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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Punjab Kings, Match 6 Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
178/6 (19.2/20)
176/6 (20.0/20)
Royal Challengers Bengaluru beat Punjab Kings by 4 wickets
Right then, that is it from this exciting encounter where Bengaluru got their first points on the board while Punjab failed to make it consecutive wins. The action in the Indian T20 League continues as the defending champions Chennai take on last season's finalists Gujarat. That game will be played on 26th March, Tuesday at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Virat Kohli is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his outstanding knock. He starts by acknowledging the loyal Bengaluru fans and says to not get over-excited as it has been only two games. Tells that the way they have supported the team throughout their journey is something he will never forget. Adds that in sport it is not about the stats but the memories which is exactly what Rahul Dravid says in the Indian dressing room. Mentions that here he is opening and trying to give a blazing start to the team but when the wicket falls on the other end, he plays the situation. Further adds that he was disappointed as he could not finish the game. Says that he knows that his name is often used to promote T20 cricket in some parts but he still has it. Talking about the two-month break, he says that it was a surreal experience for his family as they were away from all the noise and led a normal life. He says it was amazing to be another person and he enjoyed the break. Ends by saying that he doesn't play for the Caps anymore and that it is just another opportunity and he can promise that he will keep turning up for this franchise.
Faf du Plessis, the victorious skipper of Bengaluru says he was cool on the outside but not much on the inside but it was great to see the boys show such composure. Adds that he knew that with the impact player, they knew they had Mahipal Lomror who has great power to finish things off and it makes things a bit easier. Appreciates Dinesh Karthik for the way he is playing and the experience he brings in finishing games batting at the back end. Mentions that they tried to find that DNA in the team at the auction to make an impact at this home ground and it's tough for any bowler and it wasn't the regular wicket in this game and credits Virat for the way he batted and how he remains fresh and motivated.
Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of Punjab says that it was a good game and they pulled the game back a bit but were 15 runs short and should have capitalized in the first 6 overs. Adds that the dropped catch of Virat who went on to score 70 odd runs proved crucial. Mentions that the wicket was slightly two-paced and sticky and spinning a bit too. States that he is happy with his performance but could've played faster in the first 6 overs. Concludes that Harpreet Brar is bowling well especially to the left-handers on such small ground, soaking pressure and it is commendable.
Presentation Time...
Dinesh Karthik, the man of the moment is up for a quick chat. He says that he is still not quite completely in control of his batting but is getting there. Adds that Anuj Rawat batted well in the last game but his dismissal put pressure on DK. However, Mahipal Lomror took the pressure off him with his batting and the six of Arshdeep Singh was crucial. Tells that it is difficult to scoop Harshal Patel as he has a dipping slower one that can cause trouble. Says that he just told Lomror to stay calm and not get carried away after hitting a maximum and praises the youngster for his knock.
Earlier in the game, Punjab posted a fighting total on the board with most of their batters getting off to starts but not converting them. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan top-scorer with 45 while Shashank Singh played a quick-fire cameo of 21 off just 8 balls at the death. Mohammed Siraj was excellent for Bengaluru picking up a couple of wickets while Glenn Maxwell also got two. Yash Dayal and Alzarri Joseph chipped in with one each. While chasing it was almost a Virat Kohli masterclass but in the end, they needed some fireworks from Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror to get their first win of the season.
Punjab, on the other hand, will be disappointed as they had this game in their grasp at one point in time but let it go. They had the golden opportunity to send Virat Kohli for a duck in the first over but Jonny Bairstow spilled that chance and he struck four boundaries in the first over. Kagiso Rabada pulled things back for them by dismissing Faf du Plessis and Cameron Green but they couldn't contain Kohli at the other end. However, Harpreet Brar had other ideas and was absolutely sensational in the middle overs picking up two crucial wickets and giving away just 13 runs to keep his side in the game. They knew that as long as Kohli was out there, the hosts had the advantage but a perfectly set-up plan from Harshal Patel outfoxed him and the momentum shifted once again. Sam Curran also followed it up with the wicket of Anuj Rawat and put even more pressure on the home team. After that, their bowlers lost their lines and gave away a few losses deliveries which ultimately cost them the match.
Bengaluru got off to a flier with Virat Kohli going all guns blazing after he was dropped on not by Jonny Bairstow. Skipper Faf du Plessis couldn't make much impact while Cameron Green too went back for a low score. However, Kohli made sure to utilise the Powerplay and didn't change his attacking approach at all. He found good support from Rajat Patidar as they stitched up a good partnership that provided a solid base for this chase. Just as when they were looking comfortable, Patidar lost his wicket and Glenn Maxwell followed suit putting them slightly on the back foot. Kohli though kept chipping away with the runs and notched up his 51st half-century in the Indian T20 League. It was looking like another Kohli chase masterclass but unfortunately was dismissed for 77 off just 49 balls. They lost Anuj Rawat soon after that and the pressure was back on them. Then came Mahipal Lomror as the Impact Player for them and along with DK played some lusty blows when they needed over 40 runs in the last four overs. Both of them were brilliant and in the end it was Dinesh Karthik who finished things off with four balls to spare.
DK, take a bow! He is the coolest man in the stadium right now as he takes his side over the line. The crowd at the M. Chinnaswamy has gone wild as the home team opens their account for the season. With that, the record of the hosts winning all the matches in this edition remains intact. Punjab did manage to pull things back towards the end, but the Impact Player for Bengaluru, Mahipal Lomror along with Dinesh Karthik made sure that they grabbed all the points here.
End Of The Over 19.2 : 178/6
11 Runs
  • 619.1
  • 1 WD 19.2
  • 419.2
D. Karthik
28 (10)
M. Lomror
17 (8)
A. Singh
3.2-0-40-0
19.2
4
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! What a way to finish things off! Bengaluru wins their first game of this season by 4 wickets. The home team continues to dominate in this Indian T20 League! A fuller delivery outside off, Dinesh Karthik plants his front leg ahead and drills it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
19.2
wd
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
WIDE! Oh no, Arshdeep Singh! Attempts for the wide yorker and bowls it fuller and well outside that tramline on off, Dinesh Karthik looks to reach but the ball goes further away for a wide.
19.1
6
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
SIX! Dinesh Karthik doing justice to his finisher role! Arshdeep Singh drops it a touch short and outside off, Dinesh Karthik gets across the line and scoops it over fine leg for a maximum. Just 4 more needed to win now.
It will be Arshdeep Singh to bowl the last over. Can he defend 9 runs here?
End Of The Over 19 : 167/6
13 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 1 WD 18.2
  • 018.2
  • 418.3
  • 018.4
  • 618.5
  • 118.6
D. Karthik
18 (8)
M. Lomror
17 (8)
H. Patel
4-0-45-1
18.6
1
Harshal Patel To Dinesh Karthik
Bowls a low full toss, on off, Dinesh Karthik drills it to long on for one. 13 runs come of that over.
18.5
6
Harshal Patel To Dinesh Karthik
SIX! DK you beauty! Harshal Patel drops the length short, on middle, Dinesh Karthik swivels across and nails the pull over fine leg for a maximum. Bengaluru now just need 11 off 7 balls.
18.4
0
Harshal Patel To Dinesh Karthik
An appeal for LBW, but the umpire stays unmoved. Bowls a low full toss, angling into the right-hander, Dinesh Karthik looks to flick but misses. The ball thuds him on the front pad. Mahipal Lomror sets off for the run but is sent back in time by DK.
18.3
4
Harshal Patel To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! DK goes straight and this is a welcome boundary for Bengaluru! Bowls this fuller but not too full to trouble the batter, on off, Dinesh Karthik stays back and wacks it straight over the bowler's head for a boundary.
18.2
0
Harshal Patel To Dinesh Karthik
Good delivery! Angles it in on a hard length, just outside off, Dinesh Karthik looks to push it through covers but gets beaten on the outside edge.
18.2
wd
Harshal Patel To Dinesh Karthik
WIDE! Not too many runs to play with now. Bowls this fuller and down leg, Dinesh Karthik looks to flick it away but misses. The umpire calls it a wide.
18.1
1
Harshal Patel To Mahipal Lomror
Goes fuller and on off, Mahipal Lomror drives it to long off for one. A good start by Harshal Patel.
Harshal Patel (3-0-32-1) to bowl the penultimate over.
End Of The Over 18 : 154/6
13 Runs
  • 1 B 17.1
  • 117.2
  • 617.3
  • 417.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
M. Lomror
16 (7)
D. Karthik
7 (3)
A. Singh
3-0-29-0
17.6
1
Arshdeep Singh To Mahipal Lomror
A good over for Bengaluru as they rack 13 runs off it. Arshdeep Singh bowls a low full toss on the pads, Mahipal Lomror flicks it straight to the fielder at square leg for one. 23 needed off the last two overs now.
17.5
0
Arshdeep Singh To Mahipal Lomror
Bowls this wider on off and on a fuller length, Mahipal Lomror looks for a big slog but gets beaten on the outside edge.
17.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Mahipal Lomror
FOUR! Impact player making an impact! Arshdeep Singh bowls this short and on off, with pace off, Mahipal Lomror pulls it off the outer half of the bat over short fine for a boundary. The Chinnaswamy erupts!
17.3
6
Arshdeep Singh To Mahipal Lomror
SIX! That will help! Served on a fuller length on off, Mahipal Lomror clears his front leg, keeps his head down and clubs it over long on for a biggie!
17.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
Bangs the shorter delivery on middle and off, Dinesh Karthik gets hurried a bit but manages to pull it to deep square leg for one.
17.1
b
Arshdeep Singh To Mahipal Lomror
BYES! Bangs it shorter in length outside off, Mahipal Lomror looks to play across the line and misses. The keeper behind the stumps fails to collect the ball well and the batters cross.
Arshdeep Singh is back on. He has conceded 17 runs in his two overs.
End Of The Over 17 : 141/6
11 Runs
  • 016.1
  • W 16.2
  • 416.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 216.6
D. Karthik
6 (2)
M. Lomror
5 (2)
S. Curran
3-0-30-1
16.6
2
Sam Curran To Dinesh Karthik
Great running! Fuller and into the pads, Dinesh Karthik flicks it to fine leg and steals a couple of runs. Bengaluru need 36 off the last 3 overs now.
16.5
4
Sam Curran To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Gets off the mark with a boundary! Sam Curran takes pace off and bowls it on a length, down leg, Dinesh Karthik just tucks it fine and the ball races away to the fine leg fence for another boundary.
16.4
1
Sam Curran To Mahipal Lomror
Fuller and on off, Mahipal Lomror taps it to backward point who misfields this as the batters cross for a run.
16.3
4
Sam Curran To Mahipal Lomror
FOUR! Good shot! Fuller and drifting into the pads, Mahipal Lomror flicks it beautifully through backward square leg for four runs.
Mahipal Lomror comes out to the middle now. He is the Impact Player for Bengaluru and comes in place of Yash Dayal.
16.2
W
Sam Curran To Anuj Rawat OUT!
OUT! LBW! Oh dear, Bengaluru are losing the plot and Chinnaswamy has gone silent. A huge appeal for LBW and the umpire gives it OUT! Anuj Rawat sends it upstairs for the review. A fuller delivery angling into the batter on middle and leg, Anuj Rawat looks to play it across the line but misses. The ball thuds him flush on the front pad. The replays roll and the UltraEdge shows there was no spike. The Ball Tracking confirms that the pitch and impact were in line and the wickets were Umpire's calls. Bengaluru lose another and slip further down.
16.1
0
Sam Curran To Anuj Rawat
Bowls this fuller and on off, Anuj Rawat taps it to mid off.
Strategic-Break! The crowd has gone silent here with that wicket of Virat Kohli. The momentum shifts again in this game as it is now on the shoulders of Anuj Rawat and the experienced Dinesh Karthik who is the new batter to take them out of trouble here. They did that in the first game while batting first but now they will have to do that chasing. Punjab have got the wicket at the right time and they will look to build on that now to get a few more to completely take control of the match. Also, Sam Curran to bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 16 : 130/5
12 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 415.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD 15.5
  • 215.5
  • W 15.6
V. Kohli
77 (49)
A. Rawat
11 (12)
H. Patel
3-0-32-1
15.6
W
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Harshal Patel gets the better of Virat Kohli and Bengaluru are in trouble with half their side back in the hut! Harshal Patel bowls it fuller and outside off, Virat Kohli looks to carve it over point but gets it off the toe end of the bat towards Harpreet Brar at deep backward point. Brar rushes for it and takes a good low catch diving to his front. Kohli stands there in disbelief but he has to go now after a brilliant knock. Punjab are right back in this game now!
15.5
2
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
Bowls the yorker on off, Virat Kohli digs it to deep mid-wicket for a couple more.
15.5
wd
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
WIDE! Looks for another bouncer and bangs it short but way too short and outside off, Virat Kohli leaves it alone. Harshal Patel feeling the nerves now.
15.4
0
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
Digs this one short and over off, Virat Kohli hops and looks to ramp but misses out.
15.3
4
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Shot of the game so far! Back of a length, outside off, Virat Kohli reaches and slaps it up and over extra cover for another boundary.
15.2
4
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Can't get any easier than that! Serves a low full toss on the pads, Virat Kohli picks it up and flicks it to square leg fence for a boundary.
15.1
1
Harshal Patel To Anuj Rawat
Bangs it on a good length, on off, Anuj Rawat opens the blade face and steers it to wide of this man for one.
Harshal Patel (2-0-20-0) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 15 : 118/4
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 214.4
  • 1 LB 14.5
  • 114.6
A. Rawat
10 (11)
V. Kohli
67 (44)
H. Brar
4-0-13-2
14.6
1
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
Another fantastic over from Harpreet Brar! He flights this up, full and on off, Anuj Rawat goes down and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for just one. Brar finishes his spell with outstanding figures of 4-0-13-2. Bengaluru needs 59 runs in the last five overs now. This is going down to the wire.
14.5
lb
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Darts this one full and on the leg stump line, Virat Kohli tries to paddle it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads to the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
14.4
2
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
A bit short and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and tucks it away with soft hands towards deep square leg and comes back for the second run. Excellent running!
14.3
1
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
Quicker, full and on middle, Anuj Rawat uses his feet and eases it towards long on for a single.
14.2
0
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
An appeal for LBW, but turned down! Harpreet Brar looks confident and convinces Shikhar Dhawan to take the review. This is flatter, full and on middle and leg, Anuj Rawat goes down to sweep it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved but Ball Tracking shows that it has pitched outside leg. Anuj Rawat gets a lucky escape!
14.1
0
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
Floated, short and on off, Anuj Rawat stabs it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 14 : 113/4
7 Runs
  • 413.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
V. Kohli
65 (42)
A. Rawat
8 (7)
K. Rabada
4-0-23-2
13.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Fiery from Kagiso Rabada! He sees the batter make room and follows him with banged in delivery, on leg, Virat Kohli sways away and tries to ramp it but gets beaten on the outside edge due to the extra bounce.
13.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Anuj Rawat
Back of a length and on off, Anuj Rawat punches it through cover-point for one.
13.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Anuj Rawat
On a length and and on off, Anuj Rawat dabs it towards point.
13.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli uses his feet and swats it towards deep mid-wicket for a run, he slips while turning for the second run and it will be just one.
13.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Anuj Rawat
Fuller one and around off, Anuj Rawat pushes it through cover-point for a single.
13.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Anuj Rawat
FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Kagiso Rabada errs in line and serves this on a good length, on the pads, Anuj Rawat gets enough bat on it to tickle it away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Kagiso Rabada (3-0-16-2) comes to bowl his last over.
End Of The Over 13 : 106/4
3 Runs
  • W 12.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
V. Kohli
64 (40)
A. Rawat
2 (3)
H. Brar
3-0-9-2
12.6
0
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Flighted, full and on leg, Virat Kohli misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Just three runs off the over and a big wicket of Glenn Maxwell.
12.5
1
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
Floated, full and on middle, Anuj Rawat clips it through square leg for one.
12.4
0
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
Almost dragged on! Harpreet Brar bowls this quicker, short and on off, Anuj Rawat tries to cut close from his body, but gets an inside edge onto the ground but this time the ball just goes past the stumps.
12.3
1
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Another short delivery, on off, Virat Kohli forces it down to long on for a run.
12.2
1
Harpreet Brar To Anuj Rawat
Short again and on off, Anuj Rawat stays back and punches it through covers for a single.
Anuj Rawat walks out to bat at number 6 for Bengaluru.
12.1
W
Harpreet Brar To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Harpreet Brar gets another huge wicket! Glenn Maxwell fails to make much of an impact here. This is short and around middle, Glenn Maxwell makes room and tries to cut it away, but only manages to get a bottom edge onto the ground and then onto the stumps. He is disappointed with that dismissal but has to walk back now.
End Of The Over 12 : 103/3
15 Runs
  • 611.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 1 WD 11.5
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
V. Kohli
63 (38)
G. Maxwell
3 (4)
H. Patel
2-0-20-0
11.6
4
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Powered away! Harshal Patel lands this back of a length and just around off, Virat Kohli skips down the track and flat-bats it powerfully wide of mid off for a boundary.
11.5
1
Harshal Patel To Glenn Maxwell
Fuller one and on leg, Glenn Maxwell flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
11.5
wd
Harshal Patel To Glenn Maxwell
Goes for a slower bouncer but this one is too high, on middle, Glenn Maxwell leavesit alone. Wided.
11.4
1
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
Touch fuller and on off, Virat Kohli mistimes his drives towards long on for another run.
11.3
1
Harshal Patel To Glenn Maxwell
On a length and around off, Glenn Maxwell guides it through backward point for a run.
11.2
1
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
Short of a length and slower this time, on off, Virat Kohli mistimes his pull in the air, the ball lands well in front of long on as the batters get a single.
11.1
6
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
SIX! Just over! Harshal Patel bangs this one short and around middle, takes off a bit, Virat Kohli gets hurried a bit as he goes for the pull shot, the fielder at deep square leg thinks he is in the game but the ball has just enough legs to go over him for a biggie.
End Of The Over 11 : 88/3
3 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 1 B 10.2
  • W 10.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
G. Maxwell
1 (2)
V. Kohli
51 (34)
H. Brar
2-0-6-1
10.6
0
Harpreet Brar To Glenn Maxwell
Quicker, full and on leg, Glenn Maxwell tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
10.5
1
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
A bit short and on middle, Virat Kohli stays back and clips it through square leg for a run.
10.4
1
Harpreet Brar To Glenn Maxwell
Flighted, full and on off, Glenn Maxwell steers it towards short third man for a quick singe.
Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat next for Bengaluru.
10.3
W
Harpreet Brar To Rajat Patidar OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Harpreet Brar strikes! Just when Punjab needed it and Shikhar Dhawan is pumped up here. This one is fired in full and on middle, angling in, Rajat Patidar gets down on one knee to slog it away but loses his shape and plays all over it as the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. Bengaluru three down now!
10.2
b
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Tossed up, full and on middle, turns away a bit, Virat Kohli goes down to sweep it away but misses as Jitesh Sharma also fails to stop it, the ball pops off his gloves behind. A bye is taken.
10.1
0
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Floated, short and on leg, angling in, Virat Kohli moves back to flick it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.
End Of The Over 10 : 85/2
8 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 29.2
  • 19.3
  • 1 WD 9.4
  • 4 LB 9.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
R. Patidar
18 (17)
V. Kohli
50 (31)
K. Rabada
3-0-16-2
9.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rajat Patidar
An absolute peach! Hurls this on a nagging length just outside off, Rajat Patidar looks to poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
9.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rajat Patidar
On a length, over off, Rajat Patidar stabs it back onto the deck.
9.4
lb
Kagiso Rabada To Rajat Patidar
FOUR LEG BYES! Runs flowing thick and fast for Bengaluru. Bowls it on a length and on leg, Rajat Patidar looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses out. The ball brushes his thigh pad and evades the diving keeper towards the fence for a boundary.
9.4
wd
Kagiso Rabada To Rajat Patidar
WIDE! Drops the length short and hits the deck hard over middle and leg, Rajat Patidar ducks and leaves it for a wide.
9.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Fifty for Virat Kohli. His 51st in the Indian T20 League! Fuller and on the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it square of the wicket for a single.
9.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Goes fuller and just outside off, Virat Kohli opens his bat face and cuts it uppishly to deep backward point for a couple of runs.
9.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Steams from over the wicket and follows Virat Kohli who steps away on the leg side looking for the big slog. Bowls it fuller and on leg, Virat Kohli misses out on connection as the ball zips through to the keeper.
Strategic-Break! Bengaluru are going at a pretty good rate and with Virat Kohli in this type of form, they have the upper hand in this chase. They just need to keep things simple and avoid losing wickets in clumps. Punjab needs wickets and they need them quickly to get back in this game. Their spin department needs to step up in this middle overs to stop the run-flow and get crucial breakthroughs as well. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us. Also, Kagiso Rabada to bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 9 : 77/2
16 Runs
  • 28.1
  • 68.2
  • 18.3
  • 68.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
R. Patidar
18 (14)
V. Kohli
47 (28)
R. Chahar
1-0-16-0
8.6
0
Rahul Chahar To Rajat Patidar
Misses out on that one! Flatter and fuller on middle and leg, Rajat Patidar looks to slog sweep but wears it on his pads as the ball rolls back onto the deck.
8.5
1
Rahul Chahar To Virat Kohli
Shorter and on off again, Virat Kohli taps it to sweeper cover for a single.
8.4
6
Rahul Chahar To Virat Kohli
SIX! Stand and deliver stuff from King Kohli! Fuller delivery on off, Virat Kohli prods ahead and with his brilliant wrists wacks it over covers for a maximum.
8.3
1
Rahul Chahar To Rajat Patidar
Fuller and on leg, Rajat Patidar tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
8.2
6
Rahul Chahar To Rajat Patidar
SIX! Up, up and over Sam Curran! Tossed up on off, Rajat Patidar frees his arms and clubs it straight over to long off. Sam Curran stretches behind attempting to get to the ball but fails to keep it in as the ball falls behind him for half a dozen.
8.1
2
Rahul Chahar To Rajat Patidar
Starts from over the wicket and drops this short, outside off, Rajat Patidar extends his arms and whips it over the bowler's head for a couple of runs.
Rahul Chahar replaces Harpreet Brar.
End Of The Over 8 : 61/2
5 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 27.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
R. Patidar
9 (10)
V. Kohli
40 (26)
H. Patel
1-0-5-0
7.6
1
Harshal Patel To Rajat Patidar
Fuller and on off, Rajat Patidar leans on it and drives it through covers for a single.
7.5
0
Harshal Patel To Rajat Patidar
Beaten! Bowls it nice and full outside off and gets the ball to nip away off the deck, Rajat Patidar looks to cut it square on off but gets beaten on the outside edge.
7.4
1
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
Drops it short and over middle and off, Virat Kohli pulls it off the inner half od the bat to deep mid-wicket for one.
7.3
2
Harshal Patel To Virat Kohli
Good effort in the deep again. Fuller delivery, outside off, Virat Kohli extends his arms and cuts it to right of deep point where the fielder sprints and cuts it keeping it down to just two.
7.2
1
Harshal Patel To Rajat Patidar
Shorter and on middle, Rajat Patidar pulls it square of the wicket on leg for a single.
7.1
0
Harshal Patel To Rajat Patidar
Starts from over the wicket and hurls it fuller in the blockhole attacking the stumps, Rajat Patidar manages to dig it out on the leg side.
End Of The Over 7 : 56/2
6 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 2 LB 6.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
V. Kohli
37 (24)
R. Patidar
7 (6)
H. Brar
1-0-4-0
6.6
0
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Drops the length short and on off, Virat Kohli cuts it to point.
6.5
1
Harpreet Brar To Rajat Patidar
Tap and run! Tossed up on off, Rajat Patidar tucks it on the off side and steals a quick run.
6.4
1
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Fuller again on middle and off, Virat Kohli nudges it to long leg for one.
6.3
1
Harpreet Brar To Rajat Patidar
Fuller and on middle and leg, Rajat Patidar tucks it to square leg for a single.
6.2
lb
Harpreet Brar To Rajat Patidar
TWO LEG BYES! Bowls it fuller and on leg, Rajat Patidar looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses. The ball clips him high on the pads and rolls away to fine leg for a couple of runs.
6.1
1
Harpreet Brar To Virat Kohli
Starts with a shorter delivery on off, Virat Kohli rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for one.
We will see some spin now as Harpreet Brar comes into that attack now.
End Of The Over 6 : 50/2
3 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
V. Kohli
35 (21)
R. Patidar
5 (3)
S. Curran
2-0-19-0
5.6
1
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Top effort from Kagiso Rabada to stop that one. Too much happening at the moment. A length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli crisply cuts it to the right of Rabada at short third. He presses to his right and throws a dive to cut it off for just a single.
5.5
0
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Misses out on that one does Virat Kohli! lands this on a good length, on middle and leg, Virat Kohli looks to whip it across the line but misses out.
5.4
1
Sam Curran To Rajat Patidar
On a length, on off, Rajat Patidar cuts it to third man for one.
5.3
1
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Oh dear, almost carried to Rahul Chahar! Virat Kohli is riding his luck here. A fuller delivery on middle, Virat Kohli flicks it to the left of Chahar at short mid-wicket who throws a full stretched dive to his left and gets a hand to it but it doesn't stick. The batters cross.
5.2
0
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Goes fuller and on off, Virat Kohli drives it beautifully but straight to mid off.
5.1
0
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Good start to the over. Takes pace off and bowls it on a fuller length on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it back onto the pitch just away from the stumps.
Sam Curran (1-0-16-0) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 5 : 47/2
6 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 1 LB 4.3
  • W 4.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
R. Patidar
4 (2)
V. Kohli
33 (16)
K. Rabada
2-0-12-2
4.6
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rajat Patidar
FOUR! A glorious way to get off the mark! Kagiso Rabada overpitches it this time, on off, Rajat Patidar takes his front foot towards the ball and caresses it through extra covers for a boundary.
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rajat Patidar
On a length and on middle, Rajat Patidar blocks it out.
Rajat Patidar walks out to bat next for Bengaluru.
4.4
W
Kagiso Rabada To Cameron Green OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kagiso Rabada strikes again! The big Aussie is back in the hut as well. Rabada cleverly changes the pace of the ball and bowls this on hard length, outside off, Cameron Green goes through his big slog across the line early and only gets a slight nick behind, Jitesh Sharma dives forward and claims the catch. The umpire sends it upstairs to check and the replay shows that Jitesh Sharma has taken that cleanly. Green has to go and Bengaluru lose their second in the Powerplay!
4.3
lb
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Buzzers! Kagiso Rabada lands this on a good length and on middle, skids through as well, Virat Kohli tries to heave it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads towards short third man, he sets off but is sent back as Arshdeep Singh hits the stumps at the batter's end. The ball deflects away towards square leg and now the batters get the leg bye,
4.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Cameron Green
Back of a length and on off, Cameron Green chops it down towards short third man for a quick single.
4.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Cameron Green
This is on a hard length and on middle, jags back in sharply, Cameron Green looks to play it but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads.
End Of The Over 4 : 41/1
13 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 03.3
  • 1 WD 3.4
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
V. Kohli
33 (15)
C. Green
2 (2)
A. Singh
2-0-17-0
3.6
4
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Deft touch! Arshdeep Singh lands this back of a length and around off, slower too, Virat Kohli waits for it, opens the face of the bat and steers it past first slip for four more runs. 13 runs off the over!
3.5
0
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
Short of a length and around off, Virat Kohli mistimes his pull towards short mid-wicket.
3.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
FOUR! The drop proving really costly for Punjab here! Arshdeep Singh errs in line again and serves this full, on leg, Virat Kohli uses his strong wrists to whip it over to the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for another boundary.
3.4
wd
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
Pitched up and on middle, shaping into leg, Virat Kohli misses his flick. Wided.
3.3
0
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
Goes much fuller and on off, Virat Kohli drives it crisply wide of mid off where the fielder dives to his right to make a fine stop.
3.2
4
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Vintage Virat! Arshdeep Singh lands this on a good length and just around off, not a bad delivery at all, but Virat Kohli dances down the track, gets his hands through the ball and belts it over and wide of mid off for a boundary.
3.1
0
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
On a length and on off, Virat Kohli dabs it down to backward point.
End Of The Over 3 : 28/1
7 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • W 2.4
  • 22.5
  • 02.6
C. Green
2 (2)
V. Kohli
21 (9)
K. Rabada
1-0-7-1
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Cameron Green
Another fuller one and on off, Cameron Green eyes the big one over mid off but gets an inside edge onto his boots as the ball goes nowhere.
2.5
2
Kagiso Rabada To Cameron Green
Overpitched on middle, shaping in, Cameron Green drills it wide of mid on as Sam Curran chases after it and keeps it down to two runs.
Cameron Green walks out to bat at number 3 for Bengaluru.
2.4
W
Kagiso Rabada To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Kagiso Rabada draws first blood! The skipper falls for a low score here and Punjab are right back in it. This one is fuller and on middle, Faf du Plessis backs away and tries to loft it down the ground but gets it from the toe-end of the bat, the ball flies high in the air towards mid on where Sam Curran backtracks and pouches it safely. He is pumped and so is Rabada as Punjab gets their first breakthrough.
2.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Faf du Plessis
Swing and a miss! Kagiso Rabada lands this on a hard length and outside off, shaping away, Faf du Plessis has slash at it but fails to connect.
2.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli drills it through covers for a single.
2.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Oh..my! What a shot! Kagiso Rabada starts with a good-length delivery on middle, Virat Kohli uses his feet to go a bit inside out and smacks it off the middle of the bat over mid off for a boundary.
Kagiso Rabada comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 2 : 21/0
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 1 WD 1.4
  • 1 LB 1.4
  • 21.5
  • 01.6
du Plessis
3 (5)
V. Kohli
16 (7)
A. Singh
1-0-4-0
1.6
0
Arshdeep Singh To Faf du Plessis
Fuller one and on middle, swinging in sharply, Faf du Plessis gets cramped up for room and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
1.5
2
Arshdeep Singh To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length and around off, Faf du Plessis punches it through covers for a couple of runs.
1.4
lb
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
Pitched up again and on middle and leg, shaping in, Virat Kohli fails to work it away as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken. There is also an appeal for LBW, but turned down.
1.4
wd
Arshdeep Singh To Virat Kohli
Goes fuller this time but down the leg side, Virat Kohli misses his flick and is not happy wth himself as there was a boundary for the taking. Wided.
1.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Faf du Plessis
Risky run! This is on a good length and on off, Faf du Plessis stabs it in front of short covers and sets off for the run, Harpreet Brar quickly collects and has a shy at the bowler's end in one motion but misses. Faf du Plessis puts in a desperate dive in but he was a goner if it was a direct hit.
1.2
0
Arshdeep Singh To Faf du Plessis
On a length and on off, Faf du Plessis taps it towards covers.
1.1
0
Arshdeep Singh To Faf du Plessis
Arshdeep Singh begins with a good-length delivery, on off, angling away, Faf du Plessis withdraws his bat at the last moment.
Arshdeep Singh to share the new ball from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 16/0
16 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 40.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
V. Kohli
16 (6)
du Plessis
0 (0)
S. Curran
1-0-16-0
0.6
4
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
FOUR MORE! Bengaluru are off to a flier here! Sam Curran continues with his fuller length and once again on off, Virat Kohli goes a but early through his drive but controls it well, the ball goes aerially but between mid off and extra covers for the fourth boundary of the over. 16 runs off the first over then!
0.5
0
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Bowls it straighter this time, on a good length, over middle, Virat Kohli dabs it to the off side.
0.4
4
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Easy pickings! Sam Curran loses his line time and lands this on a good length, but on the pads, Virat Kohli glances it nicely as the ball races to the fine leg fence for four more runs.
0.3
4
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Classic Virat Kohli! Sam Curran pitches it up and on off again, Virat Kohli this time leans onto his drive nicely and creams it with utmost timing through covers for another boundary.
0.2
4
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
DROPPED AND FOUR! A huge let-off for Virat Kohli! Sam Curran goes full again and in that channel outside off, Virat Kohli goes for the drive away from his body but gets an outside edge towards first slip, Jonny Bairstow fails to react quickly as he leaps up but fails to grab it and the ball races to the third man fence for a boundary. Early life for Kohli and this could cost Punjab a lot here!
0.1
0
Sam Curran To Virat Kohli
Sam Curran starts with a full delivery around off, angling away, Virat Kohli tries to push it away but gets an outside edge along the ground towards short third man.
Match Info
  • Venue M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Royal Challengers Bengaluru beat Punjab Kings by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match Virat Kohli
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Sai Darshan Kumar (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Punjab 176/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (19.6 ovs): BLR against H Brar (Wide) UnSuccessful (BLR: 1, PUN: 1)
  • Referral 2 (19.2 ovs): BLR against S Singh (Wide) Successful (BLR: 2, PUN: 1)
  • Referral 1 (18.1 ovs): J Sharma against BLR (Wide) Unsuccessful (BLR: 2, PUN: 1)
  • Punjab 150/5 in 17.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 132/4 in 15.6 overs
  • Punjab 100/4 in 12.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 61/1 in 8.0 overs
  • Punjab 50/1 in 6.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 40/1
  • Bengaluru 153/6 in 17.4 overs
  • Bengaluru 130/6: A Rawat lbw b S Curran 11(14)
  • Referral 2 (16.2 ovs): A Rawat against PUN (LBW) Unsuccessful (BLR: 2, PUN: 1) (Retained)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bengaluru 130/5 in 16.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (14.2 ovs): PUN against A Rawat (LBW) Unsuccessful (BLR: 2, PUN: 1)
  • Bengaluru 103/3 in 11.6 overs
  • V Kohli T20 fifty: 50 runs in 31 balls (8x4) (1x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bengaluru 77/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bengaluru 50/2
  • Bengaluru 50/2 in 5.6 overs
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