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Bangalore vs Hyderabad - 51st Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 17 May 2018

Hyderabad 204/3 (20 Ovs) RR: 10.20 | Bangalore won by 14 runs

commentary

Phew! T20 League fans, you have to afford a pacemaker. Another insane game of cricket has come to an end. The high balls, flying takes, simple dropped chances and some pitiable bowlers - summary of game number 51. More importantly, two massive points for BLR. HYD have lost two on the bounce and they will try to recover. So, shall our team. Saline drip please! This has been draining. Kumar Abhisekh Das signing off on behalf of other textperts - Pratyush Sinha, Vineet Anantharaman, Rishi Roy, Mr. S and Sulthan.

ABD: It is an amazing feeling. Crazy game of cricket. The crowd got behind us and we managed to pull it through. I felt I was in a bit of a puddle when I got out there. At times we were average. I was very happy that I pulled off that nice catch off. I look to put a bit of pressure on the bowlers and I am human after all. I am either going to falter under pressure or they are. So, I always try to put them under pressure. If I get one or two away and take it forward. I made it look better than actually it was. Got into a bad position, the ball had a bit of a curve on it. The minute I took the jump, I realized a little bit of my body was outside. I just had to put that right and luckily it stuck. It would be great to make the knock-outs. Hopefully we do get through. Lots got to happen. First of all, the most important thing is we need to win the next game. Then it comes down to the run rate and who knows.

Virat Kohli (2/2): Tonight ABD and Moeen were superb with the bat with Colin chipping in. We are pretty comfortable with the side. Moeen has come in and done very well for us. Tonight his knock was superb and hats off to him for grabbing his opportunity. He is providing us the balance that we require. Teams don't want us to win. That is a great position to be in. We sense fear and pounce. That has been the case. That was Spiderman stuff (about ABD's catch). You don't do that as normal human beings. I thought it was going for a six but he pulled it off. I though it was going for a six, but he pulls it out, then the jump and then the balance. I mean he can do freakish things but I am used to it now. His shots still leave me in awe but his fielding I am pretty used to now. Need to thank the crowd as it is our last home game. They have been brilliant and the support is something that we are grateful for.

Virat Kohli (1/2): I have seen many of these games before. Just had to stay calm at the end of it. After a point of time, you need to understand that the bowlers are in control of what they want to do. We have two games like this. The one against Mumbai was something similar. The wicket was very good and in the second innings, there was a lot of dew. Hats off to the bowlers for maintaining the composure and giving us two points. The last three games have been like this with our backs against the wall. We head to Rajasthan with momentum on our side. The team is feeling great. Someone stepping up every time and that is what you expect in a team game.

ABD getting an award for taking the catch of the match. Did I hear it right? Might have been the catch of the season. Scroll through the game just to check how on earth, an alien type effort got ABD taking the catch.

Southee: I guess every game from the last couple of games is a must win. We've been focusing only on one game at a time and we did the first half really well in this game and that helped us despite it getting a little too close for our liking. I thought that catch was taken cleanly, it looks a lot worse on TV but it's the third umpire's decision and in the end we won the game which was more important. You sometimes put too much focus on the end result but we just do our thing and the end takes care of itself. The way AB, Mo (Ali) and Colin set the game up was superb and then we pulled it back well at the death. We obviously have two world class players (Virat and AB), but we had useful hands from Moeen who hasn't played a lot and similarly from Colin who finished it off brilliantly at the end. Games like these and the one against Mumbai give us a lot of confidence.

Williamson: I think if we are honest, we missed the trick a little bit with the ball. BLR were fantastic in batting, put us under pressure from ball one and got a good total. When you're chasing, a lot needs to go your way and you need to make very good decisions. At key times towards the end, the runs didn't come. The boys fought hard, and we'll move forward from this. (Thoughts during the innings break) The surface here is tough generally; today was a good wicket obviously. It was important for us to not get carried away early on. The ball flies at this ground, so you can make up. We were close but not close enough. (On what he's done about his consistency) It's about playing your role for the team, as well as you can. We played on a number of tough wickets. We have to find that balance and get some momentum. Credit to BLR again; they deserve to win. They bowled nicely towards the end.

And what about the atmosphere at the Chinnaswamy? The fans rightly acted as the 12th man for the home team to help them hold their nerves. Got to feel for Manish Pandey. He started off a little late in a game which never allowed him the liberty to get his eye in. But at the end of it, HYD have been humbled twice. And the BLR juggernaut rolls on.

All smiles in the BLR camp. They managed to do the jail-break this time after being prisoned during the death overs many times. Siraj was a relieved man. Kohli can afford a beaming smile now. The hugs amongst the BLR boys are warm. They know they are still in it. Another rip roaring game. Full of boundaries and runs. And in the end, how much do you credit Tim Southee for bowling that 17th over, when he conceded only 6 runs. That for me was the speed breaker for HYD, which put off the equation a bit and left them a bit more to do in the last over. But my word, the innings from Kane who choke-slammed every bowler that came his way and the catch from ABD. A highlights package is what the game looked like as almost every ball kept taking the full journey. And yes, dropped catches only added more to the theater called T20. Who is your Man of the Match? Wait a bit to find out who takes the award away.

Fewest wickets lost in a losing run chase:
174/3 CHN v PUN, Centurion, 2009 (Tar: 186)
151/3 RAJ v DEL, Delhi, 2012 (Tar: 153)
204/3 HYD v BLR, Bengaluru, 2018 (Tar: 219) **

19.6
1
Siraj to Manish Pandey, 1 run, BLR are still in this. They move to 12 points. Whatta game of cricket. Again got the heartbeats pulsating at a break neck pace. That was a low full toss and tailing in, the batsman with a closed face of the bat drags the ball away to long-on for a single

This is the highest score for HYD batting second, going past 191 they made at Kotla earlier in the season

19.5
2
Siraj to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, miscues the ball over backward point for a brace
19.4
1
Siraj to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, dropped! How many dropped catches tonight? And second drop for the skipper. The length ball was delivered for the batsman to send it to the moon. But the batsman lifted it up without any distance for the man at long-off to come in but he dropped it
19.3
1
Siraj to Manish Pandey, leg byes, 1 run, full toss and the batsman fails to connect on this. The ball thuds the pad away and bobbles away into the on-side. They take a leg-bye amidst the huge appeal. The fans erupt as they know that even three sixes won't be enough
19.2
0
Siraj to Manish Pandey, no run, what was he trying to do? 20 off 4 balls now. The batsman tries to be cheeky and looks to hit it off the back of his bat and misses it. Pressure on the batting side now

Deepak Hooda, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.1
0
Siraj to Williamson, out Caught by de Grandhomme!! The swirler has been taken at deep fine leg, inches inside the fence. The batsman shuffled across the sticks and swept the ball away high up in the air. The ball went skywards and when it came down, it had a nervous Kiwi under it. The fielder took it really away from his body. He was inches inside the fence though and that played on his mind. Williamson c de Grandhomme b Siraj 81(42) [4s-7 6s-5]

Siraj to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Siraj then, under the swinging axe.

18.6
4
Southee to Manish Pandey, FOUR, four to end! The drama continues. 20 to get in the last over. That was full, more of a half-volley as he missed the mark and the batsman brought all his sinews to play. Muscled past long-off, to his left for a four
18.5
0
Southee to Manish Pandey, no run, just inside the tramline outside off and the batsman lets it go in search of a wide. That was again full and the batsman could not reach it as he was backing away a bit
18.4
1
Southee to Williamson, 1 run, another misfield. Does not cost BLR anything. The wide, full ball was squeezed away to short third man, who fumbled and recovered in time to allow only a single. The throw was a horrible one but good backing up as well
18.3
1
Southee to Manish Pandey, 1 run, blasts the full ball away and the man at long-off picks the ball up. Failed to get under it this time. 25 off 9 balls now

Siraj is off the field, having an energy drink. Seems to have a niggle on his right leg. Difficult to tell what the specifics are, but he doesn't look overly concerned. He's a candidate to bowl the last over. Gotta be tough.

18.2
4
Southee to Manish Pandey, FOUR, mid-off inside the circle and the batsman gets under the fullish ball to nail it over mid-off. That is something HYD would take with open arms
18.1
4
Southee to Manish Pandey, FOUR, slippery conditions or too casual was CDG? The batsman biffed the full and wide ball over the bowler. The man at long-on did the slide well but the ball bobbled away after hitting the torso. Pressure is doing all the talking now. 31 needed now
18.1
1
Southee to Manish Pandey, wide, slower delivery, radars it too wide and wided by the umpire as the batsman let it go

Still 35 needed. A good penultimate over from Southee should seal the deal. But is that easy? Refill your popcorn..

Most consecutive 50+ scores in T20 League:
5 V Sehwag in 2012
5 J Buttler in 2018
4 V Kohli in 2016
4 K WILLIAMSON in 2018 *

17.6
1
Siraj to Manish Pandey, 1 run, yorkerish delivery just outside off and the batsman blocks the ball out into the third man region for a single
17.5
0
Siraj to Manish Pandey, no run, looks to do the back of the bat act again and misses. That was full and well outside off, could have got under it but tried to be cheeky and misses. That can be a costly miss. 13 off the over so far
17.5
1
Siraj to Manish Pandey, wide, the batsmen tried to steer the ball away with the back of the bat and misses. That was wide and the umpire makes the correct decision. 36 off 14 balls
17.4
1
Siraj to Williamson, leg byes, 1 run, looks to play the paddle after shuffling across his sticks and misses. The ball thuds the pad and drops dead on the centre. The batsmen get a steal
17.3
1
Siraj to Manish Pandey, 1 run, full, almost a yorker as the full toss dipped on the batsman. Manish Pandey flogged the ball away to deep mid-wicket
17.2
4
Siraj to Manish Pandey, FOUR, slower ball, Manish Pandey waits till eternity and upper steers the ball over short third man for a four. 10 off the first two balls. Pressure back on BLR and Siraj as Kohli tries to egg his bowler on
17.1
6
Siraj to Manish Pandey, SIX, Siraj misses the mark and pays the price. Manish Pandey dances across his sticks, exposes all of it and picks the ball over fine leg for a sixer. That was smart, not from the bowler though

Mohammed Siraj [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

16.6
1
Southee to Manish Pandey, 1 run, and again! Accuracy from the Kiwi has been commendable. The batsman inside halves the ball away into the off-side as another inch-perfect wide and full ball was delivered. Not allowing the batsman to get under it. Six of that over only
16.5
1
Southee to Williamson, 1 run, the batsman shuffled a bit, the bowler kept it full and wide. The batsman dragged the drive away and Umesh does the sliding act at mid-off to keep them down to a single. Excellent stuff from Southee
16.4
1
Southee to Manish Pandey, 1 run, charges out too much, fails to get under it and the batsman muscles the ball away to mid-off. Only a single as Umesh steadied himself to pick that up
16.3
2
Southee to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, not perfectly in the yorker zone outside off and the batsman slams the drive to mid-off. Umesh there lets it slip a bit and they take a couple. Not what BLR would want. HYD would take it
16.2
0
Southee to Manish Pandey, no run, two out of two from Southee..Full and wide yorker. The batsman looks to power it but mistimes the ball back to the bowler
16.1
1
Southee to Williamson, 1 run, fullish and widish yorker, the batsman squirts the ball out to squarish deep third man for a single

Tim Southee [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Timeout. Time for BLR to do the squeezing act and get away with this somehow. Because by the look of it, HYD thanks to Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey might track this down. Southee has two overs. Siraj has two. Can they give BLR a chance to stay in contention?

STAT ALERT: HYD captains have scored 7 fifties in 8 innings against BLR since 2015
(57, 52*, 58, 92, 69,14, 56, 77*)

15.6
2
Chahal to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, fifty of the partnership comes up as Pandey comes back for a brace again. That was on the sticks again, might have been the quicker ball and the batsman turned the ball away between long-on and deep mid for a brace. 55 off the last four overs.
15.5
1
Chahal to Williamson, 1 run, that was on the sticks and the batsman stays back to tuck the ball away into the on-side for a single
15.4
1
Chahal to Manish Pandey, 1 run, slightly fuller outside off and has been pushed away into the off-side for a single
15.4
1
Chahal to Manish Pandey, wide, slips it down leg and has been wided
15.3
2
Chahal to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, 'two two' was the call as soon as he hit it on the on-side. The throw from the deep, had it been slightly better and things could have been different. The batsman was on the back foot when he played it away through the deep square region

The third umpire's services have been called for. PP gathered the ball and reverse flicked the ball back on to the sticks. But Pandey is in. By a hair's breadth.

15.2
4
Chahal to Manish Pandey, FOUR, drags the ball short, bad ball and put away. The batsman decides to drag the pull behind square and gets it past the man at 45 degrees for a four. HYD would take it
15.1
1
Chahal to Williamson, 1 run, flattish on the pads and has been tucked away into the on-side for a single

Yuzvendra Chahal [3.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Most runs in a season by a captain:
973 Kohli (2016)
848 Warner (2016)
641 Warner (2017)
634 Kohli (2013)
619 Williamson (2018) *
Any guesses who KW just replaced on that list? #SRTForever

14.6
6
de Grandhomme to Manish Pandey, SIX, gargantuan! More height and enough distance. That was on a length and the batsman dismisses it over long-on for a sixer. Only 67 now off 30 balls as 22 is leaked in that over
14.5
1
de Grandhomme to Williamson, 1 run, full-toss, wide and the batsman chases that one to trim the drive away into the covers for a single
14.4
6
de Grandhomme to Williamson, SIX, low full toss and Williamson goes one step better compared to his mate. That has been drop-kicked over deep square for a maximum. The runs are raining now. BLR ducking for cover but no where to hide
14.3
1
de Grandhomme to Manish Pandey, 1 run, chops the ball down as it was short and wide. Mistimes the ball away into the off-side for a single
14.2
4
de Grandhomme to Manish Pandey, FOUR, low full toss, dipping and the batsman clips the ball away past deep square leg for a four. That was superb from Manish Pandey as he gets it away
14.1
4
de Grandhomme to Manish Pandey, FOUR, anti-climactic end to a superb effort. Put in a pool like dive at deep mid to get to it. But then kept sliding and the ball slipped away. Just touched the ropes and their was dismay on the face of the skipper. The short ball was thumped away between mid-wicket and long-on by the batsman
13.6
6
U Yadav to Williamson, SIX, this guy is amazing! Not a T20 player, they said. Short one outside off, drags that with a pull over deep mid-wicket for a massive six. He's carting sixes on his way to a win.
13.5
1
U Yadav to Manish Pandey, 1 run, length ball angling towards leg and middle, Manish Pandey makes room and whips it away aerially to deep square leg for a single
13.4
1
U Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, length ball on off, uses the pace to extend his compact late-block to third man for a single
13.3
4
U Yadav to Williamson, FOUR, not even close to a half-tracker, just outside off, uses those beautiful wrists and splits that gap surgically behind backward point for four. Class. Yes, even T20 can be classy.
13.2
1
U Yadav to Manish Pandey, 1 run, length delivery headed for leg stump, Manish Pandey walks down and taps it to mid-on, continues to run for a single
13.1
0
U Yadav to Manish Pandey, no run, short and wide outside off, steered to cover where Moeen dives and saves a few runs

Umesh Yadav [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

12.6
6
de Grandhomme to Williamson, SIX, in the slot, a bit of air too, Williamson gets on his knees, and puts all his might into that slog-sweep over deep mid-wicket for six. Didn't seem to time that perfectly, managed to clear it. How does he look elegant while slogging? 50 partnership is up, and it almost hits a car.
12.5
1
de Grandhomme to Manish Pandey, 1 run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, dug out off the toe-end to long-on for a single
12.4
1
de Grandhomme to Williamson, 1 run, short and skiddy just outside off, punched away to sweeper cover for a single
12.3
2
de Grandhomme to Williamson, 2 runs, 8th fifty for KW this T20 League, his 11th T20 League fifty in his 28th game. Flat and shortish, whipped away off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for a brace
12.2
1
de Grandhomme to Manish Pandey, 1 run, fuller on off, on the back foot, used his bodyweight to slug that away to long-on for a single
12.1
1
de Grandhomme to Williamson, 1 run, length ball attacking off, Williamson pucnhes it wristily to sweeper cover off the back foot for a single

Colin de Grandhomme, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

11.6
0
Siraj to Manish Pandey, no run, good length delivery angling in towards off, Manish Pandey is on the walk as he steers it to point, but has to get back as Mandeep is on the prowl and he stops it getting through the infield
11.5
1
Siraj to Williamson, 1 run, very full on middle and leg, almost yorker length, dug out to mid-wicket for a single
11.4
4
Siraj to Williamson, FOUR, slower one @117km/h, Williamson waits for it, calm as a cucumber (maybe change the idiom to Dhoni), steers it away to deep backward point for four
11.3
6
Siraj to Williamson, SIX, fractionally short outside off, Williamson stays low and shuffles across, gets under it and pulls it flat to deep mid-wicket. Goes just over the rope for six. Magnificent hitting.
11.2
0
Siraj to Williamson, no run, short, not much wide, Williamson manufactures his width with his bottom-hand, cuts hard to the right of point where Mandeep dives to his right to save it
11.1
0
Siraj to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery, Siraj bending his back, pitching outside off, Williamson shuffles across, drops it into the on-side off the back foot

Mohammed Siraj [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

10.6
0
Chahal to Manish Pandey, no run, goes straight on this time, Manish not picking it from the hand, defends for the leg-break, but it goes straight on and hits his back pad. A stifled appeal, but clearly going down leg...
10.5
0
Chahal to Manish Pandey, no run, fuller one on middle and leg, flat, turning away (straightening), Manish Pandey gets forward and pushes to cover
10.4
1
Chahal to Williamson, 1 run, flat and skiddy, a flipper I think, whipped away off the back foot to backward square leg for a single
10.3
0
Chahal to Williamson, no run, another in-dipping delivery, deceiving the initial direction at the last moment and turning away, Williamson is compact in his forward defence and plays that late. Respect for a good ball; back to the old virtues of cricket
10.2
2
Chahal to Williamson, 2 runs, fuller in length, punched away with the turn to sweeper cover, inside out for a couple
10.1
0
Chahal to Williamson, no run, wow, is this a Test match? Shane Warne, are you watching? A bit of swerve in, pitching on off, and turn away from the righty. Beaten one of the best and most compact batsmen in the world on the outside edge

Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

9.6
1
Moeen Ali to Williamson, 1 run, dropped a little short again, Williamson crouches low and converts that into a pullable length, and clouts that away cross-batted to the manned deep mid-wicket area for a single
9.5
1
Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, 1 run, very very slow, on middle, Manish Pandey gets back and forces a flick in front of square leg for a single

Most runs in a season for HYD:
848 Warner (2016)
641 Warner (2017)
577 WILLIAMSON (2018)* -- when on 33
562 Warner (2015)
528 Warner (2014)

9.4
1
Moeen Ali to Williamson, 1 run, dropped a little short, no turn to speak of, whipped off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for a single
9.3
6
Moeen Ali to Williamson, SIX, Wow! Tossed up, in the slot, Williamson keeps a still head and golf-swings it through the line to deep mid-wicket for four. The most underrated of the big four, and he is proving his credentials today
9.2
4
Moeen Ali to Williamson, FOUR, tossed up outside off, pitched up, Williamson comes forward and whips it between mid-wicket and long-on expertly for four. Elegance personified
9.1
4
Moeen Ali to Williamson, FOUR, flat delivery, skidding, Williamson gets low and swat-sweeps that to deep square leg for four
8.6
1
Southee to Williamson, 1 run, a tad short without much width, Williamson waits for it and steers it to third man for a single
8.5
4
Southee to Williamson, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Williamson gets down the wicket and slaps that over deep extra cover for four
8.4
4
Southee to Williamson, FOUR, a tad short and angling into the body, Williamson shuffles across and guides the pull to backward square leg where Sarfraz misfields and lets it through for four
8.3
1
Southee to Manish Pandey, 1 run, short of length delivery on off, dabbed away late to third man for a single
8.2
0
Southee to Manish Pandey, no run, short and wide, Manish Pandey cuts but misses out as he finds point
8.1
0
Southee to Manish Pandey, no run, slightly short, outside off, Manish Pandey punches it off the back foot to cover

Tim Southee [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.6
0
Moeen Ali to Hales, out Caught by de Villiers!! No way. He didn't just do that. It's all about the Avengers now, but AB is the only one keeping HYD alive. A toss-up outside off, Hales gets down the wicket and bottom-hand swats that flat towards deep mid-wicket, seems to have cleared it till the last moment until Superman arrives from Krypton to pluck that out of thin air. Leaps and grabs that one-handed. Absolutely ridiculous. The right foot was in fact extremely close to the rope and he landed on the right foot and had enough balance at the age of 34 to hold on and he was dancing like a teenager. Absolute magic. Hales c de Villiers b Moeen Ali 37(24) [4s-2 6s-3]

Moeen Ali to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

7.5
1
Moeen Ali to Williamson, 1 run, fuller and flatter outside off, Williamson shuffles across and whips it to deep square leg for a single
7.4
1
Moeen Ali to Hales, 1 run, beaten in the flight, tries the sweep, gets it off the inside half to backward square leg for a single. Loud groan of disappointment by the batsman
7.3
0
Moeen Ali to Hales, no run, flight, off-break, a bit of turn from outside off, Hales is stuck on the crease and pokes tentatively, gets a thick inside edge nearly onto his stumps
7.2
1
Moeen Ali to Williamson, 1 run, another flat one angling into the pads, no turn to speak (or type) of, a back foot tuck to backward square leg for a single
7.1
1
Moeen Ali to Hales, 1 run, full and a hint of flight on the pads, clipped away to short mid-wicket for a quick single

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Some Mo-maya for BLR...

Time-out for two and a half minutes. Time for the players to regroup and catch their breath. Even though HYD aren't quite caught up with the RAJR, it's pretty evenly poised at the moment. A mouth-watering contest on our hands...

6.6
1
U Yadav to Hales, 1 run, another short of length ball angling in towards off, guided away late by Hales towards third man for a comfortable single to retain the strike. A miserly 4-run over by Umesh. He's been amazing for BLR this T20 League.
6.5
1
U Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, short of length delivery honing in on off, Williamson gets back, VVSes a backfoot whip mid-on for a single
6.4
1
U Yadav to Hales, 1 run, good length delivery just outside off, Test match length, Hales has learnt some Indian tip-and-run in his time in the subcontinent, opens the face to dab it away to third man for a single
6.3
1
U Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length delivery around off, Williamson shuffles across, goes deep in the creases, and wristily whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single
6.2
0
U Yadav to Williamson, no run, just a fraction short, a hint of width, Williamson gets low into a square drive, a transfer-of-weight shot in front of point, but Mandeep puts in a dive to stop it at point
6.1
0
U Yadav to Williamson, no run, length delivery in the channel outside off, Williamson stands tall and punches it firmly to mid-off

Umesh Yadav [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Good powerplay for HYD. Not quite up to speed with RAJR but close enough.

5.6
4
Chahal to Hales, FOUR, the last ball goes for four. Dragged down and Hales lapped it over short fine's head. Needed to get enough bat to clear the fielder and did so. Poor end to the powerplay for BLR
5.5
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, flatter and on the middle and leg, Hales tucks to square leg, no chance of a quick single
5.4
1
Chahal to Williamson, 1 run, flicked through mid-wicket
5.3
4
Chahal to Williamson, FOUR, that has to be the softest stroke played to get a four this T20 League. Unreal actually. Too full and Williamson got forward before wristing it wide of a diving Southee at mid-on. Placed expertly and the ball kissed the turf along its way to the fence. Delightful from KW
5.2
0
Chahal to Williamson, no run, tossed up on middle, pushed to cover off the front foot

Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1
0
Chahal to Dhawan, out Caught&Bowled!! It is Chahal makes the breakthrough. Soft dismissal it must be said. Down the track and chipped back to the bowler. Who throws the ball away in delight. Wakes the crowd up who were starting to get restless. Dhawan c and b Chahal 18(15) [6s-2]

Chahal to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

4.6
6
Siraj to Hales, SIX, the next ball goes for six. Length ball on the stumps, Hales heaves and clears deep mid. Just. But that will do
4.5
0
Siraj to Hales, no run, dropped by Kohli diving at mid-on. Dove too far actually. Ended up hitting his wrist. Drilled by Hales and the BLR skipper got both hands and spilled it. Isn't happy with himself at all
4.4
1
Siraj to Dhawan, 1 run, S Ravi is asking the batsman whether he got bat on that. Not sure you should be doing that. Dhawan beaten by a slower delivery dug into the pitch, swings early and is hit on the body. Given as a run though
4.3
1
Siraj to Hales, 1 run, short of length and pacy outside off, Hales dabs wide of backward point
4.2
1
Siraj to Dhawan, 1 run, fullish on off, tucking Dhawan up, who drops and runs in front of cover
4.1
6
Siraj to Dhawan, SIX, smashed for six. Was a length ball and he picked his spot, rocked back and sent it into the crowd at deep mid-wicket. Siraj is welcome with a biggie

Mohammed Siraj, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, a good over for BLR. Flighted on the stumps, Hales clears his front leg to go big, but drills it straight to the fielder at mid-on
3.5
1
Chahal to Dhawan, 1 run, still throwing it up, Dhawan now miscues a loft, dribbles to long-on
3.4
1
Chahal to Hales, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Hales mistimes the heave and gets a single to deep mid
3.3
1
Chahal to Dhawan, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to deep square leg
3.2
1
Chahal to Hales, 1 run, a thick inside edge onto the pad and runs away towards square leg, Chahal and the others were appealing for lbw, but Hales got an edge on the slog-sweep
3.1
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, tossed up on off, wristed back to Chahal, almost carried, taken on the half-volley

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

2.6
0
U Yadav to Dhawan, no run, fullish on off, dabbed to backward point. No room for Dhawan there
2.5
1
U Yadav to Hales, 1 run, what a catch by Southee at deep square leg. Hales uses a most commonly uttered English expletive as he rues his bad luck. Hang on. It has been referred upstairs. Soft signal is out. They are checking for it. Are the fingers under the ball? Looks like it. Again umpire Chettithody Shamsuddin in the hotseat. Who is the third umpire. And he has ruled it not out. Kohli is aghast. As is Southee. The BLR captain isn't happy at all. Has a word with the umpire. But they ask him to get on with it. Pulled flat and looked like Southee who came forward and dived low to catch it, had the fingers under the ball. Not to the third umpire. Even Clarke on air was confident that it was out. He reckoned that these slow-mo replays create an illusion that the ball is grounded. Anyway Hales gets a life. Will this moment turn out to be a turning point? Let's wait and watch...
2.4
0
U Yadav to Hales, no run, punches and doesn't take the quick single as it is AB at mid-off, so they don't risk it
2.3
0
U Yadav to Hales, no run, short of length and pacy, Hales pulls and misses. Lost his shape while trying to hit too hard
2.2
6
U Yadav to Hales, SIX, that's a top shot. Granted it was overpitched on middle, but what wrist-work from Hales, nonchalantly whipped it flat and cleared deep mid. That is a statement of authority
2.1
4
U Yadav to Hales, FOUR, Siraj is the man at mid-on. Last over it was AB, they changed and the pacer allows the ball to miss his hand on the dive, wristily flicked wide of mid-on. Credit to Siraj for the run and dive, but the ball bounced over the hand
1.6
1
Southee to Hales, 1 run, a short of length delivery on off, pushed in front of cover for a quick single
1.5
6
Southee to Hales, SIX, it has gone for six despite it coming off the bottom of the bat. Again a bit too full from Southee, in the hitting range and Hales tees of. Over long-on
1.4
1
Southee to Dhawan, 1 run, slower delivery on the pads, nudged to the right of short fine
1.3
0
Southee to Dhawan, no run, tucks up Dhawan again, who once more finds backward point. Well bowled by Southee
1.2
0
Southee to Dhawan, no run, back of a length outside off, dabbed to backward point, no chance of a quick single
1.1
6
Southee to Dhawan, SIX, so easy. Overpitched by Southee and he sees the white ball fly over long-on. Clean bat-flow and sweetly struck. A welcome Southee won't like

Tim Southee, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
2
U Yadav to Hales, 2 runs, Hales is away. With a flick to deep square leg, two it is
0.5
0
U Yadav to Hales, no run, short of length and on a stump to stump line, pushed back to Yadav and he feigns a throw which has Hales retreating quickly
0.4
1
U Yadav to Dhawan, 1 run, fabulous effort by AB at mid-off. That was four all the way, but he is a genius, dives to his left and stops it dead. Confusion between Dhawan and Hales but they eventually go for the single
0.3
0
U Yadav to Dhawan, no run, Parthiv Patel goes up. But there was nothing on that as Dhawan raced down the track and flashed at a steepling short of length delivery outside off, tried to cut and missed
0.2
0
U Yadav to Dhawan, no run, the inside edge onto the pad saves Dhawan. Seam movement back in, tucks up Dhawan, who is caught on the crease, Yadav went up and then realised the edge. Good delivery though
0.1
0
U Yadav to Dhawan, no run, swing for Yadav, but Dhawan drives well, can't beat mid-off though, crisply struck by Dhawan

Dhawan and Hales are at the crease. Dhawan is on strike. U Yadav will open the attack