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Hyderabad vs Bangalore - 39th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date: 07 May 2018

Bangalore 141/6 (20 Ovs) RR: 7.05 | Hyderabad won by 5 runs

commentary

Nobody gets one over the Hyderabad bowling attack. Not Kohli, not de Villiers, and certainly not BLR. Williamson dropped Kohli, Kaul dropped Vohra, and the hosts still came up trumps. Really really good. Whatever your perception about how good they are, you're wrong, they're better. That's all from us. I've been Sagar Chawla, and on behalf of Srivathsa, Hariprasad, Nikhil Jadhav, Pradeep and our scorer Mukesh, it's good night and goodbye!

Williamson, HYD captain and MoM: We're playing on some tough surfaces. We were aiming for 150, and we weren't far away. Our fielding was probably a bit sloppy. Could have operated better. At the same time, good to come away with the win. Some experienced campaigners stepping up at the right time. That last over comes to mind. Bhuvi was world class. They've both done it (Bhuvi and Kaul) extremely well for a long time. It's best we can trying to adapt to the surfaces. We're seeing off-paced deliveries used and then yorkers to break things up. It's having to adapt and doing it as quickly as we can. It was definitely hard work out there. It was a tough surface to get momentum. We had a number of key partnerships to get us a competitive total. I suppose on these surfaces, that's what's important is to get a competitive total. That's what you need. At the moment it's tough going, but as a team, we're getting enough and our bowling unit has been outstanding. Obviously it wasn't our best fielding performance. Guys held their nerves at key moments which went a long way in us scraping across the line. Bat and ball, there are things we certainly want to touch on moving forward as a team.

Bhuvi: (On the tense last over) Wouldn't say I thought a lot about the pressure. Was really focusing on what to do each ball and it paid off. (On his yorker ability) With hard work, it's also smart work. I always focus on execution in the nets. What you practice in the nets well comes off on the park. (On HYD's winning streak) It's all about momentum, last game we won with our batting and most of our games we have won with our bowling. It's a great team effort and we hope it continues.

Virat Kohli - It was a (tough defeat) but that is how the game goes. We deserve to lose this game. We were not good enough on the day. 60-odd runs in the first six overs and than we ended up like that. I don't think we showed enough application. The kind of shots we played, they were not on at that stage. I think we threw it away. I think we let the opposition get back in the game. That has been the story of the season so far. The fielding was up to the mark but I think 10-15 runs less would have been ideal for us. This was a tough wicket (to bat). We should have done a better job with the ball but in the field we were up to the mark. If you have strong characters in the team you can always do well in such a tournament. Hyderabad have quite a few guys in the team - that has been the story of their season. They understand their team and that's why they have been so successful. They understand their strengths, know their limitations. That's been their story and this has been ours. As an all-round team Chennai and Punjab are good. As a bowling team, Hyderabad are the strongest team.

BLR, well, they're all but out of this competition. When Kohli started the way he did, this outcome would've been a distant thought, but once again the batting faltered during clutch times. Poor shot selection, some panic-stricken batsmanship, and some quality bowling choked them up through the middle. So another season, so much promise, and they fall short (from the looks of it). Let's hear more in the presentations.

11.40pm local: Just how good is this Hyderabad bowling attack? Phenomenal stuff there at the death. There can't be better execution of lengths under pressure. De Grandhomme's consecutive sixes off Rashid Khan made BLR favourites to clinch this, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul gave a masterclass of bowling yorkers, giving away just 19 runs off the final three overs. There was just one boundary scored off those 18 balls, and that too off the toe-edge. Top class.

19.6
0
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, out Bowled!! Sensational bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Just brilliant. No way anyone's hitting this ball for six. De Grandhomme anticipates the yorker, walks across premeditatedly but he still can do nothing about it. Drags it off the inside edge and leaves his stumps in a mess. Leaves BLR's season in a mess. de Grandhomme b Bhuvneshwar 33(29) [4s-1 6s-2]

Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

19.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Mandeep, leg byes, 1 run, quick, full and smashing into Mandeep's pad as he swings and misses after charging down the track. De Grandhomme has to send this final ball out of the park now
19.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, 1 run, huge roar from the crowd. This is champion stuff from Bhuvneshwar. What nerves under pressure. What execution. Another brilliant yorker, de Grandhomme jams it to long-on
19.3
1
Bhuvneshwar to Mandeep, 1 run, walks across to try something different. Paddles the ball straight to short fine leg. They're not getting the boundary
19.2
2
Bhuvneshwar to Mandeep, 2 runs, doesn't quite get it on the money, but it's still a very hard to hit low full toss. Mandeep drives hard to the right of long-on, runs for his life to get two
19.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, 1 run, what a ball from Bhuvneshwar. Inswinging yorker on middle and leg, de Grandhomme can only jam a single to long-on even after clearing his front leg

BLR need 12 off the final over. They would be all but out if they don't get there. It's Bhuvi to bowl. If this isn't pressure, I don't know what is

18.6
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, yorker outside off, squeezed to backward point
18.5
1
S Kaul to Mandeep, 1 run, the inside edge saves him. An inswinging full ball on middle and leg, crashes into Mandeep's back pad as he sets up to slog. They'll take the single towards backward point. What an over from Kaul. Brilliant death bowling
18.4
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, good from Kaul. Another delivery that's pretty full. De Grandhomme clears his front leg to carve it inside-out, but only goes as far as Williamson at extra cover
18.3
1
S Kaul to Mandeep, 1 run, chopped off a thick under-edge towards the keeper. They hare across for the single. Despite Saha's under-arm throw being on target, de Grandhomme is too quick. He was off the blocks early
18.2
2
S Kaul to Mandeep, 2 runs, short and wide, slapped hard by Mandeep. The spin on the ball almost wrong-foots Rashid who ran past the ball and then stretched his left hand out to stop it
18.1
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, very full, tailing in towards off. De Grandhomme swipes it off the inside half to deep mid-wicket. The length prevented him from getting under it

Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

On the evidence of that over, it won't be easy against Bhuvi in the final one. This is the over. It's Siddarth Kaul. 19 from 12.

17.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, 1 run, misses the blockhole by quite a bit, offering a shin-high full toss. But de Grandhomme hammers this straight down along the ground to long-on. Just six off the over
17.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, slices it straight to backward point. Came down looking for a single but was sent back
17.4
0
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, no run, goes very very hard in trying to cut the ball again, loses his shape and is beaten
17.3
4
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, FOUR, good yorker from Bhuvneshwar, but he has to watch in agony as de Grandhomme's toe-edge runs away past short third man
17.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to de Grandhomme, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, de Grandhomme flings his hands for a cut but misses. Sneaked under him
17.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Mandeep, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed to short third man. They get across for the single

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

16.6
0
Rashid Khan to de Grandhomme, no run, soft leading edge as he tries working this leg-break through the on-side, rolls back to Rashid, who takes his hat and swings it hard in frustration. Were those the gamechanging sixes?
16.6
1
Rashid Khan to de Grandhomme, wide, googly turning down leg, wided. Now Rashid feeling it
16.5
0
Rashid Khan to de Grandhomme, no run, has de Grandhomme been stumped? Saha looks confident. Smartly bowled wide of off again, makes him reach out for the loft and then turns it past him. But de Grandhomme manages to ground his back foot. The foot did go up for a bit, but then it came down quickly before the bails came off
16.4
0
Rashid Khan to de Grandhomme, no run, beaten! Rashid bowls this leg-break much wider of off, forces de Grandhomme to target the off-side and then beats the edge
16.3
6
Rashid Khan to de Grandhomme, SIX, COLIN DE GRANDHOMME! Back-to-back sixes off Rashid Khan for the New Zealand batsman. Sits on his back knee and wallops the slog-sweep over deep mid-wicket
16.2
6
Rashid Khan to de Grandhomme, SIX, what a blow! He takes this leg-break on and hacks it across the line over mid-wicket. Brute power from Colin de Grandhomme. Hits the cushions on the flush
16.1
1
Rashid Khan to Mandeep, 1 run, he tries reading the ball off the back foot, but Rashid just gives you so little time. This googly slides in rapidly and takes a thick inside edge behind square

Rashid Khan [3.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

15.6
1
S Kaul to Mandeep, leg byes, 1 run, he's swivelled right through with the pull before the ball even arriving. Excellent change-up again. Short of length, sticks in the pitch and deflects of Mandeep's chest towards point
15.5
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, pretty full outside off, drilled to Williamson at extra cover. Probably will think that he missed out there

This is tight. Crowd on the edge

15.4
1
S Kaul to Mandeep, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, Mandeep nurdles it round the corner
15.3
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, no pace on it, de Grandhomme chops it off the under-edge through point
15.2
1
S Kaul to Mandeep, 1 run, nudges this length ball down to long-on
15.1
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, full at the stumps, hit flat and hard towards long-on where Pandey comes forward for the catch but then takes a backward step to stop it on the bounce. Slight misjudgement? Maybe. But he did well to stop the boundary

Siddarth Kaul [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

14.6
4
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, FOUR, oh this is not good from Siddarth Kaul. A good over is spoiled as he lets the ball slip through his hands at the boundary. Back of length, Mandeep drags his pull through mid-wicket wide of the deep fielder. Should still have only been two at most. But Kaul couldn't get a hand on it while tumbling to his left
14.5
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, no run, the cutter stops on Mandeep, who closes his bat-face early and almost chips the leading edge back. Didn't stay in the air for long though
14.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to de Grandhomme, 1 run, just about gets the toe-edge to stop himself from being plumb. It was a slower ball on middle and de Grandhomme was deceived by it, went through with the flick very early
14.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, 1 run, another cutter from Sandeep, nudged down to long-on
14.2
1
Sandeep Sharma to de Grandhomme, 1 run, slower leg-cutter outside off, pushed through the line to long-off
14.1
2
Sandeep Sharma to de Grandhomme, 2 runs, back of a length delivery outside off, it's a slower ball so there's not much pace on it. But de Grandhomme has still glided it with crisp timing through backward point. Back for two

The required rate touches 9. On comes Sandeep for his final over

13.6
1
Shakib to de Grandhomme, 1 run, skidding on with the angle, de Grandhomme clips it through mid-wicket. Shakib bowls out
13.5
0
Shakib to de Grandhomme, no run, back of a length, slides on towards the stumps, de Grandhomme checks his drive back to Shakib
13.4
1
Shakib to Mandeep, 1 run, not as short as Mandeep wants it to be, results in a mistimed pull through the on-side
13.3
1
Shakib to de Grandhomme, 1 run, length ball outside off, reasonably flat from Shakib, de Grandhomme mistimes his drive through cover
13.2
1
Shakib to Mandeep, 1 run, goes back to the slider and works it to mid-on
13.1
2
Shakib to Mandeep, 2 runs, flighted full outside off, Mandeep steers it nicely through backward point to enable the second run. Placed it really well with an open face

Shakib Al Hasan [3.0-0-30-2] is back into the attack

Time-out! BLR's chase under massive pressure. This could be their season right here. Will there be a hero?

12.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, another slower ball, Mandeep waits on it nicely before clipping it through mid-wicket
12.5
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, no run, slower ball on a good length, Mandeep cautiously defends to short cover
12.4
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, no run, short of length outside off, Mandeep drags his pull off the toe-end to the right of short mid-wicket where Pathan throws himself across to stop
12.3
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep, no run, hangs back to a length ball and defends
12.2
1
Sandeep Sharma to de Grandhomme, 1 run, slower length ball, de Grandhomme flicks uppishly through square leg. Dhawan runs around and nonchalantly picks it up with one hand after on the bounce
12.1
0
Sandeep Sharma to de Grandhomme, no run, back of a length delivery, cuts away from off, de Grandhomme blocks from the crease

Sandeep Sharma [2.0-0-9-1] is back into the attack

11.6
1
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, clipped away through backward square
11.5
0
S Kaul to de Grandhomme, no run, Siddarth Kaul is appealing on a trampoline! He hops once, then again, then again, then again... But he's flattened by the umpire's lack of enthusiasm. An absolute corker of a delivery to welcome the new man, gets it tailing in and smashes him on the toes. De Grandhomme falls over. But it might have been missing leg. Wow. All happening

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

11.4
0
S Kaul to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Saha!! Given. Hyderabad bowlers roaring back into this. They could be ahead in the game now actually. Back of length delivery angled away from off, Moeen fancies a front-foot pull but all he does is get a faint under-edge through to Saha. Didn't look comfortable during his stay at all. Moeen Ali c Saha b S Kaul 10(7) [4s-2]

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

11.3
0
S Kaul to Moeen Ali, no run, brisk bumper shooting past Moeen's right ear. He did well to get inside the ball on leg-stump, but was beaten for pace while looking to pull
11.2
0
S Kaul to Moeen Ali, no run, back of a length on middle, blocked into the on-side
11.1
4
S Kaul to Moeen Ali, FOUR, two boundaries for Moeen so far, one off the outside edge and this one off the inside. Almost chopped it back onto off-stump. Back of length outside off, loosely wafts at it with cemented feet and gets lucky

Siddarth Kaul [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

10.6
0
Rashid Khan to Mandeep, no run, slightly slower outside off, Mandeep defends the googly into the off-side
10.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mandeep, no run, excellent delivery, with the ball fizzing past the outside edge. Mandeep has no clue while coming forward to defend this length ball. He plays for the googly, but it's the normal leg-break which beats him comprehensively

Slip and leg-slip for the new man

Mandeep Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.4
0
Rashid Khan to de Villiers, out Bowled!! He's got him this time and off goes Rashid. Oh what celebrations. It's the big wicket of AB de Villiers, who goes for the cut shot again off the googly and perishes. Tried backing away to it, but the ball kept creeping in to deny the room. Eventually, crashes into the stumps off the under-edge. This game has come alive. de Villiers b Rashid Khan 5(8)

Rashid Khan to de Villiers, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

10.3
0
Rashid Khan to de Villiers, no run, ahhhhh! Did that clip pad first? No, didn't hit the pad at all. But it wasn't far. This googly snaked in as de Villiers was shaping to cut. Picked it up late and then checked his shot
10.2
1
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, 1 run, flat on off, the conventional leg-break, Ali chops it through point
10.1
4
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, FOUR, flashes at this googly turning away from him and the edge zooms over slip. Dhawan barely had any time to get his hands up
9.6
1
Shakib to Moeen Ali, 1 run, steps out on seeing the flight and whips this away towards deep mid-wicket

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease

9.5
0
Shakib to Kohli, out Caught by Y Pathan!! One-handed ripper from Yusuf! What's with T20 League these days? Gayle picked up one yesterday and another big man does today. Huge wicket for HYD and Shakib has picked this up with a nothing ball to be honest. Skidded through off a good length and Kohli wanted to go across the line. Got hurried into it and ended up spooning it towards short third man where the big Pathan leapt, stretching his right hand. And it stuck folks, it stuck. Look at the joy on the HYD fielders' faces. Game on, then. Kohli c Y Pathan b Shakib 39(30) [4s-5 6s-1]

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

9.4
0
Shakib to Kohli, no run, Kohli wanted the single but backward point was quick to get to the ball. Floated up around off, nudged with soft haneds
9.3
1
Shakib to de Villiers, 1 run, nicely tossed up around off, driven nicely through the covers for a single
9.2
1
Shakib to Kohli, 1 run, flatter and around middle, nudged away through mid-wicket for a single
9.1
1
Shakib to de Villiers, 1 run, fractionally short and AB carves it away towards deep point for a single

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack

Time-out! BLR have started off well in this run chase and they have had their share of luck as well. Kohli's dropped chance might be pivotal to the game's result I feel and I'm sure that the DRS review of AB might have tested the nerves in the dug out as well. Anyways, both are still there and it's upto them to take BLR home. HYD aren't out of this by any means though, they have the attack to turn things around in a flash and we've seen that too. Interesting passage of play ahead

8.6
0
Rashid Khan to Kohli, no run, full and outside off, Kohli looks to drive but picks out extra cover
8.5
1
Rashid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, flatter and outside off, pushed off the back foot towards backward point for a single
8.5
1
Rashid Khan to de Villiers, wide, all the enthusiasm for nothing in the end and the review has been lost for HYD. This slipped down leg and AB opted for the sweep. Saha took off as soon as he collected this and that spurred Williamson to take it upstairs. Unfortunately, nothing on the UltraEdge

Bizarre scenes. The umpire has signaled a wide but HYD have reviewed a caught behind. Saha seemed superexcited and KW was prompt to take it upstairs. Has AB got something on this pull? The Snicko will have to decide this, nothing on it!

8.4
1
Rashid Khan to Kohli, 1 run, slower and on a length just outside off, patted towards the off-side for a single
8.3
0
Rashid Khan to Kohli, no run, fuller and around middle, worked gently back towards the bowler down the track
8.2
4
Rashid Khan to Kohli, FOUR, goes through KW's hands at first slip! Is this the game for HYD? Massive moment in the game. Kohli plays this leg break off the back foot and ends up edging it straight to his opposition counterpart. Williamson didn't expect it to come so quickly perhaps and it went through him to the fence
8.1
0
Rashid Khan to Kohli, no run, slightly shorter outside off, Kohli hangs on the back foot and punches it to cover
7.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, no run, did that carry? No, just short of a diving Sandeep in his followthrough. This stopped a touch off the surface and de Villiers spooned it straight back down the pitch. Sandeep made a fine effort diving forward but couldn't reach it
7.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball onto the pads, Kohli gets across and glances it away down to fine leg
7.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, fractionally shorter in length and AB punches it through the covers for a single
7.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, walks down the pitch and works this away towards long-on for an easy single
7.2
1
Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, angling in from a good length, nudged towards square leg and ABD is away

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

7.1
0
Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, out Bowled!! The drop doesn't cost HYD at all in the end. Atrocious stroke from Vohra though and is undone by some wily bowling from Sandeep. Slower ball and Vohra was early into the sweep by moving across the stumps. Took a piece of the bat, the pad and then disturbed the stumps. Vohra stood there in disbelief, probably wondering how he got out. I reckon he should wonder why he tried this shot. Vohra b Sandeep Sharma 8(10)

Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Sandeep Sharma [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

6.6
0
Rashid Khan to Kohli, no run, slightly shorter and spinning away from outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover
6.5
2
Rashid Khan to Kohli, 2 runs, drifting in around middle and leg, worked away through the gap at mid-wicket and they hare back for the second
6.4
0
Rashid Khan to Kohli, no run, floated up around middle and leg, Kohli made room for the slog sweep but is struck on the pads
6.3
1
Rashid Khan to Vohra, 1 run, Kaul spills a dolly! He had enough time to judge this but rushed into the catch and eventually, it slipped and crashed into his neck before falling to the ground. Was a quickish delivery and Vohra mistimed the pull due to the bounce. Kaul from deep backward square leg anticipated it well and got to it nicely as well, just couldn't complete the job. Vohra lucky in the end. How much will this cost HYD?
6.2
1
Rashid Khan to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up leg break this time, Kohli uses his quick hands to drive this down to long-off
6.1
1
Rashid Khan to Vohra, 1 run, floated up around middle and leg, worked away behind square on the leg-side for a run

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

BLR will be pleased with this Powerplay. They have made optimum use of it to knock off a fair chunk of the target but the crucial middle overs are ahead. Here comes the Afghan superstar

5.6
1
S Kaul to Vohra, 1 run, quick single. Vohra could have been in trouble if it was a direct hit at the bowler's end. But it isn't and he survives. Fullish ball that's driven towards mid-on and he wanted the single straightaway. His skipper obliges as well
5.5
1
S Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, banged in short outside off, Kohli stands tall and guides it down to third man by using the pace
5.4
0
S Kaul to Kohli, no run, full and just around off, Kohli wanted to drive this straighter but gets it off the cue end towards mid-on
5.3
1
S Kaul to Vohra, 1 run, too straight in line from a good length, worked away on the leg-side for a single
5.2
1
S Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, on a good length just outside off, chopped towards backward point and they sneak a quick single. Direct hit but Vohra was in. Kohli is back to being the leading run scorer in T20 League history, his cat-and-mouse game with Raina continues in this regard
5.1
4
S Kaul to Kohli, FOUR, new bowler but the strategy from Kohli continues to be the same - attack! Charges down the track early and plays his favorite pick-up stroke over mid-wicket. Rashid in the deep had a bit of ground to cover and tried hard but in vain. The BLR skipper is pumped up, that's for sure

Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
1
Shakib to Kohli, 1 run, fuller this time around off, worked away towards mid-on and he'll keep strike. Expensive over for HYD, they would have wanted to keep a lid on the scoring rate in the Powerplay but BLR have come out with a clear plan to attack the new ball
4.5
4
Shakib to Kohli, FOUR, got it finer than he intended to but he won't mind. Flatter and closer to off, executes the late cut and it dribbles away off the outer half. Beats short third man easily and speeds to the fence
4.4
6
Shakib to Kohli, SIX, glorious stuff from the BLR captain! He has come out with clear intent and has decided to unsettle Shakib. Expects the floater and is down the pitch in a flash. Lofts it dead straight over the bowler and into the sightscreen
4.3
4
Shakib to Kohli, FOUR, mowed away over mid-wicket. Kohli has had enough of plodding around. Sees this arm ball on a good length and clobbers it over mid-wicket. Easily over the infield
4.2
0
Shakib to Kohli, no run, and again. Almost a replica of the previous ball. Looped up nicely and he push-drives it towards short extra cover who does enough to stop this despite not gathering cleanly
4.1
0
Shakib to Kohli, no run, flighted generously outside off, Kohli checks the drive towards short cover
3.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Kohli, 1 run, fullish and outside off, presses forward does Kohli and eases the drive towards mid-off who is placed wider
3.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Kohli, no run, another nice drive on the up but straight to short cover. Not all that full but Kohli reaches out nicely to execute the stroke. Couldn't find the gap though
3.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Vohra, 1 run, angling into Vohra from a good length, he waits on the crease and steers it down to third man
3.3
1
Bhuvneshwar to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length outside off, glided off the back foot past a diving gully fielder who is stationed there to prevent exactly this kind of shot
3.2
4
Bhuvneshwar to Kohli, FOUR, the signature Virat Kohli cover drive! Short cover got a hand on it, mid-off tried to get to his left and put in a slide but it beat them both en route to the fence. Too full from Bhuvneshwar and it's creamed away off the front foot
3.1
0
Bhuvneshwar to Kohli, no run, on a good length outside off, Kohli walks into the drive and ends up mistiming it towards mid-on
2.6
1
Shakib to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up around middle and leg, worked away through mid-wicket for a single

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.5
0
Shakib to Parthiv Patel, out Lbw!! Okay, I take my words back. Masterstroke it has turned out to be from KW. There was risk in bringing the left-arm spinner but the idea was to tempt Parthiv into a rash stroke. He did get a couple away but not this time. It was pushed through quicker in line of the stumps and he went for a slog sweep across the line. Missed and it pinged him flush on the pads. Easy call for the umpire as far as the LBW is concerned. Parthiv did wonder about the review but then rightfully continued walking. Parthiv Patel lbw b Shakib 20(13) [4s-4]

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

2.4
4
Shakib to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, hammered away. Parthiv is on a roll here. Baffling though to see KW hand the ball to a left-arm spinner in the Powerplay with the ball not really turning. Fuller ball around middle and leg, lofted cleanly over mid-on and it races away to the fence
2.3
4
Shakib to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, nails this one. Parthiv is keen to take Shakib on. Sees it floated up into the left-hander and launches the slog-sweep over mid-wicket. Clean strike
2.2
0
Shakib to Parthiv Patel, no run, flatter and skids through from oujtside off, bottom-edges the cut towards point
2.1
2
Shakib to Parthiv Patel, 2 runs, in the air for a while but Parthiv has got this well in front of square on the leg-side. Loopy ball around middle and leg, he miscues the slog sweep over mid-wicket. Rashid from deep backward square leg runs across to tidy it

Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

1.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, towards mid-off this time but the fielder does well with a dive to his left. Parthiv will play his shots, he will have to because BLR need the Powerplay to be counted as it will get tougher later on. Fullish ball that's bunted off the front foot

'It's not an easy surface, the ball isn't coming onto the bat, 146 is a good total', reckons Rashid Khan. 'Not much pressure on us, we just need to do the basics right, no dew either,' he adds.

1.5
4
Bhuvneshwar to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, finds the gap this time. Just past a diving mid-on to his right. Fuller ball attacking the stumps, forced away off the front foot past the bowler. Once it beat the infield, it was always going to the fence
1.4
0
Bhuvneshwar to Parthiv Patel, no run, Parthiv is unable to pierce the gap on the off-side. Back of a length just outside off, tries to cut but finds the man at cover-point
1.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Parthiv Patel, no run, another mistimed stroke. Not all that short and Parthiv wanted to force it away through the off-side. Chopped towards short cover
1.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to Parthiv Patel, no run, angling across the left-hander from a good length, Parthiv tries the cut and chops it towards backward point
1.1
4
Bhuvneshwar to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, beautiful shot! The inswinger from Bhuvneshwar but it's a touch too straight. Parthiv flicks it elegantly through in front of square on the leg-side and beats the fielder in the ring. Races away

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, no run, full and around the off stump channel, Vohra presses half-forward and taps it to cover
0.5
0
Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, no run, back of a length outside off, stays back and dabs it to the off-side
0.4
2
Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, 2 runs, for a moment it seemed like Vohra had timed this beautifully but not really. Instead skied it high over the bowler's head and just about cleared the infield. Fullish ball around off, it came off the toe-end of the blade and mid-on trekked back to retrieve it
0.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, had to hurry! Parthiv took the mid-on fielder on with this quick single and just about made it. The shy missed the target anyway at the bowler's end. Full around middle, it was nudged away off the front foot and they stole a single
0.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Parthiv Patel, no run, on a good length outside off, Parthiv stands tall and punches it well. Straight to short cover
0.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, 1 run, shortens the length a bit and keeps it outside off, Vohra taps it gently towards backward point and Parthiv Patel calls him across for a quick single. BLR are away
0.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to Vohra, wide, loosener to start from Sandeep, searches for the inswinger but slips it down leg

Vohra and Parthiv Patel are at the crease. Vohra is on strike. Sandeep Sharma will open the attack