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Delhi vs Bangalore - 45th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Date: 12 May 2018

Bangalore 187/5 (19 Ovs) RR: 9.84 | Bangalore won by 5 wkts

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The next stop for us is the battle for supremacy - Chennai vs Hyderabad. What a blockbuster game first up on Sunday. With this being an evening game, will it be a bit of advantage to HYD? Pitches tend to play a little slower in the first half and Williamson and Co. are masters at bowling on sluggish surfaces. It all depends on the amount of grass cover on the 22 yards though. We'll be up nice and early for the build up, do join us. For the moment, goodnight!

So that's curtains then on DEL's progress in the tournament. You got to feel for them. They were very exciting to watch post the change in captaincy, but a lot of damage was already done at the start. Meanwhile BLR have got a good game under the belt, barring the bowling at the death. Kohli and AB have come good in the same game and we heard Kohli say they love chasing. The test for them though would be to chase challenging scores on pitches that are slightly tougher for batting. They next play Punjab at Indore and the batsmen will be waiting to jump onto the plane to Indore, because that is one lovely road out there at the Holkar stadium. The bowlers will have to limit the damage though. We'll talk more about this on Monday.

AB de Villiers (Man of the Match): "To be honest with you it felt a bit weird tonight. Luckily Mishy bowled me one full ball out there and luckily I got it away and that kick started my innings. I started off slowly, luckily Virat was going well at the other end. Started feeling much better after 10-15 balls. It's admirable to see youngsters come here and perform well (talking about Lamichhane), very happy to be a part of a tournament like this. We play for a proud franchise, the management and my team-mates and that is what motivates me."

Virat Kohli: "The table is wide open. It is the right time to get a win for us. It was a great feeling playing in front of a big crowd. Surprising to see so much support for us in Delhi. Again not a clinical show with the ball. We should have restricted them to maximum 160, but they played really well. At this stage of the tournament, maybe we will prefer bowling first because the batsmen can take more responsibility and chase down every total. We understand teams don't want to let us win now. Ask the opposition team to get the runs and tell them we are coming after it. That's what works for our team and it really motivates us. I wasn't happy with the way we finished with the ball, but AB told me in the innings break that we can do this and that is what helped me get into the zone and then I let my instincts take over. It's an honour for me to bat with AB. We were looking to finish it with a few more overs to spare to help the net run rate, but the two points are very important."

Mandeep: I guess we required that victory and very happy that we won the game. We haven't been able to finish some close games, and had we won those it would have been a different scenario. They (VK & AB) made it look so easy. When I went in, the wicket was a bit slow and low, but they really made it look easy with the way they played their shots. Virat's shot (six) over covers was the best shot IMO. Feeling really good. We are really excited about the next few games. If we win keep winning then we are definitely in for the playoffs.

Shreyas Iyer: With the kind of start we got, getting to 180 I thought was more than enough. Unfortunately we weren't able to defend this as well; we aren't executing the plans we form in the dressing room. I don't feel the pressure of captaincy at all. Today was one of those bad days when I couldn't time the ball well at all. The only thing you can do to handle pressure is by scoring regularly. I have a few coaches and mentors whose inputs I take regularly. I wouldn't like to take their names, just in case I forget someone. We are already making 3-4 changes in every game and we are hoping to set up our team for the next season.

Look at the disappointment on Shreyas Iyer's face. Contrasting emotions in the other camp. They have ticked a big box this match - of Kohli and AB (two of their best batsmen) being involved in a big stand. It was always a case of one of them clicking this season, but tonight it all went to plan. Kohli took a lot of pressure off the rest of the batsmen by playing freely. BLR had lost a couple of wickets and the onus was on the famed duo. The captain counter-attacked and allowed AB to play himself in. Smashing 16 runs off Dala the next over after Parthiv's wicket was a momentum changer. After Kohli was dismissed, AB took the baton and took the side home. The dew didn't affect the outfield much. Delhi couldn't quite land the ball in the right areas to prise out wickets. Lamichhane was good to watch on his debut.

Sixth successive win for BLR against DEL at Kotla; 13th in last 14 completed games against DEL in T20 League

18.6
6
Boult to de Villiers, SIX, fitting finish from AB de Villiers. BLR are still alive and DEL have officially been knocked out. Slower delivery outside off stump, AB waits for the ball and lifts this over long-off
18.5
1
Boult to de Grandhomme, 1 run, driven to deep extra-cover. Scores level
18.4
0
Boult to de Grandhomme, no run, slower ball and de Grandhomme fails to connect
18.3
1
Boult to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the stumps, de Villiers drives to long-on
18.2
6
Boult to de Villiers, SIX, Boult has actually bowled a full toss way outside off stump, but that big back and across movement of de Villiers helps him easily time this kind of sweep shot over backward square leg. He's just awesome to watch
18.1
1
Boult to de Grandhomme, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, de Grandhomme hits this on the bounce to long-off
17.6
1
Harshal Patel to de Grandhomme, 1 run, very full, de Grandhomme drills it to the left of the bowler, who deflects it to long-off
17.6
3
Harshal Patel to de Grandhomme, 3 wides, full and down the leg-side, the keeper can't collect cleanly and they sneak a couple of runs

Colin de Grandhomme, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.5
0
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, out Caught by Prithvi Shaw!! You got to be kidding me. Take a bow Shreyas Iyer. He's placed a man very straight behind the keeper and this ball goes to him. For a moment it looked a brilliant, cheeky scoop shot from Sarfaraz Khan to this low full around off stump, until the little fella - Prithvi Shaw - sneaked across to his right into the frame. He almost made a mess of it, juggled and took it on the second attempt. Don't be harsh on Sarfaraz Khan people, he actually played a good shot, but fell in the trap set by Iyer. Sarfaraz Khan c Prithvi Shaw b Harshal Patel 11(8) [4s-2]

Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.4
0
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, no run, slower ball on the shorter side, Sarfaraz tries to cut and misses
17.3
4
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, FOUR, oh superbly guided away past point and he thanks the heavens again. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Sarfaraz uses the pace on the ball and beats third man
17.3
1
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, wide, now he tries to unsettle the bowler by moving around in the crease, succeeds as Harshal Patel bowls down the leg-side
17.2
4
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, FOUR, lovely lofted drive and this should lift Sarfaraz Khan's confidence. Straightaway looks to the heavens after connecting well. Full ball outside off stump, Sarfaraz hits this over cover
17.2
1
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, wide, slower ball and it slips down the leg-side
17.1
0
Harshal Patel to Sarfaraz Khan, no run, low full toss thuds into the pad, Sarfaraz misses a flick, easy ball that was, impact was marginally on leg stump, just umpire's call and it was evident to the naked eye that the ball will miss the leg stump. DEL took the chance and went for the review, only to lose it

LBW review taken. Easily missing leg I guess. Impact may even be missing, umpire's call is maximum. Surely will miss the sticks. Waiting for HawkEye, DEL players have gone back to their places, so that tells you the story. MUMSSING, review lost.

Harshal Patel [3.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack

16.6
1
Boult to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, great yorker, Sarfaraz gets his bat down to keep it out, the ball takes the stumps as it rolls back
16.5
1
Boult to de Villiers, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, de Villiers drives it to sweeper cover

AB's wicket will spice this game up. BLR still well in front with people who can swing the willow around.

16.4
1
Boult to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, the yorker again, sqeezed out to long leg
16.3
1
Boult to de Villiers, 1 run, wide yorker dug out to deep point
16.2
1
Boult to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides this short of length delivery to third man

Sarfaraz Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Comeback game, the chase under control and all he needs to do is play sensibly and support AB

16.1
0
Boult to Mandeep, out Bowled!! Oopsy! Why would you swipe across the line from a good length on this pitch. Made it look as if it stayed low. The scrambled seam delivery and the ball ignited the stumps after beating the ugly swipe from the batsman. Dan Vettori gestures to someone to go out now from the dugout. Okay, it's Sarfaraz! Mandeep b Boult 13(14) [6s-1]

Boult to Mandeep, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Trent Boult [2.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

15.6
2
Mishra to de Villiers, 2 runs, short and nudged to deep mid-wicket, Mandeep quickly races back for the second. So Mishra is done
15.5
1
Mishra to Mandeep, 1 run, advances and drives it to long-on, mistimed hit though
15.4
0
Mishra to Mandeep, no run, oh that's dangerously played off the back foot. The quicker delivery, Mandeep manages to get a leading edge that rolls towards short third man
15.3
0
Mishra to Mandeep, no run, driven softly to cover
15.2
2
Mishra to Mandeep, 2 runs, he's top-edged this sweep and expertly landed this ball in the open space between deep square and deep mid-wicket. A bit more bat on that could have been a catch
15.1
1
Mishra to de Villiers, 1 run, freebie full toss, drilled to long-on
14.6
0
Junior Dala to Mandeep, no run, that was an attempted drive through cover, but he got an inside edge that rolled towards mid-wicket
14.5
2
Junior Dala to Mandeep, 2 runs, steps out and slices the ball over backward point as Junior Dala bowls wide outside off stump, third man tidies up
14.4
0
Junior Dala to Mandeep, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Mandeep turns it to mid-wicket
14.3
0
Junior Dala to Mandeep, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Mandeep guides it to backward point
14.2
6
Junior Dala to Mandeep, SIX, how easy was that? Mandeep has been in good touch, getting starts this season. This was a short delivery down the leg-side, Mandeep easily pulls it over long leg as he got inside the line
14.1
0
Junior Dala to Mandeep, no run, watchfully defended to the left of the bowler

Junior Dala [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Timeout. 43 needed off 36. BLR should swallow this with an over to spare, especially with AB de Villiers around. Mishra is getting the ball to turn and interestingly DEL haven't used Abhishek Sharma's left-arm spin

13.6
1
Mishra to Mandeep, 1 run, this is drilled along the ground to long-on
13.5
1
Mishra to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, cut to deep extra cover
13.4
1
Mishra to Mandeep, 1 run, spinning away outside off stump, Mandeep reaches out and slaps it to long-off
13.3
0
Mishra to Mandeep, no run, googly and beaten, hit the pad, but the ball was spinning too much and snaking down the leg-side

Mandeep Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.2
0
Mishra to Kohli, out Caught by Pant!! Now then, now then. Is this a bit of a turning point? Look at the turn for Mishra. Pitched just outside off stump and spun big, sucked Kohli into the drive and he went for a big drive targetting cover. He couldn't counter for the spin and got an edge, Pant somehow managed to cling on. Kohli walks without waiting for the umpire. He's done his part, but he's livid with himself because he normally loves finishing games when set. Kohli c Pant b Mishra 70(40) [4s-7 6s-3]

Mishra to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

13.1
4
Mishra to Kohli, FOUR, oh you are unreal man! This fella has bowled a pretty decent leggie and you've whipped it with your rubber wrists from the within the stumps, finding the cow corner fence. Not many would have split deep mid-wicket and long-on because it's hard to time that ball so well with such a shot

Amit Mishra [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

12.6
2
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, 2 runs, slower delivery dropped short, de Villiers slaps it wide of long-off
12.5
6
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, SIX, that's masterful! Masterful because he's picked this slower ball, waited and muscled the loft over long-on. Fifty for AB de Villiers as well. BLR fans would be delighted to see both AB and Kohli score fifties in the same innings. Part of the reason why they weren't clicking as a batting unit this season. Kohli is so happy for AB
12.4
4
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, FOUR, oh lovely. Third man is inside the ring and that is exactly why de Villiers wants to give himself a bit of room. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, de Villiers cracks the cut past backward point
12.3
0
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, no run, oh the under edge is found as de Villiers backs away and tries to guide this ball through the off-side, the ball misses the sticks and rolls back to the sticks
12.2
1
Harshal Patel to Kohli, 1 run, nudged to mid-wicket

Most 100+ stands in T20 League:
9 Gayle - Kohli
8 Kohli - AB de Villiers *
6 Warner - Dhawan
5 Gambhir - Uthappa

12.1
6
Harshal Patel to Kohli, SIX, finally, a 100-run partnership between Kohli and AB this season. Harshal Patel bowls a good length delivery down the leg-side in trying to follow Kohli, but the Indian captain is so good with his wrists and whips it away over mid-wicket

So 4-0-25-1 for Lamichhane on debut. Pretty good outing that and he was bowling to Kohli and AB.

11.6
0
Lamichhane to de Villiers, no run, oh squared up completely was de Villiers. This is the length he should have been hitting, the good length, pitching within the stumps and turning square, de Villiers was looking to flick, lucky that the leading edge didn't carry to the bowler
11.5
6
Lamichhane to de Villiers, SIX, he's hit that in the airrr, not timed that well, there is a man at deep backward square leg, he jumps and it's evaded him. The length was just a bit too full, de Villiers got inside the line of this flighted delivery and slog-swept it over backward square leg
11.4
1
Lamichhane to Kohli, 1 run, shortish googly, Kohli pulls to deep square leg
11.3
1
Lamichhane to de Villiers, 1 run, sweeps through backward square leg
11.2
1
Lamichhane to Kohli, 1 run, again short and allows Kohli to play off the back foot to mid-wicket, is getting turn so anything around the good length zone would be tough to hit. Kohli wanted two on that occasion, but the fielders were smart enough
11.1
1
Lamichhane to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish and on the stumps, de Villiers works it to deep mid-wicket

Sandeep Lamichhane [3.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack

10.6
2
Harshal Patel to Kohli, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off stump, Kohli cuts square of the wicket on the off-side
10.5
1
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, de Villiers flat-bats it to long-on
10.4
4
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, FOUR, cheeky! This guy is not all about power! Full ball and he's smartly moved across to scoop this over the infield with fine leg inside the ring
10.3
1
Harshal Patel to Kohli, 1 run, and now Harshal Patel hits Kohli with a throw. Kohli takes it with a smile. He tapped this to the left of the bowler and set off, Harshal Patel attacked the ball, turned around and had a go at the bowler's end
10.2
0
Harshal Patel to Kohli, no run, oh put down, but got to be cruel to call that a dropped catch. Harshal Patel hardly had any time to react. Kohli stepped out and muscled this length ball, Harshal Patel just got his hands to it, wasn't in any position to catch, lucky that he didn't hurt his hand like Mujeeb earlier in the day

Ah! Harshal Patel bowling to his former captain

10.1
0
Harshal Patel to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Kohli defends

Harshal Patel [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

9.6
0
Mishra to de Villiers, no run, and again, full and very wide, very lucky that de Villiers crashed that straight to cover. A loud grunt from Mishra as he collects the cap from the umpire. Knows he's spoiled a good over. He is one of the keys to DEL's success mind you. Two more overs up his sleeve to make some inroads
9.5
6
Mishra to de Villiers, SIX, that's the bowler getting greedy with the turn on offer and offering a freebie. Way too full, the length is still acceptable, but the line is way outside off stump, got to be closer to the sticks. AB just waited for it and smashed that lofted drive over extra-cover
9.4
0
Mishra to de Villiers, no run, slower and spinning away, de Villiers carefully works this to the right of the bowler, who stops the ball with a dive
9.3
1
Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, there's that Mishra quicker ball, landed very short, mistimed pull to long-on. Kohli reckons he should have smashed that over mid-wicket
9.3
1
Mishra to Kohli, wide, oh that spun big and Pant just about managed to get his fingertips to it diving to his right
9.2
1
Mishra to de Villiers, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, dug out towards short mid-wicket
9.1
1
Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, driven off the front foot past the diving fielder at cover as Mishra spins this away from the right-hander

Time-out. Perfect base for BLR. More importantly they have got Kohli-De Villiers in a solid partnership. The duo haven't clicked together for a big stand this season. This is the ideal time for them to click with the team needing to win all their remaining games. Delhi would hope the dew stays away, because that will make bowling tougher and batting easier. DEL badly need to break this stand

Kohli's fifty off 26 balls was his joint fastest in T20 League. Scored one off 26 balls vs RAJ in Bengaluru earlier in the season

8.6
1
Junior Dala to Kohli, 1 run, short slower ball, no one at mid-wicket and Kohli works it in the gap, can't get the second as the fielder attacked the ball quickly
8.5
1
Junior Dala to de Villiers, 1 run, slower delivery, de Villiers delays the swipe to long-on
8.4
1
Junior Dala to Kohli, 1 run, drilled to long-on
8.3
4
Junior Dala to Kohli, FOUR, tickled and fifty for captain Kohli. Immediately raises the bat to the dug-out and the crowd. Looks determined as always. Really terrible short of length delivery down the leg-side, just helped on its way with fine leg inside the ring
8.2
2
Junior Dala to Kohli, 2 runs, oops! Junior Dala is down on the ground trying this slower ball, goes as a full toss, lucky that Kohli couldn't get enough power behind the flick as he tried to split deep mid-wicket and long-on
8.1
0
Junior Dala to Kohli, no run, Kohli takes a step down the pitch and yorks himself, drilled off the toe end of the bat to cover

Junior Dala [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

7.6
0
Mishra to de Villiers, no run, better from Mishra, spots de Villiers running down the pitch and shortens the length, a forced defence from de Villiers
7.5
6
Mishra to de Villiers, SIX, okay, you have to learn! Got away with one previous ball bowling full, this time the line is outside off and allows de Villiers to swing his arms. Easily lofted over long-off and AB is pretty good with his timing, isn't he?
7.4
1
Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, that's way too full to trouble the batsman, worked away to long-on
7.3
1
Mishra to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers gets down on one knee and sweeps, protection at deep backward square leg

733 runs now for Kohli vs DEL -- the most for him against an opponent, going past 732 vs CHN

7.2
1
Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, flat and short enough for Kohli to go back and tuck into the on-side towards long-on
7.1
1
Mishra to de Villiers, 1 run, sensibly allows the full ball to come and nudges it to mid-wicket, couldn't steal the second as the ball was timed a little too well

Amit Mishra, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Kohli at Kotla in T20 League: 1(1)*, 13(11), 56(38), 73(53)*, 99(58), 35(23)*, 58(45), 42(21)* today

58 was the second-highest PP score for BLR this T20 League, after 64 vs RAJ in Bengaluru

6.6
1
Lamichhane to de Villiers, 1 run, sliding on the shorter side. A tappy drive, long-off
6.5
1
Lamichhane to Kohli, 1 run, deeper in the crease, one-bounced to long-on with his high elbowed punches
6.4
1
Lamichhane to de Villiers, 1 run, back, punchy, mid-on
6.3
1
Lamichhane to Kohli, 1 run, quite off the inside half as he wrists it in front of square
6.2
0
Lamichhane to Kohli, no run, straight on middle. Behind, blocked
6.1
4
Lamichhane to Kohli, FOUR, no it gets better. Some width in the float up, Kohli crouches, with his rubber wrists, whisking it through extra cover

Sandeep Lamichhane [2.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack

5.6
4
Boult to de Villiers, FOUR, nothing half-tracker, AB's quick to pounce. And he does with a swipe, mowing it into mid-wicket. On, on
5.5
1
Boult to Kohli, 1 run, a polite knock, wristily to long-on
5.4
6
Boult to Kohli, SIX, stands, plants his leg out and holds his position to punch it through the line. High, mighty, and Kotla's switched sides .. BLR, BLR. And you thought the earlier one was the shot of the night. Poor you
5.3
0
Boult to Kohli, no run, 139.7kph, full toss. Given how he's dealt with seriously good balls, this deserved a dozen. Nah, he's only creamed it to extra cover
5.2
1
Boult to de Villiers, 1 run, quickly onto the short one, keeping it down in powering it to deep square leg
5.1
1
Boult to Kohli, 1 run, from over the wicket to cramp Kohli up, bunted away off the body as he opens up a steer through the cordon

Trent Boult [1.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack

700+ runs against an opponent in T20 League:
797 Gayle vs PUN
787 Raina vs MUM
757 Rohit vs KOL
746 Raina vs KOL
732 Kohli vs CHN
730 Gambhir vs PUN
709 Dhoni vs BLR
708 Kohli vs DEL *

4.6
1
Harshal Patel to Kohli, 1 run, 114.8kph, predictably slower and into the pads. Kohli keeps his strike with a deft nudge through mid-wicket
4.5
4
Harshal Patel to Kohli, FOUR, you mind-reader Kohli. Knows he's going to get it full, so moves away, gives room and with a measure of mid-off in the circle, goes inside-out in his lofted drive over. So very easy
4.4
1
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, powered straight down, but long-on's straighter. And quicker
4.3
4
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, FOUR, his famed cut. Those four dots were always leading into this, doesn't try and go too hard, waits for the room dished out outside off get big and bisects mid-off and extra cover

Some sort of a field intrusion. Smartly the host broadcasters have cut it off. Damn.

4.2
0
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, no run, hard into the pitch, 143.6kph. But AB still doesn't have the pace he wants on it as he mistimes a forehand off the toe-end to mid-off
4.1
0
Harshal Patel to de Villiers, no run, 138.3kph. Length, middle-stumpish. Knocked to mid-on

Harshal Patel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

3.6
2
Junior Dala to Kohli, 2 runs, nipping back in on the tummy. Turned away behind square
3.5
0
Junior Dala to Kohli, no run, off-cutter, meant to be a pressure wide down leg. But it's taken a flick on Kohli's pad strap
3.4
4
Junior Dala to Kohli, FOUR, keeps bettering them. Dala keeps it full, Kohli isn't complaining, leans out, and inside-outs it over extra cover
3.3
6
Junior Dala to Kohli, SIX, wo-aw. Picks up the length, with that jabby whip of his. And swishes it to split mid-on's left. It's a return show
3.3
1
Junior Dala to Kohli, wide, oh my. Way down leg, and the stump mics picking up some 'A' rated stuff. That's why - you can read us
3.2
4
Junior Dala to Kohli, FOUR, that one sighter is enough. Premeditates another back of a length, gets his front leg out and delightfully crunches it, flat-batted through mid-wicket
3.1
0
Junior Dala to Kohli, no run, 144.2kph. Hits the back of a length hard, around the fifth stump line as Kohli dabs it to point

Junior Dala, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

One debutant makes way for another. One wide slip.

2.6
0
Lamichhane to de Villiers, no run, stump to stump. Whipped away to mid-on
2.5
0
Lamichhane to de Villiers, no run, googly to welcome. And he's beaten AB's defence first up. Drifting outside off, gripping and spinning in onto his front pad as he makes sure it is outside the line of off in his defence

AB de Villiers, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.4
0
Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, out Lbw!! There comes Nepal on a scoreboard -- you've officially been inducted. Sandeep after being smacked down gets it quicker, fuller, on middle. Parthiv done in for the length, it's just not there to be sweeping, but he tries, misses, and finds himself struck plumb. A rewind of his fall in Pune. Doesn't even bother considering a review, walks, quickly. Parthiv Patel lbw b Lamichhane 6(8) [4s-1]

Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

2.3
4
Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, goes straight. From the back of the hand goes Lamichhane, flighting it full and Patel is quickly down slamming it down, with all the anger
2.2
1
Lamichhane to Kohli, 1 run, sliding in on middle with some sort of a flipper. Kohli back-shuffles, nudging it in front of square
2.1
0
Lamichhane to Kohli, no run, floats, big time. Drilled away, finding extra cover close in
1.6
0
Boult to Parthiv Patel, no run, follows him from wide of the crease with one getting big on the angle. Dabbed away, point
1.5
1
Boult to Kohli, 1 run, bumped in. Kohli rides, firmly pulling it to deep square leg. Does well rolling his wrists in keeping it down
1.4
4
Boult to Kohli, FOUR, draws the edge. But this is no England, this is not 2014 - so this will be a boundary. Kohli's squared up with the angle going across him on off, jabs his bat out, outside-edging it past the lone slip
1.3
1
Boult to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, 135.5kph, digs it in short again, with some width though. Steered away to third man
1.2
1
Boult to Kohli, 1 run, 142.2kph, tucks him up with the shortish one on the ribs. Fended away behind square leg

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.1
0
Boult to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Prithvi Shaw!! Nope, the Mo experiment ain't coming good today. Boult hits his hard good length, Moeen tries crashing through the line as he goes to loft an uppish drive. The ball though gets big, gets the fat miscue and Prithvi Sahw at cover can catch, tonight. Moeen Ali c Prithvi Shaw b Boult 1(3)

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

Trent Boult, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, no run, gives himself some room, adjusting to the spin back in to slap it to cover. Not a bad start, six runs in the powerplay, he'd have taken it in the best of his dreams
0.5
4
Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, byes, FOUR, foxing through everyone. Patel doesn't read the wrong 'un, pulls all around it, and it's too good for Pant behind as well. Never mind the dive at the ropes, Harshal Patel's boot is touching. Just
0.4
0
Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, no run, some width. Leans back to stab it square
0.3
1
Lamichhane to Moeen Ali, 1 run, careful now. Waits, reads the spin and swats it round the corner
0.2
0
Lamichhane to Moeen Ali, no run, 79.9kph. Now the googly. Moeen doesn't pick it up, shapes up for the big pull, the bounce isn't there on it either. By the time he pulls out half-heartedly, it's past his off-pole
0.1
1
Lamichhane to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, drags the first one down. Heaved away, with a big rock back in the crease. Mid-wicket has the first runs

Parthiv Patel and Moeen Ali are at the crease. Parthiv Patel is on strike. Lamichhane will open the attack