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Rajasthan vs Bangalore - 53rd Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date: 19 May 2018

Bangalore 134/10 (19.2 Ovs) RR: 6.93 | Rajasthan won by 30 runs

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So, that is game number 53, done and dusted. BLR's chances as well. Another season which flattered to deceive. They were good in patches but the patches came together too late. RAJ on the other hand are still breathing. An MUM loss and CHN avoiding a drubbing will help them eke out a top four finish. But a shellacking for KOL is what they can pray for as well. That is where we are headed to. Switch tabs to catch game number 54. This is Kumar Abhisekh Das signing off on behalf of Rishi Roy, Abhinand, Nikhil, Mr. S and Naga.

Shreyas Gopal: Obviously feels great. We knew this game was a pressure game for us. Actually both the teams. It feels even better that the team needed me and I performed. I would not have been feeling half as better had the team lost. You can never have a set plan for someone like ABD. So, I was a bit shocked. There was a little bit of help from the wicket. There was a little bit of spin. I kept it at the wickets and relied on my googly and flipper as much as I could. We are like brothers now (when asked about Ish Sodhi). I keep picking his brains. He is wonderful with the way he puts in an effort with every ball that he bowls. There are a lot of things that I can learn from him.

Ajinkya Rahane: Definitely much needed victory for us. We knew that 160 would be very difficult on this wicket. Though BLR had a very good batting line up. Credit goes to our bowlers. Under pressure, the two leggies did really well. Getting wickets in the middle overs was never easy. I think the intent was to go positive from the start. We felt Jofra at the top of the order could give us a positive start and with me at 3, Samson at 4 and Klaasen at 5 our batting order would have looked deeper. It was important to play good cricket. This evening was very special. It was more about focusing on the things that we could control. Klaasen's innings was really good and Rahul's innings at the top was magnificent. It is important to enjoy this win and stay calm.

Virat Kohli, BLR captain: "Yeah, it was a strange one. We were in a great position. 75/1, and the way we were bundled out wasn't ideal. Someone like AB who can hit fours and sixes was knocking it around so the others didn't support him and apply themselves properly. We needed more smart decision-making there. These things should be repeated by 5-6 guys in a row. We wanted to strengthen the middle-order which hasn't happened, it hasn't been our strength and we need to do that going into the next few seasons. We need to be smarter with composing our team. The responsibility cannot be taken up only by AB all the time. He certainly scored runs, but others need to contribute around him, and didn't show enough composure. There were some new players who did well. Umesh bowled extremely well with the new ball, Chahal was great, Siraj and Moeen contributed too, so plenty of positives to take into the next season. However, after cruising at 75/1 it was disappointing that we couldn't finish it off well. I would like to wish all the other teams the best of luck for the remainder of the competition."

Kohli did sport a smile as he came in to shake hands with the players but I am sure he is hurting a lot. This was certainly not something that BLR had planned for. Before the game, almost everyone was talking about how BLR can better their run rate. But that was a far cry if you look at in hindsight. We all know who the Man of the Match is! Don't we? But then Tripathi was the one who gave RAJ the par score, or may be a little more, on a wicket which played as RAJ had expected it to.

The Karnataka boys have derailed BLR's campaign here. Gowtham started it off by removing Kohli and Gopal just took it forward with a dream spell. He picked up a four-fer and BLR could never recover. Gowtham ended BLR's miseries by taking the final catch as well. BLR are out of the playoffs. From 75 for 1 to being out all-out for 134. RAJ's skipper Rahane came up with some smart moves but none smarter than his decision to bat first. The wicket took a lot of turn in the second innings and batting second was never easy. ABD waged a lone battle but never got any support from others.

19.2
0
Unadkat to Siraj, out Caught by Gowtham!! What just happened there? A relay catch! Kohli looks bemused. The length ball and the batsman slogged it away to send it skywards. Samson came charging in and dropped it, but the ball popped up. But Gowtham, who almost collided with his mate kept his wits and took it low and one-handed. Tremendous reflexes after the ball ricocheted off Samson's palm. Siraj c Gowtham b Unadkat 14(12) [4s-2]

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

19.1
4
Unadkat to Siraj, FOUR, reverse paddle and gets the ball away past short third man. That was on the sticks and the batsman got it away amidst an appeal from the bowler
18.6
0
Jofra Archer to Chahal, no run, 35 off the last over it would be. The yorker was delivered well and the batsman blocked the ball out. He gave an impression that he was trying to thump it back
18.5
0
Jofra Archer to Chahal, no run, short ball, the bumper and the batsman somehow manages a bit of wood on it as he tried to pull it away. Inside edges the ball down into the turf
18.4
0
Jofra Archer to Chahal, no run, right up there and the batsman fails to put it away
18.3
1
Jofra Archer to Siraj, 1 run, hits the ball back to the bowler, who boots it back. Does not try to stop the single as the ball rolled away into the point region for a single
18.2
0
Jofra Archer to Siraj, no run, looks to play the scoop and misses. He moved completely across his sticks to play but missed it
18.1
1
Jofra Archer to Chahal, leg byes, 1 run, that was a comedy of errors? The yorkerish delivery was missed by the batsman and was hit on the boot. It was going down leg and the bowler kept on appealing. Number 10 and Jack decided to steal a single and they did. The keeper could not manage to throw the sticks down at the bowler's end, else it could have been tight

Yuzvendra Chahal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.6
0
Unadkat to Southee, out Caught by Gowtham!! Final nail in the coffin. Shortish, slower ball and the batsman heaved the pull away to be taken at cow corner. The batsman never connected properly and the mistimed hit was taken. RAJ only a wicket away from staying in contention for a place in the play-offs. BLR's dreams are over. Well almost. Southee c Gowtham b Unadkat 14(17) [4s-2]

Unadkat to Southee, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.5
0
Unadkat to Southee, no run, slower ball. Could it have been anything different? The batsman looks to go across his sticks and fetch it from well outside off. Misses as the ball limps away to the keeper
17.4
1
Unadkat to Siraj, 1 run, just short of the man at deep cover. The length ball outside off held up on the surface a bit and the uppish drive landed short of the man at sweeper cover, who was coming in
17.3
1
Unadkat to Southee, 1 run, low full toss, slogged away into the on-side for a single
17.2
4
Unadkat to Southee, FOUR, flogged away as he picked the slower delivery up like dead meat. Then muscled the ball away between deep mid and deep long-on to pick the bones out of it. Southee was deep in his crease and waiting for the slower ball
17.1
1
Unadkat to Siraj, 1 run, slower delivery outside off and the batsman squares up to push the ball away to point for a single. 43 more needed

Jaydev Unadkat [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

16.6
4
Jofra Archer to Southee, FOUR, slaps the low full toss back at the bowler. Archer could not react in time to clasp that and the ball goes through his hands to race away to the long-off fence for a four. 44 off 18 balls is of academic interest. Or is it?
16.5
1
Jofra Archer to Siraj, 1 run, full and tailing in, the batsman clips the ball away to deep square leg for a single
16.5
1
Jofra Archer to Siraj, wide, slower bumper, well wide and too high. Wided for height. The square leg umpire took his time before signalling it
16.4
1
Jofra Archer to Southee, 1 run, back to the yorkerish length and the batsman jams the ball out into the off-side off the inside half of the bat for a single
16.3
0
Jofra Archer to Southee, no run, tailing in low full toss and the batsman jams the ball out on to his pads. No run
16.2
0
Jofra Archer to Southee, no run, slower delivery and it bobbles over the sticks as the batsman looks to slog it away and misses. Was pretty close to the sticks
16.1
1
Jofra Archer to Siraj, 1 run, a run-out chance missed. That was jammed out into the covers, Rahane there had a shy at the sticks and missed. A direct hit and he was a goner. Straightaway hitting the blockhole spot

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

Archer is back to knock the remaining two.

15.6
1
Laughlin to Siraj, 1 run, fuller again and has been driven into the off-side for a single
15.5
4
Laughlin to Siraj, FOUR, something to cheer for BLR fans. Short ball and has been pulled away into the on-side past deep square leg. He got hold of the short ball and muscled it away into the on-side
15.4
0
Laughlin to Siraj, no run, back to the quick stuff. Wide, full and quick. The batsman throws the kitchen sink at it and misses
15.3
0
Laughlin to Siraj, no run, slower ball on a yorkerish length and Siraj does well to dig the ball out into the deck

Mohammed Siraj, right handed bat, comes to the crease

15.2
0
Laughlin to U Yadav, out Bowled!! Golden duck for Umesh. A taste of his own medicine. That was fuller, on a length and the batsman never covered the line of the ball. A little gap was found and the ball traverses between the bat and pad to strike timber. The RAJ fans erupt. Early finish? Hat-trick ball coming up. U Yadav b Laughlin 0(1)

Laughlin to U Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Umesh Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease

15.1
0
Laughlin to Sarfaraz Khan, out Caught by Klaasen!! The fat lady's whisper can be heard. That was a terrific take from Klaasen. The slower delivery and the batsman backed away to steer the cut, the shot was not too away from the keeper, who leapt to his right and takes it. Superb day behind the sticks for the RAJ keeper. First with the bat and now with the ball. BLR fans continue to wear a disappointed look. Sarfaraz Khan c Klaasen b Laughlin 7(8) [4s-1]

Laughlin to Sarfaraz Khan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Ben Laughlin [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Three stumpings in an inngs:
MS Dhoni v KOL, Chennai, 2010
MS Dhoni v KOL, Chennai, 2011
R Uthappa v PUNE, Pune, 2017
H KLAASEN v BLR, Jaipur, 2018 *

14.6
0
Unadkat to Southee, no run, short ball, the batsman gets hit on the helmet. That might have been on the slower side again as the tennis ball bounce on it did not allow him the get on top of the bounce of it and play the pull
14.5
0
Unadkat to Southee, no run, we can rename Unadkat's occupation to SLA..That was another slower ball and the dance down the track, the attempted glory hit, all of it looked pretty out of shape
14.4
1
Unadkat to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, bumps the slower ball in and the batsman steers the upper cut away with a lot of control. Only a single as the man at deep third was very fine
14.3
0
Unadkat to Sarfaraz Khan, no run, slower short ball outside off and the batsman fails to wood it. The lack of pace outdid the batsman
14.2
4
Unadkat to Sarfaraz Khan, FOUR, slower ball and drop-kicked over mid-off. Played the drive on the up, did not intend to keep it down and got it over the head of the fielder for a four

This is just the time for Sarfaraz Khan to prove his worth. Meanwhile, Laughlin has a word with Unadkat and makes him aware of the fact that Sarf loves to play the scoop. And accordingly fine leg moves to a long-stop

14.1
1
Unadkat to Southee, 1 run, slower ball from round the wicket at a back of a length spot and has been punched away into the off-side for a single. No power on it and the man at cover gets to it

Jaydev Unadkat [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Ish Sodhi to Sarfaraz Khan, no run, the googly, the batsman camps back for a nurdle off the pads. Man at short fine leg disallows the single. 63 off 36 balls needed.
13.5
1
Ish Sodhi to Southee, 1 run, looks for a drive and another edge is peeled off. A second slip would be handy? But not to be. The man at short third man picks the ball up but fails to stop the single
13.4
0
Ish Sodhi to Southee, no run, the googly and has been combatted by his Kiwi mate. Southee pressed his front foot forward to defend the ball away. Ensured there was no gap between bat and pad as well
13.3
2
Ish Sodhi to Southee, 2 runs, edge and away. A couple it is as the man at short third fetches it back. A flattish ball and it turned to take the edge on the poke. The ball missed the slip and they get a couple
13.2
0
Ish Sodhi to Southee, no run, tossed up leggie and it rips away to defeat the attempted drive. Lot of turn here
13.1
1
Ish Sodhi to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, shortish ball, pulled away off the back foot for a single as long-on mops it up

Best figures by uncapped Indians in T20 League:
5/14 A Rajpoot v HYD, Hybd, 2018
4/13 A Chandilla v PUNE, Jaipur, 2012
4/14 S Aravind v PUN, Bengaluru, 2011
4/15 R Bhatia v HYD, Durban, 2009
4/16 S GOPAL*

Time-out. Shreyas Gopal: 4-0-16-4. Last 5 overs and we have seen 5 wickets going down. The bargain has been only 24 runs. BLR have gifted this game away. That won't be fair. Rather, RAJ are being led by an inspirational Rahane who has his leggies bowling their hearts out. This is RAJ's game to lose. A bigger win for RAJ will help.

12.6
0
Shreyas Gopal to Southee, no run, not afraid to toss it up and the batsman drives the ball away to cover. A little fumble but the bowler backs it up
12.5
0
Shreyas Gopal to Southee, no run, tossed up delivery outside off and has been blocked into the off-side

Tim Southee, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.4
0
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, out Stumped!! Game. Set. Match. That is a hugeeeeeeee wicket. The googly is misread. Looks to drive and misses it. The batsman tried to drive it but the ball bent in and the keeper did the rest as the back foot dragged out of the crease. Kohli is shocked. BLR camp cannot believe it. More than that, Gopal has hands on his mouth. He has shocked himself to a massive wicket. RAJ all over BLR like a rash. One should compliment Klaasen for his sharp work, so quick with the gloves ala MSD. de Villiers st Klaasen b Shreyas Gopal 53(35) [4s-7]

Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

12.3
1
Shreyas Gopal to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, pushes the ball out into the off-side as the ball turned away. A meek push for a single
12.2
0
Shreyas Gopal to Sarfaraz Khan, no run, is pegged inside the crease as he stayed back to push the ball away into the off-side. Inside edges the ball into the deck
12.1
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back and pushes the ball out into the off-side

Sarfaraz Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11.6
0
Ish Sodhi to de Grandhomme, out Caught by Rahane!! Gone. BLR are impoding here. That was a typical leggie's dismissal. Landed outside off and turned away, lured the batsman for a drive to catch the edge. There was a slip fielder and the captain can give himself a pat on the back. For taking the catch and for having a slip in place. Superb bit of passage for RAJ. Kohli looks on in shock and dismay. de Grandhomme c Rahane b Ish Sodhi 2(3)

Ish Sodhi to de Grandhomme, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.5
1
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 1 run, the leggie does not turn and the inside half of the bat is found on the push forward. The ball runs away into the on-side off the inner half of the bat
11.4
1
Ish Sodhi to de Grandhomme, 1 run, flattish leggie squares the batsman up as he trekked back. The outer half of the bat is peeled and the ball dribbles away into the off-side
11.3
1
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up delivery and the batsman drives the ball with the turn into the covers for a single
11.2
4
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, FOUR, sixth fifty for Mr. 360! That was shortish, the batsman jumped on the opportunity and muscled the ball away past the dive from the man at deep square leg. Superb execution
11.1
2
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 2 runs, putting pressure and reaping the dividends. The flighted ball outside off was driven through the covers and the man at deep cover misfielded to allow the couple
10.6
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, drops it short, the batsman is back on the back foot in a flash to pull the ball away. The man at deep mid-wicket hurls the throw in at the bowler's end as de Villiers tried to pinch a second. He raced back
10.5
0
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, no run, little shorter outside off and the batsman chops the ball down into the off-side
10.4
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Grandhomme, 1 run, little bit of air again, might have been the googly as the inside half of the bat drives the ball back. The bowler misfields and allows the single

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

10.3
0
Shreyas Gopal to Mandeep, out Stumped!! Loopy leggie and the batsman is stumped. Jumped out of the crease and tried to go aerial on the off-side but missed it by a mile. Beaten in flight and the rest was done by the keeper. BLR are messing up the chase here. Third wicket for Gopal. The ball dipped on him and the preempted movement deserted him. Mandeep st Klaasen b Shreyas Gopal 3(4)

Shreyas Gopal to Mandeep, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

10.2
0
Shreyas Gopal to Mandeep, no run, flattish ball on the sticks, chopped away into the off-side as the batsman hustled his willow down in a flash
10.1
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on the sticks, clipped away into the on-side for a single
9.6
2
Ish Sodhi to Mandeep, 2 runs, pushes the googly off the back foot, KG has a lot of ground to cover from long-on. They take two and almost look for a third as the fielders assume it will be just two. Eventually it is just a couple
9.5
1
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 1 run, back to the leggie, tossed up outside off, driven to sweeper cover
9.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Mandeep, 1 run, gosh. Squared up by the leggie, a fat leading edge and well wide of Jinks at slip, they take the single to the left of backward point. Very streaky from Mandeep

Slip in for Mandeep

9.3
1
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers picks the googly, wsa already on the back foot and allowed the ball to spin in, then whipped it to deep mid
9.2
2
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 2 runs, slower and tossed up outside off, de Villiers creams the drive wide of sweeper for two
9.1
0
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, no run, tossed up leggie, de Villiers gets forward to square-drive to backward point

Mandeep Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.6
0
Shreyas Gopal to Moeen Ali, out Caught&Bowled!! Moeen Ali closes his eyes and grimaces. While Shreyas Gopal is being mobbed by his mates. A thick leading edge and Shreyas Gopal timed his leap to perfection and came up with the return catch in two hands. The catch was all about the leap. Two wickets in an over and the pressure multiplies many times on de Villiers. Moeen Ali c and b Shreyas Gopal 1(2)

Shreyas Gopal to Moeen Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

8.5
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up leggie, outside off, de Villiers gets forward to drive to sweeper cover
8.4
1
Shreyas Gopal to Moeen Ali, 1 run, gets off the mark with a turn off the pads

Mo has come. And a leg-slip in. Interesting

8.3
0
Shreyas Gopal to Parthiv Patel, out Stumped!! Parthiv Patel is walking. Because he knows that he has not got the back foot back inside. A toppie, from the front of the hand, slides on quicker, beats the backing away Patel on the cut, he overbalanced and when Klaasen whipped the bails off, the foot was on the line. Superb keeping from the South African as well. RAJ needed that wicket. Parthiv Patel st Klaasen b Shreyas Gopal 33(21) [4s-3 6s-2]

Shreyas Gopal to Parthiv Patel, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

8.2
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, well tossed up and a lot fuller, on the stumps, driven to long-off
8.1
0
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, no run, slower and on off, de Villiers pushes it back to the bowler
7.6
0
Ish Sodhi to Parthiv Patel, no run, Parthiv Patel treks back and cuts, finds backward point
7.5
1
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 1 run, skidding on flat outside off, de Villiers rocks back and opens the face of the bat to slice a cut to the sweeper
7.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, now a leading edge, googly from Ish Sodhi, outside off, Parthiv Patel wanted to work across the line, a fat leading edge lands safely well in front of long-off
7.3
1
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, 1 run, goes straight on, de Villiers looks to push and the inside edge runs away through square leg
7.2
4
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, FOUR, Archer is having a nightmare today. Pulled to the left of him at deep mid, he got there and picked up the ball with his left-hand, then inadvartently the right-hand flicked the ball onto the cushions. Tried to scramble and pull the ball back with a dive, to no avail
7.1
4
Ish Sodhi to de Villiers, FOUR, he got out against CHN playing this, but that was to an offie, this is a leggie, reverse-swept and well wide of backward point. Ish Sodhi is welcomed with a boundary

Ish Sodhi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, skids on a tad, de Villiers pushes off the back foot to long-on
6.5
1
Shreyas Gopal to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, calmly knocked to long-on
6.4
3
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 3 runs, bottom edge and Jinks at slip was already going down, so had no chance, it goes past his right leg and good running fetches them three runs. Can't call that a dropped catch, half-a-chance - yes

Slip in for de Villiers

6.3
1
Shreyas Gopal to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, googly on a fuller length, Parthiv Patel sweeps to deep backward square leg, de Villiers is happy with just a single
6.2
1
Shreyas Gopal to de Villiers, 1 run, short and wide outside off, de Villiers cuts hard, but straight to the fielder at sweeper cover
6.1
1
Shreyas Gopal to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, tossed up on the middle and leg, Parthiv Patel gets forward and works a single to long-on

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Timeout. Good start from BLR despite losing Kohli in the powerplay. It is the little man Parthiv Patel who has played the aggressor and utilised the field restrictions in place. de Villiers is de Villiers. Nothing more to add. But the real test for BLR will come with the field out, spinners bowling with a softer ball with quite sizeable boundaries to back them. Have to say RAJ need to get AB out quickly if they have to any hopes of winning this.

5.6
1
Unadkat to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, good fielding at short third and it's just a single. Parthiv Patel dabs this slower delivery to the right of the fielder, who dove and half-stopped it
5.5
4
Unadkat to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, very full, Parthiv Patel crunches a drive between extra cover and mid-off. Really hit it hard and gets another boundary
5.4
0
Unadkat to Parthiv Patel, no run, slugs a slower delivery straight to the fielder mid-wicket
5.3
4
Unadkat to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, superb effort from Samson but he has dropped that and it has rolled to touch the cushions. Length ball on middle, heaved away towards deep mid, Samson was in from the boundary, backtracked and stuck his right hand up on the leap to catch, but it didn't stick. Would've been a competitor to Boult and Rashid Khan's catches had he hung on. Has a wry smile on his face
5.2
1
Unadkat to de Villiers, 1 run, good bowling by Unadkat, followed the backing away de Villiers and all that the South African can do is to pull to deep square leg
5.1
0
Unadkat to de Villiers, no run, slower delivery on off and middle, punched to cover

Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
4
Laughlin to Parthiv Patel, FOUR, Parthiv Patel gets lucky. Sliced the slower delivery straight up but it had enough elevation to clear the short third man fielder. Came down the track and aimed to go over cover, was beaten by the angle across him
4.5
1
Laughlin to de Villiers, 1 run, another knuckle ball down leg, flicked to deep square
4.4
0
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, ooh! That has gone over the middle stump. Laughlin can't believe that it hasn't clipped the bail. Cuts de Villiers in half with a delivery that seamed in sharply, left de Villiers clueless
4.3
4
Laughlin to de Villiers, FOUR, again greatness from AB. Got close to the swinging slower knuckle ball, but used his bottom hand to great effect, squeezing down on it hard and beats mid-on to his left
4.2
1
Laughlin to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, full outside off, Parthiv Patel crunches a drive to sweeper cover
4.1
0
Laughlin to Parthiv Patel, no run, Laughlin starts with a dot. Length ball outside off, Parthiv Patel can't connect with the dab

Ben Laughlin, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

3.6
4
Jofra Archer to de Villiers, FOUR, Jofra Archer ends another expensive over with a good length delivery on off and middle, flicked through mid-wicket, in the air but in the gap. He again looks in the mood today and that's bad news for RAJ fans
3.5
4
Jofra Archer to de Villiers, FOUR, wow. Wow. What a front foot punch that is. Just a checked punch and look at the ball race away. Extra-cover was wide open and it raced away
3.4
0
Jofra Archer to de Villiers, no run, tried to cut that too hard and the length wasn't there as well, so he finds cover-point
3.3
0
Jofra Archer to de Villiers, no run, short of length and at 148 clicks. de Villiers looks to defend and the ball takes a thick inside edge, rolls behind to Klaasen
3.2
4
Jofra Archer to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers is away. How easy he makes it look. Pacy short ball on the hips, he just whipped that wide of short fine, and Jofra Archer is bowling in the high 140s. Only a genius can do things that de Villiers does
3.1
2
Jofra Archer to de Villiers, 2 runs, 150.8KPH and on a short of length on off, de Villiers just defends off the back foot into the deep square leg area, easy two
2.6
1
Gowtham to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up on off, de Villiers gets forward and shows the full face of the bat to ease it to long-on, off the mark

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

2.5
0
Gowtham to Kohli, out Bowled!! Kohli is bowled to a spinner. Seen that so often in this T20 League. I can recollect Mujeeb, Rashid and now Gowtham. The bowler does a cool fist pump to celebrate the wicket. Kohli knew he had to do something against Gowtham, struggled in the first over, and decided to step out, but cleverly bowled by Gowtham, going wide of the crease and darting in a fast offie, which breaks in through the bat-pad gap to take Kohli's off stump out. They check for the no-ball on the side crease, but Gowtham had his leg up in the air and didn't land. A body blow to BLR. Kohli b Gowtham 4(9)

Gowtham to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

2.4
1
Gowtham to Parthiv Patel, byes, 1 run, slower and poor from Klaasen, Parthiv Patel backed away to slash through the off-side, misses and the keeper fumbles. They take a bye
2.3
1
Gowtham to Kohli, 1 run, off-break, flicked to deep mid
2.2
1
Gowtham to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, skidding on, Parthiv Patel bunts a pull in front of mid-on and they take the single
2.1
1
Gowtham to Kohli, 1 run, offie on middle, knocked to deep mid
1.6
6
Jofra Archer to Parthiv Patel, SIX, six again. An action replay of the first six. Just that Baz didn't drop it in the dugout. Using the pace of Jofra Archer to a nicety. Expensive over from the Bajan
1.5
1
Jofra Archer to Kohli, 1 run, short of length around off, Kohli defends and the ball takes a thick inside edge to run in front of square
1.4
1
Jofra Archer to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, short one and cramped Parthiv Patel up. But he mistimes the pull and it falls well in front of deep square leg
1.3
0
Jofra Archer to Parthiv Patel, no run, now backs away to slash this pacy short of length delivery, misses. The ball flies to Klaasen
1.2
0
Jofra Archer to Parthiv Patel, no run, that was at 148.3 clicks. Length ball and swerving in, Parthiv Patel gets a thick inside edge onto the pad on the drive, rolls back down the wicket
1.1
6
Jofra Archer to Parthiv Patel, SIX, how good is that? Pacy short delivery and at the body, what does Parthiv Patel do? He just ramps it for six. Using the bat as a help, periscope style. I guess it is Baz who caught that? in the BLR dugout. No my colleague - Nikhil tells me Baz has dropped it and he is right

Jofra Archer, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Gowtham to Kohli, no run, ooh! How close was that? Kohli backs away and tries to cut a fast skidder, close to both the edge and the off stump. Klaasen whips the bails off, but Kohli hadn't overbalanced. Great opening over by Gowtham who has his hands on his head
0.5
1
Gowtham to Parthiv Patel, 1 run, hurries on, Parthiv Patel does well to turn it to the vacant mid-wicket region, is off the mark too
0.4
1
Gowtham to Kohli, 1 run, bit slower, and Kohli is off the mark with a push to long-on
0.3
0
Gowtham to Kohli, no run, ooh! Nearly dragged on. This is a nervy Kohli in the middle. Can't say that many times. A nervy dab attempting to run it down to third man, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls near Klaasen's feet. Three dots in a row
0.2
0
Gowtham to Kohli, no run, tucks this offie to square leg, no chance of a quick single
0.1
0
Gowtham to Kohli, no run, almost a bottom edge first ball. Good take by Klaasen too. This length ball skidded on outside off, Kohli was looking to chop and missed

Kohli and Parthiv Patel are at the crease. Kohli is on strike. Gowtham will open the attack