Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AP Majumdar
30(20) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 0 6 1 0 8
SR Watson
90(51) 10x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 0 4 1 15 7

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O2.0
M0
R12
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A huge win for Rajasthan, the second bin victory in a row and that will boost their net run-rate. They have now jumped into the top four (latest points table), and their next game is Chennai, who are currently in fifth.

Tait was outstanding with the ball, Watson was outstanding with the bat, and Steve Smith provided some highlights in the field. The only other bright spot for Pune was their new batsman Majumdar striking a few sixes.

Pune are definitely out of the race now, they can only reach 14 points even if they win all their remaining matches.

Mangesh and others:"Watson has struck exactly twice as many boundaries as whole of the Pune team managed to. Quite brilliant batting that!"

Sharma: "Yet another all-Australian show. Why don't they just rename the league "Where Australians come to warm up for the T20 World Cup"?"

Will bring you the presentation ceremony as and when they broadcast it, as of now they have switched to the second game. Join the conversation for Deccan v Punjab here.

Presentation ceremony:

Ganguly: "We had to get Watson out early to get in the game, unfortunately we couldn't. We are out of the play-offs, that the fact, we have to play well in the remaining three."

Dravid: "Happy about winning, and the way we are playing, I thought the bowlers really delivered for us, as clinical as it gets, not an easy wicket to bat on but Watson had the power and technique to hit it. I've been telling the team to not look at the points table, and look to play good cricket."

Watson is the Man of the Match. "The wicket was a bit slow, I suppose it was my night tonight. I just back myself, I have a clear mind and try to hit straight. Initially, I was thinking of getting ahead of the rate so that it would get easy in the middle of the innings. My first game I was a bit rusty after Test cricket, but it was better after a couple of practice sessions."

Here's the match report for the game.

16.2
4
Smith to Watson, FOUR runs, wow, that is pure power from Watson, Smith drops it short and it spins away, Watson doesn't care as he murders it past long-on for four to bring up the win, Watson has made 90 out of 126 here
16.1
1
Smith to Shah, 1 run, Shah clips it to midwicket for a single

Smith's first spell of the season

END OF OVER:
16 | 9 Runs | RR: 121/3

  • OA Shah3 (6b)
  • SR Watson86 (50b)
  • MJ Clarke2-0-12-1
  • M Kartik3-0-32-0

Timeout

Freddy: "I wonder what could possibly be discussed on this time-out." Perhaps Smith has informed Ganguly than he can bowl as well.

15.6
1
Clarke to Shah, 1 run, clipped to midwicket by Shah for a single
15.5
1
Clarke to Watson, 1 run, a shortish ball is slammed towards midwicket, reaches the fielder on the bounce
15.4
4
Clarke to Watson, FOUR runs, poor delivery down the leg side, easily put away to the fine leg boundary
15.3
2
Clarke to Watson, 2 runs, pitched up and well outside off, a little turn for Clarke, Watson was looking to go over extra cover but gets it towards deep backward square leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AP Majumdar
30(20) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 0 6 1 0 8
SR Watson
90(51) 10x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 0 4 1 15 7

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O2.0
M0
R12
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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