18th Match, Group A (N), Jaipur, October 01, 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(19.1/20 ov, T:140) 142/6

Royals won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Otago Innings
Royals Innings
Match Details
Otago  (20 ovs maximum)
Neil Broom c †Samson b Watson1115212073.33
Hamish Rutherford  b Shukla57121071.42
Brendon McCullum (c)lbw b Shukla021000.00
Derek de Boorder c & b Shukla022000.00
Ryan ten Doeschate lbw b Tambe2627423096.29
James Neesham c Watson b Cooper32253341128.00
Nathan McCullum not out 28203230140.00
Ian Butler  b Cooper25181922138.88
Neil Wagner not out 54700125.00
Extras(lb 5, w 2)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.95)139/7
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Hamish Rutherford, 3.1 ov), 2-20 (Brendon McCullum, 3.3 ov), 3-20 (Derek de Boorder, 3.5 ov), 4-21 (Neil Broom, 4.3 ov), 5-74 (James Neesham, 12.2 ov), 6-81 (Ryan ten Doeschate, 13.3 ov), 7-120 (Ian Butler, 18.2 ov)
Ashok Menaria10909.0032000
James Faulkner402807.0093000
Shane Watson302418.0093110
4.3 to NT Broom, short ball from Watson and Otago are just not reading this pitch as Broom, looking to pull this, ends up lobbing it in the air, with Samson running in towards backward square leg to complete a rather straight forward catch. 21/4
Rahul Shukla412335.75133000
3.1 to HD Rutherford, came in at a yorker length, with Rutherford looking to play through the leg side, but leaves a gap between pad and bat, with the ball finding the way through. First wicket down. 16/1
3.3 to BB McCullum, full length and McCullum's stay is not too long as he plays all around this. This one looked plumb, and the umpire confirms it straight way. Looks like it was a stroke of genius to include Shukla in today's squad. 20/2
3.5 to DC de Boorder, bouncer outside off and Derek, who must have misread the bounce and pace, ends up holding his bat in the air, cross-batted at that, with the ball deflecting off the face straight up into Shukla's waiting hands. Three wickets from Shukla now. 20/3
Kevon Cooper403328.25102210
12.2 to JDS Neesham, no Neesham fairy tale tonight, with the bat at least. Cooper slows down a length ball outside off stump and the batsman is done in by the lack of pace. Aims a big hit over long on, but ends up hitting high into air and Shane Watson takes it a few metres out of the circle, close to where mid on would stand. 74/5
18.2 to IG Butler, exact line again, just a bit fuller, as Butler this time successfully finds the inside edge onto the stumps. Butler was unaware at first, thinking he got away again, but looks back to find his wicket in disarray. 120/7
Pravin Tambe401714.25132000
13.3 to RN ten Doeschate, absolutely plumb, and Otago lose both batsmen that had threatened to lift Otago out of the mire. Tambe pushes one fuller and flatter, maybe a little faster and it straightens to hit RTD right in front.. 81/6
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 140 runs from 20 ovs)
Rahul Dravid (c)c NL McCullum b Beard1017270058.82
Ajinkya Rahane c Broom b Neesham52487270108.33
Sanju Samson  b Neesham58111062.50
Shane Watson c †de Boorder b Neesham2960022.22
Stuart Binny c BB McCullum b Wagner1230050.00
Brad Hodge not out 52233453226.08
James Faulkner  b Wagner2470050.00
Kevon Cooper not out 84420200.00
Extras(lb 1, w 9)10
TOTAL19.1 Ov (RR: 7.40)142/6
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rahul Dravid, 6.4 ov), 2-67 (Sanju Samson, 9.3 ov), 3-71 (Shane Watson, 11.3 ov), 4-72 (Stuart Binny, 12.1 ov), 5-116 (Ajinkya Rahane, 16.6 ov), 6-130 (James Faulkner, 18.2 ov)
Ian Butler3.1037011.6874130
James McMillan402606.50142110
Neil Wagner403328.25116000
12.1 to STR Binny, And he strikes straightaway! What are Royals doing? They looked home and dry early on, but now it's Binny who goes with an attempt drive through cover, which catches the outside edge, with the slip completing the take. 72/4
18.2 to JP Faulkner, Well, well, well. Right in the blockhole and its too good for Faulkner as Wagner cleans him up. Rajasthan Royals six down, and a glimmer of hope beckons for Otago Volts. 130/6
Nick Beard402315.7592010
6.4 to R Dravid, and the end to another struggle from Dravid. A fuller length ball, which turns away sharply, as Dravid tries to hit this square, but catches the edge. Nathan McCullum, waiting at point, makes an excellent catch running backwards, and leaps in time to grab it.. 49/1
James Neesham402235.50111100
9.3 to SV Samson, And the Neesh has been unleashed once again as Samson plays on a length ball. He really wasn't looking his useful self, and it tells with the mode of this dismissal. 67/2
11.3 to SR Watson, back of a length, cutting in appreciably, and the Neesh strikes again as Watson almost seems to oblige with his bat in the air, catching the edge, and Derek de Boorder behind the stumps completing a smart take to his right. Big wicket for Otago, as Watson is the kind who can bludgeon any attack out of the stadium. Things got just a bit more interesting here in the Pink City.... 71/3
16.6 to AM Rahane, low full toss and Neesham takes the big wicket, IPL price goes up once again as Rahane hits this straight at mid off, who accepts the chance gleefully. 116/5
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Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Rahul Shukla
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days1 October 2013 - night (20-over match)
Paul Reiffel
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsRajasthan Royals 4, Otago 0
  • Otago innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Otago: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (RN ten Doeschate 21, JDS Neesham 32, Ex 0)
  • Otago: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: Otago - 139/7 in 20.0 overs (NL McCullum 28, N Wagner 5)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 8
  • AM Rahane: 50 off 44 balls (7 x 4)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 10
  • BJ Hodge: 50 off 23 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
Royals Innings
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