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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
 

IPL twenty20 – Neeraj Patel and R.Jadeja pulls of an thriller against Mumbai Indians for Rajasthan Royals

When all seems to be lost for Rajasthan Royals the two young players from Royals came out as champion to win the game for them by five wickets. Chasing a comparative target for victory Royals found themselves in trouble at 77/5 when there all big guns back in the hurt and it seems that Mumbai Indians has almost covered the match until the 18th over. But the match certainly turn around when R.Jadeja hit first ball of R.Raje for six over extra cover in the 19th over to bring down the equation to 26 runs of 11 balls.

The two left-handers picked 17 runs in the 19th over bowled by R.Raje to bring down the equation to 15 of 6 balls. The last over was given to D. Fernando who so far looked most impressive bowler from the Mumbai Indians in the match and with his international experience no one expected that he will bowl a wide when 3 runs needed of last ball. With the cool heads two younger players snatch the victory from the hands of Mumbai Indians.

Now Mumbai Indians will pray for Deccan Chargers to beat Chennai Super kings in their last league match to give Mumbai Indians hope of qualifying for the semifinals. The loss of Mumbai Indians to Rajasthan Royals gave Delhi Daredevils a ticket to qualify for the Semi Finals and now they are the third team to qualify.

Earlier Rajasthan Royals captain won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. The wicket was too slow and both Mumbai Indians opener quick to realize that as they played cautiously till 11th over and they put on 71 runs for the first wicket. But both the openers Sachin Tendulkar (30 runs of 34 balls) and S.Jayasurya (38 runs of 37 balls) after working so hard in the middle got out on the bowling of S.Trivedi.

After dismissal of both openers Mumbai Indians batsman looks to up the run rate and in the process they only manage to get themselves out. Till the 19th over they were looking down and out at 120/7. But Y.Takawale played a blinder of inning of 24 runs of just 8 balls. He hammered S.Watson for as many as 25 runs in the last over to give his team a respectable total of 145/7 at the end of 20th over.

Sohail Tanvir once again was most impressive bowlers as he picked of 14/4 in his four over spell.

S.Tanvir was declared Man of the Match.

Match Summary

Mumbai Indians– 145/7 in 20 Overs

S.Jayasurya– 38 S.Tendulkar – 30

S.Tanvir– 4-0-14-4 S.Trivedi 4-0-31-2

Rajasthan Royals– 146/5 in 20 Overs

N.Patel– 40* R.Jadeja- 23*

D.Fernando– 4-0-27-2 R.Raje– 4-0-37-1

 

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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 10:50 AM  
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