Faulkner bowls the last over and gets the wicket of Pretorius who skies him straight into the hands of long-off. Finally, the Lions fall short by 30 to give the Royals their second win of the tournament and 10th in a row at Jaipur.
HL 149/8 | Overs 19 | Pretorius 17*, Phangiso 2*
With 45 required from 12 balls, the Lions can get just four runs from the first five balls of Cooper’s over, before Pretorius smacks him for six over mid-wicket to make it 35 to win off the last over.
Faulkner crashes through the gates of Tsolekile to edge the Royals closer to victory. The hosts could have had another wicket had Cooper released the ball earlier than he did while having a shy at the stumps from short mid-wicket. He took an eternity to release it!
Tambe! Tambe! Tambe! He’s taken two in an over and has completely put the match into the Royals’ hands. First, Symes hits a fullish delivery outside off straight to cover, before Tanvir is trapped plumb in front going for a slog sweep.
HL 101/4 | Overs 13 | Symes 3*, Petersen 32*
Cooper drifts down the leg and Petersen flicks it past short fine-leg for four.
Pravin Tambe comes into the attack and takes a wicket straight away! It was going for the stumps, Viljoen tries to whack it after making room, but misses.
HL 88/3 | Overs 11 | Viljoen 24*, Petersen 22*
Watson drifts down the leg and Petersen responds by clipping him down fine-leg for four.
HL 80/3 | Overs 10 | Viljoen 23*, Petersen 16*
Alviro Petersen gets his first boundary as he hits Binny straight down the ground for four. Five more runs come off the over.
HL 71/3 | Overs 9 | Viljoen 20*, Petersen 11*
Viljoen continues to slog at ease as Faulkner is launched over long-on for a maximum.
HL 61/3 | Overs 8 | Viljoen 13*, Petersen 8*
Kevon Cooper comes into the attack and bowls a good over, giving just eight runs and no boundaries.
HL 53/3 | Overs 7 | Viljoen 9*, Petersen 4*
Viljoen smacks Binny high in the air and towards long-on where Dravid converges under it, but manages to drop it through his fingers. That was a sitter! Viljoen punishes the Royals’ generosity with a better connected shot this time around which sails over the fence for six.
HL 44/3 | Overs 6 | Viljoen 1*, Petersen 3*
A quiet over from Watson, except for four byes. Eight runs come off it for the Lions. They need to up their run-rate.
Malik gets two in an over! This man just can’t do anything wrong, can he? First, van der Dussen comes down the track and fails to spot the slower one, as he hits it straight to mid-on. Bavuma then edges the next delivery to Samson behind the sticks to put Mallik on a hat-trick, but it is the end of the over.
HL 26/1 | Overs 4 | van der Dussen 4*, Bavuma 0*OUT! 25/1 (de Kock 18 | 3.3 overs)
De Kock gets a leading edge, and it goes straight to cover-point. That’s the first wicket for Watson and the Royals.
HL 22/0 | Overs 3 | van der Dussen 3*, de Kock 16*
Quinton de Kock gets things started and thrashes Malik for a four and a six, getting 14 runs off the over eventually.
HL 8/0 | Overs 2 | van der Dussen 2*, de Kock 4*
James Faulkner comes into the attack and bowls another clean over, before de Kock slashes and gets four past the slips.
HL 3/0 | Overs 1 | van der Dussen 2*, de Kock 0*
Vikramjeet Malik bowls the first over and does a tidy job, conceding just three runs.
RR 183/5 | Overs 20 | Hodge 46*, Menaria 6*
And Hodge delivers a grandstand finish as he clobbers Tanvir for 21 runs, completely ruining his figures. Hodge ends with 46 off 23 balls! What an innings! The last over went for two fours and as many sixes.
RR 162/5 | Overs 19 | Hodge 26*, Menaria 5*
Hodge gets a boundary off the first ball of Viljoen’s over via a slog down to the deep mid-wicket fence, before the bowler recovers to concede just five more runs. If the Lions can keep them below 180, it will be an achievement.
RR 153/5 | Overs 18 | Hodge 21*, Menaria 3*
Tanvir comes back into the attack and bowls a tidy over, giving away only eight runs. Well, tidy, in the overall scheme of things.