- ScorecardRAJASTHAN WIN BY 9 WICKETS!!!
Rajasthan 121-1 (16.3 overs) vs Perth 120
Samson nudges Mennie fine on the leg side for a boundary before taking a single from the next ball to bring up his fifty, from 42 balls.
Rahane takes a single from the next delivery to take Rajasthan to a crushing nine-wicket victory, with 21 deliveries to spare.
Rahane finishes unbeaten on 62 from 53 balls and Samson impressed again as he hit 50 from 42 balls. The two youngsters were involved in an unbroken stand of 120 runs from 15.5 overs to take their team to another victory at home, their 11th in a row in Jaipur.
- ScorecardRajasthan 115-1 (16 overs) vs Perth 119
Rahane lofts Paris on the leg side for a boundary before taking two from the fifth ball as Rajasthan close in on a crushing victory.
- ScorecardRajasthan 106-1 (15 overs) vs Perth 119
Rahane hits Beer for a huge six to bring up his half-century in grand style, from 45 balls. Rajasthan look set for another easy win at home, with 15 needed from five overs for victory.
- ScorecardRajasthan 98-1 (14 overs) vs Perth 119
Rahane looks in a rush. He drives Paris through midwicket for two runs but can't get the next ball away as he tries to loft it through the same region.
Rahane is dropped off the next ball at mid-off as he tries another rash shot.
- ScorecardRajasthan 94-1 (13 overs) vs Perth 119
Rahane has had enough of the ones and twos as he charges down the track and lofts Beer over mid-off for a four.
Samson then cuts a short ball past point for two runs to get eight runs from that over.
- ScorecardRajasthan 86-1 (12 overs) vs Perth 119
Another Australian left-arm spinner comes into the attack in the form of Ashton Agar. Even he is effectively dealt with as Rajasthan easily milk him for six singles in his first over.
- ScorecardRajasthan 80-1 (11 overs) vs Perth 119
Beer keeps it tight as he gives away just five runs in his second over but Rajasthan are in complete control with 41 needed from nine overs for victory.
- ScorecardRajasthan 75-1 (10 overs) vs Perth 119
Rahane pulls Hilton Cartwright fine on the leg side for a four to take his score to 29 before he steers it to thirdman for one.
At the halfway stage, Rajasthan are 75 for one, needing 46 from 60 balls for victory.
Rahane is on 31 from 28 balls, while Samson has stroked his way to 37 from 28 balls the two youngsters look to be cruising out in the middle.
- ScorecardRajasthan 65-1 (9 overs) vs Perth 119
Left-arm spinner Michael Beer is introduced. Two singles from the first two balls before Samson is beaten off the fourth ball. But he slashes the next ball over point for a boundary before he gets a bottom edge off the last ball.
- ScorecardRajasthan 59-1 (8 overs) vs Perth 119
Samson trying to cut loose. He lofts Behrendorff over mid-on for a boundary before steering it to thirdman for one. Rahane ends the over with another four playing the upper cut as Behrendorff finishes with one for 28 in four overs.
- ScorecardRajasthan 47-1 (7 overs) vs Perth 119
Samson pulls a short ball from Mennie but top edges it over the keeper for two runs. But two balls later he gets it off the middle for a six over midwicket to race to 26 from 19 balls, while Rahane is on 17 from 19 balls.
- ScorecardRajasthan 37-1 (6 overs) vs Perth 119
Behrendorff comes back from the other end. However, he fails to make an impression as Rajasthan calmly get four runs from that over to continue their steady progress.
- ScorecardRajasthan 33-1 (5 overs) vs Perth 119
Perth move the first slip wider and Rahane edges Joe Mennie's second delivery which flies past the keeper through the vacant first slip region for a single.
The pacer then angles it down the pads as Samson helps himself for his third boundary, through midwicket.
- ScorecardRajasthan 27-1 (4 overs) vs Perth 119
Rahane takes on the short ball from Paris but gets a top edge which flies over the fine leg boundary for a six. The two batsmen take a single each from the last two balls of that over as Rajasthan continue to build.
- ScorecardRajasthan 19-1 (3 overs) vs Perth 119
Behrendorff slips down the leg side and Samson makes most by flicking it behind square for a boundary.
He repeats the shot off the last ball flicking it off his pads through midwicket for another four to get 10 runs from that over.
Rajasthan are 19 for one after three overs.
- ScorecardRajasthan 9-1 (2 overs) vs Perth 119
Joel Paris to bowl the second over and he starts with a wide. Samson survives a close shout for LBW but the umpire rules he got an inside edge. Ajinkya Rahane is off the mark in fine style as he flicks a full delivery past midwicket for a boundary.
- ScorecardRajasthan 2-1 (1 over) vs Perth 119
Rajasthan openers Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane walk out to bat, chasing a modest 120 for victory.
Jason Behrendorff to bowl the first over for Perth. He bowls a wide down the leg side as Rajasthan get off the mark before Dravid defends with a straight bat and then cuts it to the fielder at point.
The fourth ball is full and fast and it sneaks under Dravid's bat to crash into the stumps as the Rajasthan captain walks back for a four-ball duck.
Sanju Samson steers the fifth ball to thirdman for a single to get off the mark.
- ScorecardPerth 119 all out (20 overs) vs Rajasthan
Jason Behrendorff hits a full delivery from Cooper through the covers for his first boundary as the last pair continue to keep the scoreboard moving.
Perth are dismissed off the last ball of the innings as the batsmen attempt a quick bye but Samson runs out Beer with a direct hit.
Cooper finishes with excellent figures of four for 18 in four overs. He got good support from Tambe, who took two for 17 and Faulkner took two for 15.
Rajasthan will be confident of chasing down this modest total and continue their winning run at home.
- ScorecardPerth 110-9 (19 overs) vs Rajasthan
Faulkner bowls a quick bouncer to Beer, who somehow manages to duck under it. The next ball is fuller and goes right through him as keeper Samson gets a bad bounce and it goes for four byes.
Beer then slaps it through the covers for a couple as Perth get 10 runs from that over to add some useful runs to the total.
Faulkner finishes with good figures of two for 15 in four overs.
- ScorecardPerth 100-9 (18 overs) vs Rajasthan
Mennie tries to take on Cooper but hits it straight down the throat of Binny to fall for 2.
Turner (11) falls off the very next ball as he makes room but fails to keep out the yorker and is bowled.
Michael Beer plays and misses as Cooper narrowly misses the hat-trick. Dravid has a slip in place but Beer edges the last ball past that fielder for a single to thirdman to bring up the 100 for Perth after 18 overs.
Cooper has sensational figures of four for nine in three overs.
- ScorecardPerth 97-7 (17 overs) vs Rajasthan
Watson is back as Joe Mennie and Ashton Turner look to bat with caution and concentrate on singles. Turner gets a much-needed boundary as Watson slips one down the leg side which the right-hander helps fine past the fielder inside the circle. This is the first boundary for Perth after a long wait of 57 balls, can you imagine that!!
- ScorecardPerth 88-7 (16 overs) vs Rajasthan
Perth are struggling to get going as Faulkner concedes just one run in that over, and that from a wide. The left-armer has given away just nine runs in his three overs, while picking up two wickets.
- ScorecardPerth 87-7 (15 overs) vs Rajasthan
Tambe ends his spell with a good over, giving away just two runs. He has been excellent with the ball as he finishes with two for 17 in four overs.
- ScorecardPerth 85-7 (14 overs) vs Rajasthan
Faulkner comes back and he continues Rajasthan's wicket way. Joel Paris makes room but is beaten by a quick yorker to be bowled for two.
Perth slip to 85 for seven after 14 overs.
- ScorecardPerth 82-6 (13 overs) vs Rajasthan
Tambe makes it worse for Perth with the wicket of Tom Triffit, who is caught and bowled for two.
- ScorecardPerth 77-5 (12 overs) vs Rajasthan
Hilton Cartwright also perishes early as Cooper traps him leg before wicket with an unplayable yorker which dipped alarmingly and hit him on the toes right in front of the stumps.
Three balls later Voges holes out to the fielder at long-on to walk back for 27 and leave Perth in tatters at 77 for five in the 12th over.
Two new batsmen out in the middle as Perth look in big danger of being bowled out.
- ScorecardPerth 76-3 (11 overs) vs Rajasthan
Tambe is proving hard to get away as three singles from the first three balls before Voges clips it on the leg side for two runs. He gets three runs from the next ball as the fielder at point fails to stop it before a single comes from the last ball.
- ScorecardPerth 67-3 (10 overs) vs Rajasthan
Kevon Cooper comes into the attack after just one over from Binny. He makes a tidy start, giving away just five runs as Rajasthan continue to keep the Perth batsmen under pressure to reduce them to 67 for three after 10 overs.
- ScorecardPerth 62-3 (9 overs) vs Rajasthan
Veteran leg-spinner Pravin Tambe comes into the attack. Katich hits the second ball straight back at him but the bowler fails to hold on to it on his follow through.
However, he gets his man three balls later as Katich comes down the track but is beaten all ends up and wicketkeeper Sanju Samson completes an easy stumping.
Katich is dismissed for 12 to leave Perth in trouble at 62 for three in nine overs.
- ScorecardPerth 61-2 (8 overs) vs Rajasthan
New bowler Stuart Binny is greeted by a boundary from Katich, who flicks it behind square on the leg side.
Binny oversteps the line to give away a free hit but Voges can't make most of it and is caught behind as just seven runs come from that over.
- ScorecardPerth 54-2 (7 overs) vs Rajasthan
Voges is in looking in good touch as he flicks a full delivery from Watson on the leg side for three runs. Watson is then cut for a boundary through point by Simon Katich before he takes a single from the last ball to get 10 runs from the over.
- ScorecardPerth 44-2 (6 overs) vs Rajasthan
Dravid continues to surprise everyone with his bowling chances as Menaria comes back, to bowl his second over.
But this time, he fails to keep the runs down as Voges slams the last two balls for boundaries through the midwicket. He is also helped by poor fielding from Cooper on the boundary as he lefts the first four go through.
Perth get 10 runs from that over to reach 44 for two after six overs.
- ScorecardPerth 34-2 (5 overs) vs Rajasthan
Dravid juggling his bowlers around as Shane Watson comes in to replace Faulker, who bowled just one over with the new ball.
And Watson strikes first ball with the wicket of fellow-countryman Agar, who slashes at a short wide ball but edges it to Malik at thirdman to fall for 10.
It's an all-Australia battle out in the middle with Simon Katich and Adam Voges batting for Perth, while Watson has the ball.
Voges plays three dot balls before he lofts it over midwicket for a four and then takes a single from the last ball.
- ScorecardPerth 29-1 (4 overs) vs Rajasthan
Malik to continue despite going for runs in his first over. Ashton Agar slaps the first ball past mid-on for his first boundary before lofting the third ball over the covers for another four as nine come from that over.
- ScorecardPerth 20-1 (3 overs) vs Rajasthan
Menaria is off after just one over as left-arm pacer James Faulkner is introduced. Davis continues to target the bowlers as he pulls a short ball through midwicket for a boundary before the pacer gets revenge from the next ball.
Davis pulls it on the leg side but holes out a simple catch to Kevon Cooper at deep square leg to be dismissed for 18 from 12 balls.
- ScorecardPerth 14-0 (2 overs) vs Rajasthan
It's pace from the other end as Vikramjeet Malik comes in to bowl the second over. Davis tries to break free as he lofts the pacer back over his head for the first boundary of the match and two balls later he carts it over the covers for the same result.
Davis then turns it on the leg side and they sprint across for a couple as veteran Brad Hodge takes time to get to the ball. He hits the last ball over mid-on but mistimes it for three runs as 13 runs come from that over.
- ScorecardPerth 1-0 (1 over) vs Rajasthan
Rahul Dravid springs a surprise by bringing in part-time spinner Ashok Menaria to open the bowling.
Perth openers Liam Davis and Ashton Agar may have been caught off-guard by that move. They watchfully play out the first over, taking just a single in that over with Davis tapping it to the covers to get off the mark.
A perfect start by Menaria, giving away just one run in the first over.
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid has won the toss and elected to bowl against Perth Scorthers in the 15th match, of the Champions League T20, in Jaipur.
Rajasthan, who have won both their first two matches, will advance to the semi-finals with a victory over Perth.
Perth were beaten by Otago in their first match while their other game against the Lions was washed out. They will look to keep their hopes alive with a victory against the in-form Rajasthan, who have won their last 10 matches in Jaipur.
The start of the match is delayed slightly after the earlier match between Otago Volts and Lions went into the Super Over, which was eventually won by the Kiwi side. The scores were tied in the Super Over but Otago won the match on the basis of number of boundaries (including four and sixes) hit in their quota of 20 overs. Otago had hit 18 boundaries in total while Lions had one hit less to the fence, which ultimately proved crucial.
Quinton de Kock and John Symes are opening the proceedings for Lions as James Neesham has the ball in his hand.
First up Neesham puts it wide as de Kock is more than happy to slap it over covers for a boundary.
De Kock then turns and smokes it into the crowd.
A slap down the ground gives de Kock a single.
John Symes skies one -- undone by a slowe one-- as Brendon McCullum takes a easy catch -- game on now.
A wide delivery from Neesham, but de Kock is unable to take advantage -- gets a single.
Final ball is a wide one as Pretorius slaps it turns for a second, but a throw from McCullum finds him short of his crease -- giving Volts an incredible win.
James Neesham and Brendon McCullum walk out to the middle for the super over as Sohail Tanvir to start the proceedings.
First up is a wide delivery from Tanvir, Neesham waited nicely and stroked it for a boundary.
Another slower one, this time Neesham hits to mid-off.
Round the wicket now, Tanvir to McCullum -- a full toss -- McCullum misses.
Fourth ball, McCullum misses the ball again as the ball goes in between his legs -- Volts steal a single.
A yorker length delivery keeps it to single.
McCullum gets hold of a full toss and smokes it into the crowd for a maximum.
13 runs from the over as Lions need 14 runs to win.
James Neesham's brilliant counter-attacking cricket has taken the game to the Super Over.
Requiring 11 runs off the final over, Neesham started off with a maximum off Sohail Tanvir.
Tanvir kept his cool and didn't give any boundaries.
Off the final ball, Neil Wagner missed the ball, but Quinton de Kock missed the ball, allowing Neesham to cross over for a single.
19:06 - Scorecard
James Neesham's big hitting is keeping Otago Volts the New Zealand side in the hunt chasing 168.
With three overs to go, Sohail Tanvir returns.
First up is a peach -- a slower one as the Pakistani seamer cleans up Ian Butler with a beauty.
Neesham continues his big hitting as he smoked Tanvir out of the park. Tanvir tries to fool Neesham with a slower one -- but the batsman manages to get a couple.
At the end of 17 overs, Volts were 148-7. Volts need 20 from 12 balls.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe strikes again for Highveld Lions as he removes experienced Ryan ten Doeschate for 9.
Beaten by a slower one, ten Doeschate spooned an easy catch to Alviro Peterson at short extra cover.
In the next over, Derek de Boorder, who was looking good, gave a simple catch to Bavuma at midwicket.
de Boorder made 32.
Volts losing their way now as the Kiwi side were 102-5 after 14 overs.
Hamish Rutherford and Derek de Boorder have put their heads down and are looking to bring Otago Volts out of a precarious situation.
Volts had lost Brendon McCullum and Neil Broom in quick succession.
Rutherford, who was hit on shoulder by Viljoen, creamed one then through the offside.
de Boorder welcomed leg-spinner Imran Tahir with a boundary. The duo have added 51 runs stand for the third wicket so far.
But just we speak, Tahir strikes a crucial blow removing Rutherford for 32.
The left-hander looking to blast leg-spinner out of the park got a thick edge and was taken smartly by Quinton de Kock.
After 10 overs, Volts were 78-3. Volts need 90 from 60 balls.
18:01 - Scorecard
Lonwabo Tsotsobe now gets into the act as he removes Otago Volts' skipper Brendon McCullum, who was foxed by a slower one and was caught by Sohail Tanvir at mid on.
McCullum made 5.
17:53 - Scorecard
Ethan O'Reilly strikes a crucial blow as he removes Neil Broom for 6.
Broom the centurion of the previous game, mistimed one to mid-on and was safely pouched by Viljoen.
Volts were 16-1 after 2 overs.
A fantastic century by opener Quinton de Kock have helped Highveld Lions reach a competitive 167-4.
de Kock reached the landmark with a brace off James Neesham in the final over of the innings to register the landmark.
He got good support from Jean Symes, who put on 61 runs for the fourth wicket.
For Volts, Nick Beard double had left Lions reeling at one stage, but then picked up the pace in the final stages
Quinton de Kock and Jean Symes have turned the heat on Volts bowlers.
Lions who were struggling at one stage, put on a 63 runs stand from five overs. De Kock is playing an enterprising innings and so far is just seven runs away from a century.
With two overs to go, Lions were 147-3. de Kock is on 93, while Symes is on 20.
Left-arm spinner Nick Beard strikes two crucial blow, which included the wicket of Alviro Peterson.
Beard who first had Temba Bavuma stumped, then trapped leg-before-wicket Peterson off the first ball he faced.
Lions were 79-3 after 13 overs.
James McMillan strikes a crucial blow as he removes dangerous looking Rassie van der Dussen for 17.
Van der Dussen looking to cream the ball through the off side was undone by the swing of the ball as it crashed on to the pads.
A loud appeal follows and umpire raises the finger in affirmation. Lions after 9 overs were 53-1.
Highveld Lions are off to a sedate start after being put in by Otago Volts.
Lions openers Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock have been quite happy to deal in singles for the moment with just one boundary so far.
Volts pacer have utilised the overcast conditions well.
At the end of five overs Lions were 21-0. van der Dussen is on 9 as is de Kock.
Ian Butler runs in as Lions' Rassie van der Dussen takes guard to face the first ball.
First up is a back of a length delivery -- played with a straight bat -- no run.
Lions get the runs on board -- courtesy of a leg bye.
Quinton de Kock clips one off his pads to get off the mark.
A dot to end the first over as Lions were 2-0.
Welcome to the updates of the first match of the day between Otago Volts and Highveld Lions here in Jaipur.
It's overcast in here and won't be a surprise that the captain that wins the toss would prefer to bowl first.
Skipper Brendon McCullum have won the toss and Otago Volts have elected to bowl first.