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Best performances - Batsmen

SV Samson
54(47) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 4 3 5 5 8 7 9
RG Sharma
44(37) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
6 6 13 10 1 0 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

VS Malik
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
STR Binny
O2
M0
R13
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

So that about wraps it up for me down here. Peruse through the match report, in case you've missed anything and do join us again tomorrow at 4.00pm local time as the Champions League rolls on. This is Alagappan Muthu saying sayonara.

11.45 'A very professional performance in all departments, especially with the ball', says Rahul Dravid, 'There was a calmness to the batting as well and its really good to start off the tournament like this. We switched the bowlers around, and they did really well in the first ten. We may have given them a little too much in the last ten, but that happens when Rohit and Pollard are there in the middle. The batting was really good, with Rahane and Sanju playing two composed innings. And then Stuart, the ball he bowled to Sachin was a beauty, he's exactly the kind of player you want at No. 6 or 7 in T20'

Vikramjeet Malik is the Man of the Match and he says he was just looking to find a good length to bowl, hit the deck around off stump and look to move the ball. He says Royals know the conditions very well here and they always back themselves to get over the line

Rohit Sharma believed Mumbai had scored a below-par total, but he was happy with the way the bowlers started early on. He also commended Pollar's performance and was pleased with his own form although he had wanted to stay on till the end of the innings.He believed Mumbai were just suffering from first-game rust and will be looking to put up a better performance in Ahmedabad.

11.30pm And the Royals keep their home record perfect. Johnson began well, but Rahane and Samson's controlled partnership proved the difference. Once that foundation was set-up, Watson and Binny made merry as the Royals cantered to an easy win. Do stick around for the presentation.

fawad: "Johnson is still a great bowler, we cant judge him on just one scorecard and especially on these pitches"

Tony: "Stuart Binny has once again proved that he is a useful club-level player, but when he got opportunities with India-A team, he was a complete failure, especially with the bat."

19.4
6
Coulter-Nile to Binny, SIX, And that seals things. Binny plants his left leg outside the line of his bat swing and heaves this short ball on middle stump right over long-on's head to register a clinical victory.

Uwaisul Karnain: "Mitchell Johnson now has to hope that Australian selectors won't see the score card of this match"

19.3
1
Coulter-Nile to Watson, 1 run, Pollard misfields again. Watson carves this full ball out to point, but it bounces just before Pollard who had gone down too soon
19.2
0
Coulter-Nile to Watson, no run, Oh, that's fiery bowling. Short and rising toward his head, Watson ducks beneath it. Very well directed
19.1
0
Coulter-Nile to Watson, no run, and he starts off with a full toss. But Watson misses it completely. It just moved away right when Watson was setting himself up to slam this straight over the top. Watson has a wry smile

Coulter-Nile to bowl the final over

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | RR: 141/3 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.42, RRR: 2.00)

  • SR Watson26 (19b)
  • STR Binny21 (13b)
  • MG Johnson4-0-38-0
  • KA Pollard3-0-20-1
18.6
1
Johnson to Watson, 1 run, short of a length again, but this time Johnson drags it down the leg side and Watson is content to ease it to square leg
18.5
1
Johnson to Binny, 1 run, this is short, but Binny stays back and calmly guides it to third man. Clever batting here

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5R DravidAM Rahane
2nd74AM RahaneSV Samson
3rd28SR WatsonSV Samson
4th41SR WatsonSTR Binny

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.130
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.080
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033