Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
75(49) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 8 2 4 10 6 3 0
R Dravid
75(36) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
0 4 0 1 4 0 7 35

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohail Tanvir
O4.0
M0
R10
W3
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R32
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs | RCB: 132/9

  • R Dravid75 (36b)
  • Abdur Razzak0 (2b)
  • RA Jadeja2-0-21-0
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-10-3

7.30 pm local time: Rajasthan have virtually secured a semi-final spot by winning their eighth match out of ten. Today's victory has been emphatic, by a margin of 65 runs. They set it up with a sold batting performance - Smith and Asnodkar scored fifties and Watson contributed as well to set a target of 198.

Their bowlers came out strongly and reduced Bangalore to 5 for 3 to effectively end Bangalore's challenge. Dravid played a sole hand - scoring 75 off 36 balls . Kallis' painful 20 off 29 balls was the next highest score.

Bangalore were appalling today: their bowling was haphazard, they bowled far too short and on both sides of the wicket. They managed to take only one Rajasthan wicket but they could have had a few more if their fielding and catching wasn't so sloppy. Their batsmen came out without a plan and didn't even begin to make a fight of the chase. They're out of the reckoning for the semi-finals.

Dravid wins the award for the most sixes.

Dravid: "We were outplayed. It was a great effort from them to get to 197. I don't think we fielded or bowled well. We needed a start like they got and after we were 5 for 3 we were always chasing the game."

Warne receives the purple cap for becoming the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He thinks Watson is the player of the tournament so far and credits Smith and Asnodkar for a fantastic partnership at the top.

Graeme Smith is the Man of the Match for his 75 off 49 balls. He batted through the 20 overs in the extreme heat. No wonder he didn't come out to field at the start of the run-chase.

Right, I'm done for the evening. Kanishkaa Balachandran is on commentary for the Delhi-Punjab match, which begins at 8.00 pm local time. Hopefully that game will be closer than this was. Thank you for all your emails. This is George Binoy saying goodbye for now.

19.6
6
Jadeja to Dravid, SIX runs, Dravid ends the match with a six, valiant but futile, he jumps down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it straight over the bowler's head for six more, he finishes with 75 off 36 balls and has shown his team-mates up
19.5
4
Jadeja to Dravid, FOUR runs, Dravid charges and tries to loft down the ground, he gets an inside edge and the ball runs towards the fine leg boundary where Tanvir makes one of the worst attempts to field the ball that I have ever seen
19.4
0
Jadeja to Dravid, no run, driven towards cover and again he doesn't take the single
19.3
0
Jadeja to Dravid, no run, Dravid clears his front foot out of the way and lofts the ball to long on and once again refuses the single
19.2
0
Jadeja to Dravid, no run, Dravid gets down on one knee and pulls towards deep midwicket, he refuses the single
19.1
4
Jadeja to Dravid, FOUR runs, Dravid goes inside out and lofts the ball over extra cover for four more

This is the last over.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
75(49) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 8 2 4 10 6 3 0
R Dravid
75(36) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
0 4 0 1 4 0 7 35

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohail Tanvir
O4.0
M0
R10
W3
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R32
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301