END OF OVER:
20 | 23 Runs | AhRkt: 163/3 (4 runs required, RR: 8.15)

  • RS Sodhi41 (15b)
  • BA Yadav3 (7b)
  • KS Shahabuddin4-0-40-0
  • Abdul Razzaq4-0-25-0

The Rockets lose by three runs with seven wickets in hand!! They'll be really disappointed. They were 113 for 1 at one stage but Damien Martyn and Murray Goodwin, despite some lusty blows during the latter half of the partnership, struggled to get things going, and left too much to get with too little to come for the batsmen who followed. Sodhi played a superb knock and got his team to within three runs of the target, but the acceleration should have come much earlier.

Interestingly, Ambati Rayudu has been given the man-of-the-match award for his brilliant diving catch to dismiss Damien Martyn, who had added 59 with Murray Goodwin to take his team to a comfortable 113 for 1. Had the two continued on, the result may well have been different

19.6
6
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, SIX runs, full and wide outside the off, a length ball again, Sodhi gets under it and lofts that cleanly over long off for another big six!!! But that came really late!! Sodhi played an excellent knock, nevertheless
19.5
2
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, Sodhi strikes it straight to long on for a couple. That's over. Harris rockets a good throw in but Shahabuddin fails to collect cleanly at the bowler's end to allow a couple.

two sixes will do it here

19.4
2
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, 2 runs, a low full toss on leg stump, Sodhi comes down the track and swings it wide of deep mid wicket for a couple
19.3
2
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, a length ball, Sodhi gets under it and strikes to powerfully to long on., The batsmen scramble a couple
19.3
1w
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, 1 wide, that was really wide!!!! Sodhi reached for it and dived full stretch to his right, but it still evaded him
19.2
4
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, FOUR runs, fuller in length on middle and leg, Sodhi comes down the track again and lofts it between mid wicket and long on for a boundary. This is getting really interesting!!!
19.1
6
Shahabuddin to Sodhi, SIX runs, short of a good length on middle, Sodhi dances down the track and pulls that one well over square leg for a massive six!!

27 needed off the last over! Shahabuddin to bowl it!

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | AhRkt: 140/3 (27 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 27.00)

  • RS Sodhi19 (9b)
  • BA Yadav3 (7b)
  • Abdul Razzaq4-0-25-0
  • A Absolem1-0-15-0
18.6
1
Abdul Razzaq to Sodhi, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, Sodhi makes some room and pulls it to mid on for just a run. He keeps the strike for the final over

That may have come a little too late

18.5
6
Abdul Razzaq to Sodhi, SIX runs, slower ball outside the off stump, Sodhi picks that one and strikes that cleanly over long on for big six!!
18.4
1
Abdul Razzaq to Yadav, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Yadav charges down and attempts a big heave in the direction of deep mid wicket, gets an inside edge to fine-leg
18.3
1lb
Abdul Razzaq to Sodhi, 1 leg bye, short of a length on middle, Sodhi comes down the track and tries to pull it over square leg, misses, is truck on the midriff, gets a single, but is in some pain!! That hit exactly where it shouldn't have!!

36 needed of 10.

18.2
1lb
Abdul Razzaq to Yadav, 1 leg bye, short of a length on leg stump, Yadav comes down the track and tries to pull it wide of square leg, is hit on the thighs, and the batsmen scramble a leg bye
18.1
0
Abdul Razzaq to Yadav, no run, length ball outside the leg stump, the batsman makes room and tries to swing it over mid wicket, misses

Abdul Razzaq into the attack now

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | AhRkt: 130/3 (37 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.22, RRR: 18.50)

  • BA Yadav2 (4b)
  • RS Sodhi12 (6b)
  • A Absolem1-0-15-0
  • CZ Harris4-0-18-2

Some big hits needed here!!

17.6
1
Absolem to Yadav, 1 run, a low full toss on middle stump, Yadav can only drive it long on for a single.
17.6
1w
Absolem to Yadav, 1 wide, full toss down the leg side, fails to connect, but given a wide, the keeper pulled off a good save
17.5
1
Absolem to Sodhi, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, pulled away to deep mid wicket for another single.
17.4
1
Absolem to Yadav, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven back past the bowler for another single
17.4
2nb
Absolem to Sodhi, (no ball) 1 run, on a good length on middle and off, Sodhi strikes that one down to long on for a singe. But it's a no-ball, so the Rockets get a free hit!!!
17.3
1
Absolem to Sodhi, 1 run, on a full length on middle and leg, driven wide of deep mid wicket for a couple. But Sodhi didn't ground the bat cleanly, and the umpire calls it one-short
17.2
6
Absolem to Sodhi, SIX runs, on a full length outside the off, Sodhi comes down the track and strikes that cleanly over long on for a big six
17.1
2
Absolem to Sodhi, 2 runs, on a full length on the off stump, driven down the ground to mid off

Alfred Absolem comes into the attack

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | AhRkt: 115/3 (52 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.76, RRR: 17.33)

  • BA Yadav0 (2b)
  • RS Sodhi1 (1b)
  • CZ Harris4-0-18-2
  • PIS Reddy3-0-31-0
16.6
0
Harris to Yadav, no run, short of a length on middle and off, tries to pull it side of mid wicket, mistimes it completely
16.5
0
Harris to Yadav, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, played back to the bowler

Ahmedabad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st54RJ CampbellMW Goodwin
2nd59DR MartynMW Goodwin
3rd2MW GoodwinRS Sodhi
4th48RS SodhiBA Yadav