Rajasthan Royals have now won their first match in this edition of the IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost two consecutive matches.
Ashoke Dinda made a fine come back into the Knight Riders team by claiming
Lumb in the very first ball of the match. Dinda, with 2 wickets in the match has
now claimed 15 wickets in 23 matches in all editions of the IPL.
Shane Warne’s wicket-less spell is now adding to the agonies as he has
claimed now just 1 wicket in 4 matches of this edition of IPL.
Munaf Patel’s wicket of Sourav Ganguly in the last over of the match is just
his second in three matches in this edition of IPL. Rajasthan’s leading wicket
taker in this tournament so far is Dimitri Masceranhas (4 wickets in 2 matches),
who has already gone back home with an injury.
Adam Voges joins the list of another Australian to play for the Royals. The
list now includes Warne, Tait, Martyn, Carseldine, and Rob Quiney. He also made
an impressive start by scoring 37 of just 22 deliveries.
Interestingly, all the Koklata batsmen managed to maintain the difference
between the runs scored and the deliveries they faced between 2 and 4:
a. Tiwary – 11 (13)
b. Hodge – 36 (34)
c. Pujara – 29 (25)
d. Ganguly – 33 (29)
e. Shah – 19 (17)
Angelo Matthews, who had a great start to the tournament, was dismissed for a
duck without facing a delivery.