Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.1 amidthe talk about whether he's worth the big money, Botha strikes first ball, getting the massive wicket of Jayawardene, it was pitching on middle and going on with the angle, Jayawardene moved across and wanted to play it towards fine leg, it takes the thigh pad and rolls on to the stumps, a trifle unlucky there the batsman, hit the bottom of the thigh pad 28/2
    3.3 Laxman is gone, run-out by Dravid, Jayawardene can't connect anywhere as well this time to a fullish ball, which dribbles towards backward point, a tight single is called for, never a good thing when Laxman is in the middle, Dravid gets a direct hit that catches Laxman more than a yard short 26/1
    15.4 Parthiv unwisely attempts the reverse-sweep after coming out of the crease, he doesn't connect, the keeper collects and Yagnik removes the bails in a jiffy, Parthiv's fighting cameo is over 90/5
    7.4 Instant impact from Warne, pitched on middle and scooted low, spun just past off, Hodge backed away and looked to slash that through cove, gets a bottom-edge and drags it on to the stumps, Rajasthan in charge here 42/3
    15.3 Jadeja holes out, he was looking send the ball into orbit, sweeps hard at a length ball, top-edges it and Warne back-pedals to take a looping catch 90/4
    16.1 Kochi are crumbling, a length ball from Trivedi, Gomes wants to smash that over long-on, can't connect as well as he wants, and finds Watson waiting at long-on, Rajasthan get their sixth wicket, and it seems there will be no late onslaught 90/6
    16.6 and that's another one down for Kochi, a superb catch from Binny, Perera becomes another batsman holing out attempting a big hit, he can't get the distance either and Binny falls forward as he takes a low catch 92/7
    19.5 outside off, and Trivedi gets a third wicket, nicked to the keeper, Jadhav's troubled stay is over 108/9
    17.5 Kochi doing a house-of-cards impersonation, batsman looks to cheekily dab the ball past short third man, hits it in the air to Watson fielding there, that's the fifth wicket in little more than two overs 98/8
    not out
    19.6 another heave, RP gets it away towards deep midwicket, Murali was sprinting for two, RP wasn't, he was casually sauntering, and the throw from Botha catches him short, Kochi are bowled out for 109, Rajasthan will be thrilled with this 109/10
    9 (b 2, lb 4, nb 1, w 2)
    109 all out (20 Overs, RR: 5.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (VVS Laxman, 3.3 ov), 2-28 (Mahela Jayawardene, 4.1 ov), 3-42 (Brad Hodge, 7.4 ov), 4-90 (Ravindra Jadeja, 15.3 ov), 5-90 (Parthiv Patel, 15.4 ov), 6-90 (Raiphi Gomez, 16.1 ov), 7-92 (Thisara Perera, 16.6 ov), 8-98 (Vinay Kumar, 17.5 ov), 9-108 (Kedar Jadhav, 19.5 ov), 10-109 (RP Singh, 19.6 ov)
    A Singh402616.50103010
    SR Watson402305.75102001
    J Botha401914.75101010
    SK Warne401634.00110000
    SK Trivedi401934.75122000

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st71R DravidSR Watson
2nd34SR WatsonJ Botha
3rd6J BothaLRPL Taylor