END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 177/6 | RR: 8.85

  • Johan Botha14 (8b)
  • Ryan Harris4-0-34-4
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-37-0

Rajasthan have got a decent 177/6 in their 20, which will test the opposition. Shane Watson and Rahul Dravid got them off to a good start but there was a middle-order stutter. Fortunately for them, the pair of Hodge and Botha carried them through with a 43-run stand in less than four overs. Still it is a good batting pitch and we will see how Punjab go in the second innings.

Watson: Beautiful wicket to bat on, it has got some pace and bounce, we have Tait in our line-up. Unfortunately wasn't able to capitalise on my start. We were looking at 180, hope my bowling comes good too.

19.6
W
Harris to Binny, OUT, short ball, tries to pull it away and gets only a top-edge, goes towards mid-on, Marsh ran forward to take another good catch!

STR Binny c Marsh b Harris 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5
1
Harris to Botha, 1 run, length ball, driven but straight to the covers for a single, that will bring Stuart Binny on strike for the last ball
19.4
W
Harris to Hodge, OUT, out, caught at wide long-on, superb catch there from Marsh, full-toss, Hodge seemed to have got bat on it and smoked it to the wide long-on region, the fielder ran to his right and plucked off a diving catch.

BJ Hodge c Marsh b Harris 36 (28m 23b 2x4 2x6) SR: 156.52

19.3
4
Harris to Hodge, FOUR runs, pitched right up and that has been smacked back over the bowler for another four! 10 off three balls after 16 from the previous over.
19.2
6
Harris to Hodge, SIX runs, length ball and it has gone high in the air, but it has also taken the distance, goes over long-on for a six, 93 metres!
19.1
0
Harris to Hodge, no run, yorker, a perfect one in the hindsight, missed by Hodge and goes through to the keeper

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs | RR: 166/4 | RR: 8.73

  • Johan Botha13 (7b)
  • Brad Hodge26 (19b)
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-37-0
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-32-0
18.6
4
Azhar Mahmood to Botha, FOUR runs, slower one, but sits up as a full-toss outside the off stump and Botha bends his front foot forward and drives it gracefully through the extra-cover region for a four!
18.5
1
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single, good batting from the two overseas batsmen here
18.4
2
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, 2 runs, full-toss out the off stump, flicks it to the deep mid-wicket region for a single and a misfield allows them to come back for the second.
18.3
0
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, no run, slow ball, rather slow, went for a heave and missed judging the pace of the ball, goes through to the keeper
18.2
2
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, 2 runs, tries to lap sweep it over short fine-leg, just falling short of Harris at that position and they are able to come back for the second thanks to the misfield
18.1
6
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, SIX runs, pitched right up to the bat and Hodge has cleared the long-off fielder with much ease, smacked away for a six!
18.1
1nb
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, 1 no ball, beamer, goes at chest height for Hodge, the bowler slips after bowling it, gets up and apologises to the batsman

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | RR: 150/4 | RR: 8.33

  • Brad Hodge15 (13b)
  • Johan Botha9 (6b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-32-0
  • Azhar Mahmood3-0-21-0
17.6
1
Kumar to Hodge, 1 run, another one down the leg side, flicked away to fine-leg for a single, to bring up their 150
17.5
1
Kumar to Botha, 1 run, full-toss on the pads, probably because the off-side field is difficult to bowl at, he tries to flick it away, gets it away to the deep fielder for a single only
17.4
2
Kumar to Botha, 2 runs, on the pads yet again and the square-leg fielder, Mahmood misfields a very simple one, instead of one they get two here.
17.3
1lb
Kumar to Hodge, 1 leg bye, once again on the pads, the batsman misses this time, but they get a leg-bye
17.2
4
Kumar to Hodge, FOUR runs, goes on to the back foot and finds the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket, both of whom were within the circle, four for the Aussie
17.1
0
Kumar to Hodge, no run, length ball, wanted to go for the drive but he gets some movement away from the bat and beats the batsman

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | RR: 141/4 | RR: 8.29

  • Johan Botha6 (4b)
  • Brad Hodge10 (9b)
  • Azhar Mahmood3-0-21-0
  • Piyush Chawla4-0-38-2
16.6
4
Azhar Mahmood to Botha, FOUR runs, shorter ball yet again, and it has been cut away over point for a four! Good end to the over.

Stephen: "NOT convinced Menaria should bat ahead of Hodge or Botha." He had a decent strike-rate today but struggled against the quick bowlers for sure.

16.5
0
Azhar Mahmood to Botha, no run, length ball, Botha goes on to his back foot, drives it back to the bowler.

James: "After a great start RR are throwing away any chance of getting a tough score of 180+. Their middle order has been guilty of this throughout much of the T20. They should at LEAST be rotating strike!"

16.4
1
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, 1 run, opens the face of the bat, plays it to point and they are off for a single
16.3
1
Azhar Mahmood to Botha, 1 run, short from Mahmood and Botha has pulled it away to deep square-leg for a single
16.2
1
Azhar Mahmood to Hodge, 1 run, outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat, played to third-man for a single

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8SE MarshMandeep Singh
2nd21SE MarshN Saini
3rd26SE MarshDJ Hussey
4th4Azhar MahmoodSE Marsh
5th36Azhar MahmoodGurkeerat Singh
6th17AM NayarGurkeerat Singh
7th8PP ChawlaAM Nayar
8th3RJ HarrisAM Nayar
9th11AM NayarP Kumar