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Chennai vs Delhi - 30th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date: 30 April 2018

Delhi 198/5 (20 Ovs) RR: 9.90 | Chennai won by 13 runs

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CHN has made it a habit of taking the matches to the final overs, their bowlers in the end almost ensured a final ball finish again. But there were too many runs in the bag, courtesy the power-hitting of MS Dhoni who is striking the ball as well as he has ever done in his life. So, CHN are back at the top of the points table because of a superior net-run rate. Hope you would have enjoyed our coverage, this is Varun Dixit signing off on the behalf of Kumar Abhisekh, Sriram, Hariprasad, Ramakrishnan and our scorer Vinod. Don't forget to join us for the BLR vs MUM encounter tomorrow, it promises to be a thriller.

Shane Watson, Man Of The Match - "I wanted to help the team in the previous games but to be able to play this innings against DEL is a good confidence builder. I was targeting the short side of the ground and wind was also blowing in that direction. It was good to get a few out of the middle. Trent Boult is a world class bowler and MS hit him really well. He is hitting the ball incredibly, as well as he has ever hit".

MS Dhoni (2/2): "Looking at the wicket we thought we needed an overseas batsman. I think Sam needed a bit of a rest. With Faf opening and Rayudu in the middle, it gives more stability to the middle order and the batting order looks stronger. Rayudu can bat anywhere in the order and he is keen to take any responsibility for the team. We wanted fast bowlers to come in. Shardul has not come good. So, we thought a gap of a few games will help him. Lungi coming in and doing good for us was important because we thought we needed pace on this wicket. He has impressed me right from South Africa. If he keeps coming good it will be good for us. We have to keep in mind the eliminators and the finals if we make it. Those would be played on the small grounds. The margin of error at this level is not much. Whatever is not working, one has to get a marker and work on it. Overall, we are a happy side and the mood is good. But it helps if you are winning and learning. Bowlers have to adapt otherwise we will have to look at other options."

MS Dhoni: (1/2) "Back is bad but nothing much can be done. Because there is no rest period in the middle. I have not been training much because of it. There is a bit of pain but I think I will manage. It is very important for us to get a good platform and then I can promote myself up the order. It is important for us to get off to a good start and not always in terms of runs but get a good partnership. Then I can promote myself to 4 or 5 and then I have an extra batsman behind me. So, I take the risk when needed. If you bat too down the order, you don't know when to go after the bowlers. It is more fun when you go in at the 8th or the 10th over, when the bowler does not know when you are going to go for it and keep him guessing."

Shreyas Iyer: "Too many runs on the board. I would like to complain about the first ball wicket (smiles). It did not go our way and that could have made a massive impact in the match. The way Watson started it totally changed the game. Not only me, the whole dressing room and obviously you also think the same - that ball hit the pad first and then the bat (laughs). We got really close and it is a positive going into the next match. We need to win 6 in the remaining 6 matches and that is the only motivation going forward. We need to point out the mistakes we have done and we will try to bounce back strong. We will be having a meeting with management regarding the team changes. If we try to keep the team stable, we will do well in the upcoming matches."

Lungi Ngidi: Very exciting moment. Very lovely to be out there. In pressure situations, you find out how good you are. Definitely, your margin for error is very small. Too full and it is six. Too short and it goes for six as well. At the end when the nerves get up, it is good to play under MS. Cool and calm.

CHN are home by 13 runs, but MS Dhoni wasn't happy with the way the runs were leaked at the death overs. Definitely a case of boosting the net run rate with a bigger margin of win. Anyway, they have got those two crucial points. Rishabh Pant played a great hand, fought a lone battle after running his skipper - Shreyas Iyer - out. Vijay Shankar stepped up the gas, but he had too much to do in the end. Threatened CHN with a hat-trick of sixes in the penultimate over, but Dhoni knew the game was in control and it was just a matter of not panicking.

19.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, yorker to finish the game and it's been flicked to deep mid-wicket. CHN back on top of the table after the loss against MUM
19.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run, wide yorker and Tewatia squeezes it out to cover
19.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, he's inside-edged this into the on-side and a massive roar from the crowd supporting CHN. Two legitimate balls will get them home now. Full delivery on the stumps, Shankar tried to go inside-out over cover on that occasion

Bravo runs from cover to Lungi Ngidi to have a chat. Long-on, deep mid-wicket, deep backward square leg in place

19.3
2
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, 2 runs, chipped in the air, not enough power but he races back for two. Short of a length delivery following the batsman as he backed away, Shankar wanted to hit the ball over the cover boundary, but mistimed it

19 needed from 4

19.3
1
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, wide, pressure getting to the bowler? Sprayed down the leg-side, big test for Lungi Ngidi
19.2
6
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, SIX, now then, now then! He isn't done yet! Raises the fifty and DEL can mathematically still do this. 20 needed from 4 balls. Backs away to this shortish ball and pulls over mid-wicket
19.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run, short of length delivery from Lungi Ngidi, Tewatia slaps it to mid-off
19.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tewatia, wide, oh that's well outside off stump, left alone, called a wide

28 needed 6 balls

18.6
6
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, SIX, and another one, clean hits, but the intent should have been there earlier for DEL to have a real chance. Slower ball again, Shankar muscles this loft over long-on. This knock will do a world of good to Vijay Shankar's confidence. Meanwhile, MS was shaking his head
18.5
0
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, no run, full toss and misses, Shankar tries to slog but gets hit on the pad
18.4
6
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, SIX, short ball and smashed. Back-to-back sixes. Why didn't you do this when Pant was going great guns? Would have been of great help. Anyway, this is a pull shot sweetly timed over mid-wicket. Now Rayudu is livid, he wants Dwayne Bravo to nail the yorker
18.3
6
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, SIX, mighty swing of the bat, timing very good, but all too late? Slower delivery on the stumps, Shankar gets down on one knee and lofts it over long-on. Looks like Rayudu isn't happy with Dwayne Bravo for bowling a ball in the slot, earlier he was hinting to the bowling to bowl a bouncer
18.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, wide, low full toss, down the leg-side, Dhoni tumbles and collects
18.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run, flat-batted in the air towards long-on, Faf runs forward but can't get there
18.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, slapped straight down the ground for a single

Just a matter of sealing this off now for CHN. 49 need off 12 balls

17.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tewatia, no run, shortish and rising, Tewatia backs away and swings, makes no contact
17.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, oh that's up in the air and Dhoni can't get there, looks like he tweaked his back there as he tried to backpedal. Pacy short ball, Shankar goes for the pull, gets a top edge that clears the keeper

Rahul Tewatia, left handed bat, comes to the crease

17.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Pant, out Caught by Jadeja!! Maiden T20 League wicket for Lungi Ngidi and he's been mighty impressive. Ends an excellent innings from Pant. Shortish slower delivery outside off stump, Pant slices it high in the air, Jadeja runs forward from sweeper cover and swallows it. Pant c Jadeja b Lungi Ngidi 79(45) [4s-7 6s-4]

Lungi Ngidi to Pant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Pant, no run, swing and a miss. Short of length delivery angled across, Pant lost his shape as he swung hard at it
17.2
4
Lungi Ngidi to Pant, FOUR, you are kidding me! What sort of a shot is this? He was almost beaten by the change of pace by this shortish slower ball, slapped it pretty straight towards long-on despite having to fetch this from outside off stump. Dhoni has been having long-on very wide fro Pant and he had no chance. In fact, Dhoni and Bravo were not happy with Faf. Looks like he was standing very wide without instructions and maybe he was just wandering
17.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Vijay Shankar, leg byes, 1 run, darted in on a good length at 140.7kph, Shankar misses the flick and wears this on the thigh pad, a tickle fine could have been four

Lungi Ngidi [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

That 11-run over takes DEL close, but 55 off 18 is a big ask. Pant alone can't do this. Need help from Vijay Shankar and the rest too.

16.6
4
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, FOUR, low full toss and he's mishit this, yet it runs away for four. Long-on was very square and he had no chance of cutting this off
16.5
2
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, 2 runs, this is almost the Lagaan shot now. Pant was standing with a fully open stance facing the bowler before the ball arrived, spotted the slower delivery and scooper it over the keeper
16.4
0
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, no run, yorker from Dwayne Bravo, Pant squeezes it out into the off-side

Fine leg back now

16.3
4
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, FOUR, the line is wrong and Pant is single-handedly threatening CHN here. Slower delivery down the leg-side, can't bowl there with fine leg inside the ring and Pant helps it away on his way over the man at 45
16.2
0
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, no run, oh hit on the glove, pacy short ball, Pant falls over on the pull, lucky that he didn't get hurt
16.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, sliced away over backward point, Shankar couldn't connect properly as Bravo took pace off the ball

MS Dhoni immediately having a chat with Asif about his bowling. 66 needed off 24 balls

15.6
6
KM Asif to Pant, SIX, fast hands from Pant come into play again. You cannot bowl length ball at this stage and KM Asif does that exactly, Pant picks it up over square leg for a maximum
15.5
4
KM Asif to Pant, FOUR, Pant goes slightly to the off-side and sweeps it fine of the stumps, ball goes fine of the short fine leg fielder for a four
15.4
2
KM Asif to Pant, 2 runs, drives it powerfully to long-off for a brace
15.3
4
KM Asif to Pant, FOUR, sloppy effort from Rayudu at long-off. Pant doesn't get it anywhere near the middle of the bat but he puts power in the shot as he generally does and ball goes for a four. Pant brings up his fifty with that four
15.2
1
KM Asif to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, short of length ball, Vijay Shankar's front leg was in the air as he plays that pull shot to deep mid-wicket for a single
15.1
1
KM Asif to Pant, 1 run, full toss at the stumps, Pant loses his balance as he carves that ball wide of long-on for a single. He is hitting the ball hard but timing is a serious issue for him

KM Asif [2.0-0-25-2] is back into the attack

Time out - Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar have done well to keep DEL in the game. They require 84 in the last 5 overs and only the power hitting of Pant can take them over, there are Vijay Shankar and Rahul Tewatia too but Pant needs to do bulk of scoring if DEL has to chase it down.

14.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, 1 run, uses his wrist to flick this ball to fine leg for a single
14.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, Vijay Shankar goes on the back foot and drives it to long-on for a single, ball hits him high on the bat
14.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, 1 run, slower ball at the stumps, Pant nudges to the leg-side for a single
14.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single
14.2
6
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, SIX, Vijay Shankar just puts enough power in the shot to send it over the ropes. It was in the fuller length zone, perfect length to hit. Vijay Shankar goes back in his crease and tonks it over long-on for a six
14.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Pant, 1 run, starts in a typical Dwayne Bravo fashion with a slower ball, it was on the stumps, Pant waited for it and flicks it to long-on for a single

Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

13.6
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, straight delivery at the stumps, Pant flicks it to the leg-side for a single
13.5
1
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, gets it off the outside edge and ball scoops up in the air, luckily for Vijay Shankar ball falls just short of the short third man fielder. Karn Sharma rushed forward, but couldn't get there
13.4
4
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, FOUR, poor delivery down the leg-side, Vijay Shankar puts bat to it and guides it wide of the short fine leg fielder for a four. DEL needs more of these shots from Vijay Shankar
13.3
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, steers it to point for a single
13.2
6
Harbhajan to Pant, SIX, Pant finally connects one and when he connects it, ball stays hit. A great hit though. Flat-batted slog over the fence. He goes on the knees and strikes it cleanly, ball sails over long-on for a maximum
13.1
0
Harbhajan to Pant, no run, quicker outside off, Pant hits it to cover
12.6
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, drives it cover for a single
12.5
0
Jadeja to Pant, no run, Pant loses his balance again trying to slog, someone needs to tell him about the timing aspect in the cricket while batting, fails to make contact and ball hits him on the pads, ball pitched outside leg though
12.4
1
Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, leg byes, 1 run, off the pads and goes behind for a single
12.3
2
Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, 2 runs, excellent running from the pair. Vijay Shankar drives it wide of long-on and complete a brace
12.2
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, he loses his shape again, he is hitting the ball too hard here, hits it straight to long-on for a single, hit with power and Faf tumbled after collecting the ball because of the momentum
12.2
1
Jadeja to Pant, wide, quicker delivery outside off, Pant lets it go and umpire signals it wide
12.1
1
Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Vijay Shankar needs to show some more intent here. He guides it gently to the short third man for a single
11.6
1
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, drives it to long-on and retains the strike
11.5
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, short ball outside off, Pant cuts it straight to the fielder at point but manages to take a single
11.4
1
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, no timing on that shot from Vijay Shankar as he pulls it deep mid-wicket for a single
11.3
0
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, no run, quicker delivery at the stumps, Vijay Shankar hits it straight to the fielder
11.2
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, loses his balance and shape as he attempts that lofted shot, manages to hit it to long-off for a single
11.1
1
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single
10.6
6
Jadeja to Pant, SIX, Gee! Quick hands from Pant, he picks up the length early, reaches the pitch of the ball and deposits in the stands at deep mid-wicket
10.5
1
Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, steers it to short third man for a single
10.4
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, Pant got an inside edge on it otherwise he was plumb in front, ball deflects to the leg-side for a single
10.3
4
Jadeja to Pant, FOUR, Pant falls as he attempts that pull on the short of length ball but he gets enough bat and finds the gap through deep mid-wicket for a boundary
10.2
1
Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, fuller length delivery, Vijay Shankar drives it to long-off for a single
10.1
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, Pant advances on that quicker delivery from Jadeja, he flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single
9.6
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, arrowing in from round the wicket, tip-and-run single from Pant in front of cover
9.6
1
Harbhajan to Pant, wide, Harbhajan's misses his line. Lasers it down the leg-side, has to rebowl
9.5
0
Harbhajan to Pant, no run, flat and wide of off, Pant cuts and finds Raina at backward point
9.4
1
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, shaved through square leg
9.3
0
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, no run, a full face of the bat push from Shankar from the crease down the ground
9.2
0
Harbhajan to Vijay Shankar, no run, this armer from Bhajji nearly went through the defences of Shankar. Stayed pretty low and Shankar somehow gets his bat down in time to negotiate the threat
9.1
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, flight from Bhajji, luring Pant into a leaning drive to long-off
8.6
0
Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, no run, 96.2kph, flatter around off. Shankar pokes it into the off-side

Vijay Shankar, right handed bat, comes to the crease

And they'll take the time-out. CHN bowlers have made early incisions leaving DEL in a disarray. Still a mountain of runs to climb and they can only hope Pant to fire from here if they can have any chance of gunning down the total.

8.5
0
Jadeja to Maxwell, out Bowled!! Lock, stock and two smoking barrels. You-miss-I-Hit stuff from Jadeja. Maxwell's form seems to be like that mythical creature which just cannot be found. Rifled fast, coming in with the arm. Maxwell lined up for a heave across the line, fails to counter for the drift. The ball snakes in and clatters the stumps. DEL in strife now. Maxwell b Jadeja 6(5) [4s-1]

Jadeja to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

8.4
4
Jadeja to Maxwell, FOUR, Jadeja errs in line and length, Maxwell makes him pay the penalty. Short, quick and outside off, Maxwell waited and flayed it through cover. Threads the gap and it races away to the fence
8.3
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, Jadeja sprays another darter on middle and leg, whisked wide of long-on
8.2
1
Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, round-armish, drifts in. Maxwell clips it round his pad through square leg
8.1
0
Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, 97.5kph, fired on off. A straight batted push back to the bowler
7.6
1
Harbhajan to Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell milks a single to long-off and gets off the mark
7.5
1
Harbhajan to Pant, 1 run, slashed from the crease to point
7.4
2
Harbhajan to Pant, 2 runs, darted outside off, Pant goes for the cut and gets an under-edge that nutmegs through MSD legs and runs away, two nabbed
7.3
0
Harbhajan to Pant, no run, quicker outside off, punched to extra cover
7.2
0
Harbhajan to Pant, no run, sliding on leg, dropped into the leg-side. A bit of yes-no again but no harm done in the end
7.1
0
Harbhajan to Pant, no run, slowish teaser outside off, Pant leant into the drive, the ball drifts in and takes the inside edge that rolls back onto his body

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Harbhajan Singh, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, out Shreyas Iyer Run Out!! Kamikaze running and Iyer perishes. Tragedy for DEL. Iyer was looking good but a miscommunication leads to his dismissal. Push-driven towards extra cover, there was never a single there. Iyer kept running, Pant took a couple of strides down the pitch before he stopped. The DEL skipper was just a handshaking distance away from his partner and no way Iyer was returning. A clean pick and throw from Watto to MS, easy-peasy. Shreyas Iyer run out (Watson/Dhoni) 13(14) [4s-1]

Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

6.5
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, 100kph, a little shimmy from Pant to get to the pitch and knocks it down to long-on. The exchange of singles continue
6.4
1
Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, round-armish darter outside off, driven along the ground to sweeper cover
6.3
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, quick, wicket-to-wicket line. Flicked wide of long-on. No chance for the second
6.2
1
Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, accurate on middle and leg, wristed away to long-on
6.1
1
Jadeja to Pant, 1 run, darting on leg, turned through square leg

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Jaddu after ages comes onto bowl for CHN. LSRK on air mentions that he has bowled only 10 overs in the tournament so far

5.6
1
Watson to Pant, 1 run, Pant abandons violence. Decides to press forward and bunts it to extra cover
5.5
1
Watson to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, guided straight to short third man, they'll nab a quick single
5.4
0
Watson to Shreyas Iyer, no run, beaten by the slower ball. The trademark cutter from Watson, grips and cuts away defeating Iyer on the tentative poke
5.3
1
Watson to Pant, 1 run, Pant hops across and pats it to point
5.2
4
Watson to Pant, FOUR, Watson is not learning. Shifts his line outside off, Pant knew the third man was inside the ring. Scythed it to his right and it zoomed away into the fence. Smartly done
5.1
6
Watson to Pant, SIX, woah. Pant wasting no time. Gets into the business straightaway. Full on the stumps, Pant gets under it and whiplashes it over cow corner. Into the stands

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease

4.6
0
KM Asif to Munro, out Caught by Karn Sharma!! Munro combusts. Asif raises his hands aloft in joy. The bowler wins the battle and has the last laugh. Second wicket for Asif, nips out both openers. Looked like it was a certain trap, plotted by MSD and Asif. Much like the last ball, ushered it short and this was closer to the body. Munro swung across, only height as it went a long way into the night sky. There was a fielder waiting at deep mid-wicket and he set himself under it to gobble it up. Safe hands from Karn Sharma. Munro c Karn Sharma b KM Asif 26(16) [4s-3 6s-2]

KM Asif to Munro, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.5
6
KM Asif to Munro, SIX, Asif getting some pasting from Munro here. 14 runs off the last three balls. The intent was fine but the execution went haywire. Banged it short, no purpose on it and allowed Munro to free his arms. Arched his back slightly and ramped it over the cordon. More off the edge but it went flat and hit the ad cushions on the full. They checked with the third umpire and it was confirmed on the replays
4.4
4
KM Asif to Munro, FOUR, now the overcorrection from Asif, feeds a tasty half-volley. Munro stayed leg-side of the ball, puts his bottom hand to good effect once again to blast it straight down the ground

Change of field. Point moved back and third man brought inside the circle.

4.3
4
KM Asif to Munro, FOUR, sledge-hammered over point by the Kiwi marauder. Picked Asif's slower ball early, waited and stayed deep to slash it over point
4.2
0
KM Asif to Munro, no run, gets it to tail back into the left-hander, Munro moves inside the line and defends it to the left of the bowler

One slip still in place for Asif

4.1
1
KM Asif to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, Asif spears in and spills it down leg. Worked neatly off the pads to fine leg

KM Asif [1.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack

Just the over DEL needed to get a move-on.

3.6
4
Watson to Munro, FOUR, expertly done by Munro. Watson was getting monotonously predictable with his lines. Full and outside off, Munro walked across his sticks and adjusted it beautifully to lift it over mid-on
3.5
0
Watson to Munro, no run, the cross-seamer, skidded off the pitch and slides under Munro's attempted cut
3.4
6
Watson to Munro, SIX, in the slot and out of the park. Watson getting a taste of his own medicine. Wafted it full just outside off, Munro with a solid base on leg-stump, gets under it and with strong wrists, whacks it into the deep mid stands. Into the crowd
3.3
1
Watson to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, 126kph, veering on leg. Tickled softly to fine leg
3.2
2
Watson to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs, slower short ball from Watson, Iyer fetches it from outside off. Dragged it over mid-wicket and gets a brace
3.1
1
Watson to Munro, 1 run, slanted across outside off, Munro rides the bounce and steers it to point

Shane Watson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

So, just one over for the youngster. Watto has been summoned.

2.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Shreyas Iyer, no run, better. Follows Iyer who was moving to the leg-side. Tucks him for space and Iyer can only block it after getting into a iffy position
2.5
4
Lungi Ngidi to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, Ngidi sought to fox Iyer once again but Iyer outfoxes him. Slipped it wider of off on seeing the batsman back away. Iyer throws his bat, reaches out and slaps it with ferocity, beating the packed off-side field
2.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Shreyas Iyer, no run, this was gripped off the surface and dupes Iyer. The cutter from Ngidi, spits in and bites off, cramping Iyer for room. Tried to guide it to third man and was beaten by the extra bounce, also deceived by the change of pace
2.3
1
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, 1 run, flashed hard, a thick outside edge and flew to Bhajji at third man. Collected on the bounce
2.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, no run, a bit of yes-no but Munro is back safely. Went hard does Munro, but no timing and he chops it towards cover. Was looking for a single, his skipper wisely sends him back
2.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, darting down leg, tucked off the hips behind square on the leg-side
1.6
1
KM Asif to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, attacks the off-pole, Iyer gets his weight down and taps it to point for a quick single
1.5
0
KM Asif to Shreyas Iyer, no run, goes full to Iyer, met with a pristine drive to mid-on

Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.4
0
KM Asif to Prithvi Shaw, out Caught by Jadeja!! Adrenaline rush and Shaw falls. One shot too many for the youngster. Told you, Asif can hoodwink the batsmen with his skiddy short balls, here's the evidence. A short of length that kicks onto Shaw, he looked for a cross-batted smash across the line. Is hurried by the pace and ends up slicing it towards mid-on. Jaddu, the best fielder in the CHN set-up leaps across, times his jump to perfection and pouches the dolly at mid-off. Prithvi Shaw c Jadeja b KM Asif 9(5) [4s-2]

KM Asif to Prithvi Shaw, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.3
4
KM Asif to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR, bosh. In the swinging arc for Shaw and he butchers it straight down the ground. Arrests his high backlift, again employs his bottom hand and bashes it straight down the ground. Watch out ump! Nearly knocked him out there
1.2
0
KM Asif to Prithvi Shaw, no run, slips in the bumper, good venom on this and Shaw lets it pass
1.1
4
KM Asif to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR, Shaw goes aerial and clears mid-off. Didn't time it as he would've liked but just enough to clear the fielder. On a back of a length on off, Shaw used his bottom hand to good effect to chip it over the ring. Couple of bounces and home
1.1
1
KM Asif to Prithvi Shaw, wide, a bit of lousy start for Asif. Can't control the swing, went for the inswinger. Splays it down the leg-side

KM Asif, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Here's another debutant from Kerala. KM Asif into the attack. Known for hitting the deck hard. Watch out for his skiddy bumpers

0.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, no run, another dot. It's been only swing and misses for Munro this over. Another outswinger angled across the lefty, Munro rooted to the crease swipes and fails to connect. Excellent start for Ngidi
0.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, no run, short of length and rearing a touch, Munro jabs it down the pitch
0.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, no run, shortish with a hint of away movement, Munro pulls and misses once again
0.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, no run, big swoosh from Munro. Lopes out in a hurry aiming to biff Ngidi over mid-on. Zero connection and slices only thin Pune air
0.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Munro, no run, similar line and the length to the left-hander, Munro waits on the back foot and inside the line to defend it into the off-side
0.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Prithvi Shaw, 1 run, decent beginning for Ngidi. Hits it on a back of a length and gets it to rise around off. Shaw gets on top of the bounce, opens the bat face and guides it away to third man. DEL and Shaw are away!

Prithvi Shaw and Munro are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw is on strike. Lungi Ngidi will open the attack