Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
41(31) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 8 1 6 5 6
AM Rahane
34(42) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 5 1 8 1 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O4.0
M1
R10
W2
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O4.0
M1
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Big total, small total, it doesn't matter because these teams know how to spice them up.. Well, thanks for all your comments and feedback, we will be with you tomorrow when Pune take on Chennai in their yellow den. Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.


Adam Gilchrist: "We let 7-8 deliveries slip in the innings. We have been bowled out twice now, and it isn't acceptable. It starts at the top, with me. Then in the first 3-4 overs, we gave Shane Watson enough to hit, but we can't blame the bowlers because we didn't give them a good total to defend. But they fought hard."

Rahul Dravid: "It was pretty nervous in the end there. Heart rate around 150-155, but Rahane and the young kind Sanju Samson played really well, showed a lot of composure. We should have got there before the last over. It is a good cricket wicket, not all wickets should be 180-190, these ones make for good exciting cricket. So I am happy with the wicket. Faulkner has been exceptional for us, be brings in a lot of energy in the group. We are happy with the start we had, but we'll learn with the challenges."

James Faulkner is the Man of the Match: "I was very confident with the opportunity here with Royals. This wicket was very different from the one in Pune, not many slower balls here as there was some pace on the wicket. I might have hit the stumps by fluke."

Jebin: "James Faulkner ??? u serious??? Sreesanth and Trivedi has better bowling performance.... Sanju has good effective batting at the end and 4 dismissals.??"

Praveen Kumar gets an award for his six, but nothing for his good spell..

Ajinkya Rahane gets an award for being an innovative thinker..


Oh the match is over! RR get there finally.Rahane tried to force the pace in the last two overs but what worked for Royals was that he stayed patient through the innings. He wasn't bothered about the wickets falling at the other end or the match going to the last over. A nice little hand by the young Sanju Samson who looked good during his stay, also remember he was good behind the stumps..

"I wanted to stay there till the 20th over," says Rahane.

Kemisetti: "Looks like none of the teams are bothered of improving the net run rate this season. Almost all teams are trying to play till the last over even though they are chasing a low score and got a good start."

sathish: "Rahane overcame not only KXIP bowling but also one too many jinxes from cricinfo followers.. Rare talent.." -- Yes Sathish, the latter are especially hard to tackle because they come without warning

Indranil Mondal: "KXIP need some fire power in their top order. As Gilchrist is not in good touch, all the pressure is on D Hussey.. I think Marsh will provide to solidity that KXIP need in the top order. Any news when he'll come?"

Observer: "'Half an over from Chawal'.. reminds me of 'baby-overs' we used to bowl as kids"

Cricket simpleton: "Only positive from this Sleep inducing, lacklustre match i could see is, it helped me to dodge my office work for an hour in this lazy sunday afternoon."


19.2
4
Chawla to Samson, FOUR runs, this is a good strike! He moves outside the leg stump and smashes the length delivery over extra cover, it just lands inside the rope..

Amar: "Rahane should realize that cooling is good but too much cooling leads to freeze......"

19.1
2
Chawla to Samson, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, it's full too, the batsman slices it over point for a couple. A good throw from the deep would have had him

The way they are playing, they need two more overs to score those five runs...Ok, maybe half an over from Chawla..Lots of men in the deep

END OF OVER:
19 | 1 Run | RR: 120/4

  • AM Rahane34 (42b)
  • SV Samson21 (21b)
  • RJ Harris4-0-30-0
  • P Awana4-0-35-1
18.6
0
Harris to Rahane, no run, he dances down the pitch and tries to slam it over the infield, but makes no connection..

Indranil Mondal: "This is why I love to see Rahane to bat, even though it is T20, he doesn't go for big shot in every bowl like others, he knows exactly what the situation demands and he can gear up his innings any time, when needed... Great player..."

18.5
0
Harris to Rahane, no run, he opens up his stance but punches the short of length delivery straight to mid-off
18.4
1
Harris to Samson, 1 run, length delivery, and he jabs at it, punches it forcefully down the ground to long-on
18.3
0
Harris to Samson, no run, he gets a fuller delivery on off stump that he slices straight to point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
41(31) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 8 1 6 5 6
AM Rahane
34(42) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 5 1 8 1 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O4.0
M1
R10
W2
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O4.0
M1
R20
W2
Eco5.00
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
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299