Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
46(39) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 6 5 0 0
SE Marsh
34(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 5 14 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4.0
M0
R34
W4
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | KXIP: 134/8

  • P Kumar7 (8b)
  • AM Nayar9 (8b)
  • SR Watson4-1-22-2
  • SW Tait4-0-18-2

Presentation

Rahul Dravid: Tait added some spice to our attack, created some element of doubt in the batsmen. Conditions made us go for the five changes, good performance to get to 177. We have lost a couple of close games, but that is the nature of the competition, we need to play well.

David Hussey: It was a par score, but we played badly with both, the bat and the ball. Playing better away from home, we did not turn up tonight, need to regroup quickly and get to Hyderabad.

Shane Watson is the man of the match:

Watson: The wicket was something similar to what we get at home, pace and bounce helped me a lot and I enjoyed bowling here. Owe a lot to IPL, love coming to IPL, different characters Warne and Rahul, Rahul's a bit understated in every aspect of life.

End of a rather one-sided game, with Rajasthan winning the game on a canter. 177 was going to be a difficult chase but in the end, they fell quite short. Shaun Marsh was the only batsman who got going for Punjab, while Watson, Tait and Botha got a couple of wickets for Rajasthan Royals.

Earlier Rahul Dravid's 46, 30s from Watson, Menaria and Hodge propped the Royals to a score of 177 in their 20 overs.

Rajasthan and Punjab now have 10 points each from 11 games, sharing the fifth spot in the table. Stay tuned for the presentation.

"Is it possible that when a game becomes dead, they can simply wrap it up and we can all go home and get on with our lives? You know, like they resign in chess. This is seriously useless stuff going on. Even in international cricket, dead rubbers should not be played, in all formats. They are meaningless." As commentators, we will be the happiest with that change in rule Sundar!

19.6
1
Watson to Kumar, 1 run, full-toss, down the leg-side, tapped away for a single and that is the end of the game, with Rajasthan winning by 43 runs
19.5
0
Watson to Kumar, no run, goes for a pull, misses, and it goes through to the wicket-keeper
19.5
1w
Watson to Kumar, 1 wide, down the leg side and it is left alone for a wide
19.4
4
Watson to Kumar, FOUR runs, full-toss and cracked through the point region for a four!
19.4
1nb
Watson to Kumar, 1 no ball, another short one from Watson and this goes over his shoulder, the second one that goes over his shoulder, no-ball given
19.3
1
Watson to Nayar, 1 run, short ball, Nayar waited for the ball and pulled it away to the deep square-leg for a one-bounce single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
46(39) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 6 5 0 0
SE Marsh
34(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 5 14 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4.0
M0
R34
W4
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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