Indian Premier League, 2021

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 26

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Date & Time: 30 April 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore 145/8

RR: 7.25 | Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs

commentary

So that’s it from this game! Bangalore lose and Punjab put up a strong display to move up to fifth place. The action continues on Saturday, 1st May 2021 as Chennai will be facing off against Mumbai in Delhi. A mouth-watering clash. Do join us at 1930 IST (1400 GMT). Until then, cheers and take care!

HARPREET BRAR IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! He says that his family members will be happy with his performance and it is their blessings, which is why he is here. Adds that the bowler has the chance to get the comeback and he just thought about the same. Says that his first wicket in the League was of Kohli, which was brilliant. Says that he had it on his mind to just hit the balls, when he was batting. 

KL Rahul, the Punjab skipper, says that he is happy with how Brar bowled and also with how he batted. Adds that he has been trying to speak to the boys and just pass on his learnings to the young guys and it is important for him to support his boys, as a skipper. On batting against Bangalore, Rahul says that there is nothing in particular and they have played them in must-win games the last 4 times and he wants to perform in these clutch games. Feels that having Gayle out there with him is wonderful and he just keeps getting better and better and he looks hungry out there, whenever he plays for Punjab. 

Virat Kohli, the Bangalore skipper says that Punjab got off to a decent start but they pulled things nicely but gave away a lot of runs in the end. States they got away from their plans and concentrated more on what the batters are doing which cost them. Adds Punjab bowled really well and did not give a lot away but as batters, they could have tried something different. Admits it was difficult to hit through the line. Mentions the composition of his team is such that Patidar can control the innings at number 3 and Maxi at 4 and ABD at 5 has worked for them and it gives them more balance. States they gave away 25 runs too many in the end with just one batter out there and even with the bat they batted a little too slow and it could have been a lot worse had Jamieson and Patel not struck some meaty blows.

Earlier in the day, after being inserted, Punjab were off to a flier courtesy of Gayle and Rahul. There was a collapse in between but the partnership between Brar and Rahul took them to 179 which was enough in the end.

Chris Jordan is in for a chat! He says it is a great win, they know every game is important and they wanted to win today. States it is nice to push the 140 KPH but he did not concentrate a lot on that and just wants to do well for his side. Adds when they got to 179 they were very happy as at one stage they would have taken 150 to 160 but they still needed to bowl well and they did and they were a little bit untidy towards the end and they need to work on it. Adds runs on the board give the bowlers a boost. If the batters get it wrong, the bowlers try to bail them out and the batting tries to do the same if the bowling does not work and that’s how a team is built.

The Punjab bowling was excellent right from the word go. They kept it tight in the Powerplay and then later on the spinners did their job. Brar was without any doubt the pick as he finished with a three-fer but have to say, it was a combined effort from the bowlers.

They needed just under 120 in the last 10 and just as it was time for Kohli and Rajat to up the ante, the skipper fell, and then the procession began. They were 5 down in no time and it was an uphill task from there and they have fallen well short of the target in the end.

A thumping win for Punjab! 180 was always going to be tough on this wicket and Bangalore did not start all that well as they lost Padikkal early. Kohli and Patidar then built a partnership but it was very slow going.

19.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Mohammed Siraj, Swing and a miss! A length ball, outside off, Mohammed Siraj swings his blade at this but he does not connect! PUNJAB WIN BY 34 RUNS!
19.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, Length on middle, worked through mid on for a single.
19.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, OUT! TAKEN! Sensational catch by Ravi Bishnoi! He takes a beauty and this wonderful cameo by Harshal Patel comes to a close. A full toss on middle, Harshal Patel makes room and looks to clear the fence down the ground, but he fails to hit it cleanly enough. It is falling ahead of the fielder there, but Ravi Bishnoi runs in from long off and takes a top, top catch.
19.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Patel is having some fun! A length ball around off, Harshal Patel makes room and looks to slam this one away. The ball takes the outer half of the blade and goes over short third man. Boundary.

The physio is out in the middle, having a look at Riley Meredith, as he is down in pain! It seems that Riley Meredith is off the pitch and Mohammed Shami will complete the over. 

19.2
1
Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson, Ouch! That would have really hurt! That came back so quickly and hit Riley Meredith on his knee. A length ball, on off, Kyle Jamieson slaps this one back to the bowler, where it hits him on his knee. A single.
19.1
6
Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson, SIX! SMACKED! Meredith does not start off the final over in the manner he wanted to. A back of a length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson swivels and smokes this one all the way over the deep mid-wicket fence.
18.6
6
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, SIX! SLAM! These are important runs, in terms of the NRR for Bangalore. A length ball again, in the arc around off, Harshal Patel clears his front foot and whacks this one over the bowler's head for a biggie.
18.5
1
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, Around off, nudged to mid-wicket for a quick single. The man there has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses.
18.4
0
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A length ball outside off, Kyle Jamieson swings his blade at this but he fails to connect bat with ball here.
18.3
1
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, Length on middle, worked through mid on for a single.
18.2
4
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Patel! A good length ball, width offered outside off, Harshal Patel flays this one through extra cover. No fielder had a chance there.
18.1
4
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Vital runs for Bangalore! A length ball, around off, Harshal Patel makes some room and slices this one over backward point. Boundary.
17.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, Slower back of a length ball outside off, KJ slaps this one through cover-point for a single.
17.5
2
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, A full toss on middle, HP lofts this one over extra cover. Ravi Bishnoi runs to his left and dives to pull the ball back. A couple.
17.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, NOT OUT! A length ball on middle and off, Jamieson shuffles and looks to play the paddle but misses and the ball takes the pad and goes to the off side and the batters take one. Shami appeals but the umpire says no. They go for the review and Ball Tracker shows that the wickets are missing. Only a leg bye then.

Review! This is for LBW. Let's see what the replays say. 

17.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, FOUR! SHOT! That was powerful from Kyle! This is in the slot for him and he spanks this one back to where it came from. Past the bowler and umpire and into the ropes downtown.
17.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, Around off, pushed through point for one.
17.1
6
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, SIX! Patel had enough on this for it to reach the ropes. A length delivery around off, slightly slower, Harshal Patel lofts this one over the long off region for a biggie.
16.6
0
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A yorker-length ball outside off, Kyle Jamieson swings his blade at this but only connects with the thin air around him.
16.5
2
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson slogs this one through square leg, for a couple.
16.4
1
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, Fuller on middle, this is drilled to the mid off fielder for a single.
16.3
1
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A full toss on leg, Jamieson milks this to long on for a single.
16.2
1
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, A back of a length ball on middle, Patel goes back and pushes this to covers for one.
16.1
0
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, Leg bye. Yorker on leg, Kyle Jamieson looks to work it away but misses and the ball takes the pads and goes to the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
15.6
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Harshal Patel, NO HAT-TRICK! Floated on off, Patel comes ahead and inside edges the ball, back onto his pads.

Who comes out now? It is Harshal Patel! 

15.5
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! He will get another one and he is on a hat-trick here. Sams has no effect here. This is shortish and around off, might have been the googly. Daniel Sams makes some room and looks to slap it away. Misses and you know what happens after that. No fight from the lower order of Bangalore!

Strategic Time-Out! Punjab are all over Bangalore! Don’t think a comeback is on the cards. If we do witness one, it would be one of the biggest miracle. Now, Bangalore should try and come as close as possible to the target and Punjab would hope to get a really big win here. Kyle Jamieson is the new batter in. 

15.4
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! Bishnoi gets the wicket but it is Brar who takes the catch. What a match he is having! This is floated and it is around off, Shahbaz Ahmed gets low and looks to slog sweep this one, and hits it towards deep mid-wicket. Has not hit it with the most perfect timing and hence, it does not have the distance required. Harpreet Brar runs to his right and takes a good catch. The curtains are shutting on Bangalore's run chase!
15.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, On off, bunted through mid off for one.
15.2
2
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, Misfield and a couple! Flatter and around off, Daniel Sams goes back and slaps this one through covers. The man there misfields and the batters take a couple of runs.
15.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed, Flighted on off, eased through mid on for a single.
14.6
0
Chris Jordan to Daniel Sams, Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers. End of a successful over by Jordan.
14.5
1
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
14.4
0
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, OUT! PARIDAR HOLES OUT! His struggle comes to an end. Fuller and on middle, Rajat swings. His one hand comes off the handle and hence, he only hits it high up in the air towards long on. Pooran runs in and takes it. Throws it up in the air in delight.

Out comes Daniel Sams! 

14.4
0
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, WIDE! Down the leg side, Patidar swings but misses. Wided.
14.3
0
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, Leg bye! Angled into the pads, Ahmed looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side for one.
14.2
4
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, FOUR! A brave effort from Bishnoi! This is bowled outside off, Ahmed swings, it goes off the outside edge towards third man. Ravi runs in and dives forward but the ball lands short. He does get a hand to it but can't stop it. A boundary.
14.1
1
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, Full and on middle, this is whipped through mid-wicket for one.

Change. Chris Jordan comes back on now. 1-0-3-0 so far. 

13.6
1
Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, Just short! On off, fuller. This is hit hard down towards long off. Pooran has a second to decide whether to go for the catch or no. He bails out and stops it from going to the fence. A single.
13.5
6
Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, SIX! Gets hold of another one and this time it goes all the way! Flatter and on middle, this is flat-batted over the long on fence for a biggie.
13.4
4
Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, FOUR! In the gap! On middle, this is heaved wide of long on for a boundary. Finally, Patidar gets hold of one.
13.3
1
Deepak Hooda to Shahbaz Ahmed, Almost another one. Outside off, Ahmed looks to play the slog sweep. It goes off the inside edge just past the off pole and towards short fine leg for one.
13.2
0
Deepak Hooda to Shahbaz Ahmed, Slower through the air and outside off, it is guided to point.
13.1
1
Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar, On off, this is slapped down to long off for one.
12.6
0
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, On the pads, it is worked on the leg side for another single.
12.5
1
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, On middle, Patidar heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for one more. He still can't get hold of one.
12.4
1
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, Outside off, Ahmed pushes it through covers for one.
12.3
0
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, Floats it up on middle, it is blocked.
12.2
0
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed, On middle, defended.
12.1
0
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, OUT! TAKEN! Brar has the big wicket of AB de Villiers now and that is probably the game for Punjab. What a night for this youngster. He'll be over the moon right now. This is flatter and on off, ABD goes back and looks to go over covers but hits it straight to the man there. KL Rahul is not going to drop that. Brar has snared the wicket of the big 3 - Kohli, Maxwell, and de Villiers. Has turned the game on its head.

Who will come out now? It is Shahbaz Ahmed! 

11.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Flatter and on off, de Villiers works this through cover-point and retains the strike for the next over with a single.
11.6
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, This is way too full and down leg, Prabhsimran Singh fails to collect. It is a wide and the batters take the run too.
11.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Tossed up on leg, AB goes back and whacks this one to deep square leg. Only one. Pressure is building, with each and every ball.
11.4
0
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Outside off, punched to point.
11.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Rajat Patidar uses his feet again. Comes down the track but loses the shape of his bat. The ball takes the inner half through square leg for one.
11.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers, Tossed up on off, AB bunts this one to mid off for a single.
11.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, On off, slogged to the long on region for a single.
10.6
0
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, IT INDEED IS! Brilliant from Brar. A beauty to end. Slows it up and lands it outside off. De Villiers looks to push at it but is beaten by the away turn and bounce.
10.5
0
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, Another dot! Floats it up on off, de Villiers pushes it back to the bowler. Can this be a double wicket maiden?
10.4
0
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, Shorter and angling in. ABD pushes it to covers.
10.3
0
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers, NO HAT-TRICK! Tossed up on off, it is pushed to covers.
10.2
0
Harpreet Brar to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! THAT INDEED HAS CLIPPED THE OFF POLE! A golden duck for Maxwell. That is a ripper from Brar. This lands around middle and holds its line. Maxwell looks to push at it but is done in by the turn. It goes past the outside edge and it seems to have clipped the off pole. Punjab are celebrating. Maxwell waits. They go upstairs to check if it has hit the stumps. Replays show that it has. Punjab all over Bangalore right now.

Two quick blows for Bangalore! Annnnnd, yet again, it all falls on the shoulder of AB de Villiers, who will come out now, to face the hat-trick ball. 

Is that bowled? Or stumped? The on-field umpires consult the third umpire here. Replays show that the ball has hit the stumps on the way to the keeper. Maxwell heads back for a golden duck. 

10.1
0
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, OUT! Timber! Kohli is a goner and Brar, who did exceptionally well with the bat earlier on has got the big fish. His first Indian T20 League wicket and it is one he will never forget. The pressure was building and something had to give. Kohli has stepped out on the first two balls of Brar's last over as well. This time Brar was ready. He shortens the length and bowls it on the leg stump. It stays low. Kohli looks to flick but it goes under his bat and hits the leg pole.

Glenn Maxwell is the new batter in! 

9.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Loopy and on off, Virat plants his front foot forward and strokes this to covers. One. Just 3 from the over. 118 more needed from the last 10 overs.
9.5
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Full and tossed up on leg, VK comes down the track but misses and gets hit on the pads. Dot!
9.4
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Flighted on off, Patidar slams this one to long on for a single.
9.3
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Flatter and around middle and leg, Rajat Patidar looks to slog this one over the leg side, but misses. It zips past the leg stump and Prabhsimran Singh does well to take the ball.
9.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, On off, worked to the leg side for one.
9.1
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, NOT OUT! That hit the turf! This is tossed up around off, Kohli skips down the track and looks to whack this one away but the ball takes the inside edge, hits the turf, then Kohli's boot and the keeper takes it. The third umpire is called for and replays show that it hit the deck and then was taken by the keeper.

Is that a clean catch? Or a bump ball? Let's see what the replays have to say. 

Strategic Time-Out! It has been slow going so far from Bangalore. They though have lost just one wicket. Kohli is still out there and they have a lot of firepower to come. They need Patidar to step up now. Punjab on the other hand, will be happy but they know they need wickets. If they do not get it, Bangalore will chase this down. An interesting passage awaits.

8.6
2
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, This is flatter and around off, Patidar slogs this one to the right of the long on fielder, for a couple. 9 off the over.
8.5
0
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, Quicker and bowled on the pads, Rajat Patidar looks to whack this one through the leg side but he misses and gets hit on the pads. Patidar needs to go here.
8.4
1
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On off, pushed through covers for a single.
8.3
0
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, This is bowled on the pads, Kohli gets low and looks to sweep this one but the ball takes the pad and lobs behind the keeper. A couple.
8.2
0
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On middle, defended.
8.1
4
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Kohli starts off the over of Brar with a boundary again! This is tossed up, around off, Virat Kohli again skips down the track and whacks this one over extra cover. Boundary.
7.6
1
Chris Jordan to Virat Kohli, Around off, on a length, VK dabs this one through backward point for one to end the over. 50 up for Bangalore! They still need 130 more in 72 balls.
7.5
0
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, This is bowled on the pads, Rajat flicks this to fine leg for a single.
7.4
0
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, Good bowling by CJ! Again, outside off, on a length, Rajat Patidar looks to slap this one through the off side but he fails to connect bat with ball.
7.3
1
Chris Jordan to Virat Kohli, Overthrows and a single! Kohli skips down the track and pushes this to point. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses and the batters scamper through for one.
7.2
1
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, A back of a length ball around off, RP slams this one to point for one.
7.1
0
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, A length ball, outside off, Rajat Patidar does not move his feet and looks to push this one through the off side, but he misses.

Change. Chris Jordan is introduced into the attack. 

6.6
0
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, Some confusion but no harm in the end! This is tossed up, on off and middle, VK comes down the track and looks to flick this one away but the ball takes the leading edge and goes to the fielder at covers. The man there throws it at the striker's end as Kohli was out of his crease, but Virat comes back in safely.
6.5
1
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar, This is shortish and on middle, Rajat Patidar goes back and punches this one through mid-wicket. One run.
6.4
1
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
6.3
2
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, This is tossed up on middle, Kohli nudges this to mid-wicket and takes one. There is a throw at the striker's end and Shahrukh Khan fumbles, allowing the batters to come back for the second.
6.2
0
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, On middle, blocked out.
6.1
6
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli, SIX! BANG! Kohli wants to attack the new, young bowler and he does so well here. This is tossed up, on middle, Virat Kohli puts on his skates and bangs this one down the ground for a biggie.
5.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Just the five from the over it is a quiet Powerplay for Bangalore. They are 36 for 1. On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
5.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Better! Quicker and on middle, Patidar plays it through the leg side for one more.
5.4
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, Bowled way too much on the pads, does so again. Kohli nudges it around the corner for one.
5.3
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli, A little too straight yet again. Kohli misses the ball and it hits the pad.
5.2
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, Leg bye! Angled into the pads, Rajat misses the flick. It hits the pad and goes on the leg side for one.
5.1
0
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar, The googly on the pads, it is worked to square leg.
4.6
1
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, Punjab really keeping it tight till now! A single to end the over. On middle, it is tucked around the corner for one.
4.5
4
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, FOUR! That is exquisite! Welcome boundary! This is on middle, Rajat lets it come to him and then works it through mid-wicket. No chance for the fielder at mid on.
4.4
1
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Another single! On the pads, this is flicked beautifully but towards deep square leg for one.
4.3
1
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, Just the one again! On middle, it is worked to mid on for a single.
4.2
0
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, On middle, Rajat whips it but finds the man at square leg. Pressure building. Something needs to give here.
4.1
0
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, Confusion yet again but safe! Shorter and on off, this is timed nicely to cover-point. The fielder there fumbles. They think of a run but then don't take it.
3.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar, Another tidy over from Shami! On middle, this is worked towards mid on for one.
3.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, On the bounce to the fielder! Short and on middle, it is pulled nicely but towards deep square leg for one.
3.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, It just seems like it is not coming on. On middle, Kohli is once again. Early in the flick. He misses to get hit high on the pads.
3.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar, Just a leg bye! Angled into the pads, Patidar misses the flick. It rolls on the off side for one.
3.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, Length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
3.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar, On the body, this is nudges around the corner for one.
2.6
0
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Another dot! Brilliant over again from Meredith! A slower one on off, Kohli looks to push at it but it goes off the inner half towards mid on.
2.5
0
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Confusion but safe in the end! On middle, Kohli looks to flick but misses to get nigh on the pads. It rolls on the off side. Patidar is off for a run. He's sent back. The fielder has a shy but misses. The dive might have saved Rajat.
2.4
1
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar, On the pads, it is worked down to fine leg for one.
2.3
0
Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, OUT! TIMBER! The off stump has gone for a walk and Meredith has his revenge. Bowls this a lot straighter. It is on off, Padikkal makes room and looks to go over the off side again but is done in by the pace. The off pole is uprooted. Early wicket and this should make Meredith feel really good. Rajat Patidar is the new batter in.
2.2
6
Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, SIX! That is carved away! Just used the pace of the bowler. Full and outside off, Padikkal opens the face and then carves it over point for a biggie.
2.1
1
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
1.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Devdutt Padikkal, A dot to end so a superb comeback after going for a boundary early in the over! On the pads, a slower one, it is flicked to mid-wicket.
1.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Devdutt Padikkal, Almost! Length and outside off, Padikkal looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.
1.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, On off, Kohli looks to hit it towards mid off but it goes off the inner half towards mid on for one.
1.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, That might have hurt! Short and follows Kohli as he makes room. Kohli is early in the pull and it hits him on the arm.
1.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, Length and on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
1.1
4
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli, FOUR! That is put away with disdain! Does not let Shami settle, steps out and gets to the pitch of it. Smashes it over Shami's head for a boundary.
0.6
1
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Leading edge but a run! 7 from the first over. On middle, Kohli looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. He gets a soft leading edge to mid off.
0.5
4
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! First boundary of the chase! On the pads, it is worked fine and a boundary results.
0.4
0
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, An inside edge saves Kohli. This is fuller and on middle, Kohli looks to whip it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal but turned down.
0.3
1
Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, Direct hit but DP is well in. He is off the mark too. Fuller and on off, it is driven to mid off for one.
0.2
0
Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal, Well bowled! Length and just outside off, Padikkal looks to defend but is beaten.
0.1
1
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli, Bangalore and Kohli are underway! Length and on middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.