CLT20 2013: Cooper, Rahane power Rajasthan Royals to semifinals
A four-wicket haul followed by a solid batting display by Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson helped Rajasthan Royals crush Perth Scorchers by 9 wickets to book their place in the semifinals.
A four-wicket haul followed by a solid batting display by Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson helped Rajasthan Royals crush Perth Scorchers by 9 wickets to book their place in the semifinals. (All BCCI images)
Pravin Tambe was brilliant with the ball. The 41-year-old picked up two wickets and took a diving catch off his own bowling. James Faulkner also picked up a couple of wickets while Shane Watson got one.
Sanju Samson was at his best behind the stumps. First he stumped skipper Simon Katich and then effected a run out on the last ball of Perth's innings.
Kevon Cooper bagged two wickets in his first over to derail Perth Scorchers' innings. He finished with four for 18.
Adam Voges was Perth Scorchers' best batsman. He scored 27 while Liam Davis hit 18 runs to take Perth to 119 all out.
Rajasthan Royals' run chase received as they lost Rahul Dravid in the first over. Jason Behrendorff removed Royals' skipper on the fourth ball.
But Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane remained not out to script a 9-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers to guide Rajasthan Royals to semifinals.
While Ajinkya Rahane scored 62 not out, Sanju Samson hit an unbeaten 50. The duo ws involved in a 120-run stand for the second wicket.