Rajasthan 142-6 (19.1 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Hodge ends the match in fine style as he smashes a full delivery from Butler through the covers for a boundary.
He also completed his fifty with that four, from just 23 balls, as Rajasthan continued their unbeaten run in the tournament to take top spot in Group A. When the veteran Australian came out to bat, Rajasthan needed 68 from 47 balls for victory, but his magical innings took them to victory with five balls to spare.
The victory also means Rajasthan will play their semi-final at home, where they are virtually unbeatable, having won their last 12 matches in a row.
Otago have done well to stretch the match to the last over which means they have kept themselves alive for a place in the semi-finals.
According to ace statistician Mohandas Menon on Twitter: "Mumbai Indians now need to beat Perth Scorchers by 49 runs or by 34 balls to spare to qualify."
Rajasthan 138-6 (19 overs) vs Otago 139-7
James Faulkner tries to attack Wagner but is bowled off the second ball of the 19th over as he plays all over a yorker.
New batsman Kevon Cooper then drives a low full toss through the covers for a boundary followed by two dot balls.
He throws his bat at the last delivery but the thick outside edge flies past the wicketkeeper for a boundary.
Rajasthan need two runs from the last over for victory.
Rajasthan 130-5 (18 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Butler comes into the attack. The first ball is a full toss which Hodge hits to the covers for a single. Three more singles as Butler keeps it full and on the stumps before he gifts a full toss to Hodge who hits a huge six over midwicket and then gets a boundary from the last ball to put Rajasthan in control.
Hodge has smashed his way to 48 from 22 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes to put his team in charge.
Rajasthan 116-5 (17 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Rahane takes a single from the second ball before Hodge continues his attacking batting as he heaves it down the ground for a six. He steers the next ball past point for two runs before he blocks a yorker for a single on the off-side.
Neesham then lifts his team with the wicket of Rahane, who hits a full toss straight into the hands of Broom at mid-off. Rahane hit 52 from 48 balls, adding 44 runs from 4.4 overs for the fifth wicket with Hodge to bring Rajasthan back into the match after a few quick wickets.
Rajasthan 106-4 (16 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Rahane drives the first ball from McMillan to long-on before Hodge plays and misses the next ball outside the off-stump.
The veteran Australian then cuts a short wide delivery over point and it carries all the way for a six to bring up Rajasthan's 100.
He slaps the next ball powerfully through the covers for two runs but the fielder is unable to get to the next one which crashes into the boundary.
Rajasthan have 26 from the last two overs to reduce the equation to 34 needed from 18 deliveries.
Rajasthan 93-4 (15 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Hodge finally breaks the shackles as he lofts Wagner over the off-side for a much-needed boundary. He clips the next ball to midwicket for two runs and is then deceived by the slower ball but the top edge carries over the keeper for another boundary.
Rahane takes a single from the last ball to bring up his half-century from 44 balls.
Rajasthan 80-4 (14 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Butler back for his second spell. He continues Otago's good showing with the ball in the recent few overs, giving away just five runs.
Rajasthan reach 80 for four in 14 overs, needing 60 from the last six overs for victory.
Rajasthan 75-4 (13 overs) vs Otago 139-7
The wickets continue to tumble for Rajasthan as Binny edges Wagner and is caught at first slip for one.
Veteran Brad Hodge has his task cut with the asking rate going up all the time with Otago taking couple of quick wickets in the last few overs.
Just three runs from that over as Rajasthan reach 75 for four in 13 overs, with 65 needed from 42 balls for victory.
Rajasthan 72-3 (12 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Neesham lifts Otago with the big wicket of Watson, who is beaten by the outswinger as he edges it and is caught behind for two from nine balls.
Otago making a good comeback as Rajasthan are reduced to 72 for three after 12 overs, needing 68 from eight overs for victory.
Rajasthan 69-2 (11 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Beard to complete his spell as he comes on to bowl his fourth and final over. He ends with a tight over, giving away just two singles to finish with one for 23 in four overs.
Rajasthan 67-2 (10 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Rahane gives Neesham the charge before he cuts a short delivery past point for a four. However, the pacer strikes with the wicket of the in-form Samson, who drags it back on to his stumps to be bowled for five.
New batsman Shane Watson watchfully plays out the remaining three balls of the over.
At the halfway stage, Rajasthan are 67 for two, with 73 needed from 60 deliveries for victory.
Rajasthan 62-1 (9 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Rahane flicks the third ball from Beard through the leg side for a couple before he hits it uppishly through the covers as the fielder makes a diving effort but can't get to it.
Sanju Samson plays a similar shot but this time he has timed it well for a boundary to get off the mark.
Nine runs from the over take Rajasthan to 62 for one after nine overs.
Rajasthan 53-1 (8 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Neesham bowls just one over before he makes way for McMillan. Rahane drives the second ball down the ground for a couple to raise the 50 for Royals. It is another good over from Otago as McMillan gives away just four runs.
Rajasthan 49-1 (7 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Rahane lofts Beard inside out over the cover region for a boundary despite the fielder making a good stop inside the ropes.
But two balls later the left-arm spinner strikes with the wicket of Dravid, who is caught by Nathan McCullum for 10. The Rajasthan captain tried to chip it over the off-side but failed to get enough distance as the fielder at point completed an easy catch.
Rajasthan 43-0 (6 overs) vs Otago 139-7
James Neesham into the attack now. Rajasthan seem to have settled down after their initial flying start and are looking to play risk free cricket. They collect four singles from Neesham's first over to continue their good start.
Rajasthan 39-0 (5 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Otago introduce spin in the form of left-armer Nick Beard. He starts with a wide to Rahane down the leg side before five singles come from the rest of the over as Rajasthan reach 39 for no loss after five overs.
Rajasthan 33-0 (4 overs) vs Otago 139-7
McMillan makes a good comeback after an expensive first over. He concedes just two singles with Dravid looking to be cautious with Rahane getting the boundaries from the other end.
Rajasthan 31-0 (3 overs) vs Otago 139-7
Rahane on fire at the moment. He drives Neil Wagner through the covers for his fourth boundary before he repeats the dose three balls later to leave the Otago fielders gasping.
Rahane has raced to 20 from 12 balls, all runs coming from boundaries, to take Rajasthan to 31 for no loss in three overs.
Rajasthan 22-0 (2 overs) vs Otago 139-7
James McMillan to bowl the second over. Dravid is beaten off the second ball as it stays a touch low before the Rajasthan captain drives the next through the off-side for three runs.
Rahane continues his flying start as he flicks the fourth ball fine past the short fine leg fielder for his third four to race to 12 from six balls.
Rajasthan 15-0 (1 over) vs Otago 139-7
Ian Butler will open the bowling for Otago Volts as Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane walk out to open the batting for Royals.
Royals get their first run courtesy of a leg bye off the second ball as Dravid misses the flicks before Rahane hits a stylish boundary through the covers to get off the mark.
Butler then bowls a wayward delivery, big wide down the leg side as the keeper is also unable to get to it for five extra runs.
Two balls later the struggling Butler bowls another wide before Rahane again scorches another one through the covers for a delightful boundary to get 15 runs from the over.
Otago: 139-7 (20 overs)
Meanwhile, Rahul Shukla ends with figures of four for 23.
Ian Butler hits some lusty blows, two sixes and a boundary off Cooper, to boost Otago's run rate. That Cooper over costs Rajasthan 18 runs. However, the bowler has his revenge in his next over, making Butler (25) play on.
Butler's 18-ball 25 was inclusive of two boundaries and an equal number of sixes and he helped Nathan McCullum add 39 valuable runs for the seventh wicket.
McCullum (26 not out) hits a few lusty blows, 13 from the last over (by Faulkner), to help Otago's total have a semblance of respectability.
Otago: 89-6 (15 overs)
Neesham (32) and Doeschate (26) add 53 runs for the fifth wicket before Kevon Cooper has the former caught by Shane Watson at long on.
Pravin Tambe traps Ten Doeschate plumb in front in the next over to end any hopes of an Otago revival.
Otago: 50-4 (10 overs)
Neil Broom (11) compounds Otago's woes, skying a Watson delivery, keeper Sanju Samson making no mistake.
Ryan ten Doeschate and James Neesham have a tough job at hand. And so far they are doing a good job of it.
Otago reach the 50-run mark in the 10th over.
Otago: 20-3 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and invited Otago to bat first in their Champions League T20 match in Jaipur.
The hosts replaced Vikramjeet Malik with Rahul Shukla even as the Kiwi side is unchanged. Rajasthan's move paid rich dividends early on.
Rahul Shukla provides Rajasthan with a perfect start by getting through Hamish Rutherford's (5) defense in his second over.
Two balls later, he has Brendon McCullum (0) trapped plumb in front. And in his fourth he catches Derek De Brooder (0). Three wickets in four balls. What an inclusion to the side.
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Ragul Shukla and Pravin Tambe.
Otago: Brendon McCullum (C), Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Derek de Boorder, Ian Butler, N Wagner, Neil, Beard and James McMillan.