IPL: Unlikely hero Stuart Binny helps Royals to win

2013-05-06 00:00

STUART Binny became the unlikely hero for Rajasthan Royals with an aggressive innings of 32 off 13 balls to help defeat the Pune Warriors by five wickets in Jaipur last night.

Set a target of 179 after a fine display by the Warriors, the Royals were given a solid foundation by Rahul Dravid (58) and Ajinkya Rahane (67), but just when they looked as if they were faltering, losing three wickets in three overs, including the dangerous big-hitters Shane Watson and Brad Hodge, up stepped Binny.

The result put the Royals back in the fight with three other teams in second place on the log.

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