The day's second Champions League T20 match was markedly more one-sided than the first. Whereas Otago and Lions had needed a second tie-breaker to separate them, Rajasthan Royals breezed into the semi-finals courtesy of a nine-wicket demolition of a now-eliminated Perth Scorchers.
Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals face possible termination after co-owner Raj Kundra admitted placing bets on his team during previous tournaments.
According to Delhi Police, Kundra, an English national, claimed that he was unaware that betting on cricket is illegal in India and is understood to have lost substantial amounts of money.
Monday evening saw Pune's cricket enthusiasts come together at the Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre as they put their best foot forward and challenged the champion team of Rajasthan Royals.
Rahul Dravid led his team into a one of a kind match as it dared the Pune citizens. As the setting of a stadium arena was created at the Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, the two teams matched each other's stride.
The Rajasthan Royals' West Indian all-rounder Kevon Cooper has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2012.
The powerful Trinidadian suffered a knee fracture during the match against the Delhi Daredevils on 29th April and has been sidelined for four to five weeks.
Rajasthan Royals have signed English batsman Owais Shah to fill the space in their squad created by the retirement of captain Shane Warne.
Warne has stood down having led the Royals to the Indian Premier League title in 2008 and the Royals will become Shah's fourth side, having previously represented the Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.