Indian Premier League, 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals - Qualifier 2

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 13 October 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders 136/7

RR: 6.86 | Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

commentary

Right then! After two legs of the competitions and plenty of entertainment, we are set for the final act of the Indian T20 League 2021. Two captains who are known to keep their cool under pressure will lead their teams on the field for the finale on 15th October 2021. Chennai and Kolkata will battle out for 40 overs to lift the dazzling trophy but only one team will get their hands on it. The final will begin at 6 pm Local (2 pm GMT). Make sure you join us for the grand finale of what has been an exciting competition! See you there. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Venkatesh Iyer is the Player of the Match. He says that he is doing what he has been asked to do and is very happy to get this win. Adds that he is just enjoying his time here and he is doing nothing different from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and first-class cricket. Tells that he wanted to bat well with Shubman Gill and credits him by saying that he is an exquisite stroke-maker. Signs off by saying that he is fully focused on the next game now and he is not thinking about the T20 World Cup just yet.

Eoin Morgan, the skipper of Kolkata is down for a chat. He says they will dissect what happened in the death overs. Adds that the openers gave them a brilliant start and they are over the line and that is what matters. Says that Delhi are a very good side and fought hard. Credits Rahul Tripathi for stepping up to the task and getting them over the line. Informs that it is pleasing to see guys like Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi batting the way they have. Says that they always had the belief even when they were struggling back in India. Informs that Iyer was brought in the XI by the coach and is glad that it turned out well. Morgan adds that Chennai are one of the best teams in the league but anything can happen in the final.

Stay tuned for the presentation to hear from the Player of the Match and the winning skipper, Eoin Morgan.

Rahul Tripathi is down for a chat, he says that it feels great to finish the game. Adds that he never thought it would go so deep but he is glad to finish the game. Says that he wanted to face the last two balls to hit a six but he was also open to taking a couple of runs. Further adds that it has been a great journey for them in the UAE leg and the positive approach has helped them a lot.

Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi, says that there are no words to express how he is feelingnow. Adds that they tried to keep things tight but unfortunately they were not able to get over the line. Credits Kolkata's bowlers by saying that they bowled really well in the middle overs. Tells that they will look to come back strong in the next season. Signs off by saying that they learn from each other, back each other and would be looking to comeback harder in the next season.

Delhi did not have the biggest of totals but a couple of early wickets would have put them in a good position but that did not happen as Kolkata had a great start. The first wicket came in 13th over when Kagiso Rabada sent back Venkatesh Iyer. Avesh Khan and Anrich Nortje took a wicket each after that but even then the game looked like it was over. But things changed in the last 3 overs. Kagiso Rabada bowled a brilliant 18th over when he gave only 1 run and took a big wicket. Then, Anrich Nortje gave only 3 runs in the 19th over and took a wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin bowled the final over. He took 2 wickets and left Kolkata needing 6 runs in the last 2 balls. But it was a heartbreak for Delhi when Rahul Tripathi hit that six. Delhi would be disappointed though. They finished at the top of the table but lost two games in the playoffs under pressure. 

It wasn't a big target for Kolkata but the pressure of the moment could have gotten to them but they didn't allow it at the start. The pair of Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gil simply deflated the bowling lineup of Delhi. Iyer was the aggressor and made sure that the required rate did not get out of control while Gill made sure that he rotated the strike well. Iyer got to his fifty but fell soon after. But by then, it looked like the game was done and Kolkata looked set to get over the line. But the wicket of Gill when he was on 46 was a big moment. The batters coming in after that struggled to get off the mark on this sluggish surface and they almost threw it away. From 123 for 1 they found themselves at 129 for 5 needing 7 runs in the last over. They even lost two wickets in the last over and things looked bleak for them but Rahul Tripathi sent the fifth ball sailing over the fence to get them over the line.

We have our finalists! Kolkata will take on Chennai and one of these teams will lift the trophy in Dubai! What a turnaround this has been by Kolkata. They were cruising at one stage, then they collapsed towards the death overs and looked out of it but they have managed to get over the line. This game had us on the edge of our seats in the last few overs. Delhi gave it their all in the last few overs and would have felt that they would win it but Kolkata got over the line. Phew, what a game that was!

19.5
6
Ravichandran Ashwin to Rahul Tripathi, SIX! BANG! Rahul Tripathi HAS DONE IT FOR KOLKATA! He has taken his side into the final! This is a half-tracker, outside off. Rahul Tripathi stays low and powers it over long off for a biggie to seal the match! Kolkata win the match by 3 wickets!

Lockie Ferguson walks out to bat.

19.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Sunil Narine, OUT! TAKEN! A golden duck for Sunil Narine and the Kolkata camp will be very, very nervous! Tossed up, on off. He comes down the track and hits it high in the air. The ball goes to long off and Axar Patel takes it. Wow, how did we get there? This is simply unbelievable. Ravichandran Ashwin is on a hat-trick now.

Sunil Narine is the new man in.

19.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! LBW! DEAR, OH DEAR! What have Kolkata done here? They had the game in their bag but have managed to get Delhi back in the game! It is Delhi's game to lose now! Flatter ball, on middle. Shakib Al Hasan shuffles across to paddle but gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW and the finger goes up! 6 needed from 3 now.
19.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, DOT BALL! 6 from 4 now! Darted on the pads. Shakib Al Hasan backs away looking to sweep but gets hit on the pads.
19.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Rahul Tripathi, Just a single! Shorter ball, outside off. Rahul Tripathi hits it to long on for one. 6 from 5 now.

Shakib Al Hasan walks out to bat. Also, Ravichandran Ashwin comes back to bowl the last over.

18.6
0
Anrich Nortje to Eoin Morgan, OUT! BOWLED! DELHI ARE NOT OUT YET! How many twists are there in this game? Length ball, outside off. Morgan looks to heave it across the line but gets the inside edge. The ball crashes back on the stumps and Morgan goes back for a duck! 7 needed in the last over!
18.5
0
Anrich Nortje to Eoin Morgan, DOT BALL AGAIN! This is gold dust being provided by Anrich Nortje! Full ball, wide outside off. Morgan goes for it but misses. There is an appeal for caught behind as there is a sound while the ball crosses the bat. But the umpire is unmoved.
18.4
0
Anrich Nortje to Eoin Morgan, ANOTHER DOT! On a length, outside off. Morgan comes down the track but hits it straight towards short cover. 7 from 8 now.
18.3
1
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tripathi, Just a single now. Short of a length, outside off. Rahul Tripathi hits it to long on for one.
18.2
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tripathi, DOT BALL! Full ball, on leg. Rahul Tripathi goes for the slog but gets hit on the pads. The ball goes to point and Tripathi looks to sneak a single but is sent back.
18.1
2
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tripathi, Misfield! Length ball, on off. Rahul Tripathi punches it to covers. But a midfield by Shreyas Iyer allows the ball through and they get a couple. 8 from 11 now.

Eoin Morgan walks out to bat. Anrich Nortje will bowl this over. 10 needed from 2 overs.

17.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! BOWLED! Well, well! Is there another twist in this game? Good-length ball, outside off. Dinesh Karthik looks to heave it away but it goes off the thick inside edge and the ball crashes onto his stumps. What an over from Kagiso Rabada! Just 1 run and a wicket off this over!
17.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Short and wide. Rahul Tripathi cuts it to deep point for a single.
17.4
0
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Make it four in a row! Good-length ball, around off. Rahul Tripathi skips down and punches hard but finds the cover fielder.
17.3
0
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Three dots in a row! Another slower ball, outside off, staying a bit low. Rahul Tripathi looks to cut but he fails to get any bat on it.
17.2
0
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Another dot ball! Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Rahul Tripathi looks to play it across the line but he misses.
17.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tripathi, Good-length ball, on middle. Rahul Tripathi blocks it out.
16.6
0
Avesh Khan to Dinesh Karthik, Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Dinesh Karthik hangs back to cut but he misses. 11 runs needed from 18 balls now!
16.5
0
Avesh Khan to Dinesh Karthik, Full ball, on middle and leg. Dinesh Karthik drives it to mid on.

Dinesh Karthik walks out to bat.

16.4
0
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shubman Gill departs now and Avesh Khan gets his man! A full ball, outside off. Gill reaches out and looks to drive but he only manages a thick outside edge. Rishabh Pant, behind the sticks, moves to his right and takes a good catch.
16.3
1
Avesh Khan to Rahul Tripathi, Short of a length, outside off. Rahul Tripathi shimmies down and works it to wide of mid off for a run.
16.2
1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, on middle. Gill skips down and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
16.1
0
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Back of a length, outside off. Shubman Gill looks to cut but he misses.

Strategic Time-Out! So, here is the situation. Barring a horrible collapse from here, Morgan will stand with Dhoni for the coin toss in Dubai on 15th October. Kolkata are well and truly on top and only the finish strokes are left to be applied. Rahul Tripathi walks out to bat.

15.6
0
Anrich Nortje to Nitish Rana, OUT! TAKEN! Nitish Rana holes out and Kolkata lose their second wicket! Nortje bangs it into the deck, around middle. Rana looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him and it goes off the splice of the bat towards Shimron Hetmyer at deep square leg who gulps it down. Too little, too late for Delhi but they will take this! 13 runs needed from 24 balls.
15.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, around middle and leg. Gill works it down the ground for one.
15.4
6
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, SIX! WOW! This is a serious shot from Gill! Back of a length, around off. Gill stands tall and flat-bats it over long on for a maximum!
15.3
1
Anrich Nortje to Nitish Rana, A full toss, on the pads. Rana drills it to long on for a run.
15.2
1
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, on middle. Shubman Gill works it to long on for a single.
15.1
1
Anrich Nortje to Nitish Rana, Back of a length, outside off. Nitish Rana cuts it to point and takes a quick run. Steven Smith has a shy at the bowler's end but he misses. Had that been a direct hit, Rana was a goner!

Anrich Nortje (2-0-18-0) is back on.

14.6
2
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short of a length, outside off. Slapped to covers. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and the batters take an overthrow.
14.5
0
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short ball, outside off. Gill goes for the pull but gets the bottom edge back on the ground.
14.4
1
Avesh Khan to Nitish Rana, Full ball, outside off. Rana pushes it past point for one.
14.3
0
Avesh Khan to Nitish Rana, On a length, outside off. Rana misses the drive. Wide called.
14.2
1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Pushed to third man for one.
14.1
1
Avesh Khan to Nitish Rana, DROPPED!  A sitter has gone down! Short ball, outside off. Rana goes for the slog but gets the outside edge. The ball goes to third man but Ravichandran Ashwin makes a mess of it. The batters cross for a run.

Change. Avesh Khan (2-0-15-0) is back on.

13.6
0
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, on off. Gill misses the sweep.
13.5
1
Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, Shorter ball, outside off. Rana cuts it wide of sweeper cover for one.
13.4
6
Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, SIX! Hammered! Full ball, outside off. Rana gets under it and smacks it straight down the ground for a maximum. 29 needed from 38 balls now.
13.3
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Just a single as this is pushed to long off.
13.2
1
Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, Shorter ball, outside off. Punched to deep cover for one.
13.1
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, on off. Gill comes down the track and hits it to long on for one.
12.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, On a length, on leg. Rana blocks it out with ease.
12.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Shorter ball, outside off. Gill pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
12.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, On a length, outside off. Pushed past covers for one.
12.3
0
Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, Length ball, on off. Blocked out.

Nitish Rana walks out to bat.

12.2
0
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT! TAKEN! A brilliant, brilliant knock by Iyer ends. From here, Kolkata would have to bat terribly to lose the game. Length ball, on off. He pulls it straight to the man at deep square leg. The substitute fielder, Steven Smith, takes it with ease. Is there a twist in the tale here?
12.1
4
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Edgy boundary! Full ball, wide outside off. Iyer looks to go over covers but gets the outside edge. The ball runs to the third man fence.

Kagiso Rabada comes back to bowl.

11.6
0
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Darted on off. Gill comes down the track to hit it but gets hit on the pads. There is a big appeal for LBW but turned down.
11.5
1
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Full toss, on off. Iyer gets low and hits it to deep mid-wicket for one.
11.4
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, outside off. Gill gets low and sweeps it away for one.
11.3
0
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
11.2
1
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, FIFTY FOR IYER! This has been a brilliant knock by him and he has made sure that his team is in a very comfortable position. Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to short third man for one.
11.1
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, on off. Gill hits it to long on for one.
10.6
0
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Full toss, outside off. Iyer hits it to covers.
10.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, on off. Gill hits it to long on for one.
10.4
1
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, on leg. Pushed to long on for one.
10.4
0
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, FIVE WIDES! Nortje sprays this one way down leg. Rishabh Pant dives to his right but he has no chance! The ball races away to the fence.
10.3
4
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Over the fielder! Length ball, outside off. Iyer goes over covers. The bottom hand comes off the bat but the ball reaches the fence.
10.2
0
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, On a length, outside off. Pushed to covers.
10.1
1
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, on off. Pushed to long off for one.
9.6
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, On a length, around middle and leg. Gill turns it to deep mid-wicket and collects a single. 60 runs needed off 60 balls!
9.5
0
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Floated, around off. Shubman Gill drives hard but finds the cover fielder.
9.4
1
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Quicker ball, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer stays back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
9.3
0
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Overpitched ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer digs it out.
9.2
0
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, around off. Venkatesh Iyer cuts it to point.
9.2
0
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Wide! Too wide. outside off. Venkatesh Iyer misses his cut. Wide called by the umpire.
9.1
6
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! BANG! What a clean strike! Flatter ball, on the pads. Iyer stands tall and heaves it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie!

Axar Patel is back on. He went for 9 in his first over.

8.6
2
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, A half-tracker, on middle and leg. Shubman Gill whacks it to deep mid-wicket. Steven Smith there, fumbles and concedes an extra run.
8.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, outside off. Shubman Gill cuts hard but finds the backward point fielder.
8.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer shimmies down and works it to long off for one.

Change of blades for Venkatesh Iyer.

8.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Ashwin fires in a quicker ball, on middle. Venkatesh Iyer hangs back and punches it off the back foot to the left of the bowler.
8.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, on middle. Gill skips down to slog but it goes off the thick inside edge to square leg for a run.
8.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Wide! Ashwin spills this one down leg. Shubman Gill lets it be. Wided!
8.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, on off. Venkatesh Iyer heaves it towards Shikhar Dhawan at long on who moves quickly to his right to keep it down to just one.
7.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, on middle. Shubman Gill tucks it to mid-wicket. 5 runs from the over!
7.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer looks to cut but it goes off the thick outside edge towards third man. The batters cross for a single.
7.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, jagging back in from middle and leg. Shubman Gill flicks it behind square on the leg side for a run.
7.3
0
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Slower ball, outside off. Gill looks to cut but it goes off the under edge to Rishabh Pant behind the sticks, on the bounce.
7.2
2
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill prods and drives it past covers for a couple of runs.
7.1
1
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer lofts it over the bowler's head for a single.
6.6
2
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Excellent running! Floated, around middle. Gill waits for the ball to arrive and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket. Anrich Nortje comes running in from deep mid-wicket and the batters run hard to complete the second run.
6.5
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, around middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer steps out and drills it to long on to rotate the strike.
6.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, On a length, darted on the pads. Gill stays back and works it to deep square leg for a run.
6.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Loopy ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Tossed up, on off. Iyer punches it to cover.
6.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, around off. Venkatesh Iyer pushes it to point, off the outer half of the bat.

Strategic Time-Out! This has been a great start for Kolkata. Iyer and Gill have been on a roll so far and the Powerplay surely belongs to Kolkata. But as the ball gets older, scoring runs freely will become tougher and that is what Delhi would hope. Pant's brigade needs a couple of quick wickets to get back in the game and they need them quickly. Ravichandran Ashwin comes back on.

5.6
0
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good change of pace, from Khan! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Shubman Gill looks to cut but he misses. Kolkata are 51/0 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
1
Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer guides it to third man for one.
5.4
2
Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, on middle and leg. Venkatesh Iyer flicks it to wide of deep square leg for a couple. Kolkata bring up their 50!
5.3
1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball, around off. Shubman Gill taps it to cover and takes an easy run.
5.2
1
Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer cuts it to deep point and collects a single.
5.1
4
Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Nicely done! Length ball, on the pads. Venkatesh Iyer flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Shot of the match so far. He timed that very sweetly.
4.6
2
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill flicks it to deep square leg for a couple.
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Short ball, way outside off. Gill goes for the cut but misses. Wide called.
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, on the pads. Flicked to deep square leg for one.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, DROPPED! How costly will this prove to be? Length ball, on off. Iyer looks to punch it down the ground but hits it back to the bowler. Rabada gets a touch low and gets his hands to it but drops.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, down the leg side. Iyer misses the flick. Wide called.
4.3
6
Kagiso Rabada to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! That is clobbered! Rabada digs this a touch shorter, on middle. Iyer comes down the track and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence.
4.2
1
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, On the pads and Gill flicks it to short fine leg. There is a direct hit at the keeper's end but Iyer has made it back in the crease.
4.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Length ball, on the pads. Worked to mid-wicket.

Kagiso Rabada comes to bowl.

3.6
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Just a single as Gill comes down the track and pushes it to long off.
3.5
1
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Full ball, on leg. Pushed down to long on for one.
3.4
0
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, on off. Iyer gets the inside edge back on the pads and back to the bowler.
3.3
6
Axar Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! In the arc and out of the park! Tossed up, on off. Iyer comes down the track and whips it way over the mid-wicket fence.
3.2
1
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, on leg. Gill works it past square leg for one.
3.1
0
Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Darted on the pads. Worked towards square leg.

Axar Patel comes into the attack now.

2.6
1
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill hits it to deep backward point for one.
2.5
0
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short of a length, outside off. Gill misses the cut now.
2.4
1
Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, outside off. Iyer hits it to mid off for a quick single.
2.3
3
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Shorter ball, on off. Gill hits it past the diving mid-wicket fielder. Shimron Hetmyer gets across from deep square leg but a fumble allows the batters to take the third.
2.2
0
Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Short of a length, outside off. Gill looks to cut but the ball stays low and goes under the bat.
2.1
1
Avesh Khan to Venkatesh Iyer, Shorter ball, outside off. Iyer runs it to third man for one.

Avesh Khan comes into the attack.

1.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, on leg. Iyer hits it to mid on and takes off for a quick single.
1.5
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to long on for one.
1.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Darted on the pads. Iyer comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
1.3
4
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Quality stroke! Tossed up, on middle. Iyer gets low and sweeps it to the square leg fence. There was a fielder there but he was moved towards deep mid-wicket just before this ball and Iyer takes full advantage of that.
1.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, on leg. Worked to deep mid-wicket for one.
1.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter ball, outside off. Iyer hits it to the right of long off. It could have been a couple but they settle for one.

Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end.

0.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Shorter ball, on middle. Iyer miscues the pull past mid-wicket for one. 6 from the first over.
0.5
0
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, On a length, outside off. Pushed to covers.
0.4
0
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, around leg. Iyer looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. It was pitching outside leg.
0.3
0
Anrich Nortje to Venkatesh Iyer, Length ball, on the pads. Blocked out.
0.2
1
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill runs it to third man for one.
0.1
4
Anrich Nortje to Shubman Gill, FOUR! What a shot to get started! Full ball, outside off. Gill hits it through covers for a boundary.