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Kolkata vs Rajasthan - Eliminator

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 23 May 2018

Rajasthan 144/4 (20 Ovs) RR: 7.20 | Kolkata won by 25 runs

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Eliminator has seen RAJ being eliminated. It went down to the wire, the scoreline won't suggest it but it did. RAJ were in the chase till over number 17 but then in the last three overs KOL never blinked. Their boisterous home crowd also gave them the cushion when the chips were down. KOL have now won 4 on the trot. On the other hand HYD have lost 4 on the trot. Who does the jinxing act? The answers will be delivered on the 25th. The team of Kumar Abhisekh Das, Pratyush Sinha, Vineet Anantharaman, Sriram, Hariprasad and Shashi had immense pleasure in bringing this game to you. CIAO!

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A stat round-up, courtesy Deepu Narayanan -

* Samson crosses 400 runs in a season for the first time

* Most runs in an T20 League season for KOL:
660 R Uthappa (2014)
590 G Gambhir (2012)
501 G Gambhir (2016)
498 G Gambhir (2017)
493 S Ganguly (2008)
490 D KARTHIK (2018) *

* Sunil Narine in play-offs:
2/24
0/37
0/30
1/46
0/35
0/20
0/21
0/39

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Andre Russell, Man of the Match: "It feels very good. It has been a hectic road since the game against PUN. Every game moving forward has been like a final. We know how important this was and it feels good to have contributed with the bat and the ball. (On his batting prowess) I think it is just a clear head. You get a short ball, you get a slower ball or a wide ball, you try to play a shot accordingly. It is about having a still base. I try to swing hard and believe in my ability. I have some good sticks as well. (On almost leading the pace attack this season) I think it is good to take responsibility as a senior player. I don't mind smashing and finishing the innings off and then come and bowl the first over. It was a good game for all of us. As I said, every game from here on is a final and we cannot take anything for granted. It is going to be a new game with a new ball and we will have to start on the front foot."

Dinesh Karthik: "I think winning 4 games on the row feels good. Especially this one as we were under the pump. Credit to Shubman Gill. Absorbed all the pressure when he walked in. Before he got out, he played some lovely shots and eased the pressure off me. In these games, it is about the attitude and the belief about how much you have got. In these kind of crunch games, it is never about the par score; it's about how much pressure you can put on the other side. Touch wood, the bowlers have picked up their game. We fielded well as well today, which was good to see. They (RAJ) always think out of the box. They kept a short leg and put pressure on the batsman. They get the captain thinking. You need to hold your game and nerves. Every game is important from here on. Next game is important as there are two good teams which will be competing."

Sourav Ganguly is one of the names out there giving the awards away. The crowd at the Eden has more reasons now to be happy.

Kuldeep: "It was an important game for us and wicket of Ajju bhai (Rahane) was important. Was a slow wicket and was gripping. Later, it was good to bat on. We started well but couldn't get early wickets. Wicket of Rahane was the turning point."

Rahane: "Disappointed, especially given how we started, taking 4-5 wickets early. That partnership (between Karthik and Gill) and the dropped catch of Russell hurt us. When you get a start like that, you generally look to win the game. I think KOL bowled really well. They know the conditions really well. It was gettable. They were 10-12 runs short. It's important to finish the games and we didn't have partnerships towards the end. When me and Sanju were batting, we were looking to play positively. I told him during the second timeout that I will go after bowlers and that you bat through. But unfortunately he got out. I think overall we played good cricket. Our bowling unit fantastic this season. Need to improve in our batting and fielding."

And how good is Krishna? Note this name down. Gill, Mavi, and now Krishna. KOL's young turks have been phenomenal on the big stage. Krishna bowled with a smile on his face as he sent down the missiles in his last two. But as I said earlier, where did RAJ get it wrong? The three dot balls bowled to Binny. Tough to say that. Two things did not help them. The Russell blitzkrieg in the first innings and the wicket of Rahane after the second time-out during the chase. So, KOL will stay at the Eden. HYD will join them and another pot-boiler awaits us on the 25th. Your Man of the Match? Mine would be DK. For his splended rescue act and his captaincy when it mattered the most.

No loud celebrations from KOL. Pretty much in sync with their skipper's demeanour. DK's fifty, you can weigh that in gold. The KOL camp is thrilled. RAJ of course are distraught. DK has a quiet word with one of the umpires. Let's talk about the game. 61 needed off the last 6 overs and RAJ lose this by 25 runs. Phew. The second time-out just time-bombed their chase. Post that, the troika of spinners bowled one over each and stifled the opposition.

19.6
4
Prasidh to Gowtham, FOUR, mark the calendar! KOL vs HYD - 25th May! KOL win this by 25 runs as they did the choking act much better than RAJ in the death overs. RAJ's dream run has been stalled. The last ball was short, the pull was not controlled but went fine on the on-side for a four. Did not matter
19.5
1
Prasidh to Klaasen, 1 run, right up there. This man has been metronomical with his deliveries at the end. Dragged away to long-on

31 runs off 2 balls. I know, not worth mentioning.

19.4
1
Prasidh to Gowtham, 1 run, slower ball outside off and what a find this man has been! The batsman outer-edges the ball away towards the short third man region for a single
19.3
0
Prasidh to Gowtham, no run, that was not signalled a wide! The batsman went across his sticks and the bowler spilled it down leg. Did not miss the sticks by much but that should have been wided
19.2
2
Prasidh to Gowtham, 2 runs, slices the ball away. A couple of drops and the man at deep cover hauls it back. 32 off the last 4 balls
19.1
0
Prasidh to Gowtham, no run, now mathematics will also find it difficult to win it for RAJ. Length and wide outside off, the batsman goes for a big whirlwind hit and misses it

The last five overs have gone for only 27. Poor from RAJ!

18.6
0
A Russell to Klaasen, no run, 34 it would be off the last over! Russell held his nerves and read the mind of the batsman, who expected a fuller length but out came the bumper. Klaasen was not too pleased as he felt that was a wide. Not to be
18.5
2
A Russell to Klaasen, 2 runs, low dipping full toss and the batsman hacks the ball away to deep mid for a couple
18.4
1
A Russell to Gowtham, 1 run, inside edges the length ball away into the on-side. Anotehr single only
18.3
1
A Russell to Klaasen, 1 run, clears his front leg and biffs the ball away to long-off. 37 off 9 looks herculean. KOL fans are almost sure of the win now
18.2
1
A Russell to Gowtham, 1 run, squirts the uppish ball away towards deep third man. A couple of bounces and Narine does the rest. Another harmless single
18.1
1
A Russell to Klaasen, 1 run, inside edges the ball to square leg as he tried to slog the length ball away. Only a single. KOL fans have found their voices

Andre Russell [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Krishnappa Gowtham, right handed bat, comes to the crease

40 runs from 2 overs. KOL favourites from here on. I don't mind a bit of humble pie for dinner!

17.6
0
Prasidh to Binny, out Caught by Chris Lynn!! Slower dipping full toss and the slog sweep, sans any power, finds the man at square leg. Huge wicket or a blessing in disguise for KOL? Tough to say. It would bring in Gowtham. Three dot balls from him will hurt RAJ. But my word, this boy is special. Nailed the blockhole stuff and slower balls to perfection. Binny c Chris Lynn b Prasidh 0(3)

Prasidh to Binny, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.5
0
Prasidh to Binny, no run, why Binny why? That was short, he goes for a pull without even looking at it. A shot, more in hope, brings no result for RAJ. This over has gone for only 3 runs so far. Why was it not Gowtham ahead of Binny?
17.4
0
Prasidh to Binny, no run, right up there in the blockhole outside off and the batsman fails to squeeze the ball away. Dot ball
17.3
1
Prasidh to Klaasen, 1 run, Krishna has been terrific! Bowls it in the blockhole and the best that the batsman could do is toe-end the ball away to mid-off
17.2
2
Prasidh to Klaasen, 2 runs, cramps the batsman with the shortish and skiddy ball. Drags the ball away into the on-side for a couple. Overthrows it could have been but Binny was backing up too far as the man at deep cover did the mopping up job
17.1
0
Prasidh to Klaasen, no run, slower ball wide outside off. Very close to the tramline. That should have been a wide. The batsman went for the whirlwind hit and missed it

Prasidh Krishna [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

43 needed off the last three overs. CHN needed the same and got home. Who will play 'Faf'lously well for RAJ?

16.6
1
Chawla to Klaasen, 1 run, waits on the back foot and tucks the ball down to long-on for a single

Stuart Binny, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.5
0
Chawla to Samson, out Caught by Searles!! Gone. Taken at long-on. That was dragged short, quicker as well. The batsman went for the pull but there was no distance on it. A lot of elevation though and was taken in the deep. Huge strike again from KOL. They keep dragging this back. The batsman got a bit carried away with the length I guess but the half-trackers have done the job in this edition of the T20 League. Samson c Searles b Chawla 50(38) [4s-4 6s-2]

Chawla to Samson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

16.4
1
Chawla to Klaasen, 1 run, backs away and slices the ball uppishly towards the point region for a single
16.3
1
Chawla to Samson, 1 run, uppish tuck, awkwardly done but fifty it is from the young man. In the night of the eliminator, he has come good. Gutsy knock from him
16.2
4
Chawla to Samson, FOUR, low full toss, trying for a yorker but gets it wrong. That was 120kph! The batsman though stays calm, maintains his shape and open-faces the ball over cover for a four. The deep cover was too straight. Three men were around the point region
16.1
1
Chawla to Klaasen, 1 run, wide of the crease, at the sticks and has been clipped away into the on-side to deep mid for a single

Sunil Narine in play-offs:
2/24
0/37
0/30
1/46
0/35
0/20
0/21
0/39

Piyush Chawla [3.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Here is the last spin of dice from the KOL skipper. What will be the bargain?

15.6
1
Narine to Klaasen, 1 run, backs away, allows the ball turn in and slaps the ball down to long-off for a single. 51 needed off the last four overs. Recent T20 League trends have shown that is chaseable. The RAJ for RAJ is close to 13 now
15.5
4
Narine to Klaasen, FOUR, the reverse sweep! Played with disdain as he lofted it high over short third man for a four. He did it against the Indian spinners in South Africa. Rang a bell?
15.4
1
Narine to Samson, 1 run, the carrom ball outside off and has been nurdled away into the on-side, just behind square for a single. 56 now..
15.3
0
Narine to Samson, no run, picked the turn, that was the offie but did it late. The ball hit the pads as that was going down leg. Dot ball
15.2
1
Narine to Klaasen, 1 run, flattish at the sticks and worked away into the on-side, with the turn
15.1
1
Narine to Samson, 1 run, dragged short and almost a wicket of the half-tracker as the ball lands just short of the man at deep mid. The batsman pulled it away but did not time it
14.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, 1 run, too full, driven down to long-off with the full face of the bat. 2 runs and an important wicket. Kuldeep can never it wrong at the Eden!
14.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, 1 run, waits for the ball to complete its revs and tucks the googly away into the on-side to open his account
14.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, pushes the ball out to cover as that was a quicker one
14.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, huge appeal! That was missing off. The googly confuses him and he was hit on the back leg. The height was an issue and the impact as well. The vociferous appeal was turned down
14.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, the googly again and the batsman is beaten outside off as he tried to push at it. Did not drag his back foot outside his crease

Heinrich Klaasen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, out Caught&Bowled!! The time-out has struck. That was a flighted ball, the batsman skews the sweep back and the bowler does the rest. Caught and bowled is trending. The googly dipped, spun a little and the lack of pace from the wicket also helped. Huge strike for KOL. They are back in this. Rahane c and b Kuldeep Yadav 46(41) [4s-4 6s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

Kuldeep Yadav [3.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Rahane since last boundary: 12 runs off 15 balls

Time-out! RAJ have done well to stay ahead in the chase. With 9 wickets in hand, 61 off 36 should not be a tough task. But then three overs of spin, one each from the three tweakers, could decide which way the pendulum would rest. For the moment, this game is on tenterhooks.

13.6
0
Narine to Samson, no run, almost a wicket! The leading edge land short of the man at cover, who was at the edge of the circle. The flattish ball outside off forced the mistake
13.5
6
Narine to Samson, SIX, that is a jail-break from Samson! Retaliation from the batter as he camped back to smoke a sixer over deep mid. That was gargantuan from the young man and 61 is needed now. RAJ, more importantly Samson, needed that
13.4
0
Narine to Samson, no run, this is amazing. The slower offie and turns in big. The batsman looks to slog and misses as the lack of pace did him in. Gets hit high on his front leg. The spin magician has the batsman at his mercy
13.3
0
Narine to Samson, no run, picked up the carrom ball a little too late and pushes the ball back to the left of the bowler
13.2
0
Narine to Samson, no run, inside edges the ball on to the pads as he looked to close the face of the bat on the clip

"Keep believing' shouts DK.

13.1
0
Narine to Samson, no run, flattish on a length and has been pushed back

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

12.6
2
A Russell to Rahane, 2 runs, another two and RAJ are playing the 'who blinks first' game to perfection here. That was on the sticks and the batsman knocks the ball away into the on-side. Before the man at long-on could get there, they had hoodwinked a couple
12.5
0
A Russell to Rahane, no run, short ball, closer to the body and the batsman plays the shot a bit too early. Misses it as he jumped on the gauntlet a bit too early
12.4
1
A Russell to Samson, 1 run, leading edge but no one at short cover ensures an easy passage for a single. Bumped in the shortish ball and the batsman trying to close the face of the bat, got it off the leading edge
12.3
1
A Russell to Rahane, 1 run, slower delivery on the sticks and waits on it, to tuck the ball away into the on-side for a single
12.2
2
A Russell to Rahane, 2 runs, stands up tall and tucks the ball away into the on-side. He immediately called 'two' and makes it in the end. Superb bit of batting. They have been diligent in their shot selection
12.1
1
A Russell to Samson, 1 run, the partnership between Samson and Rahane is now 50. Uppish tuck to an in-ducker and has been fielded at deep mid. A single

Dre Russ has been summoned. Can he scalp one here? Did the job with the bat.

11.6
1
Chawla to Samson, 1 run, goes back to a flatter googly which landed much fuller than what the batsman expected. The slash attempted manages an under edge into the off-side for a single. 74 needed off 48. Pressure on KOL for a wicket?
11.5
0
Chawla to Samson, no run, too full, quickish as well and has been jammed back to the bowler
11.4
2
Chawla to Samson, 2 runs, wristy tuck off the inner half of the bat and they get a couple this time. The man at deep mid had to do too much. There could have been a third but not to be as there was no one backing up. In the end, the man at deep cover had to haul it back
11.3
1
Chawla to Rahane, 1 run, too full, almost yorking the batsman as he clipped the ball away. Rahane called 'two' as he hit it but settles down for a single
11.2
1
Chawla to Samson, 1 run, floated wide outside off and has been driven away off the toe-end of the bat to long-off
11.1
1
Chawla to Rahane, 1 run, goes wide of the crease and lands it in line with the sticks. The batsman on-drives the ball away to long-on

Piyush Chawla [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack

10.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, no run, was it the quicker one? The ball skids on and the batsman played it off the back foot as he again picked it late. Pushed back off the cue-end of the bat to the bowler
10.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, 1 run, too full, jammed down the ground to long-off
10.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, no run, another googly and the batsman aborts his clip to push the ball away on the off-side as he picked the turn on the ball, a little late
10.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, no run, the ball turns away, the googly! The batsman looks to poke at it and misses

Slip now..

10.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, 1 run, Samson is living dangerously here. Looks for a paddle scoop and gets it just over the keeper's head. Single
10.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, 1 run, slog swept along the carpet to deep mid for a single. Failed to pierce the gap as he fetched it from the sticks. Another tossed up delivery it was from Kuldeep
9.6
1
Searles to Rahane, 1 run, gets into an arch back, guiding it out to short third. And some running confusion. Poor throws don't quite help
9.5
1
Searles to Samson, 1 run, slower cutter. Samson mistimes his cut, under-halving it through to cover
9.4
4
Searles to Samson, FOUR, more width. Samson's as good as most with flat-bats. This time he's carving them behind point. Absolute crunch
9.3
0
Searles to Samson, no run, tries going on the up again with a drive. High elbows, timing, but spits up off the sticker towards point
9.2
6
Searles to Samson, SIX, 122.9kph of a filthy nothing. Samson stays up tall, swinging horizontally. Picks up the empty mid-wicket and a 68-meter hit will do
9.1
1
Searles to Rahane, 1 run, whacked away, flat-batted through to sweeper

Javon Searles, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

So Rajasthan going on well. But the noses are almost on par.

8.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, FOUR, rubs in some more elegance. Clears his back leg, reads the flight, reads the googly and inside-outs it over extra cover. Oh Kolkata need the breather .. time-out
8.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, 1 run, drifty toss up again, drawing Rahane forward outside off as he strokes it to long-off
8.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, no run, pitched up. Rahane's closer to it, digging it to leg
8.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, no run, googly. Rahane stays flat-footed, sticking his bat out, searching for the spin. Nah, beaten
8.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, 1 run, tickled away off the legs, square leg
8.1
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, FOUR, juicy half tracker. Samson waits, waits some more. And some more. Loads up a pull, with all the muscle to swat it away through mid-wicket
7.6
4
Narine to Rahane, FOUR, no Rahane ain't cheeky enough for these late cuts. Just can't line himself up right, just about fetches it out of DK's gloves as he outside-edges it past the cordon. Ah, never mind
7.5
1
Narine to Samson, 1 run, 94kph, another whip. This time there's some normalcy, into mid-wicket the way Narine would've intended, for singles

Samson has got out to Narine thrice in 27 balls - the most he got out to a spinner.

7.4
2
Narine to Samson, 2 runs, lovely soft hands, back to dragging it from outside off into cow corner
7.3
0
Narine to Samson, no run, 84.2kph. Ripper off-break. Starts outside off, Samson looks to deal off the back foot again. And despite the style, he's late. Pads
7.2
2
Narine to Samson, 2 runs, oh the style. Stays put on his back foot, whipping it down to long-on
7.1
1
Narine to Rahane, 1 run, spinning, sticking into the surface as it does so. Rahane lines up to cut, ending up with a steery-punch square

Sunil Narine [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

6.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, no run, reads the wrong 'un, getting to the pitch of it to pat it to cover-point
6.5
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, 2 runs, goes flat, down leg too. And Samson's quick to get inside the line and lap it down fine. Big gap down there
6.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Samson, no run, chips out a leading-edge in trying to run it to mid-on. Point eventually
6.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, 1 run, overcooked outside off. Drilled back down the pitch
6.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, no run, misses the flick, plays down the wrong line hoping for bigger turn. And is stuck somewhere in front of off, but with Yadav's angle starting from over the wicket, it better be sharp to make an appeal out of it. Kolkata try, in vain
6.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Rahane, no run, a slider to start. Teasing him wide outside off and Rahane hides his bat, stalking it with his pad

Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

5.6
0
Chawla to Samson, no run, throws up some air on middle. Samson wants a block. Ignore this over, Rajasthan have aced the powerplay
5.5
1
Chawla to Rahane, 1 run, fuller. Neat push, keeping long-on busy
5.4
1
Chawla to Samson, 1 run, big spin into the thighs. Behind square it is
5.3
1
Chawla to Rahane, 1 run, googly again, from wide of the crease. Another back foot work down the ground
5.2
1
Chawla to Samson, 1 run, 96.5kph. Back foot wrist, straight down

Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1
0
Chawla to R Tripathi, out Caught&Bowled!! Oh Chawla. Ignore that stout frame, he has a habit of plucking one-handed stunners - surely when he's the bowler. Tripathi couldn't have defended it with harder hands, he gets all traditional in a front foot block. And the ball instead of dying down, ends up being the wrong 'un, takes the splice and pops up to Chawla's right, who's palm stuck out is enough. R Tripathi c and b Chawla 20(13) [4s-1 6s-2]

Chawla to R Tripathi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

Piyush Chawla [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

4.6
1
Narine to R Tripathi, 1 run, uses the angle drifting down leg to help it to 45
4.5
0
Narine to R Tripathi, no run, massive inside edge. But DK's desperation in the carnage forces him to go upstairs. So Tripathi's pinned on the back foot. And yes .. it's a big chunk of the wood onto his pad
4.4
6
Narine to R Tripathi, SIX, it can get longer. Tripathi makes his 'V' bigger, clears his leg, sits as usual. And it's for cow corner's crowds to try and grab that lakh
4.3
6
Narine to R Tripathi, SIX, there's long-on. But why bother when you can time it like this. Narine tosses his carrom ball full, Tripathi's down on a knee already. And smoking it .. 20 rows back
4.2
0
Narine to R Tripathi, no run, skidding into the thighs as Tripathi wants to flick it from deep in the crease. Misses
4.1
1
Narine to Rahane, 1 run, 92.9kph, leg-lined again, nudged away carefully behind square
4.1
1
Narine to Rahane, wide, offie. Pitching on leg, going well down

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Prasidh to R Tripathi, no run, slows it up outside off. Tripathi's foxed in for the lack of pace, tries slicing it away. And he'll find air
3.5
1
Prasidh to Rahane, 1 run, 142.2kph. A miscued push, and that lack of timing works in his favour to take on mid-off
3.4
1
Prasidh to R Tripathi, 1 run, on a back of a length. A cramped Tripathi jabs it in front of cover
3.3
1
Prasidh to Rahane, 1 run, presses forward, head on ball in wristing it in front of square
3.2
4
Prasidh to Rahane, FOUR, typical overcompensate. After a drifter into the pads, Krishna goes into a bouncer, wide outside off. Rahane has his timing tonight, and enough on it to jump-cut it square. The powerplay's enough to do its bit
3.1
4
Prasidh to Rahane, FOUR, 134.1kph. Sitting up in the slot, nicely getting onto the hips at a good height for Rahane to latch. Does it with a swiping glance, getting airborne and pinching the mid-wicket gap
2.6
0
Chawla to R Tripathi, no run, can't quite back away in a cheeky sort of a guide behind point. The turn gets big, so does the bounce and graps the upper half on his attempt
2.5
1
Chawla to Rahane, 1 run, pads again. This time he gets his bat down, clipping it behind square
2.4
0
Chawla to Rahane, no run, quick skidder. Rahane's done in, struck on his pad. And the umpire gives into Chawla's celebratory LBW appeal. Tripathi doesn't allow him to leave, forces him to review. So Rahane's well deep in the crease, doesn't read the googly, is beaten on pace as well. But he's struck on the front pad. And yes .. the angle is enough to take it down leg.
2.3
0
Chawla to Rahane, no run, 96.6kph, googly, short and wide enough to let Rahane read it on his back foot. Tapped towards cover
2.2
1
Chawla to R Tripathi, 1 run, and typically into the pads. Turned away, round the corner
2.1
4
Chawla to R Tripathi, FOUR, rare float up. So unlike Chawla .. wide, asking for treatment. And obliged. Tripathi reaches out to the pitch, clearing his back leg and then full flowing hands as he drills it through the covers

Piyush Chawla, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

1.6
0
Prasidh to Rahane, no run, 144.3kph, and keeps it on the stumps denying room. Rahane just can't force matters in trying to go leg-sided. He'll settle for the mistime
1.5
0
Prasidh to Rahane, no run, corrects his line getting it just outside off. Politely poked to point
1.4
4
Prasidh to Rahane, FOUR, feeds the pads. Rahane gets on his toes, shuffling inside the line and whippy hands in flicking it in front of square. The class .. sheer tons of it
1.3
1
Prasidh to R Tripathi, 1 run, backs away, but Krishna's not leaving him alone. Follows him as Tripathi does his best to keep it out. And his soft grip ensures the bat pops out as he steals the drop just past the pitch
1.2
1
Prasidh to Rahane, 1 run, thick outside half, in a flashy carve down to third man
1.1
0
Prasidh to Rahane, no run, 140.4kph. Half a shuffle across as he checks a defence down the pitch

Prasidh Krishna, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
A Russell to R Tripathi, no run, 138.2kph, gets it to seam back into Tripathi's tummy. Who's happy to bunt it down
0.5
1
A Russell to Rahane, 1 run, on his toes to close his bat face and flick it into a vacant mid-wicket
0.4
6
A Russell to Rahane, SIX, ah Jinks. Gets a wide-short combo, Rahane rocks back, sways, but the hands are quick to pounce on. Cuts, airy and that Centurion-2003 moment as it flies into deep point
0.3
0
A Russell to Rahane, no run, 138.4kph, nipping in on middle. Softly nudged to leg
0.2
0
A Russell to Rahane, no run, tumbles in his followthrough, but the line's tight outside off. Rahane just doesn't get the room he wants to cut, under-edging it back to the keeper
0.1
2
A Russell to Rahane, 2 runs, damn. Streaky start. A full length, drifting well down leg and Rahane's early in his clip. The result - a leading edge, fat, wide of extra cover's reach

Rahane and R Tripathi are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. A Russell will open the attack