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    4.3 short ball from Watson and Otago are just not reading this pitch as Broom, looking to pull this, ends up lobbing it in the air, with Samson running in towards backward square leg to complete a rather straight forward catch 21/4
    3.1 came in at a yorker length, with Rutherford looking to play through the leg side, but leaves a gap between pad and bat, with the ball finding the way through. First wicket down 16/1
    3.3 full length and McCullum's stay is not too long as he plays all around this. This one looked plumb, and the umpire confirms it straight way. Looks like it was a stroke of genius to include Shukla in today's squad 20/2
    3.5 bouncer outside off and Derek, who must have misread the bounce and pace, ends up holding his bat in the air, cross-batted at that, with the ball deflecting off the face straight up into Shukla's waiting hands. Three wickets from Shukla now 20/3
    13.3 absolutely plumb, and Otago lose both batsmen that had threatened to lift Otago out of the mire. Tambe pushes one fuller and flatter, maybe a little faster and it straightens to hit RTD right in front. 81/6
    12.2 no Neesham fairy tale tonight, with the bat at least. Cooper slows down a length ball outside off stump and the batsman is done in by the lack of pace. Aims a big hit over long on, but ends up hitting high into air and Shane Watson takes it a few metres out of the circle, close to where mid on would stand 74/5
    not out
    28
    32
    20
    3
    0
    140.00
    25
    19
    18
    2
    2
    138.88
    18.2 exact line again, just a bit fuller, as Butler this time successfully finds the inside edge onto the stumps. Butler was unaware at first, thinking he got away again, but looks back to find his wicket in disarray 120/7
    not out
    5
    7
    4
    0
    0
    125.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    139/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (HD Rutherford, 3.1 ov), 2-20 (BB McCullum, 3.3 ov), 3-20 (DC de Boorder, 3.5 ov), 4-21 (NT Broom, 4.3 ov), 5-74 (JDS Neesham, 12.2 ov), 6-81 (RN ten Doeschate, 13.3 ov), 7-120 (IG Butler, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AL Menaria10909.0032000
    JP Faulkner402807.0093000
    SR Watson302418.0093110
    R Shukla412335.75133000
    KK Cooper403328.25102210
    PV Tambe401714.25132000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.4 and the end to another struggle from Dravid. A fuller length ball, which turns away sharply, as Dravid tries to hit this square, but catches the edge. Nathan McCullum, waiting at point, makes an excellent catch running backwards, and leaps in time to grab it. 49/1
    16.6 low full toss and Neesham takes the big wicket, IPL price goes up once again as Rahane hits this straight at mid off, who accepts the chance gleefully 116/5
    9.3 And the Neesh has been unleashed once again as Samson plays on a length ball. He really wasn't looking his useful self, and it tells with the mode of this dismissal 67/2
    11.3 back of a length, cutting in appreciably, and the Neesh strikes again as Watson almost seems to oblige with his bat in the air, catching the edge, and Derek de Boorder behind the stumps completing a smart take to his right. Big wicket for Otago, as Watson is the kind who can bludgeon any attack out of the stadium. Things got just a bit more interesting here in the Pink City... 71/3
    12.1 And he strikes straightaway! What are Royals doing? They looked home and dry early on, but now it's Binny who goes with an attempt drive through cover, which catches the outside edge, with the slip completing the take 72/4
    not out
    52
    34
    23
    5
    3
    226.08
    18.2 Well, well, well. Right in the blockhole and its too good for Faulkner as Wagner cleans him up. Rajasthan Royals six down, and a glimmer of hope beckons for Otago Volts 130/6
    not out
    8
    4
    4
    2
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    142/6 (19.1 Overs, RR: 7.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (R Dravid, 6.4 ov), 2-67 (SV Samson, 9.3 ov), 3-71 (SR Watson, 11.3 ov), 4-72 (STR Binny, 12.1 ov), 5-116 (AM Rahane, 16.6 ov), 6-130 (JP Faulkner, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IG Butler3.1037011.6874130
    JM McMillan402606.50142110
    N Wagner403328.25116000
    NB Beard402315.7592010
    JDS Neesham402235.50111100

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