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Bangalore vs Kolkata - 29th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 29 April 2018

Kolkata 176/4 (19.1 Ovs) RR: 9.18 | Kolkata won by 6 wkts

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If you were looking for answers to BLR's bowling troubles, they're not here yet. Kohli was brilliant, their batsmen put up a reasonable score, but reasonable's not good enough for them right now. Maybe next time. That's all from the double-header today. It's a goodnight from Sagar Chawla, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Vineet Anantharaman, Srivathsa, Sriram and our scorer Vinod.

Third successive win for KOL against BLR at Chinnaswamy
2016: By five wkts
2017: By six wkts
2018: By six wkts

Chris Lynn, MoM: Sort of been that type of season for me. Hasn't been freeflowing. Not easy on those kind of wickets. Had to find a way, and bit of luck on my side tonight. Too hard to hit down the ground, those boys had it on a string there. Sweeping was the method which I found to work for me. Got to play every situation. Kolkata doesn't turn as much, gets through quicker. Might be easier to score boundaries there. Whatever the team needs, I'll do the job. Body is getting there. Support staff have been very good. Schedule's tight, but I'm keeping the body intact. Got to keep the moustache now. Was going to get rid of it yesterday. Now we've got to get it trending in Kolkata. It's all about having fun here in the T20 League.

Karthik, KOL captain: There's nothing special, nothing too bad about it, we're right in the middle. Important we use some momentum that we got here Thought it was a par score. With AB not being there, we knew Virat was the big wicket. But he's Virat, he came out all guns blazing. I'm somebody who believes in trusting the eleven players, not making too many changes. I have a lot of time for them in life (U-19 players). They're great kids. They're learning. After winning a WC you generally have a bit of a chip on the shoulder, but not these guys. Credit to Rahul Dravid too. They always have to say good things about him. When somebody like that is a coach at the U-19 level, it's going to help you. Always trying to make sure to win the game. It's always the path I'm trying to take when I go into bat.

Sunil Narine: The lesser the wickets we lose at the top the better it is for us. We set a platform for the rest in the middle-order to come and finish it off. We just try to keep calm and win cricket games. Once the guys come out and give them their all we can win any game; hope we continue from strength to strength.

Virat Kohli, BLR captain: The pitch is bringing out surprises everytime we bat. Looked better than it played. 175 was a really good score I felt. If we field like that, we don't deserve to win. We need to be hard on ourselves and be more brave with the ball and in the field, we need to correct those things going forward. We didn't deserve to win with the way we fielded. We weren't just good enough tonight. I can't pin-point anything at this point. We got to win 6 out of 7 to qualify from here. We need to be in that mindset to take every match as a virtual semi-final from here and there's no room for complacency. Need guys stepping up their game at the right time. Hopefully, they understand that moving forward.

00:07 Local Time, 18:37 GMT, 00:07 IST: BLR fail to defend yet another score. A score which was at least par if not above par, on a Chinnaswamy pitch which was taking significant turn. There was much frustration for them at the start of the chase, with Narine professionally scooping the ball in gaps and then Murugan Ashwin dropping a sitter from Lynn. The rain break wouldn't have helped either. But there's no running away from the fact that their bowlers came up short again. Saying that, it wasn't a straightforward chase from KOL. Things did get tight on a couple of occasions, but the sublime cameos from Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik, along with Lynn's well-swept fifty helped them wade through it.

19.1
4
U Yadav to Shubman Gill, FOUR, that's it. 18-year old Shubman Gill slaps this short ball to the point boundary and swings his bat in celebration. Back-to-back defeats for BLR at the Chinnaswamy

Umesh Yadav [3.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Just four needed.

18.6
1
Siraj to Shubman Gill, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, squeezed away through mid-wicket

Shubman Gill, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.5
0
Siraj to Karthik, out Caught by Kohli!! Breathtaking catch from Kohli. Phew. It's a mistimed loft from Karthik down the ground and it would have landed short for most fielders at long-on. But Kohli races in and then comes up with some stunning acrobatics. Karthik c Kohli b Siraj 23(10) [4s-2 6s-1]

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

18.4
0
Siraj to Karthik, no run, tries to get fancy. He's aware that third man is inside the ring, so he tries for a reverse-hit over the fielder. But fails to make contact
18.3
2
Siraj to Karthik, 2 runs, short of length delivery, pulled away hard wide of deep mid-wicket
18.2
6
Siraj to Karthik, SIX, puts the seal on it. Crushing blow from Dinesh Karthik. He's offered a good length ball from Siraj, sets himself up and drills it over mid-off. Just over the ropes
18.1
2
Siraj to Karthik, 2 runs, flings his hands at a wide length ball and slices it over backward point. Came right off the toe-end, but clears the infield. Back for two

Just 15 needed off 12. Crowd not looking optimistic. They don't have much reason to be.

17.6
2
Southee to Chris Lynn, 2 runs, full toss outside off, Lynn walks across and hammers it to the right of long-off. Didn't get all of it. But the placement's enough to fetch him the second
17.5
1
Southee to Karthik, 1 run, coolly chips this length ball down towards long-on
17.4
4
Southee to Karthik, FOUR, flurry of runs in the last few balls and suddenly KOL are bossing this. Short of length delivery, Karthik beautifully swivels into the pull and helps it into the gap between deep square and fine leg. His timing's on fire
17.3
2
Southee to Karthik, 2 runs, slower length ball at the stumps, Karthik works it softly through mid-wicket and coasts back for two. He has started well here

Third man up in the ring

17.2
1
Southee to Chris Lynn, 1 run, slices the yorker away to deep point
17.1
4
Southee to Chris Lynn, FOUR, back-to-back fours. The power of Lynn coming to the fore. Low full toss, not an easy ball to hit but Lynn muscles it straight of long-on

Tim Southee [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Duck on birthday in T20 League:
Misbah v MUM, Bengaluru, 28 May 2008
C Morris v KOL, Delhi, 30 Apr 2016
A Russell v BLR, Bengaluru, 29 Apr 2018 **

16.6
4
Siraj to Karthik, FOUR, full in the slot for Karthik who smears it away through extra cover. Excellent finish to the over from the captain. Hammered this drive to the fence
16.5
2
Siraj to Karthik, 2 runs, chaos out there. Two run-out opportunities, both missed. Karthik cracked this length ball to backward point and immediately set off, Lynn wasn't even in the picture. Then they decide to take the overthrow and Lynn's struggling again at the non-striker's end. Bails light up before he gets in his crease, but that's because Siraj has knocked them off with his hand. Crazy
16.4
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, 1 run, on the money. Brilliant yorker outside off, Lynn slices it to deep point
16.4
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, wide, strays in line again in going for the wide yorker, Lynn collects another wide

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.3
0
Siraj to A Russell, out Caught by de Kock!! This is huuuuuuuuge. Golden duck for Russell on his birthday and the Chinnaswamy finds its voice. Siraj bends his back as he bangs it in, rushes Russell on the pull and balloons off a top-edge. Well taken by de Kock running back. Massive blow. A Russell c de Kock b Siraj 0(1)

Siraj to A Russell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Rana is down here. Oh he's going off. The physio was out, helping him stretch even as he writhed in pain. Apparently, it's some back issue. Russell comes in

16.2
4
Siraj to Nitish Rana, FOUR, Chahal fails to cut it off. He gave it his best, sprinting across and diving from deep backward point but couldn't get a strong enough hand. But how well has Rana timed this yorker. It's very close to the blockhole if not right in it, but Rana slices it superbly through the off-side
16.1
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, 1 run, nice and full from Siraj, Lynn can't get under it as he brings the hammer down to drill the ball to long-off
16.1
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, wide, aims for the wide yorker but misses his mark by a long way. Comfortably beyond the wide marker. Lynn lets it go

Mohammed Siraj [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Time-out! BLR's spinners are done, and with 43 needed from four overs, KOL would fancy themselves.

15.6
4
Murugan Ashwin to Nitish Rana, FOUR, oh poor finish to the spell from Ashwin. Lands the googly outside leg and is punished. Rana grounds his back knee to sweep it over short fine
15.5
1
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, byes, 1 run, floated up very wide outside off, Lynn walks across and stretches out to fetch the sweep but he's left high and dry by the turn. Wide probably? Maybe not as he walked so far across. Keeper fumbles, allows the bye
15.4
1
Murugan Ashwin to Nitish Rana, 1 run, looks to reverse sweep, mistimes it to short third man
15.3
2
Murugan Ashwin to Nitish Rana, 2 runs, Rana picks the googly and wants to belt it inside out over extra cover. But the prodigious turn does him in. It comes right off the bottom as he slices it up a long way. But the ball still evades a charging Umesh Yadav at sweeper cover. Didn't even get a finger despite the dive
15.2
1
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, down to sweep the googly again, chips it up off a thick top-edge to the left of short fine
15.1
0
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, no run, no idea about which variation this is, just sweeps blindly. It's the googly from Ashwin which snakes in and slips under the bat. Wasn't far away from off stump

Murugan Ashwin [3.0-0-28-2] is back into the attack

Change of bat for Lynn. The heavier one will come out I presume. The hammer

14.6
0
Southee to Nitish Rana, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, no pace on it from Southee, Rana finds backward point with his cut
14.5
1
Southee to Chris Lynn, 1 run, plants it in the blockhole, Lynn tries jamming it down the ground but sends a thick inside edge to deep backward square
14.4
1
Southee to Nitish Rana, 1 run, short ball, Rana swivels across and is through with the pull too early. It was a cutter from Southee which held on the batsman off the pitch. It bobbles off the cue end and drops behind the stumps
14.3
1
Southee to Chris Lynn, 1 run, he'd feel he missed out there. Full in the slot just outside off, clears the front leg for a biff down the ground but gets it off the inside half to long-on
14.2
1
Southee to Nitish Rana, 1 run, short of length ball angled away outside off, Rana cuts to sweeper cover
14.1
0
Southee to Nitish Rana, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, not enough room for Rana to cut. He checks the shot to short cover

Tim Southee [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

13.6
1
Chahal to Nitish Rana, 1 run, short ball, turning in on middle and leg, Rana pulls to deep mid-wicket. Chahal goes wicketless
13.5
1
Chahal to Chris Lynn, 1 run, sweeps it away to long leg, brings up a fifty
13.4
2
Chahal to Chris Lynn, 2 runs, Chahal's down on his haunches. He fired it full at the stumps to get the LBW in play if Lynn misses. But Lynn isn't missing a lot. Gets the sweep to the right of long leg, comes back for two
13.3
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, the reverse-sweep this time, hits it straight to short third man
13.2
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, now Chahal smartens up and fires it pretty full outside off. Beats Lynn on the sweep
13.1
4
Chahal to Chris Lynn, FOUR, crashes the sweep away behind square. He's doing nothing else, just sweeping. Gets the length he wants and muscles it

Yuzvendra Chahal [3.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

12.6
1
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, tosses the leg-break up well wide of off, Lynn walks across and drags the sweep to deep mid-wicket
12.5
0
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, no run, now the googly, Lynn tries fetching the sweep from outside off and misses out. Snuck under him
12.4
2
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 2 runs, sweeps off a thick top-edge, but clears square leg comfortable. The ball cordially spins towards the long leg fielder running to his right, helping him cut it off
12.3
1
Murugan Ashwin to Nitish Rana, 1 run, flat googly, turns away outside off. Rana leans back and pats it through the covers

Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Slip, leg-slip for Rana

12.2
0
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, out Caught by Southee!! The dangerous Uthappa falls. He's lured into the big shot due to the flight, but gets it right off the toe-end. Had to reach out for the loft, as the line was wide from Ashwin. It's very smartly bowled actually. The ball grips away further to take the bottom of the bat. Southee hangs on at long-on. Uthappa c Southee b Murugan Ashwin 36(21) [4s-3 6s-3]

Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

12.2
1
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, wide, looped up wide of off, Uthappa lets it go and collects the wide
12.1
1
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, flighted leg-break, pushed down to long-on

Murugan Ashwin [2.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

11.6
6
U Yadav to Uthappa, SIX, smashes this into the crowd. 143kph, short of length around the waist, Uthappa treats it with disdain. He belts it away from his presence. Gee that flew off the bat
11.5
0
U Yadav to Uthappa, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Uthappa turns it to short mid-wicket
11.4
1
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, 1 run, slower leg-cutter, drops it halfway down the pitch and gives Lynn enough room to slap it to deep point
11.3
0
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, no run, fiery from Yadav. A quick bumper following Lynn down leg, who decides to let it go
11.2
1
U Yadav to Uthappa, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabs it to third man
11.1
0
U Yadav to Uthappa, no run, length ball on off, punched straight back to find the bowler in the way

Umesh Yadav [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

10.6
1
Chahal to Uthappa, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long-on
10.5
0
Chahal to Uthappa, no run, well bowled. There's plenty of turn out there, just that they've not given enough room for the ball to grip. This time Chahal lands it far enough from Uthappa, draws him forward and then rips it past the edge
10.4
1
Chahal to Chris Lynn, 1 run, another sweep from Lynn, connects it well to deep mid-wicket. Relying heavily on this shot against the wrist spinners
10.3
1
Chahal to Uthappa, 1 run, flat and short, turning away outside off, steered away through point
10.2
6
Chahal to Uthappa, SIX, Uthappa's looking ominous. He sizes up this overpitched delivery, gets his front leg out of the way and swings through the line. Clean six into the sightscreen
10.1
1
Chahal to Chris Lynn, 1 run, drifts in and pitches down leg, Lynn sweeps crisply to the right of long leg. Lynn dawdles the single. Could have been two had they pushed for it because there was a slight fumble there

Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

9.6
1
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, too short from Ashwin, pulled away without any timing towards deep mid-wicket
9.5
4
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, FOUR, third boundary of the over, slower and shorter of off, Lynn bends down low and places it into the vacant gap at deep mid-wicket, split the two men in the deep to perfection
9.4
1
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, dropped wide of cover for a single
9.3
4
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, FOUR, this is turning out to be an expensive over from Ashwin, dropped this one short and well outside off, Uthappa waits on it and then reverse laps it past the lone slip
9.2
4
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, FOUR, beautifully played, overpitched and on Uthappa's pads, he leans forward, gets close to the ball and then plays the on-drive, beat the two fielders in the deep to a nicety
9.1
0
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, the reverse sweep from Uthappa, but he gets it off the bottom of the bat and straight to Kohli at slip
8.6
0
Siraj to Chris Lynn, no run, change of pace from Siraj, the slower ball which was well wide of off, Lynn let it go thinking it was a wide, but it was just inside the tramlines
8.5
1
Siraj to Uthappa, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Uthappa plays with an open face and guides it to the left of backward point
8.4
4
Siraj to Uthappa, FOUR, that's poor from the fielder at short fine, too straight from Siraj, on Uthappa's pads and he flicked it fine. Beat Ashwin's awkward dive and rolled away to the fence
8.3
0
Siraj to Uthappa, no run, on a good length and in that channel just outside off, Uthappa gets half-a-stride forward as he pushes it towards cover

The slip moves across to mid-wicket now

8.2
0
Siraj to Uthappa, no run, short of a length and angling back into the right-hander, Uthappa shuffles across and pushes it back at the bowler

A slip in for Uthappa

8.1
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, hacked away without any timing towards long-on, just a single
8.1
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, wide, the slower bouncer from Siraj, but it's too short and too high, called as a wide
7.6
0
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, that's a mighty fine riposte from Ashwin, the leg-break which was dropped short and turned square, was never going to catch Uthappa's edge through
7.5
6
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, SIX, just over CDG, this was tossed up on off, Uthappa got a big stride forward and lifted it with the turn, high and towards long-on. CDG looked very interested for the catch, went with his outstretched right hand, but only tipped it over the ropes
7.4
0
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, that turned square, dropped short and well outside off, Uthappa was making room for the cut and had to abort his shot, not called as a wide
7.3
1
Murugan Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, flighted on off, Lynn gets down low and laps it behind square on the on-side
7.2
1
Murugan Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, fraction short and on Uthappa's pads, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single

Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip for Uthappa

7.1
0
Murugan Ashwin to Narine, out Caught by de Grandhomme at long-off!!.. and Murugan Ashwin strikes with his first ball. This was tossed up nicely outside off, right in Narine's hitting zone, he took up the bait and was looking to cream it back over the bowler's head. The bat turned in his hands at the point of impact, he ended up slicing it high and towards long-off. de Grandhomme completes a fine catch. He had to make sure that he didn't step onto the ropes as he completed the catch - which he did. Relief for BLR and Chinnaswamy finds its voice back. Narine c de Grandhomme b Murugan Ashwin 27(19) [4s-3 6s-1]

Murugan Ashwin to Narine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Murugan Ashwin, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Can Ashwin make up for his earlier drop? He's in for his first ball of T20 League 2018

6.6
0
Siraj to Chris Lynn, no run, on a good length and angling back into the right-hander, Lynn drives and gets a thick inside edge towards mid-wicket
6.5
4
Siraj to Chris Lynn, FOUR, cracking shot, short and wide of off, Lynn makes room, gets on top of the bounce and clatters it to the right of point, no stopping that
6.4
0
Siraj to Chris Lynn, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, Lynn gets half-forward and defends it back at the bowler

Right, the players are back out in the middle. Will this break help BLR? They bowled a lot better without much luck, but they can't afford any more slip-ups in the field

22:45 Local Time: Restart in 10 minutes, no overs lost.

10.33pm local: Covers are being taken off, informs Prakash. So it won't be a long delay. Shouldn't be any loss of overs either.

22:22 Local Time: Rain has picked up and Nigel Llong has had it enough. It's not too heavy, but enough for play to be stopped. As of now, KOL are ahead of BLR on DLS method, which was 44

6.3
1
Siraj to Narine, 1 run, fuller length delivery on off, Narine gets his left leg out and drives it to long-on for a single

A slight drizzle at Chinnaswamy but play will continue for now

6.2
1
Siraj to Chris Lynn, 1 run, short of a length and on Lynn's body, pulled away behind square on the on-side
6.1
1
Siraj to Narine, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, Narine doesn't get hold of the drive, just a single to long-off
6.1
1
Siraj to Narine, wide, banged in short and at the stumps, but it's too high and called as a wide

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

Time for the strategic break. BLR haven't bowled badly at all - just that they didn't accept the chance and luck hasn't gone their way. A storming start once again by the two openers and KOL are controlling this chase at the moment

This is the first match this season where a wicket hasn't fallen in either side's powerplay

5.6
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, lovely from Chahal, but he still can't get rid of Lynn. This was beautifully bowled, slower through the air, dipping into the batsman as he backed away and then turned square, beat Lynn by a long way. de Kock was quick to whip the bails off, but Lynn - who overbalanced as he completed the shot somehow held his balance
5.5
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, Chahal shortens his length on off, Lynn makes room and finds cover-point with the cut
5.4
4
Chahal to Chris Lynn, FOUR, cracking shot, tad too full and too wide from Chahal, Lynn backs away and drills it over cover, one bounce and into the fence
5.3
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, another leg-break from Chahal and Lynn isn't reading it, went down low on the sweep and missed, gets struck high on the back leg
5.2
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, flatter and quicker from Chahal, Lynn bent down low and finds short fine with the sweep
5.1
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, lovely leg-break from Chahal, pitched on middle, drew Lynn forward as he exposed all the three stumps and beat him on the outside edge
4.6
0
U Yadav to Narine, no run, banged in short and at the stumps, Narine hops across and defends it back at the bowler
4.5
1
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Lynn cracks it straight to cover-point, the fielder tumbles and misfields, allows a single
4.4
6
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, SIX, smashed, length ball on the stumps, that was right in the slot for Lynn, he cleared his left leg and hammered it back over the bowler's head, flat and over the ropes
4.3
0
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, no run, banged in short and at the stumps, Lynn swivels across and mistimes the pull towards mid-wicket
4.2
0
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, no run, much better from Umesh, yorker length delivery outside off, Lynn brings his bat down and digs it back at the bowler
4.1
4
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, FOUR, low full-toss and that has been drilled through cover, Lynn got his bat down like a sledge hammer and thread the ball through the infield

Umesh Yadav [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

3.6
1
Chahal to Chris Lynn, 1 run, nicely tossed up on off, pushed to the left of the bowler and Lynn scampers across for a quick single
3.5
1
Chahal to Narine, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Narine swings and gets a big inside edge towards deep mid-wicket
3.4
1
Chahal to Chris Lynn, 1 run, chance and dropped, heads dropped in the BLR camp. It's Murugan Ashwin who has dropped the sitter. Lovely teasing bowling from Chahal, slowed down the pace, this was the leg-break which turned from leg-stump, Lynn was done in by the flight, gets a leading edge towards extra-cover. Ashwin had plenty of time as he ran back from cover, had the ball covered, juggled it twice and shells it
3.3
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, pleading appeal for LBW, but there was an inside edge on that, flatter and quicker from Chahal, Lynn was down on his knees as he swept, the inside edge saved him, else he was a goner
3.2
0
Chahal to Chris Lynn, no run, pushed through quicker and flatter, Lynn wasn't fully forward as he drove, gets an inside edge onto the pads
3.1
4
Chahal to Chris Lynn, FOUR, lovely shot, tossed up well outside off, Lynn shuffles across, gets well outside off and sweeps it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

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

First change and Chahal is into the attack.. A slip in place

2.6
0
Southee to Narine, no run, change of pace from Southee, slower ball outside off, Narine went hard on the drive and got a big inside edge back at the bowler
2.5
2
Southee to Narine, 2 runs, on a good length and well outside off, Narine cleared his left leg and carves it over cover, dropped in no man's land - in between extra cover and long-off
2.4
0
Southee to Narine, no run, good change of pace from Southee, slips in the slower ball and gets it to angle across the left-hander, he swung and missed

Lots of fielding changes

2.4
1
Southee to Narine, wide, another bouncer from Southee, but it's way above Narine's head, called as a wide for height
2.3
0
Southee to Narine, no run, banged in short and at Narine's body, he hopped across and manages to keep it down. Was in the air for a while, but well out of reach of Southee - who rushed forward
2.2
4
Southee to Narine, FOUR, just over mid-on, not BLR's night? Short and at the stumps, Narine backed away on the pull, gets it right off the bottom of the bat, but has enough to clear mid-on for a boundary
2.1
4
Southee to Narine, FOUR, top-edge and four, another lucky boundary for Narine, banged in short and on the stumps, Narine swivelled across on the pull, gets a fat top-edge that lobs over short fine
1.6
1
U Yadav to Narine, 1 run, top-edge and safe, is it going to be Narine's night? Banged in short and at the stumps, he was in no position on the pull, got it high off the bat and lobbed towards short mid-wicket. Perhaps was Umesh's catch, but he was late to turn back and can't get across to the ball. I have seen a couple of replays and Umesh seemed to have slipped while turning back. That cost him the momentum and the chance to go for the catch
1.5
0
U Yadav to Narine, no run, low full-toss outside off, Narine backed away sliced it in the air towards backward point, bounced in front of Mandeep
1.4
1
U Yadav to Chris Lynn, 1 run, low full-toss from Umesh, he was looking for the yorker, driven towards mid-off and he calls his partner across for a quick single
1.3
1
U Yadav to Narine, 1 run, banged in short and at the stumps, Narine hops across and keeps it down towards cover, calls his partner across for a quick single
1.2
4
U Yadav to Narine, FOUR, Narine is hurting BLR once again, short of a length and just outside off, Narine rides the bounce and steers it over short third man, no one in the deep and it's a boundary
1.1
6
U Yadav to Narine, SIX, effortless from Narine, back of a length and just outside off, a gentle loosener from Umesh, Narine stands tall and punches it over mid-off, sailed all the way over the ropes for a maximum

Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

0.6
1
Southee to Narine, 1 run, slower short ball from Southee, Narine doesn't get hold of the shot as he pulled, went high and towards long-off, bounced well in front of the fielder in the deep
0.6
1
Southee to Narine, wide, the slower bouncer from Southee, looks like that's BLR's plan against Narine, he ducks and it's called as a wide for height
0.5
0
Southee to Narine, no run, just short and wide of Kohli at slip, banged in short and it kept climbing on Narine, he was hopping across in defence, doesn't get on top of the bounce, the ball lobbed off the shoulder of the bat and looped in the air towards slip. Kohli rushed forward, dived but the ball bounced in front of him
0.4
1
Southee to Chris Lynn, 1 run, low full-toss from Southee, it was the attempted yorker and Lynn bashed it back over Southee's head, a long-off in place and he keeps it to single

Narine vs BLR in T20 League:
1(1)*
34(17)
54(17)
50(19)

139 runs
54 balls
16 fours
10 sixes
SR 257.40

0.3
1
Southee to Narine, 1 run, Narine is off and running as well, back of a length and just outside off, dabbed away to the right of backward point for a single
0.2
1
Southee to Chris Lynn, 1 run, Southee keeps it very full and on Lynn's pads, he gets his left leg out of the way and drives it towards mid-on, calls for a quick single and gets it with ease
0.1
0
Southee to Chris Lynn, no run, full and a hint of swing back into the right-hander, Lynn prods forward and drives it back at the bowler

Chris Lynn and Narine are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. Southee will open the attack