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Jaipur: Apr 27, 2013
RR 146/2 | Overs 17.5 | Binny 9*, Watson 98*
Oh dear! Watson finishes off with a six and two consecutive boundaries to register a big eight-wicket win for the Rajasthan Royals. Watson reached 98 not out off 53 balls, included 13 boundaries and four sixes.
RR 130/2 | Overs 17 | Binny 8*, Watson 85*
Rajasthan Royals are closing in on a comfortable win over the Sunrisers. Dale Steyn leaks six runs and the Royals need a further 15 runs to win from three overs.
Watson is going all guns blazing! A six over the deep midwicket boundary and two boundaries off Perera’s last two balls puts Rajasthan on top against the Sunrisers. Watson has raced to 84 not out off just 48 balls. As many as 35 runs have been scored from the last 12 balls and the pressure is entirely on the tourists.
Shane Watson takes the attack to the opposition, slamming three boundaries and a six off Ishant Sharma to collect as many as 20 runs from the 15th over. Rajasthan need a further 36 runs to win from 30 balls.
Rajasthan Royals will be desperate for few big overs while the Sunrisers will aim to make further inroads. Rajasthan get another seven runs from the 14th over but they need few big overs as the required run rate is moving up.
RR 82/2 | Overs 13 | Binny 1*, Watson 42* OUT! Dravid 36(35)
Rahul Dravid is caught at the deep midwicket boundary as Thisara Perera ends a 74-run stand for the second wicket between Watson and Dravid. Dravid scored 36 from 35 balls, studded with four boundaries and a six. Stuart Binny walks in.
Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson add another eight runs to the total as Rajasthan have shifted the mometum towards their side.
Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson clobber a six each off Amit Mishra to take Rajasthan to 70 after 11 overs. Rajasthan need a further 75 runs in 54 balls.
RR 53/1 | Overs 10 | Dravid 20*, Watson 30*
Shane Watson slams a boundary towards the deep square leg region to take the Royals past the 50-run mark in the 10th over of their chase. Rajasthan need a few big overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are not allowing Rajasthan Royals to take easy runs. Amit Mishra comes into the attack and gives away only three runs off his first over of the game. Rajasthan need a further 100 runs in 66 balls.
Impressive start by Darren Sammy with the ball as only two runs come from the eighth over of the second innings.
Unlucky for Thisara Perera as he gets Shane Watson to edge one, but the gap between the wicketkeeper and the first slip is so much that Sangakkara fails to reach to it and the ball races to the boundary. Two boundaries for the Royals in the over and they’re up and running.
Dravid joins the party with two boundaries off Ishant Sharma’s second over of the game. Rajasthan add a further nine runs to their total and reach 30 for one after six overs.
Shane Watson cuts for another boundary towards point off Dale Steyn as Rajasthan add a further seven runs to their total.
Shane Watson cracks a boundary towards the point region to take the run count from the fourth over to six. Rajasthan would like to step up the scoring rate.
And here it is! Dale Steyn looked threatening in the first over and in the second, he gets Ajinkya Rahane caught behind by wicketkeeper to jolt the Royals early in their chase. A wicket maiden for the South African speedster. Shane Watson walks in.
Rahul Dravid shrugs off a slow start with a boundary off Ishant Sharma’s last ball of the second over.
Impressive start by star pacer Dale Steyn as he gives away only one run in the first over of the second innings.
SRH 144/9 | Overs 20 | Steyn 18*, Ishant 0*
Dale Steyn cracks two boundaries and a six off Kevon Cooper’s final over of the innings to lift the Sunrisers to a competitive total of 144 for nine.
SRH 127/9 | Overs 19 | Steyn 2*, OUT! Sammy 60(41)
Darren Sammy’s resistance comes to an end as he is trapped in front of the wickets by James Faulkner, who bagged his fifth wicket on the game.
SRH 118/8 | Overs 18 | Steyn 0*, Sammy 53*
Ajinkya Rahane takes a fine catch to send Ashish Reddy back in the hut, and Stuart Binny is finally rewarded for some good bowling. Sammy brings up his maiden IPL half-century with a boundary towards the leg side.
SRH 108/7 | Overs 17 | Ashish Reddy 11*, Sammy 46*
Sunrisers Hyderabad go past the 100-run mark in the 17th over of the game. Ashish Reddy gets a boundary off Kevon Cooper and a couple of runs make it nine from the over.
SRH 99/7 | Overs 16 | Ashish Reddy 3*, Sammy 45*
Darren Sammy reaches close to his maiden half-century in T20 cricket with a boundary off Stuart Binny. The Rajasthan all-rounder continues to impress with his line and length.
SRH 92/7 | Overs 15 | Ashish Reddy 2*, Sammy 40* OUT! Amit Mishra 21(28)
James Faulkner returns to provide Rajasthan Royals the much-needed breakthrough. The left-arm bowler gets rid of Amit Mishra for 21 to end a crucial 58-run stand for the seventh wicket with Darren Sammy.
Stuart Binny keeps it tight as only three runs come from the 14th over of the game. After a solid stand for the seventh wicket, the Sunrisers could go for big shots.
Siddharth Trivedi drops it short and Darren Sammy clobbers it over the deep midwicket boundary for the first six of the innings. Nine runs come from Trivedi’s third over. Sunrisers have recovered very well after the early blows.
SRH 74/6 | Overs 12 | Mishra 18*, Sammy 27*
Stuart Binny starts on an impressive note as only four runs conceeded in the 12th over of the match. Sammy and Mishra have now added 45 runs for the seventh wicket.
Akashath Reddy dances down the track for a big hit but gets the leading edge and Shane Watson takes an easy catch to make the first breakthrough. Only two runs scored off Ajit Chandila’s opening over.
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid (c), Brad Hodge, Stuart Binny, Dishant Yagnik (wk), , Sachin Baby, Kevon Cooper, James Faulkner, Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Akshath Reddy, Kumar Sangakkara (c&wk), Hanuma Vihari, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma.
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