0.5 Chandila strikes. Quite a poor stroke from Reddy. Chandila has been slow through the air, and Reddy is beaten the flight as he charges at him. Reddy ends up hoicking, but gets a massive leading edge. Off you go 2/1
    1.6 It's all too dark for Sunrisers here. This is quite a bonus for Rajasthan Royals. Short, wide, four written all over it, but Dhawan pulls out his eraser and rewrites 'out' all over it. Cuts this straight and low to backward point, and Rahane is sharp there 7/3
    1.4 Watson is taking all the catches. Another poor shot from Sunrisers. Wide length ball, Sanga throws his bat at it without moving his feet. He is playing well away from his body, and the ball seams away to take a healthy edge. Watson takes a sharp overhead catch at first slip 6/2
    6.1 and even he strikes first ball. Strangled down the leg side. A gentle loosener down the leg side, and he has gloved it through. No thigh pad in the vicinity, it had to have come off the glove 29/6
    3.4 and another one pulls the blinds on the Sunrisers. Short, gets a bit big, rises towards the chest, and takes the top edge on the pull. Hodge runs in from fine leg to claim this skier 15/4
    4.4 the sun is going down fast on Sunrisers. Perera slogs again, and finds long-on this time 19/5
    18.6 He is given. Five-wicket haul for Faulkner, the first of this IPL. And the big wicket of Sammy too. Length ball, middle and leg, straightens a little. Sammy is playing across the line, is beaten on the inside edge. Looks out 127/9
    14.1 and he takes a wicket as soon as he comes back. Mishra has thrown it away. He goes hard at a length ball wide outside off, and ends up slicing it in the air. Sammy will hate it if he left stranded. This was the back-of-thehand slower ball 87/7
    17.5 Reddy sees a length ball, wants to smack it out of the ground, but the ball is just a bit shorter than he expects, and he ends up skying it towards long-on. Rahane takes a smart catch there, keeping his eyes on this skier all the way 114/8
    not out
    not out
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    144/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Akshath Reddy, 0.5 ov), 2-6 (Kumar Sangakkara, 1.4 ov), 3-7 (Shikhar Dhawan, 1.6 ov), 4-15 (Karn Sharma, 3.4 ov), 5-19 (Thisara Perera, 4.4 ov), 6-29 (Hanuma Vihari, 6.1 ov), 7-87 (Amit Mishra, 14.1 ov), 8-114 (Ashish Reddy, 17.5 ov), 9-127 (Darren Sammy, 18.6 ov)
    A Chandila301324.33132000
    JP Faulkner402055.00132000
    SR Watson201608.0063010
    KK Cooper4042110.5085140
    SK Trivedi302608.6672120
    STR Binny402516.25102020

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

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