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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur,, Date - 13/05/2012, Toss won by - Rajasthan Royals
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Commentary (Pune Warriors India innings)

Ajit Chandila is named the Man of the Match. That's it from us. Switch over to the other tab to catch the action between Mohali and Hyderabad. Join us shortly.

The stadium was then lit up by a breath-taking piece of fielding from Johan Botha, supported by Ajinkya Rahane. It proves that even if your team is winning easily, you can still win hearts over in different ways. Two wickets each for Watson and Botha. But the star was Ajit Chandila with figures of 4/13.

171 was the target but Rahul Dravid introduced Ajit Chandila the debutant first up. He removed Ryder and Ganguly in back-to-back deliveries and then came back later to fool Uthappa for a stumping to complete the hat-trick. They were staggering at 33/4 and Smith and Mathews could only delay the proceedings for a while.

One could say, another appalling performance from Pune, takes them to a eight match losing streak. Needless to say, Jaipur were compact in all the departments.

19.6 S Binny to A Nehra, FOUR! JAIPUR WIN BY 45 RUNS. Always going to be in the favour of Jaipur once early wickets fell cheaply for Pune. Wide outside off, Nehra slashes it and the outside edge carries down to third man for a boundary. 125/9

19.5 S Binny to A Nehra, Nehra has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot. 121/9

19.4 S Binny to A Nehra, Gets down and just swipes it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 121/9

19.3 S Binny to M Kartik, Comes down and gets it away over covers for just a single. 119/9

19.2 S Binny to A Nehra, Gets down and whacks it through mid off for just one. 118/9

19.1 S Binny to M Kartik, Slow and straight, Kartik gets a leading edge through mid off for one. 117/9

18.6 S Tait to A Nehra, The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats the batsman. 116/9

18.5 S Tait to M Kartik, Gets and steers it through point for a single. 116/9

18.4 S Tait to A Nehra, Nehra flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 115/9

18.3 S Tait to A Nehra, Wide outside off, Nehra flashes and misses. 114/9

18.2 S Tait to M Kartik, Goes to hoick it but gets an outside edge to third man for one. 114/9

18.1 S Tait to A Nehra, Plays it away through mid-wicket for one. 113/9

Ashish Nehra comes to bat.

17.6 S Watson to R Sharma, OUT! What a brilliant piece of fielding was that? The fielding standards set by certain fielders has been stretched by the South African, Johan Botha. Leg-cutter outside off, Sharma plays a nice little chip shot over mid off. Botha at the long off ropes, caught it, but he realized that he was going to land over. Hence in that fraction of a second, he paused for a bit, saw Rahane charging in from long on and just sent the throw to him. It goes straight to Rahane and that ends the completion of another fantastic catch. There was a hat-trick earlier by Ajit Chandila, but this was the perfect icing on the cake. 112/9

17.5 S Watson to R Sharma, In the yorker zone, on off, turned away straight to mid-wicket. 112/8

17.4 S Watson to M Kartik, Bit of width outside off, played away through covers to take one. 112/8

17.3 S Watson to R Sharma, Darts in a fuller length delivery, Sharma fails to flick and the ball trickles off the pads towards square leg for a leg bye. 111/8

Rahul Sharma walks out to bat.

17.2 S Watson to A Mathews, OUT! The slower one does Mathews in and Pune are almost done and dusted here. Full and slow, Mathews whacks it hard and flat, but it goes straight as a bullet to Ajinkya Rahane at long on. 110/8

17.1 S Watson to M Kartik, Full and driven down the ground for one. 110/7

16.6 S Tait to M Kartik, Full outside off, Karthik whacks it over point to take one. 109/7

16.5 S Tait to A Mathews, Superb delivery, slants in on the full length. 108/7

16.4 S Tait to M Kartik, Back of a length, Kartik plays it down through square leg for one. 107/7

16.3 S Tait to M Kartik, LBW APPEAL! Full and fast, swings in a bit. Kartik is late to keep his bat down and is struck in front. Tait appeals big time. Umpire does not think about it. Replays show it was pitched outside leg. 106/7

Murali Kartik walks in.

16.2 S Tait to B Kumar, OUT! Cleans him up with a beauty! Full on middle, 146.4 kph, just about swings away a bit. Kumar plays all over it, the ball goes off the edge and the off stump does a cart wheel. Many fast bowlers would love that sight, but with Tait's sheer pace, this is not a new thing for him. 106/7

16.1 S Tait to A Mathews, Short outside off, Mathews cuts it well past point for one. 106/6

Shaun Tait comes back to bowl.

Time out!

15.6 S Binny to B Kumar, Leg-spinner on off, Kumar misses out as he plays inside the line. 105/6

15.5 S Binny to A Mathews, Gets well down and plays it wide of point to pick up one. 105/6

15.4 S Binny to B Kumar, Kumar has lofted it over covers. The batsmen have run through for a single. 104/6

15.3 S Binny to A Mathews, The leg-spinner, Mathews sits under and scoops it over short fine leg. Tait was the man with a constrained dive, but finally pulled it just before the ropes to save one. 103/6

15.2 S Binny to A Mathews, Bowls a rank poor long hop, Mathews should have got a boundary but he pulls it between mid-wicket and long on for two. 100/6

15.1 S Binny to B Kumar, Plays it away through mid-wicket to get one. 98/6

Stuart Binny to bowl now.

14.6 J Botha to A Mathews, Good fielding from Rahane in the deep! Pushed in quicker, Mathews flicked it away through mid-wicket. It was nearing the ropes but Rahane dived across even as there was a dive from Hodge at long on. Just two given by Ajinkya. 97/6

14.5 J Botha to A Mathews, FOUR! A rare loose ball from Botha. High full toss, Mathews gets under it and whacks it nicely over mid-wicket. The fielders in the deep had no chance. 95/6

14.4 J Botha to A Mathews, Short and turning in, Mathews just bats it down on the off side. 91/6

14.3 J Botha to B Kumar, Flatter, drilled away to long on to pick up a single. 91/6

14.2 J Botha to A Mathews, Fuller length, driven wide of Botha at mid off for a single. 90/6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in to bat.

14.1 J Botha to S Smith, OUT! Steven Smith holes out and only a miracle can save Pune here. Fuller length at 96.9 kph, Steven Smith got under it to heave it over long off, fails to middle it properly as it skies in the air. Hodge came in from long off and took a good low catch. 89/6

13.6 S Trivedi to S Smith, Short and pulled away for one. 89/5

13.5 S Trivedi to S Smith, FOUR! Ugly one this. Short, Smith pulls but the ball carries down off the bottom edge. Beats the short fine leg fielder. 88/5

13.4 S Trivedi to A Mathews, Risky single! Mathews pats a length delivery through point. Watson comes charging in, picks the ball up, Mathews was struggling at the other end but Watson misses his shy. One completed. 84/5

13.3 S Trivedi to S Smith, On the pads, worked away on the leg side for a single. 83/5

13.2 S Trivedi to S Smith, Short in length, Smith aims to pull and misses it. 82/5

13.1 S Trivedi to A Mathews, Gets down and pushes it through covers to pick one. 82/5

12.6 J Botha to A Mathews, Bit slow down the leg side, tucked away easily to take a run through square leg. 81/5

12.5 J Botha to S Smith, Floated one, Smith plays a nice little chip shot well ahead of long off to take one. 80/5

12.4 J Botha to A Mathews, A full toss, Mathews comes down and knocks it to long on to rotate the strike. 79/5

12.3 J Botha to S Smith, Comes down the track, takes it on the up and gets one from long on. 78/5

12.2 J Botha to A Mathews, Bowls a bit short, Mathews negates it away through square leg and hurries across for one. 77/5

12.1 J Botha to A Mathews, Touch short, tucked away to mid-wicket. 76/5

11.6 S Trivedi to S Smith, FOUR! Delicate. Length delivery, Smith just holds back and guides it down past short third man nicely. 76/5

11.5 S Trivedi to A Mathews, Short on the pads, tucked down to fine leg and took one. 72/5

11.4 S Trivedi to S Smith, Good length delivery, Smith charges down and eases it through covers for one. 71/5

11.3 S Trivedi to A Mathews, On the pads, Mathews turns in in front of mid-wicket and runs across quickly. 70/5

11.2 S Trivedi to S Smith, Slow on middle, flicked away through square leg for one. 69/5

11.1 S Trivedi to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith cuts it to point. 68/5

10.6 J Botha to S Smith, A touch fuller, driven through mid on for a single. 68/5

10.5 J Botha to S Smith, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 67/5

10.4 J Botha to S Smith, FOUR! Good shot! Just a bit of flight outside off at 90.5 kph, Smith gets down, picks the gap perfectly on the cover drive. 67/5

10.3 J Botha to S Smith, Turns in it on off, Smith works it neatly through covers. Calls early for two and gets there easily. 63/5

10.2 J Botha to A Mathews, Fuller, hit down through mid on for a single. 61/5

Angelo Mathews walks in at number 7. Pune are 60/5.

10.1 J Botha to C Ferguson, OUT! Caught in front! Was that missing leg? Fired in full on off, lands and spins in as well. Ferguson is caught napping as he flicks it late and the ball thuds on to his pads. Botha puts in a desperate appeal and the umpire gives in. Replays show it may have just been sliding down. 60/5

9.6 S Trivedi to C Ferguson, Length on off, flicked off the hips to pick one from mid-wicket. 60/4 from ten overs. Pune need a huge move on now. 60/4

9.5 S Trivedi to C Ferguson, Good length delivery, a hint of away shape, played down by Ferguson. 59/4

9.4 S Trivedi to S Smith, Very short outside off, slower one at 111.6 kph, Smith just pulls it across mid-wicket to get one. 59/4

9.3 S Trivedi to C Ferguson, Bowls slow on the pads, Ferguson flicks it off soft hands through mid-wicket. Smith wanted two but Ferguson was happy with just one. 58/4

9.2 S Trivedi to S Smith, A touch short, Smith diverts it down to third man and rotates the strike. 57/4

9.1 S Trivedi to S Smith, FOUR! Starts off on a loose note, length down the leg stump, Smith just eases it down off his pads. Tait cannot get around it from fine leg. 56/4

Siddharth Trivedi to bowl.

Time out!

8.6 J Botha to S Smith, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket to take a run. 52/4

8.5 J Botha to C Ferguson, Very short, Ferguson misses out with just one from fine leg. 51/4

8.4 J Botha to S Smith, Gets down and hits it through covers for one. 50/4

8.3 J Botha to C Ferguson, Was there an edge? Touch short, Ferguson pulls and seems to miss it. The ball lobs off the keeper's pads down to short third man for a bye. Botha's reaction suggests there may have been an edge. 49/4

8.2 J Botha to S Smith, Slow on middle, Smith flicks it in front of mid-wicket and rushes across. 48/4

8.1 J Botha to S Smith, Down the leg side, Smith gets some pad on it and it goes to square leg. 47/4

Johan Botha to bowl now, replacing Ajit Chandila.

7.6 S Tait to C Ferguson, On the pads, worked away off the hips to deep square leg. The fielder dives, the ball pops up but he does well to keep it to just two. 47/4

7.5 S Tait to C Ferguson, FOUR! Another timing filled shot from the young turk, Ferguson. 45/4

7.4 S Tait to C Ferguson, Keeps it on the over-pitched length, driven well but straight to cover. 41/4

7.3 S Tait to C Ferguson, Ferguson misses out! Fuller and wide, Callum swings across but misses it completely. 41/4

7.3 S Tait to S Smith, NO-BALL! Fuller length, driven through covers for one. Tait is unfortunate there, replays show some part of his foot was inside the crease. Free hit coming up! 41/4

7.2 S Tait to C Ferguson, Short on middle, tucked away off the hips for a single. 39/4

7.1 S Tait to S Smith, Fuller length, driven through mid on for a single. 38/4

6.6 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Floated delivery, hit down back to the bowler. End of a magnificent spell. 4-0-13-4, many may have expected this figures from Shaun Tait, but it's Ajit Chandila, the debutant. His team-mates pat him in appreciation. 37/4

6.5 A Chandila to S Smith, Tosses it up at 84.5 kph, Smith gets it down to long on neatly for a single. 37/4

6.4 A Chandila to S Smith, A touch short, tucked down straight to mid on. 36/4

6.3 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Slower one on middle, Ferguson flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 36/4

6.2 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Full and straight, hit down back to Chandila. 35/4

6.1 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Bowls full outside off, driven wide of covers and they get two from Watson in the deep. 35/4

5.6 S Tait to S Smith, FOUR! This time gets it right! Quite wide outside off again, Smith reaches to it and cuts it wide of point to get his first boundary. Pune need a miracle from the Aussies out in the middle. 33/4

5.5 S Tait to S Smith, Good length outside off, Smith slashes and misses. 29/4

5.4 S Tait to S Smith, Short in length, pushed away to point. 29/4

5.3 S Tait to S Smith, Stump to stump lines, on length, keeps a bit low but Smith is aware to keep his bat down in time. 29/4

5.2 S Tait to C Ferguson, Back of a length, Ferguson plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 29/4

5.1 S Tait to C Ferguson, Short outside off, Ferguson pushes hard and the outside edge carries down to third man for a couple. 28/4

Shaun Tait is the first change.

4.6 A Chandila to S Smith, Gets down and plays it towards cover. Ajit Chandila. Having a dream of a match here. Just one run. 3-0-9-4. 26/4

Steven Smith walks in now.

4.5 A Chandila to A Majumdar, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Chandila gets four and Majumdar is the next man to go. Bowls it quite slow, on off, Majumdar is deceived by the slowness as he drives and ends up spooning it back to the bowler. 26/4

4.4 A Chandila to A Majumdar, Stump to stump, hit down back to the bowler. 26/3

4.3 A Chandila to A Majumdar, Goes to work it away and gets hit on the pads. 26/3

4.2 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Floats it up on off, Ferguson knocks it down through mid on and takes one. 26/3

4.1 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Fuller outside off, drilled to extra cover. 25/3

3.6 S Watson to A Majumdar, FOUR! Off the edge! Majumdar comes charging down to this length delivery, gets a top edge through his flash and it carries down to third man. Pune will take anything now. 25/3

3.5 S Watson to A Majumdar, Middle stump line, Majumdar offers the straight bat. 21/3

3.4 S Watson to A Majumdar, Goes on the back foot and punches it to cover. 21/3

3.3 S Watson to A Majumdar, FOUR! Superb wrist work there! A length delivery on middle, 128.8 kph, Majumdar tucks it neatly off the pads and picks out the gap through mid-wicket. 21/3

3.2 S Watson to C Ferguson, Some drama there! Fuller length, driven towards mid on and Ferguson calls for one. Majumdar is not ready but has to race across. The throw from the fielder lands straight at Majumdar's knee. Had the throw reached the keeper, Majumdar would have gone. 17/3

3.1 S Watson to C Ferguson, Bowls length on the pads, Ferguson gets down to flick and misses out. The ball runs down to the keeper. 16/3

2.6 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Gets across and pushes it wide of covers for one to end the over. 16/3

2.5 A Chandila to C Ferguson, FOUR! Bowls a touch short now, Ferguson goes back to free his arms and swipes it through covers for a boundary. 15/3

2.4 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Floats it up, Ferguson has driven that ball straight back to the bowler. 11/3

2.3 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Slow stuff, Ferguson punches it back. 11/3

2.2 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Gets his bat down in defense. 11/3

Callum Ferguson walks in now.

2.1 A Chandila to R Uthappa, OUT! Hat-trick! Oh yes, the debutant Ajit Chandila, takes the first hat-trick of the season and boy, isn't he pumped up! Floats it up beautifully outside off, Uthappa comes down to drive and misses it. The keeper, Goswami displays excellent keeping skills to knock the bails off in a flash. Pune are staring down the barrel now. 11/3

1.6 S Watson to R Uthappa, Uthappa plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 11/2

1.5 S Watson to R Uthappa, FOUR! Excellent batting! Just full outside off, Uthappa just lofts it cleanly over the bowler's head for a boundary. 10/2

1.4 S Watson to A Majumdar, Good length outside off, Majumdar slashed hard and the outside edge carried down past slips for a run. 6/2

1.3 S Watson to R Uthappa, Length outside off, Uthappa guides it down to third man and gets off the mark with one. 5/2

1.2 S Watson to R Uthappa, Stump to stump line, Uthappa stays back and blocks it. 4/2

1.2 S Watson to R Uthappa, WIDE! Down the leg side as Uthappa misses out on his flick. 4/2

1.1 S Watson to R Uthappa, Fuller outside off, Uthappa defends it down. 3/2

Shane Watson to bowl from the other end.

Anustup Majumdar walks in.

0.6 A Chandila to S Ganguly, OUT! Two wickets for Chandila and it's the skipper this time. Down the leg side, Ganguly gets some bat on it and the ball rolls down the keeper. Ganguly leaves the crease and Goswami is quick enough to take the bails off in a flash. Third umpire was called in and it showed Ganguly's reach with the bat was short of the crease. Pune's faltering top order has entered a new high. They have lost back-to-back wickets within the first over and are in tatters now. 3/2

Robin Uthappa walks out.

0.5 A Chandila to J Ryder, OUT! Ryder bows out! Ryder came down to whack it down the leg side. It goes high in the air. Watson from mid off, goes back and settles under it. 3/1

0.4 A Chandila to S Ganguly, On the pads, worked away on the leg side for a single. 3/0

0.3 A Chandila to S Ganguly, Appeal for LBW! Lands it on leg as Ganguly gets down to prod. Misses it and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye through the off side. The umpire turns it down though. 2/0

0.2 A Chandila to J Ryder, The off-spinner, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single. 2/0

0.1 A Chandila to S Ganguly, Starts off on a straighter note, Ganguly tucks it down to short fine leg for a single. 1/0

Commentary (Rajasthan Royals innings)

Ajit Chandila is named the Man of the Match. That's it from us. Switch over to the other tab to catch the action between Mohali and Hyderabad. Join us shortly.

The stadium was then lit up by a breath-taking piece of fielding from Johan Botha, supported by Ajinkya Rahane. It proves that even if your team is winning easily, you can still win hearts over in different ways. Two wickets each for Watson and Botha. But the star was Ajit Chandila with figures of 4/13.

171 was the target but Rahul Dravid introduced Ajit Chandila the debutant first up. He removed Ryder and Ganguly in back-to-back deliveries and then came back later to fool Uthappa for a stumping to complete the hat-trick. They were staggering at 33/4 and Smith and Mathews could only delay the proceedings for a while.

One could say, another appalling performance from Pune, takes them to a eight match losing streak. Needless to say, Jaipur were compact in all the departments.

19.6 S Binny to A Nehra, FOUR! JAIPUR WIN BY 45 RUNS. Always going to be in the favour of Jaipur once early wickets fell cheaply for Pune. Wide outside off, Nehra slashes it and the outside edge carries down to third man for a boundary. 125/9

19.5 S Binny to A Nehra, Nehra has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot. 121/9

19.4 S Binny to A Nehra, Gets down and just swipes it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 121/9

19.3 S Binny to M Kartik, Comes down and gets it away over covers for just a single. 119/9

19.2 S Binny to A Nehra, Gets down and whacks it through mid off for just one. 118/9

19.1 S Binny to M Kartik, Slow and straight, Kartik gets a leading edge through mid off for one. 117/9

Jaipur started well on top once again. But it was a Watson show for some time as he bludgeoned the bowlers all over for his 31-ball 58. Rahane played a steady knock to get to his half century. Pune did well to get some momentum back with them at the death. But they still have to chase down 171, on a pitch which is expected to slow down later. Join us shortly.

19.6 A Mathews to S Binny, Gets an inside edge and it goes down to the keeper. Just one run to end the over. 170/4

19.5 A Mathews to J Botha, A low full toss, heaved away through covers for one. 169/4

19.4 A Mathews to J Botha, Full in the blockhole, hit down through mid for a couple. 168/4

19.3 A Mathews to J Botha, FOUR! Good improvisation from the South African. Expects the full toss and gets into position for the reverse sweep. Gets it off the face, up and over short third man. 166/4

Johan Botha comes to bat.

19.2 A Mathews to A Rahane, OUT! Slower yorker, gets even the best of the batsmen in form out! On off, Rahane is beaten by the slowness and the ball lands on the blockhole, sneaking through his bat to rattle his stumps. Another sterling knock from the young opener. 162/4

19.1 A Mathews to S Binny, A yorker length, squeezed away past Mathews to long off for just one. 162/3

Pune have Murali Kartik to open the bowling. Will face Dravid. We are set.

Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane are the openers out in the middle.

Jaipur have two changes. Dishant Yagnik is injured and Shreevats Goswami takes his place. The leg spinner, Ajit Chandila comes in place of Pankaj Singh. Pune have four changes. The captain Ganguly himself comes back to the team along with Callum Ferguson, Jesse Ryder and Murali Kartik. The four players who are sitting out are Michael Clarke, Mohnish Mishra, Krishnakant Upadhyay and Alfonso Thomas.

TOSS - It is indeed Sourav Ganguly who will captain Pune today. Rahul Dravid spins the coin and Ganguly calls it wrong. JAIPUR WILL BAT FIRST. He says that that the pitch might get a bit slower and lower as the game progresses. Ganguly says he would have batted first as well but feels that they have a good batting line up to chase the total down.

The big battle is coming up against two stalwarts of Indian cricket between Dravid and Ganguly. Will this be the last time they will be seen together on a cricket ground? All the answers would be revealed in a short while. But there is some heavy cloud covering as seen in the live TV pictures. There are thunderstorm predictions, but as of now, there is no rain. Let's hope the condition improves.

Hello and a warm welcome to Game number 60 between Jaipur and Pune at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur! Big game for the hosts, given that they still have a chance of making it to the playoff's. Pune will continue playing for pride, and a victory for them will mean that Jaipur's chances of progressing further will be almost diminished. The main question is, will Sourav Ganguly be back in the team? Or will the young, energetic Steven Smith be leading Pune out once again? Will Tamim Iqbal get his first chance?

18.6 S Tait to A Nehra, The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats the batsman. 116/9

18.5 S Tait to M Kartik, Gets and steers it through point for a single. 116/9

18.4 S Tait to A Nehra, Nehra flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 115/9

18.3 S Tait to A Nehra, Wide outside off, Nehra flashes and misses. 114/9

18.2 S Tait to M Kartik, Goes to hoick it but gets an outside edge to third man for one. 114/9

18.1 S Tait to A Nehra, Plays it away through mid-wicket for one. 113/9

Angelo Mathews to bowl the last over.

18.6 A Nehra to S Binny, Tough chance! A short delivery, heaved away across the leg side. Binny got a top edge and the ball went high into the air. Bhuvneshwar Kumar ran across from square leg to get to it but the ball slipped through his fingers. They take three. 161/3

18.5 A Nehra to A Rahane, Full, bunted down through mid on for one more. 158/3

18.4 A Nehra to S Binny, Fuller length, hit down through mid off to change the strike. 157/3

18.3 A Nehra to S Binny, Wide outside off, Binny slashes and misses. 156/3

Stuart Binny walks in at number 5.

18.2 A Nehra to B Hodge, OUT! Hodge is gone, Ganguly takes the catch! Fuller delivery at 133.6 kph, Hodge looks to flick it over mid-wicket. Gets underneath it tamely and gifts a simple catch to Ganguly at mid-wicket. Third for Nehra! 156/3

18.1 A Nehra to B Hodge, Very full on off, heaved away straight to mid-wicket. 156/2

Ashish Nehra comes to bat.

17.6 S Watson to R Sharma, OUT! What a brilliant piece of fielding was that? The fielding standards set by certain fielders has been stretched by the South African, Johan Botha. Leg-cutter outside off, Sharma plays a nice little chip shot over mid off. Botha at the long off ropes, caught it, but he realized that he was going to land over. Hence in that fraction of a second, he paused for a bit, saw Rahane charging in from long on and just sent the throw to him. It goes straight to Rahane and that ends the completion of another fantastic catch. There was a hat-trick earlier by Ajit Chandila, but this was the perfect icing on the cake. 112/9

17.5 S Watson to R Sharma, In the yorker zone, on off, turned away straight to mid-wicket. 112/8

17.4 S Watson to M Kartik, Bit of width outside off, played away through covers to take one. 112/8

17.3 S Watson to R Sharma, Darts in a fuller length delivery, Sharma fails to flick and the ball trickles off the pads towards square leg for a leg bye. 111/8

Rahul Sharma walks out to bat.

17.2 S Watson to A Mathews, OUT! The slower one does Mathews in and Pune are almost done and dusted here. Full and slow, Mathews whacks it hard and flat, but it goes straight as a bullet to Ajinkya Rahane at long on. 110/8

17.1 S Watson to M Kartik, Full and driven down the ground for one. 110/7

Ashish Nehra to bowl.

The clouds have cleared up. It's quite bright and shiny out here. Positive signs.

17.6 B Kumar to B Hodge, Very full toss on off, scythed away through covers for one to end the over. 156/2

17.5 B Kumar to A Rahane, Low full toss at 135.2 kph, Rahane just lofts it over mid on for a single. 155/2

17.4 B Kumar to A Rahane, Wide outside off, Rahane pushes hard but misses out. 154/2

17.3 B Kumar to A Rahane, FOUR! With his form, he wont leave such balls alone. Full and down the leg side, Rahane neatly deflects it through short fine leg for one more. 154/2

17.2 B Kumar to A Rahane, FOUR! Superb stroke making. A short delivery, the leg cutter outside off, Rahane makes use of his sweet and lofts it exquisitely over covers. 150/2

17.1 B Kumar to B Hodge, Full toss on off, flicked away through mid-wicket for one. 146/2

16.6 S Tait to M Kartik, Full outside off, Karthik whacks it over point to take one. 109/7

16.5 S Tait to A Mathews, Superb delivery, slants in on the full length. 108/7

16.4 S Tait to M Kartik, Back of a length, Kartik plays it down through square leg for one. 107/7

16.3 S Tait to M Kartik, LBW APPEAL! Full and fast, swings in a bit. Kartik is late to keep his bat down and is struck in front. Tait appeals big time. Umpire does not think about it. Replays show it was pitched outside leg. 106/7

Murali Kartik walks in.

16.2 S Tait to B Kumar, OUT! Cleans him up with a beauty! Full on middle, 146.4 kph, just about swings away a bit. Kumar plays all over it, the ball goes off the edge and the off stump does a cart wheel. Many fast bowlers would love that sight, but with Tait's sheer pace, this is not a new thing for him. 106/7

16.1 S Tait to A Mathews, Short outside off, Mathews cuts it well past point for one. 106/6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back.

16.6 R Sharma to B Hodge, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 145/2

16.5 R Sharma to A Rahane, Bunts it down to long off, skipping down the pitch for one. 144/2

16.4 R Sharma to B Hodge, Gets down and pushes it through covers for one 143/2

50 for Ajinkya Rahane!

16.3 R Sharma to A Rahane, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for a run. Has been the run machine for Jaipur this year in some phenomenal form. 142/2

16.2 R Sharma to A Rahane, FOUR! Wide outside off, Rahane square drives it well enough to get it to the point fence. 141/2

16.1 R Sharma to B Hodge, Short and pulled away through mid-wicket for one. 137/2

Shaun Tait comes back to bowl.

Time out!

15.6 S Binny to B Kumar, Leg-spinner on off, Kumar misses out as he plays inside the line. 105/6

15.5 S Binny to A Mathews, Gets well down and plays it wide of point to pick up one. 105/6

15.4 S Binny to B Kumar, Kumar has lofted it over covers. The batsmen have run through for a single. 104/6

15.3 S Binny to A Mathews, The leg-spinner, Mathews sits under and scoops it over short fine leg. Tait was the man with a constrained dive, but finally pulled it just before the ropes to save one. 103/6

15.2 S Binny to A Mathews, Bowls a rank poor long hop, Mathews should have got a boundary but he pulls it between mid-wicket and long on for two. 100/6

15.1 S Binny to B Kumar, Plays it away through mid-wicket to get one. 98/6

Rahul Sharma to bowl.

15.6 M Kartik to B Hodge, Down the leg side, Hodge flicks it down past the short fine leg fielder, Ganguly. He gives it the chase and pulls it just before the ropes to save a run. 136/2

15.5 M Kartik to B Hodge, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 133/2

15.4 M Kartik to A Rahane, On middle, tucked away on the leg side for a single. 133/2

15.3 M Kartik to A Rahane, Flatter length, Hodge gets down and lofts it over covers. Two more. 132/2

15.2 M Kartik to B Hodge, Driven through mid on to fetch a run. 130/2

15.2 M Kartik to B Hodge, WIDE! Bowls it well down the leg side. 129/2

15.1 M Kartik to B Hodge, Fuller on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket. The batsmen get across for two even as Smith from long on, does well to get to the ball and throw it back at the non-striker's end. 128/2

Stuart Binny to bowl now.

14.6 J Botha to A Mathews, Good fielding from Rahane in the deep! Pushed in quicker, Mathews flicked it away through mid-wicket. It was nearing the ropes but Rahane dived across even as there was a dive from Hodge at long on. Just two given by Ajinkya. 97/6

14.5 J Botha to A Mathews, FOUR! A rare loose ball from Botha. High full toss, Mathews gets under it and whacks it nicely over mid-wicket. The fielders in the deep had no chance. 95/6

14.4 J Botha to A Mathews, Short and turning in, Mathews just bats it down on the off side. 91/6

14.3 J Botha to B Kumar, Flatter, drilled away to long on to pick up a single. 91/6

14.2 J Botha to A Mathews, Fuller length, driven wide of Botha at mid off for a single. 90/6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in to bat.

14.1 J Botha to S Smith, OUT! Steven Smith holes out and only a miracle can save Pune here. Fuller length at 96.9 kph, Steven Smith got under it to heave it over long off, fails to middle it properly as it skies in the air. Hodge came in from long off and took a good low catch. 89/6

Murali Kartik comes back.

TIME OUT!

14.6 A Nehra to B Hodge, Back of a length on off, tucked down through mid-wicket for one to end the over. 126/2

14.5 A Nehra to B Hodge, Fuller delivery angled outside off, driven well past a diving extra cover and they get two in the deep. 125/2

14.4 A Nehra to B Hodge, Hodge has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 123/2

Brad Hodge is the man at number 4.

14.3 A Nehra to S Watson, OUT! Finally the rampage comes to an end! A good yorker on off at 138.1 kph, Watson looks to get some bat but unfortunately for him, it comes off the bottom edge and rolls back to his stumps. Excellent knock comes to an end. Has laid the platform for the innings here, Watson. 123/2

14.2 A Nehra to A Rahane, Fuller length, driven through mid off for a single. 123/1

14.1 A Nehra to A Rahane, FOUR! Starts off on a poor note, Nehra. Lands it down the leg side. Easy helpings for Rahane as he just flicks it past short fine leg. 122/1

13.6 S Trivedi to S Smith, Short and pulled away for one. 89/5

13.5 S Trivedi to S Smith, FOUR! Ugly one this. Short, Smith pulls but the ball carries down off the bottom edge. Beats the short fine leg fielder. 88/5

13.4 S Trivedi to A Mathews, Risky single! Mathews pats a length delivery through point. Watson comes charging in, picks the ball up, Mathews was struggling at the other end but Watson misses his shy. One completed. 84/5

13.3 S Trivedi to S Smith, On the pads, worked away on the leg side for a single. 83/5

13.2 S Trivedi to S Smith, Short in length, Smith aims to pull and misses it. 82/5

13.1 S Trivedi to A Mathews, Gets down and pushes it through covers to pick one. 82/5

Ashish Nehra to run in now.

13.6 A Mathews to S Watson, Comes back well with a yorker, Watson cannot dig it away. 118/1

13.5 A Mathews to S Watson, FOUR! Watson missile! A fractionally fuller outside off, Watson waits, holds its bat swing, and when he swung, the ball just scampered across the turf through mid off to crash onto the boardings. 118/1

13.4 A Mathews to S Watson, A yorker, from around the wicket, Watson digs it back to Mathews. 114/1

13.3 A Mathews to A Rahane, A low full toss, Rahane helps it off the pads through square leg. One run. 114/1

13.2 A Mathews to A Rahane, Length on middle, tucked away through empty gaps through mid-wicket. Another couple on offer. Sharma was the one charging in, but the batsmen made ground easily. 113/1

13.1 A Mathews to A Rahane, Over-pitched outside off, Rahahe drives it in the gap through covers. Majumdar misfields in the deep and that allows a couple. 111/1

12.6 J Botha to A Mathews, Bit slow down the leg side, tucked away easily to take a run through square leg. 81/5

12.5 J Botha to S Smith, Floated one, Smith plays a nice little chip shot well ahead of long off to take one. 80/5

12.4 J Botha to A Mathews, A full toss, Mathews comes down and knocks it to long on to rotate the strike. 79/5

12.3 J Botha to S Smith, Comes down the track, takes it on the up and gets one from long on. 78/5

12.2 J Botha to A Mathews, Bowls a bit short, Mathews negates it away through square leg and hurries across for one. 77/5

12.1 J Botha to A Mathews, Touch short, tucked away to mid-wicket. 76/5

Angelo Mathews will have a bowl.

12.6 J Ryder to S Watson, FOUR! Misfield now! Fuller outside off, Watson powers it down through mid off. Karthik at long off, fumbles and allows it through to the fence. 109/1

50 for Shane Watson!

12.5 J Ryder to S Watson, SIX! Brutal hitting from now! A touch short, Watson just gets into position and whips it powerfully over mid-wicket. Is in tremendous form now. 105/1

12.4 J Ryder to S Watson, FOUR! Just helps it across there. Low full toss at 124.1 kph, angling down the leg side, Watson manages enough bat with his flick to beat short fine leg comfortably. 99/1

12.3 J Ryder to S Watson, Keeps it on the full mark, Watson drives hard but gets an inside edge to rock back onto his boot. 95/1

12.2 J Ryder to S Watson, Over-pitched outside off, driven back to Ryder. 95/1

12.1 J Ryder to A Rahane, Middle stump line, Rahane knocks it down through mid on to cross over. 95/1

11.6 S Trivedi to S Smith, FOUR! Delicate. Length delivery, Smith just holds back and guides it down past short third man nicely. 76/5

11.5 S Trivedi to A Mathews, Short on the pads, tucked down to fine leg and took one. 72/5

11.4 S Trivedi to S Smith, Good length delivery, Smith charges down and eases it through covers for one. 71/5

11.3 S Trivedi to A Mathews, On the pads, Mathews turns in in front of mid-wicket and runs across quickly. 70/5

11.2 S Trivedi to S Smith, Slow on middle, flicked away through square leg for one. 69/5

11.1 S Trivedi to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith cuts it to point. 68/5

Jesse Ryder will roll his arms over now.

11.6 B Kumar to A Rahane, Half-volley length, helped down through mid off and Rahane will keep strike in the next over. 94/1

11.5 B Kumar to S Watson, Well, another full toss, and once again Watson misses out with just a punch to long off for a single. 93/1

11.4 B Kumar to A Rahane, On the pads, Rahane flicks it away gently through square to cross over. 92/1

11.3 B Kumar to S Watson, Aims the blockhole at 133.8 kph, goes on a full toss, Watson bullies it down to long on. Missed out on a boundary there. Just a single. 91/1

11.2 B Kumar to A Rahane, Over-pitched outside off, driven down to long off to take a run. 90/1

11.1 B Kumar to A Rahane, Bowls it length on off, patted down towards mid on. 89/1

10.6 J Botha to S Smith, A touch fuller, driven through mid on for a single. 68/5

10.5 J Botha to S Smith, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 67/5

10.4 J Botha to S Smith, FOUR! Good shot! Just a bit of flight outside off at 90.5 kph, Smith gets down, picks the gap perfectly on the cover drive. 67/5

10.3 J Botha to S Smith, Turns in it on off, Smith works it neatly through covers. Calls early for two and gets there easily. 63/5

10.2 J Botha to A Mathews, Fuller, hit down through mid on for a single. 61/5

Angelo Mathews walks in at number 7. Pune are 60/5.

10.1 J Botha to C Ferguson, OUT! Caught in front! Was that missing leg? Fired in full on off, lands and spins in as well. Ferguson is caught napping as he flicks it late and the ball thuds on to his pads. Botha puts in a desperate appeal and the umpire gives in. Replays show it may have just been sliding down. 60/5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar back on.

10.6 R Sharma to A Rahane, Goes back and punches it away to sweeper cover for one more to end the over. 12 runs off Sharma's second over. Went for 10 in his first. 89/1

10.5 R Sharma to S Watson, A long hop, 96.1 kph, pulled down to Smith at long on. One run. 88/1

10.4 R Sharma to S Watson, FOUR! Excellent placement. Only fractionally short, Watson picks the gap past short third man with a superb cut. 87/1

10.3 R Sharma to S Watson, Short and spinning away, Watson gets a bottom edge on that towards point. 83/1

10.2 R Sharma to S Watson, Plays it away through mid-wicket and calls early for two. The fielder comes across and hits the direct throw at the non-striker's end. Third umpire was called in but Rahane's dive saves him. Two completed. 83/1

10.1 R Sharma to S Watson, FOUR! Rare misfield from the Aussie. A touch short outside off at 92.9 kph, Watson pulls it fiercely through mid-wicket. Smith ran across, got hold of the ball from long on but the ball went through to the fence. The overhead camera seems to have been causing some distraction to him. 81/1

9.6 S Trivedi to C Ferguson, Length on off, flicked off the hips to pick one from mid-wicket. 60/4 from ten overs. Pune need a huge move on now. 60/4

9.5 S Trivedi to C Ferguson, Good length delivery, a hint of away shape, played down by Ferguson. 59/4

9.4 S Trivedi to S Smith, Very short outside off, slower one at 111.6 kph, Smith just pulls it across mid-wicket to get one. 59/4

9.3 S Trivedi to C Ferguson, Bowls slow on the pads, Ferguson flicks it off soft hands through mid-wicket. Smith wanted two but Ferguson was happy with just one. 58/4

9.2 S Trivedi to S Smith, A touch short, Smith diverts it down to third man and rotates the strike. 57/4

9.1 S Trivedi to S Smith, FOUR! Starts off on a loose note, length down the leg stump, Smith just eases it down off his pads. Tait cannot get around it from fine leg. 56/4

Rahul Sharma comes back into the attack.

9.6 M Kartik to S Watson, Very full now, smacked back straight to Kartik who allows it through for a single down the ground. 16 off the over! 77/1

9.5 M Kartik to S Watson, SIX! A freebie now. A high full toss from the left-arm spinner Kartik. Watson gets it right out of the middle of the bat to send it towering over mid-wicket for a monstrous one. 76/1

9.4 M Kartik to S Watson, SIX! Down the ground! A bit flighted up outside off, Watson gets across and just clobbers it. Not all that timed but still clears Smith at long on. 70/1

9.3 M Kartik to A Rahane, Flicked away to deep mid-wicket for just one this time. 64/1

9.2 M Kartik to A Rahane, On the pads, turned away through square leg. Big enough gap for the batsmen to take a comfortable two. 63/1

9.1 M Kartik to A Rahane, Rahane has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 61/1

Siddharth Trivedi to bowl.

Time out!

8.6 J Botha to S Smith, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket to take a run. 52/4

8.5 J Botha to C Ferguson, Very short, Ferguson misses out with just one from fine leg. 51/4

8.4 J Botha to S Smith, Gets down and hits it through covers for one. 50/4

8.3 J Botha to C Ferguson, Was there an edge? Touch short, Ferguson pulls and seems to miss it. The ball lobs off the keeper's pads down to short third man for a bye. Botha's reaction suggests there may have been an edge. 49/4

8.2 J Botha to S Smith, Slow on middle, Smith flicks it in front of mid-wicket and rushes across. 48/4

8.1 J Botha to S Smith, Down the leg side, Smith gets some pad on it and it goes to square leg. 47/4

TIME OUT!

8.6 A Mathews to S Watson, Bowls a full toss, Watson cannot get it away past Ganguly at mid-wicket. 61/1

8.5 A Mathews to A Rahane, On middle, hit down through mid on for a single. 61/1

8.4 A Mathews to A Rahane, Touch slow, Rahane flicks it softly through mid-wicket. Once again Ganguly is the target as the batsmen put some extra pressure on him. He misfields and that allows them to come back for two. 60/1

8.3 A Mathews to A Rahane, Fuller length on off, picked away through mid-wicket. Ganguly was the man at deep mid-wicket, they saw that and came back well for two. 58/1

8.2 A Mathews to A Rahane, A yorker served now, dug away straight to Ryder at extra cover. 56/1

8.1 A Mathews to A Rahane, Good length delivery, Rahane goes hard but the ball runs off the inside edge, Uthappa dives well to his left to save it. 56/1

Johan Botha to bowl now, replacing Ajit Chandila.

7.6 S Tait to C Ferguson, On the pads, worked away off the hips to deep square leg. The fielder dives, the ball pops up but he does well to keep it to just two. 47/4

7.5 S Tait to C Ferguson, FOUR! Another timing filled shot from the young turk, Ferguson. 45/4

7.4 S Tait to C Ferguson, Keeps it on the over-pitched length, driven well but straight to cover. 41/4

7.3 S Tait to C Ferguson, Ferguson misses out! Fuller and wide, Callum swings across but misses it completely. 41/4

7.3 S Tait to S Smith, NO-BALL! Fuller length, driven through covers for one. Tait is unfortunate there, replays show some part of his foot was inside the crease. Free hit coming up! 41/4

7.2 S Tait to C Ferguson, Short on middle, tucked away off the hips for a single. 39/4

7.1 S Tait to S Smith, Fuller length, driven through mid on for a single. 38/4

7.6 M Kartik to S Watson, A yorker now, Watson digs it hard back to Kartik to end the over. 56/1

7.5 M Kartik to S Watson, Serves full, Watson jams it down back to Kartik, who stops it. 56/1

7.4 M Kartik to A Rahane, A touch slow, around off, 79.5 kph, Rahane pushes it in front of cover-point and scampers through. 56/1

7.3 M Kartik to A Rahane, Full at 89.2 kph, on off, Rahane drives well through extra covers. Watson calls his partner across for the second run. 55/1

7.2 M Kartik to S Watson, Another full toss served at 86.3 kph, hit down to Smith at long on again. One more. 53/1

7.1 M Kartik to A Rahane, Bowls a full toss on the leg side, Rahane bunts it down through mid on to jog across. 52/1

6.6 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Floated delivery, hit down back to the bowler. End of a magnificent spell. 4-0-13-4, many may have expected this figures from Shaun Tait, but it's Ajit Chandila, the debutant. His team-mates pat him in appreciation. 37/4

6.5 A Chandila to S Smith, Tosses it up at 84.5 kph, Smith gets it down to long on neatly for a single. 37/4

6.4 A Chandila to S Smith, A touch short, tucked down straight to mid on. 36/4

6.3 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Slower one on middle, Ferguson flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 36/4

6.2 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Full and straight, hit down back to Chandila. 35/4

6.1 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Bowls full outside off, driven wide of covers and they get two from Watson in the deep. 35/4

Murali Kartik comes back to bowl.

6.6 A Mathews to S Watson, FOUR! Power hitting! Touch short outside off at 126.1 kph, Watson picks the length early and pulls it well all along the turf through mid-wicket. 50 up for Jaipur! 51/1

6.5 A Mathews to S Watson, A touch short, Watson punches it down towards mid on. 47/1

6.4 A Mathews to S Watson, Half-volley outside off, Watson drives well through extra covers as Ryder dives across to save that one. 47/1

6.3 A Mathews to A Rahane, Fuller delivery at 126.5 kph, hit down to mid off for a single. 47/1

6.2 A Mathews to A Rahane, Length delivery, cuts back in to beat Rahane's defense and strikes his pads. 46/1

6.1 A Mathews to S Watson, Length outside off, Watson gets a bottom edge past point for one. 46/1

5.6 S Tait to S Smith, FOUR! This time gets it right! Quite wide outside off again, Smith reaches to it and cuts it wide of point to get his first boundary. Pune need a miracle from the Aussies out in the middle. 33/4

5.5 S Tait to S Smith, Good length outside off, Smith slashes and misses. 29/4

5.4 S Tait to S Smith, Short in length, pushed away to point. 29/4

5.3 S Tait to S Smith, Stump to stump lines, on length, keeps a bit low but Smith is aware to keep his bat down in time. 29/4

5.2 S Tait to C Ferguson, Back of a length, Ferguson plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 29/4

5.1 S Tait to C Ferguson, Short outside off, Ferguson pushes hard and the outside edge carries down to third man for a couple. 28/4

Angelo Mathews to bowl now. The fifth change after six overs. Ganguly is surely mixing up his bowlers, but to what effect? Time will tell.

5.6 B Kumar to A Rahane, Touch short, Rahane gets up on his toes to play that one. Dot ball to end the over. 45/1

5.5 B Kumar to A Rahane, FOUR! This is poor bowling, Kumar is not helping his own cause. A touch slow and short down the leg side at 133.7 kph, Rahane turns it down wide of short fine leg for a boundary. 45/1

5.4 B Kumar to A Rahane, Goes on the back foot and punches it to cover. 41/1

5.3 B Kumar to S Watson, Stump line, Watson plays it down to Ganguly at mid on to rotate the strike. 41/1

5.2 B Kumar to S Watson, SIX! He has been in great form and no other team better than Pune would know that. Short outside off from Kumar, Watson gets into position early for the pull and clobbers it over mid-wicket. 40/1

5.1 B Kumar to S Watson, Bowls length outside off, Watson gets down and guides it to Smith at point. 34/1

Shaun Tait is the first change.

4.6 A Chandila to S Smith, Gets down and plays it towards cover. Ajit Chandila. Having a dream of a match here. Just one run. 3-0-9-4. 26/4

Steven Smith walks in now.

4.5 A Chandila to A Majumdar, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Chandila gets four and Majumdar is the next man to go. Bowls it quite slow, on off, Majumdar is deceived by the slowness as he drives and ends up spooning it back to the bowler. 26/4

4.4 A Chandila to A Majumdar, Stump to stump, hit down back to the bowler. 26/3

4.3 A Chandila to A Majumdar, Goes to work it away and gets hit on the pads. 26/3

4.2 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Floats it up on off, Ferguson knocks it down through mid on and takes one. 26/3

4.1 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Fuller outside off, drilled to extra cover. 25/3

Now, Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back.

4.6 A Nehra to A Rahane, OUT! Excellent shot! Just a bit of width offered outside off, Rahane slashes it over covers off his back foot. Nice way to end the over. Five runs and a wicket off the over! 34/1

4.5 A Nehra to A Rahane, Full outside off at 129.7 kph, Rahane offers the straight bat in defense. 30/1

4.4 A Nehra to S Watson, A touch short outside off, Watson slashes it down to third man for his first run. 30/1

Shane Watson walks in at number 3.

4.3 A Nehra to R Dravid, OUT! First wicket! Of the skipper! Nehra angles full outside off, Dravid gets across to drive, gets an outside edge as it dies on its way down to the right of Uthappa, who dives to take it. 29/1

4.2 A Nehra to R Dravid, Quite short outside off at 136.6 kph, Dravid slashes hard but straight to Smith at point. 29/0

4.1 A Nehra to R Dravid, Short in length, dies down a bit, Dravid gets down to flick but the ball just climbs over the off stump. 29/0

3.6 S Watson to A Majumdar, FOUR! Off the edge! Majumdar comes charging down to this length delivery, gets a top edge through his flash and it carries down to third man. Pune will take anything now. 25/3

3.5 S Watson to A Majumdar, Middle stump line, Majumdar offers the straight bat. 21/3

3.4 S Watson to A Majumdar, Goes on the back foot and punches it to cover. 21/3

3.3 S Watson to A Majumdar, FOUR! Superb wrist work there! A length delivery on middle, 128.8 kph, Majumdar tucks it neatly off the pads and picks out the gap through mid-wicket. 21/3

3.2 S Watson to C Ferguson, Some drama there! Fuller length, driven towards mid on and Ferguson calls for one. Majumdar is not ready but has to race across. The throw from the fielder lands straight at Majumdar's knee. Had the throw reached the keeper, Majumdar would have gone. 17/3

3.1 S Watson to C Ferguson, Bowls length on the pads, Ferguson gets down to flick and misses out. The ball runs down to the keeper. 16/3

Ashish Nehra comes back.

3.6 R Sharma to A Rahane, FOUR! The inside out shot. Fuller on off ,Rahane takes his front foot to the pitch and lofts it very well over covers for his first boundary. 29/0

3.5 R Sharma to R Dravid, Gets down and plays it through mid-wicket for one. 25/0

3.4 R Sharma to R Dravid, FOUR! A very small gap but Dravid gets it away. A touch short, enough time for Dravid to rock back and cut it through the gap between point and short third man. 24/0

3.3 R Sharma to R Dravid, A touch short, Dravid knocks it away to extra cover. 20/0

3.2 R Sharma to A Rahane, Full on off, Rahane gets down and pushes it down to long on to rotate the strike. 20/0

3.1 R Sharma to A Rahane, Keeps it straight on off, 91.3 kph, Rahane punches it down towards mid on. 19/0

2.6 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Gets across and pushes it wide of covers for one to end the over. 16/3

2.5 A Chandila to C Ferguson, FOUR! Bowls a touch short now, Ferguson goes back to free his arms and swipes it through covers for a boundary. 15/3

2.4 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Floats it up, Ferguson has driven that ball straight back to the bowler. 11/3

2.3 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Slow stuff, Ferguson punches it back. 11/3

2.2 A Chandila to C Ferguson, Gets his bat down in defense. 11/3

Callum Ferguson walks in now.

2.1 A Chandila to R Uthappa, OUT! Hat-trick! Oh yes, the debutant Ajit Chandila, takes the first hat-trick of the season and boy, isn't he pumped up! Floats it up beautifully outside off, Uthappa comes down to drive and misses it. The keeper, Goswami displays excellent keeping skills to knock the bails off in a flash. Pune are staring down the barrel now. 11/3

Rahul Sharma, the leggie to have a go with the ball now.

2.6 B Kumar to R Dravid, A touch short on the pads, Dravid tucks it straight to square leg to end the over. 19/0

2.5 B Kumar to R Dravid, Fullish outside off at 132.8 kph, Rahane keeps his bat down towards point. 19/0

2.4 B Kumar to R Dravid, Goes back and punches it towards cover. 19/0

2.3 B Kumar to A Rahane, Wide outside off, Rahane slashes hard and the outside edge carries on a bounce to Nehra at third man. One run. 19/0

2.2 B Kumar to R Dravid, Length delivery, Dravid gets an outside edge down to third man to pick up one. 18/0

2.1 B Kumar to R Dravid, FOUR! Excellent delivery this one but Kumar is unlucky. A good length delivery, nipping in a bit, Dravid pushes timidly at it, the ball flies down past a diving Uthappa and races down to the fine leg fence. 17/0

1.6 S Watson to R Uthappa, Uthappa plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 11/2

1.5 S Watson to R Uthappa, FOUR! Excellent batting! Just full outside off, Uthappa just lofts it cleanly over the bowler's head for a boundary. 10/2

1.4 S Watson to A Majumdar, Good length outside off, Majumdar slashed hard and the outside edge carried down past slips for a run. 6/2

1.3 S Watson to R Uthappa, Length outside off, Uthappa guides it down to third man and gets off the mark with one. 5/2

1.2 S Watson to R Uthappa, Stump to stump line, Uthappa stays back and blocks it. 4/2

1.2 S Watson to R Uthappa, WIDE! Down the leg side as Uthappa misses out on his flick. 4/2

1.1 S Watson to R Uthappa, Fuller outside off, Uthappa defends it down. 3/2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl as first change.

1.6 A Nehra to A Rahane, A length delivery, Rahane negates it away straight to mid-wicket to end the over. Still to get off the mark, Ajinkya. 13/0

1.5 A Nehra to R Dravid, Short on the pads, Dravid flicks it down to fine leg and gets a single. 13/0

1.4 A Nehra to R Dravid, FOUR! His strength, the wrists of Dravid. Over-pitched on middle, Dravid gets down and clips it elegantly past mid-wicket. 12/0

1.3 A Nehra to R Dravid, Full on off, Dravid aims to flick but gets an inside edge on his pads. 8/0

1.2 A Nehra to R Dravid, Very wide, short as well, Dravid manages to get some bat on it and pushes at it harder. The lively Steven Smith at point, dives full to his right and stops it one-handed. 8/0

1.1 A Nehra to R Dravid, Bowls short outside off, Dravid punches it down to mid off. 8/0

Shane Watson to bowl from the other end.

Anustup Majumdar walks in.

0.6 A Chandila to S Ganguly, OUT! Two wickets for Chandila and it's the skipper this time. Down the leg side, Ganguly gets some bat on it and the ball rolls down the keeper. Ganguly leaves the crease and Goswami is quick enough to take the bails off in a flash. Third umpire was called in and it showed Ganguly's reach with the bat was short of the crease. Pune's faltering top order has entered a new high. They have lost back-to-back wickets within the first over and are in tatters now. 3/2

Robin Uthappa walks out.

0.5 A Chandila to J Ryder, OUT! Ryder bows out! Ryder came down to whack it down the leg side. It goes high in the air. Watson from mid off, goes back and settles under it. 3/1

0.4 A Chandila to S Ganguly, On the pads, worked away on the leg side for a single. 3/0

0.3 A Chandila to S Ganguly, Appeal for LBW! Lands it on leg as Ganguly gets down to prod. Misses it and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye through the off side. The umpire turns it down though. 2/0

0.2 A Chandila to J Ryder, The off-spinner, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single. 2/0

0.1 A Chandila to S Ganguly, Starts off on a straighter note, Ganguly tucks it down to short fine leg for a single. 1/0

Ashish Nehra to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 M Kartik to R Dravid, Flatter length on middle, Dravid clips it down towards mid on for a quick single. 8/0

0.5 M Kartik to R Dravid, FOUR! First boundary. Touch short outside off, Dravid camps back and cuts it well wide off point to take a boundary to his name. 7/0

0.5 M Kartik to A Rahane, TWO WIDES! Down the leg side, very full, Robin Uthappa does not hold it cleanly and they run a single through fine leg. 3/0

0.4 M Kartik to A Rahane, Tight lines on off, once again played to cover. 1/0

0.3 M Kartik to A Rahane, Once again stump to stump line, Rahane plays it down towards cover. 1/0

0.2 M Kartik to R Dravid, Goes very full down the leg side, Dravid tucks it down to mid on for the first run. 1/0

0.1 M Kartik to R Dravid, Starts off on a fuller note on off at 89.2 kph, Dravid gets down in defense. 0/0

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