Otago Volts vs Rajasthan Royals 18th Match at Jaipur, 01 Oct, 2013

Toss: Rajasthan Royals, who chose to field
Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets
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Rajasthan Royals, who chose to field
Rajasthan Royals 142/6 in 19.1 Overs
Current Run rate: 7.41

Otago Volts  139/7 (20)

Player of the Match: Rahul Shukla
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
52
23
5
3
226.09
8
94
36
31.33
8
4
2
0
200
NA
NA
NA
NA
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
3.1
0
37
0
11.68
19
23
3/19
20.91
4
0
33
2
8.25
NA
NA
NA
NA
Recent Overs:
1
1
6
2
1
W
1
1
1
1
6
4
.
W
4
.
.
4
4
Current Partnership: 8 runs, 0.5 overs, RR: 9.6 (BJ Hodge, Kevon Cooper )
Last Wicket: James Faulkner 2(4)

Over 20.0  

Rahul Shukla is the Man of the Match

Rahul Dravid: It got nerve wrecking in the end. It was a fantastic innings from Hodge. There is a good environment in the team, they know their roles well. It is about giving the youngsters the confidence they need. When Hodge bats like that down the order we don't need to change batting order. The winning streak is not important but hopefully we can keep it going for one more game. We love to play here the crowd always supports us.

Brendon McCullum: Our top order did not do the job. We came back well with the bat and the ball later on. Hodge played a brilliant innings and he took the game away from us. Rahul Shukla surprised us all. He has good pace and he swung the ball. What happens tomorrow will happen and I am proud of the efforts put in by this team.
Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets.
19.1
4
Over 19.1 IG Butler bowls a full length delivery to BJ Hodge, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and drives it to deep extra-cover fence for winning runs.
End of Over 19 (8 runs)   Rajasthan Royals 138/6

Kevon Cooper 8/4 N Wagner 4-0-33-2
BJ Hodge 48/22

18.6
4
Over 18.6 N Wagner bowls a good length delivery to Kevon Cooper, Boundary! Goes for a wild swing and gets a thick outside edge that goes past the man at short third man for a boundary.
18.5
0
Over 18.5 N Wagner bowls a pitched up delivery to Kevon Cooper, no runs, gets forward and drives it straight back to bowler.
18.4
0
Over 18.4 N Wagner bowls a pitched up delivery to Kevon Cooper, no runs, gets forward and miss to drives it through the off-side.
18.3
4
Over 18.3 N Wagner to Kevon Cooper, Boundary! Comes forward and gets it out of the bottom of the bat to the deep extra cover fence.
18.2
W
Over 18.2 N Wagner to James Faulkner, out Bowled!! This was on the block hole on off and middle, Faulkner backs away and fails to get any bat on it as his stumps are uprooted.
18.1
0
Over 18.1 N Wagner to James Faulkner, no runs, yorker length outside off, Faulkner makes room and misses to make contact.
End of Over 18 (14 runs)   Rajasthan Royals 130/5

BJ Hodge 48/22 IG Butler 3-0-33-0
James Faulkner 2/2

17.6
4
Over 17.6 IG Butler bowls it short of length to BJ Hodge, Boundary! Moves across and pulls it in the air to the fine leg fence for four.
17.5
6
Over 17.5 IG Butler bowls a good length delivery to Hodge, Six!! Gets clears his front leg out of the way and sends it way over the deep mid wicket fence for another six.
17.4
1
Over 17.4 IG Butler bowls it short of length to James Faulkner, 1 run, backs away and dabs it to point and picks up a quick single.
17.3
1
Over 17.3 IG Butler bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to BJ Hodge, 1 run, gets clears his front foot and digs out to long on.
17.2
1
Over 17.2 IG Butler bowls a good length delivery to James Faulkner, 1 run, makes room and run it down to third-man and gets a single.
17.1
1
Over 17.1 IG Butler bowls a pitched up delivery to BJ Hodge, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to deep extra-cover and gets a single.
End of Over 17 (11 runs)   Rajasthan Royals 117/5

AM Rahane 52/47 Jimmy Neesham 4-0-23-3
BJ Hodge 37/19

16.6
W
Over 16.6 Jimmy Neesham to AM Rahane, out Caught by Broom!! Rahane goes trying to get some quick runs. This was a full toss on middle and leg, Rahane backs away and lofts it but he does not get it off the middle as it goes straight to Broom at mid off.
16.5
1
Over 16.5 Jimmy Neesham bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to BJ Hodge, 1 run, goes back in the crease and digs it out to point for a single.
16.4
2
Over 16.4 Jimmy Neesham  to BJ Hodge, 2 runs, makes room and slices it over the backward point fielder for a couple.