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Quotes from presentation
"we didn't have a great start," says Kumar Sangakkara. "Darren, Mishy, Steyn, Ashish Reddy batted really well. It was a good total, but the magnificent innings from Watson did it for them. The legspinners have been two of our best bowlers. They have bowled brilliantly throughout the tourament."

"In the end, we got the job done," says Rahul Dravid. "It was disappointing we let them get 144, but at the back end we were really good. I think Shane was exceptional. It's great to have him in the side. Both he and Jimmy were exceptional. We didn't execute well with the ball well in the end. We haven't done that for a few games."

"A good game," says James Faulkner, the Man of the Match. "Good to be on the winning side. Reasonably good control tonight, but a couple of balls didn't come out right. Our wickets have got a bit in them early on. I thought we batted very well tonight."

Watson punches the air. Falls two short of what could have been a successive century. Never mind that, though. He has sealed a win with a sizzling innings. Makes sure James Faulkner's five-for doesn't go down in a losing cause. This was a superb come back from Sunrisers after being 19 for 5, thanks to some filthy bowling by Rajasthan in the end. That total of 144 on a seaming pitch with Steyn in the line-up made Sunrisers the favourites, but Dravid and Watson weathered the storm, and Watson charged away in the end. Sample this: Binny and Watson added 65, but Binny scored only nine of those. And Watson went from 53 to 98 not out in 14 balls. Royals and Sunrisers now tied at 10 points and the third place in the table. Royals, though, have a game in hand

17.5
4
KV Sharma to Watson, FOUR runs, Watson gets the short ball, he can hit this for a six, but this is not that short, and he doesn't get all on the pull. He has placed this to the left of Steyn at deep midwicket, though. Steyn goes flying again, but can;t prevent the four

Three to win, six for the hundred

17.4
4
KV Sharma to Watson, FOUR runs, short again, pulled to the right of deep midwicket for four. Steyn makes another desperate effort in vain
17.3
6
KV Sharma to Watson, SIX runs, Steyn makes a desperate effort at deep midwicket, but can't hold on. Don't bowl short to Watson. He pulls it, Steyn goes flying at deep midwicket, gets a hand to this, but it still lands on the rope. Steyn signals a six
17.2
1
KV Sharma to Binny, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched to long-on for one
17.1
1
KV Sharma to Watson, 1 run, shortish, pulled to long-on for one

Srini: ""Rajasthan Royals Edge Sun Risers Hyderabad" is my six word description of this match."

Karan Sharma back into the attack. Last throw of the dice?

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | RR: 130/2 (15 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 5.00)

  • Stuart Binny8 (9b)
  • Shane Watson83 (49b)
  • Dale Steyn4-1-15-1
  • Thisara Perera4-0-34-1
16.6
0
Steyn to Binny, no run, driven on the up, but straight to mid-off. Steyn has bowled out now

"Must correct you on one point. Watson's second four off Ishant wasn't an edge. He deliberately opened the face on the yorker and guided it wide of the keeper. Brilliantly played." David, I know the TV commentators said the same, but you really must watch the replay. The face was dead straight

16.5
1
Steyn to Watson, 1 run, short and wide, cut away powerfully, but finds deep cover
16.4
0
Steyn to Watson, no run, short of a length, gets a bit big on him, hits him on the thigh pad

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7R DravidAM Rahane
2nd74R DravidSR Watson
3rd65SR WatsonSTR Binny