Jaipur, Sep 25: Rajasthan Royals extended their winning streak to 10 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday night.
The latest victory for RR came against Highveld Lions of South Africa by 30 runs in a Group A match of Champions League 2013.
In this year's Indian Premier League (IPL 6), RR had maintained an unbeaten record at their home ground by winning eight out of eight. Now in CLT20 they have made it two in two. In their opening game, they had beaten Mumbai Indians.
First, RR scored an impressive 183/5 in 20 overs and successfully defended it as Lions were restricted to 153/9 in 20 overs. Brad Hodge was the batting hero while legspinner Pravin Tambe, at the age of 41 years and 352 days, weaved his magic with the ball.
Here are the highlights
Sixes: RR: 5; Lions: 5
Fours: RR: 23; Lions: 10
Top scorers: RR: Brad Hodge 46 not out (23 balls, 6x4, 2x6); Lions: Alviro Petersen 40 (28 balls, 4x4)
Highest wickets: Lions: 2 wickets each for Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Dwaine Pretorius; RR: Pravin Tambe 4/15 in 3 overs
# RR scored 183/5 in 20 overs. Lions were restricted to 153/9 in 20 overs
# Hodge and Tambe were the heroes for RR
# This was RR's 10th straight win this year (8 in IPL and 2 in CLT20)
# Hodge hit 46 not out off 23 with 6 fours and 2 fours
# Stuart Binny scored 38 off 20 with 5 fours and a six
# Shane Watson contributed 33 off 24 with 4 fours and 2 sixes
# Captain Rahul Dravid made 31 off 30 with 5 fours
# RR were 36/2 in 6 overs. 50 took 47 balls. 100 in 80 balls and 150 in 109
# Lions' six-over score was 44/3. 50 in 41, 100 in 76, 150 in 115 balls
# 41-year-old Tambe was named Man-of-the-match for his 4/15 in 3 overs. This was his CLT20 debut game
# For Lions, captain Petersen was the top scorer with 40 off 28 with 4 fours
# Lions' left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso was the most expensive bowler in the match with 0/52 in 4 overs (economy 13.00)
# Vikramjeet Malik and James Faulkner took two wickets apiece for RR