turned away wide of midwicket to complete a thumping win for Kochi
Kochi won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
Rajasthan have been knocked out of the IPL. Kochi have a really slim chance, this win keeping them alive still. A mismatch. On a track that Jayawardene said merited around 150, Rajasthan were skittled out for next to nothing and a Kochi victory from there on was a foregone conclusion. Good way to sign off for Jayawardene, who'll join the Sri Lankan team in the UK soon. Join us in a bit for the presentation. No doubts about who's the MOM.
Shane Warne: "Probably one of those nights when you were 100-120 short. We can only try as much as we can. Disappointing for the fans. Such a great crowd and buzz here, I'm still proud of our guys. To lose four games in a row, we've just made too many mistakes."
Jayawardene: "The other day we couldn't defend 180, today we executed our plans. Easy win, so happy with that. We need to try and be more consistent, that's a key word in Twenty20 cricket. We want to finish off the season on a high and we'd like to say we had a good season."
Hodge is Man of the Match: "It's good for us to come up here and put in a good performance. Warne's got me out plenty of times, I got lucky to be honest. Used to bowl to him at the Junction Oval. We've performed pretty well. We are short of where we need to be, but it's coming together. We played with some freedom chasing a low total. We are up against Chennai, it's going to be a tough game but hopefully we can pull it off."
Thanks much for joining us folk,s please direct your attention to this thriller here. Until the next time, it's goodbye.
slightly short on the off, pushed to mid-on
scores level, landed in the slot on middle, made room and smacked him over mid-on for a one-bounce four
the bouncer, tries to pull it into the stands but couldn't connect
short and Hodge is unstoppable here, picks the length early, gets into position and smotes him over midwicket
short and wide, tries to slash it over point, the shot was on but he couldn't connect
short and way too wide, called by the umpire
good length, he makes room and swats it straight to mid-off
back of a length on middle, gets back and knocks it into the off side
Kochi will give their net run-rate a significant boost with this win,giving themselves a slim chance
poor delivery once more, short again, another long hop and he helps it on its way to the deep square-leg boundary
six more, short on middle, a long hop, runs back and pulls it hard over square leg for another flat six
went for the slog-sweep, fullish, got an inside edge on the pads
held it back and pushed it slower, came down the track and played it to the bowler
slightly short on middle and off, knocked down into the off side
straying on the pads and it clips the pads on its way to the fine-leg boundary
Chavan to bowl
nice timing again, fullish on leg stump, pushed firmly past midwicket for a couple of runs
Parthiv looking in fine touch, pulls off an almost identical shot, again it's past the cover fielder, found the gap perfectly
lovey shot, short of a good length, stands tall and punches him hard through the covers
gets back and turns it down towards fine leg for a single
short o a good length, punched to extra cover, attempts an impossible single and Menaria misses the stumps at the non-striker's end, Parthiv was a gonner otherwise
|Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore|
|Toss||Kochi Tuskers Kerala, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||15 May 2011 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Kochi Tuskers Kerala 2, Rajasthan Royals 0|
Over 8 • Kochi 98/2Kochi won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
A revamped Rajasthan, and Oram's nightmare
Kochi stay mathematically alive with a thumping win
|PA Patel||not out||21||14|
|BJ Hodge||not out||33||17|
|Extras||(lb 5, nb 2, w 2)|
|Total||98(2 wkts; 7.2 ovs)|