wide, digs it halfway mark, gets it only rib high, and down the leg side - no bounce in the pitch


Steyn to Ojha, no run, slower ball, 119.6kph, defended towards midwicket

End of over 2 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 13/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • NV Ojha 6 (5b 1x4)
    • MJ Lumb 6 (7b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-7-0
    • A Kumble 1-0-6-0

Ritin: "Would have preferred Boucher to Pieterson. Just pray that Uthappa doesnt drop a crucial catch or miss a stumping chance." Vinay Kumar to bowl now


Vinay Kumar to Lumb, 3 runs, nice shot, nothing wrong with the ball, makes room slightly by clearing the front leg, and then squeezes it through the covers


Vinay Kumar to Ojha, OUT, another run-out for Rajasthan! Warne is bemused in the dugout. Vinay bowls this short, Ojha plays it straight to backward point. Lumb wants one, Ojha doesn't. It's Lumb's call, but Ojha doesn't budge. And it's an easy run-out at the non-striker's end

MJ Lumb run out 9 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Amit Paunikar, who reminds Warne of Aravinda de Dilva, is the new man. But not on strike


Vinay Kumar to Ojha, 1 run, steered away past point for one


Vinay Kumar to Paunikar, OUT, Aravinda gone first ball! Doesn't stay long enough to show what Warne saw in him. Lovely bouncer. Cross seam, aimed at the temple, Paunikar looks to pull, is late into it, gets a faint edge, and Uthappa doesn't drop it

AG Paunikar c †Uthappa b Vinay Kumar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Watson is the new man


Vinay Kumar to Watson, no run, back of a length, around off, defended back


Vinay Kumar to Watson, FOUR, lovely punch shot, back of a length, but gives him enough room and he sends it crashing past cover

End of over 3 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 21/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • SR Watson 4 (2b 1x4)
    • NV Ojha 7 (7b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-8-1
    • DW Steyn 1-0-7-0

The tall and strapping Pankaj Singh in the attack


Pankaj Singh to Ojha, no run, starts off with one that holds its line from back of a length, gets a thick outside edge that is safe


Pankaj Singh to Ojha, OUT, this one goes to hand! Looks to flick it on the up, it's just back of a length, and he gets a huge top edge, and that skies towards midwicket where Pandey takes a calm catch. Poor shot,l looking to drag it from outside off

NV Ojha c Pandey b Pankaj Singh 7 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Jhunjhunwala is the new batsman, but Watson is on strike


Pankaj Singh to Watson, no run, keeps his length, just short of driving length, and Watson defends


Pankaj Singh to Watson, no run, slightly fuller, no room, Watto defends again


Pankaj Singh to Watson, no run, nice punch, but can't pierce the cover ring


Pankaj Singh to Watson, no run, and he has started off with a wicket-maiden, same length, not much room, Watson can't beat the cover ring again

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Rajasthan Royals 21/3 (RR: 5.25)

    • SR Watson 4 (6b 1x4)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 0 (0b)
    • Pankaj Singh 1-1-0-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-8-1

Vinay Kumar to Jhunjhunwala, no run, big effort in the follow through, Jhunjhun looks to pull it, gets the toe end, which is dying on Vinay who dives forward and to his left but doesn't get there


Vinay Kumar to Jhunjhunwala, no run, this is slightly fuller, pushed to cover

slip comes out to short cover


Vinay Kumar to Jhunjhunwala, no run, no room at all, just back of a length, on off, defended to cover


Vinay Kumar to Jhunjhunwala, no run, shorter, Jhunjhunwala cuts, but this one doesn't quite come on, hit to straighter cover this time


Vinay Kumar to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, room given this time, steered to third man for the first run in 11 balls


Vinay Kumar to Watson, 2 runs, goes wide of the crease, gets this to nip back in to Watson, who gets a couple off the inside half of the bat

End of over 5 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 24/3 (RR: 4.80)

    • SR Watson 6 (7b 1x4)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1 (5b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-11-1
    • Pankaj Singh 1-1-0-1

Pankaj Singh to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, first runs off Pankaj, and this is a poor delivery, short and wide, and Jhunjhun cuts it between backward point and cover point


Pankaj Singh to Jhunjhunwala, no run, fuller, stops as him as he looks to drive on the up, checks the shot, goes one bounce to short cover


Pankaj Singh to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, fuller, around off, gets an inside edge but Watson calls him through for an easy single

Ankit: "Just one delivery and both Ritin and Warnie got proved wrong.. Arvinda doesn't fire and Uthappa doesn't drop.. Thats life !"


Pankaj Singh to Watson, no run, short and wide again, and Watson has missed out, he just can't find a gap in the cover ring. The ball is dirt and the this cover field is a good water filter


Pankaj Singh to Watson, no run, fuller, straighter, hit limply towards mid-on who is alert on the single


Pankaj Singh to Watson, 1 run, and the water filter lets one through! This one is hit to the right of Kallis at backward point, and he is late on the dive, but manages to get a hand on it

End of over 6 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 30/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • SR Watson 7 (10b 1x4)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 6 (8b 1x4)
    • Pankaj Singh 2-1-6-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-11-1

Steyn comes back


Steyn to Watson, no run, bouncer, 145kph, Watson late in the pull, hits it to mid-on


Steyn to Watson, no run, fuller, but not driveable, pushed to cover-point, Kohli is alert there


Steyn to Watson, no run, half-volley, outside off, Watson doesn't get the timing on this one, hits it to short cover


Steyn to Watson, no run, beautiful bowling, slower ball, 117ks, moves in after pitching back of a length, beats him


Steyn to Watson, 1 run, steered to third man for one


Steyn to Jhunjhunwala, no run, looks to steer this to third man, gets bottom edge towards keeper

End of over 7 (1 run) Rajasthan Royals 31/3 (RR: 4.42)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 6 (9b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 8 (15b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-8-0
    • Pankaj Singh 2-1-6-1

Kumble comes back


Kumble to Watson, no run, looks to late-cut, but it is too close to him


Kumble to Watson, (no ball) FOUR, breaks the shackles, slogs him past midwicket, and he has overstepped too

Free hit


Kumble to Watson, FOUR, this one doesn't need a free hit! full and wide, and he has driven it handsomely through the cover


Kumble to Watson, 1 run, looks for the pull, but too full and fast for it, and he gets a single down the ground


Kumble to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, flighted around off, pushed down to long-off


Kumble to Watson, 1 run, looks for the pull again, ends up hitting it to long-on again


Kumble to Jhunjhunwala, 1 leg bye, fired down the pads, gets a leg-bye to short fine


End of over 8 (13 runs) Rajasthan Royals 44/3 (RR: 5.50)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 7 (11b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 18 (20b 3x4)
    • A Kumble 2-0-18-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-8-0

Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, no run, length delivery on the middle, he stays adjacent to the line and steers to backward point


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, no run, again stays beside the line, tries to by moving on the leg stump line and Kallis tucks him up with a length delivery, pushed back down the pitch


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, no run, yet again shows the tendency to try stay beside the line, yet again Kallis cramps him for room by following him, jabbed out to short cover


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, no run, swing and a miss. in the zone outside off, Abhishek tries to cut it but doesn't connect


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, again cramping Abhishek for room, and this time he finally goes to the on side and clips it past square-leg..


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, banged in short, Abhishek backs away and plays an ugly pull shot - beaten for pace and by bounce - and just about clears the mid-on fielder running back

End of over 9 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 48/3 (RR: 5.33)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 11 (17b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 18 (20b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-4-0
    • A Kumble 2-0-18-0

Kumble will continue. Got a bit of stick from Watson in the last over. Can expect Jumbo to be fired up


Kumble to Watson, no run, flighted around off, defended


Kumble to Watson, 2 runs, misreads the length, stays back to a fullish delivery that skids on, but gets the inside half of the bat and comes back for two as the ball finds the gap on the on side


Kumble to Watson, 1 run, stays back and cuts this one to sweeper-cover


Kumble to Jhunjhunwala, no run, full and fast, 94.4ks, lands on the crease, digs it out somehow


Kumble to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, even quicker, 96.4ks, Jhunjhun looks to cut, and somehow the bottom edge bounces over the stumps


Kumble to Watson, 1 run, Kumble is looking for the lb against Watson, full, fast, straight, Watson's bat comes down late but just in time to push it to long-on for one

End of over 10 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 53/3 (RR: 5.30)

    • SR Watson 22 (24b 3x4)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 12 (19b 1x4)
    • A Kumble 3-0-23-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-4-0

Kallis to Watson, OUT, pulled straight to square leg! Looks to manufacture a shot, pulling off the front foot, hits low to the right of the only man in the circle on the leg side, and KP takes a sharp catch

SR Watson c Pietersen b Kallis 22 (25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.00

Yusuf Pathan is the new man. Key back


Kallis to Pathan, 1 wide, bouncer right away, not surprising, but it goes down the leg side


Kallis to Pathan, no run, oh oh oh, short, into the rib/chest area, Yusuf almost treads onto the stumps while fending, doesn't get bat on it


Kallis to Pathan, 1 run, this one doesn't rise, and is around off, and he late-cuts it to third man, which is fine


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, fuller ball, Jhunjhun clears the front leg and hits it to sweeper-cover

a wide slip comes in


Kallis to Pathan, 1 run, back of a length, pushed past the bowler to one for long-on


Kallis to Jhunjhunwala, no run, sees him back away too soon, and pushes through a slower ball wide of off

End of over 11 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 57/4 (RR: 5.18)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 13 (21b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 2 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-8-1
    • A Kumble 3-0-23-0

Pankaj comes back


Pankaj Singh to Pathan, no run, and even he bounces Yusuf, 126.5ks, wide of off, beats his attempt at the upper-cut. Ouch, Pankaj Singh, who hardly has any pace, bouncing Yusuf. That has to hurt the batsman


Pankaj Singh to Pathan, no run, this short one doesn't rise up, and Pathan gets a bottom edge onto the pad


Pankaj Singh to Pathan, 1 run, again this one doesn't rise, pulled away along the ground for one


Pankaj Singh to Jhunjhunwala, OUT, slower ball, and Jhunjhunwala has been put out of his misery! Makes room early and doesn't get any bat behind this hit, and Kumble's long arms of the law make it easy at mid-off

AA Jhunjhunwala c Kumble b Pankaj Singh 13 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

Voges is the new man but not on strike


Pankaj Singh to Pathan, FOUR, tries the slower bouncer, it doesn't rise much, and Yusuf adjusts very well, pauses a moment, and then pulls it very well, between the two deep fielders on the on side


Pankaj Singh to Pathan, FOUR, Pankaj really doesn't have the pace to bounce Yusuf, this one sits up outside off, and he cuts it mercilessly for four, also 1000 IPL runs for him

End of over 12 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 66/5 (RR: 5.50)

    • YK Pathan 11 (8b 2x4)
    • AC Voges 0 (0b)
    • Pankaj Singh 3-1-15-2
    • JH Kallis 2-0-8-1

Voges on strike now


Kallis to Voges, no run, continues with his quick offcutters, back of a length, tucking him up, no room to play this


Kallis to Voges, 2 runs, fuller this time, and pushed wide of midwicket for two


Kallis to Voges, 4 leg byes, Straying down the pads, kisses the thigh pad, and wide of Uthappa, a specialist keeper would have stopped this one


Kallis to Voges, no run, More on the off stump this time, pushed back to the bowler


Kallis to Voges, no run, gets the length and the line back, back of a length, around off, cutting in, pushed to straightish midwicket


Kallis to Voges, no run, full and straight, hit back to Kallis

End of over 13 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 72/5 (RR: 5.53)

    • AC Voges 2 (6b)
    • YK Pathan 11 (8b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-10-1
    • Pankaj Singh 3-1-15-2

As expected, Steyn comes back


Steyn to Pathan, OUT, Joga Bonito! full, slight outswing, pitches middle, takes off, wasted on Yusuf who is stuck on the back foot, expecting a bouncer, and in no position to play this one. Fear psychosis there

YK Pathan b Steyn 11 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

Raut is the new man


Steyn to Raut, 1 run, slower one, runs this down to third man


Steyn to Voges, FOUR, nice shot, uses Steyn's pace, opens the face on a short delivery, past third man for four


Steyn to Voges, no run, tries the shot again, but this is faster and beats him for pace


Steyn to Voges, no run, back of a length, wide outside off, no feet, and he is beaten on the cut, and it passes just inside the wide line


Steyn to Voges, no run, slower ball, and he gets nothing on that cut shot, hits it limply to cover-point

End of over 14 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 77/6 (RR: 5.50)

    • AC Voges 6 (10b 1x4)
    • AS Raut 1 (1b)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-13-1
    • JH Kallis 3-0-10-1

Vinay Kumar comes back


Vinay Kumar to Raut, no run, another bouncer, and again Raut is too late on this one, 125ks


Vinay Kumar to Raut, FOUR, fuller, pushes at it, and gets an outside edge fine of third man. When in doubt, edge. The tail funda


Vinay Kumar to Raut, 1 run, is late into the pull again, manages to keep it down as it rolls along towards square leg


Vinay Kumar to Voges, no run, fuller, around off, Voges almost squared up for no reason


Vinay Kumar to Voges, 1 run, makes a false movement away from the stumps, but VK holds its line around off, pushed to long-on for one


Vinay Kumar to Raut, FOUR, one short bowl too many, sits up and gives him width, and he very nicely punches it square, one of the more difficult shots, and it's square enough of third man

End of over 15 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 87/6 (RR: 5.80)

    • AS Raut 10 (5b 2x4)
    • AC Voges 7 (12b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-21-1
    • DW Steyn 3-0-13-1

Kumble's last over


Kumble to Voges, 1 run, full, pushed to long-off for one


Kumble to Raut, no run, fast, back of a length, pushed back to the bowler


Kumble to Raut, 1 run, full, nearly a yorker, digs it out for one


Kumble to Voges, 1 run, short and quick, pulled away to deep square


Kumble to Raut, 1 run, worked away to the on side for a single


Kumble to Voges, 1 run, short and quick, worked away to deep midwicket for another single


End of over 16 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 92/6 (RR: 5.75)

    • AC Voges 10 (15b 1x4)
    • AS Raut 12 (8b 2x4)
    • A Kumble 4-0-28-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-21-1

Pankaj Singh to bowl his last over. Mid-off up in the circle


Pankaj Singh to Voges, FOUR, short and wide, and he has got enough power and placement in the shot to beat the two deep fielders on the off side


Pankaj Singh to Voges, FOUR, full and wide, overpitched, and Voges is the master of picking gaps, drives this along the ground and wide of mid-off - 100 comes up


Pankaj Singh to Voges, 1 run, better bowling, around off, no room, pushed to long-off for one


Pankaj Singh to Raut, 1 run, slower ball, steered to third man for one

Loga: "Yusuf is the classic example of the difference in quality between T20 and Test cricket."


Pankaj Singh to Voges, 1 run, tries a yorker, turns out to be a low full toss, hit to long-on


Pankaj Singh to Raut, 1 run, slower ball, opens the face on it for a single

End of over 17 (12 runs) Rajasthan Royals 104/6 (RR: 6.11)

    • AS Raut 14 (10b 2x4)
    • AC Voges 20 (19b 3x4)
    • Pankaj Singh 4-1-27-2
    • A Kumble 4-0-28-0

Steyn is back


Steyn to Raut, no run, short and slightly wide, and he beats Raut for the pace, through him before he plays the cut shot


Steyn to Raut, no run, beats him for the pace again, the slowness this time, through the big heave before it arrives


Steyn to Raut, 1 run, backs away, Steyn follows him, yorks him, only a single


Steyn to Voges, no run, beautiful slower legcutter, 114.7ks, and Voges is beaten this time, through it before it arrives


Steyn to Voges, no run, Steyn is playing around with them, beats him with the quickness this time, beats his cut shot before the bat comes down


Steyn to Voges, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away to square leg for one

End of over 18 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 106/6 (RR: 5.88)

    • AC Voges 21 (22b 3x4)
    • AS Raut 15 (13b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-15-1
    • Pankaj Singh 4-1-27-2

Kallis comes back


Kallis to Voges, 1 run, drilled back at him, on the bump, Kallis can't get his hands down in time


Kallis to Raut, 2 runs, full and straight, hit straight of long-on, and they come back for two


Kallis to Raut, 1 run, full, following him, hit powerfully to long-on


Kallis to Voges, 2 runs, back of a length, dragged from outside off to wide of long-on, and they come back for two

goes round the wicket


Kallis to Voges, 2 runs, placed well again, wide of long-on, gets a couple


Kallis to Voges, 1 run, yorker, gets just a single to long-off

End of over 19 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 115/6 (RR: 6.05)

    • AC Voges 27 (26b 3x4)
    • AS Raut 18 (15b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-19-1
    • DW Steyn 4-0-15-1

Vinay to bowl the last over. He has been doing that for Bangalore whenever they have bowled first


Vinay Kumar to Voges, 1 run, Good filed placement. Slower ball, gets the edge on the slog, and the third man is straight to keep them down to one


Vinay Kumar to Raut, 2 runs, goes for the big heave, slices it wide of mid-off and takes two


Vinay Kumar to Raut, FOUR, length bowling, no great pace, and asking to be hit. Raut makes room and lofts him down the ground, straight

Partnership 50 off 38


Vinay Kumar to Raut, no run, looks to play the scoop shot, done in by the slower ball, VK rushes up to the striker's end to prevent a bye


Vinay Kumar to Raut, SIX, picks the slower ball early, makes room, and lofts him over long-off, good timing, first six of the innings


Vinay Kumar to Raut, 2 runs, yorker, around leg stump, gets the inside half of the bat, comes back for two as it rolls softly towards deep midwicket

Has this last partnership given Rajasthan something to bowl at? Bangalore will be thinking net run-rate too. Especially if they get off to a good start. Join us for the chase in a bit

End of over 20 (15 runs) Rajasthan Royals 130/6

    • AS Raut 32 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • AC Voges 28 (27b 3x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-36-1
    • JH Kallis 4-0-19-1





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