Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

J Botha
45(39) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 3 6 1 9 5 4 15
SR Watson
26(32) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 3 7 4 11

Best performances - Bowlers

J Botha
O2.0
M0
R6
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
A Singh
O4.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: George Binoy

Rajasthan Royals have been awesome today, led astutely by Warne, who didn't get to bowl at Tendulkar but certainly out-thought him. This victory takes Rajasthan to No. 2 in the points table. Mumbai are still No. 1.

"Very happy with the win, against a good team," says Botha. "Nice to bat on good wickets (!) against the new ball. Really happy with my performance. We just wanted to start well and that's what we did. We picked up two-three wickets in the first six overs and that's always key ... 120-130 would have been a tough chase."

Sachin Tendulkar: "Tough pitch, different to what we played on in Mumbai. Don't want to take the credit away from Rajasthan, who bowled and fielded well. It was two-paced, the ball kept low. Lost early wickets, were not able to rotate strike. 130 would have been a challenging total. We were not able to accelerate in the middle overs."

Shane Warne: "We generally play these conditions well, we know what to expect. Bowlers executed plans exceptionally. The intensity was fantastic. We spent a lot of time planning, we put it all together. Our planning was very good, and our bowlers were good enough. Our start was a bit slow but we didn't want to give Malinga early wickets, so our batting plan worked as well. Johan's definitely grabbed his opportunity ... he's experienced and is a smart cricketer."

Johan Botha is the Man of the Match for taking 3 for 6 and scoring 45. "I was a little nervous, bowling so late, but it came good for me. (While batting) I tried not to over hit the ball, play as straight as possible. It was stopping and the odd one was skidding low, if they bowled straight it was difficult to score."

Well that's it from me, but Sid R's just beginning commentary for Bangalore v Pune, so go over there and flood him with emails. Thank you for your feedback today, much appreciated. Cheers.

18.1
1
Sathish to Taylor, 1 run, dropped, Taylor swipes across the line, gets a top edge that goes over the keeper, Pollard runs towards it from behind point on the off side, gets both hands to it, and drops it, and Rajasthan celebrate

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 94/3 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 0.50)

  • AL Menaria4 (4b)
  • LRPL Taylor12 (17b)
  • MM Patel4-1-18-2
  • SL Malinga4-0-20-1
17.6
0
Patel to Menaria, no run, defended once again towards the bowler
17.5
0
Patel to Menaria, no run, good length and straight, defended on the leg side
17.4
0
Patel to Menaria, no run, left alone outside off stump
17.3
4
Patel to Menaria, FOUR, Menaria gets going by cutting a a ball that was slightly wide through point

"You have to Appreciate this Botha. People laughed when he was bought for 900K. But now he helped them win at least 3 matches with the bat." says Devgowda. Agreed, I laughed too.

17.2
W
Patel to Botha, OUT, bowled him! Botha stayed in his crease and tried to run a good length ball behind point, he missed and Munaf hit the top of off stump

J Botha b Patel 45 (39b 2x4 1x6) SR: 115.38

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

J Botha
45(39) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 3 6 1 9 5 4 15
SR Watson
26(32) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 3 7 4 11

Best performances - Bowlers

J Botha
O2.0
M0
R6
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
A Singh
O4.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF