Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.6 you just can't keep Botha out of it for long, in this IPL 2011. Ryder's been utterly impatient, looking to charge out almost every ball, and it was getting monotonously predictable. Botha holds it back a touch, again gets it to grip and turn away sharply. Ryder heaves without conviction after prancing out, misses and is stumped by yards. 24/1
    12.5 Pandey, what have you done? How many times have we seen him throw his wicket away in the IPL? What a moment to combust. Trivedi's innocuous nothing-ball does it again. It is a slow full ball on off stump, Pandey looks to brutalise it over midwicket, as he cross-bats. It loops up in the air and lands in deep midwicket's hands. 93/4
    8.2 Warne's won the contest at the end of it all! On leg stump again, slightly shorter than before, and straightening, Uthappa was probably ambitious in looking for the reverse sweep again. Uthappa top-edges the reverse sweep, looked like it came off the glove, and Yagnik ran to the leg side to take the catch. 70/2
    12.1 tragedy for Yuvraj. He's run out backing up too far. Over-pitched on off stump, a typical nothing ball from Trivedi, Pandey bashes it right back, along the ground and Trivedi gets a hand on it. Yuvraj is not even in the frame. Off stump is out of the ground, at the bowler's end. 91/3
    18.1 Rahane's held on to one of the tougher outfield catches you will see. Short ball from Watson, he could not have been more predictable if he had held aloft a banner saying "Deadling exclusively in short balls". Yet, Harpreet was in no position to pull and top-edged off the front foot. Rahane ran across from deep square leg, slid and held as it came down over his shoulder. 121/5
    19.2 Manhas is gone, Trivedi surprises him with a touch of extra pace, and Manhas is hurried into the pull off the front foot. It goes high towards midwicket. Binny sprints in, slides and completes another good catch. Rajasthan have been brilliant in the field. 134/6
    not out
    11
    6
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    183.33
    19.4 an action replay of the previous ball, except that this time Trivedi his the stumps at his end, and Rahul is gone. Slow and short offcutter outside off, Rahul has a carve and misses. He looks to run and transfer strike to McCullum, who is through in a flash. The relay throw comes to Trivedi, who takes aim and sends a stumps out of the turf. 135/7
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    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    143/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (JD Ryder, 2.6 ov), 2-70 (RV Uthappa, 8.2 ov), 3-91 (Yuvraj Singh, 12.1 ov), 4-93 (MK Pandey, 12.5 ov), 5-121 (Harpreet Singh, 18.1 ov), 6-134 (M Manhas, 19.2 ov), 7-135 (R Sharma, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    J Botha402315.75133000
    AL Menaria1010010.0022000
    SR Watson401914.7590020
    A Singh302909.6645000
    SK Warne403117.75105000
    SK Trivedi402827.0080200
  • BATSMEN
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    4.2 top delivery from Alfonso, he's nailed Watto with the classic away seamer. Probably not entirely intended, it came out with a scrambled seam, but landed on the thread outside off after angling in, and straightened. Watson did not spot the deviation, got half forward and drove, but it kissed the outside edge and settled into Uthappa's gloves. Gone. 29/1
    7.1 there's something about this IPL, it just doesn't let Dravid carry on with his starts, and he seems to keep getting out to soft dismissals. Here's another. His namesake drops this short and slow, it sits up like a cookie that has to be consumed in a hurry, Dravid goes for the pull and ends up slapping it right back at the bowler. Nicely held. 43/2
    10.1 another reverse sweep expert perishes to the reverse sweep today. Rahul Sharma fires this in very full on middle, Botha tries to take it on the full and reverse slap it through third man, but the ball thuds into his boot before the bat can come down. Plumb and given by Taufel. I reckon even Tarapore would have given this out. 59/3
    14.1 is it too late in the game? Rahul Sharma has got Menaria to mis-hit one of his big swings into the leg side. Superb catch from Alfonso Thomas, who, for me, has been the best Pune player in this IPL. This was in the slot, Menaria lined him up and looked to go downtown, but lofted it towards wide long-on. Alfonso runs across from long-on and takes it. 92/4
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    35
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    134.28
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    15
    9
    2
    0
    166.66
    Extras
    11 (b 6, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    144/4 (19.3 Overs, RR: 7.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (SR Watson, 4.2 ov), 2-43 (R Dravid, 7.1 ov), 3-59 (J Botha, 10.1 ov), 4-92 (AL Menaria, 14.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Kartik4041010.2553201
    AC Thomas412817.00102110
    R Sharma411333.25170100
    JE Taylor3.302206.28112100
    Yuvraj Singh10909.0021000
    NL McCullum302207.3351100

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