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RESULT
60th match (D/N), Jaipur, May 13, 2012, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:171) 125/9

Royals won by 45 runs

Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav
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Comms: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals 170/4(20 overs)
Pune Warriors 125/9(20 overs)
end of over 209 runs
PWI: 125/9CRR: 6.25 
Ashish Nehra9 (8)
Murali Kartik8 (9)
Stuart Binny 2-0-17-0
Shaun Tait 4-0-25-1

Pune equal the record for most consecutive defeats in IPL, their eighth in a row, and today's defeat was their worst margin in IPL.

Here's the latest points table.

Shane Watson: "Everybody performed today. We've got a well-balanced unit, we've got some firepower, Tait with his pace, Botha is a high-class spinner, Rahane is batting beautifully. We need to put another complete game against Deccan."

D Ramapriya: "Angelo Mathews at # 7? LOL"

Ben has some sympathy for Pune: "Poor PWI... they not being in the auction has affected their strength just too much..."

Raghavendra: "Poor mathews! Whatever the type of cricket he struck with the tailenders."

Matt: "RR has the best combination of 4 overseas player - Watson (Best all-rounder alongside Kallis), Hodge (Best T20 batsman atleast on domestic 20-20 circuit), Botha (One of the most cunning/smart T20 spinner) and Tait (One of the few genuine fast bowler)...I really hope they qualify for the knock outs !!!"

Jeff: "So with this defeat, PWI lose 8 in a row, matched only with KKR's 8 defeats in row back in South Africa in 2009. No need to point out the common factor or need I??" Murali Kartik? :)

Sumantrasarathi Datta notes: "The spinners made all the difference: PWI: 7-0-70-0

RR: 8-0-38-6."

Presentation ceremony:

Botha: Rahane has a great cricketing brain, and he was moving closer to me, that was probably the maximum I could have thrown.

Rahane: I was thinking about the possibility of the catch.

Ganguly: "It's hard to go down like this. I hope it is a learning experience for us. We've got some injuries, this is what is available, we have tried to pick the best possible team. I've never seen Chandila bowling before, he's a bit slower in the air. Wonderful result for him."

Dravid: "We are playing some good cricket and we are keeping our hopes alive. It is fantastic for me to see what the youngsters in the team have done." He says Chandila's nickname is 'doorknob'.

Chandila is the Man of the Match. "I was waiting for a chance for a long time. It was a crucial match for us, the pressure was on me. I called Narendra Hirwani for advice once I learnt I am going to play today, he gave me plenty of confidence, as did Dravid. This is just the start, there is still a way to go to complete my dream."

That's that from the first game of the day, Rajasthan stay alive, can Punjab also keep pace? Join our comms for Deccan v Punjab here.

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19.6
4
Binny to Nehra, FOUR runs

length ball angling in, thick outside edge past the keeper for four, Rajasthan don't care, they have won by 45 runs and move to 14 points to stay in the race

19.5
Binny to Nehra, no run

Nehra shuffles across and looks to pull that towards square leg but misses, struck on the pad outside off

19.4
2
Binny to Nehra, 2 runs

whips a full ball towards midwicket, lands short of the fielder there, Nehra rushes back for the second, not often I will get to type that phrase

19.3
1
Binny to Kartik, 1 run

scythed towards sweeper cover for a single

19.2
1
Binny to Nehra, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, batsman backs away and drives to long-off

19.1
1
Binny to Kartik, 1 run

short of length ball on leg stump, worked towards the cover

Binny to bowl the easiest of final overs

end of over 194 runs
PWI: 116/9CRR: 6.10 RRR: 55.00
Ashish Nehra2 (4)
Murali Kartik6 (7)
Shaun Tait 4-0-25-1
Shane Watson 3-0-19-2
18.6
Tait to Nehra, no run

again it is full, again it is between the batsman and leg stump, again the batsman misses, through to the keeper

18.5
1
Tait to Kartik, 1 run

Tait aiming for the blockhole, 142 kph, squeezed out towards point

18.4
1
Tait to Nehra, 1 run

full ball from Tait, whipped towards midwicket

18.3
Tait to Nehra, no run

a yorker from Tait, between the batsman and leg stump

18.2
1
Tait to Kartik, 1 run

a short ball is helped towards third man

18.1
1
Tait to Nehra, 1 run

full ball, worked towards midwicket

end of over 183 runs • 2 wickets
PWI: 112/9CRR: 6.22 RRR: 29.50
Murali Kartik4 (5)
Shane Watson 3-0-19-2
Shaun Tait 3-0-21-1
17.6
W
Watson to Sharma, OUT

out of the world fielding here! another slower on from Watson, pitched up and that is slammed towards Botha at long-off, Botha jumps towards the rope to collect that one, as Botha lands he realises he is going to go over the boundary, Botha looks to see that Rahane is there at long-off and he lobs the ball towards him, Rahane is at least 20 yards away but he has a simple catch to take, ridiculously good that, Rahan was grinning even before he took that catch

Rahul Sharma c Rahane b Watson 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.5
Watson to Sharma, no run

short of length and outside off, slashed towards cover

17.4
1
Watson to Kartik, 1 run

slower one outside off, Kartik steers it to sweeper cover for one

17.3
1lb
Watson to Sharma, 1 leg bye

short of length ball and angling down leg, off the pads towards square leg

17.2
W
Watson to Angelo Mathews, OUT

another one gone, Watson slips in the back of the hand slower one, pitched up, Mathews wanted to hammer that over long-on, can only find Rahane at long-on, Pune lose their eighth, this game will be quite handy for Rajasthan's net run-rate

Angelo Mathews c Rahane b Watson 23 (32m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 121.05

Priyashrav jokes: "Why isn't Rahul Dravid bowling Ajinkya Rahane? He has the best T20 bowling average and economy rate in the Team!" Facts are right though

17.1
1
Watson to Kartik, 1 run

drives this towards long-on for a single

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 109/7CRR: 6.41 RRR: 20.66
Murali Kartik2 (3)
Angelo Mathews23 (18)
Shaun Tait 3-0-21-1
Stuart Binny 1-0-8-0
16.6
1
Tait to Kartik, 1 run

a full toss outside off and that is slashed towards deep point for a single

16.5
1
Tait to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

Mathews didn't have much of a clue about that, 143kph from Tait, full and following Mathews, somehow Mathews gets his bat on it, bit of an edge towards third man

Best performances - batters
AM Rahane
AM Rahane RR
61 runs (47)
7 fours0 six
Control
88%
Productive shot
leg glance
29 runs
3 fours0 six
0851246413
SR Watson
SR Watson RR
58 runs (31)
6 fours4 sixes
Control
87%
Productive shot
leg glance
27 runs
2 fours2 sixes
0046091821
Best performances - bowlers
A Chandila
A Chandila RR
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
4
ECO
3.25
A Nehra
A Nehra PWI
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
ECO
5.75
Match details
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to bat first
Series
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Royals
Ajit Chandila
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days13 May 2012 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
India
Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
India
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
India
Krishnamachari Bharatan
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Pune Warriors 0
Warriors Innings
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DC16115220.617
KKR16105210.561
MI1610620-0.100
CSK1687170.100
RCB168717-0.022
KXIP168816-0.216
RR1679140.201
DC164119-0.509
PWI164128-0.551