Royals flushed with success
Rajasthan Royals cantered to a seven-wicket Indian Premier League win over Pune Warriors with almost four overs to spare.
Australian pair Shaun Tait and Shane Watson were the key figures as the Royals gave their net run rate a timely boost.
Pune made a pedestrian start to their innings and Tait ended a 5.4-over opening stand of 30 when he removed Saurav Ganguly for 14.
Only Anustup Majumdar, with 30 from 20 balls, managed to push the scoring rate along as the home side limped to 125 for six, Tait taking three for 13 in his four overs.
Watson joined Rahul Dravid at the wicket inside two overs after Ajinkya Rahane fell for a duck, and the all-rounder put Pune's slow-scoring efforts to shame by blasting 90 not out from 51 balls with 10 fours and four sixes.
Dravid and Ashok Menaria were dismissed but Watson was joined by Owais Shah (4no) to see the Royals over the line.