Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
35(21) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 0 3 2 0 4 0 4
LRPL Taylor
47(35) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 1 0 0 1 16

Best performances - Bowlers

R Sharma
O4.0
M1
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Trivedi
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, it is still Mayday, and the distress signals for Pune Warriors are getting louder. They are in deep trouble. No trouble for Rajasthan, who have turned things around superbly after three on-the-trot losses in the second week. CSK v DC is under 10 minutes away, so do jump across to that card. On behalf of the crew, this is Nitin Sundar checking out of this game. Cheers!

Presentations

Ross Taylor is the Man of the Match. "It was a pretty good performance today. It is good to come to a new franchise and get a Man of the Match in a win. Loved the way Menaria and Rahane took the pressure off me. Long way still to go in the competition..."

Warne: "Fantastic win for us, young Ajinkya Rahane and Ross Taylor who is such a good finisher in the end. Very happy with the way the group came through. We have a good environment in our team, not a tight leash but a very open leash and it helps the youngsters. Good to win all but 4 games in 4 years, hope we can keep it going in the remaining games here."

Yuvraj: "We lost the game due to fielding, we dropped their three main batsmen. In the World Cup I could concentrate just on my bowling, here I have to focus on the whole team and hence I am not bowling so much. One more loss and we are possibly out of the competition, so we will go all out in the remaining games."

While we wait for the presentations, Chennai have won the toss v Deccan and will bat first at Chepauk. Deccan have dropped Steyn. I am flummoxed, again.

I thought we had cleared this up when Randiv bowled that no-ball to Sehwag. The game ends the moment Rahane completes the single. If he hadn't run, it would have been a four. But the fact that the ball reached the fence is of no consequence now. The moment Rahane and Rossco completed the single, the game was over. You can't hit a four after the game is over. Strong logic, no?

Arun: "Maybe the timing of my question is not appropriate, but I would really like to know the origin to the word 'cata-blast'!" Haha! I saw it first being used by Andy Zaltzman, and I guess it conveys the impact of heavy explosives being catapulted in Asterix style, if you get what I mean.

Puneet: "I am surprised the winning shot has been given as a '1'. I don't think it was fielded, and the extra three runs may matter a lot at the end if it comes down to NRR."

Rachit: "Its official now..Pune Warriors are the Deccean Chargers of IPL 1!" That's not a bad place to be, it means they will be the champions next year.

19.3
1
Taylor to Rahane, 1 run, Rajasthan lead the table. Pune have lost six on a trot. Rahane - take a bow. Pacy length ball outside off, with the entire field inside on the off. Rahane finds the gap easily with a steer and motors across for the winning run. He then leaps in delight and fist-pumps as he looks at his jubilant dug out. Well done RR!
19.2
4
Taylor to Rahane, FOUR runs, consider this. It is a high-pressure finish. All we have seen so far is heaves, slashes, whips, murderous slogs etc. What does Rahane play? The late cut! What nerve! It is a slow offcutter outside off, comes in slowly, Rahane keeps his cool and charms it away very fine. Short third man did not have a chance. That's that then for Pune.
19.1
1lb
Taylor to Taylor, 1 leg bye, full and fast low fulltoss on the pads, Rossco can't flick it away and gets a leg bye.

Taylor v Taylor to decide the game.

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | RR: 138/4

  • LRPL Taylor47 (34b)
  • AM Rahane10 (7b)
  • AC Thomas4-1-28-1
  • JE Taylor3-0-17-0
18.6
1
Thomas to Taylor, 1 run, Rossco retains strike for the final over. He's calmly worked a full ball through the leg side for a single.
18.5
1
Thomas to Rahane, 1 run, how well has Rahane played here? Length ball on the leg stump and he drives to long on for one.
18.4
1
Thomas to Taylor, 1 run, what's happened there? Uthappa has really lost the plot. Nice yorker on off stump, Rossco inside edges as he looks to dig it out, and the inside edge goes to square leg. Rossco wants the second, Rahane responds, they decide late not to go for it, the throw comes in to Uthappa who collects and instead of removing the bails, looks to throw to Taylor's end. Rahane was a metre out and was diving in, Uthappa should have had a go at the batting end!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
35(21) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 0 3 2 0 4 0 4
LRPL Taylor
47(35) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 1 0 0 1 16

Best performances - Bowlers

R Sharma
O4.0
M1
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Trivedi
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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