Right then, that will be all from us. Do join us again tomorrow for a double header. Till then it's good night from us.
Rahul Shukla, for his brilliant bowling spell is named Man of the Match. He says that his plan was to keep things simple and enjoy himself. Adds that the backing of the captain helped his confidence immensely and he is super delighted to be a part of this team.
Rahul Dravid, the winning captain said that the end was pretty nerve-wracking. Praises Brad Hodges for that incredible knock in the end that took them through. Also mentions Rahul Shukla's special bowling effort. He suggests that they have specific roles for everybody in the team and that has helped them succeed.
Otago were very good with the ball especially after the quickfire start that the Royals got. Jimmy Neesham was once again the star as he picked up three wickets and Wagner and Beard too put the brakes on the scoring. With today's win, Rajasthan not only qualify for the semis but will again get to play at their home ground. Otago are still in with a shout and they will keep a keen eye on tomorrow's game between Mumbai Indians and Perth Scorchers.
And with that cracking boundary through the covers, Rajasthan have won 4 in 4 in this CLT20 and have ended the 15-match winning streak of Otago. 140 should have been comfortable to this strong Rajasthan batting line up but surprisingly, they struggled. Rahane held one end up but wickets kept falling at regular intervals and one stage, it looked like Otago might just pull it off. That is when Brad Hodge arrived and finished the game like a boss!
38th T20 fifty for Brad Hodge.
Ian Butler to Brad Hodge
FOUR! What a way to finish! Full outside off, Hodge drives this handsomely through covers for a boundary to end an exciting game. RAJASTHAN ROYALS WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
Ian Butler to bowl the last over. 2 to get off it.
Neil Wagner to Kevon Cooper
FOUR! Streaky but they will take it! Length ball on off, Cooper has a mighty slash that takes the outside edge and flies past short third man for a boundary to end the over. Just 2 runs needed off the final over now.
Full and straight, played straight back to the bowler.
Goes after this length ball outside off but fails to connect.
FOUR! Low full toss on off, Cooper finds the gap through covers for a lovely way to get off the mark.
Kevon Cooper is the next man in.
Neil Wagner to James Faulkner
OUT! Knocked him over! Faulkner gives himself room and tries to squeeze this one out but the yorker is too good for him and knocks his off pole out off the ground.
Faulkner goes after this one but misses the line completely.
Wagner back on.
FOUR! Hodge turning it on! Back of a length on middle, Hodge shuffles across and helps it over square leg for a boundary to end the over. Just 10 runs needed off 12 balls now.
SIX! Massive blow! Full toss on leg, Hodge says thank you very much as he dispatches it over cow corner for a 91 metre monster.
Ian Butler to James Faulkner
On a length on off, Faulkner angles it to point who misfields it for the batsmen to run a single.
Full on middle and leg, Hodge drills it back to long on for just a run.