Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
39(36) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 5 4 0 1 1 0 2
PA Reddy
42(35) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 0 0 0 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Trivedi
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

And with that, one more team falls by the wayside, Rajasthan has become the third team to be eliminated this season with this loss. They needed to win both their remaining games to qualify and their batting was just not up to the scratch tonight.

No, it wasn't the easiest of pitches but 126 was not a testing target either. There were a few hiccups on their way but Akshath Reddy's 42 at the top of the innings and his first wicket stand of 63 ensured that they managed to overcome those few in the end.

Dravid: I don't think it was the pressure, we did not play good cricket, should have recognised it was a 150-wicket not more. Very disappointed in the dressing room, tough dressing room I have just left. Don't look at stats too much, need to look at our own strengths, it was a bat-first wicket, we did not bat too well. Hope to deliver in front of our fans at home.

White: I hope the jinx of losing here is gone, good team effort to win it. We felt we bowled well, the way the track played, we would have batted first too. When you have won only two games in the tournament, there are always nerves, need to come back well against Gayle and co. with some plans.

Dale Steyn is the man of the match: Enjoyed the season a lot, would have been better had we won more. I don't want to discuss too many of my plans (laughs), teams respect me too much sometimes. My job is to run in, bowl fast and strike early, have been used in different situations, got to do job assigned to you.

Four teams now remain in contention for those two final spots for the playoffs, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Punjab. A win for either Bangalore or Punjab will be enough to knock Chennai out too. Incidentally, two matches tomorrow, Punjab against Delhi at Dharamsala and Kolkata take on Pune.

Delhi and Kolkata will not only want to enter the playoffs with a win but a victory apiece will ensure that they finish in the top two, and give them an extra chance in the playoffs. A loss for Punjab will end their campaign, so that is a crucial match.

That is it from, Suneer Chowdhary, will be back with tomorrow's coverage!

18.4
4
Tait to Ashish Reddy, FOUR runs, shot, four, win! Pitched right up to the bat and Reddy has punched it over the bowler for a four! Deccan have won their second match at Hyderabad in four years and it is a moment to celebrate for the home team!
18.3
4
Tait to Ashish Reddy, FOUR runs, full-toss, outside the off stump, he has drilled it through the covers and that has gone all the way! Excellent shot under pressure!
18.2
0
Tait to Ashish Reddy, no run, yorker-length ball from Tait, 147 km/hr, bit of in-swing, defended away to the off side
18.1
2
Tait to Ashish Reddy, 2 runs, on the middle stump, quick and he has defended it to the leg side, the fielder at fine-leg needs to come in but by that time they can come back for a valuable brace

9 off 12 isn't the most difficult of tasks, but each time they have got close, they have lost a wicket. Ashish Reddy comes in now.

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 118/5

  • PA Patel10 (5b)
  • STR Binny1-0-8-1
  • J Botha4-0-30-1
17.6
W
Binny to Duminy, OUT, stunning, pitched up and Duminy has lofted him and straight into the hands of the long-on fielder!
17.5
1
Binny to Patel, 1 run, short of length, dabbed away to the leg side, the bowler runs to his left, picks up and shies at non-striker's end, misses, had it hit, the batsman was back!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
39(36) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 5 4 0 1 1 0 2
PA Reddy
42(35) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 0 0 0 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Trivedi
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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SRH1485017.0000.599
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DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299