30 Jun 2016

Rising Pune Supergiants Highlights

Rising Pune Supergiants Highlights

Mustafizur to T Perera, 1 run, nah, you don't turn down invitations. Full toss outside off, Perera ends up stabbing it into the pitch. The dip was the demon there. Mid-off fires a mediocre throw but Perera makes it. Dhoni made it hours back

Barinder to Dhoni, SIX, that's boomed away! That shot measured 1324124 watts of bottom hand power. Length ball, Dhoni stays put and launches it over long-off. 44 off 26

Nehra to S Tiwary, out Caught by Dhawan!! Well, someone did move. Nehra goes the Mustafizur way as he rolled his fingers across this short ball, Tiwary looked to pull, is not punctual enough to connect and the top-edge is held on to at mid-wicket. S Tiwary c Dhawan b Nehra 9(10) [4s-1]

Nehra to S Tiwary, FOUR, here's the boundary. Pune supporters, you may not move now. Gets a length to get under it and lofts it over mid-on. Easy

Barinder to Ashwin, out Caught by N Ojha!! Just that he tried to be too cheeky. Just a shortish delivery on leg-stump, Ashwin ends up shuffling a long way across - meaning that the tickle went finer that he intended. Ojha stretched to his left, poked his hands out and collected it cleanly. Clean enough for the soft signal to be OUT in that referral upstairs. The Ashwin Experiment ends and I can't decide if I have ever seen a serener pinch-hitter. Ashwin c N Ojha b Barinder 29(25) [4s-3]

Rising Pune Supergiants Highlights


Mustafizur to Ashwin, FOUR, this is Ashwin's highest score in this IPL. The irony? He gets a rank bad ball to get there. Suits the situation. Half-volley down leg, Ashwin had a mere clip and it ran through fine leg

Henriques to Bailey, out Caught by Nehra!! And Bailey has surrendered to a cross-seam bouncer, like many before him. The ball hits the seam on pitching, bounds up with more venom and Bailey's attempted walk-out-of-the-crease pull lets out a top-edge that Nehra so easily pouches at deep mid-wicket. Bailey c Nehra b Henriques 34(40) [4s-3 6s-1]

Henriques to Ashwin, FOUR, that went through the keeper's legs! Ashwin swivels on the pull, the ball doesn't get up much. Off the underedge, hits the ground just in front of a crouching Ojha and rolls through

Barinder to Ashwin, FOUR, finally. Whacks a length ball through mid-wicket for a boundary

Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, Yuvraj dived at backward point to cut this reach-out drive from Bailey, threw it to the bowler at the other end but Sran fails to collect it cleanly. A run out chance missed

Henriques to Bailey, FOUR, no dive is good enough when a short ball sits up that prettily. Off-cutter banged in, loops up and allows Bailey to pull it under a diving long-on

Rising Pune Supergiants Highlights


Yuvraj to Bailey, SIX, that's a Yuvraj for Yuvraj. Skips out, the angle in made up well for the room created already and lofts it handsomely over the bowler's head

Barinder to Bailey, FOUR, swinging on leg-stump, Bailey turns around and helps himself with a boundary through fine leg

Nehra to Khawaja, out Khawaja Run Out!! 1 run completed. That's too much of brilliance for me to handle. Let me compose myself. Full delivery on the pads and Khawaja meets it with divine wrists. Clipped to deep mid-wicket where Hooda sprints across, collects and fires a throw...that...well...dumps Khawaja's idea of a two. Ojha collects the dart of a throw and lights the LEDs. Khawaja run out (Deepak Hooda/N Ojha) 11(8) [4s-2]

Nehra to Khawaja, FOUR, now over a leaping mid-on! Stays still, lofts it on the up and gets it (just) over the fielder. No one in the deep and it runs away

Nehra to Khawaja, FOUR, edged and it's over the lone slipper! Nehra dishes out width, Khawaja has a slash at it but the extra bounce eked out a top-edge that evades a leaping Warner

Nehra to Bailey, FOUR, not done. Bailey gets a short wide one for a redemption and he slaps a cut through point

Bhuvneshwar to Rahane, out Caught by N Ojha!! If you have been missing cricket in whites, read on. Shortens the length a touch, gets the ball to curl away rather viciously and Rahane, well he forgot to use his feet. Got opened up by the swing, has a poke and edges it behind to the keeper. Rahane c N Ojha b Bhuvneshwar 0(3).

3 Jun 2016

Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights

Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights

Rising Pune Supergiants Highlights:


20
Nehra to Zampa, out Caught by N Ojha!! Can you believe? Ojha just killed a potential Super Over but you have to be that brilliant to do that. What. A. Catch. Zampa opened his bat face to glide this ball down to third man, had made an alright connection but a finer angle brought Ojha into play. Lets his midriff rubber out as he dived to his right and grabbed a one-handed thrilling Super Over-murdering wonder catch. Pune Supergiants bow out of the IPL, resultingly. Zampa c N Ojha b Nehra 0(1)
19.5
Nehra to Dhoni, out Dhoni Run Out!! 1 run completed. An absolute circus out there. Watch out. It was the double bluff. With the field set for a leg-stump yorker length delivery, Nehra bowls a bumper and Dhoni is stunned into a top edge. The ball loops back where Sran runs across from short third man and throws it at the striker's end. Yuvraj swoops in from backward point and takes the bails out. Dhoni run out (Barinder/Yuvraj) 30(20) [4s-1 6s-2]
19.4
Nehra to Dhoni, SIX, that's been obliterated! Butchered! Oh Dhoni, you canker blossom! Gets a full toss and swings it over long-on. Did I hear Ranchi erupt too? 6 runs off 2 balls now
19.3
Nehra to T Perera, out Caught by Henriques!! Nehra jee, you killer of contests! Bangs it on a length but hurled it wisely wide of off, Perera had to make his own power. Tried doing that with a flat-batted loft but couldn't life in the shot with much of it. A simple catch offered to extra cover. All a matter of three boundaries off three legal balls now. T Perera c Henriques b Nehra 17(13) [6s-1]

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Highlights
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Highlights

 Mumbai Indians Highlights:


18.4
Aaron to Buttler, SIX, there's the winning run and how symbolic is it that a full toss blows RCB away. Buttler was in the mood, sees a slice of kindness and slogs it over cow corner brutishly. Mumbai recover from their abysmal Visakhapatnam ghosts (Bangalore not from the bowling malady) and continue the charge over RCB at Chinnaswamy - they now lead six games to one over RCB, here at Chinnaswamy
18
Jordan to Buttler, SIX, whoa! That has hit the rope on the full. Buttler, you beauty. Just a full ball drifting across to pitch on leg-stump, Buttler winds up before you could wink and picks it up all the way to the deep mid-wicket fence. Mumbai are roaring to the target now. 10 needed off the last two
17.5
Jordan to Buttler, SIX, some magnanimity from Jordan and Buttler butchers him. A full toss, Buttler swings his bat and shoots the ball over long-on
16.5
Watson to Pollard, FOUR, this is a mediocre over. Full toss, can you believe, and Pollard swings his wrists with jerky wrists over backward square leg
16.4
Watson to Pollard, FOUR, that lucky! Looks to batter a shortish ball over mid-off, ekes out a top-edge that well eludes short third man and runs away between the fielder and the keeper

30 May 2016

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils Highlights

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils Highlights
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils Highlights



Delhi Daredevils Highlights:


18.1
Yuvraj to Samson, SIX, and that's it! Two young Indian batsmen have closed off the game for their team. Flat and sliding in towards middle, Samson heaves it with the angle over cow corner
17.5
Mustafizur to Rishabh Pant, SIX, low full toss on the pads, really ordinary from Mustafizur, and he has been given the appropriate treatment as Pant whips it over deep mid-wicket. Wow!
17.3
Mustafizur to Rishabh Pant, FOUR, full ball and Pant has launched it over mid-off. Sensational batting from the 18-year old. Presents the full face and punches it over the infield
16.3
Bhuvneshwar to Samson, 2 runs, slower short of length delivery just outside off, Samson rises with it and tucks it behind square for a brace. It's young legs out there and they won't miss out
16.1
Bhuvneshwar to Rishabh Pant, SIX, now this is a killing blow! It vaporizes many of the SRH hopes. And what a time to do it too, right off the first ball of Bhuvi's over to put him under the sword. Bhuvi bowls length around middle and leg, Pant clears his front leg and heaves it over cow corner

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights


Kings XI Punjab Highlights:


17
Southee to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, let's get this done! Enough of those slips and shortlegs, lofts this fullish delivery over the bowler's head. The ball crosses the long-on fence in no time. Vijay is congratulated by McClenaghan as the players walk out. This win spices things up. Oh, IPL!
15.5
McClenaghan to Maxwell, out Caught by Pollard!! Wow Maxwell! Why did you come to bat? If you did not want to bat, you could have denied the offer to hit the winning shot. Jokes apart! Length ball on the stumps, Maxwell wants to go over the fielder at mid-on, hits it off the toe end of the bat to Pollard for an easy one at mid-on. Maxwell c Pollard b McClenaghan 0(1)
15.4
McClenaghan to W Saha, out Bowled!! Too late to even celebrate. Saha has done his job, slower short ball and Saha wants to pull it, gets an inside edge that crashes on the stumps. Time-out. And why has this been taken? I don't know. Delaying the inevitable, some people take this seriously for sure. W Saha b McClenaghan 56(40) [4s-6 6s-1]
15.3
McClenaghan to W Saha, FOUR, short ball and Saha pulls it, was not in complete control but will fetch a four to the fine leg fence
15.1
McClenaghan to Vijay, 2 runs, shortish ball that was angled across Vijay, he dabbed in front of point and set off. An overthrow at the bowler's end, allowed an extra run. In fact, McClenaghan appealed for a run-out, but since the stumps were broken by a direct hit, it was too tedious to uproot the stump and catch Saha short. Green light flashes on screen
15
Bumrah to W Saha, FOURwhat a good shot to bring up his fifty. Moves to the leg-side and then lofts it over extra cover. The bottom hand came off his bat while executing the shot, but that does not matter, it was timed really well
13.5
Krunal Pandya to W Saha, 2 runs, this is Virat-Dhoni like, Saha uses his feet and then chips it to the right of the bowler, towards long-on. Before Pollard could come in, Saha was back with two in the bag
13.2
Krunal Pandya to Vijay, FOUR, Pandya was forced to bowl it short, that is what Vijay wanted. Rocked back and then pulled it through mid-wicket, the ball raced along the turf
13.1
Krunal Pandya to Vijay, SIX, surprise, surprise! Vijay clears his front leg and then flogs it over deep mid-wicket, had a lot of mass behind it
13
Harbhajan to W Saha, FOUR, this has been swept well, very well. Gets it away from short fine and just in the gap to beat a dive from the deep backward sqaure leg fielder as well
12.2
Harbhajan to W Saha, SIX, what did I tell you? He is not afraid, used his feet and then chipped it, did not try to hit it hard, timed it so well that it cleared the long-off fence with ease
11.3
Southee to W Saha, FOUR, this will do for sure. This was a back of a length and Saha picked it up over deep mid-wicket, one bounce over the ropes. They have to take on the pacers and they are doing so. Smart cricket from the Punjab duo
10.4
Harbhajan to W Saha, 1 run, what an awful throw, Rohit was the fielder, Saha nudged to mid-wicket and sent off. Vijay was that quick, a good throw and Vijay would have been gone for sure
10
Krunal Pandya to Vijay, FOUR, oh! All of a sudden, Vijay decides to clear his front leg and then thumps it over the bowler's head. We need these, otherwise this has been a diazepam dose
8.4
Harbhajan to Vijay, 2 runs, Vijay clips it with the turn, was not away from the fielder at leg-slip, rolled away towards fine leg
6.2
Harbhajan to Vijay, byes, FOUR, what was that. Looped and turned in, beat the batsman and then the keeper, missed everything and raced to the fine leg fence
4.2
Krunal Pandya to W Saha, FOUR, short ball and Saha is not missing out, went back and pulled it over mid-wicket. One bounce over the ropes there
3.3
McClenaghan to Vijay, FOUR, give him a dollar for that. Majestic this was. Could have been timed better but as long as it goes to the fence it should not hurt anyone. Touch short and angled across Vijay, he waited and caressed it through the covers with ease
3.2
McClenaghan to Vijay, FOUR, now where did this come from? Short ball and Vijay was ready for it, the fine leg was inside the ring and Vijay helped the pull over him
3
Southee to W Saha, FOUR, commentators curse work the other way as well. This time Saha finds the gap past mid-off, he deserved that, the world is not so cruel, a well-timed off drive on a length delivery should go for fours
1.3
McClenaghan to Vijay, FOUR, this time the bounce decided to help Vijay, there was a bit of width on offer, enough that was. Vijay rocked back and cut it past backward point with ease. Well played indeed, some timing
1
Southee to Amla, out Lbw!! Amla goes for a duck. What a blow for Punjab. Was it a bit high? The umpire does not think so. Southee went wide of the crease and angled it into Amla, who went back to play it but missed the line, was rapped just above the knee roll. The Mumbai fielders went up in appeal and the umpire did not disappoint them. The start which Mumbai needed, Southee has given them. Amla lbw b Southee 0(5).

Mumbai Indians Highlights:


19.4
Mohit Sharma to Harbhajan, SIX, and this time he waited a nanosecond more. Gobbles up the width not with a cut, but with a horizontal bat clobber over deep mid-wicket. Miller was there, looking to reverse cup but finds the ball swooping over him as the momentum took him over the ropes
18.3
Sandeep Sharma to McClenaghan, out Caught by D Miller!! Sandeep Sharma sticks to a very full length outside off, McClenaghan shimmies out trying to loft it over mid-off. Too full a ball to get under it and pops it off the toe-end to Miller. McClenaghan c D Miller b Sandeep Sharma 4(4) [4s-1]
18
Mohit Sharma to McClenaghan, FOUR, wow. This is deft. Shuffles across with his bat poked in front, allows this low full toss on off to dip and ramps it over short fine leg. The fielder there ducked for cover instead of leaping up to catch it
17.3
Mohit Sharma to Harbhajan, FOUR, and he gets one rightaway! Gets the width and slaps a boundary wide of cover-point
17.2
Mohit Sharma to Southee, out Caught by Gurkeerat Singh!! Southee has been cheated on here. Fair decision, not to do with the umpire, but with the slowness of this delivery. Southee assumes it to be a simpleton but boy, it was a slowish delivery from back of the hand. Southee lofts, connects well. Could say that he had read the slower delivery too but the lack of pace off the pitch meant that the ball could only carry as far as long-off.Southee c Gurkeerat Singh b Mohit Sharma 1(3)
16.5
Stoinis to Pollard, out Bowled!! You know what, the middle order is evolving in reverse gear. "You miss, I hit" now applies to them too. Does to Pollard here certainly. Stoinis aims for the top of off-stump with this cutter, Pollard shimmies out with readymade room, swings but fails to connect. Stoinis is on a hat-trick! Pollard b Stoinis 27(20) [6s-3]
16.4
Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, out Caught by Axar!! That's perfectly placed to deep mid-wicket. Cutter halfway down, Pandya had to manufacture his own wattage there and fails. Swivels around to pull, top-edges it and now has to walk back. Had the room, had swivelled early but a ramp towards third man might have earned him a longer stay at the crease. Krunal Pandya c Axar b Stoinis 19(12) [4s-1 6s-1]
16.2
Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, FOUR100 up, finally! Tames an attempted yorker length delivery with an open bat and carves it over backward point. Two fielders give the chase, almost coalesce but the ball drops inside the ropes and runs away
16
Axar to Pollard, SIX, measure the wood there. Measure the wood on Pollard's bat. This was mistimed and this clears the fences comfortably. A slice, can you believe? Wanted to loft over long-on, the turn gets him to slice the loft and the ball still manages to shoot over the fences by a mile
15.1
Axar to Krunal Pandya, SIX, yes. Desperation ushers dramatics. And he's inducted it from Pollard. Swipes his bat and deposits the ball over long-on. What a hit!
15
Cariappa to Pollard, SIX, ten thousand thundering typhoons. Has there even been a more carnivorous clip? Was backing away, gets a ball sliding in to cut the room and Pollard just wrists it over long-on nonchalantly
14.2
Cariappa to Pollard, SIX, bazinga! He can bowl the offbreak and legbreak but none effective enough when Pollard swings. Brings the bat down and clobbers it over long-on. Bat speed there, you ask? 143ks
13.3
Stoinis to Buttler, out Caught by Gurkeerat Singh!! One...two...three! Gurkeerat Singh Mann takes it finally and sports a big smile. And this was a very sharp delivery from Stoinis - follows a backing away Buttler with a full ball, the batsman still goes for the lofted drive but was too cramped for room to usher in the power. Mistimed to long-off where Gurkeerat lets the catch pop out the first time, recovers to catch it again but sees himself going over the long-off fence. Then come the acrobatics - throws it in the air as he steps out and hops back in to re-re-repouch it. Buttler c Gurkeerat Singh b Stoinis 9(10) [4s-1]
13.1
Stoinis to Pollard, leg byes, FOUR, was there some bat? No. Gets a yucky short of length delivery sliding down, turns around but fails to get the bat on the tickle but the pads are good enough
12
Axar to Buttler, FOUR, will put it as half-deliberate. Sees the arm-ball zip in but the less venom on it allowed Buttler to slide across and eke out an outside edge on his attempted glide to third man. The ball was well wide of the lone slipper and gives him a four
10.4
Stoinis to Nitish Rana, out Caught by W Saha!! That's a lovely catch from Saha! Rana looks to punish a full ball with a flogging drive, is defeated by the bounce and ekes out an outside edge that travels back at ultrasonic speed. Saha spots it, was left-footed and rubbers his torso with a dive to pouch it. Nitish Rana c W Saha b Stoinis 25(28) [6s-3]
9.2
Cariappa to Nitish Rana, SIX, wow. Cariappa has been outwitted. Looks to tease Rana by turning it away but Rana was ready. Goes with the turn away and lofts it over extra cover
8.5
Axar to Rohit, out Bowled!! That's ugly! Axar fires this one on off, gets it to hold a touch as Rohit looks for the cross-batted swipe. Is early into it and the ball slides on to peg the off-stump back! Big wicket will be an understatement. How will MI's middle order fare tonight? Rohit b Axar 15(24) [4s-1]
8
Cariappa to Nitish Rana, SIX, boomed away! Was on his front foot early, had the broom of a bat ready and sweeps it over deep mid-wicket
5.5
Mohit Sharma to Nitish Rana, SIX, that's a poor man's followup delivery! Why on earth would you bowl it short after THAT ball? Still Mohit does and sees a swivelling pull picked up over deep backward square leg
2.5
Sandeep Sharma to Rayudu, out Bowled!! Blow me down! Who said Sandeep needs a slip? Gets this vicious inswinger going, Rayudu looks for a caressing drive through covers and leaves a gap large enough for the ball to sneak through. The middle stump's on the ground.. Rayudu b Sandeep Sharma 0(3)
2
Mohit Sharma to Chand, out Caught by Gurkeerat Singh!! That's a tame, tame way to go and he gets a duck on his comeback. Having teased him with a back of a length delivery last ball, Sharma keeps it shortish in length. The ball jags away again, Chand looks to fetch it with a whip over mid-on. But the ball gets high on him, cuts away more than he anticipated and he ends up chipping it uppishly to the fielder he wanted to clear. Chand c Gurkeerat Singh b Mohit Sharma 0(4)
0.1
Sandeep Sharma to Rohit, FOUR, that's a lovely ball to start but alas! Gets the inswing going but fails to put the reins on it. Slides it on the pads and Rohit tickles him through a vacant fine leg.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions Highlights
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions Highlights

Gujarat Lions Highlights:


18.4
Sachin Baby to Shivil, out Caught by Aravind!! RCB thrash GL by a whopping 144 runs. So Sachin Baby has two-in-two. Big smile from him. Short and down the leg-side, Shivil tries to flick, gets a leading edge that goes towards mid-wicket, where Aravind dives forward and takes a simple catch. Look at the delight in the RCB camp. Kohli pumps his fist and the entire dug-out is very happy. Everyone congratulate ABdV for his stupendous knock. Gayle has a bit of fun with Watson on the sidelines. Bravo and Jordan share a smile as well. Shivil c Aravind b Sachin Baby 0(1)
18.3
Sachin Baby to Finch, out Caught by Aravind!! In the airrr and that's a good catch at deep mid-wicket. Finch wears a disappointed look on his face as he walks back. Such a poor show from GL and this must hurt them. Shortish delivery on the leg stump, Finch pulls it in the air, Aravind moves to his right and takes it just inside the rope. Finch c Aravind b Sachin Baby 37(38) [4s-3 6s-1]
18.2
Sachin Baby to Finch, FOUR, Finch backs away and slogs in the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket
14.3
Aaron to Tambe, FOUR, now Aaron has given away 19 runs in 1.3 overs. Very full and outside off stump, Tambe tries to squeeze it out, gets the bottom of the bat and it runs away past the keeper
13.5
Kohli to Finch, SIX, another full toss, this is a legal delivery though. Finch slogs, not timed well, a man at deep square leg would have swallowed that but the area was unmanned
12.5
Jordan to D Kulkarni, out Bowled!! Dragged on! GL are 74/8. This is going to be a massive net-run-rate boosting win for Kohli's boys. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Kulkarni tries to run it down to third man, but gets an inside edge that crashes into the sticks. D Kulkarni b Jordan 2(3)
12.1
Jordan to P Kumar, out Bowled!! Jordan was thrashed all around in his previous games, but he has three in 13 balls in this contest. Amazing how fortunes change! Good length delivery on the stumps, PK, without feet movement looks to play on the on-side and misses. The ball brushes the pad and knocks out the off stump. P Kumar b Jordan 1(4)
11.2
Chahal to Akshdeep Nath, out Bowled!! Chahal has three and GL have lost six now. Nothing but a flighted delivery on the stumps, with the asking rate so high, Akshdeep Nath had to play his shots and he plays one right across the line, only to miss it completely. Leg stump is disturbed and Chahal has his hands aloft. So Suresh Raina's replacement has scored a 6-ball 3. Akshdeep Nath b Chahal 3(6)
10.5
Aaron to Finch, FOUR, Aaron continues to leak runs. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Finch hops and tucks through backward square leg, no chance for the men in the deep
10.4
Aaron to Finch, FOUR, Finch sends one to the rope. Full and on the leg stump, Finch sends this wide of long-on and he hit the gap to perfection
7.5
Chahal to Dwayne Bravo, out Lbw!! The good, old delivery flipper takes one more. Oh wait, it's the wrong 'un, say the replays. Pitches it on off, gets it to backspin and raps the pad - as Bravo was late on his tuck round the corner. Umpire obliges almost immediately. Looked out straightaway and would have hit the middle. Dwayne Bravo lbw b Chahal 1(2)
7
Jordan to Jadeja, out Caught&Bowled!! Jordan, he's done it! Bowls this cutter full, gets it to hold up and Jadeja was in a hurry. Pushes at it tamely, the ball pops up and Jordan snaffles it in his followthrough. He's on a hat-trickJadeja c and b Jordan 21(19) [4s-2 6s-1]
6.5
Jordan to D Karthik, out Caught by de Villiers!! de Villers is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. Karthik looks to loft on the up, managed to slice it off the outside half and de Villiers had called it early from long-off. Sprinted across at an angle from there, the ball was always going away but then runs in an arc to pouch it. D Karthik c de Villiers b Jordan 2(4)
6.4
Jordan to Jadeja, 1 run, angled away to backward point, Gayle has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Direct hit would have sent Karthik back!
5
Chahal to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by de Villiers!! Too easy a catch at long-off. "That's probably the end of Gujarat Lions," reckons Gavaskar on air. Chahal drifts this across very full on leg-stump, a backing away McCullum gets under it but was too cramped for room to life in power into the loft. The Chinnaswamy boundaries didn't prove Yoda-like and AB reverse-cupped it above his head. Brendon McCullum c de Villiers b Chahal 11(13) [4s-2]
4.3
Chahal to Jadeja, SIX, take that, Chinnaswamy! Chahal loops this up bravely, Jadeja gets his bat across and sweeps it over deep mid-wicket with swagger
4.1
Chahal to Jadeja, FOUR, googly serves the width, Jadeja frees arms and thumps it through extra cover
3.5
Aravind to Jadeja, FOUR, promoted to No. 3, Jaddu has to take responsibility and he's hit a lovely pull shot here. Short and on the stumps, Jadeja hits it over mid-wicket
3.2
Aravind to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, lofted over the top, not from the middle of the bat though! Baz has changed gears! Full and outside off stump, McCullum drives it away over cover for a boundary
3
Binny to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, now that is more like Baz! Hit hard for four. Binny bowls full and in the slot, McCullum drills the drive hard, mid-off was very wide it raced past him to his right
1.5
Aravind to Dwayne Smith, out Bowled!! What is it with Aravind and one of his team-mates scoring a hundred in the game? I remember him taking four wickets when Gayle scored a hundred against Punjab last season. He's started very well again! Nothing but a short of length delivery on the stumps, no change of pace, probably kept a little bit low than Smith expected, he was through with the pull shot early and the off pole went cartwheeling. Just the start RCB wanted. Dwayne Smith b Aravind 7(6) [4s-1]
0.4
Binny to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, Smith throws his bat at it and hits it hard. Length delivery outside off stump, Smith drives uppishly between mid-off and extra-cover. First boundary of the innings.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights:


20
P Kumar to Watson, out Caught by D Karthik!! Edged and taken! So PK has had everything in this match. Bowled a maiden, got thrashed and now has two-in-two. Even Shane Watson sports a smile. Well, he can afford to because RCB have registered the second highest team total in the history of IPL. Slower delivery outside off stump, oh looks like Watson is batting with someone else's bat. That is surely not his normal willow. Swung hard and only managed to outside-edge it to the keeper. Watson c D Karthik b P Kumar 0(1)
19.5
P Kumar to Kohli, out Caught by Dwayne Bravo!! Oh! We have a wicket here! Needed a bit of brilliance to end this stand and Bravo has pulled off a lovely catch. No emotions from the Gujarat Lions though. They know that the damage has been done by Kohli. What a knock. Whadaa player! Fullish delivery outside off stump, Kohli walks across and sweeps, hits it in the air and Bravo times his jump to perfection at backward square leg to take it above his head. Great round of applause from the crowd as Kohli walks back with his bat raised. Kohli c Dwayne Bravo b P Kumar 109(55) [4s-5 6s-8]
19.4
P Kumar to Kohli, SIX, now what sort of a ball was that? Kohli had to wait ages for that one to came. The slower ball bumper, came very slowly that Kohli had a lot time to adjust for the lack of pace and smash it with a pull over square leg
19.3
P Kumar to Kohli, SIX, he did not have a T20 hundred before the start of the season, but he has scored three now. First player to record three hundreds in a season. Friendly full toss from PK, Kohli smashes it straight down the ground and into the sightscreen. Takes the helmet off, looks at the sky, swings his bat and roars like a lion. Well done sir!
18.5
Shivil to Kohli, SIX, no! Shivil is not learning his lessons! Another full ball and again he disappears for six. Full and in the slot, Kohli loft-drives this hard over long-off. He doesn't want to show his emotions, but he is really enjoying this from inside. Into the 90s now
18.4
Shivil to Kohli, SIX, who's going to stop this bleeding? It is common sense for any bowler that you cannot afford to bowl full ball to set batsman. This is easily lofted over long-off. Boy! What entertainment for the crowd
18.3
Shivil to Kohli, SIX, change of angle for Shivil, but it doesn't work. Second double-hundred partnership for the duo in IPL history! Shivil tries the yorker, Kohli slogs it hard over long-on
18.2
Shivil to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli had to reach out to meet this ball, but somehow has managed to time it so well. How did he do it? Only he will know! Shivil bowled wide outside off stump, but was not spared, four over extra-cover
18.1
Shivil to Kohli, SIX, Kohli is not too far from de Villiers as well! Shortish from Shivil, Kohli camps on the back foot and with a strong bottom hand grip muscles this flat over long-off
18
Dwayne Bravo to de Villiers, SIX, ohhhh this is huuuggeee! Another slower ball attempted, but de Villiers has picked it. Smashes this over long-on and moves to 128 off just 51 balls
17.5
Dwayne Bravo to de Villiers, SIX, my word! This is insane stuff from de Villiers! Slower delivery outside off stump, de Villiers delays his assault as Bravo took pace off the ball and managed to time it well enough to deep extra-cover
17.5
Dwayne Bravo to de Villiers, no ballFOUR, oopsy! Bravo fails to control the slower delivery and bowls a waist-high full toss down the leg-side, called a no-ball and the next one will be a free-hit now, de Villiers helps it away past the man at short fine leg
17.2
Dwayne Bravo to Kohli, SIX, and Kohli does it even better this time. He goes over the rope! Once again a poor delivery from Bravo, can't bowl full and outside off stump to set batsmen, Kohli lofts it flat over extra-cover
17.1
Dwayne Bravo to Kohli, FOUR, pure power there from Kohli. What a shot! Full and outside off stump, Kohli throws everything at it, but makes sure that he doesn't lose his shape. Brilliantly lofted, rather thrashed over cover for a one-bounce four
17
Jadeja to de Villiers, SIX, and now he goes the other side of the pitch. Jadeja is not willing to flight the ball and he continues to disappear. Waits nicely in the crease and slogs it away over wide long-on
16.5
Jadeja to de Villiers, SIX, full and in the slot, de Villiers goes off-side and goes over cover, just had enough legs to clear the fence there
16
P Kumar to de Villiers, 1 run, take a bow AB de Villiers. This is now his fastest hundred in the IPL. Is there anything that this man can't do? He's not human! He's a computer or something even better! The amazing thing is he does them so easily. de Villiers mistimes the drive towards cover and gets to the milestone. Big roar from the crowd. Kohli walks and pats ABdV
15.5
P Kumar to de Villiers, SIX, in the airrrrrrr, again a mistime from de Villiers, but's gone all the way. ABdV is on 99 now. Low full toss, de Villiers goes back on across, gets into a great position and swings really hard so that it went all the way even though the connection wasn't great
15.4
P Kumar to de Villiers, FOUR, wowwww! Even Kohli didn't move after seeing that ball race off de Villiers's bat. I say even Kohli didnt move because he is the non-striker and the non-striker generally sets off for a run as soon as the contact is made by the batsman. What timing from de Villiers! Long-on was there, but this drive rocketed past him
15.3
P Kumar to de Villiers, SIX, he's mistimed this, but this is that kind of a ground! Even mishits clear the boundary quite comfortably as this one has done! PK bowls short and pays the penalty, muscled all the away over mid-wicket with a pull
15.2
P Kumar to de Villiers, SIX, oh that has gone over the roof! AB de Villiers watched it all the way and enjoyed it thoroughly! Even captain Kohli sports a big smile on his face. New balls please! Low full toss, de Villiers gets down low after walking across the stumps and helps it away from the middle of the bat. Gee, how good is that willow in his hands? How did it go that far, for he did not try to hit it very hard
14.5
Tambe to de Villiers, FOUR, wow! Incredible hit! He knew third man was inside the ring, hence opened the face of the bat at the last moment and hit it deliberately in the air over backward point. Great thinking from de Villiers. As soon as he saw some width on offer, he had the presence of mind to quickly think about the vacant third man region instead of going hard at the ball
14.4
Tambe to de Villiers, SIX, that's not a big hit but this ground is small. And they travel here as well. Flighted delivery on the stumps, de Villiers goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps it over wide long-on
14.1
Tambe to Kohli, 1 run, fifth fifty of the season for Virat 'Champion' Kohli. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Kohli drives it along the ground to long-on and gets to the milestone. Gets a good round of applause from the crowd and the dressing room
13.4
Dwayne Bravo to de Villiers, 1 run, the ultimate pair bring up another century stand. Please bowlers, please, pull up your socks and do justice to the effort that these two put in for the team. Slower ball low full toss, de Villiers was foxed by the lack of pace, but manages to drag it towards mid-wicket
12.5
Jadeja to de Villiers, SIX, de Villiers hit the previous ball over cover and now he goes on the other-side with a slog-sweep over mid-wicket. Again not convinced that it came off the meat of the bat, but the power, the bat swing, the bat itself is very good from the master
12.4
Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, now that was not from the middle the bat, not a great sound from the bat as it made contact with the ball, yet, the class that he is, AB de Villiers manages to loft-drive this full delivery over cover for four
11.5
D Kulkarni to de Villiers, FOUR, that discussion hasn't worked! I am sure Baz did not ask Kulkarni to bowl short and wide, de Villiers rocks back, waits and cuts fiercely, sweeper cover was stationed but he had no chance. A gentle raise of the bat from ABdV to acknowledge the applause for his fifty
11.4
D Kulkarni to de Villiers, FOUR, now this is pure class! Don't take your eyes off this one folks! DK was up to the stumps to prevent de Villiers from advancing down the pitch, Kulkarni bowls short of a length on the leg stump, de Villiers was actually cramped for room a bit on the pull, looked a bit hurried as well, but he somehow manages to time it well enough to split deep mid-wicket and long-on to perfection
11.3
D Kulkarni to de Villiers, SIX, he's raced to 43 off 23 balls now. The idea was right from Kulkarni, to take pace off the ball, but he bowled it too short, de Villiers was on the charge and had no problems in smashing this pull over the mid-wicket fence
11.1
D Kulkarni to Kohli, SIX, wow! Just wow! How authoritative was that? Why on earth would you bowl length and that too to someone named Virat Kohli! Kulkarni tried to shorten his length on seeing Kohli advance, but he couldn't make proper adjustment, went as a length ball in the slot, which was muscled all the way over long-on
10
Dwayne Smith to de Villiers, FOUR, and that will cap off the over in style. de Villiers uses his feet and then drives it over extra cover, the ball raced away to the fence
9.2
Dwayne Smith to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide, Kohli thrashes it through cover, no chance for the fielder at sweeper cover
7.3
Dwayne Bravo to de Villiers, FOUR, McCullum at mid-off almost pouched this one. de Villiers moved leg-side and then lofted the drive over mid-off, McCullum leapt high but failed to get his fingers to it
6.2
Shivil to de Villiers, FOUR, he has been hitting good deliveries out of the park and Kaushik thought he will get away with a short delivery. Was mistaken, de Villiers went back and then pulled it to beat deep mid-wicket and long-on, hit well between them
5.5
Tambe to de Villiers, SIX, we have seen everything now, almost! His initial movement was towards the leg-side, forced the bowler to bowl it flat on the stumps, then moved across and lapped the pull over the fine leg fence
5.4
Tambe to de Villiers, FOUR, this man creates shots! Moves leg-side and then opens the face of the bat on the drive to send it through the square region on the off-side
5
Shivil to de Villiers, SIX, hitting sixes off the back foot and hitting them well in front. Where do they teach this art? Take me there! Waits for this flatter delivery and then lofts the drive over deep extra cover, goes the distance
4.4
Shivil to Kohli, FOUR, this time Kaushik cannot get away with a bad delivery, was well short and wide of off, Kohli cuts it past cover, the ball races away to the fence
3.5
D Kulkarni to Gayle, out Bowled!! And that's the end of Gayle. He was a bit fidgety once again. This was a normal delivery, not a slower one and rushed onto him. Gayle wanted to force it through the off-side, chopped it into the ground, the ball just clipped the leg-bail on the bounce. Nothing else moved, sad dismissal indeed. Gayle b D Kulkarni 6(13) [4s-1]
3.3
D Kulkarni to Gayle, FOUR, nicely done by Gayle, he waited for this slower delivery and then dabbed it fine away from the fielder at short third man
3.1
D Kulkarni to Kohli, 4 runs, Kohli pats this length delivery to point, where Jadeja was ready for it. Did everything right but decided to throw unnecessarily towards the bowler's end, where the ball deflected off the stumps and raced away towards the deep mid-wicket fence
2.1
P Kumar to Kohli, FOUR, this was coming! Not well controlled but Kohli won't mind, threw his bat on this back of a length, it was uppish but away from the reach of backward point, raced away to the fence.