Indian T20 Commentary

VS Bangalore Cricket Commentary

Match 2630-Apr-2021

179/520.0 oversRun rate: 8.95
VS
145/820.0 oversRun rate: 7.25
Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore First innings
Kyle Jamieson(16 | 11)
Mohammed Shami3.4|0|28|1
019.619.6: Mohammed Shami to Mohammed Siraj, Swing and a miss! A length ball, outside off, Mohammed Siraj swings his blade at this but he does not connect! PUNJAB WIN BY 34 RUNS! 
119.519.5: Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, Length on middle, worked through mid on for a single. 
019.419.4: Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, OUT! TAKEN! Sensational catch by Ravi Bishnoi! He takes a beauty and this wonderful cameo by Harshal Patel comes to a close. A full toss on middle, Harshal Patel makes room and looks to clear the fence down the ground, but he fails to hit it cleanly enough. It is falling ahead of the fielder there, but Ravi Bishnoi runs in from long off and takes a top, top catch. 
419.319.3: Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Patel is having some fun! A length ball around off, Harshal Patel makes room and looks to slam this one away. The ball takes the outer half of the blade and goes over short third man. Boundary. 
119.219.2: Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson, Ouch! That would have really hurt! That came back so quickly and hit Riley Meredith on his knee. A length ball, on off, Kyle Jamieson slaps this one back to the bowler, where it hits him on his knee. A single. 
619.119.1: Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson, SIX! SMACKED! Meredith does not start off the final over in the manner he wanted to. A back of a length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson swivels and smokes this one all the way over the deep mid-wicket fence. 
19 Overs | Runs : 133/7 | Run rate : 7
618.618.6: Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, SIX! SLAM! These are important runs, in terms of the NRR for Bangalore. A length ball again, in the arc around off, Harshal Patel clears his front foot and whacks this one over the bowler's head for a biggie. 
118.518.5: Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, Around off, nudged to mid-wicket for a quick single. The man there has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses. 
018.418.4: Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A length ball outside off, Kyle Jamieson swings his blade at this but he fails to connect bat with ball here. 
118.318.3: Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, Length on middle, worked through mid on for a single. 
418.218.2: Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Patel! A good length ball, width offered outside off, Harshal Patel flays this one through extra cover. No fielder had a chance there. 
418.118.1: Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Vital runs for Bangalore! A length ball, around off, Harshal Patel makes some room and slices this one over backward point. Boundary. 
18 Overs | Runs : 117/7 | Run rate : 6.5
117.617.6: Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, Slower back of a length ball outside off, KJ slaps this one through cover-point for a single. 
217.517.5: Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, A full toss on middle, HP lofts this one over extra cover. Ravi Bishnoi runs to his left and dives to pull the ball back. A couple. 
017.417.4: Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, NOT OUT! A length ball on middle and off, Jamieson shuffles and looks to play the paddle but misses and the ball takes the pad and goes to the off side and the batters take one. Shami appeals but the umpire says no. They go for the review and Ball Tracker shows that the wickets are missing. Only a leg bye then. 
417.317.3: Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, FOUR! SHOT! That was powerful from Kyle! This is in the slot for him and he spanks this one back to where it came from. Past the bowler and umpire and into the ropes downtown. 
117.217.2: Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, Around off, pushed through point for one. 
617.117.1: Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, SIX! Patel had enough on this for it to reach the ropes. A length delivery around off, slightly slower, Harshal Patel lofts this one over the long off region for a biggie. 
17 Overs | Runs : 102/7 | Run rate : 6
016.616.6: Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A yorker-length ball outside off, Kyle Jamieson swings his blade at this but only connects with the thin air around him. 
216.516.5: Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson slogs this one through square leg, for a couple. 
116.416.4: Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, Fuller on middle, this is drilled to the mid off fielder for a single. 
116.316.3: Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A full toss on leg, Jamieson milks this to long on for a single. 
116.216.2: Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, A back of a length ball on middle, Patel goes back and pushes this to covers for one. 
016.116.1: Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, Leg bye. Yorker on leg, Kyle Jamieson looks to work it away but misses and the ball takes the pads and goes to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. 
16 Overs | Runs : 97/7 | Run rate : 6.06
015.615.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Harshal Patel, NO HAT-TRICK! Floated on off, Patel comes ahead and inside edges the ball, back onto his pads. 
015.515.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! He will get another one and he is on a hat-trick here. Sams has no effect here. This is shortish and around off, might have been the googly. Daniel Sams makes some room and looks to slap it away. Misses and you know what happens after that. No fight from the lower order of Bangalore! 
015.415.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! Bishnoi gets the wicket but it is Brar who takes the catch. What a match he is having! This is floated and it is around off, Shahbaz Ahmed gets low and looks to slog sweep this one, and hits it towards deep mid-wicket. Has not hit it with the most perfect timing and hence, it does not have the distance required. Harpreet Brar runs to his right and takes a good catch. The curtains are shutting on Bangalore's run chase! 
115.315.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, On off, bunted through mid off for one. 
215.215.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, Misfield and a couple! Flatter and around off, Daniel Sams goes back and slaps this one through covers. The man there misfields and the batters take a couple of runs. 
115.115.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed, Flighted on off, eased through mid on for a single. 
15 Overs | Runs : 92/5 | Run rate : 6.13
014.714.6: Chris Jordan to Daniel Sams, Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers. End of a successful over by Jordan.
114.614.5: Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
014.514.4: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, OUT! PARIDAR HOLES OUT! His struggle comes to an end. Fuller and on middle, Rajat swings. His one hand comes off the handle and hence, he only hits it high up in the air towards long on. Pooran runs in and takes it. Throws it up in the air in delight. 
014.414.4: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, WIDE! Down the leg side, Patidar swings but misses. Wided.
014.314.3: Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, Leg bye! Angled into the pads, Ahmed looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side for one.
414.214.2: Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, FOUR! A brave effort from Bishnoi! This is bowled outside off, Ahmed swings, it goes off the outside edge towards third man. Ravi runs in and dives forward but the ball lands short. He does get a hand to it but can't stop it. A boundary.
114.114.1: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, Full and on middle, this is whipped through mid-wicket for one.
14 Overs | Runs : 84/4 | Run rate : 6
113.613.6: Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, Just short! On off, fuller. This is hit hard down towards long off. Pooran has a second to decide whether to go for the catch or no. He bails out and stops it from going to the fence. A single.
613.513.5: Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, SIX! Gets hold of another one and this time it goes all the way! Flatter and on middle, this is flat-batted over the long on fence for a biggie.
413.413.4: Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, FOUR! In the gap! On middle, this is heaved wide of long on for a boundary. Finally, Patidar gets hold of one.
113.313.3: Deepak Hooda to Shahbaz Ahmed, Almost another one. Outside off, Ahmed looks to play the slog sweep. It goes off the inside edge just past the off pole and towards short fine leg for one.
013.213.2: Deepak Hooda to Shahbaz Ahmed, Slower through the air and outside off, it is guided to point.
113.113.1: Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, On off, this is slapped down to long off for one.
13 Overs | Runs : 71/4 | Run rate : 5.46
012.612.6: Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, On the pads, it is worked on the leg side for another single.
112.512.5: Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, On middle, Patidar heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for one more. He still can't get hold of one.
112.412.4: Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, Outside off, Ahmed pushes it through covers for one.
012.312.3: Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, Floats it up on middle, it is blocked.
012.212.2: Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, On middle, defended.
012.112.1: Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, OUT! TAKEN! Brar has the big wicket of AB de Villiers now and that is probably the game for Punjab. What a night for this youngster. He'll be over the moon right now. This is flatter and on off, ABD goes back and looks to go over covers but hits it straight to the man there. KL Rahul is not going to drop that. Brar has snared the wicket of the big 3 - Kohli, Maxwell, and de Villiers. Has turned the game on its head.  
12 Overs | Runs : 69/4 | Run rate : 5.75
111.711.6: Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Flatter and on off, de Villiers works this through cover-point and retains the strike for the next over with a single. 
011.611.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, This is way too full and down leg, Prabhsimran Singh fails to collect. It is a wide and the batters take the run too. 
111.511.5: Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Tossed up on leg, AB goes back and whacks this one to deep square leg. Only one. Pressure is building, with each and every ball. 
011.411.4: Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Outside off, punched to point. 
111.311.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Rajat Patidar uses his feet again. Comes down the track but loses the shape of his bat. The ball takes the inner half through square leg for one. 
111.211.2: Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Tossed up on off, AB bunts this one to mid off for a single. 
111.111.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, On off, slogged to the long on region for a single. 
11 Overs | Runs : 62/3 | Run rate : 5.64
010.610.6: Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, IT INDEED IS! Brilliant from Brar. A beauty to end. Slows it up and lands it outside off. De Villiers looks to push at it but is beaten by the away turn and bounce.
010.510.5: Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, Another dot! Floats it up on off, de Villiers pushes it back to the bowler. Can this be a double wicket maiden?
010.410.4: Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, Shorter and angling in. ABD pushes it to covers.
010.310.3: Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, NO HAT-TRICK! Tossed up on off, it is pushed to covers.
010.210.2: Harpreet Brar to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! THAT INDEED HAS CLIPPED THE OFF POLE! A golden duck for Maxwell. That is a ripper from Brar. This lands around middle and holds its line. Maxwell looks to push at it but is done in by the turn. It goes past the outside edge and it seems to have clipped the off pole. Punjab are celebrating. Maxwell waits. They go upstairs to check if it has hit the stumps. Replays show that it has. Punjab all over Bangalore right now.
010.110.1: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, OUT! Timber! Kohli is a goner and Brar, who did exceptionally well with the bat earlier on has got the big fish. His first Indian T20 League wicket and it is one he will never forget. The pressure was building and something had to give. Kohli has stepped out on the first two balls of Brar's last over as well. This time Brar was ready. He shortens the length and bowls it on the leg stump. It stays low. Kohli looks to flick but it goes under his bat and hits the leg pole.
10 Overs | Runs : 62/2 | Run rate : 6.2
19.69.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Loopy and on off, Virat plants his front foot forward and strokes this to covers. One. Just 3 from the over. 118 more needed from the last 10 overs. 
09.59.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Full and tossed up on leg, VK comes down the track but misses and gets hit on the pads. Dot! 
19.49.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Flighted on off, Patidar slams this one to long on for a single. 
09.39.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Flatter and around middle and leg, Rajat Patidar looks to slog this one over the leg side, but misses. It zips past the leg stump and Prabhsimran Singh does well to take the ball. 
19.29.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, On off, worked to the leg side for one. 
09.19.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, NOT OUT! That hit the turf! This is tossed up around off, Kohli skips down the track and looks to whack this one away but the ball takes the inside edge, hits the turf, then Kohli's boot and the keeper takes it. The third umpire is called for and replays show that it hit the deck and then was taken by the keeper. 
9 Overs | Runs : 59/1 | Run rate : 6.56
28.68.6: Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, This is flatter and around off, Patidar slogs this one to the right of the long on fielder, for a couple. 9 off the over. 
08.58.5: Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, Quicker and bowled on the pads, Rajat Patidar looks to whack this one through the leg side but he misses and gets hit on the pads. Patidar needs to go here. 
18.48.4: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On off, pushed through covers for a single. 
08.38.3: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, This is bowled on the pads, Kohli gets low and looks to sweep this one but the ball takes the pad and lobs behind the keeper. A couple. 
08.28.2: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On middle, defended. 
48.18.1: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Kohli starts off the over of Brar with a boundary again! This is tossed up, around off, Virat Kohli again skips down the track and whacks this one over extra cover. Boundary. 
8 Overs | Runs : 50/1 | Run rate : 6.25
17.67.6: Chris Jordan to Virat Kohli, Around off, on a length, VK dabs this one through backward point for one to end the over. 50 up for Bangalore! They still need 130 more in 72 balls. 
07.57.5: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, This is bowled on the pads, Rajat flicks this to fine leg for a single. 
07.47.4: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, Good bowling by CJ! Again, outside off, on a length, Rajat Patidar looks to slap this one through the off side but he fails to connect bat with ball. 
17.37.3: Chris Jordan to Virat Kohli, Overthrows and a single! Kohli skips down the track and pushes this to point. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses and the batters scamper through for one. 
17.27.2: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, A back of a length ball around off, RP slams this one to point for one. 
07.17.1: Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, A length ball, outside off, Rajat Patidar does not move his feet and looks to push this one through the off side, but he misses. 
7 Overs | Runs : 46/1 | Run rate : 6.57
06.66.6: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, Some confusion but no harm in the end! This is tossed up, on off and middle, VK comes down the track and looks to flick this one away but the ball takes the leading edge and goes to the fielder at covers. The man there throws it at the striker's end as Kohli was out of his crease, but Virat comes back in safely. 
16.56.5: Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, This is shortish and on middle, Rajat Patidar goes back and punches this one through mid-wicket. One run. 
16.46.4: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one. 
26.36.3: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, This is tossed up on middle, Kohli nudges this to mid-wicket and takes one. There is a throw at the striker's end and Shahrukh Khan fumbles, allowing the batters to come back for the second. 
06.26.2: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On middle, blocked out. 
66.16.1: Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, SIX! BANG! Kohli wants to attack the new, young bowler and he does so well here. This is tossed up, on middle, Virat Kohli puts on his skates and bangs this one down the ground for a biggie. 
6 Overs | Runs : 36/1 | Run rate : 6
15.65.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Just the five from the over it is a quiet Powerplay for Bangalore. They are 36 for 1. On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
15.55.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Better! Quicker and on middle, Patidar plays it through the leg side for one more.
15.45.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Bowled way too much on the pads, does so again. Kohli nudges it around the corner for one.
05.35.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, A little too straight yet again. Kohli misses the ball and it hits the pad.
05.25.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Leg bye! Angled into the pads, Rajat misses the flick. It hits the pad and goes on the leg side for one.
05.15.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, The googly on the pads, it is worked to square leg.
5 Overs | Runs : 32/1 | Run rate : 6.4
14.64.6: Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, Punjab really keeping it tight till now! A single to end the over. On middle, it is tucked around the corner for one.
44.54.5: Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, FOUR! That is exquisite! Welcome boundary! This is on middle, Rajat lets it come to him and then works it through mid-wicket. No chance for the fielder at mid on.
14.44.4: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Another single! On the pads, this is flicked beautifully but towards deep square leg for one.
14.34.3: Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, Just the one again! On middle, it is worked to mid on for a single.
04.24.2: Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, On middle, Rajat whips it but finds the man at square leg. Pressure building. Something needs to give here.
04.14.1: Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, Confusion yet again but safe! Shorter and on off, this is timed nicely to cover-point. The fielder there fumbles. They think of a run but then don't take it.
4 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 6.25
13.63.6: Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar, Another tidy over from Shami! On middle, this is worked towards mid on for one.
13.53.5: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, On the bounce to the fielder! Short and on middle, it is pulled nicely but towards deep square leg for one.
03.43.4: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, It just seems like it is not coming on. On middle, Kohli is once again. Early in the flick. He misses to get hit high on the pads.
03.33.3: Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar, Just a leg bye! Angled into the pads, Patidar misses the flick. It rolls on the off side for one.
13.23.2: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, Length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
13.13.1: Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar, On the body, this is nudges around the corner for one.
3 Overs | Runs : 20/1 | Run rate : 6.67
02.62.6: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Another dot! Brilliant over again from Meredith! A slower one on off, Kohli looks to push at it but it goes off the inner half towards mid on.
02.52.5: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Confusion but safe in the end! On middle, Kohli looks to flick but misses to get nigh on the pads. It rolls on the off side. Patidar is off for a run. He's sent back. The fielder has a shy but misses. The dive might have saved Rajat.
12.42.4: Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, On the pads, it is worked down to fine leg for one.
02.32.3: Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, OUT! TIMBER! The off stump has gone for a walk and Meredith has his revenge. Bowls this a lot straighter. It is on off, Padikkal makes room and looks to go over the off side again but is done in by the pace. The off pole is uprooted. Early wicket and this should make Meredith feel really good. Rajat Patidar is the new batter in. 
62.22.2: Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, SIX! That is carved away! Just used the pace of the bowler. Full and outside off, Padikkal opens the face and then carves it over point for a biggie.
12.12.1: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
2 Overs | Runs : 12/0 | Run rate : 6
01.61.6: Mohammed Shami to Devdutt Padikkal, A dot to end so a superb comeback after going for a boundary early in the over! On the pads, a slower one, it is flicked to mid-wicket.
01.51.5: Mohammed Shami to Devdutt Padikkal, Almost! Length and outside off, Padikkal looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.
11.41.4: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, On off, Kohli looks to hit it towards mid off but it goes off the inner half towards mid on for one.
01.31.3: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, That might have hurt! Short and follows Kohli as he makes room. Kohli is early in the pull and it hits him on the arm.
01.21.2: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, Length and on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
41.11.1: Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, FOUR! That is put away with disdain! Does not let Shami settle, steps out and gets to the pitch of it. Smashes it over Shami's head for a boundary.
1 Overs | Runs : 7/0 | Run rate : 7
10.60.6: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Leading edge but a run! 7 from the first over. On middle, Kohli looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. He gets a soft leading edge to mid off.
40.50.5: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! First boundary of the chase! On the pads, it is worked fine and a boundary results.
00.40.4: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, An inside edge saves Kohli. This is fuller and on middle, Kohli looks to whip it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal but turned down.
10.30.3: Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, Direct hit but DP is well in. He is off the mark too. Fuller and on off, it is driven to mid off for one.
00.20.2: Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, Well bowled! Length and just outside off, Padikkal looks to defend but is beaten.
10.10.1: Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Bangalore and Kohli are underway! Length and on middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.
Punjab Kings First innings
Harpreet Brar25 | 17)*
KL Rahul(91 | 57)
Harshal Patel4|0|53|0
619.619.6: Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, SIX! He won't be regretting that single now as Brar ends hare innings in style! What an innings this guy has played! This is full and on the pads, it is whipped well over the square leg fence for a maximum. PUNJAB END WITH 179!
119.519.5: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, A single! Rahul won't be getting to his ton now. A short one and on middle, this is pulled towards deep square leg. Rahul did not want a run but in the end goes for it as Brar had almsot come next to him.
419.419.4: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, FOUR! Rahul into the 90s! He has two balls to score 10 runs. This was a lucky boundary but he won't mind. Gets down on one knee again and tries to paddle scoop it. It is a slower one, fuller and on off, it goes off the top edge and over the keeper for a boundary.
619.319.3: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, SIX! This is outrageous! Brilliant! The fine leg is in the ring so he shuffles across, he is helped by a full toss so he paddle scoops it over the fine leg fence.
419.219.2: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, FOUR! In the gap! Rahul makes room to access the shorter side but Patel bowls a full toss on the pads, this is whipped wide of deep square leg for a boundary.
119.119.1: Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, Does the right thing! Full and on off, it is hit down to long off for one.
19 Overs | Runs : 157/5 | Run rate : 8.26
418.618.6: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, FOUR! An edgy boundary to end but still just the 7 the over. This is full and wide outside off. Rahul swings, it flies off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.
118.518.5: Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar, Just the one. On middle, it is hit down to long on for one. Can he end the over well?
018.418.4: Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar, Another dot! A bumper on middle, Brar is taken by surprise. He fails to put bat on ball.
118.318.3: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Rahul looks to play the paddle scoop. Moves right across and Siraj bowls it full and outside off. It goes off the toe-end towards the leg side for one.
018.218.2: Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar, An appeal but the bowler is the only one doing so. Brar opens his front leg and Siraj bowls a yorker on the pads. Brar swings but misses to get hit on the boot. It goes on the leg side for a leg bye.
018.118.1: Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar, A dot to begin! On the pads, Brar swings but misses to get hit on the pads.
18 Overs | Runs : 150/5 | Run rate : 8.33
417.617.6: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, FOUR! 18 from the over. 150 up and this is just what Punjab needed. Momentum shifts again. A short one and down the leg side. It is pulled past short fine leg and it races away to the fence.
217.517.5: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, Two more! Shorter and on the body, Rahul pulls it behind square on the leg side for two.
117.417.4: Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, Now takes one! Good sensible batting. This is really full, not there to be hit. It is worked down to long on for one.
617.317.3: Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, SIX! Brar is playing a gem here! That was just timed, very nonchalant. Angling into middle, a slower one. Harpreet whips it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
417.217.2: Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, FOUR! Shot! That is a boundary after a long, long time and it will help, not only Punjab but Rahul too. Pressure released. Fuller and on off, Brar lifts it over mid off for a boundary.
117.117.1: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, Just the one! A full toss on the pads, it is worked towards deep mid-wicket for one.
17 Overs | Runs : 132/5 | Run rate : 7.76
116.616.6: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Direct hit and Rahul was a goner! A slower one on off, this is pushed to covers. Rahul wants strike and goes for one. The fielder to Rahul's luck, misses. 
116.516.5: Daniel Sams to Harpreet Brar, Just another one. A fuller one on off, it is guided to point for one.
016.416.4: Daniel Sams to Harpreet Brar, A bumper on the body, it is ducked under. Rahul wants a wide bit not given.
116.316.3: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Batting really sensibly is Rahul! Fuller and on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
216.216.2: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Two! Shorter and outside off, Rahul cuts it through point for a couple.
116.116.1: Daniel Sams to Harpreet Brar, On middle, Brar does well by working it on the leg side and giving the strike to Rahul.
16 Overs | Runs : 126/5 | Run rate : 7.88
115.615.6: Shahbaz Ahmed to Harpreet Brar, Really full and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
115.515.5: Shahbaz Ahmed to KL Rahul, On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.
215.415.4: Shahbaz Ahmed to KL Rahul, Good running! On middle, this is worked with soft hands, wide of long on for two.
115.315.3: Shahbaz Ahmed to Harpreet Brar, Bowled outside off, it is dragged through mid-wicket for one.
115.215.2: Shahbaz Ahmed to KL Rahul, In the air but safe. Ahmed follows Rahul as he makes room. Rahul looks to paddle sweep but the ball holds in the surface. It goes off the top edge. Lands safe on the leg side. Rahul was worried about it being a catch, he takes off late for a run but makes it in.
115.115.1: Shahbaz Ahmed to Harpreet Brar, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
15 Overs | Runs : 119/5 | Run rate : 7.93
114.614.6: Yuzvendra Chahal to Harpreet Brar, Single to end! This is bowled on the pads, flicked through square leg for one. Chahal was very poor in his first two overs but has bounced back really well in his last two overs. Finishes with 4-0-34-1. 
014.514.5: Yuzvendra Chahal to Harpreet Brar, The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
014.414.4: Yuzvendra Chahal to Shahrukh Khan, OUT! 'BOWLED EM! Shahrukh goes back for a duck and Chahal gets in on the act! He has struggled so far in the League  but he will be happy with how he has taken this wicket here. Will give him immense confidence. This is dragged back slightly and it is around off, the ball hits the deck and spins back as Shahrukh Khan goes back and looks to cut it away. He misses and you know the rest of the story. Punjab slipping further. 
014.314.3: Yuzvendra Chahal to Shahrukh Khan, An appeal for LBW but turned down! This is floated and on middle and leg, Khan looks to block it out but he misses. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Was going down leg. 
014.214.2: Yuzvendra Chahal to Shahrukh Khan, Tossed up and around off, pushed to the leg side. 
114.114.1: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, Flatter on middle, KL bunts this one to long on for a single. 
14 Overs | Runs : 117/4 | Run rate : 8.36
013.613.6: Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda, OUT! TAKEN! Ahmed takes the wicket in his first over and this spells the end of Hooda's innings. Punjab are losing wickets quickly here and they will want to steady things now. This is flatter and around off, Deepak Hooda gets low and looks to bang this one over the deep square leg fence, but he does not quite nail the timing on this one and Rajat Patidar there, takes a good catch. 
013.513.5: Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda, On off, this is pushed back to the bowler. 
113.413.4: Shahbaz Ahmed to KL Rahul, Ahmed sees Rahul coming down the track and holds the ball back and bowls a slower wider one outside off, KL slaps this one through covers for one. 
113.313.3: Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda, Shortish and on off, Hooda works this through cover-point for a single. 
113.213.2: Shahbaz Ahmed to KL Rahul, Drags his length back and bowls it on leg, KL goes back and eases this one to mid on for a single. 
113.113.1: Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda, Flatter and on middle, Hooda goes back and flicks it to square leg for one. 
13 Overs | Runs : 113/3 | Run rate : 8.69
112.612.6: Yuzvendra Chahal to Deepak Hooda, Flatter ball on off, Deepak punches this through point for one. Chahal will be happy with this over, just 4 off it! 
112.512.5: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, Flighted on middle, Rahul makes room and pushes this through mid off for a single. 
012.412.4: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, Attacks the sticks with a shortish delivery, KL pushes this to covers. 
112.312.3: Yuzvendra Chahal to Deepak Hooda, Tosses this one up and lands it on middle, Hooda gets low and just about in time, he gets his bat down and pushes it to the leg side, for a single. 
012.212.2: Yuzvendra Chahal to Deepak Hooda, Presses forward to this full ball and defends. 
112.112.1: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, Flatter on middle, pushed through mid off for a single. 
12 Overs | Runs : 109/3 | Run rate : 9.08
111.611.6: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, A length ball on middle, pushed through mid on for a single. A very good over by Kyle! 
111.511.5: Kyle Jamieson to Deepak Hooda, A length ball on middle, tucked through mid-wicket for a single. 
011.411.4: Kyle Jamieson to Deepak Hooda, Around off, pushed to point. 
011.311.3: Kyle Jamieson to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT! Another disappointing outing for Pooran as he departs for a 3-ball duck. He has not found his mojo in this edition of the League and he does not even open his account in this game. Jamieson bowls a short ball, around off, Nicholas Pooran hops and looks to push the ball away, but the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs towards the point fielder, where Shahbaz Ahmed takes the catch. 
111.211.2: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, A short ball on middle, KL pulls this one to fine leg region. Fifty for KL Rahul and he will look to amp it up now and will want to help Punjab post a big total. 
611.111.1: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, SIX! When he goes over cover, you know that Rahul is confident. A length ball, around off, it is slightly slower and KL Rahul thrashes this one over the extra cover fence for a biggie. 
11 Overs | Runs : 100/2 | Run rate : 9.09
010.810.6: Daniel Sams to Nicholas Pooran, Around off, length, pushed to the cover fielder. 
010.710.6: Daniel Sams to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE. Short ball, down the leg side and it is wided. 
010.610.5: Daniel Sams to Nicholas Pooran, A length ball around off, Pooran pushes it back to the bowler. 
010.510.4: Daniel Sams to Chris Gayle, OUT! CAUGHT! The stand has been broken as Sams gets the big, big wicket of Gayle. He has set the platform for Punjab and it will be because of him, that they can end up on a good total. This is the short ball, it is on the body, Chris Gayle looks to pull but the ball takes the top edge and lobs towards AB de Villiers, who makes no mistake. Bangalore have opened the door slightly now and will look to make inroads. 
110.410.3: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Around off, pushed through point for a single. 
610.310.2: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, SIX! Yet another biggie for Rahul! A length ball, around off, KL Rahul whacks this one over the long off fence for a biggie. 
110.210.1: Daniel Sams to Chris Gayle, This is on middle, flicked through square leg for one. 
010.110.1: Daniel Sams to Chris Gayle, WIDE! Shortish outside off, Gayle leaves it alone. Wide signalled. 
10 Overs | Runs : 91/1 | Run rate : 9.1
19.69.6: Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle, So not a bad over from Harshal again despite going for a boundary! On off, the last ball is pushed to covers for one.
19.59.5: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, Just the one again! Shorter and on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one more.
19.49.4: Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle, A single! On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
09.39.3: Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle, Gets away with that one! On the pads, Gayle looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The keeper dives to his right and stops it.
49.29.2: Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Poor ball with fine leg up and Gayle tickles it away. On the pads, Gayle plays it fine and bags a boundary.
09.19.1: Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle, BEATEN! Length and on off, this one holds its line. Gayle is beaten as he tries to block.
9 Overs | Runs : 83/1 | Run rate : 9.22
68.68.6: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, SIX! Bang! Over the ropes. Rahul now has stepped on the gas. Another expensive over from Chahal. The slog sweep is out and it is nailed. Well over the square leg fence for a biggie.
48.58.5: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, FOUR! What a shot that is! Rahul makes room and this is quicker and on off, Rahul manages to cut it late and through point for a boundary.
18.48.4: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, Slightly slower again and on the pads, this is hit through square leg for one.
08.38.3: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, Slower but the length is shorter, it is pushed back to the bowler.
18.28.2: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, Quicker and on middle, Rahul pushes it through covers for one.
18.18.1: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, On the pads. This is worked around the corner for one.
8 Overs | Runs : 70/1 | Run rate : 8.75
17.67.6: Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle, A single to end! So despite the boundary, just 6 from the over. On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
17.57.5: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, Fifty run stand up! A superb one. Gayle has been the mainstay but this partnership has laid the foundation for Punjab to score big. Rahul leans into this one and strokes it through covers for one.
07.47.4: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, One more dot! On middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.
07.37.3: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, Swing and a miss! Outside off, Rahul looks to go over covers but misses.
47.27.2: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, FOUR! Rahul now gets into the act! This is short and wide outside off, Rahul goes after it, this time he connects and it goes wide of third man for a boundary.
07.17.1: Harshal Patel to KL Rahul, Well bowled! Bends his back on this one and lands it on a length outside off, Rahul does go after it but is beaten by the extra bounce.
7 Overs | Runs : 64/1 | Run rate : 9.14
66.66.6: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, SIX! Gayle is in the mood here. Punjab are off to a complete flier thanks to that man. This too is right in his arc. Full and on off, Gayle lifts it well over the long off fence.
06.56.5: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, Well bowled! The googly and quicker on middle, defended.
26.46.4: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, Deft from Gayle! The paddle sweep comes out. It is hit fine on the leg side for two.
06.36.3: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, A block! That came out of nowhere. Floated up on off, defended.
66.26.2: Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, SIX! That is hit as flat as one could and it clears the ropes. Raw power. Chahal tosses it up and on off, it is powered down the ground and it goes over the long off fence. Gayle storm alert here!
16.16.1: Yuzvendra Chahal to KL Rahul, On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
6 Overs | Runs : 49/1 | Run rate : 8.17
45.65.6: Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! 20 from the over then! That ends a superb Powerplay for Punjab. They started off slowly but finish with 49! This is short and it sits up to be hit. Gayle slaps it through covers for another boundary. 
05.55.5: Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle, That could have well been 5 in a row! Gayle misses out. It is a full toss on off, Gayle hits it but to covers. He may have been surprised by this.
45.45.4: Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Make that 4 in a row! This is raw power. The ball though is in the slot. Fuller and on middle, it is hammered towards long on. There is a fielder at the boundary but he has no chance.
45.35.3: Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Over mid on now. Three boundaries in a row and this slow start has got good now. This is fuller again and on middle, it is hit over mid on for another boundary.
45.25.2: Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Through mid-wicket. This was coming and Gayle knew it. It is short and on middle, Gayle was ready for it, he pulls it through mid-wicket for consecutive boundaries.
45.15.1: Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Up and over! First boundary for Gayle! That was in his slot. Full and outside off, he lifts it over extra cover for a boundary.
5 Overs | Runs : 29/1 | Run rate : 5.8
14.64.6: Mohammed Siraj to Chris Gayle, Around off, tapped to the off side for one more run to end the over. 
14.54.5: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Flicked to mid-wicket for a single. 
44.44.4: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, FOUR! SHOT! What a top stroke this was. This is what Rahul can do! A length ball, around off, KL Rahul shows the full face of the blade and creams this one through mid on. The ball runs away to the ropes. 
14.34.3: Mohammed Siraj to Chris Gayle, The Universe Boss gets off the mark on his first ball! A full toss, on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one. 
14.24.2: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Another good length ball outside off, Rahul eases this one through backward point, for a single. 
04.14.1: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Angles in a length ball around off, Rahul gently gives the ball back to Siraj, with a push. 
4 Overs | Runs : 21/1 | Run rate : 5.25
13.73.6: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, This is around off, KL hops and helps this one through square leg for one. A very good start by Jamieson! 
03.63.5: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, Slightly behind the good length and around off, Rahul nudges this one to the mid-wicket region. Rahul wanted the single but when the Universe Boss says no for the single, you just head back into your crease. 
03.53.5: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, WIDE. Down the leg side and KL misses his tuck away. 
03.43.4: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, Short of a length ball on off, KL blocks it out. 
03.33.3: Kyle Jamieson to Prabhsimran Singh, OUT! CAUGHT! The extra bounce gets the trick done and the new opening stand for Punjab does not work out. Singh looks to be extra aggressive but it does not work out and he heads back now. This is the short ball, around off, the ball bounces more than what Singh anticipated probably as he made some room and looked to slap it away. The ball takes the top part of the blade and lobs towards the cover region. Virat Kohli is the fielder there and he will take this catch in his sleep. Does the same while he is awake too. Good start by Kyle Jamieson! 
03.23.2: Kyle Jamieson to Prabhsimran Singh, Around off, tapped to the short third man fielder. 
13.13.1: Kyle Jamieson to KL Rahul, Well hit but well fielded by the fielder too. A length ball, around off, KL Rahul drives this one nicely through extra cover, but Virat Kohli does incredibly well to dive to his right and stop the ball. Saved three runs for his side. 
3 Overs | Runs : 18/0 | Run rate : 6
02.62.6: Daniel Sams to Prabhsimran Singh, Outside off, slapped to the fielder at covers. Even though Sams gave away a boundary, just the 5 runs off the over. 
42.52.5: Daniel Sams to Prabhsimran Singh, FOUR! What a good stroke by Singh. Will give him some confidence. A length ball, around off, Prabhsimran Singh plants his front foot ahead and lofts this one over the bowler's head and the ball takes a bounce and goes past the ropes. 
02.42.4: Daniel Sams to Prabhsimran Singh, The slowish length ball on off this time around. Singh taps this to the off side. 
12.32.3: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Same line and length as the last ball, Rahul goes back and punches this one through point and gives the strike to Singh. 
02.22.2: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Slightly behind the good length and around the off pole, Rahul works this one to covers, but it is straight to the fielder. 
02.12.1: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Angles in a length ball across the right-hander, KL looks to slash this one away to the off side but misses. 
2 Overs | Runs : 13/0 | Run rate : 6.5
21.71.6: Mohammed Siraj to Prabhsimran Singh, This is the short ball, around off. Prabhsimran Singh does not connect with it too well but hits it well enough in the gap at mid-wicket for a couple. 
11.61.5: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Siraj was looking for the yorker but ends up dishing a low full toss on middle, Rahul pushes this to mid on for a quick run. A shy by the fielder at the non-striker's end but it is missed. 
01.51.4: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Around off, nudged to the leg side. 
61.41.3: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, SIX! The first biggie of the evening and it is the Punjab skipper, KL Rahul who has got it. Has hit that very cleanly. A back of a length ball, around off, this is slightly pacy but KL does not care. He whacks this one over the deep mid-wicket fence. 
01.31.2: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Siraj does well here. He sees that Rahul is making room to the leg side and follows him with a back of a length delivery. Rahul works this one to covers. 
01.21.2: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, WIDE! Slips this length ball down the leg side, KL looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled. An appeal by Siraj, for caught behind, but the umpire does not agree. 
01.11.1: Mohammed Siraj to KL Rahul, Closer to the off pole and on a good length, KL pushes this one to the fielder at point. 
1 Overs | Runs : 3/0 | Run rate : 3
10.60.6: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, A single to end a very good first over from Sams! A length ball, outside off, this is slapped through point by Rahul. Just 3 off the opening over! 
00.50.5: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, Good length and outside off, Rahul strokes this one to the fielder at covers. 
10.40.4: Daniel Sams to Prabhsimran Singh, Singh opens his account right on his first ball! This is again short of a length, on off, Singh fends this one to the right of mid off for a single. 
10.30.3: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, KL and Punjab open their account here! This is a length ball, around off, Rahul pushes this gently towards Kyle at mid off for a quick single. 
00.20.2: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, A back of a length ball, around off, angling in from Sams. KL taps this one to the leg side. 
00.10.1: Daniel Sams to KL Rahul, What a good ball first up from Sams! Starts off with a fiery yorker on middle, KL does really well to dig this ball out. Right on the money straightaway! 
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