Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
98(66) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 0 14 11 6 5
Mandeep Singh
34(25) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 1 0 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

KK Cooper
O4.0
M0
R26
W4
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JP Faulkner
O4.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco10.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 160/9

  • JP Faulkner11 (9b)
  • Harmeet Singh1 (1b)
  • A Singh4-0-26-1
  • KK Cooper4-0-26-4

Presentation

Adam Gilchrist: We were outplayed, I got the toss wrong, Rahane played a beautiful innings. 20-30 runs more than what I thought we should have conceded. There were some positives, not saying it as a cliche, but even Rahul agrees that we had some positives coming out for us.

Rahul Dravid: Fantastic night for us, good to start this way, especially for the youngsters to do well. Rahane has worked really hard after being out of the Indian team.

Both captains surprised with the pitch not changing for the better with the dew coming in.

Rahane is the obvious choice for the man of the match award.

Rahane: I was batting well even in practice games so wanted to continue. I believe in myself and if you are a good batsman, you will play well irrespective of the format. Ball was coming on well and I think it was a team effort.

A 31-run win is a big one in a T20 game and it puts Rajasthan over the others in the tournament who have won one game. Stay tuned for the presentation.

This is an excellent showing from the Rajasthan Royals side under their new captain Rahul Dravid. In fact, both the retired legends of Indian cricket, Ganguly and Dravid, have made winning starts to their IPL 2012 captaincy debuts today.

19.6
2
Singh to Faulkner, 2 runs, drives to long-off and they come back for the second, but Rajasthan have won the game!
19.5
2
Singh to Faulkner, 2 runs, driven to long-on and the batsmen come back for the second
19.4
1
Singh to Harmeet Singh, 1 run, the ball hits the batsman and they get a single

It was Cooper who got the run-out again, seven of the nine dismissals have involved Cooper tonight!

19.3
W
Singh to Kumar, 1 run, OUT, driven to long-on and Praveen Kumar wanted another two, but this time the throw is at the striker's end and the keeper removes the bails before the batsman can return back to the crease.
19.2
2
Singh to Kumar, 2 runs, Praveen Kumar tries to hit it away but is beaten by the pace again, is able to get it into the gap between long-on and mid-wicket.
19.1
0
Singh to Kumar, no run, defended on the back-foot by Praveen Kumar.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
98(66) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 0 14 11 6 5
Mandeep Singh
34(25) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 1 0 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

KK Cooper
O4.0
M0
R26
W4
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JP Faulkner
O4.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco10.25
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