20th Match, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, 18 April 2017

GL vs RCB

Gujarat 2nd Inn:192/7 (20)

Andrew Tye 6 (6);Basil Thampi 0 (1);
Sreenath Aravind 4-0-53-1; Adam Milne 4-0-43-1;

Last bat: Ishan Kishan

Result: Bangalore won by 21 runs.

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Gujarat Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dwayne Smith c Mandeep & b Chahal 1 4 0 0 25
Brendon McCullum c Milne & b Chahal 72 44 2 7 163.64
Suresh Raina(c) c Watson & b Chahal 23 8 2 2 287.5
Aaron Finch st Kedar Jadhav & b Negi 19 15 2 1 126.67
Dinesh Karthik(wk) c Kohli & b Aravind 1 4 0 0 25
Ravindra Jadeja runout (Kedar Jadhav) 23 22 2 0 104.55
Ishan Kishan c Chahal & b Milne 39 16 2 4 243.75
Andrew Tye not out 6 6 0 0 100
Basil Thampi not out 0 1 0 0 0
Dhawal Kulkarni dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shivil Koushik dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 6, nb - 0)8
Total(192 for 7 in 20 overs)192 (9.6 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/1 (Dwayne Smith, 1.2 ov.) 2/37 (Suresh Raina, 3.6 ov.) 3/103 (Aaron Finch, 9.4 ov.)
4/106 (Dinesh Karthik, 10.6 ov.) 5/137 (Brendon McCullum, 14.4 ov.) 6/165 (Ravindra Jadeja, 17.4 ov.)
7/191 (Ishan Kishan, 19.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Pawan Negi 4 0 21 1 5.25 (1w)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 0 31 3 7.75 (1w)
Sreenath Aravind 4 0 53 1 13.25 (1w)
Adam Milne 4 0 43 1 10.75 (3w)
Shane Watson 2 0 24 0 12  
Travis Head 2 0 18 0 9  
               

Bangalore Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle lbw Basil Thampi 77 38 5 7 202.63
Virat Kohli(c) c Dwayne Smith & b D Kulkarni 64 50 7 1 128
Travis Head not out 30 16 2 1 187.5
Kedar Jadhav(wk) not out 38 16 5 2 237.5
Mandeep Singh dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shane Watson dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Stuart Binny dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pawan Negi dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Adam Milne dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sreenath Aravind dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Yuzvendra Chahal dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 3, nb - 0)4
Total(213 for 2 in 20 overs)213 (10.65 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/122 (Chris Gayle, 12.4 ov.) 2/159 (Virat Kohli, 15.5 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dhawal Kulkarni 4 0 37 1 9.25 (1w)
Basil Thampi 4 0 31 1 7.75  
Andrew Tye 4 0 34 0 8.5  
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 57 0 14.25  
Shivil Koushik 3 0 36 0 12 (1w)
Dwayne Smith 1 0 17 0 17 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
W

to Dwayne Smith, out Caught by Mandeep!! Something always coming. A big shot. A big heave. A big miscue. Sees the shortened length for a change does Smith and looks to post it into the night sky. Just that gravity gets hold of the skier that initially was a mistimed pull with a swivel and finds the lone man at the square leg fence to pouch it. Dwayne Smith c Mandeep b 1(4)

6

to Raina, SIX, hoisted. And with sheer timing. A slider this from onto the pads further amplified by a shuffling across Raina, who picks and posts it over the long leg ropes

6

to Raina, SIX, just when we assumed the earlier flick was good, this one gets even better. Plonks his front leg forward to a pitched up delivery right in the slot and keeps the bat face full in lofting it with all the elegance. Down the ground

4

to Raina, FOUR, he's turning it on. Makes it 19 off the over courtesy a walk down and a clip off his legs. Another loss in the radar here from darting it down leg. Raina's ain't complaining though. Just strolls and piles on the misery with a wristy airy flick in front of square

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, the slog mode is on. Oh it better be. Is quickly on a knee with the bat turning into a slogging monster as he swings across the line and goes high and mighty into the cow corner stands

4

to Raina, FOUR, the slogs continue. This time off Raina's bat. Walks himself into the line, sees the defensive trajectory on the pads and just whips it off an angled blade. A bounce into the fence behind square

W

to Raina, out Caught by Watson!! The momentum lets him down. In the quest of continuing with the scoring, he gallops down the track. meanwhile bangs it in half way down the track and gets it to turn in sharply as well. A compulsive heave this off the body gets the inside half of the bat and finds short fine leg. A breeze of a knock clipped. Raina c Watson b 23(8) [4s-2 6s-2]

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, moves well across the stumps. And is down on a knee. To execute some more of his slogs. An angry sweep in the air and a dispatch into the stands behind square

4

to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, a nothing length this. Too short. Sitting up nicely on the bat. And plundered back into the mid-wicket fence with a flat batted opened up pull

6

to Finch, SIX, brings the hoick out. The defence was meant only for the first delivery. Spots the googly and decides to let the mid-wicket ropes take the brunt of the hammer once again. Tantalizingly over the fingers of a leaping man right at the fence

4

to Finch, FOUR, a real sitter. Tries the surprise slower one dishing this one out at 117kph and just a tickle off the bottom of Finch's wood on the pull is enough to take it into the gap behind square and past the reach of the man running across

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, oh the bats. And the muscles. Helped by 's want to bowl length and he just gives himself some room in swinging his bat as he lofts it high and mighty down the ground

4

to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, a full toss now. With all the men inside the circle at mid-off, even a miscue catching the toe-end of the bat in the extravagant drive means a boundary

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, nothing mistimed about this one. Hands with a speed greater than 3 x 10^8 as he unleashes a ferocious cut to a short one in slapping it over extra cover. All the way as well

4

to Finch, FOUR, the leakage goes up to 17. keeps digging it short, the pitch doesn't get it up and Finch keeps raking in the boundaries. Is as usual away on the charge, and the bat transforms into a sword as he stabs it in the air. Over point and guess where it goes

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, 10 years down. And McCullum puts up another show. Against the very same opponents. A real drag down and pulls out the agricultural heave in pocketing a half-century with a max over his favoured square leg

W

to Finch, out Stumped!! This is what flight can do to you. realizes it after being tonked around for a few. Slows it up, gives it a lot of air and invites Finch to take it on. Finch in his tentative reach outs looks to search for a feel of the turn. Only for the ball to drift away, bounce and go away past the outside edge for the keeper to do his bit. Yep, the back leg is way out. Finch st Kedar Jadhav b 19(15) [4s-2 6s-1]

W

to Karthik, out Caught by Kohli!! Guess who's pumped. Looked at who caught this. This was actually too short a ball to be lofted downtown. Karthik still goes for it, his bat ending up slicing the ball to long-on. Had to impart more power onto the shot if he was to put this away. Couldn't. Kohli's there, and as much as the shoulders might be on struts, he won't drop these. Not when BLR sense a win here. Karthik c Kohli b 1(4)

4

to Jadeja, FOUR, what's those feet for? Stays put, just lumbers up and uses the width on this short ball to slice the cut uppishly through backward point. Placed it delicately behind the fielder

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, is letting it through like a sieve here. Very full ball. Too full, . And McCullum makes room and hedgehops him flat over his head. 39 off 's 3 overs so far

4

to Jadeja, FOUR, the line was quite similar again. Angled across tight on off-stump but Jadeja goes for the pull this time. Was prepared on the back foot and swatted it away round the corner, with a deliciously awkward swivel

6

to Brendon McCullum, SIX, here's it, again. A big front foot stride that somehow opens the leg-side for this man. Hacks the ball across and popped it away over square leg. Scratch that. Not popped, but bruted

W

to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Milne!! , , ! And he gets McCullum on a day he had blown his side away ten years back. Had bowled a similar full ball earlier in the over to McCullum, but the batsman had resisted then. Not this time. It's McCullum. Gujarat need 77 off 33, so he takes this on. Tries the slog-sweep, fails to get under the ball and offers a steepler to deep mid-wicket. Milne there, who catches it, doing a much better job than he did with the ball earlier. Brendon McCullum c Milne b 72(44) [4s-2 6s-7]

6

to Ishan Kishan, SIX, uh oh. I will. I have. Kishan gets a six here. Wanted to do this since the first ball of this over but gets the desired length and pace on this ball. Outside off, just short enough and he's slogged this over deep mid-wicket

6

to Ishan Kishan, SIX, I-am-from-McCullum's-team slog sweep. Sits low, gets under this hospitably full ball and punishes it. Admonishes it

W

to Jadeja, out Jadeja Run Out!! 1 run completed. A run out so bad that they are checking which batsman is out. Both are at the same end and the umpires have to decide who's made it back in. Jadeja drags it down to long-on, gets to the other end and chaos takes over then. Ishan runs back for the second, Jadeja was unsure about it. Intended. Then not. Then again. But hey, Ishan is at your end. You better get back in. But he's ball-watching and Ishan edge-crosses him at the bowler's end, getting past the marker line quicker. Keeper Kedar Jadhav takes the bails off. Had so much time there, with both the batsman fighting it out at the other end. Jadeja run out (Negi/Kedar Jadhav) 23(22) [4s-2]

D

to Andrew Tye, 2 runs, dropped at long-on. Miscues it high and over but it's been dropped there. Fairly simple chance after Kohli runs across and gets the ball on his stuck out palm as well. Only for it to pop out

4

to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, Kohli drops a tough chance here, now, now, he better not hurt his shoulder here. That right one is still sore, we all know. Miscues to deep mid-wicket, Virat Kohli hops back to take it, jumps just in time but tips the ball through. Umpires check if it has touched the ropes as VK looks to recover the ball, and he had

4

to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, he has to hit them out now. Sees the width and slashes it through backward point.

6

to Ishan Kishan, SIX, eish! This guy! It's a full toss alright but look at that bat swing. Brutal. Swings this full toss over deep mid-wicket. Way over. 32 off 8 needed..

6

to Ishan Kishan, SIX, 26 needed off the last over now. I'm not calling this, yet. Another slower delivery on the shorter side, Kishan ducks but only to get under it and hoicks it up and over backward square leg

W

to Ishan Kishan, out Caught by Chahal!! Umm, who's surprised. 23 off 3 needed, why not hit a few sixes. Throws his bat at a wide back of a length delivery but slices it up in the air, for extra cover to grab hold of it on the edge of the ring. Kohli flashes a thumbs up. Why not. Ishan Kishan c Chahal b 39(16) [4s-2 6s-4]

4

Kulkarni to Kohli, FOUR, was that intentional from Kohli? I on't think so. Where's the slip. In that nagging line outsie off where Kohli is susceptible early in his innings. Kohli looks to ab it towars thir man an gets an outsie ege that flies past the iving keeper

4

Thampi to Kohli, FOUR, 143kph sharp bouncer that hurries onto the batsman. Kohli persists with his pull shot and gets a top edge that goes over the short fine leg fielder's head. Unfair for the bowler

4

Kulkarni to Kohli, FOUR, shot! This shoul amplify his confience. Steps out of his crease an swishes it away through mi-wicket

4

Kulkarni to Kohli, FOUR, four more! You on't bowl to this guy on his pas. He will keep punishing you. A wristy clip through square leg. Off the mile of the bat an the ball races away

4

Kulkarni to Kohli, FOUR, all timing! A gentle push-rive own the groun. Gets it between the bowler an the mi-off fieler. No chance for either of them

OT

Thampi to Gayle, 1 run, 10,000 runs in T20 cricket for Gayle! Full, pacy delivery outside off, Gayle throws his horizontal blade at it and the ball runs down to third man off the outside part of the bat

6

Thampi to Gayle, SIX, first six of the evening. Gayle is underway. A high full toss served to him and Gayle just about manages to put it away. He lofts it over mid-off. Didn't get it off the middle, but doesn't matter as it had enough wings to hit the boundary rope on the full

4

to Gayle, FOUR, fired in quick outside off, lots of width on offer. Gayle treks back and punishes it with a punch. The mid-off fielder dived and got a hand to it. But the power off Gayle's bat ensured it crossed the rope

6

to Gayle, SIX, there you go! Overpitched and Gayle latches onto it. Presses forward and dispatches it over long-off for a huge six. Just an extension of his off-drive. Brings up the 50-run stand as well

4

to Gayle, FOUR, now he finds the gap. Similar delivery, Gayle thumps it between the bowler and Kohli. The ball bullets away

4

to Gayle, FOUR, four more. darts it outside off, Gayle crouches low and bludgeons it over extra cover. No chance for the men in the deep

6

to Gayle, SIX, oh hello! The best of the lot. Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps this firing in fullish ball into the deep mid-wicket stands

6

to Gayle, SIX, gets his man. But, this wicket should belong to McCullum. Hang on! It was a low full toss outside off. Gayle stays in his crease and doesn't get hold of his lofted drive over extra cover. B-Mac at long-off runs to his right and takes a flying one-handed catch. The Lions are confident. The umpires want to go upstairs. Soft signal is Out. Oh wait, did his floppy hat make contact with the rope? Oh, yeah. What a shame! Baz's brim of the hat saves Chris Gayle. The southpaw has a big smile on his face as he comes back. He gets six runs as well. Even, Kohli came and shook hands with the SUPERMAN to applaud his effort. Credit to McCullum for he immediately gestured that his hat may have touched the hoarding. Felt the touching motion

4

Tye to Kohli, FOUR, BLR are going well here. Kohli talked about intent after their loss against PUNE. He and Gayle are showing it. Bouncer, Kohli walks across and pulls it very fine. The fine leg fielder was very fine and he had no chance there

6

to Gayle, SIX, stand and deliver. That's a 104 meter six! Gets to his fifty in a grand style. Right in the slot for Gayle to swing his bat. Sees the width outside off, comes forward and blasts it over long-on. The ball is out of the stadium. New balls please. He takes some piece of the sand from the turf and pours it on his bat

6

Smith to Gayle, SIX, he eats, sleeps and churns out sixes like a mill. Right in the slot for Gayle, he won't spare those. Just muscles it flat-batted over long-on

6

Smith to Gayle, SIX, what a strike. Full and in the slot for Gayle, he flexes his muscles and smokes it a long way into the long-on stands

4

Kulkarni to Gayle, FOUR, streaky but Gayle won't min one bit. Throws his bat at this off-pace elivery, gets a thickish outsie ege that flies past a iving short thir man. Ishan Kishan was the fieler who ive to his right but to no avail

4

Kulkarni to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle is putting on a show here. Shows finesse this time, opens the bat face to this off-cutter outsie off an steers it past point. Races away to the fence

W

Thampi to Gayle, out Lbw!! Finally, finally. The show is over. Thampi plays the anti-cupid's role. Totally deserves this wicket. From round the wicket, bowls it full and gets it to curl back in sharply, just an inch short of an yorker. Gayle was late to bring his bat down there. Misses it and is pinged on the boot. Right in front of middle and looked dead straightaway. Thampi is chuffed. Gayle lbw b Thampi 77(38) [4s-5 6s-7]

4

to Kohli, FOUR, abandons the niceties of 1s and 2s and unfurls his strong bottom hand here. Leans forward, extends his hands and cracks the drive through extra cover. Fielder in the deep gave a chase but in vain. Sublime!

OT

to Kohli, 2 runs, 28th T20 League fifty for Kohli. Whips it wide of long-on and reaches the landmark

6

to Kohli, SIX, there he goes. High percentage shot. Picked the gap and used his wrists to good effect. Generated enough power to send it over the long-on fence

6

to Head, SIX, Koushik is being taken to the dry cleaners today. Head joins into the act. Gets underneath this one and dumps it over cow corner

W

Kulkarni to Kohli, out Caught by wayne Smith!! The slower ball oes the trick. Kulkarni gets his first wicket an prises out the big fish. Robs off all pace an hurls it on off, Kohli swung har but ha to generate some power to clear the fence. In the en, he sens it as far as eep mi-wicket, where Smith was waiting to snaffle that. Easy peasy for the West Inian. Kohli c wayne Smith b Kulkarni 64(50) [4s-7 6s-1]

4

Tye to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, how cheeky from Jadhav? Sees the full ball outside off, waits in his crease and lets his hands take over. Opens his bat face and dinks it in the pocket between short third man and point

4

Thampi to Head, FOUR, too predictable. The slower ones, I meant. This was on shortish length outside off, Head deals it with alacrity, fetches the pull from outside off and nails it in front of square

4

Thampi to Head, FOUR, Head is cutting loose here. Gets under this full ball outside off and thumps it over extra cover

6

Tye to Kedar Jadhav, SIX, the pocket-rocket launches his missile. Saw what was coming maybe, picks the knuckle ball by advancing down the track and deposits over long-on

4

Tye to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, 10 off first two. fabulous shot. Sets up a solid base, extends his arms and lifts it over extra cover

4

Tye to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, drops it short and pays the price. Jadhav takes a step forward, takes on this short ball and short-arm pulls it over square leg. One bounce and over the fence

D

Tye to Kedar Jadhav, 2 runs, dropped. Hard chance though since he was in his followthrough. Looked like the knuckle ball, Jadhav played it too early, gets a leading edge that popped back to Tye, who leapt with both hands outstretched. Can't cling onto the offering. Parries it towards long-off and they will steal a brace

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, 200-up for BLR. Magnificent shot from Jadhav. Engineers room by backing away to leg and lifts it over cover-point. The ball has enough legs to reach the fence

6

to Kedar Jadhav, SIX, oh dear! fails to get his landing right and bowls it in the arc for Jadhav. Gets dumped over long-on, effortless from Jadhav

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, goes the round-armish way but dishes out it outside off, Jadhav lunges across and lofts it over cover. Sort of played a short-arm jab there

Gujarat

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

Bangalore

 Virat Kohli (c) Chris Gayle  Mandeep Singh
 Travis Head  Kedar Jadhav (wk) Shane Watson
 Stuart Binny  Pawan Negi  Adam Milne
 Sreenath Aravind  Yuzvendra Chahal  AB de Villiers
 Harshal Patel  Sarfaraz Khan  Iqbal Abdulla
 Sachin Baby  Avesh Khan  Tabraiz Shamsi
 Tymal Mills  Praveen Dubey  Aniket Choudhary
 Billy Stanlake  Vishnu Vinod  Samuel Badree