Rajasthan Royals win by 3 wickets, an exciting finish to the match. Deccan had their chances but the fielding went all wrong for them. Carseldine, Raut and Pathan played well for the Royals.

Raut: "Keep batting was the plan from the coach".

Gilchrist: "A great game of cricket, so exciting, tight finishes, both the teams had the opportunities to win it. There is bit more in the track and they bowled well to restrict us to 141, we would have like some more."

Warne: "We would have batted first, the guys showed lot of character, the bowling has been going very well, we wanted to get Yusuf down the order, so he could finish it off for us."

Pathan is the Man-of-the-Match.

Pathan: "I enjoyed it well, Carseldine and Raut played well, It was a good wicket to bat and I was able to strike well."

Thanks for joining us, we hope you have enjoyed the commentary, do stay tuned for the next game today between the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Daredevils, it promises to be an exciting game.

19.4
1
Edwards to Raut, 1 run, pushes back to the bowler, Edwards gets some hand to it, deflects to mid-off, shy at the stumps from Smith misses the stumps, another run out chance missed and Rajasthan Royals win.
19.3
1b
Edwards to Harwood, 1 bye, good short delivery and Harwood misses the ball and through to Gilchrist, they are running for a bye, Gilchrist throws the ball along the track and Edwards gets in between the ball and the stumps and drops the ball, misses a good run out chance.

Tension building up, 2 from 4 now.

19.2
0
Edwards to Harwood, no run, cuts and gets the edge outside the off stump and Gilchrist does well to stop it.

2 from 5 now

19.1
0
Edwards to Harwood, no run, a tight line on the off and middle, pushes to cover and looking for the single, not there.

2 runs required from 6 balls. A wonderful chase by the Royals. Edwards in to bowl. Six men in the ring.

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | RR: 140/7 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 2.00)

  • AS Raut35 (22b)
  • SM Harwood3 (4b)
  • DR Smith2-0-21-0
  • RP Singh4-1-18-2
18.6
4
Smith to Raut, FOUR runs, clips it behind square leg and Rohit Sharma running in, misfields it completely and the ball rolls into the fence for a boundary, a terrible mistake.
18.5
1
Smith to Harwood, 1 run, full toss, gets an edge to the off side.
18.4
0
Smith to Harwood, no run, good ball right in the block-hole, can only dig it out back to the bowler.
18.3
2
Smith to Harwood, 2 runs, full ball driven down the ground to long on.

There is some confusion whether it is a two or a single, as it was an overthrow, the umpire had actually signalled for the third umpire. Umpire checking with the third umpire, it is a single. 9 runs from 10 balls.

18.2
1
Smith to Raut, 1 run, full ball driven to mid-off, Edward throws the ball and Smith does something with his hand, referred to the third umpire, NOT OUT comes up on the screen as the bails had been dislodged by Smith's hand.
18.1
1lb
Smith to Harwood, 1 leg bye, off the pad to short fine leg.

Harwood is the new batsman, 11 required from 12 balls. Smith is back.

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 131/7 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.27, RRR: 5.50)

  • AS Raut30 (20b)
  • RP Singh4-1-18-2
  • FH Edwards3-0-16-1

Pathan departs, is there an another twist in the tale.

17.6
W
Singh to Pathan, OUT, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Pathan looking for the big shot, gets the leading edge high in the air on the off side and Gibbs judges it well to take the catch at point.
17.5
1
Singh to Raut, 1 run, again too short, pulled to deep midwicket.
17.4
1
Singh to Pathan, 1 run, fuller delivery driven hard back down the track, hits the stumps and deflects to long on, that was hit with lot of power.
17.3
1
Singh to Raut, 1 run, too short from RP Singh, pulled along the ground to deep midwicket.
17.2
2
Singh to Raut, 2 runs, another short delivery, hammered down the ground to long off, wonderful running, comes quickly back for the second run.
17.1
1
Singh to Pathan, 1 run, short ball cut to the sweeper for a single.

This should now be easy for Rajasthan, they need 17 from 18 deliveries. RP Singh is back for his final over.

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | RR: 125/6 (17 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 5.66)

  • YK Pathan22 (11b)
  • AS Raut26 (17b)
  • FH Edwards3-0-16-1
  • Shoaib Ahmed2-0-19-0
16.6
1
Edwards to Pathan, 1 run, full delivery driven down the ground to long on for a single.
16.5
4
Edwards to Pathan, FOUR runs, short ball and pulled away nicely and finds the perfect gap between the fine leg fielder and deep backward square leg.
16.4
1
Edwards to Raut, 1 run, good ball in the block-hole, dug out to the onside, Edwards has a shy at the stumps and misses, good backing up at mid-off.
16.3
4
Edwards to Raut, FOUR runs, terrible delivery on the pads, Raut only has to get a tickle and the ball runs down to the fence.
16.2
1lb
Edwards to Pathan, 1 leg bye, off the pad as he looks to work it through the onside.

The crowd is very much excited, why shouldn't they, this match is going to the wire.

16.1
1
Edwards to Raut, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long off.

Edwards back into the attack.

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0GC SmithSA Asnodkar
2nd1LA CarseldineSA Asnodkar
3rd2LA CarseldineNV Ojha
4th51LA CarseldineRA Jadeja
5th3SK WarneLA Carseldine
6th36SK WarneAS Raut
7th38YK PathanAS Raut
8th11SM HarwoodAS Raut