Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Hodge
46(23) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 5 6 0 11
AN Petersen
40(28) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 6 2 2 0 2 7

Best performances - Bowlers

PV Tambe
O3.0
M0
R15
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O4.0
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | LIONS: 153/9

  • AM Phangiso4 (6b)
  • LL Tsotsobe0 (0b)
  • JP Faulkner4-0-22-2
  • KK Cooper4-0-39-0

Another win for Rajasthan Royals at home, they seem unbeatable here. Their middle order setup a big chase for the Lions who succumbed under pressure after Vikramjeet Malik troubled the top order with two wickets and Pravin Tambe virtually ended the chase with four wickets, he conceded only 15 runs from his three overs. Captain Alviro Petersen tried to keep them in the hunt with a 40 but ran out of partners and Royals are back on the top of the table. That's all from us for today, only one match tomorrow - between two Indian sides, CSK and Sunrisers. Make sure you tune in and send us your comments. I'm Vishal Dikshit signing off along with our scorer Gopi Rangarajan. Goodbye!

Alviro Petersen : To be honest we are normally good at the death but Rajasthan Royals played brilliantly at the death. Looking back we wonder where we could've got the extra runs. I was fancying chasing around 160 and to a degree we were close but never got hold of the chase. We need to bounce back, two games to win from now. We have to move forward as a team and want to be the best franchise in South Africa.

Brad Hodge: I was excited for PT [Pravin Tambe], he bowled well there. We are working to play according to the conditions and the pitch was a bit dry so I'm glad the move of playing Tambe paid off. Experience is very important in a team, few guys have that role in IPL and that's mine in Rajasthan Royals. I just try to send the ball out of the fence, pretty simply game plan for me. Sohail Tanvir has a strange action which is hard to pick when you haven't played him before, he's got the yorker, the slower ball, bouncer. We try to be a step ahead when we face him and hope it can pay off.

Time for the presentation:

Rahul Dravid: It was terrific, our middle order of Watson, Binny and Hodge got us to a big score and the others in the field put up a great performance. What a story for Tambe, I feel happy for him. He's spent so much time in all the leagues and clubs, the Kangana league, you gotta feel for him. I thought I'll try and bring him on when a wicket falls, the ball was swinging a bit initially. He took a wicket in the first over and two more in the next, it was sensational. Hodgey is one of the best players in the death. He has the ability to play against top-quality bowlers, Tanvir is a good bowler and Hodgey took him apart. He takes on that role beautifully.

Pravin Tambe is Man of the Match: I enjoyed a lot today, I bowled well. I was knowing my role when i was picked today, I knew where to bowl when I got the chance and I wanted to prove that today. I was practising form the last two days, my team-mates told me to hold the line, i was working hard in the nets. I enjoy bowling to left-handers. When the ball is skidding I can adjust and when it's turning I enjoy it too.

19.6
1
Faulkner to Phangiso, 1 run, bangs it short outside leg, tucked on the leg side and Royals have won by 30 runs
19.5
W
Faulkner to Pretorius, OUT, taken at long-off, it was a low full toss outside off, and Pretorious holed out to Brad Hodge in the deep
19.4
0
Faulkner to Pretorius, no run, yorker right on middle, digged back towards the bowler, Faulkner dives and stops
19.3
2
Faulkner to Pretorius, 2 runs, full on the stumps, driven down to long-off
19.2
0
Faulkner to Pretorius, no run, short of length on leg, Pretorious swings and manages an inside edge on the pads
19.1
1
Faulkner to Phangiso, 1 run, low full toss on leg, driven down to long-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Hodge
46(23) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 5 6 0 11
AN Petersen
40(28) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 6 2 2 0 2 7

Best performances - Bowlers

PV Tambe
O3.0
M0
R15
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O4.0
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.716
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.038
Lions41206.000-0.051
DOLPH40400.000-1.337
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.130
HH431012.0001.193
BT41304.000-0.256
COBRA41304.000-0.955
ND41304.000-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.080
Lions32108.000-0.065
MI31204.000-0.064
Expre30300.000-2.033