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Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score (T20)

Date: Saturday, 05 May, 2018 IST Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune Match Status: Match Ended

Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

127/9
Overs
20.0
R/R
6.35
Fours
11
Sixes
3
Extras
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Tim Southee not out 36 26 3 1
Bowling 0 M R W
David Willey 4 0 24 1
Lungi Ngidi 4 0 24 1
128/4
Overs
18.0
R/R
7.11
Fours
8
Sixes
8
Extras
7
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
MS Dhoni (C) (W) not out 31 23 1 3
Dwayne Bravo not out 14 17 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 3 0 30 0
Yuzvendra Chahal 3 1 29 0
  • Bangalore further lost their way after Patel's departure as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Chennai were hoping to finish things quickly at that time but Southee had other ideas. He scored vital 36 runs and helped his team reach some respectability. The Chennai bowlers were outstanding, in particular, the spinners. Jadeja and Harbhajan kept a tight lid on the scoring rate and ruled the middle phase of the innings. The other bowlers were also clinical with their performance and altogether the home team will be delighted. Will it be a cakewalk for Chennai? Bangalore though would be trying to replicate similar kind of bowling performance. Do join us in a short while for the chase.
  • Great bowling performance by Chennai, although Tim Southee stole the show a little bit towards the end with his cameo. It was a messy inning from Bangalore as Parthiv Patel and Tim Southee were the only two batsmen who managed to get past the double-digit scores. Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers failed to get going and were dismissed inside the first ten overs. With the best three back in the hut, the pressure was on Patel to anchor the innings, which he somewhat succeeded in. He scored a fighting fifty but just when his team needed him to up the ante, he offered a simple return catch to Jadeja in the 13th over.
  • 19.6 OUT! Run out! Low full toss on the stumps, Mohammed Siraj aims to hit that one out of the park but gets it off the toe end of the bat to wide long on. They want the second and go after it. Ambati Rayudu from the deep returns an accurate throw to Dhoni who takes the bails off as Siraj dives to get in. Replays show that he's well short and the third umpire signals it out. CHENNAI RESTRICT BANGALORE TO 127/9!
  • Appeal for run out.
  • 19.5 Tim dances down the track even before the ball was delivered. He swings his bat hard and gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
  • 19.4 Perfect yorker from Bravo, he has nailed that one to perfection. Southee sits back in his crease and could only jam it out back to the bowler.
  • 19.3 Slower ball on the stumps, Southee goes for the heave, mistimes it to deep square leg. Southee rushes back for the second run. There was a chance for the run out but Dhoni fails to collect the ball cleanly.
  • Mohammed Siraj is in some discomfort and physio is out. Concerns for Bangalore, he is one of their premium bowlers.
  • 19.2 Big mix up but Chennai miss out on a run out opportunity! Southee gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg, Siraj was long way down the track but the Kiwi isn't interested and sends him back. Mohammed slips half-way through but the throw from Ngidi goes well over Bravo who had no chance to gather that one. Siraj survives but is down on the ground.
  • 19.1 Slower ball from Bravo, angling into the body, Southee was backing away to play the square cut, can't make contact with the ball.
  • 18.6 Siraj manages to put bat to ball, the ball balloons away to the third man, but they decide not to take the single. 123/8
  • 18.5 Bowls it full and well outside off, Southee gets across and slices the drive to the sweeper cover for a single.
  • 18.4 Wide yorker from Shardul, it was just inside the indicator line. Southee backs away and aims to slice that but misses it. No signal from the umpire.
  • 18.3 FOUR! Useful runs for Bangalore! Full length ball outside off, Southee goes right across to scoop that one and makes good contact. The ball flies to third man where Ngidi tries his best to catch. He gets a hand to it but can't stop it. In fact, it goes to the fence.
  • 18.2 SIX! Biggie! Southee connects one and sends it into the stands! Length ball on the stumps, Southee backs away and whacks it over mid-wicket for half a dozen.
  • 18.1 Low full toss from Shardul, Southee goes for the big shot but mistimes it to mid on.
  • Shardul Thakur comes in to bowl the penultimate over of the innings.
  • 17.6 FIVE BONUS RUNS! Fuller delivery, angling in, Southee gets across to clip that away. It goes off the pads towards short fine leg and they look to steal a leg bye. Ngidi picks up the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The throw was a bit wayward and there is no one backing up. The ball races away through the cover fence. Bangalore wouldn't mind these. 112/8
  • 17.5 Fuller in length, hit down to long off for a single.
  • 17.4 Southee taps one towards short third man and calls for one.
  • 17.3 Beaten for pace! Siraj gets foxed by the cutter and chips it aerially over extra cover for a single.
  • 17.2 Almost a catch! Another one on a fuller length, Tim Southee lofts it down the ground. It goes on the bounce to the fielder there and a run is picked up.
  • 17.1 FOUR! 100 comes up for Bangalore! Something on the board for them. Bravo starts off with a slower full ball outside off, Southee thumps it through extra cover for a boundary. Can Tim get them to a respectable total?
  • Dwayne Bravo comes on to bowl.
  • 16.6 Full pitch delivery on off, Southee drills it hard to long on for a run. Willey finishes with figures reading 4-0-24-1, a good outing on his debut in the League. 99/8
  • 16.5 Once again Willey bowls a good yorker, Southee was looking for the big shot. He changes his plan and digs it out on the off side.
  • 16.4 FOUR! Big swing from Southee, he gets a thick inside edge and the ball rolls past the stumps to fine leg. Much-needed boundary for Bangalore.
  • 16.3 Another full ball from Willey, Southee slices that one to the covers.
  • 16.2 Southee goes hard at that one, manages to get this past the cover fielder and the ball rolls to the deep. Southee calls for the second run, Siraj just reaches in time at the bowler's end.
  • 16.1 Bowls a good yorker outside off, Southee jams his bat down and digs it out on the off side.
  • 15.6 Good length ball on off, Southee stays in his crease and drills it down the track for a quick single. 92/8
  • 15.5 Hits the deck hard and bowls a shortish delivery, Siraj sits on the back foot to glance that but misses. He wears it on the thigh pad and they take a leg bye.
  • 15.4 Another short of a length ball and Siraj chops it square on to the offside.
  • 15.3 Short of a length ball, angling in, Siraj went back to cut that, missed it.
  • 15.2 Short of a length ball on off, went on the back foot and worked it away to fine leg region for a single.
  • Mohammed Siraj walks out to bat.
  • 15.1 OUT! Umesh is well short! Yadav pushes it to the man at mid off and calls for a quick single. Willey attacks the ball, gathers it cleanly and scores a bull's eye at the bowler's end. They take it upstairs and replays find that the Indian pacer is well short. Things continue to go wrong for Bangalore.
  • Appeal for another run out. There is a direct hit and the TV umpire has been referred.
  • Lungi Ndigi comes back for the new spell.
  • Strategic break.
  • 14.6 Length ball closer to the off stump, Umesh manages to put bat to ball and hits that one to long of. They take a single. 89/7
  • 14.5 Good length ball, slanting across at pace. Umesh goes on the back foot to defend that, misses it completely.
  • 14.4 That one skids through after pitching, Yadav was late on it, gets an under edge on the track.
  • 14.3 Short of a length ball on the stumps, Yadav stays back and pushes it on to the off side.
  • 14.2 Good length ball outside off stump. Southee goes back and pushes it through the covers for a single.
  • Umesh Yadav walks out to bat.
  • 14.1 OUT! Another one bites the dust! Short of length ball, angling in from outside off. De Grandhomme goes for the big pull but is done in by the extra bounce. The ball goes off the splice and lobs towards covers where Raina takes a sitter inside the circle. Maiden wicket for Willey in the Indian T20 League and he is delighted.
  • David Willey to begin the new spell in the game.
  • 13.6 Faster one on the off stump line, the batsman punches it down the ground for a single. 87/6
  • 13.5 De Grandhomme comes down the track and looks to heave that one to deep mid-wicket. He gets a thick edge to short third man.
  • 13.4 Faster one on the stumps, Southee backs away a little and punches it away to long off for a run.
  • 13.3 Tossed up delivery on off, goes on with the arm. Southee was looking to work that one on the leg side. Closes the face of the bat and gets a leading edge to short third man.
  • 13.2 Arm ball on the stumps, camps on the back foot and defends it on to the leg side.
  • Tim Southee walks out to bat.
  • 13.1 OUT! Back leg on the line and Ashwin has to depart! Floated off break, straightens a bit, Ashwin was completely foxed by that one, he misses and loses his balance as well. Dhoni quickly breaks the stumps and appeals. It's taken upstairs and the TV umpire is convinced that there is nothing behind the line.
  • Appeal for a stumping this time. Will it be another wicket for Chennai?
  • 12.6 Darts this on the stumps, Ashwin waits back foot and chops it square towards backward point. They take a run. What a spell from Jaddu, he finishes with figures of 4-0-18-3! 85/5
  • Murugan Ashwin is the next man in.
  • 12.5 OUT! Taken! Caught and bowled by Jadeja! Chennai are completely bossing this game! Floated delivery, spins in a little, Patel looks to flick that one. He gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler and Jadeja takes a simple return catch. Bangalore have lost half their side and are struggling big time.
  • 12.4 De Grandhomme once again camps on the back foot and smothers it down the ground for a single.
  • 12.3 Much shorter from Jadeja, Patel backs away to cut that, gets a thick inside edge to the mid-wicket region. They take a run.
  • 12.2 Another quicker one from Jadeja, de Grandhomme forces it past the bowler. The ball rolls to long on and they take a run.
  • 12.1 Flatter ball, backs away a little and forces it to long on for a single.
  • 11.6 FOUR! Fumble in the deep and that's a boundary! De Grandhomme plays a lofted drive to long on. Shardul in the deep dives but fails to get a hand to it and lets it through to the boundary. Bangalore need many more. 80/4
  • 11.5 Pushes this one on the pads and Patel knocks it behind the wicket on to the leg side for a run.
  • 11.4 Faster one on the stumps, de Grandhomme closes the face of the bat and tucks it away to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.3 Darts this on the middle and leg stump line. De Grandhomme hits it back to the bowler.
  • 11.2 Fifty for Patel, his 11th in the Indian T20 League. He needs to carry on and make it a big one! Floated delivery on the stumps. Patel taps to mid-wicket, they take a run.
  • 11.1 Darts this on the stumps, Patel went back and pushes it on to the leg side.
  • Colin de Grandhomme walks out to bat.
  • 10.6 OUT! Straight to the man in the deep! Bangalore lose another! Jadeja picks up his second. Faster one on middle and leg, Mandeep goes across and sweeps. He gets a top edge to deep square leg where Willey takes a good catch inside the ropes. 73/4
  • 10.5 Mandeep camps on the back foot and cuts it through point to deep. They manage to scamper back for the second run.
  • 10.4 Quicker ball on the leg stump line, Patel knocks it square on to the leg side. They take a run
  • 10.3 Patel backs away to cut that one. He gets cramped for the room and mistimes it on the off side.
  • 10.2 Pushes it through, Mandeep works it away to deep mid-wicket. They take a run.
  • 10.1 Faster one on the stumps, Patel goes back and pushes it to long on for a single.
  • 9.6 Darts this one on the leg stump line. Mandeep goes back to cut that, gets an inside edge to short fine leg. 68/3
  • 9.5 Much quicker and flatter from Harbhajan Singh, Mandeep backs away to cut that. Mistimes it down the track.
  • 9.4 Sweep from Patel, he manages to hit that one away to deep square leg for a single.
  • 9.3 Faster off break on the stumps, Mandeep taps it to mid-wicket. They steal a quick single.
  • 9.2 Faster one on off, Patel sits on the back foot and cuts it square on the off side. They take a quick single.
  • 9.1 FOUR! Quicker ball, angling in at pace. Patel backs away and cuts that one off the back foot. He finds the gap to perfection between the two men square on to the off side.
  • Strategic break.
  • 8.6 Much flatter from Jadeja, the ball spins back quite sharply. Patel backs away and slaps it down the ground for another single. 61/3
  • 8.5 Faster one from Jadeja on the stumps, Mandeep gets on the front foot and punches it away to long on for a run.
  • 8.4 Quicker ball, angling in sharply. Mandeep backs away to cut that, gets an under edge past the keeper. The ball rolls to short fine leg and a run is taken.
  • 8.3 Flatter ball, Mandeep hangs back and defends it down the track.
  • 8.2 Faster one wide outside off, Patel backs away and chops it to deep cover for a run.
  • 8.1 Jadeja darts this one on the stumps, Mandeep works it away to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.6 Faster one, spins in from outside off, Mandeep tucks it to deep mid-wicket. They take a run. 57/3
  • 7.5 NOT OUT! Quicker ball on off, Mandeep Singh plays a drive back to the bowler, who collects and underarms it on to the wickets at his end. In the meanwhile, Patel was out of the crease and just about plonks his bat in when the ball hits the stumps. It's referred upstairs and replays show Parthiv makes it in, in time.
  • A run out appeal has been sent upstairs against Patel. Looks to be safe though.
  • 7.4 Faster one on the stumps, Mandeep goes back and defends it down the track.
  • Mandeep Singh walks out to bat.
  • 7.3 OUT! Stumped and the Bangalore dugout looks absolutely stunned! ABD is out of here. So, both the star batsmen fail to make an impact. Tossed up, quicker through the air around middle and leg. De Villiers gets down to play the reverse sweep but gets beaten by the slight turn down the leg side. Also, he loses his balance and in the process his back leg drags out of the crease. Dhoni behind the stumps is quick as ever as he wastes no time in dislodging the bails. Bangalore innings in complete doldrums?
  • 7.2 Dropped! Flatter ball, Patel waits back and chips it straight back to the bowler. Harbhajan can't gather that one cleanly and shells a relatively simpler chance.
  • 7.1 FOUR! Great strike from Patel! That was courageous! Floated delivery on off, gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it past the first slip fielder for a boundary.
  • Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack.
  • 6.6 Faster one outside off, ABD was looking to sweep that, misses it and wears it on the pads. Stifled appeal for an LBW, turned down by the umpire. Excellent over from Jadeja. 51/2
  • 6.5 Arm ball on the stumps, ABD went back to defend that, gets an inside edge on the leg side.
  • 6.4 Faster one on middle and leg, Patel covers the line of it and punches it down the ground for a run.
  • 6.3 Patel backs away and cuts it away to deep point. The fielder in the deep fumbles and concedes an extra run.
  • 6.2 Faster one on the pads. ABD works it with the angle to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • AB de Villiers is the next man in.
  • 6.1 OUT! GONE! Jadeja strikes first ball and wears a shocking look on his face as he doesn't know what just happened. False shot from Kohli. It was a quicker one from Jadeja and it skids through after pitching. Kohli stays back and looks to play with the angled bat but is done in for the pace. The ball beats the outer half of the bat and knocks the stumps over. Massive blow to Bangalore!
  • Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
  • 5.6 FOUR! And there he goes! He probably read my mind there! Length ball outside off stump. Patel goes on the back foot and creams it nicely through the covers. The ball races away to the fence. End of the Powerplay and Bangalore are 47/1! 47/1
  • 5.5 Third time on the trot! Patel once again is looking to heave that across the line and misses it. He should look to give strike back to Kohli or try to play these kind of deliveries on the off side.
  • 5.4 Another off cutter from Ngidi, Patel was way too early into the shot. He misses it again.
  • 5.3 Ngidi bowls it short outside off. Patel went back to cut that, once again he fails to put bat to ball.
  • 5.2 SIX! Great pick up shot from Patel! That has gone all the way! Slower ball, Patel picks up the length early and heaves it over the square leg fence for a maximum.
  • 5.1 Short of a length ball outside off. Patel sits on the back foot and looks to cut that one. Can't connect!
  • 4.6 Short ball and Patel pulls it really hard. Willey at deep square leg manages to block that one. 37/1
  • 4.5 Uppish but safe! Patel dances down the track and looks to pull that. Miscues it over the mid-wicket fielder for a brace.
  • 4.4 Short of a length ball. Kohli steps out to pull that but toe ends it to mid-wicket and runs one.
  • 4.3 Good comeback from Shardul. Pulls his length back and Kohli defends it down the track.
  • 4.2 FOUR! Shot! Amazing hit from Kohli! Full length ball on the stumps. He offers the straight bat and lofts it clean over the bowler for a boundary.
  • 4.1 Short of a length ball on the stumps. Kohli waits back and defends it down the track.
  • Shardul Thakur comes into the attack. He dismissed Kohli the last time these two met. Will he be able to do it again?
  • 3.6 Chance of a run out! Slower delivery, Kohli guides it to backward point and calls for one straightaway. Patel responds and Rayudu from the position attacks the ball. He picks it up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Had that hit, Parthiv would have been a goner. 29/1
  • 3.5 Plays a drive on the rise to mid off. They sneak a quick single. Thakur attacks the ball, but fails to prevent the single.
  • 3.4 And again. Patel was too early into the shot, he toe ends the pull behind the wicket on to the off side.
  • 3.3 Swing and a miss! Slower ball, Patel steps out and looks to pull that. He can't put bat to ball.
  • 3.2 Slower ball, cutting across the stumps. Patel sits back and looks to run that down to third man. He misses it to the keeper.
  • 3.1 Leg bye! Slanting in from outside off. Kohli was looking to flick that. Misses it on the pads, and they steal a quick run.
  • 2.6 SIX! Up and over! Superb shot! Timing was the key to that shot! Length ball on middle. Patel advances down the track and chips it over mid on. The ball just sails over the fence. 26/1
  • 2.5 Kohli swings his bat across the line. He mistimes the swipe to deep square leg for a single.
  • 2.4 Once again, Willey takes pace off that one. Kohli offers a straight bat and defends it back to the bowler.
  • 2.3 Short of a length ball. Patel waits on the back foot and chops it away to third man for a single.
  • 2.2 Slower one from Willey. Kohli delays his shot and dabs it wide of the first slip fielder. They manage to steal a run.
  • 2.1 Full pitch delivery on the stumps. Kohli covers the line of the delivery and pushes it to mid on region.
  • 1.6 Full pitch delivery on off. Patel once again shuffles across across and defends it down the track. 17/1
  • 1.5 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Much better connection on this occasion! Full pitch delivery on middle. Parthiv goes across and whips it over wide mid on for a boundary.
  • 1.4 FOUR! Just over the man at mid on! Short of length ball, went across to pull that. Patel mistimed it, but manages to clear the in-field.
  • 1.3 Back of a length ball on the leg stump line. Patel waits back and dabs it on to the leg side.
  • Virat Kohli is the next man in.
  • 1.2 OUT! High in the air and taken! Shardul fumbles, but he holds on to it on the second attempt! Slower one from Ngidi does the trick. McCullum charges down the track and had to reach out for that one. He gets a thick top edge to mid on. Shardul settles under it and pouches it safely after popping it out on the first occasion. Early strike for Chennai and they see the back of Brendon.
  • 1.2 Wide! Poor line from Ngidi, drifting this one down the leg side. McCullum can't put bat to ball. That's an extra conceded.
  • 1.1 Patel once again was early into the shot, gets a thick inside edge on the leg side. They manage to steal a run.
  • Lungi Ngidi to share the new ball with David Willey.
  • 0.6 FOUR! Well placed! That was smart from McCullum! Short of a length ball on the off stump line, nothing wrong with the delivery. McCullum went back and chops it square past short third man for a boundary to end the first over. 7/0
  • 0.5 Slipping down leg, Patel went back to flick that. He misses and it off the pads, they sneak a quick leg bye.
  • 0.4 Dances down the track to that full ball. McCullum goes hard at it, gets a thick inside edge to deep square leg. He wanted to heave that over mid-wicket actually. A single taken.
  • 0.3 Patel once again wasn't sure where the ball was. He gets a thick inside edge to deep square leg. They take a quick single. Patel opens his account.
  • 0.2 Massive shout for an LBW, turned down! That was a touch too high! In-dipper from Willey, Patel was late on that one, gets hit on the back leg as he looks to work that away.
  • 0.1 Short of a length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Patel waits back to flick that on the leg side, can't put bat to ball and wears it on the thigh pad.
  • Out come the umpires followed by the Chennai fielders. New opening pair for Bangalore make its way into the middle - Brendon McCullum and Parthiv Patel. David Willey will open the bowling for Chennai. He has a lone slip to start with.
  • Virat Kohli says even he wanted to bowl but is not too disappointed to have a go with the bat now. Adds they are confident from the last game that they can defend totals. Feels it's good to gain momentum at the right time and is really happy about where they are placed as a team. Informs AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel and Murugan Ashwin come in for Quinton de Kock, Manan Vohra and Washington Sundar.
  • MS Dhoni says the wicket doesn't change much and remains true throughout as seen in their last game. In fact, he states it tends to get better under lights. On death bowling, somebody has to step up and take the responsibility. Reckons it gives us an opportunity to try out other players before the serious part of the tournament. Informs Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma and KM Asif miss out and in come David Willey, Dhruv Shorey and Shardul Thakur.
  • TOSS - MS Dhoni flips the coin. Virat Kohli calls Heads. Tails it is. Chennai opt to field!
  • PITCH REPORT - There is a strong breeze moving from west to east and the batsmen will look to use that, feels Ian Bishop. He further adds to his report that the wicket will be slightly two-paced, there is a dry patch right in the middle of the track. He predicts it will still be a good batting surface.
  • Hello and a warm welcome to our coverage of the game between Chennai and Bangalore. The former will play host to Kohli's men. Dhoni played a match-winning innings last time these two met and helped his side chase down a massive score. Bangalore, will be itching to go out there and get their revenge today. The visitors have received a big boost before the game as their go-to man, AB de Villiers, in all likelihood is deemed fit and would feature today. We are expecting yet another electric bout. Do stay around with us as we bring you the toss and the other match related updates shortly!

Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Ravindra Jadeja grabs the Man of the Match award for his tremendous bowling effort. His figures of 4-0-18-3 never allowed Bangalore to get going. That's all from this game. It was a one-sided affair and it has pushed Bangalore on the brink of elimination. Next up, Hyderabad are facing Delhi in the second match of the evening. The first ball isn't far away. See you there!
  • Bangalore fought hard with the ball but they never had enough on the board. Their spinners, as expected, managed to build some pressure but failed to grab wickets at regular intervals. Umesh Yadav once again was very impressive and Colin de Grandhomme also left his mark. Altogether, it was a good bowling performance but the batting department let the visitors down.
  • Clinical stuff from Chennai! Their bowlers set it up beautifully for them by restricting a star-studded Bangalore batting lineup to a paltry total and then their batsmen scaled down the target without much discomfort. The partnership between Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina didn't allow enough opening for Bangalore upfront and then in spite of losing a few quick wickets, Chennai crossed the line quite easily. Once again it was MS Dhoni who stood tall till the end and played yet another eye-catching innings.
  • 17.6 CHENNAI WIN BY 6 WICKETS WITH 12 BALLS TO SPARE! Floated full ball outside off, 78.1 kph, Bravo leans forward and drives it through covers for a run. The Chennai dugout is on its feet as they go on top of the points table.
  • 17.5 Quicker one on middle, forced down to long on for a run. Scores level!
  • 17.4 SIX! Dhoni in a hurry now. Goes down on one knee to a full ball around off and spanks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Taking Chahal to the cleaners.
  • 17.3 SIX! Up and over Kohli! Dhoni takes maximum toll of the Free Hit. Chahal hurls it quicker and flatter outside off, MS attacks it with all his might and sends it packing over widish long off for a maximum.
  • 17.3 Appeal for an lbw but the umpire turns to signal for a no ball. Quicker one on middle, skidding down, Dhoni tries to heave but misses to get hit on the back leg. An unsuccessful appeal put by the leggie. Missing leg, probably. Free Hit coming up...
  • 17.2 SIX! Tonk! Too full in length wide outside off, Dhoni climbs onto it, goes down on one knee and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
  • 17.1 Flatter and shorter on middle, Dhoni gets back and mistimes his pull shot to short mid-wicket.
  • 17.1 Wide! Serves it way wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone for Parthiv.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal returns in the attack. 22 needed off 18 balls.
  • 16.6 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 106/4
  • 16.5 Turns it off his pads through backward square leg for a single.
  • 16.4 This one stops a bit onto the batsman and Dhoni plays a check-push through the line. McCullum at short cover misfields and they cross for one.
  • 16.3 Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Bravo fails to middle his attempted flick shot and it goes off his pads to backward square leg. The keeper runs after it and they cross for a leg bye.
  • 16.2 Full and straight, Dhoni nudges it around at mid-wicket and jogs across to the other end.
  • 16.1 Fetches a full ball from outside off and uses his wrists to work it down to long on for a single.
  • Colin de Grandhomme is back into the attack.
  • 15.6 Beaten! Dhoni leans forward to push it through the line but it spins away a shade to beat the bat. 11 from the over, 28 needed from 24 balls. 100/4
  • 15.5 FOUR! This time Dhoni connects and connects well. Ashwin is on the shorter side outside off, MS latches onto the width and drills it through covers. The fielder in the deep runs across to his right but fails to cut it off. All the good work done in the previous overs going down the drain. The pressure is released and Chennai are cruising.
  • 15.4 Spinning away from the batsman at a good pace, Dhoni tries to put bat on ball but misses.
  • 15.3 Murugan, as expected, goes quicker through the air, around off, Bravo slashes it over cover-point for a single.
  • 15.2 SIX! That's a pressure-releaser! Ashwin errs in his length on this occasion, drops it short around off and the West Indian packs a punch. Turns inside the crease with his pull shot and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
  • 15.1 Flatter and shorter around off, spinning away a hint, Bravo stays back to play inside the line and pushes it towards backward point.
  • Strategic break signaled. 39 needed from 30 balls. Bangalore have fought hard. They would ruin those dropped chances and could have had Bravo back in the hut. Last over thriller on the cards?
  • 14.6 Fuller in length on middle, knocked down to long on for a single. 89/4
  • 14.5 Back of a length, seemed to have stopped a bit. Dwayne is a bit early into the flick and mistimes it towards mid-wicket. It goes on the bounce to the fielder there.
  • 14.4 Angling in on middle, tucked uppishly towards mid-wicket.
  • 14.3 Stays back to a length delivery and defends.
  • 14.2 Fuller on off, Dhoni eases it down to long off for a single.
  • 14.1 Good length outside off, punched down to long off for one.
  • 13.6 Gets forward and pats it away. 2-0-6-1 reads Ashwin's figures, superb. 86/4
  • 13.5 Loopy leg break outside off, Dhoni tries to cut that but fails to connect.
  • 13.4 In the air... butter fingers! Yuzvendra Chahal has dropped a sitter. Tossed up ball outside off, Bravo lofts it over extra cover. Chahal out in the deep runs across to his right but drops a sitter. Crucial moment in the game, this. A single picked up. Bravo gets two lives, can he make the most of it?
  • 13.3 Turning in on middle, it's the googly, Bravo nudges it away on the leg side.
  • 13.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 13.1 Tossed up outside off, driven wide of long off, Kohli sprints across to his left and does extremely well to keep them down to two.
  • 12.6 Dhoni will keep strike as he eases one to long off. 82/4
  • 12.5 Pushes it through cover and gets off the mark does Bravo.
  • 12.4 Was there an edge? Oh yes! There was. Chance goes down abegging. Good length delivery, wide on off, Bravo goes fishing at it. Gets a feather and Patel behind the stumps tries to catch that but fails to hold on. Wasn't easy though.
  • 12.3 Hangs back to a length delivery and defends.
  • Dwayne Bravo is the new man in.
  • 12.2 OUT! Another one gone! Are Bangalore coming back? Only time will tell. Short and wide outside off, Shorey looks to go hard at it. He cuts it but fails to keep it down and it's a simple catch to Mandeep Singh at backward point. Wasn't a wicket-taking delivery but Bangalore wouldn't mind it at all.
  • 12.1 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 11.6 Excellent over from Ashwin. He has turned it around. Bowled two wides but got a wicket. Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes that one away. 80/3
  • 11.5 Loops it up outside off, dabbed with an open face of the bat to short third man.
  • 11.4 Short and flat outside off, MS cuts it hard but finds the man at backward point. He's not letting Dhoni get off the mark.
  • 11.4 Wide! Turning down leg again, Dhoni this time leaves it alone.
  • 11.3 Dhoni presses ahead and pushes it towards cover. Another dot.
  • 11.2 A bit flatter through the air, cut away to the man at short third man.
  • 11.2 Wide! Spinning down leg, Dhoni gets across to flick but fails to do so.
  • MS Dhoni is in next.
  • 11.1 OUT! Murugan Ashwin strikes on the very first ball. If my memory serves me right, in the game against Kolkata he removed Narine on the very first ball of his spell. Drops it short, serves it wider on off as Rayudu goes hard at it. Gets a thick outside edge to spoon a simple catch to Mohammed Siraj at short third man.
  • Murugan Ashwin to roll his arm over.
  • 10.6 Touch fuller on off, driven square on the off side for nothing. 50 needed from 54 balls. 78/2
  • 10.5 Short and sprayed a bit wider outside off, Shorey reaches out to that one as he tries to cut that away. Gets an under edge which bounces in front of the keeper, then hits his pads.
  • 10.4 Comes back in from a length, AR fails to put bat on ball. The ball brushes his pads and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye added.
  • 10.3 FOUR! That's hit with disdain! Poor delivery, short on leg and Rayudu pulls it with authority to send it away through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 10.2 Works it away through mid-wicket for an easy single.
  • 10.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, punched wide of the cover fielder for a single.
  • Colin de Grandhomme into the attack. The keeper is upto the stumps...
  • 9.6 SIX! Clean strike! Siraj pounds in a short ball, a well-directed one but the debutant is up for the task. He tries to play the hook shot and gets it off the middle to dump it into the fine leg fence for a maximum. 71/2
  • 9.5 This one kicks off the deck but Rayudu played it extremely well. He drops it with soft hands towards the off side and scurries through to the other end. Kohli has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
  • 9.4 Short of a length outside off, cut away nicely but finds Mandeep at backward point.
  • 9.3 Back of a length, outside off, kept out off the back foot.
  • 9.2 Fullish on off, Dhruv looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half to mid on for a single. He's off the mark.
  • 9.1 A juicy full toss, dipping in, Rayudu has a go at it across the line but seems to have gotten an inside edge as the ball rolls towards square leg. He crosses over but is disappointed as he missed out on a freebie there.
  • Mohammed Siraj comes back on.
  • 8.6 Short of a length, a pacy delivery, Shorey goes across and tucks it to the man at 45. Good over from Yadav after conceding a boundary on the first ball. 62/2
  • 8.5 Gets across to a fuller delivery and drives it towards cover for nothing.
  • Dhruv Shorey is the new man in.
  • Strategic break!
  • Has Southee taken a stunner? Tell you what, it looks like but the umpire still wants to be sure and asks some help from the TV umpire. Raina is the man in question...
  • 8.4 OUT! Clean take, take a bow Southee! Short of a length delivery on middle, Suresh Raina backs away and swings across the line. Doesn't get it off the middle and it goes towards long on. Seemed like it would clear Tim there but... No. The tall Kiwi pacer leaps, takes it over his head near the rope. Now the momentum takes him over the line so he shows good awareness as he lobs the ball up, goes inside the rope and then comes back to catch it again. Never easy to take those but he has made it look really simple. They however, take it upstairs and the TV umpire is happy with Southee's effort. 66 needed from 68 balls.
  • 8.3 Short of a length delivery outside off, Raina cuts it hard but finds the man at backward point.
  • 8.2 Once again tries to repeat what he did on the previous ball. Walks across to tuck this but fails to get any wood on it. It's taken behind and Yadav puts in an appeal for a caught behind but the umpire turns it down.
  • 8.1 FOUR! Just helping it away! Short of a length delivery around the leg stump, Raina hops across and tucks it off the hips fine down the leg side. Runs coming thick and fast for the hosts.
  • Umesh Yadav comes back on.
  • 7.6 Floated delivery outside off, pushed towards the man at cover. 58/1
  • 7.5 Quicker and fuller around middle and leg, nudged behind square on the leg side for a single.
  • 7.4 Rayudu is happy to knock one down to long off and run one.
  • 7.3 Tossed up ball around middle, pushed past the bowler for a single.
  • 7.2 FOUR! That was begging to be hit! Dropped short on leg and Raina makes the most of it. Goes deep in the crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 7.1 Slider to begin the new spell, Raina slices it off the outer half to backward point.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is back. Bangalore need a wicket or two to get back in the game.
  • 6.6 Milks a single down to long on and will retain strike. 51/1
  • 6.5 Chance of a run out! Very full delivery, angling away on off, Raina crouches a bit and squeezes it out towards third man. Runs the first one hard and wants another. Murugan Ashwin in the deep returns a good throw to Parthiv who fails to gather the ball cleanly which allows Raina to get back in safely. Had he collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off, Suresh would have been sent packing. Two added to the total.
  • 6.4 SIX! Up and over long on! Stays leg side of the ball, gets it in the arc and swings across the line. Seemed like the long on fielder would be interested but the ball goes well over him and over the fence. This should get Raina going.
  • 6.3 Fuller ball around off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 6.2 Raina moves inside the crease to take the bowler off but Siraj keeps his calm and angles it away at 139 kph, Raina reaches out for that one but doesn't connect.
  • 6.1 Hops back a touch in the crease and drops it down on the crease.
  • Mohammed Siraj into the attack now.
  • 5.6 FOUR! Beautiful! 16 off the over. Slightly overpitched from Southee and Rayudu in such form wouldn't miss out. Takes his front leg to the pitch of the ball and drills it off the carpet between mid off and extra cover. No need to run for those. 42/1
  • 5.5 Changes the pace does Southee, lands it around off, it's bunted to the cover region.
  • 5.4 SIX! He's smoked that! Just ahead of a length on middle, Rayudu picks the length early, swivels a touch and sends it sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence for half a dozen. He is in some form this season and is continuing in the same vein.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Nicely done! Stays back to a length delivery and hits it elegantly over mid on. De Villiers gives it a chase but the ball wins the race.
  • 5.2 Fuller delivery, curling back in on middle, Raina makes room to go over cover but gets it off the inner half over square leg for a single.
  • 5.1 Short of a length delivery outside off, Ambati Rayudu steps out of the crease and flat-bats it towards mid off. Yadav fumbles and concedes one.
  • 4.6 Back of a length ball on the stumps, Raina stays in his crease and nudges it on the leg side. 26/1
  • 4.5 Shortish delivery on the stumps, Raina hops across and swipes it over mid wicket to the deep. McCullum chases that one and pulls it inside the ropes. Saves two runs for his side.
  • 4.4 Full pitch delivery from Umesh outside off, Raina plays a drive, he is early into the shot mistimes it down the track.
  • 4.3 That one rises sharply after pitching, Raina hops across looking to tuck that on the leg side. He misses it and takes a blow on the body.
  • 4.2 Takes pace off that one, Rayudu goes on the back foot and steers it down to the third man region for an easy single.
  • 4.1 Pacy nut from Umesh, swings away a little after pitching. Rayudu attempting a drive on the up, he can't put bat to ball.
  • 3.6 On a length and outside off, Rayudu punches it on the up towards extra cover where McCullum makes a good half stop. They run one. 23/1
  • 3.5 Shortish on middle, tucked towards fine leg for a single.
  • 3.4 Fuller delivery on the pads, whipped over square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 3.3 Slashes this back of a length delivery behind point for a single.
  • 3.2 Serves it outside off, Rayudu comes down the track to have a go at it but misses.
  • 3.1 Good length outside off, defended away towards cover.
  • 2.6 OUT! Bowled 'em! Watson departs and that's what Bangalore needed. An early wicket. Yadav comes steaming in and hurls a fuller delivery at a fiery pace. Watson was backing away to make room for the drive. But the ball dips in, beats the bat and castles his furniture behind. 18/1
  • 2.5 In the air... safe. Short of a length delivery, angling in on middle and skidding a bit. Watson rocks back to pull but mistimes it in the air over deep square leg. It lands safely and they hare back for a double.
  • 2.4 Back of a length delivery outside off, Watson taps it towards point for nothing.
  • 2.3 Looks to tuck this length delivery towards the leg side but gets it off the pads towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 2.2 SIX! Top edge and it sails over! Rayudu gets off the mark in a streaky manner. Yadav digs in a short ball, angling in on middle and leg. Ambati swivels a bit to pull but the ball gets big on him. Takes the top edge and flies over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
  • 2.1 Back of a length on middle, stays put inside the crease and stabs it out in front of the cover fielder.
  • Umesh Yadav replaces Southee.
  • 1.6 Yes, a maiden for Chahal! Googly, flatter through the air and turning back in with some bounce. Watson backs away but chops it to cover. 9/0
  • 1.5 Flattish delivery, at 98.5 kph, Watson gets across and taps it to his left. Wants a run but Patel is quick to get to the ball to deny them the single. 5 dots to begin with. Can he start with a maiden?
  • 1.4 Gives it nice air, tosses it up on off, Watson presses forward and pushes it back to the bowler who sticks his left hand out and makes a good stop.
  • 1.3 Loops it up, lands it full around middle, Watson prods ahead and smothers it down.
  • 1.2 A bit flatter through the air, defended off the back foot, back to the bowler.
  • 1.1 Floated delivery around middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • Okay then, Yuzvendra Chahal is introduced into the attack. Can he strike early?
  • 0.6 A stifled appeal! On a length and skidding a bit off the pitch, Rayudu fails to clip it away and it hits him on the pads. 9 from the first over. 9/0
  • 0.5 Angles back in on middle, wristed away in front of the square on the leg side for a single.
  • 0.4 FOUR! Glorious! Pitches it up outside off, Watson leans ahead and drills it through the gap at extra cover. Away she speeds to the fence. Good start for Shane!
  • 0.3 Southee persists with a shortish delivery, Watson pushes it to the cover region. Once again he finds the fielder.
  • 0.2 Back of a length ball outside off, Watson pushes it to the cover region. Can't find the gap.
  • 0.1 FOUR! Chennai are off the mark straightaway! Just can't bowl there to Watson, he loves width and he cashes in on it. Back of length ball outside off, Watson sits back and square cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
  • Welcome back for the run chase. Should be a stroll in the park for the hosts one would feel. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu to open again for the Men in Yellow. Tim Southee to open the attack for Bangalore.

Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary






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