Rajasthan Royals vs Highveld Lions Live Cricket Score, CLT20 2013 Group A match: Hodge takes Royals to 183/5

Highveld Lions need 184 to win the match © Getty Images

Sep 25, 2013

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HL 153/9 | Overs 20 | Phangiso 4*, Tsotsobe 0*  152/9 (Pretorius 19 | 19.5 overs)

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.

HL 139/8 | Overs 18 | Pretorius 8*, Phangiso 1* 139/8 (Tsolekile 21 | 17.3 overs)

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!

HL 124/7 | Overs 17 | Tsolekile 13*, Pretorius 2* OUT! 120/7 (Petersen 40 | 15.1 overs)

Tambe isn’t done yet. He gets his fourth wicket of the evening as he finds timber via a flat stock ball which is completely missed by Petersen’s slog.

HL 120/6 | Overs 15 | Petersen 40*, Tsolekile 11*

Tambe proves that he is human as he spills a difficult high catch. Petersen thanks him by hitting Cooper for two boundaries, one of which was a cheeky reverse scoop.

HL 107/6 | Overs 14 | Petersen 32*, Tsolekile 6* 101/5 (Symes 3 | 13.1 overs), 101/6 (Tanvir 0 | 13.3 overs)

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.

HL 93/4 | Overs 12 | Symes 1*, Petersen 26* OUT! 89/4 (Viljoen 24 | 11.3 overs)

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.

HL 36/3 | Overs 5 | Viljoen 0* 36/2 (Dussen 14 | 4.5 overs), 36/3 (Bavuma 0 | 4.6 overs)

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.

RR 145/5 | Overs 17 | Hodge 18*  145/5 (Binny 38 | 16.6 overs)

Hodge hits Pretorius for two boundaries, before Binny is yorked after making room to drive but missed completely.

RR 134/4 | Overs 16 | Binny 38*, Hodge 8*

Binny takes over! Phangiso is clobbered for 15 in his last over — first, a slog over long-on for six, and then an inside-out drive over the covers for four more.

RR 119/4 | Overs 15 | Binny 25*, Hodge 6*

Quiet over except for a thick outside edge off Hodge’s bat to go for four.

RR 111/4 | Overs 14 | Binny 23*, Hodge 0*  110/4 (S Watson 33 | 13.4 overs)

Watson skies Tsotsobe after Binny hits another boundary, and is caught. End of a brilliant cameo from the Australian.

RR 105/3 | Overs 13 | Watson 33*, Binny 17*

Finally the Royals let loose, led by Watson who pummels two sixes and a boundary off Phangiso to ruin his figures. Binny also gets a boundary to his name and the Royals get 22 off the over.

RR 83/3 | Overs 12 | Watson 16*, Binny 12*

Binny comes down the track to Pretorius this time and flicks him down the leg for four more.

RR 77/3 | Overs 11 | Watson 15*, Binny 7*

Stuart Binny comes down the track and drives Phangiso inside-out just wide of cover for four.

RR 69/3 | Overs 10 | Watson 14*, Binny 1* 67/3 (R Dravid 31 | 9.3 overs)

Dravid looks to slog Pretorius but can only find the hands of cover. He was looking good and the Royals could go on to rue the dismissal.

RR 67/2 | Overs 9 | Dravid 31*, Watson 14*

Aaron Phangiso is brought into the attack and Dravid cuts him off the backfoot for a boundary to welcome him.

RR 60/2 | Overs 8 | Dravid 24*, Watson 14*

Shane Watson brings up the fifty of the team with a whack straight down the ground for four off Viljoen. Dravid then comes in and smacks another boundary to long-on.

RR 44/2 | Overs 7 | Dravid 18*, Watson 5*

Shane Watson flicks Dwaine Pretorius over backward square leg for four in the only action of the over.

RR 36/2 | Overs 6 | Dravid 16*, Watson 0* OUT! 36/2 (Samson 12 | 5.2 overs)

Samson’s cheekiness gets the better of him as a length ball outside off is edged to the keeper after another attempt to guide it past the slips.

RR 35/1 | Overs 5 | Dravid 15*, Samson 11*

Viljoen comes into the attack and Sanju Samson greets him with a flashy square drive and a cheeky boundary through the slips.

RR 24/1 | Overs 4 | Dravid 15*, Samson 2* OUT! 21/1 (Rahane 6 | 3.2 overs)

Hardus Viljoen takes a magnificent catch running in from mid-off to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane, who had lobbed Tanvir towards him. You know a South African side when you see one!

RR 21/0 | Overs 3 | Dravid 14*, Rahane 5*

Dravid gets his left foot out of the way and crashes Tsotsobe’s delivery through the off for four! What a shot! And he does it twice in the over! How old is he again?

RR 11/0 | Overs 2 | Dravid 6*, Rahane 5*

Sohail Tanvir bowls the second over and Rahul Dravid gets into the action. The Royals skipper makes use of a wide and short delivery and cuts it fine for a boundary.

RR 7/0 | Overs 1 | Dravid 2*, Rahane 5*

Ajinkya Rahane nicely runs Lonwabo Tsotsobe down to third-man, past the slip, via a thick interntional edge and gets four for it. Good, solid start by the two openers.

Highveld Lions captain Alviro Petersen has won the toss and elected to bowl against the Rajasthan Royals. Rahul Dravid says he would have bowled as well.


Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Vikramjeet Malik, Pravin Tambe.

Highveld Lions: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Alviro Petersen (c), Thami Tsolekile, Temba Bavuma, Jean Symes, Dwaine Pretorius, Sohail Tanvir, Hardus Viljoen, Aaron Phangiso, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

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