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Bangalore vs Rajasthan - 11th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time: 15 April 2018

Bangalore 198/6 (20 Ovs) RR: 9.90 | Rajasthan won by 19 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Brendon McCullum c Stokes & b Gowthamc Stokes & b Gowtham4410
Quinton de Kock c Unadkat & b D Arcy Shortc Unadkat & b D Arcy Short261940
Virat Kohli c D Arcy Short & b Shreyas Gopalc D Arcy Short & b Shreyas Gopal573072
AB de Villiers c Unadkat & b Shreyas Gopalc Unadkat & b Shreyas Gopal201811
Mandeep Singh Not OutNot Out472561
Pawan Negi c Jos Buttler & b Laughlinc Jos Buttler & b Laughlin3400
Washington Sundar bowled Stokesbowled Stokes351913
Chris Woakes Not OutNot Out0100
Kulwant Khejroliya dnbdnb0000
Umesh Yadav dnbdnb0000
Yuzvendra Chahal dnbdnb0000
Extras 6 (b 2, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 198 (6 Wkts, 20 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Brendon McCullum,0.4), 81-2 (Quinton de Kock,7.6), 101-3 (Virat Kohli,10.2), 114-4 (AB de Villiers,12.3), 126-5 (Pawan Negi,14.1), 182-6 (Washington Sundar,18.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Krishnappa Gowtham4 0 36 1 9.00
Dhawal Kulkarni1 0 14 0 14.00
Jaydev Unadkat3 0 35 0 11.67
Ben Stokes3 0 32 1 10.67
Shreyas Gopal4 0 22 2 5.50
D Arcy Short1 0 10 1 10.00
Ben Laughlin4 0 46 1 11.50
Ajinkya Rahane0 0 0 0 0
Sanju Samson0 0 0 0 0
Jos Buttler0 0 0 0 0
Rahul Tripathi0 0 0 0 0


That was a special knock by Sanju Samson, and to be honest, RAJ needed something like that to overpower the BLR batting might in their backyard. That's all we have from here. We're minutes away from the start of the second encounter of the day. Join us there. This is Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Vineet Anantharaman, Nikhil Jadhav, Hariprasad, Abhinand, Ramakrishnan and our scorer Sreenivas.

Virat Kohli: We knew exactly where it went wrong. Having 70 in 10 overs, we were going good with the ball. But giving 140-odd in the last 10 is never a good sign. The wicket was slower than what we played like. We would have loved to have 20 runs lesser to chase. But then, I have never seen a game where four batsmen have got out to half-trackers. There is a lot of belief in the side, even when we needed 85 off the last 5 overs, we had belief. That mindset is important. We had 100 in 10 overs, we were confident and if we hadn't lost two wickets in six balls, things could have been different. No ifs or buts though. First game we were on track, we had our chances today as well. Too early (in the season) to make drastic changes though.

Samson, MoM: Feel very grateful to play this tournament for two months of the year. Playing an innings like this is a dream come true. I'm feeling good, hitting the ball well. Would like to keep up the form and win as many matches as I can. Whatever my team wants me to do, I'll do it - whether it's fielding or keeping.

Rahane, RAJ captain: Feels good. We all know how dangerous BLR are. We were thinking of getting 160-170, wicket was a bit slow. But the way Sanju batted was incredible. It was all about getting that one big partnership. Knee is better. Slight niggle but will be fine. Shreyas bowled really well. We know when you score 200-plus, opponents will come hard. Sanju is a great talent, good to have him in our team. He's the future for India and we back him.

19:34 Local Time, 14:04 GMT, 19:34 IST: At the halfway mark of the chase, BLR seemed to be on course with Kohli going strong and de Villiers joining him at the crease. They were 100/2, completely capable of turning it on - on a Chinnaswamy pitch which had regained its reputation of being a belter. But it was a leg-spinner, as it so often is these days, who turned the game on its head. With two half-trackers, Shreyas Gopal got rid of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to strangle BLR's hopes. It would have only taken a small trip-up to derail the chase with such a huge target, and this was a lot more than that. While Mandeep and Sundar gave it a shot towards the end, this asking rate was of a different magnitude than either of them were capable of. So Rajasthan are intent on reversing the trend of chasing teams winning. This is their second win in a game where they've batted first - the only two times a team batting first has won in this year's T20 League.

Laughlin to Mandeep, no run, slower ball outside off, swings away to beat Mandeep's violent hoick. Rajasthan come out on top by 19 runs
Laughlin to Mandeep, 2 runs, very full outside off, sliced away through point
Laughlin to Mandeep, FOUR, just short of the yorker mark, and Mandeep takes toll by hammering it down the ground for four. Really good showing from him, even though in a losing cause
Laughlin to Mandeep, FOUR, slower ball which swings away from Mandeep. He gets down low, uses the swing and slices it past short third man. Wonderful batting
Laughlin to Mandeep, FOUR, gets inside this short of length delivery and helps the pull over short fine leg. It was really well done because this was a slower ball and there really wasn't a lot of pace to work with
Laughlin to Mandeep, 2 runs, nice and full from Laughlin, prevents Mandeep from getting under it as he drills the drive to long-off

Just six sixes needed off the final over.

Stokes to Woakes, no run, pretty high full toss outside off, Woakes swings and misses

Chris Woakes, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Stokes to Washington Sundar, out Bowled!! How unlucky is this for Sundar. He's lapped this full toss right off the bat-face onto middle stump. Walked across, got down low, and set himself up perfectly. But just couldn't get under it unfortunately to gain the elevation needed. Washington Sundar b Stokes 35(19) [4s-1 6s-3]

Stokes to Washington Sundar, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Stokes to Washington Sundar, 2 runs, speared in full at the stumps, drilled back down the ground to the left of long-off
Stokes to Washington Sundar, no run, huge roar in disapproval of the umpire's decision, but this wasn't even close to a wide. Because Sundar had backed away so far, he wasn't able to reach out to this back of length delivery giving the impression that it might have been a wide
Stokes to Washington Sundar, SIX, now carves this slower ball inside-out for six. Wow. Clean strike from Washington Sundar who picked the variation early and smoked it into the crowd. Brings the crowd to life
Stokes to Washington Sundar, FOUR, these are all useful runs to reduce the margin of defeat. Surely they can't win this can they? Stokes misses his yorker by a couple of inches and is sliced away over backward point

Ben Stokes [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Laughlin to Washington Sundar, 1 run, skies this off a thick top-edge, but it lands safely. Slower short ball, there's some spongy bounce which climbs on Sundar's pull shot. Lucky
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, 2 runs, gets it wide of long-off this time for a couple
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, SIX, parried over the ropes for six! Gowtham was standing around 5 yards inside the boundary, stretched his arm out while back-pedaling but never looked like taking it. May have been a different story had he been all the way back. Slower short of length delivery, sits up for Sundar who thwacks it down the ground
Laughlin to Mandeep, 1 run, cannons the yorker in towards the stumps, Mandeep digs it out towards backward point
Laughlin to Mandeep, 2 runs, gets duped by this wide slower ball and chips it up. But he's still got it off the middle, which takes it over extra-cover's head
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, 1 run, wide yorker outside off, squeezed to sweeper cover

Ben Laughlin [2.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

Unadkat to Mandeep, no run, hits the blockhole wide of off, Mandeep digs it back down the pitch
Unadkat to Mandeep, 2 runs, full and wide from Unadkat, creamed through point. Sweeper cuts it off this time
Unadkat to Mandeep, FOUR, Unadkat not having a great time here. Bowls this full and wide outside off, Mandeep stretches across and slices it for another boundary, this time wide of third man
Unadkat to Mandeep, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Mandeep slices the cut away through backward point. The ball spun away from sweeper cover who dived too early and fell at least 3 feet short of getting to it
Unadkat to Washington Sundar, 1 run, short of length delivery on off, Sundar short-arm pulls to deep mid-wicket
Unadkat to Washington Sundar, SIX, punishes the slower ball this time. He set himself up for it and launched it over wide long-on

Jaydev Unadkat [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Stokes to Washington Sundar, 3 runs, slower ball, miscued off the toe-end towards D'Arcy Short at deep mid-wicket. He fumbles, inadvertently kicks it away from himself and then sets after it again. Amid all this, the batsmen take three
Stokes to Washington Sundar, no run, nails the yorker outside off, Sundar swishes and misses
Stokes to Washington Sundar, no run, 123kph, good length ball coming in with the arm from round the wicket, totally deceives Sundar for the lack of pace and goes past his inside edge. Not far from off-stump either
Stokes to Washington Sundar, no run, back of a length delivery angled very wide of off, Sundar is unable to reach out. Was close to a wide
Stokes to Mandeep, leg byes, 1 run, 143kph, Mandeep loses his shape as he looks to swipe across the line, gets it off the pad towards point
Stokes to Washington Sundar, 1 run, 128.8kph, length ball across off, Sundar clears his front leg for the drive and hits it well, but fails to beat the diving mid-off
Stokes to Washington Sundar, wide, angles this well wide outside off, beyond the wide marker

Ben Stokes [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack


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