0.1 and he strikes first ball! With some swing! Tanvir pitches just outside off stump and brings the ball in exaggeratedly to Patel, who sticks his front foot forward and plays across the line, missing the line, and the umpire raises the finger of fate, looked fairly out to me 0/1
    0.5 and he's gone as well! Fantastic start! Tanvir takes out Fleming for a duck as well, pitching outside off stump and striking Fleming marginally outside the line of off stump as he plants the foot out and shapes to play across the line, they all appeal and the umpire raises his finger once more, though this one looked a bit iffy as Fleming had a good stride forward 1/2
    2.5 edged and taken! Third wicket for Tanvir, pitching outside the off stump for Vidyut to go flashing, and the thick outside edge is snapped up by Warne at second slip 11/3
    14.2 Raina goes slogging Munaf up over extra cover, the ball stays up in the air for a week but settles down into Tanvir's hands at long-off 88/6
    5.5 caught and bowled! The short ball does the trick, getting it to come on quick to Badrinath, who tries to pull but gets himself into a tangle, the weight not transfered at all, and Watson just stands there and accepts the top edge 38/4
    7.5 and its no contest at all! Well bowled, Warne, flummoxing Dhoni with lovely flight and dip, turning it away from middle and leg to suck him forward into a faulty drive, the outside edge flies to Smith's right at slip but he chases it and snaps it up with those massive buckets 44/5
    16.1 and another wicket for him first ball, landing on a length, swinging in the slower ball, and Morkel loses his stumps as he misses out on an ugly heave across the line 96/8
    14.5 and he departs first ball, cramped as he tries to swipe a short ball over midwicket but ends up giving mid-on catching practice, and thats two in the over for Munaf 91/7
    not out
    16.4 and there are the best figures of the IPL! Tanvir gets a five-wicket haul, keeping it straight to go past Murali's swipe and rattling the stumps 96/9
    18.6 and he gets six! Ntini is bowled making room and Tanvir finishes with the best figures in any format of Twenty20 cricket, would you believe? He gets 6 for 14! 109/10
    7 (b 4, lb 1, w 2)
    109 all out (19 Overs, RR: 5.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Parthiv Patel, 0.1 ov), 2-1 (Stephen Fleming, 0.5 ov), 3-11 (Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, 2.5 ov), 4-38 (S Badrinath, 5.5 ov), 5-44 (MS Dhoni, 7.5 ov), 6-88 (Suresh Raina, 14.2 ov), 7-91 (Joginder Sharma, 14.5 ov), 8-96 (Albie Morkel, 16.1 ov), 9-96 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 16.4 ov), 10-109 (Makhaya Ntini, 18.6 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir401463.50172000
    SR Watson401914.75183020
    MM Patel401624.00121000
    SK Trivedi201708.5042000
    SK Warne302919.6663100
    YK Pathan20904.5061000

Match Notes

  • Drastic fantastic

    Sohail Tanvir probably hasn't met Gary Gilmour but, like the former Australian fast bowler, he's going to be the proud owner of record figures for quiet some time

  • Tanvir bowls Rajasthan to first place

    Rajasthan Royals' fast bowler Shoail Tanvir took 6 for 14, the best figures at any level of Twenty20 cricket, to decimate the Chennai Super Kings for 109 and set up an easy eight-wicket win

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st78GC SmithSA Asnodkar
2nd14GC SmithYK Pathan
3rd18SR WatsonGC Smith

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