we look back at the Eliminator which saw Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets.
Brad Hodge played a starring role with a wonderful unbeaten half-century to take the Royals from a difficult position of 57 for five to victory in the final over when he hit Darren Sammy for two sixes to finally knock Sunrisers Hyderabad out.
Brad Hodge struck a brilliant unbeaten half-century to steer Rajasthan Royals to a come-from-behind four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2013 Eliminator in Delhi.
Chasing 133 to win, Rajasthan were reduced to 57 for five but Hodge hit five sixes in an innings of 54 not out in just 29 balls - including two sixes from the first two balls of the final over - to knock the Sunrisers out of the tournament.
The topsy-turvy start to the indian Premier League 2013 continued as unfancied Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 19 runs in Jaipur.
Brad Hodge scored an unbeaten 46 as the Royals made 144 for six but they then produced a fine bowling effort to dismiss the reigning champions for 125 in reply.
This is proving to be a very difficult Indian Premier League season to predict. Both myself and my colleague Alastair Symondson have struggled during our Mr Predictor TV shows, and one comment left for us on YouTube advised us, quite fairly, to forget about thinking about giving up the day job.
Yesterdayâ€™s games were no exceptions. The Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore snatched victories from positions where they appeared down and out. While I have to admit I never completely ruled the Royals out given the pedigree of Brad Hodge, right up until Saurabh Tiwary hit the winning six for the Challengers, I had that one down as a Pune win.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at the latest game in the Indian Premier League - IPL 2012 - IPL 5 - between Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers.
Brad Hodge hit a stunning 48 not out in 21 balls and Dishant Yagnik made a name for himself by hitting two late fours to secure a five-wicket win that put the Royals back on top of the table.
Brad Hodge struck a magnificent 48 not out in 21 balls and Dishant Yagnik hit two late boundaries as the Rajasthan Royals snatched a five-wicket victory from the jaws of defeat against the Deccan Chargers.
As another Indian Premier League 2012 match went down to the final over, Hodge and Yagnik's partnership enabled the Royals to close on 197 for five with two balls to spare in reply to Deccan's 196 for two.
Brad Hodge took four wickets and then scored an unbeaten 33 to guide the Kochi Tuskers Kerala to an eight-wicket win over the Rajasthan Royals.
The Royals were dismissed for just 97 in 18.3 overs and the Kerala side raced to their target in just 7.2 overs with Brendon McCullum chipping in with 29 in just 12 balls - an innings that included four sixes.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala produced an inspired performance batting second to down the Mumbai Indians - for whom Sachin Tendulkar scored a century - and take an eight-wicket win to get off the mark in the Indian Premier League 2011.
Tendulkar was outstanding in making 100 not out in 66 balls but Kochi were no less impressive, from an opening partnership of 128 between Mahela Jayawardene and Brendon McCullum, to the cool finish appled by Ravi Jadeja and Brad Hodge.