Bangalore vs Kings XI
Punjab win by 32 runs
Punjab have out-played and out-classed RCB in Bangalore and they win by 32 runs. Brilliant all-round performance from them today.
Over 20 - RCB 166/9 (Chahal 1, Aaron 17)
Four, Balaji to bowl the final over and Starc hits the first ball for four through the leg side, Mandeep Singh lets it slip through his hands. WICKET! Starc is out, Miller runs in from long-on, calls for the catch and takes it to get rid of Starc. A single and then Balaji bowls a wide. Four, Aaron charges out of his crease and hits the ball over the bowler's head for four. Six, Aaron ends the innings with a six but RCB lose by 32 runs.
Over 19 - RCB 149/8 (Starc 25, Aaron 6)
Akshar Patel starts his last over, Aaron comes down the wicket and takes a couple of runs through point from the first ball. Four singles to end the over, RCB need 50 runs from the last over.
Over 18 - RCB 143/8 (Starc 23, Aaron 2)
Four, Starc hits the first ball from Sharma through the off side, over backward point for four. A couple of runs as Starc hits it down the ground, he is going to fight till the end. Good spell from Sandeep Sharma, 4 overs for 3 wickets and 25 runs.
Over 17 - RCB 135/8 (Starc 16, Aaron 1)
Four, Johnson to Patel, who makes room and hits it over mid off for four. WICKET! Johnson strikes, Harshal Patel is cramped for room and edges the ball to the keeper. Aaron walks out to bat. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 16 - RCB 128/7 (Starc 14, H Patel 2)
A leg bye to start the over, AB then hits the wide length ball wide of sweeper cover for a couple. Six, Balaji bowls a no ball, it is too high but AB manages to get under it and send it over fine leg for a six. Brilliant batting from AB, the short ball flies over deep midwicket for six, AB reaches his 50. WICKET! RCB lose AB, Balaji bowls it full and wide, and AB slices it high and into the hands of sweeper cover. Harshal Patel walks out to bat. A couple of runs to end the over, RCB need 17.75 per over.
Over 15 - RCB 109/6 (Starc 13, de Villiers 39)
Johnson brought back to bowl to Starc. A couple of runs as AB forces this in front of square. Four, Starc hammers the ball to the straight boundary. 9 runs from the Johnson over.
Over 14 - RCB 100/6 (Starc 7, de Villiers 36)
AB walks out of his crease and sends the ball into the sight screen for a six, he is standing between Punjab and victory. A single brings Starc on strike, Starc then rocks back and hits the ball to the third man boundary. 12 runs from the over.
Over 13 - RCB 88/6 (Starc 2, de Villiers 29)
Patel finishes his third over, three singles from the over. The required rate goes to 15.85 per over.
Over 12 - RCB 85/6 (Starc 1, de Villiers 27)
WICKET! Shivam Sharma picks up another wicket, Morkel hits the off break to short third man where Bailey takes the catch. Six, AB keeps going, hits the next ball over long-on for a six. Starc comes in to bat. Three singles to end the over.
Over 11 - RCB 76/5 (Morkel 16, de Villiers 19)
Six, short ball from Maxwell and AB hits it over the straight boundary for a six. Then he takes a single from a mishit to bring Morkel on strike. A couple of wides from Maxwell, Morkel hits the next ball for a six, Albie clears his front leg and hits the ball into the sight screen. Six more, Morkel sends this one over long on for another six. A single to end the over.
Over 10 - RCB 52/5 (A Morkel 2, de Villiers 12)
A couple of singles and Shivam Sharma picks up his first wicket. WICKET! Yuvi's struggle ends, Sehwag takes the catch in the slips and Sharma gets his first wicket. Albie walks out to bat as RCB lose half their side. Four runs from the over, RCB need 14.7 per over from now on.
Over 9 - RCB 48/4 (Y Singh 2, de Villiers 11)
Patel starts his second over, AB cuts the ball through backward point for a single. Yuvi takes a single, AB hits the next ball straight over the bowler's head for four runs. 8 runs from the over.
Over 8 - RCB 40/4 (Y Singh 0, de Villiers 5)
Shivam Sharma runs in to bowl on his IPL debut. Just a single from his first over, good start for him. Punjab dominating this game now, RCB struggling at 5 runs per over.
Over 7 - RCB 39/4 (Y Singh 0, de Villiers 4)
Akshar Patel comes into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. AB cuts the next ball to the sweeper for a couple of runs. A single and then WICKET! Rana is bowled and Patel picks up a wicket in his first over. 5 runs from the over, Yuvi walks out to bat, the asking rate is over 12 per over already.
Over 6 - RCB 34/3 (Rana 17, de Villiers 0)
Four, Sharma starts his third over and Parthiv hits it over the bowler for a four. WICKET! Sharma gets his third wicket, Parthiv hits it over the off side, Mandeep covers good ground to takes a good catch. AB walks out to bat, Rana sends the next ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Six, the slower ball goes for a six, Rana hits it into the sightscreen to end the over.
Over 5 - RCB 22/2 (Rana 9, Patel 9)
Johnson gets a change of ends. Four, Parthiv powers the first ball over extra cover for four runs. Five runs from the over, the asking rate goes over 11.8 per over.
Over 4 - RCB 17/2 (Rana 9, Patel 4)
Balaji comes into the attack, Bailey holds Johnson back for later. A couple of dots and four, Rana hits it over Maxwell at point for four. Four more, short and wide and Rana hits it over point again for four more. 8 from the over.
Over 3 - RCB 9/2 (Rana 1, Patel 4)
WICKET! Sandeep Sharma strikes for Punjab, Gayle edges it to the keeper and RCB lose a big wicket early in a difficult chase. WICKET! Sharma strikes again, the umpires take their time but give Kohli out, it was a catch down the leg side and the keeper does well to grab it. The umpires check for the front foot no ball and the catch is also cleanly taken. Sharma on hat-trick, Rana comes in a avoid it by playing a couple of dots. Just a single and two big wickets from the over.
Over 2 - RCB 8/0 (Gayle 4, Patel 4)
Johson steams in from the other end, three dots to start the over. Four, Parthiv pulls it cleanly over square leg for four. A couple of dots to end the over, 8 runs from 2 overs for RCB.
- 9th May 2014
- Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl.
- M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
- S Ravi, K Srinath
- TV Umpire
- K Srinivasan
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- K N Ananthapadmanabhan
bangalore BATTING CARD
|C.H. Gayle||c Saha b Sharma||4|
|P.A. Patel||c Singh b Sharma||13|
|V. Kohli||c Saha b Sharma||0|
|S. Rana||b Patel||18|
|A.B. de Villiers||c Patel b Balaji||53|
|Y. Singh||c Sehwag b Sharma||3|
|J.A. Morkel||c Bailey b Sharma||16|
|M.A. Starc||c Miller b Balaji||29|
|H.V. Patel||c Saha b Johnson||6|
|V.R. Aaron||Not out||17|
|Y.S. Chahal||Not out||1|
|Extras||1nb, 4w, 1lb||6|
|Total||20.0 Overs||166 - 9|