7.2 Sanga may not be good at appealing, but he has pulled of a winner of a stumping here. Good bowling by Piyush too. He saw Lumb is not picking the spin, and he floats a googly outside off, drawing him into the shot, then beating him, and Sanga pounces on the slightest bit of overbalancing and whips the bails off during the two seconds that his foot is in the air 60/2
    3.4 soft dismissal, against the run of play, hits a length delivery straight down the lap of mid-on, and Sree gives him a nice little send-off 35/1
    19.1 goes for a non-existent double after hitting it straight to long-off, Piyush goes for the right end, the striker's, and also hits the stumps direct. Would have been run out even if this was not a direct-hit 171/4
    12.6 slower ball does Yusuf in! Hasn't yet hit a clean Yusuf shot, and gives this one everything, and is early into the shot, and skies it down the ground, Yuvraj takes a safe catch running in 111/3
    not out
    19.5 Dogra sacrifices his wicket to keep Voges on strike, hit down to long-on, but they come back for two, and Piyush keeps his head again, throwing it right over the stumps to Irfan 179/5
    not out
    10 (lb 3, nb 2, w 5)
    183/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (NV Ojha, 3.4 ov), 2-60 (MJ Lumb, 7.2 ov), 3-111 (YK Pathan, 12.6 ov), 4-171 (FY Fazal, 19.1 ov), 5-179 (P Dogra, 19.5 ov)
    IK Pathan4045011.2566100
    S Sreesanth302016.66103012
    SJ Srivastava4049112.2556130
    J Theron402506.25113010
    PP Chawla402917.2561100
    Yuvraj Singh1012012.0002000
    12.3 Munna strikes! another slower ball gets them a wicket! Two settled batsmen play loose shots. Walks down the wicket, Munaf bowls a slower one that grips at him, and despite a checked shot it flies to the right of mid-on where Sid T takes a nice catch. Bopara is livid. And for a change, no send-off from a bowler, despite their earlier spat in the initial overs 113/4
    3.6 Tait gets his own back! Short again, higher this time, and Sanga makes room and goes for the upper-cut, but doesn't put too much power into it, and hits it straight down third man's throat. No room was the critical factor there 41/1
    7.5 smart dismissal, Warne has a fielder placed for the slog! Legspinner bowling with a deep midwicket! He tosses it up outside off, and Bisla slog-sweeps, and Lumb doesn't have to move an inch. Nonetheless that cameo will hurt Rajasthan 85/2
    10.6 Yuvraj has eased Lumb's pain here, doesn't read a slower ball, and skies it towards long-on, and Faiz takes this overhead catch easily, running back from mid-on 107/3
    18.5 gone! no options really than to go after everything, and he goes straight down the ground, but gets too much under it and skies it to long-on 152/9
    12.6 what an incredible slower ball and what incredible work from Jhunjhunwala running in from cover! Jayawardene is taken by surprise big time, and it grips at him, lobs just over Munaf who can't back-pedal fast enough but Jhunjhunwala charges from cover and under-arm-flicks and finds a backing-up Irfan short. Top work 115/5
    14.5 Kaif is given this time! sweeping across the line, misses, Yusuf is straight enough, and Umpire Doctrove upholds the appeal despite the stride, which was the only thing that could have saved him. Hawk-eye says middle stump would have been hit 126/6
    16.3 Chawla comes down the track, looking to hit it over midwicket, slices it to short third where Tait takes the catch 136/7
    17.4 and another one bites the dust! bouncer, sharp one, and Theron gets the toe-end of the bat, lobbing it to mid-off 140/8
    not out
    19.1 Tait ends it with a full and straight delivery, middle and leg stump gone, superb finish for Rajasthan after they were getting blown away at one time during the defence 152/10
    6 (lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    152 all out (19.1 Overs, RR: 7.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (KC Sangakkara, 3.6 ov), 2-85 (MS Bisla, 7.5 ov), 3-107 (Yuvraj Singh, 10.6 ov), 4-113 (RS Bopara, 12.3 ov), 5-115 (IK Pathan, 12.6 ov), 6-126 (M Kaif, 14.5 ov), 7-136 (PP Chawla, 16.3 ov), 8-140 (J Theron, 17.4 ov), 9-152 (DPMD Jayawardene, 18.5 ov), 10-152 (SJ Srivastava, 19.1 ov)
    MM Patel4043110.7586100
    SW Tait3.102236.9483010
    SK Warne403919.7573210
    SK Trivedi402526.25110111
    AC Voges201206.0031000
    YK Pathan20924.5030000

Match Details


Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

24 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires


Rajasthan Royals 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Match Notes

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

1st41KC SangakkaraRS Bopara
2nd44MS BislaRS Bopara
3rd22Yuvraj SinghRS Bopara
4th6DPMD JayawardeneRS Bopara
5th2DPMD JayawardeneIK Pathan
6th11DPMD JayawardeneM Kaif
7th10DPMD JayawardenePP Chawla
8th4DPMD JayawardeneJ Theron
9th12DPMD JayawardeneS Sreesanth
10th0SJ SrivastavaS Sreesanth