Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PA Patel
32(34) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 3 2 2 0 2
SR Watson
49(40) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 2 0 2 1 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O3.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Warne
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Mojo: "@belford That won't work. Standard reply will be "It just wasn;t our day. Everything went wrong for us today""

Here's the latest points table.

Kochi need to forget this game quick, nothing went right - the batsmen didn't fire, the bowlers couldn't make the breakthroughs and the fielding was abysmal.

Shane Watson: "I was scratchy to start with, it was nice to hit a few big boundaries towards the end. It is normally a good wicket here, was a bit two-paced today, and good for the bowling side. I love opening, but will bat wherever Warnie wants me to."

Vasco da Gama: "This IPL, for home matches, teams seem to have started preparing wickets that suit them best, unlike previous seasons. Today was the best example ." And Delhi yesterday.

Nimit: "Just feel that rain abandoned match between RR and RCB proved to be a beneficiary for both the teams .... that single odd point can prove to be very very crucial for both the teams."

Aditi: "@Mojo: It wouldn't be far from the truth, though. Yes, the presentation is more inane than it needs to be most of the times, but ultimately the teams that need to find answers for themselves, not the commentators."

Liz Hurley says: "I have never been to watch any sports game in my life before this tournament. We might go see some tigers perhaps, and also you know encourage people to bowl well, bat well."

Raj Kundra: "I was dying to get Liz to see a home game, since this is what we are about. I don't think we should change the winning squad, we should keep the same for the next few games."

Here's the presentation ceremony.

First up, Mahela Jayawardene: "It was going to be a tough task with the dew, we needed another 20-30 runs, we didn't bat well and they bowled well up front. Rahul and Watto showed their experienced, played really well. After the start we had, I thought 120-130 was a good score, but we couldn't execute, plenty to learn from this. It is a close table, we need to keep focus."

Next is the winning cpatain, Shane Warne: "Our intensity was very good from ball one, the boys showed a lot of character today, it was a satisfying win, Watson is such a super player, arguably the best player in the world at moment. we don't look too much at the table, we are still at the halfway stage. We have four-five days off now, looking forward to that." Warne is Man of the Match as well.

The IPL tables remains very tight as we progressed towards the halfway stage of this tournament.

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo, thanks for all the mails and the banter. see you at tomorrow's IPL game. Till then, ta ta!

14.1
4
Muralitharan to Botha, FOUR runs, another reverse-sweeps seals the victory, Rajasthan vaults into second spot, that was a thoroughly dominant performance from them, Kochi's winning streak comes to an end

END OF OVER:
14 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 107/2

  • LRPL Taylor2 (1b)
  • J Botha10 (6b)
  • RA Jadeja3-0-24-1
  • M Muralitharan3-0-24-0
13.6
2
Jadeja to Taylor, 2 runs, gets forward and drives towards long-off to pick off a couple

Ross Taylor is the new man in

13.5
W
Jadeja to Watson, OUT, no half-century for Watson, he looked to work a fullish ball towards the leg side, it was flat and fired in, Watson misses and legstump is on the ground, Jadeja enjoys the moment
13.4
4
Jadeja to Watson, FOUR runs, brutality from Watson, he moves on to 49 with a muscled hit down the ground, much too quick for long-on or long-off to do anything about it
13.3
0
Jadeja to Watson, no run, skips away from leg and guides the ball to short third man
13.2
1
Jadeja to Botha, 1 run, worked to short fine leg for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PA Patel
32(34) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 3 2 2 0 2
SR Watson
49(40) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 2 0 2 1 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O3.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Warne
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
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