Royals maintain perfect home record

Leg-spinner Tambe stars in 30-run win over Lions.


Having added 41 with Binny, Watson paid the penalty for going after Lions’ best bowler – left-arm pacer Lonwabo Tsotobe – and was caught at long-on for a 24-ball 33. Almost on cue, Binny (38, 20b) started revving ominously, taking Phangiso for 15 in his last over, for a match analysis of 0/52 in four overs.

It was Hodge’s 23-ball 46 that provided the final flourish. Hodge saved his best for the last over when he carted the wrong-footed Tanvir for 21, including two sixes and as many fours, undoing the good work of the left-arm fast bowler’s tight opening spell.

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