Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs
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|Karun Nair||not out||15||8||2||0|
That is it from this game! Punjab move to the top of the table with 4 points. The next match is between Chennai and Delhi which will be played in Dubai on 25th September, 2020. Join us at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!
KL Rahul, the Punjab skipper, is named the Man of the Match. He says it is a very complete performance and he is too pleased with the performance. States that he has not been very confident during the practice sessions, he had a word with Maxwell where he said he is not that confident with the bat. Mentions till the time the game starts he tries to act as a player and only during the toss he thinks like a captain. Further adds they knew they needed to take wickets early as Bangalore have a strong batting line-up and their plans worked well. Also adds Bishnoi has impressed him a lot, he has a lot of fight in him and once he got through that first over, he was excellent.
Mohammed Shami says he is trying to fulfil the responsibilities he has got. Further adds he looks to hit the right lengths and get the batsman out. States they are too pleased with the win, they have a better side than the last year. Further says that they are eager to do well in this tournament. Ends by saying his length and line will depend on the wicket. As he says that when there is moisture he bowls fuller and if it is dry he looks to bowl it a bit shorter, he though would look to hit the short of a good length area at Sharjah.
Virat Kohli, the Bangalore skipper, says that he is disappointed with the performance. Adds that a couple of vital chances which were put down by him cost them big time. Mentions that it was a bad day for them and they will look to do better. Kohli says they wanted to send Philippe up the order as it gives them more depth in the middle order and also he has been batting at the top in the domestic circuit. Admits today they did not play well and they need to put this behind, learn from their mistakes and look forward.
The Punjab bowlers were just amazing with the ball today. Cottrell and Shami set the stage first up with removing the top order and then it was just a matter of time when the spinners took over the mantle. Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin shared 6 wickets between them as Cottrell took a couple which also included the wicket of Virat Kohli. Shami once again was brilliant as he took a wicket. Also Maxwell had one to his name. James Neesham did well in his two overs too.
An authoritative win for Punjab in the end! For Punjab, it was always going to be an uphill task for them after conceding 200 runs. It became improbable for them after they lost 3 quick wickets inside 10 overs. Failure of ABD and Finch meant that it was all over for Bangalore. What was more disappointing is that none of the batters looked to settle into the game as Bangalore were all out with 3 overs to spare.
OUT! LBW! That is plumb! That is the game for Punjab. Murugan Ashwin finishes off with a 3-wicket haul. He bowls a leg spinner on middle, Chahal goes for the sweep, the ball spins away and strikes him adjacent in front of the stumps. There is an appeal the umpire gives it out. PUNJAB WIN THE GAME BY 97 RUNS! 109/10
On middle, turned towards mid-wicket for a single.
Floated on off, flicked to square leg for a single.
Loopy on off, Chahal keeps it out.
WIDE! Floated outside off but it is way outside off. Wide given.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man in.
OUT! Foxed by the googly! That's from the class of Anil Kumble. A googly on off, Saini looks to go inside out here but fails to read the delivery as the ball goes between the bat and pad to crash into the leg pole. If the top order batsmen cannot pick it them what to expect from the bowlers.
FOUR! Tossed up on off, Saini lofts it over mid off and the ball. races to the fence at long off for a boundary.
Tossed up on off, Steyn looks to defend but gets beaten. He is rapped on the pads and there is an appeal from the bowler but nothing from the umpire. 102/8
On off, pushed to long on for a single.
Loopy on middle, Saini flicks it to square leg.
Tossed up on off, pushed to covers.
Strategic Time-Out! Punjab on a roll here. They have won it. Just a formality to do now. Dale Steyn comes on to bat now.
OUT! PUNJAB JUST TWO WICKETS AWAY! Flighted on off, Sundar once again goes for the big shot. He though fails to get the distance and timing on this shot. The ball goes towards long on where Agarwal gobbles it up.
SIX That is a lovely shot. Tossed up on off, lofted over long off for a maximum by Sundar.
Quicker and outside off, Saini goes for the cut but gets beaten out there. 95/7
Tossed up on off, pushed to long off for a single.
NOT OUT! He indeed is in! Sundar brings out the paddle sweep. He hits it towards short third man. He wants a run but, is sent back. The fielder fires it to the keeper who whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs as replays show that Sundar is fine.
Run out appeal and it has been referred upstairs! Sundar seems in.
FOUR! Misfield! This is worked with the angle through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right but dives over the ball.
Floated on middle, pushed to wide mid on for a single.
Floated on off, lofted towards long on for a single.
Navdeep Saini is the new batsman in.
OUT! Foxed by the googly! Floated on off, Yadav goes for a wild swing but fails to read the googly as the ball comes into the batter and crashes into the stumps behind. 88/7
On off, pushed to covers.
Shorter on off, Sundar pushes to mid on for a single.
Floated ball on off, Sundar goes for the sweep but misses it to get rapped on the pads. There is an appeal but nothing from the umpire.
Floated once again around off, pushed towards covers for a couple once again.
Floated on off, lofted straight over the bowler for a couple.
Ravi Bishnoi is back on as Umesh Yadav comes to the crease.
OUT! Cleaned him up! Quicker one from Maxwell an in line with the stumps, Dube looks to go over the cow corner once again but gets beaten all ends up as the ball crashes into the middle stump. Just a formality before the game ends. 83/6
Flatter outside off, Dube wants to go towards the cow corner but misses it.
Full on middle, pushed down the ground for a run.
Loopy ball sliding on to the pads, tucked towards square leg for a single.
Floated on off, punched through covers for a single.
Floated on off, pushed back to the bowler.
Glenn Maxwell to bowl now.
Floated on off, driven through covers for a single. 80/5
Full outside off, Dube guides it towards third man for a single.
Full outside off, punched to point.
SIX! Sent into the stands there! Short of a length ball on middle. Dube rocks back and pulls it powerfully over deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. A few more from him here could help build his confidence with the bat.
Length ball on leg, pushed to long on for a single.
WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Wide given.
Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Sundar goes for a flashy cut but gets beaten.
Length ball outside off, played to point. 70/5
Full ball on off, pushed to long off for a single.
Length ball on middle, defended to the leg side by Sundar.
Outside off, punched through point for a single.
Length ball outside off, pushed through covers for a single.
. 10.1: Mohammed Shami to Washington Sundar, FOUR! Short and outside off, Sundar cuts it uppishly towards third man where Ashwin gives his everything but cannot save a boundary
Mohammed Shami is back on.
Another length ball outside off, punched off the back foot towards deep point for a single. 63/5
OUTSIDE EDGE BUT SAFE! Length ball around off, Dube looks to push it off the back foot but ends up getting a thick outside edge. The ball runs to the third man region for a single.
Length ball on off, punched off the back foot towards point.
Length ball on off, Sundar pushes it to mid off and takes a single.
Slightly fuller on middle, Sundar plays it back to the bowler.
Length ball on middle, Sundar pushes it to mid-wicket.
James Neesham to bowl now.
Flighted on off, pushed through covers for a brace by Dube. 60/5
Googly once again as Dube pushes it to covers.
Floated on off, pushed to point for a single.
Floated on off, pushed to covers.
Time Out! The win now seems improbable now! The batters who needed to fire to chase this down are back in the hut. If they have to have any chance from here, it has to be a miracle. For Punjab they would want more of the same. Shivam Dube comes out to bat now.
OUT! Brilliant come back from the bowler! Ashwin gets the big fish AB de Villiers with a googly. Full and outside off, ABD slices uppishly over cover-point. he though does not bother to keep it down as the fielder there runs forward and takes the simplest of the catches. This is game over for Bangalore.
FOUR! Tossed up delivery outside off, ABD drives it through covers aas the fielder in the deep gets a hand to the ball but fails to stop it from running to the fence . A boundary results.
Floated on off, pushed to covers. Brilliant over from Ravi Bishnoi. 53/4
Washington Sundar is the new man in.
OUT! BOWLED! That should give the youngster some confidence. Pushed through on off, Finch hangs on the back foot to play it but ends up playing all around it. The ball goes past the outside edge and crashes into the off pole. Finch played for the turn but the ball went straight on after pitching.
Quicker on leg, Finch turns it towrds the leg side for a couple.
Flighted on off, pushed through covers for a single.
Floated around middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
Flatter outside off, slashed through the off side for a single.
Floated on middle, flicked towards the leg side for a couple. 48/3
Flatter outside off, punched through point for a single.
Tossed up around leg, Finch misses his tuck to the leg side as the ball rolls off his pads. Leg bye taken.
Flatter and outside off, Finch looks to cut but is beaten on the outside edge.
Flatter outside off, Finch cuts straight to point.
FOUR! SWEPT AWAY! Full and on leg, Finch sweeps it through square leg and gets a boundary.
Googly on middle, de Villiers punches it to covers. 40/3
FOUR! On the pads, de Villiers flicks it towards fine leg. Cottrell chases it, dives but fails to stop it. It races away to the fence.
Flatter on off, de Villiers taps it to point.
Tossed up on middle, de Villiers blocks it well.
FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, de Villiers pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
WIDE! Down the leg side, Finch leaves it alone. It goes towards the keeper where Rahul fails to get there and the batsmen take a bye.
FOUR! Good shot! Short delivery on off, Finch punches it over mid off for a boundary.
WIDE! Bishnoi bowls it short down the leg side, Finch lets it go.
Full delivery on off, de Villiers drives it through covers for a couple. 25/3
WIDE! Cottrell bowls a bouncer down the leg side, de Villiers lets it sail through to the keeper.
Short delivery outside off, de Villiers looks to pull but misses it.
Back of a length on middle, de Villiers defends it to mid on.
FOUR! Dispatched! Length delivery outside off, de Villiers punches it through covers for a boundary.
WIDE! Cottrell bowls it down the leg side, de Villiers leaves it alone.
SIX! Amazing shot! Slower ball on off, de Villiers lofts it over long off for a maximum.
Length delivery on off, de Villiers punches it to covers.
Back of a length on off, Finch blocks it to mid off. 11/3
NOT OUT! It has gone off the pads and missing the stumps! Good length delivery on middle, Finch looks to defend but he seems to have missed it. Punjab appeal for caught behind and the umpire raises his finger. Finch reviews it. There is nothing on Ultra Edge as the replays show. Ball Tracker shows it is missing the stumps.
Finch has been adjudged caught behind! He decides to take the review.
FOUR! Nice shot! Full toss on middle, Finch lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
On a length on middle, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket.
Good length ball on off, de Villiers looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
Length delivery on off, Finch pushes it towards mid off for a quick single.
Back of a length on middle, de Villiers tucks it to mid-wicket. 5/3
Length delivery on off, Finch defends it towards covers for a run.
AB de Villiers is the new batsman in.
OUT! CAUGHT! Bangalore are in deep trouble now! Short ball on off, Kohli looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes high in the air towards mid on where Bishnoi takes a good catch.
Full delivery on middle, Kohli drives it back towards the bowler.
Back of a length on off, Kohli blocks it back towards the bowler.
Short delivery on middle, Kohli looks to pull but gets hit on the body.
A big swing and a miss! Shorter and outside off, Finch looks to pull it over mid-wicket but misses. End of a successful over from Shami.0A big swing and a miss! Shorter and outside off, Finch looks to pull it over mid-wicket but misses. End of a successful over from Shami. 4/2
Outside off, left alone.
Kohli is underway! On the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
Virat Kohli walks out to bat! The skipper needs to do really well here, his side is in a lot of trouble.
OUT! LBW! Philippe departs! Bangalore begin badly. Length ball around off, Josh looks to play across the line but gets beaten. The ball hits the pads in front of the stumps as the dreaded finger goes up after and appeal fro mthe bowler. That looked plumb to the naked eye as the replays suggest.
Leg bye! Finch walks down the wicket and Shami bowls it on the pads. Finch looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads down to fine leg. A leg bye taken.
Almost gets one on his first ball! That lands outside off and jags back in. The length is a touch shorter and hence it hit the top of Finch's pad and goes towards the keeper. An appeal for catch and LBW but turned down.
Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end!
Length ball outside off, Josh looks to drive but is beaten. 2/1
Back of a length on off, Philippe keeps it out.
Josh Philippe is the new man in.
OUT! CAUGHT! The salute comes out! Short of a length ball around off, Devdutt looks to pull but gets it off the higher part of the bat. The ball lobs towards mid off who takes it with ease. A hero on the other night and a failure now. That's cricket for you.
Full and on middle, Finch looks to push it to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge towards square leg for a single.
Length ball, swinging in to the batter, Finch pushed it back to the bowler.
Length ball around off, Devdutt pushes it to mid off for a single. BANGALORE ARE UNDERWAY!
We are back for the chase. The Punjab players are out in the middle. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch will open the batting for Bangalore. Sheldon Cottrell will start the proceedings with the ball.