Hugs from the players, they shake hands, Royals win by 5 wickets, fireworks in the back ground after the Pathan fireworks. Warne is a happy man and so is his team, a good game of cricket. It was the Royals bowling that did it for them today and some wonderful striking by Pathan. Smith and Pathan bringing them home.

Smith; "We had the power hitters and we knew we could get through." A tough game coming up for the Rajasthan Royals against the Chennai Super Kings on thursday.

Sehwag: "We dropped couple of catches, may be if we had taken them, it would have been different. Till Yusuf came in, we were in control but he played well to hit some big sixes"

Warne: "We wanted someone at the top to take responsibility, so we tampered with the batting order. Pathan's striking was amazing. Had a chat with Munaf and he has done well and the rest of the bowlers."

No surprises for the Man-of-the-Match, it is Yusuf Pathan.

Pathan: "Today was my day, we targeted the smaller boundaries.".

Thanks for being with us, we hope you have enjoyed the commentary, do join us again for the double-header tomorrow, until then bye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Thanks to Raju and Gopi, who have helped us with the scoring.

18.3
4
Nannes to Pathan, FOUR runs, makes room and swings it down the ground to long on fence for the winning run.
18.2
2
Nannes to Pathan, 2 runs, short delivery down the leg side, nudged down to fine leg for couple of runs. The scores are level.
18.1
0
Nannes to Pathan, no run, fuller and strikes the pad, question asked, the ball pitches outside the leg stump.

3 runs of 12 deliveries. Royals have this in their bag.

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | RR: 141/5 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 1.50)

  • Yusuf Pathan56 (27b)
  • Graeme Smith44 (46b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-23-1
  • Amit Mishra4-0-34-3
17.6
1
Nehra to Pathan, 1 run, full toss hit down the ground to long off for a single.
17.5
6
Nehra to Pathan, SIX runs, another short delivery and Pathan strikes maximum, pulls well over the midwicket fence this time, wonderful striking.
17.4
6
Nehra to Pathan, SIX runs, short and Pathan does the best, pulls well and high over the fielder at deep square leg and over the fence for maximum.
17.3
1
Nehra to Smith, 1 run, full toss worked to deep midwicket.
17.2
0
Nehra to Smith, no run, keeps it fuller and Smith fails to get the ball away, inside edges onto the pads.
17.1
0
Nehra to Smith, no run, down the track and plays across the line, goes over the stumps to keeper, a terrible shot.

17 runs required from 18 balls, this is surely in Royals side, is there a twist in the tale, stay glued to the commentary. Nehra is back.

END OF OVER:
17 | 18 Runs | RR: 127/5 (17 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 5.66)

  • Yusuf Pathan43 (24b)
  • Graeme Smith43 (43b)
  • Amit Mishra4-0-34-3
  • Daniel Vettori2-0-32-0
16.6
0
Mishra to Pathan, no run, comes forward and opens the face off the bat and plays square of the wicket on the off side, a dot ball.
16.5
2
Mishra to Pathan, 2 runs, full toss hit down the ground to long on and Sangwan does well this time to field the ball, Smith calls Pathan for the second.
16.4
6
Mishra to Pathan, SIX runs, a terrible delivery, too short and Pathan puts it high and over the long on fence for maximum, goes a long way into the stands.
16.3
4
Mishra to Pathan, FOUR runs, dropped, hits it high in the air to long on and Sangwan fails hold on to the catch.
16.2
1
Mishra to Smith, 1 run, short ball mishit to midwicket, a tight single, direct hit would have been interesting, Smith is lucky to be there.

A Free hit coming up.

16.2
1nb
Mishra to Smith, 1 no ball, Mishra oversteps, worked to the onside.
16.1
4
Mishra to Smith, FOUR runs, googly is too short and Smith puts it away nicely through extra cover and ball goes past the fielder to the fence.

35 runs required from 24 balls. Mishra is back.

END OF OVER:
16 | 13 Runs | RR: 109/5 (35 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.81, RRR: 8.75)

  • Graeme Smith38 (40b)
  • Yusuf Pathan31 (20b)
  • Daniel Vettori2-0-32-0
  • Dirk Nannes3-0-17-0
15.6
1
Vettori to Smith, 1 run, once again plays across the line to deep square leg, this time Nannes does well to stop it.
15.5
2
Vettori to Smith, 2 runs, swings it across the line to deep midwicket and Gambhir moves quickly in the deep, puts in a dive and makes a good save.
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Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20GC SmithRJ Quiney
2nd11GC SmithSA Asnodkar
3rd3PC ValthatyGC Smith
4th29GC SmithRA Jadeja
5th1SK WarneGC Smith
6th83GC SmithYK Pathan

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789