26th match, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, 23 April 2017

GL vs KXIP

Gujarat 2nd Inn:162/7 (20)

Dinesh Karthik 58 (44);Basil Thampi 11 (10);
Mohit Sharma 4-0-25-1; Sandeep Sharma 4-0-40-2;

Last bat: Andrew Tye

Result: Punjab won by 26 runs.

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Gujarat Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Brendon McCullum lbw Sandeep Sharma 6 6 1 0 100
Aaron Finch c Stoinis & b Mohit Sharma 13 12 0 1 108.33
Suresh Raina(c) c Maxwell & b Axar 32 24 4 0 133.33
Dinesh Karthik(wk) not out 58 44 6 0 131.82
Ravindra Jadeja c & b Cariappa 9 7 1 0 128.57
Dwayne Smith c Stoinis & b Axar 4 4 1 0 100
Akshdeep Nath lbw Cariappa 0 1 0 0 0
Andrew Tye b Sandeep Sharma 22 12 2 1 183.33
Basil Thampi not out 11 10 1 0 110
Shubham Agarwal dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nathu Singh dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 2, w - 4, nb - 0)7
Total(162 for 7 in 20 overs)162 (8.1 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/6 (Brendon McCullum, 0.6 ov.) 2/46 (Aaron Finch, 5.4 ov.) 3/70 (Suresh Raina, 8.6 ov.)
4/95 (Ravindra Jadeja, 11.6 ov.) 5/102 (Dwayne Smith, 12.6 ov.) 6/102 (Akshdeep Nath, 13.1 ov.)
7/137 (Andrew Tye, 16.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Sandeep Sharma 4 0 40 2 10  
Mohit Sharma 4 0 25 1 6.25 (1w)
T Natarajan 3 0 22 0 7.33 (2w)
KC Cariappa 4 0 24 2 6  
Axar Patel 4 0 36 2 9  
Marcus Stoinis 1 0 12 0 12 (1w)
               

Punjab Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Manan Vohra c Karthik & b Nathu Singh 2 4 0 0 50
Hashim Amla c & b Shubham Agarwal 65 40 9 2 162.5
Shaun Marsh c Raina & b Andrew Tye 30 24 4 1 125
Glenn Maxwell(c) lbw Ravindra Jadeja 31 18 1 3 172.22
Marcus Stoinis c Brendon McCullum & b Andrew Tye 7 9 0 0 77.78
Axar Patel c Finch & b Dwayne Smith 34 17 3 2 200
Wriddhiman Saha(wk) runout (Basil Thampi) 10 5 0 1 200
Mohit Sharma not out 4 3 0 0 133.33
KC Cariappa dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
T Natarajan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sandeep Sharma dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 3, w - 1, nb - 0)5
Total(188 for 7 in 20 overs)188 (9.4 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/11 (Manan Vohra, 1.2 ov.) 2/81 (Shaun Marsh, 9.2 ov.) 3/128 (Hashim Amla, 13.6 ov.)
4/132 (Glenn Maxwell, 14.2 ov.) 5/157 (Marcus Stoinis, 17.5 ov.) 6/174 (Axar Patel, 18.4 ov.)
7/188 (Wriddhiman Saha, 20 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shubham Agarwal 4 0 42 1 10.5  
Nathu Singh 2 0 7 1 3.5  
Suresh Raina (c) 1 0 6 0 6  
Basil Thampi 4 0 44 0 11 (1w)
Andrew Tye 4 0 35 2 8.75  
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 32 1 8  
Dwayne Smith 1 0 18 1 18  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

Sharma to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, McCullum is off and running. No sighters needed. Short of length around off, McCullum hops a bit and directs the cut square on the off-side. There was a man at sweeper but he couldn't get there, such was the timing

W

Sharma to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! has the early wicket. That was dead in front. One of the easiest decisions Erasmus would have made. McCullum has missed out on a full toss, he closes the bat face tad too early on the flick, beaten on the inside edge and the ball crashed into the back pad. It would have crashed into middle stump. Brendon McCullum lbw b Sharma 6(6) [4s-1]

4

Sharma to Raina, FOUR, easy peasy. Can't bowl on the legs of any batsman. Raina shuffles across to get inside the line, helps it along the way past the man at 45. Off the mark with a boundary

4

Sharma to Raina, FOUR, when Raina is in form, he plays some audacious shots. This was not a bad ball by any means, length ball around off, Raina swats it over mid-wicket and wide of mid-on. That was dealt with disdain

4

Sharma to Raina, FOUR, top shot! switches to round the wicket, fires in a low full toss around off, Raina stays low, opens the bat face and threads it behind point, right between short third man and backward point

6

Naarajan o Finch, SIX, ha spoils he over for Naarajan. I was good unil hen, bu ends up conceding 11. Good lengh ball jus ouside off, Finch exends hose big forearms and smashes i over long-off

4

to Raina, FOUR, two fielders dived and both could not stop the ball. Trifle short and Raina is quick to go back and whip it, first beats the dive of mid-on and then deep mid-wicket's. Placed to perfection

W

Sharma to Finch, out Caught by Stoinis!! Second wicket for PUN in the powerplay. Not many times they have achieved that this season. It is a big one of Finch. saw the batsman back away to the leg-side, fired it full and outside off, Finch was made to reach, was down on his back knee to drive, couldn't control it and spooned it towards extra cover. Stoinis right on the edge of the circle, dives forward and takes it millimeters from the ground. Finch c Stoinis b Sharma 13(12) [6s-1]

4

Sharma to Karthik, FOUR, a gift first up for Karthik. Short delivery at 128kph, sat up nicely for the in form keeper, who swivels across and pulls it neatly behind square, well away from the short fine leg fielder

4

to Karthik, FOUR, half tracker and Karthik pounces on it. It was the carrom ball and turning away, Karthik rocked back and slapped it in front of square, no chance for the man sweeping

4

to Karthik, FOUR, rubbish to start off from . Long hop asking to be punished, Karthik obliges, rocks back and pulls it in front of square on the leg-side, one bounce and into the fence

W

to Raina, out Caught by Maxwell!! Massive wicket. 50th T20 League wicket for . And there comes the wicket after the break. Not a wicket taking delivery but credit to Maxwell for clinging on. The dangerous Raina is back in the hut. Another half tracker from , Raina pulled and he wanted to clear Maxwell at deep mid-wicket, couldn't get enough power as he was arching back, the PUN skipper timed his jumped to perfection and took it inches before the rope. After landing he ensured that he doesn't fall over. Raina c Maxwell b 32(24) [4s-4]

4

to Karthik, FOUR, the little things in cricket cost you so much. Karthik should have never been on strike, but thanks to Maxwell he was and he collects a boundary. Slower short delivery and Karthik swiveled to pull it behind square, good connection as the ball bounced only once before reaching the fence

4

to Jadeja, FOUR, the boundary that they will need in every over from now has come. Was a bit short, Jadeja went back and thrashed past the man at cover

W

to Jadeja, out Caught&Bowled!! What a catch by on his followthrough, pranced forward in time to snaffle that inches off the ground. Jadeja was early on the shot, was trying to work into the on-side and ended up spooning it back to the bowler, who was ready for the opportunity. Jadeja c and b 9(7) [4s-1]

4

to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, not the kind of fielding effort you need. Dwayne Smith got on his knee and helped this flatter ball with a half-sweep. The man from deep backward square leg ran to his right, got to it but fumbled when it mattered the most

W

to Dwayne Smith, out Caught by Stoinis!! He's hit this one well. Oh, hold on. Not quite. Does not bother to step down, just goes with the swing, ends up miscuing it and holes out to long-off. Two quick wickets and Gujarat's chase is in danger of going awry. Dwayne Smith c Stoinis b 4(4) [4s-1]

W

to Akshdeep Nath, out Lbw!! Wow. What moment for Punjab. Third wicket for them in no time. Two in two for . Floats it on the stumps and the new man tries to work across the line. Is beaten in the air and closes the bat face too early. The ball evades the willow and thuds him low on the pad. The umpire obliges the appeal to sink Gujarat's hopes further. Hat-trick ball coming up. Akshdeep Nath lbw b 0(1)

6

to Andrew Tye, SIX, they need more of these! Andrew Tye goes across the line, the ball did not turn and came in with the arm, helping Andrew Tye's swing. Goes well over the cow corner

4

to Andrew Tye, FOUR, gets low and across to use the inward angle from , helps past the man at short fine leg. Welcome boundary

4

Sharma to Karthik, FOUR, the length is great on this one but the line is awful. On the legs of Karthik and he whips it through backward of square leg. Now they have got the four, need to make it count

4

Sharma to Andrew Tye, FOUR, short ball, comes late to Andrew Tye - that is what the shot suggested. Andrew Tye is early on the pull and slices off the outer edge, over the head of the keeper and into the fine leg fence

W

Sharma to Andrew Tye, out Bowled!! Yorker! The good old yorker. Sharma had been hit for two boundaries already and had to fall back upon to his main weapon. Bowls it right at the base of the middle stump. Andrew Tye's swing does not meet the ball and the furniture gets disturbed. What can Karthik do from the other end. He has run out of partners now. Andrew Tye b Sharma 22(12) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

Sharma to Karthik, FOUR, there's risk involved but he has to take all that is on offer. Karthik reverse sweeps this full ball to place it between short third man and backward point. This is his first fifty of the seaons. Will it be in a winning cause?

4

Sharma to Basil Thampi, FOUR, aims for the blockhole and does well. Basil Thampi inside edges the drive past the keeper into the fine leg fence

4

Agarwal to Amla, FOUR, and he is away, in style. Gets a tossed up delivery just outside off. Stays leg-side and drives past cover, in the gap

4

Agarwal to Amla, FOUR, poor ball to finish the over. And Amla won't let those go. It's short and wide.. well not that wide but wide enough for Amla to stay back and crack the cut past point

W

Singh to Vohra, out Caught by Karthik!! And he is gone. First T20 League match for Singh and gets rewarded on the second ball. Karthik who takes a decent catch behind the stumps now becomes the first wicket-keeper in the T20 League to register 100 dismissals. Here's what happened on this ball: just short of a good length that came in and might have left a bit off the deck to compel Vohra to have a feel for it. Enough to get the edge and fly to the right of Karthik. Vohra c Karthik b Singh 2(4)

4

Singh to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, not off the meat of the bat. But still runs away to the fence. Was angled across around off and Shaun Marsh drove from the crease; toe-ended but had enough to get it past the fielders near the cover region

4

to Amla, FOUR, and again. is shortish again and on seeing that Amla retreats, opens the face of the bat on the punch and cracks it through cover

4

Thampi to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, cross-batted heave from Shaun Marsh. The angle was taking it across him but he took his chance, did not get it off the middle. But had enough to beat the man running from deep square leg to his right

4

Thampi to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, that just about spoils the over for Thampi. Ended up giving room to Shaun Marsh just outside off. Enough for the latter to camp back and pierce the gap through point with a cut

4

Tye to Amla, FOUR, Punjab have got boundaries but not all of them have been well timed ones. This one too is not. Amla makes room, tries to go flat-bat on this short ball. Mistimes but does well to get it just over the fielder at mid-off

4

Tye to Amla, FOUR, too full a ball on off. Cannot be termed a poor ball but the brilliance of Amla. Opens the bat-face at the last moment and squeezes it square on the off-side

6

Tye to Amla, SIX, as long as they fetch runs - mistimed swing again. Gets over the man at long-on; made a bit of room to this length ball and threw whatever he had. Will be happy with the end result for sure

6

Agarwal to Shaun Marsh, SIX, mishit. Again. Won't use that famous thing..everytime. Yeah. Shaun Marsh skips down the track and lofts over the man at long-off. Eventually it has enough on it

4

Agarwal to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, dances down the track again. Agarwal smartly bowls it wide but does not get away. Shaun Marsh manages to reach on the drive and cracks it to the deep cover fence

6

to Amla, SIX, there's no reason for to flight and be full. Because one time he tries this, he gets lofted over deep extra cover.. inside out. Goes all the way

4

to Amla, FOUR, flatter this time. This is a result of what happened on the previous ball. Ends up on the legs of Amla, who helps it to the fine leg fence with a little sweet tuck

W

Tye to Shaun Marsh, out Caught by Raina!! Time-out and wickets. The love-story world does not care about! Slower ball around off and middle. Shaun Marsh gets early on the push and the bat turns in his hand, making the ball to pop up towards captain Raina at mid-wicket. What a soft dismissal that is and that too against the run of play. Shaun Marsh c Raina b Tye 30(24) [4s-4 6s-1]

OT

Tye to Maxwell, 1 run, confusion but Amla survives. Nathu Singh from short fine leg failed to hit the target at the striker's end. Maxwell got across to flick this one straight to him. He got the ball, the batsmen in the meantime were staring dead into each other's eyes - standing in the middle of the pitch. Eventually decided to go for the run. And as luck would have it. Amla stayed

4

Tye to Amla, FOUR, clips it fine after getting across. Fetches a four to the fine leg fence to bring up his fifty

6

Thampi to Maxwell, SIX, Maxwell is much better off playing conventional cricket shots. Short delivery and at Thampi's pace it sat up for the Australian, who dismisses it with a pull over deep mid-wicket

4

Thampi to Amla, FOUR, shoddy from McCullum. You rarely associate that word with him. Full delivery on off, Amla jams the drive into the pitch and bounces over Thampi, McCullum from mid-off runs across and lets it through. No one to cover him and that's four more to Amla

4

to Amla, FOUR, Amla's fast hands on display. Quicker and just outside off, Amla stays leg-side of the ball and brings his hands down on the ball, lofted inside out over extra cover, one bounce four

6

Agarwal to Maxwell, SIX, mammoth! Agarwal is brave enough to toss it up to Maxwell, who plonks his front foot forward and muscles the loft over the bowler's head. Cleared the sightscreen with ease. All bottom hand!

6

Agarwal to Maxwell, SIX, this is buffet for Maxwell. Couple of steps down and takes it on the full, then heaves it a long way over the cow corner fence. Second six of the over and Agarwal is under pressure

W

Agarwal to Amla, out Caught&Bowled!! Maiden T20 League wicket for Agarwal. It's the big one. A well-set Amla departs soon after the strategic break. I guess it should be renamed to wicket-taking-break. Second time today that GUJ have got a wicket after the time-out. Flatter and on the stumps, Amla makes room and slaps it straight back, it was traveling quickly and Agarwal did well to bend down and pouch that. Made it look easy did the youngster. Amla c and b Agarwal 65(40) [4s-9 6s-2]

4

to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell toys with . Plants his front leg across the stumps and hoicks it behind square. Maintained a low base to get underneath the ball and that was the key

W

to Maxwell, out Lbw!! Back-to-back wickets for GUJ. Once more Maxwell has thrown away a start. He did that against MUM as well and he's team suffered a big loss. Today as well after Amla's wicket, he needed to stay there and bat till the end. Instead he tries an ambitious reverse sweep against , who always attacks the stumps, struck in-line with middle and the slow dreaded finger of umpire Anil Chaudhary went up. Maxwell lbw b 31(18) [4s-1 6s-3]

4

Tye to Axar, FOUR, shot! Stand and deliver stuff from Axar. It was the normal speed delivery and right in the slot, Axar didn't have to move much, extends his arms and lofts it straight back over Tye. A much needed boundary for PUN

4

Thampi to Axar, FOUR, bang! Axar strikes them really hard. Thampi missed the yorker length by a good couple of inches, Axar pumps the drive straight down the ground. Rocketed to the fence and beat long-off with ease

W

Tye to Stoinis, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! The dreaded slower delivery from Tye does the trick. He might have got 90% of his wickets with it. Stoinis thought it was in his arc and can for the loft over long-off, but since there was no pace on the ball, it lobbed to McCullum, who takes the dolly. Stoinis c Brendon McCullum b Tye 7(9)

6

Smith to Axar, SIX, first ball and it is out of the park. Length delivery right in the slot, Axar crouches a bit and tonks it over deep mid-wicket. Plenty of height and the required distance

4

Smith to Axar, FOUR, streaky! Angled across the left-hander, Axar throws everything he's got at it, the outside edge flies away fine to the third man fence. The man was inside the ring and he had no chance

6

Smith to Axar, SIX, Doctor Smith changes to round the wicket but there is no respite for him. Proving to be a costly injury that to Nathu Singh. Another length ball and Axar nonchalantly puts it into the crowd at cow corner. 16 off the first three balls

W

Smith to Axar, out Caught by Finch!! And Smith has a wicket. Axar had to keep going. This time he picks out the fielder. Or rather Finch got to the ball. Dug in short and there was not much pace on the ball, Axar pulls it in front of square, Finch runs a long way from long-on to his left, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes it with both hands while on the move. Excellent catch that. A handy knock from Axar ends. Axar c Finch b Smith 34(17) [4s-3 6s-2]

6

Thampi to Saha, SIX, this time Thampi does not get away with a full toss. There's the big hit Saha was looking for, heaves it towards cow corner and has made a decent connection for the ball to carry over the fence

W

Thampi to Saha, out Saha Run Out!! Top nut to end the innings. Yorker aimed right at the base of off-stump, Saha jams it back to the bowler and Mohit was going for the run as it was the last ball of the innings, Saha responds but always knew he would not make it. Thampi collects the ball, runs back and takes the bails off. Saha run out ( Thampi) 10(5) [6s-1]

Gujarat

 Aaron Finch  Brendon McCullum  Suresh Raina (c)
 Dinesh Karthik (wk) Dwayne Smith  Ravindra Jadeja
 Akshdeep Nath  Andrew Tye  Shubham Agarwal
 Basil Thampi  Nathu Singh  Pradeep Sangwan
 Shivil Koushik  Shadab Bashir Jakati  Jaydev Shah
 Manpreet Gony  Jason Roy  Munaf Patel
 Chirag Suri  Tejas Baroka  Pratham Singh
 Shelley Shaurya  James Faulkner  Ishan Kishan
 Praveen Kumar  Dhawal Kulkarni   
           

Punjab

 Hashim Amla  Manan Vohra  Glenn Maxwell (c)
 Wriddhiman Saha (wk) Shaun Marsh  Marcus Stoinis
 Axar Patel  KC Cariappa  T Natarajan
 Mohit Sharma  Sandeep Sharma  David Miller
 Anureet Singh  Nikhil Naik  Armaan Jaffer
 Pardeep Sahu  Varun Aaron  Eoin Morgan
 Matt Henry  Rahul Tewatia  Martin Guptill
 Darren Sammy  Rinku Singh  Swapnil Singh
 Ishant Sharma  Gurkeerat Singh Mann