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Rajasthan vs Punjab - 40th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date: 08 May 2018

Punjab 143/7 (20 Ovs) RR: 7.15 | Rajasthan won by 15 runs

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With all teams now having played 10 games, even a loss finds PUN planted at the third place. That's the kind of season they've had. They go back to Indore now, and host KOL on Saturday, while RAJ stay in Jaipur to host the big boys CHN on Friday. That's it for the night from Pratyush Sinha, who has Raju Peethala, Sriram, Varun Dixit, Praveen and Vineet Anantharaman for company. See you tomorrow, ta-ta!

Jos Buttler - Player of the Match: "Nice change for me; wasn't quite working in the middle. Didn't capitalize on a few good opportunities. Change in position worked wonders. Was hard to work out what a good score is. After the powerplay, you thought 180 is a good total but then it started to spin. You were never quite at home (on this pitch). With the field up, you've a lot of options. With the ball hard, opening position is a very good place to bat. Boys played well as a team, so we can take that confidence in the next game."

Rahane: "Really happy the way we played. I thought 160 was good here. Credit to the bowlers, the way they bowled. Powerplay overs were crucial. Ish Sodhi in the middle overs was fantastic. We thought keeping an attacking mindset will help us. KG bowled really well, getting Gayle and Ashwin. It's important that we enjoy this victory, forget this and move forward. Left-arm pacer is always good to have, especially when you play on slow wickets. Sometimes you get hit but good for Jaydev because he always thinks wickets. I was confused (at the toss) but putting runs on the board helped us. We want to play good cricket through all 40 overs."

K Gowtham: "The pressure is always there when you are bowling first-up when there are only two fielders outside the ring, I have been doing this consistently for my team. Team management believes in me and they are backing me. I love the pressure, the belief what team management is showing in me, I want to stand up to it and as a professional cricketer, you need to handle this kind of pressure. (On Gayle's wicket) It was not a plan to bowl him down the leg side but the plan was to bowl stump to stump. That was the reason I was having short leg. An off-spinner's delight is getting through the gate, that is the best wicket for an off-spinner."

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Ashwin: "I think we gave maybe ten runs over par. We lost too many wickets upfront, and in the end you saw how much you could catch up and we should have continued like we did in the last game. It was pretty evident that the wicket would get tougher and tougher. We wanted to attack in the powerplay, get ahead of the game and take it from there. Me coming up the order was an experiment, we were planning it in the last game as well. We are a team that knows our limitations and we are trying to counter it with our combinations. No, I am not worried with the situation we are in; if you would have given me six wins out of ten games I would have taken it hands down."

11:33pm local: Now Punjab have made a mess of another game here. They've now lost five out of five games at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, and are clearly in dire need of a magic potion. Rajasthan found that tonight, in a welcome win that backs up a hat-trick of embarrassing losses. It all started with Buttler's continued red-hot hitting at the top. Though the underwhelming finish meant that Rajasthan had all but handed the initiative back to Punjab, but the bowlers shone, mimicking Hyderabad's bowling genes and frustrating Punjab. Rahul had another gem of a knock up his sleeve -- he carried his bat for a second consecutive game -- but clearly somebody else had to chip in too. Ashwin's self-promotion to No.3 clearly didn't work. Perhaps too much for cricket to take, too.

19.6
4
Unadkat to Rahul, FOUR, another similar open-chested reverse-hack over short third man but unfortunately, it's not enough for PUN. Rajasthan win by 15 runs
19.5
4
Unadkat to Rahul, FOUR, now he's opened his stance completely here. Chest facing the bowler as he reverses this over short third man
19.4
0
Unadkat to Rahul, no run, it's a disservice if you call it a drop. That was flat-batted back hard. Very hard. Unadkat got into a position to take the catch actually (or save his face) and took a blow on his wrists, as the ball dipped last minute to disrupt plans. Looks in pain, wincing in pain. But he's back up quickly. Good to see

24 off 3 isn't doable, no?

19.3
6
Unadkat to Rahul, SIX, he's ready for the cutter. Stays leg-side of the ball and pumps the free-hit delivery over covers. Highest score for him in T20 League
19.3
1
Unadkat to Rahul, no ball, no-balled for height. Rahul shuffled across on his knee to scoop, got a ball much higher than he anticipated and somehow deflected it off the splice/handle behind square
19.2
1
Unadkat to Andrew Tye, 1 run, slow and low full toss, Andrew Tye wrists it to long-on

Andrew Tye, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.1
0
Unadkat to Stoinis, out Caught by Gowtham!! Sehwag's smiling in the dug out, perhaps because he's seen Gowtham take the catch and put the ball in his pocket. Very cool. A full toss outside off that Stoinis timed well but this is a big ground, we must remember. So there's Gowtham waiting at a square deep cover, timing his leap just perfect to reverse-cup the ball above his head. Stoinis c Gowtham b Unadkat 11(16)

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

16 runs off the last over but it's a tall chase from here.

18.6
4
Jofra Archer to Rahul, FOUR, this boundary means that 32 is required off the last over. Rahul gets into the scoop position again, and ramps this up over short fine leg
18.5
4
Jofra Archer to Rahul, FOUR, oh that's another stunner from Rahul. Shuffled across and timed his pick-up scoop just right. Not easy if that's almost a yorker from Jofra Archer. Perhaps an inch short but how good was Rahul, laying into it like it's a right he's earned
18.4
4
Jofra Archer to Rahul, FOUR, not great cricket overall, except from Jofra Archer. Bowled the slower one that spins away, Rahul looked ungainly while chipping this, because he was aiming cow corner. Just manages to clear mid-off, and there's Unadkat in the deep, sliding with the ball into the ropes..
18.3
2
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 2 runs, the mid-wicket/mid-on region is vacant, so Rahul digs this yorker out and collects a well-run second to that region. Jofra Archer was the one who ran across and fielded that
18.2
1
Jofra Archer to Stoinis, 1 run, now Jofra Archer nails the yorker right again outside off. Squeezed out to cover for JUST A SINGUJE
18.1
1
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 1 run, back of a length cutter, Rahul gets into a position to scoop and picks up the half-sweep squarer of short fine leg

48 runs, 2 overs

17.6
0
Unadkat to Stoinis, no run, what a stunning over from Unadkat. He's gone wide of the crease and angled the yorker in on sixth-seventh stump. Stoinis doesn't connect, even as he leans across and tries to
17.5
1
Unadkat to Rahul, 1 run, would have been a wide outside off had Rahul not played at it. But he does, with a reverse-sweep. Too wide, almost out of his reach and the toe-end only fetches him a single. PUN need more

49 from 14

17.4
1
Unadkat to Stoinis, 1 run, another slower delivery, and Stoinis's attempt to make room comes a cropper. Flat-bats it to mid-off, where Anureet pulls off some sharp piece of fielding to stop it
17.3
2
Unadkat to Stoinis, 2 runs, this isn't going anywhere for Punjab. Stoinis backs away, and finds long-off with this flat-batted forehand. Was a slower delivery, so credit to Stoinis for controlling it well
17.2
1
Unadkat to Rahul, 1 run, was backing away, so Unadkat nicely bowls a wide full toss. Finds Rahul reaching out and toe-ending it to short third man. Lovely piece of bowling
17.1
4
Unadkat to Rahul, FOUR, fetches it from outside off and heaves it between mid-wicket and long-on. Shuffled just a bit from leg to off, got behind the line and let his bottom hand take over
16.6
0
Jofra Archer to Stoinis, no run, another yorker length delivery, another squeeze. Gee, Rajasthan have come out in skin borrowed from HYD. 57 from last 3 overs
16.5
0
Jofra Archer to Stoinis, no run, makes a fool out of Stoinis with this slower delivery. And smiles. Slow, very slow, and Stoinis waits and waits. And ends up waiting more than he should. He's late on a slower bouncer, which was dicely a touch higher than it'd have been
16.4
1
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 1 run, yorker on the stumps this time, Rahul opens the face of the bat to point. Quick single but Stoinis makes it in
16.3
1
Jofra Archer to Stoinis, 1 run, another. Quicker single this time but it all all similar. Stoinis's making room and interrupted by a speary yorker beaming in from over the wicket
16.2
1
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 1 run, 100 comes up, finally. Early room made down leg, so Jofra Archer nails the yorker and only concedes a squeezed-out single to deep mid-wicket

CRAJ: 6.12 | REQ: 15.65

16.1
1
Jofra Archer to Stoinis, 1 run, followed down leg with a angled-in slower delivery, and Stoinis uses his hands to hack it to deep mid-wicket

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

This over has made it a bit stiffer fot PUN, meaning this over has to go for runs for Ashwin and Co.

Shivank Goel: "Sodhi showing what the teams missed by not picking him at the auction despite being the no. 1 T20 bowler at that time."

Most runs scored in overs 16-20 in run chases in Jaipur -- 63 by RAJ vs HYD in 2012.

15.6
1
Unadkat to Stoinis, 1 run, yeah he can. Slower ball on the pads and it only yields a single. Nudged to backward square leg. There's nothing more you could do with that to be honest. 61 off 4 overs

Superb over from Unadkat. Can he finish it off?

15.5
0
Unadkat to Stoinis, no run, waits for the slower delivery outside off and finds backward point with his delayed back-but
15.4
1
Unadkat to Rahul, 1 run, transfers his weight into this cut shot through backward point
15.3
1
Unadkat to Stoinis, 1 run, charges down .. and nothing. He's run down the track to a cutter, so has his bat's toe-end to offer. Single to short third man
15.2
1
Unadkat to Rahul, 1 run, cutter that's been plonked to extra cover for a single
15.1
2
Unadkat to Rahul, 2 runs, angled in from round the wicket, Rahul nudged it around. And you've to see Samson rushing it from deep square leg, throwing himself at the ball and getting rid of the ball with a head-first dive. Good to see

Jaydev Unadkat [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Okay, so looks like Unadkat will bowl this over. Stokes and Jofra have two each, which sorts it out for RAJ, but the former hasn't completed his quota often in the T20 League - so will be interesting.

That'll be the time-out! 67 needed off the last five, with a set Rahul accompanied by a potential big-hitter in MS. Who're you backing?

Slowest 50s in T20 League 2018:
48 M Pandey v PUN, Hyderabad
48 KL RAHUL *
44 KL Rahul v RAJ, Indore
43 K Williamson v KOL, Kolkata

14.6
1
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, 1 run, drifting in slow on middle and spinning just enough. Manoeuvred to long-on off the back foot
14.5
1
Ish Sodhi to Stoinis, 1 run, another leg break, against which Stoinis has rocked back-and-across and punched it to long-off
14.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, 1 run, bowled a touch slower at 82 ks, and Rahul plays him late again. This time much finer, through cover-point say
14.3
2
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, 2 runs, much turn on this leg break but Rahul's nicely stayed in the crease and played a little late. Finds the gap through backward point for a couple, making some room just at the last minute. And they come back for the second!
14.2
0
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, no run, flatter leg break, Rahul taps it back from in front of off-stump
14.1
1
Ish Sodhi to Stoinis, 1 run, shortish leg break with some turn, and Stoinis adjusts with a crouched swat to backward square leg

Ish Sodhi [3.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack

13.6
4
Anureet Singh to Rahul, FOUR, leg cutter and Rahul's smashed him off the front foot. Shortish, decking away, and hammered through mid-wicket with utter disadain. Another day at work, another fifty for Rahul
13.5
1
Anureet Singh to Stoinis, 1 run, can't bowl so slow at such a short length. Stoinis waits and ramps it to third man with an arched back. Could have done so much more with that
13.4
0
Anureet Singh to Stoinis, no run, length ball at 130ks, Stoinis bocks from the crease

Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.3
1
Anureet Singh to Axar, out Axar Run Out!! 1 run completed. Run out appeal here. Slower and wider, Axar dragged it to long-on, where the fielder ran across and fired a throw to Buttler, with the batsmen trying to go for the second. Axar wasn't sure about the second, even put his hand up but Rahul was through, and he had to oblige. That's touch and go actually, the run out. Diving Axar's bat is just about at the line when Buttler takes the bails off. Oh dear, that's a tough one for the third umpire. And it's been given out.. Small margins and it goes against the batsman this time. Axar run out (Binny/Buttler) 9(5) [4s-1]

Anureet Singh to Axar, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

13.2
4
Anureet Singh to Axar, FOUR, heaved away. That kinda slower delivery that gives away its cards early because it's been pitched on a length. Axar delays his cross-batted mow and picks a boundary through wide long-on. Uppish and safe
13.1
2
Anureet Singh to Axar, 2 runs, off-pace bouncer from over the wicket to the left-hander, who swivels on his front foot and pulls it down to fine leg

Anureet Singh, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Blow me down if it's a jinx but Rahul's presence at the crease must comfort the visitors

12.6
1
Gowtham to Axar, 1 run, slower and angled into Axar, who gets his front leg outta way and flicks it through mid-wicket. Punjab need 85 runs in 42 balls
12.5
1
Gowtham to Rahul, 1 run, flatter on off-stump, worked off the front foot to mid-wicket
12.4
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, turning into Rahul again but the length's dragged back, so the batsman can rock back and adjust
12.3
1
Gowtham to Axar, 1 run, fires it from round the corner - going wide of the crease, with a slip in place - and concedes a single to long-on
12.2
1
Gowtham to Rahul, 1 run, darted fuller, nudged round the corner
12.1
4
Gowtham to Rahul, byes, FOUR, it's a Test pitch now. Or seems like it. Spins in from outside off, sneaks through Rahul's drive away from the body and misses off-stump by a whisker - in the way also beating Buttler to his left

Krishnappa Gowtham [2.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack

Axar Patel, left handed bat, comes to the crease

11.6
0
Stokes to Manoj Tiwary, out Caught by Rahane!! Half the side back in the hut. RAJ are back in this!! A nothing shot from Manoj Tiwary, sits back and looks to loft-drive Stokes over cover, but he hadn't quite read the pace on this. It did stop a tad and he ended up spooning it towards cover where Jinks dives full length to grab it cleanly. Manoj Tiwary c Rahane b Stokes 7(8)

Stokes to Manoj Tiwary, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.5
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, short and sits up wide of Rahul's off-stump, he flashes it down to sweeper cover. Too easy
11.4
2
Stokes to Rahul, 2 runs, shuffles forward and flicks the full ball to the right of deep mid-wicket, lots of ground to cover for the fieldsman and they sneak the second sans any discomfort
11.3
1
Stokes to Manoj Tiwary, 1 run, errs in line now, gets too straight and gets picked away down to fine leg for a yawning single
11.2
0
Stokes to Manoj Tiwary, no run, angled in from back of a length, nice extra lift off the pitch too, Tiwary punches from the crease and picks out cover
11.1
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, cuts back in from a length and there's no room for Rahul to free his arms, hops back and tucks the ball into mid-wicket pocket

Ben Stokes [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

98 needed from 54. It ain't going to be easy for PUN

10.6
1
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, 1 run, keeps his head still this time around, allows the ball to do its bit and pushes it in the gap at cover
10.5
0
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, no run, stays back in the crease and looks to clip square, the ball fizzes in quickly and hits him on the thigh pad. Going down
10.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Manoj Tiwary, 1 run, advances and works the ball off his pads into the leg-side
10.3
1
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, leg byes, 1 run, dangerous shot and he gets away with it. Looks to reverse paddle Sodhi, played that a tad too early and was done by the lack of spin. The ball brushes his forearm and lobs over Rahane at slip
10.2
1
Ish Sodhi to Manoj Tiwary, 1 run, such a good player of spin is Manoj Tiwary. Lunges forward, reads the line and drives sweetly through extra cover
10.1
2
Ish Sodhi to Manoj Tiwary, 2 runs, lobs it up nicely outside off stump, Tiwary gets down on one knee and brooms it away square on the leg-side
9.6
1
Lomror to Manoj Tiwary, 1 run, goes on the back foot, waits for the ball to turn and uses his wrist to turn the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single
9.5
1
Lomror to Rahul, 1 run, pushes it to point and takes an easy single
9.4
1
Lomror to Manoj Tiwary, 1 run, flatter delivery at the stumps, Manoj Tiwary drives it to deep cover for a single

A slip in for the new batsman Tiwary.

9.3
1
Lomror to Rahul, 1 run, straight delivery and Rahul pushes it to long-on for a single
9.2
2
Lomror to Rahul, 2 runs, comes on the front foot and pushes it wide of the long-off for a brace
9.1
4
Lomror to Rahul, FOUR, touch short, Rahul picks up the length quickly, goes deep in the crease and pulls it through deep mid-wicket for a four

Manoj Tiwary, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Time Out : RAJ are totally on the top and they should win this match easily unless Rahul plays a blinder.

8.6
0
Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, out Caught by Gowtham!! Ish Sodhi was bowling beautifully and this was always on the cards. It was a flighted delivery at the stumps, Akshdeep Nath went for a wild swing against the turn, he ends up mistiming it high in the air, long-off comes under it and takes it easily. Punjab are in real trouble now. Akshdeep Nath c Gowtham b Ish Sodhi 9(13) [4s-1]

Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

8.5
0
Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, no run, slower and lots of spin for Sodhi. Akshdeep Nath was on the back foot and he manages to adjust well to guide it down to short third man
8.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, 1 run, goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single
8.3
0
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, no run, Rahul goes on the back foot and guides it straight to short third man. Rahul needs to show more intent here

Slip in for Rahul!

8.2
0
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks to cover
8.1
0
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, no run, it was a wrong 'un and Rahul was cramped for room, almost chopped it back onto the stumps. Manages to steer it to short third man in the end
7.6
1
Lomror to Rahul, 1 run, flatter delivery aiming at the stumps, Rahul goes on the back foot and drives it to long-on for a single
7.5
1
Lomror to Akshdeep Nath, 1 run, goes outside the line and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single
7.4
4
Lomror to Akshdeep Nath, FOUR, excellent shot from Akshdeep Nath. This will give him some confidence. He comes down the track and at the same time makes room for himself to loft it over deep cover for a handsome boundary
7.3
0
Lomror to Akshdeep Nath, no run, flatter delivery at the stumps, Akshdeep Nath brings his bat down straight and blocks it back
7.2
2
Lomror to Akshdeep Nath, 2 runs, goes on the back foot and nudges it wide of long-on for a brace
7.1
1
Lomror to Rahul, 1 run, fuller length at the stumps, Rahul makes room and drives it to deep cover for a single

Mahipal Lomror, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, no run, attempts a reverse sweep and misses it completely, trying his best to find runs against spin is Akshdeep Nath
6.5
1
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, 1 run, drives it to deep cover for a single
6.4
0
Ish Sodhi to Rahul, no run, absolute jaffa from Ish Sodhi. Dream ball for a leggie, it pitched on off and went past the off-stump, Rahul in such good form could do nothing with it. It was too good a delivery to find the edge
6.3
1
Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, 1 run, short delivery, Akshdeep Nath goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single
6.2
0
Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, no run, dances down the track and fails to lay bat on the wild heave-ho. Was aiming over mid-wicket, but was defeated by the skid and spin off the pitch. He clearly isn't picking Sodhi here
6.1
0
Ish Sodhi to Akshdeep Nath, no run, RAJ have gone up for a lbw review against Nath. The pertinent point is whether it has hit the bat first or pad? No bat involved. It hit the pad first, but the ball straightened enough to miss the off pole. It was a flighted delivery, Nath was prodding forward to tap, but the ball gripped off the pitch to clip him high on the front pad

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

33/3 is the lowest powerplay score by PUN this season

5.6
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, fuller length delivery and Rahul hits it straight to cover, he wanted a single but Akshdeep Nath wasn't interested at all. And when the fielder picked up the ball Rahul was almost in the mid crease, he had given up but throw was wayward and Rahul gets away with it
5.5
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, treat to watch! Good length delivery outside off, Rahul gets into good position and drives it sumptuously through cover, raced away all along the carpet
5.4
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, slower delivery at the stumps, Rahul waits for it and pushes it to cover
5.3
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, opens the face of the bat early and looks to force the drive, it smacks the outside half and rolls to mid-off
5.2
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, good length delivery at the stumps, driven to mid-off
5.1
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, Rahul latches on anything loose, he absolutely does. It was a fuller length delivery outside off, Rahul reaches for it and slams the drive over point

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

4.6
0
Unadkat to Akshdeep Nath, no run, good length delivery outside off, Akshdeep Nath stays in the crease and blocks it to point. This has been a horrific start from Punjab so far
4.5
1
Unadkat to Rahul, 1 run, soft hands from Rahul as he steers it to the off-side for a single
4.4
0
Unadkat to Rahul, no run, straight delivery at the stumps and Rahul blocks it to cover
4.3
2
Unadkat to Rahul, 2 runs, good length delivery at the stumps, Rahul clips it to deep square leg and takes a brace
4.2
1
Unadkat to Akshdeep Nath, 1 run, extra bounce for Unadkat and he finds the leading edge, Akshdeep was looking to work into the leg-side and was a tad early on the shot, the edge drops in no-man's land around the backward point region. Lucky escape for the UP lad
4.1
1
Unadkat to Rahul, 1 run, Unadkat finds the outside edge of Rahul but there was no slip to gallop it. It was angled across Rahul who played slightly inside the line of the ball before running the edge down to third man

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

3.6
0
Jofra Archer to Akshdeep Nath, no run, good length delivery outside off, Akshdeep Nath steers it straight to point
3.5
1
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 1 run, fuller length delivery, Rahul drives it to cover and takes a single

Akshdeep Nath, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.4
0
Jofra Archer to Nair, out Caught by Unadkat!! Oh dear! What are Punjab doing here, self-destruction of the highest order. It was a short ball at the body, Nair was hurried by the extra pace as he wanted to pull it, but the ball got big on him and he ends up slicing it. Unadakat from mid-wicket goes back and takes a brilliant catch, it is never easy taking such catches, but Unadkat made it look easy. Nair c Unadkat b Jofra Archer 3(5)

Jofra Archer to Nair, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.3
0
Jofra Archer to Nair, no run, Nair was a touch late on the ball and ends up inside-edging it onto his thigh pad
3.2
1
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 1 run, back of a length delivery aiming at the body, Rahul stays in the crease and tucks it to the leg-side for a single
3.1
1
Jofra Archer to Nair, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides it to the third man for a single
2.6
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, Rahul plants his front foot forward and drives it to cover, straight to the fielder, he is finding fielders at the moment
2.5
1
Gowtham to Nair, 1 run, fuller length delivery and Nair pushes it to mid-off and takes a single
2.4
1
Gowtham to Rahul, 1 run, comes on the front foot and drives it to long-on for a single
2.3
1
Gowtham to Nair, 1 run, nudges it to deep square leg and takes a single

Karun Nair, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.2
0
Gowtham to Ashwin, out Bowled!! Ashwin had taken a couple of brilliant decisions this season, but this was an absolute disaster. Dream of a delivery from Gowtham, his confidence was high after taking Gayle and he gives this ball ample air; the ball turned, gripped and went through the bat-pad gap of Ashwin. Ash was trying to mow across the line and it ended up looking silly. Ashwin b Gowtham 0(2)

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

2.1
0
Gowtham to Ashwin, no run, flatter delivery outside off, driven to cover

Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.1
1
Gowtham to Gayle, wide, out Stumped!! Astute Gowtham gets the better of Gayle. Terrific plan this and equally good execution. It was fired down the leg-side, Gayle came down the track and was strangled outside the crease; Buttler behind the stumps takes off the bails quickly. Back to back failures for the universe boss against RAJ. Gayle st Buttler b Gowtham 1(1)

Gowtham to Gayle, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

1.6
6
Jofra Archer to Rahul, SIX, this is a much better shot from Rahul. He backs away, makes room for himself and cuts it over point, connection was so good that it sails over the ropes
1.5
2
Jofra Archer to Rahul, 2 runs, this is unlike Rahul, he loses his shape on that lofted shot and ends up slicing it over cover, three fielders runs back and one of them just manages to haul the ball back in
1.4
0
Jofra Archer to Rahul, no run, wanted to steer it to the third man but ends up finding the point fielder. Three dot balls in a row, big shot coming up folks
1.3
0
Jofra Archer to Rahul, no run, another defensive shot to point, this was almost an action replay of the previous ball
1.2
0
Jofra Archer to Rahul, no run, good length delivery moving in to Rahul who stays in the crease and blocks it solidly to the off-side
1.1
1
Jofra Archer to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Gayle reluctantly taps it to the off-side for a single. This shot was almost an after thought from him

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

0.6
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, gave some flight and bowls it outside off, Rahul waited for the ball and guides it straight to short third man
0.5
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, another fuller delivery outside off and Rahul finds the cover fielder again
0.4
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Rahul drives it to cover
0.3
4
Gowtham to Rahul, FOUR, Rahul responds by coming down the track, he reaches the line of ball and lofts it over cover for a four
0.2
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, Rahul shuffles to the off-side and wanted to sweep, but misses and gets hit on the pads and a huge appeal from Gowtham. Umpire says no and they were thinking of taking a review but decide against it in the end. Rahul might have been outside the line. Replays in: Impact outside off stump
0.1
0
Gowtham to Rahul, no run, flatter delivery on off, Rahul blocks to the off-side

Rahul and Gayle are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Gowtham will open the attack