Champions League T20 2013: Rajasthan Royals vs Perth Scorchers - As it happened...

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 19:15

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Rajasthan Royals defeated Perth Scorchers by nine wickets on their home ground at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Royals innings:

Over 16.3 || Score 121/1

Mennie brought back into the attack. The first ball was wayward down the leg side and Samson guided that towards short fine leg for a boundary! Samson worked the second ball towards long-on for a single and also reached his half-century off just 42 balls. Rahane worked the third ball towards short fine leg for the winning runs! Rajasthan Royals have won the match convincingly by 9 wickets! These two have stitched an unbeaten 120 runs for the second wicket. Sanju Samson is in supreme form at the moment.

Ajinkya Rahane 62* (53b) Sanju Samson 50* (42b)

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Over 16 || Score 115/1

Paris to bowl his final over. Rahane smashed the second ball towards wide of long-on for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 106/1

Beer to bowl his third over. Rahane charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and went inside-out over extra-cover for a Six! That six also brought Rahane’s half-century off 45 balls. Eight runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 98/1

Paris to bowl his third over. Four runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 94/1

Beer to bowl his third over. Rahane shimmied down the track off the second ball and cleared covers for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 86/0

Ashton Agar brought into the attack. Six runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 80/1

Beer into his second over. Just five runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 75/1

Hilton Cartwright brought into the attack. Second ball was short and Rahane pulled that through short fine leg for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 65/1

Michael Beer comes into the attack. The fifth ball had some width on offer and Samson played an inside out over covers for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 59/1

Behrendorff to bowl his final over. Samson once again smashed the first ball over midwicket for a boundary! Behrendorff tried to end his spell with a bouncer but Rahane played an excellent upper-cut towards third man for a boundary! 12 runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 47/1

Mennie to bowl his second over. The third ball was short and Samson slapped that over wide of long on for a Six! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 37/1

Behrendorff to bowl his third over. Four runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 33/1

Mennie brought back into the attack. The fourth ball was aimed at the stumps but Samson worked that fine past mid-on for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 27/1

Paris to bowl his second over. The second ball was a bouncer and Rahane used the pace and pulled that ball over fine leg for a Six! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 19/1

The third ball was bowled at the pads and Samson flicked that through deep square leg for a boundary! The last ball was once again bowled on the pads and this time Samson worked that over midwicket for a boundary! Ten from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 9/1

Paris to bowl from the other end. The third delivery was bowled full and Rahane worked that fine through midwicket for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 2/1

Behrendorff to bowl the first over, Dravid and Rahane to open for Rajasthan. And the Royals have lost their skipper as Behrendorff bowled an excellent delivery that swung away and made its way between the bat and the pad to hit the stumps. Sanju Samson is the new man in. Two runs from the first over.

R Dravid b Behrendorff 0 (4b)

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Perth Scorchers innings:

Over 20 || Score 119/10

Cooper to bowl the final over. The fourth ball was a length delivery and Behrendorff drove that through covers for a boundary! Behrendorff couldn’t connect off the last ball and they tried to run a bye but Beer was run-out! It has been an excellent show by the Royals bowlers and on the other hand, the Scorchers batsmen looked in a rush to reach the pavilion. Rajasthan now need 120 runs to win the match and it should be a cakewalk for their in-form batsmen.

MA Beer run out 3 (4b)

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Over 19 || Score 110/9

Faulkner to bowl his final over. One ball was inches away from the leg-stump and it went for four byes. Ten runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 100/9

Cooper to bowl his third over. The first ball was full and wide and Mennie hit that straight to the fielder at long-off, Mennie is OUT! Cooper followed the first ball with a perfect yorker that fetched him another wicket, Turner is out and Cooper is on a hat-trick! Three runs from the over. Cooper has been exceptional so far today - 3-0-9-4

AJ Turner b Cooper 11 (14b)

JM Mennie c Binny b Cooper 2 (12b)

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Over 17 || Score 97/7

Watson brought back into the attack. The fourth ball was bowled down the leg side and Turned worked that through fine leg for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 88/7

Faulkner to continue. Just one from the over. It is yet to be seen whether the Scorchers can bat through their quota of 20 overs.

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Over 15 || Score 87/7

Tambe to bowl his final over, Joe Mennie is the new man in. Two runs from the over, Tambe ends his excellent spell.

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Over 14 || Score 85/7

Faulkner brought back into the attack. Three runs came off the first five balls and the new batsman Joel Paris made too much room for himself and the straight ball knocked the stumps, Paris is OUT! Three from the over, the Scorchers are wobbling here.

JS Paris b Faulkner 2 (5b)

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Over 13 || Score 82/6

Tambe into his third over, Tom Triffitt is the new man in. And Tambe gets another wicket, Triffitt is OUT! It was a length ball that spun away and the right-hander gave a return catch to the bowler. Five runs from the over.

TIF Triffitt c & b Tambe 2 (5b)

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Over 12 || Score 77/5

Cooper to continue. And he begins with a yorker that fetches him a wicket and Cartwright is OUT! Ashton Turner is the new man in. And just after one ball, Voges hit one slower ball straight to the fielder at long-on! Double blow for Perth Scorchers. Just one run and two wickets from the over for Cooper.

AC Voges c Faulkner b Cooper 27 (21b)

HWR Cartwright lbw b Cooper 5 (7b)

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Over 11 || Score 76/3

Tambe to continue. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 67/3

Kevon Cooper brought into the attack. Five runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 62/3

Pravin Tambe brought into the attack. He dropped a chance off his own bowling when Katich hit one straight to him. But Katich couldn’t make the best use of the chance as after facing two dot balls, he charged down the wicket and was stumped by Samson, Katich is OUT! Excellent over, just one run and a wicket for Tambe.

SM Katich st Samson b Tambe 12 (18b)

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Over 8 || Score 61/2

Stuart Binny brought into the attack. The first ball was a half-volley and Katich slept that towards deep square leg for a boundary! Binny bowled a frontfoot no-ball but Voges couldn’t capitalise on it as he edged it to the keeper. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 54/2

Watson to continue. An interesting incident happened in the over when a ball slipped put of Watson’s hand and Katich wanted to capitalise on that weird juicy full-toss but couldn’t connect. The third ball was wide and Katich worked that through deep backward point for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 44/2

Menaria brought back into the attack. Voges played the fifth ball towards wide of long on where a misfield by Cooper conceded a boundary! The last ball was short and Voges pounced on it and pulled it to deep square leg for another boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 34/2

Shane Watson brought into the attack. And he strikes first ball, Agar is OUT! Agar was lured by some width and he slashed hard at it as the ball went to Cooper at third man! Adam Voges is the new man in. The fifth ball was aimed at the pads and Voges flicked that towards deep square leg for a boundary! Five runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 29/1

Malik to continue. The first ball swung into the batsman and Agar worked that past the fielder at mid-on for a boundary! Agar made some room off the third ball and launched the ball between cover and point for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 20/1

James Faulkner brought into the attack. The second ball was pitched short and David pulled that through midwicket for a boundary! But Davis was playing a shot too many and he slammed a short ball straight into the hands of Kevon Cooper at deep square leg, Davis is OUT! The experienced Simon Katich comes to the crease. Six runs from the over.

LM Davis c Cooper b Faulkner 18 (12b)

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Over 2 || Score 14/0

Vikramjit Malik to bowl from the other end. The second ball was a short of length ball and David smashed that straight down the ground for a boundary! the fourth ball was full again and this time David went over covers to score his second boundary of the over! Davis attempted a huge stroke off the last ball as he launched it over midwicket, for three runs this time. 13 runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 1/0

Ashok Menaria to bowl the first over for Rajasthan, Ashton Agar and Liam Davis to open for Scorchers. Excellent start for the Royals, just one from the first over.

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Toss: Dravid won the toss and he decided to bowl first.

Rajasthan Royals would want to continue their good form in the Champions League Twenty20 as they take on Perth Scorchers on their home ground at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. It has been an excellent tournament so far for the Royals as two Australians – Shane Watson and Brad Hodge have done well for their side. Skipper Rahul Dravid would want to score some runs, so would Ajinkya Rahane who has been extremely consistent for his side in the past.

Perth Scorchers have an uphill task ahead of them as the Royals have won ten consecutive matches on their home ground which has become a formidable fortress for them. It’s a must-win match for Perth Scorchers after they suffered a huge loss against Otago Volts in their previous match.



First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:23

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